millerIt is a big topic about big money and about huge regulations and rule making.  No CPA or Tax Attorney will be put out of business by the IRS due to lack of consumer need for their services.  We absolutely have a behemoth government and a large IRS busy making rules and regulations which can’t possibly be fully understood.  Bob spoke about how experts don’t memorize new rules, but must constantly look them up since they are bound to change.  We see the future of the current not solving any debt problem we have in the USA.  Taxing less is not going to cure our shortfall.  Spending less may not be an option that anyone wants to know about.  What’s left?  Printing money and inflation. 

What can you do about it?  We didn’t dare open that one up.  The choices look unappetizing, at best.  Hold onto your hat and put on your seat belt.  It may be a bumpy ride in the future.


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Our other speaker was Rebecca Rice, the program coordinator for the Kent County Health Department.  She is especially interested in making residents aware of those things which reduce the risks of becoming diabetic.  Kent County Health sponsors no cost group sessions which encourage and support lifestyle change, weight loss, reasonable exercise, better eating habits, understanding food labeling, and a long list of other things, which not everyone fully understands, that have definite impact on our overall well-being, as well as reducing the many risks of type 2 diabetes.  A new group is forming in April 2018.  Contact her for more info:



Img-1101 tom tTom gave us some history of China compared to the USA.  No doubt, China has a far longer history that the USA and is a powerhouse not only in its region, but in the world.  The USA is like a blue chip stock, not so very interesting and rather mature in terms of future growth potential, while China is more an up and coming powerhouse with far more room to expand and grow than the USA.  We covered some of the reasons and then we looked at some of the areas which surround China to see how they and their neighbors are interacting.

Surprisingly, though completely logically, our topic drifted to world-wide politics and affairs between nations.  The world is so different that what it was 60 years ago when we could have one policy for the East and another for the West.  Everyone is aware of what is going on and living diplomatically with one another is a real challenge.  The USA suffers from some lack of confidence in the fair and level application of our foreign policies and China is quick to take up any slack they are handed which may increase their local and global influence. 

If you weren’t there, you missed a very good lecture and some far ranging questions.  The experience and depth of knowledge shown at our Kent CBG is often amazing.  This was just one of those excellent presentations that highlighted what can be done in an hour in the early morning.


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