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Tax’s and marijuana

Marijuana

You Knew it was going to happen! anytime there is money to be made the government will find a way to get its pound of flesh. It seem’s that the 18 state that have legalized marijuana has also invited the taxman in as well.The IRS is using an old law that lets the government tax medical marijuana center’s as much as 75%

The levy is the result of a 1982 provision to the tax code, known as 280E, that stemmed from a successful attempt by a convicted drug trafficker to claim his yacht, weapons and bribes as businesses expenses.

Medical marijuana center’s can not claim typical things like rent or payroll as a business expense and this in its self will put a lot of little shops out of business.

much Medical marijuana center’s believe If you have a license from the state hanging on your wall, that doesn’t fit the definition of trafficking, but they need to think about this it may be legal in your state but the Federal law still says it trafficking and not legal So pay up suckers you may have won the battle, but the war ain’t over yet .

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2013 in Funny, history, Life, politics

 

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More Hospital Lauoffs

A source said as many as 25 people could be laid off at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Maine , but a spokesman described that number as “fluid.”( fluid meaning it could be a lot more or less )

Lee Myles, president and CEO of St. Mary’s Health System, released a statement late in the day Thursday to announce the restructuring.

“In order to prepare for health reform(obamacare) and make adjustments for reductions of MaineCare reimbursement, St. Mary’s Health System is undergoing a strategic restructuring,” Myles said in the statement. “As of today, the state owes St. Mary’s $23 million for services provided dating as far back as 2009. Given our current economy and changes in the national health-care structure, we can no longer absorb this outstanding debt. The purpose of restructuring is to reduce operating expenditures while optimizing patient care to meet the future needs of the community.”

more and more Medical Centers and Hospitals seem to be doing this Why I ask isn’t Obama care suppose to insure us all more about this here and here

St.-Mary

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2012 in politics

 

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Longer School Days

For some school days are looking like they might get much longer up to 300 hrs longer. That is what five states are planning for 2013. the five states are  Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee, This initiative which hopes to boost student achievement and make U.S. schools more competitive on a global level.The three-year pilot program will affect almost 20,000 students in 40 schools.Federal, state and district funds will cover the costs also the Ford Foundation and the National Center on Time & Learning will be making funds available.More time in the classroom will give students more time for the arts and help those that are falling behind that is the hope anyway.

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There is some research suggesting students who spend more hours learning perform better.One study comes out of Harvard’s Roland Fryer he states that intensive tutoring and adding at least 300 hours to the standard school calendar.But  A report last year from the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education disputed the notion that American schools have fallen behind in classroom time, pointing out that students in high-performing countries like South Korea, Finland, and Japan actually spend less time in school than most U.S. students.This is where I disagree with the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education schools in South Korea and Japan are very highly competitive from K thru 12 and beyond to get into the best schools the kids must prove themselves before they get in Family’s start prepping their children almost from birth as for homework they have 3 to 4 more than the children in the states, yes there are some schools that do this in the states but most if not all are private schools.

Can you just see the lawsuits if our public schools switched over to this it would have the counts locked up for years on end.

I’m not saying that we don’t need to do something about our schools system we do! and I do dearly hope this is the start of school reform here in the states

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2012 in Life

 

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