I already addressed the general concepts being proposed in the first article of my series on tax reforms, giving a historical perspective and some basic economic principles (Part 1). Continue reading “Income Tax 101”
Proposed Trump/GOP Tax Reform WILL NOT WORK
Whether you look at the details of Donald Trump’s proposal, or decide Paul Ryan and others have the better version, they are ultimately all based on the same premise, and it is simply wrong in every way. This is not just my opinion, but also the opinion of most every leading economist (Conservative and Liberal), and most importantly, their proposals are not new ideas. In fact, they have been tried many times previously, most famously, by Ronald Reagan in the 80’s. I am not criticizing Reagan for his overall performance as our leader, however, history and all the factual data show that his economic policies were abstract failures, and we must NOT repeat them. Our economy simply cannot withstand this, and all the progress we have made since the financial disaster of 2008 will be lost, and then some.
It’s not even a Conservative policy! Continue reading “Trump/GOP Tax Plan Is A Disaster!”
In response to my original article on the reasons for raising the Federal Minimum Wage, I received the following comment from someone on a Conservative blog that I had shared the article on. While the statistics quoted I do not think are accurate, they do raise a point that maybe should be addressed. Continue reading “Higher Minimum Wage and Illegal Immigration”
PAC-3 – Patriot Missile Defense System in Action (Photo Credit: Business Insider, 8-23-16)
With so much talk about the threat posed by North Korea to the United States and our allies, like South Korea and Japan, combined with the news that we are currently moving a carrier group led by the Carl Vinson back toward the Korean Peninsula, and seemingly weekly missile launches by North Korea, it certainly seems like this threat needs to be dealt with sooner rather than later. Continue reading “Why isn’t anyone talking about this as a solution to the North Korean problem?”