Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1261578 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"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

#937556 Jul 3, 2013
The Obama administration’s surprise delay in requiring bigger employers to provide health insurance to workers won’t affect too many Americans, experts say -- and many of those workers may find better insurance on the new health exchanges anyway.

The 2010 health reform law requires anyone employing 50 people or more fulltime to provide a certain level of health insurance, or pay an annual penalty of $2,000 per worker. Critics of the law said it would hurt job creation by discouraging smaller businesses from expanding. Some also said employers would push more workers into part-time status to avoid having to pay.

The Treasury Department put the requirement on ice Tuesday afternoon, saying it would delay the paperwork requirements for a year.

“I think it came as a bit of a shock to everybody,” says Timothy Jost, an expert in health law at Washington and Lee University School of Law in Virginia. But Jost and other experts agreed that the delay wouldn’t change expectations for very many people. One survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation suggests that only about 13 million people are employed fulltime and yet lack health insurance.

“It’s not going to affect much,” says Caroline Pearson, vice president for health reform at consultant Avalere Health.“I think the administration is really trying to show flexibility to help employers who were very concerned about the reporting requirements.”

The health insurance exchanges are still on schedule to start enrolling people who want to buy personal health insurance on October 1, offering benefits on January 1. And the individual mandate - the requirement that most people get health insurance somehow or pay a small fine -- still goes into effect Jan. 1.

Most large employers – 98 percent of them – already provide health insurance to workers. More than half of Americans, or 160 million people, get their health insurance through an employer.

“The vast majority offer insurance that is both affordable and adequate,” Jost says.

The law’s changes targeted mostly small and medium-sized employers, including restaurants and some retail outlets, that didn’t provide benefits.

"A lot of the big employers that don’t want to provide health insurance to their workers are the big national chains that have young, healthy workers," Jay Angoff, former director of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Health and Human Services Department, told NBC News.

The good news for these workers, Angoff says, is that they are low-paid and likely eligible to get federal subsidies to buy health insurance on the state exchanges. "As long as they have that alternative, I don't think it is so terrible," he said.

“It had been expected all along that some employers that employ very low-wage employees would find their employees better off on the exchanges,” Jost said in a telephone interview.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#937557 Jul 3, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok...
Since we are guaranteed the right to life, please tell us when life begins.
At birth.
The Elephant in the Room

Waynesboro, MS

#937558 Jul 3, 2013
Israels Terror on USA *LAVON AFFAIR*(VERIFIABLE)
Watch:


Quote:
The Lavon Affair refers to a failed Israeli covert operation, code named "Operation Susannah", conducted "in Egypt" "in the Summer of 1954". As part of the "false flag operation",[1] a group of "Egyptian Jews" were recruited by "Israeli military intelligence" for "plans to plant bombs inside" "Egyptian", "American" and "British-owned" "civilian targets", "cinema", "library" and "American" "educational center". The "attacks" "were to be" "blamed" "on" "the Muslim Brotherhood", "Egyptian Communists", "unspecified malcontents" or "local nationalists" with the aim of "creating a climate of sufficient" "violence" and "instability" to "induce" "the British government" to retain its "occupying" "troops in Egypt's Suez Canal zone".[2] The operation caused no casualties, except for those members of the cell who committed suicide after being captured.

Read: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavon_Affair
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#937560 Jul 3, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>When your opinion is laced through and through with lies, distortions and misrepresentations to bolster your opinion... Opinions are like azzholes, yours is just bigger Gilligan..
It's the culture...
lol! Son, an opinion is just that.

You're confusing it with facts... again... as usual...

But don't worry... that's normal for you !

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#937564 Jul 3, 2013
Eman wrote:
"3D printer helps fix duckling's ugly deformity with new webbed foot"
Used car salesmen say we are decades before we this sht is practical.
The Magic Negro could use this to fix his forked tongue that talks out of both sides of his mouth simultaneously.

Wow. Those Egyptian protestors hate the bas turd.

Allah Akbar

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#937565 Jul 3, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Translation; emaam is crying to topix cause he can't play with the big kids
What happened to topmod15? LMAO! No one likes you dem. Haha
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#937566 Jul 3, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Sometimes the truth rises above what the media and the liberals want our country to believe. It's too bad the American left can't see it.
And even when it does, cons claim it's a lie.

Apparently is a natural reaction of yours.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#937567 Jul 3, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Was the little duck's name Kaiba Gionfriddo?
No. It was named after our President: Daffy Duck
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#937569 Jul 3, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Just for the record, Yeah and I are only one and the same or married to each other in Fetch Almighty's deranged head. The voices in her head give her comfort. She is better off ignored.
lol! Some people just have a set version of their reality and can't change no matter what!

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#937570 Jul 3, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
So, kindly tell us why Obama lied for two weeks covering up the Al Qaeda attack in Benghazi.
... how did you put it? "Truth be damned."
He didn't. That false claim is one of the very reasons Romney lost the election. The majority of people can see past Republican witch hunts.

FACT: The contentious House hearing on Benghazi found "no sign of deliberate misleading" by Obama. Facts just continue to escape you.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#937571 Jul 3, 2013
"dem" is gone in....5....4....3...2....GONE!

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#937572 Jul 3, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>You state your opinions son. And you can have as many of those as you want.
Just don't call them facts.
Facts trip them up every time.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#937574 Jul 3, 2013
TSM wrote:
Liberals/Democrats should not have listened to Pelosi when she said ‘‘We Have to Pass It to Know what’s In It ‘they should have read it!! Today the meat/potatoes of Obamacare ‘Employer mandate delay confirms Obamacare doesn't work!! Ouch
Have you ever been to see these idiots on Capitol Hill? I have, on a class trip and I'm still surprised they didn't have security bully me out. When I was there some of creeps were sleeping sitting in session, I called them lazy pigs. Seriously, how hard is it to at least be conscious during the part of the day they are being paid for being public servants? The Hill needs to be purged and repopulated with all new employees. These fkrs act like they are there as an act of charity to the rest of us and, therefore, can work as much or as little as they see fit. I'm sick of their arrogance.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#937575 Jul 3, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I love it when you dumbass right whiners keep posted lies.
Those30 million still to be uninsured are NOT Americans, Dumbass. The 30million include residents & include legal & illegal Aliens.
My God you are dumber than sh*t.
"real dumb"
Are not Americans? Are you saying all Americans are insured and only the legal and illegal aliens are the ones not insured. News to many of us, we thought there are a large number of Americans who do not have health insurance. Thank you for setting us straight.
Peace
KMA

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#937576 Jul 3, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
That skank hungers for kangaroo ck.
George Zimmerman is all but acquitted and everyday the prosecution's case gets worse and worse and worse.....
George had a bloody nose and the back of his head had cuts & bruises and was bleeding....and yet Eric Racist Holder's punks keep nitpicking incidental nonsense like crazy.

...something that leosanus does all the time here on Topix.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#937580 Jul 3, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
No. It was named after our President: Daffy Duck
Ah! In your country your president is named Daffy Duck, eh?

Mine is Obama.

What country do you live in?

curious....

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#937582 Jul 3, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Dumbass dave lies again
"The study estimated 80% of the uninsured under PPACA will be U.S. citizens, and most tend to be between ages 18 and 44, with a few million in younger and older age demographics."
"Eman"
You are wrong!!!!!
"real dumb" just posted the millions uninsured are NOT Americans. "real dumb" knows all he is never wrong.
Peace

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#937587 Jul 3, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
SICK comes in many flavors. This guy has tasted it all on both ends.
In the mornings, he watches pubic hair go down his sink drain.
These guys belong in Animal Shelters.
But then they can't glory in being an anonymous piece of diseased meat. Corruption comes in many flavors and theirs smells of the grave.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#937588 Jul 3, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>You voted for the winner obama and still lost making you a bigger sock loser called dem...
You are a retard ghost...
It's the culture...
"No Surprize"
I do not know if "poop" is a retard, but I do know he is a worthless poece of crap, i.e. "poop".
Peace
The Elephant in the Room

Waynesboro, MS

#937590 Jul 3, 2013
The Elephant in the Room wrote:
Israels Terror on USA *LAVON AFFAIR*(VERIFIABLE)
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =K5yreipaC4sXX
Quote:
The Lavon Affair refers to a failed Israeli covert operation, code named "Operation Susannah", conducted "in Egypt" "in the Summer of 1954". As part of the "false flag operation",[1] a group of "Egyptian Jews" were recruited by "Israeli military intelligence" for "plans to plant bombs inside" "Egyptian", "American" and "British-owned" "civilian targets", "cinema", "library" and "American" "educational center". The "attacks" "were to be" "blamed" "on" "the Muslim Brotherhood", "Egyptian Communists", "unspecified malcontents" or "local nationalists" with the aim of "creating a climate of sufficient" "violence" and "instability" to "induce" "the British government" to retain its "occupying" "troops in Egypt's Suez Canal zone".[2] The operation caused no casualties, except for those members of the cell who committed suicide after being captured.
Read: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavon_Affair
So,.. why didn't you "Dïçk sock" "misjudge" this comment? You see what is says about the "Muslim Brotherhood" on "wikipedia"?

Watch this:

Zionists control Wikipedia
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Israel's Internet Info-Invasion - Keeping Wikipedia & The Internet More Zionist & Balanced In Nature
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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