Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1459520 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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“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

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#986883 Sep 21, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> The premiums will be paid by us through the exchanges. It's just another redistribution of wealth welfare scheme. It will fail under it's own weight.
Their premiums have ALWAYS been paid by the taxpayers and we picked up the tab for their care as well. Galt just doesn't want to have to stand in line behind those he considers beneath him.(Although I doubt anyone could get any lower).
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#986884 Sep 21, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
Lets get to the root of our problems. Finical Inequality that is promoted by republicans to feed their lords and masters of the 1%. Now they further seek to expand those inequalities to favor their 1%. Higher tax on the poor little rich boy? Nay, Nay, Nay, Provide affordable quality education? Nay, Nay, Nay, Throw another 3.8 million down to desolation row with no food to them. Yay, Yay, Yay. Deny them primary Health Care Yay, Yay, Yay.
Now for some icing. Hold up our Nations finances as hostage. LOL lower credit means interest rates go up on the loans for the debt. Multi $ Billions in additional cost to be rewarded to the coffers of the 1% and Chinese coffers.
Its only the nature of this beast to be as it is. http://neweconomy.net/content/wealth-inequali...
Nothing is free. Not even your prejudices.
Without inequality of income, nobody would work...you people are facing a delicate tipping point where the producers in society will decide that it's not worth the effort to support the moochers...and then the moochers will starve, never mind lose their cell phones.

Adam 36

Since: Aug 13

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#986885 Sep 21, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
Lets get to the root of our problems.
OK, tell us what the deductibles are for Obamacare.

Maybe it will open your eyes?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

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#986886 Sep 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The subsidies to moochers on the exchanges come directly from the taxpayer's pockets. Nothing to do with copays.
Up to $10,000 on a $12,000 policy. If they can't pay their share the government has a program to pay that too. This is for a family of 4 making $35,000 a year.$92,000 and under will get a subsidy of some kind depending on income. This is a redistribution of wealth welfare scheme. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Since: Dec 08

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#986887 Sep 21, 2013
For DumazzDave,

"Health-Care Costs Are Driven By Technology, Not Presidents"

Just one device...

"...There are 5 million patients in the U.S. with congestive heart failure, and LVADs cost, the participant noted, about $250,000 apiece..."

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-20/heal...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#986888 Sep 21, 2013
killtaker wrote:
...and burger flippers at Mikki D's thought they had it bad...
"... allegedly recruited about 100 homeless people from Skid Row in Los Angeles to wait in line overnight at the Pasadena Apple Store, but many were left unpaid and stranded..."
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/201...
The Obamabot dirtbag running this scam was on TV. The idea is to buy as many phones as possible and sell them overseas at a profit. This guy offered them $20 to wait on line overnight.

However, Apple refused to sell this clown more than a limited number of phones, and when he refused to pay his help, they started fighting.

Where are the lefties screaming for a living wage for scam artists?

Since: Dec 08

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#986889 Sep 21, 2013
For dumazzDave

why does medical care cost more than it did 20 years ago...

no 11.
"Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Number of procedures: 133,262
Total annual expenditure:$5.5 billion
Average cost per procedure:$40,000
Major manufacturer: Medtronic (40%), St. Jude Medical, and Boston Scientific"

http://247wallst.com/healthcare-economy/2011/...

Since: Dec 08

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#986890 Sep 21, 2013
For dumazzDave

why does medical care cost more than it did 20 years ago...

no 10
"Artificial Hips
> Number of procedures: 230,000
> Total annual expenditure:$10.5 billion
> Average cost per procedure:$45,000
> Major manufacturers: Zimmer (24%), Stryker, DePuy/J&J, Biomet, Wright Medical"

http://247wallst.com/healthcare-economy/2011/...

Since: Dec 08

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#986891 Sep 21, 2013
For dumazzDave

why does medical care cost more than it did 20 years ago...

no 9

"Heart Pacemakers
> Number of procedures: 235,567
> Total annual expenditure:$4.5 billion
> Average cost per procedure:$20,000
> Major manufacturers: Medtronic (40%), St. Jude Medical, Boston Scientific"

http://247wallst.com/healthcare-economy/2011/...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#986892 Sep 21, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Their premiums have ALWAYS been paid by the taxpayers and we picked up the tab for their care as well. Galt just doesn't want to have to stand in line behind those he considers beneath him.(Although I doubt anyone could get any lower).
Those receiving welfare should understand that they are receiving welfare and should beg politely for whatever crumbs the producers decide to give them.

They are not entitled to the same treatment as paying customers.

A large red "W" on their foreheads would be appropriate if they want the goodies without paying.

Since: Dec 08

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#986893 Sep 21, 2013
For dumazzDave

why does medical care cost more than it did 20 years ago...

No 8

"Breast Implants
> No. of procedures: 366,000
> Total annual expenditure:$992 million
> Average cost per procedure:$3,351
> Major manufacturers: Allergan, Mentor"

http://247wallst.com/healthcare-economy/2011/...
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#986894 Sep 21, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Do you really think that two gun nut guys with concealed carry permits who get involved in a road rage dispute and take on the added responsibility of legislator, judicial, and executive to resolve the issue is the right thing to do even though one ends up dead? Remember what Montesquieu said about putting all the functions of government into the same hands was the basic definition of tyranny . You'd prefer to choose the anarchist tyranny of the streets then the imperfect security of Government order?
I'd say around 40-50% of drivers on the streets in America use their vehicles as deadly weapons through their chimpy aggressive driving habits. Certainly it should legal to use deadly force to preemptively circumvent these blatant attacks....

Since: Dec 08

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#986895 Sep 21, 2013
For dumazzDave

why does medical care cost more than it did 20 years ago...

no 7

"Spine Screws, Rods, and Artificial Discs (Spinal Fusion Hardware)
> Number of procedures: 413,000
> Total annual expenditure:$10 billion
> Average cost per procedure:$25,000
> Major manufacturer: Medtronic (35%)"

http://247wallst.com/healthcare-economy/2011/...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#986896 Sep 21, 2013
Adam 36 wrote:
<quoted text>
OK, tell us what the deductibles are for Obamacare.
Maybe it will open your eyes?
What happens when people accustomed to "free" medical care are required to pay now that they have insurance?

Will welfare pay the deductibles and copays?
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#986897 Sep 21, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Their premiums have ALWAYS been paid by the taxpayers and we picked up the tab for their care as well. Galt just doesn't want to have to stand in line behind those he considers beneath him.(Although I doubt anyone could get any lower).
The freeloading kalichimp strikes again.......

Since: Dec 08

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#986898 Sep 21, 2013
For dumazzDave

why does medical care cost more than it did 20 years ago...

no 6

"IUDs (Intra-Uterine Devices)
> No. of procedures: 425,000
> Total annual expenditure:$340 million
> Average cost per procedure:$800
> Major manufacturers: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Bayer HealthCare"

http://247wallst.com/healthcare-economy/2011/...

Since: Dec 08

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#986899 Sep 21, 2013
For dumazzDave

why does medical care cost more than it did 20 years ago...

no 5

"Metal Screws, Pins, Plates, and Rods (Traumatic Fracture Repair)
> Number of procedures: 453,000
> Total annual expenditure:$4.5 billion
> Average cost per procedure:$2,000-$20,000
> Major manufacturer: Synthes (50%)"

http://247wallst.com/healthcare-economy/2011/...

Since: Dec 08

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#986900 Sep 21, 2013
For dumazzDave

why does medical care cost more than it did 20 years ago...

no 4

"Artificial Knees
> Number of procedures: 543,000
> Total annual expenditure:$12 billion
> Average cost per procedure:$22,000
> Major manufacturer: Zimmer (24%), Depuy/J&J, Stryker, Biomet, Smith & Nephew"

http://247wallst.com/healthcare-economy/2011/...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#986901 Sep 21, 2013
Coming to America

CARACAS (Reuters)- A Venezuelan state agency on Friday ordered the temporary takeover of a factory that produces toilet paper in what it called an effort to ensure consistent supplies after embarrassing shortages earlier this year.

Critics of President Nicolas Maduro say the nagging shortages of products ranging from bathroom tissue to milk are a sign his socialist government's rigid price and currency controls are failing. They have also used the situation to poke fun at his administration on social media networks.

A national agency called Sundecop, which enforces price controls, said in a statement it would occupy one of the factories belonging to paper producer Manpa for 15 days, adding that National Guard troops would "safeguard" the facility.

"The action in the producer of toilet paper, sanitary napkins and disposable diapers responds to the state's obligation to ensure a steady supply of basic goods for the people," Sundecop said, adding it had observed "the violation of the right" to access such products.

Calls to the Manpa factory went unanswered.

Government supporters laud efforts by Maduro, the successor to late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, for maintaining tough regulations of private businesses.

They blame unscrupulous merchants for hoarding products to make quick profits, and celebrate the socialist government's legacy of social assistance programs.

Critics say the shortages of consumer goods are caused by businesses' inability to import raw materials and machinery because of a shortage of hard currency under the exchange controls.

Since: Dec 08

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#986902 Sep 21, 2013
For dumazzDave

why does medical care cost more than it did 20 years ago...

no 3

"Coronary Stents
> Number of procedures: 560,000
> Total annual expenditure:$7.5 billion
> Average cost per procedure:$13,000
> Major manufacturer: Boston Scientific (46%), Abbott Laboratories"

http://247wallst.com/healthcare-economy/2011/...

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