Tag Archives: accounting

The Rant – “Honor” Missing From U.S. Government

by Mike McCune —     What damages America more, manipulated inflation or higher tax rates? Both pluck wealth from America at a devastating pace.   Earlier this week the President made an impassioned plea to gain support for his … Continue reading

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The Rant: Baby Boomers Present Huge Challenges for U.S. Economy

by Mike McCune —   Far too often in these degenerate days what passes for research is skewed because the research is biased towards the the outcome favored by entity funding the operation and the education given the researchers. As … Continue reading

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The Rant: America’s Pump Price Pain Is Pure Fed Folly

by Mike McCune —   The top headline in today’s local paper recently read “Who’s To Blame For Gas Prices?–The More We Pay At The Pump, The More We Want To Know Who Is Responsible.” There were pictures of President … Continue reading

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The Rant: Government NEET Counting Covers Economy’s Weakness

by Mike McCune — “I have sworn on the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”–Thomas Jefferson   Government is fond of spouting its version of the truth while forgetting the jury … Continue reading

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The Rant — Government NEET Counting Covers Economy’s Weakness

by Mike McCune — “I have sworn on the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”–Thomas Jefferson   Government is fond of spouting its version of the truth while forgetting the jury … Continue reading

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The Rant – Experts Puzzled As Americans Shun Stock Markets

by Mike McCune — “I have sworn on the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”–Thomas Jefferson The markets may reach the moon in their gravity-defying surge but Main Street American consumers … Continue reading

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Is Comptroller General sending us a message?

by Craig Masters A March 1 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is titled, “The Federal Government Faces Continuing Financial Management and Long-Term Fiscal Challenges.” Unlike nearly every major federal department, the GAO is not under the direction of … Continue reading

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The Rant – Goldman Sachs Ruins Western Economy For Political, Monetary Profit

by Mike McCune —   Wall Street is moving further into the realm of weightlessness, the euro’s demise moves closer by the moment while the United States government by passing tax cuts without corresponding spending cuts pulls the noose tighter around … Continue reading

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The Rant – Tax Cut Extension Creates Jobs, Solves Employment Problem

by Mike McCune — Numbers mean nothing to Washington politicians and bureaucrats. The difference between white and black carries much more weight in our national capitol and that is why everything seems to be a similar shade of gray when it comes … Continue reading

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The Rant: “U.S. in Wonderland” Or Going Down the Rabbit-Hole

     by Mike McCune   The stock markets continue to soar in early 2012–allegedly from sterling reports, European countries are finding buyers for their debt and the U.S. is peddling its debt with remarkable ease at very low interest … Continue reading

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The Rant – Reported Facts Don’t Fit In Same Puzzle

by Mike McCune — Liberal-funded New Economic Foundation made the case for a 21-hour work week late last week in a published report. That was issued the same day Forbes and Local Market Monitor, a research firm, released a report … Continue reading

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The Rant – Greenspan Speaks, American Wallets Will Get Lighter

by Mike McCune Ex-Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan opined about the impending financial collapse of the American government “on the record” Jan. 5. While he scored some point with statements like “Arithmetic demands it (change in the economy)” and “The … Continue reading

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The Rant: Middle Class Suffers Most From Political Mismanagement

by Mike McCune —   The federal government keeps pumping out the news they want you to hear, mass media seldom questions what officialdom is saying until a Solyndra-type mess occurs and the Federal Reserve keeps the whole thing afloat … Continue reading

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The Rant

by Mike McCune — Merry Christmas! Sometimes the best present anyone can receive is a good wakeup call. Earlier this month a “Rant” about the declining wealth of the average American caused a stir among readers. Some contended I had … Continue reading

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The Rant

  Guest Column  By Mike McCune Most economists’ jobs depend on finding the silver lining amongst the ever-darkening storm clouds hanging over America. Economists charged with finding that sliver of silver are getting discouraged and beginning, after two years of promoting … Continue reading

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The Rant

Guest Column By Mike McCune Washington is misreading the mood of the public, not for the first time and most certainly not for the last, but this might be the biggest blunder yet by an Administration and a Congress that … Continue reading

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The Rant

Everyone is aware of some of the tricky accounting schemes that have helped spur the current economic mess America is in and the finger can be pointed squarely at elected officials who set up these lucrative loopholes for their buddies. … Continue reading

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Accounting tricks

by Michael McCune for the Greeley Gazette I’ve been trying to unravel the various reports coming from our elected government, the Federal Reserve and the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the nation’s banking system’s financial situation and it isn’t very … Continue reading

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