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High Unemployment, Empty Storefronts, For Sale Signs – When Will We Recover?

Driving around town the signs are obvious.  “For Sale” signs that sit for months on poorly kept lawns.  Empty storefronts with empty parking lots that painfully remind us of a few years ago when times seemed better.  Plus, we hear about high unemployment all the time – 9.5% nationally, 14.2% in Nevada, 13.2% in Michigan, and 12.3% in California [...]
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Will We Be Hit with a Double Dip Recession?

This week an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal  discusses the real possibility that we might face a double dip recession.  While many optimists have been claiming that the recession is over and that the economy is looking up, the stock market has been taking investors for a wild ride.  Plus, over 17% of Americans are still unemployed or underemployed.  [...]
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Health Care Summit – Health Insurance Premium Increases Fuel the Debate

President Obama’s Health Care Summit tops the news this week and planned rate increases by health insurance companies are fueling the debate! Anthem Blue Cross of California has caused concerns to rise over planned rate increases of up to 39% for many of its customers that hold individual policies (those not covered under a group policy).  This move and [...]
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Is Washington "Broken" over Health Care "Reform"?

Vice President Biden has reportedly used the words “broken” and “dysfunctional” in describing Washington recently.  Apparently, he is frustrated over the inability of getting so-called health care “reform” legislation and other matters passed in Congress.  Is Washington really “broken” over health care reform?  Is it “dysfunctional”?  What would the Founding Fathers say? In the Federalist Papers written by Alexander [...]
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NJ's Higher Taxes Lead to Loss of $70B of Wealth

Wow!  Another study that illustrates how taxes and economic growth are closely related.  According to a recent story that references a Boston College study, NJ lost $70B of wealth due to the state’s tax structure and increases in income, sales, property, and “millionaire” taxes. More taxes vs more jobs?  If we want to increase jobs and spur [...]
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America Can Create Economic Prosperity Again – The 15% Answer

Rather than spending our way into economic bankruptcy with red ink for years to come,  America can create economic prosperity again with the 15% Answer.  It’s simple and easy. The 15% Answer consists of the following policies: 1.  Tax all personal income above $50,000 at a flat fixed rate of 15%.  If someone earns less than $50,000, they [...]
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