Just this morning I had this AD ‘POP-UP’ on one of my local news sites (WTVD 11). Now, I’ve seen lots and lots of ads, distorting the TRUTH, come out of the Hussein Administration but this one really got my blood pressure UP! And don’t even get me started on “INDOCTRINATION Benefits”….AKA Education!
Let’s look at some FACTS, Shall We?
Think about this—- WWII, Korean, and a lot of Vietnam Veterans are now forced to use Medicare as their Primary Health Care Insurance Provider. Yet he states (lying I might add) in this ad that he is helping them! That is an out and out lie.
“The House Ways and Means Democratic staff has prepared a list of possible cuts to the Medicare program totaling more than $500 billion over 10 years, according to documents obtained by CQ HealthBeat.”
“Skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care acute hospitals would absorb up to $28 billion in cuts over two years through a freeze on their Medicare rates over that period.”
Remember the 2011 Debt Ceiling Debate on Capital Hill????? When Barry threatened to withhold ACTIVE DUTY Military pay? AND they also threatened Social Security Recipients checks. Remember now, a lot of our Older Service Men & Women are collecting SS.
“The worst part of this whole debate is the Obama Administration’s decision to hold military pay hostage to the budget debate. For the last few decades, government shutdowns have been guided by an OMB directive issued during the Reagan Administration. Under this directive, military personnel would continue to receive the paychecks while politicians argued about the budget. The Clinton Administration, during the last government shutdown, kept the paychecks flowing.
But, not Obama.
The Obama Administration has overturned the old OMB directive and has decided to suspend military paychecks if there is a government shutdown. No reason to do it…but they have decided to. Reprehensible.
Of course, Republicans in the House passed the bill that Congress and the President should also have their pay frozen if a government shutdown happens- but Democrats in the Senate voted against it.”
And then there’s this one where the administration wants to again attack our Military folks 1st and foremost….. from 2010 BEFORE the elections and the Republican takeover of the House.
“President Barack Obama — who came to power with the help of government employee unions across the nation and has lavished on them hundreds of billions in stimulus funds to keep them on federal, state and local payrolls with no strings attached — is moving to cut spending on salaries for military personnel.
This weekend The Washington Post headlined story, “Pentagon Asking Congress to Hold Back on Generous Increases in Troop Pay,” disclosed that the Obama administration is “pleading” with Congress to give military personnel a much smaller increase in pay than lawmakers have proposed.
The Pentagon contends that Congress simply has been too generous with troops during the past decade.
For example, the military brass claims that an average sergeant in the Army with four years of service and one dependent would receive $52,589 in annual compensation, according to the paper. This figure includes basic pay, housing, and subsistence allowances, as well as tax benefits.
Meanwhile, a U.S. postal letter carrier, with no supervisory or hazardous duty, makes approximately $80,000 a year when all benefits are factored in.”
“The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges.
The disparity in treatment between civilian and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention.
The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the Pentagon’s $487 billion cut in spending. It seeks to save $1.8 billion from the Tricare medical system in the fiscal 2013 budget, and $12.9 billion by 2017.
Many in Congress are opposing the proposed changes, which would require the passage of new legislation before being put in place.”
“We shouldn’t ask our military to pay our bills when we aren’t willing to impose a similar hardship on the rest of the population,” Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and a Republican from California, said in a statement to the Washington Free Beacon. “We can’t keep asking those who have given so much to give that much more.”
Looks like the Small Business owner will have to jump through several hoops of bureaucratic Red Tape before he will get this said credit. AND, if you’ll read it carefully, it appears that these said TAX credits have Already expired….. January 1, 2012!
Small business owners can receive a tax credit if they hire unemployed veterans who meet certain qualifications.
For the business to qualify for the $2,400 credit, the veteran must be a member of a family that has received food stamps for at least three months in the 15-month period before he is hired. To qualify for the $4,800 credit, a small business must hire a veteran that has a documented service-related injury and was released from active duty a year or less before employment or has been unemployed for six months out of the past year before a small business owner hires him. To qualify for the largest tax credit, a small business owner must hire a veteran who has participated in TANF for 18 consecutive months before his hire date.
Small business owners must make filings with the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service to receive tax credits for hiring veterans. These filings include IRS Form 8850, titled “Pre-Screening Notice and Certification Request for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit,” and ETA Form 9061. ETA stands for the Labor Department’s Employment and Training Administration. Small business owners must fill out ETA Form 9062 instead of 9061 if the veteran was referred to them by a vocational rehabilitation agency.
Small business owners must file forms no later than 28 days after they hire a qualifying veteran, and they must keep veterans on staff for at least 120 hours to keep the credit. The credit was scheduled to expire Jan. 1, 2012, but business owners should check with the Department of Labor for possible extensions.
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Seventh Day of May in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Twelve.