A modest proposal on political scandals

A modest proposal on political scandals

Scandal tv logoHere’s a modest proposal on political scandals. When a politician is indicted, then taxes are reduced equivalent to his proportional representation of the people.

The reasoning is this: He was corrupt, therefore he wasted tax dollars. So citizens shouldn’t have to pay any more for his corrupt actions.

Currently, three California state senators are in hot water on corruption charges. There are 40 state senators. And 3 out of 40 = 7.5 percent.

Therefore, across-the-board, all taxes should be cut 7.5 percent for 2014:

  • Income taxes cut 7.5 percent.
  • Sales taxes cut 7.5 percent.
  • Car taxes cut 7.5 percent.
  • Property taxes cut 7.5 percent.

It’s only fair. And a rebuke to a system that has coughed up so much corruption.

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  1. Donkey
    Donkey 28 March, 2014, 13:57

    The RAGWUS would have a fit, and since they own the politicians in the first place nothing could be done. But the thought is great!! 🙂

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  2. Ted Steele, Manager
    Ted Steele, Manager 28 March, 2014, 13:58

    John– you’d be punishing the wrong class of person. The reduced tax revenue would not hurt the elite pol class– only the poor. Therefore, The Ted System ™ must reject your proposal with prejudice.

    Thanks for playing.

    Ted
    The Ted Steele System ™

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  3. John Seiler
    John Seiler Author 28 March, 2014, 15:07

    Ted: By definition, the corrupt politicians imposed corrupt programs on us. That’s how they got the money for their corruption. Repeal the corrupt programs and money, illegitimately taken from taxpayers, and the money will be free to be returned to its rightful owners, the taxpayers.

    Or do you want to continue the corrupt politicians’ corrupt programs?

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  4. DavidfromLosGatos
    DavidfromLosGatos 28 March, 2014, 15:23

    John,

    Perhaps Ted’s point of view is that we cannot pay too much to the government. It’s always the poor or the children. It’s never the government employees or politicians.

    Or perhaps he agrees with many on the left that the “rightful owner” of all money is the government. to the extent government lets you pretend you own some (although “you did not earn it”), they are just toying with you.

    But, since this is just make-believe, maybe even Ted would consider your proposal if the money came directly out of the remaining CA state senators’ paychecks and pensions. Maybe some peer pressure would get these guys to clean up their act. (probably not ….).

    David

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 28 March, 2014, 18:14

      Dave, the only thing Ted cares about is his RAGWUS pension. The taxpayers are only there for him. The politicians are owned by his union, but he knows that under current circumstances he can always buy another one. 🙂

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      • DavidfromLosGatos
        DavidfromLosGatos 28 March, 2014, 20:48

        Donkey,

        I searched “RAGWUS” on Google. First three pages are mostly comments by you on this blog using the term RAGWUS. Did not see any comment in which you explain what RAGWUS is supposed to mean.

        You refer to Ted’s “RAGWUS pension”. Does RAGWUS mean “government”?

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        • Ted Steele DD
          Ted Steele DD 29 March, 2014, 06:48

          Good question David–

          Ragwas is an acronym– most of us have no idea what the constituents are. It came during a doomer spittle laden rant from one of the girls out here who sports a brain injury.

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          • Donkey
            Donkey 29 March, 2014, 09:35

            The RAGWUS: Robert Rizzo and Government Worker Union Scam. I am sure you know how it works. The unions buy the politicians, the politicians pay of the unions with huge pensions, pay, and benefits. 🙂

        • Donkey
          Donkey 29 March, 2014, 07:43

          The RAGWUS: Robert Rizzo and Government Worker Union Scam. I am sure you know how it works. The unions buy the politicians, the politicians pay of the unions with huge pensions, pay, and benefits. 🙂

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          • DavidfromLosGatos
            DavidfromLosGatos 29 March, 2014, 09:36

            Thanks for explaining. Would not have guessed the RA part at the beginning.

  5. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 28 March, 2014, 20:34

    John – As we previously discussed.

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  6. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 28 March, 2014, 21:31

    Ragwus…

    Is a made up abbreviation for government corruption….plain and simple.

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    • SkippingDog
      SkippingDog 28 March, 2014, 21:45

      Coming from its purveyors, it’s nothing more than a made up abbreviation for government. No corruption required.

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      • Donkey
        Donkey 29 March, 2014, 07:44

        The entire system is corrupt, manipulated by clever thieves hiding behind badges and degrees. 🙂

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      • Donkey
        Donkey 29 March, 2014, 09:36

        The entire system is corrupt, manipulated by clever thieves hiding behind badges and degrees. 🙂

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 29 March, 2014, 09:34

      RAGWUS is on Google, soon it will be a war cry for the eradication of the crooked scheme altogether. 🙂

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  7. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 29 March, 2014, 09:48

    You’re truly in need of intervention…..it’s not mixed up meds or tight britches…..I was unfortunately mistaken!

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 30 March, 2014, 09:13

      Do what every good RAGWUS feeder feels entitled to do when their infantile cries are rebuffed UU, have me SWATED by the LE wing of the RAGWUS, Skdog is a fan. 🙂

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  8. Steve Mehlman
    Steve Mehlman 29 March, 2014, 10:06

    “Repeal the corrupt programs and money, illegitimately taken from taxpayers, and the money will be free to be returned to its rightful owners, the taxpayers.”

    Does this include the cost overruns, massive kickbacks to private contractors, and unfair loopholes for the well-to-do and well-connected, or is it just aimed at programs that help poor people, children and the elderly?

    You folks scream bloody murder about someone cheating on his food stamps. But when the massive laboratory corporation Quest Diagnostics was nailed for over $200 million for ripping off the state’s MediCAL program, not a word.

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 29 March, 2014, 13:35

      One perfect example why the RAGWUS should not be involved in the medical care of citizens. The RAGWUS has neither the skill or incentive to provide any service at a small profit or even cost. 🙂

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  9. mark landsbaum
    mark landsbaum 29 March, 2014, 17:08

    Why just for 2014? How about retroactive for the crook’s tenure?

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  10. Skippingdog
    Skippingdog 29 March, 2014, 20:49

    Donkey!!! Get hold of yourself. You’re in the midst of a growing OcObserver level meltdown and can’t even see it. You’ve got a fever, and the only cure is More Rants!

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 29 March, 2014, 21:25

      The Donk is fine Skdog. It is yourself that you should be concerned about, the word is out about the RAGWUS. When you see it written on the freeway overpass it will be finished. 🙂

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  11. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 29 March, 2014, 22:19

    Skippy…..Ignore hiim…..one trick pony.

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