In our last episode, we dug into the fact that the President gets way too much credit and way too much blame for how much your shit is worth and the overall state of the US Economy. The reality is the Fed and its almost unchecked monetary policy, is what really controls the economy. In this episode, we will explore the mysterious and unknown realm of State and Local politics and how they can also fuck up your life 10 times more than our Pres.
Are you one of those people who have bred other humans or plans to? Do you plan on homeschooling them or sending them to a private school? No, Public Education? Me Too. Do you drive on roads? Do you pay property taxes, or does your landlord? Yes? Want to smoke pot and not be bothered by your local Deputy?
The President doesn’t matter for any of these things!
Allow me to introduce you to the world of local and state politics! You know, that thing you do not pay attention to every 4 years! Of course you will hump your ass out to the polls in a hurricane to vote in an General Presidential Election where your vote doesn’t even matter! But pay attention to the group in control of your schools, your roads, your utilities, your police and fire agencies??? FUHGEDDABOUDIT!!! There are only 50 State governments and 85,000 local governments in our country but who gives a shit, as long as we have the President we want, NOTHING ELSE MATTERS!!!
These local and state elections get decided in the single digits sometimes- your vote DOES matter, but no- you DVR’d some HGTV garbage that you need to watch, paired with a nice glass of Cabernet to unwind after your “stressful” day at work helping clients buy more of your company’s shit that will most likely under-perform. Meanwhile, corrupt politicians are busing people out of the old folk’s homes in wheelchairs with their oxygen tanks in tow so they can get a competitive advantage.
You will post Trump and Bernie memes all day, but couldn’t pick your State Senator or City Councilperson out of a lineup! If you are this person (which you likely are) you deserve to drive over nothing but potholes caused by water main breaks in a minivan full of kids who can’t do math while your local sheriff pulls you over for having a stash of doobies in your glove compartment.
Moral of the story, VOTE IN YOUR GODDAMN LOCAL AND STATE ELECTIONS!!!
In our next episode we go back to the national stage and explore how this governing body can really make a President not matter for shit.