Medicare for All Would Have Huge Benefits

My Comments: What follows is a profound commentary on the current state of health care in the US by Dr. Charles Hobson, a health care provider here in Gainesville. Additionally, my post dated last July 5, 2019 will add some insights into how we got to where we are today. I find it ironic that …

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Running With Scissors

  The Trumponomics Experiment is Failing Before Our Eyes My Comments: I try to think outside the box, but from time to time, the box is too strong. So it is with expecting whatever business skills Trump brought to the table when he became our President would provide a breath of fresh air. Economic rules, …

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Many Americans Are Not Rushing to Retire, and It’s Clear Why

My Comments: From 1963, when I graduated from college, until I reached my 60’s, the prevailing assumption was that retirement started when you were 65. It was almost hard wired into how we approached this last phase of our lives, largely because for whatever reason, when Social Security began in the 1930's, that's when you …

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Who Among Us Pays Income Taxes?

Mindful that much of the Revolutionary War was fought in order to not pay taxes to the British in the 1760’s, it’s obvious that if our nation is going to sustain itself, money has to come from somewhere. I'm not going to dig into the weeds and talk about all the different kinds of taxes …

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Relief for 40 million Americans without 401(k) plans

My Comments: Accumulating funds to be used in retirement is not easy. An incentive provided by the IRS is to allow you to set aside money today and pay income taxes on it later. Meanwhile, the theory goes, a larger amount grows to become even larger, and you find yourself in a lower tax bracket …

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Consumers may have carried markets as far as they can

My Comments: lost in the news cycles now heavily invested in the Ukraine/Trump matters, is the state of our economy. While correlation is never 100%, there is a relationship between the state of the economy and the performance of the stock and bond markets. And those markets are where millions of us have money invested …

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It’s Either Collusion or It’s Not

My comments: For most of my adult life, I’ve attempted to stay far away from the political fray when it comes to expressing my thoughts. As a blogger in recent years, I’ve strayed from that position from time to time. I’ve more or less made my position clear that I lean left of center. Today, …

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