As American businesses struggle to recover from the recession, Congress will soon consider changes to the tax code that could seriously undermine any recovery. While we applaud lawmakers for recognizing that aspects of our federal tax system are not functioning, we urge Congress to be careful with a piecemeal approach to tax reform and to reject the proposed repeal of deferral, “check-the-box,” and foreign tax credits for American companies with operations abroad.
As a layman with no special knowledge about communicable diseases, I have nonetheless been struck by the drumbeat of scare mongering coming out of the World Health Organization and our government regarding “Swine Flu.” My reasoning is simple. Ordinary flu kills some 36,000 Americans annually and its victims are frequently the elderly and those in poor health.
There was a proposal in the Senate to allow people with concealed weapon permits to freely carry their arms into other states. Some politicians reacted with fantastic claims that show a lack of knowledge and honesty.
As a small business owner, I find that people expect me to grumble about the increase in the federal minimum wage to $7.25 an hour as of July 24. But I’m not grumbling. In fact, I think it should be raised further.
When you’re looking to cool off on a hot summer day, you may be thinking that relief is just a dip away, in one of New Jersey’s countless rivers, streams, creeks or lakes. But many waterways are polluted or filled with unsightly debris. You can help change that on Saturday, Aug. 8, by participating in “Riverpalooza.”
It was hard to miss the enthusiasm gap between support for Governor Corzine and excitement about President Obama, who visited the Garden State to help the floundering Democratic campaign.
OK, here is the setup. Sarah is walking home from the store with two bags of groceries wearing a fur coat. Not surprising to wear fur in Alaska, but thought police don’t care how cold you are, they are still going to assault you, destroy your property and make asses of themselves.
One-hundred years ago, on July 17, 1909, Sen. William E. Borah (R-ID) wrote the words, “The income tax is the fairest and most equitable of the taxes. It is the one tax which approaches us in the hour of prosperity and departs in the hour of adversity.
In today’s world, living a “green” lifestyle is no longer a luxury. If we are to provide our children with a secure future, we must start now to better manage the ways we use energy and other natural resources at work and home.
A recent American Cancer Society review has found that cancer deaths among American men dropped nearly 20 percent between 1990 and 2005. The death rate among American women also fell dramatically.