Epic Frustrated Fan Rant
I could pull one of these about the Giants...minus the "dem niggas" stuff...
Manny Mota...Mota...Mota (OK, not a helpful title...this blog is mostly about Economics, the Markets, Politics...and during the football season also about the New York Giants)
"Bankruptcy, not politics, is the final arbiter: Individuals, firms, and nations either buy particular bonds or they don’t. And a nation like Greece, in turn, either pays what it has borrowed or it doesn’t. All the op-eds in the New York Times cannot change that fact."UPDATE: David Stockman minces no words: Disaster. Betrayal. Joke.
It took two months, weekly visits to the jammed-up federal website and a half-dozen phone calls, but JoAnn Smith finally got health insurance Monday. It'll only cost her $3.19 a month to cover herself and her husband.$3.19 a month is $38.28 a year. For two 60 year olds. $38 is essentially zero in the context of the provision of medical services for two 60 year olds.
The Seattle Mariners’ contract with Robinson Cano is worth about $42 million more in after-tax pay than the New York Yankees’ best offer to the All-Star second baseman, according to Robert Raiola, a certified public accountant who specializes in sports and entertainment.
The calculation, Raiola said in a telephone interview, is based on the assumption that Cano will become a resident of Washington, which has no state income tax. Cano, in an April New York Daily News article said he lived in New Jersey, where the top tax is 8.97 percent.
The Obamacare cheating bonus–$5,328, in the above example–dwarfs either of those incentives, and almost doubles the payoff for understating your income. Save on income taxes and FICA and get near-free health insurance too!
Of course, it’s mainly the self-employed who are able to fudge their incomes–no annoying w-2 forms, lots of loosely characterizable deductions. Don’t expect to see a lot of freelancers with $46,000 incomes next year.Loosely characterizable deductions? What are those?
Actually, there’s plenty of evidence that unwed childbearing, father absence and fraying kinship and community networks exacerbate the problems of low-income people and make it incredibly hard for them to gain a foothold in the middle class. These are thorny problems that aren’t easily solved by the kinds of government measures Obama champions. So his speech says very little about the ways that strong marriages, family stability, or a robust role for churches in helping struggling Americans improve their lives can all improve economic mobility in this country. These social and cultural factors are arguably root causes of inequality, and it’s a pretty conspicuous omission to ignore that in a presidential speech on the subject.How can a guy this educated and ostensibly clear thinking not know that socialists of all stripes (whether they be modern, light-touch socialists going by the name "progressives" or unapologetic Marxists) want three core things. They are:
Obama surely knows that his lies have been exposed, and that Obamacare’s unpopularity is in part the result of that exposure. There is something downright weird about his giving a speech–one in which he talked about how terrible it is when people lose their health insurance–without even mentioning the elephant in the room. He is like a trial lawyer whose client is damned by one horrible fact which has been emphasized repeatedly by the opposing party, and who delivers a closing argument in which he fails to mention the key evidence in the case. You just can’t do that. In some fashion, you have to deal with it. Today, Obama didn’t even try.The question of whether people believe him any more presupposes that people are even listening. Maybe they are, but I have my doubts. I have long posited that a key piece of evidence that the Lightworker is not nearly as smart as all the fawners claim (or dream) he is, is his lack of understanding that the more you talk, the less weight people give your words.
"We will allow recourse to private teams capable of complementing the navy's missions," Ayrault said in an interview with Ouest France regional newspaper. "There has been a strong appeal from shipowners and we have heard it."