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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#988586 Sep 24, 2013
The Cruz Campaign Against ObamaCare

The freshman Texas Senator volunteers House Republicans for duty on his implausible defunding gambit.

So House Republicans have passed and sent to the Senate a budget that includes no funding for the Affordable Care Act, setting up a political showdown that could result in a government shutdown. We wish the GOP luck, since we support the policy if not the strategy. But however this charge into the fixed bayonets turns out, we hope the folks who planned it will take responsibility for what happens now.

That starts with Senators Mike Lee (Utah) and Ted Cruz (Texas), who joined with a handful of conservative groups to force Speaker John Boehner's hand.

....When Mr. Cruz demands that House Republicans "hold firm," he means they should keep trying to defund ObamaCare even if it results in a shutdown that President Obama will blame on Republicans. It's nice of him to volunteer House Republicans for duty. The supposedly intrepid General Cruz can view the battle from the comfort of HQ while the enlisted troops take any casualties.

The Lee-Cruz strategy, to the extent it's about more than fund-raising lists or getting face time on cable TV, seems to be that if the House holds "firm" amid a shutdown, then the public will eventually blame Mr. Obama and the Democrats, who will then fold and defund ObamaCare. Or, short of that, Democrats might agree to delay the health-care law for another year past its launch date on October 1.

Miracles happen, but it would rank as one for the ages if Mr. Obama agreed to defund his signature Presidential achievement. A year's delay would also be a victory, but Mr. Obama knows that punting the law past the 2014 election is risky if Republicans regain a Senate majority.

If Republicans are looking for a more plausible strategy, one idea would be to seek a year delay in the individual mandate to buy health insurance. Mr. Obama has already delayed for a year the business mandate to provide insurance for workers, and it is hard to defend helping business but not people.

Another idea would be to join Senator David Vitter's effort to make Members of Congress and staff live under the same rules as ObamaCare. Democrats would hate defending their special carve-out. Both of these might seem more politically reasonable to independent voters than defunding a program that is already the law.

These columns opposed ObamaCare before it was known by that name, and we may have even been the first to call it by that name. We also don't need any lectures about principle from the Heritage Foundation that promoted RomneyCare and the individual mandate that is part of ObamaCare. Or from cable TV pundits who sold Republicans on Mitt Romney despite RomneyCare.

The question is how to oppose ObamaCare when Republicans control only one house of Congress. Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn points out that the defund and shutdown strategy is giving Mr. Reid an excuse to bust the spending caps and shift public attention away from ObamaCare's flaws. The only real way to repeal the law is to win elections. Our strategy would be to conduct an island-hopping campaign that attacks the law's vulnerable parts to help win those elections rather than invade the Japanese mainland.

But we've lost this debate, and Generals Cruz and Lee are in charge. If they do succeed and defund ObamaCare, we'll gladly give them due credit. But if things don't go well, let's not hear any excuses about "the surrender caucus" or claims that it would all have worked out if only everyone were as brave and principled as the generals up at HQ.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...
realdaveturd

Meriden, CT

#988587 Sep 24, 2013
Me and my various sockpuppets went out for breakfast! Be back real soon!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#988588 Sep 24, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Franchises, make for a nice family business, a friend looked in to buying one a while back.
There's no way to replace the entire USPS without changing/eliminating some important laws and regulations. I don't think congress will get on board with doing that anytime soon.
You do know the post office just asked Congress for an emergency rate increase? When the cost gets high enough that private enterprise can do it cheaper it will happen. Getting rid of home delivery for non express mail would be a start. Group boxes, as Galt suggested, should be done first.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#988589 Sep 24, 2013
Buy American or Drop Dead wrote:
<quoted text>
Until then, it's kind of a necessity unless you like homelessness and hunger
You people should decide whether the problem is obesity or hunger.

One could argue that food stamps and school breakfast/lunch programs are the reason that minority children are so obese.

Stop forcing children to eat so much.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#988590 Sep 24, 2013
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning Fenris Im feeling a little not motivated today I would Like to $hit on the Liberal Losers like lily,real dave,sonicfilth,leosanus,yeah, realtime please Cuss me so I can get started
You Sir are also a great American, but save your ca-ca for the septic system. Like weeds and bacteria, leftist phags flourish, frolic, and grow well in it.....:-)
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#988591 Sep 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll tell you something you don't do.
Declare Bin Laden irrelevant & abandon the search & Afghanistan to invade a country that had nothing to do with 9-11, Bin Laden, or Al Qaeda.
The death of bin Laden (if indeed he is dead) has made no difference in Al Qaeda activity and effectiveness, as evidenced by Libya and Syria.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#988592 Sep 24, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The Cruz Campaign Against ObamaCare
The freshman Texas Senator volunteers House Republicans for duty on his implausible defunding gambit.
So House Republicans have passed and sent to the Senate a budget that includes no funding for the Affordable Care Act, setting up a political showdown that could result in a government shutdown. We wish the GOP luck, since we support the policy if not the strategy. But however this charge into the fixed bayonets turns out, we hope the folks who planned it will take responsibility for what happens now.
That starts with Senators Mike Lee (Utah) and Ted Cruz (Texas), who joined with a handful of conservative groups to force Speaker John Boehner's hand.
....When Mr. Cruz demands that House Republicans "hold firm," he means they should keep trying to defund ObamaCare even if it results in a shutdown that President Obama will blame on Republicans. It's nice of him to volunteer House Republicans for duty. The supposedly intrepid General Cruz can view the battle from the comfort of HQ while the enlisted troops take any casualties.
The Lee-Cruz strategy, to the extent it's about more than fund-raising lists or getting face time on cable TV, seems to be that if the House holds "firm" amid a shutdown, then the public will eventually blame Mr. Obama and the Democrats, who will then fold and defund ObamaCare. Or, short of that, Democrats might agree to delay the health-care law for another year past its launch date on October 1.
Miracles happen, but it would rank as one for the ages if Mr. Obama agreed to defund his signature Presidential achievement. A year's delay would also be a victory, but Mr. Obama knows that punting the law past the 2014 election is risky if Republicans regain a Senate majority.
If Republicans are looking for a more plausible strategy, one idea would be to seek a year delay in the individual mandate to buy health insurance. Mr. Obama has already delayed for a year the business mandate to provide insurance for workers, and it is hard to defend helping business but not people.
Another idea would be to join Senator David Vitter's effort to make Members of Congress and staff live under the same rules as ObamaCare. Democrats would hate defending their special carve-out. Both of these might seem more politically reasonable to independent voters than defunding a program that is already the law.
These columns opposed ObamaCare before it was known by that name, and we may have even been the first to call it by that name. We also don't need any lectures about principle from the Heritage Foundation that promoted RomneyCare and the individual mandate that is part of ObamaCare. Or from cable TV pundits who sold Republicans on Mitt Romney despite RomneyCare.
The question is how to oppose ObamaCare when Republicans control only one house of Congress. Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn points out that the defund and shutdown strategy is giving Mr. Reid an excuse to bust the spending caps and shift public attention away from ObamaCare's flaws. The only real way to repeal the law is to win elections. Our strategy would be to conduct an island-hopping campaign that attacks the law's vulnerable parts to help win those elections rather than invade the Japanese mainland.
But we've lost this debate, and Generals Cruz and Lee are in charge. If they do succeed and defund ObamaCare, we'll gladly give them due credit. But if things don't go well, let's not hear any excuses about "the surrender caucus" or claims that it would all have worked out if only everyone were as brave and principled as the generals up at HQ.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...
"Ca ca ca CRUUUZ, CRUUUUZ",

"Ca ca ca CRUUUZ, CRUUUUZ"!!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#988593 Sep 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
What ACA taxes affect the middle class?
Taxes on medical devices, reduction in health savings accounts, etc.

But why does it matter who is affected by ObamaKKKare taxes, unless you are consumed by class envy?
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#988594 Sep 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
When you pick your judges, amazing things can happen.
"Cha cha cha CHIMP, CHIMP",

"Cha cha cha CHIMP, CHIMP"!!
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#988595 Sep 24, 2013
Here we go again today!

SonicAirhead copy/paste propaganda post # 1 - ROTFLMAO!!!
sonicfilter wrote:
The Cruz Campaign Against ObamaCare
The freshman Texas Senator volunteers House Republicans for duty on his implausible defunding gambit.
So House Republicans have passed and sent to the Senate a budget that includes no funding for the Affordable Care Act, setting up a political showdown that could result in a government shutdown. We wish the GOP luck, since we support the policy if not the strategy. But however this charge into the fixed bayonets turns out, we hope the folks who planned it will take responsibility for what happens now.
That starts with Senators Mike Lee (Utah) and Ted Cruz (Texas), who joined with a handful of conservative groups to force Speaker John Boehner's hand.
....When Mr. Cruz demands that House Republicans "hold firm," he means they should keep trying to defund ObamaCare even if it results in a shutdown that President Obama will blame on Republicans. It's nice of him to volunteer House Republicans for duty. The supposedly intrepid General Cruz can view the battle from the comfort of HQ while the enlisted troops take any casualties.
The Lee-Cruz strategy, to the extent it's about more than fund-raising lists or getting face time on cable TV, seems to be that if the House holds "firm" amid a shutdown, then the public will eventually blame Mr. Obama and the Democrats, who will then fold and defund ObamaCare. Or, short of that, Democrats might agree to delay the health-care law for another year past its launch date on October 1.
Miracles happen, but it would rank as one for the ages if Mr. Obama agreed to defund his signature Presidential achievement. A year's delay would also be a victory, but Mr. Obama knows that punting the law past the 2014 election is risky if Republicans regain a Senate majority.
If Republicans are looking for a more plausible strategy, one idea would be to seek a year delay in the individual mandate to buy health insurance. Mr. Obama has already delayed for a year the business mandate to provide insurance for workers, and it is hard to defend helping business but not people.
Another idea would be to join Senator David Vitter's effort to make Members of Congress and staff live under the same rules as ObamaCare. Democrats would hate defending their special carve-out. Both of these might seem more politically reasonable to independent voters than defunding a program that is already the law.
These columns opposed ObamaCare before it was known by that name, and we may have even been the first to call it by that name. We also don't need any lectures about principle from the Heritage Foundation that promoted RomneyCare and the individual mandate that is part of ObamaCare. Or from cable TV pundits who sold Republicans on Mitt Romney despite RomneyCare.
The question is how to oppose ObamaCare when Republicans control only one house of Congress. Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn points out that the defund and shutdown strategy is giving Mr. Reid an excuse to bust the spending caps and shift public attention away from ObamaCare's flaws. The only real way to repeal the law is to win elections. Our strategy would be to conduct an island-hopping campaign that attacks the law's vulnerable parts to help win those elections rather than invade the Japanese mainland.
But we've lost this debate, and Generals Cruz and Lee are in charge. If they do succeed and defund ObamaCare, we'll gladly give them due credit. But if things don't go well, let's not hear any excuses about "the surrender caucus" or claims that it would all have worked out if only everyone were as brave and principled as the generals up at HQ.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#988596 Sep 24, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You do know the post office just asked Congress for an emergency rate increase? When the cost gets high enough that private enterprise can do it cheaper it will happen. Getting rid of home delivery for non express mail would be a start. Group boxes, as Galt suggested, should be done first.
Something else you may or may not have known. The express companies are moving the mail for the USPS already. Not the regular mail but the express and box mail. Right before I left we were picking up and delivering from all post offices in the US. Not sure if they still are or not.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#988597 Sep 24, 2013
Dumbass Dave is a clone of Dave Hester from "Storage Wars." The obnoxious kid on the block. Who got his ass fired.

Yuuup!
realdaveturd

Meriden, CT

#988598 Sep 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
When you pick your judges, amazing things can happen.
I'm back. Just gained 5 pounds at breakfast! It's time to resume making emotional posts based on nothing. I stopped to refill my medications so I should be rather subdued today. I'll be checking MediaMatters & The Daily KOS for my fill of lies today!

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#988599 Sep 24, 2013
CAIR’s convoluted structure and funding machinations are dizzying. Today, the original Council on American Islamic Relations doesn’t exist at all. In June 2013, CAIR changed its name to the nondescriptly named Washington Trust Foundation, Inc. CAIR is now know as ....wait for it...WTF.

Of course they changed their name after not filing for NON-profit status for three years. Money from foreign moslems funneled into O'bama campaign--and libs embrace the terrorists.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#988600 Sep 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt is justifying his own cowardice.
Dumbass Dave thinks it was a good idea to send over 300 firefighters to their deaths in a suicide mission.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#988601 Sep 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt is paid for production, not for time sitting at a desk.
Mr. Galt they are consumers they wouldnt understand Producers

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#988602 Sep 24, 2013
flack wrote:
Speaking on Christmas Eve in 2009, just after the Senate first passed his national health care legislation, President Obama declared, "Because it is paid for and curbs the waste and inefficiency in our health care system, this bill will help reduce our deficit by as much as $1.3 trillion in the coming decades, making it the largest deficit-reduction plan in over a decade."
It's true that the Congressional Budget Office predicted that, if fully enacted, the health care package would modestly reduce the deficit overall. CBO bean counters projected that a combination of tax hikes and cuts to the growth of Medicare spending would more than offset the law's new spending on expanded insurance coverage.
Blah Blah Blah
If the health care law's Medicare cuts do not get implemented, instead of reducing the deficit, the law would actually add $6.2 trillion to the nation's long-term deficits, according to a recent analysis by the Government Accountability Office.
Despite years of insisting that the skeptics were wrong, the Obama administration this week provided a major signal that history is likely to repeat itself. Officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced they would delay cuts to the Medicare Advantage program scheduled to go into effect in 2014.
About one in four Medicare beneficiaries, or roughly 13 million people, participate in Medicare Advantage, which offers seniors the ability to choose among privately administered plans with additional benefits. Throughout the health care debate, Democrats argued that the federal government was paying far too much money to subsidize participating private insurers.
When Obama spoke of reducing "waste and inefficiency in our health care system," a big part of that initiative was reducing such overpayments. According to a CBO analysis from last year,$156 billion of the more than $700 billion in Medicare cuts under Obamacare were supposed to come through such changes to the Medicare Advantage payment scheme.
In February, when CMS proposed new rate cuts within the program, insurance industry lobbyists rushed into action. Soon, 160 members of Congress from both parties sent letters asking the administration to back off. Now, instead of reducing payments to health insurers who provide seniors insurance through Medicare Advantage by 2.3 percent in 2014, the federal government will increase payments by 3.3 percent.
America's Health Insurance Plans -- the nation's largest insurance lobbyist -- understandably hailed the reversal. So did Wall Street investors, who sent health insurance stocks soaring this week. But the news also bodes poorly for the financing of Obamacare.
All of Obamacare's proposed cuts and industry-specific tax hikes are going to draw similar lobbying efforts from other power players -- such as hospitals, doctors and pharmaceutical companies -- that stand to lose if certain provisions go fully into effect. Just last month, the Senate voted 79-to-20 on a nonbinding measure to repeal the law's tax on medical device-makers after ferocious lobbying from the industry.
Unfortunately for taxpayers, these special interests will not be lobbying to undo the trillions in new spending created by the law. The end result is that Obamacare is likely to be the budget buster its critics always feared.
"Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would be reversing some of the cuts to Medicare Advantage scheduled to be implemented in 2014 — specifically, instead of cutting per-person reimbursement rates by 2 percent next year as they’d proposed in February, CMS will increase them by about 3 percent. This doesn’t, however, have any effect on the health-care reform law’s long-term plans for the private program, which will slowly cut Medicare Advantage’s funding to the levels of traditional Medicare, pushing customers into the latter program. "

Note the part where this has no effect of the ACA panned savings.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#988603 Sep 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> The loss of their chemical weapon program that hey had invested a lot of time & money.
Bullshit.

Russia will take custody of whatever weapons are admitted to, which can be returned or replaced at any time.
realdaveturd

Meriden, CT

#988604 Sep 24, 2013
I will not be telling anyone the truth here today.

Pretend you didn't see this, OK? Us liberals like to lie and censor news, but I'll let this one slip through because I just too my meds...

"One man's ObamaCare nightmare"

"Andy and Amy Mangione of Louisville, Ky. and their two boys are just the kind of people who should be helped by ObamaCare. But they recently got a nasty surprise in the mail.

"When I saw the letter when I came home from work," Andy said, describing the large red wording on the envelope from his insurance carrier, "(it said)'your action required, benefit changes, act now.' Of course I opened it immediately."

It had stunning news. Insurance for the Mangiones and their two boys,which they bought on the individual market, was going to almost triple in 2014 --- from $333 a month to $965.

The insurance carrier made it clear the increase was in order to be compliant with the new health care law.

"This isn't a Cadillac plan, this isn't even a silver plan," Mangione said, referring to higher levels of coverage under ObamaCare.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/24/on...

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#988605 Sep 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Taxes on medical devices, reduction in health savings accounts, etc.
But why does it matter who is affected by ObamaKKKare taxes, unless you are consumed by class envy?
So you need to pay extra for your penispump. Big deal.
Carol said the ACA was funded through taxes on the middle lass. Certainly you have more than medical devices & HSAs.
I'm shocked you didn't mention tanning bed taxes.

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