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Something Impossible Is Going to Happen

Raise the social security retirement age and start scaling back benefits for high-income recipients. That’s impossible . . . . . Scale back the size of the military and end the U.S. role as policeman to the world. That’s impossible. Impose a broad-based carbon tax that will raise much needed...

A Look From the Other End

"Don't touch social security!" It's a battle cry echoed by many on both the left and the right of the political spectrum. Understandably, no one wants to see their benefits reduced. Maybe it's time to look at the other end. Not too far back, I met a young person (mid to late twenties...

Practical Tax Considerations Relevant to U.S. Totalization Agreements

Totalization agreements are one of the best kept secrets in the international tax arena. Very few practitioners know they exist, and fewer still know what those agreements do... ... Totalization Agreements: What They Are A totalization agreement is a bilateral treaty between two countries that...

State Net Capitol Journal – June 23, 2014; Federal Highway Trust Fund Running On Fumes

Budget & Taxes FEDERAL HIGHWAY TRUST FUND RUNNING ON FUMES: For quite some time, state and local transportation officials have been anxiously watching the federal highway trust fund shrink and waiting for Congress to do something about it. "We've seen it coming like a slow-motion train...