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michelle
michelle
1/31/2019 11:16:04 PM
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Re: Woes
Ugh, I do not enjoy the self-employment tax. You're free to work the hours you like and choose your projects, but you'll pay dearly for that freedom. AND It's that time of year again...

I actually stopped by this thread to post a link about the Huawei indictments that came down today.

https://www.cnet.com/news/us-hammers-huawei-with-23-indictments-for-alleged-trade-secret-theft-fraud/

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
1/9/2019 1:05:34 AM
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Re: Woes
They've got profound challenges especially as they've been implicated in front companies re: Iran.  Interestingly enough, Chinese Media is silent as we at the Daily Outsider review it daily as part of our Assessment of the World. 

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Ariella
Ariella
1/8/2019 6:23:13 PM
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Re: Woes
@Joe quite so. I just shared his short story on Twitter the other day: http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html Ther the year was 2081, but I don't think we need wait that long.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/8/2019 6:22:43 PM
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Re: Woes
@Commisio: I'm not so sure about that... As an ancient Chinese curse goes: "May you live in interesting times."

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/8/2019 6:21:26 PM
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Re: Woes
@Ariella: Tell me about it. I have to make a call to my insurance carrier this week to complain about a similar issue.

I and others I know seem to find that it depends who you see. When a doctor whose office is in an actual hospital orders a test or imaging, it seems that there tends to be less nickel-and-diming. At least, around these parts. And, of course, one's mileage may vary depending upon the carrier.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/8/2019 6:18:28 PM
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Re: Woes
@Ariella: Jeeeeeeez... Really???

How very Vonnegut.

"It was the year 2019, and everyone was finally equal."

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/8/2019 6:17:16 PM
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Re: Woes
@batye: Because I'm self-employed, I'm practically double-taxed because of self-employment taxes (which go toward major healthcare and retirement programs). Plus, those taxes have to be paid in advance, quarterly.

I'll never forget the year when I was just starting out and I was riding the poverty line, but still had to write a bunch of tax checks in April for about 55% of my income because of self-employment.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/8/2019 6:13:21 PM
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Re: Woes
@batye: Sounds like that "universal" is like the "universal" used by major cell carriers, insofar as it comes with an asterisk!

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batye
batye
1/2/2019 4:22:23 PM
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Re: Woes
@michelle  yes health tax keep incresing more and more each year... and no other solution or better way... 

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batye
batye
1/2/2019 4:21:18 PM
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Re: Woes
@Commisio44354  yes it is... 

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