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Posts Tagged ‘pelosi’

204 New Health Care Waivers. Obama, Pelosi and Obamacare, Government Decides Who’s In And Who’s Out

May 17, 2011

Of the 204 new Obamacare waivers President Barack Obama’s administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district.

That’s in addition to the 27 new waivers for health care or drug companies and the 31 new union waivers Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services approved.

Pelosi’s district secured almost 20 percent of the latest issuance of waivers nationwide, and the companies that won them didn’t have much in common with companies throughout the rest of the country that have received Obamacare waivers.

Obama, Pelosi, and Obamacare Government decides who is in and out and  waiver worthy.

 

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Nancy Pelosi Proves They Don’t Make Democrats Like They Used To

February 20, 2011

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi came out strongly in support of Wisconsin teacher  and students who are protesting Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to public employees of collective bargaining rights. Walkers proposal is to help prevent the layoff of 10,000 state employees. 

Pelosi told reporters Friday that the protests are “an extraordinary show of democracy in action.”

“Wisconsin’s workers, teachers and public servants must have a seat at the table to fight for a safe workplace,” she said. “I stand in solidarity with the Wisconsin workers fighting for their rights, especially for all the students and young people leading the charge.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt said “The process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service,” Roosevelt wrote in 1937 to the National Federation of Federal Employees. Yes, public workers may demand fair treatment, wrote Roosevelt. But, he wrote, “I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place” in the public sector. “A strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to prevent or obstruct the operations of Government.”

FDR not a fan of unions for taxpayer paid employees.. Obviously they don’t make Democrats like they used to..

John Boehner Said He Will Fly Commercial, Midterm Election Helps Curb Greenhouse Gases

November 11, 2010

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday he intends to take commercial flights home when he moves up to speaker in the new Congress.

“Over the last 20 years, I have flown back and forth to my district on commercial aircraft, and I am going to continue to do that,” he told reporters

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, took heat in 2007 when she started flying an Air Force jet that could go nonstop back to her congressional district in California.

Midterm election helps curb greenhouse gases..

Gold Coin Sellers Angered by New Health Care Law, Turn Your Head And Cough

July 21, 2010

Those already outraged by the president’s health care legislation now have a new bone of contention — a scarcely noticed tack-on provision to the law that puts gold coin buyers and sellers under closer government scrutiny.

Starting Jan. 1, 2012, Form 1099s will become a means of reporting to the Internal Revenue Service the purchases of all goods and services by small businesses and self-employed people that exceed $600 during a calendar year. Precious metals such as coins and bullion fall into this category and coin dealers have been among those most rankled by the change.

With spot market prices for gold at nearly $1,200 an ounce, Heller estimates that he’ll be filling out between 10,000 and 20,000 tax forms per year after the new law takes effect.

“I’ll have to hire two full-time people just to track all this stuff, which cuts into my profitability,” he said.

An issue that combines gold coins, the Obama health care law and the IRS is bound to stir passions. Indeed, trading in gold coins and bars has surged since the financial crisis unfolded and Obama took office, metal dealers said.

“Everyone agrees that small businesses are job creators and the engine which drives the American economy. I am dumfounded that this Administration is doing all it can to make it more difficult for businesses to succeed rather than doing all it can to help them grow.”

Thank you Our Mother of Health Care..We are reading the tax health  bill to see what is in it…More about tax less about health.

 

ObamaCare,Finally Reading The Bill, IRS Will Be Checking Out The Goods

July 19, 2010

If it seems as if the tax code was conceived by graphic artist M.C. Escher, wait until you meet the new and not improved Internal Revenue Service created by ObamaCare. What, you’re not already on a first-name basis with your local IRS agent?

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson, who operates inside the IRS, highlighted the agency’s new mission in her annual report to Congress last week. Look out below. She notes that the IRS is already “greatly taxed”—pun intended?—”by the additional role it is playing in delivering social benefits and programs to the American public,” like tax credits for first-time homebuyers or purchasing electric cars. Yet with ObamaCare, the agency is now responsible for “the most extensive social benefit program the IRS has been asked to implement in recent history.” And without “sufficient funding” it won’t be able to discharge these new duties.

That wouldn’t be tragic, given that those new duties include audits to determine who has the insurance “as required by law” and collecting penalties from Americans who don’t. Companies that don’t sponsor health plans will also be punished. This crackdown will “involve nearly every division and function of the IRS,” Ms. Olson reports.Ms. Olson also exposed a damaging provision that she estimates will hit some 30 million sole proprietorships and subchapter S corporations, two million farms and one million charities and other tax-exempt organizations. Prior to ObamaCare, businesses only had to tell the IRS the value of services they purchase. But starting in 2013 they will also have to report the value of goods they buy from a single vendor that total more than $600 annually—including office supplies.

In a Monday letter, even Democratic Senators Mark Begich (Alaska), Ben Nelson (Nebraska), Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire) and Evan Bayh (Indiana) denounce this new “burden” on small businesses and insist that the IRS use its discretion to find “better ways to structure this reporting requirement.” In other words, they want regulators to fix one problem among many that all four Senators created by voting for ObamaCare. Finally getting around to reading the bill..

Potential New Speaker of the House Decides To Be Honest,Stupid Is As Stupid Says

July 14, 2010

In a rare departure from this year’s intense political posturing over the soaring budget deficit, House leaders of both parties recently signaled that they are prepared to tackle a leading long-term liability — Social Security — by raising the retirement age.

“We need to look at the American people and explain to them that we’re broke,” Mr. Boehner said in an interview last week with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Besides raising the retirement age for full Social Security benefits to 70 for people now 50 or younger, Mr. Boehner suggested curbing benefit growth by tying cost-of-living increases to the consumer price index rather than growth in wages, and providing benefits only to those who need them.

“If you have substantial non-Social Security income while you’re retired, why are we paying you at a time when we’re broke?” he said. “We just need to be honest with people.”

Mr Boehner decides to do a chance of pace and be honest with people. You are paying taxpayers because you forced payment from them and mismanaged it. That is why..

If Reps take back House in fall  Boehner will be the  new House Speaker. Not much security there…. Dumb and Dumber not sure which..

 

 

Rushing A Health Care Bill Can Be A Man Made Disaster, Ask BP

June 7, 2010

NEW ORLEANS — Over six days in May, far from the familiar choreography of Washington hearings, federal investigators grilled workers involved in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in a chilly, sterile conference room at a hotel near the airport here.

 In testimony to government investigators, rig workers repeatedly described a “natural conflict” between BP, which can make more money by completing drilling jobs quickly, and Transocean, which receives a leasing fee from BP every day that it continues drilling.
 
Also the Minerals Management Service, which regulates offshore drilling, went along with  requests for regulation exceptions partly, because the agency has for years had a dual role of both fostering and policing the industry — collecting royalty payments from the drilling companies while also levying fines on them for violations of law.
 
Amid this tangle of overlapping authority and competing interests, no one was solely responsible for ensuring the rig’s safety, and communication was a constant challenge.

BP had fallen behind schedule and over budget, paying roughly $500,000 a day to lease the rig from Transocean. The rig was 43 days late for starting a new drilling job for BP by the day of the explosion, a delay that had already cost the company more than $21 million.

With the clock ticking, bad decisions went unchecked, warning signs went unheeded and small lapses compounded. 

After the spill,under intense media scrutiny, at least a dozen federal agencies have taken part in the spill response, making decision-making slow, conflicted and confused, as they sought to apply numerous federal statutes.
 
Lets review…conflict in parties of interest,  federal government granting exceptions, overlapping authority, clock ticking..  bad decision making, numerous federal statutes. eventual catastrophy..
 
Where have we seen this…….oh yea health care bill
 
 
 

Build It and They Will Come

May 18, 2010

The new healthcare law will pack 32 million newly insured people into emergency rooms already crammed beyond capacity, according to experts on healthcare facilities.

A chief aim of the new healthcare law was to take the pressure off emergency rooms by mandating that people  have insurance coverage. The idea was that if people have insurance, they will go to a doctor rather than putting off care until they faced an emergency.

People who build hospitals, however, say newly insured people will still go to emergency rooms for primary care because they don’t have a doctor.“Everybody expected that one of the initial impacts of reform would be less pressure on emergency departments; it’s going to be exactly the opposite over the next four to eight years,” said Rich Dallam, a healthcare partner at the architectural firm NBBJ, which designs healthcare facilities. 

 “We don’t have the primary care infrastructure in place in America to cover the need. Our clients are looking at and preparing for more emergency department volume, not less,” he said. The Academy of Architecture for Health predicts hospitals will need at least $2 trillion over the next 20 years to meet the coming demand. National Emergency Room Heath Care Plan.. That will drive down the cost of health care.

Thanks Nancy

Pelosi O’Plenty.. Inverse Golden Rule

April 8, 2010

Now that 50% of US citizens, pay no income taxes, we are now governed by  the Inverse Golden Rule (IGR). The 50% that do not have the gold, now makes the rules. Using their representatives to continue   taxing the 50% that pay taxes, they will guarantee themselves a consistent lifestyle, while continuing to support their care giver politicians. This will give us Nancy Pelosi and O  forever,  as well as  laws that make no economic sense but lots of political sense.

Hmmm Self Executing

March 16, 2010

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday that she might attempt to pass the Health Care measure without having members vote on it.
Instead, Pelosi (D-Calif.) would rely on a procedural sleight of hand: The House would vote on a more popular package of fixes to the Senate bill; under the House rule for that vote, passage would signify that lawmakers “deem” the health-care bill to be passed.
The tactic — known as a “self-executing rule” or a “deem and pass” — has been commonly used, although never to pass legislation as momentous as the $875 billion health-care bill or 17% of our economy. It is one of three options that Pelosi said she is considering for a late-week House vote ie over the weekend, but she added that she prefers it because it would politically protect lawmakers who are reluctant to publicly support the measure.
I like the self executing part….