Tag Archives: Fannie Mae

Wal-Mart vs. Government

1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.             2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute! 3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year. 4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears + Costco […]

The Sheer Genius of Politicians

In a bid to stem taxpayer losses for bad loans guaranteed by federal housing agencies Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac, Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn) proposed that borrowers be required to make a 5% down payment in order to qualify. His proposal was rejected 57-42 on a party-line vote because, as one Senator explained, “passage of […]

Outline of Economic Recovery Package from House Ways and Means Committee

An outline of the provisions under the Ways and Means Committee’s Jurisdiction included in the Economic Recovery package follows: Tax Relief for Individuals · “Making Work Pay Credit” · Expand Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) · Increase in child tax credit, $0 floor Education · Simplification of education credits w/ $2,500 credit for first four […]

Redistributing the Tax Burden – and the Wealth

In the course of addressing the concept of people helping each other, and this presidential campaign where the candidates talk of pushing the tax burden on the very rich, the top few % of the population – there’s a great deal of criticism or sarcasm. Marx’s concept of ‘FROM each according to his ability; TO […]

Depression Mentality

Today TaxMama hears from Helen in Texas with this concern. “Can I take my 401(k) investment money out of bank investments and put into a credit union without paying taxes? If so how do I go about doing this? Besides, aren’t credit unions safer? “ Dear Helen, Your first question is easy. If your 401(k) […]

Where to Invest

Today TaxMama hears from Mabel in Georgia with this tale of woe. “After 25 years of marriage I will receive $80,000 from my ex’s retirement account via a QDRO. With the economy like it is, I need to know the safest place to put this money. Also, is there an alternative that would make any […]