Brazil: Bolsonaro Victory!

Brazil has elected a new President after the US imposed Michel Temer, friend to Biden et al, who had a 7% public approval rating, was embroiled in scandal, fraud, bribery, and graft failed to do anything for the country.  Instrumental in the impeachment of former President, Dilma Rousoff, Temer was a US puppet.

The new President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, is being likened to Trump.  He is considered a nationalist with conservative opinions and goals including lowering corporate tax rates, expanding family values and supporting greater free trade, especially with the US and Italy.

This represents another shift to the detriment of the Global Swamp, and in favor of The People.

Simultaneously, the very Liberal billionaire globalist, Warren Buffet announced he was buying up stakes in two emerging markets, an IPO out of Brazil, and a payment service company out of India to the tune of $300 million each.   It is noteworthy because it is something Buffet has never done.

But it speaks volumes.

Buffet has always held to solid long term strategies.  Notable companies, IBM, Coca cola, Apple, etc…  He does so because research supports their longevity and growth.  In buying the Brazil company, it is as though he is stating that Brazil is the next boom – especially given it will be rid of the internal corruption and grow under a conservative, capitalist ideal.

CargoX is a relatively new company in Brazil that uses blockchain based bill of lading documents. Funded primarily by Goldman Sachs, Soros was also investing in the company.  Soros is quite familiar with investments in Brazil, formerly acquiring huge stakes in Petrobas which have since been pared, to agriculture through stocks as well as outright land purchases.   It was the parallel gold rush during the Obama administration when large swathes of hectares were being grabbed in Africa.

Like Trump’s affect here in the US, Brazil is already expecting violent massive protests from the Socialists who are funded and inspired by the same groups that propel such riots and destruction in the US.

Gaining a 55% majority, Bolsonaro narrowly missed death during a rally wherein he was stabbed in the stomach by an ‘activist’.  He has already spoken with Trump and they have arranged a trip to DC where trade talk will be the likely focus.   He also has plans to visit neighboring Chile and Israel.

Socialist fronts have rallied to label Bolsonaro a fascist.  Initially, Whatsapp was being utilized by companies backing Bolsonaro, but when the effectivity of the mass messaging became known and his lead an inevitability, the Labor Movement and The Socialists convened to demand Whatsapp censor pro-Bolsonaro conversations – which it did calling the conversations – “Fake News”.

Whatsapp is a subsidiary of Facebook.

Both of the original creators of Whatsapp, Jan Koum and Brian Acton left their positions at Facebook 2017 and 2018 and defied logic by announcing support for Trump!  

Obamacare Healthcare: Breakeven for Insurers!

The Federalist has released a statement that Obamacare insurers are ‘finally’ going to make a profit… because they can ‘finally’ charge premiums that sustain their expenditures. WOW!   Poor babies…

So who are these ‘poor babies’?

Anthem President Gail Boudreaux made $2.2 million, including stock awards, after working 2 months in 2017 (November and December).   The previous CEO stayed on through May and only made $26.4 million in ‘realized pay’.

Molina Healthcare’s new CEO, Zubretsky, who also started in November faired quite a bit better making $19.7 million which included a ‘sign-on bonus’.

Cigna CEO took home $43.9 million including stock gains. Humana CEO had realized pay of $34.2 million.   United has yet to release the data, but figures have fluctuated to as high as $124.8 million.   Kaiser and Blue cross are up for grabs…

As a nonprofit, Kaiser reported Net Income of $3.1 billion in 2016.   United Healthcare reported Net Income $10.82 billion in 2017. And Anthem Blue Cross came in at $2.47 billion Net Income for 2016.

So what the hey?   How is it that these companies are supposedly ‘just now’ making a profit, because that’s a lot of non-profit profit and compensation flying around!

In a world where all healthcare premiums are equal, these CEO’s should be paying monthly premiums of roughly $212,500 to $1,768,000 – conservatively.   Maybe then, they would feel the ‘Burn’…   Because, I don’t think they have a freakin’ clue.

Apparently, this Federalist author didn’t do the math because when I research the Net Income of United Healthcare, it has increased 137% since 2008.   And the CEO’s are living large on 25% increases, 46% increases, and 60% increases in total payout.   So tell me again how the ‘insurers’ are just now breaking even under Obamacare?

Poor babies.

As a comparison, physician salaries and compensation ranges between about $200,000 and $500,000 depending on the specialty – and can obviously be far greater if the physician has spiffs, patents, etc…   But it is still a very far cry from the CEO compensation of ‘Health Insurers’.   Poor babies.

In fact, the equalized monthly healthcare premiums of the CEO’s outstrips the total wage base of physicians! So how is it that these corporations are just now making a profit when in fact they have always made exceptional profits while boasting exceptional wages for the CEO’s and Executives?

It’s a magic act, something like the Wizard of Oz wherein the smoke and blubbering of the media exalts a story that has absolutely no basis in fact.   Unless, we are exalting the “New Math” wherein 2+2 = 1… or 6… or 3, because there is no ‘correct’ answer, because then someone might cry because they were wrong – and opinion over-rules fact, and…

So if Warren Buffet has reported adjusted gross income of $63 million, and we adjust for his offshore accounts let’s bump that to $200 million, then his health insurance liability should be $2,833,333 per Month!   His Income Tax liability should then be 37% or $6,166,666 – per month!   Sounds fair – right? 

Do you think the ‘health insurer’ would lower its monthly premium if it was income based?   I think there would be a LOT of pressure, and a massive change.   Imagine!