Campaign season is starting up and the ads are starting to fill the air waves. Many are annoyed, or put off, but personally I am always happy to see them. It is always amusing to watch the candidates attempt to insult your intelligence, by showing superficial sound bites in a quest for your vote. And hey, it is better that hearing about the latest and greatest Gladware product. (Has it been two weeks already?)
Anyway, what really has annoyed me this time around is the republicans focus on taxes. Formerly, the right advocated for fiscal responsibility, now they spend even more than liberals, yet lower taxes all the same. If they are so patriotic, why don't they shut up, and happily pay taxes like proud americans, especially considering that our troops are fighting a war. Instead, they make ads targeted at the hordes of idiots who are too lazy to think and think, "yeah, more money in my pocket sounds great!" Well, in twenty years, when Asian and European Banks stop buying US bonds, because the it finally dawns upon them that they will never get their money back, and this brings on a
world-wide economic crisis, we'll have to pay the piper. You can pay now, or pay more later, it is that simple.