In one of my first posts, I spoke about change and how people and companies handle it. We can see now that a vast majority of the people want the status quo to change but they are afraid that it simply won’t. The people who didn’t vote for Obama seem to have forgotten the recession was a long time in coming, that it was his fault. His supporters blame him for the fact that he hasn’t lived up to their ideological standard. Everybody is expecting change, in the economy, in politics and it appears it may not show up anytime soon.
Now loom darker clouds on the horizon-the dread double dip recession (key thunder-clap and spooky pipe organ music). I don’t agree. I don’t know if it could be called optimism or pessimism, but tend to agree with Larry Doyle’s assessment. We can’t be entering a double dip because we haven’t really come out of the first phase of the recession. Continue reading
Everybody is wondering where the jobs are?
Every time you see a story about why more hiring isn’t going on, the reporters always seem to be talking to this or that manager of a major investment firm. The lead figures of these investment firms always begin talking about companies levels of uncertainty, with Washington, with debt crisis in Europe, instability in the markets. See this.
But why aren’t they talking to the guy who owns the hardware shop down the road, or the steam cleaning service, or the dog grooming/boarding company or the widget manufacturer or any of the thousands of small business across the country that employ the vast majority of Americans. It isn’t because they can’t get loans; loan requests by business are down. And who needs a loan when American businesses are sitting on bucket loads of cash? Continue reading
Given all the rhetoric about spending and what not over the recent debt ceiling rise debate, I thought that I would put forth two ideas I have to fix the tax code. Both of them are fairly simple to implement and for the individual taxpayers to understand. Here they are.
Tax Plan 1-The Tea Party Tax Plan:
This plan eliminates all taxes, federal, state and local, no income tax, so sales tax, no property tax, even the ‘death’ tax is gone. It cuts out all fees and regulation costs. The individual and businesses are able to keep 100% of what they earn. Continue reading
There have been a great many changes witnessed by human beings, some better than others. Here I would like to look at a few items or events throughout history and how different peoples reacted to them. The first on this list is the printing press. Continue reading
In the 1970s the FDA carried out, on average, around 10,000 inspections per year. During the fifties, sixties and seventies the interstate system and the national power grid were constructed, numerous schools and universities built amongst many other projects that changed the way people lived, communicated and traveled for decades to come.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Supreme Court Justice, said that “taxes are the price we pay to live in a civilized society.” Continue reading