Barack Obama, our next President

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ... Full Story

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#907722 May 20, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Personally I think no one should pay tax on their income.
Under the federal sales tax, would I charge my export cusomer's sales tax?
Dutch Holland

Podgorica, Montenegro

#907723 May 20, 2013
Emeem wrote:
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You right wing morons are throwing rocks at a battle ship. The squeaky clean "Magic Negro" has been the most scrutinized person in history and all anyone can come up with is allegations, no proof of ANYTHING!
Its fun watching you losers chase your tail and drool over any hint that Obama may even know of something inappropriate went on. Believe it or not, some idiots are still convinced he was born in Kenya, amazing!
It is Liberals who are idiot.

I mean it is you who are scared of us,and know what will haped when we take over..
Just first we need to finish with Evil Jews who rule the America.
Lincoln

United States

#907724 May 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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California supermarkets sell lottery tickets and beer/wine/liquor.
Florida the same except liquor

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#907725 May 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Good point. But your Fair Tax sales tax should be charged on union dues payments.
There can be no exceptions. Once you start with exceptions you end up back where we are now.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#907726 May 20, 2013
Don't forget that Tracy Scmaler, Holder's top press spokesperson, was forced in resign in March when emails obtained through FOIA showed that she had colluded with Media Matters to smear whistle blowers, Congressmen and members of the media.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#907727 May 20, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Both father and son presidents Bush boycotted the tea party GOP convention last year that nominated Mr 47%, LOL
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So?

Still does not make it legal for the IRS to target them.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#907728 May 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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100 years of data is just a blip on the history of the Earth.
What made it "hot 4 million years ago"? Coal-fired power plants?
So there will be no measurements we can make that will convince the feeble minded right. Because they are just blips in the history of our plant. They will always find a excuse.
quite white

Murfreesboro, TN

#907729 May 20, 2013
He a pride black main.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#907730 May 20, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Oklahoma getting smashed by tornadoes
Yeah I'm watching and speechless as this storm was predicted yet many children were sent along to school.

Maybe school was the safest place for them__school buses sure as fk aren't safe places though.

Hoping for the best result though.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#907731 May 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Will not get 2% of the national news coverage or financial aid windfall of Rainstorm Sandy.
Moore, OK has been hit hard.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#907732 May 20, 2013
HOLTZ-EAKIN: Sharp shoppers scuttle Obamacare

Monday, May 20, 2013

The political travails of the Affordable Care Act — aka Obamacare — continue, as witnessed by the furor surrounding Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius‘ attempts to solicit funds to pay for its implementation. Politics do garner the bulk of the media attention, and the public may think that partisan battles will determine the law’s future. A recent poll sponsored by the American Action Forum, though, shows that the nuts and bolts of consumer decision-making may be its real Achilles heel.

At the heart of Obamacare is the goal of expanded health insurance coverage, and the law as originally passed envisioned coverage for an additional 30 million or so Americans. About one-half of these would purchase their insurance in the so-called “exchanges”— state-based marketplaces where approved coverage will be for sale for individuals and small businesses to purchase. An elaborate system of government subsidies would assist insurance for those making up to $89,000. Of course, as was settled by the Supreme Court decision, those who do not purchase insurance will be subject to a penalty, or extra tax.

Younger Americans are central to this vision of broader insurance coverage. First, they are supposed to participate in insurance coverage, and the mandate and penalty are there to make sure that this comes to fruition. Second, by having the young in the insurance pool with their low health care costs, the insurance offered in the exchanges would be more attractive and affordable to older and sicker Americans. In effect, young Americans are supposed to be both key participants and the piggy bank of the expansion effort.

Unfortunately, health insurance is a product, not a social vision. What we know to be true thanks to ample survey and analytic research is that in 2014, Obamacare will cause insurance premiums to rise sharply for the healthy and young. When it comes to products, Americans aged 18 to 40 act like consumers of all ages everywhere: They have a price point, and when the price gets too high, they get busy making changes.

Evidence of these changes was gathered in late March and early April of this year, when the American Action Forum sponsored the first national poll of this demographic, specifically testing what effects various premium increases would have on consumers’ willingness to purchase coverage. Respondents were those who already purchase insurance and had very specific information regarding their monthly premiums and the penalty they would pay if they failed to continue to buy insurance. They were also provided with the dollars they would have to fork over if premiums rose 10 percent, 20 percent or 30 percent.

The results are illuminating. In this group of current insurance purchasers, only 83 percent will still purchase if premiums rise 10 percent; 65 percent, if premiums rise 20 percent; and only 55 percent, if premiums rise 30 percent. The economic lesson is simple: As premiums rise, eventually, some consumers reach a price point at which they simply stop buying health insurance.

The policy lesson is twofold. First, a law intended to expand coverage will to some extent do exactly the opposite. Second, young Americans are exceedingly rational. If premiums rise 10 percent, 7 percent of those polled would pay the penalty, but then turn around and buy insurance (as the law dictates they must be permitted to do) if they got sick. The fraction rises to 11 percent and 20 percent for the larger premium hikes, respectively.

Choosing the penalty over insurance, or conveniently buying insurance (from the ambulance) just when it is needed, has been caricatured as responses only dreamed up by opponents of Obamacare. Not so, as it turns out. While the respondents are price-conscious consumers, they are not anti-Obamacare.

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Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#907733 May 20, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Know who said this, Lily?
"But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred."
Yes, that's right. It was MLK.

MLK is probably rolling over in his grave.
Aunt Bettie Lou do you know who said this?: "“the underlying struggle - between worlds of plenty and worlds of want; between the modern and the ancient; between those who embrace our teeming, colliding, irksome diversity, while still insisting on a set of values that binds us together, and those who would seek, under whatever flag or slogan or sacred text, a certainty and simplification that justifies cruelty toward those not like us...”--[ Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance ] Martin Luther King Jr. must be smiling somewhere above in heaven . He has found another spiritual brother to carry on his work of leading us to the 'promised land', to a country healed from racial strife and united in equality and respect for the dignity of every human being.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#907734 May 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Under the federal sales tax, would I charge my export cusomer's sales tax?
Export customers my ass.

But, yes, if sold in the US.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#907735 May 20, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Fck off! You and your rightwing buddies do it all day long.
"Flack"
Careful, "homo" is getting a little testy.
Peace

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#907736 May 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>And don't forget Operation Castaway which never served Republican interests yet did far more damage than did Fast and Furious.
Gun shows are apparently off limits to scandals eh?
So, how many Border Patrol agents did Operation Castaway kill?
Did Operation Castaway give 2000 assault rifles to Mexican drug cartels?
Tell us about Operation Castaway.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#907737 May 20, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Florida the same except liquor
You and Realtime better get your story straight.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#907738 May 20, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Pictures of previous four President doing same.
NOT with a Marine in Dress Blues holding an umbrella...

There is no provision in the Marine Corps uniform regulation guidelines that allows a male Marine to carry an umbrella.

Military you ARE NOT... IDIOT YOU ARE...

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Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#907739 May 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> So there will be no measurements we can make that will convince the feeble minded right. Because they are just blips in the history of our plant. They will always find a excuse.
Hey, dummy. You still haven't ansewed a couple of questions.

Where was Obama during the 8-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the Americans in Benghazi while the White House watched it on real-time video feed and orders came from the White House to stand down all assistance to them?

And, who generated the lie that the attack was the result of a demonstration that never happened in reaction to a video that didn't even exist when Al Qaeda planned the attack?

... waiting for an answer.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#907740 May 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah I'm watching and speechless as this storm was predicted yet many children were sent along to school.
Maybe school was the safest place for them__school buses sure as fk aren't safe places though.
Hoping for the best result though.
Storms are predicted almost every day.

Life must go on.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#907741 May 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> So there will be no measurements we can make that will convince the feeble minded right. Because they are just blips in the history of our plant. They will always find a excuse.
Ever consider that current temperatures may be way below normal considering the entire history of the Earth?

Or do you think the Earth began when the Bible says?

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