Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1277139 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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Annie

New York, NY

#987819 Sep 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
that's an awfully long post for something that's going to take care of itself. and why all the worry about defunding something that's going to take care of itself? and why is Ted Cruz getting smacked around by FOX for something that's going to take care of itself? blah blah blah, blah blah blah, all day long.
Right, why the worry that the government as usual will bungle a system. Blah, blah, blah...too bad there is no common sense in Washington, because it is the government's interference with health care that got us in the current mess that neither party has every really tried to fix by (from another poster):

First, remove regulations that advantage one insurance provider over another, create a level playing field for all insurance carriers to increase competition. This includes removing state mandates that prevent insurance companies from offering insurance across all 50 states. The actual purpose of the commerce clause was to prevent one state from creating barriers to businesses from other states. State mandates violate the commerce clause as well as force consumers to purchase products they don’t want in order to get the product they need – that’s coercion.

Second, provide the same tax incentives to the individual purchasing health insuranceas the business owner enjoys. This will increase portability as one’s health insurance won’t be tied to a job. This allows increased cost control as the individual is incentivized to keep an eye on the reimbursement the insurance carrier provides.

Shift towards catastrophic care insurance with pay as you go for routine care. Our auto insurance doesn’t cover our oil changes. Our health insurance shouldn’t cover expected doctor’s visits. Direct pay between patient and doctor will further serve to control costs as medical offices will bill actual costs versus “reasonable and customary” fees.

Phase out Medicare and Medicaid. Let each individual state determine how best to care for their uninsured. Each additional level of bureaucracy increases cost without any increase in benefits received.

Remove regulations that distort the number of providers in the various medical specialties. This will normalize availability of providers which will improve our availability of care.

Repeal Obamacare.This legislation only worsens the already overregulated and controlled health care industry.

Where you have a provider able to fill a need, a consumer willing to pay and an absence of unnatural interference, the free market will see to it that the consumer’s needs are best met.

Since the inception of health care insurance, there have only been a few years in the late 1920’s that it operated in a free market system. Since Blue Cross received its first favorable regulation in 1932, the free market ceased to determine how health care insurance is provided.

Let’s give the free market a chance to solve the health care crisis – that is our quickest path to affordable health care for America and the only Constitutional option.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#987820 Sep 23, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Obamacare adds to the debt - it increases the debt.(according to the CBO)
t's the culture...
In March 2010, CBO and JCT projected that the provisions of the ACA related to health insurance coverage would cost the federal government $759 billion during fiscal years 2014 through 2019 (which was the last year in the 10-year budget window being used at that time). The newest projections indicate that those provisions will cost $710 billion over that same period. As shown in the figure below, the intervening projections of the cost of the ACA’s coverage provisions for those years have all been close to those figures on a year-by-year basis; of course, the 10-year totals have changed as the time frame for the estimates has shifted.

Those amounts do not reflect the total budgetary impact of the ACA. That legislation includes many other provisions that, on net, will reduce budget deficits. Taking the coverage provisions and other provisions together, CBO and JCT have estimated that the ACA will reduce deficits over the next 10 years and in the subsequent decade.

http://www.cbo.gov/publication/44176
Annie

New York, NY

#987821 Sep 23, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Aw, now, SF, you know Dumbya spread Democracy to all those Middle Easterners--even the dead ones--it was the objective (since catching bin Laden or finding WMDs didn't pan out so well). God or Cheney told him it was the right thing to do.
And what has Obammy spread to the middle east besides a lot of bending over and zig zagging and making the US look like a has-been super power. Even Jimmy Carter had more balls than the Empty Suit, but we should have known that the first time Obammy threw out the baseball on opening day and pitched like a girl while dressed like Urkel.

Meanwhile as Flipper fidgets, "Russia is now establishing itself as the preeminent power in the region, having displaced the United States. American prestige and credibility lie in ruins. President Obama has succeeded in undermining the moderate rebels he promised to assist. He has strengthened the murderous anti-American regime he declared he wanted gone. A despot who used chemical weapons and committed, in the words of Secretary of State John Kerry, a “moral obscenity” will now escape any punishment (which after all was the stated purpose of Obama’s threats to strike Syria). And Iran and Hezbollah, having (along with Russia) come to the aid of Assad, will emerge from this whole thing in a much stronger position.

It is hard to overstate how much of a debacle Syria has been for America. The damage we have sustained is deep and durable. The balance of power has shifted dramatically against America. It may take decades for us to undo the damage, if even that is possible.

This period may well turn out to be a hinge moment in the Middle East–and one of the worst diplomatic chapters in modern American history.

SUCH IS THE COST TO A NATION WHEN A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER IS PROMOTED TO THE JOB OF COMMANDER IN CHIEF."
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#987822 Sep 23, 2013
Brain Dead SonicMoron Propaganda Post # 1 - ROTFLMAO!!!!
sonicfilter wrote:
Days after House Republicans voted nearly unanimously for a measure to defund Obamacare, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) reminded them of one little detail: Their own budget relies on savings from President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law.
During an appearance on ABC's "This Week," Van Hollen, the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said Republicans owe the public an explanation for how they can regularly vote to get rid of the Affordable Care Act -- they have now voted 42 times to repeal or defund it -- when they passed a budget that balances in part because of Obamacare savings.
Republicans "have to explain to the American people how they voted for a budget that includes all of the Medicare savings from Obamacare, that includes the same level of revenue generated from Obamacare and, in fact, would not even balance in 10 years, if not for the Affordable Care Act," Van Hollen said.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/22/chri...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#987823 Sep 23, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Aw, now, SF, you know Dumbya spread Democracy to all those Middle Easterners--even the dead ones--it was the objective (since catching bin Laden or finding WMDs didn't pan out so well). God or Cheney told him it was the right thing to do.
Breaking Bad is almost over; Walt will need a job, he's good finding chemicals!!

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#987824 Sep 23, 2013
Enjoy....

Libtards, by Dixon Diaz

http://www.gregraven.us/2013/04/12/libtards-b...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#987827 Sep 23, 2013
Annie wrote:
The Center for Urban Renewal and Education, held an event in Washington two weeks ago titled "Reversing the Urban Plight."
About 100 black pastors and community leaders from around the country listened as black conservatives such as Dr. Ben Carson, economist Walter Williams, Louisiana State Sen. Elbert Guillory and CURE chairman and Family Research Council senior fellow Ken Blackwell talked about how freedom and conservative principles hold the key to resolving our urban crises.
At dinner, Cruz dropped by.
In stark contrast to what the PBS viewing audience heard from Brooks, this audience heard remarks from Cruz that everyone in the room found refreshingly normal.
Cruz had a crisp, clear message about getting America back on track and about what it will take to save our low-income urban communities.
He talked about the importance of school choice and personal retirement accounts for low-income Americans.
Only in Washington is it considered abnormal and obstructionist for a member of Congress to ring the alarm about the loss of freedom in America, to take a stand to restore it, and suggest that Americans, particularly low-income Americans, should be able to decide what kind of school they send their child to and to keep and save more of their hard-earned income.
In Cruz, the black pastors heard someone who wants to liberate, not obstruct. They understood that the obstructionists, whose agenda is holding onto and expanding their own power, come from the political class in Washington.
While the median American family income dropped 6.6 percent from 2000 to 2012, median family income in Washington, D.C., grew 23.3 percent -- by far the highest in the nation, new Census Bureau data show.
Let's recall that the tea party movement got going when it was clear in 2009 that America's new president saw more government rather than less as the answer to America's crisis.
The 2010 health care reform commonly called "Obamacare," which passed without a single Republican vote, has only gotten more unpopular. A USA Today/Pew Research Center poll this week shows 53 percent of Americans disapprove of the new law and 42 percent approve. Forty one percent strongly disapprove and 26 percent strongly approve.
It's Washington that is abnormal, not Ted Cruz and tea party Republicans.
Only a left-wing press can conclude that the abnormal obstructionists are those taking a stand for freedom in a country that is supposed to be free.
Ted Cruz Isn't Abnormal, Washington Is.
"personal retirement accounts for the poor" LOL, who wrote that gem, Michelle Malkin?
Sure, you all love the idea of charter schools; one closes every day here, why you may ask ? Misappropriation of funds, lack of curriculum, taking the money and teaching the kids nothing. What a load. This is a Jeb Bush baby, how to get his hands on all that education money into his pockets.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#987828 Sep 23, 2013
Annie wrote:
<quoted text>And what has Obammy spread to the middle east besides a lot of bending over and zig zagging and making the US look like a has-been super power. Even Jimmy Carter had more balls than the Empty Suit, but we should have known that the first time Obammy threw out the baseball on opening day and pitched like a girl while dressed like Urkel.
Meanwhile as Flipper fidgets, "Russia is now establishing itself as the preeminent power in the region, having displaced the United States. American prestige and credibility lie in ruins. President Obama has succeeded in undermining the moderate rebels he promised to assist. He has strengthened the murderous anti-American regime he declared he wanted gone. A despot who used chemical weapons and committed, in the words of Secretary of State John Kerry, a “moral obscenity” will now escape any punishment (which after all was the stated purpose of Obama’s threats to strike Syria). And Iran and Hezbollah, having (along with Russia) come to the aid of Assad, will emerge from this whole thing in a much stronger position.
It is hard to overstate how much of a debacle Syria has been for America. The damage we have sustained is deep and durable. The balance of power has shifted dramatically against America. It may take decades for us to undo the damage, if even that is possible.
This period may well turn out to be a hinge moment in the Middle East–and one of the worst diplomatic chapters in modern American history.
SUCH IS THE COST TO A NATION WHEN A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER IS PROMOTED TO THE JOB OF COMMANDER IN CHIEF."
just look at what happened when the owner of a baseball team took over.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#987829 Sep 23, 2013
Brain Dead SonicMoron Propaganda Post # 2 - ROTFLMAO!!!!
sonicfilter wrote:
John Boehner Is Letting GOP Extremists Hold the Government Hostage
How could he allow the spending bill defunding Obamacare to reach the House floor? He’s not even trying to stand up to the GOP’s hostage-takers—and he’s easily the worst speaker in modern history.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09...
tell_it_like_it_ is

United States

#987830 Sep 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
yes, we can blame Bush for the 3 disillusioned Americans who took part in that attack.
Injun ethics?????
Blame clinton for giving you Bush II....
Dumazzzz
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987831 Sep 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Days after House Republicans voted nearly unanimously for a measure to defund Obamacare, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) reminded them of one little detail: Their own budget relies on savings from President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law.
During an appearance on ABC's "This Week," Van Hollen, the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said Republicans owe the public an explanation for how they can regularly vote to get rid of the Affordable Care Act -- they have now voted 42 times to repeal or defund it -- when they passed a budget that balances in part because of Obamacare savings.
Republicans "have to explain to the American people how they voted for a budget that includes all of the Medicare savings from Obamacare, that includes the same level of revenue generated from Obamacare and, in fact, would not even balance in 10 years, if not for the Affordable Care Act," Van Hollen said.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/22/chri...
Good point, cut-and-paste boy...

ObamaKKKare will cost money, not save money.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987832 Sep 23, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Like the government has not done stimulus efforts in the past.
Where is this inflation you have been predicting for the past 5 years.
Where the f*ck is it.
All we get is " OMG OMG OMG inflation inflation" for 5 GD years.
Where is it???
inflation on hold due to Obama Depression...
tell_it_like_it_ is

United States

#987833 Sep 23, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
"personal retirement accounts for the poor" LOL, who wrote that gem, Michelle Malkin?
Sure, you all love the idea of charter schools; one closes every day here, why you may ask ? Misappropriation of funds, lack of curriculum, taking the money and teaching the kids nothing. What a load. This is a Jeb Bush baby, how to get his hands on all that education money into his pockets.
Taking money for nothing???

Green energy!!!!! To the rescue!

Shut yet trap!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987834 Sep 23, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
How would a person get a tax refund unless they paid into the system.
EITC
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#987835 Sep 23, 2013
tell_it_like_it_is wrote:
<quoted text>
Injun ethics?????
Blame clinton for giving you Bush II....
Dumazzzz
just like we can blame Bush for giving us Obama?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#987836 Sep 23, 2013
Just another moran Monday!
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#987837 Sep 23, 2013
Brain Dead SonicMoron Propaganda Post # 3 - ROTFLMAO!!!!
sonicfilter wrote:
House Republicans accuse Senate colleagues of caving on push to de-fund ObamaCare
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/19/ho...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987838 Sep 23, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Did they? According to whom? They may have suspected different groups or causes, but nothing was known for sure other than that video caused rioting in many Middle Eastern cities.
So why couldn't the Muslims in Benghazi riot too?
Dumbass Dave now claiming that Obama and Hillary were just stupid and not treasonous bastards.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#987839 Sep 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
In March 2010, CBO and JCT projected that the provisions of the ACA related to health insurance coverage would cost the federal government $759 billion during fiscal years 2014 through 2019 (which was the last year in the 10-year budget window being used at that time). The newest projections indicate that those provisions will cost $710 billion over that same period. As shown in the figure below, the intervening projections of the cost of the ACA’s coverage provisions for those years have all been close to those figures on a year-by-year basis; of course, the 10-year totals have changed as the time frame for the estimates has shifted.
Those amounts do not reflect the total budgetary impact of the ACA. That legislation includes many other provisions that, on net, will reduce budget deficits. Taking the coverage provisions and other provisions together, CBO and JCT have estimated that the ACA will reduce deficits over the next 10 years and in the subsequent decade.
http://www.cbo.gov/publication/44176
sonicmoron cut-n-paste article cbo in March 2010 outdated...

obamacare adds to the debt - it increases the debt.(according to the CBO 2013)


It's the culture...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987840 Sep 23, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>You are upset because the GOP is not fractured. They stood together. Now about the democrats? who is holding them hostage? once again the Republicans are standing with the People of the United States--democrats governing against the will of the people--every time since O'bama was elected. The democrats think they are dictators.
Many DemoKKKrats would vote against ObamaKKKare if not subject to strict Politburo discipline.

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