The bigger problem is that nobody has paid for their plans. We could have 100 million people sign up and if we're still at ~ only 10% paid, this will simply be another underfunded entitlement plan.
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Or on Charter schools... :)
If anyone wanted to pick a time and place where the political left's avowed concern for minorities was definitively exposed as a fraud, it would be now -- and the place would be New York City, where far left Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched an attack on charter schools, cutting their funding, among other things.
These schools have given thousands of low income minority children their only shot at a decent education, which often means their only shot at a decent life. Last year 82 percent of the students at a charter school called Success Academy passed city-wide mathematics exams, compared to 30 percent of the students in the city as a whole.
Why would anybody who has any concern at all about minority young people -- or even common decency -- want to destroy what progress has already been made?
One big reason, of course, is the teachers' union, one of Mayor de Blasio's biggest supporters. But it may be more than that. For many of the true believers on the left, their ideology overrides any concern about the actual fate of flesh-and-blood human beings.
Something similar happened on the west coast last year. The American Indian Model Schools in Oakland have been ranked among the top schools in the nation, based on their students' test scores. This is, again, a special achievement for minority students who need all the help they can get.
But, last spring, the California State Board of Education announced plans to shut this school down!
Why? The excuse given was that there had been suspicious financial dealings by the former -- repeat, former -- head of the institution. If this was the real reason, then all they had to do was indict the former head and let a court decide if he was guilty or innocent.
There was no reason to make anyone else suffer, much less the students. But the education establishment's decision was to refuse to let the school open last fall. Fortunately a court stopped this hasty shut-down.
So no matter how many degrees, experience, education, etc the Supreme Court Justices have, they are morons in comparison to a fat deadbeat living in his dead mom's basement simply because they don't agree with you? Makes sense...
In accordance with the ruling, it is a tax. You cannot dispute that. Until Emperor BO creates a higher court than the SCOTUS, you're going to have to live with their decision. But thank you for the post as I can add it to my long list of 'rat boy's lies'.
Finally, in addition to this tax, BO has implemented more than 20 new taxes that directly effect the middle class. Fred, knowing how lazy you are, even listed many of them out for you. Are you too lazy to read them or do you deny that they are real? Perhaps you are too busy throwing a temper trantrum after the realization you've been punked again?
And I quote "Justice Kennedy, on whom virtually all hope for a decision upholding the law rested, voted with Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas. They would have invalidated all 900 pages of the law—even though the challengers had directly attacked only two of the law’s hundreds of provisions. But Chief Justice John Roberts sided with Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan to uphold the law as a valid exercise of Congress’s power to tax."
If you have a problem with the ACA being labeled a tax, you should take up your complaint with the SCOTUS. In addition to that tax, Fred has listed numerous taxes implemented by BO all of which directly effect the Middle Class. So, once again, facts have proven you wrong.
“I promise NO NEW TAXES on a family making less than $250K a year.”
When Bush senior said that, he wasn't lying as he just raised the old taxes...BO simply tried to pretend the health care tax wasn't a tax, until the SCOTUS called him on it.
Yasser Arafat won the Nobel Peace Prize - what does that tell you? Oh yeah, Putin was just nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize as well. Sounds like this is an award you DON'T want...
I like the questions and answer on my natural gas pipeline:
Eades: Oneok Partners [OKS]. It operates pipelines that gather, process, and transport natural-gas liquids. It could grow distributions 13% in 2013 and 2014. Its 4.7% yield is lower than the sector average, but this is one of the best organic-growth stories. It has $7 billion in projects that should help generate a 17% total return over 12 months.
I've posted a number of times with factual evidence and studies void of any emotion my ignorant friend...
Historically, raising the minimum wage has resulted in job loss and higher unemployment.
The latest stats show 4 million have signed up and as few as 10% have actually paid for their plan so that doesn't mean much. We could have 100 million people sign up and it wouldn't mean a thing if nobody actually paid for their plan.
So, in one case, you are right. I am losing since I am a tax payer who will be on the hook for this train wreck.
Yeah - read that one. Good write up.
I have the Seeking Alpha App loaded on my Iphone and get automatic updates sent to me on all my positions. You should get it (it's free) if you don't already have it.
What do you guys think is the reason for today's bump? I added shares about a month ago at ~ $24 and think I'll sit tight for a while.