Monday, February 27, 2012

The economy is shrinking

In a just world, all income would be subject to the Social Security payroll tax and Social Security would pay 70-80% of what people made on average during their lifetime. Europeans get that benefit. Surely older Americans deserve it, too.
Meanwhile billionaires pay 12-17% federal income tax. In a just world, they would pay 80-100% with the proceeds going to pay, among other things, a decent Social Security benefit so older people do not have to be forced to work. Or eat cat food. It says a lot about reporting on this issue that the fact funds exist is completely ignored.
Tips for saving money is great. But let's not forget this is a manufactured crisis. It's not an act of God. People decided outsized tax breaks are more important than forcing older people to work and even starve. We could, and should, change policies.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Reduce gas taxes

We are sitting on 285 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The USA can run its cars, trucks and buses on this excellent...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

That would save gobs of money

I see lots of high quality food products from Canada. I assume this is because Canadian businesses can operate ....

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I believe in the free market

What is going on in the United States is not the free market. What is going on is consolidation of the wealth from.....

Monday, February 20, 2012

Our current prosperity

I'm excited, interested, in what the future of the United States is going to be. The best thing we can hope for is that ....

Friday, February 17, 2012

The boomerang effect

I'm sure most people would love to start their own business but the financial barriers to entry prove too difficult to overcome.