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Healing the Economy: FTT to Phase in at Wall Street

Guest post by: Trenton Fortes The country is wounded. Large financial institutions as well as the Wall Street honchos are raiding the ailing economy repeatedly, leaving behind millions to suffer the aftermath. Medical care has gone beyond the affordability of […]

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Inside the Republican Civil War

By: Jerome Marshall For the first time in nearly two decades, the Government is experiencing a shut down. While Anarchists and Libertarians rejoice, Republicans and Democrats are busy locking antlers so tight the friction might produce smoke. With every political […]

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The Negatives of Obamacare Become More Clear

In recent months, prominent government officials have publicly expressed skepticism about the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or “Obamacare”), the health care act signed into law by President Obama in March of 2010.  Democratic Senator […]

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Ensuring a Trust’s Funds Are Not Prematurely Exhausted

When a person sets up a trust to provide family members after he or she dies, many factors must be considered.  The most fundamental consideration is the purpose of the trust, because the purpose drives the drafting of the trust […]

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Think Tank Finds President’s Proposed Budget Raises Taxes on All

The Urban Institute and the Brookings Institute, two prominent American think tanks, jointly operate the Tax Policy Center (“TPC”), a project that focuses on tax policy.  The TPC recently released its analysis of President Obama’s proposed budget for the federal […]

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Max Baucus’s Office Has Been the Starting Point for Many Tax Lobbyists

Max Baucus, a Democratic Senator from Montana, recently announced that he will not seek re-election in 2014.  By virtue of his position as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Baucus is a powerful player in any overhaul of the U.S. […]

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