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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!

Saying Hi After Election Day

As you take in the final Presidential Debate of 2020, a bigger thought ALL week long has crossed my mind. I figured, releasing this thought during the debate might bring a ground-level approach amidst a big-stage event that has seemed much more, yes Presidential.

I’m calling this the ‘Say Hi 2020’ campaign ! It is UP TO US, the every day America to make sure whatever forces are trying to continually sew discord and discourse into our culture, do not win! From where I sit, they have been pretty successful as families have been ripped up by politics, friendships no longer exists, even marriages are done if someone seemingly supports a political candidate. That’s why I not only urge you to go vote on 11/3/20, but I also add that you say hi to your family and friends the day after Election Day, 11/4/20. Yes, November 4th is the pivotal day to stand together, no matter who you pulled the lever for.

For many , many, many decades people have been able to co-exist despite the political differences. Yet, even during the Obama years, discourse started to be inserted into our culture that go BEYOND the Red or the Blue identification. Unfortunately, the gap widened and the hate materialized , on both sides. If you go after right-wing and white supremacy, it’s not fair to then ignore the left-wing extremism we have seen in America, the Left extremism DID and CONTINUES to materialize.

My warning in this blog is that extremism WILL widen if sane, every day, hard working Americans on the Republican or Liberal side continue to be feisty among each other. Especially after 11/3/20. WAKE UP! This is what extremists on either side want, people! Not President Trump, not Joe Biden, but extremists separate from them. The dark forces. The darkest forces inside this country that riot and loot out there can’t wait for the day WE THE PEOPLE never talk to each other again. It’s the plot take us over and control us, we must not let it happen.

Our external enemies like Russia and Iran and China also can’t wait for us to be divided even more. We already are hearing that Russia and Iran are trying to meddle in the election. For God’s sake, think about foreign interference within New York City. A Chinese government-run entity has really just trashed the beloved Waldorf-Astoria with ongoing construction. It’s horrible to see, and they bought the Waldorf at a time where Americans didn’t care that China was interfering in our lives. Back then, they took advantage and bought out one of NYC’s landmarks! (https://qz.com/1214009/new-yorks-waldorf-astoria-is-now-controlled-by-the-chinese-government/).

Now, it seems they’d love to see President Trump out of office and hid the COVID numbers purposefully to make him look bad, and our country weaker. The mask debate has also made us weaker. Instead of aligning with each other to find solutions, we continue to let this virus permeate by just arguing all the time! That is helping the enemy win over our country.

So stand strong against the Coronavirus. Stand strong and convicted with how you vote on Election Night 2020. Most importantly , stand strong against our enemies both internal and external by saying ‘Hi’ no matter the political leaning of thy neighbor or family member.