Archive for August, 2009

Perspective on paying taxes

The majority of working Americans never have a chance to pay their taxes because they are deducted in advance of their paychecks being received. This is usually the case for everyone except a small percentage of people that are subject to paying estimated taxes through the year or any year-end settlements with the IRS. Being […]

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The sales tax holiday zaniness

Just what is it about a sales tax holiday that gets people so excited and willing to get to the stores early and fight the crowds? Why is there even such a crowd to begin with? The reality of this promotion is that it merely saves you 6-10% depending on the state in which you […]

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The bizarre Czar complex

It seems rather astonishing that President Obama has been building an organization of Czars with barely a critical mention of it outside of mild fascination from the public. It is a very suspicious activity in light of the huge Government grab of power and control from us citizens during a time when every issue seems […]

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Assessing Cap and Trade

Once Congress reconvenes in the fall, they will soon start pushing the Cap and Trade bill once again in order to fight the Loch Ness monster of our time known as global warming. Many people will swear it exists, but just as many will deny its presence, and there are scientists on both sides of […]

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“Cash for Clunkers” courtesy of the simpletons

Hardly an hour goes by over the last few days without hearing about how proud and excited our Government is with the success of the Cash for Clunkers program. They initially appropriated $1 billion of funding for the program and have been completely surprised by the rapid acceptance it has received, and now they are […]

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Incriminating oil speculators

One of the certainties associated within any market over time is that an adverse outcome will inevitably happen that will negatively affect investors as well as the public in varying degrees. Upon this transpiring, the allegations and finger-pointing begin because someone must be held responsible for inflicting such pain and they must be restrained by […]

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