SOUP NAZI PART TWO

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OCTOBER 2013 In a classic episode from the television show Seinfeld we are introduced to character known as the Soup Nazi.  He is restaurateur whose soups are so good that he can treat his customers with zero patience and disdain and the customers willingly put up with it.  In fact his customers must mind perfect ordering etiquette in his establishment … Read More

BREAK THEM UP NOW

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I always get a kick out of the bull-excrement mission statements from the big investment firms… Our integrity and reputation depend on our ability to do the right thing, even when it’s not the easy thing.  J.P. Morgan Chase No financial incentive or opportunity regardless of the bottom line justifies a departure from our values.  Goldman Sachs The talent and … Read More

CODE RED

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JULY 2013 The story goes that Benjamin Franklin emerged from Independence Hall in Philadelphia, on September 18, 1787 and was approached by a woman.  She asked…  “Well Doctor, what do we have a republic or a monarchy?”  Franklin replied, “A republic if you can keep it.” Benghazi, the Internal Revenue Service, the National Security Agency, and Obamacare shakedowns…the hits just … Read More

PATHOLOGICAL CONGRESS

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MAY 2013   Never ever underestimate how far our pathologically criminal ruling elite will go in their abuse of power.  It has now become borderline ridiculous, the stuff of fiction not long ago.  We have reached a point where there seems to be no line that they will not cross and this past month proved no exception.   Gordon Gecko … Read More

THE GREAT AMERICAN TAX CHARADE

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MAY 2013   In an effort to try to inject some common sense into the financial calamity that we saw was about to take place back in 2008 we offered up our agenda for getting the country back on track.  In the column, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town I took some serious shots at then President George W. Bush’s … Read More

VELVET ROPE

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APRIL 2013 A recent study released by the Spectrum Group, entitled 2013 Mass Affluent Investor, found that the average American “Main Street” investor remains overly pessimistic in regards to their finances.  Their study focuses on what they call the Mass Affluent Investor, which they define as people with a net worth of $100,000 to $1 million (not including primary residence).   … Read More

APRIL FOOLS

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APRIL 2013 I read it, but I didn’t believe it. President Barrack Obama has decreed April, “National Financial Capability Month.”  This administration with all its knowledge and insight, will do things such as teach our nation’s youngsters “how to budget responsibly.” Obama’s Official Proclamation… “I call upon all Americans to observe this month with programs and activities to improve their … Read More

FALLOUT

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APRIL 2013 “In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous” Publius Cornelius Tacitus Over the past three decades we have had multitudes of laws and regulations that have moved the nation closer to the world that Tacitus studied and wrote about two thousand years ago.  Whether it be the Graham-Leach-Bliley Act that laid the groundwork for the … Read More

CRONIES TAXING YOU

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APRIL 2013   Politicians love to stand in front of cameras and microphones, pat themselves on the back and tell us tales of jobs creation and innovation when government and private business work together.  The phrase “public-private partnership” gets politicians more excited then a teenage boy at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.    The phrase “public-private partnership” is a narcotic … Read More