Our goal is to find the best president for the 2016 election. Here at CEOIowa, people matter! Which is why we dedicate our time to this website to inform you about the best canidates for the 2016 election!
This is going to be one of the hottest questions in the 2016 Calendar year and will be a hot topic again in 2020. Why is it that even though we vote biannually for our much more important congressman, we care much more about the presidency which has signifigantly less power. In all honesty, it doesn't take a businessman like myself to see how absolutely absurd it is that there is so much emphasis placed on this spectacle that is the presidential election. In all reality, it is much more pressing to focus on the local politicians. The federal government only affects approximately 30% of the total amount that you pay in taxes!
Yes, we all hate that stupid income tax every year, but what about that sales tax, the state income tax, and the slough of taxes that your local government charges? In reality those have a much larger impact on both your life and your wallet. Additionally, in a federal election, you will only have a 1/150,000,000 say (assuming a 50% turn out). At the same time, in a local election over positions such as commissioner, judges, or even mayors, you may have as high as 1/500 say and these local politicians may control up to 10% of your total tax payouts! Now that is real control and is truly democracy at work! You get a legitament say in how your local tax dollars are used. If you want better schooling, better police, or better quality services, then you can vote in a more progressive mayor who will increase ticket fees, costs, and taxes to increase the capabilities of that municipal government.
On the other hand, if you are more interested in lower taxes, fees, or reducing the government presence of an area, you should vote for a conservative candidate who will want to reduce the budget around the board. There are hybrid candidates however. This is where local politics more adequately represents a democracy. In the national elections, there is often only 2 candidates and they are often glued to their parties rule book. This means that you will likely end up voting for the candidate that you disagree with less rather than voting for a candidate that you actually agree with. In a local election, there are often as many as 6 people running for the offices. Lets say that concerning education, you are a fiscal progressive, while concerning utilities you are a fiscal conservative. Often times there will be candidates such as a former school board member who may have the same interests as you; in this case they would want more money in the school system and consider privatization of utilities.
This is the kind of freedom that America is built on. Now if you insist on following the national elections, we reccomend you stay on top of your districs congressional campaigns rather than the Executive branch. Your local congressman will be able to push for your desires much more adequately than a nationally focused president ever could. All of this being said, you can still gain a lot by having a president in office that pushes for policies that you care about as that will help sway the national opinion in your favor. This site from here on will help you find which of the presidential hopefuls is best for you!