Posts Tagged ‘deficit’

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Tax Matters

    Sep 10, 12 • 277 Views • No Comments

    The candidates agree that tax proposals need to focus on reducing the deficit and on government spending. After that, the divide on tax policy is considerable. To narrow the gap between revenue and spending, President Obama supports a higher tax rate for the...  [read more]

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    What is the Fiscal Cliff?

    Jul 11, 12 • 231 Views • No Comments

    The fiscal cliff is composed of 8 tax and spending events. Permitting all to occur might be the equivalent of jumping over the edge in an economic dive. Tax Increases Bush era tax cuts: expire 2010-2011 2% payroll tax cut: expires Affordable Care Act taxes:...  [read more]

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    Pasty Tax Issues

    Apr 3, 12 • 281 Views • No Comments

    The UK’s pasty (PASS-tee) tax battle is a good story. But, moving beyond the humor, it has considerable significance. First the story: Taxing the pasty has created a major flap in the UK. The pasty looks like meat in a pastry pouch, high in fat, maybe...  [read more]

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    Health Care Costs

    Mar 10, 12 • 318 Views • No Comments

    Looking forward to your daily Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino, you see that the calorie count sign says 500 calories. Change your mind? Most studies indicate that knowing a calorie count has little if any impact on purchasing decisions. Then, you stroll to...  [read more]

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    An Economic Risk List

    Feb 11, 12 • 596 Views • No Comments

    Asked to indicate the major economic risks facing the world, World Economic Forum survey participants were given 10 concerns. Before reading their priorities, you might like to form your own economic risk list. Just reorder the following challenges in terms...  [read more]