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  • Comment on: 'Obama assails GOP, promotes new jobs program'

    Posted 09/06/2010 10:01:59 EDT

    Self Employed people do have to pay extra tax on their health insurance that no one else does. Congress has refused to address this for years.. See Below. The deduction is "above the line" for the sel more »

  • Comment on: 'Obama assails GOP, promotes new jobs program'

    Posted 09/06/2010 08:35:34 EDT

    Health Insurance/Care reform is the one area where I think the Republicans fall terribly short. As stated in a previous post, my family health care plan costs over $16,000 per year purchased from the more »

  • Comment on: 'Obama assails GOP, promotes new jobs program'

    Posted 09/06/2010 07:01:33 EDT

    Obama's biggest failure so far has been his lack of focus on small business. Out of all the bailouts, stimulus etc.. almost nothing has been done for the small business/self employed workers. Take his more »

  • Comment on: 'Workers bear larger share of health premium costs'

    Posted 09/02/2010 08:55:24 EDT

    This is a very difficult problem. I just went onto the commenwealth connector to check out current family plan rates for BCBS. I am 37 and my wife is 36 years old. A family plan for us with one kid is more »

  • Comment on: 'Sen. Scott Brown says more focus should be on jobs'

    Posted 08/26/2010 02:20:24 EDT

    Al Gore sold the country on NAFTA all those years ago. People said Ross Perot was a fool. Was NAFTA a success? Now Gore is pushing cap & trade and even more trade agreements on NAFTA. Perot is long go more »

  • Comment on: Damon%20mulling%20over%20a%20return%20to%20the%20Red%20Sox%20

    Posted 08/23/2010 10:46:03 EDT

    The Red Sox did not really try to keep Damon that off season. The Yankees offered a lot more money, and he did what he had to do. "Theo and the Trio" didn't like Damon's attitude/rock star status. Tha more »

  • Comment on: 'New Blue Cross CEO vows to control costs'

    Posted 08/23/2010 05:23:11 EDT

    This is a very difficult problem. I just went onto the commenwealth connector to check out current family plan rates for BCBS. I am 37 and my wife is 36 years old. A family plan for us with one kid is more »

  • Comment on: It's time to give Johnny Damon his ovation - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog

    Posted 07/30/2010 02:10:39 EDT

    Baseball is big business and Damon took the better deal. That is what kind of pisses me off about the reports of ratings being down this year, bandwagon fans etc...Years of free agency have taught the more »

  • Comment on: Sox%20at%20a%20loss%20in%20ratings%20game

    Posted 07/27/2010 01:27:52 EDT

    The last game we went to was last summer. We took some long time friends from the west coast to a game. We got box seats from one of those "resellers". 4 box seats (not against the Yankees) cost us $6 more »

  • Comment on: 'Senate panel rejects gov't health insurance option'

    Posted 09/29/2009 05:56:46 EDT

    I think something does need to be done. My wife and I are in our mid 30's, and we do not yet have any kids. I am self employed and my wife was recentlty laid off. For now, she is on Cobra. We went to more »

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