Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...
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John Galt wrote:
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Far better than the chimp in the White House.
Just for the record, a chimp is far smarter than a shrub.
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You people are sooooo stupid. Yes, UNCLE SAM will be paying the premiums which will be far less than the staggering cost of the Emergency Room visits previously utilized by "poor folks" without insurance.
"It’s a lose, lose, lose," said Sonal Ambegaokar, a health policy lawyer at the National Immigration Law Center, which advocates for low-income immigrants. She said denying broad insurance coverage to LEGAL immigrants hurt doctors and hospitals financially, prevented patients from getting needed care and increased costs for the health system."
The taxpayers will not be paying the premiums if the workers are offered insurance by their employers, even if they cannot afford the premiums. The workers must pay either the premiums or the Obamacare tax.
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Obama spending $100-Million US taxpayer dollars for ‘Symbolism” on African trip

Barack Obama’s upcoming $100-million African trip will take a virtual entourage to Johannesburg, the same place where thirsty children lined up at the region’s only water spigot as United Nations delegates gorged themselves on steak and lobster, washed down by fine wines at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development...

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/...

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John Galt wrote:
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What does any of that have to do with the average taxpayer?
I'm guessing you never took a course in logic, algebra or geometry.

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Other than getting robbed by the IRS, the lives of Republicans are little affected by politics. We don't depend on the government for much of anything.
Given that taxes are the primary issue, what is the point of big-government Republicans?

I just pointed out that most conservatives benefit the most from tax dollars spent on
FARM SUBSIDIES
OIL SUBSIDIES
THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Have trouble connecting the dots.

conservative states also get more in tax dollars than they put in, while liberal states get less.

conservatives are the real welfare queens in America

“Bill Clinton could have ”

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You people are sooooo stupid. Yes, UNCLE SAM will be paying the premiums which will be far less than the staggering cost of the Emergency Room visits previously utilized by "poor folks" without insurance.
"It’s a lose, lose, lose," said Sonal Ambegaokar, a health policy lawyer at the National Immigration Law Center, which advocates for low-income immigrants. She said denying broad insurance coverage to LEGAL immigrants hurt doctors and hospitals financially, prevented patients from getting needed care and increased costs for the health system."
41 billion was the unpaid cost of emergency room visits last year. How much is O'bama sick care going to cost the country-and still the illegals will be using the emergency rooms. Remember the hospitals get ten times as much in tax breaks than they give in charity.
http://www.ahanews.com/ahanews/jsp/display.js...

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has raised its initial 10 year costs estimates from $940 billion to $1.76 trillion. Since the government has no money of its own, it must take close to a trillion dollars more from tax payers in order to afford the first 10 years of Obamacare. Every year after 2021, Obamacare will cost more than a quarter trillion dollars based on today's estimates. These numbers will only get worse in time because moral hazard will necessarily cause the amount of claims to rise relative to the cost. For example, how much music do you download on bitTorrent (free) vs. iTunes ($1.00/song)?

I 'assume' liberals can do math?

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John Galt wrote:
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Why just "by white people", you bigot?
That's just the way it is.
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LOL. So, you are blaming "low income folks" for working off the books instead of those who are paying them under the table? Typical Rethug. We need to go after the small businesses that are perpetrating this type of tax evasion.
Galt hires an independent contractor (not an employee) to do minor improvements or landscaping at his home and/or business, paying the independent contractor in cash. The independent contractor fails to report this income and pay taxes.

Who is to blame?
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That was another issue brought up by the group last night - how difficult it is to have the courage to break away from the democratic party - for the reasons we all know. They become marginalized like conservatives who don't fall in line and walk in lockstep.
I know. It would seem the hard core right wing extremists just can't do that.

It's not in their genes.
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Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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The Catholic Church helps the poor for all the right reasons with a hands on approach and without forcably taking its members money.
It's done voluntarily - the way helping the poor was intended.
Must be the same way they do pedophilia.
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John Galt wrote:
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The taxpayers will not be paying the premiums if the workers are offered insurance by their employers, even if they cannot afford the premiums. The workers must pay either the premiums or the Obamacare tax.
Not true.

EVERYONE CAN BUY INSURANCE ON THE EXCHANGE.

NO MATTER INCOME. LAW OF THE LAND.

IF YOU DON'T LIKE EMPLOYER PLAN: BUY YOUR OWN ON THE EXCHANGE.

affordable! Guaranteed by law.

Thanks democrats!
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I'm guessing you never took a course in logic, algebra or geometry.
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Other than getting robbed by the IRS, the lives of Republicans are little affected by politics. We don't depend on the government for much of anything.
Given that taxes are the primary issue, what is the point of big-government Republicans?
I just pointed out that most conservatives benefit the most from tax dollars spent on
FARM SUBSIDIES
OIL SUBSIDIES
THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
Have trouble connecting the dots.
conservative states also get more in tax dollars than they put in, while liberal states get less.
conservatives are the real welfare queens in America
The average taxpayer does not benefit from any of those and would prefer that they all be eliminated, with a corresponding reduction in taxes.

Too stupid to understand that?

“fairtax.org”

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<quoted text>That's where the quarter of a trillion dollars worth of fraud comes in. They will be getting a check for subsidiaries and still won't buy health care. But they will be having a hell of a party--another redistribution by the commie O'bama.
The 'tax credits' go to the insurance company not the policy holder.
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LIBERAL Ark. lawmaker gets ONLY home confinement, fine FOR FIXING ELECTIONS
http://www.stuttgartdailyleader.com/apps/pbcs...
Well gee son. Jeff Skilling gets off after robbing this company, stockholders, and employees....

" By Charles Wilbanks /
MoneyWatch/ May 8, 2013, 2:52 PM
Enron's Jeff Skilling may get early prison release
Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling pauses on Oct. 23, 2006, as he answers a question and leaves a federal courthouse in Houston.

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling pauses on Oct. 23, 2006, as he answers a question and leaves a federal courthouse in Houston./ David J. Phillip/AP

(MoneyWatch) Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling could see years taken off his original prison term after the Justice Department said today that it has recommended reducing his sentence.

While U.S. District Judge Sim Lake of the Southern District of Texas must still approve the deal, the convicted felon could walk as early as 2017, meaning his 24-year sentence could be reduced by as much as 10 years.

The Judge set a sentencing hearing for June 21, 2013.

Both prosecutors and the government emphasized that $40 million in restitution, currently held up as Skilling pursued appeals, could be released to victims.

"Today's agreement will put an end to the legal battles surrounding this case," a Justice Department spokesman said in a statement. "Mr. Skilling will no longer be permitted to challenge his conviction for one of the most notorious frauds in American history, and victims of his crime will finally receive the more than $40 million in restitution they are owed. This agreement ensures that Mr. Skilling will be appropriately punished for his crimes and that victims will finally receive the restitution they deserve."

The sentencing reduction was also presented as a milestone by Skilling's legal team. "The proposed agreement brings certainty and finality to a long and painful process," said Daniel Petrocelli, Skilling's lawyer and an attorney at O'Melveny and Myers. "Although the recommended sentence for Jeff would still be more than double that for any other Enron defendant, all of whom have long been out of prison, he will have a chance to get back a meaningful part of his life."

Skilling, along with former CEO Kenneth Lay, transformed Enron into the world's largest energy trading company. Skilling took the reins of the company himself in February 2001, in the process reaping a salary of $132 million a year. But he resigned in August of the same year, citing personal reasons, and began selling massive amounts of Enron shares. The company went bankrupt in December 2001. One of the largest accounting frauds in history, the debacle cost investors and employees billions of dollars, and resulted in the conviction and demise of its auditor, accounting firm Arthur Anderson, an ancillary disaster that also cost thousands of jobs...."

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LOL. So, you are blaming "low income folks" for working off the books instead of those who are paying them under the table? Typical Rethug. We need to go after the small businesses that are perpetrating this type of tax evasion.
No, we need to go to the Fair Tax and eliminate all the tax code problems. It really is that simple.
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That's just the way it is.
Galt refuses to play that game.

If black folks want to refer to themselves by the n-word, then they are fair game.

Too bad.
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I always find it amazing that the conservative right demonizes illegal immigrants, complaining of how much of a parasite they are on our society, but they never mention the people/industries that hire them and make a pretty penny exploiting them.
What's more interesting is these businesses claim they will go out of business if they can't do things off the books.

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Only a clueless Rethug would begrudge a refund to taxpayers because they weren't "authorized" to pay taxes but paid them anyways. Guess she thinks it would be moral to just keep their money.

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fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Are they Americans? These people aren't--bitch up a storm now-I will wait: Other locations on the IG’s Top Ten list for singular addresses that were theoretically used simultaneously by thousands of unauthorized alien workers, included an address in Oxnard, Calif, where the IRS sent 2,507 refunds worth $10,395,874; an address in Raleigh, North Carolina, where the IRS sent 2,408 refunds worth $7,284,212; an address in Phoenix, Ariz., where the IRS sent 2,047 refunds worth $5,558,608; an address in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., where the IRS sent 1,972 refunds worth $2,256,302; an address in San Jose, Calif., where the IRS sent 1,942 refunds worth $5,091,027; and an address in Arvin, Calif., where the IRS sent 1,846 refunds worth $3,298,877. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/irs-sent-4637...
Interesting report, which I'm pretty sure you haven't read, only copied some conservative talking points

so from the little I've read, there has been a problem with the process since its inception in 1996 (Republicans controlled both Houses of Congress and enacted the change to the tax code)

upon complaints by 2 IRS employees, the IRS launched an investigation.

the number of ITIN's being turned down has increased since CY 2008

the IG reported there are serious problems
7 of the 9 recommendations of the report have been adopted by the IRS.

so what have we learned

there is a problem with the tax code, has been since 1996. nothing was done to fix the problem until the Obama administration.

BTW, I wouldn't give credit to the White House politicians for correcting the problem, I'll bet is the career bureaucrats....

oh, and I'm pretty sure the same problem was happening under the Bush administration, only they failed to investigate it
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John Galt wrote:
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If the parents work, the children will have food without taxpayer funding.
The term "disabled" is meaningless in today's society, completely trivialized.
Not if the company takes their money away by force....

Pa. woman sues McDonald's store owners over prepaid debit card used for wages
Natalie Gunshannon worked at a Shavertown, Pa., McDonald's location when she learned that the franchise required employees to accept payment on a J.P. Morgan Chase payroll card. But the card, she contends, imposes fees on virtually every transaction, creating a monetary and physical barrier to her hard-earned cash.
By Sasha Goldstein / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, June 17, 2013, 8:44 PM
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Natalie Gunshannon holds a copy of a lawsuit filed by her attorneys against a McDonald’s franchise owner. The single mother, who worked briefly at a northeastern Pennsylvania franchise, said she was suing the owners after she was given a fee-laden debit card and told that she must use it to access her earnings.
Mark Moran/AP
Natalie Gunshannon holds a copy of a lawsuit filed by her attorneys against a McDonald’s franchise owner. The single mother, who worked briefly at a northeastern Pennsylvania franchise, said she was suing the owners after she was given a fee-laden debit card and told that she must use it to access her earnings.

She asked for paper - but all they offered was plastic.

A Pennsylvania woman is now suing the McDonald's franchise that refused to pay her by check and instead insisted on employees using payroll debit cards.

RELATED: SUIT FILED AGAINST RECORD LABEL'S RIGHTS TO 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY'

"I'm looking for the pay I am owed and for them to understand there has to be an option," Natalie Gunshannon, 27, told the Citizen's Voice newspaper.

Gunshannon worked less than a month at the Shavertown McDonald's location when she learned that the franchise required employees to accept payment on a J.P. Morgan Chase payroll card. But the card, she contends, imposes fees on virtually every transaction, creating a monetary and physical barrier to her hard-earned cash. Among the costs, according to her lawsuit:$1.50 for an ATM withdrawal,$5 for over-the-counter cash withdrawals and $1 to check the balance. There's even a charge to pay a bill online or if the card is lost or stolen.

RELATED: STOP-FRISK SUIT MAY BRING FEDERAL MONITOR TO NYPD

"When they work hard and earn their wages, why should they have to pay fees to collect their rightful wages?" her attorney, Mike Cefalo, told the Wilkes Barre Times-Leader.

Gunshannon, a single mother, made $7.44 an hour during her three weeks at the fast-food chain. Minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Coupled with the fees, Gunshannon says she was not making enough money. And when she asked to be paid another way, the franchise's owner allegedly told her the card was the only option.

RELATED: WAITER SUES COLUMBIA OVER STOLEN TIPS

"I need to receive all the money I earn," she said. "I can't afford to lose even a few dollars per paycheck. I just think people should be paid fairly and not have to pay fees to get their wages."....
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OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
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Not true.
EVERYONE CAN BUY INSURANCE ON THE EXCHANGE.
NO MATTER INCOME. LAW OF THE LAND.
IF YOU DON'T LIKE EMPLOYER PLAN: BUY YOUR OWN ON THE EXCHANGE.
affordable! Guaranteed by law.
Thanks democrats!
Here is the dirty little secret.

If your employer offers you a qualified plan and you decline, you can still buy insurance on the exchange, but you are ineligible for any subsidy, regardless of income.

Check it out before you respond and make a bigger fool of yourself than you obviously are.

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