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Is The US Ready for The Fair Tax?
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Should the US Consider a Fair Tax?

The Fair Tax is almost as complicated as the current progressive income tax we all know and love. And like the other tax possibilities we’ve looked at, there are pros and cons to this one as well

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Is It Time for the US to Consider a Flat Tax?

Almost every year some TV station will take a typical tax return to about 20 tax preparers and they get 20 final results — all different. If trained tax preparers can’t get it right what chance does the average citizen have in filing an accurate tax return?

Other than accountants, and perhaps even some of them, you are not going to find many people who are happy with the current tax code

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Shoppers And Businesses Prepare For VAT Rise
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Is It Time for The US To Consider a VAT Tax?

A VAT tax is simply a “Value Added Tax.” It’s a tax on consumption, not on production. It works a little like a sales tax except that taxes are added and deducted up and down the sales ladder

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The Buffet … Rule?

The point is, even if the Buffet Rule passes, which is about as likely as me passing Danica Patrick — no one is ever going to pay that tax rate.

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Tom Egelhoff, Host of Open for Business
Tom Egelhoff, Host of Open for Business
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The True Value of Buying On Main Street USA

The barometer of the stock market is the Dow Jones. Thirty corporations that measure how well, or how badly, American business is doing on any given day. Your local shoe store or bakery is not among them

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Tom Egelhoff, Host of "Open for Business"
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Employees Are Your Best Business Builders

As a business owner, what would you think if I told you, “No customer is more important than your lowest paid employee?” Most owners or managers would think I was nuts and did not have a clear understanding of workplace realities

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"Brother can you spare a dime?"
"Brother can you spare a dime?"
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The Gas Price Roller Coaster

If you want to build a fire under the American public just raise the price of a gallon of gas. Letters to the editor pour in, sound bites from politicians on the 24/7 news channels demanding action, and fingers pointing blame at everyone from the president to little green men from Mars

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Tom Egelhoff, Host of "Open for Business"
Tom Egelhoff, Host of "Open for Business"
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Open for Business: Should the rich pay more taxes? My next guest say YES.

My guest on the next edition of "Open for Business" says YES.

Nick Hanaur, was one of the first investors in Amazon.com (where he served as adviser to the board until 2000). He founded gear.com (which eventually merged with Overstock

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KMMS Saturday Swap Meet Popularity Growing

In case you missed it, a popular program, featured for many years on 1340 KPRK has returned to Gallatin and Park County.

Every Saturday, 11 AM to Noon, join host Tom Egelhoff for a full hour of "Saturday Swap Meet

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Wall Street Protests Spreads To DC's Freedom Plaza
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Occupy Wallstreet Movement Talks About 99% ers Where Are You

The Occupy Wall Street Movement Talks About the "99%" and the "1%" . . . Here's How to Find Out Your Percent

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