Yesterday, the folks out in North Dakota....voted on the issue of property taxes in the state. It kinda shocked some political folks that a majority in a state would go to this length. So, the political guys have to wonder how $850-odd million will be made up....if it had gone against them. In the end, a majority figured out that you kinda needed property taxes.
If you look over at Indiana news.....they passed a law which basically says if the cops "invade" your home.....you have the right to fire away at them. This goes back at the issue of cops shuffling up paperwork for some judge to sign, and suddenly show up at 10PM at night at your house to investigate something. There's been enough screw-ups.....where the wrong houses were targeted....that the public is just fed up with the mess. Judges wouldn't step in to curtail the direction of things....so laws had to be changed. My humble prediction is that within twelve months.....some cops pick a house and process the paperwork to show up at 10PM that evening. The husband and wife end up shooting several of the cops, and are arrested for murder. The judge pulls out this law, examines the circumstances, then releases the couple. The cops then wake up to realize their glory days of SWAT are gone, and life goes back to normal within five years.
Finally, if you check the business news....Bank of America has come up and pledged fifty billion dollars for climate control/global warming over the next decade. Basically, the only real method that you can imagine some bank of inventing five billion a year to do this kind of thing....is by raising fees and costs, which doesn't make any sense unless you had some political figure writing up special tax credits to give you twice the tax credit for a donation like this. I'd hate to suggest some evil wrong-doing by political folks.....but it's likely some idiot is writing some tax credit deal for the "poor" Bank of America.