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« Reply #500 on: January 10, 2020, 08:33:20 AM »


 In the meantime, my crappy bronze plan just went up another $100/mo and I'm seriously thinking about throwing my principles out the window today, the last day of open season, and going on the exchange to get the subsidy. With all the expenses and deductions I had this year, I might just squeak under the $48K MAGI.


Careful... it's not a subsidy. It's a credit. Big difference.

Essentially it's just putting part of your premium on layaway against a presumed end-of-year tax "refund" will cover the deferred amount. If the tax overpayment isn't enough to cover the credit, they come a' knockin' for the difference. I learned the hard way.

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« Reply #501 on: January 10, 2020, 08:41:58 AM »

Careful... it's not a subsidy. It's a credit. Big difference.

Essentially it's just putting part of your premium on layaway against a presumed end-of-year tax "refund" will cover the deferred amount. If the tax overpayment isn't enough to cover the credit, they come a' knockin' for the difference. I learned the hard way.

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No, I realize that.  I actually (go ahead and hate me fellas) did it this year, but have cash aside in case things don't work out and they come a knockin'.

I'm just figuring  I paid for me and somebody else for the last four years, so unless something changes for the better, I'm now recovering some of that money, at least if I can keep my income in the zone. I just got sick of paying nearly ten grand a year for a physical and blood work.
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« Reply #502 on: January 10, 2020, 09:38:49 AM »

Agreed. She seems to be interested in funding a socialist/communist revolution within the Democratic party. I hope the Ds keep that in mind when Ms. AOC proposes bills that are important to her and her constituents.

Revolution often implies a change of direction. I think she's trying to accelerate what the dem party has already been gradually evolving into already over the past few decades.      
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« Reply #503 on: January 10, 2020, 09:42:04 AM »

I for one applaud Ms. Ocasio-Cortez's principled stand on not giving money to the DCCC and I hope other Congressional Democrats follow her example.
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« Reply #504 on: January 10, 2020, 10:30:05 AM »

I for one applaud Ms. Ocasio-Cortez's principled stand on not giving money to the DCCC and I hope other Congressional Democrats follow her example.


So, that means you support her principled stand on creating a government that is socialist or even Communist.

Thanks for the clarification. 
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« Reply #505 on: January 12, 2020, 05:32:17 AM »

The "economist" says that the Dow going up is "inequality in a nutshell". What will she say when the Dow drops 5K points? Will she set up food stations for everyone losing money?

Also, as a gov employee, she is in the equities market via the TSP.


https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2020/01/11/rep-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-sees-the-soaring-dow-as-inequality-in-a-nutshell/
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« Reply #506 on: January 12, 2020, 08:43:53 AM »

If AOC says it, it must be true.  Right?
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« Reply #507 on: January 12, 2020, 09:01:54 AM »

Wait till she finds out places charge more for an extra large drink than they do for a small.

And to think she majored in economics
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« Reply #508 on: January 12, 2020, 09:18:39 AM »

Wait till she finds out places charge more for an extra large drink than they do for a small.

And to think she majored in economics

Except McDonald's. Small, medium and large are all $1 at Mickey D's. Somehow, that must be evidence of inequality, too, but I haven't figured out quite how to spin it.
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« Reply #509 on: January 12, 2020, 09:23:46 AM »

Except McDonald's. Small, medium and large are all $1 at Mickey D's. Somehow, that must be evidence of inequality, too, but I haven't figured out quite how to spin it.

Do they? Haven't walked into a McDs in ages but I do go through the drive through from time to time but always just order the sandwich and never pay attention to the drinks and thus never their prices.
But you're right, she would find a way to spin it.
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« Reply #510 on: January 12, 2020, 09:34:32 AM »

Yes, and it is economic brilliance. First, more people come because the drinks are cheap. Then you can let people grab their own cup instead of losing the employee time of handing them one, or in the case of kiosks, what employee? Only thing I would change is if you are going to have different size cups make the lids all the same size to reduce supply chain and waste from people that can't read grabbing or stocking the wrong lid.
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« Reply #511 on: January 12, 2020, 09:54:27 AM »

These stupid *expletive deleted*s want Venezula so bad they can taste it.
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« Reply #512 on: January 12, 2020, 10:07:31 AM »

Also, her "wage logic" is ridiculous. If you apply it completely, then guess what, if somebody is making $30/hr and their company drops in value by half, then the company gets to pay them $15/hr.

Everybody wants to ride the, "But the company made $10 million dollars last year! Pay me more!" train, but they won't get on the, "The company is $10 million in the red this year, I'd better take a salary reduction to help them out" train.
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« Reply #513 on: January 20, 2020, 07:06:10 PM »

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2020/01/20/aoc-democrats-are-center-conservative-and-believe-you-can-capitalism-your-way-out-of-poverty/
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« Reply #514 on: January 20, 2020, 07:57:57 PM »

Now that is one ham-handed attempt to move the Overton wind'r.
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« Reply #515 on: January 21, 2020, 08:05:45 AM »

Man,  I guess she is feeling unloved for bigger things in the media ignoring her over the past few weeks. This is the third very stupid and very revealing thing she has said in the last 24 hours:

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2020/01/21/the-truth-comes-out-aoc-accidentally-exposes-the-socialist-lefts-agenda-declaring-that-i-dont-want-your-money-as-much-as-we-want-your-power-video/
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« Reply #516 on: January 21, 2020, 10:27:18 AM »

Man,  I guess she is feeling unloved for bigger things in the media ignoring her over the past few weeks. This is the third very stupid and very revealing thing she has said in the last 24 hours:

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2020/01/21/the-truth-comes-out-aoc-accidentally-exposes-the-socialist-lefts-agenda-declaring-that-i-dont-want-your-money-as-much-as-we-want-your-power-video/

The 3rd that we know of...

Hey, Alex, why not give me some of your power? Why should you have so many followers and so much influence? It ain't fair!
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« Reply #517 on: January 21, 2020, 10:33:04 AM »

She's got a mouth on her.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/aoc-demonizes-business-owners-theyre-lazy-slave-owners-employees-literally-dying
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« Reply #518 on: January 21, 2020, 11:56:10 AM »

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“Well, you didn’t make those widgets, did you?” Ocasio-Cortez began. “Because you employed thousands of people and paid them less than a living wage to make those widgets for you. You didn’t make those widgets.”

“You sat on a couch while thousands of people were paid modern day slave wages, and in some cases real slave, real modern-day slavery, uh, depending on where you are in terms of food production,” Ocasio-Cortez claimed. “You made that money off the backs of undocumented people. You made that money off the backs of black and brown people being paid under a living wage.”
She didn't mention Chinese or Asian unless she was lumping them in with "brown".  

Why are those wages "less than a living wage"?  Would that be because of the onerous taxes and regulations that Ocasio-Cortez also supports?  Or the high cost of Govt regulated health care?  She is from New York so I include her fellow democrats there as well as in the federal govt.  

I don't know many successful business owners.  I don't remember hearing of a lazy one who was successful unless they sold it off.  I wonder if her experience (if it is real) is with the hired CEO's rather than actual owners.  Y'all might have come across more of those people than I have.
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« Reply #519 on: January 21, 2020, 09:26:16 PM »

I think a prima facie argument could be made that unless there are vast hordes of zombie factory workers that I am unaware of, those wages are indeed "living wages".   grin


I would like to hear her explanation on why the wages aren't "living" wages in the socialist economies of places like China, where much of these widgets are being made.  Are they not enforcing most of her ideas?
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« Reply #520 on: January 21, 2020, 09:28:14 PM »

Clearly, the Chi-coms are not socialisming hard enough.
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« Reply #521 on: January 21, 2020, 09:59:11 PM »


When I was a "yoot," there was a joke going around that should apply to AOC. Something about being sure the brain is engaged before putting the mouth in gear.
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« Reply #522 on: January 22, 2020, 07:03:17 AM »

When I was a "yoot," there was a joke going around that should apply to AOC. Something about being sure the brain is engaged before putting the mouth in gear.

To do that, you must first have a brain.

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« Reply #523 on: January 22, 2020, 07:57:30 AM »

To do that, you must first have a brain.

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« Reply #524 on: January 23, 2020, 05:58:20 AM »

She is seriously on a lunatic roll this week. Now she's crying about the evil US attacking "the most vulnerable" pregnant women. It's called "birth tourism" and it's practiced by the 1% elite of the world at the expense of US taxpayers. Funny how for this pregnant women are vulnerable, but for her other stance, they are temporary holding vessels for body parts harvesting.

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2020/01/23/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-comes-out-in-favor-of-spins-wheel-birth-tourism/
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