Category Archives: George W. Bush

Tax Reform

It seems to me…. “Tax reform is taking the taxes off things that have been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things that haven’t been taxed before.” ~ Art Buchwald[1]. There currently is considerable discussion regarding tax reform … Continue reading

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What To Expect From A Trump Presidency

It seems to me…. “I think I am, actually humble. I think I’m much more humble than you would understand.” ~ Donald Trump, 60 Minutes interview, 17 July 2016. Donald Trump was inaugurated with the lowest recorded approval rating of … Continue reading

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Thank You President Obama

It seems to me…. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ~ Barack Obama[1]. President Barak Obama … Continue reading

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Critical Agreement Possibilities

It seems to me…. “The ability to compromise is not a diplomatic politeness toward a partner but rather taking into account and respecting your partner’s legitimate interests.” ~ Vladimir Putin[1]. It is very difficult to know what priorities President-Elect Trump … Continue reading

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2016 Election: Final Thoughts

It seems to me…. “In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?” ~ Barack Obama. Unable to sleep, I wrote most of this column about 3:00 … Continue reading

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Explaining Donald Trump

It seems to me…. “New Rule: Whenever you think the Tea Party can’t get any dumber, they get dumber. Now they’re in love with Donald Trump. Because nothing says ‘We’re serious about fiscal responsibility’ quite like a billionaire whose corporations … Continue reading

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Uncompassionate, Closeminded, Mendacious….

It seems to me…. “Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by the Republican Party. We get lectured by people all day long about moral values by people who have their own moral shortcomings.” ~ Howard Dean[1]. … Continue reading

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