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  • How Trump's immigration crackdown could slow flood-hit Houston's efforts to rebuild

    08/31/2017 5:53:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2017 | by Mica Rosenberg and Dan Levine
    In the coming weeks, as Houston turns its attention to rebuilding areas devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey, people like Jay De Leon are likely to play an outsized role – if they stay around. De Leon, 47, owns a small construction business in Houston, and he and his 10 employees do exactly the kind of demolition and refurbishing the city will need. But like a large number of construction workers in Texas, De Leon and most of his workers live in the United States illegally, and that could make things complicated. However, undocumented immigrants are growing increasingly nervous in Texas...
  • Guns are tax-free in Mississippi this weekend

    08/27/2016 9:30:48 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    It's the Magnolia State's fourth Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday. It's the busiest weekend for businesses like Philadelphia Gun and Pawn. "It has been [in past years] so busy that we feel like we lost sales because we couldn't wait on everybody," says manager Richard Ray. In addition to items being tax-free, specials are being run to help buyers save even more. "If you spend a $1,000 you're already going to save $70. And everybody gets a chance to get a break on the taxes, which everybody needs to save money, and I can understand why," says Ray. Philadelphia Gun...
  • Business Buyers Beware: Gov. Cuomo's "Tax Free" New York TV Pitch is a Con Job

    02/19/2014 2:52:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/19/2014 | Donald Lambro
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is airing TV ads around the country that offer tax-free status for 10 years to new business start-ups entering his state. The ads' claims are deceptive because they come with a lot of government strings attached. You only get a tax cut if you put your business where the state tells you to put it, plus meet other state requirements. Critics say Cuomo's sweeping claims are not what they're cracked up to be. Once again, not unlike President Obama's tax credit proposals, the Democrats think they can dictate the rules that produce successful businesses and...
  • NFL Commish Makes $29.5 Mil a Year 15 Times ...

    01/22/2014 2:30:08 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 29 replies
    SHOWBIZ411.COM ^ | January 21, 2014 12:30 pm | Roger Friedman
    As the Super Bowl approaches New York much like a blizzard, here are some things to think about: in 2012, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was paid $29.5 million to run the organization. And that's n... Article Link: NFL Commish Makes $29.5 Mil a Year– 15 Times More Than Tax Free Org Gives to Charity, More than CEOs of Ford, Heinz, FedEx | Showbiz411 (
  • HOW TO RETIRE TAX FREE: Advice from a Retired National Radio Show Host

    03/22/2012 3:24:14 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 11 replies ^ | 3-22-12 |
    Be one of the first to broadcast a never before told story on why millions of Americans can lose 40% or more of their retirement nest egg once they retire With 25 years as a nationally known radio talk show host, Jim Jorgensen can light up your phone lines and scare your listeners with how much money they can lose in their IRAs, 401(k)s or pensions once they retire. Jim’s not talking about the future – the future is here as millions of retirees already pay more for Medicare premiums and receive less in their Social Security retirement check. Suggested...
  • Have the Preachers Really Stopped the IRS in Its Tracks?

    10/14/2010 9:28:30 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 30 replies
    THE TRUMPET ^ | October, 2010 | Dr. Greg Dixon
    "See what has the IRS stopped in its tracks" was the headline article by Bob Unruh in the September 23 issue of World Net Daily that tells of over one hundred pastors who plan to defy the so-called "Johnson Law" this year. They have designated Sunday, September 26, as "Pulpit Freedom" Sunday and plan to reach "political sermons" and mail the CDs, DVDs, or transcripts of those sermons to the non-profit division of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C., in order to bait them into a lawsuit to challenge the present law that forbids pastors from participating in partisan...
  • Annual Second Amendment Tax Free Holiday

    09/04/2009 8:19:00 AM PDT · by basil · 1 replies · 321+ views ^ | Sept 03, 2009 | Evan Anderson
    Annual Second Amendment Tax Free Holiday Posted: Sep 3, 2009 06:44 PM Updated: Sep 3, 2009 06:47 PM Second Amendment Tax Holiday A state senator is trying to boost the Louisiana economy by giving hunting and outdoor enthusiasts, a tax break. Louisiana state senator Robert Marinneaux is calling it the "Second Amendment Weekend Holiday," it's a tax break the senator created to allow families to save money, boost retailers sales, and help the economy of this sportsman's paradise. Sasha Lambert is no stranger to firearms. "My dad and I come every time I'm in town to practice for personal protection...
  • Tax-free Internet shopping may be at an end

    04/17/2009 7:33:04 PM PDT · by Comparative Advantage · 169 replies · 3,552+ views
    CNET News ^ | April 15, 2009 | Declan McCullagh
    If a little-known but influential alliance of state politicians, large retailers, and tax collectors have their way, the days of tax-free Internet shopping may be nearly over. A bill expected to be introduced in the U.S. Congress as early as Monday would rewrite the ground rules for mail order and Internet sales by eliminating what its supporters view as a "loophole" that, in many cases, allows Americans to shop over the Internet without paying sales taxes. Currently, Americans who shop over the Internet from out-of-state vendors aren't always required to pay sales taxes at the time of purchase. Californians buying...
  • End of Tax Free Internet shopping may be near

    04/16/2009 9:09:31 AM PDT · by Snoopers-868th · 93 replies · 2,205+ views
    ZDNet ^ | Apr 16, 2009 5:23:59 AM | By Declan McCullagh CNET News
    If a little-known but influential alliance of state politicians, large retailers, and tax collectors have their way, the days of tax-free Internet shopping may be nearly over. A bill expected to be introduced in the U.S. Congress as early as Monday would rewrite the ground rules for mail order and Internet sales by eliminating what its supporters view as a "loophole" that, in many cases, allows Americans to shop over the Internet without paying sales taxes. Currently, Americans who shop over the Internet from out-of-state vendors aren't always required to pay sales taxes at the time of purchase. Californians buying...
  • Lakeview man gets 10 years for almost 7,500 pot plants

    12/16/2008 10:36:28 PM PST · by MovementConservative · 40 replies · 3,554+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | Tuesday December 16, 2008, 4:43 PM | by Lynne Terry
    A jury sentenced a Lakeview man to 10 years in prison for growing nearly 7,500 marijuana plants. Andrew Stever, 40, was sentenced on Monday after a three-day trial in the Federal District Court in Medford.Ten years is the mandatory minimum sentence for anyone convicted of growing 1,000 or more pot plants. In July 2007, officers from several local, state and federal agencies found 7,459 plants growing on Stever's Lakeview property, which bordered Forest Service land. Two men fled the scene, leaving behind personal property and three firearms, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Portland. Physical evidence and testimony linked...
  • Wolfowitz to Resign -- Effective June 30..

    05/17/2007 3:14:10 PM PDT · by yoely · 137 replies · 5,490+ views
    Just Breaking
  • Wolfowitz says misleading information circulating in controversy

    04/15/2007 12:32:08 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 31 replies · 888+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | April 15, 2007 | Harry Dunphy
    Battling to hold on to his job, World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz said misleading information has been circulating over his involvement in a huge pay increase awarded to a close female friend. “I feel, however, that this has left a vacuum, which has largely been filled by misleading information” and conceded the 109 pages of documents about the controversy released by the board are “a lot to wade through for significant facts so I would like to call your attention to a number of them." Wolfowitz included a link to the package of documents, as did a posting on the...
  • Bill would make all military pay tax-free

    03/22/2007 4:58:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 93 replies · 2,476+ views
    Army Times | March 22, 2007 | Rick Maze
    Gannett articles can not be posted, so you have to click on the link to read the article
  • LA Mayor Villaraigosa calling for initiatives to reduce poverty (tax-free learning savings accounts)

    01/24/2007 9:19:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 361+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/24/07 | Erica Werner - ap
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called Wednesday for tax-free learning savings accounts for every student in the country as part of an ambitious package of anti-poverty initiatives developed by a mayors task force he chaired. The plan was to be formally unveiled Thursday at the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, but Villaraigosa gave a preview during a speech at the National Press Club. "This is a downpayment on America's future we can no longer afford to postpone," said Villaraigosa. The main points of the plan included: -A tax-free learning account for every student, with the government chipping...
  • Work Hard, Earn Less?

    10/10/2005 8:15:18 AM PDT · by hripka · 66 replies · 2,707+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | October 3, 2005 | Robert Kiyosaki
    American workers have been getting the short end of the stick since 1943. That's when the United States Congress, in response to the costs of World War II, passed the Current Tax Payment Act. The act requires employers to withhold taxes from their employees' paychecks, overturning the previous system in which workers were paid first and settled their tab with the government later. The Current Tax Payment Act is why so many people look at their paychecks and wonder where all their money has gone. My poor dad -- who also happened to be my real dad -- often said...
  • The United Nations and U.S. Tax-Free Foundations Investigated

    01/08/2005 3:52:47 PM PST · by theusa · 6 replies · 1,160+ views
    magic-city-news ^ | Jan 8, 2005, 08:19 | Bud Landry
    The United Nations With World War II still being fought, delegates from the United States and twenty-five other nations met and issued a "Declarations of the United Nations," the first official use of the term "United Nations." In 1943 representatives of the USSR, Great Britain, Nationalist China, and the United States met in Cairo, Egypt where plans were laid for the creation of a world organization. Another high level conference was held in Tehran, where Joseph Stalin was brought into the planning. In 1944 the initial drafts of the UN Charter was drafted at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington DC. Finally,...
  • And when the great wave fell back, the UN stood revealed, Notably Useless

    01/02/2005 4:26:03 PM PST · by saquin · 30 replies · 1,916+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 1/3/05 | Tim Hames
    ADLAI STEVENSON once argued that a politician is a statesman who “approaches every question with an open mouth”. If the performance of Jan Egeland, of the UN’s Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs, is an indication, the same is true of those paid by the United Nations. A week ago, despite just one day having passed since the Asian tsunami, with the reported death toll one tenth of what it is now believed to be, and ignoring the fact that public holidays are never the easiest times to start organising an aid effort, Mr Egeland saw fit to dismiss...
  • CA: Half of safety workers retire with tax-free half-pay pensions

    05/11/2004 7:05:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 199+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/11/04 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - An extraordinarily high percentage of California public safety workers retire with special disability retirement benefits, qualifying them for half their last annual salary for life, tax-free. Two out of three retirees in the California Highway Patrol receive the medical pensions, as do nearly half of retirees from local police and fire departments. Among recipients are a state nurse who suffers anxiety about sick people; a prison guard who hurt his knee carrying a large coffeepot upstairs; and a Department of Motor Vehicles investigator who qualified for two consecutive disability pensions, both for the same heart condition, found...
  • How can we get busted for FEC violations?

    12/25/2003 4:36:11 PM PST · by soycd · 16 replies · 210+ views
    self | 12/25/03 | self is a tax free org that trashes republicans and pushes denocRATs for office. Donations to them are writeoffs and it just seems wrong. How can we report them to the authorites to get them audited and/or lose their bogus tax-free status?
  • Mexican immigrants sending $1 billion a month to families back home

    12/14/2003 11:28:29 AM PST · by traumer · 32 replies · 832+ views
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | December 14, 2003 | Juan Castillo
    Inside his little Western wear store tucked in a corner on East Riverside Drive, Francisco Javier Aceves can't help but feel a kinship with the angular young men who come in to buy jeans, cowboy boots, phone cards and cell phones. As sure as a regular payday, they come in also to wire money to their families back home in Mexico, in places such as Veracruz, Tabasco, Chiapas and Oaxaca. "Sometimes they come three or four in a car," Aceves said about his customers. "Sometimes they just start lining up to wire money." The young men live and work in...