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The ECHO heard around the English World.

Feb 24

Written by: Del Meyer
02/24/2020 8:28 PM 

Meghan Markle, the American who’s said to have inveigled her way into the royal family and led hapless Harry astray. Popular sentiment agrees. The main story in the Daily Mail prompted 35,000 online comments from readers, a majority of them ill-disposed to the American arriviste. British tabloids describe the event as “Megxit,” compared with the echo of King Edward VIII, who was knocked off course by the American divorcée Wallis Simpson. He abdicated in December 1936 after only 11 months on the throne. In Meghan, many in Britain see the ghost of the much-reviled Simpson returning to haunt their country. Another view is to thank American women for these disruptions which removed two men from the regal fold obviously unsuitable for the job. Edward VIII was partial, it is said, to Hitler. And by his decision to wear a Nazi costume to a party in 2005, Harry showed his judgment to be less than first-rate.

Looks like the British view Megxit as another cleansing operation.

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Tax avoidance competition

High tax states (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and  California) feel the competition from Florida, Texas, Nevada, Washington, Wyoming, South Dakota which have no income tax or tax on dividends or interest and are increasing their population. Alaska, the seventh state had a decline in population.

Maybe states will be the tax reduction method that will be the most effective.

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If it moves, tax it–Reagan

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Changing Success Sometimes leads to Failure

We have always enjoyed going to the California State Fair during Labor day weekend. There were always large crowds to enjoy the elevated monorail to survey the installations each year, see an over-view of the exhibits, and a direct rail through the massive exhibit building. Then to descend and walk through the exhibits in detail, visit the small animal cages, see the farm machinery exhibit, walk through the county exhibits, and through the large animal stalls to see the 4H and FFA exhibits. On return to the main gate we took our family through the entertainment grounds riding the Ferris Wheel and other games. It was always an annual family event with large crowds. It was essentially one of the financially independent state ventures.

Then some planner thought it would be better to have this event in July. This event has passed us by a number of years missing it for lack of a calendar reminder. Now it is nearing insolvency and requesting a $2.3 million taxpayer bailout.

Sacramento Bee Jan 18, 2020

How about making taxpayer’s bank accounts immune to unnecessary government endeavors?

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