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  • A Master of Tax Avoidance

    11/27/2012 2:44:39 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 14 replies
    Greg Mankiw's Blog ^ | November 26, 2012 | Greg Mankiw
    Warren Buffett has an op-ed in today's NY Times on one of his most popular themes: The rich should pay more in taxes.  At first blush, his position seems noble: A rich guy says that people like him should pay more to support the commonwealth.  But on closer examination, one realizes that Mr Buffett never mentions doing anything to eliminate the tax-avoidance strategies that he uses most aggressively.  In particular: 1. His company Berkshire Hathaway never pays a dividend but instead retains all earnings.  So the return on this investment is entirely in the form of capital gains.  By not paying dividends, he saves his investors (including...
  • "The Trip About Nothing" (OBAMA EPIC FAIL IN ASIA) - FOX

    11/12/2010 9:27:26 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12 November 2010 | Stephen Yates and Christian Whiton
    The most conceited White House in memory thinks it is making history in Asia. Instead, President Obama is completing his longest foreign trip with no real accomplishments to show for himself—and a reinforced image as a weak leader in over his head...
  • Hillary criticized for press strategy

    11/23/2007 6:08:18 AM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 21 replies · 78+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 23, 2007 | Christina Bellantoni
    When Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to get a message out, her presidential campaign handpicks news outlets. Or, in some cases, bypasses the media entirely. The New York Democrat's third-quarter fundraising blowout was leaked to the Drudge Report. She made sure an Iowa newspaper printed her comments that she found Sen. Barack Obama's answer to a foreign-policy question "irresponsible" and "naive." She also uses her "Hillary Hub" campaign creation to break news. The strategy allows Mrs. Clinton — who rarely holds press availabilities — to avoid taking questions from reporters who cover her campaign and who might have detailed follow-up...
  • ACADEMY AWARDS ABOUT TO "JUMP THE SHARK"?

    01/25/2005 11:45:29 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 221 replies · 5,323+ views
    Network America ^ | 25 Jan 2005 | Jim Condit, Jr.
    "Jump the Shark" is a semi-known phrase meaning "lose all credibility" or "it's all downhill from here." The phrase comes from www.jumptheshark.com - which catalogs and debates the (paraphrase) "defining moment when you know you're favorite TV Show has reached its peak and its all downhill from here." The phrase "jump the shark" comes from a Happy Days episode - late in the series - where Fonzie went on a vacation with the Cunninghams. In that episode of the sitcom, Fonzie jumped over a jaws-like shark while waterskiing on the ocean. Fans generally thought this moment was so absurd, that...
  • Clinton Urges Kerry to Avoid 'Cultural' Issues

    07/15/2004 8:48:30 AM PDT · by bannie · 23 replies · 751+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Wed Jul 14, 5:45 PM ET | Philip Stephens in London
    Bill Clinton has warned Senator John Kerry, the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee, to counter Republican efforts to turn this year's election into a debate on gay marriage and other "cultural issues" such as gun control and abortion. In an interview with the Financial Times, the former US president urged Senator Kerry to fight a values-based campaign focused on health, education and crime. If he stayed on that ground, Mr Kerry could win by "quite a nice margin". < clip >