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.
Sen. Schumer: ‘Scrap’ Simpson-Bowles in Fiscal Cliff Talks, Raise Top Tax Rates
Schumer says “old style” tax reform is now obsolete because there are two new conditions that exist today that didn’t exist when the Tax Reform Act of 1986 was passed: “a much larger, more dangerous deficit, and a dramatic increase in income inequality.”
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.
DoubleLine’s Gundlach Contradicts Bill Gross, Says Inflation Unlikely
On a Web seminar, a whirlwind trip around the globe to where the star fixed-income manager sees problems and potential.
BlackRock’s Fink: U.S. Politicians ‘Snoring Away’ on Europe, Economy
Fink says no full recovery in United States until 2014; adds that the resignation of Barclay’s Diamond is “sad for me.”
At ASPPA 401(k) Summit, Matalin & Carville Offer Jokes, Jabs
With annual GDP of less than 3%, President Obama is "a weak incumbent, but he’s going to win,” Carville said. “Romney is an even weaker frontrunner."
Dick Cheney Criticizes Obama, Defends Record: TD Ameritrade Conference
TD Ameritrade Institutional President Tom Bradley sat with former Vice President Dick Cheney at the company’s annual conference Friday for an interview largely centered on foreign policy.
Obama to Issue Corporate Tax Overhaul Plan in February
The White House said that the corporate tax proposal would lower the 35% rate and that they would release the details simultaneous to the administration’s fiscal 2013 budget plan.
Europe’s Storm, and Ours
Contrary to the widespread view that the European debt crisis is acting as a drag on the U.S. economic recovery, it actually has been beneficial for the United States. The euro-zone debt crisis has given Washington a respite by boosting the safe-haven premium of Treasury bonds and reducing the debt-service...