Just a Few Thoughts


This is the time of year that no one has time or energy to do a whole lot other than trying to complete year-end work and shop for that “perfect” present for your loved ones. Doesn’t leave a whole lot of time to do much else, so here are a few thoughts on some of the current events.


The Republican’s have passed a revised tax bill through both houses of Congress. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not as some of the rumblings about the bills as they head toward reconciliation may not be a good thing for the American people. Various deductions have been removed and others increased, appears to be business friendly, Obamacare penalty is gone, but who knows what the final version will look like. A bit nervous with this one.

Of course, the Democrats are bitching and moaning about not being heard (they were, but they were making horse’s asses of themselves), that it will impact the middle class (as if they have really given a crap about the middle class except around election time), and that it was passed without Democrat support (just like Obamacare). While I think they may have some good points in the noise that they are generating, they have not participated in good faith, have not (to my knowledge) offered anything constructive, and the bigger point, would have passed a massive tax increase if they were in charge of Congress. While I don’t trust politicians in general, I definitely do not trust a politician with a “D” after their name.


Pause for thought – There are 535 Legislators in both houses of Congress that set laws and policies for this country. Thus far, the country’s bond rating has been downgraded and is trillions of dollars in debt. To keep the country going, money has to be borrowed and paid back with interest. All this shows is that the majority of lawyers and idealists that make up the political parties do not have this country’s best interest as part of their agenda, but desire to stay in power whatever the cost.


It’s probably been stated before, but I believe that both parties are against President Trump. He is a political outsider, and if he is able to push through his agenda, it will prove that the politicians for the past 50-plus years have been screwing the American people over.


This country does not have a tax problem. This country has a spending problem. How many times have we heard or read about a frivolous spending item that costs millions of dollars in tax dollars? There is very little accountability in the massive bureaucracy that is the government. But that appears to be changing a little.


The sex scandal that has rocked Hollywood has spilled over to the halls of Congress. Politicians have been found using a taxpayer funded hush fund to pay off their victims. This is reprehensible. Bad-behaving politicians have no personal stake in changing their behavior. The money doesn’t come out of their personal pocket, and the victims sign an agreement to not say anything about the incident. They have no reason to change, and no accountability for their actions.

It is fascinating to me that the majority of politicians caught up in this are Democrats. You know, the ones that alway state that they are “for women’s rights” and some other drivel? Where was the outrage that the Democrats are now showing when a known sexual predator by the name “Slick Willie” was in the White House, and the Democrats covered it up? These incidents keep me thinking that the Democratic Party is poison for this country.


Of course, we have to keep in mind that the Republicans are only marginally better than the Democrats. I’m wondering if they will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on the tax reform bill like they did with repealing Obamacare. If so, then they could very well lose control of Congress during the mid-terms.


That’s all for now. What do you think?

About Tom Roland

EE for 25 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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