54 Weeks in a Year? It's Time To Say "BULLS**T"!
We have been lied to constantly since I can remember and the more I pay attention, the more I get mad about it. Even the business calendar is made to cheat us. According to businesses and accounting principles, there are 54 weeks in a year. And then they go on to explain that some weeks are only one day long. WTF does that mean??? If it's not SEVEN DAYS, then it's not a week, is it???
No, 365 days a year divided by seven days a week is 635/7= approximately 52.143 weeks. But your pay and our holidays are divided up and our time subtracted in order to only pay us over 54 weeks. When a business WANTS MONEY YOU OWE THEM, they are accurate and even cut you off on short months. They don't add on 2 or 3 days into the following months to make sure there are a whole 30 or 31 days in a month before payments are due but YOUR PAY comes when they want it, spread out over two non existent weeks. I don't know about you but I still have to pay my bills, eat, pay rent, pay insurance, and take care of my children and other expenses during those 2 weeks of "nonexistent" time of the year. Those extra days in those 54 weeks that my pay is spread out over keep me paying.
Then they (accounting professionals and business leaders) argue about a "fiscal year" which means from June to June the next year, which screws up everyone but the guys in finance who collect every penny and every second of your time/pay that they owe you, and put in in their bonuses. It reminds me of the Superman movie with Richard Pryor where he figured out how to funnel everyone else's half pennies of interest into his account. That is the principle that used to keep finance people alive but that wasn't good enough.
I was told as a child about an unfair principle that still is in play. The Federal Reserve is a bunch of private bankers who control "our economy" and their job is to make themselves and other rich people richer while making everyone else poorer and so if they knew that in the beginning, why haven't we changed that??? Ron Paul decries the Federal Reserve and the unfairness but have you ever seen him enact legislation to get rid of it instead of just bitching about it while contributing to it's existence with his fancy Libertarian attitude of "I Got Mine, Screw You!"
Nothing is really equal and fair in America until opportunity becomes equal so ask yourself why the banks won't loan money to people who really need it instead of practically giving money away to people who don't really need it. I have noticed the recent Chase Bank commercial where they show a guy with lobster traps as if he is the "salt of the earth" REGULAR GUY and common worker class dude and "small" start-up business man, like the Republicans held up Joe The Plumber that we didn't buy back then, either. There is a disclaimer message at the end of that commercial that says in very fine almost unreadable print that this "program" is for businesses that make a deposit (that doesn't explain daily or weekly but that isn't what most of consider a "small" business) of over $100,000. Do you make deposits of that much? Think about it. When was the last time you deposited $100,000 in your bank account. And now during the banking hearings, the CEO of Chase, Jamie Dimon, actually got up in front of the committee and said that he had NO EXCUSE for ripping everyone's money off and losing it at the casino on Wall Street. That is what, despite the moronic B.S. of the right and rich greedy, Elizabeth Warren was talking about when she said they should all be in jail and it doesn't make sense why they steal from people and don't get punished appropriately.
That principle in itself has created the inequity that we call the One Percent, which has actually become Two Percent and a handful of those rich people in the extra One Percent/Half that make up the Two Percent which are wealthy, have elected themselves to congress to make sure that they gerrimander the law so that they get richer and stay that way, and f**k everyone else. We are talking about the Libertarians who are in congress and don't believe anything else they tell you because they have taken over the Republican Party. The Republican Party hasn't been the same since Eisenhower and Goldwater. When did it change to go South? When Ronald Reagan screwed up our society and economy to promote rich people like himself and the unlimited greed has continued and gotten worse since then.