Day: March 12, 2010

H.R. 4821: Your Taxpayer Money Hard At Work (Updated)

As I am wont to do, I check the newly introduced legislation and usually wait until the text of that legislation hits Thomas so as to sound somewhat coherent on the subject when I post. This particular piece of legislation will not wait because the title is so incredibly ludicrous as is.  Are you or are you not just a bit curious about how your taxpayer money is being spent?  You can thank Dan Burton (R-IL) for whatever this turns out to be. H.R. 4821: To amend title 5, United States Code, to make stillborn children eligible for optional life…
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A Jobless Recovery

Just wanted to drop a note and let LM readers know that although trillions of dollars have been pumped into "stimulus" and the banks, the war on small business marches on. This morning, Red Lemur, previously known as the 'spousal unit' was laid off from his job.  The economists may continue to blather on about a 'jobless recovery', while I am here to let you know that this has become a jobless household.  Please keep us both in your thoughts. Hele Mai!
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Tax Refunds; Remember, It’s Not Your Money!

Is there a bigger indicator that the ship is sinking?  Maybe the unemployment rate over 20% in 8 counties in California is bigger? (Colusa: 27.4%, Imperial: 27.3%, Merced: 21.7%, Plumas: 22.3%, San Benito: 21.1%, Sutter: 21%, Trinity: 25.8%, Yuba: 20.4%) States may hold onto tax refunds for months Residents eager to get their state tax refunds may have a long wait this year: The recession has tied up cash and caused officials in half a dozen states to consider freezing refunds, in one case for as long as five months. States from New York to Hawaii that have been hard-hit…
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