The LuLac Edition #1558, April 19th, 2011
PHOTO INDEX: YOUR TAX DOLLAR AT WORK?
TAX DAY COMES & GOES
I hope you got your taxes in on time. Our refund is already banked and allocated for home repairs. An amazing tax statistic though. More than 400 of the wealthiest families in the United States have a tax rate of 17%. The LuLacs (Mr. and Mrs.( rate is 27%.) How the hell can that be? (Mrs. LuLac still hasn’t gotten over the fact that she paid more taxes than Richard Nixon did one year in the early 70s). The tax cuts for the wealthiest people is welfare plain and simple. And the very existence of the national GOP is to make sure those rich keep on getting those tax breaks. We hear constantly how the rich create jobs. But do they? When a rich person’s business goes belly up, do they lose everything? We have a Presidential candidate, Donald Trump who has bankrupted businesses. He has had associates who have done the same thing. But it seems to me that he’s doing fine. Name me one billionaire that has lost everything. This morning I heard a few people on Sue Henry talking about a flat tax. I have been saying that a flat tax would be the fairest thing for everyone. My Republican friends say it would take away the incentive for the rich to create jobs, my Democratic friends say it will be regressive toward the poor. A rich man, a poor man, a rich woman, a poor woman all need groceries, gas, beer, wine, gloves shoes, whatever. You mean to tell me the rich dude buying a Corvette for his mistress is going to stop and say “I won’t buy this car because of the tax!” Conversely, do you think a guy buying his 30 pack and bottles of Tequila for the weekend binge is going to be worried about the tax? Look people, this country has to grow up. Abolish the income tax and the tax breaks and just tax everything that’s not nailed down. It will level the playing field. And to those who say “it’ll be regressive”………in case you haven’t noticed….life is regressive!! Get over it and get on with it already.
The Wilkes Barre Area School board has been playing a tug of war since January trying to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Theresa Maguire. On numerous occasions the board had 4 to 4 votes for two separate candidates. Now city resident Richard Holodick has approached the board with a legal petition to be named to the seat. He says the board needs help and he wants to break the stalemate. The Times Leader reported the following about his credentials: Holodick said he is a former superintendent and school administrator, having worked in Oklahoma City, and previously worked for an international consulting firm in Grand Rapids, Mich. He also worked as a part-time consultant for Luzerne County Community College and Misericordia University. He is a graduate of E.L. Meyers High School and earned his Ph.D. from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. Looking at his resume, it appears he has no chance. Unless of course he’s lying on the resume. Then he’d be up on the board in a New York minute.