December 22, 2017

TGIF 12/22/17

It's the Friday before Christmas, and that for sure is a perfect reason for some TGIF wishes, don't you think?

We do have other reasons to raise a TGIF glass to this week, though. We've got the beautiful massive tax cut bill signed, sealed and delivered.

If all goes according to plan, we'll start seeing changes on February 1st, according to the president. And then on April 17th we'll start getting giddy about what we won't have to go through in 2019 when we'll be able to file our taxes on a postcard. Or something.

I don't know for sure what it will mean to our taxes -- I can't tell for sure, because the different calculators I've seen are all giving different results. But, boy, some folks must know EXACTLY what it means for them, because Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas has done the math.
Under #TaxCutsandJobsAct a married couple earning $100,000 per year ($60,000 from wages, $25,000 from their non-corporate business, and $15,000 in business income) will receive a tax cut of $2,603.50, a reduction of nearly 24 percent.
Right down to the half dollar, by jeepers! That's some pretty darn good  number-crunching. Think he was using a Texas Instruments calculator?

We also had some testimony from Andrew McCabe, the Deputy Director of the FBI, before Congress this week. Seems he pissed off a lot of people by telling them James Comey let him know the gist of Trump's 'loyalty pledge' nonsense. That shouldn't sit well with Congress, nor with the president.

We had 'taking names' at the UN, and then we invited the countries that didn't vote against us to a party. In case you're wondering, the countries joining us and Israel were Guatemala, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau and Togo.

But perhaps the most important thing that happened this week was the giant GOPgasm that happened at the White House. Fair warning - this picture may be disturbing. The faint of heart may want to avert their eyes.

There was dancing on the White House lawn, I tell ya! Giddy like children given too much candy by Grandma or something. To their credit, they waited until they actually had passed the darn thing, instead of that mess that happened the last time they tried this, remember the ill-fated health care 'repeal and replace' bill back in the spring?

Do you think next time they pass something, they'll bring in athletes to show them how to celebrate right?

TGIF, and Merry Christmas. Your postcard's in the mail.

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