The question in today’s title will be answered in a minute.
First, let’s review the meaning of the word “holiday.”
I went to Webster’s Dictionary online and found this definition.
a day on which one is exempt from work; specifically: a day marked by a general suspension of work in commemoration of an event
Once I read it, my thesis today changed.
My initial intent was to ridicule liberals for constantly saying that only through higher taxes and the closing of loopholes for the rich, can we balance our budget.
Yet, here they are enacting law, that is a tax loophole.
Ironic enough, right?
Yet, something about the definition of the word “holiday” almost had me rolling out of my lazy boy in laughter.
I believe, for liberals to win in 2012, they’ll need to have roughly 51% of the population collecting a government check, or as the definition says…”exempt from work…in commemoration of an event.”
As far as I can tell, the only “event” that chunk of the non-working population would want to celebrate, would be the re-election of the President.
It just pains me that the “holiday” has to last them the remainder of their lives, while the rest of us only seem to get one weekend off a year.
The best line of all came from the President’s pal, Governor Deval Patrick, quoted in the news article below. (last paragraph)
BOSTON — The Massachusetts House yesterday signed off on a mid-August sales tax holiday that would give shoppers a brief break from the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax, amounting to a roughly $20 million tax cut for consumers.
Calling it a boon for local businesses and a break for consumers, the House voted 123-23 to pass the bill establishing a sales tax holiday on the weekend of Aug. 13 and 14, rejecting claims by outnumbered critics who argued it represents an unaffordable giveaway.
Patrick on Monday said he supported the holiday “frankly, not because it is particularly fiscally prudent, but because it is popular.”
The Governor’s words speak for themselves.
All I can say is, my side hurts from laughing.
I’m reminded of a one-line lecture my dad would regularly recite to us, whenever we kids were in need of discipline.
I’m not here to be popular with you,
I’m here to be right.
Well dad…it looks like you were wrong.
Our Governor did something to be popular with us and the only way he could do it, was to move to the right.
Keep up the good work guys.
Now all us rich people can go out and buy stuff next weekend, shirking our moral obligation by stealing from the poor…or should I say, from the folks on holiday?