Weekend Update – November 4, 2017

I wish I could tell you that I’m all upset over the new stories that are coming out of the DNC.  I’m not. My take is that the DNC stands for the Democratic National Committee. They are responsible for elected Democrats. They are not responsible for electing independents who at the last minute decide that they are a democrat in order to make it easier for them to get into primaries. That’s not their job. Every democrat in the country knew that Hillary had the DNC locked up which is why she was mostly unopposed. If the DNC was handing out money and support evenly then everyone would have jumped into the race.  Donna Brazile wants to sell books. It is that simple.

The much talked about tax plan from the GOP has been released. I’m not sure what they were doing for the past several weeks, this is basically a laundry list of everything that the GOP wants and kills just about everything that it hates. Giving money to the poor is bad according to the GOP. So even if the poor as earned a break it just isn’t right in the GOP playbook to give them anything. So let’s rework the Child Tax Credit. It looks better by increasing the credit from $1000 to $1600 per child. But the GOP changes the eligibility so that many poor Americans are left out in the cold.  Oh, let’s boost the estate tax so that tons of wealth Americans get more money.  In the mind of the GOP there isn’t a wealthy millionaire who shouldn’t get more money.  Here’s a nice Q and A about how the GOP will suck money out of your pocket and give it to the deserving millionaires.

BMW is recalling over million cars.

The Harvey Weinstein story is not really a new story. It is really unclear to me why or how it blew up  so big so quickly. As long as you have powerful men and vulnerable young women there is always going to be a problem. Whether is it the rich thing or the powerful thing, it happens to various degrees throughout our society. Weinstein is no worse than Cosby or any other powerful man who abuses his position and trust. But if we think for a second that by booting Weinstein out of our society the problem will go away, we are over simplifying the problem. I have no idea how to fix this problem. All I know is Weinstein isn’t the best or the worst. He is simply one powerful man who was allowed to get away with assault and harassment over and over and over again.

We were treated to some beautiful baseball in the world series. Congratulations to the World Champion Houston Astros!!!