The current political state of our country sickens me. Everyone just has to blame somebody. Thank goodness for George Bush. Without him, Democrats and Republicans alike would have no one to blame.
And they all say “after this election things will be different.” Everybody that runs for anything says it, and has been saying it for years. Now days, they simply make up facts as they go to substantiate their position. Why tell the truth when a good lie will do?
And we, the American Electorate, don’t seem to care. If we really did, things might change.
It is all about the trough.
Even the most sincere elected officials are corrupted by the trough. They arrive on the scene with the best of intentions. Then they see the trough. “If another state, or special interest group, is grazing at the trough..then mine should too.”
So, the candidate you should vote for is the one that will get the trough money to the one that will do YOU the most good. But first, think about a few key issues:
1) The MEGA-RICH people that actually have the ability to do whatever they want without consequence, will NOT pay any tax they do not want to pay. They have the ability to take their marbles and go home. They can shut down their factories and they can hoard their money. They don’t have to invest if they don’t want to. They can hunker down and ride out any storm without missing any cocktail parties.
2) The “rich” actually make affordable housing a reality for many families that would otherwise be homeless. Ever heard of the “Low Income Housing Tax Credit?” LIHTC for short. Read about it here.
3) The “rich” are also the ones that fund tax-free bonds that finance the homes that many families live in. In Tennessee, a family of 3+ with household income less than 92,680 can purchase a $275,000 home under down-payment assistance programs that these tax-free bonds make possible.
Do we really want to close all of the tax loopholes that benefit the rich?
Most of us probably consider our employers “rich.” Do we really want government taking more from them, leaving less for them to invest in us?
I for one take great comfort knowing that my employer has more money than I do. If that weren’t the case, I would be very uncomfortable. Therefore, I am not for anything that would lessen his financial abilities.
One thing for certain, nothing substantial in government will ever change until we hide the trough, or quit refilling it!