Since the last day to file taxes is upon us. I wanted to share a couple videos on the subject from one of my favorite sites. PragerU
Is the U.S. tax system fair? Are the rich paying too little or too much? What about the middle and lower class? New York Times bestselling author Amity Shlaes answers these questions, and offers a tax solution that most Americans could get on board with. Is America’s Tax System Fair?
Do the rich pay their fair share of taxes? It’s not a simple question. First of all, what do you mean by rich? And how much is fair? What are the rich, whoever they are, paying now? Is there any tax rate that would be unfair? UCLA Professor of Economics, Lee Ohanian, has some fascinating and unexpected answers. Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share?
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove. More here. Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
In Other News:
“Political polarization in Washington produced a fundraising record as donors to both parties flooded U.S. House campaigns with $96.1 million in the first quarter of 2017, according to an analysis of filings with the Federal Election Commission.” More here. The Trump Effect Propels House Campaigns to Record Fundraising
HUMBLE, Texas – “Court records show a Houston-area woman is accused of placing a plastic bag over the head of her 1-year-old son and sending video of the abuse to relatives because she was upset that the child’s father had a new girlfriend.” More here. Texas mom accused of shooting video, photos of child’s abuse
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — “A federal lawsuit alleges the U.S. Army has issued less-than-honorable discharges for potentially thousands of service members without adequately considering the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions.” More here. Lawsuit: Army should factor PTSD in discharge decisions
Caracas (AFP) – “Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the army into the streets as the volatile country braces for what his opponents vow will be the “mother of all protests” on Wednesday.” More here. Maduro orders Venezuela army into streets
“A former director of Venezuela’s Office of Identification, Migration and Foreigners said that during his 17 months in the post, the socialist government gave at least 10,000 Venezuelan passports and other documents to citizens of Syria, Iran and other Middle Eastern countries.” More here. Venezuela illegally issued 10,000 passports to Syrians, Iranians, report says
WASHINGTON (AP) — “Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is looking to the Middle East and North Africa for broader contributions and new ideas to fight Islamic extremism as the Trump administration fleshes out its counterterrorism strategy.
His trip to the region this week includes stops with longstanding allies Israel and Saudi Arabia, and new partners like Djibouti.: More here. Pentagon’s Mattis discussing war aims in Mideast this week