Showing posts from January, 2008

Housing Sales Drop 13%

Housing Sales Drop 13%

House Sales for 2007 fell 13%, to mark its biggest yearly decline in 25 years. Also, median prices FELL by 1.8% nationwide. That was the first national decline in the 40 years that home sales have been tracked! Many economists say that the last time prices fell like that would likely have been in the years that followed the Great Depression in the 1930s.

Ron Paul - Courier Post Letter

The Courier Post published my commentary about Ron Paul:

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Re: "Republican Ron Paul offers a different choice and new ideas" (Perspectives, Dec. 28).

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is the only candidate running who actually represents the America of our founding fathers. He promotes more individual choice, the right for you to control your life, not the government controlling you and taxing you into penury.

Let's stop the "yes, but" Republicans and the "tax-and-spend" Democrats from overriding the Constitution in the name of "patriotism" or some favored social program. Paul represents a new freedom for all Americans from an overbearing federal government.

That is why I am voting for Ron Paul in the Republican Primary. Thank you.


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Lottery Winners Lose!

Lottery Winners Lose!

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled Dec. 19 that Bertucci and the others around the country who sold their winnings to investment companies must pay income taxes on the lump sum they received instead of lower capital gains taxes. Click Here for more details.

Congress Raises Tax Penalties

Congress passed a new law increasing nuisance penalties against businessees:

Failure to File Partnership Returns Will Be More Costly. The new law extends the period for charging the monthly partnership return failure-to-file-penalty from 5 to 12 months and increases the monthly per-partner penalty from $50 to $85. This change applies to partnership tax returns due after December 20, 2007. (Another unrelated new law increases this monthly penalty $1 to $86 per partner.)

Failure to File S Corporation Returns Will Also Be More Expensive. The new law imposes a monthly penalty for failing to file an S corporation return or failing to provide information required to be shown on the return. The penalty amount is $85 per shareholder per month up to a maximum of 12 months. This change applies to S corporation tax returns due after December 20, 2007.