Archive for the ‘Big Govt’ Category

Reading the Memo

February 2 | Posted by mrossol | American Thought, Big Govt, FBI, Losing Freedom, Party Politics, Strassel

Yep, MS Strassel has it right… ===== WSJ 2/2/2018 By Kimberley A. Strassel The White House looks set to release the House Intelligence Committee memo on 2016 government surveillance abuses, which means the attacks on the document by Democrats, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the media are going to get wilder. To help navigate through the spin, here’s a handy guide... Read more

We Don’t ‘Push the Envelope’ Any More

January 24 | Posted by mrossol | Big Govt, Law

Wow. I was more than surprised… ====== WSJ 1/24/2018 By Mick Mulvaney When I arrived at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in November, I told employees that despite what they might have heard, I had no intention of shutting down the bureau. As members of the executive branch, we are charged with faithfully executing the law. The law mandates that we enforce consumer... Read more

Tax Actions before 2018 – WSJ

December 20 | Posted by mrossol | American Thought, Big Govt, Tax Issues

Just FYI. ===== WSJ 12/20/2017 For millions of Americans, the most important tax-planning tip between now and the end of the year is to check your charitable contributions. They are on Schedule A, Line 19 of your tax return. Do these donations, plus your mortgage interest, allowable medical expenses, and $10,000 of state and local taxes, normally add up to more than... Read more

Jerry Brown has and Epiphany!

December 11 | Posted by mrossol | Big Govt, Democrat Party, Unions

Well, well, well. What do you know? ======== WSJ 12/8/2017 Republican plans to slash the state-andlocal tax deduction are already reaping benefits in high-tax states. Democrats in the Northeast say they’re having second thoughts about raising taxes. And lo and behold, California Gov. Jerry Brown is arguing that public pensions aren’t ironclad. Last month the Governor intervened in a state Supreme Court case regarding... Read more