Monday, December 31, 2012

A downward spiral?

Just an observation:  One thing that differentiates the USA from countries like Italy and Greece is that Americans by-and-large pay their taxes.  Our tax compliance rate is very high, while they have a huge cash economy, one where cash changes hands, there are no receipts, and income goes unreported to the tax man.  I predict we'll see more and more of that here.

Americans are rapidly losing faith in their government.  As more and more people become self-employed, the opportunity will increase to stiff the Infernal Revenooers.  When people feel their government isn't listening to their concerns....then people will begin to tune them out and start looking out for themselves only, screw the "collective good".  I think we're on/near that threshold right now.  It's called "self-preservation".   That's the corner we're being backed into. 

It won't happen overnight, but it will happen.

Oh yeah....Happy New Year!



  1. Happy New Year to you and Kelly, too. It's been a year full of change for me... 2013 should be interesting. ;-)

  2. I hope 2013 proves to be a more rational year with more common sense prevailing. Wishing you nothing but the best in 2013.

  3. Oh, Scott, I can't agree with your premise but Happy New Year to you and K anyway.

  4. I hope you are wrong about this!

    Happy New Year to you and K.

  5. well, since the government isn't interested in helping those of us on the bottom of the totem pole, since all it wants to do is make the rich richer and wage war, it's about the only thing left we can do to help ourselves.