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I’d sure like a 400 % raise….. But I can’t just vote one into being.

B.O.H.I.C.A.

The US media dutifully embarked on the Memorial Day holiday about 2.3 nano-seconds after the nightly news ended.  So of course that means absolutely nothing matters or is important until Tuesday.

Um…….. Not exactly.

Thanks to Agence France-Presse, I stumbled upon this little gem…….. Guess who passed an over 400% tax increase on the per-barrel rate for oil ?

C’mon, you can do it……. Put on that tin foil thinking cap just for a moment.

Here’s a hint……. The House vote was 215 to 204.

The reason for the OVER 400 % TAX INCREASE:

http://www.theage.com.au/business/us-oil-tax-quadrupled-to-pay-for-spills-20100529-wlv4.html

The US House of Representatives has voted to more than quadruple a per-barrel oil tax that fills a special trust fund to pay for damages from major spills such as the Gulf of Mexico disaster.

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It’s a sure bet that those evil oil companies will pass along directly to YOU this totally benign ‘request for assistance’ from Los Federales (or is it Los Suns…… Heh….. Tonight here in South Flori-duh, it’s Los Marlins.).

My gut is telling me this is just the bare minimum, tip-of-the-iceberg of a start for what’s on the way from this gaggle of nation-killers in the way of “emergency” and “temporary” tax increases, fee restructuring and other niceties.

Everything is about to go up in cost….. EVERYTHING.

Your net income, if you’re lucky enough to still be employed or still in business as an owner, stays the same (actually decreases due to the additional expenses for everything that’s about to go up in cost).

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Hey, what’s that ?……….. Does anyone else hear that clacking ?

It sounds like we’re climbing to top of a really big hill on a roller coaster or something like that… weird……… It’s getting louder and straining to complete………

Clack… CLACK…… CLACK !……….. CLACK !!……………… C L A C K !!!…………………….

Wow, I can see my house from here !

Kenny Solomon
South Florida
A tad miffed – on the way to somewhat perturbed.

DC Works For Us
www.dcworksforus.com

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Addendum (10:45pm Eastern 28 May 2010)…….

A short note to Congressman Lucas and the “America Speaking Out” group:

Our voice matters ?…… Really ?……. Prove it and get this insanity of a 400% tax increase repealed and do it yesterday.

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