(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 10, 2011 My Heart And Prayers Go Out To Jim Calhoun, A Major Victim In The Sandusky Crime Spree
How much of Jim Calhoun's dementia can be attributed to the atrocity he witnessed back in the year 2000? How long can a fragile mind cope with the knowledge that a wrong has been committed by a person in power and know that nothing will be done to protect others from the same thing happening to them? From the few comments he made about his tour in Korea, it's obvious that Jim Calhoun suffered some degree ...
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 30, 2011 What Would Steve Do? Jobs, That Is
The chart represents revenues for fiscal year 2011. Individual income taxes comprise the largest percentage, while social insurance [employment taxes] is second. Trailing in third place is corporate taxes.
(36 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 29, 2011 The Effects Of Tax-Financed Spending V. Debt-Financed Spending
Government spending, financed by a tax increase on the rich, gets "more bang for the buck" because it uses money that was not being efficiently and effectively used, while costing the government little or nothing. The cost of borrowing when the spending is deficit financed must be added to the national debt as well as the amount borrowed.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, October 28, 2011 Are Tax Cuts The Driving Force Behind Job Creation And Economic Growth?
Proponents of supply-side economics believe economic growth is achieved by reducing taxes. They believe tax reductions provide workers with an incentive to work harder, encourage businesses to hire more workers and invest more. They further believe lowering capital gains tax rates and reducing regulations benefits consumers by providing lower prices.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 19, 2011 The Dog in the Manger
...IRS calculated the total amount income taxes decreased in 2008 as being more than $84 billion dollars.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, March 10, 2008 The Crude Facts About Crude Oil
Since crude oil represents 68% of the price of a gallon of gasoline, the key to understanding fluctuating gasoline prices, is to understand the impact various global/national events have on the price.
(15 comments) SHARE Friday, March 7, 2008 Senator Obama Should Apologize to the U.S. Senate
Was Senator Clinton the only U.S. Senator to favor this bill? Of course not, the vote on the bill was 77-23 which means a full 77 percent of U.S. Senators, after being exposed to the intelligence supplied by our agencies, felt the bill providing President Bush with authoritiy to use military force should be passed.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 5, 2008 Why is the Glass Ceiling Unbreakable?
The Equal Rights Amendment, first proposed in 1923, is still not part of the U.S. Constitution. It's interesting to note that one of the states that has not ratified this amendment is Illinois, where Obama was a former legislator. Does Barack Obama believe in equal rights as long as it doesn't apply to women?
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, January 18, 2008 Are We There Yet?
Three quesions must be answered when looking at various stimulus proposals..
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, January 7, 2008 Plans to Increase Army's Strength by 74,200
The Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for Army Growth and Force Structure Realignment was posted January 7, 2008 in the Federal Register and provides readers with the following mailing address for submitting questions and comments:
SHARE Saturday, January 5, 2008 Lost Jobs - Here, There and Everywhere
The fact we continue to lose jobs in the manufacturing sector is what will increase the chance of recession and losing a million jobs, in total, during a one-year period definitely increases the possibility
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, December 10, 2007 When the American Dream Becomes a Nightmare
Does it just happen these four states have a disproportionate number of foreclosures compared to the rest of the country or has there been a concerted effort in these states to sell subprime mortgages for the sole purpose of picking up the foreclosed properties for pennies on the dollar and reselling at a later date for extraordinary profits?
SHARE Sunday, November 18, 2007 The Income Mobility Ladder of Lies
On paper, it appears the Treasury Department has managed to analyze income mobility inside out and backwards to come to the conclusion the poor are jumping up the income quintile ladder by leaps and bounds, while the rich are losing ground. What is the real story?