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How to Simplify the Tax Season

by Michael McCune —   The normal person fears to tread the swampy ground of tax loopholes and deductions–that’s why the unofficial-official business of tax preparation and legal tax defense has been the biggest single growth sector since the 1950s.   … Continue reading

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Tribune takes Greeley voters to the woodshed over District 6 scores

by Peter Grady –   The head of a local political organization has taken issue with a recent editorial by the Greeley Tribune placing the blame for low test scores on voters.   In a recent editorial, District 6 needs … Continue reading

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Obama’s economy: Fed predicts high unemployment through 2015

by Peter Grady –   The Federal Reserve has said it is expecting unemployment levels to remain high until at least late 2015, despite its plans to spend billions of dollars a month to keep interest rates low.   Following … Continue reading

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Illinois paid over $2 million in unemployment to jail inmates

by Matt Lacy –   State officials in Illinois have revealed that they paid over 1,100 inmates more than $2 million in unemployment benefits while they are in jail.   According to the Associated Press, the Illinois Department of Employment … Continue reading

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Government again facing scrutiny over jobless claims

by Matt Lacy –   For the second time in less than a week the government is facing scrutiny and criticism over its job reporting after a new report omitted data from a large state.   On Thursday, the Labor … Continue reading

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Controversy continues to swirl over unemployment numbers

by Matt Lacy –   Criticism continues to mount over last week’s unemployment numbers which are now below the eight percent benchmark considered a hindrance to an incumbent president’s reelection.   It has long been noted that no post World … Continue reading

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Job Market Improving? No, It’s Phony Figuring

I have often cited the various methods the government utilizes to keep the unemployment figure at a manageable level. Today, after the official unemployment rate fell to 7.8%, it became apparent just how blatantly political the process has become.   … Continue reading

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Real unemployment over 19 % in 7 Colorado counties

A startling new letter from the Colorado Labor Department has revealed there are seven counties in the state where over 19 percent of the residents are “not employed.”   The Colorado Observer obtained a letter through the Colorado Open Records … Continue reading

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Record number of Americans “not in labor force”

  by Jack Minor –       Last week’s unemployment numbers revealed the dire straits facing the U.S. economy after it was revealed that almost 89 million Americans are not in the workforce, a record high.       … Continue reading

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Govt. solution to flooded basements, pumping OK just not for dying crops

by Jack Minor—   In the latest twist in the issue around Weld farmers requesting to pump groundwater to save their crops and help lower excessively high groundwater levels, a government official said farmers can pump all day long to … Continue reading

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Gardner takes Obama to task for “private sector fine” remarks

by Peter Grady –     Rep. Cory Gardner had some choice words for president Barack Obama over remarks he made that people in the private sector were doing just fine following news that unemployment had risen to 8.2 percent … 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: Slowing Economy Faces Major Obstacles

by Mike McCune — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke remarked on the U.S. unemployment rate early Monday to the National Association for Business Economics. He noted the economy must grow much more quickly than is its current pace to make any … 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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This is the second part of a series exploring why the shaky global economy continues to defy experts and remains on the path to collapse. Today’s subject centers around how the European Union was snookered into accepting debt-ridden Greece.

    The U.S. recession was supposedly triggered by the Lehman Brothers default according to our government experts. Lehman had overextended itself with worthless paper and then, to stave off regulators, hid its worthless paper assets through derivatives and credit … Continue reading

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Economic recovery alive and well –ahem– at the White House

by Jack Minor   – Greeley residents who have seen their wages remain stagnant can take solace in knowing that working for the President pays well. The top 20 members of the White House staff averaged a 50 percent salary increase … Continue reading

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The Rant

Americans have been told by the national government that the recession ended in June 2009. Last month the Department of Labor proudly announced its unemployment measure had dropped to 9% and the Administration hailed this as proof its’ economic plan … Continue reading

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The Rant

Guest Column By Michael McCune In national surveys, Gallup is a name everyone recognizes because they’ve been at it so long. Just before noon Friday, Oct. 8, Gallup released a study in which it claims the unemployment rate is really … Continue reading

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Happy times are here again: experts say recession ended last year

By Jack Minor In what should be interesting news to the many Weld County residents who remain unemployed, the National Bureau of Economic Research said the recession actually ended in June of last year. The NBER issued a statement saying … Continue reading

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The Rant

Debt becomes an “ugly” word when it is more than you can offset with income in the next accounting cycle and stay current on that cycle’s bills. When you have amassed more debt than you can pay off with all … Continue reading

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Weld County 9.5% Unemployment

Recent statistics indicate Weld County with an almost 9.5 percent unemployment rate. For those who find themselves in this position, unemployment can be seen as a terrible curse or an extreme blessing. Think about it, you are being paid to … Continue reading

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