Friday, January 26, 2018
A cranky opinion for
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
The following is the opinion of a cranky old man with little expertise in the topic opined. Opposing opinions are welcome, but wrong, and please no name calling, and that means you, you big stupid-head.
OK, I am going to break my rule and post something political in nature.
Congress just passed bill changing our current tax code. I have not read all the new rules. I probably wouldn’t understand much of the changes.
I find the discussions relating to the bill to be interesting.
The legislation passed as most things pass in Washington these days with Republicans all voting for and Democrats all voting against. I don’t think Democrats attempted to insert any ideas into the legislation, I don’t think Republicans wanted their input.
Before legislation passed, I heard many horror stories that would result from this bill. Some changes would have negatively affected my bottom line. I believe those concerns were ironed out during debate. That is how the process tends to work.
Before the vote, Democrats claimed the changes will cost the middle class and the poor money while the wealthy will get wealthier. I don’t know, maybe, taxes are incredibly complicated and it is a moving target to make them the most productive for the most people. Democrats further insist the changes will increase the national debt.
Republicans insist the changes will put more money in the pockets of almost everyone, and will be a stimulus to pump up the economy creating jobs and reducing the debt. It has worked like that in the past, it is not an automatic formula.
I believe the intent of the new regulations is to do just what the Republicans claim the bill will do. If the bill hurts the middle class and the poor and is a boon to only the wealthy, then the Republicans will be buried in next years elections and the legislation will soon be reversed.
Democrats are pushing that possibility with current rhetoric that will give them an “I told you so” platform come November. The Democrats as is the nature of politics are rooting for economic failure, just as in the past Republicans have rooted for Democrat policies to not work.
This is why people hate politics. It should not be a game. I would love to hear at least one Democrat say, “I am afraid this bill is going to be a bad thing for the country, but I certainly hope I am wrong and we will all prosper.” That is no more likely to happen than for a Republican to have said about Obama Care, “I voted against it, but I sincerely hope I was wrong and it will be a great program.”
Damn I hate politics.
All right, here is my position on the Tax Bill.
Let’s see. Let’s just wait and see.
I hope it boosts the economy, brings more good jobs back, puts more money in everyone’s pocket and we have a long prosperous future. If it does not do what Republicans hope it will do, then the Democrats will have the power to kill the changes and go back to the tax system we have had for many years, or even put forth new ideas to make the economy better for everyone.
Anyway, that is my position on the new Tax Bill, I hope it works. I hope it brings great prosperity and benefits everyone. That is the intent of the Bill. If you want to have the Democratic party control congress more than you want a prosperous country than hope for the bill to be a failure, but everyone should stop flapping their gums over what will happen.
It is done.
I for one hope it works. *
The preceding was the opinion of a cranky ole man and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.
*If you care to explain why this bill is a bad thing be my guest, my comment back is, “We will soon see, you may be right, I hope you are wrong.”