“In 2009 an Illinois congressman cited the promise God made to Noah to never again flood the earth as a reason we shouldn’t worry too much about climate change”
Walt Disney’s salary was 36 times that of the median salary of his employees.
The current CEO of Disney ‘earns’ a salary 360 times that of the median salary of his employees.
Walt Disney’s income tax bracket was above 50% of his income.
The current CEO of Disney’s income tax bracket is BELOW 20% of his income.
(Source: The Atlantic Magazine)
Ronald Reagan wanted to tax Capital Gains income as regular income.
If Ronald Reagan were to run for President of the United States in todays Republican party he would not get past the primary.
In todays political arena, Eisenhower, Nixon and Ford would be considered “Moderate Democrats” . . .
What I learned from the opening night of the Republican convention:
A small Mom and Pop business in Arizona built the Hoover Dam.
The Koch Brothers financed the interstate highways.
The air traffic control system was originally a small mid-western start-up that Bain Capital invested in.
Paul Ryan invented the Internet.
Small, independent entrepreneurs are the engines that drive the American economy, witness one Steve Jobs, in a garage, in Palo Alto. Of course, to protect his intellectual creations he had to rely on government patent law, in a government court, with the verdict enforced by overpaid government employees with fat pensions.
The Ryan-Romney ticket now wants to eliminate the Richard Nixon / Republican created EPA.
What happened to my GOP?