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192 days 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 192 days ago.

absolem

*scootching

Posted 239 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 239 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 242 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 242 days ago.

absolem

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

Posted 242 days ago.

Teapartier

Yep.

Posted 251 days ago.

BeRight

Like I said, herding cats.

Posted 252 days ago.

Teapartier

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

Posted 253 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 253 days ago.

Kunectdots

How about not having any wages at all for many more soon-to-be former employees? I understand this is starting in California McDonalds now.

"McDonald's orders 7,000 touchscreen kiosks to replace cashiers"

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Posted 254 days ago.

BeRight

If I pushed the buttons correctly on my calculator, you would need about 76 hours a week at that magic number $15 dollars on hour to get to $58,900.

So two people working fulltime at $15/hour would be good to go.

Posted 255 days ago.

NasCarNut

2 parent, 2 kids marietta parkersburg area you need 58,900 annually...according to the calculator...

Posted 255 days ago.

absolem

good morning everyone...i found a nifty site called the "living wage calculato. it may be worthwhile to take a gander at it sometime. Dr. Amy K. Glasmeier and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Posted 255 days ago.

BeRight

I am sure that number is based on a 40 hour work week.

Posted 255 days ago.

moderation

Pew research

Posted 255 days ago.

moderation

In ohio, it requires $14.13/hr to rent a two bedroom apartment

Posted 255 days ago.

Teapartier

Employers are afraid to hire because they do not trust the president. They have no assurance he will not come up with some business wrecking scheme/tax/tariff like Obamacare.. He has stated over and over again he has no support for big business. The EPA is running rampant.. Small businesses didn't earn what they have. and on and on and on !!

Posted 256 days ago.

absolem

OWO...you do bring up a great point about the cost of education. to me it is simply another way of financing ones future in much the same way you would finance anything else. simple return on investment. it really boils down to that. too many young people make bad decisions from the get-go with higher education preparation in both the educational and financial areas. one thing that i think is important for someone who decides to advance, irrespective of degree, is to have a marketable skill and be willing to relocate to an area of demand. soemtimes you have to go get IT as IT doesn't always go get you.

Posted 256 days ago.

Teapartier

Universities are doing it in reverse. Let American kids attend free and put the tarrif to out of country foreigners.

Posted 256 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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