Economy

MoneyAsked by This Week’s George Stephanopoulos about the Obama Administration’s terrible economic prognostications in advance of passage of the $787 billion “stimulus” spending bill back in February, Vice President Joe Biden regurgitated a familiar talking point:

Opportunity Cost

President Barack Obama was recently called upon to defend his track record of predictions made while selling his “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” (ARRA) “stimulus” package.

UBS BankAs the Internal Revenue Service continues its hunt for tax dodgers, Swiss banks are refusing to open accounts for Americans and closing the ones that already exist. The tax collectors aim to recover an estimated $50 billion in unpaid taxes by pressuring Americans to voluntarily declare offshore accounts by September 23 — or face possible criminal prosecution and fines. 

Madoff leaving courtThe Ludwig von Mises Institute’s Jeffrey Tucker recently published a column entitled "Free Bernie Madoff," in which he makes the case for freeing the $67 billion swindler.

Golden Gate artworkCalifornia, the "Golden State," is not golden anymore. It has the biggest debt, the biggest budget deficit, the lowest bond rating, and (arguably) the highest taxes of any state in the union.

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