Posts Tagged ‘deficit’

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    Income Tax Matters

    Apr 22, 11 • 266 Views • No Comments

    Woodrow Wilson once said that paying taxes was a “glorious privilege.” However, a recent Gallup poll confirmed what we probably already knew. Most of us do not want to pay higher taxes. Upper income households (67% of those polled) say current...  [read more]

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    Federal Spending Questions

    Apr 21, 11 • 241 Views • No Comments

    Hearing the following, one Washington Post reporter said, “Four pinocchios.” In a February survey of 801 “likely” voters, a majority (63%) said that the biggest budget items were defense and foreign aid. Also, they suggested...  [read more]

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    Baseball Salaries and Taxes

    Apr 14, 11 • 217 Views • No Comments

    There is a connection between baseball and President Obama’s budget proposals. Let’s start with USA Today’s baseball salary database. For 2011, at $32 million, NY Yankees’ 3rd baseman Alex Rodriguez earns the most; #2 is LA...  [read more]

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    Your Budget Proposal

    Apr 12, 11 • 204 Views • No Comments

    Several months ago, the NY Times published an interactive budget exercise. The goal was for each of us to decide how we would deal with a skyrocketing deficit. Now, with President Obama scheduled to present a major speech on his budget proposals, you might...  [read more]

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    Budget Issues

    Apr 7, 11 • 248 Views • No Comments

    There are so many budget issues. How to remember them? You might think of 3 and 8. 3 decisions: 1) The shutdown: There might be a partial government shutdown on Friday, April 8, because Congress cannot agree on the 2011 budget. So far, where necessary,...  [read more]