Friday, February 24, 2017

SCOTUS VS THE PEOPLE

I'm really having trouble sorting thru my thoughts on this: Why do courts get to decide on social issues like abortion, DOMA, gender identity, right-to-die. I mean -- if one is a conservative who believes in privacy & individual rights -- why would one care about another person's choices? 

We had a couple of kids (ages 21, 18, 15 -- one of whom is gay) over to the house for dinner a few weeks ago. I love discussing current events / issues with them. I broached the bathroom issue. In a nano second, the response was "everyone goes to the bathroom". Indeed, in some European countries there are bathrooms, period. Why shouldn't it be that simple for the rest of us?

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

MORE FOR THE 1%, LESS FOR YOU-KNOW-WHO

[...] conservative economics professor Peter Navarro, whom Trump has tapped to head his National Trade Council [...] recommend(s) the government allocate $137 billion in tax credits for private investors who underwrite infrastructure projects.

[...] the administration's preference for addressing the problem with private dollars is clear. [...]

[...] Infrastructure projects like roads and bridges are attractive to investors only if they have tolls or some other way of generating revenue. [...] but economists and transportation experts warn 

the government could end up rewarding investors in projects that would have been built even without credits.

ANOTHER WINDFALL FOR THE 1% Oh, yes, there would be construction jobs  ALONG WITH more permanent taxes for the middle class in the form of TOLLS.