Qualify for a subsidy under the ACA? Thinking about finding a better job?
You may want to think about this.
It is estimated that close to 40% of the people who receive subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will have to pay part of that money back.
During the battle of San Jacinto April 21, 1836 9 Texans died, compared to the 1,360 Mexicans who lost their lives. The fighting quickly went from rifles to hand-to-hand. As the Texans overwhelmed the Mexicans, the Mexicans fled into the swamps and marshes.
In the book The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston, it is noted some of the Mexicans were screaming “Me no Alamo !” as Texans gave the Mexicans the same quarter that was shown at the Alamo and Goliad.
The battle only lasted about 18 minutes. But the slaughter continued for an hour or so after the main battle ended.
This post started off about Russian President Putin and how much of a failed leader our own president is. Then I got off on a tangent about free trade and jobs. The end result was just some kind of random thought article.
While looking for news on the Crimea situation I came across an article on the Wall Street Journal – Warnings From the Ukraine Crisis.
I do not fully agree with the author, but I do agree with a lot of what she says. One comment should ring a rang a wake up call for the United States,
We have been a nation divided for a long time. Whether the division was by race, sex, sexual preference, religion, political party,,, we have been and will continue to be a nation divided.
Since the late 1960s and 1970s we have become more divided with each passing decade. This division shows in the quality of our elected officials.
I would like to ask the readers of this blog a question, do you feel the United States is headed towards an armed rebellion?
I often wonder how much more the middle class can take before something breaks?
How many jobs have to go to China?
How many taxes can the government levy?
How many people have to go on welfare?
How many illegal immigrants have to be allowed in the nation?
How many people have to die in this so called “war on terror?”
What has to happen before the people say enough is enough?
Nation overspends, needs a bailout, part of the bailout is that the government seizes a percentage of savings accounts over 100,000 euro.
Government of Cyprus has turned into nothing more then common criminals. If Cyrpus can do this, what is stopping Spain, Ireland or even the united States from seizing bank accounts?
There is an old saying, “no man is an island.” What affects my neighbor also affects me. If we take a look around the United States and Europe, we see one thing in common, the banks driving the nations into bankruptcy.
Whether its the United States, Cyprus, Spain,,, banks have made so many bad loans they have to be bailed out, and at the expense of the tax payer.
In the long run this spells out two things – the banks end up with property is made bad loans on and later repossessed, and then the tax payer is in debt to the banks for their bad loans.
Cyprus – We should all be concerned about bank bailouts, and we should especially be concerned about what is happening in Cyprus. Instead of taxing the organizations who can afford it, the government is going to take 10% from all savings accounts across the nation.
Saving to buy a home? Saving to put your kids through college? Well, 10% of your money just disappeared.
Following a long battle with cancer, Hugo Chavez has died.
For those of you who do not know my opinion Hugo Chavez, I think he was a great guy. Hugo took money from the oil companies to provide for the poor. Which is something the US government will not do.
While companies like Exxon and Microsoft skirt paying their taxes, Hugo Chavez made sure multi-billion dollar companies paid their fair share.
Several year ago Alaska was having a rather harsh winter. Hugo Chavez offered to donate heating oil to needy families for free. While the United States government sat by and did nothing, Hugo Chavez stepped forward to help those that needed help. In their arrogance the people rejected the help offered by Hugo.
Why was Hugo Chavez painted as a villain? Because he stood up to the United States, and he stood up to the oil companies.
The reason why the post office is having problems, they are not allowed to have a cash surplus. Any profit the post office makes has to be turned over to the federal government.
Like all other federal programs, the post office has been raided to fund other projects – military, welfare, food stamps, foreign aid,,,.
It’s not that the post office is broke, its federal governments out of control spending that is the problem.
Instead of making companies like google and exxon pay their fair share in taxes, the government gives tax breaks to corporations, taxes the middle class, then bankrupts programs like the post office.
Our roads are falling apart, the US is lagging behind on internet access, our standard of living is declining, social security and social security disability are going broke, and now the government is cutting out saturday delivery of the mail.
Surprise, surprise, surprise, the US economy shrank 0.1% in the last quarter of 2012. That 0.1% may not seem like a lot, but the real story its much worse then 0.1%.
Take these factors into consideration:
The economy shrank during one of the biggest panic buying phases in the firearms industry since the 1994 assault rifle ban.
Not only were people spending money on Christmas, but they were also buying all the guns, ammunition and magazines they could get their hands on,,,, and the economy still shrank.
One thing that caused a slowdown in the economy was a reduction in military spending. The question I have to ask, why does government spending play such an important roll in the economy? Maybe the government does not want the people to know how bad the economy really is?