Thread: US Goverment Shutdown
10/02/2013 11:26am, #121
I just looked at my paystub for the month of September.
Less my retirement stuff and extra life insurance [a massive $16) monthobviously, I approve of saving for my own retirement!], 800 bucks came out of it. That's $5 an hour I'm paying in SS (which I strongly doubt I'll ever see a dime of), Medicare, state withholding, FICA, and withholding tax.
I'm just about in Depends land already. I'm heading rapidly towards colostomy territory.Falling for Judo since 1980
10/02/2013 11:30am, #122
10/02/2013 11:36am, #123
10/02/2013 11:48am, #124
My ex-wife is a family doctor. We used to discuss health insurance, costs, etc etc. I asked her one time how she though would be the best way to lower health care costs.
"Get rid of the middleman, the insurance companies, got to cash or monthly payments if needed, and use a sliding scale for expenses".
The other thing was to nuke the drug companies, she hated pharmaceutical sales people, LOL.Falling for Judo since 1980
10/02/2013 11:54am, #125
Certainly less than premium + deductible + copay.
10/02/2013 11:57am, #126
- Join Date
- Nov 2012
- Boston, Ma
If only this was Australia 1975...
10/02/2013 12:27pm, #127
- Join Date
- Jan 2010
- Southeast WI
It bothers me that every discussion about the government shoutdown I can find on the internet turns into a discussion of the merits of Obamacare, as this one seems to be doing. Whether Obamacare is a good or bad idea has nothing to do with this.
The only relevant question here is: is it okay for a minority to hold the entire federal government's finances hostage in order to get their way on an issue that they failed to win legitimately on the floor or in the courts? And the obvious answer is: no it fucking isn't.
10/02/2013 12:34pm, #128
10/02/2013 12:35pm, #129
10/02/2013 12:37pm, #130Falling for Judo since 1980