Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘income taxes’

Don’t Piss On My Leg…

…and tell me it’s raining!

Unemployment:   If you listen to the White House and the mainstream media puppets you’ll think unemployment is trending down and at 8 percent as of February 2012.  Too bad the numbers are cooked (FYI all administrations cook) and are quite misleading…okay not “misleading” but flat out lies.  Gallup offers real unemployment numbers;


If you want to compare the numbers the White House uses then Gallup determined that rate to be 9.0 percent;

Parse-imony – Sin Tax

In “Parse-imony” I break down current news stories with my pithy, running commentary…

First the headline: 

Racing, alcohol tax on tap for General Assembly’s final day

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers will debate today an increase in the sales tax on alcoholic beverages and how to subsidize troubled horse racing tracks as the General Assembly pushes toward midnight adjournment. [It is extremely interesting that the Maryland elected officials are looking to tax citizen who prefer to imbibe while at the same time give money to (although “subsidize” sounds much better) folks who run another “sin tax” operation leaving little doubt who has better lobbyists.]

An Ant Can’t Move A Rubber Tree Plant

It has been over ten years since Disney released A Bug’s Life.  Our children were young and we faithfully took them to see it and a year later we met many of the characters when we took our children to Disney World.  One of our favorite attractions was the 3-D It’s Tough to be a Bug in the Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

Disney Studios probably adapted the basic Ant & The Grasshopper fable for their movie: