Oh, there are probably hundreds more, but why be greedy? These are ten questions regarding politics that I really wish someone would ask, and get a truthful answer to. If I knew the ten answers to the questions I’m going to ask here, I could die a happy man!
- Does Joe Biden realize that America basically thinks of him as the worst president ever elected?
I think deep down in his soul, he probably does. If that’s the case, he should be nominated for an Oscar, or a Emmy, or whatever politicians get in a case like that. To go through a four year term knowing damn well that you’re incompetent, that you bumble and stumble through life and you’d be totally lost without your handlers correcting every other word that came out of your mouth would be one of the things that would drive me crazy. I just wonder if Joe Biden realizes how he’s viewed and if he cries himself to sleep every night. I think most Americans that found themselves in that position would.
2. Does Bernie Sanders really believe the crap he spews?
Let’s face it, Sanders’ comments regarding anything to do with his social agenda is so far out of whack with the mainstream it’s actually embarrassing to listen to him speak. I can’t believe IF (and I’m not sure that’s possible seeing he went to Brooklyn College and the University of Chicago) he actually understands economics, why he would say the stuff he does.
3. Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez actually as stupid as she appears?
My feeling is no one can be that dumb. The insanity that she throws out there has got to be for show. She’s PT Barnum in drag, right? I mean, this is not an intelligent woman by any stretch of the imagination!
4. Why aren’t BOTH political party’s consistent in their beliefs?
This has bothered me for a long time. Let’s take the Republican party here since I bash the Dems’ quite a bit. How can you be against abortion because it’s “taking a life”, and yet be for the death penalty? I get it that the person on death row has done terrible things and deserves to die. But if you believe that taking a life is bad and immoral, then isn’t taking any life bad and immoral? It’s not just this issue, but you see it all the time. People that were against getting rid of the filibuster in the Senate twenty years ago are all excited about it now (I’m looking at YOU, Joe Biden!). I’m a consistency freak, and there is nothing worse than an inconsistent politician. I don’t care if you’re voting your conscience. But at least be consistent across the board!
5. Why can’t we pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution?
Whether you’re Republican or Democrat, if you’ve done your homework, you know that the current problem with our economy and inflation isn’t Vladimir Putin’s fault, and it’s not COVID’s fault. We had no issues under Donald Trump with this stuff. It’s happened under Biden’s watch because spending has been out of control. And yes, it was almost as bad under Trump. So, why can’t we make the US do exactly what every family and every business in the country does. If you take in a hundred dollars, you can’t spend more than one hundred dollars. Get it passed now!
6. Why do I need an economics degree from Stanford to do my taxes?
Paying taxes should be easy. You know what you made. You should pay a percentage to help fund the government. It’s relatively easy. Pick a number (and I’ll let the idiots in DC argue over what the number should be). Use that as a percentage and if you made X, you pay 10% of X, or whatever. In fact, there’s no need to send in a check or file a return. It’s already taken out of whatever you earn money on. Period. Your employer, or investment person withholds the percentage and sends it in to the government. You can do the same thing with city and state taxes. And that frees up the 664,532 CPA’s in this country to do something that actually requires thought, not just a computer program.
7. What’s the hold up with passing immigration reform?
This is a sticking point for me since I live in a border state. First of all, it’s illegal to enter this country the way these people down south are doing it. That means they are breaking the law. They should either be fined, and/or jailed, and deported. If the people we elect to represent us in DC don’t agree with that, they need to get off their fat duffs and pass immigration reform. And it better not be an open door policy. Donald Trump did have it right when he said that a country with no borders is not a country.
8. Speaking of which, why isn’t Alejandro Mayorkas or Joe Biden being arrested for breaking the law?
If you, as an elected or appointed official are knowingly breaking the law, which is what is happening regarding the southern border, why aren’t these people being arrested, fined, and jailed? If you or I did that, we’d certainly be facing the wrath of some governmental unit somewhere. My thoughts have always been that if you’re not going to follow this law or that law, then what teeth does ANY law have?
9. Why do we even have a “minimum wage”?
This has always perplexed me. Minimum wage was originally set because it was there to stop employers from taking advantage of first time workers, and paying them almost nothing for the work they do. These were typically students with summer jobs. But since we have this weird economy, now people with PhD’s are working at McDonalds. And they say they can’t raise a family on minimum wage. Well, you’re not supposed to raise a family on minimum wage. Look, can we do away with it and let the marketplace decide what an individual job is worth? If someone can’t find anyone to do the job for $5 an hour, they’re going to have to pay more. It’s simple supply and demand economics.
10. Can we pass a law or an amendment that severely limits what the federal government can do?
I’m thinking there are things that the federal government SHOULD do, and things that any government shouldn’t do. The federal government SHOULD maintain a defensive force to protect our land. It should mint money. It should build, and maintain an infrastructure system, and it should set in place laws that reflect the Constitution. It shouldn’t compete with the private sector in any way. An example of where that happens is the whole Obamacare thing. Take government out of social welfare and social spending programs. There are a myriad of churches and non-profit organizations that are set up to help people in need. Let them do their jobs! Let insurance companies do their job. You don’t need oversight in every area. If you want to pass a law that says that if you take advantage of someone in a criminal way, you can never work in that industry anywhere ever again, I’m ok with that. But leave the marketplace alone!
There you have it. I’ll sit by my computer to hear the answers…especially from those in Washington!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!