Tibble vs. Edison ruling turns up the heat on plan sponsors

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Commentary: Yesterday’s ruling in Tibble vs. Edison turned up the heat on employers who offer retirement plans. The ruling went in favor of the plaintiffs, and is just one of 13 similar class-action lawsuits in the past eight years. The increasing pressure these cases have put on companies and plan sponsors seems to finally be making a difference. The employer-based … Read More

Florida I-4 Residents Already Flooded With 2016 Political Ads

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The I-4 corridor is going to get clobbered over the next 18 months, and residents should be prepared. I’m not talking about hurricanes, vacation-goers, or even snowbirds here; I’m talking about political advertisements. The 2016 presidential election will be decided by just seven states, Florida being one. However, for those of us in Florida it’s going to seem like we’re … Read More

Amtrak’s Disaster Comes After Long History of Reckless Investment

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The deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia barely had time to sink in before the infrastructure debate began at Capitol Hill. Predictably, the Democrats launched a campaign for more federal spending in the wake of this tragedy. Claiming that Congress had “failed to invest in their safety,” Steve Israel (D-NY) brought up the victims of the disaster to … Read More

Taxpayers Funded the Baltimore Riots

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Last week we saw rioting and heated protests take over the streets of Baltimore, creating a media spectacle and ravaging this recently revitalized blue collar American city. The worst part, however, is that taxpayers helped to fund that calamity. Let me be clear from the get-go: I am NOT talking about the peaceful protests or law-abiding activists working to improve … Read More

Taxpayers Funded the Baltimore Riots

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Last week we saw rioting and heated protests take over the streets of Baltimore, creating a media spectacle and ravaging this recently revitalized blue collar American city. The worst part, however, is that taxpayers helped to fund that calamity. Let me be clear from the get-go: I am NOT talking about the peaceful protests or law-abiding activists working to improve … Read More

Avoiding a Greek Tragedy at Home

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Greece is a mess. Athens is coming closer to running out of cash by the day, and a default is looming on the horizon. Other EU countries appear to be trying to help Greece, but no one really wants to get their hands dirty. Greece’s spiraling downfall should be a wake-up call for other countries facing a debt crisis, starting … Read More

Why Rand Paul Gets So Much Bad Press

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Earlier this month, Rand Paul announced his run for the White House in 2016, and was immediately dragged through the mud by the mainstream media. Why is the media being so harsh on Rand Paul? In short, it’s because they just don’t like him. His attitude toward them, coupled with their overbearing love for other candidates, makes him an easy … Read More

The Great American Tax Charade

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Happy Tax Day! Are you feeling patriotic? Me neither. The truth is, the ever-changing tax code needs to make a huge change. Now, with an election looming on the horizon, there is no better time to get educated and make your vote count. The tax code needs to be scrapped, burned, encased in lead and then shot into the sun, … Read More

DOL fiduciary rule falls flat

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Commentary: After much anticipation, the Department of Labor unveiled a rule on Tuesday that could establish a fiduciary responsibility for brokers working with retirement accounts. The proposal still has to go through the comment period, but if passed, it promises to be a step toward reducing conflicts of interest while urging advisers to work in the best interest of their … Read More

Fort Hood Victims Get Purple Hearts but Still No Benefits

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It has taken more than five years, but the Obama administration has finally acknowledged that those hurt and killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shootings were victims of terrorism. Until this point, the act of violence was considered “workplace violence” since the injuries were not sustained in combat against foreign terrorist forces. The victims received their Purple Hearts in a … Read More