Everyone have to recognize one basic fact. WE are not the customers of Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion. That’s right- banks, credit cards, finance companies, employers- these are the customers of those agencies. But, the credit reporting firms feel that they have no obligation to keep our information- stuff we NEVER authorized them to collect- secure.
Don’t you just love it that when the Democratic Party is in power, all the GOP can discuss is the increasing debt. And, once the GOP takes power, they forget all about the debt and suggest a tax reduction for the rich that will add trillions of dollars to our debt and render the budget inflows to be a small percentage of the budget outflows.
Yup. Another holiday. This is why, when I went to college, one of my professors harangued me that I missed so many days of class the first semester. That I should stop skipping class. Even though he lived in New York City, he had no clue how many Jewish holidays there were over the first 30 days of school. (Hint: If we use the Jewish month, Tishrei, which corresponds to September/October, we are talking about 12 of the first 23 days- and that doesn’t include Shabat!)
Here we go again. The US Government is trying to convince us how great the economy is booming. Umm. BS! (I sure am tired hearing how a rising tide raises all boats. Especially when the size of the boat affects how quickly and strongly that tide raises up the boats.)
Tax Reform is all the rage. And, now that the fairy-tale land of budget reconciliation has terminated (it ended on 30 September, where items could pass with a simple majority- which means the Vice President could break any ties), our Congress will now get all hyped about lowering the tax burden (I fear they will offer the rich a tax break, the poor more taxes, the middle class empty promises, and Christmas gifts for big business. We’ll have to see what they really propose.)
Asara B’Tishrei. The 10th Day of Tishrei. That’s tonight’s (and tomorrow’s) Hebrew Date. But, you probably are more familiar with the traditional name of the holy day- Yom Kipur. Yom Kipur marks the end of 40 days of introspection, repentance, and preparation; rearranging our lives so we can be better humans, that we can make this world a better place- with renewed vigor.
Here we go again. Not only, as I’ve reported before, has TheDonald shortened the open season for PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare), but he and his minions have been hard at work to prove that it is failing. By making it fail- or at least continually trying to kill it.