shrek is right. It is wrong that Obama is forcing Catholic institutions to cover birth control. Look at the text of hs executive order. The audacity of that mani!
1) Maternal and infant health are greatly improved when women have access to contraceptive supplies to prevent unintended pregnancies;
(2) Because many Americans hope to complete their families with two or three children, many women spend the majority of their reproductive lives trying to prevent pregnancy;
(3) Research has shown that 49 percent of all large group insurance plans do not routinely provide coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. While virtually all health care plans cover prescription drugs generally, the absence of prescription contraceptive coverage is largely responsible for the fact that women spend 68 percent more in out-of-pocket expenses for health care than men; and
(4) Requiring insurance coverage for prescription drugs and devices for contraception is in the public interest in improving the health of mothers, children, and families and in providing for health insurance coverage which is fairer and more equitable.
(c) EVERY HEALTH BENEFIT POLICY THAT IS DELIVERED, ISSUED, EXECUTED, OR RENEWED IN THIS STATE or approved for issuance or renewal in this state by the Commissioner on or after July 1, 1999, WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ON AN OUTPATIENT BASIS SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ANY PRESCRIBED DRUG OR DEVICE APPROVED BY THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FOR USE AS A CONTRACEPTIVE. This Code section shall not apply to limited benefit policies described in paragraph (4) of subsection (e) of Code Section 33-30-12. Likewise, nothing contained in this Code section shall be construed to require any insurance company to provide coverage for abortion.
Hold on, I posted the wrong text. The above text is a statute currently on the books in the extremely liberal state of GEORGIA. My bad.
And in related news, the convicted felon Republican Sec. of State is now accusing Mitcha Daniels, the GOP governor of Indiana and current GOP savior of the same crime.
And it is interesting to point out that the Sec. of State was able to commit voter fraud even though Indiana requires voters to present ID. So requiring ID does nothing to stop voter fraud. It is just voter suppression.
Some realtors are actually good. When I used a realtor when I was a buyer, I saw this really gorgeous house that was more like a museum than a house. It had a hand carved stair case imported from India, walls with slate, and every bedroom had a bathroom. My realtor told me not to buy it because the area was not so great. So I took her advice and decided not to buy the house. I am so grateful I did not buy it because today, the property taxes on that house are $30,000 a year, which would hae totally wiped me out if I bought that house.
As house prices fall, new buyers will have less of thier money tied up paying for a place to live.
Actually, the exact opposite has happened. Despite falling in price, housing is LESS affordable today to most people than during the bubble. How is that possible? Simple: Because incomes have fallen more than home prices have.
You read about how private equity is set to invade the housing market.
So Mitt Romney is going to take over the housing market? So now we know why he said that the govt. should not stop foreclosures. He and hi cronies want to buy up all the foreclosures for pennies on the dollar.
The property tax rate in NYC is not 6%. Where are you getting these crazy numbers from? Most people in Manhattan don't actually pay property taxes directly since co-ops are assessed as one property as opposed to each apartment being assessed individually. So instead of each apartment paying $4,000 a year in taxes, for instance, the entire building will pay $2 or $3 million a year in taxes.
Not really. The problem with Case Shiller is that it includes a very borad area. For instance, the NYC Case Shiller index includes not just NYC, but also Long Island, NJ, Connecticut, upstate, and even one county in Pennsylvania. It's absurd and you cannot possibly take it seriously when it includes such a huge area.