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Medicare is currently costing the US almost $500,000,000,000 per year (and growing) which equates to 5.77% of EVERYONE’S paycheck.  Unfortunately we are currently only taxing 2.9% of everyone’s check so we have a $180B shortfall.  Which is currently being picked …

So I got my credit report the other day to check my FICO score and such and discovered a (small) error on it.  No big deal, I’ve disputed stuff before – pretty painless.  Well this time it was -uh- a …

Democratic Rep. G.K. Butterfield wants to spend $50 MILLION of tax payer money in the fight against -gasp- Bed Bugs! The Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act of 2009 (yes that’s really it’s name) would train health inspectors how …

As the Dow continues to drop day after day, I thought it might be telling to look at the market’s reaction to several historical events… (Note elections end after the market closes) G. W. Bush Elected Nov 7, 2000 11/07/00 …

An interesting piece from two Economists: Prof. Bittlingmayer, University of Kansas & Prof. Hazlett, George Mason University.  For those that don’t understand what “shorting” means check here. …So the Obama theory – government spending is stimulus. If so, financial markets …

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