Power to tax is power to destroy - or level the playing field. Budgets are how you divvy up and spend it. You get re-elected spending tax where you need votes. Everybody has a six pack of hand outs to build bridges nowhere. Sacred cat tax is military. Sick cats cost more than healthy cats. Educated cats cost less than dumb. Idle hands are not the devil's workshop. It's idle minds. Overpopulation, starvation, disease are faith based birth control.
34,000 troops remain in Afghanistan. 600,000 pieces of equipment. Eleven years. Leaders had bats in belfry behind the nose (ours - theirs) Bribed our way in. Road toll to get out. Our dollar buys 50 cents.
I disremember why. Can't find anyone to tell me. State of our nation is poor house with peeling paint. Moral of story: don't hire those who mess up to clean up.
Robert Eugene Molenaar, M.D.
P.S. Meteorite almost launched Russian nukes.
P.S.S. Where's some computer kid to tell me how wide, how deep Gibraltar is.