LAWS ARE GOVERNMENT
Conservative Republicans claim they want less government.
Laws are the primary method used to govern peoples, nations.
Conservatives claim that they want less government controlling their lives, their businesses, their future. Yet, all the laws created in the USA that allow banks, credit card companies, mortgage companies, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies to make huge profits on the backs of and at the expense of the populace are passed by, enacted into law, by Republicans (and Democrats).
Who are they trying to kid? They don’t want to do away with big government. They need the Federal government, Congress, the Judiciary, the State Department, the Executive branch, even the Pentagon to support the big laws necessary to move forward their big money-making ideas for one percent of the population. They just don’t want big government to write any laws that will benefit anybody else, meaning those who do the actual toiling to make their big money dreams come true.
Essentially in a democratic society, when the government passes big laws to benefit big business, that government expects that as part of that deal, taxes gleaned from their exorbitant profits will be passed onto the toiling people who work at low wages in the form of social programs.
In a socialist society the government takes in all the taxes, with no special big laws for certain enterprises and divides it equally. Theoretically. Big business is not the middle man so-to-speak. Nobody is.
In a democratic society, big business is the middle man, while big government remains the keeper of the books or the keeper of the score to make sure the middle man doesn’t get too greedy and leave the populace destitute or living below subsistence level wages, which poses a threat to national security.
Conservative Republicans and Conservative Democrats want to be the middle man, and the big government, so they can still pass the big laws, but instead of giving some of it back in taxes from the huge profits, in order to feed and keep healthy their below subsistence level wage toiling workers, they want it all.
Romney wants to get everybody back to work so they can afford their own food, a working car to go to work, a living place that isn’t a slum, so they can afford their own medical and dental care, send their kids to school and save for their retirement, all the while buying the products that big businesses produce to keep the big businesses in big profits so they can keep their low wage toiling employees. My question is how does one do that on minimum wage or even two or three dollars above minimum wage? They don’t. It’s impossible. How many people in the USA work at minimum wage or two or three dollars above minimum wage? A lot I suspect. Is he going to raise the wages of all those working in the service industries to a livable income where they can raise a family and provide all of the above? Of course not. Is Obama going to do that? Of course not. There are too many conservatives on both sides of the aisle for that to ever happen, no matter what party is the controlling force in Congress.
Tax cuts for the rich have been in place since Bush took office and gave them those cuts. It’s been almost twelve years now that the rich have enjoyed that low tax rate. The end result is that twenty-three million (plus a lot more than that) are still without jobs. So the tax cuts did not act as an incentive for big business to hire more people, so the working poor could pay more taxes to pay for their own medical care, schools, food etc. that Romney claims will happen if he becomes president and keeps those low tax rates for the rich in place. It hasn’t happened in almost twelve years. Do rich people love Romney so much or fear him so much or respect him so much that given he keeps the status quo the status quo, then simply on his polite request they’ll start hiring twenty-three million people?
Being hired at low wages still won’t allow the populace to afford all that they will be required to purchase under the Romney plan. I believe that Romney does care about one hundred percent of the people. I believe that Romney doesn’t care about your race or gender. He wants to lift everybody up. It’s the Mormon way. Read Bill Marriot’s book. He was a Mormon. That’s what he did. Took people off the street, gave them jobs to give them dignity, then promoted from within. That’s how Marriot was built. Can Romney use that model for the entire country? Marriot gave their people health insurance, benefits and profit sharing in addition to their wages, even the dish washers and the bed changers. I don’t know if that’s still the case.
In other words, Marriott made huge profits, then shared those profits with its employees. That’s what Obama wants to do. Big business makes huge profits, Obama wants to tax those profits at a higher rate, so that the government can pass those revenues, or at least some of those revenues, onto the people who toil at low wages with no benefits. It’s the ‘no benefits’ empty package that necessitates social programs.
Romney wants to keep the tax cuts so that businesses will hire more people, so that these people will now pay taxes in order to offset the amount given businesses in tax deductions. Which should mean that now the government can give those revenues back to the low wage earners in the form of social programs, but Romney says no. Offset the cost to pay down the national debt, don’t put it into social programs. Now that the twenty-three million people are back to work, albeit at low wages, they can take care of themselves and we have the companies who want to sell them all the care they need.
But they still can’t afford to buy all the care they need, because they’re barely making ends meet by paying the rent, utilities, buying food and gas and keeping the car running.
Obama says we don’t need to close loopholes, that it won’t make a dent in the economy. Yes we need to close the loopholes. Yes we need to put people back to work, yes we’re still going to need social programs, yes we need to tax at higher rates the huge profits that big businesses make, yes we’re going to have to reduce spending. We need to do it all. That’s how governments pay for their expenses without borrowing money from other countries. We reduce the national debt by not borrowing and by investing in American workers. Somebody needs to take America’s credit card away from them.
Republicans and Democrats balk at feeding the poor in America, but they don’t hesitate to send huge amounts of cash overseas to foreign leaders who squander it. Politicians need to be reminded who their family is. It’s the American people. Feed both if you want, but don’t feed one and leave your own family destitute.
Why should the government shell out over half a billion dollars every year to a public broadcasting television network that is so arrogant that they refuse to take advertising revenue to pay for their programs? They don’t like advertisements on their T.V. shows. I don’t either, but I’d prefer the ad than watching a bunch of people talk on phones begging people for money. It’s sickening. Right in the middle of a show they come on with those screechy voices, always the same people. I change the channel.
They don’t want advertisers to control the content of their shows? Who is it that wants to control the programming that your kids watch, the government or private enterprise? When the government shells out over half a billion dollars a year, every year, the government controls the content. I didn’t know that the government paid for PBS (Public Broadcasting System). Maybe they should call it Government Broadcasting System (GBS). Now it makes sense, the Israeli slant, all the holocaust shows.
Big Bird is disturbing. I wouldn’t want my kids watching those shows. I turned on the T.V. one morning and it came onto a kids show. I watched it for a few minutes curious to see what they were like fifty-five years after I watched them myself as a pre-schooler. I was shocked at the adult content via sexual innuendo coming out of the mouths of caricatures. I wondered who wrote the scripts and if parents were paying attention to what was said and how it was said. Indoctrination is what I saw, heard and felt—across the board.
Yes the government controls the minds of your kids through these paid for by government programs. It’s time for Big Bird and PBS to cut the umbilical cord to Uncle Sam’s wallet. All this time they had me thinking that ‘we the people’ paid for those shows through our generous donations. Over half a billion dollars a year, every year guaranteed from our taxes whether we watch the shows or not plus our donations.
Big Bird is a fraud and a cheat. Keep him away from my kids. I don’t like Big Bird, I have never liked Big Bird and I will never like Big Bird. Big Bird is a terrorist hiding behind somebody else’s feathers. A wolf in sheep’s clothing.
If nations are people, then corporations are people.
I don’t like Big Business. I don’t like Big Government. I don’t like Big Bird. I’m a Democrat looking for a leader.