Friday, August 03, 2012
The Election is getting closer
I can hardly wait for the election to be over. The winner will be the big loser. The economy is tanking at a faster rate as every day ticks by. It’s Democrats against Republicans in the Congress. I would expect the people in Congress to keep their mouths shut and legislate. But oh no, they are too busy trying to get reelected. Naturally it’s all the other party’s fault. Turn on the TV and if you can’t tell the speakers party affiliation after 15 words, you have a problem—not the guy talking.
The biggest mistake of the present administration was trying to bring Democracy to the Middle East. Liberia, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Iran are all in a state of flux. Oil revenues were their “food stamp” program for the masses. We have destroyed that system of guaranteed delivery with a promise of Democracy. Hillary Clinton thinks that Democracy will spring up if the despots are disposed of. With dreams like that, even Lewis Carroll would dub her a “Snow Queen.” It’s all about power, the more you have, the more money and sex is yours for the taking.
We have Israel with nukes. We have a President that has wiped out two Arab leaders, Osama Bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi. Where is the major population of the Middle East looking to for guidance? No food, no political order, they don’t give a damn about Democracy. The funny thing is that these people don’t give a damn about the oil, its water rights that determine whether their family lives or dies. Nobody is paying attention to the dams being built surreptitiously in the region (ok maybe Israel is).
Neither candidate has a real chance of solving “The Greatest Depression to ever be experienced.” The greatest hurdle facing the nation is our declining tax base. The United States is broke and we have Republicans and Democrats fighting over taxing the rich. When they pass this next tax bill, how’s that going to work? Obama’s speeches seem to imply, If you’re a Democrat, you don’t have to pay the tax, but if you are a Republican, you do. Maybe we can deduce from the heated political arguments, that “A Republican is a Democrat with money.”
Hiding money for the rich is very easy. I knew a doctor that formed a corporation and paid himself $600 a month. I asked him how he could live on so little, he said his wife was an RN making good money. These people write their own W-2’s, they are the employer. Show me a worker that would rather spend his paycheck on higher taxes than on his family? How many Congressmen have been caught cheating on their taxes as well as their wives?
The issue for the next election is higher taxes for the rich. The problem is, raising tax rates in this economy does not guarantee more taxes coming in. Common sense suggests that if you double the tax rate, you double revenue. What history teaches us, in a depression, you end up with less.
Obama stuck a broom in a hornets nest when he passed Obamacare. What happens from here is all scripted, Obama will get his comeuppance from Congress. Paybacks are a bitch.
From here, it’s all on TV, Republicans against Democrats. The trouble is, is anybody listening? Let’s face it; the voter is fed up and tuned out. Do we have a President or a jive ass pimp lookin to sell us what we want for our vote?
Copyright 2012 by Jim Brubaker