"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
I hear a lot of talk about the economy but it is what I don’t hear that bothers me. Simple incentives have to be put in place to make the economy move in the direction that you want it to move e.g.
If you favor growing the economy the personal tax rate should be made higher than the corporate tax rate which will give incentive to the owners to keep their money invested in the corporation or pay higher taxes. The higher the net difference of the personal tax rate above the corporate rate the bigger the incentive to invest long term.
Whoever has the most money wins the election most of the time. One must assume this is because the richest have the most ads. Those of us on the cynical left have learned not to believe even the news, and certainly I do not believe ads I see on TV, nor do I pay attention to those annoying yard signs for candidates or radio ads and flyers. Is the average voter so susceptible to the seemingly endless political advertising that his brain is directed to vote for the guy with the most ads?
As I see our great President Obama living up to his promise to remove combat troops from Iraq, I was reminded of my quixotic notion of "personal responsibility in war."
Tropical Storm Lisa is went nuts (on 9/21 - the first day of fall)
Spawned a sea dragon while trying to create a giant 50-100 mile wide eye.
To give you a sense of scale on this Kraken image...
The White Eyes sticking out the top of the Sea Dragon - are giant vortices - substorms that are whirling around Lisa in the 'tropical storm'.
The White Spots on the right are the Cape Verde Islands. The SUBstorms are bigger than the islands OK?
I listen to Progressive on an Internet radio and today I heard Thom Hartmann make a very compelling case for living outside the USA by quoting a Forbes magazine article that listed the best cities in the world for quality of life and health care.
To those of you who "just say no" to taxes, Dr. Cleveland at DagBlog is happy to oblige--for a fee....
Their souls fled in a flickering of light
Birdwings on a sunspeckled dawn
Sunset on the dappled waters of the ocean
On today's show I got to blurt out my idea: keep Bush tax cuts only for those earning $250,000 or less.
I watched the rally.....funny faces of color were noticeably absent. I also noticed a tremendous amount of older folks. Do they know Beck would be elated to cut their social security benefits and medicare?
You probably know by now that Reverend Christie has been in federal prison since July 8th. Held without trial, denied bail twice, Roger's arraignment has been postponed until April 2011. I'm writing to ask that you follow-up your interview with Reverend Christie, by taking a look at what's going on with him now.