Ms.Snip: Wow, sounds the 2020 election race has already started. Another reason for comprehensive campaign reform.
Ms.Snipe: Thanks Snip, you have nailed it. I guess some of my rantings are coming through. It’s not just the fact that we have to listen to all of them for the next year and a half, think of all the money that’s being spent. Granted much of it, maybe all of it, has been donated but there are other causes that could be the recipient of those dollars. Still too much poverty in this country, too many bad schools, too many falling bridges and pot-holed roadways.
Ms.Snip: But some things are good. My tax bill didn’t go up.
Ms.Snipe: Did it go down? Did you get a raise?
That tax cut did put a lot of money in a lot of pockets but much that had been hoped would be going back into business expansion and training and new opportunities went into stock buy-backs. Essentially that meant more money for management and investors. Not for the workers. When the boss makes over 100% of the salary of the down-staff employees, I see that as greed.
So, tax cut – great for some but across the board it turned out to line rich pockets and send the deficit roaring higher and higher.
Ms.Snip: I really didn’t expect that to happen. But I did hear Mr. Trump announce the other day that his new health care proposal would be out in a couple of months. I’m anxious to hear about that.
Ms.Snipe: Oh, me too. I wonder if it’s the same one that he was to put in place “Immediately upon taking office in January of 2017”. Hasn’t gotten around to that one yet.
Ms.Snip: Well, the economy is doing good. They (sic) say that people aren’t looking for jobs, jobs are looking for people.
Ms.Snipe: That would be great but, I would like it to be more wide-spread. Many of the jobs that are open require specialized training and experience. With so many bad schools and so many colleges and universities having to turn away potential scholars, (as well as people who can just buy places in the good schools) there are not enough highly educated and trained people.
Ms.Snip: But still, the stock market is good. Isn’t that supposed to be a mark of economic strength and prosperity.
Ms.Snipe: Sure, if you own stock. I wonder what percentage of the population are stock owners.
Oh well, as BC says, “Let’s wait and see”. I’ll start a countdown on my calendar and keep watch for the new health policy. And, forgive my skepticism when I say I don’t think it’s gonna happen.