For the year of 2009 the federal budget is an estimated 3.1 TRILLION dollars. Ken McElroy, author of “The ABCs of Real Estate Investing,” has a method he uses to find prospective investment real estate.
Have you ever just said, “are dental x-rays necessary?” Have you ever wondered why x-rays (also called radiographs) are taken at the dental office? Have you ever had these x-rays shown to you with an explanation?
Another metric for evaluating true corporate tax burdens is as a percent of GDP. In 2003, corporate tax burdens in the U.S. were 2.1% of GDP, 3.2% in the European Union and 4.3% in industrialized nations of Asia.
I think if it was possible 10, 15 years ago, Emerson, Lake and Palmer might have even been a four-piece band. But today, this seems to be the most honest way to approach the music. It brings it into a fresh genre. It revitalizes the music.
Yet millions of people dream about working on the cruise ships, yet never get around to seriously pursuing that dream. This is a real shame, because it is far, far easier to land a job on a cruise ship than most people think.
So as the years have gone by, various companies have made drumsticks with LED lights that are self-generated, and this is what we used in a pitch-black room with two cameras to create the Twist of the Wrist catalogue.
It may be difficult for you to see what your dentist sees when looking at an x-ray. Don’t let that bother you. Remember that your dentist went to dental school to learn how to interpret these x-rays. And also remember, it is the interpretation of the x-ray that you are paying for, not just the x-ray itself. That’s why you want a dentist’s opinion of a problem (that’s why you seek care from car mechanics, electricians, plumbers, doctors, accountants, and the list goes on and on). Fortunately you do not need to be an expert in every field, you just need to know someone who is.
Well, it’s great you’re doing this tour. It’s almost painful to say it, but it brings back an era, where you could actually see people play long jams on instruments, not just computers. This is real music.
I’m all for low corporate taxes, but we have a situation now where clever accountants game the system to assure their clients pay far less than the tax rate, and have Republican politicians now disingenuously arguing for even bigger breaks without cleaning up the system. No wonder two thirds of corporations don’t pay taxes. Why bother?