Archive for February 23rd, 2014

Governors – ObamaCare Here To Stay

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

beerMolly Mulebriar Enjoying Breakfast Beer

Remember when Medicare was passed  with little Republican support? Remember the outrage?:

Ronald Reagan: “[I]f you don’t [stop Medicare] and I don’t do it, one of these days you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it once was like in America when men were free.” [1961]

George H.W. Bush: Described Medicare in 1964 as “socialized medicine.” [1964]

Barry Goldwater: “Having given our pensioners their medical care in kind, why not food baskets, why not public housing accommodations, why not vacation resorts, why not a ration of cigarettes for those who smoke and of beer for those who drink.” [1964]

Bob Dole: In 1996, while running for the Presidency, Dole openly bragged that he was one of 12 House members who voted against creating Medicare in 1965. “I was there, fighting the fight, voting against Medicare . . . because we knew it wouldn’t work in 1965.” [1965]

Barry was on the mark, except we are still waiting for our free government paid  vacation resorts, cigarettes and beer!

These days you cannot find one single Republican against Medicare. History seems to be repeating itself with ObamaCare…………………….

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Three San Antonio PEO Owners Sentenced For Fraud

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
By James Aldridge
U.S. Chief District Judge Fred Biery sentenced three individuals to federal prison for their role in a money laundering and tax fraud scheme.

U.S. Chief District Judge Fred Biery handed down prison sentences to three individuals in their role in a $133 million loss fraud and tax-related case. This is the largest case of its kind ever prosecuted in the Western District of Texas.

John Bean, the owner of San Antonio-based Synergy Personnel, was sentenced to six years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. The judge ordered Bean to pay more than $120 million in restitution after pleading guilty to a money laundering charge and mail fraud conspiracy charge in March 2013.

Pat Mire, the owner and manager of several San Antonio-based professional employer organizations, was sentenced to three years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Mire was ordered to pay $10 million in restitution after pleading guilty to a money laundering charge and a mail fraud conspiracy charge in November 2011.

Mike Solis, an executive assistant at several San Antonio-based PEOs, was sentenced to two years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty a mail fraud conspiracy charge in December 2012.

A fourth defendant, John D. Walker II, also an owher and manager of several San Antonio-based PEOs, was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay $450,000 after pleading guilty to a Klein tax fraud conspiracy charge and for making false statements in May 2012.

United States Attorney Robert Pitman, Acting FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse and IRS-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Steve McCollough made the announcement. Prosecutors claim that the business owners siphoned off money from payroll clients and failed to pay taxes.

“Motivated by greed, the defendant perpetrated an extensive fraud scheme, designed to steal money from their clients and taxpayers over a number of years. The FBI will continue to work with our partners to identify, investigate and prosecute others, like the defendant, who seek unjust enrichment by victimizing others,” Rouse in a release.

“The defendants involved in this, the largest ever single criminal tax case in San Antonio’s history, knowingly violated our country’s tax laws. They chose to ignore their responsibilities and live a lavish lifestyle on money belonging to their employees and to the U.S. Government. IRS Special Agents will continue to aggressively pursue these types of very serious tax crimes,” IRS-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Steve McCollough said in a release.