Now that we have had some time to digest the tax reform bill passed last year we can start to look at the numbers and try to figure out who is making political comments and who is actually telling the truth. First we have to look at the corporate tax rate. The bill reduced this…… Continue reading Who Really Pays Taxes
When it comes to taxes the left is always demanding that the wealthy pay their “fair share” and denouncing any tax cut that might benefit higher incomes. In the last tax bill passed by Congress the legislation did two thing that were designed to offset each other. First, they reduced the top rate from 39.7%…… Continue reading Wealthy Should Pay Their Fair Share But Not My Wealthy Constituents
The Supreme Court is now considering cases on gerrymandering in Maryland and Wisconsin. This is a test case that Democrats have been demanding but they refuse to admit that they have actively engaged in gerrymandering congressional and legislative seats as much as Republicans have engaged in the practice. The problem, from a Democrat perspective, is…… Continue reading Gerrymandering – Who Does It?
A friend of mine on Facebook posted an article by David Brooks in the New York Times. The article was from March 2016 when it appeared that Trump would be the nominee. He said that he has no . His theme was the Trump was unqualified and had no ideas, no policies and is unable…… Continue reading Underestimating Trump
Just a couple of thoughts on some issues that are arising this week. TARIFFS President Trump has announced that he is willing to engage in a trade war with several nations. The first one is China. The Chinese have long benefitted by our trade policies which allowed them to become a major manufacturing center for…… Continue reading Tariffs and the Oscars
I have not written anything for over a week and partly because I have become so discouraged and disgusted with the entire political process. Good policy and truth are trumped by political gain and partisanship. Nobody is engaged in civil dialogue and every issue becomes a political battleground. I have my own thoughts on some…… Continue reading Guns and Lawyers
At some point, the liberals and Democrats in this country need to face the fact that Donald Trump won the election and he is the President. You may not like him and he certainly has some personality issues that would cause people to question him but he is the President. This week he will deliver…… Continue reading State of the Union and Disrespect