Barack Obama, our next President

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Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#984560 Sep 17, 2013
Ecotality Inc, the electric charging stations company is going out of business.

See? Liberalism doesn't work!

They claim Energy Department no longer giving then tax payers money from Obama.

See? What the government gives the government can take away!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#984561 Sep 17, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> It's all about controlling the people. It is already happening to a small degree. Wait till they control your health care.
"They" already control mine and I'm lovin it!

Oh, and BTW Sept 17th brings 32 dead across Iraq in various attacks according to police and medical aides.

I thought Shrub liberated those folks.

Anyone remember who got the oil???

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#984562 Sep 17, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you have any idea how many people never pay their medical bills? And even if they owe a community hospital thousands of dollars, if you show up at the ER, they cannot refuse to treat you.
July 23, 2009

BY DR. LOWELL FEINSTEIN

Dear President Obama: I admit I am not up to speed on some of your health care plans. But I am intimately familiar with health care, being a physician and a taxpayer. It is for this reason that I invite you to join me at work for a day at Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

You will immediately notice that as many as 40 percent of the patients are illegal aliens who are getting free care.

Who pays? I frequently see patients who fly in from other countries to get free care.

Recently, we had someone fly in from Africa. I do not believe he was a citizen or legal resident either. It is no wonder Todd Stroger, our County Board president, has had to raise county taxes?

Although I am no fan of his, all the problems here are not his fault. A large percentage of the patients, be they legal or not, have what I call "diseases of self-abuse." People are morbidly obese, doing drugs (especially cocaine), never exercise, smoke, drink and generally are responsible for many of their own health problems.

Again, the question is who pays.

The vast majority of our trauma patients were not participating in a church choir when they got shot.

Who pays for the police and the health care?

Oh, I left out the judiciary system and jails.

Is it no wonder that I was told by a co-worker they had read somewhere that 60 percent of people get more from the government than they contribute? There is a difference between providing a safety net and actually encouraging irresponsibility. Living in Chicago, you and I have both seen the lack of effect all the social programs and affirmative action have had.

Should I mention gun control here, too? We have as much if not more crime.

We are not solving the problems but encouraging poor behavior and the lack of accountability and responsibility. We need health care and public services, but we have a situation where fewer and fewer people are providing more and more for others.

You are right: Health care is a mess. The problem is that to a large respect, the government shares the blame.

Having more government involvement may be like putting another hole in a boat to get rid of water coming in. The more the government puts people in plans that may pay even less of the cost of the care, the more the costs are shifted to the remaining people paying.

Pretty soon, the remaining people can't afford it either.

A co-worker of mine has a sign in his office that is appropriate, especially given that he is from the former Soviet Union.

It reads, "Socialism is great until you run out of other people's money."

Lowell Feinstein DO, MBA, is associated with the Department of Anesthesia at Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

__________

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#984563 Sep 17, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Tens of millions of people want the current leftist administration out of D.C.. We know what is the best for the country. We've seen what your politicians and their policies can do to a city or state over the long term. We don't want the country to turn into California, or worse, Detroit.
When will you get that?
Well, we've seen yours - Bush, Boehner, Cheney, Rove, McConnell, Cantor, Hassert,etc. They took us from a balanced budget to the worst recession in 80 years, a housing collapse, a near financial meltdown & two quagmire wars.

Yep, lets put in another Republican Administration. Maybe we can then have another nationwide broadcast to tell us we have to give the banks 700 billion or our financial system would implode.

WTF ever thought they would heart such a thing

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#984564 Sep 17, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>again I ask? when does one ever pay their debt to society. Certainly you do not think that a person who committed a crime at 18 and leads a life contributing to society should still be considered a felon at age 40? I ask this question: How does one ever pay their debt to society? seems in liberal states like Illinois--it is never.
You'e just upset because your boyfriend has to register on the National Child Abuse Website..
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#984565 Sep 17, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> He was being sarcastic and you spout that bullshit! The Clown and posse were shown to be the fools they are.
He was being an azzhole Flack and since when does your dummy azz answer for Galt???

LOL you can barely cover your own nonsense.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984566 Sep 17, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>O'bama care is also a plan to disarm every person who ever took a medicine defined to 'treat' depression of any kind-even if it was given 'off-label'...don't doubt me on this. It is a sinister way of denying rights to all law abiding people. Right now you have 25% of the women on depression medicine and 18% of men. Children in this country will be medicated for depression at the rate of 50%--they will never be able to qualify for a gun by the time they reach the age of consent.
Unfortunately, many people avoid treatment for mental health issues because they are aware that the very fact of treatment will be used against them in areas like employment and gun ownership.

The computerization of all medical records under ObamaKKKare makes this a virtual certainty.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#984567 Sep 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The horse where I stand on voting for a candidate who has real solutions but may not be pro-life is deader than a doornail.
The question I asked Galt is a very simple one.
Maybe you can give me your opinion too. Do you think the beating of a human heart indicates life?
It's just a simple question. Don't go into a tailspin or anything.
My answer is no. Let me ask you a question, how long would you want to remain on life support? Your heart would still be beating; you call that living?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984568 Sep 17, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>I hear people talking now that they can't get into a doctor's office for two months. So why not go to the emergency room. There are so few general practitioners and on top of it, many are not accepting new patients. Concierge doctoring will explode under O'bamacare. No insurance required, just pay the bill. It will cut down on visits too. Health insurance is a gate-way drug to poor health as far as I am concerned.
The ObamaKKKare exchanges will be so short of doctors that emergency room usage will increase.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984569 Sep 17, 2013
TSM wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt my question was simple ‘Who should speak for the Unborn?’ You brought into the Liberal argument anyone that oppose abortion are religious fanatics (Not True) it’s the same argument Liberals use that those that disagrees with Obama are Racist!! NOT TRUE!!
Define "unborn"
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#984570 Sep 17, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>
July 23, 2009
BY DR. LOWELL FEINSTEIN
Dear President Obama: I admit I am not up to speed on some of your health care plans. But I am intimately familiar with health care, being a physician and a taxpayer. It is for this reason that I invite you to join me at work for a day at Stroger Hospital of Cook County.
You will immediately notice that as many as 40 percent of the patients are illegal aliens who are getting free care.
Who pays? I frequently see patients who fly in from other countries to get free care.
Recently, we had someone fly in from Africa. I do not believe he was a citizen or legal resident either. It is no wonder Todd Stroger, our County Board president, has had to raise county taxes?
Although I am no fan of his, all the problems here are not his fault. A large percentage of the patients, be they legal or not, have what I call "diseases of self-abuse." People are morbidly obese, doing drugs (especially cocaine), never exercise, smoke, drink and generally are responsible for many of their own health problems.
Again, the question is who pays.
The vast majority of our trauma patients were not participating in a church choir when they got shot.
Who pays for the police and the health care?
Oh, I left out the judiciary system and jails.
Is it no wonder that I was told by a co-worker they had read somewhere that 60 percent of people get more from the government than they contribute? There is a difference between providing a safety net and actually encouraging irresponsibility. Living in Chicago, you and I have both seen the lack of effect all the social programs and affirmative action have had.
Should I mention gun control here, too? We have as much if not more crime.
We are not solving the problems but encouraging poor behavior and the lack of accountability and responsibility. We need health care and public services, but we have a situation where fewer and fewer people are providing more and more for others.
You are right: Health care is a mess. The problem is that to a large respect, the government shares the blame.
Having more government involvement may be like putting another hole in a boat to get rid of water coming in. The more the government puts people in plans that may pay even less of the cost of the care, the more the costs are shifted to the remaining people paying.
Pretty soon, the remaining people can't afford it either.
A co-worker of mine has a sign in his office that is appropriate, especially given that he is from the former Soviet Union.
It reads, "Socialism is great until you run out of other people's money."
Lowell Feinstein DO, MBA, is associated with the Department of Anesthesia at Stroger Hospital of Cook County.
__________
So true.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984571 Sep 17, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you; she's starting to lose it now, proving my point, and yours. Next she'll start posting fetus photos. They're sick people.
No sicker that people like you who condone behavior that leads to mass abortions and makes such abortions free and convenient at taxpayer expense.

Carol is one extreme and you are the other.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984572 Sep 17, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
But they can't be refused treatment if they don't have the money to pay it. Once they are treated many don't pay.
Galt does not understand why they cannot be refused treatment if it is not an emergency.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984573 Sep 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Mental illness?
Without knowing the details of this case, medical confidentiality laws prevent release of this information.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984574 Sep 17, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
Community hospitals cannot refuse to treat someone based on their inability to pay.
Why not, why are "community hospitals" any different than a medical practice if it is not an emergency?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#984575 Sep 17, 2013
This Act puts individuals, families and small business owners in control of their health care. It reduces premium costs for millions of working families and small businesses by providing hundreds of billions of dollars in tax relief – the largest middle class tax cut for health care in history. It also reduces what families will have to pay for health care by capping out-of-pocket expenses and requiring preventive care to be fully covered without any out-of-pocket expense. For Americans with insurance coverage who like what they have, they can keep it. Nothing in this act or anywhere in the bill forces anyone to change the insurance they have, period.

Americans without insurance coverage will be able to choose the insurance coverage that works best for them in a new open, competitive insurance market – the same insurance market that every member of Congress will be required to use for their insurance. The insurance exchange will pool buying power and give Americans new affordable choices of private insurance plans that have to compete for their business based on cost and quality. Small business owners will not only be able to choose insurance coverage through this exchange, but will receive a new tax credit to help offset the cost of covering their employees.

It keeps insurance companies honest by setting clear rules that rein in the worst insurance industry abuses. And it bans insurance companies from denying insurance coverage because of a person’s pre-existing medical conditions while giving consumers new power to appeal insurance company decisions that deny doctor ordered treatments covered by insurance.

The Secretary has the authority to implement many of these new provisions to help families and small business owners have the information they need to make the choices that work best for them.

This is the first four paragraphs of the Affordable Care Act. Anybody who reads this and doesn't realize what boondoggle this will become is nuts. There is no way the federal government can raise enough money to pay for it. Absolutely no way.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984576 Sep 17, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
Community hospitals cannot refuse to treat someone based on their inability to pay.
For non-emergency cases, show them to a chair and let them wait until there are zero valid paying customers to be treated.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984577 Sep 17, 2013
Navy Yard shooter was armed only with a shotgun, Joe Biden's weapon of choice.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#984578 Sep 17, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
So true.
That was a chain e-mail sent from right wing loons to right wing loons.

It was total bullsht.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984579 Sep 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
You didn't tell me your opinion.
A fetus' heartbeat begins spontaneously in the very early stages of development - a medical and scientific fact. Do you think the beating of a human heart indicates life? Or not?
Galt has already stated his position that abortion should not be legal when the fetus is viable outside the womb, i.e."life".

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