Election? What election? We don’t need no stinkin’ elections. It’s damn the torpedoes and the American people and full speed ahead for Republican politicians protecting their paymaster/pimps. As the chart below shows this entire debate over tax rates for the uber wealthy is over a tiny increase in the top rates for the greedy takers of wealth while the workers that actually make that wealth are sent to the poorhouse. Rather than nudge the rates up slightly from their historically low levels, the Greedy One Percenters would gleefully push granny over their contrived “fiscal cliff” in true Shock Doctrine fashion.
As Richard Eskow wrote yesterday for ourfuture.org: “The Republican Party has a message for the American people: Meet the new deal, same as the old deal. The GOP ‘counter-offer’ to the President’s fiscal-cliff proposal isn’t really an offer at all: It’s a rehash of the tired and extremist right-wing economic warfare which the American people soundly rejected last month….this rehash of their old, rejected budget ideas is a formula for reducing the United States of America to a crumbling and poverty-haunted land where the young have no opportunities, the middle class is struggling to survive, and the aged live in misery and fear..
The Republicans also propose to raise the Medicare eligibility age to 67, which would force 65 and 66 year olds to seek private, individual health care coverage on the open insurance market. And since they’d also repeal the new health care law, these older Americans would get no help in that process. (Here are eight reasons raising the Medicare age is a terrible idea.)…
This change would also affect disabled Americans and children on Social Security.
The $800 billion they’re offering in “tax reform” is also likely to include cuts to tax deductions that are helping millions of middle-class Americans as they struggle to stay afloat. Likely targets include reducing or eliminating the home mortgage interest deduction, which could lead to millions of additional foreclosures, as well as an end to deductions for children.
The Republicans are also promising $300 billion in “other discretionary cuts.” They don’t say what they’d cut, but previous GOP Congressional budgets offer clues. Some of the cuts are absurd, like the massive reductions in funds for hurricane warnings. Are they serious? Law enforcement programs that pay for themselves, like US Customs impoundment of drug vehicles? Honestly?
Home Businesses And What They’re All About
Like anything you do in life, starting your own home business is easier than you think if you have the right advice. This guide contains a lot of tips that you can use in starting your home based business.
You are going to need to have well-stocked office space before you begin your business. It may not seem important, but it can be hard for people to get to work without a comfortable space or with insufficient supplies.
One possible moneymaker is offering lessons for an area in something that you know how to do. A lot of people prefer to take lessons instead of going to a school that costs more and has strict schedules. You can teach hobby-related lessons, for instance, teach art or music from home.
Don’t let family distractions get you down when working from the house.Because interruptions disrupt your work day, tell folks when you plan to be working and when you will be free. Tell them that privacy so you can finish work and then be available that much sooner. Be sure to have supervision and you’re able to be reached in case something goes wrong.
You can even find business card offers online for free or very cheap. Be sure that your card includes vital contact info, phone number, your phone number and your email address or website. Include your business’s email address and the URL to your website on the card. This makes it easier for customers to contact you.
A variety of nearby companies would rather work with designers who are independent versus large companies.This is one area where you have an advantage.
As these tips demonstrated, lots of people dream of opening up a home business for themselves. Unfortunately, launching a new home business may be challenging if you are not educated in the field.