12 Presidents’ Big State of the Union Ideas on Economy
From FDR to the second Bush, a look at what presidents had to say in their annual message to Congress.
How to Fix Social Security While Averting Fiscal Ruin: Pozen
Bob Pozen knows how to fix Social Security, even after the United States falls off the new fiscal cliff—and the U.S. will fall, on March 1 to be exact, he says.
Obama: GOP Holds Nation Hostage on Debt Ceiling
President Obama dispelled any doubt Monday as to whether the fiscal fight over government spending is going to be bare-knuckled.
U.S. Fiscal Policy and the Debt Ceiling: A Troubling Scenario
Raising the debt ceiling is neither inherently good nor bad, but in a slow-growth economy, can we continue to service our growing debt?
Fiscal Cliff Deal Extends Tax Break for ‘Underwater’ Homeowners
The fiscal cliff deal extends the Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act for one more year, stopping the IRS from taxing mortgage forgiveness as income in the case of a short sale, refinancing or foreclosure.
President Romney’s Cabinet: Who Would He Choose?
If Gov. Romney wins the election, his Cabinet will take a very different direction on economic policy than Obama’s. Here are some of the choices to head those key posts.
9 Crucial Eras in U.S. Income Tax History
Listen to Obama and Romney debate tax policy today and you'll hear echoes of the past, all the way back to the Civil War.
8 Presidents, 1 Nominee and Tax Rates They Paid
The controversy over Mitt Romney’s limited disclosure of his tax history and the 14.1% tax rate he paid led AdvisorOne to compare his rate to eight presidents going back to 1970.
For Advisors and Their Clients, Does It Matter Who’s President?
A look back at the last five presidents and their policies' effects on advisors and their clients, with implications for Obama-Romney.
How Much Do They Make? From Presidents to Privates, Then & Now
How much better off financially are today's presidents, Supreme Court justices and bankers?