Trump’s golf

Some are criticizing Donald Trump for playing golf so often. Trump says that he promised to play golf during his administration and he is leading from in front. He is setting an example for others to follow. In the immortal words of Calvin Coolidge, “The business of America is business and that business is golf.”

Breaking news part 3

If the news isn’t broken, don’t fix it. But the news is broken, more fake than real. It needs to be fixed and fake news like FOX shut down. The airways are public property. If they are abused for profit, we the owners have the right and obligation to take broadcasting rights away from the companies that abuse the airways. Let’s fix the broken news now.

Schools and money

Good neighborhoods have good schools and bad, poor neighborhoods have bad schools. This has been true for many years and will continue to be true as long as the quality of schools is dependent on the property taxes generated from local property. I believe that the clamor for reform and charter schools is an effort to generate private profits from the massive amount of money that we as a society devote to education. If you doubt the amount of money involved, just look at your annual property tax statement. Property taxes here in Utah are relatively low because Utah devotes relatively little to education compared to other states.

Another factor involved in education reform is the effort to break teachers’ unions. Republicans hate unions because unions raise costs due to negotiating decent wages for workers. Republicans are against decent wages for the 99%, supporting only excessive salaries for the 1%. Unions and union members tend to support Democrats and that is another reason they are hated by the GOP.

Smokescreen

Republicans claim to care about small businesses and the family farm. Untrue. It is a smokescreen to hide their real interests, big business and the money that GOP politicians receive from big business. Small businesses and family farms do not employ legions of lobbyists to influence government. Big business has regulations written in such a way to discourage competitors. Tax laws are written with loopholes that only big business can use. Only the very wealthy, not family farms or small business owners, are affected by the estate tax.