#861228 Feb 19, 2013
The deadline for states to commit to creating their own health insurance exchanges under Obamacare was Friday, with half the states ultimately refusing to do so, leaving the federal government with that job. That includes some of the country's most populous states.
New Jersey, Ohio and Florida, several of the biggest states that had not declared their intentions, officially said no late in the week.
Twenty-five states, most Republican-led, have said they will let the federal government run the marketplaces, also known as exchanges. And seven governors from Arkansas, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire and South Dakota have sought approval for the third option—a partnership with the federal government. Three of those—Arkansas, Delaware and Illinois—have already received conditional approval. A report by the Charleston, W. Va., Gazette said West Virginia also decided late Friday to opt for a partnership with the federal government.
if the feds can make this work by Oct. 1. A robust, national health insurance marketplace could ultimately be cheaper and more efficient. It could be the model that shows a national health care system works, taking us one step closer to a public national health care system.
Since: Dec 10
#861229 Feb 19, 2013
You forgot to put numbers in your answer. You get no credit for that question. So far, your score on the test is zero.
And, you forgot to tell us how you managed to get the governments of these foreign companies to force the Special Purpose Vehicles to open their books for your inspection.
Here's something else:
Ben Bernanke was testifying before Barney Frank's committee soon after the economic collapse caused by the Democrats' subprime housing loan program in 2008. When Bernanke mentioned the words "special Purpose Vehicle", all questioning of him immediately ceased.
Now, explain to us how Ben Bernanke uttering the words "Special Purpose Vehicle" was enough to shut every Democrat mouth in Washington and get unanimous support from the Democrats for him to continue as head of the Fed.
#861230 Feb 19, 2013
How does anyone know that? Is it something that was found on his computer or sensationalism?
#861232 Feb 19, 2013
If only they were trying to find good policy
The problem with Republicans today on public policy isn’t that they’re stuck in the 1980s; it’s that they’ve given up entirely. More often than not, what passes for Republican “policy” is just symbolic, not substantive. Think, for example, about the big GOP rollout of the spring, a balanced budget amendment — which wouldn’t be much in terms of substantive policy even if it had a chance to pass, which it obviously doesn’t. Or think of their inability (still!) to come up with an alternative to the Affordable Care Act. Again, it’s not that Republican health policy is stuck in the 1980s; it’s that there is nothing that could really be called Republican health policy. Or, to move away from Ponnuru’s topics to national security, there’s the frenzy over Benghazi, Libya, that (as Kevin Drum points out) somehow never quite is about anything, or what seems to be purely symbolic attacks on Chuck Hagel.
The first step out of the policy wilderness for Republicans, then, is for them to decide that developing substantive public policy ideas is a good idea at all. If the way to do that is to attribute it to Ronald Reagan, well, if it works then there’s nothing wrong with it. I hope so; the nation could really use a political party that advances well thought out conservative policy options. There hasn’t been one of those in years.
#861233 Feb 19, 2013
You're a damn liar. BTW, why wasn't this man arrested for assault?
(CNN)-- An Idaho man accused of uttering a racial slur and slapping a crying 19-month-old boy on a Delta Air Lines flight is now out of a job.
Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, was charged with assaulting a minor in the February 8 incident. His company, which initially suspended him, said Sunday that Hundley no longer has his job.
According to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta last week, the boy's mother, Jessica Bennett, 33, of Minnesota and her son were seated in row 28, seat B, on Delta Flight 721 that originated in Minneapolis.
She spent part of the flight in the rear of the plane to get away from Hundley, who she said smelled like alcohol and was slurring his speech, according to Thompson.
As the plane began its descent into Atlanta, the boy began to cry because of the altitude change and his mother tried to soothe him.
Then Hundley, who was seated next to the mother and son, allegedly told her to "shut that (N-word) baby up."
Hundley then turned around and slapped the child in the face with an open hand, which caused him to scream even louder, an FBI affidavit said.
The boy suffered a scratch below his right eye.
Since: Dec 10
#861234 Feb 19, 2013
Another goddam idiot who thinks the United States of America is some kind of a fascist dictatorship where the president can do anything he wants.
Who the f**k taught you civics?
Let's go over the spending again, idiot. If you can't remember this, write it down on your Big Chief tablet.
According to the Constitution, Congress controlls all spending, revenue and borrowing.
The Democrats took control of all the spending, revenue and borrowing for the government in January, 2007, when the debt had been increased from 5 trillion dollars to 8.5 trillion dollars between 2001 and the day the Democrats took control of all the purse strings of the government.
Here's the facts, dufus:
Tell us what the Democrats did to the debt and deficit since.
Did you say the Democrats doubled the goddam debt?
Did you say the Democrats increased the deficit A THOUSAND GODDAM PERCENT?
Now, answer the question:
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government.
You actually have to identify a source of money that can be taxed so money can be put into the Department of the Treasury for expenditure on government programs created by Congress.... you ignorant idiot.
Anyone else in the world would be embarrassed to be as ignorant as you.
#861235 Feb 19, 2013
more substantive than a right wing chain email.
Law enforcement sources say that Newtown gunman Adam Lanza believed he was in direct competition with Norwegian mass-shooter Anders Breivik, CBS News reports.
no matter if it's true or not, the entertainment factor overrides a firm source.
just ask the Daily Caller. or Breitbart. or FOX. or......
and i like playing in their sandbox.
#861236 Feb 19, 2013
"grammer"!!! classic white trash hillbilly; where'd ya learn that one Billybob? From yer "gramper"?
#861237 Feb 19, 2013
Where did Bush get the money to pay for his government? Answer the damn question shorty
#861238 Feb 19, 2013
Calif. man accused of raping woman he met online
The Associated Press
LA MESA, Calif.-- A Southern California man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman he met on a Christian dating website.
La Mesa police Lt. Matt Nicholass says 37-year-old Sean Banks, of Del Mar, was taken into custody Monday and booked for investigation of rape and residential burglary. He is accused of assaulting a woman in her La Mesa home in October.
Police say the two first met on ChristianMingle.com and that the October assault occurred when they met in person for the first time.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/19/3241828...
#861239 Feb 19, 2013
#861240 Feb 19, 2013
where does the money come from to pay for the unfunded programs republicans like so much?
#861241 Feb 19, 2013
Drudge headlines are always the best....
Right Wing Degenerate Inspired Lanza
The theory is based in part on several news articles about Breivik that investigators found in Lanza's bedroom....
#861242 Feb 19, 2013
anyone have a left wing chain email about right wing mass shooters?
i wanna post it over at the Daily Caller.
i don't know why they won't ban me over there. not for a lack of trying i can assure you.
#861243 Feb 19, 2013
North Carolina State Representative Rayne Brown(R) has co-sponsored a bill that would “clarify” an existing state law to specifically prohibit the exposure of women’s breasts. The proposed legislation, House Bill 34, would make it a Class H felony to expose “external organs of sex and of excretion, including the nipple, or any portion of the areola, of the human female breast.”
Read more: http://voice4america.com/articles/2013/02/18/...
#861244 Feb 19, 2013
I know you do; the irony is that many that respond to you don't realize you're posting articles from American Conservative!
At least Drudge said he was rightwing.
The victims families should sue Nancy Lanzas estate for wrongful death.
#861245 Feb 19, 2013
the nip slip bill. very important issue. FOX will be all over it.
#861246 Feb 19, 2013
sue the registered republican?
that ain't gonna fly in a right wing chain email.
Since: Dec 08
gauley bridge wv
#861247 Feb 19, 2013
You do realize that the people in the states that didn't opt for the exchanges can't be fined or forced to get insurance right? This boondoggle will be the biggest mistake ever put on the American people.
#861248 Feb 19, 2013
Women become slaves to their home and their family.
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