Friday, January 4, 2013

A lesson from Shakespeare

Lord Polonius from Wikipedia
“Neither a borrower nor a lender be”
 So says Lord Polonius in Shakespeare’s Hamlet
He knew the consequences of expectations
“For loan oft loses both itself and friend,”
True this. A loaned item lost will cause strain on a friendship.
“And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.”
Resulting in poor management of one’s own resources.

This may be something our Congress, President and those 47% of Americans not paying income tax can study.
I'm linking with G-man for a Friday Flash 55

30.  Only a 3-day work week, but I'm glad it's Friday
31.  First cost of living raise in 6 years.  2%, but better than a stick in the eye
32.  An extra 1.7% deducted from my paycheck for Social Security withholding.  I guess I must be rich, 'cause my President said he was only raising the taxes of the rich
33.  Taking down my Christmas decorations this weekend
34.  Having lunch with a girlfriend
35.  Getting the hang of google apps
36.  Goat chops for dinner tonight (I'll tell you how they were next week)
37.  Cold days with bright sunshine
38.  Boiled turnips
39.  Friday (I'll say it again!)


  1. HG!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the Shakepearian Political 55.
    Methinks thou should visit me weekly fair Maiden.
    (And I mean that term loosely)
    I have missed you, thanks for letting me harrass you into playing today.
    You Rock Baby!
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

  2. And another thing.....YAHTZEE!!!!!!!!

  3. I'm so relieved that they addressed the alternative minimum tax that I haven't even got around to my complaints!

  4. Ha. Well, I don't think Obama wanted the payroll tax increase, but the deal was not exactly all in one person's power.  I also think the 47% not paying income tax DO pay Social Security taxes - or at least a lot of them do.  As that's not classified as an income tax, so they are also paying that increase that we all dislike. 

    But it's all really complicated, and I do get where you are coming from.  On a personal level the borrowing and lending can be real poison and on big levels too.  k.

  5. No offense meant here!  A journey to being happy is great.  I need to start one too, as I keep getting waylaid on current routes!  k.

  6. i def think people need to be careful in our borrowing and lending, that can get many in trouble really fast....i think we should scrap all of washington about now anyway...can we get a do over? smiles.

  7. I am with Manicddaily on the SS tax increase.  Thankfully, a major tax increase on the middle class was avoided.  

  8. ...politics.... don't get me started :)  I think Shakespeare would have a hay-day writing about the Governments of today... but then, maybe much hasn't changed :)


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