All Points: Tipping point for corporate tax reform

Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

The recent decision by Burger King to acquire Tim Hortons and move the company to Canada has renewed the debate over corporate tax reform. Under current law, companies can reduce some of their tax liability on global income (revenue earned outside the U.S.) if they are headquartered abroad. Some policymakers say this is unpatriotic. Others say it’s commonsense and proof the U.S. needs to close loopholes and lower corporate tax rates. Is this the tipping point? Is it time for comprehensive tax reform?

One impression of Texas

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

I would like the opportunity to reply to Cherita Goodman’s letter about how Gov. Perry has made Texas the darling of the nation.

Strategy needed

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

“We don’t have a strategy yet,” to confront ISIS. That pretty much summarizes what the President said.

Praise for chief

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Chief Jeffery Halstead is my best friend.

Consider the content

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Concerning the new higher curriculum standards established by TEA, I do have a few observations.

Unexplained evil

Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

In his August 29 letter, Wayne Mayo asks why would ISIS and other groups irrationally despise the Judeo-Christian faith and the good works that faith is responsible for.

Medal of Honor

Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

I read where Alonzo Cushing was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously, 150 years after his death.

Leadership vacuum

Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

I would like to recommend that every citizen go back and watch President Obama’s news conference dated August 28, followed by the British Prime Minister David Cameron’s news conference the following day.

Does union membership hold the same value that it once did?

Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that from 1983 to 2013 union membership in the U.S. declined by 3.2 million workers (to 14.5 million from 17.7 million). The percentage of wage and salary workers who were members of unions dropped from 20.1 percent to 11.3 percent. Texas had about one-fourth as many union members as New York, despite having 2.7 million more wage and salary employees.

All Points: The tipping point for tax reform?

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

The decision by Burger King to acquire Tim Hortons and move to Canada has renewed the debate over corporate tax reform. Under current law, companies can reduce some of their tax liability on global income (revenue earned outside the U.S.) if they are headquartered abroad. Some policymakers say this move is unpatriotic. Others say it’s commonsense and proof the U.S. needs to close loopholes and lower corporate tax rates. Is this the tipping point? Is it time for comprehensive tax reform?