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Have you thought what holds up this world in which we have our being? Things move and things grow as a result of billions of people working all across the globe. Their work takes them into the depths and heights of the face of the earth. They work in safe places or dangerous places and wherever they may be and whatever they do their hands work with their common sense so we may be well fed, clothed, helped and kept in certain measure of comfort. They may be engaged thus to make a living but it is what keeps trains run on time and passengers, freights are moved across. In short work of man and woman keeps the civilized world grow to a higher plane. Out of billions who toil thus with not much thought to stop or throw it away they keep their nose to the grindstone of monotony. On the other hand there are also a few who without any sweat live on the work of others. Are they parasites or undeserving rich? It all depends from where they are seen.
benny

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Here is abc news: Although it is not apparent on his financial disclosure form, Mitt Romney has millions of dollars of his personal wealth in investment funds set up in the Cayman Islands, a notorious Caribbean tax haven…

As the race for the Republican nomination heats up, Mitt Romney is finding it increasingly difficult to maintain a shroud of secrecy around the details about his vast personal wealth, including, as ABC News has discovered, his investment in funds located offshore and his ability to pay a lower tax rate.
“His personal finances are a poster child of what’s wrong with the American tax system,” said Jack Blum, a Washington lawyer who is an authority on tax enforcement and offshore banking.
On Tuesday, Romney disclosed that he has been paying a far lower percentage in taxes than most Americans, around 15 percent of his annual earnings.
Matt Romney is a public figure and everything he says and does is followed around the world with interest. Especially he is emerging as a likely nominee of the GOP. He has made millions in private equity which is not like a blue-collar worker working with grease can and wrench on an assembly line and sweating most of the day. For what? In order to feed himself and his family there is no other honorable way. Work and pay of a worker and the smart Alecs who sit in an office speculating and making money,- in many cases on insider trading, is like comparing an elephant with a weasel.
There is no value system except dollar and the difference shows in the kind of people who rise to the highest office in the realm. America is no exception. You look around and see how a few have their fingers into wealth of the world and the other cannot even get a job even if he is qualified. Add insult to the injury when these few pontificate about serving the people and values. I have heard jackasses bray and now I know they also keep offshore accounts. Nevertheless their patriotism is solid as their fortunes. Only that the working poor is faulted for being poor. The man say an autoworker develops varicose veins after a decade of service and those who have had easy life fault it also because he was lazy.
benny

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Quite Chap Fallen, fellow?

There must be, it is plain for all to see

The world has come to nought

Nought, nought it can’t be otherwise

Even the clock tells his own sad tale

That it is so.

How quite chapfallen? my queer fellow

Clicking gums will not do

Where be your teeth, minutes, hours?

The whole works scorn at this, Never noticed this?

The whole universe has slipped

Down its sorry trail of slime.

We sit here inurned and weep for the evil

And time has stood still for you and us.

And the world has come to nought

Nought, nought it can’t be otherwise

Even the clock tells his own sad tale

That it is so.

Chorus:

Nothing is the matter,- we retch, we weep-

Time has stood still for the deluge of tears

In this distracted globe, It is not we,-

locked and set out of reach

glass, steel and ropes lest we

reconstruct nameless hours to our hurt.

It is not we but the world has defaced

Your meaning- and we sit bound by you

We retch and weep for the evil.

benny

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