Politics As Usual
- is it -
? Cooperation or Exploitation?

Abuse Of Power

Rigging the System


Politics as Usual is all about getting benefits and shifting the cost to others. It is rigging the system for favors. How is that not an abuse off power? Republican and Democrat Parties are Politics as Usual.

Taxes are up. Spending is up. Debts are up. Demand for more spending continues. Votes are bought. It’s Politics As Usual.

The reality is that votes can be bought and power can be sold. Legislators understand this reality. Power corrupts. The greater their power to create rights, dispense privileges, contracts or favors, the higher the price such officials command.

This is the dynamic that drives Politics as Usual – to grant the demands of some at the expense of others. Voting groups use politics to redistribute money and privilege - taking it from others and giving it to themselves.

Look at elections. What happens when politicians promise to lower spending? Those who lose money or favors organize against them and votes are lost.

Now, consider the back room deals for money and privileges. Why is lobbying a growth industry in a state that has been losing industries?

Politicians fill the treasury with our tax money and use it to buy votes. Dollars in the common treasury, like fish in the common sea, can be harvested to extinction. When taxes can no longer replenish the stock and borrowing is no longer possible, treasury dollars become an endangered species. (Worst of all, votes can no longer be bought.)

Government has then gone beyond dysfunction and become powerless. This is when local governments like that of Erie County and the city of Buffalo find themselves taken over by a fiscal control board and the treasury is no longer controlled by politicians.

A fiscal control board is essentially a capitulation to an un-elected dictatorial Wall Street government because democracy has been corrupted and "We, the people" made bankrupt. Yes, that can happen. It has happened before. New York City and Puerto Rico are just two examples. Other examples will likely happen again in the future.

How long will it be before New York State is governed by a fiscal control board?

Politicians buy votes because people sell votes to get power and tap the treasury. No, people & politicians will not reform because change means spending less. That means losing campaign money and votes needed to win elections.  

Wasn’t America supposed to be about limited government? Laws steal choices.  They make you obey. Laws make you do things you would not want to do if you were free. In today’s political environment all other political parties legislate to prohibit and limit choices for some people and mandate the choices of others. Was it meant to be this way? What can be more valuable than choice? What do you have when you have no choice?  If you think liberty is better than forced obedience help get people back their ability to make choices for themselves instead of having them imposed. If you agree that competition moves society forward better than government decrees then why not help make that happen?

If you’ve had enough of the same old story, why not buy a new book?

Join the resistance. Consider it a form of civil disobedience. The Libertarian Party of New York is trying to gear up to become more politically relevant. We need your help. We need people like you to help change attitudes, question prevailing assumptions and support our candidates.

 

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"I see the liberty of the individual ... as the necessary condition for the flowering of all the other goods that mankind cherishes: moral virtue, civilization, the arts and sciences, economic prosperity. Out of liberty, then, stem the glories of civilized life.” Murray Rothbard

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