Category Archives: Politics

Why does this man’s inability to do simple arithmetic not suprise me?

“I ate three lumps of it. But I spat two of them out, so I really ate one and a half of them.” Ooookay. Welcome to the mind of a man who, to protest an act of animal cruelty that … Continue reading

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Straight from an HR manager

John at Romantic Ramblings is an HR manager in real life, and has put up a post with some information on how Flexible Spending Accounts can work to an employer’s benefit. The main criteria: whether or not your out-of-pocket medical … Continue reading

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A $2.2 Billion Windfall?!?

One of the people I reached out to today, in my quest to find out how many Flexible Spending Account dollars are forfeited by employees each year, was David Harlow, a healthcare lawyer and consultant who blogs here. He sent … Continue reading

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“Give me a wild guess where you think it goes, if you don’t use it”

Well, unused Flexible Spending Account contributions aren’t pocketed by the insurers who administer them, like I’d assumed. As reported here in a video piece by Channel 6 in Corpus Christi, the money goes to . . . your employer. Reporter … Continue reading

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If it smells like a scam

Suppose your bank launched a new product. They’re calling it a “pay your unexpected bills” savings account. Here’s how it works. You guess estimate what your unexpected bills will be over the next twelve months. You then deposit that amount … Continue reading

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Burdening our kids

Does anyone really think it’s okay to scare the bejeezers out of our kids with predictions of environmental doom? “I worry about it,” says this girl who has yet to lose all her baby teeth, “because I don’t want to … Continue reading

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Spitzer’s promises

Our state’s new governor, Eliot Spitzer, has promised to cut taxes and relieve New York businesses of the onerous regulations that have helped render our economy moribund. Sounds like a Republican. Which is probably why one Republican’s response to his … Continue reading

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Too stupid for words, but I’ll dig some up, somehow

I know I need to blog about this, but I’ve been too stupified to try. Yet it needs to be said, by as many people and in as many places as possible. So here goes. First. Fourteen million dollars of … Continue reading

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Homophily on the rise

In case you don’t know what that all means, here’s a Washington Post article reprinted on SFGate.com that’s bound to enlighten you: You can see it the next time you visit your office cafeteria or a nearby park: whites sitting … Continue reading

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Blue Meanies Attack in Massachusetts

Okay, this might seem contradictory, since I’ve blogged about how horrified I am that parents don’t feed their kids more nutritious food. But banning fluffernutter sandwiches???? First of all, the “nutter” part of the sandwich is peanut butter, which is … Continue reading

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