Trump’s Tax

Posted in For Free Trade, Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 11, 2015 by cavalier973

From Donald Trump’s Website:


  1.  If you are single and earn less than $25,000, or married and jointly earn less than $50,000, you will not owe any income tax. That removes nearly 75 million households – over 50% – from the income tax rolls. They get a new one page form to send the IRS saying, “I win,” those who would otherwise owe income taxes will save an average of nearly $1,000 each.

That’s actually pretty good. I wonder what his plan is for elements of the tax code such as the Child Tax Credit.

Here’s the next part:

2. All other Americans will get a simpler tax code with four brackets – 0%, 10%, 20% and 25% – instead of the current seven. This new tax code eliminates the marriage penalty and the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) while providing the lowest tax rate since before World War II.

This is also fairly good. Much of the tax burden, as I understand it, is the cost of compliance.

He also wants to reduce the corporate tax rate to 15%, and eliminate the death tax.

I disagree with Trump about trade, but his tax plan looks appealing. I guess I’m going to have to look at other candidates’ websites, now.


Trump’s Trade

Posted in For Free Trade, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on December 11, 2015 by cavalier973

From Trump’s website:

America has always been a trading nation. Under the Trump administration trade will flourish. However, for free trade to bring prosperity to America, it must also be fair trade. Our goal is not protectionism but accountability. America fully opened its markets to China but China has not reciprocated. Its Great Wall of Protectionism uses unlawful tariff and non-tariff barriers to keep American companies out of China and to tilt the playing field in their favor.

If you give American workers a level playing field, they will win. At its heart, this plan is a negotiating strategy to bring fairness to our trade with China. The results will be huge for American businesses and workers. Jobs and factories will stop moving offshore and instead stay here at home. The economy will boom.


His plan for “leveling the playing field” follows (click the link for more info).

A couple of interesting points I note from his plan: He complains about China being a “currency manipulator”, and further complains about China subsidizing its exports.

In other words, he’s mad that the Chinese are pursuing the (false) path of economic nationalism that he himself favors for the U.S.

I do like his idea of reducing the corporate tax rate to 15%. The corporate tax rate should be 0%, because corporations don’t actually pay taxes–the money that corporations send to Washington every April 15 is actually collected from the corporations’ employees, customers, and owners.

Hoppe on Immigration and Trade

Posted in For Free Trade with tags , on May 26, 2015 by cavalier973

I’m just going to put this here to read later.

Work as if you’re working for Jesus

Posted in Uncategorized on May 25, 2015 by cavalier973

In church today, I was fretting about having to go back to work after a week (and a day!) of vacation. I will be behind on a lot of things, and look forward to long days trying to get caught up. I was reminded, however, of Paul’s admonition to work as if working for Christ. Hopefully, I can maintain that attitude for awhile.

Another Hot Sauce Recipe

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2015 by cavalier973

This is also from a Hit & Run commenter, a fellow who uses the handle “sarcasmic”.

Apparently, one takes a mess of dried Thai chili peppers and grinds them, seeds and all, with a mortar and pestle. Add salt, garlic, honey, and a splash of vinegar, to taste.

It reportedly is good on fish.

Darwinoid Forum Debate Tactics

Posted in For God with tags , , , , , on March 2, 2015 by cavalier973

The article is here on creationwiki.

In the Memphis Area and needing a real estate agent?

Posted in For Free Trade with tags , , , , , , on February 26, 2015 by cavalier973

Our agent’s name is Maggie Armstrong. She actually is our rent manager for a property we own, and she has done excellently in that job. We haven’t had a bad renter yet.

She can be reached at



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