Tag: Medicare

Here comes the sun, do do do doo … so look out!

Here comes the sun, do do do doo … so look out!

(Photo: This is how I spent Memorial Day — braving the sunshine at the all-inclusive Margaritahill Beach Resort in my backyard.) There was a time in my life — I think it was June 10, 1982 … about 2:16 p.m. — when I really loved the sunshine. Today, quite frankly, I’m getting a little tired of that out-of-control radioactive fireball. You would think I’d be a bigger fan of the sun, seeing as how I’m a beach-loving Parrothead who hates cold weather. But as I get older, the sun gets hotter. If I still had a next-door neighbor with a […]

How to be prepared for all the twists and turns of life

How to be prepared for all the twists and turns of life

Yes, life here in these United States sure is great. However, you never know what lurks around the corner — such as a car crash, a medical emergency, your identity being stolen or your chihuahua attacking the mailman and causing permanent emotional distress. (For the chihuahua, of course, because mailmen taste horrible.) The point is that Americans are never more than three feet away from a disaster that can bankrupt you forever. No, wait, that’s a spider we’re never more than three feet from. Anyway, you’re going to need a lot of insurance to protect you from all the things […]

2018 — The year in PREVIEW

2018 — The year in PREVIEW

For many years now, I’ve published my annual Year in Preview in the print edition of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. However, the Ledger-Enquirer’s pages are filled with reports from legitimate journalists about what’s going on in Columbus and around the world — or as President Trump calls it, “Fake News! Sad!” I cannot afford to have my annual Year in Preview — which is not a bunch of predictions and prognostications about the year 2018 but an actual collection of soon-to-be-proven-true facts — associated with “Fake News!” This is too important. I’ve already run these by both Sarah Huckabee Sanders and […]

Let’s try trickle-up economics

Let’s try trickle-up economics

I’m going to take President Trump and Republicans at their word that what they really want to do is boost the middle and lower classes with their tax reform plan. Not only that, but I’m going to help them get everything they want. All they have to do is tackle tax reform in two phases. Because corporations are making record profits and already paying an effective tax rate on average of 21 percent (though some pay less or zero), they likely can wait a moment for tax relief and more breaks. Meanwhile, the wealthy in America are doing better than […]