Thursday, November 02, 2017 3:14 PM
Vote for The Non-Rich (2017Nov02)
Listen—we need taxes. And when things are tough (I think ‘now’ qualifies) we have to accept that increased taxes are a short-term hassle to get a long-term gain for everyone. And tax reform of any kind should start with a discussion of what taxes are being spent on, specifically. Any random tax-cut ‘reform’ is simply money being spent on large businesses and wealthy people—that’s where that money goes—and splitting hairs on TV all day doesn’t change that.
The United States has a total gross national debt of about $20 trillion. Large corporations make billions every year—in large part because America provides them with a civilized, efficient, law-abiding place to do business—and provides them with a diverse, well-educated work-force to draw upon.
Whenever the Republicans lower taxes, they weaken our country by increasing the national debt—and the deficit. Reagan’s tax cuts and increased military spending increased the national debt—Clinton’s tax increases and decreased military spending shrank the national debt. We are at a point where we traditionally have elected Democrats, to curb the predatory Republicans and put our house in order—but we lost our damned minds and elected the Clown instead.
Now these predatory hucksters are all over the media—earnestly telling you that by making the rich richer, we all get rich. No wonder no one cares about public education anymore—they need some real idiots to listen to that tripe. Anyone with a lick of sense knows that, if you have too few rich people with too much money—and way too many people with too little money—well, the answer is not to give more money to the rich. How stupid do they think people are?
Oh, and I love how Paul Ryan was saying, “We’re not going to cut the taxes on the millionaires…” so reassuringly—as if we ought to be glad they’re not getting a big break, instead of being mad that there’s no increase in their taxes while they hold 90% of all the revenue. How do these people manage to fight so earnestly-seeming, even when they know they are abusing their offices?
The wealthy make all the rules. The wealthy have all the power. Capitalism has become a mass of slowly-tightening strips of wet leather, squeezing us to death in the hot sun of changing times and conditions. We can’t even rebel against them properly—without our message being appropriated and even monetized by the media conglomerates. But we don’t have to like the rich. We don’t have to take them seriously (since when has a man with a loaded gun been required to make sense?)
And we can certainly vote for non-rich people. I suggest we all vote for whoever has the least money—and vote them out again if they become too well-off. That ought to put a crimp in political wheeling and dealing. If we kept up a heavy turnover, we could even have a few sessions of Congress filled by people who know what real life is like for the rest of us. They may disagree with our politics, but at least they won’t be rich fuckers. I’m sick and tired of rich fuckers.