Taxes

Death, Taxes & Uncertainty

July 15 2010

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by the Renewable Fuels Association, Wal-Mart Stores, Monsanto, and John Deere. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you.

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The big worry in the country is all about jobs. Businesses are not hiring? Why aren’t the banks making loans?

One very obvious obstacle to growing the economy is that individuals and…

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Look Ahead to 2010

January 7 2010

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by the Renewable Fuels Association, Wal-Mart Stores, Monsanto, and John Deere. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you.

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I can’t believe it but we are already in 2010. We’ve turned the page. We’ve escaped 2009 – not a very good year. What does 2010 look like?

In the nation’s capital, the actions and…

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Estate Tax

November 12 2009

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by the Renewable Fuels Association, Wal-Mart Stores, Monsanto, and John Deere. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you.

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How many years have small businesses and farms been trying to get the federal government to provide “death tax” relief?

We made some progress under the Bush Administration when the…

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The Death Tax

June 7 2000

I picked up the Washington Post yesterday and there I saw this article discussing the Death Tax issue in great detail. The gist of the message was: Yes, there is growing pressure for the federal government to do something to reduce the tax burden forced upon a family at the death of the principal. Somehow, the writer of the Post article couldn't seem to understand why relief was supported by so many people. After all, only 2% of family estates are faced with the tax. It's really no big…

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