Bill Moyers on Healthcare March 5th, 2009

March 8, 2010

Here are our comments on the latest Bill Moyers show. You can watch the video their too. Comments below. http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/blog/2010/03/is_the_presidents_health_bill.html

Bill Moyers Journal:

I am a 50 year veteran of the field life and health insurance delivery system and receive a retirement check from Cigna – the same Cigna as your guest author Wendell Potter. The industry has lost focus on their premium paying customers and in the process is corrupt. We are our brother’s keeper when push comes to shove. Our Congress has lost their way. Check out Wellpoint’s website and other related sites.

http://wellpoint.com/business/company_history.asp
o http://www.aetna.com/about-aetna-insurance/aetna-corporate-profile/aetna-history/index.html
o http://www.hcahealthcare.com/CustomPage.asp?guidCustomContentID={2BA34880-F69E-433A-96E7-69DCD3A0EBE6}

A Mr. Wydick has written about this and would be a good potential guest: http://www.usfca.edu/artsci/fac_staff/W/wydick_bruce.html. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bill SB-1416

March 5, 2010

Here is the second bill by Senator Walters: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_1401-1450/sb_1416_bill_20100219_introduced.pdf

SENATE BILL No. 1416
Introduced by Senator Walters
February 19, 2010
An act to add Section 17152.5 to the Revenue and Taxation Code,
relating to taxation, to take effect immediately, tax levy.
legislative counsel’s digest
SB 1416, as introduced, Walters. Personal income taxes: capital
gains: sale of principal residence: senior citizens.
The Personal Income Tax Law provides, in modified conformity to
federal income tax laws, for the manner in which taxable gains are to
be recognized upon the disposition of property, including real property
that is the principal residence of the taxpayer.
This bill would, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1,
2010, provide that gross income does not include any gain from the
sale or exchange of the principal residence of a taxpayer who is 65 years
of age or older.
This bill would take effect immediately as a tax levy.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
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SECTION 1. Section 17152.5 is added to the Revenue and
Taxation Code, to read:
17152.5. (a) Notwithstanding Section 17152, for each taxable
year beginning on or after January 1, 2010, gross income shall not
include any gain from the sale or exchange of the principal
residence of a qualified taxpayer.
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(b) For purposes of this section, “qualified taxpayer” means a
taxpayer who is 65 years of age or older.
SEC. 2. This act provides for a tax levy within the meaning of
Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect.
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Bill SB-1415

March 5, 2010

Bill proposed by Senator Walters: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_1401-1450/sb_1415_bill_20100219_introduced.pdf (17 pages long

SENATE BILL No. 1415

Introduced by Senator Walters

February 19, 2010

An act to amend Section 69.5 of the Revenue and Taxation Code,

relating to taxation, to take effect immediately, tax levy.

legislative counsel’s digest

SB 1415, as introduced, Walters. Property tax: intercounty base year

value transfers.

The California Constitution authorizes the Legislature to provide that

a person who is either severely disabled or over the age of 55 years may

transfer the base year value, as defined, of property that is eligible for

the homeowners’ property tax exemption to a replacement dwelling

that is of equal or lesser value located within the same county as the

property from which the base year value is transferred, and if a county

ordinance so providing has been adopted, to a replacement dwelling

that is located in a different county.

This bill would authorize any person over the age of 65 years to

transfer the base year value of an original property to a replacement

dwelling located in a different county without the adoption of a county

ordinance so providing. This bill would require this provision to be

applied only to intercounty transfers of base year value that occur on

or after January 1, 2011. Read the rest of this entry »


SJR-20 Bill

March 5, 2010

Here is one of 3 bills, this one by Senator Elaine Alquist: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sjr_20_bill_20100125_introduced.pdf

Senate Joint Resolution No. 20
Introduced by Senator Alquist
January 25, 2010
Senate Joint Resolution No. 20—Relative to taxation.
legislative counsel’s digest
SJR 20, as introduced, Alquist. Taxation: sale of principal residence.
Under existing law, capital gains taxes are imposed upon the sale of
capital assets.
This bill would memorialize the Congress and the President to enact
legislation that would eliminate capital gains taxes on the sale of a
principal residence by a senior citizen 65 years of age and older.
Fiscal committee: no.
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