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this Mama has a tax plan of her own

I know the Republicans put a lot of effort and expertise into the 2017 Tax Reform bill.  However, I have zero experience and barely understand basic economic concepts.  And yet, I’m pretty sure my tax plan is even better.

metal plate reads By Law We Must Collect Taxes

Here is the basic idea:  everyone pays a progressive percentage based on their income level.  But instead of the government allocating those tax dollars, the individual paying gets to decide.  On everyone’s tax form will be a list of expenses: military, domestic policing, fire department, education, roads, social services, etc, next to which will be an empty box.  You divide up your own taxes by percentage.  Maybe you want 100% of your taxes to go towards military one year.  Maybe you want it all to go towards women’s health services. Maybe you want to divide it equally among all categories.  Whatever.  You decide.

The system would have fairly good feedback, because as needs arise, you can allocate your tax dollars differently each year.  So if your roads are getting rough and bumpy, you can put more of your money in that category the next tax year.

I’ve been thinking this idea over on and off for several years, for a total of upwards of 7 hours, give or take.  So I think it is solid and implementable.  Best of all, I think Democrats, Republicans, Greens, Independents will all get on board because everybody gets what they want.

The only detail I don’t have locked down yet is the name.  What should this tax plan be called?

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Posted by on December 20, 2017 in Humor, Politics

 

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What The Heck Does “Manly” Mean?

What The Heck Does “Manly” Mean?

When Brother was young I gave him a plush baby doll to play with. He named it iBaby and took it to kindergarten on the day everybody brought a stuffie toy for show and tell. But even so, it was never one of his favorite toys and didn’t get that much play time at home. We resisted giving our kids toy weapons for years. When we finally did let a couple toy guns and swords into the house they immediately became favorites. That was okay because they would go outside and run around and act out fabulous adventures while breathing fresh air and getting exercise.

I like this blog post by Moderate Mama because it shares and instinct for balance, practicality, and tolerance. That is Good Parenting.

Moderate Mama's House

Standing in the express line at our local Kroger store, I found myself behind an elderly gentleman holding a large, vibrant arrangement of flowers. The line was long so I decided to interrupt his internal conversation and impose upon him my curiosity.

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Turning only his head and left shoulder, he quickly stated…

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The quickness he used in answering my questions was the same quickness he used while turning his back to me.

Naturally… I kept right on talking.

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5.68 seconds past and the gentleman turned around on his own accord in order to inform me that…

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To which I replied…

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Uncomfortable with my presumed, unspoken assumptions about this gift of man-flowers, he explained…

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To which I replied…

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Even though my thoughts had been verbalized in the form of praise, he was still insecure that his manhood had been compromised.

So he added…

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All I could do was smile my smile and giggle a wee bit.

Why can’t a man be comfortable giving another man flowers?

Men obviously enjoy beautiful things, I mean they enjoy us…

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Posted by on November 4, 2016 in Parenting

 

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Tampon Anonymous

Tampon Anonymous

Underdaddy

Sometimes having a heart to heart is really tough. However, with some honest dialogue there is room for growth. That being said… Pull up a chair and lets have a little chat. I would like to talk about something in your pants that every so often involves a man in your life.

You see the problem almost always starts out like this:

Supermom: Hey honey! Are you stopping by the store on the way home?

Me: Yeah I was going to pickup a case of Old Spice, some wood screws, and some beer.

Supermom: Great! I am trying to not stab the dog and cry randomly in front of the kids so I need you to get something for me while you are there.

Me: No problem sweetums. What do you need? (I think I know at this point)

Supermom: I’m feeling a little crampy and I think I am…

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Posted by on October 25, 2014 in Humor

 

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Walk it off versus help me I’m dying here

This has brought me so much clarity.

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2014 in Humor

 

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