By the time this is in the newspaper the election will be over. To many it will be a victory and to others it will be a time of moans and groans. The election process in this country has given way to a mudslinging campaign and political rhetoric (language which is not sincere) which leaves much to be desired. No one is immune to the defamation of character, character assassination, slander and libel that has been in popular use these past years in all forms of public information blitzes. It causes me to wonder what we are teaching our children and grandchildren when this is what we do publicly to those whose views displease us.
In a recent newspaper article of October 22 on pg. A-8 there is a story about "Going Negative". In the 1st part of the article it mentions President Obama's "inability to 'stop cheaters' and Mitt Romney's inability to 'level with us about his tax plan' or for that matter his own taxes."
We are a nation that fashioned our government with a system of "checks & balances" so as to disallow any part of the government OR person to "push through" changes or laws without the approval of the several parts of government. It was designed that way to prevent anyone from usurping (to take over by force without authority) the power of the people, for the people and by the people of these UNITED States.
As for taxes: "Special rules for Special people" seems to be the norm. Give the rich a break in income taxes so as to grow our economy and the businesses owned by these people.
There are approximately 300,000,000 people living in this country and the top 1 percent of that population has the most money and holdings in this country. Many of these people have/make/earn 10s of millions of dollars every year and others make much more. These people think they have a right to secret (hide or underreport) their earnings and deposit this wealth in off-shore accounts in other countries in order to avoid paying income taxes.
People who make their millions on the backs of fellow Americans who pay a larger percentage in income taxes than their wealthy counterparts do is an unfair system indeed.
I wonder, would the I. R. S. go after these wealthy Americans in the same fashion as they do people who owe a fraction of the amount the wealthy would owe? It makes you wonder now doesn't it?