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I believe that an uninspired mind is a wasted mind. - 09/30/09 07:49 PM
I believe that an uninspired mind is a wasted mind. I also believe that the more you use your mind at any age, the sharper it will be. With Alzheimer's and other diseases that affect mental function at all time high, I believe it is more important than ever to give our mind a workout every day. Not doing so, encourages diseases to take over our minds. It is also my belief that you must be active physically. You may be over weight as I am, but you can still have an active life style. I love to play Golf and (9 comments)
Something we should all watch...... - 09/30/09 11:52 AM
This is an awesome video from a great patriot. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did. Thanks for viewing. It is a great reminder of who we really should be. http://agentrecruit.com http://kwtyler.com If we are still a proud country, we need to act like it or we will not know what hit us... Stand up for America today and everyday..... (7 comments)
Pretty simple to me. Both these idiots praised our president, that is not a good thing. We do not need to have these type of world leaders praising our leader. That may be a badge this administration wants, but the people of America don't like it.....
It's already a done deal..... - 09/29/09 10:21 AM
How many People actually think that President Obama is going to Denmark to get the Olympics for Chicago is a good thing? I know one thing he would not be going unless it was a done deal already!Don't kid yourself, he ain't begging, he is bribing. This administration is in such desperate shape for some positive news, that buying the Olympics is a small price to pay for 15 minutes of fame. Who cares if half the people in Chicago don't want it, this about our image.....
Well, I will huff and Puff and.............. - 09/29/09 07:58 AM
"Iran Refuses to Discuss Nuclear Program at Upcoming Talks in Geneva" When you play chicken on the highway with a guy who's driving "Blind" you will loose every time. Iran has no fear of sanctions or force or really "mean" words from this administration. They know the rest of the world will just give them what they want or need through the back door, while we guard the front door.
How we got here..... - 09/28/09 10:20 PM
In 1944, a prominent petroleum geologist named Everette DeGolyer reported to the U.S. government that he was certain the Middle East nations were sitting atop at least 25 billion barrels of crude oil, at least 5 billion of which were in Saudi Arabia. Not reported at that time were his unofficial estimates of up to 300 billion barrels of oil-a third of which he thought underlay Saudi Arabia. In a report to the State Department, DeGolyer's team commented that "The oil in this region is the greatest single prize in all history." At that time, the Middle East produced slightly less (4 comments)
Code For....... - 09/28/09 04:53 PM
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that Obama is trying to be very deliberative in assessing the strategy going forward in Afghanistan, and he urged patience. "I assume that any decision is a number of weeks away," Gibbs said. He said it can be detrimental to put resource decisions ahead of strategy decisions. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, said McChrystal's assessment needs to be seen as part of a broader strategy. "It doesn't stand alone. It is part of a process," she said. "There's other input that's coming throughout the government that (6 comments)
LOL - 09/28/09 01:51 PM
The "vast right-wing conspiracy" that attacked him during his presidency has been weakened, but continues to operate against President Obama, former President Clinton said Sunday. Yeah Right! Says a man that committed adultery in the oval office and set a new standard on what perjury is. The Liberal, Socialist crowd must think the whole World is stupid. Gotta love it. The more they talk the better anything else in the way of a government looks. (6 comments)
With everything going on in the world, I still know how to have fun... - 09/28/09 12:06 PM
The Ranch in Riverside, Texas. This place is being reclaimed from 4 years of no attention. It has been in my wife's family for over 100 years. Mother nature really took it's toll on it but in just 2 weekends we are winning the war. I love being outdoors and having fun with the family. The dogs on the trip. Nope, didn't catch anything, this time!
Blah, Blah, Blah - 09/27/09 08:27 PM
The Iranians must "present convincing evidence as to the purpose of their nuclear program. We don't believe that they can present convincing evidence, that it's only for peaceful purposes, but we are going to put them to the test, "Hilary Clinton told CBS' "Face the Nation."
OR What? Having Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama threaten you when you're a dictator of a violent country in the Middle East, is about like Mickey Mouse threatening you at Disney world. Unless you're a taxpayer in the U.S. you have nothing to fear. They usually back up their threat with a big fat (21 comments)
Well, they voted for change. - 09/27/09 12:46 PM
Unemployment for young Americans has exploded to 52.2 percent -- a post-World War II high, according to the Labor Dept. Without a clear economic recovery plan aimed at creating entry-level jobs, the odds of many of these young adults -- aged 16 to 24, excluding students -- getting a job and moving out of their parents' houses are long. Young workers have been among the hardest hit during the current recession -- in which a total of 9.5 million jobs have been lost. "There is no assistance provided for the development of job growth through small businesses, which create 70 percent (11 comments)
I can pay for Healthcare Part 2!!! - 09/25/09 08:28 PM
I have chronicled over 2 billion in foreign waste. How about closer to home! Here is the pork list for 2009 by state.... How does over 9 billion in wastefull spending at home grab ya!!! Pork Per Capita by State(National Average: $29.60 Per Person) (12 comments)
"We the peoples of the United Nations determined: to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties (9 comments)
The Mob is alive and well.... - 09/23/09 09:49 PM
Acorn sues because they get caught in a criminal act. I think every American citizen should sue them for misappropriation of funds. Start a fund for these two and watch the money pour in. Acorn and the Democratic Party are acting like old time mafia. You pick on us and we attack you and destroy you. This is not the country I was raised in. What we have is get evenism in Politics today. This administration and its criminal supporters are out to set this country back 50 years and create a socialist type of Government. Anyone who is a Democratic (9 comments)
Good ole Barney's at it again! - 09/23/09 08:26 PM
Barney Frank noted that ACORN receiving $14.2 million in funding from Bush administration through HUD. "And I do not remember during the period from 2001 to 2006 when the Republicans controlled the White House, HUD, the House and the Senate, and ACORN was receiving millions of dollars, any Republican objection to this," he said.
Well Barney, how many undercover video's surfaced during the Bush administration? Give me a break, how stupid do think we are?
My wife as always takes great pictures. Here is another great one. She takes a bunch of pictures and they all look great. This one gives me a bit of peace after a crazy day. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do. After all the politics of the day, I just looked at pictures and picked this one to share.
I am so proud. - 09/23/09 04:34 PM
Libyan strongman Muammar Gadhafi told a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly today he's pleased with the direction President Obama is taking the United States, calling him "my son" or "our son" several times. Gadhafi also said,"Can you guarantee after Obama how America will be governed? We are content and happy if Obama can stay forever as president of America." I am so proud to have this man, praise our president. Oh joy! We are giving him, $500,000 for border security (7 comments)
Quotes for the week. Not the WEAK...... - 09/23/09 02:57 PM
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. ~Thomas Jefferson
A little rebellion now and then... is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.~Thomas Jefferson Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.~Thomas Jefferson He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes (3 comments)
$98 million to persuade Kim Jong-il of North Korea to give up nuclear weapons $20 million for political prisoners and political rights in Castro's Cuba $6 million to promote civil society in Hugo Chavez's Venezuela $500,000 for border security in Muammar al-Qaddafi's Libya $26 million to help train police in Evo Morales' Bolivia $56 million to support the rule of law and human rights in Vladimir Putin's Russia, arguably one of the world's richest nations $360 million to Jordan to advance political reforms and make (19 comments)
New decor for the Whitehouse... For Fun.. - 09/22/09 10:28 AM
For the press bath room. Some decorating tips for the Obama's. In keeping with the current taste of the Democratic party. Master bath toilet. Wallpaper in the Oval office.
For the royal dog. It might get cold! Hey, what can I say, "It's good to be the King!" Besides it's only money and ours to boot. No problem we can just print more. Whatever you do, don't lead with revenue, that might make sense. (7 comments)
Can you say bailout? - 09/22/09 10:02 AM
It is being reported by The Business Insider and on Yahoo news today that these 10 companies are facing bankruptcy. 1. Hertz 2. Textron 3. Sprint Nextel 4. Macy's 5. Mylan 6. Goodyear 7. CBS 8. Advanced Micro Devices 9. Las Vegas Sands 10. Interpublic Group Check out their donations to the DNC, as well as how friendly they are with the administration and the unions they deal with. That should give you a clue who will get help. Sprint Nextel: Has the contract with the Census. Goodyear: supplies the government bailed out Auto companies. CBS: Enough Said!
http://agentrecruit.com (1 comments)
Obama giving financial advice - 09/22/09 09:39 AM
Obama,will urge world leaders this week to launch a new push in November to re-balance the world economy. A document outlining the U.S. position ahead of the September 24-25 Group 20 of summit in Pittsburgh said exporters, which include China, Germany and Japan, should consume more, while debtors like the United States ought to boost savings. "The world will face anemic growth if adjustments in one part of the global economy are not matched by offsetting adjustments in other parts."
Obama giving financial advice, is akin to Jimmy Carter advising Israel how to deal with the Middle East. Both are (10 comments)
I love silly signs and quotes of course. These are pretty funny so I thought I would post a few funny one for everyone to see. Some I am sure you have all seen before, but what the heck, fun is fun. http://agentrecruit.com http://kwtyler.com
Kind of fun, right. Have a great evening and have some fun. (10 comments)
Joe Wilson was Right!!!!! He must be punished.... - 09/20/09 07:47 PM
In the late 1970s, the State of Texas enacted legislation that denied a public school education to the children of illegal immigrants and denied state aid to municipalities that attempted to educate those children. Many illegal immigrants filed suit and all of the cases made their way to the Supreme Court. In a landmark ruling, that most lawyers know about, and that every professor of constitutional law knows about, called Plyler vs. Doe (1982), the Court ordered Texas to make the same education available to illegal immigrants as it does to citizens. In so doing, the Court held that: (a) the (11 comments)
Obama blanketed the airwaves Sunday, appearing on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and the Hispanic network Univision in a bid to promote his health care plan. But he also very deliberately used the unprecedented media blitz to chide those journalists who cover him, delivering a similar lecture on every network except Univision about the importance of changing the way media prioritize stories. "The easiest way to get on television right now is to be really rude. If you're just being sensible and giving people the benefit of the doubt, and you're making your arguments, you don't get time on the (12 comments)
The jokes on us.... - 09/20/09 02:49 PM
If our elected officials don't vote on removing ACORN from the list of recipients of federal largesse, then all this outrage by them is window dressing. The public actually thinks they are going to do something. On the surface it looks as if ACORN is done, but wait, after a closer look they are still on the payroll. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., says unless there is such an action, it will mean the recent votes on that very issue were nothing but "cover."
ACORN's corrupt influence on our last presidential election cannot be overlooked. They have bragged openly about putting (6 comments)
They are mad because they got caught..... - 09/20/09 12:42 PM
Soon after the controversy erupted, chief organizer Bertha Lewis released a statement suggesting race was behind an attempt by conservative critics to "destroy" ACORN. ACORN provides assistance to low-income and often minority communities. Lewis claimed the tapes were "doctored" and threatened to sue FOX News -- which broadcast the tapes but did not produce them -- and others. But after Lewis claimed O'Keefe tried the same "scam" in many other locations and failed, O'Keefe continued to release more tapes in more locations showing ACORN workers giving him and his partner helpful advice.
Lewis continued to suggest her group was being (10 comments)
Daisy and Duke on a road trip. Beagles love to travel and when go to the country they love to ride and play. The trip home was quiet and they slept. If they had their way, we would stay at the farm. I needed a day down and running a chainsaw and clearing brush was just what the doctor ordered. http://agentrecruit.com http://kwtyler.com
*Alarm rang- Tax on electricity *Went to buy a breakfast Taco- Gas tax and sales Tax *Made a phone call or two- Phone tax *Wrote some blog posts- Electricity again. *Needed to go to the bathroom- Tax on the toilet paper. City sewer Tax. *Stood on a corner and just breathed in the air- Ticket for loitering Tax. (Kidding on this one) *Went to the office- Property Tax *Counted inventory at work- Inventory Tax *Bought a car- Sales Tax *Got a paycheck-Tax,Tax and more Tax It's (11 comments)
Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs. Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process. "Every American is indebted to our troops for their bravery, their patriotism, and the sacrifice they are willing to make for our country. Just as our soldiers pledge to leave no one behind on the battlefield, we must leave no veteran (9 comments)
Play all your cards Nancy...... - 09/18/09 01:24 PM
Ok folks, I have tried to stay away from politics this week, posting just a few quotes from other folks. I almost made it a whole week. Now we have Nancy Pelosi playing the fear card. I can't keep quite any longer this week folks. So here goes! Nancy Pelosi is a two faced coward! Here behavior is deplorable. How the hell can she be afraid of anything when she hides from the issues when she goes home for summer break! If there is trouble it is because of her and her unwillingness to listen to any and I do mean (10 comments)
Quotes for the week.... - 09/17/09 09:36 PM
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. ~T. S. Eliot Where is all the knowledge we lost with information? ~T. S. Eliot
Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote. ~William E. Simon
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. ~Will Rogers
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ~Doug Larson
It is enough that the people know there was an (7 comments)
The amazing thing about Real Estate - 09/17/09 09:01 PM
The amazing thing about Real Estate is, that it is never boring. The recent focus from NAR is on the $8000 tax refund for first time home buyers. Every effort is being done to extend the program. While this could help, it is clear the real issue that needs to be addressed is lending. An extension needs to backed with some serious adjustments to lending and appraisal rules.
Some REO companies are refusing pre-approval letters from Bank of America. They simply are not worth the paper they are written on. Good lenders are vital to the housing industry, but large (2 comments)
The Zoo - 09/16/09 10:39 PM
Tyler, Texas Zoo Tyler has a great zoo. If you get a chance, visit a zoo. Even better, take a child or loved one, it is a great place to share an afternoon. In my hectic world the zoo relaxes me every time. It is a mini vacation and recharges my batteries. http://agentrecruit.com http://kwtyler.com
We have 81 agents and tonight we had a little get together to celebrate the slab being poured on a brand new location. We are investing in our community and it feels great. We had Boren Scott Title from Tyler and the Mansions at the Cascades on hand and a good time was had by all. I really wonder why an agent would be with a broker that doesn't have fun. If you are not having fun in your life, why not? I am having the time of my life.
I see some of the most beautiful pictures on Active Rain. While not a great photographer myself, my wife Denise is capable of some great work. The sunset above was captured right after Hurricane Ike hit our home in Conroe, Texas last year. I love it. http://agentrecruit.com http://kwtyler.com
Will it or won't it? - 09/15/09 07:19 PM
Will it or won't it? The $ 8000 tax credit is about to expire and the push is on to extend it past the end of November. I think it was a great idea, but to extend it in its present form might not be the best idea. You see with loan qualifications at the tightest in our history, many people were not able to take advantage of the $8000. Giving $4500 towards a car and $8000 toward a home seems a little unbalanced, so I would propose the following.
An off the top tax credit, not a refund, of (8 comments)
Interesting....... - 09/11/09 02:38 PM
By 1962 Norman Thomas summed up the whole situation as follows: "The difference between Democrats and Republicans is: Democrats have accepted some ideas of Socialism cheerfully, while Republicans have accepted them reluctantly." (as quoted in The Naked Capitalist, page 130)
Excerpts from the Democratic Platform of 1932 "The Democratic Party solemnly promises by appropriate action to put into effect the principles, policies and reforms herein advocated and to eradicate the political methods and practices herein condemned.. "We advocate immediate and drastic reduction of governmental expenditures by abolishing useless commissions and offices, consolidating departments and bureaus, and eliminating extravagance to (3 comments)
H.R. 1086 - Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2009 (Gingrey, R-GA)
Introduced: February 13, 2009
Summary: Lawsuits are causing doctors to face skyrocketing insurance rates. The threat of litigation causes many physicians to practice "defensive medicine," recommending tests and procedures in order to limit future liability rather than focusing on the needs of their patients. The HEALTH Act, modeled after California's 30-year-old and highly successful health care litigation reforms, addresses the current crisis and will make health care delivery more accessible and cost-effective in the United States.
H.R. 77 - The Health Care Incentive Act (Issa, R-CA)
Introduced: January 6, 2009
Summary: The Health Care Incentive Act allows for an employer, who is required by state law to pay an employee at a rate higher than the federally mandated minimum wage, to (10 comments)
Where there is smoke, there is fire! - 09/10/09 03:58 PM
Dr. Ezekiel Emmanuel, a top advisor to the Obama Administration's health reform efforts, wrote in the Feb. 27, 2008, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): "Vague promises of savings from cutting waste, enhancing prevention and wellness, installing electronic medical records and improving quality of care are merely 'lipstick' cost control, more for show and public relations than for true change." The change the president asked Americans to believe in when he campaigned last fall somehow didn't include the $3.6 tn in new spending, the $787 bn stimulus plan, or a nearly $1 tn overhaul of health care. (6 comments)
House Democrats seized on House rules Thursday to demand South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson offer a high-profile apology to President Obama for shouting, "You lie," during the president's health care address. Democrats have threatened to censure Wilson absent such an apology. With a leadership meeting set for Thursday afternoon, it is possible they will discuss it and introduce such a measure next week even though House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had said that was not being talked about. Wilson called the White House (10 comments)
Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth fairy and I - 09/10/09 01:04 PM
"White House economists said Thursday that the Obama administration's recovery efforts have saved or created more than one million jobs so far, an optimistic report that economists cautioned was preliminary and uncertain." Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth fairy and I, discussed this at lunch today and really could not find any proof of it. Unemployment did go up though. (8 comments)
Just a start.... - 09/10/09 09:41 AM
Well folks it's happened! We are no longer the "UNITED" States of America, last night made sure of that. I was afraid that this would happen and it did. Blame, blame and more blame. Lie, lie and more lies. I do wish the South Carolina gentleman would have kept his mouth shut, knowing how VINDICTIVE this group of socialists are. Yes he was right, but you just don't poke the bear folks! As a Texan, I no longer wish to be apart of the "States of America". I think our sovereignty is more important than the ego's in D.C. and their (10 comments)
"President tells Congress he wants a health reform bill that will require people to have insurance, similar to state-based car insurance mandates." Wow, how do we mandate the people who are here illegally?
Amazing when he was running for president, healthcare reform was not even on the radar and a few short months later it's at the "breaking Point?"
So now we force people to buy health insurance for thousands of dollars. It is unbelievable that forced expenditures (11 comments)
The true fix to Healthcare is in Tort reform - 09/08/09 02:09 PM
The human body is the most complex thing in the universe by most estimates. Given that, it is apparent that you can't have a fixed way of looking at treatment. What works on me, won't work on you, so fluidity should be encouraged. Treatment should be administered by need and not by what's paid for by some plan. While the system we have appears broken, it really is just flawed. I believe that the flaw comes from years of building in costs to handle lawsuits and other legal battles resulting from treatment. A few years ago 20/20 had a special about (16 comments)
Pravda Anyone? - 09/07/09 05:16 PM
Major news outlets, like The New York Times, The Washington Post and CBS ignored the mess surrounding former White House environmental Czar Van Jones and the videos surfacing of his controversial statements. Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said Jones continued to work in the administration and asserted that the president didn't agree with his controversial statements. Yet most of the media still didn't pay attention even after Gibbs' comment. CBS News became the first of the three broadcast networks on Friday to note the controversy, but ABC's "World News" and "NBC Nightly News" again failed to report the story. After Jones' midnight (21 comments)
Both parties are not seeing this clearly. - 09/07/09 01:45 PM
Under the Obama administration the Department of Interior which handles offshore leasing has not issued a single lease allowing exploration and drilling in the 85 percent of America's waters where Congress repealed the oil-drilling restrictions in the last year of the Bush administration. BP has announced the discovery of yet another huge oil field in the Gulf of Mexico. At the same time, communist Russia is ready to work with Cuba to begin drilling 50 miles offshore Key West in the Gulf, and China is negotiating with Canada for the right to develop the vast oil resources in Alberta. The Obama (11 comments)
I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody. A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.' I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class. If the people cannot trust their government to do (5 comments)
Another round of "Who said It?" - 09/07/09 09:04 AM
Some of these are funny and some are profound. I like them all and this should be a real easy one to solve. No Googleing. LOL
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us. Government proposes, bureaucracy disposes. And the bureaucracy must dispose of government proposals by dumping them on us. If government were a product, selling it would be illegal. Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of (6 comments)
Does anyone understand what "Foriegn Policy" is!!!! - 09/06/09 10:27 AM
WASHINGTON - The European Union is strongly criticizing a congressional proposal to charge a $10 fee to some visitors to the United States and suggesting it may carry a price for U.S. travelers. If it passes, the EU says, some U.S. travelers to Europe could face retaliation. The fee now under consideration in Congress would finance a new U.S. program to promote travel, a burden that the EU believes Americans should bear. "Only in `Alice in Wonderland' could a penalty be seen as promoting the activity on which it is imposed," the European Commission's Ambassador to Washington, John Bruton, said in (7 comments)
Well, It had to happen, Right? - 09/06/09 10:15 AM
White House green jobs adviser Van Jones resigned in the middle of the Labor Day weekend following persistent controversy over his past remarks and associations. He issued back-to-back apologies -- first, for calling Republicans "assholes" during a videotaped address earlier in the year, and second for signing a petition in 2004 supporting the "9/11 truther" movement, which believes the Bush administration may have been involved in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
If either bush had appointed anyone as contraversial as this guy as a dog catcher, there would have been calls of racisum, hate mongering and so much more. (7 comments)
Any Questions? - 09/04/09 09:36 PM
This is private enterprise at work: A brand new 747-400 runs about $260,000,000 (260 million). Some of the newer freighters are going for more than $300 million. This is our Government at work: A brand new F-22 Raptor costs 339 million without ammunition. A B-2 bomber costs 2.2 BILLION each.
The government wants to run our health care system!
Any Questions? My son is in the Navy and I want the very best for him but even he has a problem with the price difference. Both Parties are to Blame. http://kwtyler.com http://agentrecruit.com (10 comments)
When did it become a crisis? - 09/04/09 07:30 PM
When Obama Ran for president a few months ago, he promised these things in order to fix our health care syestem. Now that he has been elected, it's a crisis that will destroy our country????
Require that health plans utilize disease management programs "Require that plans that participate in the new public plan, Medicare or the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) utilize disease management programs to improve efficiency and lower costs."
Require providers to report measures of health care costs and quality "Require hospitals and providers to collect and publicly report measures of health care costs and (13 comments)
He went? - 09/04/09 04:12 PM
He went to the Doctor and they ask him to sign a paper saying he was entitled to privacy. He recognized 3 people while he was there, so how private was it, he wondered? He went to the Airport and they ask him if anyone he DID NOT know had put anything in his bag? He wondered what? As he witnessed them, searching an 85 year old grandmother like she was a criminal. He went online, to see if the car he wanted qualified for the Cash for Clunkers program. He was advised that by logging on, his computer was under (11 comments)
Who said it? - 09/03/09 10:21 PM
"He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future." "It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge." "The victor will never be asked if he told the truth." "The day of individual happiness has passed" "The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of flowing passion, but only those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others." "The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one." "By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even (11 comments)
You can add up the numbers, over 57% goes to aid of some kind or mandatory spending. I wonder how much more we can handle in these categories. If you add health care at about 100 billion a year this pie chart and the percentages get pretty skewed. I just wonder, if we take our time and really look at everything, just how much we could have available for health care? Taking a hard look at costs and waste in every area might surprise us all. http://agentrecruit.com http://kwtyler.com
This has been building for 20 years - 09/02/09 07:52 PM
The Congressional Budget Office estimated in December that a tax of 3 cents on every 12-ounce can of soda would raise $50 billion over 10 years. Not surprisingly, a soda tax is among the revenue streams being eyed as U.S. lawmakers tackle healthcare reform. As they search for ways to boost federal revenues, Congressional number-crunchers are encouraging lawmakers to consider drastic changes to the tax benefits homeowners get from their mortgage interest payments. The Congressional Budget Office actually recommended changing the deduction to a flat 15% tax credit on the annual interest paid. Automobile Dealers were promised a 10 day turn (7 comments)
Running scared!! - 09/01/09 12:13 PM
Amazing is all I can say. One of the great agents in our Market Center was just telling me about a couple with 700 plus credit scores who are down sizing. They also have a great debt to income ratio. Guess what, 4 , count them 4 underwriters for FHA would not loan them money for fear that they may flip the home. Isn't that just great, now they don't even want to make good loans! The kids move out and you want to downsize and act finically responsible and they come up with this game now.
This is not a good thing folks! - 09/01/09 10:22 AM
As they search for ways to boost federal revenues, Congressional number-crunchers are encouraging lawmakers to consider drastic changes to the tax benefits homeowners get from their mortgage interest payments.
Yes you heard me right, now they are coming after the home owner's interest deduction. They complained that the "tax code treats investments in owner occupied housing more favorably than other investments."
The Congressional Budget Office actually recommended changing the deduction to a flat 15% tax credit on the annual interest paid.
Their second proposal puts a ceiling of $500,000 as the limit you can claim a deduction against. (11 comments)
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