Tag Archives: President

Ask TaxMama Issue 524 – Obama at Peace

Dear Family, The news of day. You are hearing (seeing) it everywhere. President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace prize. Wow! All anyone can talk about is ‘why’? Perhaps he will earn it someday. Perhaps President Obama really will achieve peace, somewhere. So far, he’s just in the beginning stages. Frankly, this must have come […]

How Business is Done & Sales Are Made

Father: I want you to marry a girl of my choice.. Son: “I will choose my own bride!” Father: “But the girl is Bill Gates’s daughter.” Son: “Well, in that case…OK” Next Day Father approaches Bill Gates. Father: “I have a husband for your daughter.” Bill Gates: “But my daughter is too young to marry!” […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 520 – Honoring 911 Weekend

Dear Family, First a moment of silence – pray for those who died, and those who helped on 9-11. If you’re interested, there’s a memorial site to honor all those involved and to look towards the future. http://www.national911memorial.org/ DEADLINE! Remember there are filing deadlines next Tuesday, September 15th. BIG deadlines. In the past, only corporate […]

Obama and His Health Care Plan

Today TaxMama wants to summarize the high points of President Obama’s Health Care speech last night.

Financial Concerns and others from 1957

Remember this? The following were some comments made in the year 1957: (1) “I’ll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, its going to be impossible to buy a weeks groceries for $20.00.” (2) “Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won’t be long when $5,000 […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 515 – Happy Tax-Free Season

Dear Family, Every summer around this time, states all over America offer special tax-free days. These are weeks or weekends when families can buy their back-to-school supplies, and certain other needed merchandise, without having to pay sales taxes. Clicking on today’s graphic will take you to the national list. Just look for your states. On […]

Modern Day Economics – Updated

SOCIALISM You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbor. COMMUNISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk. FASCISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk. NAZISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you. BUREAUCRATISM You have 2 […]

Cash For Clunkers

Courtesy of David & Mary Mellem, EAs Cash for Clunkers (not a tax issue but…) This is not a tax issue, but contains a part you may be interested in knowing about. We have already heard from clients asking about this so we figured we’d share what we found. HR 2346 was passed by the […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 509 – Happy Summer and Dads

Dear Family, This was an exciting week, wasn’t it? A pilot died in flight – the passengers land safely in Newark. Lakers fans riot in Los Angeles. IRS announces a crackdown on employee cell-phone deductions – then retracts it. Iranian protester break past government-imposed Internet roadblocks to Twitter their dissent. President Obama provides certain job-related […]

Helping Poor People

I recently asked my friend’s little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be President one day. Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, ‘If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?’ She replied, ‘I’d give […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 506 – Texas Taxes Protest

Dear Family, Sheesh…running late today because I’m answering all the e-mails coming in this morning about tomorrow’s class. It looks as if I’ve found a meeting system that addresses the learning environment better than the general conference systems. We’ll be trying it out this weekend. And if you’re interested in the results, ask me and […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 505 – CCARD and More

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Remembering those who died for our freedoms Dear Family, This is Memorial Day weekend. Our offices will be closed on Monday. Will yours? It’s a holiday to remember, and to appreciate. Unlike Veteran’s Day, which is a holiday to honor the living, Memorial Day is a time to honor the dead. […]