People should learn to emulate your good attitude.
Agreed. It takes a while to figure why some of them are problems, and some of them are just baffling.
In the window!
Have you looked at the cost of term life insurance over the past ten years? Once people were able to compare rates using the internet, the rates dropped - plummeted. The same thing will happen to health insurance rates. Rates will drop and coverage will be better once people are able to make valid comparisons in the health insurance exchanges. I don't think they will drop as much as term life, but they will drop.
Oh, yes! Put those suckers everywhere! Stop signs only confuse drivers.
I am one of those who is offended by an entertainer using those specific words to describe a politician (any politician), but I can't see the connection with paying off Todd Akin's campaign debts. That is to say, any umbrage I might feel does not make me deranged enough to run and get my checkbook.
Wow. This is astounding and cold, even for you. I hope you can meet your own standards your whole life.
Again, there is a simple explanation for this situation that evades you. It's simple math. Since tax exempt bonds support entities that rely on tax revenues to keep the doors open, that entity would have to collect more taxes to pay the increased interest if the interest was taxable.
Speculative and illogical, again, and then you compound it with an unrealistic projection of what might happen if everything goes the way you planned. How many times has that happend for you, really?
Investment capital doesn't very often come from previous earnings. Most of it is borrowed. Only the very rich or the very foolish look at tax savings first - investment has to be made with the hope of making a profit. If you are very lucky and your investment succeeds, then you have the fortunate job of planning the takeout. Then it is time to consider the tax aspects.
The venture capital business is unique, since they have special legal provisions letting them take out their ordinary income without paying tax. There are a number of ways to do it, but neither you nor I get to use them.
Here's a reality check for you. All you need to do is look at the stats. Our health care outcomes compare poorly with other industrialized nations, and are barely ahead of third world countries. That is the direct result of our current insurance-company-profit-minded health care system. I personally object to having my health care decisions made for me by insurance company clerks in boiler room phone bank operations. The government at least doesn't have to think about corporate profitability before everything else.
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