Has government become too large? Has regulations and taxes bogged us down so much in America that it makes it difficult to do anything? Has the government infiltrated just about the every part of your life?
Well if you haven't answered yes to these questions, you probably don't live in the USA. Unfortunately, the size of government and their regulations has made it difficult to a accomplish anything constructive without getting a headache while doing do. Has anyone ever put an addition on their house or attempted to start a business lately. Well, if you have you know exactly what I'm talking about.
If you haven't, how about just looking at the cell phone bill. You ever ask what some of those fees are that you never heard of? Yes, they are government taxes that are mandated to every paying customer with a cell phone. Those that aren't paying get them for free while we pay the price. Why not. Share the wealth. Even the playing field. What's mine is yours. What's yours is yours.
Sometimes I simply have to laugh at how ridiculous things have become. So I don't get everybody down reading this blog I added this humorous short story:
In the year 2013, the Lord came unto Noah, Who was now living in America and said:
"Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see
the end of all flesh before me."
"Build another Ark and save 2 of every living thing along with a few
He gave Noah the blueprints, saying:
"You have 6 months to build the Ark before I will start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights."
Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah weeping in his yard
- but no Ark. "Noah!," He roared, "I'm about to start the rain! Where is
"Forgive me, Lord," begged Noah, "but things have changed."
"I needed a Building Permit."
"I've been arguing with the Boat Inspector about the need for a
"My homeowners association claim that I've violated the
Neighborhood by-laws by building the Ark in my back yard and exceeding
the height limitations. We had to go to the local Planning Committee
for a decision."
"Then the City Council and the Electricity Company demanded a shed load
of money for the future costs of moving power lines and other overhead
obstructions, to clear the passage for the Ark's move to the sea. I
told them that the sea would be coming to us, but they would hear none
"Getting the wood was another problem. There's a ban on cutting local
trees in order to save the Greater Spotted Barn Owl."
"I tried to convince the environmentalists that I needed the wood to
save the owls - but no go!"
"When I started gathering the animals, PETA took me to court. They
insisted that I was confining wild animals against their will. They
argued the accommodations were too restrictive and it was cruel and
inhumane to put so many animals in a confined space."
"Then the Environmental Protection Agency ruled that I couldn't build
the Ark until they'd conducted an environmental impact study on Your
"I'm still trying to resolve a complaint with the Human Rights
Commission on how many minorities I'm supposed to hire for my building
"The Immigration Dept. Is checking the visa status of most of the
people who want to work."
"The labor unions say I can't use my sons. They insist I have to hire
only union workers with ark-building experience."
"To make matters worse, the IRS seized all my assets, claiming I'm
trying to leave the country illegally with endangered species."
"So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least 10 years for me to
finish this ark."
"Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine and a rainbow
stretched across the sky."
Noah looked up in wonder and asked, "You mean you're not going to
destroy the world?"
"No," said the Lord. " The Government beat me to it."