Technically we pay about 7% of our pay check into Social Security and the employer matches that with 7%. The employers 7% is part of the employees compensation package, employers paid for that tax when Reagan jacked it up by lowering other pay and benefits of the employee. Giving the employer a "Payroll tax Holiday" you are taking money, that 7% of your pay package, from the employee and giving it to the busyness. I reality, the emplyee pays 16%, it's not the employers money.
What more can be said about Terry Jones (no not the Monty Python one), pastor of Dove World Outreach Church in Gainesville, Florida except trim your mustachio. Christianity is a religion of attraction not promotion and Jones' attraction is a side show and an embarrassment. Burning the Koran on Saturday to commemorate the 9/11 attacks is as silly as burning the flag. Both things go up in flames, but Islam and this country continues. Ignorance is rampant in this country. What passes for truth in some circles are half-truths and outright lies.
Trying to get new job stimulus legislature passed may carry short term benefits that drive voters into voting democrat in November. However isn't it more important to pass legislature to end or limit lobbyists in Washington altogether? As Dilligan Rattigan has pointed out, aren't both Democrats and Republicans guilty of lobbying sway? ( I wish you and Rattigan would team up and get your own tv show) I don't know who's smarter, but I'd love to see the results.
Thom must bring up the issue of christian fundamentalist and how they firmly believe in the 'End of Days ' and 'Second Coming of Christ' and just what must happen first for it all to take place.
If people show up on 911 with a thousand fire extinguishers it could demonstrate an important symbol. And it would be fun to hit that terd in the face with a bast of extinguisher dust.
I know I'm a bit behind on this but last week PBS aired a re-run of an episode of their series, "Frontline" which originally aired in April of 2008. I must have missed it when it origionally aired but I caught it this time around. It was an outstanding analysis and comparison of the health care systems of about five countries including England, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Taiwan.
*At least, this was a new one, for me.
Yesterday (Sunday, I mean) afternoon, while walking around downtown, I noticed a woman, with two young children, at a newspaper dispenser. She put in the required amount of coins to get the hatch open, and took out one edition. Then she told her children to hold the hatch open, while she removed the coupons from all the other papers in the dispenser, and returned them to the pile.
I continued on my walk. Ten minutes later, I saw them at another coin operated dispenser, doing the same thing.