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13 hours ago.
by absolem
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Jobs Jobs Jobs

Job's Bill. How to pay for it: Obama has proposed: •A limit on itemized deductions and exemptions for individuals who earn over $200,000 and families earning over $250,000, a tax increase that would raise about $400 billion over 10 years, according to Lew. •A provision to treat carried interest -- the interest earned by investment fund managers -- as ordinary income, rather than taxing it at the capital gains rate. That would raise $18 billion, Lew said. •Scrapping various oil and gas tax provisions which raise $40 billion. All three ideas or versions of them were part of the budget plan Obama proposed in early 2009. A reporter reminded spokesman Lew that a Democratic-controlled House and Senate had chosen to not pass these measures in 2009 and 2010. “You had a Democratic House and a Democratic Senate and it went nowhere. So how are you going to get it done now with a Republican House?” he asked? Great question.

 
 

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absolem

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government says it cannot make an upcoming $58 million bond payment and is warning that the general fund will run out of liquidity by November if no action is taken.

Gubernatorial Chief of Staff Victor Suarez said Friday that the Public Finance Corporation does not have the money for a debt payment due Saturday.

The government contends that failure to make the payment will not constitute a default because it involves moral obligation bonds and there is no legal requirement to repay them. Economists reject that argument and say it will be the first default in the history of the U.S. territory.

Puerto Rico has been in a nearly decade-long economic slump and is struggling with a $72 billion public debt load that the governor says is unpayable.

Posted 13 hours ago.

absolem

*scootching

Posted 48 days ago.

absolem

Stillhere......congrats on your shelter pet. Pets such as dogs show that unconditional love exists...we just let our "higher" level of conciousness and self -absorption prevent the enviable attrbute. We all need to be more dog-like...at least in that respect....minus the schooling across the grass...although they do seem to enjoy it immensely.

Posted 48 days ago.

Stillhere

my old dog is a shelter pet, best dang dog I ever had and seems to know his situation when I got him, he returns my adoption with unconditional affection.

Posted 48 days ago.

absolem

Thanks OWO...it is always tough to lose a pet or any life for that matter. all of our pets have been adopted or dropped-off. i would love to have more but my wife and i have agreed not to replace as they pass... as we are getting older and need to begin to relinquish certain responsibilities.

Posted 51 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Sorry for your loss ! Sometimes the poor strays make the best of friends !

Posted 51 days ago.

absolem

Sadly OWO....i am down to one cat. i had two pass away within a year. all three were drop-off's that we kept. actually i imagine moderation is quite busy.

Posted 51 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Tamping down the empty heads ! You go herd your cats !

Posted 51 days ago.

absolem

Moderation........where are you?

Posted 51 days ago.

Teapartier

Yep.

Posted 60 days ago.

BeRight

Like I said, herding cats.

Posted 61 days ago.

Ohwiseone

I don't think you tiredbrain troll has that much to spare either, so I'd say that's still not true !

Posted 62 days ago.

Stillhere

LOL TP yep its a brain drain to read some of the drivel for sure

Posted 62 days ago.

Ohwiseone

I don't think you have that much to spare, so I'd say that's not true !

Posted 62 days ago.

Teapartier

OWO we are all now less intelligent by 20 points due to your contribution of nonsense.

Posted 62 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Nicely worded !(sarcasm)

Posted 62 days ago.

Stillhere

"Look, John's last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs." --Joe Biden

Posted 62 days ago.

Ohwiseone

And I suppose you republinuts in your quest to control womens reproductive rights will limit peoples ability to give birth !

Posted 62 days ago.

Ohwiseone

The new republinut mantra " the sky is falling , robots are taking over the world"!!LOLOL!!

Posted 62 days ago.

BeRight

Now just imagine how hard it is to be making minimum wage:

Do you think it is a smart move to go ahead and have children when you are working a minimum wage Job?

Posted 62 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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