More specifically, a Federal judge has ruled that MERS tried to circumvent state law, costing counties millions of dollars in lost recording fees, compromising public records, and confusing consumers. Needless to say, executives form MERS disagree with the judge’s interpretation of state law. This ruling could cost MERS millions of dollars — billions if other jurisdictions […]
Happy March! Let’s get started…. Student Loans: Officially dragging down the economy. I think I have a way to increase consumer spending: This is crazy talk I know, but if the minimum wage were higher, people who make minimum wage could afford to buy stuff. And the Supreme Court makes it worse: Now the government […]
Thank Jukkou for this one: In Closing: Must see pictures from Turkey; Always Low Wages; Four Horsemen; Duhpartment of Research shows young people are generally progressive; right, because I totally am going to go to a drugstore for sushi and a makeover</sarcasm>; food stamps are a good thing (heh); tax breaks; I kinda like […]
Forbidden Fruit. Apple has been getting grilled for following the law in a manner that reduces their taxes. Frankly, most of us choose to do legal things to minimize our tax liability. Give a charitable donation? Buy a house with a mortgage? You could be guilty of following the law! I’m with the CEO of Google […]
Seriously, what exactly does that add? In closing: grey area; the rich get richer; yeah right; la la la la la la la la; and Masako-sama.
George Harrison and Eric Clapton playing the opening track of Revolver, which is in my opinion the best album the Beatles ever did: Just a reminder, my ideas for tax simplification include: Make the standard deduction equal to the poverty line. Nobody will be “taxed into poverty” ever again. Cap itemized deductions at 3 […]
Annette Funicello has passed away. In Closing: Agreed?; working in America; 100 Very Vegas Facts; That’s the Fact Jack; cutting the cord.
Fact one: Home prices are up nationwide. By how much depends on which index you like to use. Fact two: The number of available existing homes listed is down. Not down a little bit, but down about 17% in 146 metro areas (I think that qualifies as “nationwide”) and down over 25% in a couple dozen […]
It isn’t like I can do anything about it. By the way, did you know that the budget deficit is getting smaller? In Closing: Lightning strikes twice at the AAP; Lack of devils in the details; How the rich avoid taxes; Don’t cry for Kenny; 15th Amendment; Ha!; Bad idea; Good question; and cat […]
Hi L.A., How are you? This is a little awkward. See, the thing is that I do like you. I don’t mind your sprawl. I love your museums. How many cities have their very own tar pit? You have a cute little Chinatown. The thing is, I don’t think you are safe anymore. The problem […]