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!”

Higher Minimum Wage and Illegal Immigration

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”

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””