Thanks to Ike, I’m Now Ready To Be President!

HOUSTON-Well I have been so “out of touch” lately with all of the effects of Ike on my city.  It almost seems as if the entire world has shrunk into our little area of 2 million people (700,000 still without power today).  But after the storm hit I saw something amazing happen.  Communities began to bond.  Although I had power quickly after the storm–most of my neighborhood did not, and still does not to this day.  Plus, there were trees everywhere–on houses, garages, cars, roof-tops (including mine).  Some needed to be moved immediately, some people needed gas for generators, some needed tarp for roof holes, some needed chainsaws, some needed a place to sleep, a water-vac, a rake, a helping hand.

Most of all–the community needed one thing above all else–ORGANIZING. Yes, that’s right we needed some community organizers.  Since I had power and got the 4-story pine tree off of my house without much damage, I felt it was my duty to begin to organize.  Assist in cutting trees, invite neighbors over for a day or even night in the a/c, organize meals, cookouts, finding tree services.  At the end of the first week, I must confess–I felt ready to lead our Nation.

Like the new bumper sticker?

Okay-enough sarcasm–turning to a serious point for a moment so that the Democrats reading this, if any, don’t go insane with rage–There was something that I did see from this tragedy—The community rallying around each other to take care of each other–without the Government’s help.

Sure there are people in Crystal Beach and Galveston and other areas that absolutely need FEMA and other agencies to assist them.  (See before and after Crystal Beach photo)

The Government serves a vital purpose in disaster areas where people have been devastated.  But what is interesting is although all of my neighborhood is in need–still today, the people, not Obama or McCain or Bush or Pelosi or the EPA or the Dept. of Labor or the UN or any other government organization—the people have jumped to the task of assisting one another and getting us all back on our feet again.

As Laura Ingraham always says, “Power to the People.”

What our Government has forgotten–and are citizens are quickly forgetting–is that our system of Government was designed to keep the power with the citizenry–not with government agencies.

Our Government spends billions of our dollars at a whim for programs it, not we, want to fund or control, and we the people have been gladly handing that power over to it for years.  Here is a list of taxes that did not exist in 1898, when our Country had no debt and was enjoying great prospertiy:

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax

CDL License Tax

Cigarette Tax

Corporate Income Tax

Dog License Tax

Federal Income Tax < BR>Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Tax
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Sales Taxes
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge
Tax
Utility Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

Had enough yet?

-Thanks to all of my neighbors and friends who have been so wonderful in assisting each other during these tough times in Houston.  And back to my original point–I have decided to concede the election–it turns out there is a better community organizer out there than me and I when I see the truth I cannot turn a blind eye.  So I am now endorsing my co-worker, Attorney Sarah Langlois for President.  As you can see below–she knows how to organize (Centerpoint is our electric company for those of you not in Houston):

 

 

 

Here it is…

 

 

 

 

 

Wait for it…

 

 

 

 

 

It is coming….

 

 

 

-Murphy

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5 Comments on “Thanks to Ike, I’m Now Ready To Be President!”

  1. Paul Says:

    Great one Murphy. Is Sarah secretly meeting with “Code Pink” when she is not trying to intoxicate individuals working with thousands of volts of electricity?

  2. Tricia Says:

    Great blog, Murphy. Gave me a laugh. Sadly, I have come to the conclusion that we truly do not own anything. We are renting our cars, property, and houses from the federal government. Ain’t it grand?!? :)

  3. wickle Says:

    Next time we lose power, I know EXACTLY what I’m going to do!

    Thanks, Murphy, I needed a good laugh.

  4. Marge Says:

    Murphy and his wife rule! I was one of the neighbors he took in after the storm. And yes, he is very funny in person.

  5. mklasing Says:

    Marge: You are too kind–it is you guys who are hillarious. Thanks and we of course loved having you guys over.


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