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They cost you too…

The drop in payroll tax from 6.2% to 4.2% results in a savings of about $1000 a year to every wage earner.

(If truth were widely known, that tax cut is actually a bad idea. It hemorrhages a dying social security fund, requiring the eventual death of the program or an expensive emergency last ditch surgery in the future.)

But it is hard not to give a $1000 present to every voter. Even if it only comes out as $19 dollars and change each week… But, still again, if your electric bill is $198 and you only have $189 in your account, that additional amount is, well, a lifesaver…..

But, Republicans in the House, even after Republicans in the Senate voted passage, overwhelmingly voted….. not to vote on the measure…

They didn’t vote against it… THEY VOTED NOT TO VOTE ON IT……
(speculation is that they lacked the votes to keep it from passing)..

So, how does that relate to you?

House Republicans (read Tea Party) just voted NOT TO VOTE on whether or not you will be losing an extra $20 a month out of your next paycheck.

Imagine what this is doing to payroll clerks around the country?
Imagine what this is doing to family budgets around the country?
Imagine what this is doing to businesses who rely on consumer spending around the country?
Imagine what this is doing to businesses heavily involved in the financial sector, around this country?

So what would normally happen?

Normally a group that can’t find agreement, acknowledges the sad fact, and long before the deadline, announces that they failed to reach agreement and that things would continue as they were on a temporary basis, to unfortunately allow for more time to solve differences.

But NOOOOOOOOOOOO, …. WE ARE STUCK WITH A TEA PARTY THAT FUCKS THINGS UP.

Instead, we have a vote not-to-vote, then get all sorts of very lame excuses from those who are delaying, none of which apply to the real problem that Social Security is doomed unless drastic action gets taken (higher rates, not lower), and we get nothing….

The tax cut will expire…

It is like sequestering a jury in a room, where everyone after much fact-covering argument has agreed to a judgment, except for one person who’s been bought off. And nothing, nothing, logic, emotional appeal, bullying, snuggling up to, befriending, produces any change. And you go years, every working day, to the same court house, the same jury room, they same chair at the same table, hear the same arguments, hoping against all odds, that today, he will see the light and switch. You go the next day.

That is today’s Congress. Held hostage by Tea Party Republicans who live in a dream world untouched by the reality of living under $185,000 a year. Like that bought-out juror, every day, they hold up progress with the unjustified belief that, if they wait long enough, the other 11 jurors will give up and sway over to the sole juror’s way….

Two things can happen… 1) return to the public and announce a hung jury, and do a complete retrial.. or 2) sneak up to that one juror, put a gun to his head, say nothing, pull the trigger, clean up the mess, dispose of the body, then go out to the public and announce what the 11 of you have decided…..

One is the nice way, sanctioned to due process of law. The other is the American Way.

It’s time to initiate the kavipsian policy of expression or what is otherwise known as “Show Us How You Really Feel”… Who knows? It could become the next great movement? The next time someone you know (or don’t), says anything about how millionaires should keep their tax cuts and the poor should pay, nod your head in agreement, smile a little bit, then hit them as hard as you can in their mouth, I mean as hard as you can! Put them flat on the ground holding their jaw… Then loudly say, “Don’t every talk that stupid way to me again!” Who knows, if 99% or all 303,930,000 would respond that way to our fellow congressional delegates, and the other 3.9 million of their like who advocate such madness, we might actually get the very progress we need, not because of intimidation, but because such policy is right….

For those who argue expression of violence is un-American, I’ll remind them that tonight, is John Wayne Night on AMC: view it!… I argue that such action is VERY American and perhaps it has been the lack of such spontaneous expressions of frustration from working American people, that has caused the logjam where nothing gets done because of one holdout, who thinks he can sway the world to his opinion and face no consequences… ….

Practice now, by punching brick walls.

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There is a lot a blogger can do… Shine the light…

We know Andrea Daley from her posts on Nancy’s Delaware Way….

This is her bio.

Daley, meanwhile, is a founder of the Middletown Corridor Coalition, which fought the Route 301 by-pass project and lobbied the state legislature to require DelDOT to hold additional workshops.

A graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey, she previously served on the board of directors and as the vice-president of programming for the Holocaust Education Center of the Delaware Valley. Daley is currently the president of the Chesapeake Meadow Maintenance Corporation and a volunteer with the Cub Scouts and the Middletown High School Robotics Club.

But who is Weldin? Steve Amick himself came out in Weldin’s support….

Weldin is a retired Newark police officer and a former director of public services for the City of New Castle who currently runs his own homeland security consulting business.

A graduate of the University of Delaware, he is a volunteer firefighter with Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company, serves as an Emergency Medical Services Officer and a coach for youth baseball, football and basketball teams.

But in the News Journal, there was this personal statement that needs looked at…

It could be true… and I could not be…

I can not beleive Amick Supports a Criminal… This guy weldin was a Newark cop forced to Retire after he was caught “stealing”. He is a compulsive liar that has cheated on his first wife and hasn’t seen one of his kids in years. This guy says he’s a fireman and an EMT but has not been on a firetruck or ambulance in at least 10 years…. Anyone who is currently a Poilce officer in Newark knows this information. How could Amick be so blind…. I guess that’s why he’s retiring….. He’s finally lost it. I wouldn’t vote for Weldin if he was the last man standing… What kind of clients does he have in that so called consulting firm…. I’ll tell you his own subdivision….. What a rat…. Yeah Steve, let’s elect anonother crook to Dover… that’s what we need…. NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wait for Change Comment 9/1 09:45

Better this sees the light of day now…. than after September 9th…..

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