Trump tax law poised to create windfall for states

Trump tax law poised to create windfall for states   (How will it affect taxpayers if states don’t act quickly) The Hill Reid Wilson 1/09/18 When President Trump signed a massive tax overhaul late last month, congressional Republicans celebrated a job accomplished. But the work is just starting for state legislators, who are likely to see hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue. Under the new law, budget analysts say taxpayers who receive a break on their federal forms are actually likely to spend more on their state taxes, unless state legislators act. And that’s setting off contentious fights … Continue reading

Crime of Passion or Sharia Law?

ALLEGED TEXAS ISLAMIC ‘HONOR KILLING’ BEING PROSECUTED   From Biebart an article about the death of a activist scientist, her friend’s husband and the rage of Islamic Sharia law. You can read it here. Murder is often a crime of passion or greed.  Lord knows there is a lot happening.  However this case has had so many twists and turns, it is highly interesting for several reasons. ▪ Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan,devout Muslim, had previously killed his son-in-law, Amjad Alidam, with a 12-gauge shotgun. Irsan claimed his 29-year-old son-in-law was abusing his daughter and had threatened him and his family, according to … Continue reading

Sensible Texas Solution – Crimes by Illegal Aliens

  H.R. 11  Since 9/11 the Department of Homeland Security has been tasked with coordinating and protecting the entire country from terrorists. Somehow, it seems, they have additionally been burdened with immigration issues rather than allowing the Immigration and Naturalization Agency to handle their own business. To me it is obvious on a national scale that DHS has bitten off far more than it has available personnel or authority to do in this as well as other issues. Its purpose was to “coordinate the executive branch’s efforts to detect, prepare for, prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist … Continue reading