How Political Ambition Helps Make A Dream Come True

In 2008, Democratic candidate Barack Obama won the election and was elected as the President of the United States (re-elected in 2012). In the elections to the House of Representatives and the Senate, Democrats consolidated a majority.

On November 4, 2014, in the congressional elections, Democrats for the first time since 2008 lost control of both houses of Congress. The reason for the defeat of the Democratic Party, according to several American politicians, was the political course of the current US President Barack Obama. The main target of criticism is Obama’s foreign policy. Problems were the failures of the democratic administration in Libya, Syria, Ukraine, in relations with Russia.

In November 2016 presidential election, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton lost to Republican Donald Trump. Democrats also failed to get the majority of seats in the US Congress.

I am Abigail Wallace, a former press secretary and representative of the Democratic Party, and this is my story.

Working as a Government Resume Writer

Who does not want to occupy one of the top goverment jobs?  Who doesn’t love a good story, one that is easy to read and understand but one that is full of details and intriguing teasers? I sure do, and I have since I was a much younger person. I’d spend my time weaving tales of fantasy or writing about the daily lives of animals I was interested in when I was a kid, and I would do it happily for hours. I never figured I’d put this talent to use as a government resume writer, strong enough to compete with these guys here:

As I got older, my interest in writing developed, and I knew that I wanted to make writing part of my professional future. I just wasn’t sure exactly how. Writing books seemed too daunting for me, and I just liked writing short stories. The publication procedure seemed too long and complicated, and I figured that would just take the joy out of writing for me.

Writing for the pure fun of it and sharing it with others was precisely why I kept up writing as a hobby as an adult. People would laugh or cry at my whimsical or edge-of-your-seat thrillers. I got a kick out of their reactions, and it spurred me on to write more. Since book-writing wasn’t my scene, really, I just put my dream of writing professionally on the shelf.

Then something happened that changed my perspective in a heartbeat.

Democratic Party symbol

A good friend of mine needed a resume revamp for a new job she wanted. She knew I was a good writer, and she asked me to take a look at her resume. I wasn’t a professional resume writer (yet), but I was able to restructure her resume and to ask her some probing questions about her past professional experiences I could highlight in the resume to get her application on the top of the pile on employers’ desks.

In the end, my friend landed the job she wanted because her resume got her foot in the door for an interview! That success gave me a new idea: to become a certified, professional resume writer. I could take my writing skills to the next level and put my talent to good use helping people.

You see, I had been floundering for a while, trying to figure out exactly what career I wanted. I tried a few different ones, but they all seemed to be lacking something vital for me: a sense of purpose and giving back. But, after helping my friend with her resume, I landed on what I could do for a living that had a direct positive impact on people’s lives: I became a certified resume writer.

I mean, by just typing up their work experiences on 1 to 2 pieces of paper, I could transform their lives by helping them get the job that they had always dreamed of. That blew my mind.

After a few years of working as a general resume writer, I decided that it was time to zoom in on one specific area of resume writing. I had worked with many clients over the years who needed help with their resumes for federal government jobs, and I had learned a lot about how to best structure this type of resume and what to include to help them be successful.

For example, many federal jobs descriptions stipulate that you have to have experience doing a particular type of task for a certain length of time. It is necessary to demonstrate how a client’s skills and experience match the requirements for the position. So making sure to include the dates someone has worked and the number of hours they worked per week in a job is critical.

Also, including any information on volunteer work and involvement in community organizations is important because those skills learned or used in those roles are directly applicable to federal jobs.

So working as a resume writer for those who want to work for the federal government has become my life’s passion because I know that helping people get their resumes ready for the stringent federal hiring process is a critical component of their landing those positions. I take pride in supporting people’s dreams by using my resume-writing skills on a daily basis.

One loss does not always mean defeat. Although my party lost in the last election, I am glad about the circumstances. After all, now I can do my favorite thing again. I returned to where I started. I returned to my origins.

The Tax Poem

The Tax Poem.
(this is long but worth the time to read).

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he’s fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won’t be done&nbs p;
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him til
He’s good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he’s laid.

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
‘Taxes drove me
to my doom…’

When he’s gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Airline surcharge tax
Airline Fuel Tax
Airport Maintenance Tax
Building Permit Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Death Tax
Dog License Tax
Drivng Permit Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment (UI)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Gasoline Tax ( too much per litre)
Gross Receipts Tax
Health Tax
Hunting License Tax
Hydro Tax
Inheritance Tax
Interest Tax
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Mortgage Tax
Personal Income Tax
Property Tax
Poverty Tax
Prescription Drug Tax
Property Tax
Provincial Income Tax
Real Estate Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Retail Sales Tax
Service Charge Tax
School Tax
Telephone Federal Tax
Telephone Federal, Provincial and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Water Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation
was one of the most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt, had a large middle-class,
and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the hell happened? Can you spell ‘politicians?’

There is just too much government spending to justify all these taxes.
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The End Of Ethanol Subsidies

In a previous post I wrote about how Congress voted not to keep the ethanol subsidies going. A program that needed assistance when it first started, but now has grown enough to support itself without the taxpayer’s money. Six billion dollars was given to the ethanol industry each year. Congress decided to allow the subsidy to expire to help cut the budget. A plan that when you really look at it, was another political ploy to help the politicians look like their doing their job and following what the American taxpayer wants.

In 2007 President G.W. Bush signed into law a bill that would require oil company refineries to add ethanol into fuel in the United States. So ending the subsidies will not harm the industry when it comes to losing business and causing the ethanol industry to go out of business. In the end, the government has still help pick a winner within the energy industry.

What does that mean for other commodities within the US? Nothing. Corn prices will continue to be within the same range as it has been, as well as other commodities like beef and poultry. Ethanol consumes approximately 25% of the corn grown in the United States. On top of it all, it doesn’t even produce the energy it consumes to create it.

So why is it still being used within the US? I really can’t answer that since I don’t know what is going on behind closed doors in Washington.

Veteran’s Day

November 11th is the official day the United States remembers those who have ever served in the military. A day for us to thank those who have protect our freedoms and liberties not only here in America, but around the world. Originally proclaimed as Armistice Day, Congress made it a federal holiday in remembrance of the end of W.W. II
So today I would like to take this time to give my respect to each and every member of the armed forces for their service to protecting those from the forces of evil. I never served in any of the branches, but now later in my life, I wish I would have enlisted for at least one tour. The experience and knowledge I would have received would have prepared me better for my career as well as my business.
Thanks again for those who were willing to put their lives on the line for those they don’t even know.