Have you ever used your credit card and been asked for ID? Did you know this is against the merchant guidelines that govern Visa and MasterCard? MasterCard even has a simple-to-use form where you can alert them if a merchant required ID.
The policy does not make sense to me, especially since I sign the back of all my cards "photo ID required".
One great way to save money is to move to a state/country with low overall taxes. This really works well if you are retired or soon will be. Kudos to Retirement Living Information Center for compiling the data.
States are listed alphabetically in three sections:
The easiest way is to simply ask the banksters for our $16 tillion back. But since the banksters rule the world, I guess we won't get that!
Means test benefits. If you made twice the median salary (approximately $33,000) in your last 5 years of employment, you get reduced benefits.
Eliminate the income limits. Why should you stop paying in just because you made more than $106,800? There are no income limits on medicare.
Do not raise the retirement age. This will only exacerbate the unemployment problem as fewer job openings will occur.
Legalize and tax marijuana. That may be $40 billion to $100 billion in new revenue!
Legalize and tax sports betting. Although only 35 states currently allow "gaming", that number is sure to grow. Adding $50 million to a state budget will help to eliminate the need for federal dollars.
A natural gas based economy. Get fleet vehicles and 18 wheelers running CNG. Get Detroit making those vehicles. And export LNG to other countries (USA nat gas is $3.76 but it can be liquified and sold at $16).
So the next time any politician says "you can't make consumers buy something" give them my examples and ask them to stand up to tyranny!
I know it sounds crazy, but negative yields on governemnt bonds is occurring or has occurred over the last few months!
Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Austria, Finland, Belgium and France had already seen their two-year borrowing costs drop below zero.
A negative yield implies a cost to an investor. Earning a negative yield means the price paid for a bond is above par (100). That is an upfront payment to the debtor!
While Al Gore, Bono, and the United Nations want to place a carbon tax on us, they remain silent about these alternatives:
We can even get the governemt employees who administer food stamp programs to use extreme couponing as well.