Yesterday as the angry silent majority began speaking up, one of our Democratic Senators (I believe could have been Assemblyperson) from the State of Wisconsin coined the new name of our state, officially for sale: Fitzwalkerstan. I find it rather witty and relevant. Amongst the various Twitter feeds I was reading for the day, I noticed Fitzwalkerstan was top trending and I have to say, never before have I laughed but sat in awe of the irony at the same time.
Some of the posts were humorous yet absurd, others were humorous but true, some more were dead on, and a few were complaining that we scored something for our team that the MSM cannot hide away (and it is on Wisconsin public record, yus!). I feel this term for our state (used to be Packerstan which I was perfectly happy with) completely encompasses the political reality of the situation.
We have the two Fitzgerald brothers the heads of both the State Assembly and Senate, their father the head of the State Troopers and then good old Scott Walker, our
King Governor in Chief and well “stan” although incorrectly attributed to only fascist Muslim regimes, just means land. The State Troopers also have a new name, “The Palace Guard” as attempts to force out and prevent protesters from coming into OUR building, the people’s house, the State Capitol have been highlighted in the press.
Illegal meetings aside, raping workers and the State of 50 years of precedence for “budget issues”, dividing the middle class making them all hate each other and wish low wages and bad benefits on each other while the rich who are benefiting from the tax breaks on the backs of those same middle class are sipping champagne and dancing giddy all the way to the bank (that one in the Bahamas btw).
I’d like for them to learn the concept of Diminishing Marginal Utility, here is how it was explained to me;
A man who makes $50K per year is given $1mil per year, the first year his life is great, he can buy things he could never afford,
he is able to move to a more affluent neighborhood, send his kids to better schools, etc. This first year has been extremely
transformed by this money he was so lucky to acquire. The next year he gets another million dollars, sure he may be able to
now afford the yacht club dues but life is the same this year as it was at the end of the last, each subsequent million has less and
less effect on improving his quality of life from the year before.
With this in mind, knowing that their quality of life will not suffer one iota, that they have been given more money that does nothing to help them whatsoever, why are we asking the middle class to shoulder this burden? They did not create it they suffered during the collapse as many who were retired had to return to work as their 401Ks dwindled to nothing and now they are suffering again as the public and private sector middle class argues over who is hurting worse. All the while those receiving the money stolen from both sides’ pockets, are gleefully sitting back with a box of popcorn.
Shared sacrifice my motherf****ing a$$