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Should America Adapt to a Global Minimum Tax?

I know for a fact I am no economist. I do know we are all taxpayers, able-bodied and the disabled community alike. I do know athletes and sports franchises have to pay their taxes as well, which is why any financial news feels worth blogging and even podcasting about.

The frustrating thing about rising taxes is that it deflects from the real issues. Why should the American taxpayer feel the brunt of a disrupted supply chain when those costs should be foisted on the companies who have been slowed up and yes even China. China of course led the disinformation campaign on COVID-19 yet we have not asked them to pay their fair share for the deaths and destruction and loss of income.

Yet, the G20 could be adopting an Accord that will be asking 136 countries to impose a MINIMUM 15% tax on profits made by companies making over 150 BILLION DOLLARS. Sounds like a fair share, right? What if , I mean what if countries taxed them beyond just 15%, say 25% ? Possibilities are endless when it comes to taxing companies at a minimum. You can read more on this through Reuters (https://www.reuters.com/business/oecd-says-deal-global-minimum-corporate-tax-rate-has-been-reached-2021-10-08/)

I admit I like the idea of discouraging corporate inversion , which according to Reuters this minimum tax would do , “many governments want more than ever to discourage multinationals from shifting profits – and tax revenues – to low-tax countries regardless of where their sales are made.” Yet, the idea that this will just hit big corporations feels like a farce. I could see hard working American small business owners who have a company that works around the world being hit with this .

Anything ‘Global’ isn’t for the American, I heartily believe that! We aren’t the Global States of America ! We are the United States of America who help out around the globe where and when needed.

Our government should not pre-occupy ourselves with this kind of foreign affairs. We need to figure out a way to keep from our companies being hacked and work to fix this supply chain without paying a ransom! Stop using COVID as a way to tax us , America !

Americans won’t let the government wear us down completely! We have a first amendment to speak out and a ballot box to fill!

America’s destiny remains in the voter’s hands, I do believe that!

Alex Garrett Podcasting Covers Census 2020

On an earlier edition of Alex Garrett Podcasting, Alex talked about how the 2020 US Census completely eroded the idea that this country isn’t the land of opportunity for everyone .

The fact is the Census has shown that our beautiful country known as America truly is diversifying, just ask CNN (see below)!

When you hear professors like Chanelle Wilson say America is only for white people (https://redstate.com/alexparker/2021/08/13/professor-insists-u-s-is-only-for-white-people-talks-redemption-when-there-is-no-america-n426300?utm_source=rsmorningbriefing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&bcid=5de854bbc553d249a7935e4212809c6f) Alex Garrett podcasting notes how the 2020 Census totally debunks the theory!

This podcast also discusses how the 2020 Census blows up the critical race theory arguments discussed in classrooms across the country!

Listen to the podcast here! (https://www.spreaker.com/episode/46105906)

Alex Garrett Podcasting Welcomes Washington Times White House Correspondent 8/16/21

As Afghanistan continues to unravel, what will the Biden Admin do against the Taliban? Washington Times Correspondent Jeff Mordock reacts on Alex Garrett Podcasting.

Personally, the unraveling of a country we had our soldiers fight and protect is heartbreaking. I do believe that families of those that lost their lives fighting their blood sweat and tears in Afghanistan are facing a new grief 20 years later.

I cannot imagine the grief of loved ones watching what their heroic family members lost lives for in the line of duty dissipate in a minute. It’s absolutely horrible !

More reaction on my podcast here: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/46115202

We The People Are Not The Government

In President Biden’s real first address to the nation, one clip that stood out to me was when he said “It’s time to remember that We The People are the Government.” That quote should be disturbing to anyone who loves their Independence and quite frankly enjoys the Independence Day fireworks displays.

I am convinced if President Biden was tasked with leading the Continental Army , he would have said that all of the colonies had to remember Britain was the government. Thank God George Washington believed in Self-governance!

God did help us break away from Britain in 1776, and I also say this country was also founded on the idea of self-governance. We did not want Britain to tell us what the hell to do! If you love America, you cannot let the POTUS tell us the government is the people. That includes raising heck when our taxes continually increase once again.

Beyond economics, it seemed President Biden was telling Americans to become bureaucratic! After all, the government is bureaucracy in the sickest form. America’s neighborhoods are not meant to be bureaucratic but caring for one another. Americans don’t generally believe in ratting each other out to the State, yet I believe that is a part of what Biden was saying in that quote!

I shiver when I consider this country ‘s government the State. Many fled Russia when the communist accountability to the State ruled the day. We aren’t built to be conforming to what the FEDERAL level says all the time. We have States’ Rights for a reason! That’s in the CONSTITUTION!

Many tout the idea of self-love , but not many preach self-governance. Self-governance is the way we will sustain in these times. Being responsible for ourselves and not totally getting comfortable with stimulus after stimulus is what will put America ‘on the move again’.

I get the feeling more will sue this administration and bank on the Justice System to help maintain self-governance. The lawsuit was utilized to force Gov. Cuomo to cave to businesses thirsting for some hope amidst the iron fist of Andrew Cuomo’s executive powers. Those business owners showed they could govern themselves and their businesses better than any Governor on a power trip can!

It should alarm many that this mindset of We The People being the government probably means a radical shift into allowing the government to take MORE control . To give the government more excuses to limit churchgoing activities or limit basically any right we have in this country . The commentary by Joe Biden was a far cry from President Reagan who famously said, “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

Let’s govern ourselves by standing up for ourselves, neighbors, family and friends. Let’s not fall into the hands of the State, or we will lose America forever! I love this country and would like to keep. With this blog, I’m hoping to speak self-governance into existence even more!

I went into more details on a recent podcast including the lawsuit by South Dakota Governor Noem against the Biden administration when it comes to a fireworks ban over Mt. Rushmore!

Alex Garrett to NYC: ‘Let’s Get Goin’

Via LinkedIn NEWS

On my latest podcast, I broke down the graphic above showing how just 25 PERCENT of NEW YORKERS are seeking employment ! This city, this state is much more driven than that, it’s up to local leaders and the media to instill confidence again!

Find out on my podcast why I say to New York City : LET’s GET GOING!

We Are Now Amidst a Scamdemic

Imagine leaning into the idea of a 4 million dollar profit as your state is in the grips of the worst pandemic anyone on this Earth has seen since 1918.

The New York Times , THE TIMES, has the most damning headline I’ve seen since the news of under-reporting started to break . It reads ‘AS CUOMO SOUGHT $4 MILLION BOOK DEAL, AIDES HID DAMAGING DEATH TOLL’. I have written here on this blog before that this is even worse than the Nixon cover-up because those were just tapes, these are DEATHS that have been hidden! Criminality I have to believe. For more on the Times article take a look here, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/31/nyregion/cuomo-book-nursing-homes.html

I implore those that truly love Cuomo to this to day to adapt to the idea that once summer hit, NYS went from being in a pandemic to a scamdemic, and the Governor smiled and laughed all the while.

He VISITED other places like Atlanta when he told us all to stay in our homes , dare I say basements. That was a warning sign to me that he really even stopped taking COVID-19 as serious.

He’s not the only one that I feel has scammed us as a nation. I at one point considered welcoming wheelchair-bound NC Congressman Madison Cawthorn because of his comeback story of surviving a major car crash and becoming a Republican US Congressman .

Until I found out he falsified the circumstances around his 2014 crash in a speech at his Christian college. Cawthorn painted himself to have been left for dead after the paralyzing car crash by his friend, Bradley Ledford. Ledford then told his side of the story which had shown Rep. Cawthorn to be Dishonest . Yet, imagine describing a bold faced lie as a harrowing story right into being elected to Represent in Washington , D.C.

Lying about the situation which caused someone to adapt should be called out and held accountable.

It’s one thing to scam your way into government funding by lying about disability, but to intentionally mislead about the circumstances of a disability FOR VOTES is hurtful to those who have to adapt every day to thrive in this world being disabled! Way to be part of the scamdemic, Rep. Cawthorn!

Being a New Yorker the impetus to write this certainly includes Governor Cuomo and the Cuomo cover-up! However, in Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has found himself in hot water! I feel he too has scammed his constituents into believing he is this hard-working family man.

For a 30+ year old man to be proudly stating he’s been a church-goer to be even entertaining idea of palling around with a 17 yr old is quite alarming. Thankfully this had not happened while with his fiancée . However, by not showing any kind of discipline with this relationship, his behavior contributes to the scamdemic of leaders not doing as they say.

Albeit, personal lives are never going to be an issue on the ballot and these lives of public figures will take their course as they may. I do think Cuomo policy of re-stating nursing home patients with COVID is a huge story that this Gaetz saga will now kick to the side, and that’s not right either!

In all of these examples, for us the average citizen and busy voter/taxpayer, we must find a way out of this scamdemic and I think the best way is to ALWAYS ASK QUESTIONS!

A Stimulus For Who?

Last night, President Trump authorized a $900 BILLION stimulus. The most incredible thing is, we only will see 600 bucks weekly of this pork belly bill!

I am getting tired of either side using American lives as leverage to fill coffers of foreign countries and institutions that may not always look out for the USA.

The tragedy of it all, is that President Trump had no choice at all but to sign it after even the GOP denied the 2,000 dollar measure for Americans .

Government needs to make sure these packages are for Americans, and let us be at ease! We should not be asking just WHO is gaining a stimulus from OUR own government!

UPDATE 1 6:41 PM EST 12/28/20: House approves measure for 2,000 dollar checks for Americans!

Is It Patriotic To Wear a Mask?

I pray that we can actually see each other’s faces with no danger in the coming months . I pray we can become mask-less. It’s a tall task right now, but we can get there . I have revived this weekend piece because Vice President Mike Pence is now on camera not wearing a mask at the Mayo Clinic ! How crazy is that!

Having worn a mask this week , I have actually felt quite free. It gives a sense of ability to move around in this time of pandemic while still protecting each other. I have the belief that wearing masks at this time is in fact a patriotic action. Protecting each other is patriotic!

There is a reason why PPE has become a huge need. PPE for healthcare workers is still needed! This equipment for our healthcare workers include masks and N95 masks. Don’t hoard them if you have excess, give them to local hospitals that need it! This continues to be a struggle . In fact, if you’d like to donate this article by Rachel Holliday-Smith at THECITYNY is useful! (https://thecity.nyc/2020/03/how-can-i-donate-supplies-to-new-york-hospitals-in-need.html)

Masks could arguably be the way we jumpstart the economy again, having people who are healthy get back to work safely! It just makes sense! I discussed this idea with Dr. Dennis Duerrelle on Spreaker! (https://www.spreaker.com/episode/26044604)

For me, I feel wearing a mask is giving protection back to the world that I received as a baby. While I was a NICU baby in the isolate , there were tons of doctors and nurses wearing masks to protect the little ones around the unit! Moms and dads and family also had to wear those masks to protect the fragile immune systems of all of us in there. That is why I’m at peace with wearing masks today!

The fact I am at peace with wearing a mask is amusing. The person writing this used to be TERRIFIED of masked characters . I would freak out every time I’d see Mets mascot Mr. Met. I freaked out backstage at Cats The Musical with the face painting. It took years to be OK with costumed characters.

Now the only terror of masks I have is not who is wearing them, it’s the fact of requiring them. We don’t live in a society where we should be required to do anything. Being locked down is the biggest example. So to continue the requirement for everyone may not be ideal. For now, however , it is patriotic!

 

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States’ Rights Should Be Cherished, So Why Aren’t They?

So why aren’t they? That is my question . I was not happy with President Trump believing he has ‘total control’ over the states. Which is why I’m glad he backed off his statement yesterday, and gave signs he would work with Governors to re-open America. Doesn’t that phrase, ‘Re-Open America’ send chills down your spine? I heard that uttered by VP Mike Pence and I got the feels of American Spirit again!

To even discussing re-opening America slowly is a small victory. Anyone who floats this idea is actually doing the right thing to give hope rather than despair. Do the people just wanting to be pessimistic of opening by May not want their fellow Americans to have hope? Do they want America to lose it’s spirit?

The American spirit was built on just 13 colonies. These colonies rebelled against King George III’s rule and formed the United States of America. The King right now isn’t President Trump. While COVID is certainly not King-like, what these 7 states are planning is a rebellion against CoronaVirus!

I admire the precision with which Governor Andrew Cuomo has been looking at the day-to-day stats when discussing re-opening. The idea should be to open up slowly and when the time is right. Only states can really decide this for themselves. So, SHOUT-OUT TO STATES’ RIGHTS!

As I have been thinking on this, another thing crossed my mind. The same people actually advocating states’ rights, during CoronaVirus don’t exactly cherish the idea of states’ rights. By pushing universal healthcare, Medicare-For-All, and other progressive policy, it shows on a normal day just how invasive these Governors truly think the USA should be.

For Dem Governors to praise Mandates for ObamaCare was not an honor to the Constitution. It gave up their rights to provide healthcare best fit for their residents. So why now do they care of states’ rights? Kind of interesting right ?

Some of these Dem governors trying to open their states up together, have also praised large amounts of regulations. Upping regulations isn’t American. We are supposed to help each other every day, and de-regulation proves to be a big help to Americans that just happen to have a corporation. You let the Federal Government dictate what your state’s regulation should be, you’ll have lost the American spirit.

You let the Federal Government dictate when to open, you’ll have lost the American Spirit. We weren’t built to be controlled, taxed more than needed, and certainly not built to be shut-down.

At the same time, this is the time to realize that YOUR own higher taxes have caused people to leave our state. It’s caused business to leave in rebellion against your tax policies! It also costs human economy because when someone loses their job, they are not exactly feeling on solid ground. These governors can certainly learn at this time to help keep their people afloat by not taxing through the roof!

To the President, I ask, please let the states choose when they should open. To Governor Andrew Cuomo, I ask that you fight hard against those who suggest to you raising taxes. I also ask that you fight against the progressives that want federal invasion of your state residents through higher taxes and one-size-fits all healthcare policies.

None of us are a one size fits all state, so let’s cherish each state’s rights!

Hear more on my podcast HERE

My Thoughts on States’ Rights