Oklahoma and their neighbors to the South do battle today. That should be fun. I’m still having difficulty determining which dog is mine.
Maybe I’ll treat it like a husband/wife public display of affection – it doesn’t affect me personally, I’ll just enjoy the show.
I’m not really sure of the actual number, and I’m not really sure the Government could tell anyone either, but off hand, 0.03% (inflation) times an average entitlement of $850 would be around $24 or $25 a month, times 12 (use $24.50) equals $294.
If the Government gives the gray beards $250, they save the difference of $44 times the eligible for the year. By rights, if rights is the correct term, which I do not believe but will use; by rights, no increase is owed the gray beards this year. The money, if given, would be a grant. A sop. Which should not be given.
I’m not talking needed, nor any other description. That amount is a sop and should not be disbursed. I can and will bite the hand that feeds me, and there is little that pisses me off more than an individual acting in a superior and condescending manner – and expecting me to give respect and due to anyone for the act.
I almost wish I were a gray beard just so I could bite the hand. I’ll do my best to bite in any event. Government has finally grown large enough I do not have to respect its best efforts, but may view it like a large corporation. Worthy of fear, but no respect.
It would be short sighted of anyone to fail using correct math in what actually happens when an entitlement cola raise is given. It is called compounding.
Compounding can be dangerous.
As the economy is learning, and the wealthy have figured out long since – better the recipient.
I’ve noted, being the savant I represent, that Uni-Sex clothing gave way, long since, to more individual statements of dress. Excluding the obvious preponderance of similarity in dress due to style.
So why, given the obvious human desire for differences, acceptance and tolerance for conditions, do the do-gooders believe that “gaps”, and “level playing fields” matter to people in reality, in spite of peoples talk of rich and poor if the means of betterment exists, and they find their own levels of competence and comfort.
A blogger asked me, when I wrote I had picked up thirty dollars worth of candy, what I was going to do with it all. Well, my idea was give it out for Halloween.
This morning I eat four candy bars, those miniature things.
I think this post is the result of those candy bars.
I have several dollars worth of that candy left.
From the reaches,