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TAXES: Federal

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Marketwatch

Analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods on Monday said the common shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are likely worthless even if the troubled mortgage-finance giants end up being recapitalized by the banking industry.

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Reuters

Swiss bank UBS AG warned U.S. customers by registered mail their account details may be given to U.S. tax authorities, a method that could itself breach secrecy laws. Could enable the U.S. authorities to trace customers wanted for tax evasion well b

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Yahoo

A celebrated Goldman Sachs partner, Gus Levy, coined the maxim that long defined the bank, the savviest and most influential firm on Wall Street: “Greedy, but long-term greedy.”

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Politico

About once a month, Rep. Robert Brady gets a special request from a fellow lawmaker.Should he or she personally cover the cost of a missing office item, or should taxpayers? With every such request in the past year, Brady has decided to let taxpa

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WSJ & Video

Even as the economy is sluggish and unemployment approaches 10%, these firms have been boosted by a stronger stock market, thawing credit market, a resurgence in deal making and the continuing effects of various government aid programs.

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Yahoo

The pitched drama over bonuses for bailed-out executives will be revived on Capitol Hill Wednesday as a government watchdog explains how some executives nearly brought down the financial system — then pocketed millions.

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Campaign for Liberty/Lew Rockwell

A reminder: Government has no money of its own. The economic meltdown has put the country on the fast track to socialism, but through a series of tiny steps. One need only to examine the supposed victories in the war on depression to see how this is

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The Golden Truth

Simply stunning, too-insane-to-be-believed, statements from Barney Frank concerning the Government's hopelessly futile attempt to stop the housing market collapse - i.e. override the LAWS of economics

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CNN

Hidden in the Senate's health-care bill are huge incentives for corporate America to stop covering their workers. If that happens, the deficit could skyrocket.

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Big Government

Senator Byrd earmarks $5 million in Defense funds for a company that no longer exists

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MetalMiner

The mine was owned by Chevron until last year when it sold the mine, facilities and name to an investment vehicle called Rare Earth Acquisitions LLC, owned in varying degrees by Goldman Sachs,

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American Thinker

Unfortunately, current debates over these hikes obscure a key fact for those uneasy with Obama's plans: the goose the lays the golden eggs will fight back, and though not a betting man, I'd bet on the goose.

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Reuters (HT Liberty Pulse)

You can add House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the group of Democrats or Obama allies (John Podesta, Paul Volcker, Roget Altman) calling for a value-added tax. (I predicted all of this days ago.) Here is Pelosi (via The Hill):

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AIM

While policymakers debate a few million dollars for ACORN and a few hundred billion dollars more for health care reform, those committed to one-world government are moving ahead with plans for a global tax that could extract trillions of dollars out

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Financial Times

Goldman Sachs stands to receive a payment of $1bn – while US taxpayers would lose $2.3bn – if embattled commercial lender CIT files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, people familiar with the matter said.

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New American

ACORN's attorney warned the group last year that it needed to get its fiscal and managerial houses in order, reports Matthew Vadum at The American Specator Blog. That warning came in the form of a 15-page memo, Vadum reports, that is the "Holy Grail

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