Thursday, June 29, 2017

Call me naive … but,


if there were one single thing that could drastically bring down the deficit, rid us of poverty, give health care to all and still have enough to improve our infrastructure … wouldn't that be something that our elected officials, (the ones that we, in good faith, voted into office), would be clamoring to make the law of the land?

Well, it could be possible if they did nothing more than completely cut out all the havens and loopholes in our tax system. I know … it's an impossibility but just think about it for a minute. Wouldn't it be a wonderful way to bring back balance to our county … both fiscal and emotional?

In my 84 years on this earth I have never seen such disparity between the “haves” and the “have-nots”. It makes me ashamed when I hear it said that “we are the richest country in the world” and then see how little is shared with the needy. To be honest we should change our coins and bills to read: “In Greed We Trust”.

The fact that our current President will not show us his 2016 tax returns tells it all. So, yes, my idea doesn't have a ghost of a chance but, for now anyway, they haven't taken away my ability to dream


7 Comments:

Blogger Marie Smith said...

Great idea, Ginnie. It sounds so simple an idea.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

I agree. I think a flat, no loopholes tax would be fair and simple. Why not?

10:50 AM  
Blogger possum said...

Or One Nation Under Greed....
As tRump says, "One cannot be too greedy."
But that is one of the least obnoxious things he has said... and for him, one of the most honest!

12:29 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

But this is exactly what they don't want to do -- not the group in power now anyway.

2:56 PM  
Blogger joared said...

The problem with your idea is that the solution is much too simple, when what our leaders want is complexity. Now if you could just make it all more complicated and add a few additions to your plan that have absolutely nothing to do with taxes but give some cash perks to select voting districts, they might look at your plan as possibly feasible. Keep tryin'!

10:42 PM  
Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

It seems that our dreams are about all we have left.

5:06 AM  
Blogger troutbirder said...

In greed we trust and its' a dog eat dog world about sums it up. Oh and those forgotten words like compassion, community and selflessness....

8:06 AM  

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