I won’t say that what javelinas and Republicans have in common is pig-headedness, ‘cause javelinas are not pigs!
“My” herd of Javelinas was nibbling mesquite pods (think that they should have finished them by now) outside my fence this morning. Went out and snapped a few photos. One of the youngun’s, growing up, and an adult sniffing me (as they can’t see well at all).
I got a kick out of these Laugh Lines from today’s NY Times:
Jay Leno: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has booked the entire wing of a hospital in New York City while he recovers from back surgery. If you have enough money, you can get as many hospital rooms as you want. Or, as Republicans call that, “health care reform.”
Conan O’Brien: Tonight at the White House, President Obama is going to hold a ceremony for the first night of Hanukkah. And in response, the Republicans said: “It’s even worse than we thought. He’s a Jewish Muslim.”
Bush Tax Cuts
But to get serious, folks, please email your senators and let them know what you think about tax cuts for people whose yearly income (this is not accumulated wealth, but income) is one million or over per year. Our deficit is out of control and I don’t think that those very very VERY rich are going to create a job for me.
I personally think that all of the Bush tax cuts should be allowed to expire. I’d be delighted to make $200,000 a year and be able to pay higher taxes!!
For my friends in Arizona:
For my friends in California, Michigan and Colorado, you probably don’t have to contact Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Carl Levin, Debbie Stabenow, Michael F. Bennet or Mark Udall, as I don’t think they’re in the pocket of the very very VERY rich, but what the hey:
For my friends in Washington state, I don’t know about Patty Murray but I think that Maria Cantwell needs a heads up because of her stance on the very VERY rich (making between $200,00 and one million a year). Those people are wealthy enough to help reduce our deficit!
In a rare Saturday session, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) voted to permanently cut taxes for millions of middle class Washingtonians, keeping thousands of dollars in their pockets. A majority of the Senate today supported two version of The Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2010. The first would have permanently cut taxes on incomes up to $250,000 for families and $200,000 for individuals; the second version would have permanently cut taxes on income up to $1 million. The lower rates for these income levels would benefit all taxpayers, even those with income well above the limits. Both proposals got 53 votes, seven short of the 60-vote supermajority needed to end the GOP filibuster. In Washington state, 98 percent of all taxpayers would have seen their lower tax rates extended. The average American would get a permanent tax break of $900 under either plan. At income levels $200,000, these proposals would make permanent a tax cut of $6,700.