The government seems to delight in peddling paranoia, especially since 9/11. However, with this latest campaign to turn Walmart shoppers into domestic spies, their tactics have taken a sinister turn.
The national conversation on our fiscal health for the past few months has been about whether to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for households with incomes over $250,000, or to allow them to expire on December 31st.
The Internal Revenue Service recently launched an unprecedented effort to provide some oversight over the tax preparation industry, including approximately 27,000 New Jersey tax preparers.
The holidays are an extremely difficult time for those people struggling with drug addiction and, even more so, those closest to the addicts. I would know because I was one of these individuals struggling with drug addiction.
With the holidays fast approaching, many Americans are in search of the latest and greatest children’s gifts to place under the tree. But amidst all the dolls, gadgets and superheroes, there’s one gift that, more than any other, can make a profound difference in the life of a child – the gift of reading.
I know…I KNOW…I am gonna get flogged for this one, but…
President Barack Obama’s surrender to Republicans is worse than the cost of just caving in on Bush-era tax cuts, although that deprived the national treasury and the America economy of hundreds of billions of dollars.
I am determined to enjoy this holiday season even if it kills me. So while at the mall recently, I decided to take a little break from shopping because I was making pretty good progress getting through my naughty and nice list.
The Senate may consider one small segment of the stalled energy bill … a stand-alone proposal to create a national Renewable Energy Standard (RES) designed to increase the use of renewable electricity production. By itself the proposal is not particularly controversial, but it can deliver big results for the economy and for the planet.
Don’t know about you, but I haven’t thought much about green gifts for the holidays simply because there’s not much green to begin with… as in cash.