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More on How You are going to pay for Tax Cuts

One of the things that I truly love (please read with sarcasm dripping from my typewriter/computer) about this latest tax plan is that unlike some of the tax cuts in the past, this tax cut is going to be partially paid for by increasing your taxes. The sheer brutality of this tax cut is unprecedented. This tax cut will increase the deficit. Where are all of those GOP deficit hawks???

  • Tax cuts to large wealthy corporations
  • Repeal of the Affordable Care Acts individual mandate – This generates over $53 billion in annual savings in order to help offset the tax cuts
  • Manipulation of inflation adjustment

From CBPP:

Finally, even these figures likely understate the degree to which the bill would leave many families worse off. Despite raising taxes on millions of Americans, the bill adds $1.5 trillion to deficits over ten years. When policymakers eventually offset the costs of these deficit-financed tax cuts, the same low- and middle-income families that see little initial benefit — or even face tax increases — from the bill would likely bear much of the burden in the form of cuts in programs on which they rely. That is, these families would likely lose more in health care, education, job training, and other services than they gain in tax cuts, while high-income households would likely remain large net winners.

By | 2017-11-21T21:16:46+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Taxes|Comments Off on More on How You are going to pay for Tax Cuts

House GOP passes Tax Increase for the Poor and Working

The House GOP has passed their tax bill. Remember that this is very, very important to them. They introduced the bill last week and passed it this week. Here the take home from the GOP House tax bill. (see chart) The vast majority of Americans life in that $20,000 to $500,000 range. Most of us will see an INCREASE in our taxes secondary to this bill.

I can spend hours and hours typing and belly-aching why this bill and the Senate bill hurts America. Tax cuts for corporations do not go for increase in wages. That is the dumbest logic ever thrown at the American people. There is NO evidence to support this nonsense. As a matter of fact the evidence shows that CEO’s increase their pay but not so much for the working man. The only way that corporations increase wages is in a very tight job market. That’s it. There is no way that cutting corporate taxes will tighten the job market.

More later.

By | 2017-11-16T17:06:10+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Taxes|Comments Off on House GOP passes Tax Increase for the Poor and Working

Just past weekend update – PR, Roy Moore, Trump overseas, Zeke and da Cowboys

Puerto Rico is still suffering. They are still an American territory. The people of Puerto Rico are still Americans. Please Don’t Forget about them.  Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and other island officials are asking Congress for nearly $95 billion in aid to help the island continue to recover from Hurricane Maria, which devastated the U.S. territory and has more than 60 percent of its residents still without electricity nearly two months after the storm. So far, Congress has approved almost $5 billion in aid for the island — largely loans — and island officials say much more is needed. “We aren’t just asking for money. We are asking for what is needed. This disaster has been unprecedented,” Jenniffer González, the island’s nonvoting representative in Congress, said Monday at a news conference in Washington.

Contrast the ridiculousness of Roy Moore with the seriousness of Puerto Rico. Roy Moore is a judge who was removed from the bench for ignoring the Supreme Court. He is now running for Senate because we need more people thumb their noses at the Supreme Court in the Senate. Or is it the other way around. In our current environment (see Harvey Weinstein) one would figure that if you have abused women, you would find someone way to make that right. In Roy Moore’s defense, I’m not sure that there is any way to smooth over a relationship that you had with a 14 year old girl when you were in your 30s. I’m sorry that’s “don’t pass go, go directly to jail!” For the folks who supported Roy Moore, if you can’t find a Republican that supports your values and his not a pedophile then you need to re-evaluate your values. As a Christian, I understand that as humans we are all flawed. But we have jails for those of us who are very flawed. Now, a 5th woman has come forward. I understand that the Senate can remove a member who is … shall we say very flawed. So, Alabama GOP, do the right thing and cut old Roy loose.

Priceless photo of Trump overseas.

The Dallas Cowboys have managed to piece together a 5-3 record at the mid-point in the season. Dak Prescott is playing like a first rounder. The offensive line figured out how to block to open holes for Zeke Elliott. Things were looking pretty good just as long as you didn’t look at the Eagles. They are 7-1 are look great. Then came the final word that Zeke was out for his 6 game suspension. Look Zeke doesn’t pay any bills in my house. I’m a fan because he can run the football. I do believe that he needed to read what Emmitt Smith said many years ago. He was a bar and a fight broke out. The headlines were that Emmitt Smith was in a bar brawl. Emmitt learned that he was treated differently because of his status as a “ball-player”. He is right. In the current environment (see Harvey), the NFL can’t be seen as indifferent to domestic violence. They are going to push this case to the max. Zeke needs to learn that he ain’t a 21 year male that can do everything that “everybody else does.” He is Zeke. He is a superstar in a league that loves superstars. So, back to the Cowboys, they laid a huge egg in Atlanta. You can’t play football without a good offensive line. We saw that with the great Tyron Smith (this is a mountain of a man) was out and Chaz Green was schooled play after play allowing 5 sacks. There is no way that the Cowboys can throw the ball when they have a left tackle who can’t pass block. On the other side of the ball, the Cowboys lost Sean Lee. Sean Lee is a guy who simply plays the game at 100%, full throttle. He makes their defense better. Without him, Atlanta found they could run the ball which set up the play-action pass and made the game a rout. I’m not saying that this season is over. But the Cowboys have some serious issues which need to be fixed before next Sunday when they play the truly high flying Eagles!

By | 2017-11-14T14:42:58+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Domestic Issues, NFL, Party Politics|Comments Off on Just past weekend update – PR, Roy Moore, Trump overseas, Zeke and da Cowboys