I was going to include the latest (maybe the greatest) Pat Condell video in a comment section here, is response to Cress still whining about the Brexit vote and how somehow Brits standing up to authoritarianism, wanting more control over their own affairs, and wanting a separation from a government entity that did not have their best interests at heart, that somehow this was voting “against” something instead of “for”. But since Pat is addressing his video to Americans and the upcoming election, it was well worth a tussle;
When Trump first hit the mashed potato circuit, his calling card was border security, given the refugee crisis that is turning Europe into a garbage dump (as championed by Sweden before them) this is not a model I want to emulate. Many Brits did not like it either, thus, Brexit.
And in yet another example of the EU wanting to be more like the Soviet Union in it’s hay day, they now want to pass a uniform (code for increase) corporate tax rate for all EU members;
France and Germany are pushing plans to introduce a minimum corporation tax rate across the continent, it was reported today, in a move that could result in higher taxes on British companies.
European officials will debate plans to set a EU-wide floor on corporation tax in order to crack down on tax havens such as Ireland and Luxembourg, it emerged.
See, some EU countries, specifically Ireland and the Eastern European nations, have figured out that lower corporate tax rates makes them more competitive, provides incentives for big corporations to settle there, which not only provides much needed tax revenue, but it hires their workers and buys their goods. These upstart countries figured out that 15% of a lot provides more tax dollars than 40% of a little.
Well, we can’t have that. So now the EU will use it’s iron fist and autocratic power to compel these other nations to raise their corporate tax rates, more in line with the crazy European model of taxation thru the kazoo. And you wonder why some Europeans are fed up with Brussels telling them what to do. A few hundred years ago 13 peep squeak colonies felt the mother country no longer had their best interest at heart, desired and fought for a separation. How lucky the Brits were that they did not need to shed blood in order to achieve autonomy.
As usual. Pat make a compelling case for Trump. I think he is somewhat mistaken in saying Trump speaks his mind and that is a good indicator of what he believes. Most of the time Trump does not even know what he believes. But the “American way vs. the European way” is accurate.
My prediction has not changed, Trump will lose, but how delicious would it be to see the left, academia, MSM, and Hollywood all self combust in a fiery conflagration?