Hank Adler

Posted January 27, 2016

Donald Trump made repeated threats not to move forward with additional investment ($300 million) at his Turnberry Golf Resort in Scotland if he was banned from the country.

Posted January 19, 2016

The big deal is simply this: once you allow the government to start breaking the law, no matter how seemingly justifiable the reason, you relinquish the contract between you and the government which establishes that the government works for and obeys you, the citizenthe employerthe master." John Whitehead.

Posted January 15, 2016

In 2009, I wrote a novel about a third party being created by a sitting middle of the road U.S. Senator. From Three to Five ultimately provides a vision of how a Congress of Democrats and Republicans would handle the selection of a resident and a vice president without an electoral winner in the general election.

Posted November 12, 2015

"There is always a well-known solution to every human problem--neat, plausible, and wrong." This comes from H.L. Menckin. "There is always a politician trying to convince you that tax reform is easy, you should be able to do your taxes on a postcard and we should be able to abolish the IRS." This quote comes from me and I suggest this is proof that H.L. Menckin was right.

Posted October 20, 2015

The whale should be the new symbol of government overreach. The California Coastal Commission has approved a project to expand Sea World in San Diego with the proviso that Sea World shall be prohibited from breeding at or acquiring whales for their San Diego facility. Yes, the California Coastal Commission, the new poster child for governmental overreach.

Posted October 04, 2015

Within a few days of each other, both Donald Trump and the leadership of the Democratic Party have proposed significant changes to the Internal Revenue Code.

Posted September 22, 2015

We have to stay vigilant against the lone wolf. Who did this advice come from? That would be the President of the United States, Barrack Obama. So, exactly why is President Obama now saying Cool clock, Ahmed, Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. Its what makes America great.

Posted August 21, 2015

Several years ago, I wrote a novel entitled From Three to Five about a third party candidate who was so frustrated with the candidates of the two major parties, both coming from the distant wings of their parties, that he determined to run for the presidency as a moderate third party candidate.

Posted August 08, 2015

"Ronald Reagan is another example. He is so smooth and so effective as a performer that he completely won over the American people. Only now, nearly seven years later, are people beginning to question whether there's anything beneath that smile." The author of this quote is Donald Trump. It can be found in his book: The Art of the Deal.

Posted August 03, 2015

Questions Number 1 & 2 for any campaign political debate: In 2018, the employers of tens of millions of taxpayers from union members to city employees to self employed individuals will face a 40% tax on health insurance benefits that are currently received by their employees tax-free. Will you attempt to repeal this tax or accept the reality that companies will be unable to afford to pay this tax and therefore healthcare benefits will be reduced or healthcare costs will be increased for tens of millions of Americans?

Posted July 24, 2015

Kate's Law is nothing more than common sense. Let's increase the risk of returning to the United States for a convicted felon.

Posted July 09, 2015

Dictionary.com defines shallowness as: lacking depth, superficial.

Posted June 19, 2015

Immediately, Congress should pass very straight forward, concise and meaningful changes to Obamacare.

Posted June 11, 2015

This week, the President resorted to name calling in an effort to influence (intimidate) the Supreme Court of the United States to rule in favor of the government in King v Burwell.

Posted May 30, 2015

Last week, the Los Angeles City Council approved an increase in the legally required minimum wage to result in a minimum wage of $15.00 per hour by 2020.

Posted April 13, 2015

Today, the Obama Administration announced that it had finalized its nuclear agreement with Iran and had agreed to sell the Iranian government a wide range of nuclear weapons and specific delivery systems with a range of less than eight hundred miles.

Posted March 31, 2015

The Internal Revenue Code is a mess. In this, most agree. Marco Rubio has announced his plan to reform the Internal Revenue Code and each Republican candidate will undoubtedly follow quickly with their own particular plan.

Posted March 05, 2015

King v. Burwell: We are all following the Supreme Court case challenging the Administration's ignoring of the ObamaCare requirement that individuals can only get Federal subsidies for their health insurance if the state in which they reside forms a state exchange.

Posted February 03, 2015

The President is a whirlwind of tax ideas these days. Last week, he proposed to punish individuals who were trying to save money for college by taxing the profits in Section 529 plans that were designed to encourage individuals to save for college.

Posted January 23, 2015

Let's assume George and Ethel, two teachers, purchased their Southern California home in 1966 for $45,000.