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Seriously, you're a good reason to quit the B1G.
I believe the correct nomenclature is "Go fuck yourself."
Christie's just mad the NJ Oreo factory hasn't been started back up again yet.
Good article and charts showing in crystal clear terms that our porblem is a spending problem and can't be resolved until/unless we deal with entitlements.
Yuval Levin writes on NRO: When talking about the fiscal problem we face, Democrats and Republicans have to start from the same set of figures, which by Washington convention is usually a set of Congressional Budget Office figures about the spending and revenue. From there, Republicans tend to argue that we need to significantly reduce . . .
Hey, another $6-7M to fly AF1 back and forth to Hawaii again. "Let them eat hope."
I hate you Ron Burgundy, I hate you!
never get in the way between a government employee and his vacation
Don't his kids have to go to school?
@igorbobic: RT @frankthorpNBC: House will hold vote Friday on $9 billion in #Sandy supplemental, followed by another vote on $51 billion on January 15th
that debate on the second vote should be interesting......also i think this is a kick in the balls to Cantor who was working one bill in the middle somewhere.
it's also a different congress on Friday. Not a huge deal, but NY has one less congressman. Whether by coincidence or not that one less district is represented by Bob Turner, a resident of Breezy Point who lost everything.
I work in the payroll/accounting department and today was payday. I can't even count how many people called in to ask why their FICA withholding went up.
No wonder this country is fucked, no one is paying attention.
This post was edited by GunnerOne 84 15 months ago
are you paying people by the day? Their FICA went up yesterday
This entire paycheck is considered 2013 earnings.
Yep. Paychecks hitting 1/1 are taxed in 2013, not 2012, even if it's for work done in 2012. Hence gunner's very valid point about people not paying attention and calling into HR whining about 2% of their paycheck.
Congresspeople/governors in northeastern states certainly are a whiny bunch.
Take a couple of our Texas loony politicians, please.
I'm a little surprised Christie didn't call out the politicians who added the specific items of pork in the original Sandy bill. I mean, I don't disagree that Congress blows and the GOP is in turmoil right now, but people like him (i.e. people with balls) need to start calling politicians out specifically who do this crap. Alaska fisheries, etc...you can track it down by cui bono, for the most part. That's where Christie should have focused his ire, rather than a slash & burn through the whole party and Congress. It seemed uncharacteristic for him to not come down on the side of the pork-fighters (a very legit reason to fight the aid bill), even if the criticism he did choose was somewhat accurate.
This post was edited by frode 15 months ago
we were advising clients that forgot to run payroll to date their checks 12/31/12
as mentioned by Peter King this monring, those projects were taken out of the bill. even still this was a $60 billion bill and $59.5 billion of it was aimed at aiding people in his state and neighboring state. He's not going to jump on a soap box to complain that the $500 million or so of puported pork -- that's the job of a congressmen or senator who focuses mainly on ideology and not the functionality/responsibility of governing a state.
we discussed doing bonus payments in 2012 vs. 2013. I had a couple employees ask me. It just didn't make sense and I didn't want to send precedence of employees dictating when we should pay them a "discretionary bonus"
well he said it was 400 million in a 60 billion bill. also that is not why house did not take up bill, they could have taken up the alternate bill at least which is in the 25 billion range. had nothing to do with the pork.
We did our bonus payments in 2012 for this very reason but it was a decision made by management not because people started whining about it.
Our checks aren't even dated until Friday, so I'm sure I will hear more about it once they actually start hitting people's accounts.
The State and local income taxes in Maryland are significantly lower then in NJ or NY so why is Md included?
This post was edited by tagterp 15 months ago
Considering the box Obama had them in, the PUBS got away with a good deal. The spending fight comes next with the debt ceiling increase. It was a smart political move to get the tax rates out of the way.
Frankly, Dems must have been thinking more about the Country and less about letting the Pubs implode and that is why we have a deal. Stage 2 will be the fight over spending. And Social Security and Medicare are ENTITLEMENTS as what participants pay in is a small percentage of what they are taking out.
And I am sure Democrats usually do not care about what their core voters want or the fringe print writers who are in the party elite (sarcasm). But in this deal, I think they did the right thing because they had the Pubs hanging by their collective nut sacks.
He was not going to piss off those who voted his relief in along with their pork! the man is fighting for his constituents, just like the Congressmen who voted his relief out, or delayed, are fighting to keep their constituents from paying for the misfortune of others. There are many other dollars spent on total waste with little said or done. The line has to be drawn, but I am not sure proper and needed humanitarian relief needs to be first in the cutting.
Depending on which county you live in Maryland and your bracket, most Maryland residents are paying state and local income tax rate of about 8%. NYC residents are in the ~10% range, NY (non-NYC) and NJ is about 6-8%. All are pretty high in comparison to other locales.
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