Taxing Our Economy

The proposed tax plan is bad on many levels, but one way in which it will directly hurt American jobs, manufacturing, the economy, and the environment is by immediately repealing the EV tax credit (IRS Section 30D) instead of letting it expire of its own accord.

  • Car manufacturers have already planned production with this credit.
  • EVs are the only modern vehicles that can run on coal power.
  • EVs run on 100% domestically-produced fuel (electricity), compared to regular cars that run on imported fuel.
  • Buying new cars is good for the economy, and most EVs have domestic production plants compared to ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) vehicles which are manufactured overseas.
  • EVs don’t produce any local pollution, thereby cleaning up the air (not that the EPA cares about this anymore).
  • EVs help reduce greenhouse gas emissions (not that our government cares about this anymore).

If you’re interested in keeping incentives for one of the last great American-manufactured products, and the associated jobs that go along with making them, please tell your representatives in congress. Here’s how to start:

https://org.salsalabs.com/o/2711/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=22515

 

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Ya see, folks, Bannon may actually be a strategic genius. The more he gets people stirred up and upset over everything that he’s doing, the more people get fatigued that much faster and the sooner they give up and give in. “Fuck it,” people say. The farther Left you are, the faster you get exhausted, which is exactly what he wants.

My advice is: pick one cause about which you care the most, and FIGHT FOR THAT WITH EVERYTHING YOU’VE GOT. Deprioritize everything else and quite possibly you should turn off the news and newspapers and TV. They’re strategically using it to their advantage — like I said, genius!

My cause is global climate change. I’m doing everything I can because, quite frankly, if we don’t have an inhabitable planet, there will be — literally — nothing left to fight for. I will speak up on those issues not because I do not believe in the others, but because I must be able to hang in the fight for as long as possible.

“Excellent…”

That is what I imagine Steve Bannon is thinking in his head as he watches the establishment start to crumble down around him. He’s no fool. He is a smart, strategic person who — unfortunately for us — does not represent the most positive aspects of America. And, as a double whammy, he’s basically in charge of the whole country. Trump is his fool and he knows it. Bannon’s playing him like … some kind of ancient instrument that you breathe into and out comes a lot of hot air and loud, unpleasant noise.

Anyway, here are my predictions for the future. Continue reading ““Excellent…””

Milo Yiannopoulos Doesn’t Have Feelings – The New York Times

It’s sadly ironic to see UC Berkeley, of all places, protesting somebody like Milo. Then again, the right to protest is also a matter of free speech, so long as it is done peacefully.

Anyway, I think this guy is great: a funny, intelligent, provocateur. He’s well suited to getting a younger generation to introspect a bit on free speech. His literary style isn’t subtle, but it is appropriate for the audience. I just think that his talents are being wasted at a place like Breitbart, which doesn’t attract the readership that would appreciate him the most. Then again, it could be the perfect place for him….