Everyone: I hate paying taxes.
Also everyone: Yay! Socialism!
I just wanted a break. A nice long three and a half years. That was too much to ask.
Everyone’s all excited about the Democrat party releasing a few names that might run for president next year and I’m over here like, “Who’re the Republicans putting in?” Not that it really matters since both sides hate each other and every candidate thus far is farther extreme than the next.
I just want a moderate candidate. Someone who likes America but knows it could be tweaked to be better. Someone who isn’t all about taking the people’s money and growing governmental control over our everyday lives. Someone who might actually enjoy freedom rather than the idea of freedom.
And, honestly, I don’t understand the appeal of socialism. Hasn’t anyone done a quick Google search for Venezuela? That’s not some past event we can gloss over. It happened recently and is still happening. They are left devastated.
It’s odd that election season starts the after the last president wins. Sure, politicians need to solidify alliances, gather money, win over lobbyists, make deals, work on their golf swing, stall the opposite party’s bills and deals and plans. But what we really should look at is a politician’s record. Have they gone to work? Have they done anything at work?
Because chatting beside the water cooler doesn’t cut it. If I get knocked points on my performance review for it, so should politicians. I mean, they only work like 4 days a year. It’s not that hard to buckle down and pass a budget.
On January 25, President Trump announced his support for a three-week funding measure that would reopen the government until February 15. The deal, which also moved forward with long-term Department of Homeland Security funding, did not include funds for a wall. As expected, the agreement provides federal employees with back pay. Both the Senate and House of Representatives passed the funding measure by voice vote, sending the resolution to the President’s desk. Trump signed the bill the same day, ending the shutdown.
…Well, this is awkward.
Maybe that’s why people like candidates who are outside Washington D.C.