Category Archives: Taxes

On Forks In The Road

NPR is commonly considered to have a liberal bias, but having of late listened to many of its products I would now disagree. Of course, that might have something to do with a drift politically leftward, but I prefer to … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Amateur Tax-preparer

Not long after I retired from my civilian job I was looking for a pastime activity that would keep my brain active and I decided to try being a volunteer tax preparer with the organization, VITA. It has always seemed … Continue reading

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Hidden On A Rock

A cruise can be both relaxing and informative. Mollie and I have been fortunate since our retirement to be able to afford a few cruises, including, just lately, to Bermuda, out of New York City where we sailed past Lady … Continue reading

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A Taxing Subject

In today’s Joplin Globe, Robert Reich makes his case that,    “. . . rather than depress economic growth, higher taxes on the rich correlate with higher growth.” He adds, During almost three decades spanning 1951 to 1980, when the … Continue reading

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Please, Stop Me Before I Do It Again!

Today’s (11/04/10) Joplin Globe is right about San Francisco and Happy Meals.  The junk food is outrageously fattening and bad for kids, but I have to agree that making government (San Francisco) tell a company (McDonald’s) what not to market … Continue reading

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Dutch Sandwich, Anyone? Yum, Yum

According to ABC News Friday evening, reporting on research by Bloomberg writer Jesse Drucker, Google, Microsoft and other corporations are using a financial strategy called the “Dutch sandwich” to legally avoid corporate taxes in the United States.  ABC News said … Continue reading

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Taxing On Your Heart

On May 25, 2010, the Center for Science in the Public Interest released its annual XTREME EATING AWARDS.  At the top of the calorie chart was The Cheesecake Factory’s Pasta Carbonara at 2,500 calories and 85 grams of saturated fat.  … Continue reading

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What Are Sales Taxes? — Death By A Thousand Cuts?

Sales taxes sprout like weeds. Every little cause wants it’s cut, but are the cuts painless? Voters must judge. Continue reading

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