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IRS considers taxing work perks like food, gym memberships - Homesick Tiger
Like many of you say on here - you can't make this shite up. [quote]The Wall Street Journal first reported that the agency is considering whether the freebies like food, shuttles, haircuts and more are really fringe benefits on which workers should be taxed. Some tax experts see the perks as skirt...


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Troll. If the shoe fits - Homesick Tiger
Saw this in a link concerning the Dutch teenage girl who tweeted in a bomb threat but then changed her mind and tweeted that she was sorry. She was picked up by police afterwards. This is not a political thread, just an informational one. :lol: [quote]That term is often used as a cat...


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Survey shows ObamaCare sending premiums rising at fastest clip in decades - Homesick Tiger
For those saying insurance is or will be getting cheaper, I beg to differ. [quote]A recent survey of 148 insurance brokers shows that ObamaCare is sending premiums rising at the fastest clip in decades. "For the last, about, five years they've been doing this survey, so this was the largest ...


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AP reporting Sebelius is resigning - Homesick Tiger
Just heard it on FOX News. All I got....


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The Constitution and a butt crack - Homesick Tiger
Just to lighten the mood a tad. What isn't right about the picture? [img]http://image.vam.synacor.com.edgesuite.net/30/27/3027d40f71caa161d2b7608b78bc280e5c2c2d03/h=300/?app=portal&sig=51bb5d0af651d7aec4a10085af72a45b1861319cd3f8649845ba7095250d4d73[/img]...


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Lerner - damned if you do, damned if you don't? - Homesick Tiger
Scenario - you have the deciding vote to set her free or send her to jail. Set her free with immunity and the Rep. party saves face from the media and the left while keeping the Reps chances of overtaking the Senate and keeping control of the House. or Put her in jail for failing to testify...


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US employers add 192,000 jobs; rate stays at 6.7 percent - Homesick Tiger
[link=(http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/04/us-employers-add-12000-jobs-rate-stays-at-67-percent/?intcmp=latestnews)]LINK[/link] 5,000 less jobs than in Feb. I saw somewhere a couple of days ago that the govt. had predicted about 215,000 (give or take) jobs would be created for March....


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March 31, 2014 - Noteworthy? - Homesick Tiger
Other than Christmas day, today has/is/will be the most talked about day of the year. Why? It's my birthday. :nana: One more day and I could have been a real fool....


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Probe Uncovers More Reid 'Slush Fund' Payments to Granddaughter - Homesick Tiger
Harry's got a lot on his plate lately. [quote]Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is at the center of a growing political controversy after it was revealed Thursday that more payments from his campaign funds had been made to his granddaughter than previously reported. The Nevada Democrat pro...


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Union Membership - Up and Down - Homesick Tiger
The following is from the Dept. of Labor released 01/24/14. I'm just putting it out here for discussion, if warranted. In 2013, the total number of workers in unions rose by 162,000 compared to 2012. Private sector unions grew by 281,000. However, public unions fell by 118,000. There are now more...


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Obama to order expansion of overtime pay for millions of workers - Homesick Tiger
This could get ugly. [quote]President Obama, flexing his executive authority once again, plans to order the Labor Department to expand overtime pay requirements to include millions more workers -- in a move likely to rankle the business community. The president plans to make the announcement ...


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Young vs Old - new political machines? - Homesick Tiger
We all complain about the two party system when it comes to politics. We have factions in both parties that help or hinder their candidates being elected and we still end up with the same results, good or bad, and basically do the same thing over and over each election. My question - say over the...


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Workers at Tennessee Volkswagen factory reject United Auto Workers union - Homesick Tiger
[quote]CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Workers at a Volkswagen factory in Tennessee have voted against union representation, a devastating loss that derails the United Auto Workers union's effort to organize Southern factories. The 712-626 vote released late Friday stunned many labor experts who expected a...


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A rose isn't a rose anymore - Homesick Tiger
It's a piece of damn gold. Just ordered a dozen for the little lady and with delivery charge - $101. :wtf: :ahh: :banghead: But she's worth it. :lol:...


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The Olympics. On a short leash? - Homesick Tiger
Just wondering if any of you think the Olympics could be a thing of the past in another 10-12 years from now. With all the cost involved with construction and security, I don't see how any country would want to go to the trouble of putting it on. Do you think there will be no, little or major vio...


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Benghazi and NDA - Homesick Tiger
Don't have a link yet but I heard Steven Hayes say on FOX this morning that a non-disclosure agreement was enforced on survivors the day of the memorial services for the four dead Americans. Hayes is a straight shooter imo so hopefully there will be an article later that can be posted....


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Obama and Hillary - flavors of the decade? - Homesick Tiger
A lot has been said about the lack of electable candidates from the right side of the aisle. Opinions are varied with little conclusions of a lead dog in the hunt. My question, if not for the gimmick candidates on the left just who in the heck would emerge from the left, other than hollywood cand...


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2016 - 1. Hillary-No Obamacare 2. Republican-Obamacare - Homesick Tiger
[b]If[/b], this is your only option. I'd have to swallow my pride and vote for her....


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The crossover from being young to turning old - Homesick Tiger
We've all beat this horse to death trying to figure out the answer. As my wife and I were talking last night it hit me. It's all about planning a long trip in a car. Think about it. ...


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ObamaCare price hikes hit 'red states' hardest - Homesick Tiger
And the hits just keep acoming. [quote]Experiencing sticker-shock at the price of insurance on ObamaCare exchanges? That's more likely if you live in a "red state" that didn't vote for Obama, according to price data compiled by the Heritage Foundation. In red states, premiums for 27-year-olds ...


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Families will starve with SNAP cuts - Homesick Tiger
No I don't have a link. I'm just trying to imagine the headline from the dems/libs sometime today when the cuts kick in. Here is one quote from a FOX News article that will really give them fuel for their fire. [quote]The move to cut back benefits will be the first wide-scale change to the progr...


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Ezra Kein's column today on Obamacare - warning to liberals - Homesick Tiger
A little long but worth it. [quote]Sorry liberals, Obamacare’s problems go much deeper than the Web site[/quote] [link=(http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/25/obamacares-problems-go-much-deeper-than-the-web-site/)]LINK[/link] ...


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What happened to the upfront fines - Homesick Tiger
Supposedly when all this crap went down back in '09 I was under the assumption that any business that dropped their employee's insurance would have to pay something like a 7% cash up front fine. Haven't heard anything of this lately. Anyone else have a recollection of this?...


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MSNBC calls for investigation of Megyn Kelly’s amazing ratings, - Homesick Tiger
learns they are for real. [quote]"The Kelly File" jumped 116 percent in the key 25-54 demographic to 623K viewers, beating MSNBC’s "The Rachel Maddow Show." Kelly's show also grew 34 percent in total viewers, rising to almost 2.8 million.[/quote] [link=(http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/201...


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Doctors of the PTB - discounts? - Homesick Tiger
Just wondering if any of you are willing to give some sort of discounts to cash paying customers? What would the discount be if I paid with cash or check, if any. Seems to me that people who are willing to do so with their bill would be saving you guys some paperwork and office time. I let a dent...


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FEMA approves aid for Texas fertilizer plant blast - Homesick Tiger
[quote]Federal officials have approved additional funding for the town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in April, according to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, MyFoxDFW.com reported. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision to approve the application Texas filed on behalf of the ...


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Miss. law requires blood from some teen moms - Homesick Tiger
This is going to raise holey hell: [quote]JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If a girl younger than 16 gives birth and won't name the father, a new Mississippi law — likely the first of its kind in the country — says authorities must collect umbilical cord blood and run DNA tests to prove paternity as a step ...


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Reverands Al, Jesse, NAACP and 101 protests - Homesick Tiger
I find it commendable that those listed above were able to pull off 101 nationwide peaceful protests in a matter of seven days. Fast work and fast action to get that ball rolling. My question to them and those that partook and supported the protests - why haven't you all gone to the trouble to se...


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Is the Obama Administration elitist? - Homesick Tiger
From the National Journal. Some interesting numbers in the link. [quote]More Top Obama Officials Have Graduate Degrees From Oxford Than Any Public University in the United States The 250 administration officials National Journal has selected as its 2013 "Decision Makers" are an elite group. Th...


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Color designation confusing to me - Homesick Tiger
Was watching CNN earlier this morning. AC 360 clip was on about the interview of juror # whatever. At the end of that interview Cooper had a panel on to discuss the interview. All five people on stage, includes Cooper, are now saying "brown and black people" blah blah blah. I guess now brown and bla...


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