Tag Archives: Politics

Police Don’t Prevent Crime

I support the police. This isn’t an anti police rant. This is a pro Middle Class, pro humanity rant.

If spending on police made you safe, we would be the safest country in the world. But the reality is that many other countries spend a fraction of what we do on police, but have significantly lower levels of crime.

Why?

Those countries don’t let their citizens die from lack of healthcare. Those countries don’t degrade the poor and working class who are one medical issue from bankruptcy.

The final nail in our coffin? We (in the US) have made prisons a for profit industry. As soon as someone profits from jailing their citizens, there is a very real, and evil motive, to make sure things keep getting worse and worse – or at least perceived that way.

Vote out Mitch & Kevin and help me take back the Republican Party!

POlitics – To Serve And Protect Or Prepare for Combat?

All I can think about when I see giant armored vehicles like this is the quote from Adama (Battlestar Galactica).

The municipality said something about rescues during floods. Is there not a cheaper, less armored, more cost efficient way to move around in a flood? Also, what happens when the flood water gets over 4 or so feet? Doesn’t this become useless?

It’s almost like that’s an excuse and they just wanted to buy a military truck?

Right Wing Cousin

I have a right wing cousin who lives in West Virginia who loves to send me Facebook facts. You know the kind that stir up the base with facts that aren’t true? Today’s was about how the Democrats (he hates me because even though I’m a Republican, I think Trump is a wanna be dicktator) are going to destroy this county with a 70% tax rate. I tried to explain how our tax brackets work, but I think he’s had too much white lightening to grasp how our tax system really works.

Unless you make more than the top tax bracket you are never going to hit that 70% bracket. It impacts the super wealthy, and if you are like me, that might be your bosses, bosses, boss. For the bottom 99% of Americans, it just doesn’t impact our paychecks – but it does impact our healthcare, the roads we drive on, and the schools our kids to to.

Save our country, tax the rich, and rebuild our country.