The deadline is March 31st. But you don't have to go into the system!
General Insurance Coverage:
Join a health care sharing ministry. These are voluntary, charitable membership organizations that agree to share medical bills among the membership. Samaritan Ministries, Christian Healthcare Ministries, and Christian Care Ministry. They operate entirely outside of Obamacare’s regulations, and typically offer benefits for about half the cost of similar health insurance. Members are also exempt from having to pay the tax for being uninsured.
Critical Illness Coverage:
Acts like an insurance policy if you have kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, etc. I'd get the highest benefit amount possible.http://www.ehealthinsurance.com/critical-illness-insurance
You should max out your medical and uninsured/underinsured driver coverage amounts
under your auto insurance policy, which can pay medical bills if you are hurt in a car accident.
For additional suggestions, go to http://thefederalist.com/2013/12/04/opt-obamacare/
The big brokerage houses steer you in the "most common" investment direction. That is, do what everyone else is doing - a kind of collectivism. What you need to know is that they are forced to do this by law. It's called the Prudent Man Rule.
Just another regulation to keep folks in wage slavery!
Markets should set wages. When govenment sets the wage rate too high we have too many workers looking for non-existent jobs.
But can't we all agree that "tipped" workers are getting shafted?
Since 1966, a sub-section of the minimum wage has existed for people who work for gratuities, known as the "tipped minimum wage," which Congress last bumped to $2.13 per hour in 1991. About half of all states allow restaurants to pay servers $2.13, provided they make up the difference if the server doesn't reach the standard minimum wage after tips.
Essentially these workers are being subsidized by diners. When workers can't make ends meet, taxpayers subsidize their food stamps.
In 1996, President Bill Clinton pressured Congress to raise the minimum wage for the first time in years. He ultimately got House Republicans on board with the wage hike, but not without a significant caveat. The restaurant industry, led by the National Restaurant Association -- and its board chairman Herman Cain, who would later become the group's president -- successfully pressured lawmakers to have the minimum wage for tipped employees separated from the increase and kept at $2.13.
The Federal Register is the primary source of regulations for U.S. government agencies. In 1936, the number of pages in the Federal Register was about 2,600. Today, the Federal Register is over 80,000 pages long.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is projecting that the food service industry will have to spend an additional 14 million hours every single year just to comply with a new federal regulation that mandates that all vending machine operators and chain restaurants must label all products that they sell with a calorie count in a location visible to the consumer.
The state of Louisiana says that monks must be fully licensed as funeral directors and actually convert their monasteries into licensed funeral homes before they will be allowed to sell their handmade wooden caskets.
The city of Philadelphia now requires all bloggers to purchase a $300 business privilege license. The city even went after one poor woman who had earned only $11 from her blog over the past two years.
In the state of Massachusetts, all children in daycare centers are mandated by state law to brush their teeth after lunch. In fact, the state even provides the fluoride toothpaste for the children.
If you attempt to give a tour of our nation's capital without a license, you could be put in prison for 90 days.
In Lake Elmo, Minnesota farmers can be fined $1,000 and put in jail for 90 days for selling pumpkins or Christmas trees that are grown outside city limits.
In the state of Texas, it doesn't matter how much formal interior design education you have - only individuals with government licenses may refer to themselves as "interior designers" or use the term "interior design" to describe their work.
The city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin makes it incredibly difficult to go out of business. In order to close down a business, Milwaukee requires you to purchase an expensive license, you must submit a huge pile of paperwork to the city regarding the inventory you wish to sell off, and you must pay a fee based on the length of your "going out of business sale" plus a two dollar charge for every $1,000 worth of inventory that you are attempting to sell off.
The most under reported story in American history!
The U6 unemployment rate counts not only people without work seeking
full-time employment, but also counts marginally attached workers and those working part-time for economic
Note that some of these part-time workers could be working as little as an hour a week.
And the "marginally attached workers" include those who have gotten
discouraged and stopped looking.
The easiest way is to simply ask the banksters for our $16 tillion back. But since the banksters rule the world, I guess we won't get that!
Means test benefits. If you made twice the median salary (approximately $33,000) in your last 5 years of employment, you get reduced benefits.
Eliminate the income limits. Why should you stop paying in just because you made more than $106,800? There are no income limits on medicare.
Do not raise the retirement age. This will only exacerbate the unemployment problem as fewer job openings will occur.
Legalize and tax marijuana. That may be $40 billion to $100 billion in new revenue!
Legalize and tax sports betting. Although only 35 states currently allow "gaming", that number is sure to grow. Adding $50 million to a state budget will help to eliminate the need for federal dollars.
A natural gas based economy. Get fleet vehicles and 18 wheelers running CNG. Get Detroit making those vehicles. And export LNG to other countries (USA nat gas is $3.76 but it can be liquified and sold at $16).
All day long, MSM and politicians speak of "the budget". While annual tax revenues minus annual expenditures usually create a budget deficit, this is only part of the story.
We need to look at assets minus liabilities to get a true picture.
The United States is comprised of over 185,000 incorporated state, county, city, town, municipal, school district, pension fund, lottery, exise, and other for-profit corporations.
Each of these entities has land, buildings, investment income, and off balance sheet revenues when they sell things that taxpayers paid for (like toll roads and parking meters).The federal government also gets cash from leasing mineral rights.
With equity investments, the government owns controlling ownership interest in all Fortune 500 companies.
The hidden wealth and investment totals for all of these “collective” 185,000 corporations, when added together, equate to well over 100 trillion dollars, over 26 trillion in pension fund investment assets.