We are getting what we've payed for.
When you pay so little into anything you wont get much.
I'm talking about taxes.
The evil word nobody likes to hear.
But it's true, we've all payed very little in taxes for the last 10 years.
And look where it got us.
Ya we had more money to spend.
We were able to buy TV's we didn't need.
Cars that polluted our air.
Homes we couldn't afford.
Stuff that only made corporations more rich and powerful.
All while they hijacked our democracy.
They're calling the shots now.
They pay for our government!
We forfeited our responsibility to our government.
It's what we wanted wasn't it?
Representation without taxation!
We got it, woohoooo!
No more gosh darned taxes!
Why is our national debt going up?
Why is the quality of living going down?
Why are the roads crumbling?
Why are our schools in disarray?
Why are our jobs disappearing?
Why isn't healthcare more affordable?
Why can't I afford the basics anymore?
Why do the top 1% control 50% of the nations wealth?
Why are my freedoms being trampled on?
Why wont the bums in Washington listen?
We got what we wanted.
Little taxation, little government.
You get what you pay for. We have no one to blame but ourselves.
Congress will only listen to the people who pay for them.
Right now we aren't paying them much.
So they're only going to listen to those who pay them the big bucks.
Isn't this what we wanted?
You can't expect a government to represent you without taxation!
That's not the way a democracy works.
If we want our democracy back.
We must let go the small arguments of the past.
Reagan said,"Government isn't the solution to our problems, government is the problem."
He was wrong.
Clinton said,"the era of big government is over."
He was foolish to say that.
Government is merely a reflection of us, the people.
If we want them to be starved to death.
If we believe that WE are the enemy.
We'll get what we want.
An economy that favors the wealthy.
An economy that punishes the poor.
An economy more interested in making a profit than making a difference.
An economy that lets big banks and wall street make the big decisions for us.
Because we didn't want to pay for it anymore.
Instead we turned inward.
We decided we wanted to live in a country.
And continue to enjoy all it's greatness.
We just didn't want to pay for it anymore.
We got what we asked for.
We have no one to blame but ourselves.
If we're taxed little
We'll get little in return.
It's simple math.