Thursday, August 28, 2014

FIRST WORD!

Wetekam Monofilaments USA invests $3.8 million locates new manufacturing plant to Dandridge in Jefferson County

Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Wetekam Monofilaments USA officials announced on June 27, the company will locate a new manufacturing facility in Dandridge, Tenn. [ Read the full story ]

Capitol Hill

Democrats’ student loan proposal a political stunt

June 30, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Last week the Senate debated the Democrats’ student loan proposal, which was nothing more than a partisan, political stunt that would raise individual income taxes and increase our federal debt, only to benefit former students with a $1-a-day subsidy on their old student loans.        The average college graduate with a four-year degree has about $27,000 in student loan debt. According to the Congressional Research Service, refinancing under the Democrats’ proposal would save the borrower about $1 a day, at the cost of $72 billion in higher income taxes and an additional $420 billion in... [Read the full story]

Legal Briefs

Upcoming changes on overtime requirements and minimum wage

June 30, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

President Obama has made many public announcements over the last few months expressing a desire to implement significant legal change in this country based on his executive powers as president, without the need to rely on Congress for approval.   The president has also expressed concerns about income inequality.  Some recent developments under these plans pertain to the federal minimum wage, the minimum wage required for government contractors, and the overtime exemption for salaried employees. The administration and Democrat lawmakers in Congress are trying to raise the federal minimum wage... [Read the full story]

Your Financial Planning

Planned giving provides all-around benefits

September 5, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

There’s certainly something to be said for spontaneous and random acts of generosity. But when it comes to making charitable donations, it may be wise to give some thought to the matter to try and get the most out of every dollar. Planned giving, usually arranged with the benefit of financial and legal experts, refers to strategies that can help you maximize your giving in a way that can be financially beneficial to everyone involved — including you, the donor. A little planning can make charitable donations go a long way When you think through and compare various options for charitable contributions,... [Read the full story]

Opinion / Editorials

Iraq’s debacle: The wages of wrongness brings tragedy

June 30, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

There is an old saying that when you are up to you neck in alligators, you should remember that your original purpose was to “drain the swamp.”  So it is with the Iraq war and its very sad ending, as Muslim radicals calling themselves ISIS (Islamic State In Iraq) continue to conquer huge amounts of territory.  I argued on this page more than 11 years ago that a U.S. invasion of Iraq would result in tragedy, but even I could not imagine how bad it would become. It is perhaps ironic that then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his neoconservative friends argued at the time that all they... [Read the full story]

ETBJ Crossword

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Democrats’ student loan proposal a political stunt

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Planned giving provides all-around benefits

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