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If politics only serves as entertainment, that is a damn expensive ticket. Think of all we could save by just dismantling the US senate and various state governments
A TN legislator makes $34,390 for 90 days of work a year, total of $4.6 million, to accomplish what, declare the bible the state book? Who wouldn't take a job like that! They believe in public service like the mafia believes in giving out free security
I think the people have lost our government to the big 3: special interest, the rich and powerful 1%, and big business. Does the average American fund the candidates and the parties? No. The big 3 do. Yet we believe the candidates and the parties are going to support our interest over the interest of the big 3 who fund and get candidates elected.
We expect the 1% and corporations to pay taxes and our government not to listen to them. This is just not going to happen.
In the end we pay the taxes in the form of higher prices but big business uses the money to control the parties and the people we vote for. Most large corporations fund both parties. They don't care who we vote for. Either way their candidate D or R are elected. We are given the illusion of choice.
The big 3 keep us equally divided because this is the only way they can control such a large number of people. Divide and conquer always works. If you put a ton of weight on either side of a seesaw 1 person can lift either side. Put the weight all on one side and no one can budge it.
We would be better off paying all the taxes and campaign money out of our own pockets and taking back control of our government. How can we afford it? Instead of paying higher prices to industry to fund and run our government we use our government to force industry to pay us enough so we can fund our government.
Slow slog but not futile.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
"You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
"Fly-over" country spoke, and The Donald is now POTUS.
Liberals - Punish the Successful, Reward the Unsuccessful
Liberals - Tax, Borrow, Spend, and Give Free Stuff
Obama's legacy - Total Failure