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I shouldn’t laugh, y’all. This crap is serious, but sometimes I can’t help it.
For the second week in a row, the Washington Healthplanfinder website is down, and it’s causing problems for people who are dealing with billing issues. Some of them say the website is mistakenly debiting their accounts.
Shannon Bruner of Indianola logged on to her checking account Monday morning, and found she was almost 800 dollars in the negative.
“The first thing I thought was, ‘I got screwed,’” she said.
I am not laughing at their quandary. I am laughing at the fact that EVERYONE CALLED THIS. And still people didn’t listen.
One [KGW] viewer emailed KING 5 saying, “They drafted my account this morning for a second time.”
Amazing how the site can’t operate correctly, and is usually down, but damned if they can’t manage to get your money, TWICE.
Washington Healthplanfinder emailed the Bruners a few days ago telling them to log in to view their invoice, something they couldn’t do because the website has been down. The Bruners haven’t been able to get through on the helpline either. They finally contacted Healthplanfinder administrators by posting a message on their Facebook page.
Washington Healthplanfinder is reportedly looking into the problem. Meanwhile, the Bruners can’t go shopping for Christmas gifts, or even pay their nanny. I don’t even know if they have healthcare insurance.
But I do know the IRS won’t garnish their return. This year, anyway.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
At which point do we feel like dumping more tea?
Last night I slept so well, I didn’t hear the thunderstorm pass through. No dreams, no nightmares…..it was awesome.
Until I woke up to one.
IRS seeks 4,000 agents, $303 million for Obamacare
This, as Obamacare goes down in flames. You would think that a bureaucracy of government would be smart enough not to tip its hand when it comes to taxpayer money, especially this one. Apparently last year the IRS’ customer service rating slipped a bit, which I find shocking, really. I had no idea anyone approved of it.
Now, I’m sure that the rating has gone down due to the unreadable and often misunderstood tax code that we peons have to use. More people call for help, more people ask to be guided through the maze, more people complaining of the sheer stupidity of it. But if that is the case, as the article suggests, why not ask for more agents for that reason??
The Internal Revenue Service wants to add about 4,000 agents to hunt down tax cheats and still plans to spend $303 million building a system to oversee Obamacare even though its future looks bleak in the U.S. Supreme Court.
On the $303 million for Obamacare, the GAO said it will “continue the development of new systems and modifications of existing systems required to support new tax credits.”
They don’t bother hiding any more.
All you need to know:
**Pythagorean theorem:…………………………………………..24 words.
**Lord’s prayer:……………………………………………………….66 words.
**Archimedes’ Principle:…………………………………………..67 words.
**Ten Commandments:………………………………………….179 words.
**Gettysburg address:……………………………………………286 words.
**Declaration of Independence:……………………………..1,300 words.
**US Constitution with 27 Amendments:…………………7,818 words.
**US Government regulations on sale of cabbage:…..26,911 words.
Hat tip: Blutarskyy
As events unfold around the World Wide Web, I can’t help but notice some happenings that --dare I type it-- bring a grin to my visage, by virtue of the implosion of hitherto unknown secrets being divulged through this capricious instrument.
The Daily Caller has been slowly, deliciously breaking the news about Journolist, a listserv of liberal-leaning so-called journalists, bloggers, political pundits, and academicians. The leaking of the e-mails about killing off the Jeremiah Wright story and trying to shut down a news network puts a freaking spike in the coffin of what was the MSM. The hatred for Rush Limbaugh was just icing. Searching back in the internet, her capriciousness delivers a scrumptious coup: turns out several members are policy makers, like Paul Krugman and Peter Orszag.
UPDATE: Journolist is not dead….it has risen from it’s putrescence as Cabalist.
Al Gore’s troubles, like his methane, just keep rising. Aside the Portland, Oregon investigation, not one, but TWO massage therapists have come forward. One accuser is from Beverly Hills, the other from Tokyo. The only thing that would have made this better was if one had been from Kyoto.
The Obamacare bill had a surprise: a sooper-sekrit gold coin tax. Why is this good news, you may ask? Because people are seeing this for what it is: a massive tax designed to crush small business and entrepreneurship, and enslave the middle class:
This provision [Section 9006 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act], intended to mine what the IRS deems a vast reservoir of uncollected income tax, was included in the health care legislation ostensibly as a way to pay for it.
Scary, no? Interestingly, the government is going after GoldLine, a company who sponsors Glenn Beck. Investors are not happy.
The GOP may be having a tough time trying to search for a solid conservative candidate for 2012, but this should bring a spark to their collective eye: Americans would vote for ANY Republican over Prez Obama. I can’t WAIT to see Gibby spin this.
This star doesn’t need a teleprompter, just adoration from afar.
And finally, for when frustrations start getting to you, hit the button.
Have a good one!!!
Yes, it does make the medicine go down, unless you are choking on your foot. Witness how our new Medicare Czar, Dr. Donald Berwick, who was appointed on July 7th by Prez Obama, views healthcare:
“You could have had a monstrous insurance industry of claims and rules and paper-pushing instead of using your tax base to provide a single route of finance. You could have protected the wealthy and the well, instead of recognizing that sick people tend to be poorer and that poor people tend to be sicker. And that any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must--must--redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition redistributional. Britain, you chose well.”
Believe it or not, Dr. Berwick gave that speech on July 1st, to honor the 60th anniversary of the National Health Service, Britain’s government-run single-payer health care system. And in a case of delicious, sugary irony, Britain’s Coalition government is making plans to transfer sole responsibility of patient care to doctors from primary care trusts. *insert chortles here*
The plan, contained in a white paper to be published next week, is designed to place key decisions about how patients are cared for in the hands of doctors who know them. Tens of thousands of administrative jobs in the health service will be lost as a result.
To recap: Britain is going to cut bureaucracy, and give doctors and their patients more control and say over their treatment. Doctors will be held more accountable for their decisions, as well. And here in the Land of Opportunity, our Ear Leader rushes us headlong into the same morass that Britain is desperately trying to escape. Thanks, Fifty-two-ers, may y’all be the first to get “treatment” from the Nurses Ratched, and without benefit of even a reach-around.