Soaking the rich people

The Trump administration’s effort to reform our tax system has been in the headlines this week. Any effort to reform our tax system always brings about much debate about who should pay what and how much. It is a never-ending debate between the two parties and one of the top reasons I have strong disagreements with one of our nation’s major parties.

One one side, the Republican party typically likes to ease the tax burden of many people, not only the middle class, but the upper class as well. It is their belief that the rich people of this country are the job creators and by lowering their tax rate, they have more money to invest in their companies, expand and thus create more jobs and grow our economy.

Democrats, like Republicans, want tax relief for the middle class, but they do not believe that rich individuals should get a tax break. In fact, many Democrats would not be happy until high earners were taxed about 90 percent of their earnings and that would still probably not be enough! Most Democrats love their taxes and believe that taxing rich people to death will create that much more revenue for the government and therefore, more money for the less fortunate of this country.

Having worked in business for several years, I can tell you without much hesitation which party’s plan I agree with. It is the Republicans by a long shot. It seems like it would be morally right to heavily tax some rich guy so a poor person has more goodies in their lives, but that never works. It has been proven throughout history that heavily taxing the rich does not work in growing our economy. On the other hand, giving tax breaks to everyone, including the rich has resulted in growing the economy. A few presidents tried this and it worked tremendously, Reagan did in the 80’s and JFK in the 60’s. JFK was even a Democrat! GDP growth during those times were at unbelievable levels. We saw the economy really take off during those periods.

I simply cannot understand why people such as many Democrats are so dead set against giving higher earners tax breaks. If people would just away from their biased jealous opinions of rich people, maybe they would just understand that giving tax breaks to high earners is just good common sense. I am serious about that statement. Many of the high earners are businesses owners. A tax break will help them grown their business and expand. In the process, more jobs will be created including those for low-income, entry-level workers. We live in a very competitive global job market and those lower taxes will mean a lot more incentive to keep and bring jobs back here to the United States.

Critics of giving rich people a tax break worry about replacing the lost tax revenue and how to make up for it. A stronger economy will more than make up for it. Having more people working and spending will more than make up for the tax cut. Once again, it has been proven over time and history that the best way to create more revenue for the government is to decrease taxes. Increasing taxes as we have seen for the last several years has only strangled our economy with little growth.

Furthermore, why punish high achievers? What incentive is there for a person with a lot of talent to make money and start a business to do so if they are forced to pay a boat load of taxes to the government? A person who starts or invests in a business which grows the economy should be rewarded, not punished. Soaking rich people seems like a fair thing to do until you really study the impacts of it. Democrats never seem to understand this.

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Those Trump tweets

Unless you have been in a terrible coma for the past couple of years, you might have noticed that our newly elected president loves to tweet. President Barack Obama had a Twitter account, but the frequency of his tweets paled in comparison to President Trump. The question I have is this; is it a good idea for a President or any politician to engage heavily on Twitter? There are varying opinions on this topic and I will share a few myself.

Part of being a good politician is getting your message out to the public. With so many people using Twitter these days, you would think that it would be wise for a lawmaker to use Twitter to persuade the public on a particular issue. For example, a lawmaker can make a short, but very compelling case on why we need to repeal Obamacare. An account with Trump’s popular can reach millions of people with just a quick send button.

On the other hand, I find it rather difficult to articulate a view with only 140 characters allowed. Sure you can send multiple tweets on a particular topic, but I find it very hard to uphold any type of good conversation when I am limited. Perhaps a blog post might be a better idea for the President. On top of that, Twitter is filled with a bunch of wackos who will not think twice about sending you some mean and ignorant tweets. I would think that the President has better things to do with his time than getting involved in a Twitter war.

It is no secret that many media figures do not like President Trump and will do anything to discredit his achievements. Having the option to reply back at his critics is a wonderful way for him to use Twitter and you might say, set the record straight. Yes, there are times when I think Trump should be above some of the cheap shots that delivered to him, but I admire him for fighting back at some of ridiculous things that are said and written about him.

Having said all these things, I do think eventually that his Twitter use could get him in deep trouble some day. And that goes for any politician who uses Twitter regularly. Anyone who uses Twitter probably has had those moments where you send a tweet that you wish you had not. Many famous athletes and politicians have gotten into huge trouble from what they have said on Twitter. Furthermore, I would expect my President to show some class in his or her tweets instead of sending juvenile tweets about how stupid a certain news anchor might be or how fat a celebrity critic of his may be. You are expected to uphold the office with some dignity and some of Trumps tweets have crossed the line, no doubt about it.

President Trump’s twitter account is one of many politicians that I follow from both sides. I think it is a very useful tool that can help him out in achieving his agenda. How there is a great risk involved and hopefully President Trump will be wise enough to understand that there are many vultures out there just waiting for him to send that one regrettable tweet.

The losing streak continues for the Democrats

It was supposed to be a big night for the Democratic party last Tuesday. A house seat was on the line during a special election in Georgia. The election was seen as a referendum on the Trump presidency. Millions of dollars from outside of the state came pouring in an effort to help the Democratic candidate, Jon Ossoff, win the race. When all was said and done, the Republican candidate, Karen Handel, walked away as the stunning winner. If there ever was an event that should serve as a wake up call for Democrats, this election should be it. The Democrats continue to lose elections. On top of that, they have lost several legislative seats and governorships in the past 8 years or so. You could say that party is on a serious losing streak.

Since the night of the election, I have seen some discussion about this problem with the party and what to do going forward especially with the midterms coming up in just over a year. The answer is rather simple if you ask me. Since the election, the Democratic party has been nothing but obstructionists. They seem to be totally focused on removing President Donald Trump from office. There has not been any evidence and probably never will be that the president colluded with the Russians to influence last November’s election. That doesn’t stop several Democrats from being hell-bent on finding some shred of evidence that Trump was involved. One would think the party would finally realize this investigation or should I say witch hunt is not going anywhere. Impeachment will not happen!

Several Republicans are working hard to fix the health care bill and make it better for millions of United States citizens. Democrats are really being obstructionists is this process as well. Instead of working with Republicans to create a better bill, Democrats continue to deny the fact that their signature piece of legislation, Obamacare is a complete failure. Many Democrats are still happy with this bill and in a serious state of denial over its failure.

When it comes to important issues, what are the Democrats more concerned about? The Democrats in my area are more concerned about climate change, raising the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour and giving rights to illegals. Those issues may be important to some, but I want to know you and your party’s plan for the economy. What are your specific plans? Is it to constantly scare people into not voting for the Republicans? I recently heard a Democratic politician talk about Trumpcare and how many millions will die if this bill gets passed. So what is your alternative to the bill?

Until the Democrats start focusing on issues that really matter to people and come up with reasonable solutions, this party will continue to lose elections with no end in sight. People are not dumb and understand what today’s Democratic party is all about. The party needs to stop being a bunch of radical hateful leftists and move towards the center. Maybe new leadership could help. Perhaps dumping Nancy Pelosi would be a good idea. I left the party about 10 years ago and it may have been one of the better decisions I have ever made. The party is slowly becoming out of touch with many Americans. The last presidential election should have been a major wakeup call for the party. Maybe the Georgia election will finally be the hammer that hits the Democrats in the head. The party is losing voters with no end in sight.

America needs a wakeup call after the shootings

It should come as no surprise to anyone that last Wednesday’s assassination attempt on several GOP lawmakers took place. I cannot recall a time in our history when the political climate has been this divisive. Shortly after President Trump was elected, thousands of people were out in our streets demonstrating over his win. It seems to be the fashionable thing these days to be a hater of the Republican party and President Trump, mainly because the media loves to hype up this anger. It was only a matter of time before some hysteric left-wing nut case took things way too far and attempted to do the unthinkable. This shocking event should wake up everyone in the country to the fact that our political climate is headed out of control and it is only inevitable that more events like this will happen in future.

The attacker in this incident is typical of the people behind the ongoing rise in violence. He was another frustrated liberal who could not accept the fact that Donald Trump is our new president and the Republicans are in control of both the House and Senate. Tack on the fact that his beloved Democratic party have been losing countless legislative seats and governor races only adds to his frustration. Instead of looking in the mirror and trying to determine the cause of these shortcomings, this man blames the opposition and uses violence to handle his rage. Have we gotten to the point in our country where political differences are handled by violence? Gosh I hope not! Political violence is common in many countries, but should not be in this great country. We are better than that! Or that is what I thought. Soon we will be just like other countries and have the mobs rule us. It will be a sad day if that happens.

Is there a chance that we can get back to the days when people actually had civil dialogues about political issues? If you disagreed with someone, you were not called a bigot, racist or other derogatory names. People actually had respect for other viewpoints and listened to all sides of the argument. Politicians from both sides actually sat down and compromised if they had disagreements. Those days seems to long gone. If you had a beef with a particular political party, you stopped them by voting them out. Now, as the crazy man just demonstrated last week, shooting your political opponents is the best way to take out people you don’t agree with or hate. Forget about working hard to find worthy opponents to support so these hated Republicans are no longer in power. No, just use violence; that will solve the problem.

It is scary to think that there could be several more haters out there who would think nothing of taking out high-ranking Republicans by use of violent force. If this is the new trend, our country is in deep trouble. We cannot afford to have lunatic radical crybabies run the country. Majority still rules. President Trump and many Republicans won because people voted them in. If you don’t like it, try harder to persuade us that your ideas will be better for the country. Unfortunately I don’t see that happening at the current time. Use of violence will only backfire. I cannot respect people who use violence to get their points across.   I just hope that this incident will be just a remote one and we can get back to some form of civilization in our politics. Sadly, I don’t see that happening anytime some.

Much hype, little drama over the Comey testimony

It was the testimony that everyone was waiting for especially those many Trump haters. The recently fired FBI director James Comey was set to give his testimony before a Senate Intelligence Committee. Could this be the moment when President Trump is exposed for several wrong doings? Cable news stations had countdown clocks in anticipation of probably the biggest high-profile testimony of any government official in many years. Millions skipped work and crowded local bars for this event of a lifetime. In the end, I think many regretted skipping work. The testimony revealed little that we had not already known.

There is little doubt in my mind that many media outlets came out of this hearing rather disappointed. They were banking on seeing some explosive testimony indicting Trump. Imagine if that had occurred? CNN, The New York Times and the Washington Post would have a field day. It would further vindicate their claims that this election was not a legitimate one and Trump has no business being the President of this country. The same can be said of the many folks in this country affected with TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome). A damning testimony by Comey could have further enhanced their claims that the election was rigged.

Unfortunately for these folks, nothing that was revealed really hurt President Trump. In fact, this testimony may eventually come back to haunt a few Democrats and Comey instead. His admission that he leaked important information could lead to his own investigation. Furthermore, the former Attorney General, Loretta Lynch’s request to downplay the handling of Hillary Clinton’s alleged dealings with classified information seems to fall in line with what Trump was requesting for Michael Flynn. How can you in good faith investigate the dealings of Trump and Flynn without equally pursuing any ties between Lynch and the Clinton campaign? It seems to me that this hearing opened up a whole new can or worms that anti-Trump fans did not bargain for. Why the double standards?

Just maybe in the near future, this ridiculous notion that the Russians colluded with President Trump to helped him win the election will go away and Trump can proceed with his agenda for helping this country. There is absolutely no evidence at this time that any collusion took place. It is time to move on and maybe this hearing will eliminate any doubts that some people may have. However, I highly doubt it. Talk of Russia and Trump colluding in this election will be a topic that will never go away. Trump won the election fair and square. I hope people will finally accept that fact some day.

The sky is falling after the Paris accord withdrawal

In the aftermath of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, you would be led to believe that the end of civilization is just a few years away. Many have come out on social media declaring this decision will have dire consequences in the future. The Governor of California even went as far as saying that people will die. How can the United States be so cruel and stupid? Several Hollywood celebrities have gone on record condemning this act as well, but it has not stopped them from hopping in their expensive jets or gas guzzling cars.

I have a few things to say to all you climate change alarmists who are predicting doom and gloom for the world in a few short years. Please relax and take a chill pill! Pulling out of this deal might actually be a very wise decision. The cost of staying in this deal is not something this country can afford. It is far too costly and would severely ruin our economy. It is estimated that about 2.7 million jobs would be lost due to this agreement. Don’t get me wrong, I think controlling pollution is an important topic that all countries should talk about, but is there a way that we can balance our economy and making sure we have clean energy in the process? This Paris accord agreement appears to have far too many question marks for the United States to continue with. We need to come up with a better solution that will not bankrupt our nation.

We have lots of natural resources at our disposal that could our nation the leader in clean energy technology. Many good private companies could start up and produce many good paying jobs. Perhaps we should as a nation start concentrating on using our resources instead of worrying about some costly multi-nation agreement.

One of my biggest gripes with the climate change disciples is their constant insistence that man can control the temperature of the earth and the weather. I strongly disagree. Anyone who thinks man can control and stop the earth from getting a few degrees warmer is highly delusional. Many of these countries who are part of this Paris agreement seem to think we can. Our President does not see it that way and perhaps in the long run, it might be one of his best decisions ever while being in office. Furthermore, are there not more important things for the world to worry about than climate change? Why not have multi-nation pact on fighting terrorism instead? Spending billions of dollars to try and fight something that only nature can control seems to be rather foolish in my eyes.

The epidemic of TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome)

It may be your neighbor or perhaps a co-worker, family or very close friend. Maybe you have a Facebook friend or friends who constantly post negative stuff about President Trump. Chances are that you know someone who is quickly becoming affected by this fast sweeping epidemic. It is known as TDS or “Trump Derangement Syndrome” and thousands of people are falling to this mental condition.

Main symptoms include an obsession with wanting our newly elected president removed from office as quickly as possible. You suddenly have this urge to spread your hatred of Trump to others through social media posts on Facebook or Twitter. Never mind that there is very little evidence that Russia helped Trump win the election. You will post and share anything you find fact or fiction. Watching CNN becomes a high priority throughout the day. They are now reporting that President Trump falsely lied about what he had for dinner last night to a curious reporter. Oh the nerve of that guy! He must be, no don’t say it, impeached? Yes, when people start calling for impeachment, such as several idiot politicians have done in the past several days, you know they are in advanced stages of this horrible disease.

With most terrible diseases, there has to be a source which it originates from. Could it possibly be from Trump himself? Does his egotistical, brash nature add to people’s hatred towards him? That could very well be true. The fact that he is a Republican to boot only adds to the hysteria. But I believe the media in this country is more than responsible for creating this derangement syndrome of our newly elected president. I have never seen a president so mistreated by the media in all my days on this earth. It is no secret that many journalists absolutely hate the guy and will do anything in their power to get him removed from office. Log onto many news sites on the internet and you are bound to new a negative story about the president. The positive stories about him get shoved under the rug. It is incredibly biased reporting that only adds fuel to people’s rage.

I have a few questions for those Trump haters who have this disease. If you succeed in pushing Trump out the door, will you be fine with Mike Pence as our president? Or will this start all over again? Sadly, I find many of these outspoken Trump critics surprisingly quiet during the 8 year reign of President Obama. Why? Once again, is it the fact that we have a Republican president now?

Whether this epidemic of hate towards our new president will succeed anytime soon is anyone’s guess. It is highly unlikely that this newly appointed special counsel will find any collusion with Trump’s campaign and Russia. Then what? Will the haters find something else about Trump? In all likelihood, yes, they will. Hopefully those with this condition will get over it fast before they go to their early graves. Instead of spewing so much hate towards Trump, use the same energy to find a candidate that can actually beat him. No, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are not the answers! The best cure is finding a strong candidate who can actually beat Mr. Trump and watching him go down on election day 2020. Until then, the derangement will never end until Trump is out of office. My recommendation for those affected with this disease is chill out, relax and wait until 2020. Life is way too short to lose your mind over some politician or president.