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Good Example of Wasted Taxpayer money

Comment By Bob L.

It seem that the taxpayer get stuck with every thing, from having to pay for Parks that are owned by the people of Washington State not the Government, these parks are Governments responsible to take care of, this is why we pay taxes so the State can take care of the people’s parks, but no they think they are theirs to do with what ever they want, like  privatizing them.

Now on the opposite side the taxpayers are paying for such things like Art Museums, Theaters of Performing arts who collect money for you to go see, I think it is time that these so-called non-profit organisations start paying their way and not the taxpayer, if they can pay them selves a wage then they can pay to maintain where the work and perform not the taxpayer, it is time for these Actors, Performers, Entertainers, and Symphony Orchestras start pony up their money, the Taxpayer should not be subsidizing for any one who charges a fee for service, this goes for Public or Private, it is just like any Private Citizen, or Company, they have to work to pay their bills to see that their homes or offices don’t fall down.

Government Agencies should not be in the Realestate Business Owning or Renting to private businesses or Organizations, because who gets stuck repairing these buildings, YOU the TAXPAYER, and just think what happens, THEY Raise Taxes to pay for the Maintenance. Put the money into school books for a better Education to get these kids an Education they need, and NOT into WAGES so no teacher will be left behind, that is not giving a good Education when wages for Teachers and Unions are more important than our Kids futures.



Olympia council considers cost to repair Washington Center

By MATT BATCHELDOR | Staff writer
Published March 19, 2013

The Olympia City Council will consider tonight whether to spend $3.3 million to replace the leaky exterior of the Washington Center for the Performing Arts.

City Manager Steve Hall recommends the council choose the lowest bidder for the job, Corp Inc. Construction of Salem, Ore. The bid is 4 percent higher than an architect’s estimate.

All told, the city could spend about $4.6 million to renovate the building at 512 Washington St. SE, including replacing the roof and rooftop mechanical equipment.

Olympia owns the building and is in charge of major maintenance, while the nonprofit arts organization also known as the Washington Center runs the theater and is responsible for interior maintenance.

The city has been looking to stem the deterioration at the building since at least 2008, when the Public Works department found “widespread water intrusion was compromising the integrity of the building exterior,” according to a city staff report. Crews made emergency repairs designed to last five years.

A more detailed study found that the entire exterior, a synthetic stucco-like material called EIFS, needed to be removed and replaced.

Last June, the council recommended the most expensive of three repair options — including a new brick exterior, canopy with lighting, glass doors, a ticket window, poster display windows, custom windows and stone cladding above the canopy, a canopy over the adjacent alley and a permanent marquee sign.

At the time, the council decided it would drop some of the design elements, including the marquee and the stone cladding, if it didn’t receive an $816,000 state grant. The state has recommended the city receive the grant, but the State Legislature has to include it in its final budget.

But City Manager Steve Hall is now recommending the council go with those extras anyway. According to the staff report, the project needs to start before a decision on the grant is announced later this month or next month. The council will make the final decision of going with the extras or without, which would save $197,890.

The center’s roof and mechanical systems would be replaced at the same time, Sullivan said.

Sullivan said that part of the council’s decision tonight is how the city will pay for the repairs. Minus design expenses, which have already been paid, the city will owe $4.2 million. Council members will decide on whether to borrow the rest.

Debbie Sullivan, director of Technical Services, said the plan is to start construction in April and wrap by this fall. That way, the construction will avoid the bulk of the center’s seasonal entertainment.

“We’re going to do the bulk of the work during their off-season,” she said. Chad Carpenter, director of event services for the center, said the construction will impact 14 events, but construction will not occur during the shows. And no events have been cancelled as a result.

“The impact that it’s going to have… although it will be significant, I think it will be minor,” he said.

Matt Batcheldor: 360-704-6869 @MattBatcheldor

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It Really Shows Where Stupid Is Not Smart

Comment By Bob L.

This is what happens when you run off half cocked and pass a law without knowing what the outcome will be, JUST LIKE OUR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, they don’t care, just as long as they get their name in the paper that they showed how stupid they are.

They don’t care how many people they put out of work just as long as they get their way and prove just how stupid they can get, instead of getting this Country back on its feet they would rather tare it down and show people that they went to College and what they have learned.

Look around you and see what college has brought to this Country, GREED and Snobs who want every one to bow to them and what they say.


Store owners say plastic bag ban causes more shoplifting

Thursday, February 28, 2013

When the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a ban on plastic bags and required businesses to charge a nickel for paper bags, city leaders believed it would be better all around.

“I think we’ve gotten to a place where it’s really going to work for the environment, businesses and the community in general,” Councilman Mike O’Brien said at the time.

But the bag ban is contributing to thousands of dollars in losses for at least one Seattle grocery store, and questions have been raised about the risk of food-borne illness from reusable bags that shoppers don’t often wash.

Mike Duke, who operates the Lake City Grocery Outlet with his wife, said that since the plastic-bag ban started last July, he’s lost at least $5,000 in produce and between $3,000 and $4,000 in frozen food.

“We’ve never lost that much before,” said Duke, who found those numbers through inventories of stolen and damaged goods.

The Dukes opened the Lake City grocery store in June 2011, and Mike Duke said in the year before the plastic-bag ban losses in frozen food and produce were a small fraction of what he’s seeing now. As he explained to and also the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce, the shoplifters’ patterns are difficult to detect.

They enter the store with reusable bags and can more easily conceal items they steal. The reusable bags require staff to watch much more closely, and even though the store has a loss-prevention officer and more than a dozen security cameras, it’s tough to tell what a customer has paid for and what they may already have brought with them.

According to data released in January by Seattle Public Utilities, 21.1 percent of business owners surveyed said increased shoplifting because of the plastic bag ban was a problem. Results of another survey released in January – one done by an environmental advocacy group that found the ban “popular and successful” – didn’t mention the problem of shoplifting.

Seattle’s push for reusable bags – and shoplifters who have plagued several Lake City businesses – leave the Dukes in a predicament. Asking customers to check reusable bags at the counter would be burdensome to customers and staff, and prohibiting reusable bags and backpacks likely wouldn’t work well in Seattle, which other business owners said is known for grand environmental ideas that can hinder small business efforts.

The Lake City Grocery Outlet also saw a dramatic increase in the number of hand baskets stolen after Seattle’s plastic bag ban was initiated.

Shoplifters would fill up their baskets – some with purchased items and others with stolen groceries – and walk out of the store at 3020 N.E. 127th St. Duke would see the hand baskets discarded around Lake City and said the losses from the baskets and merchandise are in the thousands of dollars.

So last fall, the store did away with the remaining hand baskets to try and curb theft. But that frustrated some customers, and hasn’t substantially stopped losses.

San Francisco was the first major U.S. city to ban plastic grocery bags in 2007. Multiple research papers have said there are negative repercussions to public health, though supporters question or discount the findings. One study released late last summer cited emergency room treatment data and said after the bag ban began there was a spike in the number of E. coli cases and an increase of deaths from foodborne illnesses.

Another paper from 2011 found E. coli in 8 percent of all reusable bags from randomly selected individuals at California and Arizona grocery stores. Washing the bags eliminated 99.9 percent of the pathogens, according to that study – though it raised questions of how often shoppers actually do.

King County hasn’t had a public or private study on bacteria in reusable grocery bags.

But “it’s not surprising that bags are going to collect germs over time,” public health spokesman James Apa said. “People need to take common sense steps to protect themselves: wash their hands and wash their bags from time to time.”

Duke started in the grocery business at age 16 and has worked for several stores, including Safeway, Albertson’s and Fred Meyer before operating the Lake City Grocery Outlet. Neighbors and staff have praised the dedicated work from Duke and his wife, Patty, and say they’re concerned for them if the neighborhood theft trend continues.

The latest rash of produce and frozen food theft comes in a neighborhood that many say is overwhelmed by problems brought by homeless and low-income people.

Both police and other business owners say transients are a huge part of the theft problem, though several Lake City business owners won’t say that on the record for fear of being labeled as anti-homeless.

Members of the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce were told that theft at the Lake City Fred Meyer was the worst of any store in the Fred Meyer chain, which has more than 50 stores in Washington and Oregon. In an e-mail Thursday afternoon, Fred Meyer Public Affairs Director Melinda Merrill said in an e-mail the location is a “high-theft rate store, but all inner-city stores are, and Lake City is not our highest.”

Asked which Fred Meyer store has the highest theft and how the Lake City Fred Meyer compares to Washington stores, Merrill did not immediately respond.

“The Chamber is not anti-homeless; Lake City is not anti homeless,” North Seattle Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Diane Haugen said. “The question is the extent to which the hosting agencies follow up with the people they’re bringing here.”

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Thank You All For Putting Up With My Comments

Comment By Bob L.

I would like to thank all of you who read and follow my ramblings, but what we need is more people here and around the world to stand up and be counted, but it is hard to sit back and watch what is happening to this country and around the world, we don’t need wars, what we need is people stop meddling in our lives and learn to live their own, they don’t like it when some one meddles [ if you don’t know (to involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation; interfere officiously and unwantedly: Stop meddling in my personal life!) in theirs, so like they say what goes around comes around, and who is paying the price, innocent people, this means kids too.

What I am saying is that there are so many Brain Dead people who are so Brain Washed into believing that the Government is doing a good job of protecting its people, but the problem is that they are protecting them selves, just look at what they have compared to the working class who every day goes to work and tries to provide for their families.

And who do we blame for people not being informed of what is going on in Washington DC, didn’t you know that Fox news is a Lier and miss inform the people about the real truth  about what going on, and the other news media is telling the truth, BOY if you believe that than you are very brain-dead,  how about this. the problem is they won’t kiss his #$W#$@ like the rest.

When it comes to our Elected Nincompoops, they have Full Medical, Free Transportation, and Automatic Pay Raises, and you can not for get ARMED SECURITY, DO YOU, NO, you have to beg for yours every year or every three years, and then have the Government has the nerve to tell you NO, who are they protecting, you or Businesses, I think you know the answer to that, and for YOUR Security you sit back and watch it be taken away by Government Agencies, but you still have to pay for theirs. But yet they say the Government is doing a good job.

I am not against any one of them, I am against any one who does not stand up for the Constitution of the United States Of America, and the Bill Of Rights, and tries to destroy it, and what I have seen, this administration is doing a good job of it.

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(Part 1) LAW: Enforcement or the LACK of IT

Comment : By Bob L.

Here we go again, another Dumb comment, but how can you not comment on what is going on with the Laws today, there are so many laws on the book that are not be Enforced, WHY you might ask your self, because each new law  counter acts another, don’t get mad at the me for my comments, get mad at the Instigator’s of the problems,  ALL Bleeding Hearts and Government Agencies who keep making these new laws instead of enforcing the ones that are already on the books.

405987_392699840825064_515728870_nNew gun laws, how about enforcing the old ones, or is that to hard to do, get the Law Books Out and start Enforcing them NOW or you might just as well close all Prisons, Jails, and any place of Detention if you can not enforce these laws, you might just as well let vigilantes enforce the laws, oh that’s right, this is why they are out to take away your rights to protect your self and your Families lives.

Lets start at the bottom, you have high-priced Police Officers driving around in public owned vehicles thinking that if they just show that they are present they won’t have to do the job they were hired to do, BUT you CAN NOT HOLD that against them, they are doing what they can, they are putting their lives on the line every day to protect the public, but then you have bleeding hearts changing the laws or wanting new laws  because they are afraid that it might be them that gets stopped or arrested. Ask them (Police) how many times they have ARRESTED some one and find out they are back on the street before they can finish their paper work (or the ink dries), a good example of them not doing their job and still being called on the carpet by these Bleeding Hearts when they ( the Policemen), took it upon themselves to punish these vandals by making them do push ups on the sidewalk when they caught them instead of arresting them (gee police brutality), SO HOW do you expect them to do their jobs, and then you expect them to not have a temper with the way the laws are today with the attitude of people when they get Arrested or Stopped.

Now you have the Court System with over paid Judges which interprets the laws the way they want to, not the way it is written, good example, take California in the case of Rape, just look around you, look how many of these laws are misused today, how about this, you go to court with a jury trial, they find you not guilty, then the court turns around and says that you can be sued for wrongful, even though you were found not guilty by your peers, (miss use of the law) which in this case, YOU, should be able to sue for harassment, because you were found not guilty.

Then you have the Lawyer who get more money per hour then you can afford to pay, but if you need a Lawyer you have to pony up the money or take what the people against you will dish out, yet here we go again, interpret the laws the way they want, not how they are written, so when it comes down to it you are at the mercy of all these laws that are written to protect criminals, not law-abiding Citizens.


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Ten Times a Hypocrite Just Like the Rest

Comment: By Bob L.

I might have some dumb comments, but they are no dumber than the way people act and things they do today, it is what I see and read that makes my opinion, Some might not be a true story today but usually ends up true later, but it is how I see it, and usually it does becomes fact down the road.

I remember a few years back when Nixon was elected on his Honesty, yet some did not trust him, and wallah look what happen, then no one admitted that they voted for him, well here we go again, another Honest President that has not done any thing but protect him self and his Family for life, but not YOURS, but a President who has done every thing to bring this country down, I have not seen so many U.S. Citizens so BRAIN WASHED  do so little to protect this County where they were born, I could say more, but that will be another Dumb story to what I see going on in this Country today from the past years.


NRA hits Obama over ‘hypocrisy’ of armed guards for daughters

By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket

In a sign of how brutal, emotional and deeply personal the coming battle over gun violence is likely to be, the National Rifle Association on Tuesday accused President Barack Obama of hypocrisy for having the Secret Service protect his daughters even as he opposes the NRA’s call for armed guards in schools.

The Web video, first obtained by The Blaze, opens with a narrator asking, “Are the president’s kids more important than yours? Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school?”

The 35-second video makes no effort to hide the tension and animosity between the NRA and Obama, even stepping into the recent “fiscal cliff” debate.

The video continues, “Mr. Obama demands that the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he’s just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security” as an altered image of the president peers over a stack of dollar bills, followed by images of “Meet the Press” host David Gregory, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vice President Joe Biden.

A White House official declined to comment on the video. However, spokesman Jay Carney did announce that Obama would outline his administration’s plan to address gun violence on Wednesday.

Eric Pfeiffer contributed to this report.

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And You Blame Republicans For The Problem, LOOK Again

Comment By Bob L. an Old Fart who Pays Attention

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Some Dems urge Obama go around Congress …


And To Think You Blame Republicans For The Problem With Washington, look again Fatheads, (I could come up with some other names for people who don’t care about America and Their Childern)Democrats and a President and Vice President will sell this Country to the Highest Bidder, and not Bat an Eye to have a Blank Check to do with how they see fit.

Well you better look now because the Dunce cap is going to be installed on all American Citizen again if they don’t get their head out of their @#%, because the Obama Administration and the Democrats are about to sell this Country if the American people don’t start doing some thing about it, this is what they are about to do.


Democrats urge Obama to be ready to bypass Congress on debt cap

By Rachelle Younglai and Richard Cowan | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top Democratic senators urged President Barack Obama on Friday to be ready to raise the debt ceiling without congressional approval in order to avert a damaging debt default.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his leadership team said Obama should use “any lawful steps” under his authority to “ensure that America does not break its promises and trigger a global economic crisis.”

They urged Obama to act on his own if Republicans insist on a debt limit extension that is coupled with “unbalanced or unreasonable” spending cuts.

Democrats are anticipating another possible deadlock over the debt limit in Congress and hope a unilateral move, or the threat of one, by Obama would avoid a replay of the 2011 fight that pushed the country to the brink of default.

Obama has vowed not to negotiate with Republicans on the debt ceiling.

Republican reaction to Reid’s letter showed no willingness to back down from their demands that spending cuts be part of the debt limit debate.

“The Democrat leadership hiding under their desks and hoping the president will find a way around the law on the nation’s maxed-out credit card is not only the height of irresponsibility, but also a guarantee that our national debt crisis will only get worse,” said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

Michael Steel, a spokesman for House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, said, “The American people will not tolerate an increase in the debt limit without spending cuts and reforms.”

Some analysts and Democrats believe the 14th Amendment of the Constitution gives the president the authority to raise the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling unilaterally.

That provision states the validity of government debt shall not be questioned. But the White House has so far ruled it out. One Senate Democratic aide said other legal options were being explored.

The U.S. Treasury is shuffling funds around to continue paying government bills. Those accounting maneuvers are due to run their course around mid-February.

“We believe that you must make clear that you will never allow our nation’s economy and reputation to be held hostage,” said the letter, signed by Reid and the three other leading Senate Democrats.

Republicans have said they will only approve a debt ceiling increase if it is accompanied by spending cuts and changes to big government programs Social Security and Medicare.

The Democratic leaders agreed that the borrowing cap increase should be separate from a deficit reduction plan. They said any fiscal deal should include spending cuts as well as additional revenue from the wealthy and the elimination of certain tax breaks.

(Editing by Doina Chiacu and Peter Cooney)

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Good Example Of Our Governments In Action

Comment By Bob L.

This is a good example of our Governments at work, cut the most important to save money with no regards for Health or Safety, Other things are more Important, here is a good comment from a concerned citizen, [ Tacoma.  Can find $3,000,000 for the car museum, $760,000 for advertising a couple of years ago (That was when the city was facing over a $21 million deficit) , pay $12,000,000 for 3 acres of land, $600,000 for a “gift pagoda”, yet can’t keep fire stations open, or fully staffed, or after school programs operating in east Tacoma.]  (Looks Good on paper,but they don’t always come) and you can not for get supporting TWO Transit Companies out of the General fund. If they can not support EIGHTY Percent to operate, then they are to BIG and the taxpayer should not have to subsidize them to keep them in operation, private companies can not run this way, it is pay your way or go out of Business, this should also go for all Government Operations. They charge for the services, but the Taxpayer still has to subsidize them because they over spend to operate (they call that blank check).

It is not just Tacoma it all of them, from the Federal Government down to the smallest Village, nothing against workers, but there is a lot of Over Pay and Perks and still climbing with no thought to what they are causing in the community and around the area, they are not just hurting Tacoma, they are hurting every single American by wasting money on things like the comment (above) says, and then there is some that you don’t hear about that lines the pockets of their Buddies.

silly_boyYou can go on about the waste in Government, but you have to also put some of the blame on the people like the YUPPIES today who want all this stuff that is not needed just because it looks Coooool, I look at it this way, if IT can not SUPPORT it’s self then it is not needed, it is not up to the American people to support every cockamamy project that comes along  like bigger and fancy Highways, the latest lights, and Fancy Buildings, you can go on and on and see where all the waste is.

Proctor fire station unable to respond to fire two blocks away after cutbacks, other station put out blaze

Controversial service cutbacks at three Tacoma fire stations will continue after more than a month of labor talks aimed at averting some budget cuts to the Fire Department have failed.
Lewis Kamb and Stacia Glenn; Staff writer
Published: Jan. 8, 2013

“Unfortunately, no mutually agreeable solution came forth,” Tacoma Fire Chief Jim Duggan said Tuesday. “The talks are done.”

The Fire Department began scaling back its services Tuesday at 7 a.m. with the deactivation of fire engines at Station 13 in the Proctor District and Station 15 on the East Side.

Less than an hour later, a house caught fire two blocks away from the Proctor station. Because the station at 3825 N. 25th St. no longer has a pump, hose or water tank, firefighters from Station 9 at 3502 Sixth Ave. responded to the blaze in the 4000 block of North 25th Street. They were able to confine the fire to a single room while the crew from Proctor’s Station 13 made sure nobody was in the home.

Duggan said the firefighters’ response was within the department’s four-minute travel time response goals.

Two firefighters now staff Station 13 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. with an emergency response vehicle equipped with medical supplies. The station is not staffed overnight, when other fire stations will respond to fires in the Proctor District.

Station 15 at East 64th Street and McKinley Avenue also has lost staff and its engine, although it remains staffed around the clock.

Failed negotiations between the city and its firefighter union mean that those service cuts will remain in place and that Station 6 – Tacoma’s only fire station in the Port of Tacoma – will close after the Murray Morgan Bridge reopens in coming weeks.

Top officials for Tacoma Fire Union Local 31 said Tuesday that their union made two offers to the city to offset up to $1 million in cuts aimed for fire stations in Proctor and the Port of Tacoma. But the city rejected each without explanation or a counter-offer, they said.

“They just told us no,” union president Ryan Mudie said. “They don’t want solutions, they want more concessions — and it’s putting the public at risk.”

With the city facing a $63 million shortfall, Tacoma Fire was among the departments hardest hit by the budget ax under the 2013-14 general fund. City officials last month approved an austerity budget with $11 million in Fire Department cuts, including reductions of about 30 firefighters through retirement buyouts.

Councilman Anders Ibsen, whose district includes Proctor, said Tuesday that no one wants to see resource cuts but that the city must march forward to a new fiscal reality.

“What’s done is done,” Ibsen said. “The budget has been approved, and the bottom line is people’s (fire) service really isn’t diminishing. I have faith in Chief Duggan and our firefighters. I’m very confident the Fire Department will be able to respond in a manner so that public safety will be protected.”

In recent weeks, some City Council members and fire union officials expressed optimism that concession negotiations could help stave off some of the Fire Department cuts.

Local 31 offered $500,000 of contractual concessions more than a month ago, seeking to “split the costs” with the city to restore $1 million worth of cuts, Mudie said.

After the city rejected that proposal, Mudie said his union came back with a $1 million offer that would have increased firefighter work hours to help restore services. He didn’t fully explain how the proposal would have saved the city money.

The union floated the offer three weeks ago — before the council took its holiday break, he added.

But without explanation, Mudie said, the city informed the union Tuesday it was rejecting the offer. Council members discussed the offer during a closed-door session earlier Tuesday.

“We’re talking about something this important and they couldn’t get back to us for three weeks,” Mudie asked. “They took the holidays off because apparently they don’t care about public safety for the citizens of Tacoma. You can bet members of Local 31 were working over the holidays.”

Duggan, who declined to discuss details of the union’s proposals, said the city appreciated the union’s offers and thoughtfully considered them within a goal to find “a budget-neutral solution that would be sustainable for the long term.”

“They didn’t fit that,” he added.

City fire officials also plan to continually monitor the department’s performance amid the new cuts and will report back to the council within three to six months, Duggan said.

Department spokesman Joe Meinecke said the changes to staffing did not have a noticeable effect on response to Tuesday’s house fire.

“Our response times were good and from an operations standpoint, things went just like we talked about and prepared our crews for,” he said.

Investigators said the cause of the fire was a failure in the house’s knob and tube electrical wiring. Damage was estimated at $15,000.

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Americans Are Blind And Stupid

Comment By Bob L.

120223_49_5_Percent_Do_Not_Pay_TaxesIf You Did Not See This Coming Than You ARE A Blind and Stupid Idiot.

People think Obamacare is just the cats meow, well the bomb is just about to drop on what you want.

People who understood what Obamacare was all about was trying to warn every one, but you thought that the Republicans were lying, well the truth is going to clean out your pocket-book, now and the next FOUR YEARS thanks to the Democrats, you were warned and now you are going to pay the WORLD for what you just had to have without knowing the outcome.

Lets start a new saying: HE WHO WANTS IS BLIND AND STUPID, better known as GREEDY, you always gotta have what you don’t need, but every one else has to pay for it.

When the Governments raise Taxes, WHO pays, the low-income and WHY, Companies Leave, or Go Out Of Business, then people lose their jobs, they get less money to buy a product, lose their Home, or sell their home and leave the state to find a job, you can go on and on and the out come is always the same loss in revenue, such as, get people to stop smoking Cigarettes lost money, so they raised Taxes to compensate and more quit more loss, are you smart enough with all that College Education, well I think the people with out that Education can see it, and then you have Public Employees want more money, and the end is, who is paying the TAXES YOU IDIOT, if you had a brain between those ears you could see it.

It is a vicious cycle, THE MORE THEY TAX THE LESS JOBS TO BE HAD, THE LESS PEOPLE CAN AFFORD TO BUY. Dah, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out or does it.

The Rich Will Pay More Taxes Next Year No Matter What
By Tami Luhby |
Fri, Dec 28 2012

The rich will pay more in taxes next year regardless of the outcome of the fiscal cliff. That’s because two new taxes enacted to fund President Obama’s health care reform are kicking in come January.

The new levies will help foot the bill for the program to expand health care coverage for the uninsured, which involves government subsidies for lower- and middle-income Americans.

The vast majority of taxpayers will escape unscathed, however. Fewer than 2% will be subject to the new taxes, said Roberton Williams, a senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center.

Here’s what’s coming:

Medicare payroll tax: Single taxpayers earning more than $200,000 and couples making more than $250,000 will have to pay an additional 0.9% payroll tax on the amount they earn above those thresholds.

Unlike traditional payroll taxes, however, this tax will be based on household income, not individual earnings. So couples may find themselves subject to it even if they each make less than $250,000.

That could lead to a surprise at tax time since employers withhold payroll taxes only on their own workers.

For instance, if a husband and wife each earn $175,000, they will owe the additional tax, but their employers likely will not have withheld it. So they will owe $900.

Investment income tax: Wealthier taxpayers with investment income could be subject to an additional 3.8% levy. Investment income includes interest, dividends and capital gains, among other things.

The formula is somewhat complicated. Only those with modified adjusted gross incomes above a threshold of $200,000, or $250,000 if married, need be concerned.

But filers don’t always owe tax on all their investment income. It’s just on the investment income that exceeds the threshold.

For example, if a married couple has income of $300,000, of which $275,000 is from wages and $25,000 is from investments, they would owe the tax on all the investment income, or $950 in taxes.

But if the same couple had $125,000 in investment income, they would owe tax only on $50,000, or $1,900 in taxes, because that’s the amount that exceeds the threshold.

Deduction for medical expenses: Also, it will become harder to deduct medical expenses, though this deduction is more common among middle class taxpayers.

Until now, taxpayers could deduct medical expenses that exceeded 7.5% of their adjusted gross income. This level is rising to 10% next year.

One-third of the people who took this deduction had income in the $50,000 to $100,000 range in 2010, according to a CNNMoney analysis of Internal Revenue Service data. Only a tiny fraction of the rich took advantage of this deduction because their high incomes made it hard to reach the threshold.

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Theft of America By All Government Agencies

Comment By Bob L.

THE Theft of the Peoples Parks For Profit

Parks who owns them, the Government (States, Counties, Federal), or the People, the Government thinks that they own them and can do anything they want, but where did they get the money to provide these parks that they say they own, they don’t own these lands, they are only care takers of these lands that the People paid for through Taxes and other Fees, and the people PAY THEM to take care of and maintain them. So where does the Government have the right to say that they own these lands.

These Governments think that now they can privatize them without the vote of the people who are really the true owners of these parks, I have no problem with charging for Over Night Camping, but to just drive on and swim in the waters, or a picnic for the day with your family is an over step of their authority for what that the parks are for.

To go farther this same thing goes for the Federal Government; they are so far over stepping their power that it is now a Dictator Country and the American people who are paying for these lands and the Government saying that the people do not own them,



The Government CAN NOT Operate with out the People, So lets put it this way, it is you the people who are letting the Government walk all over you by letting them run wild, now is the time to TELL these Government Agencies (Federal, State, County, and Cities that they are not out land lords, they are care takers of this country for all Legal Taxpaying American Citizens.

Another thing is that Government thinks that they own and can control Private Property.

It has come to the point that they Tell the private sector worker how much they will get paid, but they raise taxes and then give themselves and public service workers pay raises and you don’t have a say,and look at it this way, every Public service worker has Job Security with automatic pay increases, BUT your safety Fire and Police, all most forgot our Military, all have to do with Health and Safety.  

People Take back this country Before you lose your Freedom and the U.S. Constitution.

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Disrespect for the Flag And What it Represent to This Country and its People

Comment By Bob L.

It is getting to be no longer ONE NATION UNDER GOD, it is getting to be one nation under [ Environmentalist, Special Interest Groups, Lobbyists, Bleeding Hearts and Yuppies] and Hell with the rest of the people.

This Country has become a land of very sick people who have no respect for any one but themselves, they don’t care what happens TO, OR, what happens to THIS Country and where it is headed, they can only see that they are not getting their way, and they want the Government to pass laws to protect them as and Individual, not an American Citizen, because these people are so sick, they don’t want any one to get something better than them, they think they are privileged. Continue reading

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