Are You Overtaxed?

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It’s almost April. And the taxman will expect you to reconcile your tax bill soon. Have you overpaid or underpaid on your 2015 tax obligation? If you overpaid, you gave the taxman an interest-free loan. If you underpaid, you better have the money to make the taxman whole. Ah, the price we pay for civilization! … [Read more…]

Wanna Start A Business? Good Freakin’ Luck!

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Sometime ago, I happened upon Anthony Bourdain on CNN. He was driving through Detroit with a buddy and observing the damage wrought by global trade, short-sighted unions, and decades of inept government. Detroit’s a mess. Here’s a picture from a blog that uses Google Streetview and Bing Streetview to chronicle the ongoing demise of the once mighty city. … [Read more…]

Government Sucks – Part 2

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In Part 1 of my Government Sucks series, I pointed out that my former employer, the Town of Oyster Bay (aka the Town), doesn’t do right by its customers (i.e., the taxpayers). The Town, to put it bluntly, stinks. It provides crummy service and charges a fortune for it. So how does the Town get … [Read more…]