Episode #30 Local Taxes

In Episode #30 we discuss what types of taxes are used to fund local government. I use Texas and Minnesota as examples of the variety we can see from state to state. We compare and contrast the different revenue generating models and then discuss how effective each provides resources for local governments.

Did you know Texas has the 3rd highest local property taxes in the entire Country?

 

Don’t forget about the Debt

We have what is considered a good economy. This is based on a mountain of National Debt over $23 Trillion with each tax payer owing $187,173. President Trump in his first 4 years will have added over $5 Trillion. Currently this year he has added over $1.3 Trillion.

Scary thing is this is the first ‘Good Economy’ where the National Debt & Deficits increased at a record pace. If there are any Conservatives left please stand up for lowering the National Debt. This debt is eating up more & more of the Federal Budget every year and more money gets borrowed to pay the interest payments.

What happens when the economy goes into Recession as it always does as part of the normal economic cycle? Democrats & Republicans both are ignoring this issue.

Everyone should be scared of these numbers. Episode #27 of Wimmer’s Wilderness Podcast goes into this with great detail.

Episode #27 Crippling National Debt

Episode #29 Washington’s Warning

We discuss President’s Washington’s warning about political parties in his Farewell Address. We are living in an age that is ruled by partisan fighting and gridlock. Here is a hint to the solution – compromise is not a dirty word.
Wimmer’s Wilderness is an informed look at Politics, Community, Government, Environment and Education from a local perspective.
Our regions, states and countries are simply a collection of local communities working together. If we are able to make a positive change in our local communities then that will lead to better outcomes at the regional, state and national level.

 

Episode #29 Coming Soon

Episode #29 Washington’s Warning – we discuss George Washington’s final words of advice & warning to the nation delivered in his Farewell Address.

We finish with our 3 question Quiz where you can win a Wimmer’s Wilderness mason glass drinking jar, a recycled cardboard pen and our very popular retractable – reusable drinking straw.

You can listen to it on podcast platform like iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, Luminary or on our website wimmerswilderness.org
Wimmer’s Wilderness is an informed look at Politics, Community, Government, Environment and Education from a local perspective.

Our regions, states and countries are simply a collection of local communities working together. If we are able to make a positive change in our local communities then that will lead to better outcomes at the regional, state and national level.

Veterans Day

When Country Calls

My Grandfather sent these words to my Grandmother in 1917 as America was preparing to fight in World War One. After the war they started a family together. They had 14 children, 11 boys and 3 girls. We must honor our soldiers and their families each and every day.

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A poem written by Ted Wimmer to Agnes

When Country Calls

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I feel so very lonesome tonight

I don’t know what to do

I feel so blue and downhearted right

So I’ll write a few lines to you.

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I was dreaming of the days gone by

And the hours I spent with you

My eyes grew dim, and with a sigh

I said your love must be true.

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There’s a sort of pain that hurts my heart

When I think of the hour drawing nigh

The sad day when we two must part

When I’ll kiss you and say good bye.

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Remember me and do not fear

To you, I’ll always be true

I’ll always think of you my dear

And I hope to return to you.

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Rivers, mountains and the ocean may lie

Between your soldier and you

His love for you will never die

If you’ll promise you’ll be true.

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Your soldier begs of you to say

At the rising of the sun

A prayer for him, that this very day

May not be his last one.

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And when this war to an end has come

And the troops God spared return

The world again its peace has won

Your soldier’s love for you will burn.

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And if the giver of all good

Hears the prayers of your spotless heart

At least I hope and pray he would

That I return never more to part.