James Madison famously said, “If men were angels, we would need no government.” Days after the IRS and other scandals came to light, it appears that quote needs a re-evaluation. The government has grown well past its original intentions and is wading into the murky waters of targeting those who wish to hold it accountable.
First, and mostly importantly, elected officials should keep their promises and listen to the voters. It’s easier said than done, but think about members of the two previous Congresses and where many of them are right now. Politicians should remember them when deciding how to vote on a bill that increases spending without offsets or gives preferential treatment to a certain constituency.
Here we go again. Right back to where we left off last year. Tax rates are the main sticking point, the hard-deadline is New Year’s Eve and both Republicans and Democrats are doing their best to assure voters this time won’t be like last time.
Sports fans in some important swing states this weekend will get a last-minute dose of politics with their football. Bankrupting America, a campaign project of the conservative group Public Notice, will be flying two banners over the fields at college and professional football games with messages about the national debt.
As the dust settles from the second presidential debate, one question looms—we saw the hall but where was the town? The objectives going in were clear: Romney wanted to bolster his momentum from the last debate, and Obama wanted to make up lost ground. But really happened was this—the candidates were more concerned with throwing out rehearsed answers to the questions they wanted to be asked rather than giving honest answers to questions that actually were asked.