Letter to the Editor
So now those valiant Republicans are going to do tax reform for the subjects over which they rule. Anyone who believes that believes pigs fly too. Hope is not a plan. To speak of what one has accomplished is far more significant than speaking of what one plans to do. They told us they would repeal ObamaCare, but those were only words that served as a balm for the aching masses.
Their first step in tax reform was to approve a federal budget. They decided they needed twenty trillion dollars to fund their schemes for another year. Any shortfall in revenue will be made up by borrowing enough to make up the deficit. They raised the debt ceiling in order to be able to borrow more money. With no limit on how much they can borrow they are virtually unrestrained in how much they spend.
Those valiant aristocrats working hard for us in Washington actually believe that government debt poses no threat to anyone. Georgians sent a former corporate executive to Washington based on his message of concern for the growing debt and deficit spending. So far his hard work for us includes voting for the ridiculous budgets of the past two years.
There are some things they should do that would really help us all. One is to enact a law that allows individuals and businesses to operate their finances the same way the pols operate government finances. Think about how much financial growth would occur if there were no restrictions on how much individuals and businesses could borrow. Business failures would cease. Poverty and poor people would vanish in America.
Another option for tax reform should be that everyone pay something. Every person over the age of eighteen should have to file a tax return and pay income taxes. Government provided necessities such as housing, healthcare, food stamps, disability, and unemployment payments should be taxed. It would be easy to calculate what each person receives. Taxing those receipts would be simple.
Another option. Illegal aliens should not collect government benefits. Illegals are among the fifty percent of the population who pay no taxes but get refunds on what they don’t pay. None of this going to happen. There is not going to be any noticeable tax reform for those of us who pay.
They talk about taxing the rich without defining who the rich are. That is because they are numbered among the rich and have no intention of burdening themselves with additional taxes. Their wealth is subject to capital gains taxes which do not exceed twenty percent of their investment income.
The budget these clowns passed was only to assure that they have the money they need to operate. In their minds, government cannot fail, cannot be too big or too intrusive. Whether you and I survive as we adjust to their wicked ways is irrelevant. But that is how it is when we are ruled by tyrants righteously declaring how hard they are working for us.