Tuesday, December 19, 2017

New Tax Law

I think it's safe to say my idea of abolishing the income tax and replacing it with a carbon tax was not adopted. I know the process by which legislation is made is not pretty, but are we honestly going to have new income tax law signed by a President who will not release his tax returns?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A Turning Point in the Country


This conclusion from a previous BBC article regarding the Russia investigation highlights the dark place our country has gone:

"[T]he American people are being asked to choose between two unpalatable versions of events: abuse of power by one president or treason that put another in the White House.

It cannot be both."


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

My Reaction to the Presidential Address

 Here is the Text of the Speech: Transcript

1. Why was a speech like this not given at the Inauguration? Why would the President not want to attempt to unite the country right away, as opposed to at this late hour?

2. Given the fact that at least parts of his team have essentially been accused of performing borderline treasonous activities (disclaimer: nothing has been proven) it seems as if it should have at least been touched upon.

3. I think the highlighting of those who lost family members to illegal immigrants was appropriate. I agree with the position of keeping illegal immigrants out. However...

4. The Bible teaches us to treat the aliens among us as one of us. Based on this, we need some kind of amnesty for those already here in order to calm the deportation fears. Perhaps the President's strategy is to wait until the wall is built first, in order to avoid a sudden surge.

5. If the President's vision for legal immigration (merit based) was our historical standard, I wouldn't exist. That's a little mind blowing.

6. My ancestors have been in America much longer than Trump's. I get tired of him lecturing me on being an American.

7. I wish I could get just one Presidential Address or State of the Union that gave just tacit praise to the military.

8. The line stating that 43 million Americans are on food stamps really hit home. That is absolutely unbelievable.

9. Rome had mighty warriors, but the empire collapsed anyway.

10. No mention of climate change.

11. No revocation of the statement that the media is the enemy of the American people. Here it is for posterity:

12. Now all of a sudden the Republicans want to spend a trillion dollars on infrastructure?