In the ‘Middle Ages’ the kings taxed everyone, then in the 11 century the nobility of England forced King John Lackland to sign the Magna Carta which basically stated that the Kings will was not arbitrary. Since then the political powers (which then fell to the nobility and this has now fallen on the Senate, House of Representatives and their political parties.) have done their best to regain the king’s arbitrary powers for themselves.
The Republicans want only the poor to fund the country through taxes and the Democrats want to socialize the nation.
The political powers have no idea what is going on in the streets just in their comfortable gated communities. These peoples which include ‘BIG BUSINESS’, the oil conglomerates, Politicians at all levels, Drug Cartels and the exceedingly rich (let me clarify the term ‘exceedingly rich’ I am defining it as those that enough money that they and their off spring could not spend in their lifetimes) all work to put the people in the streets under their control. Yes you heard me right, drug cartels, that have lobbyist in Washington D.C. working with politicians and the ‘policing agencies/justice department’ to keep drugs illegal. No I am not trying to discuss drugs, even though the US Govt. claim that Cocaine and Methamphetamines are safer than marijuana per the US DEA Drug schedule.
The political parties in this country are dealing with the populous of the US as ‘Middle Age’ peasants to be used to pay for everything. It is a crying shame that the politicians and the exceedingly rich would rather see this country in the trash can rather than pay their fare share, why not a flat across the board income tax? Because those that have lawyers, accountants and offshore bank accounts would actually have to pay taxes.
Donald Trump in the early 1990’s had a TV new magazine do a one hour profile on him. In that profile it was disclosed that Donald Trump was making over $100,000 a minute but only paid about a quarter of a million in state and local taxes and no federal taxes. This is the attitude of the Politicians and ‘BIG BUSINESS’ as well as the exceedingly rich and it has to come to a halt.
One of the problems I see is the political propaganda that is being belched out by the news media which include pandering to the Drug Cartels and the criminal combine of the US.
In Texas there is a lake that straddles the Mexican/US border which on the Mexican side is controlled by a drug cartel and on the US side is a playground and not really controlled by the Border Guards and is a giant hole that allows massive amounts of drugs to flow into the US.
There are several things that can be done to pull us out of this Financial Depression we are in and cut crime.
The first is a flat income tax across the board for everyone and that includes ‘BIG BUSINESS’, Politicians and the exceedingly rich.
The second is to legalize drugs (some will say if we do that we will have all the kids in America becoming drug addicts and to that let me point to Portugal and their drug law and the outcome). Legalizing drugs remove the money from illegal drugs and the money from illegal drugs is what all the crime that is derived from drug smuggling and distribution as well as the procurement by individuals.
The third is to stop allowing Congress to control their own wages and benefits and put them on personal budgets.
These three ways of stopping crime and the ‘Financial Crisis’ in America will never be implemented because it is too lucrative to the Politician, ‘BIG BUSINESS’, Oil Conglomerates, drug cartels and the exceedingly rich…