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  • Apr 24, 2017 07:01 PM
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    This seems to be a great program, but I agree that it shouldn't be advertised on H.U.D.'s website.
  • May 09, 2017 04:48 PM
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    These are some good suggestions. It's amazing how expensive college tuition is now and it's likely only going to go up.
  • Mar 07, 2017 01:57 PM
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    It appears that there is a group of twelve Senators working on writing their own version of a healthcare bill that will likely look a lot different than the House version. The Senates rules are a lot different and whatever bill they come up with must be able to be passed using a budget tool called reconciliation that would enable the bill to pass with 51 instead of 60 votes.

    Anything can happen, but I have a feeling that this is going to be a lot more complicated than the Republican Party led many Americans to believe.

  • May 02, 2017 04:20 PM
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    bryce28 Wrote: Sounds like roughly 3-5% cut to funding overall. I wonder where this money is being reallocated? Any ideas?
    My guess is the defense budget.
  • May 02, 2017 04:20 PM
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    The budget proposal negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate will keep the government running, but at a cost. Most federal agencies and department won't see many cuts to their budgets, but the food stamp program, officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, will see some steep cuts that could potentially impact millions of Americans in need of food assistance. In total, the program will see a $2.4 billion cut from last year.

    House and Senate negotiators suggest that this is due to declining enrollment in the program and stress that the program will still receive $78.5 billion in required mandatory spending and another $3 billion for the SNAP reserve fund.

    If you are either currently enrolled in the program and want to see how this deal may affect your benefits or feel that you need some assistance in order to purchase food then you should contact the Human Services department in your state to get more information about how the cuts may affect you.

  • Mar 07, 2017 01:57 PM
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    This seems to be another do-or-die week for the AHCA. The Republicans offered an amendment to the original draft of the ACHA that was meant to placate more hard line conservatives, but it very well may wind up pushing more moderate Republicans away.

    The amendment, drafted by Rep. Tom MacArthur, would allow states to waive certain Obamacare regulations and come up with their own. This could lead to insurance companies being able to do away with the pre-existing condition requirement, which is a pillar to the current law.

    It's not clear whether the Republicans have the votes in the House, but even if they do pass this amended version then it will go to the Senate where passage is less than guaranteed.

  • Mar 21, 2017 12:20 PM
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    Only one more day to go. Remember to file for an extension if you don't think you're going to be able to file by the end of the day tomorrow.
  • Mar 14, 2017 02:59 PM
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    I'm really surprised this isn't being talked about more considering how big of a program Medicare is and how the Trump Administration is insisting that this health care proposal leaves Medicare intact.
  • Jan 12, 2017 01:46 PM
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    It seems to me like they are starting to have second thoughts, especially in the Senate. It's a lot easier to run against something than it is to take something as vital as health coverage away from millions of people.

  • Feb 21, 2017 04:11 PM
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    Living in a state with no sales tax is great for many reasons, but one thing I understand is that my state government will still find a way to keep the lights on and pay the services the people of New Hampshire expect. That is why I get frustrated when I see license plates from neighboring states that cross the border to take advantage of system while being able to avoid contributing to our state in the same way everyone who lives here does.

    This is why I think that states with no sales tax should only have that option for people who live in that state. I find a system that allows people to cross an invisible line in order to avoid paying their fair share inherently unfair to the people who reside in the state that pay their taxes in other ways.

    An easy way to make this a reality is to require shoppers to show proof of residence before paying. We currently charge $10 for a non-driver ID card, but I think that should be reduced to zero.

    I'm interested to hear what people who live in "border" states think about this. Do you understand why people like me are frustrated that you take advantage of our tax laws or do you have no problem with the status quo?