Friday, August 19, 2016

A precedent for the Trumpster

For those conservatives in the #NeverTrump camp, who are worried about that Trump lacks the leadership and/or rhetorical skills and dislike his lack of experience let me offer some level of precedent for a candidate like Trump.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura were both political neophytes who also carried reputations for "girlie man" type of rhetorical skills. Both were considered renegades, one worked in professional wrastlin' for crying out loud.

But both ended up being somewhat milquetoast governors.

The point being that Trump isn't going to be asking for the nuclear football when Angel Merkel insults him and will find himself being "presidential" whether he wants to be or not.

Keep it in mind.

Do the rich pay enough?

As a tax professional, I’m often asked by clients whether or not I believe the rich pay enough in taxes.

My response is to consider this…… Consider that the rich have never paid any taxes…. Never have, never will.

The only people who pay taxes on this globe are the people who have no one to pass the cost on to.

When the price of my tax software goes up I have three choices, make less money, cut other expenses to make up the difference or raise my prices. Now I’m damn sure not going to take lower pay for the same work. You can only cut other expenses so far. That leaves increasing my fees for service.

When I increase my fees, my clients have the same dilemma. More often than not they will increase their prices.

That process continues until the last guy on the food chain tries to pass the hot potato to the next guy and guess what? There is no one else. They get to eat it.

Increases in taxes on the rich are no different than increases in utility costs, rent, widgets, etc.

Last year, I did tax returns for four clients who had W-2 wages in excess of one million dollars. In two of those cases, the CEO’s and CFO’s had their compensation adjusted by their corporate boards so that recent tax increases wouldn’t dent their take home pay.

You know who loses? The American worker who’s wages are now squeezed or jobs shipped overseas to afford the increases to those in management.

And if you think there is policy or another way to stop that, you are desperately naive to the point that you probably think there's a cure for gravity.

Consider that.

Who will he vote for?

Meet Michael Henson.

Why is Mike in the news...............
A Dayton, Ohio, man was arrested Tuesday after he tried to have sex with a parked van, police said.
Michael Henson, 35, faces public indecency charges. Police said they believe he was under the influence of narcotics when he was arrested.
According to a Dayton police report, the incident happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of St. Nicholas Street.
Witnesses told police that Henson, who was only wearing shorts and socks, pulled down his pants and began having sex with the front grill of a vehicle parked on the street.
One witness told police that the act went on for a short time, then Henson passed out in the yard, the police report states.

Now in November do you think Mike here is going to vote for the Trunpster or The Billary? Why?

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Nancy Pelosi: Hillary Clinton Struggles With White Men Because Of "Guns,...

Think about what she is saying here. Give up your God, Give up your guns and accept Gays into your life then we'll provide you with economic security.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Is the US #1. I'm not so sure

It's funny how Obama once proclaimed that people who believed that the US is the greatest country in the world were somehow Jingoistic. Seven years after he "fundamentally transformed" the country into something better............more people are leaving.

I was talking to my sister one time and she used the term "the scale don't lie" when I asked her if I looked as heavy as the scale reported.

Well, using that same euphemism, here's one scale that says maybe The US ain't what is used to be........

A total of 508 Americans renounced their citizenship in the second quarter of the year, according to information published by the Internal Revenue Service, putting the country on track to lose at least the second highest number of citizens on record. 
That brings the total number of expatriates for the year to 1,666, according to data published on Friday, just below the 1,795 who renounced during the same period in 2015. Yet because the number of expatriates tends to increase toward the end of the year, 2016 could still set another record for the number of Americans it sends packing. A total of 4,279 left over the duration of 2016, a new annual record.


Hillary Clinton: A Career Criminal

Friday, July 22, 2016

Trump was the candidate all along

In all honesty, I was never a Trump guy. As I've said a hundred times if you would have asked me a year ago to rank the order of candidates of bother parties in the order I would prefer them as president; that was pretty much the order they went out of the race.

Hell Scott Walker, my guy didn't even make it to labor day.

Which leaves me to Trump.

He was the next to last person I would have like to see as president; in front of only the Billary.

Like others, I really thought that Trump's novelty would ultimately wear down and when things got tough, he would start to fade.

In the past month, I have asked others who follow politics that if Trump had never entered that race, who would have been. (please feel free to comment as to who you think it would have been).

The conventional wisdom is that it would have been Cruz with his second place finish. But that assumes the dynamics would have been the same without Trump. They would not have been.

When I think back on the field, it is clear to me that every republican outside of maybe Christie or Cruz was just another variety of Mitt Romney or John McCain; nice guys and losers.

After watching Trump last night, it was clear that he may have been the only shot republicans had at putting a stake through the heart of the Billary, the vampires of American politics. Can you imagine any of the other candidates giving us a William Wallace like pep talk like Trump did?

I actually believe that Trump is going to win and it won't be close. The thing most media members won't say about the Billary is that the public opinion of her goes up when she disappears. When it's omnipresent, the public opinion of the Billary drops like a millstone.

There. I'm on the record without Greta Van Susteren.