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Another, "you must first pass the bill,
to find out what is in it" moment
Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts
Washington Post April 5, 2014
A few weeks ago, with no notice, the U.S. government intercepted Mary Grice’s tax refunds from both the IRS and the state of Maryland. Grice had no idea that Uncle Sam had seized her money until some days later, when she got a letter saying that her refund had gone to satisfy an old debt to the government — a very old debt. When Grice was 4, back in 1960, her father died, leaving her mother with five children to raise. Until the kids turned 18, Sadie Grice got survivor benefits from Social Security to help feed and clothe them. Read More
Welfare Recipient Explains Why Working Is Stupid
Lonely Conservative • November 30, 2013
A 32 year old Texas welfare recipient called into a radio show to explain why, in her words, working is stupid. She gets to sit home while collecting her rent money, food stamps, an Obamaphone, money for her utility bill and her water bill. She did concede that if her taxpayer funded slush fund was cut off she would have no choice but to work, but why would she do that when she lives for free on the backs of the taxpayers? Oh, and she gets to smoke weed, too. Hopefully she doesn’t do that in front of her kids
Explanation of the Nuclear Option
Washington (CNN) -- The "nuclear option" would be the changing of Senate rules to enable judicial and executive nominees to be confirmed with just 51 votes instead of 60. Apparently you need 60 votes to do just about anything in the Senate but change the rules. That only takes 51 votes. Read More
It's the Law of Land--except when it's not???
Sign up deadline Delayed
Federal health officials announced Friday afternoon that they'd give people another eight days this year to enroll in an insurance policy and still get covered by Jan. 1. Previously, people had to enroll by Dec. 15 to avoid any break in coverage and have insurance at the start of 2014. The administration, amid lingering problems with the main ObamaCare website, is now pushing that deadline to Dec. 23. The move comes after the administration announced a more significant delay to the start of next year's ObamaCare enrollment period. That decision was pitched as a way to give consumers and insurance companies more time to study their options, but also conveniently pushes the second round of enrollment past the 2014 midterm elections. Read Article
The Government: A Miniseries
Bankrupting America has started a new miniseries called “The Government” that highlights the waste and abuse of our tax dollars in Washington, DC. While the first two episodes may seem silly or exaggerated, they’re extremely close to the truth. They focus on the “use it or lose it” budget mentality in federal departments. They’re so afraid they’re going to see their budgets decreased, they go on spending sprees at the end of each fiscal year.Enjoy the videos and take comfort knowing your tax dollars didn’t go towards their production for a change.
Meet Will, the government worker. Will works at the Department of Every Bureaucratic Transaction – “D.E.B.T.” – and he does everything he can to save taxpayers money... something that’s got him in big trouble with his boss. - Episode 1
Watch episode 2 of "The Government" to catch the continuing story of a federal agency trying desperately to spend their way to a bigger budget. - Episode 2
Business Owners May Face $100-Per-Day Penalty Under ObamaCare
Small business owners who thought they were off the hook for ObamaCare regulations until 2015 may be in for an expensive wake-up call next month. Beginning Oct. 1, any business with at least one employee and $500,000 in annual revenue must notify all employees by letter about the Affordable Care Act’s health-care exchanges, or face up to a $100-per-day fine. The requirement applies to any business regulated under the Fair Labor Standards Act, regardless of size. Going forward, letters are to be distributed to any new hires within 14 days of their starting date, according to the Department of Labor. Read more:
IRS Chief: We Would Rather Have Our Current Plan Than Obamacare
For a federal employee, I think it is more likely — and I can speak for myself — I prefer to stay with the current policy that I'm pleased with rather than go through a change if I don't need to go through that change," IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel said Thursday. Read More
Oh Great, Now We’re Paying For A Nudge Czar
by Lonely Conservative • August 1, 2013
As if there aren’t already enough control freaks in the Obama administration, now we have a “nudge czar” named Maya Shankar who we’re paying to come up with ways to shape the personal behavior of Americans through her Washington, DC office. Shankar is only in her twenties, but apparently she knows better than the rest of us how we should live our lives, and her job is to nudge us in the right direction.
Maya Shankar is a senior policy advisor at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy. Her mandate is to supervise the organization of a federal government ‘nudge squad’ that will subtly change the behaviors of bureaucrats — and the rest of us
When does a nudge become a shove?
Americans may find out in coming years, as the federal government is setting up a ‘behavioral insights team’ to tinker with the way we accomplish everything from saving money and staying in school to losing weight and becoming more energy-efficient. Read the entire article
Democrat: “It’s Not Fair” For Congress To Be Subjected To Obamacare
Obamacare is ok for the average American, but not for Congress, at least according to one Democrat:
Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting.
The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the end of the year under a provision in the health care law that nudges aides and lawmakers onto the government health care exchanges, which could make their benefits exorbitantly expensive.
Rep. John Larson, a Connecticut Democrat in leadership when the law passed, said he thinks the problem will be resolved.
“If not, I think we should begin an immediate amicus brief to say, ‘Listen this is simply not fair to these employees,’” Larson told POLITICO. “They are federal employees.”
Well sure, it isn’t fair, but then the expensive new mandates Obama is imposing that is in turn driving skyrocketing premiums and an increasingly part-time economy isn’t exactly fair either.
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