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Wow....I'm so glad people voted for CHANGE!!! I'm so glad that my family can work so hard and honestly just so that we can support those that don't. What a land of opportunity.
I suspose the crew in washington would rather he dump all these high risk people from his payrolll, just so we don't get the hades taxed out of us?
Obama will cleverly keep the vow of No New Taxes for the middle class health insurance...
insterad he will decrease everyones 'take home pay' and a resulting decrease of your Disposable Income -- but he'll be right, No Tax Increases
i don't think the cuts in COLA will be enough $$ to Offset the guaranteed bonuses to be paid to the brokers at Goldman Sacs, which alone is some $16.Billion this Christmas/NewYears bonus season
Do you all think someone like Bill Gates has a health care plan? He has more money than he would ever need, a few boatloads of it. He can build his own private hospital in his house and hire his own doctor. If he doesn't have a plan, will they send him a letter or go knocking on his door saying if he doesn't pay up he will go to jail and be fined?
Originally posted by Erasurehead
I just saw this and also posted at the same time.
Here is the letter:
I feel like I am living in a nightmare. We can't allow the federal government to have this kind of power and control over the people. When will America stand up and say enough?
what it comes down to is taking from the middle to subsidize the bottom. Essentially this current presidency seems intent on creating only a lower class and upper class.
Originally posted by lucentenigma
reply to post by jdub297
I posted in another thread that Obama reminds me of a car salesman.
I've been meaning to put together a thread on how many speeches Obama has given since he's been in office.
It seems like all the guy does is talk.
Originally posted by whatukno
Not a single one of these bills was introduced by Obama. Not a single one.
Blaming the president for things that congress does is rather unfair and biased.
Originally posted by December_Rain
Hmm..wait a minute. It does not say anything about Health care. That section is for filing tax returns, I did'nt found any Health care related stuff. Silly propoganda..check your facts before posting such a hoax threads.
The proposal also creates an individual mandate that requires people to either buy insurance or pay a penalty. Those with incomes below three times the federal poverty level would receive subsidies to purchase their plans. For a family of four, $66,150 would be the dividing line. The penalty would be up to $950 per person or $3,800 per family each year. These measures would come into effect for all American residents in 2013. According to Politico.com:
"Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) received a handwritten note Thursday from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance. Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty, Barthold wrote on JCT letterhead. He signed it 'Sincerely, Thomas A. Barthold'."
Recent poverty rate and guidelines
The 2008-2009 poverty threshold was measured according to the HHS Poverty Guidelines which are illustrated in the table below.
Persons in Family Unit 48 Contiguous States and D.C. Alaska Hawaii
1 $10,830 $13,530 $12,460
2 $14,570 $18,210 $16,760
3 $18,310 $22,890 $21,060
4 $22,050 $27,570 $25,360
5 $25,790 $32,250 $29,660
6 $29,530 $36,930 $38,260
7 $33,270 $41,610 $42,560
8 $37,010 $46,290 $40,940
For each additional person, add $3,740 $4,680 $4,300
Originally posted by truth/seeker
I thought I lived in America!!! What happened to our RIGHTS, OUR
CHOICES??.....OUR FREEDOMS.....imo they are no more!!!!