Blue state Americans line up to pay 2018 tax bill and are not shopping

The post-Christmas retail sale receipts will be much lower this year in many blue states as homeowners line up to prepay their 2018 real estate taxes.

These lines in many municipal offices seem to rival those on Black Friday before the stores open are a result of President Trump signing the new tax law last week. Continue reading

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Tax cut bill is anything but for middle class America

You can tell by the amount of spin that the Trump tax cut will not work out well for the remaining middle class Americans.

As the President marched out families who would benefit with lower tax bills if the bill is passed, I said to a colleague that we are screwed big time by this based on the dog and pony show we were watching. Continue reading

Middle class will be squeezed in tax ‘cut’ bill

The tax plan winding through Congress is becoming nothing the American middle class will appreciate.

The class warfare being put in the bill when all is said and done — perhaps before the end of the year — will not be recognized as beneficial to the dwindling ranks of middle class. Continue reading

Bitcoin: Digital gold for troubled times

Bitcoin made another 10+% jump on Thursday to bounce off of $7,998.

While the news coming out during the day was good for the crypto with financial forms lining up to get behind bitcoin, there is more to the 30% price rebound over the last three days than what’s out there. Continue reading