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Winners & losers in the border wall deal: http://ow. ow.ly/8zHV30nIgGW ly/ONiP30nIgh7 So where might POTUS find money to build the wall under the national emergency declaration? ow.ly/hFyX30nIgog What will the Dems next move be?
Why A Wealth Tax Has No Chance: Speaking at the Investment & Wealth Institute's annual Investment Advisor conference, Andy Friedman discusses the future direction of tax rates and why it would be difficult to implement an annual tax on wealth. ow.ly/yUkt30nGVkg
Medicare for all update: ow.ly/e1Zp30nFZrV It's often said that politics is a money game. So what do we hear from big Dem donors,"Just looking, thank you.": ow.ly/6Kgu30nFZw2 Biden, assuming he runs, may find softer support than expected: ow.ly/wfuq30nFZzh
Tax refund update: Interesting data from the US Treasury. Year over year refunds are only down 8.4%. Again, this is primarily a withholding issue. Understand, this is a very small sample size. We'll know more in late April & much more in late September. ow.ly/Wxaz30nF3S8
Many outraged their tax refunds are lower or they actually owe taxes for the first time! This was predicted by us and others. Also, high income W-2 earners, in high tax states who own pricey personal real estate will pay more in taxes under new code. ow.ly/SLMe30nESjK