Our government should not be run by career politicians in consecutive terms. At the very least, our government shouldn’t be run by career politicians, especially when they show that they are more concerned with how their career looks than actually fixing the problems at hand. What am I talking about?
I’m talking about the Democrats and Republicans sitting in Washington right now trying to fix our debt problem. Or are they? Now, if you only read this blog, you don’t know much about me, but I’ll tell you this. I’m not a Democrat. Nor am I a Republican. I don’t believe our country is fairly run as Repubs vs Dems. The only way our country can be fairly run is if We, the People, open our eyes and realize that it is actually John and Susie Everyman vs the US Government. Because right now, Congress is sitting up in Washington trying to figure out how to make John and Susie Everyman pay for the deficit and most of them are trying to do it without messing with their bottom line – profit.
And in the current situation, I have to give credit to the Democrats, because at least they are willing to make the concessions to Republican demands. But the Republicans? They are refusing to close tax loopholes for the rich and corporations – like the oil industry, though they want to cut funding to green energy research – and blaming everything on the Democrats and the president. And some how, they have Republican constituents convinced that Democrats are insisting on tax increases on the poor and middle class. But let’s be real, they don’t want to close those loopholes that allow them to keep so much of their money and allow their corporate sponsors to keep so much of their money. And yet, they claim that it is solely because of poor decisions on the part of the president that our economy is not recovering. It’s not because the top 20% hold more than 70% of our nation’s wealth and they get special treatment. Oh no, that can’t possibly be it. (please note my heavy sarcasm here)
You cannot have 70% of our nation’s wealth in the hands of 20% and then allow them to withhold paying their taxes. The rest of our country pays taxes on a sliding scale based on how much they make. But once you get to the top 20%, that sliding scale starts to stutter, failing at the top 1% who pay less taxes than the 9% bellow that. Meaning that of the top 10%, the top 1% pay the least!
And the Republicans are refusing to cut loopholes that allow that top 20% to pay even less than their share? And they are claiming that it is the Democrats and President Obama who are trying to screw the American people? Republicans in the House of Representatives have said that they won’t compromise – and compromise is what our country is built upon and what is required at this time – because if things fall apart it’ll look bad for Democrats, and Obama in particular. Why? Because they’re worried about getting Republicans in top positions, especially the White House.
So remember, all you silly masses, that while you’re arguing Dem vs Repub amongst yourselves, your representatives are still collecting their large paychecks and making rules that affect you and I more than themselves.
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