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Posted on Tue, Oct 12, 2010 12:55

I see someone took liberties with my original "Are you sorry you voted for Obama" huh? 41% of those who did have "voter remorse".


Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. President Ronald Reagan

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Posted on Mon, Oct 11, 2010 08:16

Quoting Teresa1020:

...the "stupid people" can't bankrupt America.


I agree. It's the so called "smart ones" we have to worry about...

 

 



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Posted on Sat, Oct 09, 2010 20:31

...the "stupid people" can't bankrupt America.


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Posted on Sun, Aug 15, 2010 09:43

READ IT AND WEEP

 

In just six months, the largest tax hikes in the history of America will take effect.  They will hit families and small businesses in three great waves on January 1, 2011:

First Wave: Expiration of 2001 and 2003 Tax Relief

In 2001 and 2003, the GOP Congress enacted several tax cuts for investors, small business owners, and families.

These will all expire on January 1, 2011:

Personal income tax rates will rise.  The top income tax rate will rise from 35 to 39.6 percent (this is also the rate at which two-thirds of small business profits are taxed).  The lowest rate will rise from 10 to 15 percent.  All the rates in between will also rise.  Itemized deductions and personal exemptions will again phase out, which has the same mathematical effect as higher marginal tax rates.  The full list of marginal rate hikes is below:

- The 10% bracket rises to an expanded 15%
- The 25% bracket rises to 28%
- The 28% bracket rises to 31%
- The 33% bracket rises to 36%
- The 35% bracket rises to 39.6%

Higher taxes on marriage and family.  The "marriage penalty" (narrower tax brackets for married couples) will return from the first dollar of income.  The child tax credit will be cut in half from $1000 to $500 per child.  The standard deduction will no longer be doubled for married couples relative to the single level.  The dependent care and adoption tax credits will be cut.

The return of the Death Tax.  This year, there is no death tax.  For those dying on or after January 1 2011, there is a 55 percent top death tax rate on estates over $1 million.  A person leaving behind two homes and a retirement account could easily pass along a death tax bill to their loved ones.

Higher tax rates on savers and investors.  The capital gains tax will rise from 15 percent this year to 20 percent in 2011.  The dividends tax will rise from 15 percent this year to 39.6 percent in 2011.  These rates will rise another 3.8 percent in 2013.

Second Wave: Obamacare

There are over twenty new or higher taxes in Obamacare.  Several will first go into effect on January 1, 2011.  They include:

The "Medicine Cabinet Tax"  Thanks to Obamacare, Americans will no longer be able to use health savings account (HSA), flexible spending account (FSA), or health reimbursement (HRA) pre-tax dollars to purchase non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines (except insulin).

The "Special Needs Kids Tax"  This provision of Obamacare imposes a cap on flexible spending accounts (FSAs) of $2500 (Currently, there is no federal government limit).  There is one group of FSA owners for whom this new cap will be particularly cruel and onerous: parents of special needs children. There are thousands of families with special needs children in the United States and many of them use FSAs to pay for special needs education. Tuition rates at one leading school that teaches special needs children in Washington, D.C. (National Child Research Center) can easily exceed $14,000 per year.  Under tax rules, FSA dollars can be used to pay for this type of special needs education.

The HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike.  This provision of Obamacare increases the additional tax on non-medical early withdrawals from an HSA from 10 to 20 percent, disadvantaging them relative to IRAs and other tax- advantaged accounts, which remain at 10 percent.

Third Wave: The Alternative Minimum Tax and Employer Tax Hikes

When Americans prepare to file their tax returns in January of 2011, they'll be in for a nasty surprise-the AMT won't be held harmless, and       many tax relief provisions will have expired.  The major items include:

The AMT will ensnare over 28 million families, up from 4 million last year. According to the left-leaning Tax Policy Center, Congress' failure to index the AMT will lead to an explosion of AMT taxpaying families-rising from 4 million last year to 28.5 million.  These families will have to calculate their tax burdens twice, and pay taxes at the higher level.  The AMT was created in 1969 to ensnare a handful of taxpayers.

Small business expensing will be slashed and 50% expensing will disappear. Small businesses can normally expense (rather than slowly-deduct, or "depreciate") equipment purchases up to $250,000.  This will be cut all the way down to $25,000.  Larger businesses can expense half of their purchases of equipment.  In January of 2011, all of it will have to be "depreciated."

Taxes will be raised on all types of businesses.  There are literally scores of tax hikes on business that will take place.  The biggest is the loss of the "research and experimentation tax credit," but there are many, many others.  Combining high marginal tax rates with the loss of this tax relief will cost jobs.

Tax Benefits for Education and Teaching Reduced.  The deduction for tuition and fees will not be available.  Tax credits for education will be limited. Teachers will no longer be able to deduct classroom expenses.  Coverdell Education Savings Accounts will be cut.  Employer-provided educational assistance is curtailed.  The student loan interest deduction will be disallowed for hundreds of thousands of families.

Charitable Contributions from IRAs no longer allowed.  Under current law, a retired person with an IRA can contribute up to $100,000 per year directly to a charity from their IRA.  This contribution also counts toward an annual "required minimum distribution."  This ability will no longer be there.

{The above is from: http://www.atr.org/six-months-untilbr-​largest-tax-hikes-a5171##ixzz0sY8waPq1 }


Now your insurance is INCOME on your W2's......

Starting in 2011, (next year folks), your W-2 tax form sent by your employer will be increased to show the value of whatever health insurance you are given by the company. It does not matter if that's a private concern or governmental body of some sort.  If you're retired?  So what. Your gross will go up by the amount of insurance you get.

You will be required to pay taxes on a large sum of money that you have never seen.  Take your tax form you just finished and see what $15,000 or $20,000 additional gross does to your tax debt.  That's what you'll pay next year.  For many, it also puts you into a new higher bracket so it's even worse.

This is how the government is going to buy insurance for the 15% that  don't have insurance and it's only part of the tax increases.

Not believing this???  Here is a research of the summaries.....

On page 25 of 29: TITLE IX REVENUE PROVISIONS- SUBTITLE A: REVENUE OFFSET PROVISIONS -(sec. 9001, as modified by sec. 10901) Sec.9002  "requires employers to include in the W-2 form of each employee the aggregate cost of applicable employer sponsored group health coverage that is excludable from the employees gross income."

Joan Pryde is the senior tax editor for the Kiplinger letters.  Go to Kiplingers and read about 13 tax changes that could affect you.  Number 3 is what is above.



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Posted on Fri, Jul 23, 2010 08:23

According to the polls more and more people are sorry they voted for him. He now has an approval rating in the low 40% area and dropping. If he ran against any Generic Republican today he would lose by 3 points. I doubt if even Shirley Sherrod would still vote for him after she climbs out from under the bus. Every day that passes, exposes Obama's administration for what it is; A bunch of bumbling incompetents complete with a Secretary of the Treasury who cannot even calculate his own taxes correctly. All Bush's fault I imagine...



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Posted on Sat, Jul 17, 2010 07:40

Quoting deke7344

Very eloquent but as long as you value opinion over fact you will invariably arrive at the wrong conclusion. Jindal is trying to protect the LA shoreline, he has no jurisidiction beyond that and has a 75% approval rating from his constituents. Brewer has no responsibility to protect the AZ border and, as a matter of fact, she is prohibited from doing so. She is responsible for trying to reduce crime in AZ. SB1070 says that if an officer of the law is performing his duty in reducing crime he is allowed to enforce Federal Immigration Law. 70% of her constituents support her. A recent MSNBC poll asked whether you support or reject the AZ Law... after 2 million votes 95% support the law. The DOJ in the form of Eric Holder is suing AZ over the law. The don't say it's unconstitutional, the don't say it promotes racial profiling... what they say is that it preempts the Federal Law. It's almost identical to the ACLU suit and need not have been filed. I hope this gets to the Supreme Court because there is a precedence going back to 1976.. U.S. Supreme Court De Canas v. Bica, 424 U.S. 351 (1976) De Canas v. Bica No. 74-882 Argued December 16, 1975 Decided February 25, 1976 424 U.S. 351 Syllabus Section 2805(a) of the California Labor Code, which prohibits an employer from knowingly employing an alien who is not entitled to lawful residence in the United States if such employment would have an adverse effect on lawful resident workers, held not to be unconstitutional as a regulation of immigration or as being preempted under the Supremacy Clause by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Pp. 424 U. S. 354-365. (a) Standing alone, the fact that aliens are the subject of a state statute does not render it a regulation of immigration. Even if such local regulation has some purely speculative and indirect impact on immigration, it does not thereby become a constitutionally proscribed regulation of immigration that Congress itself would be powerless to authorize or approve. Pp. 424 U. S. 354-356. In De Canas v. Bica, 424 U.S. 351, 356-357 (1976), the unanimous U.S. Supreme Court reversed a finding of unconstitutionality of California Labor Code Ann. § 2805(a), which provided that: "[N]o employer shall knowingly employ an alien who is not entitled to lawful residence in the United States if such employment would have an adverse effect on lawful resident workers." The Court, in an opinion written by Justice William Brennan, rejected claims that § 2805(a) is unconstitutional either because it is an attempt to regulate immigration and naturalization or because it is preempted under the Supremacy Clause, Art. VI, cl. 2, of the U.S. Constitution, by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 66 Stat. 163, as amended, 8 U.S.C. § 1101 et seq., the comprehensive federal statutory scheme for regulation of immigration and naturalization. The DOJ, however, dropped the suit against the New Black Panther's intimidation of voters in Philadelphia during the 2008 election. They were in full garb, carrying night sticks and blocking the way into the polling place. Have you seen the video?


This is the comment I was referring to in my earlier response below.


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Posted on Sat, Jul 17, 2010 07:39

Quoting deke7344

Thanks for your clear, concise and complete answer to how the New Black Panther incident relates to the AZ law... you know, the one that reinforces Federal Immigration Law. Oh, wait a minute... you never answered the question... just some more gobble-de-gook about "off task" and "late" and "judiciary process" the "small err". Do you think you're inability to answer a simple question is why you never learned much of what you were taught.

With all due respect deke7344, your response to BrownB09’s comment is not only very impolite and arrogant according to my humble opinion, it is also an indisputably condescending attempt of you to question her abilities trying to force someone to answer a question that has only been a rhetoric construction fabricated by yourself in the first place. Lets simply recall the fact that it was you, who made the connection by trying to relate the New Black Panther incident and the AZ law in your own comment made on July the 7th. In the very same comment you also brought up the DOJ and Eric Holder, went on citing the 1976 US. Supreme Court Decision De Canas v. Bica, 424 U.S. 351 (1976) as precedence and finished your comment by making the following remark: “The DOJ, however, dropped the suit against the New Black Panther's intimidation of voters in Philadelphia during the 2008 election. They were in full garb, carrying night sticks and blocking the way into the polling place. Have you seen the video?” I will quote the entire comment form July the 7th above this response for accuracy. As I see it from my perspective it is clearly you and not BrownB09 being off task. And it is you owing us readers an explanation how the “New Black Panther incident” relates to the AZ law as signed by Governor Brewer AZ SB1070 as amended by HB2162. While BrownB09 was making relevant statements focusing on the issues of discussion you clearly failed doing so by merely pursuing your own agendas. JMO, of course.


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Posted on Mon, Jul 05, 2010 12:48

I am about to make a worthless comment as I couldn't give you the details of all his plans and decisions he has made. I don't explore American politics in great depth. However, I prefer Obama over Bush. These are unpopular times but I feel Obama is genuine and speaks from the heart. He is not there to destroy America. In the UK, I am so glad David Cameron is our Prime Minister. The labour government has messed up our country badly. Yet he is criticised about budget cuts, job losses etc. That is what has to be done in order to sort the country out. Far too many people are working for the state. Far too many claim benefits who are fit and capable of working. Cameron is going to do the right thing but he is going to be so unpopular. I believe we all need to learn to live within our means. We were just fooling ourselves by borrowing so much for a lifestyle we cannot afford. sarah :-)


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Posted on Fri, Jul 02, 2010 13:22

Mark Levin is definitely Spot On!! He is indeed...the Great One! I cant find the words to adequately describe my disgust for Obama and co conspirators . I just hope the Constitution can withstand the constant barrage of efforts to this administration and Majority in Congress to destroy it..


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Posted on Fri, Jul 02, 2010 08:02

The guy is so out of touch with reality that it is frightening. According to polls Americans reject his handling of the important issues by a 2 to 1 margin. He thinks the economy is doing better but another 125K jobs were lost. He thinks the border is secure but yesterday the El Paso City Hall was hit by bullets fired from the Mexican side of the border. The mayor of Nogales, AZ. was recently threatened by Mexican drug lords. The oil spill is still polluting the Gulf and after 70 plus days Obama finally agreed to let foreign ships join the clean-up efforts. Keep your eyes on the Blago trial. It will lead to the White House...



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Posted on Thu, Jul 01, 2010 18:24

The problems we face as a nation today run far deeper and longer than just the current presidency. For years, we've been printing money, as needed, based on no actual value, which means that commerce needs to be able to gain an interest on it in order to stay ahead. After paying off the "real" bad guys, we're in it deeper and worse than ever and, according to new data, we are headed into another recession. I'm not going to say anything for or against Obama. Anyone who wants to make it a race issue, well, the man is half-white and was raised in an almost white family--claims that he is Muslim and was never born in the U.S., have already been disproved. Bush was the tip of an iceberg. Obama may be another one. Only history will bear that out. But the fact remains that we are living on money that does not exist and that is the cause of states and countries going bankrupt. Oops, I'm new, so please forgive me if I've treaded on anyone's feet! And, BTW, I *loved* the blonde joke! Peace, Dianne


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Posted on Thu, Jul 01, 2010 14:36

How fortunate we are to have you teaching. Hang in there, Lynncat, many of us appreciate you ...and your comments here!


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Posted on Thu, Jul 01, 2010 14:35

Lynncat: You are in a great profession. My hat is off to you. And your comments were met with a great deal more respect here. Male insecurity pops up with the likes of shallow, hateful comments. Ignore such insecure jerks.


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Posted on Thu, Jul 01, 2010 06:45

Todays jobless number should convince even the strongest Obama supporter that this administrations economic policy is not working. More people out of work. Taxes going up along with unemployment and the Feds spending money in a manner that would embarrass even the drunkest of sailors. It's impossible to figure out where to invest money in the current environment. Even the Europeans have figured out that you don't get out of a hole by digging it deeper. November is only 4 months away. It can't get here too soon...



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Posted on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 06:51

Racism goes two ways Shaz. There are people who would say if you didn't vote for Obama you are a racist, if you criticize him you are a racist and even if you voted for him, but you currently wish that you didn't you're also a racist. There will always be those people who dislike someone because of their race, religion or sexual orientation but I think they are a small minority. I think that the present anti Obama feelings are mainly because as candidate Obama he promised everything to everyone but as President Obama he has not been able to deliver. He is a victim of his own creation of expectations so great that no individual could ever hope to fulfil them.



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Posted on Sun, Jun 27, 2010 20:42

Quoting billzeke

When will the Obama Administration accept responsibility for their own incompetence and stop blaming everyone else??? Obama has only two or three competent people in his entire hierarchy. Sec. Gates, Gen. Petraeus and possibly Hillary Clinton. Gates and Petraeus were originally Bush selections. Hillary Clinton is probably setting herself up to wrest the 2012 Dem. nomination away from her boss. Obama's own selection to head the Afghan War, Gen. McChrystal had to be recalled for insubordination and disparaging the administration that gave him his job. Documenting failure is the easiest thing in the world to do. Obama is quite good at that...



Bill i respect your opinion, even though I dont agree with you all that much. Our entire government is one huge mess. I thought Hilary would have made a better president but knew she couldnt get the nomination. Honestly, think that racism IS playing a huge part on how people see Pres Obama. Probably not you...but if one goes around reading blogs and news comments..it truly is sickening the thing s that are being said. Illiterate rednecks spouting how the devil put O in office ,,how he " needs to be offed"........ it turns my stomach. I am FAR MORE afraid of uneducated stupid people than I am of this admin.


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Posted on Sun, Jun 27, 2010 09:50

When will the Obama Administration accept responsibility for their own incompetence and stop blaming everyone else??? Obama has only two or three competent people in his entire hierarchy. Sec. Gates, Gen. Petraeus and possibly Hillary Clinton. Gates and Petraeus were originally Bush selections. Hillary Clinton is probably setting herself up to wrest the 2012 Dem. nomination away from her boss. Obama's own selection to head the Afghan War, Gen. McChrystal had to be recalled for insubordination and disparaging the administration that gave him his job. Documenting failure is the easiest thing in the world to do. Obama is quite good at that...



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Posted on Sat, Jun 26, 2010 11:39

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Different time, different place. There will always be radicals on both the left and the right. Kennedy was hated.... by the Russians... by the Cubans who felt abandoned after the Bay of Pigs debacle... and he was hated by right wing nutcases. The press wasn't quite as incediary as it is today.. and it wasn't "in your face 24/7" Kennedy was much more charismatic than BO and he was a certified war hero. He, like Barry O, appealed to America's youth... it was Camelot, what we have now is Beowulf. A movie "PT 109" was made about Kennedy's heroism in WWII. will they ever make a movie of BO's heroism as a community organizer in Chitown? Hell, with his youthful associations he wouldn't even have been able to get into the Army and he certainly would not have been able to get a security clearance. The country is going bankrupt. It's not going to affect me in my lifetime but I fear for my kids and grandkids and whether they'll be able to survive all of this spending without any growth in GDP. Federal employees will be getting a substantial raise this year while Soc. Security recipients will not get a Cola because inflation has been flat. The private sector is losing jobs while the Fed continues to hire more and more people. The private sector is experiencing pay cuts and cuts in benefits while the Public sector continues to amass increased perks and outrageous pensions. Our national debt reached $13 Trillion over Memorial day. I'm expecting 2 little baby grandaughters in August. Their share of the national debt will be $42,000. While I'm in favor of providing a safety net for those who fall upon hard times, it seems that for some, being on the public dole is a career choice. Just recently it was reported that $8M in housing credits for new homeowners went to incarcerated inmates. It would be tragic if O was assassinated. With a history of brain aneurysms, Biden's head would explode and then we would be blessed with Queen Nancy Pelosi as our President. God help America.


well B,,i was around when JFK met his end and in fact I saw Jack Ruby kill LH Oswald on live television. WHY is it that everyone has forgotten that Pres Obama INHERITED a bankrupt nation ? Old Bushy boy was the one who let all this happen over the last 8 years. Pres O took BOLD moves to keep us out of a full fledged depression.That took balls and guts that geo never exhibited. And lets not forget who it was that threw us into yet another impossible to win bunch of wars. It was not Pres Obama. Whats the figure now of DAILY COSTS to fight that idiots misbegotten hunt for Weapons of Mass Destruction ??? If we were not in that stupid useless mess, we would NOT be bankrupt. AND WHY IS it that you republicans conveniently FORGET all this stuff ? The mortgage meltdown was ALREADY in full swing before the elections...another inherited debacle from the Bush Admin. The World and our Nation did not start the day Pres Obama took office. The massive problems and ruined economy were ALREADY here. and as one of those who required public aid in the last year ..I can tell you,,precious few of us have made a career out of being destitute. NO aid I am aware of ( after a diligent and necessary hunt to find help) comes even close to providing for e the basic needs of a human being. Want to know the HUGE figure that a person on General Assistance gets per month in CA ??? Its $ 28.00 A MONTH. and it costs more than that to travel to the offices and pay for parking ! oh and dont forget,,GA HAS to be paid back via signing over your tax return and ALL your assets BEFORE they tell you how much ( little ) it is ! iTs very easy to be an armchair President. Personally, i think its a crappy job with bad hours and low pay and NO real time off ever.


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Posted on Sat, Jun 26, 2010 08:41

Great post Deke. Your grand daughters are going to need a nice allowance to cover that debt as is my Godson the Jaimster. Obama is over his head in this job and almost 2/3 of the citizenry now realize it according to recent polls. Obama is a pretty show horse. Problem is "a pretty horse don't pull the wagon." I think the Blago trial in Chicago is going to be his undoing. His own little Watergate. I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up being impeached.  



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Posted on Wed, Jun 23, 2010 09:25

a lot of people hated John F Kennedy too, SO much that he was assassinated. I think a great many people in this country are very racist and hate Pres Obama because he is black. I have been reading all kinds of blogs and internet chats,,comments on news stories.... what I am starting to believe is that RACE IS the underlying issue. Obama is a great man ,one of vision and courage. regardless of what you think of him politically. People on this very site had been making jokes about having him killed. How is that helpful ? People dont want change,,they want to bitch and moan and cry poor little me...and as long as nothing encroaches on THEM ,,well, then F- the rest of the world. CHANGE IS hard . Period. Id like to see ANY of you get off YOUR own backside and go out and DO something about ANY problem. ANd try to do it with about 3/8th's of those you have to work with fighting against you. Good luck with that. How many of you got rid of your gas guzzlers ? Or how many of you WALK to the market to pick up that quart of milk or beer ?? ITS EASY to bit*h about all that is wrong with the country. spouting out hate is NOT productive. What is wrong with this country is that far too many dont give a rats ass about anyone or anything OTHER than themselves. Throwing money at a charity after a disaster DOES NOT COUNT.


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