‘I GOT MY DUBYA REFUND!’
Mark D Hiatt: ‘I thought you’d want to know: I got paid today – my first check under the new tax plan. Thanks to Dubya rolling back income tax rates, I now make an additional $4.78 per month, *every* month. Now I can afford that extra magazine I’ve always wanted! ($30,000, married with no children, wife works too).’
☞ No need for sarcasm. Admittedly, it’s not much for you and your wife. But if you were rich, you’d be saving hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars, so it all evens out.
Anne Speck: ‘I think the price of salt (per your July 21 column) is only one of many indications that in our day and age, we live like kings. One of the books on my to read list is SALT. I read COD by the same author, and it was excellent.’ (Writes one reader: ‘A talented writer, he manages to make salt suspenseful.’)
FREE CREDIT REPORTS
Michael Burns: ‘In some states, Massachusetts being one, the credit agencies have to give you one free credit report per year. See the second paragraph of this Massachusetts web page.
Here is the URL: http://www.wallstreetreporter.com/profiles/BorealisExploration.html. Of course, this is not an arm’s length, let alone an adversarial, interview. They pay to be showcased. And, as always, I have to assume the company will fail, simply because the breakthroughs it envisions are staggering. Still, as long-time readers well know, I own a preposterous number of shares, and so I live in hope.
‘If this is class warfare, then my class is winning.’
– Warren Buffett
Quote of the Day
Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.~Teddy Roosevelt, 1902
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