THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

In a June 28, 2012 commentary, Jack McHugh of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy recently analyzed what the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) means to the average American. To quote Mr. McHugh: “For Americans, the world has changed. What do the law’s provisions mean for you? For starters, employer-provided insurance is an […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

“We are masters of our own deception.” Bryan Boersma, Rockford Reformed Church’s Associate Pastor, started his sermon last Sunday by attributing this quote to one of his favorite authors, Frederick Buechner. Bryan actually said he thought this was a quote from Mr. Buechner, but couldn’t put his finger on it. I have read some of […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

What is ‘Obamacare’? Last Saturday, I saw a clear example of what causes road rage. I’m not condoning it, but I wouldn’t have been surprised to see an accident occur because of it. After having played two slow-pitch ball games Saturday morning in Kentwood, I was limping my way home on the expressway. Mentally, I […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

A nonpartisan solution I recently attended a conference for Money Concepts, the broker dealer firm that I am associated with for the financial planning portion of my business. One of the speakers was Dan Greenwell, a very successful and longtime associate in the Money Concepts system from Money Concept’s Kentucky Bluegrass Region. Dan titled his […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Affordable Care Act, Social Security In a 5-4 split decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was constitutional. The Court ruled that Congress has the power and authority to create and pass a law that taxes people for not complying with the law. In this case, if a person […]