"It’s just a journey to talk people into continuing to break their backs at making profits in order to support men who are superior by reason of not making any. "
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May 14, 2010
EDIT (Politician X) said this week that thanks to the new reform law, musicians and other creative types could quit their jobs and focus on developing their talents because taxpayers would support them.
“We see it as an entrepreneurial bill, a bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations.”
(Politician Z) said it's patriotic for producers to pay taxes to support non producers.
“Fact is,” said Mr. Weatherby primly, in a statistical tone of voice, “that in the twelve month period ending on the first of this year, the rate of business failures has doubled as compared with the preceding twelve month period. Since the first of this year, it has trebled.”
“But it is their own fault,” said Eugene Lawson, turning aggressively to Dr. Ferris. “It’s their lack of social spirit. They refuse to recognize that production is not a private choice, but a public duty. They have no right to fail, no matter what conditions happen to come up. They’ve got to go on producing. It’s a social imperative… There’s no such thing as a personal matter - or a personal life. That’s what we’ve got to force them to learn.”
“Well, if you want to talk practice,” said Fred Kinnan, “then let me tell you that we can’t worry about businessmen at a time like this. What we’ve got to think about is jobs… If you want my advice-ohm, I know you won’t go for it, but it’s just a thought-issue a directive making it compulsory to add, say, one-third more men to every payroll in the country.”
Last week I almost quit. It was over Chick’s Special. Mr. Chick Morrison of Washington, whoever the hell he is, has gone on a speaking tour of the whole country-to speak about the directive to build up peoples’ morale… He demanded a special train for himself and party-a sleeper, a parlor car and a diner with barroom and lounge. The Unification Board gave him permission to travel at a hundred miles an hour-by reason, the ruling said, of this being a non-profit journey. Well so it is. It’s just a journey to talk people into continuing to break their backs at making profits in order to support men who are superior by reason of not making any.
Yeah, we're living it..and leaving it.
I'm withdrawing to make artwork that no one is willing to buy.
But the government will force them to pay for it.
It's dozens of feet long, weighs over 35,000 pounds, lights up at night and cost Austin, Texas, about $4,300 in city funds. But the question remains: Is it art, or a sprawling waste of taxpayer money?
The city's cultural arts division is helping sponsor a public installation made up of 50 traffic barriers — an orange-and-white Stonehenge that the project's mastermind is calling the "Barton Barriers."
That's $4,300 out of some producer's pocket. Maybe a mother with children to support.
Edited by Rogerdodger, 24 July 2010 - 11:48 PM.