Kids write longer letters to Santa than the less than 200 word, one page, Donald Trump tax code reform proposal. If the concept passes, as Trump envisions, it will be a very Merry Christmas for the rich and corporations. A very, very, Merry Christmas! Yes, Virginia!
Conservatives are known to love tax breaks and that’s what President Donald Trump presented yesterday with his one-page tax outline. But, there are signs that many conservatives are not enamored with the proposal, at least, not yet.
The NFL draft is upon us, and the prognosticators have been busy debating who their local team will select. I have not waded into the debate, but I do have one prediction that is certain to come true: The Saints will actively try to move up or move down through trades. And the key to successful trading is a little-discussed weapon that assures they are receiving value, whichever way they go. The problem is that the other 31 teams have the same weapon.
Rarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the Confederate monuments controversy.
Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.
On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments. Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.
Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.
Some protectors of the Confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument.
The major President Trump news of the day focuses upon taxes, not only the tax cuts he is proposing but his own taxes, which he obviously, refuses to unveil.