My Trip To The Voting Station – A Fool’s Errand, And So Much More, Or Less …

North London polling station

by Richard Cameron   So, earlier this week, I went to the polling place with my California mail in ballot already filled out and tucked into the envelope. Our Jewish friends in the local community were kind enough to host the polling station at their temple – so now I can, without lying, state that I have been in a temple, though not for services. That’s always a possibility as well, though. I hand delivered it, together with my wife’s ballot, who (please don’t share this with anyone) considered it…

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GOP Hits Speed Bump On Tax Reform But The Donor Class Is Impatient For A Win

photo of Palm Beach mansion with lagoon sized pool

by Richard Cameron The GOP House missed the target date for public release of their tax ‘reform’ plan yesterday, but claim that the plan will see the light of day on Thursday. Reportedly, the reason behind the re-scheduling, which may well see further delays, is that there is disagreement within the ranks about who wins and who loses and to what extent.  They may not frame it in those terms, but there is one other certainty besides death and taxes and that is that all tax plans, by nature and…

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Bernie And Ted’s Excellent Adventure – Estate Taxes, Fact Vs Fiction, Sanders Vs Cruz

video still of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) at CNN town hall debate 10/18/2017

by Richard Cameron Wednesday evening this last week, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) once again renewed their old acquaintance at a CNN town hall where they sparred primarily about tax reform and to a lesser extent, continued to re-litigate healthcare.  Incidentally, there was a short ribbing session between them at the front end of the proceedings and it is obvious that despite their philosophical and policy differences, they greatly enjoy one another’s company:   Beware the phrase ‘reform’ – in any context … Congress and the…

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