Political poetry from Skip Tenczar
Matt Gaetz gave a speech so shrill,
To Trump supporters embracing the red pill.
Gas mask Matt’s in trouble
So he makes his case in a bubble.
Perhaps someday he’ll go on Dr. Phil.
def. of red pill: used to refer to a process by which a person's perspective is dramatically transformed, introducing them to a new and typically disturbing understanding of the true nature of a particular situation.
Bio: Stephanie Leiser is a Lecturer at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Her general area of interest is in public finance, budgeting, and financial management, and she has particular expertise in state and local tax policy, tax incentives for business, and other issues related to the taxation of business. Prior to joining academia, she worked as a tax policy analyst for the Michigan legislature.
We discuss the plan to raise corporate taxes to pay for the new infrastructure plan.
We talk about the nominal tax rate, versus the real tax rate, which is what corporations use after using their loopholes. We also discuss the global business tax, and a minimum corporate tax.
The corporate tax was created on the principle that people and companies should be taxed based on what they receive in benefits – and US corporations have received an awful lot.
Part Two: We talk with Robert Azzi, about his editorial titled: “I am the other.”We talk about the racism in NH and in the rest of the United States, and how it affects all of the population. Specifically, he includes people who seem to deemphasize their ethnicity, particularly those in the public sphere.
Bio: Robert Azzi is a photojournalist, columnist and public speaker who lives in Exeter NH. An Arab American Muslim, he writes on issues of identity, conflict, and racism.