After a huge tax cut for the wealthiest veiled as Trumpcare failed again in late September the Republicans, aided by President Trump, immediately shifted their focus to what they call tax reform. Both were smokescreens for a tax cut. Trumpcare had little to do with health care and despite rhetoric to the contrary, Trump’s tax reform proposal has little to do with benefiting the middle class and everything to do with providing a return on investment to Republican financiers. Today I’d like to focus on just one of many fallacies in the “package”. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Corporate Tax Cut
Today is Labor Day. It is a very special day for pro-union progressives like me. I am retired (except for my writing which to date I have never accepted monetary compensation for) and know what it is like to work for a paycheck. What that paycheck represented to me was disposable income with which I financed my lifestyle. Two factors: earnings and taxes determined what my net pay was. One of President Trump’s big agenda items is what he calls tax reform. Let’s explore what that really means to Joe Lunchbucket. Continue reading Labor Getting Trumped
It’s a cloudy crystal ball day but nonetheless I wanted to look at a few thoughts that had passed through my head the last few days. Let’s explore. Continue reading Wondering About Trump
Instead of focusing on a single story like I do on most Sundays I’d like to briefly explore several. There is nothing new or astounding here; just the same pattern of shameful behavior we are growing accustomed to seeing out of Donald Trump’s White House. Let’s explore. Continue reading I’m Supposed To Be Surprised?
This is the time of year that business gurus often do a column on what will be the hot investment opportunities of the New Year. I’m doing something along those lines with political business opportunities under a Trump administration. I don’t think it will do my readers much good since the number one requirement, other than capital to invest, is being amoral (which will put align you with Trump and his team). Continue reading Trump Opportunities