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Odds and Ends on Taxes and the Wealthy

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

UPDATE: I want to add to this post as I get new information and statistics. If you come across something that’s worth adding, please email me (JLP – at – with a link to the source and I’ll post it along with a link to your blog (if you’re a blogger). I want to […]

Chart of the Day: Netflix Since Announcing Price Increase

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Wow… As far as I can tell, CEO, Reed Hastings owns 1,147,215 shares. Based on that number, his wealth has decreased $182,407,185 since the announcement. OUCH!

Question of the Day: Netflix

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Haven’t done a Question of the Day in a few weeks so I thought I’d ask this: Did Netflix’s latest price increase cause you to leave the company? I can’t say that the price increase caused me to leave but I did cancel our membership. Why? Mostly because it seemed like I would scroll through […]

A Snippet from an Interview Between Chris Wallace and Paul Ryan on Taxes

Monday, September 19th, 2011

I thought this was an interesting exchange between Fox News’ Chris Wallace and Paul Ryan: Chris Wallace: “…This is being called the Buffett Rule because it comes after Warren Buffett, the multi-billionaire owner of Berkshire Hathaway…said, ‘I end up—because I get so much of my money from capital gains—I end up paying a lower effective […]

Obama to Announce New Tax Rate for the “Wealthy”

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

From the Associated Press: President Barack Obama is expected to seek a new base tax rate for the wealthy to ensure that millionaires pay at least at the same percentage as middle income taxpayers. A White House official said the proposal would be included in the president’s proposal for long term deficit reduction that he […]

Must Watch: Peter Schiff’s Testimony Before Congress

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Great testimony from Peter Schiff. Thanks to DailyMarkets for posting this. Part 1: Part 2:

Student Loan Sob Story (Part 2)

Friday, September 16th, 2011

I see my “friend,” Robert Applebaum is still trying to get out of paying his student loans. I posted about this two years ago (read the comments too). Yesterday, a facebook friend of mine sent me a link to a deal where people can sign a petition to have President Obama magically make student loan […]

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