Band-aids. The fight over taxes is really full of ABSURD arguments. However, it seems that we just like to fight about entitlements, redistribution, and lack of fairness which all seem to be symptoms of a larger disease. Let’s not attempt to treat the disease, but put band-aids with Cartoon characters on the symptoms, like we are all still nine. Let’s ignore that people pay towards all that God-Forsaken concrete and asphalt out there with gas taxes and that the young pay social security taxes for the old. Let’s ignore our reliance on energy companies and utilities to provide gas, water, heat, and electricity – and those taxes. Let’s ignore that a single mother might be raising two children on a teacher’s salary of less than 50k a year and has to pay for ALL of these things on top of her mortgage or rent. Let’s forget about the taxes she pays when buying necessities – like backpacks, books, and clothes – for her children. Let’s also ignore the fact that no one is doing anything to address the schemes and rackets going on within the financial system and inflationary taxes. Certainly, let’s play pretend the steering system is NOT broken and hand out boxes of band-aids.
Responsibility? Any politician who lays out specific goals and then will pledge to give all the money he or she made back to the Government or a Charity and then only accepts minimum wage for their services – if they fail to accomplish those goals – would deserve my vote. You can call it leadership, “individual” responsibility, or just plain patriotic. There is NO POSSIBLE WAY that blaming failure on “The other side of the aisle” is going to solve anything. SQUAREROOTOFZERO