Trump Payroll Tax Is Not Trickling Down To Workers

Donald Trump ordered a payroll tax holiday for all workers through the end of the year. But like all Trump directives not all is what it seems. On September 1, workers were supposed to start seeing a 7.65% bump in their paychecks. Trump had ordered that the Social Security (6.2%) and Medicare (1.45%) payroll taxes… Read More Trump Payroll Tax Is Not Trickling Down To Workers

Payroll Tax Holiday – What It Means To You And Your Company

In response to the Covid-19 emergency and because Congress has been unable to pass new legislation to help the economy, Donald Trump issued several executive orders on August 8. One of them was the Payroll Tax Deferral Memorandum. The so-called payroll tax holiday reduces that taxes withheld on employee paychecks from September 1 through the… Read More Payroll Tax Holiday – What It Means To You And Your Company

Second Stimulus Package On the Way, But At What Cost?

The Coronavirus pandemic was going to “magically disappear” was what Donald Trump was hoping for. It didn’t. Instead it is re-surging and the American economy is under more pressure to reopen. As if that wasn’t enough, both Trump and the Republicans need a strong economy in November for them to succeed at the ballot boxes.… Read More Second Stimulus Package On the Way, But At What Cost?

Important Questions About The Proposed Stimulus Checks

Many taxpayers are excited to know that Congress is on the verge of sending each American taxpayer about $1,000. As of 5:00pm, eastern time yesterday, Congress was still arguing over some details about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. However, it seems that the proposed $1,200 checks for individuals and $2,400 for… Read More Important Questions About The Proposed Stimulus Checks

Quick Takes – Mueller Report, Veronica Escobar, Asylum Seekers and Border Mic Podcast

Time seems to have compressed for me recently with too many projects going on at the same time. The politics of the nation are not standing by as national debates on Russian interference and Donald Trump obstruction continues to dominate the national debate. As if that isn’t enough, the issue of asylum seekers and immigration… Read More Quick Takes – Mueller Report, Veronica Escobar, Asylum Seekers and Border Mic Podcast

The Top 10 Reasons Veronica Escobar Should Not be Elected to Congress

For some time now there have been rumors of an opposition dossier compiled against Veronica Escobar that was making the rounds among certain political circles. It is not news that opposing candidates compile dossiers to use against their opponents. In El Paso, most oppos are nothing more than a few newspaper clippings and maybe a… Read More The Top 10 Reasons Veronica Escobar Should Not be Elected to Congress

Trump Can’t Even Offer Me Relief from the Healthcare Fine

So, for the last few weeks, I’ve been secretly hoping that Donald Trump scored a legislative win. Yes, me, of all people, was hoping that Donald Trump signed into law the tax reform package that has made its way through Congress. It wasn’t the tax breaks for the corporations I was looking forward to. Nope,… Read More Trump Can’t Even Offer Me Relief from the Healthcare Fine

The GOP Tax Plan, Corporate Rates and Tax Shenanigans

The controversy surrounding the GOP tax plan has brought up the time-honored scapegoat about how tax reducing plans benefit corporations at the expense of taxpayers. There is the general notion in the U.S. that tends to equate corporations as large gargantuan entities that can afford losses (theft) and pay taxes. A such, the GOP tax… Read More The GOP Tax Plan, Corporate Rates and Tax Shenanigans

Dee Margo Tells You Why City Feels Empowered to Tax You

The City of El Paso, which boasts the highest property taxes in the nation, has been on a taxpayer-funded downtown redevelopment spending spree. Along the way, the city leaders are also destroying the Mexican character of the city. They are erasing Mexicans from the culture and attempting to replace it an Anglo-centric cultural identity as… Read More Dee Margo Tells You Why City Feels Empowered to Tax You

Steve Hern Guest Editorial Cartoons About EPISD

As many of you know there are various ongoing controversies about the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD). The most recent corruption prosecution resulted in a mistrial. The superintendent is being criticized for his travel expenses and for his support of a presumptive candidate for office. The following are three guest editorial cartoons by Steve… Read More Steve Hern Guest Editorial Cartoons About EPISD

The Healthcare Debate

The United States is again debating the country’s health care system. This time it is the Senate that is looking to repeal ObamaCare through a Republican plan. There are two extremes, those that believe that healthcare is the responsibility of the individual, and those that believe that healthcare is a right that must be paid… Read More The Healthcare Debate

The Carrier Job Deal

Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign by demonizing México and Mexicans. Among the many disparaging remarks by Trump about México, was the notion that México was to blame for the loss of jobs in the country. Trump labelled NAFTA as the “worst” trade deal ever. Among Trump’s signature promises to the electorate was the promise… Read More The Carrier Job Deal