What will it take to wake people up?

Question by snoopy_0752: What will it take to wake people up?
Trillion dollar spending plans, multibillion dollar bailouts, and now…here it comes. Higher taxes.

Oh yeah, I’ve heard the Obama hype about all the “tax cuts” that the middle class folks are gonna get. But that’s all it is…hype!

“WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is sending his Treasury secretary and budget director to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to defend his proposed tax increases, which are being met with misgivings by both Republicans and Democrats in Congress.

Lawmakers in both parties question Obama’s call to reduce high-income earners’ tax deductions for the interest on their house payments and for charitable contributions. Also drawing fire is his proposal to start taxing industries on their greenhouse gas pollution — a move sure to raise consumers’ electric rates.”

Now for those who forget the many things made from oil – and oil refineries will fall under this new tax increase proposal – let us take a minute and review. These products are made from oil. So…not only will we pay higer taxes for fuel, both gas for our cars and heating oil, but when we go shopping, we will also pay higer prices for the following products, because those increased taxes to the manufacturers will be passed along to us…

Products Made From Oil

Clothing Ink
Heart Valves
Crayons
Parachutes
Telephones
Enamel
Transparent tape
Antiseptics
Vacuum bottles
Deodorant
Pantyhose
Rubbing Alcohol
Carpets
Epoxy paint
Oil filters
Upholstery
Hearing Aids
Car sound insulation
Cassettes
Motorcycle helmets
Pillows
Shower doors
Shoes
Refrigerator linings
Electrical tape
Safety glass
Awnings
Salad bowl
Rubber cement
Nylon rope
Ice buckets
Fertilizers
Hair coloring
Toilet seats
Denture adhesive
Loudspeakers
Movie film
Fishing boots
Candles
Water pipes
Car enamel
Shower curtains
Credit cards
Aspirin
Golf balls
Detergents
Sunglasses
Glue
Fishing rods
Linoleum
Plastic wood
Soft contact lenses
Trash bags
Hand lotion
Shampoo
Shaving cream
Footballs
Paint brushes
Balloons
Fan belts
Umbrellas
Paint Rollers
Luggage
Antifreeze

Model cars
Floor wax
Sports car bodies
Tires
Dishwashing liquids
Unbreakable dishes
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Combs
Tents
Hair curlers
Lipstick
Ice cube trays
Electric blankets
Tennis rackets
Drinking cups
House paint
Rollerskates wheels
Guitar strings
Ammonia
Eyeglasses
Ice chests
Life jackets
TV cabinets
Car battery cases
Insect repellent
Refrigerants
Typewriter ribbons
Cold cream
Glycerin
Plywood adhesive
Cameras
Anesthetics
Artificial turf
Artificial Limbs
Bandages
Dentures
Mops
Beach Umbrellas
Ballpoint pens
Boats
Nail polish
Golf bags
Caulking
Tape recorders
Curtains
Vitamin capsules
Dashboards
Putty
Percolators
Skis
Insecticides
Fishing lures
Perfumes
Shoe polish
Petroleum jelly
Faucet washers
Food preservatives
Antihistamines
Cortisone
Dyes
LP records
Solvents
Roofing

Obamas Budget Director , Peter Orszag, had this to say:

“Orszag has acknowledged that the energy proposal would increase costs for consumers, but he argues that the vast majority of consumers will get tax breaks elsewhere in Obama’s budget package.”

Really! I wonder…just how many tax breaks for us working stiffs does this spendulous bill have?

How f@cked up does this whole thing have to get, before people wake up to how badly we are going to get screwed?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090303/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_taxes

Best answer:

Answer by Melody
I agree with you on one point: america is purely dependent on petroleum products that have questionable safety and a horrible impact on the environment. It really is time that people realize what everything around them started out as–rotten, decayed, million year old sludge of bugs and algae and lobsters.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!




5 Responses to “What will it take to wake people up?”

  1. ♫ Mad Luv ♫ says:

    yep jacked up but most of the things you listed oil can be substituted or even left out because some of the oil that is on the list take a tiny amount of oil!
    so little infact that you could use the oil that is just laying there on some old beat up car! if it were clean!
    so not really as bad as your putting it! still not good!

    plus tape recorder! LOL i mean we have modern stuff! and the rope use hemp!
    tooth paste i use baking soda! so null for me there!
    should i go through your list and give you a substitute for each item to help ease your mind! think differently and you might just get a different outcome!

  2. Suzii says:

    my english isn’t good enough for me to understand all of it but I agree on the first part. People are believing everything this guy says even when it makes no sense!! There’s so many people idolizing him its ridiculous.

  3. J. says:

    I love people who want things to run smoothly but don’t want to pay for it…

    Companies choose to pass the increase to customers, rather than taking a hit in profits, which is unfortunate. However, you can of course control how much this affects you by adapting spending habits – some of the things you mention affect people rarely (I, personally, have never bought a parachute. Don’t know about you.) and others we tend to buy out of laziness or convenience – people will drive for five minutes rather than walk for twenty, we overbuy or overspend (i.e. cinema film etc). Which is fine – these things are *choices* – and things we can control. Tax is not. So I’d rather prices went up than tax. And tax increases will help cut the prices on other things – you mention heart valves – with nationalisaed medical services or increase government spending on welfare, you could get these considerably cheaper or free. And unlike tapes or movie-films, medical care is a necessity for many people, not a choice.

    I’m not saying it’s all one way or another. I’m saying it’s something that needs close examination and detailed debate. Which people seem to be doing, they definately don’t seem “asleep”.

  4. Diane P says:

    Honey, sometimes people don’t want to wake up. That way those same people can go around blaming one man in Washinton for their lot in life instead of taking responsibility for their own lives. But I believe that Obama is the key to the advent of the tribulation period described in The Book of Revelations in The Bible. Look at everything he is doing. It scares me. I wish he had never been voted into office and everyone I have talked with that did vote him in, regrets it.

  5. Jan Stolz says:

    I find it interesting that throughout your entire diatribe you fail to mention even once that none of this would be necessary had not Bush, with his deregulation mania allowed us to get into this fix in the first place. And that if this were the plan offered by a white guy like McCain, there would be no opposition against it whatsoever on the Southern good-old-boy Republican side.


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