So Obama wants to charge bank fees?

My response to: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34808673/ns/business-stocks_and_economy

Bank fees to help payback the money “we” loaned them. What this is really saying is charge the banks a fee, which they will pass on to their customers eventually coming down to someone else paying the fee. This means “we” will be paying the fee, “we” will be paying back the money “we” loaned.

You know what else, this will impact every class, lower, middle and upper. It will not discriminate. Tell me, how does this seem logical?

My guess is this will come in the form of loan origination fees and other business type transactions. However we know who always gets stuck with the bill…the consumer.

Look at it like this, creative taxation. We loaned money we didn’t have. In fact we had to get a loan to loan money. So we will need to payback money to pay back money. Even I get mad that this is money tax payers loaned these businesses. It’s not like we had some trillion dollar cash reserve just sitting around that we could draw from in emergencies. Instead of raising taxes, we borrow money from other countries and tack on fees which eventually get passed on to tax payers in the forms of higher fees at banks or higher costs on product purchases.

I can’t wait!

Dear President Obama, you are a jerkface

From the following article: AP Sources: Obama backs high-end health plan tax

My biggest gripe is his complete ignorance. Not only will he tax the middle class he is going to totally screw people like me and the thousands of others in my same position. The most ignorant quote of the article:

“I’m on record as saying that taxing Cadillac plans that don’t make people healthier but just take more money out of their pockets because they’re paying more for insurance than they need to, that’s actually a good idea, and that helps bend the cost curve,” the president said in an interview with National Public Radio just before Christmas. “That helps to reduce the cost of health care over the long term. I think that’s a smart thing to do.”

Are you kidding me? I’ll tell you what Mr. President, come on over to my house. Lets have a heart to heart. I would love for you to come tell me my insurance plan is a waste of money. Then, you and I can go to my provider, and you can again tell them my plan is a waste of money. Don’t worry, I will have all the documentation you could ever want available to prove to you otherwise.

I completely understand there are people who have a Cadillac plan that don’t use it. Hell they could save some money on a typical 80/20 or HSA plan. However, I don’t. It would cost me more, a lot more to not have a “Cadillac” plan. On top of that, you want to tax me for it? So then I have to decide, does it cost me more to get taxed or to switch to a lesser plan that will cost me assloads more out of pocket.

I’m sorry, but you are an ignorant son of a bitch. Of course, what do you have to worry about. You get the best medical care in the world and you don’t have to pay a dime. Talk about a Cadillac plan. More like a Bugatti Veryon plan.

Coors Field to offer Gluten Free food!

Though I don’t really eat Gluten Free anymore, well lets say I’m not strict anymore.

Anyway, I still follow this because there are some health benefits and since it is a pretty popular diagnosis these days (celiac disease) not to mention those with wheat allergies or just sensitivity to wheat and/or gluten.

Here is the article from the Denver Post:

Hot dog! Coors Field offers gluten-free food

This whole Joaquin Phoenix thing…

It’s got to be a joke. He started off a few months back with the whole Bye! Good thing on his fingers, instead of Good Bye! for some reason. Then the other day I read Casey Affleck is making a documentary on his change from movie star to some sort of music career. Along with that he was going to be working with Sean “P Puff Daddy Diddy” Combs. Ha, that was kind of like that Manfred Mann song…

“There she was just a walking down the street singing..P Puff Daddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do.”

Ok, back on track, now if you don’t read the entertainment headlines then you would have missed out on this gem. From E Online:

Joaquin Phoenix Becomes Rapper Joke P

So I have a theory, yes they are making a movie, and yes, in a way Mr. Joaquin “Don’t call me Leaf” Phoenix has quit “acting.” However, I believe this all to be an act, one that is to boggle the minds of regular citizens and tabloids galore. I bet in the end the joke is on us. It will probably turn out to be some blockbuster movie.

In the end, JP will be back to do like 4 more M. Night Shyamalan movies or something like that. Though, I can’t fault him if this is for real. Why not, I mean he’s done all he can really do acting, which isn’t much. He’s made a lot of money and if he was smart with it he should be able to do whatever in the hell he wants to do. I know I would.

So I will sit back, but my bet is still on this all being a big act. If I am wrong, and he never returns to acting, he can call me and tell me how dumb I was.

Newscasters make an assload of money

I was reading an article today about a local news co-anchor that did not get their contract renewed. They listed the salary at $400K. The other anchor that co-anchored with them, $500K.

So what you’re telling me, is all I need to do is read a script, do a little investigative work and look decent on TV and you will pay me half a million dollars a year?

Why the hell did I choose my line of work?