Certainly not the current one. The only thing obama ever ran was his mouth. (Perhaps erazor can come to obama's aid and help run one sixth of the American economy. Don't hold your breath.)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Filing a federal tax return is about to get more complicated for millions of families because of obama's health law. But they shouldn't expect much help from the Internal Revenue Service.
Got a question for the IRS? Good luck reaching someone by phone. The tax agency says only half of the 100 million people expected to call this year will be able to reach a person.
Callers who do get through may have to wait on hold for 30 minutes or more to talk to someone who will answer only the simplest questions.
"Taxpayers who need help are not getting it, and tax compliance is likely to suffer over the longer term if these problems are not quickly and decisively addressed," said a report Wednesday by agency watchdog Nina E. Olson.
BREAKING: Muslim Brotherhood Appointed To House Intelligence Committee
In the wake of the most recent Islamic terror attack in France, Democratic Congresswoman and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has just indicated she intends to name Muslim Congressman Andre Carson to the House Intelligence Committee, among the most important national security panels in the U.S. government. This is the same Andre Carson who has troubling ties to the same Muslim Brotherhood organization recently banned in Egypt, and currently being investigated by the British government for, among other things, terrorist related activities.
Former President Bill Clinton visited the hedonistic private island of a billionaire pedophile who police found was engaging girls as young as 12, multiple times. Now a new lawsuit may compel the former president to testify under oath about what he was doing there. The New York Post reported that Hillary is furious that Bill is mired in the scandal. (Hillary is not angry because ol' Bill was boynkin' 12 year olds but because it affected her thirst for power. Sick, huh?)
Kaiser Health News ^ | January 14, 2015 | By Clay Masters, Iowa Public Radio
... CoOportunity Health has failed. obamacare set aside funding for health care co-ops, to enable the organizations to compete in places where there aren’t many insurers. CoOportunity Health was the second largest co-op in the country in terms of membership, and one of the largest in terms of the federal funding it received.
But then CoOportunity hit a kind of perfect storm, says Peter Damiano, director of the University of Iowa’s public policy center. First, the co-op had to pay a lot more medical bills than those in charge expected.
“CoOportunity Health’s pool of people was larger than expected, was sicker than expected,” Damiano says. “So their risk became much greater than the funds that were available.”
On top of that, when the obama administration in late 2013 allowed people to keep the insurance plan they already had, many customers happy with Wellmark stayed put. Damiano says this meant many of the customers who flocked to CoOportunity tended to be people with expensive health problems who’d had trouble paying for insurance before.
Not only were the patients sicker, but CoOportunity’s leaders initially thought they would enroll about 12,000 people in Iowa and Nebraska. They got about ten times that, according to Nick Gerhart, Iowa’s insurance commissioner.
Daily Mail ^ | 1/14/15 | Damien Gayle
ISIS sets up its first base in Afghanistan, run by former Guantanamo prisoner now operating out of Helmand less than three months after British troops left the region
An offshoot of the Middle East's Islamic State insurgency has begun operating on southern Afghanistan, less than three months after British combat troops withdrew from the region.
A man identified as Mullah Abdul Rauf was actively recruiting fighters for the groups, flying black flags and, according to some sources, even battling Taliban militants.
Local sources said Rauf, a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner, had set up his base in Helmand province and was offering good wages to anyone willing to fight for the Islamic State. (The b-team is providing more jobs than the commander-in-chief-community-organizer.)
obama, what a leader.
Get your free food stamps. Gotta have something to put in the fridge located in the kitchen of the free home obama gave ya. To demand your free home and free food, call obama on your free cell phone. Better hurry, because if ya get sick and have to use your free health care, you may be too late to apply for the other goodies. After everything settles down for ya, don't forget to sign up for your free college. Tell 'em erazor sent ya.
obama Admin Has Made Questioning Terrorists Harder Than Ever
The Daily Caller ^ | 1/13/15 | Kerry Picket
It’s never been harder to question a terrorist.
In the midst of tracking where the next terror attack could strike in the West, counterterrorism experts and lawmakers say the obama administration has made it harder to get fresh intelligence from terrorist sources.
The decision to no longer keep detainees at Guantanamo Bay; the administration’s preference for killing terrorists with drone strikes; and the practice of reading terrorists the American Miranda warning has made obtaining new intelligence very difficult, experts say.
“It’s really unbelievable that these guys say that their position is driven by humanitarian concerns,” former Assistant United States Attorney Andrew McCarthy told The Daily Caller. “The reason [the administration] drone[s] people, and I’m not saying they shouldn’t drone anybody — rather than capture — is because they’ve so screwed up detention and interrogation. And it’s cleaner for them to kill people — because when you kill them, that’s the end of the story.”
McCarthy, known for leading the 1995 terrorism prosecution against Omar “the Blind Sheik” Abdel Rahman and eleven others, said the obama administration is confused about where to send detainees.
Wall Street Journal ^ | 1.8.15 | By JOHN C. GOODMAN
The primary purpose of obamacare was to make health insurance affordable for people with modest incomes. Yet as the employer mandate begins to kick in for 2015, the law is already hurting some of the people it was intended to help. By this time next year, we may find that many workers who earn within a few dollars of the minimum wage have less income and less insurance coverage (as a group) than they did before the mandate began to take effect.
This is the conclusion I draw from my survey in December of 136 fast-food restaurants (franchisees) that employed close to 3,500 workers. Before 2014 about half the employees were “full time” as defined by obamaCare; that is, they worked 30 hours or more a week. The potential cost to the employers of providing mandated health insurance to their full-time staff would have been about $7 million a year. But by the time the employers took advantage of all their legal options they were able to reduce their cost to less than 1% of that amount.
Way to go, lib loons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Taxes: Democrats unveiled a plan Monday that — surprise — would boost taxes on the rich. But new IRS data show these soak-the-rich campaigns are based on total falsehoods.
'Our tax code today is stacked in favor of people who make money off of money and against those who make money off of hard work," Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the Budget Committee, said Monday.
The plan he announced — which to be sure has no chance of being enacted — would boost taxes on the top 1% and hand out checks to the middle class each year in the form of a $1,000 "paycheck bonus tax credit." There's another $250 for middle-class Americans if they put at least half that credit in a retirement account.
The Washington Post described Van Hollen's plan as part of a "stark shift in messaging" for Democrats after their November election drubbing, quoting House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who described it as example of how the party will "think big" and "think new and fresh."
Does Pelosi think the country has been asleep the past several years?
Every tax idea offered by Democrats starts with the claim that the rich don't pay their "fair share" of taxes.
obama ran for president twice on the promise that he would end the Bush tax cuts for the rich, and spent his entire first term in office flogging this idea.
And when Republicans, upon taking control of Congress this year, ordered the Congressional Budget Office to use dynamic scoring when measuring the impact of tax cuts and tax hikes on the budget, Democrats reflexively trotted out the exact same class warfare rhetoric.
Co-authored James Doogue and JoNova
Empirical data withheld by key scientists shows that since 1910 ocean pH levels have not decreased in our oceans as carbon dioxide levels increased. Overall the trend is messy but more up than down, becoming less acidic. So much for those terrifying oceans of acid that were coming our way.