Thursday, January 29, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
I am perfectly content if the walls of my room are free of artwork.
No thanks. When all I want is a place to sleep dry, 6s 8s or 9s are road-trip perfection.
(Reprinted from a piece that appeared in The Desert Leaf more than
ten years ago.....but truth is eternal.)
Monday, March 19, 2012
Thursday, March 08, 2012
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
See also: Snopes.comCongress did approve, however, and the president did sign, a bill authorizing a 3.8% tax on the capital gains (unearned income) on real estate transactions over the existing $500,000 exemption for married couples ($250,000 for singles). Couples have to make more than $250,000 in adjusted gross income for the tax to apply to them (singles more than $200,000). And it isn't very common these days to find married couples making more than $250,000 a year, who then also made more than $500,000 in profits on their house sale.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
There have been a number over the years. “Tax and Spend Democrats,” and “Death Tax” are a couple of examples. About the time “Tax and Spend” was launched the Republicans were slashing tax revenues and borrowing and spending to support our two ruinous wars.
But that was then and this is now.
The latest slogan the Republican word magicians want us to swallow as God’s truth is “Job Killing Tax Increases.” Say that often enough and people will believe that it’s true; that increased federal income will (or has) stifled job creation.
There is not a jot of evidence that this is true. Think a minute, people. No jobs are being created now, when the tax laws are as forgiving as any in the modern industrial world. Forgiving taxation hasn’t done thing to produce jobs. Corporate America is sitting on record amounts of cash and we have 9.2% unemployment.
In the current debt limit debate the Republicans have fought any suggestion of tax reform that would increase revenue by closing loopholes, or removing some selected tax exemptions.
The Republican solution to the debt crisis is to slash expenditures in the area of the social safety net. If they don’t want to raise taxes, let’s cut 200 billion out of the defense budget instead.
Cross Posted from: http://tucsoncitizen.com/dataport