THE PROBLEM OF BIG by Jim DeMint, Pres. Heritage Foundation (former U.S.Sen.)

This is an excerpt from DeMint’s new book FALLING IN LOVE WITH AMERICA AGAIN.

THE PROBLEM OF BIG:  SO LONG AS THERE ARE ONLY TWO WAYS TO GET AHEAD–the legitimate way, which leads to earned success, and the illegitimate way, which leads to unearned success or, if things go wrong, to jail–the system of freedom and responsibility we call democratic-capitalism works very well.

As a rule, people who make good choices (who work hard, play by the rules, and live within their means) succeed, and people who make bad choices (who don’t work hard, don’t play by the rules, and live beyond their means) fail.

This goes for institutions large and small, and for people powerful and weak. The rules for all of us start with the law and, ultimately, the U.S.Constitution.

ONE OF THE PROBLEMS OF BIG–A BIG IS AN ORGANIZATION that has reached such a size that its continued existence and success is no longer contingent upon its quality of service; this dubious distinction finds its highest manifestation in our BLOATED GOVERNMENT-IS THAT IT CREATES A THIRD OPTION: neither obeying the rules nor breaking the rules, but changing the rules as you go.  That’s what happens in CRONYISM, which is in effect legal cheating. EMPHASIS ON THE LEGAL.

That is one of the most frustrating aspects of the crisis of BIG. Most of the time there is no crime to prosecute.  The institutions change the rules, so what would have been cheating, and what many people see as cheating, is actually blessed by the state.  The transactions of CRONY CAPITALISM–campaign contributions on the one side, policy changes on the other–are all perfectly legal.

This is why so much of the CRITICISM OF SPECIAL INTERESTS AS SUCH IS INCOMPLETE, OR EVEN MISDIRECTED.  Attacking special interests for accepting government favors is like criticizing a four-year-old for eating ice cream for breakfast.  The proper targets of criticism are NOT THE BENEFICIARIES OF THE BAD POLICY, BUT THOSE IN CHARGE WHO ACQUIESCE TO THEIR REQUESTS–THE GOVERNMENT agencies that provide the favors; the parents who allow their kids to eat whatever they want.

WHEN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS CHANGE POLICIES TO BENEFIT SPECIAL INTERESTS, the responsibility for the “CHEATIN” lies with THE OFFICIALS, NOT THE SPECIAL INTERESTS.  They, after all, are only playing by the rules the government sets.  AS LONG AS THE POLITICIANS EFFECTIVELY PUT THE RULES OF THE GAME UP FOR SALE, IT’S HARD TO FAULT PEOPLE FOR TRYING TO BUY OR RENT THEM.

DESPITE ALL THE PROMISES you hear from politicians, BIG GOVERNMENT DOES NOT REALLY HELP THE LITTLE GUY.  Big government FOSTERS BIG BUSINESS,BIG UNION, AND BIG COSTS TO TAXPAYERS.  Big government and its big partners ROB INDIVIDUALS AND OUR NATION OF FREEDOM, OPPORTUNITY AND PROSPERITY.

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I am assuming hopefully that DeMint has some suggestions for correcting this problem of Big Government corruption.  It seems to me that he has “hit the nail on the head” as far as the problem goes, BIG special interests, BIG corporations, BIG unions, would get no where if it were not for a corrupt BIG government, and corrupt POLITICIANS.

To me, it seems we must insist that the new congressmen/women refuse to take part in the corruption, and somehow get the word out of who is corrupt.  But then, if people in different states are getting what they want, will they care?  I believe the government and congress reflect the morals of many in America.  If that is the case, we, as Americans, must change our attitudes, and let our congress know we expect the same of them. This will mean that some towns and cities and people won’t get special treatment either.

But we can’t have it both ways. WE DO NOT ASK FOR FAVORS FROM OUR CONGRESSMEN. WE INSIST THEY TREAT EVERY STATE EQUALLY AND FAIRLY. NO SPECIAL INTERESTS FOR OUR TOWNS TRAIDED IN A BILL FOR SOMETHING ELSE.  EVERYONE MUST BE WILLING TO ACT HONORABLY OR NOTHING WILL CHANGE.  Your thoughts??????

AMAC-JOIN THEIR CONSERVATIVE ARMY AND CONTACT CONGRESS PERSONALLY

FIRST:  AMAC stands for: The Association of Mature American Citizens 50 and over.  HOWEVER, TO JOIN THIS ARMY TO CONTACT CONGRESS THEY WILL ACCEPT ANY AGE I WAS TOLD.

Did you know? AMAC is the conservative alternative to AARP.  I know many people in the last few years that have been fed up with AARP’s liberal policies and have wanted an alternative.  I joined AMAC 2 years ago.  They have all the advantages of AARP, discounts, insurance, etc. and they have a terrific monthly magazine that will keep you up to date on what is really happening in Washington and elsewhere.  I mention all this because AMAC is building an ARMY of conservative and responsible people to contact our Senate and House members when something comes up that needs our conservative and responsible input.  AMAC has over 1 million members at this time. I have been a member for 2 years.

“We have decided to create an army of AMAC activists who are willing to make phone calls directly to the Washington offices and to the local offices of all our Representatives. We have learned from prior experiences that letters, emails, and petitions seem to have little effect on influencing decision-makers. The AMAC Army will exert its power by contacting members of Congress directly, collectively making the AMAC voice heard. TO BE A GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE, OR REPRESENTATIVES MUST FIRST HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE.”

“Now that the Republicans have taken control of both houses, we need you during the next two years to join us in our efforts to offer positive solutions to the problems we are faced with. For too long, the progressives have been allowed to bring our country to the brink of bankruptcy, threatening the financial stability of Social Security and Medicare even as the size of government has grown. Our military is at its lowest strength since World War II while our enemies have retaken ground that had been purchased for freedom with the blood of young American.”

“PLEASE JOIN OUR AARMY TO FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT TO PRESERVE OUR WAY OF LIFE.”……………………………………………………………………………..

To Join the AMAC Army now: Call now and speak to customer service and tell them you WANT TO JOIN THE AMAC ARMY. 888-262-2006.  If you want to join AMAC you can but I believe you can get on the army list to be notified when calls are needed by just giving them your information.  I was told that any age can join and you do not need to be over 50.  They will give you the information on who to call, the issue and what to say.  They will need your email address and your phone no.  Join and lets help this Congress get something done.

NEW COMMITTEE LEADERS IN SENATE, CONT’D

ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS

The likely ascent of Oklahoma’s James Inhofe, 79, represents one of the biggest sea changes on a Senate committee with Republicans in charge.

Inhofe, one of Congress’ most vocal deniers of the scientific consensus of climate change, wrote in a 2012 book that global warming was “a hoax.” He will replace Californian Barbara Boxer, who introduced climate change legislation in 2009 and was an ally of the environmental community and Obama.

Inhofe, by contrast, is a thorn in the side of the Environmental Protection Agency and has argued that more regulation will kill the economy and jobs. Inhofe has called on the EPA to abandon stricter rules on refinery air pollution and to reject their own scientists’ recommendation to tighten a standard for the main ingredient in smog. Inhofe is likely to boost oversight of the agency and try to thwart its agenda at a time when Obama wants to shore up his climate legacy.

FINANCE

The 2010 health care law is in the GOP’s crosshairs, and Utah’s Orrin Hatch, 80, is likely to use his position to take the first step at chipping away at it.

Hatch has called the law’s tax on medical devices “stupid” and is determined to roll it back. He is likely to gain some Democratic support for the effort.

Hatch could be a free-trade ally for Obama if the president pushes more trade agreements.

Overhauling the nation’s complicated tax laws also is a priority for Hatch. But it’s a heavy lift.

Administration officials say Obama will offer new specifics in the coming year on how he would like to reshape corporate taxes, which now feature the highest rate in the industrialized world. But bridging the divide between Republicans and Democrats on major tax legislation would require a level of bipartisanship that has largely been absent during Obama’s first six years as president.

Hatch has worked with Democrats in the past; his friendship with the late Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts is legendary. Hatch will need to work with Democrats again if he is to advance an overhaul of the tax code.

FOREIGN RELATIONS

Tennessee’s Bob Corker, 62, has criticized Obama’s foreign policy as tepid in dealing with Russia, Libya and Syria. Like several other Republicans on the committee, Corker has deep reservations about the administration’s negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. Some Republicans have said the GOP will push new penalties this month that target Tehran.

Secretary of State John Kerry has asked Congress for new war powers in the fight against the Islamic State group. Corker has raised the possibility that he could work with the administration on the issue.

Obama’s ambassadorial picks and other nominees would face a rough outing before the committee.

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HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS

Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander, 74, is a former education secretary under President George H.W. Bush, governor and president of the University of Tennessee.

A lawyer by trade, he helped form a corporate childcare company in the private sector. Alexander said he wants to fix President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind education law that’s been due to be renewed since 2007 and update the Higher Education Act.

He’s called the health care law a “historic mistake” and supports repealing it. He’s also said modernizing the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration is a necessity, and he is seeking to examine the FDA’s process for drug and device review. On workers’ issues, he’s sought to turn the National Labor Relations Board into what he says is more of an umpire role.

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JUDICIARY

A farmer, not an attorney, Iowa’s Charles Grassley, 81, has been on the Judiciary Committee since his 1980 election to the Senate. But this will be his first stint as its chairman.

In that post, many expect him to continue his long-running interest in protecting whistle-blowers who reveal details of alleged fraud by government contractors and others. He’s also expected to continue oversight of programs like the Justice Department’s bungled “Fast and Furious” operation, under which federal agents lost control of guns they were tracing to Mexican drug lords. Many also expect him to work on legislation easing federal regulations on businesses.

Grassley opposed last year’s Senate-approved bipartisan immigration bill, arguing that it needed to do more to secure the country’s borders before granting legal status to people in the U.S. illegally. He’s also pressed for more information about the National Security Agency’s ability to gather information on Americans, though he’s cautioned that the agency must be able to protect national security.

A decade ago, Grassley spent time as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and played a role in winning approval of President George W. Bush’s 2001 tax cuts and the 2003 addition of prescription drug benefits to Medicare.

HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson, 59, has been a tough questioner of administration officials about the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. The question will be whether the panel’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation opens another Benghazi inquiry in Congress as well as other reviews of the Democratic administration.

Under the leadership of Delaware Democrat Tom Carper, the committee focused primarily on the internal workings of the sprawling Homeland Security Department, including low morale ratings from rank-and-file employees and contracting issues.

Johnson has focused on those rankings in the past and led an investigation of complaints from whistle-blowers about the department’s former acting inspector general. His report, co-authored with Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill, prompted DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson to suspend the former top internal investigator.

While the committee has addressed immigration issues in the past, senators on this panel have not taken as prominent a role as their counterparts on the Senate Judiciary Committee. In the coming months, however, any administrative changes put in place by Obama are almost certain to be reviewed.

VETERANS’ AFFAIRS:

Georgia’s Johnny Isakson, 70, has stressed mental health needs of veterans and voted in favor a bill to provide two-year funding for veterans’ benefits, so veterans would continue to receive benefits even in a government shutdown.

Aides say Isakson’s priorities as chairman would include oversight of the new Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, which was approved this past summer in response to a scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking health care and falsification of records to cover up delays.

Isakson strongly supports a provision in the law that makes it easier for veterans to seek Department of Veterans Affairs-paid care from local doctors. Bringing competition into the VA health care system will improve services, he says. Isakson also said the new law provides an opportunity for the VA to assess the quality of it leadership and management, and said underperforming executives and managers should be fired.

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Like I said:  write to these new leaders, give them specifics, if they get enough email and letters, they will listen.

 

NEW COMMITTEE LEADERS IN THE SENATE

Here are some of the new Senate Committee Leaders, If you have suggestions after you read this, write to them.  From Newsmax

AGRICULTURE

Kansas’ Pat Roberts, 78, will consider renewal of child nutrition programs that have been pushed by the White House and expire next year. Roberts has criticized efforts to make school lunches healthier, calling for studies on the costs of the program and economic impact on schools.

Roberts has been a recent dissenter on the normally bipartisan panel, voting against the five-year farm bill that Congress passed in May. Roberts supported the bill’s boost in crop insurance for farmers but said other subsidies needed more changes. He called the entire bill “a look in the rear-view mirror.”

Like his Republican counterparts in the House, Roberts has championed cutting back spending for food stamps, saying the farm bill’s estimated cut of $8 billion over 10 years was insufficient.

Roberts held the gavel of the House Agriculture Committee 20 years ago and during his tenure

APPROPRIATIONS

The gavel of the powerful panel responsible for drafting approximately one-third of the federal budget will return to Mississippi’s Thad Cochran, who turned 77 in December and was just re-elected to a seventh term.

Cochran was in charge during the last two years of the previous GOP majority and was a driving force behind more than $100 billion in funding to help Gulf Coast states recover from Hurricane Katrina. He was also a big practitioner of earmarks, those home-state goodies such as highway projects, economic development grants and university research dollars.

GOP leaders have banned earmarking, but Cochran is sure to back Navy shipbuilding efforts. Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, which makes a variety of Navy ships such as modern destroyers, is Mississippi’s largest private employer.

Republicans are expected to use the 12 spending bills to challenge Obama on policy issues, such as health care, financial services, immigration and the environment.

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ARMED SERVICES

Leading the committee has been a long-sought goal for 78-year-old John McCain of Arizona, the former Navy pilot, Vietnam prisoner of war and two-time presidential candidate who lost to Obama in 2008.

McCain, who has hinted he might seek a sixth term in 2016, stands as one of Obama’s fiercest critics on national security, casting the administration as weak and ineffective in countering threats overseas. He has repeatedly called for arming and training moderate Syrian rebels and favors more U.S. forces in Iraq to battle Islamic State militants.

McCain has been critical of Pentagon contracting. Increased examination of defense manufacturers and acquisition policy is certain. The Pentagon can largely forget about scrapping the A-10 Warthog aircraft, which McCain heavily favors, and can expect close scrutiny of the costly F-35 fighter jet.

BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS

The wily Richard Shelby, 80, makes a return tour as head of the committee. High on his agenda will be changes to the financial overhaul law enacted in response to the 2008 crisis, known as Dodd-Frank. The 2010 law that brought stricter regulation of banks and Wall Street has been a burr in the side of Republican lawmakers, and the GOP-controlled House has passed numerous bills to unwind it.

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the next majority leader, put it plainly at his day-after-the-election news conference: “The Banking Committee is certainly going to look at Dodd-Frank.” The big banks, he said, “are doing just fine under Dodd-Frank. The community bankers are struggling.”

Besides bank rules, the committee under the Alabama senator also may focus on curbing the authority of the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau over auto lenders and credit card companies. The bureau was created by the financial law.

Also likely to get committee attention is legislation to reshape the housing finance system and wind down mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Shelby succeeded as head of the panel from 2003 to 2007 in blocking bank regulation proposals.

BUDGET

In a surprise, Wyoming’s Mike Enzi will become chairman of the Senate Budget Committee after Jeff Sessions of Alabama stepped aside. Sessions had been the top Republican on the committee the past four years.

Enzi, 70, said he will work to craft a budget “that cuts spending, targets executive overreach and reduces the size of government.”

He will be called upon to craft a budget framework that could serve as a template for follow-up legislation to repeal Obama’s health care law and, perhaps, tackle expensive benefit programs such as Medicaid and food stamps.

COMMERCE, SCIENCE AND TRANSPORTATION

South Dakota’s John Thune, 53, faces a heavy workload — reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration and Amtrak, net neutrality and transportation.

The committee will have to address the auto safety portions of the highway bill in the aftermath of General Motors faulty ignition switch recalls, now linked to more than two dozen deaths, and the Takata air bag recalls, also linked to several deaths. Proposals to toughen federal oversight of the auto industry are likely. Some lawmakers have called for eliminating the $35 million cap on how much the government can fine automakers in such cases.

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ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

An energy policy expert from an energy-producing state, the 57-year-old Murkowski wants to unlock as much of America’s energy as safely possible.

Murkowski has argued for opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling, as well as Alaska’s offshore, and has opposed regulations that block energy production. She believes EPA regulations to curb coal-fired power plant pollution to deal with global warming will threaten the reliability and raise the costs of electricity.

She supports exporting U.S. natural gas and has led the charge on pressuring the administration to lift restrictions on exports of crude oil. She has backed the immediate approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which McConnell has said will be first on the new agenda.

Murkowski, unlike others in the GOP, believes global warming is happening and that Alaskans are already experiencing the effects of rising water temperatures and thinning ice.

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To be Cont’d next page

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT CONT’D

I had to rush yesterday, so wanted to add a little more info. for those who don’t have time or inclination to follow up on Imprimis thru Hillsdale.edu.  The author was speaking about how “the penalties on employers and subsidies in the exchanges add up to a tax on full-time employment -a tax you pay if you work full time but not if you work part time or don’t work at all.  And the problem with that, of course, is that by taxing full-time work–which is the same as subsidizing part-time work and unemployment–you get less of the former and more of the latter two.”

I WANTED TO ADD THE NEXT SECTION: ” How does this full-time employment tax work with regard to the employer mandate?  As I mentioned, the penalty applies only in the case of full-time employees and only to employers that don’t offer health coverage, and it applies only in those months during which those full-time employees are on the payroll. If an employee cuts back to part-time work, the employer no longer has to pay the penalty.  The dollar amount of the penalty doesn’t depend on whether the employee is rich, poor, or middle class–if he works full time, the employer must either provide insurance or pay the penalty.  And the penalty is indexed to health insurance costs, so every year those costs increase more than the economy and more than wages, the penalty will increase more than the economy and more than wages.

The current penalty is usually described as $2,000 per year per full-time employee. But it’s really more than that, because the penalty, unlike wages, is not deductible from business taxes.  So in terms of a salary equivalent, the penalty is closer to $3,000 a head.  Needless to say, this penalty reduces competition in the labor market: IT DISCOURAGES EMPLOYERS FROM COMPETING FOR FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES–WHICH, IF YOUR AN EMPLOYEE, IS A BAD DEAL.  ALSO, THERE ARE A LOT OF EMPLOYERS WHO ARE NOT GOING TO PAY THE PENALTY BECAUSE THEY DON’T MEET THE SIZE THRESHOLD OF 50 OR MORE EMPLOYEES, AND EMPLOYEES ARE GOING TO SUFFER BECAUSE THESE SMALL EMPLOYERS WON’T WANT TO BECOME LARGE EMPLOYERS AND THEREFORE SUBJECT TO THE PENALTY.

Furthermore, this mandate or penalty–and by this time it should be clear that we can think of it as a tax on having a full-time employee-disproportionately HARMS LOW-SKILL WORKERS. Think about it this way: How many hours does a worker have to work each week to produce the $3,000 per year of value to justify keeping his job or being hired?  For a minimum-wage worker, that comes to eight hours a week, all year round-one day of work a week for the government due to the ACA alone.  High-skilled employees can obviously produce $3,000 worth of value in less time, so the penalty will have less of an impact on them.

SUBSIDIZED HEALTH INSURNCE EXCHANGES

What of the tax distortions that come from the subsidized health insurance exchanges or marketplaces? To begin to think about this, imagine paying full price for you health care.  How does full price work?  Well, you pay the full price. The health care provider doesn’t look at your tax return and adjust the bill accordingly. So we would never call paying full price for health care an income tax of any kind.  Or imagine there is a discount on the full price–for instance, 30 percent off for everybody regardless of income. In that case it’s still not an income tax.  No matter how much you earn, you pay the same price. But what if the discount (or subsidy)is tied to your employment situation? Not to your income, but to you employment situation.  That how the exchanges work.  IF YOU HAVE A FULL-TIME JOB WITH AN EMPLOYER THAT OFFERS COVERAGE–WHICH IS THE CASE FOR MOST EMPLOYEES IN OUR ECONOMY–YOU DON’T GET THE SUBSIDY OFFERED THROUGH THE EXCHANGES. IF YOU WANT TO GET THE SUBSIDY, YOU NEED TO BECOME A PART TIME WORKER OR SPEND TIME OFF THE JOB.  In other words, THIS DISCOUNT, TOO, IS A TAX ON FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT. Of course no politician ever calls it a tax.  But when you are in a group of people that doesn’t receive a subsidy that people in another group receive, THAT’S A TAX.

———————————————————There are a number of full-time workers who may have to work ten, 20, or even 30 hours a week to create the value the would get for free if they worked part time or didn’t work under the ACA.——————–

As a result of the ACA, then, we are going to have fewer people working and less value created overall…..    In terms of the ACA, whereas only some workers will experience the penalty directly, it will be felt across the economy because workers will move out of the penalized businesses and customers will do the same, since those penalties are passed on to them in the form of higher costs………………………………Their (taxes) economic impact on workers varies widely, affecting low-skilled workers the most. They create all kinds of productivity problems and will have visible and permanent effects on the economy”

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I copied the rest yesterday.   We would call these unforeseen consequences.   Which is why Obama keeps delaying parts of the law…It seems to me we need to write to Congress and tell them to change this part of the law to avoid these consequences. We want more full time jobs and more people working, not less. WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMEN/WOMEN

EFFECTS OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ON ECONOMIC PRODUCTIVITY

BY Casey Mulligan, Ph.D in economics, Univ. of Chicago

The topic of my talk today is the economic side effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (or Obamacare).Since most of the economy has to do with labor and work, that’s where I’ll start. …… From an economic or labor-market perspective, I’m going to explain how the costs of the ACA outweigh its benefits. …………………………..

The Key economic concept required to understand the labor market effects of the ACA is what economists call “tax distortions.” Tax distortions are changes in behavior on the part of businesses or household for the purpose of reducing their taxes or increasing their subsidies.  We call them distortions because they don’t occur for real business or real personal reasons.  They occur because of the tax code. ……..

THE EMPLOYER MANDATE/PENALTY/TAX   So what are the tax distortions that emanate from the ACA? Here let me simply focus on two aspects of the law:  the employer mandate or employer penalty-the requirement that employers of a certain size either provide health insurance for full-time employees or pay a penalty for not doing so; and the exchanges–some-times they’re called marketplaces–where people can purchase health insurance separate from their employer.  The mandate or penalty is intended, of course, to encourage employers to provide health insurance.  And the exchanges are where the major government assistance is provided, since those who purchase insurance in an exchange typically receive a tax credit. As I’ll explain, taken together, the penalty on employers and the subsidies in the exchanges add up to a tax on full-time employment-a tax that you pay if you work full time but not if you work party time or don’t work at all.  And the problem with that, of course, is that by taxing full-time work–which is the same as subsidizing part-time work and unemployment–you get less of the former and more of the latter two.

(this article goes on to explain the ramification of the above penalties and tax. and ends:)

In summary, the ACA has three major taxes in it.  Two are taxes on full-time employment and the other is a tax on income.  they may be implicit, they may be hidden, politicians may not call them taxes, but that’s what they are.  Their economic impact on workers varies widely, effecting low-skill workers the most.  They create all kinds of productivity problems and will have visible and permanent effects on the economy…………………I have estimated that employment will be three percent less over the long term because of the ACA, and that national income–or GDP, if you like to think of it that way–will be two percent less.  If you look at the productivity costs alone–forgetting the fact that there will be a number of people not working anymore–they come to $6,000 per person who gets health insurance because of the law.  And I’m not beginning to count the payments needed of health care providers.

In Conclusion. I can make you this promise: If you like your weak economy, you can keep your weak economy.

YOU CAN READ THE WHOLE REPORT AT:  http://www.hillsdale.edu    under IMPRIMIS.  LOOK IN THE archives for Nov. 2014 Effects of the Affordable…..

GOOD HAS TRIUMPHED

The Republicans have taken the US House and Senate, Goodbye Harry Reid.
I say good has triumphed because at least the candidate we in Maine sent to the House is Pro Life and Pro Traditional marriage and a very good man. Our Gov. remains and is also Pro Life and Pro marriage. I trust that a good many of the new Congressmen and Women will be pro life and pro marriage. Perhaps they will also be pro Constitution and we may get our Country back. Pray for a return to Religious Freedom, which we are loosing rapidly.
I know that their are a lot of important decisions they have to make and get done, but if we don’t get our country back on the side of Good, not Evil, we will be lost.
But, they have a lot to do in a very short (two Years) time.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THEM THAT THEY WILL ACT WISELY AND DO GOD’S WISHES NOT THEIRS.

Prayer: May the eyes of our hearts be enlightened, that we may know what is the hope that belongs to his call, what are the riches of glory in his inheritance among the holy ones. Amen.