In light of all that happened this week I thought that this Friday morning I would try to just take a stroll through some thoughts.
Let’s start with a quote and question.
Who do you think said this?
“In short, it is a paradoxical truth that the tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut rates now.”
Pause now to think about that. Think person and party.
The answer is it was said by John F. Kennedy in 1962. I bet most of you reading this would have said a Republican name.
That’s how much the parties have changed over the years and why you hear so many older voters say I was a JFK Democrat who became a Ronald Reagan Republican. Things and ideas change and some go along with them, while others resist.
Now think about this.
After Osama Bin Laden masterminded the World Trade Center the questions were why didn’t Bill Clinton act when he had the opportunity? He could have prevented all those deaths and mayhem. Why didn’t he? People judged the inaction based upon the events that followed that they could measure that decision by.
Now put that into perspective today and the issues we faced this week. A President acted against a proven and declared world terrorist to prevent future acts. The party out of office is saying the President was wrong to go after General Soleimani. How could he do that? He was wrong. He’s a war monger.
As I’ve outlined numerous times this week we will never know what additional acts Soleimani might have done, or whom the people are who get to live their lives; but you can be sure some would have said “why didn’t Trump take him out when he had the chance.” The problem is people don’t think of what might or would have been, only of what is.
In my opinion the world, or at least the world of my fellow citizens is safer because Soleimani is no more.
Pelosi and impeachment. Who is winning?
IT LOOKS LIKE PELOSI IS READY TO SEND THE IMPEACHMENT ARTICLES OVER FINALLY. SO THE QUESTION IS DID HER DELAY TACTICS FOR THESE WEEKS WORK IN HER FAVOR OR AGAINST?
IN MY OPINION SHE HURT HER ARGUMENT. WHAT WENT FROM “URGENT AND COULDN’T WAIT” TO DELAY AND STALL. NOT GOOD.
NOW THE SENATE WILL FIGHT, BUT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC I THINK IS READY TO PUT THIS BEHIND US. UNLESS A SMOKING GUN ARRIVES ON THE SCENE, THIS IS OVER AND DONE.
AND THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS TO BORROW A PHRASE. THE STOCK MARKET HAS LET IT ROLL OFF AND JUST MOVED FORWARD, WHICH TELLS YOU THE MONEY PEOPLE THINK ALL IS WELL.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.