Friday, April 17, 2009

Happiness is...

It pains me to know that there are so many ignorant Americans. Maybe it is because we don't put enough money into our schools. Higher taxation is linked to happiness as is evidenced by countries such as Denmark which have high taxation but are also the most content people on earth. The wealthy 1% in the country use the ignorant conservative right wingers to line their pockets. These racist pigs are nothing more than pawns:

Happiness doesn't come from low taxes nor does freedom.

1 comment:

Existential Waitress said...

I couldn't agree more. But I also think that this is the problem w/ our mentality in this country in general. We expect money and expensive material items to make us happy in life - that's the very definition of happiness for most Americans (that guy from Denmark didn't mind being a garbage collector b/c he worked just 5 hours a day and could spend more time w/ his kids that way. We call people like that "lazy" in this country b/c we believe the dad should be out making shit loads of money for houses, cars, etc., etc.). Look at the current situation we're in with the economy. I think we're ALL culprits. Most Americans have a minimum of $30,000 in credit card debt (and I heard that statistic about a year ago before the shit really hit the fan and people accrued even more debt on credit cards to make ends meet). I hope the current economic crisis brings more self-awareness in this country. I know it's changed the way I look at things.

But to reiterate, I totally agree about this ridiculous outrage over taxes. I think many Americans are offended by the idea of Uncle Sam taking their hard-earned money that they could be using to buy houses and cars they can't afford, in order to make much-needed improvements for the country as a whole. That's why, as Bill Maher put it, "our shit is dingy," our kids are stupid, our health-care sucks ass, and we're falling behind in just about every other way (science, technology, what have you).