Articles Posted in the " Taxes " Category

  • Tax Day? Election Day?

    Tax Day? Election Day?

    Rarely do I write these short postings but… It struck me today that “tax day” is perfectly placed for politicians.  Far enough ahead of election day that we forget the pain, and far enough after election day that we aren’t...


  • More Sub-Prime Scallawaggery

    More Sub-Prime Scallawaggery

    To follow-up on a previous posting (in re “I can’t pay my mortgage and I won’t move out“) I note the newest wrinkle: banks bribing squatters not to trash the house during an eviction. To review the bidding, socio-politico-economic forces...


  • Cumberland Valley Teachers are “Unreasonable”

    Cumberland Valley Teachers are “Unreasonable”

    Let’s be fair here. Teachers deserve more pay. Okay. Here in the Cumberland Valley School District, The school board made several reasonable (and some would say, beyond reasonable) offers. Higher than COLA pay raises. Lower than average health care costs...


  • Department of Motor Vehicles

    Department of Motor Vehicles

    Ahh, Lynn (over at Business Writing blog) reminded me of a recent response from the Department of Motor Vehicles.  I called to ask if the state accepted “out of state” learner’s permits (we just moved to this state.) I was...


  • Housing “Crisis”

    Housing “Crisis”

    Okay, so the housing market is certainly looking like a “Buyer’s Market.”  Not bad if you want to buy a home!  Unfortunately, what is good for the buyer is not necessarily good for the seller.  Many are having to sell...


  • Were you Curious?

    Were you Curious?

    Did you want to know what we talked about before we recorded part two? Well here it is! Quoted from my Brother’s site: Two Bradys, Two Brothers, Two Doctorates, and at least Two Views. We discuss our different set ups,...


  • Mis-Information Continues-and Continues to Mislead

    Mis-Information Continues-and Continues to Mislead

    It is unfortunate that news stories, once released, seem to have a life of their own. Regular readers will remember that I have had “issues” with the lack of care exercised by my fellow bloggers on the left when it...


  • Democrat plan is obvious… raise your taxes

    Democrat plan is obvious… raise your taxes

    It’s funny. I recorded this podcast nearly a week ago, and now I hear George Bush is saying the same thing — Democrats will raise your taxes. I hadn’t posted this file, because the quality wasn’t quite what I had...


  • Gay Marriage?

    Gay Marriage?

    I have stayed away from this discussion, mainly because my views are quite practical, and would most likely alienate people from all sides of the debate. Given the latest story from the Boston Herald outlining the Boston Globe’s directive for...


  • Tax relief again…

    Tax relief again…

    Loyal readers will recall back in 2004 I critiqued the Congressional Bashists for their mis-reading of the CBO report concerning the distribution of the tax cuts. It is nice to see that another blog (far better equipped as actual economists)...