FINED! For not getting Health Care

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont. (in my opinion drinks the same crazy juice drink as Michelle Bachman ) who as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee is leading talks among the “Gang of Six” senators to hammer out a bipartisan compromise, offered what he described on Tuesday as a “framework” and not a “final product.”

Damn right better not be the final product, people are going to be pissed when they hear this one.

The “framework”, it seems includes what amounts to a no-choice option. It would make health insurance mandatory, like auto insurance.

Grrrrreeaaattt who votes for these people?

So what does this fabulous plan framework say:

The plan would provide tax credits to help small employers and help cover the cost for households making up to three times the federal poverty level. That’s about $66,000 for a family of four, and $32,000 for an individual.

Those who still don’t sign up would face hefty fines, starting at $750 a year for individuals and $1,500 for families — for those making up to three times the poverty level.

For those who make more than that, the penalty on individuals would jump to $950 and the penalty on families would jump to $3,800.

To that, I say – please dont speak again until you are reading off a authorized teleprompter speech.

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Q.Health care lobbying is costing how much? A.Enough to pay the entire insurance tab for about 30,000 families a year

So these big spenders range from drug companies, hospitals and doctor groups to organizations that advocate for unions, immigrants and retirees.

But nearly $400 million seems a little excessive, does it not?

The largest chunk has gone to direct lobbying of lawmakers and other policymakers. In the first half of 2009, the health care industry spent nearly $280 million on lobbyists, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Just plain stupid craziness.

The lobbying figures alone are on track to exceed half-a-billion-dollar mark by the end of the year, which would be a record.

The big payoff for such spending? Open doors to policy makers.

AHA!! It seems there is an admission fee to the white house afterall.

Considering Health and accident insurers, HMOs and health services organizations increased their contributions to Blue Dogs from $106,200 in the first quarter of 2009 to $122,650 in the second, my guess if it does not pass through, they better look for contributions somewhere else in the third quarter. Someone has got to be pissed spending throwing all that money if it gets no where.

You better keep that pay off money safe and sound congress, you might it for when many of you dont have a job next year.

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First order of business, raising the federal debt limit above $12.1 trillion.

I have no idea how many zeros are even in a trillion dollars, but we are raising our federal debt limit to above the $12.1 trillion we have right now.

This is coming from a man who as a senator blasted then President George W Bush for failing to contain spending when he oversaw increased deficits and raised the debt ceiling.

It was Obama who said in a 2006 floor speech that preceded a Senate vote to extend the debt limit “Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.”

I’m curious, what was the ‘change’ we had to look forward to? No actual money notes in our pocket, just some coins? Can’t wait to hear what he reads off his teleprompter this time.

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Spend, Spend, Spend. Stimulus still needs to go on.

President Obama has made it clear that the stimulus program should be limited in duration, and that once growth is established it will be necessary to bring deficits down, Geithner said.

The catch?

No specific time for when the United States should begin to shift away from the stimulus, saying only, “when it’s appropriate.”

“Appropriate”?? I guess that means we are screwed on standby

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America…You are out of a recession!

According to Biden and some economists out there, the US is out of a recesssion

As of today, Unemployment for July (August numbers wont be out until Sept 4th) is at 9.4%, the housing market still looks appauling, the stock market has looked liked crap for the past few weeks and I’m pretty sure everyday its got a big fat red arrow pointing down and not the nice green one going up and my 401k seems to have a constant rash and no medication out there is fixing it….and not to mention we have no idea how much this Kennedycare Health Care is going to cost us, yet.

If we are out of a Recession….HELP! I’d like to know what I’m doing wrong.

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Boeing could move to China?

Boeing CEO Jim McNerney is eager to move the company to China. Whether moving Boeing to China means shifting its headquarters from Chicago to Beijing is up in the air.
Boeing already has $600 million in supplier partnerships with China — such as a deal with Shenyang
The strong whisper amongst the engineers at Boeing believe that McNerney is dead set on the idea of moving the aircraft development to China

Tighten your seat belts, this could have some turbulance.

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Published in: on September 3, 2009 at 5:42 am  Leave a Comment  
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What does the future Budget and Economic Outlook, look like anyway?

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I started this blog as I found it frustrating that so many people were getting information about Budgets, Health care, Stimulus, Economy and general politics from magazine articles written in the Rolling Stone, Maxim, etc, Newspaper Articles most often with their own political agenda and politicians who have a way with words.
I am a strong believer in your side, their side and the truth.

I hope that all I do is give you another avenue to look at. To make a better decision for yourself and your future and keep reminding yourselves, the constitution starts out with ‘We the people”, not “We the congress”

I hope to keep my personal opionions to myself and to show that both parties have faults and that they are here to work for the people and not hide behind smoke and mirrors to push their own agenda.

Published in: on August 28, 2009 at 5:42 am  Leave a Comment  
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How is this stimulus package going anyway? Where is my money being spent?

http://www.gao.gov/recovery/

Well of the $49 billion in the stimulus packet that was allocated to be used in 2009 about $29billion has been spent and 90 percent of that $29billion has been provided through the increased Medicaid Medical Assistance Percentage and State Fiscal Stabilization Fund.

Ummm? Not too sure where the round of applause fits in

Published in: on August 27, 2009 at 12:59 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Inmates get stimulus checks

The government sent about 3,900 economic stimulus payments of $250 each this spring to prison inmates.

2,200 inmates were actually allowed to keep the checks according the the SSA as they were not incarcerated three months before the recovery period, and the other inmates, that was just a “oops”

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Published in: on August 27, 2009 at 5:57 am  Leave a Comment  
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