Think about what’s happening in our country right now. No, not the war, or the oil spill (is that fixed?), or the California missile, or WoW Cataclysm. I’m talking about something much more profoundly dumb than anything that is supposed to be happening in our world. Something that is worse than killing puppies. I’m referring to the fact that there are commercials for wearing your seatbelt. To quote Misters Anheuser and Busch, HERE WE GO:
Wearing your seatbelt can save your life. I wear my seatbelt all the time. Duh. That does not explain the commercials. Think about it. The very existence of cops is made possible because the government bills each of us thousands of dollars a year to pay their salaries. Here you go, cop, here is my money, now make sure no one kills me or steals my stuff. Even that much I don’t agree with, but I can at least live with it. But it’s when the cop pulls me over for driving a very safe and responsible 65 in a 55 in broad daylight with no other traffic around and bills me an extra $150 on top of the thousands I’m already paying him, without my consent, that I start to get red in the face. Somebody stop these guys!
But wait – there is yet an older and more powerful magic at work here. An evil magic. Facts: A) cops are paid too little, and B) we are taxed too much. So what does the government do? Spend millions of our tax dollars on commercials about wearing your seatbelt.
I’m calling that triple taxation. Let it be called!