…and a post for you “flat-tax”ers…and balanced budgeters

Flat tax woes:

Let’s say a national sales tax of %10 goes into effect.

Man/woman who makes $20,000 a year spends approximately $20,000 a year. Every person at this income level does. Nominal tax rate = 10%.

Man/woman who makes a $1,000,000 is not likely to spend 100% in income in a year. Some will, most wont. Let’s be generous and say a person spends $990,000, and only saves or donates $10,000. Nominal tax rate = 9.9%. Continue reading …and a post for you “flat-tax”ers…and balanced budgeters

Not a solution, but a big step towards recovery…

I am thoroughly annoyed at the Right, but that’s nothing new. I am annoyed with the majority of the populace, as well, because people don’t seem to call them to task, well, ever.

I know, you think nobody is calling the Democrats to task, either, but that’s not exactly true. The Right has Fox and Rush and the like, who call EVERYTHING into question, without really explaining how or why it’s exactly bad. The old Rudy Giuliani quip works here: every sentence they utter contains a noun, a verb, and SOCIALISM!!!. Continue reading Not a solution, but a big step towards recovery…

On the need for structure in a budding Enterprise environment…

I am not an “organized” person. I like to go with the flow, be spontaneous, and shoot from the hip. I fully acknowledge that is not always the best way to be in a profession such as computing, but it is what it is. In my professional capacity, I am a proponent of organization on a much larger scale than I could ever do in my personal life. I think Christy is to blame for that. :)

At any rate, I started my new job in May, and was thrust into a position where there are 6 datacenter-ish locations (5 DC’s and HQ has a server room with a fair number of live boxes)… still a far cry from the 3,000 Linux boxes we had at Fidelity. Continue reading On the need for structure in a budding Enterprise environment…