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Only in America

Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 23, 2012

Blog reader John sent in this list of the top 10 ridiculous realities that is America today.  If the items were a joke they would in fact be quite funny.  Being real, they are quite sad.

1) Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate campaign fund raising event.

2) Only in America could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when we have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black. 12% of the population is black.

3) Only in America could we have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury Department and Charles Rangel who once ran the Ways and Means Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

4) Only in America can we have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

5) Only in America would we make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege while we discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just become American citizens.

6) Only in America could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as “extremists.”

7) Only in America could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

8) Only in America could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

9) Only in America could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a trillion dollars more than it has per year for total spending of $7 million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.

10) Only in America could the rich people who pay 86% of all income taxes be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

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Paul Harvey Speaks of America Decades Ago

Posted by Steve Markowitz on March 26, 2012

Paul Harvey, an ABC radio broadcaster for many years, passed away at the age of 90 in 2009.  During his most popular years, Harvey had over 20 million people listening to his radio programs carried in over 1200 stations.  In today’s politically correct world, this type of brutal honesty would unfortunately likely be shunned.

Blog reader John forwarded the YouTube clip below that includes one or Harvey’s commentaries, originally broadcast in 1964, but modified for more modern times in the mid-1990s.  It is interesting commentary that is thought-provoking to those that are concerned with the direction of the Country.

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