Nine Key Things Next President Should Do To Fix The Economy: Brookings

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MMM Newsletter and Website Header 10.2.15I hope you had a great weekend! This painful presidential campaign is almost over!

LRPC’s Monday Morning Minute for this week, “Nine Key Things Next President Should Do To Fix The Economy: Brookings” (presented below) comes to you courtesy of ThinkAdvisor. As an independent, objective Registered Investment Advisory firm, Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC has access to research from many sources. Be assured that I will share enlightening, useful information with you each week. If you are short on time, make sure you review each of the nine points to see if any are of interest.

Our next President will face many challenges. This piece focuses on those related to the economy and references an important study from the Brookings Institution.

Have a wonderful week!

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Nine Key Things Next President Should Do To Fix The Economy: Brookings

By Bernice Napach, ThinkAdvisor

Although the economy hasn’t always been the focus of the current vicious and protracted presidential campaign, it will be among the most important challenges facing the next president.

With that in mind, the liberal-leaning Brookings Institution has issued a series of reports on issues related to the economy the next president will face, including recommended solutions. We’ve consolidated them into nine issues, ranging from fixing crumbling infrastructure to creating jobs for the poor and middle class, reforming health care and addressing the swelling levels of college debt. [Read more…]

Where The Presidential Candidates Stand On Key Investor Issues

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MMM Newsletter and Website Header 10.2.15I hope you had a great weekend! We are at just about peak color here in southeast Wisconsin.

LRPC’s Monday Morning Minute for this week, “Where The Presidential Candidates Stand On Key Investor Issues” (presented below) comes to you courtesy of Schwab. As an independent, objective Registered Investment Advisory firm, Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC has access to research from many sources. Be assured that I will share enlightening, useful information with you each week. This is a short piece I believe everyone can read in less than 60 seconds.

It’s getting to happen soon. The Presidential election will occur in three weeks. Time to start honing in on the issues that are important to you. This piece focuses on the economic and investment policies of the two presidential candidates.

Have a wonderful week!

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Where The Presidential Candidates Stand On Key Investor Issues

By Michael Townsend

As the presidential campaign has descended into an unprecedented exchange of personal attacks and scorched-earth tactics, it has begun to feel like the two presidential candidates rarely say much about what they would actually focus on if they were elected.

But amidst the mud-slinging and name-calling, the second debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump did feature discussions of several issues important to investors, including two issues — health care and energy — that received almost no attention during the first debate.

While commentary on the scandals that have roiled the race is easy to find, at Schwab we are trying to keep our eye on the implications for investors. To that end, here’s a brief summary of where the presidential candidates stand, based on their comments on the campaign trail and in the debates, on several issues of importance to investors: [Read more…]

Taxes: How Trump, Clinton Proposals Compare

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MMM Newsletter and Website Header 10.2.15

I hope you had a great weekend and you are enjoying the cooler fall weather!

LRPC’s Monday Morning Minute for this week, “Taxes: How Trump, Clinton Proposals Compare” (presented below) comes to you courtesy of Schwab. As an independent, objective Registered Investment Advisory firm, Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC has access to research from many sources. Be assured that I will share informative and relevant information with you each week. This is a short piece I believe everyone can read in less than 60 seconds.

Tax policy differences, and similarities, can be some of the most important criteria we use to judge who we are going to vote for. Take a look below at Schwab’s analysis of the two Presidential candidates current approaches to taxes.

Have a wonderful week!

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Taxes: How Trump, Clinton Proposals Compare

By Michael Townsend, Charles Schwab

On Capitol Hill, both parties seem to agree: The tax code needs an overhaul. They just have totally different ideas about what kind of system should replace it.

The last major reform to the tax code was in 1986. That doesn’t mean there haven’t been changes since then. In fact, lawmakers have amended the code thousands of times — resulting in the complicated and confusing system we have today.

So what are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump proposing to do about it? They’re proposing a lot, but beware: tax reform is never easy. Presidents can call for tax changes, but the nitty gritty of writing tax law is the responsibility of Congress. And with Congress likely to remain closely divided along party lines, a tax overhaul, if it occurs at all, will almost certainly look quite different from the candidates’ initial proposals.

But the president has the ability to shape debate on key issues like tax reform, so it’s worth comparing what those proposals look like. Here’s how the two candidates’ plans stack up: [Read more…]