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Cotto & Co.: Dr. Paul Craig Roberts- America’s Crumbling Economy on Blog Talk Radio

Cotto & Co.: Dr. Paul Craig Roberts- America’s Crumbling Economy on Blog Talk Radio

Dr. Roberts joins us for a frank discussion about America’s economic predicament on the next episode of Cotto & Company, Sunday at 6:30pm on Blog Talk Radio

Death and Taxes - two absolutes (Photo: thebudgetgraph.com)

Why balance the budget?

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2014 — Representative Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, spoke at the Akron Roundtable luncheon and asked, “Why is it so important to have a balanced budget? We haven’t balanced the budget but one time in the last 50 years.” We had budget surpluses in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001, but her question is a good one. Economist are

Vice President Joe Biden concentrating on President Obama's speech

Joe Biden: Value earned income like unearned income

WASHINGTON, September 6, 2014 — Vice President Joe Biden has called for reforming the U.S. tax code in such a way that it values a paycheck as much as unearned income. That means America needs to have a serious discussion on the capital gains tax. For most Americans, the lower rate for capital gains tax serves as a long-term

Unemployment line in the 1930s. (Via Wikimedia Commons)

Leverage: How economic policies affect you and America

WASHINGTON, September 2, 2014 — The Democrats failed to deliver on their economic vision after the Great Recession. With midterm elections on the way, polar opposite policies coming from the GOP may sound attractive, but we should have learned from President Obama that change isn’t always for the better.  For the non-economist, the ability of economists to explain and

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Business Inversions: A symptom of lost economic sovereignty

WASHINGTON, August 29, 2014 — With American icon Burger King adding its name to a growing list of companies that are using so-called “business inversions” to avoid paying often higher U.S. taxes, there are a number of solutions on the table to address this growing threat to the American economy and tax base. On the left,

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