Economics and Investing:

And you thought the upcoming 39.8% Federal tax rate sounded bad… Did you see this cliff coming? Ranchers, farmers brace for ‘death tax’ impact. The exemption drops from $3.5 million $1 million, and the rate jumps to a confiscatory 55%.

B.B. sent: Peter Schiff: Dollar Collapse Before Obama’s Out

I missed this when it aired last June: CNBC pundits admit we’re all slaves to the central bankers.

Items from The Economatrix:

Ron Paul On Secession

No Surprise!  Jobless Claims Up 78,000 Week After Election; Pennsylvania, Ohio Worst Hit

John Galta:  Gold Will Move $500 Per Ounce Per Major City

Europe’s Economy Returns To Recession