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Current State of America: You Have Just Entered The Twilight Zone 

I’m not referencing team Jacob or team whoever the heck the other one is from that vampire series, but the new bizzaro world in which we live.  Up is down, down is up, and out is in. Reason and logic have been torn from the equation.  

The majority of Americans were against Obamacare but yet they reelected the guy that will ensure that we will get Obamacare.  Most black and Hispanic voter’s views issue by issue align much closer to the Republican party but yet the majority vote Democrat. 

Growing up as a kid in California, I was brainwashed to think electricity use was bad.  But today in the land of the fruits and nuts (there’s a very high farming industry in Cali), electric cars are now deemed as the savior of our planet.  I’m taking this one with a grain of salt because this is the bankrupt state that just voted themselves another tax hike in the last election. Forget about spending cuts. California is not the brightest crayon in the box.  

Killing an animal is bad to many people. Abortion is swell and just a form of birth control.  Don’t get me wrong, I do like animals and think many of them are quite tasty. 

Even things that should be simple do not make any logical sense.  For example, the business license renewal application in the county in which I reside requires proof of citizenship by a driver’s license or green card.  State law prohibits photocopies of your driver’s license/green card as proof but they will allow you to email a scan of it or fax in a copy.  So a computer image scan that could easily be manipulated or a blurry fax is sufficient but Heaven forbid a photocopy.  ,

Who are the geniuses that come up with this stuff? So the county knows the state law is asinine and found a way to bypass it.  Why not just rescind the nonsensical state law and cane whoever came up with it in the first place.  Seriously, did they think someone was going to give their original driver’s license or perhaps have a caricature sketch of it drawn while they were at Disney so the form could be completed to abide by the unachievable law? I’m all for giving people with learning disabilities employment but my gosh do they all have to be lawmakers?  

Does anybody have common sense anymore?  Why has the majority of our country bought into the lie that we need to raise taxes on the business creators?  Those people already pay a crapload more than you plus a higher percentage of their income than you.  Tell me again how the government’s confiscating a rich dude’s or dudette’s money to feverishly flush it away on more bloated programs helps you in any way, shape, or form?  Suck it up and get over the class envy political scam and get on with your lives.  Understand that more government hurts everybody and costs you more money. 

Why does our administration give subsidies to other countries for oil drilling but wants to stop it stateside?  When did oil become evil?  Shouldn’t we use our own natural resources in a smart and manageable way? 

This reminds me of a client I had many years ago.  They were in the market to build a house on their acreage and they took me to walk through an existing 4,000 square foot home that was for sale.  They said they loved all of the room sizes and did not want to reduce any of them.  They also proceeded to say they loved the room count and didn’t want to eliminate any of the rooms but wanted to make the home 3,000 square feet.  

Granted I am not a rocket scientist, I just design/build homes but there is no way to eliminate 1,000 square feet without making something smaller or lopping something off.  It is as if our society wants their cake and eats it, too.  That is not physically possible unless you are bulimic and I really don’t think it would taste good the second time out. People know that that most government bureaucracies are so inefficient, waste huge amounts of money, and cost way more than if a private sector company did same task but yet they trust the government to keep doing more and more. 

In the wise words of the 90’s infomercial diet guru Susan Powter … “Stop the insanity”. 

Todd W. Reed

Todd W. Reed is a Californian transplanted to Georgia and a small business owner - frustrated that he sees GA becoming like the CA he fled. He is involved with the Tea Party and ran for a GA House Seat last year; missed the run off by 40 something votes.