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Sep 7 7 tweets 2 min read
1. Tax Code Justice
There is definitely plenty wrong with the U.S. Tax Code but it's not what you might think. But the politicians will never tell you what it is, because they have made careers out of playing on your emotions with class warfare rhetoric to get votes. 2. U.S. Tax Code is just about the fairest in the whole world.
📌Top 10% earners pay 70% of federal income tax
📌Next 40% pay 30% of tax
📌Bottom 50% pay almost no tax
If anything it is unfair to top earners. The problem with our tax code isn’t fairness. It is inefficiency.
Sep 6 37 tweets 7 min read
1. On Appropriate Level Of Taxation

Read this thread at your own peril because you may never go back to your old way of thinking about taxes, whether you are a Democrat or a Republican. In other words, check your partisan views at the door, to get the most out of this thread. 2. Before I get into a serious 'scientific' treatment of the subject, allow me to dismiss some superficial reactions to the below chart.

I won't quibble with the details. Let's take the assertion about the U.S. being less heavily taxed at its face value.
Aug 30 53 tweets 8 min read
1. Trump Was A Lousy Fascist
Let us review the miserable underperformance of Trump as a Fascist when compared with his Democratic predecessor (Obama) and successor (Biden). This would give you a sense of what Trump could have done barely to measure up.
H/T: Victor Davis Hanson 2. Of the last three presidents, Trump was either the most indifferent or the most ineffective when it came to using government agencies for his own partisan political advantages or to neuter his enemies. Trump couldn't even win his own re-election. Obama excelled at fascism.
Aug 29 6 tweets 1 min read
A Vital Life Hack

There is no such thing as will power. If you rely on will power to kick an addiction, you will lose.

Instead use the "Half A Second Rule." If you see or think of something tempting, say NO within 0.5 seconds.

Once you say NO, you will be immune to temptation. Suspend disbelief and try it.

Temptation triggers a chemical reaction in your body that you have 500 milliseconds to stop volitionally. If you don't stop it quick, the chemicals will overwhelm your system. After that, it's a lost battle, even if you manage to postpone defeat.
Aug 12 7 tweets 1 min read
1. WSJ: America’s Cop Shortage

This is a predictable result of politicians’ tolerance for lawlessness.

Just because many leftist politicians have learned to stop publicly endorsing "defund the police" movements, it doesn’t mean the damage has been repaired or policies reformed. 2. From Philadelphia to Portland to Los Angeles, killings and gun violence are rising at the same time officers disillusioned over the calls to divest from policing that followed George Floyd’s murder are quitting or retiring faster than they can be replaced.
Aug 10 6 tweets 1 min read
1. Democrats Seem Clueless As To What They Have Done

I think this atrocious raid on Mar-a-Lago has far reaching implications.

I think it has hit tens of millions of Americans very hard in a subliminal way that does not bode well for America. 2. For all his craziness and wealth, tens of millions of Americans perceive Trump as an everyday man, just like them. Don't overthink why. They just do. And that's just a fact.

Consequently, they take this indiscriminate intrusion personally.
Aug 10 14 tweets 3 min read
1. Republican Reaction To FBI Raid On President Trump's Residence

While the Biden administration is busy destroying America with abandon (see enclosed thread below), prominent Republicans have weighed in unequivocally to this travesty.

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2. Ted Cruz:
Aug 9 8 tweets 2 min read
1. Decline and Fall of America

Great nations don't turn to dust overnight or even over a few years. Rome did not fall in a day. It will take a generation or two, but Democrats have sown the seeds of America's political glide to a banana republic. Bit by bit we will get there. 2. After what Biden DoJ/FBI did yesterday in raiding a former president's residence on specious grounds, blowing institutional norms and deference to bits, they set in motion a dynamic that will inevitably diminish America in the eyes of Americans and the world.
Jul 25 19 tweets 3 min read
1. A Primer On Critical Thinking

This is a rigorous thread on how to think for personal growth. This is the kind of stuff they should be teaching in schools and colleges. Critical thinking is unnatural and causes extreme discomfort at times, but it is necessary for growth. 2. Understanding involves thinking -- one of the most uncomfortable of human endeavors (not the most laborious or hard, but the most discomfiting). People go to great lengths to avoid thinking. Also, many people think they're thinking when they're merely rearranging their biases.
Jul 25 8 tweets 2 min read
1. A Simple Recipe To Improve American Politics
America is being torn apart by the media and the politicians fanning the flames of controversies to benefit themselves financially and politically. Most controversies are kept alive by 20% of the electorate vested in a single issue. 2. So long as an issue is intensely controversial among 20% of the electorate, the politicians will never resolve the issue even if 80% of the electorate agrees on the solution. Why? Because an issue resolved is an opportunity lost for the politicians who fundraise off the issue.
Jul 14 14 tweets 3 min read
1. On Maintaining Personal Sanity In A Trans-Activist Crucible
First, transgender people deserve the same rights and dignity as everyone else. If you have any trouble accepting that, you are part of the problem. This thread is addressed to those who wish the trans community well. 2. So if anyone has the urge to read "transphobia" into this thread, you can go climb up a tree. Like most people who sincerely wish the trans community well, I have been subjected to mind-numbing nonsense from some of the people who proclaim to be supporting the trans community.
Jul 13 4 tweets 2 min read
The system that needs the most reform is the collusion between the mainstream media and the Democratic Party who are relentlessly copulating in full public view as well as behind the scenes.

An adversarial press is essential for democracy to thrive. Pox on our debauch media. Anything that reflects badly on a Democratic administration or campaign, the mainstream media buries it. Examples abound. WikiLeaks leaks in 2016 election, Hunter Biden's laptop in 2020 election. Why, today's inflation report. Do CNN and MSNBC viewers even know about it?
Jul 13 5 tweets 1 min read
Behold The Democrats!

Proof positive that a majority of Democrats are rather easily brainwashed by mainstream media and Democratic politicians.

This should give the minority sensible Democrats a pause about their party affiliation. Thirty-nine percent of Democrats supported a proposal for “a constitutional amendment that would give the United Nations the authority to reverse U.S. Supreme Court decisions that U.N. members believe violate human rights.”

U.N. Human Rights Council members include China & Cuba.
Jul 13 10 tweets 2 min read
1. Who Are The Rich In America?
Some recent US figures on the distribution of income by party: 65% of taxpayer households that earn more than $500,000 per year are now in Democratic districts; 74% of the households in Republican districts earn less than $100,00 per year. 2. The 10 richest congressional districts in the U.S. all have Democratic representatives in Congress.

The above numbers incidentally come directly from the data provided by Internal Revenue Service.
Jul 8 9 tweets 2 min read
1. How To Leverage A Murder

The shocking assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is horrific enough. Early reports suggest the assassin was a disturbed individual acting on his own, not to advance a comprehensible political agenda.
commentary.org/noah-rothman/h… 2. But journalists, commentators, and political actors abhor a narrative vacuum. They have, therefore, rushed to leverage Abe’s murder for their own purposes.
Jul 7 7 tweets 2 min read
1. An Excellent Appointment To Fairfax County School Board -- Just Listen To Her Views! More States/Counties Need To Do This.

Longtime critic of Fairfax Co. School Board appointed to Virginia Board of Education.
wjla.com/news/crisis-in… 2. Fairfax County mother Suparna Dutta is the newest member of the Virginia Board of Education.

Dutta was recently appointed to the Board of Education by Governor Glenn Youngkin.
Jul 7 6 tweets 2 min read
1. Biden Depletes Strategic Petroleum Reserve

For weeks, President Joe Biden has pointed to his release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as proof that he is doing all he can to lower gasoline prices for Americans.

But what happened to the released oil? 2. Now it turns out that over 5 million barrels of that oil went to China and other nations.

It almost sounds like a conspiracy theory. Why in the world would Biden be sending American oil to China, America’s greatest geopolitical rival, at a time of oil and gasoline shortages?
Jul 5 7 tweets 2 min read
Harvard Caps Harris Poll -- June, 2022 Image Harvard Caps Harris Poll -- June, 2022

Ron DeSantis and Tim Scott are the only two political figures with a Net Positive rating. Sounds like a dream GOP ticket right there. Image
May 26 18 tweets 4 min read
1. A School Safety Proposal

Before delving into a proposed solution, allow me to crystallize the problem first. I will use excerpts from the enclosed excellent article to delineate the problem.

bearingarms.com/ranjit-singh/2… 2. It is easy to say that what happened in Uvalde, Texas, should never happen again, and even cheaper to virtue signal with a #NeverAgain hashtag. The fact is that something like it is bound to happen again – not for lack of societal or political will, but because evil exists.
May 25 17 tweets 3 min read
1. "Russia Collusion!" Fraud

“Hillary Gave the Greenlight to Gaslight” -- Jonathan Turley

That’s why you’ve probably never read it anywhere, at least not in any of the outlets that gave themselves Pulitzer Prices for years of gas-lighting all these fake anti-Trump whoppers. 2. Hillary Clinton lawyer Michael Sussmann is on trial in DC. On Friday, Hillary’s campaign manager Robby Mook testified that in the middle of the 2016 presidential campaign, Clinton signed off on secretly handing the corrupt FBI a totally bogus, made-up report on Donald Trump.
May 23 6 tweets 1 min read
1. WSJ: Encouraging Findings From A Mason-Dixon Poll

A new Mason-Dixon poll suggests that U.S. registered voters—including a large majority of independents—want the Supreme Court to continue under its current structure, but without any more leaks of draft opinions. 2. In recent years it’s become fashionable among elected Democrats to declare our constitutional republic broken whenever it doesn’t yield the political outcomes they desire.