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By Stephen Pederson

The Top 25 Tax Paying Corporations in the USA There are a lot of comments about these days about corporations and tax rates.  Many people believe that corporations do not pay enough taxes or their…

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By Stephen Pederson

Unemployment in the USA: California the Worst State for the Working Man In March 2013, the unemployment rate by state was released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  It is not a pretty picture.  The average rate of unemployment is 7.7% for the country.   But the worst state of…

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By Stephen Pederson

What the Politicians Won’t Tell You About Minimum Wage Every couple of years you will hear a discussion in the media about minimum wage earners in the U.S.  A politician or party will try to make a name for itself putting forth a movement to increase the minimum wage to…

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By Stephen Pederson

Hands and Feet Kill More People than Assault Rifles – FBI In recent weeks, the rhetoric and emotion surrounding firearms has been intense.  Horrible tradgedies tend to give rise to emotion and emotional responses…

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By Stephen Pederson

The Old Work More and the Young Work Less Between 2000 and 2010 there has been a peculiar phenomenon taking place.  US Labor Force participation rates are inverse to what common…

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By Stephen Pederson

Putting the Government Debt in Perspective

A picture of a wooden nickel.

What the Dollar is Worth?

Have you ever wondered what a trillions dollars really looks like?  I mean, what does it mean in normal human terms?  A trillion dollars is so much money how does an average citizen even compute what a trillion dollars is?

Well, since the US government is now in debt at $17.4 trillion dollars we thought it was relevant to all America people because we will be paying for it for generations to come.

The people at www.Heritage.org have put together a little video to put things in perspective.  Warning: this is mind-boggling.

 

 

Watch the video here:

 

video courtesy of www.Heritage.org

picture courtesy of www.morguefile.com 

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By Stephen Pederson

If You Were Told That The Rich Were Not Paying Their fair Share of Taxes, You Were not Told the full Story   Who is carrying the tax…

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By Stephen Pederson

Who said you can’t get rich in politics? The Washington Post reported on a recent income census: the 2011 American Community Survey released in late 2012.  According to…

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