America will elect our next president on Nov. 8. Let’s stop arguing about which candidate is more despicable and consider our tax situation.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, the federal government took in $1.48 trillion in tax revenues for the first half of fiscal year 2016. This the highest amount of taxes ever collected in our nation’s history. Yet, the Democratic candidate for president promises to raise taxes if elected, claiming (again) that the rich aren’t paying their “fair share.”
The evidence suggests that, for professional politicians, no amount of tax will ever be enough. No matter how much is collected, they will spend it and demand more. This situation is unlikely to change unless we elect citizens, not politicians, to public office.
Well, here is our opportunity. The Republican candidate is not a politician, and he has promised to cut taxes and balance the budget. Whether he can actually do it is an open question, but his opponent promises to do the opposite. That is one promise she would probably keep.
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Our elected officials already get plenty of money from taxpayers. They need to figure out how to use it responsibly. I’m voting for Donald Trump.
James Obler, Clovis