Why The AHCA Was Doomed From The Start

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Would the House GOP’s Obamacare replacement have given you a bigger tax break? The short answer is no, but the devil is in the details. On Thursday, July 17, Trump’s American Health Care Act was pronounced dead late that evening. Not only is the original design of the bill flawed, it was destined to fail because the Republicans who pushed … Read More

The Art of the Fake News Reel

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Recently, major news outlets from CNN to Buzzfeed reported on Russian hackers suspected of using fake news on Qatar’s state news to create tension between the U.S. and its allies. This is not the only time the public has been duped by fake news reports, nor is it the only way we our attention is diverted from the real issues at home … Read More

Amazon Prime Discount Warns of a Subsidized Nation

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Amazon is making a play for low-income shoppers by offering a nearly 50% discount for those on government assistance. Instead of paying $10.99 per month for Amazon Prime, customers with an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card will be able to enjoy Prime for only $5.99 per month. Is this a benevolent attempt to help those in need? Not likely. Cashing … Read More

Live Long and Prosper: Be True to Yourself in Retirement

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The Employee Benefit Research Institute has released its twenty-seventh annual Retirement Confidence Survey. The findings from this survey coupled with some other disturbing headlines in regards to the perilous condition of our nation’s pension system have laid credence to all the anecdotal evidence that I have been yelling and screaming about on the show for almost two decades. I would … Read More

USA Must Stop Being a Nation of Wasted Talent, Missed Opportunity Read more: USA Must Stop Being a Nation of Wasted Talent, Missed Opportunity Important: Can you afford to Retire?

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USA Must Stop Being a Nation of Wasted Talent, Missed Opportunity

“The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.” — Lorenzo Anello (Played by Robert De Niro from the film A Bronx Tale) If I would have told you in 1975, 1985, 1995, or 2005: that in 2016 the United States of America would be an energy powerhouse exporting oil and natural gas around the globe; that in 2016 medical advances … Read More

Obama Doubles Down On Iranian Nuke Deal

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“Let’s not mince words: The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy and some sort of war — maybe not tomorrow, maybe not three months from now, but soon,” President Barack Obama told roughly 200 people in his speech at American University. The president used the speech to scorn most of the critics of his pending deal with Iran. In … Read More

Great Uber Debate Unfolds in New York City

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There’s an old joke that a New Yorker learns to drive by raising an arm and hailing a taxi, but it’s quickly becoming ancient lore. Like many cities around the world, New York’s taxi industry is facing a crippling blow from the surging popularity of Uber. The difference in this city was the fierce battle going on between Uber and … Read More