My additional health care costs upon losing Medicaid will approximately equal what I am making by working. Something wrong with that, but it is what it is.
Some...how, certain people don't have any trouble with this. I guess if I lived in the projects and didn't work at all . . .
Anyway, my after tax on the most recent check was $7900 or so. I will lose my part B and whatever Medicaid paid the doctors, not sure what that was. To hear the docs whine it was nothing. Part B is $134 a month.
I also will lose "Extra Help" - about $4000 a year. $134 x 12 = $1608. Well, that leaves $2292 for working the whole year, if the Medicaid really did pay the docs nothing.
I couldn't get the Social Security on the phone so I went over there, took a number and waited my turn. They will dilly-dally around with my check as if nothing... happened and then automatically take out the "overpayment" all at once. They are nice like that.
However, I can make all the money I can comfortably make without killing myself from now on. It is just taxed at around 80 - 90%. So the real alternative minimum tax is at the bottom rather than at the top.
Dear Housing and Urban Development,
Under color of your authority,The "Financial Freedom" reverse mortgage company is trying to extort $54.55 from me. They clai...med, a year ago, that my condo was in a flood zone and demanded that I provide a LOMA/LOMR letter to prove that it was not. I did get the LOMA/LOMR letter as soon as possible.
They did not allow sufficient time to provide the LOMA/LOMR letter! They knew or should have known how long it takes. While the paperwork was dragging its way through the holiday deep-state bureaucracy they purchased, in essence from themselves since they own the insurance company they used, "flood insurance" on my behalf.
However, the property is NOT in a flood zone and therefore cannot be insured for flood by any ethical insurance agency. Nevertheless, they demand that I pay this $54.55 to them. I will see them in prison first.
I have called, I have written. The only thing they will understand is a pair of handcuffs. Please take care of that.
They were fined $89 million a while ago for improperly servicing. They should draw prison time for this continued extortion attempt since fining them did not teach them a lesson. Thanks.
If no driver could tailgate and no driver could "take cuts" . . .
SARASOTA PATRIOTS PRESENT
THE ISIS CRISIS
2070 Waldemere Street
Tuesday January 5th
Usama translated the Qur'an into English using his native language Arabic. Usama knows the in's and outs of terrorism.
Come learn from him.
He knows Allah is Satan.... the Qur'an told him so.
Yep. What I want for Christmas for all the crazy people. One tried to follow me inside my Condo just last night. He ran when the 911 operator answered. What rea...lly irritated me was that he ambushed me at my car and touched me inappropriately. He was not only crazy, he was, uh, effeminate . . .
I bet the cops already have his mugshot . . .
A whole bunch of retirees in Sarasota have these loans . . .
Whoa, Nellie! This a*hole is Trump's Treasury Secretary? Fined $89 million for defrauding the government? Ruthless with borrowers? Well, they are being ruthless... with me. Trying to foreclose me over $54.55 for "insurance" they bought from themselves to cover a risk that my property did not have!
Probably half the older people in neighborhoods in Sarasota . . .
"Bill" at AARP fraudline is looking up any cases against Financial Freedom, a company that will live in infamy. Already fined $89 million last year - more coming . . .
Posting a comment on MY US CONGRESSMAN'S facebook page. As soon as you click "Post" it disappears with a message that it will be "reviewed by the people who man...age this page". He will never see it, doesn't want to see it and nothing will ever be done about the concern I raised. America, we are screwed.
Wow, Jon Susce! Tell us how you really feel! (TY Beth)
THE CHOICE IS CLEAR: A BENDERSON/NEAL/BERUFF FLUNKIE OR ATKINS
By Jon Susce...
One has to have been visiting Mars or Pluto, cut off from communication with earth, and only just now touched down in Sarasota in time for voting---if they fail to understand that Mike Moran is a Randy Benderson/Pat Neal/Carlos Beruff flunky, and so deep in their pockets that it would be laughable, if it wasn’t so shameful and scandalous.
Moran’s presence on the ballot, running for the Sarasota County Commission, is outrageous and exemplifies the complete control that crooked developers like Neal, Benderson and Beruff have over Sarasota County Government. Moran has ABSOLUTELY no qualifications to be a county commissioner other than his ability to walk and chew gum at the same time.
If Moran is elected, the song played before the Sarasota County Commission meetings, upon the entrance of commissioners, should definitely be, "Bring in the Clowns."
Moran looks good in an airport and probably could be successful at selling used cars, or promoting residential and commercial projects for Neal, Benderson and Beruff---which he will be doing quite nicely if elected as a Sarasota County Commissioner.
TO COMPARE MORAN’S QUALIFICATIONS TO ATKIN’S IS ABSURD
To compare Moran’s qualifications to sit as a county commissioner to those of his opponent Fred Atkins, who was a Sarasota City Commissioner for 16 years and sat for two terms as the Mayor of the City of Sarasota, is ridiculous.
Atkins has deep roots in the community, having played a major role in the growth of the city as a social and political leader, bringing Sarasota from a deeply segregated community into a community that has come a long way in healing the racial divide.
Atkins grew up in Sarasota, and attended school here from first grade through high school (as did his children), conversely Moran parachuted into Sarasota clueless about our city's culture and history.
Atkins, a graduate of the University of South Florida, was no doubt instrumental as part of the social, cultural and political growth of a city, considered by many to be one of Florida’s jewels.
To elect Moran over Atkins would be a DISGRACE
MORAN’S TIES TO CROOKED DEVELOPERS OBVIOUS
Moran has political signs plastered all over the Neal, Benderson and Beruff properties. The most offensive are the ones Moran has on Benderson's properties at Stickney Point and US 41 where Benderson wants to transform the area into another traffic nightmare similar to what he has created at University Parkway and US I-75.
BENDERSON NEEDS ANOTHER FLUNKY ON COMMISSION
Benderson needs Moran to join another of his flunkies, Paul "Fredo" Caragiulo to promote more Benderson "Pay to Play" scams. Caragiulo is a former failed Opera singer and maître d ’at his family's restaurants, and now is a “made” Neal-Benderson- Beruff Sarasota County Commissioner.
By the way, Caragiulo held a fundraiser at the new hangout for crooked politicians, political campaign "bag men," crooked developers and other nefarious characters: the Caragiulo restaurant on Palm Avenue.
SLAPP PROMOTER FOR ANOTHER HACK POLITICIAN
The fundraiser was put together by the Executive Director of the West Coast Builders Exchange, Mary Slapp, who has fit in well with Bob Waechter, Eric Robinson and Mac Stevenson as a political operative , promoting political hacks like Moran for crooked developers like Neal, Benderson and Beruff. Slapp was not as successful in former employment gigs in Charlotte and Desoto Counties.
MORAN CAMPAIGN TEAM
Moran has Eric "The Prince of Dark PAC Money" Robinson as his treasurer and Mac "The Dark Sleazy" Stevenson running his campaign as his political consultant. Moran has thousands of dollars from Neal, Benderson and Beruff being funneled into his campaign through Robinson's CPA office in Venice.
No doubt involved in prompting Moran’s role as another mouthpiece for crooked developers is Bob "The Convicted Felon" Waechter, who is free to do his documented dirty tricks for political hacks like Moran with a get-out-of-jail pass from local State Attorney, Ed Brodsky .
It’s incredible that Moran has taken (six) $200 campaign contributions from an individual convicted of a felony involving illegal political activities. Two of the maximum $200 contributions from this devious local political operative were funneled into Moran’s campaign through two of Waechter’s LLC’s: "R&J ASHTON COURT" and "1200 OGDEN INDUSTRIAL."
Stevenson and Robinson, two political operatives joined at the hip with Waechter, as recently reported in THE SARASOTA PHOENIX, maliciously and shamefully used Stevenson’s 18 year old step son to stand in as Chairman of a PAC, which has been used to funnel $458,000 into another PAC that is used to maliciously attack and promote Robinson and Stevenson clients.
MORAN HAS MADE MOCKERY OF CAMPAIGN FINANCING
Beruff, Neal, Benderson and few others are making a complete mockery out of local Sarasota activists' attempts to curtail these sleazy, crooked developers from buying flunkies like Moran and stuffing them into their pockets, through the limitation of campaign contributions to $200 per individual.
For example, Beruff and his crooked cronies have corrupted this limitation by funneling numerous individual $200 campaign contributions from their various LLC’s into the Moran campaign through Robinson’s CPA office in Venice.
BERUFF MAKES A COMPLETE MOCKERY OF POLITICAL SYSTEM
Beruff has made a complete mockery out of the one, $200 contribution per individual by funneling (21) $200 campaign contributions on behalf of Moran through Robinson's den of campaign finance corruption in Venice.
It is simply audacious that Moran can accept a penny from Beruff when as a Sarasota County Planning Board member he voted to allow Beruff to build a residential housing project on a documented contaminated former landfill on what was previously the Foxfire Golf Course.
MORAN VOTED FOR BERUFF TO BUILD ON CONTAMINATED DUMP
Moran was one of the infamous Sarasota County Planning Board members, placed on the Board by Sarasota County Commissioners, and in the pockets of Beruff, who shamefully voted to allow Beruff to build homes on a former toxic dump site.
Beruff flunkies on the Planning Board were joined by Beruff's flunkies on the Sarasota County Commission in voting to allow Beruff to scandalize Sarasota County Government with this land use decision.
BENDERSON IS STUFFING MORAN INTO HIS POCKET
Clear-cut examples showing Benderson buying Moran and stuffing him into his pocket can be found in Moran’s recent campaign finance report previously published in THE SARASOTA PHOENIX. It’s clearly documented in the October 7, 2016 Moran campaign finance report, as to the way in which Benderson is buying yet another Sarasota County Commissioner---Moran.
Case in point, the following LLC’s controlled by Benderson have contributed the maximum $200 to the Moran campaign: LPM WINTER SPRINGS BUSINESS TRUST; PROMENADE ASSOCIATES L.P.; MSF MARKET, LLC; CYPRESS WOODS ASSOCIATES, LLC; CC-INVESTORS 1197-11; BUFFALO-VICTORIA BUSINESS TRUST; BUFFALO-LOL ASSOCIATES, LTD AND BNY-SF ASSOCIATES.
These nine LLC’s have the following addresses: 7978 Cooper Creek Blvd., Suite 100; 8441 Cooper Creek Blvd. (both in University Park, Florida); 3900 Woodlake Road, Suite 850, Greenacres, Florida; P.O. Box 844, Anna Mara Island, Florida. All of these locations are Benderson Corporation offices.
BENDERSON OFFICIALS TOLD TO BUY "A PIECE" OF MORAN
Benderson, not only attempted to hide the pumping of nine, maximum $200 contributions into the Moran campaign coffers using the various hundreds of LLCs he controls, but that he also had his key Benderson Corporation employees buy “a piece” of Moran for his "Pay to Play" scams.
High ranking Benderson officials, no doubt required by Benderson to pump money into the campaign of a Sarasota County Commissioner, in order to place him in Randy's pocket are:
David Baldauf and his wife Susan; Baldauf has been the Benderson Corporation chief accountant both in Buffalo and Sarasota for over 30 years.
Mark Chait and his wife Kim; Chait is Executive Director of leasing for Benderson projects in the Southeast United States.
Richard Franco and his wife Arlene; Franco is Senior Vice President of Benderson Development.
Larry "The Gangster" Fineberg and his wife Julie; Fineberg is a longtime Benderson project manager, who was once described by City of Sarasota Attorney, Bob Fournier as, "acting like a gangster" in negotiating a project with the City of Sarasota.
Todd Mathes, his wife Julie, and his 73 year old mother in Pine City, New York; Mathes is another longtime Benderson project manager, who is presently attempting to push through a Benderson project before the Sarasota County Commission at Stickney Point and US 41, which is opposed by neighborhood residents in the area.
Another contributor to the Moran campaign is Stephen Scalione, who is a Benderson Development accountant involved in 10 Benderson LLC’s. Scalione does not state his occupation as an accountant in his contribution to Moran, but as a "SALON OWNER." Besides helping keep Benderson’s “books,” he owns two salons, with one at Benderson’s UTC Mall.
Scalione’s live-in girlfriend, Reva Holcombe, who is the other member of a Scalione LLC called, "THE NAIL LOFT LLC" is another maximum $200 contributor to Moran.
Yet another entity that contributed the maximum $200 contribution to have Moran join Benderson’s other flunkies on the Sarasota County Commission is "CM MIAMI TRUST" in Dallas, Texas. According to Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations this entity hasn’t been in existence since 2002.
If there is any doubt about how deep Moran is in the pockets of crooked developers, consider the most recent campaign finance report that Moran filed with the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections office.
For example, late last Friday (November 4, 2016)) Moran listed (10) $200 contribution from (10) LLC’s listed to a local developer, intent on buying a Sarasota County Commissioners and stuffing him into his pocket, namely James Gabbert. All (10) of Gabbert's LLC contributions had a 1250 Hidden Harbor Way, Sarasota, Florida address.
There was also (4) $200 contributions from the land use attorneys and Venice "rainmakers," Jeff Boone, Steve Boone and their Boone Law firm. In addition thre were (4) $200 contributions from an Ontario, Canada home builder using (4) of his LLC’s with an address of 400-3800 Steeles Ave, Ontario,Canada.
MORAN RUNNING FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER IS AN EMBARRASSMENT
To elect Moran is a total embarrassment, as he is clearly documented as another mouthpiece for Benderson, Neal, Beruff and a few others promoting their "Pay to Play" scams.
Moran’s presence on the ballot, running for the Sarasota County Commission, is outrageous and exemplifies the complete control of crooked developers like Neal, Benderson and Beruff over Sarasota County Government.
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