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The video speaks for itself.  Please watch the whole thing.  I am not a Christian fanatic, but I do believe this point of view as to what is happening in the current political fiasco.

Once again I pray that Good will overcome Evil.

Ciao,

Trish

 

 

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I’m thinking to myself…”This sucks”, as I have been pretty spoiled when it comes to “work”.  I have mostly worked for myself, and prefer to keep it that way.  But, the work I was doing….well….lets just say “commission only” isn’t working out.

And NOW, of all times to have to look for work, it is just brutal…….the economy is on a nose dive to hell, and guess what?  There aren’t any jobs! (wait….I take that back….I could work at McDonalds….or somewhere like that…..I’d rather gag myself).

To begin, I have a real problem with the whole application process.  I am not joking, when I tell you I had to complete four online tests to see if I met the minimum requirements for knowledge regarding software, grammar, math, and a psychological evaluation.  And this was just the beginning!  Then, I had to go to an interview, which it wasn’t really an interview, mostly to turn in all the paperwork I had to bring, such as seven years…..yes seven….of W2’s of my past earnings.  Oh yeah, this is just the beginning of the “process”, there is a background check, and of course to top it….a drug screen test!  Lucky me!

One time, after completing a “personality evaluation”, it immediately told me, “The answers show us you are not a good fit for this position”.  It then went on to tell me, I should not apply for any other positions there until after six months.  I was answering these questions truthfully, so after that incident, I changed my strategy to answer according to what I believed they wanted for an answer.

Tomorrow I go to get my drug screen test, and I just spoke with my sister, and she told me, “Don’t eat any poppy seed muffins before you go…..that will show up as a positive.”  Is it true?  Eating poppy seed muffins will cause one to fail their drug test?  Anyone know?  Since I’m on the subject, if anyone knows of any other tips that I need to know about….please do share it with me.

I can’t go into details of the other seven pages of online “stuff” I had to fill out…such as “contract agreement”, “authorization for background check”, etc.  I mean it is a two or three day ordeal….just filling out paperwork (and you don’t know if you actually get the job, until AFTER these verifications are completed).

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I can’t help but think to myself, “I can thank all the former criminals and liars for all this paperwork I have to do now….just for a job”.

So, I’m handing over my life history, all in good faith that they aren’t going to steal my identity, or lose one of those many W-2 forms I gave them (all with my social on them too).  I’m thinking to myself, “This better be worth it”, or I just wasted three days of my life.

Whatever happened to just filling out a one page application and shaking hands over the deal?  I miss the good old days when applying for a job was simple.

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Watch out for the VAT tax!

He commented today on Fox News that politicians are seriously considering starting the “VAT” tax here in the U.S.


So….what is a VAT tax? It is a “Value Added Tax”, which according to Mr. Forbes, it is basically a “super sales tax” that is embedded in the price you pay for consumer goods/items.  The people will end up blaming the merchant and not the politicians…..thus the reason they believe this would be good.  It is a way to grow big government, at the expense of even the poorest people.

Currently, the VAT tax is utilized in Europe, and its tax rate is between 20 to 25%.

Everything I have read about the VAT tax is not good.  If you wish to find out much more about it….please check out this link:

http://www.heritage.org/Research/Taxes/bg1852.cfm

The current administration is trying every thing they can to expand the government….to the point of no return.

We must stop the insanity of “spend, spend, spend”, and return to fiscal responsibility.



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FOXNews.com – Geithner: No Risk to U.S. Credit Rating

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Obama, Stephanopoulos Spar Over Definition of ‘Tax’ – Political News – FOXNews.com

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