Monday, August 10, 2009

330-338R.C. Sproul, he is the pastor of the new and beautiful St. Andrew's Chapel in Orlando, author of countless books, and his Renewing Your Mind can be heard weekdays on KKLA at Noon (
343-354R.C. Sproul.  What's the most pressing issue facing the church today?
358-408Would you be more in favor of Obamacare if everybody had to pay for it rather than just the rich?  In Canada and Great Britain, even the poor pay taxes.  I wonder how many poor Democrats would want "free healthcare" if they knew they would be paying for it out of their own pocket?
• AdviceGuide, Tax - In England.  Who pays taxes in Great Britain?  Everybody!  If you make between $0 and $57,418, you pay 20%.  If you make more than $57,418, you pay 40%.
• Canada Revenue Agency, Federal tax rates for 2009.  Who pays taxes in Canada?  Everybody!  If you make between $0 and $40,726, you pay 15%.  Between $40,726 and $81,452, you pay 22%.  Between $81,452 and $126,264, you pay 26%.  And if you make more than $126,264, you pay 29%.  Don't forget to add in provincial taxes from between 10% to 17.95%.
2009 Federal Tax Tables.  Who pays taxes in America?  If you're single and make between $0 and $8,350, you pay 10%; you pay 15% between $8,350 and $33,950; plus $835.50; 25% between $33,950 and $82,250; plus $4,675.00; 28% between $82,250 and $171,550; plus $16,750.00; 33% between $171,550 and $372,950; plus $41,754.00; and 35% on the income over $372,950; plus $109,216.00.  If you're married-filing-jointly and make between $0 and $16,700 you pay 10%, you pay 15% between $16,700 and $67,900; plus $1,670.00; 25% between $67,900 and $137,050; plus $9,350.00; 28% between $137,050 and $208,850; plus $26,637.50; 33% between $208,850 and $372,950; plus $46,741.50; 35% on the income over $372,950; plus $100,894.50.
1. Why do we need to increase spending on health care by at least $1.6 trillion and steal prosperity from our children and grandchildren when we spend nearly twice per person what other industrialized nations spend on health care?
2. What programs will you cut and whose taxes will you raise to pay for health-care reform?
3. What earmarks or pet projects that you have sponsored will you sacrifice to help finance the cost of health-care reform?
4. Will you vote for a public option that requires taxpayer-funded abortion?
5. If the public option is so wonderful, will you lead by example and vote for a plan to enroll you and your family in the public option?
6. Will you vote for a plan that will allow a board of politicians and bureaucrats to override decisions made by you and your doctor?
7. If you support a "comparative effectiveness" board, what qualifies you, as a politician, to practice medicine? Have you delivered health care to a single person, much less entire classes of people you claim to represent, such as the poor, the uninsured, or children?
8. How will a government-run public option perform better than other failing government programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Indian Health Care?
9. If increasing spending on health care was the solution, why hasn't it worked yet?
10. Are you more committed to doing reform right or quickly? Would you consider backing a thoughtful alternative to the public option? If so, which one?
528-538Scott & Bethany Palmer, they're know as "The Money Couple" (, and are financial communication experts.  Together they speak, write, and consult people with the goal of touching lives and changing relationships.  They are the authors of Cents and Sensibility: How Couples Can Agree About Money and their latest First Comes Love, Then Comes Money.  We talk about money personalities and financial infidelity.
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