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Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#857544 Feb 11, 2013
Eric Holder says the government can determine who in the United States is allowed to have a firearm. Where is the text in the Constitution that gives the government the authority to decide who in the United States is allowed to own a firearm?

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#857545 Feb 11, 2013
Starting in 2014, ObamaCare will require employers with 50 or more full-time employees to offer coverage or pay a penalty.“Affordable” coverage, that is — meaning the employee can’t be told to contribute more than 9.5% of his salary. For example, a worker earning $40,000 a year cannot be required to pay more than $3.800.

But the law doesn’t specifically mandate family coverage — and now the administration says that won’t be required.

You can see why: If the lowest-cost family plan (again, 2 adults and 3 kids) is to run a whopping $20,000, and if the employee’s contribution is limited to $3,800, the employer’s tab would be $16,200 — adding about $7.40 an hour to the cost of that employee. Wisely, the IRS announced on Jan. 30 that employers won’t have to pay for dependents.

But the CBO’s much-cited prediction that ObamaCare would leave only 30 million people uninsured by 2016 was based on the assumption that kids would be covered by employers. At the very least, employers insuring their workers for the 1st time to avoid the penalty are unlikely to do that.

So how will the kids be covered? They won’t. The IRS shocked the law’s advocates by announcing that the insurance exchanges won’t provide subsidies for a child whose parent is covered at work.

Nor will these parents be penalized for not insuring their children — the IRS will kindly consider the kids exempt from the mandate.

Also exempt are millions of people who’ll stay uninsured because their state is wisely choosing not to loosen Medicaid eligibility.

Some background: Despite President Obama’s promises to help solve the problem of the uninsured by making private health plans more affordable, the law expands coverage mainly by forcing states to loosen their Medicaid eligibility rules. But the Supreme Court ruled that the feds can’t command states in this way.

At 1st, the CBO said that ruling would only prevent 4 million people from gaining coverage — but more states than it expected are refusing to go along; it could well be 8 million more without coverage.

Oh & the CBO last week also doubled its previous estimate on how many people will lose the health coverage they now get through work, upping the figure to 8 million by 2016 and 12 million by 2019. Several top consulting firms put the figures even higher.

Yet the biggest setback is that most states are refusing to set up insurance exchanges. The exchanges are supposed to sell the government-mandated plans and hand out taxpayer-funded subsidies to most enrollees.

Here’s the glitch. The law says that in states that refuse, the federal government can set up an exchange. But the law empowers only state exchanges, not federal ones, to hand out subsidies. The Obama administration says it will disregard the law and offer subsidies in all 50 states anyway, but the case will likely go to the Supreme Court.

If the courts uphold the clear language of the law, then some 8 million people in the affected states won’t be eligible for subsidies to cover that $20,000 (or more) insurance bill. That’s another 8 million without coverage.

All in all, at least 40 million people could be uninsured in 2016, only 9 million fewer than before the law was passed.

Expect the momentum for repealing this law to grow as its flaws, perverse incentives and faulty predictions come to light.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolu...

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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#857546 Feb 11, 2013
TSM wrote:
We told you So…The latest report release today by IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family, Unions that supported Obamacare now Scrambling to deal with increase cost, reduce benefits , California lacks doctors to meet demand of Obamacare, Nurse practitioners to fill void!!
What’s happening in California is coming to your State…Thanks Pelosi, Reid, Obama!!
Wasn't every bit of this predicted in 2009?

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Since: Oct 08

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#857547 Feb 11, 2013
Nj raider 1 wrote:
F ck the constitution! The mere fact that you people think a piece of paper written over 200yrs ago can guide America into this unknown future is retarded in itself. How can America ever have peace & equality living under thee rules of another time/ history where in life was far from equal & thee writers of that old ass paper of rules were racist themselves. It's true, you people are stupid & & slave minded!
Snow freezing your mind there, feller?? Go out and shovel snow, you're the Racist? What is this now, Racist is the new buzz word?

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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#857548 Feb 11, 2013
Jim Greer, the former GOP chair who's trial was scheduled to begin this morning has instead changed his plea to guilty on some of the charges.

Greer's trial was expected to cause tremendous damage and embarrassment to many Florida (R) and former (R) politicians including, Crist and Rubio and perhaps spinning off criminal charges against others.

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#857549 Feb 11, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida is headed to trial on fraud, theft and money laundering charges in a case fraught with embarrassment for the party over allegations of lavish spending and questionable behavior.
Jury selection was set to start Monday in the two-week trial. Testimony could cover allegations of prostitutes at a party fundraiser in the Bahamas, spending on fancy restaurants and luxury hotels by state GOP leaders, criminal charges of party money funneled to a private company controlled by Greer and party leaders stabbing each other in the back.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/11/jim-...
i could post about EVERY crooked Dem politician just here in NYC, but we're limited to 4k characters. here's just a little sampling. finding more is easier than shooting fish in a barrel.

'Queens State Sen. Shirley Huntley is charged with helping to cover up theft of taxpayer cash she directed to a nonprofit she founded '...

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens-st...

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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#857551 Feb 11, 2013
TSM wrote:
We told you So…The latest report release today by IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family, Unions that supported Obamacare now Scrambling to deal with increase cost, reduce benefits , California lacks doctors to meet demand of Obamacare, Nurse practitioners to fill void!!
What’s happening in California is coming to your State…Thanks Pelosi, Reid, Obama!!
Bullsht, only a fn moron like yourself would post that nonsense expecting someone to believe it.

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#857552 Feb 11, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Thank you again for identifying another Democrat disguised as a RINO.
The TEA Party greatly appreciates your effort.
Again, thank you very much. We rely on the efforts of individuals significantly to identify those who are Republican In Name Only, and in reality their actions are indicative of the Democratic Party.
Again, thank you.
DBWriter the great and wonderful denier of all things GOP.

but hey, when it's all you've got.....

and how about that love of drones/Obama droning on from the Right Wing Media/GOP Congressmen? got an excuse for that one? a lot of the pissed off nutjob comments on those sites beg for a killer excuse.

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#857553 Feb 11, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Wasn't every bit of this predicted in 2009?
a resounding yes, it was.

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#857554 Feb 11, 2013
President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions aimed at working around a recalcitrant Congress, including policies that could allow struggling homeowners to refinance their mortgages, provide new protections for gays and lesbians, make buildings more energy-efficient and toughen regulations for coal-fired power plants, according to people outside the White House involved in discussions on the issues

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-...

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#857555 Feb 11, 2013
Realtime wrote:
Jim Greer, the former GOP chair who's trial was scheduled to begin this morning has instead changed his plea to guilty on some of the charges.
Greer's trial was expected to cause tremendous damage and embarrassment to many Florida (R) and former (R) politicians including, Crist and Rubio and perhaps spinning off criminal charges against others.
'Former city councilman Larry Seabrook sentenced to five years for misappropriation of funds

Seabrook, 61, directed hundreds of thousands of dollars targeted for community projects to his girlfriend and family members: prosecutors...'

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/larry-sea...

yawn

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Since: Nov 11

United States

#857556 Feb 11, 2013
obama wrote:
Obama allies urge greater scrutiny of drones policyLawmakers use Sunday political talkshows to question use of unmanned aircraft to kill American citizens
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/10/o...
So?

Obama can kill any Liberal idiot he wants using drones!!!

But if Bush think about it he will be branded "genocide criminal" by the left!!!

Where are the so called "civil rights defenders", now?

NOWHERE because they really do not care about civil rights, they are just a front of the Liberal party, like the feminists, gays, unions, La Raza, etc.

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites easy to fool by their own Liberal Media.

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#857557 Feb 11, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>i could post about EVERY crooked Dem politician just here in NYC, but we're limited to 4k characters. here's just a little sampling. finding more is easier than shooting fish in a barrel.
'Queens State Sen. Shirley Huntley is charged with helping to cover up theft of taxpayer cash she directed to a nonprofit she founded '...
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens-st...
yes, it happens on both sides.

though unnamed sources at the Daily Caller don't count.

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#857558 Feb 11, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>You who wishes to sing...always find a worthless song.
kind of like the re-re-re-vetting of Obama?

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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#857559 Feb 11, 2013
Realtime wrote:
Jim Greer, the former GOP chair who's trial was scheduled to begin this morning has instead changed his plea to guilty on some of the charges.
Greer's trial was expected to cause tremendous damage and embarrassment to many Florida (R) and former (R) politicians including, Crist and Rubio and perhaps spinning off criminal charges against others.
Florida’s attorney general released a deposition that contradicts a sworn statement by former Gov. Charlie Crist, who said that he did not know that then-Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer would be paid extra to raise funds for the party.

(D)Charlie Crist looks the liar in the Jim Greer trial. Every gift from Greer is a wish for Charlie's happiness..

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#857560 Feb 11, 2013
State lacks doctors to meet demand of national healthcare law

Many patients to be treated by sub-professional personnel

By Michael J. Mishak, Los Angeles Times

February 9, 2013, 6:03 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — As the state moves to expand healthcare coverage to millions of Californians under President Obama's healthcare law, it faces a major obstacle: There aren't enough doctors to treat a crush of newly insured patients.

Some lawmakers want to fill the gap by redefining who can provide healthcare.

They are working on proposals that would allow physician assistants to treat more patients and nurse practitioners to set up independent practices. Pharmacists and optometrists could act as primary care providers, diagnosing and managing some chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and high-blood pressure.

"We're going to be mandating that every single person in this state have insurance," said state Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), chairman of the Senate Health Committee and leader of the effort to expand professional boundaries. "What good is it if they are going to have a health insurance card but no access to doctors?"

Hernandez's proposed changes, which would dramatically shake up the medical establishment in California, have set off a turf war with physicians that could contribute to the success or failure of the federal Affordable Care Act in California.

Doctors say giving non-physicians more authority and autonomy could jeopardize patient safety. It could also drive up costs, because those workers, who have less medical education and training, tend to order more tests and prescribe more antibiotics, they said.

"Patient safety should always trump access concerns," said Dr. Paul Phinney, president of the California Medical Assn.

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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#857561 Feb 11, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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DBWriter the great and wonderful denier of all things GOP.
but hey, when it's all you've got.....
and how about that love of drones/Obama droning on from the Right Wing Media/GOP Congressmen? got an excuse for that one? a lot of the pissed off nutjob comments on those sites beg for a killer excuse.
I do belong to the TEA Party. I haven't registered as a Republican since 1992 when I first registered Independent. I've never registered as a Democrat because of their history of sabotage of the United States during the Cold War, and they being the source of the system of lies the entire country was indoctrinated with about, specifically, Vietnam, that took 30 years to break before a reasonable portion of the population began to learn the actual facts.
I just have to ask, why do you automatically assume I (and everyone else who points out your bullshit) am Republican?
You are not in touch with reality, dufus. There is more for you to deal with than merely the Republican Party, which currently is run by Democrats wearing RINO costumes.
I do believe the TEA Party intends to change that....

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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#857562 Feb 11, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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kind of like the re-re-re-vetting of Obama?
The further morons like you drifts from the truth, the more you will hate those that speak it. Your creativity is your lack of intelligence having fun...

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#857563 Feb 11, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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So?
Obama can kill any Liberal idiot he wants using drones!!!
But if Bush think about it he will be branded "genocide criminal" by the left!!!
Where are the so called "civil rights defenders", now?
NOWHERE because they really do not care about civil rights, they are just a front of the Liberal party, like the feminists, gays, unions, La Raza, etc.
See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites easy to fool by their own Liberal Media.
liberal media?

The release of a Justice Department white paper outlining the administration’s legal case for the targeted killing of American citizens who are in cahoots with al-Qaeda has raised protest from the left, which has leeway to criticize the president now that he has been safely reelected, and unfortunately from some on the right, who find it convenient to locate their inner civil-liberty scolds when the White House is occupied by a Democrat. But there is in fact little novel in the white paper or the principles on which it relies. Due process is not generally required in battlefield situations, and an American citizen engaged in hostilities against the United States, on foreign soil and in concert with a terrorist force, is surely not entitled to counsel and a hearing before being dispatched. If he were, it would paralyze our ability to fight war.

And lest we forget, a war it is. We are met in a congressionally authorized armed conflict with Islamist terrorists, one that both sides acknowledge. But even if we were not so engaged, the president would have not only the authority but the obligation to use whatever force is necessary to quell imminent threats to the United States and her population.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/340148...

defending civil rights?

the left wing media sure don't say those sort of things.

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#857565 Feb 11, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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kind of like the re-re-re-vetting of Obama?
Really? When was the stooge POS Obama vetted by you liars and cheats? Oh, when Candy Crowley, a captain in the ministry of propaganda we know as the liberal media lied him in the national presidential debate about Benghazi?

Is that an example of the vetting you mean, libtard?

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