1. Rabbi Ganz: Should All Voters Be Allowed to Vote?
2. Sandy Botkin: Writing off Entertainment Expenses
3. Joe Messina: Fool Me Once Shame On You, Fool Me 437,253 Times... Well...
4. John LeBoutillier: Where Have All the Jobs Gone? Is Obamacare Really Creating a Disincentive to Work?
5. Wayne Allyn Root: The Tea Party is the GOP's '12th Man'
Should All Voters Be Allowed to Vote?
Ask this question to almost anyone, and the resounding answer will be something like: "Yes! It is the American Way. ‘One person, one vote’ is the cornerstone of any democracy." Just how deep this sentiment runs can be seen in the recent protests against policies requiring all voters to first produce a photo ID. The protesters seem to feel that any restrictions on the unimpeded access to voting attacks our very democracy. As the ACLU put it, "Voter ID laws have the potential to deny the right to vote to thousands of registered voters who do not have and in many instances, cannot obtain the limited identification states accept for voting. Many of these Americans cannot afford to pay for the required documents needed to secure a government-issued photo ID. As such, these laws impede access to the polls and are at odds with the fundamental right to vote." [more...]
Writing off Entertainment Expenses
By Sandy Botkin
Now that some of you have shelled out at least $2,000 or more for those Super Bowl seats (which means you have more money than sense), it would be a lot better in the future if you could at least write off that expense. Tax law in both the U.S. and Canada allows a deduction for associated entertainment. What is "associated entertainment" you ask? Good question. Associated entertainment means fun! You can write off fun such as Super Bowl tickets if you discuss business with a prospect who you go to the fun with, within 24 hours of the fun! However, it can't be at the fun event. It has to be during some quiet time. Thus, if you talk business with a friend or distributor in the morning and then go to the game or to a play or play golf, the fun can be deducted at 50% in both the U.S. and Canada, although Canadians can't deduct green fees. The key is that you have the burden of proof that you discussed business within the same 24-hour day as the fun. [more...]
Fool Me Once Shame On You, Fool Me 437,253 Times... Well...
By Joe Messina
The president has "fudged," "fibbed," or "misspoke," I mean, "lied" so many times that we have lost count. Really! We live in such a politically correct world that we can't even call a lie a lie anymore because we don't want to presume what someone was thinking when they said what they said. We have decided there are no lies, just what we want words to mean when we say them. But if they don't mean what you think they mean, that doesn't mean it's a lie. It just means that you didn't understand or they misspoke. Confused? Good! It means you won't fall for their lies. [more...]
Where Have All the Jobs Gone? Is Obamacare Really Creating a Disincentive to Work?
Where have all the jobs gone? Why has our economy and job creation ground to a halt? Is Obamacare - and the “disincentive to work” - part of the problem? Do the Republicans have a solution or are they going to sit silent and hope to re-take control of the Senate this November by offering nothing positive? Will this year’s elections be anti-Democrat or anti-incumbent? This and much more will be discussed by the POLITICAL INSIDERS live - on Fox News Channel this Sunday evening at 7:25pm ET. [more...]
The Tea Party is the GOP's '12th Man'
Who is the GOP's 12th man? Well, it sure isn't the green jacket wearing country club Republicans. Or the "moderate" wishy-washy, stand-for-nothing Northeast Republicans. Or the cowardly Republicans who want to apologize to Obama every time he walks in the room. To paraphrase the famous line from the days of Bill Clinton: "It's the Tea Party, stupid." The GOP's energy, enthusiasm and courage is found in the true blue, patriotic, conservative base called the Tea Party. The GOP's "12th man" has faith in victory, a belief in the right principles, a love for party and country, a passion for the fight to save America, an intensity, and energy found nowhere else. They are the razor thin edge of the Republican Party. [more...]