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As If We Don’t Pay Enough in Taxes Already…

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

A Black Box in Your Car? Some See a Source of Tax Revenue Charging drivers by the mile. Anyone who lives outside of New York City or any other big metropolitan area, will not like this idea. I loathe any idea that adds a new way to tax people. Why? Because the old taxes rarely […]

WSJ Opinion: How Government is Making Solar Billionaires

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

From today’s WSJ (How Government is Making Solar Billionaires): Welcome to SolarCity, SCTY -0.59% the latest booming green company that has never recorded a profit. The startup’s stock price has soared by 600% since its IPO last December—it closed on Monday at $57 a share—and spiked after the company announced a couple of weeks ago […]

Get Ready for Your Energy Bills to Skyrocket

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

From today’s WSJ: The Obama administration plans to block the construction of new coal-fired power plants unless they are built with novel and expensive technology to capture greenhouse-gas emissions, according to people familiar with a draft proposal. Further… The person and others briefed on the rule said such stringent limits would ban new coal plants, […]

Honestly, What Did They Expect Employers to Do?

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Big surprise: Forever 21 Caught in Obamacare Controversy President Obama creates Obamacare. He makes 30 hours a week “full time” and forces employers to provide health insurance for “full time” employees. Employers respond by slashing hours below 30 hours per week. Question: What did the Obama Administration expect would happen? People can gripe all they […]

An Example of Why I Loathe Politicians

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

From today’s WSJ: Peanut, cotton and rice farmers are big beneficiaries of price guarantees tucked into agriculture legislation under consideration on Capitol Hill. But another big winner may be producers of what is known as sticky rice, the kind used in sushi and other Asian dishes across America—and grown by a congressman who helped push […]

Chart of the Day: The S&P 500 TR Since Obama Took Office

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

I know the stock market has little to do with who happens to be the President but it’s still interesting to look at. I’m no fan of Obama but the S&P 500 has performed nicely since he has taken office (yes, it pains me to write that) as illustrated by this chart that I put […]

Money: Disability Claims Skyrocket: Here’s Why

Friday, April 12th, 2013

From Money Magazine: Since 2003, there’s been a 29% jump in Americans with little or no work experience getting disability payments, according to the Social Security Administration. Over the same time, there’s been a 44% increase in disability claims by people formerly in the workplace. Disability claims among veterans are up 28% since 2008, according […]

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