The president and his allies are hoping to reform the US health care system, which represents roughly 17% of the domestic economy. They’re doing so with little open debate and next to no transparency – a recent, closed door White House meeting with senators included 23 Democratic politicians and the Senate’s lone socialist. And [...]
I’m not a particular fan. But I think this sort of thing is thuggish.
The photo issue.
I’m not seeing Johnny Depp anywhere in there.
The good news? California owes me a $630 refund this year.
The bad news? I’ll probably get it in the form of an IOU.
The really bad news? The feds want $4K+ more.
I learned this because I had to fill out a free application for federal aid (FAFSA) checklist for student aid that [...]
It took me the better part of 30 years to finally “get into” general aviation flying. A Cessna will get you there (eventually) and the Mooney 201 is a slick piece of gear to dream on, but compared to twin, afterburning GE404 engines wrapped in twin-tailed titanium and graphite epoxy, eh.
You need two [...]
The WSJ poses a tickler:
A tax policy that confiscated 100% of the taxable income of everyone in America earning over $500,000 in 2006 would only have given Congress an extra $1.3 trillion in revenue. That’s less than half the 2006 federal budget of $2.7 trillion and looks tiny compared to the more than [...]
California is among the top ten high tax states in the union, coming in at either #6 or #8, depending who you ask. The steep marginal tax rates on its most productive workers has resulted in a negative outflow of highly skilled workers from California to other western states, even as the immigration of [...]
Pirate booty, that is.
The U.S. Navy has captured nine more suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia, after they allegedly tried to board an Indian commercial ship. The same American ship took seven other men into custody Wednesday.
USS Vella Gulf received a distress call from the Indian merchant ship, Premdivya. The ship [...]
Anybody see the overall strategy in these expenditures?
Yeah. Me either.
Update: Heh, as they say.