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  • PA Turnpike Commission Approves Six Percent Toll Increase for 2018

    09/14/2017 4:13:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ^ | July 18, 2017 | Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
    HARRISBURG, PA. (July 18, 2017) — At its bimonthly meeting today, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) approved a six percent toll increase for both E-ZPass and cash customers; the increase is set to take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2018. Because of today’s action, the most common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase next year from $1.23 to $1.30 for E-ZPass customers and from $1.95 to $2.10 for cash customers. The most common toll for a Class-5 vehicle — a prevalent tractor-trailer class — will increase from $10.17 to 10.78 for E-ZPass and from $14.45 to $15.35...
  • Central Florida toll-road agency may kill planned toll hike

    04/17/2017 5:10:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | February 7, 2017 | Kevin Spear
    The regions toll-road agency on Thursday will consider killing a big toll increase for drivers on its 109 miles of roads in the region. A 15 percent toll increase slated for July 1 was set in motion years ago when the Central Florida Expressway Authority was struggling financially. Axing the hike would hold down driving costs for both frequent and occasional travelers on toll roads in the Orlando area. Those using transponders and paying about $100 a month in tolls would be spared a total annual increase of nearly $200, according to the agency, while those who toss quarters into...
  • Trump Seeks "Historic" $54 Billion Increase To Defense Spending

    02/27/2017 8:34:46 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/27/17 | Tyler Durden
    To offset the defense spending increase, the White House is seeking corresponding cuts of $54 billion in non-defense categories, including "large spending cuts" to foreign aid, the EPA, the State Department and safety programs. The official also added that most agencies would see funding reductions. Most federal agencies will see a reduction as a result," the official said, with cuts falling most heavily on lower priority programs as well as foreign aid. When asked where the extra $54 billion will be spent, the official said predominantly it will go to the Pentagon, but declined to name specific offices.
  • Arizona Obamacare Plan To Jump By 116 Percent When Premiums Go Up Next Year

    10/26/2016 5:31:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/25/16
    Arizona will be hit the hardest whenObamacare premiums go up next year. The Department of Health and Human Services revealed Monday that premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market, and that about 1 in 5 consumers will have plans only from a single insurer to pick from, after major national carriers such as UnitedHealth Group, Humana and Aetna scaled back their roles. However, in Arizona, unsubsidized premiums for a hypothetical 27-year-old buying a benchmark “second-lowest cost silver plan” will jump by 116 percent,...
  • HILLARY CLINTON FINALLY TELLS THE TRUTH - Will Raise Taxes On The Middle Class. Sheeple Cheer!

    08/08/2016 7:58:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/04/16
    Hillary just can't keep the demon inside her in check can she? Can't wait for the next screw up thing she says. Oh check out old Warren Buffett applauding her. He is such a fraud.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTnN13AaMbQ
  • U.S. debt limit increase would extend until March 2017

    10/26/2015 3:56:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 10/26/15 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. borrowing authority would be extended until March 2017, beyond the Obama administration, under a deal being negotiated by congressional leaders and the White House, according to a U.S. House of Representatives source. As part of a parallel measure to fund government programs through Sept. 30, 2017, negotiators also aim to stop an increase in Medicare Part B premiums that is otherwise due to start soon.
  • National Poll Donald Trump Continues To Increase Lead

    10/14/2015 1:59:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10-14-2015 | sundance
    The latest large scale poll sample from Morning Consult (pdf below) shows that Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina are now in a downward trend-line having had their moments of exposure and review. Conversely candidate Donald Trump now begins climbing even higher than previous polled results. (Via Morning Consult) [] Donald Trump retains a wide lead over the rest of the field, with 34 percent of the vote. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson clocks in second, at 20 percent, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) finishes at 9 percent. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and former Hewlett-Packard CEO...
  • Earnest: Remember, We Can See Iran Increase Its Nuclear Stockpile Thanks to Our Monitoring Measures

    06/02/2015 7:45:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/2/15 | David Rutz
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest looks on the bright side. Pressed Tuesday by ABCs Jonathan Karl about a New York Times report that Iran had increased its nuclear fuel stockpile 20 percent over the last 18 months of negotiations, Earnest reminded reporters the monitoring measures put in place were what allowed the U.S. to see Irans brazen behavior in broad daylight. But you dont dispute their finding that they have a 20 percent increase in uranium fuel over what they had at the start of these negotiations? Karl asked. Uh, no, Earnest said. Youre not concerned about that, you dont...
  • Obama plans to increase taxes on couples making more than $500,000 to 28% to 'help middle class'

    01/18/2015 3:26:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/15
    **SNIP** Obama will ask lawmakers to close a loophole allowing capital gains on inherited funds to go untaxed -- a so-called "trust fund" loophole the White House says allows billions of dollars in capital gains to go untapped by the government every year. The administrations proposal would exempt the first $200,000 in capital gains per couple plus $500,000 for a home, along with all personal property except for valuable art and collectibles. The rest would be treated for income-tax purposes as if it had been sold. The total amount of money raised for the government by these actions would be...
  • Senate DFLers put transportation funding plan on table

    01/13/2015 5:14:03 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    Pioneer Press | 1-12-15 | David Montgomery
    The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party will present a unified front this year in favor of a transportation funding package, including about $1 billion of increased taxes and fees. Legislative DFL leaders unveiled a proposal Monday that dovetails closely with Gov. Mark Dayton's plan, along with that of advocacy group Move MN: almost $600 million per year in new gasoline taxes, plus $125 million in vehicle registration fees and hundreds of millions of dollars more for metro-area mass transit. The plan forestalls the possibility of a three-way fight among Dayton, the DFL majority in the Senate and House Republicans -- who oppose any...
  • New IRS Data Expose Dems' Phony Tax-the-Rich Mantra

    01/12/2015 3:54:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Investors.com ^ | January 12, 2015 | Editorial
    Taxes: Democrats unveiled a plan Monday that surprise would boost taxes on the rich. But new IRS data show these soak-the-rich campaigns are based on total falsehoods. 'Our tax code today is stacked in favor of people who make money off of money and against those who make money off of hard work," Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the Budget Committee, said Monday. The plan he announced which to be sure has no chance of being enacted would boost taxes on the top 1% and hand out checks to the middle class each...
  • Why Is Party Of Limited Government Pushing A Gas-Tax Hike?

    01/09/2015 4:11:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    Investors.com ^ | January 9, 2015 | Editorial
    Fiscal Policy: In this time of political partisanship, the two parties at last have found something they can agree on: raising the gas tax. It's a truly awful idea, and might get Republicans kicked out of office. It's shocking that Republicans, who won the last election by promising limited government and lower taxes, would in their first week back in power make noises about joining tax-and-spend liberal Democrats to raise the 18-cents-a-gallon gas tax. But that's exactly what they're doing. Suddenly, a number of Republicans who should all know better are saying they'll "consider" a gasoline tax hike,...
  • Insurance Industry calls Dayton's MNsure Rate Increase ("only 4.5%")Average 'Misleading'

    10/08/2014 5:08:44 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    KSTP ^ | 10-7-14 | Jay Kolls
    The Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters (MAHU) has a strong message for Gov. Mark Dayton and MNsure, the state's health insurance marketplace. The association, which represents insurance agents told Dayton MNsure and the Minnesota Department of Commerce that the new MNsure average rate increase, set at 4.5 percent, is misleading consumers and making it more difficult for them to shop for better health insurance coverage. MAHU wants the Governor, MNsure and Commerce to tell MNsure clients the average rate increase, for most shopping through the exchange, will be considerably higher than 4.5 percent. MAHU Board Chair Alycia Riedl tells 5...
  • Big Minnesota insurer leaves Obamacare site

    09/16/2014 3:09:45 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9-16-14 | Dan Mangan
    Minnesota Obamacare is calling it quits. PreferredOne, the insurer that sold nearly 60 percent of all private health plans on Minnesota's Obamacare exchange, on Tuesday said it would leave that marketplace. PreferredOne's plans were the lowest-cost options on that exchange, known as MNSure. PreferredOne cited the costs of doing business on MNSure as the reason for its surprising decision, saying that selling plans is "not administratively and financially sustainable going forward," according to KSTP.com, the website of that Minnesota TV News network.
  • PhRMA warns out-of-pocket costs could double under O-Care

    05/16/2014 9:53:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/16/14 | Ferdous Al-Faruque
    A new study commissioned by PhRMA finds that many consumers in ObamaCares insurance exchanges could end up paying more than twice as much in out-of-pocket drug costs. The report for the nations top drug lobby was conducted by actuarial firm Milliman, which found that people on the Silver Plan, the most popular ObamaCare plan, would likely pay 130 percent more for out-of-pocket prescription drugs compared to people on similar employer-sponsored plans. One reason why out-of-pocket costs are likely to be higher is because employer plans are more generous than typical Silver Plans, according to the report. However, the numbers dont...
  • Health Plan Premiums Are Skyrocketing According To New Survey Of 148 Insurance Brokers,

    04/09/2014 6:27:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7 Apr 14 | Dr. Scott Gottlieb
    Health Plan Premiums Are Skyrocketing According To New Survey Of 148 Insurance Brokers, With Delaware Up 100%, California 53%, Florida 37%, Pennsylvania 28%13 Health insurance premiums are showing the sharpest increases perhaps ever according to a survey of brokers who sell coverage in the individual and small group market. Morgan Stanleys healthcare analysts conducted the proprietary survey of 148 brokers. The April survey shows the largest acceleration in small and individual group rates in any of the 12 prior quarterly periods when it has been conducted. The average increases are in excess of 11% in the small group market and...
  • Obama signs increase in U.S. debt ceiling (thru March 2015)

    02/15/2014 6:56:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/15/14 | Steve Holland - Reuters
    RANCHO MIRAGE, California (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed legislation on Saturday that raises the U.S. debt limit through March 2015, taking the politically volatile issue off the table with congressional elections coming up this November. Without an increase in the statutory debt limit, the U.S. government would have soon defaulted on some of its obligations and would have had to shut down some programs, an historic event that would have caused severe market turmoil. On a long holiday weekend in a desert resort area in southern California, Obama put his signature on the legislation without fanfare, while behind closed...
  • 2013 aliya numbers

    01/12/2014 3:36:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 29/12/13 | Sam Sokol
    The immigration of Diaspora Jews to Israel increased by seven percent in 2013 while North American aliya dropped by 11 percent, according to figures released by the Jewish Agency and the Immigrant Absorption Ministry on Sunday. The overall increase was partially driven by a 63% increase in aliya from France, part of a 35% rise among Western European nations. In total 19,200 Jews immigrated to Israel, a rise of 260 from the previous year. While the official figures listed an 11% drop in aliya from North America with some 3,000 immigrants coming over the past year as opposed to 3,389...
  • Heritage Chart Illustrates Higher Health Insurance Premiums After Obamacare

    10/17/2013 3:18:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 17, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Right here my formerly nicotine-stained fingers. It prints out perfectly on one page. I will show it to you. Yep. I'll show it to you there on the Dittocam. That's what it looks like. What it does, is state by state it tells you what your health insurance premiums were before Obamacare and the exchanges, what they will be after (i.e., when you go there), and what percentage change it is for an adult age 27, an adult age 50, and a family of four. Now, I'm gonna show you this. If you look at the colors,...
  • Obamacare Will Increase Avg. Individual-Market Insurance Premiums By 99% For Men, 62% For Women

    09/25/2013 3:11:45 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    forbes ^ | 9/25/2013 | Avik Roy
    For months now, weve been waiting to hear how much Obamacare will drive up the cost of health insurance for people who purchase coverage on their own. Last night, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finally began to provide some data on how Americans will fare on Obamacares federally-sponsored insurance exchanges. HHS press release is full of happy talk about how premiums will be lower than originally expected. But the reality is starkly different. Based on a Manhattan Institute analysis of the HHS numbers, Obamacare will increase underlying insurance rates for younger men by an average of 97...