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Monday Rundown: The 53%.
––Occupy Nothing: I might choose to post a detailed explanation of why the Occupy “movement” is wack, so for now, here are some clips of my favorite OWS satire: ”Occupy Occupy Wall Street” (YouTube user: bankersunite) and it’s hilarious. Funny video 1. Funny video 2. The news has no idea. Same with CNN here.
––The 53%: Enter, the anti-occupiers, the 53%. If you’re unaware, 47% of Americans don’t pay a single dime in federal taxes.
Despite never paying any taxes as a college student, I can empathize with the 53%. It doesn’t matter what tax bracket you’re in. You work hard, you make an impact. You don’t take handouts and you choose to be thankful instead of entitled.
The Slate comes back by saying that the lack of taxes paid are more loophole-based as a result of the Bush tax cuts. I agree (to an extent) and would suggest the fair tax, but it’s less about who’s paying taxes and more about personal responsibility.
––The Sports Effect: For a region so dastardly effected by the recession, Detroit is on its’ way back up. Our sports teams are helping the matter and the national media is noticing. You’ve seen me write about it, but so have the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and the International Times. Sports have a profound effect on a city’s disposition and Detroit is no different.
This October has been a truly special month for our fans. Although the Tigers have now been eliminated from the ALCS and Michigan is no longer unbeaten, there is still much to be proud of in the Motor City. The Lions are now 5-1 and the Red Wings are 4-0 for the first time since 1997-1998 (LOL cheesy 90′s). It will be interesting to see how all of this added attention from national media manifests itself in the general psyche of our city. Only time will tell.
About Jayson SchmidtFounder of the Quarterlife movement. Building an empire for the glory of God and living my dream to make the name of Jesus famous. Get at me on Twitter (@JaysonSchmidt).
Christian Shoddy is Still Shoddy
A tense cloud hovered above the desk that separated us....
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We Are Not Hoodlums.
I think we've all been there. You've scoured the Christian...
- Posted 55 days ago
Of Hobbits and Angels
After seeing the new Hobbit movie (in 3D nonetheless), and...
- Posted 64 days ago
Rags to Riches and Back to Rags Again
I love a good rags-to-riches story. Sam “Walmart” Walton sold...
- Posted 75 days ago
Are We There Yet?
A few months ago, my family and I moved from...
- Posted 83 days ago
Verse of the Week
––1 Thessalonians 5:21 (ESV)