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What Does WalMart Cost The TaxPayer in Medicaid in Your State?

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WalMart is large American corporation that tends to hire people for less than 30 hours a week and pays minimum wage. "That's their right" I hear you saying. And that is true, they have the right to hire people for $7.25 an hour and they have the right to employ them for less than 30 hours a week. And they have the right to do this while making … [Read more...]

Europeans Moving Closer to a Cure for Alzheimer’s

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For 10 years, researchers from Canada and Europe have been involved in the Billion Euro Human Brain Project. What is this project about? It's about mapping the human brain. To know where Omaha is or New York, we use maps. To find out where Parkinson's or Alzheimer's might be, we needed a map. The map that these researchers created would be … [Read more...]

4 Ways To Protect Yourself When Entering A Hospital

1. Check the hospitals' credentials. Make sure the hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, the chief hospital accrediting organization in the U.S. You can check on the hospital by clicking here. 2. Ask questions. Data show that patients who actively participate in their own care, they have better outcomes. My dad was always afraid to … [Read more...]

Tax Exempt Organizations: 501(c)(3)

This group of tax exempt organizations are the ones we most often think of when we think about tax exempt organizations. They include any community chest, fund, or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational purposes, or to foster national or international … [Read more...]

Tax Exempt Organizations: 501(c)(2)

501(c)(2) corporations are organized for the purpose of holding title to property collecting income from this property and turning the entire amount (less expenses) over to an organization which is tax exempt. Next we will look at the criteria for a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. … [Read more...]

Tax Exempt Organizations: 501(c)(1)

501(c)(1) corporations receive a tax exempt status from the IRS as a result of Acts of Congress. The very first federally chartered corporation was a banking corporation called the Bank of North America. It was created in 1781 at the request of then Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton believed that the coming Industrial … [Read more...]

Resources for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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About 1.3 million children in the United States has no parent present in a grandparent-headed household which means that the grandparents are the primary source of care for these children. About half of these grandchildren live in households that have incomes under $20,000. Senior programs such as Meals-on-Wheels exclude children. However, some … [Read more...]

Sen. Harkin Proposes Sensible Social Security Strengthening Plan

Senator Harkin > Press > Releases March 14, 2013 Harkin Legislation Will Strengthen Social Security Benefits; Ensure Program for Future Generations WASHINGTON, D.C. – To strengthen one leg of the ‘three-legged stool’ of retirement security, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today introduced a measure to improve the most efficient, most effective … [Read more...]

Are U.S. Corporations being Taxed to Death? – 2000-2011

Some people want you to think that the reason we don't have full employment in the United States, is because American Corporations are taxed too much. Some people want you to think that American corporations just don;'t have the cash to be able to contribute more to the nation that provides them with the infrastructure so they can make … [Read more...]

Even Teapartiers Agree –Lift the Wealthy Cap on Social Security; Don’t Reduce Benefits for Seniors

Even Teapartiers agree, we should lift the cap on Social Security -- not cut benefits for America's Seniors. So what are we talking about? Professional Republicans like Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, John Boehner -- all want to reduce Social Security Benefits. They say we can't afford a program that would only be able to pay 80% of its … [Read more...]