What you'll see at a left-wing rally...

Funny bingo card for what you are likely to see at a left-wing rally

Seen at Wal*Mart

Funny bingo card for what you are likely to see at a WalMart store

Evidently they ran out of room before they could list such other Wal*Mart standards as exposed butt crack, spilled outdoor ashtrays at the entrance, adults wearing pajamas and slippers, and so forth. More photos and stories at People of Wal*Mart.

ACORN Fakes Its Own Death

I wish this were an April Fool's joke, but actually, it is not:

Where did the rot start?

Obama's promise to allow offshore drilling? I'll believe it when I see it...

Here we go again...another jihadi in uniform

Muslim cop goes jihad: Was attack on California school averted last year? Cop fired after FBI investigation, predictable discrimination lawsuits follow

BHO NOT licensed to practice law - his whole career a sham

Neither a law professor, nor a lawyer:

Saudi oil money and influence got him into Harvard
His wife is no longer licensed to practice law either...Wonder why not?

Don't let them rewrite the rules!

Election Theft Underway in Wisconsin

UK "ObamaCare" pays bonuses to hospital staff for DENYING emergency care

ObamaCare, British Style: Bonuses for Service Denied


Adding insult to injury: Nationalized health care enriches outsourcing firms

US healthcare reform is boon for India outsourcing companies

By Taylor Barnes Taylor Barnes – Thu Mar 25, 10:26 am ET

Mumbai – With 22 pen strokes, President Obama signed into existence not just a historic healthcare reform law but also monumental piles of paperwork: New member registration forms. More claims. Ever-expanding databases. And on top of that, pressure to cut costs.

The bulge in administrative work may look like a nightmare to American insurance firms and government employees. But to outsourcing executives here in India, it’s heaven-sent. A number of Indian companies are already anticipating an increase in workload thanks to Obama's healthcare law.

The addition of 32 million insured Americans is “very significant” for Indian outsourcers, says Ananda Mukerji, chief executive officer of Firstsource Solutions in Mumbai. Companies like his will see “increased opportunities” as US health insurers and hospitals scramble to reorganize to comply with the new law, he wrote in an email to the Monitor.

This extra work will include processing new enrollments, organizing bigger member databases, processing more claims, providing more support services, and managing more revenue, he says.

In particular, outsourcers can expect to benefit from insurers’ need to minimize administrative costs, Mr. Mukerji says, citing a recent Deloitte Center for Health Solutions study showing that up to 41 percent of the cost of a health plan is administrative.

The US healthcare reform offers a "natural extension" of the back-office outsourcing that Indian companies already specialize in, says Tu Packard, a senior economist with Moody's Economy.com.

Outsourcing comes to America But some services in the US healthcare industry cannot be outsourced beyond America's borders due to regulations. That’s one reason major Indian outsourcing firms have set up shop in the United States. In a twist, America's outsourcers are now outsourcing back to America.

In 2008, Bangalore-based Wipro opened a development center in Atlanta that employs 500 people, mostly Americans, and runs a call center for a US healthcare client. Tata Consultancy Services has set up a similar campus with 300 employees near Cincinnati. Infosys is planning a subsidiary in Dallas that will hire locals and seek US government contracts.

Wipro, one of the world's biggest information technology firms with nearly 100,000 employees worldwide, says the new healthcare law dovetails with two of its focus areas: servicing governments and servicing the healthcare industry. "The healthcare reform should translate to more demand," says Rajiv Shah, Wipro's senior vice president for healthcare.

Wipro plans to double its workforce at the Atlanta office by 2013 and open campuses in other cities, says Suraj Prakash, a vice president at the company. “There will be enough work to be done in the US.”


South Carolina legislature fights corruption, chicanery, and government expansion

Repeal it or feel it!

Hold their feet to the fire!

Graphic of feet being held to the fire

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Political humor site: The People's Cube

Il Douche

Visit The People's Cube for more graphics and satire.

Preserving our right to produce satires and cartoons of ALL public figures

Fighting Taliban with Pencil and Paper

The jihadi-Nazi connection: Another history lesson

Where our enemies came from: Two history lessons

More ways Obama "care" will rip you off

The 2010 Health Care Act is almost too massive to comprehend. Before I hit the lowlights, a review of what's coming at the end of this year is in order (the expiration of the "Bush" tax cuts):

The 35% marginal income tax bracket moves to 39.6, and the 33% bracket moves to 36%. The 10% and 25% rate brackets disappear entirely (so much for the tax increases only affecting the "rich"). The 15% maximum tax rate on qualified dividends disappears; dividends will be taxed at your highest marginal tax rate beginning in 2011 (and it might be higher than you think beginning in 2013). The 15% is also gone for long term capital gains. (See IRC Section 1 for all changes to tax rates.) The alternative minimum tax "fix" (joke that it was) disappears (IRC Section 55). (If you live in a high tax income tax state, pay lots of real estate taxes , have lots of kids or have lots of unreimbursed employee business expenses, guess what? It's more than possible that your marginal tax rate will increase.) The marriage penalty "fix" goes away (IRC Section 1). The phase-out of the phase-out of itemized deductions (IRC Section 68) and personal exemptions (IRC Section 151; Public Law 107-16, Section 901) goes away if you're a "high income" taxpayer.

Now for more bad news: Beginning in 2013, there's a new .9% tax on wages and self-employment income over a certain threshhold. If you're single and make over $200,000 a year, your taxes will go up. If you're married and you make over $250,000 a year, your taxes will go up (IRC Section 3101). (Think it won't affect you because you're not "rich"?; think again.)

In addition to the new wage/self-employment tax, there's a 3.8% additional tax on net investment income (IRC Section 1411). That's right; every dollar you earn in investment income above the threshholds mentioned in the preceeding paragraph will be taxed at your highest marginal rate AND at 3.8%.

Still think there's no penalty in the Health Care Act for you? (And if you think that, you're obviously ignorant of the tax status of who's employing you.) The Act adds Section 4191 to the Internal Revenue Code: Beginning in 2013, there's a 2.3% excise tax (think sales tax as this cost will be passed on to you) on medical devices. Exceptions include glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and "common medical devices" (whatever that means).

Oh, and by the way, illegal aliens are exempt from the penalties that take effect in 2014 for failure to purchase health insurance (IRC Section 5000A(d)(3)). (More on the rest of the deadbeats who get health insurance free of charge in a future post.) Of course, that doesn't mean that they still can't avail themselves of emergency room care (it's federal law -- U.S. Code Section 1395dd -- that they can't be turned away), and stick American taxpayers with the bill.

Busting the Climate Change Myth #18: More Blogs

Two more blogs:

And here's another perspective on "Earth Hour":
It's Always Earth Hour in North Korea