McDonald’s announced that they would be selling breakfast items all day at some of their San Diego stores. If this catches on, future generations won’t understand the epic scene in Falling Down. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eREiQhBDIk?rel=0]
[submitted as a comment in the NYTimes in response to other comments on Paul Krugman’s op-ed column “Imaginary Health Care Horrors“, March 30, 2015.] In a comment in the New York Times, “Frank” wrote: The trouble is that Democrats are not there defending [the Affordable Care Act]. They have bought into the myth that people don’t like it […]
So, four years ago, we took $1.65 billion dollars out of the state coffers and gave it to businesses, then tried to replenish that money by reaching into the pockets, wallets and pensions of our low-income and middle-income taxpayers. Not surprisingly, the state found itself short — to the tune of $1.2 billion dollars — of the funds needed to provide the obvious services that affect the public everyday — school funding, local government services, and most frustratingly, roads that aren’t literally falling apart.
Poor Michigan! We’re Broke!
Now comes the Governor and the Legislature telling us that we need to tax ourselves — predominantly, tax the lowest-income people in the state — even further.
I spend too much time watching “talking heads” commenting on the political and economic topics of the day. The most tiresome of these shows – the ones that lose my interest most quickly – are those which are dominated by biting remarks and clever, often caustic, wit.
Thanks to Katrina Brundage for the motivation to scratch one of my most persistent itches. She pointed out that the State of Michigan has had a Good Government Initiative (complete with email address: email@example.com). I love to be intrigued and this was right up my alley. I shouldn’t have been disappointed to learn that the […]