Trump supporters willfully ignorant
When you see the multiple comments posted by Trump’s dead-enders, you know there’s a heap of gibberish on display.
They complain about Joe Biden. They complain about Hunter Biden. They complain about myriad fanciful transgressions committed by donkey clowns, which is predictable.
But what really defines them is what they don’t complain about.
Donald Trump falsely claimed that the 2020 election was rigged against him and there wasn’t a hint of outrage from his supporters.
Donald Trump actively engaged in a treasonous effort to negate the votes of the 81.5 million people who voted for Joe Biden, or against The Donald, and there wasn’t a mouse-squeak of protest from his followers.
I think it’s fair to conclude that the many folks who ignored Trump’s lies, and quietly sloughed off his effort to overthrow the legitimately elected government of the United States, supported his goal of becoming president for life.
And now they think they can distance themselves from his treasonous behavior by ignoring it.
On Sept. 24, 2020, Forbes magazine published the article, “Here’s Everything Trump Has Said About Refusing To Give Up Power.”
Readers can look it up online, check out https://tinyurl.com/55st8apf or, if you’re a Trump dead-ender, dismiss it as “gibberish.”
The bottom line is this: Engaging these folks is an exercise in futility. They’re willfully ignorant — and proud of it.
History lesson for Russia’s president
Dear Mr. Putin, if you remember your history lessons, you would know that good has always triumphed over evil.
It always has and always will.
Taxes a big reason why residents leave
John Figliozzi’s Feb. 19 opinion piece (“Leaving New York is about more than taxes”) might better have been entitled, “Another Progressive whistling past the graveyard.”
Using some cherry-picked statistics, Mr. Figliozzi assures us that taxes are not a major factor, in fact only fifth, cited by people leaving the state.
By itself, that may seem reassuring. But a closer look at that survey shows that a whopping 68% of those leaving have incomes over $100,000 (48.75% over $150,000!).
My guess is that the 15% tax departures fall into this group, and what state can survive with this sort of income drain?
The taxes they pay, as well as the money for goods and services they buy, are lost forever.
He is right on two points though: Taxes aren’t the only reason people are leaving and people don’t think they are getting acceptable value for the taxes they pay.
On the first point, he could have mentioned crime, failing schools, high energy bills, massive regulatory burdens, corrupt politicians and an unaccountable legislature with skewed priorities.
He does say our legislature and governor “could” address the abysmal return on investment for taxes paid. Do you believe they will, John? If so, give me a call, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I want to sell you.
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