Tax reform is needed
There's a lot of talk about rewriting the tax code in Washington. Lawmakers like Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., are traveling across the country to gain support for tax reform that would lower corporate and individual tax rates and clean out the bloated tax code.
That's long overdue. America's tax system is unfair and confusing. Businesses like mine are subjected to effective tax rates higher than 30 percent while some multinational companies have billions overseas that go untaxed.
It is time for businesses to let lawmakers know that we won't stand to be disadvantaged by the tax code any longer. That's why my business joined the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates to band together to support Baucus and Camp in their fight for comprehensive tax reform. I hope other businesses speak out too. Then maybe tax reform will actually happen.
(Editor's note: Rick Buehrer is general manager of Buehrer Power Equipment.)
Global warming is not manmade
Beware of anything Democrats push. They rely on your emotion while pounding a weak spot. They seldom improve life, morality or America. It's usually costly and destructive. This letter addresses one of their scams.
Democrats are claiming, "it is our responsibility to stop this warming of God's planet." Obama claims man causes global warming. Man causes less than 1 percent.
Ask yourself: "When did Democrats ever care about anything of God's? Was it when they gave us abortion or gay marriage? Could it have been they censored pastors, removed prayer from school and struck down the Ten Commandments?
I believe global warming is happening, but be careful of the Democrats' spin. It's a natural phenomenon created in the beginning. A person would have to be an agnostic or atheist to think that man is the cause.
The most recent significant documented warming period was from 950-1350 A.D. After a 100-year lull, earth experienced the "Little Ice Age" from 1450-1850 A.D.
We've completed another 100-year lull and are experiencing another natural warming cycle. Our earth is as much alive as we are and couldn't survive without the built-in mechanism.
Democrats pushing global warming speak half truths. They speak of North Pole ice melting, but nothing of South Pole ice increasing. They play on emotions for your money and control.
Study history and our Earth for truth Democrats don't want you knowing. In the small picture we see change every three months. In the greater picture earth sees change about every 400 years.
Stop and think before Democrats suck you into their scam. If the most recent documented warming period started in 950 A.D., we must have been cool before that. Maybe Democrats will blame that warming on Indian campfires.
Consider the "Ice Age" when we were covered with moving glaciers great enough to form the Appalachian Mountains. Only God can control and answer questions concerning the massive ice and what melted it thousands of years ago.
Did you know that the radical environmental liberals shouting global warming today, were proclaiming global cooling in the 1950s-1960s, they're opportunists playing on emotions.
The amount of warming man causes isn't credible, but we are destroying this Earth. We're a nation of polluters -- everything from roadsides to waterways, land and atmosphere.
Our greatest pollution is of our minds and bodies. We daily destroy God's greatest creation and think nothing of it. We need to spend more time with God, the one Democrats don't want you knowing.
If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Democrats paint great pictures that never materialize. Conservative thinking is safer, more profitable and long-lasting than liberal thinking.
Wake up America. Liberalism has been destroying us. Obama is finishing the job.
You investigate. Is global warming man's or God's?