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Fiscal Cliff – We got a parachute

Once again at the 12th hour a deal is reached. Over the next several days we will get more details on this deal. Here’s what I think that we have: Bush tax cuts: The deal would extend all of the Bush tax cuts for incomes below $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for families, while reinstating the Clinton-era 39.6 percent tax rate for income above those thresholds. It will also push the capital gains rate on investment income back to 20 percent for income above $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for families. President Obama had asked for an extension of rates only for

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Friday Morning News Roundup

Friday Morning News Roundup There are many lessons to be learned and studied from the disaster that is characterized generally as Hurricane Sandy. One of these lessons that I’ve been studying has to do with the two hospitals which were evacuated. One of the best articles that I’ve read so far was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This is clearly worth a read. For weeks, I’ve said that there really is no fiscal cliff. The heightened rhetoric that we’ve seen in the media by pundits and politicians can only be categorized as nauseating. First of all, Congress is

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Thursday Evening News Roundup

Thursday Evening News Roundup. These are the stories that I’m following. I really don’t understand people who vote for Michele Bachmann. There are plenty of patriots. There are plenty of conservative women who don’t stretch the truth. I don’t understand voting for someone who is so loose with the truth. Remember her views on slavery and growing up an African American? Now, she is attacking Huma Abedin, the wife of Anthony Weiner. She is a Hillary Clinton insider and works for the State department. So, Bachmann has decided that Clinton needs to be investigated because her family might have ties with the

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