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State of The Union: 55 Things You May Not Know . . . but Should

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 13th, 2014 6:06 AM |

Every now and then there are selected commentaries brought to my attention that just scream, “SHARE THIS!” To that end, I thank the reader who sent along the following article with voluminous links.

Think our society is not in distress and decline? I compel you to take a few minutes to review a listing of 55 items compiled by Michael Snyder of The American Dream. Please let me know which of these items most disturb you and what you think of the “state of our union.” Let’s navigate.

#1 We are supposed to have a government “of the people, by the people, for the people”, but only 25 percent of all Americans know how long U.S. Senators are elected for (6 years), and only 20 percent of all Americans know how many U.S. senators there are. (more…)

Obama Acknowledges Congressional Insider Trading

Posted by Larry Doyle on January 24th, 2012 10:29 PM |

I will readily admit that I find President Obama to often be disingenuous in much of what he is delivering in his State of the Union.

He plays to an American public which remains severely challenged when it comes to financial literacy.

When he speaks about taxes, would he care to lay out why there is a difference between tax rates on long term capital gains versus ordinary income?

Does he know the difference and why the long term capital gains rate is lower?  (more…)

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