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Words You Need to Know to Understand President Trump’s Tax Proposal and How It Will Affect You

Friday, April 28, 2017

President Trump unveiled his vision for overhauling the US Tax Code on Wednesday. Included were large tax cuts to corporations and the wealthiest of individuals. How will this affect you? Click to learn find out. More

France's Historical Election

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The French want change. Yesterday France held its first round of elections which reduced the field of presidential candidates from eleven to two. For the first time in 50 years neither a Socialist, nor a Republican will be in the final election. The race has been narrowed to two candidates. Emmanuel Macron, who won 23.8 percent of the popular vote and Marine Le Pen, who won 21.5 percent of the vote. More

US Corporate Tax Rates - Are They Too High?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Who should we believe? Many leaders, including President Trump, state that US corporations are among the highest taxed companies in the world. Other leaders, including Senator Bernie Sanders, point to many profitable companies that did not pay income tax recently. “27 giant profitable companies paid no tax” in 2015 according to an article in USA Today written in March 2016 by Matt Krantz. His list includes General Motors, American Airlines, Xerox, and many more well-known companies. Mr. Krantz w More

National Debt Nears $20 Trillion

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The United States is close to being $20 trillion in debt! That's right, sometime in the next few weeks the US national debt will hit $20 trillion. The Durst and National Debt clocks have been used to estimate the national debt. They differ slightly. More

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