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GOP and Democrats Push Tax and Budget Propaganda

GOP and Democrats Push Tax and Budget Propaganda

By    |   Monday, 07 March 2016 07:59 AM

It is election season and the politicos are in hard sell mode.
The GOP hopes to win the presidency and control both houses of Congress. 
So do the Democrats.
Their only problem is that the voters are angry and showing it.
This is a serious dilemma for the political establishment because it threatens their cozy status quo relationship.  The old you vote for my bridge and I’ll vote for your river. To Congress this is just business as usual. 
When danger to the status quo raises its ugly head, they invariably go to their most reliable political defensive weapon.
Honesty and being truthful are not part what keeps politicos in power.  On the other hand, spewing the party line about how hard they are working for the taxpayers to protect them from being ravished by the other party’s tax policies works remarkably well. 
The Republicans want the voters to believe that they are going to reform the tax system which treats taxpayers as if they were a little lower than excrement at the bottom of the Indian Ocean.
The Democrats are trying to sell the dream that 99% of the voters have tax problems because the rich are not paying their fair share. They lay claim to being the party of tax justice which will right this wrong.
This sort of fabrication requires a reliable media to make sure the deception is the dominant story the taxpayers ever hear.  Luckily for the politicians, the news industry has a vital financial interest in making sure each party’s statements and counterclaims gets maximum coverage.  Playing up the fairy-tale that the establishment GOP and Dems are at each other’s throat over taxes is what keeps the public buying into so-called news shows, newspapers, magazines, news-letters and a whole host of internet sites.  All of which make their fortunes over selling advertising.
There are all the think tanks and academics that generate endless reams of analysis, white papers, and position statements in return for grants from the government and gifts from politically minded ideologues.
Not to be forgotten is the huge industry of political public relation companies, consultants, specialists, and other professionals.
Then there are the legions of lobbyists who bottom feed off this strife.
The truth is that there is no difference in tax and budget policy between the Republicans and Democrats.
Every tax law and budget every passed by Congress has effectively been with bi-partisan support.
Because tax generates money—and money is the fuel driving the political power machine. 
Politicians do not keep power with their own money. The Republicans and Democrats stay in power by spending trillions of dollars of the taxpayer’s money on their respective special interest voting constituencies and rewarding campaign contributors.
The spending is set in stone with every Congress every year spending more money.
The GOP and Dems make a big deal about making big deal changes in the tax law that in the end don’t mean a tinkers damn. 
The tax revenues roll in like clock-work.  The short-fall gets borrowed.
Both the tax and budget battles are, so to speak, a Kabuki dance of political propaganda.
The voters in this election cycle do not appear to be entertained.

Denis Kleinfeld is known as a strategic tax and wealth protection lawyer, widely published author and creative teacher. To read more of his articles, CLICK HERE NOW.

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