Category Archives: Paul Ryan

Trump’s 15% tax ain’t happening

Dear Trump-Pets. As a self-employed consultant, I support a 15% marginal tax on pass-throughs. Is it going to happen? No. Paul Ryan and Company won’t allow it and Nancy Pelosi and her minions will message negatively on the idea, calling … Continue reading

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#Broadband infrastructure: So far I don’t see Congressional Republicans riding to Trump’s rescue

The markets took a beating yesterday; a one percent correction that even saw broadband stocks like Comcast (-1.09%), T-Mobile (-1.01%), and Sprint (-1.74%) take a hit. Ironically, while Verizon and AT&T were down also, (-.42% and -.75%, respectively), their decreases … Continue reading

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On #poverty, .@RepPaulRyan’s approach is too top-down

In an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. Representative Paul J. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, shared his thoughts on the appropriate fiscal approach for resolving the issue of poverty in the United States.  In his piece Mr. Ryan tries to … Continue reading

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Is this really Obama’s sequester?

I saw a tweet from Speaker John Boehner today referring to the sequester as belonging to President Obama.  Personally I like John Boehner, at least I like his personality as portrayed for the cameras.  He seems like the type of … Continue reading

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Wish Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would tell us why we need a payroll tax

An article in The New York today described the possibility that the reduction in payroll taxes negotiated in 2010 may not survive past 1 January 2013.  Specifically the employee tax of 4.2% may go back to the original rate … Continue reading

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So Paul Ryan Likes Ayn Rand. So What?

Some Americans are taking issue with the late atheist and capitalist evangelist Ayn Rand’s influence over a young Paul Ryan. Like Ms. Rand, Mr. Ryan places a greater emphasis on the individual American’s ability to take care of himself with … Continue reading

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