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June 2013

 

By Anthony J. Sanders

sanderstony@live.com

 

Tobacco is too harsh a mistress for my work on pulmonology, ear, nose and throat to get done as fast as the heart, brain and GI. I am halfway done with the entire textbook and my very status as a homo sapien seems to have brought into question the folly of clearcutting the land to construct a house in a month or year when a tarp structure could be strung up in the trees in a day and be built warm enough in the winter with a fire and natural materials, to sustain a writer colony. Unfortunately, the only place you can get a piece of land for a reasonable price seems to be a hundred miles from the nearest road, three miles from the nearest neighbor and fifty years ago. I'd cite Bradford Angier's work but I've been asked to leave the commune and am hitchhiking to the Fourth of July parade early. Internet use and to a lesser extent, as it is defensible as an artform, writing, are as tangible a social disability as leprosy, that is contagious with long term exposure, was, before they developed some nice colonies in Hawaii for them. I hope they enjoy the earth oven at the base camp to blaze the trail to the waterfall and mine along the creek and 10 x 10 plot of dirt and the patch on the fence shepherds the goats to pastures as green as the meadow, as much as I enjoy the stone desk and impromptu natural plank bench. I sincerely hope America learns to protect their writers from the social-democratic networking that bankrupted both the European Union and United States (were it not for my budget and appreciation of developing nation currencies).

 

Black Medicare and Social Security Commissioner HA-17-6-13

 

A bill to amend the DI tax rate to 2.61%, 1.305% for employees and 1.305% for employers under Sec. 201(b)(1)(S) of the Social Security Act 42USC(7)II401 and the OASI tax rate to 9.79%, 4.895% for employee under 26USC(C)(21)(A)3101 (a) and 4.895% for employers under 26USC(C)(21)(A)3111 (a) without increasing the overall 12.4% OASDI or 15.3% OASDI and Hospital Insurance (HI) tax-rate under 26USC(A)(2)1401. To require the Chief Actuary to account for SSI in the 2014 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds. To require the Chief Actuary to account for Medicaid in the 2014 Annual Report of the Hospital Insurance and Supplemental Medical Insurance Trust Funds. To commission an empirical survey of Social Security beneficiaries by race at the request of the President, to investigate the possibility of statistically significant discrimination against blacks in the administration of social security benefits, aiming to redress this racial disparity with SSI on the rational basis of poverty under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 42USC(21)V2000d-1. To eliminate discrimination (disclaimer) against naturalization papers in the administration of social security cards, state ID and passports. To discuss paying for SSI with OASDI without raising tax rates until 2020 to reduce the deficit. To purchase the rights to the balanced federal budget for $1,000 and Hospitals & Asylums work in general from the author for $1,000 a month DI. Be it enacted by the acting Commissioner of Social Security Carolyn W. Colvin. The proceeds of the tax provisions of the ACA, which extends Medicare taxation to income, without limit, are not evident because they were stolen by the General Fund, but there is no cause for concern for the solvency of Medicare in the immediate future only interference with health care matters by the federal government. The names of the CMS administrator Ms. Tavenner and acting Chief Actuary Mr. Spitalnic warn against dependency upon health care providers who can no longer be relied upon for moral support, as of the annual report dated May 31, 2013 (nerds beware)!!!

 

Book 3 Health and Welfare (HAW)

 

To amend Chapter 3 National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers 71-150, to reduce the deficit to 2.6% of GDP in FY 2012 and 2.5% of GDP in FY 2013 under Sec. 148, to amend the Disability Insurance (DI) tax rate to 2.61%, and the Old Age Survivor Insurance (OASI) tax rate to 9.79% without increasing the overall 12.4% OASDI or 15.3% OASDI and Hospital Insurance (HI) tax-rate, to fix a 3% Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for social security benefits, to limit medical cost increases to less than 3%, to improve accounting, to limit the term of the Social Security Commissioner to two years, to replace Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) and representative with licensed social workers and non-social worker representatives, to authorize SSA to settle legal and medical malpractice, to finance halfway houses with SSI, to provide Medicaid for free to those earning less than 150% of the poverty line and for reasonably priced premiums for everyone else, to prohibit medical billing, to nationalize health insurance assets, to ratify ILO Conventions 132, 156 and 183, to afford a 1% FICA tax for international development, to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment, and to eliminate the income cap on Social Security contributions to guarantee all Americans an income of $1,000 a month. During 2011, an estimated 148 million people paid FICA social security payroll taxes. One-in-six Americans, 55.4 million receives a Social Security benefit.  In 2011, 44.8 million people received OASI benefits, 15 million received DI and/or SSI benefits, and 48.7 million were covered under Medicare. In 2010 DI paid 9.9 million beneficiaries and SSI paid 7.9 million beneficiaries there is considerable overlap. Total benefits paid in 2011, including SSI, were $785 billion. Total income including $49 billion from the General Fund to pay for SSI was $830 billion. Assets grew to $2.7 trillion. In 2011, Medicare covered 48.7 million people. Total expenditures were $549.1 billion. Total income was $530.0 billion. In 2008 Medicaid served more than 52 million Medicaid beneficiaries costing more than $305 billion. In 2011 38 million people used food stamps at a cost of $53.6 billion. In 2000 125 million people were covered by unemployment insurance and in 2010 there were around 42.4 million beneficiaries. TANF beneficiaries have decreased from 14.2 million in 1993 to less than 5 million in 2003. In 2001, 6.9 million custodial parents were due an average of $5,000, $34.9 billion due and $31.9 billion (62.6%) received, averaging $3,200 per custodial family and another $900 million was paid voluntarily. In 2012 4.5 million Americans received rental assistance from HUD, to familiarize you with the broad spectrum of welfare benefits; Quiz360