Sunday, October 2, 2016

IIWK: You Get What You Pay For

It's not often we have a political candidate campaigning for any level of the government who is prideful in their lawlessness, but Donald Trump takes the cake (even if it is a lie). His near admittance (though that seems to be a highly semantic argument, remarkably not terribly dissimilar to Mr Clinton's defense against perjury) to not paying taxes may not be a smart move for a man seeking a position that is paid out of taxpayers' money.

While it's admittedly clear that most people who hold the position of President in this country (at least in recent years) are in no economic straits that require them to "fall back" on the $400k per year salary of the position, it seems to me that someone who holds the position (or at least is trying to "apply" for it) should be required to help pay for it.

In other words, if you cheat on your taxes, ever, you should not be eligible to hold a position that's paid from taxes.

I'm not saying this should be taken further, to cover access to emergency services as well, which would make all manner of things a nightmare even to those who are fully paid up, because those are necessities, not luxuries.

Yes, I would call seeking the position of leader of this country a luxury. You want it, then you have to pay your dues. No dues, no access to this "elite" club.

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