Let’s Have a Show of Hands

Yes, another political post by someone who doesn’t talk about politics…sorry.

I hate the way politics makes me feel. What I feel borders on rage towards the candidate who exemplifies everything I think is wrong with America: corporate greed, corporate bankruptcies, tax breaks for the wealthy…don’t get me wrong, I’m also disgusted with the opposite end of the compass: the population who could work but choose not to, and instead take from government funds which are paid for by people like me.

What makes people like Trump different from those on the opposite end of the financial spectrum, those who find ways to defraud government programs like welfare, food stamps, social security, unemployment benefits, and even college grants for their children—leeching on programs that middle class taxpayers fund? I don’t see a difference. 

I feel compelled to address the latest argument of Trump defenders. They site the astounding fact that “47% of Americans don’t pay taxes.” Let’s take a look a who this 47% of the population is:

  • Retirees who paid taxes their entire working lives and now collect their hard earned pensions (those who weren’t screwed out of their pensions by corporate bankruptcy), and social security, and they use Medicare to pay for pharmaceutical drugs. -old bastards don’t pay taxes
  • Young people who have just started working, and those who are underemployed- people who earn $9,275. or less annually pay no taxes. millennial loafers
  • Those who are temporarily unemployed pay no taxes. No job, income, no income taxes. –shysters
  • Dependents such as children, the disabled…I confess, my children paid no taxes for sixteen years. – cry baby sycophants 

The truth is the vast majority of people who pay no federal income tax have extremely low earnings, are elderly or have children at home. 
Households with cash incomes of $200,000 or more account for less than 0.1 percent of the 47% non tax paying population. 

In fact it is the middle class that comprises the vast majority of the of 53% of the American population who do pay taxes. The working stiff shouldering the burden so people like Trump can take a pass. 

Entitled and wealthy, the rich boy club whose members are exempt from anything that might soil their polo shirts…have you ever noticed the hands of people like this? I notice hands because mine are hideous. Hard work takes a toll on hands. Trump has the soft uncallused hands of someone who has never worked a hard day in his life…I resent his hands. I am decades younger than him, but his hands are younger than mine. I digress…

I feel frustration that by some freak of nature Trump has the backing of those people he would most likely defraud in a business transaction if given the opportunity. He is selling snake oil and people are lining up with their voter registration cards to partake. 

When this election is said and done, I hope we focus on filling in the cracks in the tax laws that these billionaires are sliding through, and those cracks on the other end as well…I miss Bernie.

October 7, 2016, Daily Prompt: Border~ <a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/border/”>Border</a&gt;

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