Category Archives: Tax Policy

GOP says overhaul, wants to cut taxes more because that has worked so well during the last 50 years

Reeling From 2016 Chaos, G.O.P. Mulls Overhaul of Primaries Guess what kind of overhaul they think they want? Keep more people from voting. That is their sole political strategy. I wouldn’t mind if they were only willing to pay their fair … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders wins the Interwebs! Four reasons Bernie can become our President.

The New York Times frets that Hillary’s campaign suffers from “a lack of enthusiasm.” Well yeah, duh! People keep saying that Hillary is “the one,” yet the public keeps demonstrating how reluctant they are to support a chameleon candidate whose … Continue reading

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Help, Senator Warren! Student Loan Interest Deduction is Capped at $2,500!

Please sign my petition! I posted this petition today. This is my third. I declared victory for my first petition, and my second is still circulating. I am a tax practitioner and one of my new clients has sizable student … Continue reading

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Harvard Ed School students protest graduation speaker

My comments: These graduates from Harvard know their own minds. They object to having a speaker with an agenda that is in direct opposition to the highest aspirations of these talented future educators. “Reform” means giving up local control of … Continue reading

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Thou shalt not be a Real Estate Professional; or, Don’t have a day job

If any of your income is derived from rental real estate, this information is significant. Income from rental real estate is considered “passive” income. There is nothing wrong with having passive income. Just remember that it is treated differently under … Continue reading

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20 Trillion Dollars hidden from the world

http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/04/12/12488/continuing-our-investigation-trillion-dollar-world-offshore-tax-havens The exact value of wealth held offshore in tax havens is hard to come by, but it is estimated to encompass $21-32 trillion in private financial assets. For perspective on the enormity of this problem, consider this: the total … Continue reading

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Bush tax cuts and the decline of U.S. as a serious world power

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/12/30/105931/commentary-bush-tax-cuts-and-the.htmlCommentary: Bush tax cuts and the decline of U.S. as a serious world powerBy Dennis Jett | McClatchy NewspapersThe lame ducks had not even flown the coop before the assessments of the 111th Congress started to pour in. After months … Continue reading

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We Are the 99.9%

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/25/opinion/we-are-the-99-9.html by Paul Krugman (Dr. Krugman lays some great one-liners on us in this article.-ed) November 24, 2011 We Are the 99.9% By PAUL KRUGMAN “We are the 99 percent” is a great slogan. It correctly defines the issue as being … Continue reading

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How Did You Grade the Lame Duck Session?

By Olivia LaRosa December 22, 2010 Recently, I have been amusing myself by posting to the Wall Street Journal online community regarding select Questions of the Day. Today, the WSJ asked us how we graded the Lame Duck congressional session. … Continue reading

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What if the Top One Percent Owned More than 1/2 of all Corporate Assets?

This is not a future scenario, folks. Already happened. And we wonder why we have no control over our government? Read more here about its effects.Progress Action Now commentary http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/29/national/29rich.html?_r=1&oref=slogin January 29, 2006Corporate Wealth Share Rises for Top-Income AmericansBy DAVID … Continue reading

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