“Damn right.”

“Wha …”

“The whole world’s gone tax-y, you ask me. They’ve all got their hands out, every last one of them pol-ee-ticians. You own property?”

“Look, I’m trying to catch a plane here …”

“Big-timer, huh? Well, maybe it don’t matter to you none, but when all you’ve got’s a shack in the ‘burbs, and the downturn’s cut its market price in half, it hurts, brother. But does the property tax go down with the market? Hell, no. And they give you like thirty days to file a protest, and for what? The only way you’re likely to get a cut is on your hands, from all them papers you have to fill out.”

“Fine. I’ll catch the bus to the airport.”

“So you didn’t get an income tax refund either. I’m telling you, we’re all going bust. If things don’t change soon … Hey, come back here! I ain’t even started complaining about the damned stimulus yet …!

  – O Ceallaigh
Copyright © 2009 Felloffatruck Publications. All wrongs deplored.
All opinions are mine as a private citizen.


  1. Isn’t that the truth. And hold on to your hat…I believe that this is just the beginning of all new taxes that our new administration is going to bestow upon us. Hope your flight is a good one and a safe one.

  2. not renewing tax breaks for the “wealthy” is not the same as raising taxes for the rest of us, but saying that wouldn’t be politically correct of me would it?

  3. Thanks, Thom. For butter or wurst, the amoeba has landed.

    Riddle me this, guys. The ’90s were big boom times for the US of A, correct? High prosperity and a balanced Federal budget, no? Did not The Bill start this off with one of the biggest tax hikes in American history? The exact opposite of tea-party logic? Why have we forgotten?

    OK, governments should spend less. The Hawaii Legislature just tried this. No one feeding at the government trough was willing to yield a dime. The only other alternative is taxes (we tried old-fashioned theft, but you know how Iraq is turning out). We like to blame fat cats and special interests for our troubles. Uh uh, the Amoeba says. It’s the guy/gal in the mirror.

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