0 comment Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | admin
Grand as in ten grand, ten thousand grand dollars.
Read this post from Ann Althouse's blog, copied below, in full:
"Want to take advantage of the proposed buy-in to the federal health care plan? Got $9,900? But you think you're getting a government subsidy? Oh, but you are. The buy-in will cost $20,000 � according to a CBO estimate � and � assuming you make only $54,000, on which you are attempting to raise a family of 4 � you will get a government subsidy of $10,100.
Or are you over 55 and thinking you'll get to buy into Medicare? That's estimated to cost $7,600 a year per person � $15,200 for a couple. No subsidies until 2014.
Do people who support what the Democrats are trying to do really understand how much money they will be required to come up with to comply?
PLUS: Here comes the VAT!"
Speaking of grand, did you know that since the recession began, the number of federal employees making $100,000+ has increased by an eye-popping FORTY-SIX PERCENT?
From the USA Today, here's a happy little blurb for you:
The highest-paid federal employees are doing best of all on salary increases. Defense Department civilian employees earning $150,000 or more increased from 1,868 in December 2007 to 10,100 in June 2009, the most recent figure available. When the recession started, the Transportation Department had only one person earning a salary of $170,000 or more. Eighteen months later, 1,690 employees had salaries above $170,000.If that didn't cheer you up, hop on over to Mike Shedlock's blog. He's listed some of the marvelous projects funded by Obama's stimulus package -- you know, the one the Democrats passed this February.
Here's one project sure to warm your heart:
Program to Control Home Appliances From a Remote Location ($787,250)
Fifty homes on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts will participate in a test program to allow an outside party to control their energy use, ?Big Brother style. The initiative will allow participating households to purchase discounted appliances from General Electric (GE) that are capable of communicating with � and being controlled by � an off-site computer system.
Go on. Have a look at the rest of them.
I'll have a good stiff drink waiting for you when you come back. Err, better make that cocktail a hemlock.
Ah. Ain't government grand!
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