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Marotta On Money - October 22 Newsletter

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Lower Taxes, Fewer Deductions: Are Romney and Ryan Dodging the Specifics? (10-22-2012)

Perhaps the most significant part of the vice presidential debate was the exchange over Romney's proposal to lower tax rates by 20% and close loopholes and deductions. Ryan explained Romney's framework: "Lower tax rates 20 percent. We raised about $1. 2 trillion through income taxes. We forgo about $1. 1 trillion in loopholes and deductions. And so what we're saying is, deny those loopholes and deductions to higher-income taxpayers so that more of their income is taxed. " Few people have tried to analyze any of the math or the thinking behind the policy, choosing instead to focus on demeanor and image.
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Radio: Which Presidential Candidate Really Favors Small Business?

David John Marotta was featured on radio 1070 WINA's Schilling Show on October 9, 2012 discussing politics and the upcoming election. They discussed the importance of taxes, small businesses, and which presidential candidate's proposed policies favors these entrepreneurs.

Listen to the interview here.

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Mindless Spending 1: Frequency Matters More Than Height (11-09-2009)

Dieting and budgeting face similar hurdles in the American lifestyle. Some of us live to eat; others eat to live. Attempting to reduce our spending is every bit as challenging as trying to slim our waistlines. Some shop to live; others live to shop. We can better understand mindless spending by looking at some of the psychological studies that Dr. Brian Wansink describes in his book Mindless Eating. He explains, "Everyone--every single one of us--eats how much we eat largely because of what is around us.
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