Wanna see a true and clear example of just how bought and sold our government is? Let’s take the example of something that pretty much EVERYONE is a fan of. That thing is filing your taxes for FREE in five minutes. It’s not a Republican issue or a Democrat issue. It’s just a thing that tens of millions of taxpayers could use, and it would save the country billions of hours of work, not to mention money. But our Congress couldn’t get it done. Why not? Because there’s a profit motive on the other side. It’s goes by the name TurboTax.TurboTax is some shitty tax software that makes a billion dollars for the people who own it. And they don’t want you doing your taxes easily for free. They want you to buy their fucking shitty software. So they spend $11 million lobbying Congress to block easier (free) tax preparation. And it worked. Congress rolled over like a puppy lookin’ for a belly scratch. And it only took a mere $11 million. If THAT’s all it takes to get Congress to flip on an obvious, non-partisan issue, then just imagine how easy it is to get them to blue-ball a bill they weren’t in love with to begin with! AND in these tough economic times, it could’ve saved average Americans $100 million. But for that to matter Congress would have to give a fuck about the average American, and we both know that’s about as likely as a Pope with a clean record.
To get these blogs in your email inbox once per week, sign up in the box to the right.