Political Nonsense
September 18, 2012, 10:17 pm
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Congressman Francisco ‘Quico’ Canseco is running against Democrat Pete Gallego. Mr. Gallego has produced an ad that basically accuses Rep. Canseco of being rich and then that he doesn’t care about the people of TX23. The problem with that is that Rep. Canseco has worked hard to make sure that all the people of our district have been represented. He held many town hall meetings, and listened to the people of the district, then made decisions that I did not always agree with, but he made them based on what was best for all the district. That I can agree with.
As for Mr. Gallego, his record in the Texas House has been less than stellar, he is beholden to special interests and to the Obama administration, he supports the so called “Affordable Care Act” aka “Obamacare” which is going to destroy our health care and will raise taxes on all of us. A program which has already taken 500 billion dollars away from Medicare advantage plans to fund other parts of Obamacare. He claims to be for the small business person, yet the programs that the Obama administration is propagating will injure small businesses most. Because of this take over of health care, we are also seeing layoffs. We also see Doctors retiring from practice so they will not have to mess with the problems of trying to practice medicine while D. C. bureaucrats will tell them what they can and can’t do. They will interfere with the Doctor/Patient interaction.
Let us not forget that your medical records will also be available to these same bureaucrats, who says they will stay private? The truth is there is not any real security with our records, Social Security numbers are constantly being stolen from the Government, other forms and information has been released for the entire world to see. Do you really want the Democrats to continue taking away our freedoms, with their lies, and their hatred for people they don’t agree with.

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Congressman Canseco’s Weekly Column: Finding Another Way to Reform Health Care
September 3, 2012, 10:20 am
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Congressman Canseco's Weekly Column: Finding Another Way to Reform Health Care.

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Medicare and the Republican Plan
August 14, 2012, 2:56 pm
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<p>Here is a link to Paul Ryan’s proposal to change Medicare. This plan is not what you continue to hear about from the Democrats, it is instead a pretty straightforward and common sense approach to fix a very badly broken system. Medicare/Medicaid are broken, they have to be fixed or they will disappear within a few short years. The Democrats have no plan to fix these programs, just to continue to kick the can down the road and promising the seniors that everything will be just fine. That is patently untrue.</p>

<p>Let’s look at what Paul Ryan and the Republican Party have proposed to fix this mess.

  • Starting in 2022 Medicare would change for all persons born AFTER 1956 it would not change for you or me. We need to understand that for those of us born before 1956 there is no change to our coverage. It is people who are coming up behind us that will have changes to their plan, not, BTW bad changes.
  • People born in 1956 or later
    • Starting in 2022, the age of eligibility for Medicare would increase by two months per year until it reached 67 in 2033.
    • After 2022, the current Medicare program ends for all people who have not already enrolled. People already enrolled in the current Medicare program prior to 2022 would continue to receive the program. New enrollees after 2022 would be entitled to a voucher to help them purchase private health insurance.Beneficiaries of the voucher payments would choose among competing private insurance plans operating in a newly established Medicare exchange. Plans would have to insure all eligible people who apply and would have to charge the same premiums for enrollees of the same age. The voucher payments would go directly from the government to the private insurance companies that people selected.
    • Please note that there would be the following changes to the plan as well. If you are a top 2% wage earner your voucher amount would be: 30% of the full voucher amount. If you are a person whose income is between 8% and 2% in other words in the top 8% of all income then you would receive only 50% of the total amount. The remaining 92% of people would receive the full voucher amount. Currently in 2022 that is $8,000 and it would be adjusted for inflation each year.

    Medicaid will also change:

    • Starting in 2013, the federal share of all Medicaid payments would be converted into block grants to be allocated to the states. The total dollar amount of the block grants would increase annually with population growth and with growth in the consumer price index (average inflation).
    • Starting in 2022, Medicaid block grant payments would be reduced to exclude projected spending for acute care services for elderly Medicaid beneficiaries.
    • States would have additional flexibility in designing their programs.</li></ul>


    I do not understand why the democrats are so hateful that they want to tell you that the Republicans want to kill your grandparents and parents and destroy medicare. Of course they also don’t want you to realize that they are going to remove 700 billion dollars of funding for medicare so they can use the money on other programs. 500 billion of that money comes out of advantage plans, but please note that the AARP plans which are supplement plans not advantage plans will still be funded. Thats one reason I turned my membership back to AARP and will never again support them. They were pro the Obamacare program and of course convinced many of you to follow along with them.

    I would love to know what you think of the Ryan plan after you actually read it and discover that he is trying to save medicare, while Obama and the democrats want to destroy it so that all you can do is beg the government for their help, so they will be the insurer of choice. Namely of course they will have destroyed the insurance companies in the process. Please do yourself a favor and read the plan, become a truly informed voter. Let me know what you think once you have actually read the plan. Thank you.

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Jobs Report and Taxation
July 6, 2012, 10:03 am
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80,000 jobs added in June, unemployment is still at 8.2% but the true number is much higher when you factor in those who have given up looking for work. There is also a bomb set to explode in 2013 called TAXES. The so-called Bush tax cuts will expire on 1 Jan 2013, taxes will therefore go up, for EVERYBODY, middle class will see a tax increase as well as higher income earners. Notice that is income earners. Those who are receiving welfare do not earn income so do not pay taxes, it is income earners who pay taxes, that is the middle class and above getting hit.

Now here comes the real fun! Obamacare taxes in 2013. This is the real kicker for all of us, but especially middle income folks. Remember that you were promised that your taxes would not go up if you earned less than $250,000 per year. Take a look at what is coming up AFTER you vote for Obama in 2012.

Do you use a medical device? Say a pacemaker, prosthetic limb, maybe you will need a stent. Whatever device you will need in 2013 the obamacare 2.3 percent tax will be added onto the price of the item.

Do you deduct medical costs from your taxes? You have been able to deduct these expenses as long as they were 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. Well Obamacare ups that to 10%, guess who gets hit the hardest? Pre retirement seniors. The government figures to take in about 15 billion dollars over the next 10 years.

Flexible Spending Accounts. Capped at $2,500. Up until 2013 there was no cap on these accounts, so if you had a procedure that cost $7,500 you could pay for it out of that FSA, but not any longer, now you are capped at $2,500 per year. How about braces for your kids, that is an easy $7,000. You will have to pay $4,500 for the first kid and the whole amount for the second one. Do you have a special needs child, look out, that can get real expensive real quick.

Obamacare has also a provision for a surtax on investment accounts. Under the current law, the Capital gains tax will rise from 15 to 20 percent in 2013 and the top dividend rate rises 15% to 39.6% however under Obamacare surtax the Capital Gains rate will 23.8% and the Regular Dividend Rate will be 43.4%. Hows that for a kick in the teeth?

Then there is the Obamacare Medicare Tax Increase. This tax goes against employers to the tune of 87 Billion dollars over the next 10 years. How many people will be laid off so their employer can afford this little goody?

I can surely understand why this is all scheduled for 2013, that way Obama can get reelected before people feel the cost of his legacy. This will add to the burden on our economy and on you the taxpayer. Y’all voted for hope and change, well hope went out the window with 10% + unemployment, change is gone after this election.

What do you think? Is this what you want for our nation?

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