You know that despite all the hoopla, lawsuits, demonstrations, whatever, most people have already begun to benefit from the Health Insurance Reform (Patient Protection &Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) and the Health Care & Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872) passed in 2009. It would have been nice to have a real health reform bill, but given the first sentence, it’s not surprising that the half-a-loaf logic obtained.
The President’s Job Council is meeting right before the start of the college year (very soon) in Portland (OR). The desire is to hear from America’s top engineering colleges to discern issues affecting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) curricula. The goal (this is business, as well as political) is to get colleges and universities to produce the world’s brightest workers.
Another installment in the changes coming about- or, why I am discussing taxes in August.
First- if you filed an extension, the clock is ticking- much louder now. 15 October is the absolute drop dead date for individuals (15 September for corporations). And, that is only for the filing. Your taxes IN FULL were due way back in April (or March for corporations). Filing an extension really only helps if you don’t owe money. If you do owe money, you can expect to pay penalties and interest, too. Someone is going to pay that deficit down.
If you thought our education problems did not have any simple answers, why would you expect turning economies around to have one? We’ve heard the pronouncements of would-be economists: The World is Flat! China is the future ! (Sort of reminds me of the advice given to Benjamin Braddock in “The Graduate”: Plastics!)