Beware of Politicians Bearing Gifts

Happy Days are here again

A mans worst enemies can’t wish on him what he can’t think up himself–Yiddish Proverb

The Just No party is dancing in the aisles. They have finally said yes twice and are overjoyed with the vibrant feeling of saying yes twice in one week.

Their first experience of saying yes in the last two years was to a tax bill that gave a large frosted cake to the rich and some crumbs to the middle class and nothing to the poor. This feeling of saying yes drove some Northern Republican to vote yes on “Don’t Ask, Don’t tell” to demonstrate that they are no longer bigots. Of course the bill took no money from the wealthy.

Now that they have cleansed their souls it will be back to chastising Obama before the 2012 election.

My motto has been “Beware of politicians bearing gifts.” If they give the commoners a tax cut in one place they increase their tax in another manner. A typical example could be the tax break under Governor Deukmejian’s first month in office to  prove the Republicans believed in tax cuts to stir the economy. He went as far as sending a refund of the past years taxes. I remember receiving a $64 refund. I also noticed during his first year in office auto registration and license fees doubled. The same increases were in hunting and fishing permits, admissions to State Parks and other small fees most people used. The tax cut now had turned into a tax increase. This is just one example of the public being treated like kindergarten students. This fleecing of the public is not only a State problem, but also a Federal ploy.

People now get their news from the comedians and comedy from Congress. Will Rogers had some realistic quotes: There’s no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.– With Congress — every time they make a joke it’s a law. And every time they make a law it’s a joke.

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2 responses to “Beware of Politicians Bearing Gifts

  1. Vicki Sue McKinnis

    Well said….I noticed that within a few days of telling us of the tax cut, the small print is that property taxes are going to be raised.

    With all the currently passed legislation, I notice that no one is squawking over the food safety bill that was passed in a midnight session. I noticed that it is being moved forward with the veiled intent of protecting our foods. I seems to me that we should question who is going to benefit financially from this. Is this bill going to give the FDA and their “friends” power to squash small organic farmers and vendors, giving the government control over our food supply? Will the FDA now determine where it is illegal to grow, share or trade food? Will it allow large corporation to force small farmers and food processors into burdensome and excessive requirements?

    As you told me years ago…………”follow the money”…….I wonder who supported and pushed this “Food Saftey Bill,” who will benefit from it.

  2. If it weren’t so sad maybe we could laugh at it. I was thinking tonight as I listened to the radio about the new house and the history of laws, it sure is big business to make laws. The bigger more complicated government becomes the more powerful and richer some people get. There is no incentive for simplicity.

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