After the Supreme Court’s decision labeling Obamacare’s mandate a tax, the IRS has become the crucial centerpiece of President Obama’s health care rollout. But with the IRS’ targeting of conservative non-profits, Republicans are calling into question the agency’s involvement in the application of Obamacare.
Just wait till it train wrecks the economy. People are already paying more in premiums with another possible 50% increase coming. That will suck a tremendous amount of money out of the economy causing a double dip if not worse.
Poll: Obamacare Support Nosedives To Tie Record Low
Support for Obamacare has hit the lowest level since the bill was passed, the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll shows.
Overall, just 35 percent have a favorable [...]
With all the hype around the rollout of 4G mobile broadband, it’s easy to forget that 2012 was a big year for public Wifi access. Figures released by The Cloud, the Wifi operator owned by BSkyB, bear out the sense that public hotspots have rapidly become an important way for many of us to get online.
The firm said on Friday that use of its hotspots on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day [...]
The government is gearing up and changing rules for superfast internet connection, so they must have something sinister planned to go to such lengths?
The government is changing planning permission rules to aid the rollout of faster internet speeds across the UK.
This includes permission for firms to install broadband cabinets and other related infrastructure on public land without local councils’ permission in England.
It is also consulting about ways to shorten [...]
Service uses fibre-optics to deliver one gigabyte per second
Installation could start as early as September
Google to roll out service to other cities shortly
Google has unveiled its own ultra-high-speed internet service – offering lightning-fast speeds of one gigabyte per second in Kansas, Missouri.
NOT JUST FAST: GOOGLE OFFERS SWEETENERS TO EARLY BUYERS
Google Fiber includes such features as the ability to record eight TV shows at a time and store up to 500 [...]
The time to edit your online persona is now
Facebook is the virtual home to more than 800 million active users, so any change to how the network operates is a big deal. And nothing could be bigger for the social hotspot than completely revamping everyone’s front-facing profile page, and that is exactly what is happening today. Starting this morning, the new Timeline feature — that up until now has been an optional switch — [...]
PARIS (AP) — French retailer Carrefour SA says its sales grew minimally in 2011, but that it expects to report losses of up to 20 percent for the year.
Europe’s largest retailer by sales has repeatedly lowered its profit expectations in recent months. On Thursday, it said its 2011 profits would likely be at the bottom of the last range it gave, losses between 15 and 20 percent.
The company posted euro91.5 [...]
By David Callaway, MarketWatch
SAN FRANCISCO — At a meeting in London last month I listened with mild amusement as a senior sales executive discussed the rollout of a banking campaign to promote the rise of China’s renminbi as a global currency.
U.S. $100 notes stacked at the headquarters of the Korea Exchange Bank in Seoul.
Advertising in the U.S. would make little sense, as Americans aren’t ready to believe in [...]
Dec. 28, 2011, 3:53 p.m. EST
Look for 2012 to be the year of the dollar
Commentary: Currency wars favor the greenback
By David Callaway, MarketWatch
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — At a meeting in London last month I listened with mild amusement as a senior sales executive discussed the rollout of a banking campaign to promote the rise of China’s renminbi as a global currency.
It’s certainly just coincidence that the U.S. Dollar Index (NYE:DXY) [...]
Dem lawmaker blasts “Prof. Obama” as arrogant, alienating
By Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.) – 12/13/11 06:05 AM ET
After observing President Obama for the last three years, it has become obvious to me that the President might prefer to be a university professor rather than do the job he holds today. While he may not realize that he feels this way, the evidence is very clear to those who work with or [...]
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the rollout of a new Spanish language campaign encouraging Hispanics to report suspicious threats to the United States Government.
“Si ve algo, diga algo,” warns the new TV spot. (Spanish for “If you see something, say something.”)
“Homeland security is a shared responsibility and every citizen plays a critical role in identifying and reporting suspicious activities and threats,” said Napolitano today. “The new ‘If You See Something, [...]
A federal mortgage program to help the unemployed is ending.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The federal government can’t even give money away to help the unemployed pay their mortgage.
A $1 billion program to assist the jobless will likely end up spending only half the funds, at most, because so few people met the strict criteria.
The Housing Department, which had to approve the applications for the Emergency Homeowners’ [...]
Remember when Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress to introduce his American Jobs Act, exhorting them on national television to “pass this bill immediately”? Obama used that phrase in various forms 17 times despite the fact that he didn’t actually have a bill to present to Congress until a week later. And as far as all but two members of Congress are concerned, [...]