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Tag: $100 million
By JGillman, Section News
A court case challenging taxation in states based on the ACA (AKA Obamacare) will likely reveal our successful effort to stop a state run exchange to be well worth the time.
We have apparently inoculated ourselves. In the complaint Halbig v. Sebelius it is shown that an application of the law as-it-is-written means Michigan taxpayers are NOT eligible for subsidies, and NOT subject to the tax (penalties) assessment for failure to obtain insurance. Netright daily reports:
"Under the specific language of the law, tax subsidies (and tax penalties) on individuals and employers only apply in states that created these exchanges. It's right there in black-and-white -- as the availability of subsidies was expressly confined to qualified plans enrolled "through an Exchange established by the State."And as noted further in the article, there was an expectation for the states to roll over and capitulate with the new exchange money promise.
The plaintiff argument on this point is clearly stated starting at about page 10 of the document.
A big THANK YOU to those who stood firm in their resolve against the state run exchange will be repeated as this case moves further along and the act is found even more unworkable as the miserable failure spawned by overreaching NEO-Democrat (read fascist/socialist) operatives in power. It was theirs. Let it remain owned by those who have no understanding of the constitution.
Recall that NOT a single (not even the squishy ones) Republican voted for this garbage.
A shame there was an attempt by a so called Republican governor in Michigan to punish us all through participation with such schemes.
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There is a way.
Too much money to be thrown away apparently, so procedural changes will allow early law enactment, and potentially "save" the state $100 million on the Medicaid expansion legislators approved earlier this fall. A couple weeks shaved off the end of this session rolls the start date for the new medical WELFARE recipients to line up at the trough.
"The Michigan Senate plans to adjourn several weeks earlier than usual, which would allow the newly expanded Medicaid population to begin enrolling by mid-March, rather than early April.Because NO WAY should Michigan taxpayers have to pick up the tab for legislating more MichiGANDERS onto the public teat.
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By JGillman, Section News
Traverse City Area Public Schools are asking for a $100 million dollar bond approval. At great expense and use of time, I have been in opposition of this continued abuse of the taxpayers. This is a Re-post from GROW.TC
The election is upon us.
Voters will decide if it is worth forcing property owners to pay an additional 0.8 mil in taxes for the luxury of a Performing Art Center, destruction of wealth, and an open ended slush fund for the school district's physical desires. Part of the plan is of course to extend the FULL 3.9mil an additional 5 years.
~ If the bond request passes. ~
The Performing Arts Center
Sunday's (November 04, 2012) Record Eagle ad and also similar postcards sent out by TCAPS Citizens for Students in its pie graph uses the term "CHS Renovation" to represent its current version of the $26.5 million Performing Arts Center. This language is now consistent, and closely matches that of School board member Scott Hardy who advised the TCAPS board to deceive voters with the language "renovation" rather than face an obvious backlash for a perceived and very real luxury of "Performing Arts Center".
The pie shows it as a 16% component of proposed projects, which is also misleading in the way it suggests that it is a 'small part' of the overall project. The 16% figure is arrived at by taking the already approved and remaining from 2007 $65 million bond, and adding it to the requested $100 million on this go-round. $26.5 million is exactly 16% of $165 million.
The other deception the TCAPS board and its shill organization (TCAPS Citizens for Students - which is coincidentally run by a finance director for the schools, and funded by the local chamber) attempts, is the canard that it is ONLY $18 million that is being spent on the auditorium. They explain that the other amounts are for "school improvements, office moves, and new entry areas." Though all of those can be verifiably true, they also gloss over the fact that without the auditorium, NONE of the additional improvements would be necessary.
The Performing arts Center is in fact, the sole source of the "CHS renovation" expense.
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