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Schadenfreude

assholeI’ve got to admit to a guilty pleasure. Sometimes, schadenfreude does appeal to me–on occasions like this morning, for example…

As I was reading numerous stories of people complaining about the decrease in their first paycheck of 2013, I must confess that I found myself softly chuckling.

Seriously, why is there surprise?

Actions have consequences.

President Obama got re-elected. He promised the rich will now pay more of their disposable income in taxes, and he’s keeping his promise.

But you will pay higher taxes, too. What did you expect?

Our nation just voted to re-elect this president, the most prolific spender in the history of the United States. There should be no surprise.

The really scary thing is that, in stark contrast to reality, President Obama just informed Speaker Boehner that he doesn’t believe we have a spending problem. That can only mean he still thinks the current fiscal crisis in America is caused by an insufficient revenue stream to the federal government.

The Treasury obtains revenue through taxation, so that can only mean that Obama plans to demand even higher taxes.

Here’s a news flash for those who might celebrate that idea–even if you pay zero taxes and live on government support, you’re about to take a big hit in your personal spending power. Your standard of living can only decline as our currency continues to lose value.

Your future entitlement dollars also will buy less because inflation has been continuously driving retail prices higher.

Remember Quantitative Easing I, II, and III? Actions have consequences.

Printing new money depreciates the value of existing currency in circulation.

More simply stated, your spent dollar isn’t going to buy much. Unfortunately, you’re probably not going to be able to offset that lost spending power with new income because of new, higher taxes.

Why does anybody support this insane economic model? Unfortunately, enough class envy has been fomented in society to make these ideas palatable.

It seems that we’re all in for an extended period of shared misery–except, of course, those “elites” who already have accumulated wealth. People like Warren Buffett, union boss Richard Trumka, Al Gore, Jay-Z, George Clooney won’t suffer. They, and other mega Democrat donors and fundraisers like them, already have plenty of money.

The question is, why are these super rich people Democrats and not Republicans? In the last election, I was led to believe all of the evil, super rich were Republican by definition.

Aren’t these Democrat supporters the same evil rich who refuse to pay their fair share in taxes? Is it because these “elite” people somehow curry special favors behind closed doors through their political contributions?

How, in this period of (allegedly) shared austerity, can these super-rich people still afford to blow $40k dollars per plate for one dinner with a politician?

Forty grand is a year’s worth of income for many people.

But hey–we can eat cake!

Unless Michelle thinks we’re getting too fat, that is.