Federal woes are just the beginning. States and cities also will have to raise taxes to stay afloat.
The younger you are, the better a deal it may be to convert in 2010.
Celebrities face tax liens, foreclosure or more for failing to pay federal and state levies.
Birth control, Viagra, counseling and other items are all deductible.
Threats up against employees of agency, which merely enforces the laws that Congress makes.
For tax savings, you have to itemize, give to qualified charities and save receipts.
Private mortgage insurance protects lender, but at least it's deductible.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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