MrBallou: If we hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards
GAT_00: MrBallou: If we hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cardsCheckmate
xanadian: FTFA: A new Medicare Tax adds to ObamaCare's pain. These same high-earners must pay an additional .9% Medicare payroll tax on wages above $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for couples. This means the current 2.9% Medicare payroll tax will be increased to a total of 3.8% - a big hit especially for the self-employed.Funny... IIRC, the Medicare payroll tax was about 3.8% when I was younger. Are these people SURE this "tax hike" has nothing to do with certain payroll tax cuts expiring? And little if nothing at all to do with Obamacare?
Hydra: /seriously, though, we're farked
DamnYankees: Hydra: /seriously, though, we're farkedAnd THIS time, we surely are. Unlike all those other times you and other deficit hawks have said we're farked, this time we really are!
Hydra: Looks like they just kicked the can down the road into the perfect storm of black swans./seriously, though, we're farked
Pointy Tail of Satan: A tax code so simple, a 10 year old child can understand it. Fetch me a 10 year old child!
hdhale: Hydra: Looks like they just kicked the can down the road into the perfect storm of black swans./seriously, though, we're farkedWe are getting the ass farking we asked for in the voting booth and may we be ever so grateful for it.Next time you "independents" start thinking about voting strictly on basis of your liberal social issues, remember this day and smack yourself. There's bigger issues to worry about than whether or not your cousin's friend who has a brother who thinks he might have found the right guy to settle down with can get married. I think they should be able to, but I also think that serious budget deficits matter more, and Barry isn't the guy to fix them.
Sergeant Grumbles: I'm having trouble believing this part. The people most likely to blow through their FSA find the FSA most valuable? Or is this just because an FSA is cheaper than insurance for an organ transplant or a special needs child?
Igor Jakovsky: Obamacare: You can't polish a turd.
hdhale: I think they should be able to, but I also think that serious budget deficits matter more, and Barry isn't the guy to fix them
Sticky Hands: Igor Jakovsky: Obamacare: You can't polish a turd.You can if you freeze it first.
Insatiable Jesus: The author's bio at that page:Grace-Marie TurnerContributorI'm president of the Galen Institute, a non-profit research organization that focuses on market-driven health policy, and a co-author of Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America.LOL.
Summer Glau's Love Slave: And in the chaos that follows millions will scurrying about like chickens with their legs cut off, while others will be as disoriented as a drunken clown in a cement mixer I will take over the world!.
The most controversial of the latest ObamaCare taxes is the Medical Device Tax that hits entrepreneurial firms making equipment such as heart valves and hip replacement parts. They face a 2.3% profit on gross sales - a tax they must pay even if they have no profit at all. Many firms say this tax - slated to collect $29 billion over 10 years - will soak up virtually all of their research budgets.
Pointy Tail of Satan: I especially love how Americans have to pay US income tax even if living in another country, and getting paid by a non-US employer.
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