Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) has sponsored a tax refund that may be worth up to $50,000,000 over 10 years. Tax cuts are always a good thing, the problem is that they only apply to residents of Puerto Rico with children, who already don't pay income taxes. Curiously, her office would not explain why she did this. Clinton is the only sponsor of this bill.
Clinton is making appeasements to the very large Puerto Rican constituency in New York in exchange for easy votes in her upcoming re-election campaign, and she's doing it with our money. To manipulate the tax code in exchange for votes has all the markings of corruption on it, and we must not tolerate it for one second. Of course she's not the first one to try (or succeed) at buying votes with tax money, but this is a woman who has a great chance of becoming our next president. I'm not interested in starting red vs. blue debate here, because both parties have been or currently are guilty of the same thing. Currently, our tax scheme leaves the door wide open for abuse by politicians and their corporate lobbyists. This is blackmail at the election polls, and this threatens the very essence of Democracy.
Proposed solution #1
If you're tired of government blackmail, the purchasing of votes with taxpayer's money, and special interest lobbyists running our Legislative branch, we vote to ratify the Fair Tax Amendment. This gives politicians no leverage to buy votes, and lobbyists have no loopholes to hide in while they push corporate agendas.
Proposed solution #2
Don't vote for Hillary, even if you're Puerto Rican with children and it costs your family back home a bit more (read: what everyone else pays).
I'll support either solution, preferably both.