August 19, 2016 |
TAX POLICY is an issue this election season, and it's also an issue for Teresa Giudice . According to RadarOnline.com, a federal tax lien was filed against the Real Housewife of New Jersey and her imprisoned husband Joe , on June 15, for $219,804.38. A previous lien had been filed against Teresa and Joe on April 29. That one was for $243,425.50. That's a hefty chunk of IOUs with Joe in jail and Teresa struggling. "Pretty much all [my] businesses went to sh--," when she got sent to the slammer, she said on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live . Shop Kanye Kanye West fans can buy a taste of "The Life of Pablo" this weekend following the rapper-turned-fashion mogul's announcement of 21 pop-up stores worldwide that will be open for just three days, beginning Friday.
May 26, 2013 |
I found the perfect man for Mother Mary: Uncle Sam. Why not? They'd be great for each other. Uncle Sam may be over 200 years old, but he's got plenty of life left in him. After all, we just found out that he sicced the IRS on tea party groups and spied on a hundred AP reporters. In other words, he's an active senior. A very active senior. Or maybe a hyperactive senior. But still, he's just the type of man that Mother Mary needs. He's tall, handsome, and he spends money like there's no tomorrow.
December 5, 2012 |
It's official! The cosmos buckles! The time-space continuum, um, continues! The very handsome Prince William , Duke of Cambridge , and his gorgeous wife, Catherine, Duchess Also, Not Coincidentally, of the Aforesaid Cambridge , are officially pregnant. So said Buckingham Palace in a palatial announcement Monday. And it went on!: " The Queen , The Duke of Edinburgh , The Prince of Wales , The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news.
November 28, 2011 |
A whim turned into quite a windfall - $37.6 million cash - for a northeastern Pennsylvania man. Steven Lloyd, 51, of Harding, about seven miles north of Wilkes Barre, stopped at a local Turkey Hill convenience store on Nov. 17 to grab a granola bar and cup of coffee, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery. With his change, the Luzerne County man decided to buy a ticket for the Nov. 19 Powerball drawing, which boasted a $59.9 million annuity jackpot. "I had forgotten I bought the ticket until I was visiting my mom, and my sister called to say the big winning ticket was sold at the Exeter Turkey Hill," Lloyd said.
July 26, 2011
By Michael Silverstein Washington's big new idea for keeping Social Security solvent, while saving the government about $300 billion over 10 years, is something called the "chained CPI. " It could soon replace the standard measure of inflation - the consumer price index, or CPI - long used to keep seniors' real-world benefits from being whittled away by price increases. The new yardstick would virtually guarantee that future Social Security cost-of-living adjustments will be smaller than if the standard CPI were used.
April 8, 2011 |
In the war against resident Canada geese, Uncle Sam wants you. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services has produced a video showing how property owners can treat geese eggs with vegetable oil to prevent them from hatching. And the time to do it is now. Property owners who register with the agency at www.fws.gov/permits can carry out the work between March 1 and June 30, According to the department, the growing numbers of resident Canada geese pose a threat to public health and safety and cause damage to property, agriculture and natural resources.
September 24, 2010
The National Constitution Center, just like Uncle Sam, wants you . . . and your art. In conjunction with the Art of the American Soldier exhibit, the Constitution Center is inviting active members and veterans of all branches of the Armed Forces to submit artwork to a special online gallery. Submissions can be made and the gallery viewed at www.constitutioncenter.org/artoftheamericansoldier .
August 19, 2009 |
The federal government obviously isn't planning to pry Granny's arthritic fingers from her yellowed Medicare card, drag her screaming from her rocking chair, and try her before the local "Death Panel. " (Thank goodness no one found the term Soylent Green in the House bill.) Yet doubts about the government's managing, overseeing, or promulgating anything - especially one's health - are understandable. Putting Dr. Uncle Sam in charge will not guarantee efficiency, transparency, or fiscal responsibility.
May 14, 2009
IS IT ME, or does the price of gas go up at every gas station around the same time, the same day, practically the same amount? These actions are what anti-trust laws are for, to protect the consumer from these actions by hucksters like Big Oil price-fixing over a game of golf. Now that there's more oil than ever before, what do they do to manipulate the price - they cut back on production! They expect us to believe that on dozens of ships filled with oil waiting to be off-loaded that the oil "went bad. " They creep up the price, just seeing how far they can push.
April 6, 2009 |
We are awash in reports of corporate excess in the form of salaries, bonuses, lavish office decorations, and company retreats. But even though it's equally pernicious, excess of another kind has received less attention: tax-deductible expenses for business entertainment. Suppose Penny, an administrative assistant, and her husband, Buck, go to a professional basketball game, paying $50 a seat to sit in the nosebleed section. Rich, Penny's boss, attends the same game, accompanied by a client.