Sunday, September 5, 2010

injaynesworld it's the "Sunday Recap..."

Happy Labor Day!

All those in favor of rescinding tax breaks given to companies who send American jobs overseas raise your hands.


Some images need no further explanation…

… but since when has that ever stopped me?  Allowing tax breaks for earners in only the top tax bracket to expire at the end of this year would push the top individual tax rate to 39.6% up from 35%.   Four lousy percentage points.  In other words, things would be the same for them as it was in the Clinton years.


Yes, the rich are different…

I got so many interesting responses to my “Dream Of Riches” post and I would still argue that there are rich people out there who use their fortunes to do a lot of good in the world and they deserve to have their tickets punched at the Pearly Gates.   But then the nuns would probably point to people like the Koch brothers, oil billionaires who are using their riches to fight anti-polluting and other regulations on industry and bankroll the Tea Party.  Oh, you thought that was a “grassroots” group?   Oops.  Spoiler alert.

I really have no problems with them funding whatever they want, but what I do find ever so hypocritical is that Koch Industries, which spent millions to kill health care reform, has now been one of the first companies to sign up to suck at its tit.

This week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the “first round of applicants accepted into the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program,” a $5 billion program established by the new health care law to help employers “maintain coverage for early retirees age 55 and older who are not yet eligible for Medicare.” According to the agency, nearly 2,000 employers have been accepted into the program and “will begin to receive reimbursements for employee claims this fall” – including the Tea Party-supporting, keep-government-out-of-health-care Koch brothers. 

Just proving the point that if you’re rich enough, you can have it both ways. 


And now a few words about “traditional marriage..”

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