Posts Tagged ‘federal budget’

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    A Medicare Check-up

    May 14, 11 • 279 Views • No Comments

    We could say that Medicare is currently a bit ill and the prognosis is not good. Last year it received some “medicine” through the Affordable Health Care Act but its caretakers, the Medicare trustees, question whether the treatment will work....  [read more]

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    Income Tax Matters

    Apr 22, 11 • 284 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 • 258 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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    Geography Matters

    Apr 15, 11 • 249 Views • No Comments

    According to Harvard economist Ed Glaeser, big US cities deserve our attention. Rather like a ripple, first, as ports, they attracted commerce. Commerce led to more affluence. The affluence brought more people. The people wanted better education. Better...  [read more]

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    Baseball Salaries and Taxes

    Apr 14, 11 • 231 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]