Thursday, November 29, 2012

Follow the Money

I want someone, no, I want EVERYONE in Congress AND on TV to start asking this question: 

Taxing the 'Rich', i.e. repealing the tax cuts on people EARNING income over $250,000/yr.  is estimated to result in $85 billion/yr. of revenue. At current levels of expenditures that would fund the U.S. Government for approximately 8.5 DAYS. What else do you propose?

(When addressing the appropriate person, insert either: Mr. Majority Leader, Mr./Ms. Secretary, Mr. Vice-President or Mr. President before the question mark.)

They should press for specific answers, the amounts of increase in revenue or cut in expenditures, not just platitudes. AND, they should start asking this question and pressing for the specific answers at EVERY Opportunity.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Noeledge: Thë Holiday Gift of Knowledge. #Noeledge

Noeledge: Thë Holiday Gift of Knowledge. #Noeledge 

Thomas Jefferson's advice, based on a exemplary life as Natural Philosopher and Statesman. Having, literally, helped changed the World, he remained a humble man. 

Here then, after thousands of books read and discourse with finest minds of his time, is his list of lessons learned. 

A Decalogue of Canons for observation in practical life. 

1. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do to-day. 
2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself. 
3. Never spend your money before you have it. 
4. Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you. 
5. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold. 
6. We never repent of having eaten too little. 
7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly. 
8. How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened. 
9. Take things always by their smooth handle. 
10. When angry, count ten, before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.