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Friday Talking Points [149] -- Making Holiday Sausage

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The holidays are just around the corner, and the preparatory legislative sausage-making on Capitol Hill is in full swing. What a happy, happy time of...

Millionaires Don't Need Tax Cuts

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

I don't know a single millionaire who needs a tax cut right now. But I know plenty of middle class Americans who desperately need every extra dollar in these tough economic times.

Please Give Me One Million Dollars: The Update

Craig Rowin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Craig Rowin

Last week I asked the world's millionaires to give me one million dollars. Let's be honest: this is the internet, if someone asks for one million dollars, shouldn't they get it?

The F Word: Why Tax When You Can Freeze?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Although that $2 billion Obama estimates he'll save in freezing federal employees' wages sounds like a lot of money, it isn't. Compare it to the $700 billion that we handed over to Wall Street.

Gratitude In A World Of Sin And Sorrow

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

Hoping to revive my career as a very slow lap-swimmer, my rheumatologist recently plunged a cortisone-filled needle into an inflamed tendon near my ri...

Mr. President, "Yes You Can" Show Backbone

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Dear Mr. President -- Your words are eloquent but your actions are lacking. Your party got trounced in the midterm elections for many reasons, but th...

Friday Talking Points [147] -- Democrats Fighting The Good Fight

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I thought that was a pretty good week for Democrats. Maybe it's just the subject matter I've been tackling t...

The Lame Direction of the Lame Duck

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

Nearly 2 million U.S. workers are facing premature elimination of federally-funded unemployment benefits if Congress doesn't act by November 30. Yet t...

America Speaks: What Will You Spend Your Millionaire Tax Cuts on?

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


Millionaire Investors Turn Sharply Bearish On The Economy

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- The Spectrem millionaire investor confidence index fell to its lowest level in more than a year in August as wealthy U.S. invest...

Can The Millionaire Matchmaker Help You Find Love?

David Wygant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wygant

The other night, I caught the show the Millionaire Matchmaker. I have to tell you, I'm not much of a TV person at all. I just find TV boring -- it...

Where The Millionaires Make It: States With The Highest Percentage Of Millionaires (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After two straight years of declines, the number of millionaires in the U.S. grew by eight percent in 2010, totaling some 5.6 million households, acco...

IRS: Nearly 3,000 Millionaires Collected Unemployment In 2008

Bloomberg | Ryan J. Donmoyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After the economy slipped into recession in 2008, millions of Americans received unemployment benefits to make ends meet -- including almost 3,000 mil...

Friday Talking Points [139] -- Three Years Of FTP

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week was a busy one, and also a pretty good one for Democrats, all around. But we'll get to all of that in a moment. First, though, we simply mu...

Friday Talking Points [138] -- "Candidate" Obama Returns

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

America (as, likely, everywhere else) always has a seamy underside, crawling with metaphoric maggots, to anything that is mostly seen as good by the m...

Friday Talking Points [136] -- Girding For Battle

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The battle looms. It is, in fact, right over a hill right in front of us. So, are Democrats girding their loins for the fight, and roaring their def...

Citigroup Website Helps Millionaires' Children Manage Their Inheritance

Bloomberg | Donal Griffin and Bradley Keoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Citigroup Inc., 18 percent owned by the U.S. government, is testing a website to let millionaires' children manage their allowances, while alerting pa...

More Millionaires Put Money Into Tangible Assets (Think Jets, Jewelry), Give Less To Charity

Bloomberg | Katya Kazakina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As millionaires' assets rebounded in 2009, they put more money in tangibles such as art, jets and gems, according to a report released this week by Ca...

Millionaires Numbers Grew Amid Recession '09: report

Reuters | Joseph A. Giannone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

EW YORK (Reuters) - The rich grew richer last year, even as the world endured the worst recession in decades. A stock market rebound helped the world...

Billionaires Who've Lost BIG: 10 Titans Who've Watched Their Net Worth Plummet (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For billionaires, suffering a massive loss of wealth probably has a different effect than for, say, a millionaire's. But in relative terms, the glob...

Where The World's Millionaires Are

DailyFinance | NIKHIL HUTHEESING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

You can't keep the rich down for long. Global wealth made a remarkable comeback in 2009, increasing by 11.5% to $111.5 trillion. That's according to a...

Number Of U.S. Millionaires Soared In 2009: Spectrem Group

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy and Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It was a good year to be rich. Or ultra-rich, for that matter. The number of U.S. households with a net worth of $1 million or more -- excluding w...

"Can't-Lose" Business Investments

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

"Funny how falling feels like flying, for a little while." - Academy Award Winner Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart I've been making the final edits on ...

Do Top Athlete's Deserve Millions? Yes, They Deserve Every Dollar

Nick Benas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nick Benas

In a country dedicated to ideals of pursuing and apprehending the very best of all things, it is apparent that those who contributed to this nation's glory and power, did so by faith, hard-work, and a proactive attitude.

Global High Wealth Industry Group Created: New IRS Brings Unit Will Target The Very Wealthy

Wall Street Journal | MARTIN VAUGHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A new Internal Revenue Service enforcement unit targeting the very wealthy will help the tax agency decode partnerships, offshore trusts...