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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And on to 2014:

17. Individual Mandate Excise Tax (Jan 2014): Starting in 2014, anyone not buying “qualifying” health insurance must pay an income surtax according to the higher of the following:

obamatax

Of course, there are exemptions (Catholics need not apply regardless of what it says):

Exemptions for religious objectors, undocumented immigrants, prisoners, those earning less than the poverty line, members of Indian tribes, and hardship cases (determined by HHS). Bill: PPACA; Page: 317-337

“Undocumented immigrants” get a bye … more of the DREAM Act?

18. Employer Mandate Tax (Jan 2014): If an employer does not offer health coverage, and at least one employee qualifies for a health tax credit, the employer must pay an additional non-deductible tax of $2000 for all full-time employees. Applies to all employers with 50 or more employees. If any employee actually receives coverage through the exchange, the penalty on the employer for that employee rises to $3000. If the employer requires a waiting period to enroll in coverage of 30-60 days, there is a $400 tax per employee ($600 if the period is 60 days or longer). Bill: PPACA; Page: 345-346

Combined score of individual and employer mandate tax penalty:$65 billion/10 years

19. Tax on Health Insurers ($60.1 bil/Jan 2014): Annual tax on the industry imposed relative to health insurance premiums collected that year. Phases in gradually until 2018. Fully-imposed on firms with $50 million in profits. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,986-1,993
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Republican shutdown.

Republican shutdown.

Hurting the working folks again.

RIGHT WING LIARS!

Every Republican a giant ddddoouucchhee baggggg!

Chase them off the forum......

THEY CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH.

ABOUT THE SCUMBAGGGS THEY ARE!
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RealDave wrote:
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Nafta:
1) Negotiated by George HEW Bush
2) Signed by George HS Bush
3) Not ratified in the Senate (thanks to Democrats)
4) A bill enacting the items was passed with a majority of Republicans voting yes & a majority of Democrats voting no
5) Signed by Clinton.
But hey, keep running through the streets screaming " OMG OMG Clinton NAFTA OMG OMG OMG"
ARe you really that GD stupid?
Treaties like NAFTA are essential in a world economy.

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And 2018:

20. Excise Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans ($32 bil/Jan 2018): Starting in 2018, new 40 percent excise tax on “Cadillac” health insurance plans ($10,200 single/$27,500 family). Higher threshold ($11,500 single/$29,450 family) for early retirees and high-risk professions. CPI +1 percentage point indexed. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,941-1,956

At this point, we’re very near if not past half a trillion dollars in new taxes.

Never mind the perverse incentives Dale outlines in his post about ObamaCare and the fact that they’ll work very hard to make it one of the largest failures in American history. Imagine the horrific effect these taxes will have on the middle class, on investment, on innovation and, frankly, on the level of care. Not to mention the drain on a very shaky economy (and the possibility of Taxmageddon hitting as well).

This is the pig-in-the-poke a Democratic Congress passed and the Supreme Court upheld yesterday.

Really something to celebrate, isn’t it?

~McQ

I see at least 5. Medical equipment tax being one.
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Galt?

Behind your momma's apron?

Dck hole.

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7. Medicine Cabinet Tax ($5 bil/Jan 2011): Americans no longer 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). Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,957-1,959
8. HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike ($1.4 bil/Jan 2011): Increases 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. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,959
$6.4 billion more ($59.8 billion and counting).
2012:
9. Employer Reporting of Insurance on W-2 (Min$/Jan 2012): Preamble to taxing health benefits on individual tax returns. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,957
No actual number but let’s just say “billions and billions” as the middle class gets taxed for its health benefits. Next year (2013), these kick in:
10. Surtax on Investment Income ($123 billion/Jan. 2013): Creation of a new, 3.8 percent surtax on investment income earned in households making at least $250,000 ($200,000 single). This would result in the following top tax rates on investment income: Bill: Reconciliation Act; Page: 87-93
Also known as a “tax on the rich”. To what effect? Well in 2012 capital gains is taxed at 15%, dividends at 15% and “other” at 35%. If you’re wondering what constitutes “other” here’s how it is defined:
*Other unearned income includes (for surtax purposes) gross income from interest, annuities, royalties, net rents, and passive income in partnerships and Subchapter-S corporations. It does not include municipal bond interest or life insurance proceeds, since those do not add to gross income. It does not include active trade or business income, fair market value sales of ownership in pass-through entities, or distributions from retirement plans. The 3.8% surtax does not apply to non-resident aliens.
In 2013 capital gains will be taxed at 23.8%, dividends at 43.4% and “other” at 43.4%.
11. Hike in Medicare Payroll Tax ($86.8 bil/Jan 2013): Current law and changes. Bill: PPACA, Reconciliation Act; Page: 2000-2003; 87-93
12. Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers ($20 bil/Jan 2013): Medical device manufacturers employ 360,000 people in 6000 plants across the country. This law imposes a new 2.3% excise tax. Exempts items retailing for <$100. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,980-1,986
13. Raise "Haircut" for Medical Itemized Deduction from 7.5% to 10% of AGI ($15.2 bil/Jan 2013): Currently, those facing high medical expenses are allowed a deduction for medical expenses to the extent that those expenses exceed 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income (AGI). The new provision imposes a threshold of 10 percent of AGI. Waived for 65+ taxpayers in 2013-2016 only. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,994-1,995
14. Flexible Spending Account Cap – aka “Special Needs Kids Tax”($13 bil/Jan 2013): Imposes cap on FSAs of $2500 (now unlimited). Indexed to inflation after 2013. 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. Bill: PPACA; Page: 2,388-2,389
15. Elimination of tax deduction for employer-provided retirement Rx drug coverage in coordination with Medicare Part D ($4.5 bil/Jan 2013) Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,994
16.$500,000 Annual Executive Compensation Limit for Health Insurance Executives ($0.6 bil/Jan 2013). Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,995-2,000
Your running total through next year?$322.9+ billion in taxes.

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"According to a taken Sept. 19-22, 63 percent of respondents — and 51 percent of Republicans — said Congress should provide the funding necessary to keep the government open, rather than shut it down in an attempt to defund Obamacare."
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OBAMACARE! It's Everywhere!

You lost the election.

We won!

Now pay up losers!

Cry about a tax.....traitors!

OBAMACARE! WE WON! YOU LOST!

OBAMACARE! NEXT WEEK EVERYWHERE!

OBAMACARE! MAJORITY RULES!

shut down your mouth: puceees!

GOP: GOOFY OLD WHITE RACIST PUCEEES!

REPUBLICANS: fools who lost it all.
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OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
Republican shutdown.
Republican shutdown.
Hurting the working folks again.
RIGHT WING LIARS!
Every Republican a giant ddddoouucchhee baggggg!
Chase them off the forum......
THEY CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH.
ABOUT THE SCUMBAGGGS THEY ARE!
How does that make you FEEL, freeloadingchimpy??

LMAO @U.......:-)
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RealDave wrote:
"According to a taken Sept. 19-22, 63 percent of respondents — and 51 percent of Republicans — said Congress should provide the funding necessary to keep the government open, rather than shut it down in an attempt to defund Obamacare."
Republicans have provided the funding...the DemoKKKrats want the shutdown.

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John Galt wrote:
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Medicare
interest
dividends
capital gains
passive income
rental income
royalty income
reduce medical deductions
medical devices
Many of those listed are only if you make over $200/$250K . And we know you don't.

You have no change in the Medicare tax you are paying.

You pay no tax on medical devices.
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OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
800,000 fed workers to be furloughed Tuesday as part of the Republican Gov shutdown.
Thanks azzzzzzholes!
Now everyone knows you hate the people.
Tsk, tsk Obama and the rest of the slackers should've shown up for WORK today.

ALLLL those people there just waiting.

Now everyone REALLY does know-who showed up and who didn't!!

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OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
800,000 fed workers to be furloughed Tuesday as part of the Republican Gov shutdown.
Thanks azzzzzzholes!
Now everyone knows you hate the people.
Again I say So What!
Inconvenience Yes - Hurt No!!

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Republicans have provided the funding...the DemoKKKrats want the shutdown.
The Democrats had already provided he funding. All your America Hating Republicans had to do was pass it. Instead they push for a shut down.
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Republicans have provided the funding...the DemoKKKrats want the shutdown.
Yup, or the slackertics would've shown up to do the WORK, of the people, by the people , FOR the people (rather than AGAINST them-Once again) today.

Tsk tsk....thank a slackerTic on Tuesday, Voters of America!

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Many of those listed are only if you make over $200/$250K . And we know you don't.
You have no change in the Medicare tax you are paying.
You pay no tax on medical devices.
Spoken by the person who thinks corporations pay taxes. By the way, Dave, you never answered the question. Where does the money come from to allow your business to pay it's taxes?
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Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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How does that make you FEEL, I smoke large boners...:-)
LOL

LOL

LOL

if you need a dck in your mouth to shut it down......

Get on it Fenny!

This just in:

Every Republican is a lying sack of crapppp!

And

OBAMACARE! IT'S. EVERYWHERE. NEXT. WEEK.

WE WON!

REPUBLICANS SCKKK AZZZZZZ!

shut down your momma you POS!

OBAMACARE! provided by Blue Cross!
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You still have't mention which of the ACA taxes you will be paying.
I'll let you know when/if they raise the damn premiums on what we ALREADY pay out the nose for (not counting the INCREASES in co-pays that I've seen being implemented-TWICE even--ALREADY) Duh A Vey.

Did you miss that link awhile back-to the TAX and FINE of IRS CommunisTic pools of fools KGB page?? DO you need I to post it again for you?
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Comet ISON Goes Green

September 28, 2013

As NASA and the European Space Agency prepare their remote photojournalists – Mars Express, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Curiosity and Opportunity rovers – to capture photos of Comet ISON’s flyby of Mars early next week, amateur astronomers continue to monitor and photograph the comet from backyard observatories across the blue Earth. Several recent color photos show ISON’s bright head or nucleus at the center of a puffy, green coma. Green’s a good omen – a sign the comet’s getting more active as it enters the realm of the inner solar system and sun’s embrace.

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/105087/comet-iso...

We are told there will be "signs in the sun, moon and stars" - http://biblehub.com/luke/21-25.htm

Speaking of "signs and omens", Is green "a good omen" as this article suggests?

http://biblehub.com/nlt/revelation/6.htm vs 7,8
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The Democrats had already provided he funding. All your America Hating Republicans had to do was pass it. Instead they push for a shut down.
There hasn't even been a twinkie dancing B-U-D-G-E-T PASSED yet Duh A Vey--let alone any of them having an actual CLUE about how much MORE they'll be DRAINING and depleting out of what's lef tof the pockets of WORKING class America.

Hell... not even state and givverment health care agencies have any sort of REAL working idea on this NOT READY for prime time three dung layer birdcage liner worthy paperweight in need of MORE (way more) damn work.

But hey...Peelousie sayd...yewz has to pass Pandorees box it to sees what's in it.

Idiot half empty, rotten apple barrel carts before broke back mules, carnival barkering, three ring, circus side show charlatans.

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