Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome.
Angela Carter (1940–1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Wise Children, ch. 1, Chatto & Windus (1991).
Good Morning & Happy Thursday,
You left your car running & unoccupied,
You said Starbuck’s should use some spicy,
You said Lee signed a bill & that his voting no on H.R. 8 would raise taxes on the middle class,
I posted a blog entry with the wrong numbers.
Today is Thursday 01/03/V3.3 & I’m SO excited to go see the doctor.
We shouldn’t have started our day that way.Tomorrow we will do better.
Well I’m in the process of doing laundry, by process I mean the machines are full. My loads are ready to go, just have to be free. I don’t want to start them before I go to the doctor, cause I don’t want to be ‘that guy’ that starts a machine and runs away.
The word of the day is violescent which is tending to a violet color.
I also need to wash dishes, apparently Thursday’s are made for cleaning. So far today I’ve cleaned my body, which is clearly the most important thing to do.
That’s it for now.
Make it a GREAT day!!!
Good Evening & Happy Wednesday,
So today I decided to tackle the national debt & budget.
I looked at data from 1979 to 2012, cause those are MY years & I want to pay what I owe. No Deficits With data provided from multiple sources.
- National Debt source – http://useconomy.about.com/od/usdebtanddeficit/a/National-Debt-by-Year.htm
- Population source – http://www.multpl.com/united-states-population/table
- Yearly Budget (Revenue http://www.usgovernmentrevenue.com/revenue_chart_1970_2012USb_13s1li111mcn_F0f & Expenses http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/federal_spending_chart)
- That’s called providing the facts, so people can do the analyzing of the data themselves.
This all started with the fiscal cliff fiasco. I asked myself how much would it take from each person to balance the 2012 budget. Now the budget (that didn’t get passed by the US Congress) was $3,795,550,000, the revenue was $2,468,600,000 which gives a FY loss of $1,326,950,000. So with a little simple math you divide the loss by population. So then you get $4.23 to send to the US Government to balance the budget.
$4.23That’s what the big deal was about, asking EVERY man, womyn, & child to give just FOUR DOLLARS & 23 CENTS TO BALANCE THE BUDGET!
I was in at $25 a month, I’m in for $4.23.
That got me thinking, how much would it take to balance the budget every year that I was born and to get rid of the deficit. It can’t be that much right?
Well to balance the budget every year, (ie you write a check for each dependent). With a low of $0.00 in 1998, 1999, 2000, & 2001, to a high of $4.61 in 2009. The average would be $1.09 over the last 33 years. That ain’t that bad.
Now we consider the national debt, it was $772,000,000,000 in 1978. With us balancing the budget ever year, there would have been no increase. It would have been just paying that debt down from before my time. With the population in 1979 it would’ve cost $84.67 per individual to have a National Surplus of $61,701,600 at the end of this years additional revenue though this program.
This numbers exclude the TVM, payments on the interest to cover the national debt, and the wonderful leadership that could’ve been there with a little pull.
So are you willing to include a check for $4..23 since in your next bill paying cycle?
So are you willing to include $84.67 to pay down the debt?
We owe it to our children.
A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment, but soon he will watch them filing out.
Cyril Connolly (1903–1974), British critic. Enemies of Promise, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1938).
Good Morning & Happy Wednesday,
We just got back from ‘wherever you were’
Today is Wednesday 01/02/V3.3 & it is a stay up until 02.30 & sleep until 09.54.
So you know when you have 4 medical cards in your wallet. I’m sure the one(s) from Food Bank for the Heartland are no longer valid. The one for First data was still valid, but they lower/raised one of my co-pays. $10 increase for a Spec visit & a $5 decrease for Premium SpecOV.
Also my doctor could’ve got me in today, but I have to work. So I’ll be going tomorrow, I don’t know what a public healthcare doctor would be. BUT I’m okay with my healthcare being the way it is. A question asked of everyone (in the meeting under 40) if they like their healthcare.
I’ve eaten a good breakfast & now it is time to shower, make the bread, and prepare for the day.
The word of the day is advert which is to remark or comment; refer.
Fiscal Cliff Deal includes tax credits & Details of the Fiscal Cliff Tax Deal. The Congress passed a 157 page bill dealing with the fiscal cliff. They pushed the automatic cuts, which means they didn’t save crap. There does not appear to be any cuts in spending from the page over at TaxFoundation.org. I haven’t read the bill, but this video from CBS News is indicating that there were NO spending cuts. “Fiscal cliff” deal lacks spending cuts, now you would thing. Its okay, because they didn’t increase any spending. BUT you would be wrong. The President of the United States and the United States Congress has failed.
Well I’ll leave it at that for now.
Vernon J & blogging on pause.
Good Evening & Happy Thursday Eve.
You’re probably reading this is the morning & not the evening. I’m posting it at 00.53 whilst I sit here and watch Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban.
I told you there more to come.
Come sometime after the doctors office opens on Thursday, I’ll be there. My wrist started hurting on Tuesday Morning. I don’t know why, but when I was holding my laptop it dropped out of my hand. I think a little more than ibuprofen and heating relief is called for. So that is something to look forward to this week.
I have Thursday off from ALL jobs, so that is a perfect day to do it. I’ll probably have to get some X-Rays or something. Stay tuned to The Official Blog of Vernon J for more information.
So I was reading a story about the Tewksbury Motel, that is pretty disappointing in The Government of The United States of America to do that. NOT the first time this year, I’ve been disappointed in our government. I’m glad that he has the Institute for Justice on his side. As of the present time, there has been no judgement in this case.
I hope that justice will be served for Russ Caswell & his family. If you read the Summary Judgment that was denied in April, you’ll see that he is a hardworking individual. He is also dealing with an ill wife and an mother in law.
Thanks for reading My Evening Report.
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
Neil Gaiman – 2001