President George H. W. Bush is famous for his “read my lips, no new taxes” comment in a campaign speech.  We’ll talk about how his compromise with a Democratically controlled House of Representatives & Senate was a watershed event… coinciding with the rise of conservative talk radio in the United States and the beginning of the scorched earth politics we have today.

We’ll also discuss French President Macron’s u-turn on a carbon emissions tax that was set to go into effect in January of 2019 — caused by the “yellow jackets” that have taken to the streets of France the last few weekends to violently protest.