The Digital Shutterbug (aryx) wrote,
The Digital Shutterbug

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Tomorrow, the window and air-conditioning people come out to give me an estimate.
Today reached 92, and with the air-conditioning out, and I still not acclimatized to the heat, I didn't sleep too well.
Once the new windows are in, and the air-conditioner fixed, I won't have to worry about that.
With better insulation, I'll be able to turn on the air conditioner and not have to worry so much about outrageous electric bills.
I'll still probably end up with a slightly higher bill, but it won't be a burden to my income. And I'll be comfortable at 80 degrees.


Damn Democrats are trying to increase income taxes here in California again. They say they want to increase the income tax of rich people. Instead of 9% for someone making $100,000+, they want it to be 10. For those making $250,000+, they want 11%. Granted, I'm not going to hit the 100K mark again this year, but I think this is stupid. I do believe that there are some things that can and should be taxed more, like cigarettes and alcohol, or if there is an income tax increase that it should affect everyone, not just one group of people.
The Republicans are saying that taxing the rich will drive them out of California to other states. I don't think so. But that would be nice! j/k
I don't have a problem with raising the price of gasoline, either. True, I just bought a truck that gets all of 16mpg in the city, and 20 on the freeway, but I don't mind paying for it. Those who do would have to learn how to consolidate their driving habits. By doing this, we would also help with some of our environmental issues, because less people would be inclined to drive two blocks to the store, and walk instead. Public transportation use would increase, hence easing roadways and congestion.
The Europeans mock us because we raise such a stink over gas prices. They're paying the same amount for one liter (quart) that we do for a gallon. In their eyes, we're just a bunch of whiners. I can see their point. But then again, I wouldn't have a problem paying that much.
No, I'm not rich. And I probably never will be. But I have a good career that allows me to afford a few luxuries, and put money away for retirement. That's all I really care about. Not that I'll ever get to retire. Even people who do retire end up going back to work. I'll probably be one of those people who dies before I get the chance to enjoy retirement. Which is why I'm trying to enjoy life now, and don't really care if the price of gas doubles.

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