Too bad Congress actually doing something is nearly as bad as Congress doing nothing. I’m referring to the ‘omnibill’, the poor excuse for a budget that was passed to stave off yet another government shutdown. It’s not just the earmarks and other ‘pork’ that gets line-item added into such legislation, It’s the fact that seismic policy shifts that have no bearing on what is actually being passed are hidden into these massive funding bills. Two of the most blatant policy adjustments that have…Read more →
Added by Sensible Sailor on December 24, 2014 at 5:11pm — No Comments
One of corporate America's biggest gripes is the relatively high tax rates on business here in America (35%). Not that any company (or hardly any company) actually pays that amount what with all the assorted tax breaks, deductions, loopholes, etc. Just look at GE paying absolutely no taxes and in fact claiming a 3.2 Billion dollar tax benefit back in 2010, even though they earned over 5 Billion stateside and over 14 Billion worldwide. (NY Times) …Read more →
Added by Sensible Sailor on December 24, 2014 at 5:05pm — No Comments
One of the primary arguments against a progressive tax is that of wealth-transfer and the elements of communism/socialism that it brings up.
I still think a progressive earnings tax is the way to go. Bear with me for a minute and envision capitalism as a high stakes poker tournament. In the beginning all the players have the same buy-in, but as the games progress on various tables, there are winners and losers. The winners move up to the next table and the losers are now spectators.…Read more →
Added by Sensible Sailor on December 24, 2014 at 4:55pm — No Comments
“Another Look At “Citizenship” and Its Potentials”
Possible New Meanings and Attributes
First I will try do a little background work, for the concept of “American Citizenship”, trying to start from a sensible starting point: The “Origin” Of American Citizenship.
It seems that American Citizenship, as unique functional social doctrine, began with the “Revolution” against the Royal Crown and Empire of…Read more →
Added by Scolos Narbarson on December 6, 2014 at 12:46am — No Comments