Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The news is just too funny sometimes

Perry tax plan or Cain tax plan?
When it comes time to pay your tax bill, whose tax plan will cost you less, Herman Cain’s or Rick Perry’s? For most taxpayers, the answer is likely to be Perry’s plan.
• The world's 23 flat-tax countries (The Tell)
• 5 tips to turn lower home values into tax relief

Monkey vs. hedge fund
A new study questions the value of exclusive “funds of hedge ...

The above two stories ran one under the other in Marketwatch last night. Nice juxtaposition eh?


Randal Graves said...

Can we just replace CEOs and pretzeldents with an army of monkeys? The ensuing fuckery can't be any worse, and operating costs will surely be lower.

BBC said...

Just read a story on Yahoo News about the big banks. Geez, even Wells Fargo is a bunch of crooks.

In July, Wells agreed to pay (without denying or admitting guilt) $85 million to settle charges filed by the Federal Reserve that it pushed borrowers into high-interest subprime loans, even though they qualified for lower-rate loans, and for falsifying documents.

Bet the customers got stuck with that $85 million tab.

BBC said...

Bankers learned their trade from car salesmen? Hell, bankers and car salesmen make loan sharks look like saints, at least loan sharks are up front about things.

S.W. Anderson said...

I want to know why Wells Fargo employees who falsified documents aren't being prosecuted on criminal charges.

BBC said...

I don't know about falsified documents but Wells Fargo pushes people into higher interest mortgages.