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Cash Flow as Cash Cow – shifting corporate taxes away from income could make the U.S. the largest tax haven in human history

Cash Flow as Cash Cow – shifting corporate taxes away from income could make the U.S. the largest tax haven in human history

As reported in the OC Register, in an article by Ramesh Ponnuru, “Cash Flow as Cash Cow – shifting corporate taxes away from income could make the U.S. the largest tax haven in human history.”  Here’s the article. “It’s just far-fetched to believe that Congress would lower corporate rates at the expense of small business,” […]

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Sometimes, Enough Really Is Enough

Sometimes, Enough Really Is Enough

As reported in the news in the WS Journal, sometimes enough money is enough, right?  Keep this thought in mind as you read the article:  “The stock market is a giant distraction from the business of investing.” As 2012 comes to a close and you are deluged with news about the stock market’s performance for […]

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After the Election, Markets Head for the “Cliff”

After the Election, Markets Head for the “Cliff”

As reported in the news in the WSJ, “After the Election, Markets Head for the ‘Cliff,’” there are some concerns and shopping tips to definitely follow.  Mix in lingering worries about the European debt crisis, global growth, weaker corporate profits and plenty of pessimistic earnings outlooks for 2013 and you’ve got the recipe for jittery […]

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Five Big Mistakes Mutual-Fund Investors Make

Five Big Mistakes Mutual-Fund Investors Make

Editor’s Note:  a great article in the WSJ on “Five Big Mistakes Mutual-Fund Investors Make,” and very good advice as well.  I particularly liked the part about “Forgetting Taxes.”  Here’s the five bullet points followed by the article: (1). Not Knowing What You Own; (2) Chasing Performance; (3) Underestimating the Impact of Fees; (4) Forgetting […]

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Job Market Faces Global Pressures

Job Market Faces Global Pressures

As reported by Jonathan Lansner, OC Register in the article “Job Market Faces Global Pressures,” global issues impact the local economy.  Here’s the article. With election politics in the rear-view mirror, is it finally time for a serious discussion about the economy? Look, the U.S. economy is slowly moving forward. That trend certainly helped President […]

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Orange County Business Owners React To Election

Orange County Business Owners React To Election

Editor’s Note:  as reported by Jan Norman, OC Register, business owners have mixed feelings about the results of the election.  Here is the article entitled “O.C. Business Owners React To Election.” Ladera Ranch business coach Ric Franzi is a President Obama supporter who is delighted about his re-election and thinks it will be good for […]

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It’s Groundhog Day in America

It’s Groundhog Day in America

As reported in the news in the OC Register, and elsewhere, syndicated columnist Victor Davis Hanson wrote an article entitled “It’s Groundhog Day in America.”  Here’s the article. Barack Obama won a moderately close victory over Mitt Romney on Tuesday. But oddly, nothing much has changed. The country is still split nearly 50/50. There is […]

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A nation disgusted with the status quo, voted for it

A nation disgusted with the status quo, voted for it

As reported in the news in the OC Register, and various other sources, George Will, syndicated columnist wrote an article entitled “A nation disgusted with the status quo, voted for it.”  Here’s the article. America’s 57th presidential election revealed that a second important national institution is on an unsustainable trajectory. The first, the entitlement state, […]

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Jobs still figure to dominate Obama’s second term

Jobs still figure to dominate Obama’s second term

As reported in the news in the OC Register, and various other sources, Robert J. Samuelson, of the Washington Post, wrote an article entitled “Jobs still figure to dominate Obama’s second term.”  Here’s the article. It’s still about jobs. What will determine the core success of President Obama’s second term is progress – or the […]

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Corporate America sweats as U.S. nears fiscal cliff

Corporate America sweats as U.S. nears fiscal cliff

As reported in the news on September 26 (Reuters) – Top U.S. executives have less confidence in the business outlook now than at any time in the past three years – and a key reason is fear of gridlock in Washington over the fiscal deficit and tax policy. The uncertainty, coupled with slowing demand in […]

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On Crowdfunding and Other Threats

On Crowdfunding and Other Threats

Editor’s Note:  a great article appeared in the WS Journal entitled “On Crowfunding and Other Threats.”  While the title did not grab me, the first few lines of the story did – -“Attention, investors: Congress has a deal for you!  Thanks to the JOBS Act of 2012, you soon will have new ways to drop […]

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Beach Boys invoke a better (and simpler) time in California

Beach Boys invoke a better (and simpler) time in California

As reported by George Will, OC Register in the article entitled “Beach Boys invoke a better time in California,” memories of the Beach Boys bring back memories of a simpler time, not only here in California, but across the nation.  I recently went to the Beach Boys concert and found myself drifting back to the […]

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Bracing for a bigger tax bite – California will be hit harder

Bracing for a bigger tax bite – California will be hit harder

As reported by Brian Calle, OC Register, in the article entitled “Bracing for a bigger tax bite,” there are some cautionary words to consider.  As noted in the first paragraph: “If Congress and President Barack Obama do not act by year’s end, U.S. taxpayers will face an immediate squeeze as tax rates would skyrocket on […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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