Barack Obama, our next President

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"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 ...
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LCN Llin

United States

#932220 Jun 25, 2013
Veteran Representative Edward Markey of Massachusetts on Tuesday won the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry and helped Democrats maintain their majority in the chamber.

Markey claimed victory in a post on his official campaign Twitter page, saying: "Thank you Massachusetts! I am deeply honored for the opportunity to serve you in the United States Senate."


Local cable news station NECN said Markey secured 54 percent of the vote with 87 percent of districts reporting.

The win caps a campaign that Markey began in December, shortly after President Barack Obama said he wanted to appoint Kerry U.S. Secretary of State.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#932221 Jun 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Most employer-sponsored plans cover approx. 80% of the premium (100% for many public employees), so the cost to the employee for family coverage is approx.$200-300 per month.
Medicare costs approx.$110 per person per month plus approx.$150 per person per month supplemental plus approx.$30 per person per month for Part D. So approx.$580 per month for a married couple. In addition, Medicare is means tested and premiums can increase by as much as $200 per person per month based on income, bringing cost near $1000 per month for a married couple.
As for co-pays and deductibles and the like. Medicare is similar to private insurance plans.
Again, you are using smoke and mirrors to make your point. Employees do not have 100% coverage even if enrolled in an HMO plan. When they retire, their employer no longer contributes anything toward their insurance premiums so the "sticker shock" will be there whether Medicare is or not.

Now, people do not have to have supplemental insurance. It is an OPTION for those retirees who do not wish to enroll in an HMO plan and don't want to bother with fees for office visits, etc. Got it? It is an OPTION ONLY for those who want 100% coverage. Something they never had under their employer's plan. If they want a better plan, they can pay for it. Nothing wrong with that.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#932222 Jun 25, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Boy, that electron is getting dimmer by the moment.
I'm sure that a lot of people have put your lights out on many occasion. Look like Elephant Man after a train wreck.
NJ raider 1

Newark, NJ

#932223 Jun 25, 2013
leggy wrote:
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With your typical brilliance of hindsight, what would a president Doorknob have done after 9/11?
The same damn thing Obama did when he took office. Use the CIA to track all who self proclaimed to be a part of 9/11. Not invade invade a sovereign nation that had nothing to do with it. Using your logic, we should've went to war with Pakistan because that's where we found bin Laden. That was Bush's premise for invading Afghanistan. This is where the smart president Barack understood we didn't need a full out invasion to kill bin Laden. That's what or special forces are for. Compared to the not so smart president Bush tried to use military might in a fill out invasion which accomplished nothing.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#932224 Jun 25, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Only an idiot would be content to live in a country where you have to wear gas masks to go outside. You were criticizing Obama's position on Coal-Fired Power Plants and I provided proof of exactly why his position is the right one.
To the contrary, your posts adds to the intellectual pollution with vague, nebulous, foggy bullsh it.

Do Chinese Coal-Fired Power Plants use scrubbers at all? What kind of coal(quality) is the most commonly used?

You add nothing to the discussion but smarmy pea-shooter style yelps.

Proof? What proof? Links? NO LINKS! No credible Studies. Nothing but some Copy-n-Pissed you probably pulled out of Mother Jones.

Go sit on your face and breathe deeply.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932225 Jun 25, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
Veteran Representative Edward Markey of Massachusetts on Tuesday won the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry and helped Democrats maintain their majority in the chamber.
Markey claimed victory in a post on his official campaign Twitter page, saying: "Thank you Massachusetts! I am deeply honored for the opportunity to serve you in the United States Senate."
Local cable news station NECN said Markey secured 54 percent of the vote with 87 percent of districts reporting.
The win caps a campaign that Markey began in December, shortly after President Barack Obama said he wanted to appoint Kerry U.S. Secretary of State.
Great to see a fresh face in Congress.

A party apparatchik.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#932226 Jun 25, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>We don't have any time for climate denier idiots like Galt. President Obama is acting within the legitimate limits of his powers. The U S Supreme Court ordered that the E.P.A. carry out its authority to mitigate climate change .
The Magic Negro is desperately trying to start a national discussion on Carbon to get our eyes and ears away from his incompetency and evil. The Liberal media spigots will fall in line to help but most people aren't falling for it.

If he can't play Superman and save the world through Islam, he'll next try being The Green President who saved the world!

Putin and China are snickering.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932227 Jun 25, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, you are using smoke and mirrors to make your point. Employees do not have 100% coverage even if enrolled in an HMO plan. When they retire, their employer no longer contributes anything toward their insurance premiums so the "sticker shock" will be there whether Medicare is or not.
Now, people do not have to have supplemental insurance. It is an OPTION for those retirees who do not wish to enroll in an HMO plan and don't want to bother with fees for office visits, etc. Got it? It is an OPTION ONLY for those who want 100% coverage. Something they never had under their employer's plan. If they want a better plan, they can pay for it. Nothing wrong with that.
Medicare covers only 80% of costs, so a supplemental plan is essential.

HMO plans are worthless, whether employer plans or Medicare Advantage. Only fools select this option. Bangladesh medicine.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#932228 Jun 25, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>President Barack Obama calls for an END to financing for coal world-wide in today's climate change speech. That's BIG!:-D
A big mouth doesn't make for big topics.

The rest of humanity is yawning. Especially those with jobs and income like Russia, China, India and the rest of the developing world. The Magic Negro wants the US to become a trash, second rate country to accommodate the carbon emissions of everyone else.

Soros is wetting his pants right now with glee.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932229 Jun 25, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
To the contrary, your posts adds to the intellectual pollution with vague, nebulous, foggy bullsh it.
Do Chinese Coal-Fired Power Plants use scrubbers at all? What kind of coal(quality) is the most commonly used?
You add nothing to the discussion but smarmy pea-shooter style yelps.
Proof? What proof? Links? NO LINKS! No credible Studies. Nothing but some Copy-n-Pissed you probably pulled out of Mother Jones.
Go sit on your face and breathe deeply.
Doubt if most Chinese plants have precipitators, let alone scrubbers.

And they probably dump the ash outside the back door and discharge liquid waste untreated.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#932230 Jun 25, 2013
leggy wrote:
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idiot, were they dying in 2010 when record numbers of democrats from coaST TO COAST GOT THEIR ASSES KICKED OUT OF OFFICE?
President Obama's Morning After 2010 Midterm Election Results
abcnews.go.com › Politics&#8206;
by Russell Goldman - in 22 Google+ circles
Nov 3, 2010 – The era of President Obama's wide-sweeping progressive legislative agenda ended last night with the Republican conquest of the House,...
"Representative Edward J. Markey, a Democrat who has toiled for almost 40 years in the House in both the majority and minority, won a promotion to the Senate on Tuesday in a victory over Gabriel Gomez, a Republican who has never served in elective office.
Mr. Markey, 66, replaces John Kerry, who stepped down earlier this year to become secretary of state, and he will provide a reliable vote for President Obama’s agenda, which seemed to be just what voters wanted." http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/26/us/massachu...

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#932231 Jun 25, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
Veteran Representative Edward Markey of Massachusetts on Tuesday won the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry and helped Democrats maintain their majority in the chamber.
Markey claimed victory in a post on his official campaign Twitter page, saying: "Thank you Massachusetts! I am deeply honored for the opportunity to serve you in the United States Senate."
Local cable news station NECN said Markey secured 54 percent of the vote with 87 percent of districts reporting.
The win caps a campaign that Markey began in December, shortly after President Barack Obama said he wanted to appoint Kerry U.S. Secretary of State.
Hopefully, Russ Holt will win Frank Lautenberg's New Jersey Senate seat too.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#932232 Jun 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure, like China really cares what that fool says.
Vietnam building new coal plants. Maybe we can go to war with them over greenhouse gases.
Not to mention the Russians.
Haven't you heard the news? China reached agreement with Obama at the G-8 summit to comply with the Montreal Protocol to eliminate greenhouse gasses.:-D

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#932233 Jun 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The Three Gorges Dam is an environmental disaster that could never be approved in the US. In fact, it is doubtful that any new hydropower project could be approved in the US.
China's coal-fired power plants generally lack emissions controls on sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides, which were being installed on US plants until Obama killed the industry.
Even if the US shuts down every coal-fired plant in the country, the new plants constructed in China will overwhelm any reduction in greenhouse gases.
And even more jobs will flee to China.
Thanks, Barack.
Much has been written about the reasons that China is dead set against allowing any cultural or political autonomy for Tibet. One reason is Tibetan mineral wealth. But the other huge reason is that the Tibetan Plateau - largest and highest plateau in the world - is the source of water for most if not all major watershed releases across Asia. The Ganges in India, the Mekong in Vietnam and the Yellow in China for example. He who controls Tibet controls the world. Water is transport, crops and energy.

China wants to grab the balls and give orders.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#932234 Jun 25, 2013
American Lady wrote:
Supreme Court Strikes Down Racist Voting Laws...
Posted on June 25, 2013 by sundance
WASHINGTON DC - The Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, the provision of the landmark civil rights law that designates which parts of the country must have changes to their voting laws cleared by the federal government or in federal court.
The court’s opinion said it did not strike down the act of Congress “lightly,” and said it “took care to avoid ruling on the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act” in a separate case back in 2009.“Congress could have updated the coverage formula at that time, but did not do so. Its failure to act leaves us today with no choice but to declare [Section 4] unconstitutional. The formula in that section can no longer be used as a basis for subjecting jurisdictions to preclearance.”
Continue reading ...
http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/06/2...
bullnuke says:
June 25, 2013 at 9:11 pm
The left is having a serious case of the splodey heads after that ruling. It’s about time that put an end to that law.
You an ignorant, racist, ass like Carol. Grow up and show some respect for your neighbors and citizens.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#932235 Jun 25, 2013
Emoron wrote:
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Great metaphor, FOX filters reality for these lemmings. The good news for progressives is that FOX has created a cult of politically dysfunctional illiterates.
politically dysfunctional illiterates.

now watch them not realize that they're incapable of persuading anyone that you're full of it. kind of like what FOX fails to do every time the talking heads attack Obama.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#932236 Jun 25, 2013
Bob: "Did you hear about the Obama administration scandal?"
Jim: "You mean the Mexican gun running?"

Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "You mean SEAL Team 6 Extortion 17?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "You mean the State Dept. lying about Benghazi?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "You mean the voter fraud?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "You mean the military not getting their votes counted?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "You mean that 3 or 4 of Obama's friends were mysteriously murdered when they came forward with claims he was gay?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "You mean the president demoralizing and breaking down the military?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "You mean the Boston Bombing?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "You mean the president wanting to kill Americans with drones without the benefit of the law?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "Giving 123 Technologies $300 Million and right after it declared bankruptcy it was sold to the Chinese?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "You mean the president arming the Muslim Brotherhood?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "The IRS targeting conservatives?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "The DOJ spying on the press?" Bob: "No, the other one." Jim: "Sebelius shaking down health insurance executives?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "Giving SOLYNDRA $500 MILLION DOLLARS and right after they declared bankruptcy the Chinese bought it?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "The NSA monitoring our phone calls, e-mails and everything else?" Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "The president's ordering the release of nearly 10,000 illegal immigrants from jails and prisons and falsely blaming the sequester?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "The president's threat to impose gun control by Executive Order in order to bypass Congress?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "The president's repeated violation of the law requiring him to submit a budget no later than the first Monday in February?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "The 2012 vote where 115% of all registered voters in some counties voted 100% for Obama?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "The president's unconstitutional recess appointments in an attempt to circumvent the Senate's advise-and-consent role?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "The State Department interfering with an Inspector General investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "HHS employees being given insider information on Medicare Advantage?"
Bob: "No, the other one."

Jim: "Clinton, the IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "I give up!... Oh wait, I think I got it! You mean that 65 million low-information voters stuck us again with the most corrupt administration in American history?"

Bob: "THAT'S THE ONE"

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Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#932237 Jun 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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right wing hypocrisy seems to have become epidemic.
so as long as we continue to suffer with the likes of FOXbot carol and her comrades, the background noise/what the FOXbots would rather not hear will continue unabated.
The Comrade from 'The People's Republic of Indianapolis', chins in?? The Indianapolis Star is now advising you, Sonic?? or is that the News?? Sonic, up in my neck of the woods, is know for cheap... hamburgers, and worse shakes....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932238 Jun 25, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Hopefully, Russ Holt will win Frank Lautenberg's New Jersey Senate seat too.
Surely, you must be kidding, unless you want to eliminate Cory Booker as competition to Hillary.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#932239 Jun 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
That must be why Medicare runs a surplus huh?
It DOES run a surplus doesn't it?
"Projected trust fund assets decline more quickly than in
last year’s report principally due to updated economic
data and assumptions.

Long-Range Results

The Trustees project that annual cost will exceed non-interest income throughout the long -range period under the in
termediate assumptions. The dollar level of the combined trust funds declines beginning in 2021 until assets are exhausted in 2033."

The medicare fund has to be periodically propped up as it runs shorts of funds.

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