Oh- I forgot. I also spent Sunday morning- as I always do- watching the talk shows. I watch Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and switch between "Meet the Press" and George Stephanopolus. Tom Brokaw was a complete ass to Joe Lieberman, I sincerely don't know how he is considered a journalist. I miss Tim Russert.
I also watch the local shows "Capitol Report" and "At Issue". Yes- I'm a nerd.
The spin on all of the National shows was that Obama was not going to keep his promise of raising taxes on those making over $250,000. That he'll let the Bush tax cuts expire in 2011.
They want "the rich" to shop over the Holidays, they know things are bleak. He'll raise taxes- he'll have to- in order to pay for his new WPA that will "rebuild roads and schools"--which schools? Do you think the government will make sure that no illegals are hired for these plumb jobs?
Back to "the rich". A fellow HENRY (High Earner, Not Rich Yet) sent this great article from FORTUNE magazine from last month describing the people that Obama wants to nail.
Accompany Obama's plans with a $4 Billion projected budget deficit in Minnesota- with Democrats in Control of both the House and the Senate- and it spells major tax hikes. The Senate PASSED a 9.7% top income tax rate in Minnesota last year!
I've thought about going back to work. I have an opportunity to earn about $40,000 a year doing something I really enjoy- but why would I? I'm not giving the government half of my salary- I'd be pretty stupid wouldn't I? The irony is if I were a single mom- I'd be getting money back if I were to take that job.