I usually don’t rant on politics but just the same here goes.
I’m not here to debate with anyone or join a cause. I just to want to rant for
One of the talking points that has been going around and around for the last two decades has been “less taxes and less regulation” which if it
were to benefit most of the people it would probably be a good idea. But as it is, the infrastructures of many of our cities (small and large) have
been in need of repair, upgrading, or rethinking for a long time. The money to fix of all that comes from taxes unless the “less tax and less
regulation” people’s long term goal is to privatize our roads, city services, and anything else that hasn’t been corporate branded. Does anyone
really think that after whatever initial profit taking has occurred that any corporation is going to dedicate long term planning and budgets for
The thinking is that “less taxes” will allow the “job-creators” to do more. Are these the same “job-creators” that since the 80’s have
been outsourcing as many US jobs as possible because they didn’t want to pay Americans a decent wage and instead decided to move thousands of jobs
to 3rd world counties so that they could get away with paying significantly less than minimum while at the same time doing business in countries with
“less regulations” that have lead health & safety issues for those employees? Are these the same “job-creators” that in the last two years
have turned many of what would have previously been open positions into college internships so that they can get away with not hiring a “real
person” and paying benefits, etc.? Are these the same “job-creators” whose corporations are sitting on high cash reserves withholding dividend
payouts while handsomely paying their corporate officers bonuses for meeting the goals of “continued cost-cutting?” And it has been noticed that
all those cost-cutting measures simply mean more work for the survivors and an attitude of “if you don’t like it here no one if forcing you to
stay and we support you in your search for a more fulfilling role?”
I’m not saying that all corporations and corporate officers are
“evil-self-serving-individuals-whose-ability-to-think-long-term-is-only-until-the-next-quarterly-report is ready.” But they sure looks like they
are the ones who get to put out & control many of the talking points that their hired politicians use on talking head shows which are then picked by
the troll-alias du jour and spread on every news story comment page.
One of the problems with “less regulations” and it is probably due to a short-term memory issues or a lack of history study is that people forget
that once upon a time in the US there was a lot less regulation and that lead to monopolies, cronyism, environmental & health issues, unfair labor
practices, pay inequality, discrimination and a long list of other infractions that have been somewhat controlled through “regulations.”
And when it comes to “less regulations” why can’t they specify which regulation(s) they want less of? Each time that question is asked the
stumbling begins or the “job-creators can’t do their work unless we have less regulation” speech begins and once again, the question is evaded
until the next headline. Or they begin spouting the commercial for clean coal and by removing environmental regulations there could be more jobs for
coal miners. Didn’t the world already learn enough from what happens to the health of coal miners, the people that live in nearby communities, and
the generational trap that can be created from the history of the industry not to mention movies and songs? We are living in the 21st century and an
industry from the 18th century doesn’t want to wake up to that fact.
There is probably more that I want to say but I feel like I vented enough. Now I can get back to the urgent matters of ufo invasion, rogue comets
headed this way (run, hide, hurry!), the coming zombie plague and how to survive it, looking for reptilian eyes while politicians are giving speeches,
counting down to the next Bilderberg Group meeting and oh, yeah, looking for good doomsday bunker salesperson.