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You Actually Don’t Get To Keep Your Current Plan; Food Stamps Being Sold For Cash Online; The IRS Has Trouble Keeping Up With Earned Income Tax; Federal Court Seizes Computer Because Man Used The Word ‘Hacker’; And Obama Fundraises On Obamacare Fiasco—Wednesday Morning News Roundup 10-23-2013

October 23, 2013 by  

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies. Source: Kaiser Health News… 

 

  • Food stamps — which are issued by States in the form of debit cards under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — are being sold on the online bulletin board as well as auction sites like eBay. Source: FOX News… 

 

  • The Internal Revenue Service paid up to $13.6 billion in bogus claims for the Earned Income Tax Credit last year and as much as $132.6 billion over the past decade, according to an internal audit that already has some members of Congress questioning how the agency will be able to administer Obamacare. Source: The Washington Times… 

 

  • A Federal court has ruled that a software developer’s computer be seized and copied after he described himself as a hacker on his website. In an order published last week, the U.S. District Court for Idaho ruled that the computer of developer Corey Thuen be confiscated in connection with an intellectual property dispute with his former employer. The court ordered the seizure of the computer without first informing Thuen, saying his background as a “hacker” made it likely that he would delete evidence. Southfork’s website read in part: “We like hacking things and we don’t want to stop.” Source: The Verge… 

 

  • President Barack Obama is using the disastrous crash of his Obamacare website to extract cash and volunteer hours from his supporters. Source: The Daily Caller… 

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