PRESIDENT TRUMP IS GIVING A SPEECH TONIGHT And you can hear it here on KOA and you can watch it on tv if you're so inclined. The Big 4 networks are airing it AND a rebuttal by Democrats. Whoopie.
WILL AOC'S ADORING FANS WANT TO BE LIKE SWEDEN WHEN THEY HAVE TO PAY FOR IT? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she doesn't want socialism like Venezuela, she wants it like Sweden. So what does that mean? It means any American who makes over $75,000 a year would face a 56.9% tax rate. Check it here from the Tax Foundation:
Scandinavian income taxes raise a lot of revenue because they are actually rather flat. In other words, they tax most people at these high rates, not just high-income taxpayers. The top marginal tax rate of 60 percent in Denmark applies to all income over 1.2 times the average income in Denmark. From the American perspective, this means that all income over $60,000 (1.2 times the average income of about $50,000 in the United States) would be taxed at 60 percent.
Sweden and Norway have similarly flat income tax systems. Sweden’s top marginal tax rate of 56.9 percent applies to all income over 1.5 times the average income in Sweden. Norway’s top marginal tax rate of 39 percent applies to all income over 1.6 times the average Norwegian income.
I seriously doubt the Bernie Bros and AOC Acolytes want to actually pay THEIR fair share to have what they have in Sweden. Just a guess. Oh, and this doesn't even include a 9% VAT tax on goods. And since the top 20% of taxpayers pay 88% of Federal income tax, I'd be okay with spreading the burden out a bit more. It's only fair, amiright?
ONE MORE THING ON TAXES Kevin Williamson at National Review talks tax increases and further explains why "soak the rich" isn't going to pay for anything, really. Read the column here.
WHAT WERE THE GOOD OLD DAYS ANYWAY? I read a nasty Twitter exchange in which a guy accused a friend of mine of wanting to go back the days of slavery because he posted something about longing for the "good old days". It got me to thinking, what ARE the "good old days" anyway? I think there were really good qualities that we should bring back and I've got a list.
BLACK LIVES MATTER UNLESS YOU RAISE A BUNCH OF MONEY FOR DEMOCRATS Check. This. Out. A VERY prominent Democratic fundraiser in California has now had a SECOND young black male sex worker die in his house. Just read it. It's disgusting what politics will let rich white guys get away with. Here are more disgusting and depraved details about the death of the FIRST young man who died in this apartment. This man is a serial killer who has friends in very high places.
WANT TO GET HEALTHIER? GO FOR A WALK And this video will show you the benefits of even a short walk.
IT'S ALWAYS FUN WHEN STUDENTS WEIGH IN ON TRUMP
AND I THOUGHT MY DOG WAS EXPENSIVE I just found out Jinx is allergic to chicken, which happens to be in 90% of affordable dog food. Which means her food is now more expensive than MY food. But not as expensive as Doggy Style, a doggy day care in San Francisco that costs $1,500 a month. Seriously. An outrage has ensued.
YOUR CHANCE TO EAT NEKKID IN PARIS HAS ENDED As the only naked dining restaurant in Paris has shuttered after failing to find customers. I can't imagine why. JK I can totally imagine why.
DOES DENVER NEED SHROOMS? There is a move afoot to legalize psilocybin, which is known to most as the hallucinogenic property in magic mushrooms. Do we need this? As a libertarian at heart I'm going to take the unpopular position of saying yes.
DEMOCRATS ADMIT THEY ARE LIBERALS And it finally hit 51% in the latest survey. Well duh.
OMG I'VE WONDERED ABOUT THIS FOR YEARS Why don't men wear jackets in winter? Seriously. Even the Wall Street Journal wants to know.