Maher: “If I had to pick a phrase that encapsulates the American economy in the last decade, it surely would be, “I’ve already got your money dude.”
“I’ve already got your money dude.”
That’s what Charlie Sheen said to a heckler in Detroit while his crummy stage show was getting more and more crummy.
The audience got angry and walked out.
Just like me, Mayer can’t make sense of why the heck they bought tickets to see Sheen, but he says they came to their senses when they got mad and left.
So Maher asks you and I- When are we going to come to our senses, and get just as angry that corporations like GM can make 18 billion in profit and not pay taxes?
I’d like to cosign onto his video but add that it is also time to think about walking out. Well, unless, you all can turn this Charlie Sheen economy bomb into a hit.
Frankly, I’m already just standing in the back of the theater with my arms crossed and the usher’s giving me the evil eye.
If you pay taxes into a system that won’t deliver public education to your kids, keeps on threatening to screw you out of your social security, that funds wars built on fabrications like WMDs in Iraq…it is time for you average Joes and Janes to aggressively reduce taxable income with the GM-level playbook.
Here’s where my son would break in and say you really think that people are paying their taxes right now? You think people aren’t already stealing, running whatever they can on the side that’s illegal and definitely tax free? You think everyone is white? (and we could digress for an hour on what “white” now means…)
A lot of people follow the law not only because they have to, but because they want to. They want to play it respectable and they are expecting in return some services and guarantees that are more than what one person can do on his/her own. That’s how I was raised.
I’m taking a fresh look at anything that is not tied to a “job”: non-profit cooperatives or non-profit corporations for communities of choice or…_________fill in blank. But not as a lone wolf. I’d like to have you along.
The fake “people” that are corporations have absolutely no obligation to you or I and their highly educated representatives will fight us all to the grave BECAUSE our descent into that grave (gutter? prison? ) is profitable for somebody in the “free market economy”(It’s not personal. Just business!)
In the eyes of the Ayn Rand-obsessed Paul Ryan set, your loss IS a product, and the lords who won at your expense are “producers” to be revered.
Count me not a product, but an authentic person–one step from the way out of this system.
Your comments are welcome.