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A Taxing Year’s End

We are nearing the end of 2017. This week Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving. I intend to adhere to my normal policy of not doing my version of “live blogging” at the end of December.  That doesn’t mean politics will stop. In fact I think one of the key topics will be taxes. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Taxing Year’s End

Wow! A Lot Happened

I was traveling for about 10 days recently. I wrote further ahead than usual for the articles published during that time period. Just because I travel doesn’t mean American and global politics take a holiday. Today I would like to catch up a bit by making some brief comments on several recent events. Let’s explore.   Continue reading Wow! A Lot Happened

The Trump Tower Tax Cut

Before I go any further let me admit that I stole the title of today’s article from Chris Matthews. I caught him uttering it the other day in passing, I don’t know if it is his original thought or not but it perfectly sums up what Trump and the Republicans are attempting to do. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Trump Tower Tax Cut

Labor Getting Trumped

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

Organized Immorality

A few weeks ago Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the following about the Trump administration, “They only do the right thing after they are caught doing the wrong thing.” I have repeatedly described the Trump administration as an organized criminal enterprise. As you read on please keep those two things in mind. Continue reading Organized Immorality