If they have coverage now, why don't they just keep what they have?<quoted text>
Its really simple chimpy;
policy premiums outside of the odumbocare exchanges (ie responsible, worthwhile people who already made the smart fiscal choice to have insurance) go up in order to subsidize policies WITHIN the exchanges.
That latter demographic will be at LEAST 65-70% freeloading chimps (like you).....
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Since: May 11
#989816 Sep 26, 2013
#989817 Sep 26, 2013
That would be Lily, except since she never leaves home and the illegal alien landscapers keep turning her down she's pulling a complete Obama (new word for failure).
#989818 Sep 26, 2013
Obituary for the Middle Class
The American middle class, like the American economy in general, is ailing. Labor-force participation has hit a 35-year low.
Median household income is lower than it was five years ago. Only the top 5 percent of households have seen their incomes rise under President Obama.
Commuters are paying more than twice as much for gas as they were in 2008.
Federal payouts for food stamps, unemployment insurance and disability insurance have reached unprecedented levels.
Meanwhile, the country is still running near-record budget deficits and is burdened by $17 trillion in aggregate debt.
Yet the stock market is soaring.
How can we make sense of all this contradictory nonsense?
Obama promised to restore the middle class. In truth, he has enacted the very policies that have done it the most damage in years.
That paradox may explain why his base of support remains the very rich and the very poor.
Goldman Sachs, federal bureaucrats and aid recipients are helped in a way that the strapped hardware store owner, Starbucks barista and part-time welder are not.
For all the talk of infrastructure or stimulus, the latest $6 trillion in federal borrowing seems to have been wasted on bailing out insider banks and green companies, growing the federal workforce, regulating the private sector into stasis, and subsidizing those who are not working.
The Federal Reserve still keeps interest rates at near zero. That mostly helps Wall Street, where money flows madly in search of any sort of return.
Most real interest rates for consumer purchases somehow remain exorbitant.
Banks obtain their money cheaply and lend it out expensively. No wonder that so many Wall Street and banking executives -- Timothy Geithner, Jack Lew, Peter Orszag, Gene Sperling, Larry Summers -- revolve in and out of the highest levels of this "no revolving door" administration.
Middle-class workers see little chance of retiring when their meager savings earn almost no interest, so they are apt to stay on the job longer. In circular fashion, their continuance only makes unemployment rates for young entry-level workers even worse.
Obama always threatened higher taxes on the well-off. He achieved that goal with a new 39.6 percent federal rate on upper incomes -- well apart from state and payroll taxes. Yet such steep taxes do not much affect the super-rich. Their income is often exempted through sophisticated tax-avoidance or, more often, earned through less taxed capital gains.
Small employers in many states have no such recourse and now pay more than half their incomes in assorted federal, state and local taxes.
Naturally, they are hiring fewer people and making fewer capital investments.
That greater tax hit might have been worth it had the new rates been part of a balanced-budget agreement like the Bill Clinton-Newt Gingrich deal of 1997 that froze spending levels and for a time stopped our ruinous borrowing.
Not this time. We end up with the worst of all worlds: once again a 39 percent top tax rate, but now with out-of-control federal spending and more multibillion-dollar budget deficits.
But of course Obama, O'Failure got re-elected. So, Americans must love being miserable--at least middle class Americans must love being miserable.
The very wealthy and the growing entitlement takers are doing just fine in the Obama economy.
#989819 Sep 26, 2013
#989820 Sep 26, 2013
Obumbles and an Obituary for the Middle Class
By virtually shutting down gas and oil leases on federal lands, the administration has declined the chance to create millions of new energy jobs and to lower fuel prices.
For now, cheaper power bills and gasoline prices, and the creation of more jobs in energy, depend entirely on those who drill on private lands -- DESPITE, NOT BECAUSE, of federal efforts.
Even the many sires of Obamacare now deny their past parentage:
Unions want out of it.
Congress demands exclusion from it.
Well-connected businesses won exemption from
The poor who mostly do not pay federal income taxes will get a largely free, bureaucratized federal health-care system.
Many of the rich praise Obamacare but will quietly use their own money to avoid it.
The middle class will see their premiums soar and the quality of their coverage erode.
These are surreal times. Wealthy elites who help to shut down jobs in energy, timber and mining are deemed liberal -- but not always so the middle classes, who suffer the consequences in lost jobs and higher prices.
Universities voice progressive bromides, but they care mostly for the tenured and the technocrat, not the part-timer and the indebted student.
Despite soaring tuition, campus is now the haunt of the very wealthy who can afford exorbitant tuition and the very poor who are often exempted from it.
The less romantic middle class goes $1 trillion into debt for their high-interest student loans.
Never has it been so good to be invested in a vastly expanding federal government -- either to distribute or receive federal subsidies.
Never has it been so lucrative to work in banking or on Wall Street.
And never has it been so bad to try to find a decent job making something real.
To paraphrase the Roman historian Tacitus, where we have made a desert of the middle class, we call it an Obama recovery.
#989821 Sep 26, 2013
Congress Moves To Outlaw the Alternative Media…(Facism At Its Finest!!) Why? Can't let Truth get in the way of their puppet masters global agenda!
Thursday, September 26, 2013
The alternative media is having a dramatic impact on the worldview of the country, so much so, that the (traitors within) the US Senate are legislating against the only objective media left in the country.
It is a well known fact that Senator Diane Feinstein wants your guns and now she (and others) want control over your words. Feinstein believes that a proposed media shield law should be applied only to those she refers to as “real reporters.”
The communications industry, John McCain and now Sen. Feinstein are all attempting to shut down the alternative media. Why? Because we tell the people the truth, and when one is part of a psychopathic crime syndicate, the last thing they want to be told to the public is the truth!
#989822 Sep 26, 2013
FYI AMERICA - PREPARE
Truckers Convoy to D.C. Oct. 11-13
The strike, the report said, will be coordinated with an invasion of Washington.
“The protest calls for truckers to make their way to Washington, D.C., in a massive convoy in an effort to call attention to, among other things, the Benghazi cover-up, the recent attack which killed 25 members of Seal Team 6, ever rising fuel prices, and claims that 'President' Obama has engaged in treasonous crimes.”
One advocate wrote: The American People are bleeding out with no relief in sight. It is time to change the news. Let us show our elected officials that we are 100 percent fed up with corruption and the blatant disregard of the Constitution that they swore to Uphold.
Blog author Mac Slavo noted:“The corruption and need for real change in America’s government has transcended political lines. If the hundreds of thousands of truckers across America who keep our delivery systems running efficiently were to join together and stop hauling freight for even a week, the impact would be devastating and could not be ignored. There’d be no food on the shelves, no fuel at our gas stations, and no medical supplies at our pharmacies and hospitals...
Support these truckers & America - if you own a business, close the doors for those 3 days, do not shop, travel or buy gas on those 3 days unless absolutely neccesary. GOD Bless!
#989823 Sep 26, 2013
...mobilized the base of the Republican Party...
ObamaKKKare, gun control, and the Obama Depression will doom DemoKKKrats in 2014.
#989824 Sep 26, 2013
All paid insurance for overpaid federal government employees should be terminated...let them suffer with ObamaKKKare.
After all, if ObamaKKKare is so wonderful, why are they fighting it so hard?
#989825 Sep 26, 2013
If I could briefly interrupt the Looney Lily, Queen of the Useless firing squad aiming at Ted Cruz, let's talk about something we all agree on. And by "we all," I mean a majority of the American people, the Teamsters, many Democrats and every single last Republican.
Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster.
It was passed illegally without the House ever voting on the Senate bill and became law absent a single Republican vote -- even "the girls from Maine" and "the girl from Arizona" -- the only major legislation ever enacted on a strict party-line vote.
The Supreme Court had to violate the Constitution's separation of powers to uphold Obamacare as a "tax" -- despite the fact that no elected body could ever have enacted such a massive tax hike even with the sleazy parliamentary tricks used to pass this bill.
Proving that everyone hates it, Congress has now exempted itself from Obamacare's provisions, having asked for, and received, a waiver from President Obama.
Yes, these are the exact same politicians who lecture us that Obamacare is "the law of the land!" (So are our immigration laws.)
And the exact same politicians who huffily announce that the Supreme Court upheld it!(The court also upheld the First Amendment in Citizens United, but that doesn't stop Obama from demanding Congress overturn the First Amendment.)
They are the same sanctimonious frauds who tell us that Obamacare is "the right thing to do!"
THOSE SAME GUYS WHO WAIVED OBAMACARE FOR THEMSELVE. If national health care is so great, why don't they want it?
Unlike the Empty Suited Flipper in the White House who isn't even qualified to flip burgers, Cruz is standing up for something he believes in.
#989826 Sep 26, 2013
Obama loves Communists, hates Conservatives...
#989827 Sep 26, 2013
Christie has no chance unless he speaks out against the abuses of ObamaKKKare.
#989828 Sep 26, 2013
lily seems very comfortable doing her nasty old hag routine today.
#989829 Sep 26, 2013
...collateral damage for the greater glory of socialized medicine...
#989830 Sep 26, 2013
That would be women such as yourself.
#989831 Sep 26, 2013
The fact that the same politicians who passed ObamaCare -- "without reading it to find out what is in it" -- have excused themselves from what is in it...is 100% proof that Democrats/liberals are the biggest hypocrites.
As usual, in EVERY single category of Crap Forced On the Country by the Left, liberals always have a work-around for themselves.
They love the public schools and denounce school choice -- but their kids go to St. Albans or Sidwell Friends. As Al Gore responded to a question from a black journalist for Time magazine who asked him why he opposed school vouchers while sending his own kids to private schools, "My children -- you can leave them out of this!"
Oh, now I see.
Liberals are always eager to release criminals and block crucial crime-fighting strategies such as stop-and-frisk -- which they announce from the safety of their antiseptic, crime-free neighborhoods.
Just like libs love the homeless, but try putting a homeless shelter in their doorman buildings.
They tell us guns won't protect us -- and then we find out the loudest of them all have armed guards. Staunch gun-control advocate Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago had three armed guards with him at all times, as well as an armored car. Mayor Rahm Emanuel also has armed guards and an armored car. Chicago aldermen are allowed to carry any guns they like. But until very recently (we hope!) the people of Chicago were virtually prohibited from being armed.
Are you beginning to see the pattern?
Liberals love affirmative action -- provided their offspring still get into Harvard, Yale or Princeton. How about they give up their kids' seats to disadvantaged minorities?
Class warriors Warren Buffett and the Nation magazine's Katrina vanden Heuvel hired phalanxes of lawyers to fight the IRS when informed they weren't paying the government what they owed. George Soros and the Kennedy family stash their money in offshore accounts, safe from U.S. taxation.
Liberals also strongly support every manner of environmental regulation -- unless it blocks the view from the Kennedy compound. In deference to Teddy Kennedy's ferocious opposition to wind farms off the coast of Cape Cod, the federal government reduced the number of turbines, moved them farther off the coast and ordered them painted white to blend in with the view.
There may have been a time in history when libs had good intentions, now it is all about their feeling good...sanctimonious hypocrites that they are.
#989832 Sep 26, 2013
Excellent idea. Count me in! Passing this on.
#989833 Sep 26, 2013
...the "mechanism to help pull themselves out of poverty" is to steal from others...
Since: Jun 13
#989834 Sep 26, 2013
Everyone knows this about gay men but it just seemed like a valid question all of a sudden for some reason last night.
Seriously, it's like having sex with poop. Even if you're attracted to men, how could that not be a turn off?
#989835 Sep 26, 2013
kiddie baseball, an ugly bridge, unbearable heat...and nothing else...
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