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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Who was Stupidest?

Who was Stupidest?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tax Law Update

Late Monday, December 6th, President Obama announced that he had reached a compromise with Republican Senators for a two-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts, plus two years of a $5 million federal estate tax exemption and 35% maximum federal estate tax rate, in exchange for a 13-month extension of unemployment insurance benefits (including a 2% reduction in payroll tax, from 6.2% to 4.2%, in 2011).

Almost immediately this compromise drew fire from both sides of the aisle. Reports from reflect that Republicans and Democrats alike are criticizing various elements of this deal. For example, in Republican ranks uneasy, await details of tax deal with Obama, quotes the Chairwoman of the Tea Party Caucus, Michelle Bachmann, and concludes that “Congressional Republicans could balk at voting to extend all the tax cuts for two years if it’s tied to a long-term extension of jobless benefits.”

And in Democrats to draw line at estate tax after Obama’s deal with Republicans, quotes Nancy Pelosi as saying the estate-tax provision was “a bridge too far.”

By Wednesday, December 8th, it was clear that there is little agreement between the President and lawmakers from his own party. In White House says Democrats partly to blame for tax-cut deal with GOP, reports that White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said that their own party (and particularly Senate Democrats) is at least partly to blame for the deal. “Pfeiffer's remarks underscore the tensions between the White House and members of its own party on Capitol Hill, where Democrats have threatened to vote down the tax proposal.”

Thus it appears highly unlikely that this compromise will become law (at least not as is). (This information was reported in the WealthCounsel Weekly December 9, 2010)

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Horseback Riding Around the World

A few years ago, my friends and I started taking horse back riding trips around the world. Our first was to the most northern part of Quebec. This could not have been more fun - we stayed in a different bed and breakfast every night. We loved our guides and made some new friends. Next was Ireland - what a fabulous time. Great horses, great guides, great acommodations. I can't say much for the food - lol. I did bring home an Irish collie dog - Princess Fiona of Carna Bay so there are unexpected pleasures as well. Next we rode the south of Spain on the recommendation of some friends we made in Ireland (they were from Scotland). The Andalusian horses were a blast. We loved galloping down the beach and stopping for siesta each day at a local bar where I ate my weight in olives. Then back to the great north to ride Icelandics in British Columbia. We loved the beauty of the country and saw a few baby bears - glad momma wasn't around. Again, more great times, more new friends. I would highly recommend one of these adventure vacations if you want something really fun and different. Check out Hidden Trails as a resource. Hidden Trails

Extreme veterinary expenses: How far would YOU go for your pets? | PetMD

Extreme veterinary expenses: How far would YOU go for your pets? | PetMD