Gene Simmons, bass player for Kiss, has rushed to the defense of the wealthy. Claiming inclusion into the long persecuted minority, Gene Simmons has taken a stand. No longer will people malign and mistreat those who are unfortunate enough to be ridiculously wealthy.
Mr. Simmons claims that "50% of the US population pays no taxes at all." A remarkable feat, given the breadth of taxes assessed by various branches of government. In Ohio, for example, to better distribute the tax burden among the citizenry our Governor is working to reduce the state income tax, and increased the sales tax, and imposing the tax on services, which were previously exempt. Try to get out of that tax, you filthy 50%, we have your number. And it is 5.75%, on almost everything, including haircuts, and legal advice.
However, Mr. Simmons would like it known that the much maligned, and terribly put upon 1%, of which he claims to be a member in good standing, "provides all of the jobs for everybody else," and we should "try being nice to a rich person." Indeed, Mr. Simmons. Next time a rich person is unfortunate enough to find himself in line next to me at Taco Bell, I will buy him a Crunch Wrap Gordito, even if it is not happy hour, I will pay full price. I hope it is Gene Simmons, imagine tacos with a wealthy bass player. Facebook, here we come.
I would be willing to settle for Bill Gates, or Warren Buffett, but will pass on Donald Trump, his hair looks even worse than mine, and that might be more than a poor, Taco Bell worker, who owes so much to Gene Simmons, should have to endure.
If you see a wealthy person, give them a hug, and thank them, we owe them so much.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Labels: bill gates, Charity, donald trump, gene simmons, income tax, kindness, Taco Bell, tacos, wealth
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.