The Immigrant “Invasion”

The politics of immigration and what you need to know before the midterms.

The mid-term election is 5 days away, and one of the hot button issues is immigration with nothing being more of a symbol of this than “the caravan” (or depending on your political leanings, you may know it as the “the invasion force”).

When you are thinking about who to vote for, I would just like for people to use the common sense they were born with, the values they were hopefully raised with, and cast their vote in whatever way serves their own best interests, and the best interests of America. To do this, it does require a little thinking, because voting based on emotions, internal reactions, fear, or what you heard in a few soundbites on your news program of choice, while much easier, rarely leads to a good result for you or any of us.

So, with that in mind, let’s go back to “the caravan” for a moment…

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Income Tax 101

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”

Trump/GOP Tax Plan Is A Disaster!

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!”

Minimum Wage: Part 3, War Is Upon Us

If you consider yourself a decent human being, and someone worthy of calling themselves an American, please take note of the following article.  It is the transcript of a 36 Hour “debate” between me and a group of die hard Conservatives and Libertarians.
I think it will provide you with a genuine insight into the critical importance of voting and doing everything within your power to prevent this cancerous way of thinking from overtaking our country any more than it already has, whether it is from the wealthy left, the wealthy right, or the generally self absorbed and clueless members of our society.

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Open Letter To All People Who Think Wanting More Than $7.25/Hour is “Greedy”

So, I woke up this morning, and as I was starting to work, I took some time to check Facebook, and came across a debate about minimum wage in the United States. Some of the comments people were making just flat pissed me off, so I did what I have a tendancy to do and gave a dissertation on why they were all fools. Well, I am still irritated by the whole thing, so I decided to repost what I said here as well…figuring I might as well yell around about it to everone who will listen…lol.

Here is my post from that other page: Continue reading “Open Letter To All People Who Think Wanting More Than $7.25/Hour is “Greedy””

People taking action to FORCE necessary change is the very definition of “Making America Great Again”

I was not aware of this story as it was developing, but have been amazed at what one person, supported by those around them, can do to impact the world we live win in a VERY positive way.  Frequently, the basis of my rants and raves these days is regarding the absurdity of the things going on within the world of politics or business, but the more important message is that all of these issues effect real people, in very dramatic ways.  I am assuming like me, most of you can easily lose site of that as you form your opinions about this or that issue, but this is a story you should all hear about because it is truly a sign of everything that is good. Continue reading “People taking action to FORCE necessary change is the very definition of “Making America Great Again””