Barack Obama, our next President

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966010 Aug 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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yes they do.
but they don't vote for republicans.
it's only poor white folks who can't see that voting for republicans is not in their best interest.
so you can't blame blacks for a state being a loser red state.
But one can identify minorities as the reason for "red states" having high percentages of moochers.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966011 Aug 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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unfair taxation? in red states?
how did that happen?
Unfair taxation in all states, courtesy of the progressive income tax.
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#966012 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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So are you implying medical transcription requires no skills? Or that anyone can walk off the street and do the job?
You have to be certified with a two-year college program or through an accredited online or correspondence school.
It takes another two years on the job to hone that skill. To work from home with a reputable transcription company, you have to have at least two years experience in a clinic or hospital and pass a fairly stringent test.
Maybe you're implying medical transcriptionists are outsourced by transcription companies outside the USA?
What exactly are you implying if not insulting the profession?
He said its a dying art; assuming that technology will replace those jobs. Just like court reporting.
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#966013 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Realtime apparently has no problem with his personal information being made available to Obama political operatives without background checks.
We live in Florida, with the Sunshine Laws
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966014 Aug 18, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>If I was in the 20-40 year old range and working steady at $50,000 or more a year then I'd find purchasing a basic ,,minimum healthcare plan in the new health insurance exchange at around $250 dollars to be a bargain! I get a good insurance plan starting out on my work life career and save $200 bucks that I don't have to pay the government in 'penalties'. As a young , working , guy with an active social life ,I can use that extra 200 bucks!
You fail to note that most of the newly insured will still be moochers, the mooching just becoming institutionalized as a "premium subsidy." Moochers are still moochers whether they have premium subsidies or show up at the emergency room without insurance.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#966015 Aug 18, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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This is what you call a "quagmire":
S&P500:
3/9/09 - 683
8/16/13 - 1655
GDP:
12/31/08 -(-9%)
3/31/13 - 2.3%
Durable Goods:
3/2009 - 145
3/2013 - 223
Factory Orders:
3/2009 - 330
3/2013 - 475
The two above are in billions of $
6+ million jobs added since 3/2010, 34 consecutive months of jobs gains (36 since 2/2009)
You're only fooling yourself if you think there have been notable strides in strengthening the economy and job growth in the past four years. Obamacare is weighing it down.

Look at any one of these graphs from the Treasury Department and make that argument.

http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966016 Aug 18, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Good morning. Sorry it took me so long to respond. I'm actually in Chicago at the moment and have little time for the computer. Conservatives are bobble heads who nod approval at anything expressed by FOX or hate talk radio. They are not smart enough to look for the truth nor do they care.
Those who respond to draft-dodging racist trolls from Bumpass and Moron Valley are the true bobbleheads.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966017 Aug 18, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Come on now, you know better than that. Obama did not "eliminate" the employer mandate or the cap. He caved into the whining businesses by giving some insurers and employers a one-year grace period to get their act together. Naturally that affects the premium subsidies since a person isn't eligible if an employer has offered “affordable” coverage. I suppose that leaves 2014 open to "the honor system" allowing dishonest people to lie in 2014 about their enrollment but I trust that would never even occur to the average citizen. Must be a Republican thing...always looking for a loophole of which they can take advantage.
Pollyanna lives...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966018 Aug 18, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Why delay the entire program just because some provisions are unworkable in 2014?
Because the ObamaKKKare law does not provide that flexibility and we are a nation of laws.

Amend the law if you want to change the dates.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#966019 Aug 18, 2013
The House Financial Services Committee has grown so large that a highly unusual fourth row of seats had to be installed in the committee room. Every term, scores of members, particularly freshmen, demand a seat on the panel — not because they have a burning interest in regulating banks and Wall Street, but because they know that they will be able raise much more money if one of the 61 seats has their name on it.

As Eric Lipton recently explained in The Times, Financial Services has become known as “the cash committee” because interest groups donate more money to its members than to those of any other House committee. More than $10 million has been given to its members just this year, and most of it has come from the big names the committee oversees. Contributors included employees of Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, the Credit Union National Association, the Investment Company Institute, Wells Fargo and many of the biggest accounting firms and insurance companies.

Committee members don’t seem particularly ashamed of the favors they do for those providing the cash. Andy Barr, a freshman Republican from Kentucky, promised to protect a tax break worth $500 million to credit unions.(They gave him $15,000.) And he introduced a bill that would allow banks to give mortgages to people who cannot afford them, undoing a federal rule at the request of the big banks’ lobbyists.(Banks have given him at least $47,000.)

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/18/opinion/sun...

....he introduced a bill that would allow banks to give mortgages to people who cannot afford them, undoing a federal rule....

only a republican. and probably a tea party republican.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#966020 Aug 18, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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He said its a dying art; assuming that technology will replace those jobs. Just like court reporting.
Not going to happen anytime soon. Speech recognition in medical transcription is the norm now but it's far from perfected. In fact, it requires more work, time and focus to correct.

Technology will have to learn how to decipher foreign accents and the many nuances in each physicians' style of dictating. It still requires transcriptionists' experience and knowledge to transcribe.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966021 Aug 18, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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We live in Florida, with the Sunshine Laws
Those laws do not include access to your SSN or tax returns by government contractors.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#966022 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Why not elect somebody who can bring jobs back by creating incentives for manufacturers, repealing Obamacare and getting government out of the way of the private sector?
The chance to do that came and went. We're now stuck in the same quagmire as we've been in the past four years and it's only going to get worse.
Hopefully, the getting worse part will be the silver lining to end the progressive liberal nonsense once and for all that is poisoning the nation.
What makes you think your party's guy was gonna do any better? For all of y'all's sound and fury about Obama over-regulation, the reality's very different (as usual). Bush's first term saw 14,387 new final rules, 13,049 in Obama's first term.

So 'splain to me how a Republican was gonna do any better?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966023 Aug 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) appeared at a town hall in a local library in East Baton Rouge Parish on Thursday, where he made some news by saying he favored a complete shutdown of the US government over funding Obamacare.
Near the end of the event, Vitter responded to a audience member's criticism of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, with a comment of his own that veered awfully close to Mitt Romney's infamous "47 percent" moment, when he said at a private fundraiser that 47 percent of Americans were Obama-loving government mooches who wouldn't take responsibility for their lives.
Here's what Vitter had to say in response to a questioner's criticism of Obamacare:
The only thing I'd add is, I wish you were right that nobody wants Obamacare; that's not true. And in fact, the other side, who absolutely wants it, most of whom are getting something for nothing, came out in droves for the last election and our side sat at home.
Vitter didn't expand on what he meant by "getting something for nothing"—free health care? Free food? Free Obamaphones?—but the gist was clear enough. By "the other side," he means Obamacare supporters and also those people, most of them Democrats, who voted for President Obama last November. These Obama backers, Vitter seems to say, are mostly deadbeats living off the government.
There's been plenty written about how accusing Democrats of being government leeches, as Romney and now Vitter have, isn't fair or accurate. These kinds of comments also ignore the fact that Republicans rely on the welfare state, too. A recent Bloomberg News analysis found that Romney won 213 of the 254 counties in the United States where the number of food stamp recipients doubled from 2007 to 2011.
In Louisiana alone, 914,196 people receive food stamps. That's 20 percent of the state's population. Does Sen. Vitter think all of those people are Obama-loving government mooches?
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/08/david...
are any democrats having town hall meetings? havent' heard of one!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#966024 Aug 18, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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We live in Florida, with the Sunshine Laws
According to Galt, only losers attend community colleges or take online nursing courses.

He's a Lehigh man after all who's worked his way up to working for topix 16 hrs per day 7 days per week. Did you know that he covers three time zones?

Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#966025 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Unfair taxation in all states, courtesy of the progressive income tax.
hilarious.

so i guess the red states who pay less just figure the progressive income tax of blue states will make up the shortfall from lowering taxes in the red states?

hell, they should campaign on it.

'We're going to lower your taxes so we can screw the Blue states!!' as the crowd cheers!

hilarious.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#966026 Aug 18, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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He said its a dying art; assuming that technology will replace those jobs. Just like court reporting.
Tenzing's response was to my post stating unskilled labor jobs are shrinking which minorities once counted on.

Why would I or anyone think he meant what you said? Why didn't he just say that?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#966027 Aug 18, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh fun with numbers! They'll make her eyes glaze over!
Fun with graphs too!

http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-...

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#966028 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Meanwhile, Obama is changing America and the world in a negative direction.
Define your grief. What 'negative direction' are you talking about? I find it a positive direction to bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan and show grave caution before getting us involved too deeply in any other Middle East conflicts like in Syria's civil war and Egypt's political turmoil from its transition from a highly -centralized military dictatorship to a parliamentary-type democratic government.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#966029 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Just like nuclear power, if the Obamabots have their way.
Last week, Federal court ordered the NRC to complete its licensing review for Yucca Mountain.

As usual, your partisanship obscures reality, in '09-'10 Obama put up $30 billion in loan guarantees for new construction.

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