It is unreal that the Lucas County Democrats have still agreed to put Lindsay Webb in as treasurer even though it seems she cannot even keep her personal checkbook balanced (Jan. 17, “Webb says she’s able to secure bond after all”).
Now the taxpayers find out that it will cost $10,000 per year for her surety bond because of her rotten credit rating. This is insane partisan politics at its best.
No defending Donald Trump
The Blade’s two editorials published on Jan. 13 excused President Trump’s racists comments and then blamed the Democrats for not negotiating on immigration reform (”Reason as racism” and “With cameras, on the record”).
The Blade’s editorial staff and Republicans who have chosen not to condemn Mr. Trump are the reason that this country is the laughingstock of the world.
We have conceded our moral authority. Most countries have shown contempt for Mr. Trump, yet the Blade offers lame excuses.
GUY T. BARONE
President off to a great start
President Trump’s first year in office has been a resounding success despite his detractors’ vile attempts to discredit, besmirch, and humiliate him. He was able to prove them all wrong, reducing them to a bunch of whimpering pathological liars regarding the sexual misconduct accusations, fake dossier, and especially, their made-up plan of colluding with the Russians to steal the election.
Since “Plan A” failed miserably, now they have resorted to “Plan B,” which claims that our president is mentally unfit to lead our country — despite all the evidence that he’s doing an exceptional job.
In his first year, we’ve seen him appoint a conservative to the Supreme Court, pass the largest tax reform legislation since 1986, repeal the individual mandate on Obamacare, aggressively cut regulations leading to a soaring stock market, withdraw from both the Paris climate deal and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The President, as mentally fit, unconventional, and politically incorrect as any president before him, is doing exactly what we, the “deplorables,” elected him to do: drain the swamp in Washington and “Make America Great Again.”
New tax law paying dividends
Nancy Pelosi has tried to say that dividends from repatriated foreign earnings of American companies will go to the “fat cats.” Nothing could be further from the truth.
While the new tax law could do more for the little guys, it will provide companies that do business overseas incentives to repatriate considerable earnings, projected to be $2.1 trillion. Apple has already announced a $350 billion repatriation.
Despite Ms. Pelosi’s misinformation campaign, 80 percent of dividends paid from such dollars will go to American households. Between direct ownership of stock, mutual funds, government pension accounts, and insurance holdings, 80 percent of the Wall Street companies are owned by families.
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