Tag Archives: budget deficits

Unintended Consequences Of A $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage!

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A government mandated jump in the minimum wage to $15 per hour sounds like a boon for low-wage workers! But the reality is that it’s likely there will be unintended negative consequences resulting from a government-mandated regulation that imposes a dramatic increase to the cost structure of businesses. First, consider that the politicians who impose […]

Spooky…Property Taxes And A Long Island Halloween! (Cartoon)

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If you live on Long Island that’s located just outside of New York City, this cartoon will make you laugh and cry at the same time! Unfortunately, however, the scenario of ballooning property taxes meant to fill budget deficits is not unique to Long Islander’s but is an issue faced by many all over the […]

New Nassau County, New York Recording Fees (Taxes)

Department of Assessment Tax Map certification requirement Summary of the new requirement – ‘Due to the implementation of the Department of Assessment’s Tax Map certification requirement, effective Wednesday, January 14th, 2015, all deeds, mortgages, satisfactions, assignments, consolidations, or any modification of the foregoing, must have their Section, Block and Lot verified with the Department of […]

Janet Yellen…Snake Oil Saleswoman?

The article below was written in another publication back in 2012 when Ben Bernanke was still running the Fed. I searched for it while listening to Janet Yellen discuss the Fed decision-making process because in many ways it reminded me of listening to Ben Bernanke do the same. Let me know your thoughts on whether […]

Regressive Taxation: New York School Zone Speed Cameras

In September 2014 the New York State approved speed cameras for school zones went online! How do I know that? I read it in the newspaper but worse than that I received a Nassau County ticket for driving 35 MPH in a 25 MPH zone and was assessed a hefty $50 fine plus a $30 […]