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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

who eats popcorn with beer?

I'm not really bothered that Scott Reid thinks we'll spend child care money on "beer and popcorn" (although I am sure I don't know anyone who eats popcorn with beer). It's that he said "don't give them money to spend on..." Whose money does he think he is giving us? All tax dollars were ours to begin with and we gave that money to the government. He's not giving it TO us - he's just taking less to begin with.

6 Comments:

Blogger Zoom! said...

Excellent point. We sometimes forget that they're talking about how to spend the money we each contribute to the collective good.

12:08 p.m., December 19, 2005  
Blogger JuliaR said...

I think a lot of people forget it's OUR money that they are spending. Having been a small business owner once upon a time, and having to pay overhead, pay my taxes quarterly, etc. etc., I never forget it's MY money.

12:28 p.m., December 19, 2005  
Anonymous Dani said...

Julia! You teach college students! I'll tell you who drinks beer with popcorn, us college students. Hehe, but I guess that doesn't matter because I won't be getting any money.

Your faithful student,

Dani

7:34 a.m., January 25, 2006  
Blogger JuliaR said...

Hey Dani! I wrote that about beer and popcorn because I was a college student too (for many, many years) and while I drank beer (actually I still do in the summer), I never ate popcorn with it. Nachos and wings maybe, but not popcorn. Not that there's anything wrong with popcorn!

Thanks for visiting the blog.

8:18 a.m., January 25, 2006  
Anonymous Dani said...

Ah, while being a collehe student, I've come to realise that popcorn is a lot cheaper and faster to cook. By the way, I linked your blog to my blog.

Rock On,

Dani

1:15 p.m., January 25, 2006  
Blogger JuliaR said...

Hi again Dani, I went to your blog but then it required me to sign in to make a comment and I can't be bothered - I already am signed in to too many things! here is what I wrote:

Horrifyingly similar? Hmm. How so? Have you done the Myers-Briggs personality test? That’s can be an interesting way to discover aspects of yourself and explore them. I didn’t realize I was very intuitive until it was pointed out to me by the test and then I had to research what “intuitive” really meant before I accepted it as true. Now I trust my intuition on everything. Exploring life can be so interesting and rewarding. Sometimes it starts with one little innocuous thing and leads you to something truly great. But you never know until you get there. Keep exploring!

2:49 p.m., January 25, 2006  

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