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  • Donald Trump Says He Wants to Raise Taxes on Himself

    08/27/2015 2:57:51 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 24 replies
    Conservative Read ^ | 27 August 2015 | Staff
    The billionaire Republican front-runner starts getting specific about economic policy proposals. Republican front-runner Donald Trump began to flesh out his economic vision for America, and it includes raising taxes on the wealthy. Trump said during a Wednesday interview on Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect that he would like to change the tax code. “I would change it. I would simplify it,” Trump told hosts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann from the lobby of Trump Tower on New York‘s 5th Ave. Specifically, Trump targeted hedge fund profits, which are currently taxed at a lower rate than regular income. “You’ve seen my...
  • ACCESS THE Heavenlies in an ETERNAL Manner For You ARE ( (( ZION ALIVE )) ) ![charismatic caucus]

    03/13/2015 9:58:54 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Bible, the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-13-15 | Jedediah
    I have given you My Children My access to the Kingdom of ZION(Heavenlies) and the Fullness thereof but many see this as a distant place but truly My Kingdom is more than near you for "I AM THE KINGDOM" and I reside "IN YOU" ( (( ZION ALIVE )) ) and so how can two walk together unless they agree as Enoch does even now ?! For I AM FOR YOU not against you and My Love is your Pathway to the Highway Of Holiness for I Command Love and I AM COMMANDER of You "MY ARMY". So Come Up...
  • Insurance Industry: 'Higher Premiums'

    11/14/2013 12:16:21 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11-14-2013 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - After President Obama unilaterally changed his health care law on Thursday, the insurance industry issued a warning."Changing the rules after health plans have already met the requirements of the law could destabilize the market and result in higher premiums for consumers," said Karen Ignagni, president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Here's Ignagni's full statement:
  • Obamacare Guarantees Higher Health Insurance Premiums -- $3,000+ Higher

    01/07/2013 9:28:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/7/13 | Sally Pipes
    President Obama will deliver a second inaugural address later this month. He’ll no doubt reflect on what he’s done during his first four years in office — and on his signature healthcare law in particular. Let’s reflect with him. During his first campaign for the presidency in 2008, the president promised that his health reform plan would “bring down premiums by $2,500 for the typical family” by the end of his first term. Well, that first term is just about up. And health insurance isn’t any cheaper. In fact, it’s more expensive. Premiums have increased by an average of $3,065....
  • Gasoline and oil prices continue to march higher

    03/01/2012 11:55:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 3+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/1/12 | Jonathan Fahey - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Pump prices kept marching toward $4 a gallon Thursday and signs of a stronger U.S. economy helped push the price of benchmark oil past $108 per barrel. Retail gasoline prices haven't fallen in 35 days, rising Thursday to a national average of $3.74 per gallon. Over the five weeks prices have increased 37 cents per gallon or 11 percent. Prices are being driven by the price of oil. They have never been so high at this time of the year. Wholesale gasoline futures rose nearly 2 percent to $3.32 per gallon, suggesting that retail prices will...
  • Just What You Needed: Higher Taxes

    05/25/2011 7:07:30 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Smart Money ^ | May 25, 2011 | BILL BISCHOFF
    SmartMoney.com THE TAX GUY MAY 25, 2011 Just What You Needed: Higher Taxes The often-overlooked Social Security tax is expected to start rising again next year. ByBILL BISCHOFF While you hear a lot about the federal income tax, you don't hear much about the Social Security tax. That's odd because for many folks especially the self-employed Social Security tax can be the bigger hit. Here are some little-known truths about how the Social Security tax works and how much it can amount to. As an employee, your wages are hit with the 12.4% Social Security tax up to the annual...
  • Obama Wants Higher Gas Prices

    03/05/2011 6:20:06 AM PST · by Son House · 30 replies · 3+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | March 4, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: As we pointed out yesterday, 15 stories, negative stories blaming Bush for the gasoline price rise in 2007 and 2008. One story on Obama for every 15 Bush stories. So the question becomes: Will the media ignoring the rise in gas prices be able to keep that from becoming a major factor in people's minds over the economy and Obama's role in it? Remember, now, everything is focused on the reelection in 2012. The regime is looking at 8% unemployment. That's what they're going to get if they could do it. If they can get there by manipulation they...
  • White House: higher oil prices won't halt recovery (White House economist Austan Goolsbee)

    02/23/2011 10:16:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/23/11 | Caren Bohan and Alister Bull - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Wednesday said higher oil prices caused by Middle East unrest must be monitored but would not stall the U.S. recovery, while reiterating a warning on the risks posed by global imbalances. "Thus far, they're up, but we're not forecasting -- and you haven't seen the private forecasters forecasting -- that at these levels they would derail the recovery," said top White House economist Austan Goolsbee. U.S. crude oil reached a 28-month high of $100 a barrel on Wednesday as violence in OPEC producer Libya caused output there to be reduced and investors bet...
  • Screwed Up Incentives in Higher Education

    11/27/2010 4:37:42 PM PST · by JerseyHighlander · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Top Hat Monocle Blog ^ | Nov 27 2010 | Mike Silagadze
    I've spent the last year working on an education product and trying to get it into as many classrooms as possible. This has given me a unique perspective into how many areas of universities operate - from the students, to the professors, to the administration. I've also done grad school, and my partner at Top Hat Monocle is a recently minted PhD. I think I've gotten a pretty good feel for the higher-education system (at least in Canada and the US.) Unfortunately what I've found is that it's really pretty badly broken. I'm certainly not the first person to say...
  • Van Jones: ‘Higher Energy Costs Are Unavoidable’

    07/15/2010 3:29:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 7/15/10 | Dan Gainor
    The left continues to try to renovate Van Jones' reputation. Jones, the former green jobs czar who disappeared from the White House in a late-night resignation after it was revealed he had signed a 9/11 Truther petition, is one of the headliners at the Hamptons Institute gathering of lefties this weekend. Jones joins liberal financier George Soros and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark for "a weekend summer symposium gathering some of the greatest minds in the arts, the economy, and the media" this coming weekend. To prep for the event, Jones was interviewed by New Deal 2.0 and he responded predictably...
  • Stock Futures Sharply Higher

    05/10/2010 3:49:02 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 19 replies · 922+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 10 May 2010
    Stock futures are sharply higher. Incredible volatility ahead. Link here: Click here.
  • Daschle Never Forgot to Vote for Higher Taxes

    02/03/2009 8:02:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 635+ views
    CNS News ^ | February 03, 2009 | Josiah Ryan
    (CNSNews.com) – During his 26 years in Congress, former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) consistently supported tax hikes, opposed tax cuts and had tough words for tax scofflaws. “Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter,” Daschle said in 1998, according to the Congressional Record. Daschle, nominated to serve as President Barack Obama’s secretary of Health and Human Services, paid $128,203 in back taxes and $11,964 in interest last week. The tax and penalties stem from a free car service provided to Daschle from 2005 through 2007. Although the service was...
  • Oil finishes higher on Bernanke comments

    01/13/2009 12:15:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 566+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/13/09 | Mark Williams - ap
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Crude futures halted a weeklong price slide Tuesday, nudging higher after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the stimulus package being crafted by President-elect Barack Obama and Congress could provide a "significant boost" to the sinking U.S. economy. After rebounding to a high of $50.47 one week ago, crude has fallen 30 percent as worries about the weakening global economy overshadow Mideast tensions, OPEC production cuts, the Russian-Ukraine natural gas dispute and a winter season expected to deliver the coldest weather in a decade.
  • CA: Higher state tax on beer? (1500% increase proposed,, by a Dem, of course)

    04/11/2008 9:52:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 177+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/11/08 | Mike Zapler
    SACRAMENTO - Joe Six-pack will have to pay a lot more to get his buzz on if Assemblyman Jim Beall has his way. The San Jose Democrat on Thursday proposed raising the beer tax by $1.80 per six-pack, or 30 cents per can or bottle. The current tax is 2 cents per can. That's an increase of about 1,500 percent. Beall said the tax would generate $2 billion a year to fund health care services, crime prevention and programs to prevent underage drinking and addiction. "The people who use alcohol should pay for part of the cost to society, just...
  • ENGLISH 317. Literature and Culture -- How to be Gay: Male Homosexuality and Initiation.

    01/08/2008 9:12:29 AM PST · by Beckwith · 24 replies · 334+ views
    University of Michigan ^ | 1/7/2008 | David M Halperin
    Course Description: Just because you happen to be a gay man doesn't mean that you don't have to learn how to become one. This course will examine the general topic of the role that initiation plays in the formation of gay male identity. We will approach it from three angles: (1) as a sub-cultural practice — subtle, complex, and difficult to theorize — which a small but significant body of work in queer studies has begun to explore; (2) as a theme in gay male writing; and (3) as a class project, since the course itself will constitute an experiment...
  • Don’t knock biblical home ec

    11/14/2007 8:11:30 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 24 replies · 50+ views
    LA Times ^ | 14 November 2007 | Jenell Williams Paris
    As the Los Angeles Times recently reported, undergraduates at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary now have the opportunity to concentrate in homemaking within the humanities major. For women only, the concentration teaches cookie-baking, conversation-starting, child-raising, husband-supporting and the patriarchal theology that makes each of those tasks fulfilling. As an undergraduate anthropology major at a Christian liberal arts college, I once asked a droll professor what I could do with my major. He answered, "Pump gas in a cross-cultural gas station."A homemaking concentration, on the other hand, has a clear outcome: Women are prepared to be wives, mothers and home-schoolers. At 20,...
  • CA: Governor signs bill that could trigger higher insurance rates (for earthquake coverage)

    10/05/2007 7:10:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 204+ views
    More than 760,000 California homeowners who buy earthquake insurance through a state-run authority could see their premiums rise under a bill signed Friday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. But the measure's supporters say that without the legislation homeowners could be hit with even bigger rate increases. The measure by Sen. Mike Machado, D-Linden, creates a new $1.3 billion underwriting requirement for insurance companies participating in the California Earthquake Authority program. That $1.3 billion requirement will replace a $2.2 billion insurance industry commitment that's scheduled to expire on Dec. 1, 2008. State Treasurer Bill Lockyer opposed the legislation, predicting it would force...
  • Study Says Eldest Children Have Higher I.Q.s

    06/21/2007 8:25:51 PM PDT · by Bob Leibowitz · 73 replies · 1,776+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 21, 2007 | Benedict Carey
    The eldest children in families tend to develop slightly higher I.Q.s than their younger siblings, researchers are reporting, based on a large study that could effectively settle more than a half-century of scientific debate about the relationship between I.Q. and birth order.
  • CSPAN Featured Film about Leftist and PC Indoctrination in US Higher Education

    05/19/2007 10:03:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 752+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Lynn Davidson
    The “Weekly Standard” profiled libertarian-leaning conservative and political commentator turned documentarian Evan Coyne Maloney, whose new documentary about the leftist ideological indoctrination and pervasive political correctness in the US higher education system is called “Indoctrinate U”. Saturday May 19, CSPAN ran a segment about his film on the network’s “Washington Journal”, but CSPAN posts footage of the shows online (when they have it up, I'll post it. His spot is at the two-hour mark). You can see a clip of his film on YouTube as well as the film's website, Indoctrinate-U.com. “Indoctrinate U” focuses on the pervasive trampling of free...
  • Higher chance of Gulf Coast hurricane in '07 ("above-average chance" per leading storm forecasters)

    05/08/2007 9:09:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 511+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/07 | Erwin Seba
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - There is an above-average chance that a major hurricane will hit the U.S. Gulf Coast this year, marking a possible return to the destructive seasons of 2004 and 2005, leading storm forecasters predicted on Tuesday. Hurricanes in 2005 devastated New Orleans and other parts of the Gulf Coast, and knocked out a swath of the country's offshore oil platforms and coastal refineries, pushing oil prices to then-record highs. In 2004, four strong hurricanes struck Florida, the country's biggest citrus producer. AccuWeather and Colorado State University said Tuesday at a storm conference in Houston the chance that a...