David Rauschenberger MUG

My column about the Trump tax cuts and revised tax code was met with mostly disbelief by those on the left. They responded by reiterating the reports on CNN and MSNBC about reduced refunds. Oh, the horror.

What my friends on the left don’t understand is that I’ve spent two months showing taxpaying Americans that they’ve earned more and paid less tax as a percentage of that income. It’s been fun. I have no time for American voters who lament having more of their own money in their pockets. You shouldn’t either.

This movement toward socialism that the mainstream media and Democrats embrace will be the death of this country.

Brit Maggie Thatcher told you that the fun ends when you run out of other people’s money. And telling us about Scandinavian countries with hundreds of millions of fewer citizens and with governments exploiting their natural resources to subsidize their citizens doesn’t prove anything.

Drilling by Scandinavian countries in the North Sea and elsewhere is ignored by American Democrats, who tell us we should be like them. They can drill in the ocean, but we can’t drill off the shore of Florida. The definition of hypocrisy comes to mind.

Socialism is said to be on the march here in God’s America. I’ll tell you that I will never live in a socialist country. And I won’t go down without a fight. Only time will tell if that fight is real or just politically ideological.

I don’t discount the predictions that a second shooting war could break out. To ignore that possibility is to ignore the causes of the first war.

A simple majority can’t force the incredible limitations that Democrats will thrust upon us all.

They will have more than two dozen candidates seeking the presidential nomination in the 2020 election. And there’s not an original thought in their heads. They need a Trump clone to emerge from a huge group of candidates they deem respectable. And that person has to be of color or a woman.

The Kennedy clone Beto O’Rourke, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders don’t have a chance. Their party will exclude them. Nominating a white man is racist and misogynistic.

So, will Republicans win back the House of Representatives and hold the Senate? I don’t know. But Trump will be around until 2024.

If that means nothing gets done, I’m fine with that. Just leave me alone with your socialism and Green Deal.

Don’t be stupid. Don’t ruin our collective lives. Think …

— Rauschenberger, an accountant, lives in Orange City. Send email to drausch@bellsouth.net or info@beacononlinenews.com.