OBAMA and BOEHNER behind closed doors - CORKER says GOP has little choice. BUT THINK ABOUT IT: Why NOT tax the rich? If w did it MY WAY, we'd abolish the iRS and to to the FAIR TAX, thereby eliminating all this crap Washington puts us through. But since we're not, why shouldn't the really rich be soaked? Consider:
1. When a big new industry comes to town, it usually gets tax abatement for a decade. The CEO will get huge bonuses. When you open your dry cleaning shop, you will get squat.
2. The country has allowed mega mergers for years, creating cluster monopolies. There are 4 cell phone companies. 7 major oil companies. 5 major banks that threaten our economy because they are too big to fair, 7 major TV media companies, about 7 radio companies. The heads of these companies get multimillion dollar annual bonuses. IF WE GIVE THEM THESE PERKS, WHY SHOULD THEY NOT PAY HIGHER TAXES? Remember, these big merges are approved by Congress after Congress has been bribed by lobbyists.
3. Big Education pays million dollar salaries to college presidents and chancellors. Tax 'em.
4. Corporate welfare to companies like Con Agra. These companies get billions from taxpayers.
I LOVE THE RICH BECAUSE THEY CREATE JOBS -- but face it -- government gives them the ability to make their billions through programs described above. So why not remove these perks, break up the big monopolies that are too big to fail, and then tax everyone equally?
FORMER WACO MAYOR LINDA ETHRIDGE has an op-ed in the Waco Tribune Herald, calling for more $$$$ for schools. But she fails to explain where the money should come from. Whom would she like to cut? Or does she want to stick it to taxpayers? Remember schools are suing for $8 billion more from us. But the schools never say how they are going to educate our kids better. More likely, they would squander the money on bilingual programs, which are at the heart of our schools' failure.
WHAT WAS THE TOP QUOTE OF 2012? A professor who logs the major quotes says it came from Romney. But BeLogical thinks OBAMA uttered a quote for the ages and it may NEVER be surpassed. Professor Fred Shapiro of Yale Law School ranks the Obama quote only 3rd.
Heisman Trophy goes to Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M. He earned it. But so did Vince Young, and he did not get it. Young was clear-cut, and yet, the voters were biased towards Southern Cal - then Young made them look stupid in the title game. For Johnny Football's sake, let's all hope the Aggies can stay with the Sooners in the Cotton Bowl. It will be a great match-up. TOMMY TUBERVILLE leaving Texas tech? For Cincinnati? What, is he crazy? Tech has an excellent program in a power conference. Cincinnati is a small program in a dying conference.