People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Youngest son, with his public school education is also quite successful but he took a different path. He worked for other companies, one being (Boeing) before deciding that he didnít like that route, so he started his own tool and die shop.
Was doing quite well up until the last two years, had to lay off a few good workers but he has landed a pretty good subcontract (Boeing ) so should be able to call them back pretty soon.
Of course the ole man got him some pretty good deals on CNC machines that were up for auction from companies that went bankrupt the last couple of years. He got a pretty good deal on the shipping cost to drag them into the shop as well.
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
The part you got wrong, I do mind, a lot. And as usual, you label me as something I am not....just because I am willing to support the country that took me in to the Navy, and trained me, and gave me the skills to be employed in civilian life, I am somehow a marxist. Where did you get your skills? I hear working on an oil rig usually requires more brawn than brain, depending on what you do...
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
why did the party punt?
Echo Chamber: Punting Congress - Alexander Trowbridge - POLITICO.com
taxing the rich is central to narrowing the gap the census uncovered between the well off and those with only two flat screen tv's, leadership has patiently explained
right and wrong are one thing, and it's important that we teach our children
but for us grownups, reality trumps homilies
Olympia Snowe firm on extending tax cuts - Glenn Thrush - POLITICO.com
and omnipresent olympia symbolizes ROADBLOCK
the FORTY SEVEN centrists on pelosi's temporary carpet demonstrate a similar landscape prevails downstairs
whatcha gonna do, nance?
tax cuts for EVERYONE?
or NO ONE?
your move (tick tock tick...)
The federal government brings in about 2.5 trillion a year. As much as everyone hates to pay taxes its a good way to collect income. Its broken but can be fixed. Here are a few ideas. $345 billion go uncollected so lets go after those first. Next lets take away most of the tax exemptions. Leave home interest, kids and current tax shelters. Others like a tax exemption for pineapple farmers in Hawai can go. That should be another 10% to 15%.
Next is trade. This may actually be more important than anything. We must get better at how we deal with our international trade. To allow countries to unfairly trade with us has lost us not only jobs but entire industries. Force China to stop fixing their Currency and the next day we have 1.9 million jobs. More jobs = more income.
Those are a few ideas. Since we spend more than we make we either have to add to the debt of over 11 trillion or raise taxes. Unfortunately I don't see a way to avoid a little of both until we that can control spending. We cant do that until the people in office get there without being paid for by business and special interest. That's both republican and democrat.
I'm not a catastrophist but am concerned about some possible economic ssues.
* About 60% of our health care goes to geriatrics. As the baby boomers move into this group we will have to make some very difficult decisions. Expect geriatric healthcare to increase by double in about 10 years.
* Big business like GM, Exxon and Monsanto ect. have been allowed to destroy many industries and need to be regulated by a government agency NOT run by their ex employees.
* When the banks cried wolf and were handed a trillion dollars only to turn around and post huge profits the next quarter it angered congress. We already have seen several new regulations and should expect more unless the new congress has short term memory. e.g. interchange fees reduced, overdraw fees eliminated, on January 1 the new risk based lending letters ect ect.
This will have an effect on the banking industry for years and will cause about 3000 small and medium banks to go away.
I can go on but dont want to babble