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luvmylabs23139
03-22-2010, 10:11 AM
What imediate changes are you making.

I'm giving up tanning at a salon, no way I"m paying 10% more to pay for this crap.
HUbby just headed across the state line to buy me a tanning bed. VA has lower sales tax than NC and it is worth the 1/2 hr drive.
So a small business just lost a customer, and NC just lost all the sales tax I was paying.
VA got a one time sales tax boost.
That's working real well for NC, not!!!!

subroc
03-22-2010, 10:29 AM
...HUbby just headed across the state line to buy me a tanning bed. VA has lower sales tax than NC and it is worth the 1/2 hr drive...

I wouldn't post this on a BB...

May be worth it to delete this...

luvmylabs23139
03-22-2010, 10:49 AM
Right now NC is holding my money hostage. NO matter what we do as far as witholdings we are over stolen from based on how DH's employer classifies part of his wages.
I've been waiting weeks for the state to pay up, hopefully they do before we have to file federal.
I doubt the feds will accept me telling them they will get theirs when we get ours.
This state sucks and it only gets worse with more DUMMs in charge.
counting down the years to escape. (hubby's retirement)

ducknwork
03-22-2010, 10:50 AM
The sun (that big shiny yellow thing in the sky) is free.



Just sayin...

Franco
03-22-2010, 10:52 AM
What imediate changes are you making.



I'm going to close on two acres overlooking the Pacific in Costa Rica. I've about had it with our politicians here! I'll be down there for Easter closing on the property and converting much of my savings into thier local currency and deposit in a Costa Rican bank. Going to build an inexpensive open-aired Casa and eventually make the move. Costa Rica still believes in Democracy and most of thier doctors are Americans.;-)

Over the next several years, I'll be joining tens-of-thousands of other American that have moved there.

Buzz
03-22-2010, 11:10 AM
I'm going to close on two acres overlooking the Pacific in Costa Rica. I've about had it with our politicians here! I'll be down there for Easter closing on the property and converting much of my savings into thier local currency and deposit in a Costa Rican bank. Going to build an inexpensive open-aired Casa and eventually make the move. Costa Rica still believes in Democracy and most of thier doctors are Americans.;-)

Over the next several years, I'll be joining tens-of-thousands of other American that have moved there.

You, and I guess Rush Limbaugh.


Costa Rica Offers Good-Quality Health Care

Costa Rica has universal health care, one of the best health systems in Latin America. As always with nationalized health care, expect red tape and long waits, but the quality of Costa Rica's health care is excellent. Private health care is also available, very affordable, and high quality. Many doctors speak English and have received training in Europe, Canada, or the U.S. There are three large, private hospitals that most expatriates use: CIMA hospital in Escazú, Clinica Biblica in San José, and Clinica Católica in San José-Guadalupe.
Statistics from the World Health Organization frequently place Costa Rica in the top country rankings in the world for long life expectancy, often even ahead of Great Britain and the United States, even though the per-capita income of Costa Ricans is about one-tenth that of the U.S. and the U.K. Arguably, one reason for this is the slower pace of living in Costa Rica. And, of course, the healthy, fresh, non-preservative-laden foods found there, and the welcoming tropical climate. Costa Rica just seems to be a healthy place to live.

Costa Rica's Government-Run Health Care System

With a government-sponsored network of more than 30 hospitals and more than 250 clinics throughout the country, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) has primary responsibility for providing low-cost health care services to the Costa Rican populace. Although sometimes overburdened, this system has worked well for Costa Ricans for the past 60 or so years. Open not just to Costa Rican residents, the CCSS provides affordable medical service to any foreign resident or visitor. Foreigners living in Costa Rica can join the CCSS by paying a small monthly fee--based on income--or they can buy health insurance from the state monopoly Instituto de Seguro Nacional (INS), valid with over 200 affiliated doctors, hospitals, labs, and pharmacies in the private sector.

Costa Rica's Private Health Care System

Many of the country's highly trained physicians and some dentists work in the mornings for the CCSS and operate their own offices and clinics in the afternoons and evenings. While private health care in Costa Rica is more expensive than that offered by the same doctors and surgeons through the CCSS, the price is still far below that of the average office visit in the U.S. For example, a private office visit to almost any medical specialist costs around $40. Continued treatments for diagnosed problems will vary, but will almost always be considerably less than comparable treatment in the United States. Dental work, too, is provided at a much lower cost than in the U.S.--prompting a phenomenon known as “health tourism.”
Two well-known private hospitals, Clinica Biblica and Clinica Catolica, where many CCSS doctors practice in the afternoons and evenings, offer first-class, ultra-modern services. Affiliated with U.S. hospitals, these two private providers have costs somewhat higher than the public providers but still considerably below anything found in the U.S.

luvmylabs23139
03-22-2010, 11:17 AM
The sun (that big shiny yellow thing in the sky) is free.



Just sayin...

Yeah, but we just had a freezing cold winter!!!!! NO laying out in the sun when it was 20 degrees and snow on the ground. MY southern labs wouldn't stay out in the mornings, those senior northern 2 were really happy.
I guess I didn't move south enough!

Franco
03-22-2010, 11:19 AM
You, and I guess Rush Limbaugh.



I was on to Costa Rica long before Rush Limbag!!!;-)

Don't tell me that he is now talking about moving there? There goes the neighborhood!

Why not move there? Population is mostly Continental Spainards, with the second largest being Americans. No poverty, very little crime, a stable currency and government.


http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2019.htm
Property prices sky-rocketed after Obama's election but now that the rush for property has receeded some, they have come down in the last few months. Prices are still high but, not what they were a year ago.

I'm also selling all of my rental property here in S La. I figure the Dems will build public housing for all that don't want to pay rent.

BonMallari
03-22-2010, 11:57 AM
you're gonna let the actions of 535 people move you out of the country, make them move, send them into retirement in Costa Rica....unless you are a surfing nut Costa Rica doesnt have much else to offer...where would you run field trials and hunt tests, isnt that why we are all here

Franco
03-22-2010, 01:32 PM
you're gonna let the actions of 535 people move you out of the country, make them move, send them into retirement in Costa Rica....unless you are a surfing nut Costa Rica doesnt have much else to offer...where would you run field trials and hunt tests, isnt that why we are all here

Why would we want to do that to lovely Costa Rica? There is plenty to do there. On the Pacific side, there is surfing(babe watching) and fishing. On the Carribean side, there is fishing and snorkling/diving(babe watching). So, I would give up FT for babe watching and playing cards. They have a big Gin Rummy culture there.;-)

BonMallari
03-22-2010, 01:53 PM
Watching babes :D:D, playing cards and watching LSU games,drinking the adult beverage of your choice, thats the sweet life for you Franco, suntan lotion is your friend....wait dont you do that anyway..so why do you have to move ?

Franco
03-22-2010, 02:55 PM
Watching babes :D:D, playing cards and watching LSU games,drinking the adult beverage of your choice, thats the sweet life for you Franco, suntan lotion is your friend....wait dont you do that anyway..so why do you have to move ?

I'm planning retirement for 2014, when I turn 62. The way things are going, I might not be able to afford to stay here. Especially, if I get taxed into oblivion. Besides, I like dining and the areas around Caldera, Costa Rica has some great places to eat. They even have a Phillippino Restaurant that serves Chicken Adobo.;-) I really like the fish and fruit based local cuisine. Oh, it is only a 4 hour flight to the northern capitol of the Carribean, New Orleans.

JDogger
03-22-2010, 08:14 PM
This is one of the funniest threads I've come home from work to read in a long while.

Right wing ex-patriots fleeing to Costa Rica to pursue the recreational activities of sun-bathing, bill-fishing, rum-drinking, babe-watching, fish and fruit eating, snorkeling, estate- building,(with, of course, a little sub-dividing), card-playing, etc. etc.

How long after this influx of foreign nationals who want public services, without taxes, and retaining US citizenship, will a Miguel Savage start crying "language, borders, customs" and call for a halt?

Me? I'm waiting for Cuba, since I've been living there all along. :p

JD

gmhr1
03-22-2010, 08:49 PM
Cant wait to see how all the voters who wanted change like this one!

road kill
03-23-2010, 06:37 AM
This is one of the funniest threads I've come home from work to read in a long while.

Right wing ex-patriots fleeing to Costa Rica to pursue the recreational activities of sun-bathing, bill-fishing, rum-drinking, babe-watching, fish and fruit eating, snorkeling, estate- building,(with, of course, a little sub-dividing), card-playing, etc. etc.

How long after this influx of foreign nationals who want public services, without taxes, and retaining US citizenship, will a Miguel Savage start crying "language, borders, customs" and call for a halt?

Me? I'm waiting for Cuba, since I've been living there all along. :p

JD
But think of the excellent cigars we can get if we live in Cuba!!:D



rk

Ken Bora
03-24-2010, 09:12 AM
I'm giving up tanning at a salon, no way I"m paying 10% more to pay for this crap.
HUbby just headed across the state line to buy me a tanning bed. !!!!

most of the dog folk I know fight the sun hard. slapping the sun goo on thick 'cause we spend so much time out in it and it is so bad (CANCER!)
and here your riled up and mad about paying more for extra baking????
....... land of the free.........:rolleyes:

luvmylabs23139
03-24-2010, 09:23 AM
most of the dog folk I know fight the sun hard. slapping the sun goo on thick 'cause we spend so much time out in it and it is so bad (CANCER!)
and here your riled up and mad about paying more for extra baking????
....... land of the free.........:rolleyes:

Honestly I love the sun! Most likely a result of cold harsh New England winters.
I couldn't wait for the lake to thaw so both I and the labs could actually get back in the water!
I had the best summer job in high school and college. I got paid to enjoy the sun as both a local and state lifeguard.
Local was a better job but once I turned 18 I went for the higher pay form the state with all the hassels that went with it (stupid NYC'ers that should have stayed in their own state)