I understand that you need to balance the budget. Spending has gotten way out of control, and we need to rein it in if we expect the United States to continue on as a country. What I do not understand is the logic behind your balance budget schemes.
Trickle-down economics was a failure when Reagan was in office, and it will continue to be a failure. Even with the Bush tax cuts in place, jobs have not been created. Instead, employers have learned to get by with fewer employees making less money and doing more to keep their jobs. Profits have soared, especially in the fossil fuel industry, and it is the citizens of this country that industry is benefiting from.
The logic seems even more ridiculous. Maybe if jobs were being created by the “job creators,” there would be enough taxes on the poor to cover the subsidies to the oil and agriculture industries and bailout funds that saved banks and automakers. As it stands, cutting taxes on the people who can most afford to pay them and expecting those who make less to pick up the slack is a notoriously bad idea for the nation and the people living here.
The United States can be a great nation again if it returns to its roots of the people by the people and for the people. Instead, government continues to kowtow to special interests and big business risking the health, livelihood and happiness of every person who lives at middle class or lower. The wealth divide has grown and continues to do so. It is greed that makes this happen, and you, Dick, the man elected to protect the people, decide that protecting corporations is a better idea.
It is my hope that you will wake up before it is too late and this great country of ours is plunged into the darkness of anarchy or worse the corporate control of George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” and “1984.” Unfortunately, my hope is very small because it sounds like you think you are doing the right thing.
Nixon has nothing on you and your abilities to obfuscate and prevaricate. It is time though for you to speak the truth and do something to help the people – the human beings – of the United States. Let the corporations flounder – that is part of capitalism – but help the people.