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Footnotes: Goolsbee on Romney’s Tax Plan; PC Makers Taking Lumps; Don’t Mess with Gangster Granny | 08.22.12

Mitt Romney's Tax Plan and the Middle Class [WSJ, Earlier]

Six Reasons My Kid is Better Than Your Kid [DT]

Already Behind The Eight-Ball: Auditors of Broker-Dealers Are A Disaster [Forbes]

If You’ve Got A Problem With Paul Ryan, Say It To Dan Loeb’s Face [DB]

Despite Sales Drop, Dell CFO Is Bullish on Laptops Brian Gladden told analysts Tuesday that he was confident Dell could compete with the increasingly popular tablets and smart phones that he says have taken a bite out of PC sales. He said the company was working hard to stay abreast of the current tablet and mobile-device trend by altering popular products, such as Dell’s Latitude laptop, to make them thinner and more powerful. “We're positioned to be a leader in addressing the emerging corporate [bring your own device] trend with our current notebooks and our upcoming tablets and converged devices,” he said. [CFO]

H-P Swings to Loss on $9 Billion Charge [WSJ]

Local Virgins Say Tim Tebow May Be Able To Remain A Virgin In New York, Reports NYT [Deadspin]

Police: 'Gangster granny' stabs Houston home invasion suspect 73-year-old Margaret Jackson had just gotten home Friday afternoon when her dog heard something outside. She said he kept running back and forth. She looked out the back window and said she saw a teen trying to break into her home, so she came up with a plan. She grabbed a pair of scissors, a big BBQ knife and went to the backdoor. "I opened the door like this. Real fast. And he was back there. And he came from back there. And he pushed me. We were struggling," said Jackson as she demonstrated the fight. She said the teen then tried to get away. "He was trying to get away. He was pushing on me. He turned around. And when he turned around. That's when he messed up. I got him right in the neck," Jackson said. She said after she stabbed him in the neck, he took off running south on Wayside from her home on Lynette in northeast Houston. "I don't want 'em in here. Cause they come one time and see what's in here and they're coming back. Well he gonna go tell all his friends so they don't come here. Don't go there because you're subject to get killed with a fork!" Jackson said. [KSAT]