Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday Thuds

A great day for news, talking about the state of the country.  I see that the health system sent out a bunch of bad tax notices.
The Obama administration says it sent about 800,000 customers the wrong tax information, and officials are asking those consumers to delay filing their 2014 taxes. …
Lovely.  If you send bad information to the government, it's a felony.  If they send you bad information, it's nobody's fault.  However, another article tells us that almost half of the people who are uninsured don't realize that they may have to pay a penalty this year.
As of Dec. 2014, 25 percent of uninsured Americans above the poverty line said they’d heard “nothing at all” about the fine. Another 20 percent said they had heard “only a little.” A slight majority, 53 percent, reported hearing some or a lot about the tax (which the Obama administration calls the “individual shared responsibility payment”).
We've only been talking about this for six years, and there are still people who don't know that elections have consequences?  They will soon find out about that, good and hard.

In other news, the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee is willing to be bought.
 Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s office offered to change her position on medical marijuana if a major Florida donor recanted his withering criticism of her, according to emails obtained by POLITICO.
She'll be willing to flip on an issue if the guy stops saying bad things about her.

In good news, the Archbishop of San Francisco is reminding this flock that he's.... Catholic. Lawmakers got offended, and the Archbishop replied to the lawmakers.
“Would you hire a campaign manager who advocates policies contrary to those you stand for, and who shows disrespect for you and the Democratic Party in general?” Cordileone asked the lawmakers in the letter.
 Good for you, your Eminence.

Now, if you'll all excuse me, I think I'm going to declare Happy Hour.

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