Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Contact Us | Routes Available | All Access E-Edition | Home RSS
 
 
 

New tax concerns

September 29, 2013

Warren Schneider, Bottineau As a small business owner, I am afraid that the 2014 “Health Insurance Tax” will have a devastating impact on local companies, especially in a community like min....

« Back to Article

 
 
sort: oldest | newest

Comments

(18)

Legend

Oct-02-13 7:30 PM

better check those dates big D. the two wars and econ collapse started under B2 and he left w/o paying the bill. with your rationale--the last stop light on the interstate was removed some years ago at wallace id. --so Eisenhower does not get credit for that huge fed project? that is why bengazi talk will never be allowed to write history.

4 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Legend

Oct-02-13 7:30 PM

better check those dates big D. the two wars and econ collapse started under B2 and he left w/o paying the bill. with your rationale--the last stop light on the interstate was removed some years ago at wallace id. --so Eisenhower does not get credit for that huge fed project? that is why bengazi talk will never be allowed to write history.

3 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Legend

Oct-02-13 4:55 PM

forgot to mention the t party is bought and paid for by norquist, koch's and others like them; to refuse any new tax and railroad the ACA. now i ask you if a cost increase hits you next month; does it hurt you any different if it is a tax increase or if it is getting your teeth cleaned? That is my analogy of how nuts norquist and the koch's are. They hate the fed. BP's subcontractors willful disregard for fed drilling rules resulted in the gulf spill--then we learned every spill preventer in the gulf is a flawed design. this is serious--a few spills like d. water horizon could create a world wide food shortage from fish kill.

3 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Legend

Oct-02-13 4:33 PM

Hey dustoff you forgot B2 did not inherit the cost of 2 wars and the 2008 crash. ACA was the wish of the public until the reds made it their devil. latest polls--vast majority of voters do not approve of the demands of the reds over the budget i.e. they want to try ACA. Reds are selling their next election. just need palin, bachmann and santorum to make a few more -nonsensical statements and adios tantrum party.

3 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

locomotive

Oct-02-13 1:30 PM

"Wrong! The country is climbing out of the dumpster that you Republicans threw us in. Wake up!"

Partisan outlook at best.

Obamacare started as a bipartisan proposal. The divide happened when the individual mandate was introduced. Democrats passed it while Republicans didn't. And yes, the SCOTUS found Obamacare to be a TAX, which does concern me.

2 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Legend

Oct-01-13 11:32 PM

p.s. i think cantor will fold first.

3 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Legend

Oct-01-13 11:30 PM

Don't care for most rich--red or blue. it was 29 months after the wall statement that the wall came down. Our president is the most powerful non-clergy in the world. He deserves the $.he is not a silverspoon and won the last election. what does that make your opinion of him? Over 1 million tried to buy ins. on the exchange before 7 a.m. today. i bet our world does not come to an end because of it. bengazi talk might. which t party nut do you expect to fold first?

3 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Legend

Oct-01-13 10:20 PM

The wall came down because ussr was too much into military spending and war. Afghanistan was their waterloo. Today's reds want full military spending and the last one gave us a bad war. You did not mention that 10%+ unemployment with Reagan. Obama is still repairing similar damage to our economy and the reds arn't helping. Reagan was in when the wall came down but what do you think he did to cause it? You are right about the likes of Bachmann,santorum,palin cantor and ryan--71% of the country and i don't fit in with them. They sold their souls to a rich red and seem happy as mere puppets.

3 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Legend

Oct-01-13 6:27 PM

Anyone know how cantor and ryan like their crow? 73% do not want fed shutdown from fight over Obamacare. i would add bachmann but i do not understand jibberish well. what i did understand from her was disturbing.

3 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Legend

Oct-01-13 5:00 PM

Whistler: no specifics eh? just tea party innuendo. You repeat Reagan who gave us "voodoo economics" and proved the ills of the private sector. He also broke the spending record. 11th commandment: if you listen to rush--you may not enter--if you believe bengazi talk--sorry about that brain damage.

3 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Legend

Oct-01-13 2:24 PM

For the last 100 years or so our standard of living has risen steadily. This was in spite of predictions that S.S., Mediacare, rock and roll music and the pcv valve would be our doom. The anti-freeze people people thought they had us over a barrel with a shortage and raised prices. We used to change AF every year based on their advice. The Fed spoke up and said the stuff was good for 7 years--price went down and crisis over. Similar games were played with sugar,gas and other commodities. The Fed was there to speak for us. For about the last ten years elements in the medical profession have taken many of their prices out of our sight and reach. Enter Obamacare. It only exists as a result of too much profit taking by parts of the medical profession. It was demanded by the public and passed by congress. Lies about it and what it will do to the country have changed public opinion but as long as the price is out of reach to so many; it will be demanded. Too much bankruptcy from med. bills.

3 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Legend

Sep-30-13 7:05 PM

I am a very small farmer and I love small farmers except any farmer that whines. When business complains about ACA cost and ignores other skyrocketing costs i am reminded of what moaning farmers and jet engines have in common--they both stop whining when they touch down in Arizona.

3 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Legend

Sep-29-13 11:08 PM

Since oil in Western ND the cost of living and doing business here is skyrocketing. $100K house now as high as $300K. $1,000 more average rise in real estate tax. Carpenter, plumber, electrician--double the 2010 cost. Most business is giddy about oil in spite of the high costs from it. A healthcare tax will be just a nuisance compared to what we have seen from oil.

3 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

muleskinner

Sep-29-13 9:35 PM

Obama must be the Pope and anyone who opposes him must be a heretic, a pariah.

You're all fill of beans. There ain't no free lunch. SCAm is not going to prevent death.

3 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Legend

Sep-29-13 3:35 PM

Thanks Raj. After 6 years of crying wolf about Obama--and little if nothing of it true--I stopped listening

6 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rajiihammr

Sep-29-13 1:29 PM

This truly is a ACA derangement zone. Nearly all of the fears expressed here over the ACA are imagined. Rod Serling could not do it better. This particular letter writer cannot call it anything but a tax. And it is understood that any and all taxes for Republicans are excessive, oppressive, unjust, confiscatory, punishing and just plain wrong. That is a philosophical stance and Republicans will never abandon it, it is in their DNA. The letter writer implies that the "tax" will be paid by everyone, and that it is inescapable. A false assertion. If the business owner is contributing to his employees' health insurance (and deducting that cost on his taxes) what is to prevent him from continuing doing so? Nothing, in fact the tax deduction is increasing under the ACA. Are there any plans by this "business owner" to pass that increased deduction on to his employees or customers, pray tell?

5 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Legend

Sep-29-13 12:39 PM

Act Medical bills are the lead cause of personal bankruptcy. Madicare and the Affordable Care are the only hope to control and reduce medical costs. Medicine has a grip on our money just like oil does. Would you prefer the Fed do nothing and let these costs continue to lead inflation? Resistance to the ACA stems from those who make too much money on medicine. Any increase in cost from the ACA will most likely offset any increase in medical care without the ACA. Much of the same was said about Social Security and Medicare--two of the most popular Fed. programs.

5 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

muleskinner

Sep-29-13 9:01 AM

I listened to a story on public radio this week that spoke of the plight of the homeless in Fresno, California. They are living in tents, have no modern facilities, and are jobless.

How in the world are they going to be able to buy health insurance, mandated by the fed gov healthcare act, when they don't even have a home or a job?

The affordable healthcare act is a crash and burn at a 550 mph nosedive into the ground.

It is dead, they only good thing about it.

3 Agrees | 6 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Showing 18 of 18 comments
 
 

Post a Comment

You must first login before you can comment.

*Your email address:
*Password:
Remember my email address.
or
 
 
 

 

I am looking for:
in:
News, Blogs & Events Web