As if hanging on to your hard-earned money is not difficult enough, now comes another issue that investors/taxpayers have to face. That is, state and local governments openly admit to $1.4 trillion in unfunded liabilities ($11,000/household), while the Federal Reserve estimates the number to be $4 trillion ($32,000/household).
For decades, politicians have lied to the American people about the status of the Social Security Trust Fund, asserting that incoming taxes are more than adequate to pay benefits for years to come. Now, the latest Trust Report shows that the Fund will be exhausted three years earlier than last year’s projection and more that
Austrian economists assert that governments cannot “manage” economies, but that such efforts only make things worse. Japan is a perfect example.
April 15 is behind us, and that gives a feeling of relief to those Americans who labored and toiled in 2015 to provide for themselves and their families while seeing billions of dollars confiscated from their earnings. (And, now they must keep records for years just in case they are later audited by the IRS.)
In HR 684: a disaster for gold/silver investors, I urged readers to contact their representatives in Congress to vote and work against HR 684. The bill remains a potential disaster for gold and silver investors, and many readers, judging by their calls and emails, understand this. But, too many respondents to the earlier post were
Gold and silver investors will face a real-life nightmare if a bill that recently passed the Senate becomes law. The bill would tax commerce between the states, something that has been exempt (except for certain circumstances) since the Constitution was ratified. Now, the bill is in the House, where it is known as HR 684