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So Many Questions

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 7th, 2009 10:52 AM |

question-cubeIn the midst of any storm, one wonders what the landscape may look like when the dust settles. Well, our current economic tsunami is no mere rainy day at the beach. What will the landscape look like on the other side? Let’s ponder some of the questions we need to ask as we navigate forward:

1. Which companies will no longer exist as currently formulated?

2. Will companies become smaller, more simplified, with less financial engineering?

3. How will regulation of the financial industry look? Could it have a global basis? Will national interests prevail over global demands?

4. Where will the DJIA be on March 7, 2010? March 7, 2014?

5. What will the unemployment rate be on those dates?

6. What will Obama’s approval ratings look like on that first date? Which Obama program will be deemed successful? (more…)

“Give a Man a Fish, Feed Him for a Day . . .

Posted by Larry Doyle on October 21st, 2008 7:00 AM |

. . . TEACH A MAN TO FISH, FEED HIM FOR A LIFETIME!”

While there are so many issues being debated during this election, it seems clear to me that the relative merits of our current tax system as highlighted by “that one’s” interaction with “Joe the Plumber” will carry the day.

Amidst all the rhetoric and spin that is giving me a headache, I thought it may be helpful for all of us to take a deep breath and merely “review” some data so that we can make as informed and thoughtful a decision as possible.

Let’s lay out some data that I collected from a variety of reputable sources (Kiplingers, U.S. Census Bureau, WSJ) and then go from there. To be fair, the numbers are taken from the last few years but for our argument here, the big picture will be very much in focus.

BREAKDOWN OF INCOME AND TAXES PAID BY CATEGORY (more…)






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