Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Surfing the Curl

One thing that DC, the politicians, burrOcrats and media don't get about Trump is he, like successful business owners of all sorts of sizes, are used to continuously non-stop working towards their goals pretty near 24/7. Successful business folks continue along undeterred by all sorts of endless drama and sideshows that businesses typically encounter every day.  This also applies to many of his top cabinet appointments...

In business, if you stop moving forwards to your goals (note the plural 'goals'), and are distracted by nonsense sideshows, you will be quickly passed up by others... Trump is not just in his element as President, he's like riding the curl, confidently surfing an endless wave... Just like he pretty much has done for quite some time...

Politicians and BurrOcrats and the Media, nah, not so much... They are used to existence in a relatively safe and slowly expanding swamp... Politicans do take up the surf every few years at election time... Most look to ride the easy short waves, then return to the swamp after the election...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Electoral College as a tennis match

Our Electoral College system explained -- it's like tennis

  • Our electoral college system is roughly similar to the scoring system in Tennis... In tennis, you only have to be the first to win 6 games (by two) to win a set. You can lose some games without scoring a point. And win others by just one point more than your opponent... You may win more close games and win the match, while the opponent wins more points...
  • One common tennis strategy is in the games you lose, you work just hard enough to make your opposition sweat and use up energy while saving your best efforts for the must win games.
  • The reality in Tennis as well as Presidential electoral politics is you have to win the tough games... It doesn't matter who won the most points, only who won the most games...
  • Same applies to the electoral college. To win the Presidency, you have to win the tough states. What happens in the other states doesn't matter. You focus your energy on the states you must win...
  • In the 2016 election, the Ocrats and left wing media spent way too much energy and focus preaching to their choir in the big city turf while continuing to ignore the folks in 'flyover country'. This also basically describes how they've bullied/governed for the past eight years... 
  • Trump focused his energies on the folks in the fly over country the Ocrats and media have ignored, and won... Go figure...

Friday, January 1, 2016

Patently the problem, with a solution.

IMHO, one solution to better productivity and prosperity for all would be to provide tax cuts for companies based upon the duration of their patents. If a company halves it patents from 20 to 10 years, the tax rate on income from those patents might be halved. If they go to 5 years, it would be a quarter. No patent, no tax. Or something like that.

The patent reality is until recent times, it took nearly 20 years (a generation) for a product to penetrate the marketplace. These days with global internet connectivity, full penetration can take a few weeks in some industries, a few years in others.

The useful lifetime of many patents is far less than 20 years. Modern marketing, distribution, engineering and production capabilities don't require much time at all to achieve market saturation. Once market saturation is reached, constipation by patent rules and work/marketing practices of all sorts starts to take over.

If one opened up the marketplace to a market sensitive patent tax scheme, there would be a lot more innovation and shared prosperity that would be intimately sensitive to each market niche.

As patent times drop, there would be more 'new' and shared ideas to work with. The need for walls of rules to stretch profits for the duration of a patent would dissipate and those most quickly adapting to such changes would be most successful in competing in a much wider open and prosperous marketplace. 

It's also likely that smaller and more nimble companies might be better at adapting to this than the brontosaurus sized companies that currently dominate the world's marketplaces.   The stacks of bucks that are sucked into the current behemoths would likely be shared more evenly across the marketplace and workforce to most everyone's benefit. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Taxpayers Pay and Plow the Road to Single Payer

O-Care isn't about creating a viable insurance marketplace -- it's about creating a taxpayer funded money laundering scheme to plow, pave and pay for the road to single payer.

It goes like this -- 
  1. OCare is really a massive expansion of Medicaid -- that part of O-Care has been very successful. 
  2. Expect O-Care to mandate that providers who accept O-Care insurance to be required to take Medicaid as well.  That will make sure there's lots of claims to process rather than lots of Medicaid patients on waiting lists...  
  3. Medicaid claims are processed by carriers because the gubermint has been proven to be incompetent at this task. 
  4. Carriers don't mind the claims processing task -- they get the taxpayers to pay for processing OMedicaid claims, and they don't have to pay for the claim. 
  5. It's all paid for by the taxpayer. Easy gravy...
  6. Carriers in turn will take significant portions (billions?) of what they are paid for processing OMedicaid claims, and lobby politicians for more Medicaid claims to process, plus higher taxes so they get paid even better for processing more claims. 
  7. All paid for by the taxpayers... Did I mention that again?  My bad... Go figure...
  8. It's a socialist taxpayer funded money laundering scam made in liberal heaven.

Also, don't hold your breath for any of the crony GOP LOSERship to stop this sort of crony activity -- helping crony's out in exchange for more campaign bucks and insider trading info is the LOSERship's bread and butter when it comes to maintaining their power over common sense Constitutionallist tea party types.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Ocare Petition/Boycott

Cruz and the new GOP ought to push the idea of counting paying folks signing up for Obamacare as a petition.  If 50% of those eligible sign up by Dec 15, then he'll stand down and let Ocare proceed, otherwise, Ocare goes away.   Seems only those actually paying some premium expense would be eligible to be counted in this petition as those getting Ocare for free are bought with other people's money.   

Even if this idea doesn't make headway in Congress, it's likely to be picked up by average Bubbas and Bubbets who log onto Ocare and find they'll be paying big bucks for Ocare.  Unlike subsidized Congresscritterrs, folks in the struggling Oconomy of Main Street will have to redirect their plans for a new house, new boat, new car, nice vacation and saving for college for their kids to pay for Ocare, with it's $6000 deductible and high premiums. 

Some might call the people's Ocare petition to be an Ocare boycott -- big deal, liberals try the same sort of thing all the time against conservative companies...   Let the Ocrats make all the noise they want to fight it -- all publicity is good publicity if your cause is just... 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Enjoy the Show

Obamacare isn't all that complicated -- it's like a taxpayer funded benefit for "free" cable TV.  OTV provides everything, in HD, with Tivo, multi rooms, smart phones, etc  -- It's got the full NFL, NBA, MBA, NCAA, MLS, ESPN sports package; HBO, Hulu, Netflix for your whims; Cooking channels to fatten you up; Exercise channels to thin you up; Education channels to make you smart; Fast internet for surfing,  Hustler channels for...   Anyways, OTV covers everything...  Mostly at your rich neighbors expense, after you pay a premium yourself if your income is above middle class $50k or so.  Gotta love it...
    Fine print, when the Obucks start to (quickly) run out to pay the creators and actors of these shows and show quality drops what are you to do for new quality shows when you absolutely need a new show?  Big surprise -- the new stuff won't be on your network.  Translated back into healthcare terms, Obamacare promises coverage but that's doesn't mean they have to provide you care.

  IMPORTANT NOTE : Doctors (and nurses), NOT politicians, provide care.
 
    There's a difference between coverage and care.  Sure you may have Obamacare coverage, but that doesn't mean you'll find a good doctor to provide your (cut rate) Obamacare.   Those with Obamacare coverage will have to get used to waiting in line (throttled in cell phone lingo) -- Medicare and Medicaid patients will shuffle in behind the waiting Obamacare folks.   Prepare for endless seesaw political battles over decreasing health care quality for this or that group -- with ever increasing media hype and advertising to follow.  It's all part of the "plan". 

   Oh yes, did I forget to mention that politicians and many gubbermint workers are exempted from Obamacare?  They'll jump right to the front of the line with top dollar first in line coverage, at your expense.  Sucks not to be part of the Privileged...   
Enjoy the show while you can...  Suckers...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Raising taxes on the Lawn

Raising taxes on the productive sector for politicians to spread around is like lowering the cut of a lawn, collecting the clippings, and dumping the clippings over the brown areas in the lawn so they look green for a few days. 

Go figure, the brown dumping ground soon turns brown again and harbors diseases that spread to adjacent areas in a never ending downward spiral. This pretty much describes the current state of our welfare entitlement economy. 

And the 'common sense' solution offered by the 'greenskeeper' is what?  Raise taxes (lower the mower cut even more) so there's more clippings to spread around?  And just how is that supposed to work?  Doesn't work for the lawn, won't work for economy.