Archive for August 18th, 2008

Whisky Tango F**K!!!!!

Today… Apple stock took a dive at 3pm eastern. It wasn’t a big dive… just the one where everyone tries to make some day trading profit off of some bad news.

Today’s news came from the Associated Press by way of Forbes magazine.

The only problem. The news story (despite being about Apple and McDonalds) had NOTHING to do with Apple, Inc.

The story follows:

Where to start? Where to start? So much would take more than a day.

First and foremost the elimination of all consensual vice crimes.

Gambling and Prostitution would be regulated and taxed. The moneys from the taxes would provide financial support for proper addiction programs and health screening for sex workers. Additional taxes raised would be used to contribute to the economic and social care of the areas where sponsored agencies of Gambling and prostitution lived.

This would in turn reduce organized crime in these sectors.

Second.. I would close BATF.

I would establish the following Agencies
Armaments and Weaponry. This agency would tax weaponry. Guns, swords, knives.
Background checks and registration of weapons considered potentially dangerous on a large scale.
Taxes would be used to promote positive education on weaponry use and respect. Taxes would also be used to clean up the registration process.

The FDA would be expanded to include the departments of:
Inhalables, Injectables, Consumables
A large scale effort would go into the process of rescheduling all food and drugs.
Currently illegal substances would be decriminilized but heftily taxed.
Proper education and addiction programs would be established.

Third: Motor Vehicle training would no longer be a joke.

Even the smallest car is a weapon potentially more dangerous that a pistol. All drivers would have a higher class of training and testing. Add on training would be available to certify in Higher speeds and multi tasking.

Fourth… I would flip the tax system.

We tend to pay 1% to the city, 2-3% to the county, 3-6% to the state, and 15-28% to the country.

This seems absolutely backwards.

The essential things our taxes should pay for should be on the local level.
Fire, Police, Schools, Infrastructure.

Louisiana shouldn’t have had to beg for money for Levies any more than Seattle should have to beg to fix the viaduct.

Driving violations are just over glorified taxation income to pay for police at this point. King county is more serious at jailing someone wanted on bench warrant for missing a mismailed summons for unpaid parking violations than tracking down violent crime offenders.

Your township would get the bulk of your tax money and it would feedback into where you live. You don’t get good enough service… you move somewhere else. And you take your tax funds with you.

The federal government should be protecting my borders, not defending me from which of my neighbors want to sleep together.