Donald Trump raised my taxes by about $1,000, the bastard! Three days before Christmas, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The bill squeaked through the Senate with just 51 votes after Republican holdouts like Susan Collins and Bob Corker caved on their earlier demands and voted for it … Continue reading Donald Trump Raised My Taxes!
Donald Trump is many things: an admitted sexual assaulter, a prolific philanderer, a serially bankrupt businessman, a lying scoundrel, a tax cheat. He was accused, in a sworn deposition, of raping his first wife, Ivana (she later said she didn't mean it in a literal sense, whatever that means). Since he beat Hillary Clinton in … Continue reading Donald Trump, Whiner in Chief
I think Hillary is great and I'm proud to say it! This is why I feel personally invested in Hillary Clinton's campaign and why she resonates with me on a personal level.
Hi Bernie, It's tough to write this since I owe so much to you. Working for you was my first job out of college. What more could an idealistic young polisci major ask for but to work in the U.S. Senate for someone he believed in so much? It was an awesome job on an awesome staff; To … Continue reading Bernie, I used to love you (but it’s all over now)
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 270 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading 2015 in review
Best Week Ever Solar energy is coming off its best week ever. It was a one-two punch. Congress extended the 30% solar Investor Tax Credit (ITC) through 2019. After 2019, it will step down gradually through 2022. And in California, the Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a decision to keep California's net energy metering (NEM) … Continue reading Congress just voted to unleash the solar beast. Here’s what it means
Last week, I talked about income inequality and whether top income earners are paying their fair share of taxes. I found that the top decile of income earners hauled in about 44% of income and paid 60% of federal taxes in 2014. Furthermore, the lopsided tax burden on the rich is a direct product of … Continue reading Who pays taxes anyway? Part 2
Income inequality has grown since the 1970s. The rich are getting richer and they're also paying a bigger share of taxes. Are they paying their fair share?
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UPDATE: Berekely voters supported the soda tax 75%. Money poorly spent by the soda lobby. What is up with the bizarre anti soda tax ads in Berkeley? Measure D is a proposed 1 cent per ounce tax on soda distributors on the November ballot. Though it has a bunch of exemptions for nonsoda … Continue reading Ineffective ads in Berkeley anti-soda tax campaign