William Thien

It’s About Taxes, Stupid!

Posted on: July 2, 2012

Some of you may recall during President Clinton’s first campaign a popular slogan was “It’s the economy, stupid!”

Coined by James Carville, an advisor to Clinton during the 1992 campaign, the comment was very effective.

I can say that if there is anything this election should be about, one thing is for sure, it should be about taxes. With the passage of Obamacare and acceptance of the law in the supreme court, taxes are sure to go up, way up, as government swells.

Personally, I think the only true way to curtail the persistent, creeping malaise of taxes in The United States is to begin to dismantle social programs and particularly government programs that reward illicit sexual behavior by offering a check to families having children out of wedlock. We must also properly regulate corporate behavior, which of course includes the media.

The Bush Era Tax Cuts are about to expire and more taxes are about to arrive. If you think the government’s cut of your income is excessive now, just wait. It’s as if they have successfully distracted the country from the true goal of conservatives throughout the nation and instead caused conservatives to focus on peripheral issues while increasing the tax burden. That of course is accomplished through clever, devious use of the media.

If this election is about anything, “It’s About Taxes!” It was about taxes when the country’s founding fathers threw the tea in the harbor. It has always, always been about taxes in this country. It will probably be about taxes for a long, long time. During that time everyone who profits from high taxation will do everything in their power to distract you from the fact that it is about taxes.

Yes, it is going to be about taxes for a long time now, and I don’t think democracy is going to be the solution, either. I know this because democracy hasn’t been the solution, yet.

Copyright © William Thien 2012

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1 Response to "It’s About Taxes, Stupid!"

I suppose this election is about taxes, now. I think it would have been far more productive for everyone if it were about role of government, however. Taxes are a symptom of the larger problem, being over reaching government and abuse of power by elected officials. I concur that the media is complicit in the operation, successfully keeping the majority distracted with periphery issues.

On the plus side, I think overall people are very upset about the Supreme Court ruling over the ACA. This could, perhaps, get people thinking more clearly about the political positions they hold and the people they vote for. On the downside, well… let’s just hope there is someone worth voting for in 2016.

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