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    Tag: Exchanges

    Being Right

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 11:24:06 AM EST
    Tags: Halbig v. Sebilius, Penalties, Subsidies, Snyder, Michigan, ACA, Senate, Medicaid, Expansion, Exchanges, $100 million, Welfare Growth (all tags)

    A court case challenging taxation in states based on the ACA (AKA Obamacare) will likely reveal our successful effort to stop a state run exchange to be well worth the time.

    We have apparently inoculated ourselves.  In the complaint Halbig v. Sebelius it is shown that an application of the law as-it-is-written means Michigan taxpayers are NOT eligible for subsidies, and NOT subject to the tax (penalties) assessment for failure to obtain insurance. Netright daily reports:

    "Under the specific language of the law, tax subsidies (and tax penalties) on individuals and employers only apply in states that created these exchanges. It's right there in black-and-white -- as the availability of subsidies was expressly confined to qualified plans enrolled "through an Exchange established by the State."

    Obamacare makes no mention of these subsidies being provided in federal exchanges.

    And as noted further in the article, there was an expectation for the states to roll over and capitulate with the new exchange money promise.

    The plaintiff argument on this point is clearly stated starting at about page 10 of the document.

    A big THANK YOU to those who stood firm in their resolve against the state run exchange will be repeated as this case moves further along and the act is found even more unworkable as the miserable failure spawned by overreaching NEO-Democrat (read fascist/socialist) operatives in power.  It was theirs.  Let it remain owned by those who have no understanding of the constitution.

    Recall that NOT a single (not even the squishy ones) Republican voted for this garbage.

    A shame there was an attempt by a so called Republican governor in Michigan to punish us all through participation with such schemes.

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    You Can Keep It

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 08:50:44 AM EST
    Tags: Obamacare, Domestic terrorism, Bankruptcy, Complicit Parties, Snyder, Bolger, Richardville, Progressives, Socialism, Theft, Insurance, Exchanges (all tags)

    And necessarily bankrupt oneself. (mixing a little Obama-ism in there)

    Health care exchanges that WORKED have been around for a while. Karl Denninger at the Market Ticker demonstrates how the ACA has screwed us using one of those exchanges for comparisons from 2013 to 2014.

    I put it to the test, and I have determined that I will not have insurance after November of next year.

    First, Thank God that we did not establish a 'Michigan Exchange' and then read the article, then compare for yourself.

    H/T to Steph at FedUpUSA.org

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Bogaert: - Know Whats In It

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 02:02:32 PM EST
    Tags: Bad Law, Michigan, Health Care, Exchanges, FORCED PARTICIPATION, Rose Bogaert, Lobbyists, Government, HB4714 (all tags)

    Taxpayer advocate Rose Bogaert sums up the feeling of those who will be deciding to hand sit (or primary as needed) if necessary.

    With regard to HB4717 that passed out of committee 9-5 a little while ago:

    "I would like to address those who have decided to support Governor Snyder wish to pass HB 4714. I would also like to acknowledge those who took the time to respond to my initial email both pro and con. I have been following Lansing for 31 years only to be frequently disappointed in the representation. I am aware that sometimes your job is difficult. I am also aware that you are sent to Lansing to represent your constituents. It seems that too frequently, government is at odds with that representation and the costs, as a result, are detrimental to good government and harmful to the taxpayer.

    While you may choose to support the governor over the citizens of this state, you must also accept the fact that you may be the focus of those who oppose and elect you. Should any of the groups who oppose your decision start to feel the negative effects of that decision, you can rest assured that they may seek other groups to come to their assistance. The legislature recently passed a law to make it more difficult to remove officials through recall. Once again, not serving those who elected you but your own interest. I suggest that before you decide such a life changing decision for Michiganders that you could become the object of their frustration. I am not proposing this, but wish you to be aware. In http://home.comcast.net/~bogaert/Opinion.pdf you will see that the groups can work together to remove the legislator who most egregiously has worked against them.

    Obamacare is not a small issue. You must realizes anything you can do to hinder its implementation will help save us from a disaster waiting to happen. For those who say "it is the law of the land" remember Rep. Nancy Polosi's comment that "we must pass it to know what is in it". If that is how you think laws should be passed, you represent no one not even yourself.

    Rose Bogaert, Chair
    Wayne County Taxpayers Association, Inc.

    "The law of the land", right Mikey?

    By golly, you don't take marching orders from that extremist old tea party right? No worries buster.  Never were any "marching orders".  Only a little faith in a conservative whom it was thought could recognize right from wrong. I hope the soul of the party finds its new home bright and lively.

    Snyder will not win in 2014.

    And Folks?  As the vote is tomorrow in the full house, now might not be a bad time to do your thing.

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    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 09:45:35 AM EST
    Tags: Bad Law, Michigan, Health Care, Exchanges, FORCED PARTICIPATION, Navigate THIS, Lobbyists, Government, HB4714 (all tags)

    According to one bill watcher, the accelerated deterioration of HB4717 has a catalyst.

    According to this source:

    "On reliable information from inside the GOP caucus the plan is to vote out of committee Tuesday for passage on the floor Wednesday or Thursday Michigan HB4714, medicaid expansion. The bill seems to be changing by the hour but not necessarily for the better. The current version does set up an exchange and REQUIRES enrollment in a plan whether a person is eligible or not: "Sec. 105c. The department shall provide a process by which individuals may apply for or renew medical assistance eligibility through a website from which the department shall enroll individuals in the appropriate health care program without regard to the specific program for which the individual applies." This provision and others are dependent upon waivers from the Obama Administration, or requires the state to SEEK such waivers, but does defeat the proposal if they do not succeed. THIS BILL LOOKS LIKE IT HAS BEEN DRAFTED BY HEALTH INDUSTRY LOBBYISTS WHO WILL SELL SOVEREIGNTY FOR SHORT TERM INCOME."
    Oh but THAT never happens!

    You know the drill.

    In the next two weeks there will be incredible pressure by lobbyists who fail to understand their industry has an end in sight if they are successful in convincing Michigan legislators to expand government for their own particular purpose.  Our legislators who remain outnumbered also are being led by the corruptive influence of a governor who has his own agenda.

    Strength is needed now more than ever.

    (1 comment) Comments >>

    Its Not Just Conservatives

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 12:15:06 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Insurance, Health Care, Exchanges (all tags)

    Having just gone through the yearly rectal reminder (and 18% increase over last year) of how much Obamacare has messed up health care markets, there is a need to vent.

    The plan this time includes mandatory preventive care costs, and the forced "Women's Preventive Act", where employers pay for the sexual proclivities of their female employees.  Sadly it is not only with the traditional sit down agencies that we submit to this constitutional heresy, but with ALL Plans; including those that will be offered through the the government milking farms known as 'health care exchanges. And I suppose I should report that it won't just be the Conservatives that toss any Republican stupid enough to put their hand in the termite mound to grab a handful of nuts.

    The agency we deal with, is a little freaked out about the exchange possibility.  It means the end to them and they know it.  Not because they cannot compete, but that they will not be allowed to compete as the government takeover matures.

    There are more than merely Republicans and conservatives employed in those agencies.

    No Threat.  Just reporting the Truth.

    (2 comments) Comments >>

    Campus Lizards Promoting Fuel Tax Hikes

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 12:29:05 PM EST
    Tags: Rick Snyder, Loves him some Prevailing Wage, Filling the Pockets Of Friends, Obamacare, Exchanges, Roger Kahn SEIU-lite, Medicaid, Randy Richardville, Spending Your Kids Inheritance, Entitlements, gas tax, registration fees, Sales Tax, Internet Sales, SB 59, Snyder veto, Centrists lost 2012, Primary, Republicans, 2014, Labor, Unions, Obama, Julianna Smoot & Lon Johnson, Government Expansion, Higher Taxes, Back Door Politics, One Term Nerd (all tags)

    Our tax dollars at work...

    "Fair share" without repealing Prevailing Wage on the table, Mr. Zang?  If that isn't a load of Granholm-sized mental masturbating psychobabble, I don't know what is.  Nice try, Gov. Snydholm, but your taxpayer funded mob-rule bus tour for tax hikes would even make Obama blush with your blundering heavy-handed propaganda.

    Snyder can't get his Exchange, and expansion of Medicaid abyss sitting Sen. Kahn's lap when Snyder has his Sales Tax, and Fuel Tax Hike scheme sitting in Sen. Kahn's lap too, so Slick Snyder scrapped Repeal of Prevailing Wage.  The Governerd played right into the Democrats hands unwittingly, or not.  More importantly, the Governerd is filling the goonion coffers for the Michigan Democratic Party voting base.  Talk about being "divisive," Governerd?

    Folks on the Right in this state should never wonder how we ended up with a loser like Jim Blanchard, winning Office.

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    Snyder was SO UPSET at Bob King and Prop 2

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 09:11:07 PM EST
    Tags: Rick Snyder, Loves him some Prevailing Wage, Filling the Pockets Of Friends, Obamacare, Exchanges, gas tax, Sales Tax, registration fees, Spending Your Kids Inheritance, Entitlements, Taxes, SB 59, Snyder veto, Centrists lost 2012, Primary, Republicans, 2014, One Term Nerd (all tags)

    Somebody really needs to check the Nerd for Granholm's moles.

    Detroit News

    The Republican governor told reporters trying to repeal prevailing wages is a "very divisive" issue. He says he's instead focusing on getting support for his new state budget and ensuring changes affecting the state's largest health insurer get to his desk.

    House Republicans say state agencies, universities and school districts could save money if they didn't have to pay prevailing wages.


    So, instead of finding cost savings for the taxpayer, the Governerd says, "Hey! It's just so much easier to keep raiding the little peoples wallets. Besides, have you seen the Democrat, and unions that I'm in cahoots with?".  Anybody thinks for one moment that the Nerd wanted anything to do with Freedom To Work Law in this state .. they have a room temperature IQ.

    Speaker Bolger, this rests squarely on your shoulders now.

    (3 comments) Comments >>

    You Don't Sweat Much For A Fat Girl

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:32:26 PM EST
    Tags: Sales Tax, Michigan Roads, Roger Kahn SEIU-lite, Randy Richardville, Rick Snyder, Internet Sales, Main Street Fairness, DICK Durbin Plan, Big government, Budget, Wholesale Tax Hikes, gas tax, registration fees, Taxes, Exchanges, Obamacare, Gun Control, 2A, un-a-LIEN-able, Right to Life, Purge Violators, SB59, Rick Snyder Veto, CMU, Rape, Government sanctioned Homicide Zones, Michigan, One Term Nerd (all tags)

    That's prolly the nicest thing I have to say about Lansing Republicans.  They aren't even faking it anymore, they just want to raid folks bank accounts.  

    via The Detroit News

    Bills introduced Wednesday in the state Senate include a proposed constitutional amendment to raise the 6 percent sales tax to 8 percent and devote the extra revenue to transportation funding.

    The state's 19-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax would go away in return.

    If voters didn't like that approach, a mix of increased gas tax and vehicle registration fees would go into effect if there's support in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

    The bills call for registration fees to rise by about 80 percent. Gas and diesel taxes would be roughly doubled.

    A scant few days after the Obama amnesty loving Nerd finished his SOTS, there you have it.  Senate republicrats rushed to hammer out SJR J (Richardville - Kahn/Caswell) tie bar to SB 85 (Kahn - Pappageorge), and SB 88 (Kahn), or SB 86 (Kahn), and SB 87 (Kahn).  Look, Team R Governerd lackeys, you serve feces on a croissant, but it's still a sh*t sandwich.  Look elsewhere for revenue?  Oh, Hell no.  Tax 'em because it's a crisis.  If I were one of the Socialists on Team D, I would make you Lansing republicans pay through the nose for that tax hiking yes vote you need to pass either of that crap being served.  And, they will.

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