And here’s a “tingle up MY leg”
The stupidity of the American voter;
Six months after I ran for a public office, I met a random person who said, “Oh you’re Bill? I voted for you.” I replied, “Thank you. What part of my platform did you like?”
“Oh, I voted for you because I once had a boyfriend named Bill.” With this level of intelligence going into the voting process, it’s not hard to understand the problems we have with our elected officials.
The problems with democracy will never be solved without a “Conflict of Interest Amendment” prohibiting people who receive benefits from a government to vote in that government’s election. Our founding fathers never invisoned the welfare state we have now. We are really close to the point at which recipients outnumber donors.
To solve the current problem we need for “everyone to have a little skin in the game.” A 5% minimum income tax regardless of income level would help solve our financial crises.Posted by Bill on 07/26 at 11:41 AM | #