I’m sure you realize that I will be updating the information on the new tax laws soon. I haven’t decided if I will rewrite the 9 blogs that covered the House and Senate version or just “X” off the parts that didn’t make it to the signed version. (I’m leaning towards the latter- with only two or three posts to cover the individual and business tax provisions.)
It starts. Today is the beginning of open season. Time to choose our health care plan. Or, if you are like me and entitled to Medicare, today is the day to decide to ADD to the mandated service. Because years ago, the government cut Medicare provisions. Now, we need to choose a drug plan and a Medicare Advantage plan to cover all those things that aren’t covered. Or pay through the nose.
It’s a truism that reforming the corporate tax rates should encourage businesses to invest in ways to improve their bottom line. That normally means finding a way to enhance productivity. But, that also means the lower rates are part of a program to remove special interests.
I’ll bet there isn’t one of you who doesn’t know that I’m a techie. I’ve been devoted to science and technology- and FACTS- since I was a tyke. I knew I’d be a ChemE by the time I was 8 and was just as certain I’d effect major changes to the field of dialysis. I’ve been lucky enough to dabble in water treatment, water reuse, air treatment, microbial conversion of hazardous materials, pharmaceutical development, medical instrumentation, genetic manipulation, food production…. OK. You get the idea.
It’s virtually complete. The change in America that Ronald Reagan wanted. To make American’s totally distrust their government. (Cut the bullshit. You know what he said: “Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.” Oh, and for all the crap about his capabilities- the deficit doubled under his tenure. As opposed to dropping deficits for the two Democratic Presidents since his tenure.)