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Robert Wesolowski

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  • Dubai Promotional Video
    • Most nations want to be viewed as positive, progressive societies. So, Dubai might look into an educational program from K - 12 and into college and graduate school. A good example already in place is the London School of Economics for graduates and Cambridge University for high school students. My wife and I escorted students from Livonia MI to Cambridge for nearly 20 summers. While the students were in class, adults attended seminars of all kinds. Apparently, Dubai has the funds to encourage students and teachers to attend their summer programs, too.
      RJW

  • Class Hatred and Bad Memories of Thatcher
    • Tampa Bay Times, April 14, 2013, says "Thatcher acknowledged that it was impossible to balance the government's books without raising revenues elsewhere--which she did...by boosting taxes on consumption."

      A consumption tax is a tax on goods and services. The tax base of such a tax is the money spent on consumption. Consumption taxes are usually indirect, such as a sales tax or a value added tax.

      Thatcher's consumption tax falls mostly on poor and middle class people who pay a larger percentage of their income on food and necessities while wealthy people pay a smaller percentage of their income on food and clothing.

      Yes, Thatcher cut taxes on the wealthy and boosted taxes on the lower classes.

      Thatcher supporters cheer for Maggie, but her policies did not prevent the present economic slump in Great Britain.

      She was an Iron Lady. May she rust in peace.

  • Top Five Objections to the White House's Drone Killing Memo
    • Suppose the capture or killing of Osama bin Laden is legal and carried out by SEAL Team 6. Why is it not legal for another American force, drone or Teaam 6, to kill Osama's henchmen who are guilty of the same crimes as Osama? If the federal government waited until Congress approved each military move, all Americans would be in trouble. The President has the power and approval to act quickly.

  • Top Ten Clint Eastwood Empty-Chair Falsehoods
    • The Republican National Convention ended with a whimper as Clint Eastwood stood at the podium and talked to an empty chair. There are some questions about Clint’s connection with reality. Some critics said Clint “made my day.” Others suggested Clint should take a room at a Happy Hotel, but make sure the invisible people are not there. Also, where are those Eastwood pistols? Did the security people take Clint’s pistols because he is senile, pathetic, old, and embarrassing? In the background, Romney was placid because the GOP can see no evil, hear no evil and say no evil like Ronald Reagan, or the three monkeys.
      Perhaps more deeply embarrassing was the Romney set of goals:
      1. He will soon create energy independence;
      2. He will create 12 million jobs;
      3. He will create more private schools;
      4. He will cut the national deficit and balance the budget;
      5. He will reduce taxes;
      6. He will repeal Obamacare.
      In conclusion, Who is more out of touch with reality?
      A. Romney? B. Eastwood?
      Best,
      Robert Wesolowski, 352 751 0386 DEERNEST@UMICH.EDU
      3113 Archer Ave, The Villages FL 32162

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