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Reader's Blogs tagged with 'taxes'

Hat Tricks

Tuesday January 28th, 2014 – Island Lake, IL    As the first month of 2014 draws to a close, I have to make sure I maintain a steady rotation of change in the hat department. Anyone self employed has to play a number of roles, and there is a hat for each one of them. Some fit ...

Financial Insecurity

Friday May 10th, 2013 – Caledonia, WI    Like it or not, I have to knuckle down and make some money. On this cosmic plane, I have not figured out a way to get over the financial hump, and it absolutely stinks. I keep hearing tall tales of how people start with a piece of lint a...

The Hammer Drops

Monday October 22nd, 2012 – Mt. Prospect, IL    It’s hammer time, but not in the rapper kind of way. When the hammer drops in my world, it’s usually of the sledge variety and the location it drops is the base of my skull – numerous times. I am experiencing one...

How Obama Blew It

Most observers agree that  the October 3  "Presidential Debate"  was "won" by Mitt Romney, and they are right.President Obama's big mistake was  to repeatedly denounce  Mitt  Romney's   "$5 trillion tax cut,"  which Romney deni...

Half a Nation of Victims

"There are 47% of the people who will vote for the President no matter what.....who are dependent on government, who believe they are victims...47% of Americans pay no income tax." Mitt Romney (1)If Romney is right, all Obama needs to win a 51% share of the popular vote is to  gain...

Are you middle class?

"A massive tax increase on job creators and on small business.....another kick in the gut to the middle class in America."  Mitt Romney on Barack Obama's plan to extend the Bush tax cuts only for  taxpayers earning less than $250,000 per year.(1)Since the Small Business A...

Wisconsin MMA Ban: Will Assembly Bill 308 Result in Loss of Jobs and Taxpayer Money?

Last night, Fox 6 reporter Jenna Sachs took an inside look into Assembly Bill 308, a controversial bill that could ultimately ban mixed martial arts in towns throughout Wisconsin.The segment featured viewpoints from subjects on both sides of the coin including Representative Pat Strachota, Scott ...

The Peril of Perry

Texas Governor Rick Perry, who tied for fifth in a poll of Iowa Republicans but is still one of the three top contenders for the 2012  Republican presidential nomination (1), has proposed  both  a huge cut in federal income tax revenues and a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Consti...

Mishandled Money

Monday July 18th, 2011 - Cary, IL   One of the most glaringly important skill sets essential to life on this planet I’m not now and never have been able to find a way to master is the handling of money. Quite frankly, I suck rotten goat cheese balls at it. While I’ve never a...

Do Tax Cuts Create Jobs?

Republicans agree that cutting taxes (especially the top brackets) is the best way to stimulate job creation and thus reduce unemployment. But are they right? Let's consider three major sectors of employment: manufacturing, services and government. Manufacturing: Advances in automation and robo...