Friday, February 22, 2013

There playing with my families life!

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, said Henry V. Never so true as now. In a matter of weeks I will be forced into a furlough with over 800000 people. This does not have to happen. I have not had a pay raise in 4 years, well guess what costs keep going up. The President in his grandstanding fashion was going to order a 1/2 of 1 percent raise, but congress defeated it, yet they got one hmmm. Now we will be hit with a 22 week furlough, so for the next 22 weeks federal employees will have to take a unpaid day off, no salary no medical. A 20% pay cut which is really more like 30 taking into account the 4 years of pay freeze.
Federal workers are the same as you we pay car notes, mortgages, education. So a 20% cut is disaster. Also not tax revenues paid so the govt looses all that money, local no movies, no best buy etc.
This is theater, the leaders of two federal agency's found enough to cut so no one had to be furloughed what did Panetta say nope we will still do it for the political pressure on congress!
I for one am livid about this and it really tests my walk, because he is messing with my life! Please remember this and hold the Democratic Party to task for this, and if Republicans went along we will hold them also.
Lets pray for something to happen in the country or it is going to fall!

God bless

Bishop Jackson Plant

Thursday, December 27, 2012

What a Year!

What a year.  2012 is nearing its end and 2013 will be starting.  I am sitting here remembering and think of all I have to be thankful for.


1. This year I married my Julie.  I have looked for all my life and God brought her to me and I am looking forward to what God will do in the next year.

2.  In 2012 I was released from my ministerial home for the last 5 years in Cumberland, MD. Bishop Matthew Ellis who was and is my spiritual father, taught me so much about ministry that I am forever grateful to him and his awesome wife Jennifer Ellis, who by the way is the Senior Pastor at her own church in West Virginia and a awesome pastor in her own rite.  I met them 10 years ago last week and my life has never been the same.  Seeing the growth in them since 2002 till now is amazing.

3.  I was sent with a mandate from God to start ministries here in Hawaii.  It started a little rocky but God sent Bishop Miller in my way and I came along side and got back together with Ministry to the Military which amazingly enough is where I started in 1999 in Japan. I am looking forward to what is in store for the next year.

4.  I am building a Youth ministry from scratch, this is scarey and intimidating.  I am very uncomfortable with youth but I know God has something planned for this.  I was asked and I will stretch and become the man God wants me to be.  Julie is going to be the Ladies Ministry and she is looking forward to it also.  We are gelling as a team and she is defiantly the woman that can both put up with me and handle me lol. 

5.  I know I normally don't do new years resolution but I feel for next year I resolve to grow to be the Husband, the  Man and the minister that I am called to be.

So for now from Julie and myself, God bless and a very happy new year.



                                                  Love:
                                      Jackson and Julie Plant
                                        

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas giving

As I sit here on Schofield Chapel serving single military, I am awed at the people who will give their Christmas. It's good I am excited at their willingness to get up on Christmas morning and not open gifts yet or eat, but serve.
I hope everyone is having a great Christmas Mele Kalikimaka and happy new year!
Jackson and Julie Plant

Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Where is the cry

I have noticed that there have been several shootings lately. There have been 19 people killed in the last 2 weeks. The left are wanting to take weapons from us because of this. I am outraged at the shootings as anyone would be. But I find something hypocritical about this. In the last 2 week more than 52,000 people were murdered, yet I hear no outrage about it. No one wanting to do something about this. 52000 abortions were performed, many more deaths than the shooting, owning guns are rights in the US. The left howls with rage when someone uses a gun yet when this many are murdered they refuse to think about taking away this so called right. People get your heads right you strain against a gnat. Be careful when people are outraged and want to take your rights yet refuse to touch their own golden calfs. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Hawaii

This has been a long week.  I saw God move in powerful ways. Julie and I knew that we were getting ready to move to Hawaii. I decided to post on Facebook and see if someone could use our van. As soon as I put it out I was notified from my home town for a young man named Cody that needed a van. With in 3 days God provide someone to come to get it, and drive it back to Ga. The night before we flew out we finally were able to leave. Now we are in Hawaii and I go back to work tomorrow ugh lol.
I am excited at what God is going to do here, I met a great church here name Reunion in Honolulu that we really enjoyed it. It has been a great year, I got married, I got transferred and I am getting ready to plant Kingdom Time and watch what God will do.  Till next time.
Bishop Jackson Plant

Saturday, June 30, 2012


 ObamaCare Fee is not a new tax??????

This week I am going to delve a little into the political since a major event took place. The Supreme Court voted on Obamacare. This opened up a lot in my mind. What else has he not told the truth about? We should be able to trust the President of the US in what he tells us. Sometimes the opposistion will say he is lying when he didn't as in President Bush in Iraq. But when he deliberatly lies to us that is untolerable.

1.During the time Obamacare was being bandied about to vote on everyone, everyone swore it was not a tax! They forced it down our throats as not a tax! Ironicly the only thing that saved it constitutionaly was that the Chief Justice knew that it was a tax.  This was the one of the larget tax increase in US HISTORY!!! Tax cuts huh?
First there already is a tax before that happens:

If he lets Bush tax rates go the existing 10% bracket will go away, and the lowest “new” bracket will be 15%. The existing 25% bracket will be replaced by the “new” 28% bracket; the existing 28% bracket will be replaced by the “new” 31% bracket; the existing 33% bracket will be replaced by the “new” 36 % bracket; and the existing 35% bracket will be replaced by the “new” 39.6% bracket.

 The man promised while running that he would not raise taxes on middle class

Here is what he as done to date:

A 156 percent increase in the federal excise tax on tobacco:  On February 4, 2009, just sixteen days into his Administration, Obama signed into law a 156 percent increase in the federal excise tax on tobacco, a hike of 61 cents per pack.  The median income of smokers is just over $36,000 per year.
2. Obamacare Individual Mandate Excise Tax (takes effect in Jan 2014): Starting in 2014, anyone not buying “qualifying” health insurance must pay an income surtax according to the higher of the following

1 Adult
2 Adults
3+ Adults
2014
1% AGI/$95
1% AGI/$190
1% AGI/$285
2015
2% AGI/$325
2% AGI/$650
2% AGI/$975
2016 +
2.5% AGI/$695
2.5% AGI/$1390
2.5% AGI/$2085
 
Exemptions for religious objectors, undocumented immigrants, prisoners, those earning less than the poverty line, members of Indian tribes, and hardship cases (determined by HHS). Bill: PPACA; Page: 317-337
3. Obamacare Employer Mandate Tax (takes effect Jan. 2014):  If an employer does not offer health coverage, and at least one employee qualifies for a health tax credit, the employer must pay an additional non-deductible tax of $2000 for all full-time employees.  Applies to all employers with 50 or more employees. If any employee actually receives coverage through the exchange, the penalty on the employer for that employee rises to $3000. If the employer requires a waiting period to enroll in coverage of 30-60 days, there is a $400 tax per employee ($600 if the period is 60 days or longer). Bill: PPACA; Page: 345-346
Combined score of individual and employer mandate tax penalty: $65 billion/10 years
4. Obamacare Surtax on Investment Income (Tax hike of $123 billion/takes effect Jan. 2013):  Creation of a new, 3.8 percent surtax on investment income earned in households making at least $250,000 ($200,000 single).  This would result in the following top tax rates on investment income: Bill: Reconciliation Act; Page: 87-93

Capital Gains
Dividends
Other*
2011-2012
15%
15%
35%
2013+ (current law)
23.8%
43.4%
43.4%
2013+ (Obama budget)
23.8%
23.8%
43.4%
 
*Other unearned income includes (for surtax purposes) gross income from interest, annuities, royalties, net rents, and passive income in partnerships and Subchapter-S corporations.  It does not include municipal bond interest or life insurance proceeds, since those do not add to gross income.  It does not include active trade or business income, fair market value sales of ownership in pass-through entities, or distributions from retirement plans.  The 3.8% surtax does not apply to non-resident aliens.
5. Obamacare Excise Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans (Tax hike of $32 bil/takes effect Jan. 2018): Starting in 2018, new 40 percent excise tax on “Cadillac” health insurance plans ($10,200 single/$27,500 family).  Higher threshold ($11,500 single/$29,450 family) for early retirees and high-risk professions.  CPI +1 percentage point indexed. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,941-1,956
6. Obamacare Hike in Medicare Payroll Tax (Tax hike of $86.8 bil/takes effect Jan. 2013): Current law and changes:

First $200,000
($250,000 Married)
Employer/Employee
All Remaining Wages
Employer/Employee
Current Law
1.45%/1.45%
2.9% self-employed
1.45%/1.45%
2.9% self-employed
Obamacare Tax Hike
1.45%/1.45%
2.9% self-employed
1.45%/2.35%
3.8% self-employed
 
Bill: PPACA, Reconciliation            Act; Page: 2000-2003; 87-93
7. Obamacare Medicine Cabinet Tax (Tax hike of $5 bil/took effect Jan. 2011): Americans no longer able to use health savings account (HSA), flexible spending account (FSA), or health reimbursement (HRA) pre-tax dollars to purchase non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines (except insulin). Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,957-1,959
8. Obamacare HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike (Tax hike of $1.4 bil/took effect Jan. 2011): Increases additional tax on non-medical early withdrawals from an HSA from 10 to 20 percent, disadvantaging them relative to IRAs and other tax-advantaged accounts, which remain at 10 percent. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,959
9. Obamacare Flexible Spending Account Cap – aka “Special Needs Kids Tax” (Tax hike of $13 bil/takes effect Jan. 2013): Imposes cap on FSAs of $2500 (now unlimited).  Indexed to inflation after 2013. There is one group of FSA owners for whom this new cap will be particularly cruel and onerous: parents of special needs children.  There are thousands of families with special needs children in the United States, and many of them use FSAs to pay for special needs education.  Tuition rates at one leading school that teaches special needs children in Washington, D.C. (National Child Research Center) can easily exceed $14,000 per year. Under tax rules, FSA dollars can be used to pay for this type of special needs educationBill: PPACA; Page: 2,388-2,389
10. Obamacare Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers (Tax hike of $20 bil/takes effect Jan. 2013): Medical device manufacturers employ 360,000 people in 6000 plants across the country. This law imposes a new 2.3% excise tax.  Exempts items retailing for <$100. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,980-1,986
11. Obamacare "Haircut" for Medical Itemized Deduction from 7.5% to 10% of AGI (Tax hike of $15.2 bil/takes effect Jan. 2013): Currently, those facing high medical expenses are allowed a deduction for medical expenses to the extent that those expenses exceed 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income (AGI).  The new provision imposes a threshold of 10 percent of AGI. Waived for 65+ taxpayers in 2013-2016 only. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,994-1,995
12. Obamacare Tax on Indoor Tanning Services (Tax hike of $2.7 billion/took effect July 2010): New 10 percent excise tax on Americans using indoor tanning salons. Bill: PPACA; Page: 2,397-2,399
13. Obamacare elimination of tax deduction for employer-provided retirement Rx drug coverage in coordination with Medicare Part D (Tax hike of $4.5 bil/takes effect Jan. 2013) Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,994
14. Obamacare Blue Cross/Blue Shield Tax Hike (Tax hike of $0.4 bil/took effect Jan. 1 2010): The special tax deduction in current law for Blue Cross/Blue Shield companies would only be allowed if 85 percent or more of premium revenues are spent on clinical services. Bill: PPACA; Page: 2,004
15. Obamacare Excise Tax on Charitable Hospitals (Min$/took effect immediately): $50,000 per hospital if they fail to meet new "community health assessment needs," "financial assistance," and "billing and collection" rules set by HHS. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,961-1,971
16. Obamacare Tax on Innovator Drug Companies (Tax hike of $22.2 bil/took effect Jan. 2011): $2.3 billion annual tax on the industry imposed relative to share of sales made that year. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,971-1,980
17. Obamacare Tax on Health Insurers (Tax hike of $60.1 bil/takes effect Jan. 2014): Annual tax on the industry imposed relative to health insurance premiums collected that year.  Phases in gradually until 2018.  Fully-imposed on firms with $50 million in profits. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,986-1,993
18. Obamacare $500,000 Annual Executive Compensation Limit for Health Insurance Executives (Tax hike of $0.6 bil/takes effect Jan 2013). Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,995-2,000
19. Obamacare Employer Reporting of Insurance on W-2 ($min/takes effect Jan. 2012): Preamble to taxing health benefits on individual tax returns. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,957
20. Obamacare “Black liquor” tax hike (Tax hike of $23.6 billion/took effect immediately).  This is a tax increase on a type of bio-fuel. Bill: Reconciliation Act; Page: 105
21. Obamacare Codification of the “economic substance doctrine” (Tax hike of $4.5 billion/took effect immediately).  This provision allows the IRS to disallow completely-legal tax deductions and other legal tax-minimizing plans just because the IRS deems that the action lacks “substance” and is merely intended to reduce taxes owed. Bill: Reconciliation Act; Page: 108-113
 Remember this is MY thoughts on a subject please discuss if you disagree.

God Bless

Jackson Plant