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Archive for January 30th, 2014

Posted by taxguru on January 30, 2014

From Argus Hamilton:

 NSA agents do not use the data it collects against the president’s political opponents, that’s the IRS’s job and they’re in a different union.


The Postal Service announced a two-cent increase for the price of a postage stamp that will go into effect Sunday. They’ve certainly earned it. The Postal Service reported it lost five billion dollars last year, making it by far the most profitable branch of the U.S. government.


Colorado’s licensed pot shops were reported running out of marijuana due to the huge demand. State lawmakers responded by suggesting a thirty-five percent sales tax on every ounce sold. Leave it to a state legislature to make the Mexican drug cartel look not so greedy.


President Obama asked Congress to help spread the Wall Street prosperity to working Americans. His and Congress’s job approval are way down. Wall Street’s biggest concern is that the value of politicians will drop so low that ordinary citizens can afford to buy them too.


The Riviera Country club is the site of this week’s Northern Trust Open in the exclusive Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood. How nice is this town? Last year, somebody embezzled fifty thousand dollars from the Bank of Brentwood and the cops are still looking for a motive.


The State of the Union speech focused attention on the economic divide in America on Tuesday. Wall Streeters played a drinking game during the telecast . Every time Democrats said the words income inequality, they drank a glass of Louis XIII Grande Champagne Cognac.


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