Wow, that’s offensive and disturbing on several levels. Honestly, what alternately reality do these folks live in. Idealization of the good old days is getting to be a dangerous affirmation of an oppressive cultural hegemony.
Bend Over Tax would be good messaging but he twisted his analogy - he is saying getting spanked can be good for the kid. So then we should be supporting the Bend Over Tax as something painful butt beneficial in the long run.
I can’t figure out the message. In this analogy, is a tax increase the punishment we deserve? Is opposing the tax a childish response to punishment? Does he oppose both spanking and tax increases or neither?
Every single one of you who is claiming that the legislature needs to “reject” tax increases is actually calling for further cuts to healthcare, education, housing, state police, prisons, roads, clean air and water and defaulting on state employee pension payments.
The math is indisputable.
There are no alternative facts. There is not enough state revenue to support the state’s needs.
Stop pretending that voting no is an option, you’re just talking nonsense.
I do appreciate the hard work and tireless effort that the senators put in the compromised packet of bills. And I also appreciated the eloquence Leaders Radogno and Cullerton spoke with just a few minutes ago.
Seems Sen. McCarter is pleased to prove himself incapable of carrying himself in a way befitting of a public official.
It’s the one thing I don’t understand about people on social media; we all say dumb things in person; sometimes we can’t find the words, sometimes things slip past our personal censors, sometimes we have failed to read the specific crowd; but the insulation of social media is that you get to review before you post.
He had this thought, jumbled it in that way, considered it clever and effective, and posted it.
The only reason we have a massive pension obligation is because the obvious and predictable obligations were ignored. The money was spent in ways that benefited taxpayers. Perhaps the taxpayers, myself included, should accept our punishment for failing to insist that we pay enough to meet our obligations.
What on earth is “Bend Over Tax!”, and what does it have to do with being spanked as a kid?
I’ve seeing God awful pictures of so called “spanked kids”. Trust me, you do not go back to that. There are to many adults who have no control over stopping with one little spank.
- Chicago Cynic - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 11:36 am:
I reread that twice. Still not sure what he’s saying. On the one hand he seems to be saying getting spanked was good for him (maybe they should have done it more). On the other, we should reject the “Bend over tax?” But like his spanking, the bend over tax (which one is that?) is also good for him.
In the old days, you would try out your attempts at humor on your friends, coworkers or family before you trotted it out at a party or larger social gathering. Groans or silence was good feed back to retire or not repeat the humor to a bigger crowd, thus saving yourself the embarrassment or the need to apologize for offending.
Nowadays, you try it out instantaneously to a worldwide audience. Too bad.
Tommydanger. Bam, you got it absolutely right. Today, no filter, or no thought there should be one. Anything goes…..no such thing as bad press (or bad ‘jokes), if someone offended, so what?!…whattaya gonna do to me??