7 thoughts on “Eat This Hot Show #114 Corporate Personhood and Slut Slavery”

  1. Great political grum ladies. I totally understood Vera Charles’ stink about enduring ass cracks and suffering loud rap music. Has to deal with respecting everyone’s personal space. Great for you guys to go over 45 minutes [God forbid]. I can see how you were all getting frustrated talking about capital greed and wanting to quit. Not always a fun and entertaining subject, but needs to be talked about sometimes. Please don’t gang up on Auntie Vera, she’s not old, just wise.

  2. Some comments about taxes, Madge. Given what you said, I doubt you owe any INCOME taxes. Most if not all of the $2,000 is likely SOC SECURITY/MEDICARE (payroll) taxes you pay as a self-employed person. (And since you’re self employed, you pay double what someone who’s employed by a company pays, since there the employee pays half and the company pays the other half.) And while it’s easy to “loophole” your way out of a lot of INCOME taxes, everyone who earns wages or a salary pays their PAYROLL tax, and no one”loopholes” their way out of them. As for GE, ProPublica does a great job of debunking a lot of the misstatements made about their taxes: http://www.propublica.org/article/setting-the-record-straight-on-ges-taxes/single

  3. I don’t like Arab music. I’ve never gotten used to it. Maybe because it sounds so unfamiliar. Of course our listening habits have so fundamentally been influenced by the genius that was Johann Sebastian Bach, and they never really received that. I think this is the source to the problem I have with the Twelve-Tone Technique, from Elektra forward to contemporary…

  4. I don’t actually think that higher taxes for extremely wealthy people fixes a budget, because there are way too few rich people. I think to fix the budget you need to tax the middle class, because (hopefully) they are the majority in a society. However, I do think wealthy people need to pay high taxes just for reasons of fairness. Take for example the Scandinavian countries. They have to pay extremely high taxes, possibly among the highest in Europe, and they do it, gladly I hear for (the most part), because they know these taxes support an elaborate system of social securities, unemployment and health insurance, infrastructure of all kind, schools, which are among the best in all of Europe, and so froth. It’s a question of solidarity that those who are able to pay more than others do so in order to keep the system alive and possibly benefit from it when you’re in need. You pay much, but you expect a lot in return.
    I have a feeling that the mentality in the US is different, and my theory (and I don’t know if it’s true, because I don’t live there, so I’m just assuming) is that it is part of the “American Dream” to “make it” on your own, without the support of a solidary community. Maybe that would be considered socialism…

  5. Whenever I listen to ETHS I get very eager to go off on tirades about the lot of you. Each of you having your own specific point of intellectual failure.

    But then, when I begin writing in this comment box, I realize the futility and insignificance of having arguments with three voices I hear on a podcast that I have no real connection to other than for pure comic relief and/or insight into the psyche of a three Americans. Also, who am I to… bla bla, you know what I mean.

    Instead of debating your perceived shortcomings I will donate $3 to you collectively as a symbolic token of appreciation for bringing me 40 min of discussion. Discussions sometimes enlightening, sometimes unnerving and sometimes tiring to listen to. Nevertheless, I think that you are all wonderful persons with very big hearts and I am happy that I am listening to you guys.

    Kind Regards,
    Michael

  6. The last 2 episode was DELICUUUSSS! GREAT episode ladies, this is why I listen. Definite donation today, you crazy cunts.

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