President Biden’s infrastructure proposal is very popular with the American people. Surveys show that when it is coupled with the plan to finance it by increasing taxes on the wealthy it is even more popular. How often do you find support for tax increases? Donald Trump won in 2016 in part by riding a populism wave. Trump turned out to be anything but a populist but he fooled enough people for at least a few months. Here is the important point: couple those two facts together and I have most of the answer to the question: How are we going to pay for new programs?
Notice: In order to quote the President accurately I had to include a word that is a derivative of one of the late George Carlin’s seven dirty words.
I spend so much time telling people reasons not to vote for Donald Trump and his Republican sycophants that I thought I’d devote an article to reasons to vote for them. I believe Shakespeare called it comic relief. We could all use some so let’s explore. Continue reading A Dozen Reasons To Vote For Trump And Republicans This Year
I was a day ahead on my writing and intended to take Tuesday off from writing. I woke up and read the New York Times and the Washington Post; all that changed. Let’s explore. Continue reading Mourning The Morning Papers
Early in the 2016 presidential campaign (back in 2015 to be accurate) a popular question was: Why is Donald Trump running? I subscribed to the theory that the run was a publicity stunt. I’m still not convinced that the whole thing wasn’t a publicity stunt that got out of hand. If so, the question morphs into: Why did he continue to run? I think I may have that figured out. The short answer is greed and that is measured in money. Let’s explore my theory. Continue reading An Early Question Answered?
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