Category Archives: Tax

Trade Wars Are A Mistake

It seems to me…. “Trade wars aren’t started by countries appealing to respected, independent trade authorities. Rather, trade wars begin when one country decides to violate international trade rules to undercut another country’s industries.” ~ Ron Wyden[1]. Trump seems determined … Continue reading

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Overcoming U.S. Stagnation

It seems to me…. “There’s no light at the end of the tunnel in the Republican message, no promise of better things to come. There’s only the present stagnation, followed by a slow decline.” ~ John Podhoretz[1]. Resolution of important … Continue reading

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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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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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Time to Reverse Directions

It seems to me… “A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.”  ~ John Stuart Mill, 1859. While key to the success of any … Continue reading

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Economic Incentives

It seems to me… “America does not have a money problem — it has a priorities problem…  We give tax cuts to the wealthy and budget cuts to the poor.”  ~ Todd Huffman. There isn’t any historical substantiation that tax … Continue reading

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