Brian Kotowski

Brian Kotowski 2 days, 13 hours ago on Julie Hagenbuch: Improve, rather than undermine, ACA

"Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically call it the stupidity of the American voter, or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical in getting the thing to pass, and, you know, it's the second best argument." ~ Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber

There appears to be an inexhaustible supply of stupidity, if the continued fawning over this boondoggle is any indication.

"If you like your health care plan, you can keep it. Period." ~ Politifact's 2013 Lie Of The Year, compliments of Preezy Pinnochio Boy

"We will start by reducing premiums by as much as $2,500 per family.”

My premiums and deductibles have virtually tripled under Obamacare, and for inferior coverage. I was not permitted to keep my plan. Period. Preezy Pinocchio Boy strikes again! On the other hand, I do have some truly wondrous coverage for pre-natal care and drug counseling. All I need now is a uterus and an addiction, and I'll be in like Flynn. Thanks Obamacare!

Obamacare is a lame horse. Put a bullet in its head already.


Brian Kotowski 5 days, 17 hours ago on Steamboat's pet-friendly hotel inventory shrinks

It's been a few years since I've had occasion to use La Quinta, but my recollection is they don't charge for pets.


Brian Kotowski 6 days, 6 hours ago on Jennifer Schubert-Akin: Middle-class families hit hard by taxes

I laud your exclusion of Shrillary from the ranks of "decent human beings." Again: nicely done.

As far as Preezy's decency, we'll have to agree to disagree.


Brian Kotowski 6 days, 7 hours ago on Jennifer Schubert-Akin: Middle-class families hit hard by taxes

Nicely done, Robert. You've shown how Douchebag Donnie is every bit the poser, prevaricator, and liar that his predecessor was, is, and will always be. Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.


Brian Kotowski 6 days, 8 hours ago on Jennifer Schubert-Akin: Middle-class families hit hard by taxes

Income tax distributions in 2015 (the most recent year for which I'm able to find the stats):

$0 - 24,200 account for 4.5% of total US income, pay -2.2% of federal income tax.

$24,200 - $47,300 account for 9.3% of total US income, pay -1% of federal income tax.

$47,300 - $79,500 account for 14.8% of total US income, pay 5.9% of federal income tax.

$79,500 - $134,300 account for 20% of total US income, pay 13.4% of federal income tax.

Above $134,300 account for 51.3% of total US income, pay 83.9% of federal income tax.

Those percentages as derived from the various income levels have been essentially static for 50 years. I've always been baffled how that's insufficiently progressive for the "progressives" among us.

In any event, there's little to whine about: “We’re going to lower your premiums by $2500 per family per year.” ~ The Magnificent Preezy, who spewed that beneficent assurance over and over and over again from 2008 until The Most Awsome Obamacare was shoved up our rectums 2 years later. That means The Magnificent Preezy has fattened your wallet (often proximate to many rectums, for the medically untrained among us) by $17,500! So stop whining about taxes, you ungrateful serfs!!


Brian Kotowski 1 week, 1 day ago on Mike Petix: Is the score all that matters?

I'm sure the Atlanta Falcons are basking in the glow of their hard work and sacrifice, & they'll be remembered generations hence for losing so nobly.



Brian Kotowski 3 weeks, 3 days ago on Police respond to threatening note found at Steamboat Springs High School

Or, it could be that the Pilot is reporting what it knows & it's the cops & the school district who are being vague. Or not. Who knows? In any any event, we are left to anxiously wonder if the note rises to the hateful belligerence of Edgewood College's recent brush with catastrophe: the vile and malevolent "suck it up" post it note. A dire & emergent threat against which the police were also summoned & mobilized.