Beware Friday the 13th
by Ron Holland
Welcome to Friday the 13th. You may not know why Friday the 13th is considered such an unlucky day, but it’s worth learning about for anyone who’s concerned about protecting his assets, especially from high taxes and confiscation.
While Obama might be defeated in 2012 and a GOP win would certainly be a slight improvement over the socialist democrats, I see little difference in Democrat or Republican administrations. Only in their election-time rhetoric and the speed at which they travel down the road toward bigger government, higher taxes and national debt do they differ, and only to a slight degree. Between Bush and Obama, for example, there has been little difference in foreign policy, deficit and national debt creation or bailouts except for the identities of the favored recipients of government money. Expect no real changes even if the GOP returns to power with one of its usual champions.
Friday the 13th is like most bad dates; they all have something negative to do with politicians – usually war, street battles or theft. For example, as Americans we all know the evil meaning of April 15th each year or the December 7th attack by Japan. Before the invention of the income tax, politicians and governments stole most of their wealth from groups rather than from their entire population. Small wars and plain old outright confiscation of property on trumped-up crimes and charges were the norm.