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Posts by Chuck Wellborn

Taxing Social Security Payments

Well-meaning proposals to change tax law are sometimes made without knowledge or consideration of their ramifications. A dozen years ago, I was one of the founders of the non-partisan New Mexico Tax Research Institute expressly because lawmakers needed to be made aware of the ramifications of proposed tax law changes. Over the years, its programs…

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Give It Your Best Shot

It’s pretty disappointing that the diminishing number of Republicans going all out for the President (e.g., Rep. Mark Meadows, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Rand Paul) lack imagination in their efforts to discredit the impeachment effort. Why keep blaming the Bidens, George Soros, the Clinton Foundation, Hillary Clinton, the Obama administration and the…

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A mouthpiece who talks to the max Quite like the guy that she backs She’s not any nicer Than her colleague Sean Spicer But she’s better at alternate facts

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The Enemy of My Enemy

We’ve all heard the 2400 year-old doctrine “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”. It was used extensively during the Cold War. But I’m not sure the President-Elect got this quite right in the case of President Putin. Mr. Trump seems to have cut out the middle-man and streamlined it to “The enemy is…

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The GOP Debate

The Republican Presidential candidates are complaining about the types of questions they received at the last debate and are threatening to set their own debate rules. To help out, here are some questions they might be looking for: QUESTION 1: What is your favorite color? QUESTION 2: Who was your favorite teacher? QUESTION 3: What…

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