Preserve services while cutting taxes
President Trump has called for dramatic tax cuts for individuals and businesses. The proposal includes reducing the current tax rate from 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, 35% and 39.6% to 10%, 25% and 35%.
All Americans would like to pay less taxes and keep their money, but the challenge is how to cut taxes while retaining or improving services. Listen to this: America is running a 3.3%, or a $559 billion deficit, which means the country is in the red and is spending more money than it is generating.
If we are cutting taxes, we will reduce revenues and increase the deficit if we maintain the same services. But if the president wants to balance the budget, then he would have to reduce services.
So, to be honest with the American people, the president should be talking about the cost of reducing taxes and tell us what services he plans to cut.
The current proposal benefits the rich and puts the poor in more jeopardy. It may put a few more dollars in the poor’s pocket, but it will cost them a lot in the long run. We hope that the administration focuses on preserving services while cutting taxes. Click here for more …..
Focus on work not popularity
As President Trump nears his 100 days in office, most media outlets are busy assessing his popularity, or what he has done in the first 100 days. This is the wrong target.
Let’s focus on programs and what this country needs to move forward: Job growth has been slow; revamping the health car law has failed and the country’s infrastructure continues to deteriorate. We have a lot of work to do and no time to play popularity contests.
We urge all parties to work together and address important issues facing our country instead of working against each other. This is also a time for the media to restore its credibility by focusing politicians on the important issues. Please click here for more on the president’s first 100 days in office.
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Tea Cup: Steamed tea
I love tea, and my favorite time to have tea is at 4 p.m. I make steamed tea, using loose black tea and either samovar or two pots. Boil water in a teakettle. Place 2 TBS of loose tea in a china pot and add 1/2 cup of boiling water over it. Place china pot on top of teakettle and let it steam for about a half an hour on low temperature. When, the sweet tea aroma drifts out of the pot, pour some in a tea cup and diluted it to your liking. Enjoy.