Friday, March 28, 2008

Look Out! Political post to follow!

According to KSL news the mayor and city council of LaVerkin, one of the many strangely named cities in this state, have decided to forgo their salaries due to a $200,000 mistake brought to light by an audit. They apparently will refuse pay until the problem is taken care of. There was no mention in the article of a tax increase, although I'm sure that will follow, the key word being "follow," their responsible actions. There was also no talk of sending out tax rebates in order to alleviate an economic recession caused in part by irresponsible leaders leading the country into crushing debt, thus devaluing the dollar. (I realize that my understanding of the economy is simple to the point of probably being wrong. I blame the fact that I took economics at ICC.)

OK, so where did this mayor and city council come from? According to the comments I have read on the KSL website, LaVerkin is full of citizens who would "throw a tizzy" if their leaders said they were going to fix their mistake by having the people pay for it. Which leads me to my main point.

I did not cause the national debt.

If I didn't, who did?

Most likely the people who have, or have had, any control over the national budget. What if we held them responsible for their actions? I wonder what would happen then. I would definately reelect a senator who had given up his $165,200/year salary to put toward the national debt. Which leads me to my next big point.

Why the heck am I paying Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama, and John McCain $165,200 to NOT go to work this year?



Blogger Chou said...

Nice point. Actually, Hillary at least does a fairly good job of making sure she's present to vote.

4:47 PM  
Blogger Talyn said...

I am very glad to hear that.

4:50 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

It would be much cheaper for you if the entire congress got paid NOT to show up. Any time they get together they decided to spend more of your money.

8:12 AM  
Blogger Lark said...

I always vote for free.

8:38 AM  

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