One of the biggest complaints about American politics is that political campaigns are so personal and negative and cost so much money that it’s just too corrupt for its own good. Each side, right and left has its own solution to these problems. But may I suggest both sides are inherently wrong? I am persuaded that that it is not the campaign season alone that is “negative” and all about “personal attacks.” *SPOILER ALERT!!!* *SPOILER ALERT!!!* Given the partisan nature of our political system, set up right from the beginning, whenever special interest factions own the political game we call “democratic republic” or “federalism” or more delusional folks refer to as “democracy,” what we have is in reality SURPRISE a plutocracy sustained by the talking points and the exchange of personal attacks between members of the ruling.
The Internal Revenue Service “scandal” is the perfect example of this. Each administration had hired IRS commissioners with the similar political ideals as himself. It should come as no shock that a Democratic President would have a liberal run the IRS and they would be more suspicious of conservative/GOP supporting 501 (c) 4 organizations (a category of groups I find suspicious in the first place). Rather than simply reforming the IRS, here’s a suggestion? Can we not finally take another look at our taxation system? Is this too hard? A variety of members of the political spectrum, from Ralph Nader to Herman Cain have proposed keeping the IRS, just making their job easier by changing our system to either simplify the code, or in Cain’s case, make it the flat tax with some obvious qualifications. Personally I would be in full support of a flat tax if it meant more luxury taxes you know, for those who owned extra houses and cars, etc.
People unfortunately got more excited about the details of Cain’s personal life (aha, the plutocracy strikes again!) than about any well-meaning discussion of tax reform. True to form, the IRS Scandal is again a circus sideshow, to keep us from analyzing the real, concrete issue of our taxation system, economics, and the arrangement of human bodies, from the top-bottom down who are impacted.