Something To Think About - 5/14/19
A Business Roundtable study claims that international trade supports 39 million American jobs, with 12 million of those a direct result of trade with Mexico and Canada. Congress needs to quit fighting with the White House and pass the NAFTA replacement USMCA trade agreement.
Something To Think About - 5/1/19
Writer and humorist Franklin P. Jones once observed that “An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory.”
Something To Think About - 4/30/19
According to a UN report, man-made emissions of greenhouse gases total 53 and a half billion metric tons. If, as per the Green New Deal, the US were to go completely dark tomorrow, the rest of the world would still be emitting 45 billion tons of CO2; well above the Kyoto Protocols.
Something To Think About - 4/29/19
According to former Treasury Secretary William Simon, ”The nation should have a tax system that looks like someone designed it on purpose.”
Something To Think About - 4/26/19
In honor of April being Stress Awareness Month writer Douglas Pagels reminds us “Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way.
Something To Think About - 4/23/19
Robert Woodson, a veteran of the civil rights movement, writes: “Activists’ focus on group identity and past wrongs fuels anger and resentment, deepening divisions instead of erasing them.”
Something To Think About - 4/15/19
According to the latest IRS stats, the Top 1% pay 37.3% of ALL federal income taxes. The highest 5% paid 58.2% of the total income tax. The 10% of filers bore nearly 70% of the tax burden. The bottom 50% paid a total of 3% of the total federal income tax bill because many get refundable tax credits.
Something To Think About - 4/2/19
Kiplinger’s reports that the nation’s air is getting cleaner. Emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide have plunged 88% and 76% respectively since their 1997 peaks. Mercury and particulate emissions are down as well. Coal fired plants provide less than 30% of U.S. electricity as more utilize clean natural gas. Green new Deals only punish and hamstring America while allowing China and India and other developing nations to continue to be the bad actors on the global pollution stage.
Something To Think About - 3/26/19
Theodore Roosevelt said: “The cornerstone of this Republic, as of all free government, is respect to the law. Where we permit the law to be defied or evaded --- we are just so much weakening the bonds of our civilization and increasing the chances of its overthrow, and of the substitution therefore of a system in which there shall be violent alternations of anarchy and tyranny.”
Something To Think About - 3/25/19
Playwright Channing Pollack once observed that “The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.”