Is money money or isn’t money money.

We are in the grips of a state election, to be followed shortly afterwards by council elections (local government). Our federal (national) government is a minority government in power due to the whims of independents, and not a day goes by that the leader of the opposition declares that the government must resign.

And of course the Americans are in the grips of their everlasting run up to the Presidential election.

Elections, promises, accusations and blame are in the air, and the following  quote from Gertrude Stein seemed to me to be very appropriate to the times.

Everybody now just has to make up their mind. Is money money or isn’t money money. Everybody who earns it and spends it every day in order to live knows that money is money, anybody who votes it to be gathered in as taxes knows money is not money. That is what makes everybody go crazy.

Gertrude Stein, “Money”

Look at Me Now and Here I Am,  p331.

One thought on “Is money money or isn’t money money.

  1. I despise politics. Jumped up grocers wearing the King’s clothes, pretending to work for the people and ‘what’s best for the country’ while lining their pockets. The recent expenses scandal showed this. If they had followed this up correctly most if not all of the politicians would have had to resign. They prosecuted a few and carried on with yet another pay rise.
    Grrrrr

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