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OT: A Letter From Grandma (This is Funny)

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

We talk about serious stuff all the time here at AFM. So, I thought I’d share something funny. I found this several years ago (it might have been in an email. I can’t remember for sure. Anyway, I read it at a Toastmaster’s meeting once and the entire room was rolling…it was awesome) Dear Nadine, […]

Tell Me What You Think of This Idea…

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Check this out: House GOP: Bills will have to cite Constitution House Republican leaders have unveiled a new rule to require that each bill filed in the House “cite its specific constitutional authority.” Personally, I like this idea. Show me exactly where the constitution gives the authority for the spending. They should even go further […]

Comparing and Contrasting 1918’s Income Tax Rates with 2009’s

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

My The American’s Creed post from the other day received this comment from BG: …the rich have never had it so well as they do today! Ultra-ridiculously low tax brackets, $5 million tax-free estate transfers, etc. The rich, my friend, are not hurting. In 1918, the highest marginal tax bracket was a tax of 77% […]

Wow!

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

What a guy…

Interesting: A Few Things You Should Know About Minimum Wage

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Read: A Few Things You Should Know About Minimum Wage. The author makes the following point: Working a job at the current federal minimum wage, $7.25, for 40 hours per week, all 52 weeks of the year produces an annual, pre-tax income of $15,080. If about one-third of that income is paid in taxes and […]

The American’s Creed

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Every time I take my daughter to the library, I browse their stacks of books that are for sale. There’s usually not much that interests me but today I found a very old copy of “The Constitution of the United States – A Study of the Fundamental Ideals, Principles, and Institutions of the American Government.” […]

Amazon Kindle’s Getting More Useful

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

I was on the Amazon website earlier this morning and I noticed this note: We’re offering new sites with improved functionality for managing your media library. You can now access your Kindle highlights and notes online, as well as rate your Kindle books on http://kindle.amazon.com. To get started, visit http://kindle.amazon.com and sign in using your […]

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