A petition was floating around the Fred Meyer parking lot this morning. I asked the woman what it was about. “We are trying to stop Washington from adding more taxes on groceries.” I signed the papers and went on my way.
As I walked away I thought about getting on my soapbox about not paying taxes at all, but I thought better if it. Then I realized that the same people who voted in the services that the new Taxes would pay for are trying to stop the funding.
This supports the last of need for a election much less a government. If the people who the government is funding are fighting to stop the funding for their programs why have the programs?
The allure to democracy to that the common man is given a voice. The problem is the common Man is not always educated in the issue that he is voting for.