A recent poll says that up to 90 million voters do not plan to vote in the November elections. The reasons given include that they are disgusted with the way things are going in the United States, their vote won’t count anyway, or they are too busy.
Not voting is, in fact, voting.
In fact, what the Edelsons of the corporate boardrooms don’t want you to do is vote. Then they can have their way with your wallet.
What disenchanted voters are doing by abdicating their right to vote is to vote in favor of an election that has seen a tsunami of corporate largesse flowing into the campaigns, particularly into the GOP campaign. If you do not believe that “corporations are people” then you need to take action as a natural person.
If you don’t, then people like Sheldon Adelson, a big Las Vegas casino mogul, who has pledged to spend 100 million dollars to get Mitt Romney elected will have won. You may ask why Adelson is willing to spend this fortune to elect one person? Basically it boils down to a business or corporate decision: If Mitt Romney is elected, Sheldon Edelson stands to save 2.3 billion dollars in tax benefits. That is a return on investment of 2,300%; not a bad investment for Mr. Edelson.
But maybe not such a good outcome for you.
According to an independent study by the Brookings Institute, tax breaks to the very weathy, such as Mr. Edelson, must be made up somewhere and that somewhere will be thee and me. Middle income taxpayers will likely see an increase in taxes of $2,000 to pay for Mr. Edelson and other wealthy taxpayers investment.
Do not acquiesce to these tax bullies. I learned early in life that the only way that bullies can be defeated is to stand upo to them.
Let your voice be heard on November 6th. You have nothing to lose by voting and maybe $2,000 per year to lose if you don’t.