Mr. Hank Adler is an Assistant Professor at Chapman University. He was in public accounting for almost thirty-four years, the last twenty as a top partner at Deloitte & Touche.
Mr. Adler serves on several corporate and community boards of directors. His research has been published by Prentice Hall and Tax Magazine. His interests include theories of taxation and board governance.
Several years ago, I wrote a novel entitled From Three to Five about a third party candidate who was so frustrated with the candidates of the two major parties, both coming from the distant wings of their parties, that he determined to run for the presidency as a moderate third party candidate.
"Ronald Reagan is another example. He is so smooth and so effective as a performer that he completely won over the American people. Only now, nearly seven years later, are people beginning to question whether there's anything beneath that smile." The author of this quote is Donald Trump. It can be found in his book: The Art of the Deal.
Questions Number 1 & 2 for any campaign political debate: In 2018, the employers of tens of millions of taxpayers from union members to city employees to self employed individuals will face a 40% tax on health insurance benefits that are currently received by their employees tax-free. Will you attempt to repeal this tax or accept the reality that companies will be unable to afford to pay this tax and therefore healthcare benefits will be reduced or healthcare costs will be increased for tens of millions of Americans?
Kate's Law is nothing more than common sense. Let's increase the risk of returning to the United States for a convicted felon.
Dictionary.com defines shallowness as: lacking depth, superficial.
Immediately, Congress should pass very straight forward, concise and meaningful changes to Obamacare.
This week, the President resorted to name calling in an effort to influence (intimidate) the Supreme Court of the United States to rule in favor of the government in King v Burwell.
Last week, the Los Angeles City Council approved an increase in the legally required minimum wage to result in a minimum wage of $15.00 per hour by 2020.
Today, the Obama Administration announced that it had finalized its nuclear agreement with Iran and had agreed to sell the Iranian government a wide range of nuclear weapons and specific delivery systems with a range of less than eight hundred miles.
The Internal Revenue Code is a mess. In this, most agree. Marco Rubio has announced his plan to reform the Internal Revenue Code and each Republican candidate will undoubtedly follow quickly with their own particular plan.
King v. Burwell: We are all following the Supreme Court case challenging the Administration's ignoring of the ObamaCare requirement that individuals can only get Federal subsidies for their health insurance if the state in which they reside forms a state exchange.
The President is a whirlwind of tax ideas these days. Last week, he proposed to punish individuals who were trying to save money for college by taxing the profits in Section 529 plans that were designed to encourage individuals to save for college.
Let's assume George and Ethel, two teachers, purchased their Southern California home in 1966 for $45,000.
Ignorance may be bliss for individuals on individual issues. Ignorance of civics by what may be a majority of young voters is a disaster.
The so-called Obamacare Cadillac Tax is scheduled to begin on January 1, 2018. It is a 40% non-deductible tax on the cost of medical insurance plans that exceed "predetermined thresholds".
The key is for Republicans to tailor their legislation and their legislative timing to insure that there are parts of every piece of legislation that appeal to working voters. This has to start with the first three pieces of legislation taken up by the new Congress.
Let's be clear here, if there is an age, gender or diversity gap, this should be a problem for the Democrats, not Republicans.
How did it happen that the President of the United States became impotent? It happened when the states went off the rails and determined to ignore Federal laws and the President did nothing.
Over the past several years, I have written at least a dozen columns on Townhall.com regarding individual and specific issues with Obamacare. This week, I attended a meeting to learn about my employer's plan to deal with our Preferred Provider Organization (our PPO health insurance plan).
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein is having his Andy Warhol moment.