Barack Obama, our next President

"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 ... Full Story
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#995186 Oct 4, 2013
EXPERT wrote:
<quoted text>
Because it never got this bad under Bush.
so you're an expert in what? as we can see, not Bush.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#995187 Oct 4, 2013
EXPERT wrote:
<quoted text>
Because it never got this bad under Bush.
What?????? Can you read?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#995188 Oct 4, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
totally pathetic. you're a mindless POS that can't even think for it's self. if some other nutjob hadn't already posted that crap you'd have nothing. you constantly repeat what others have already posted while you act like you've got a brain that actually functions.
think anyone is fooled by your fake intellect?
LMAO
yeah, i bet you do.
Nancy Pelosi was on the morning show just a few minutes ago. She has insisted that the senate has passed every bill that the House sent over. ROTFLMAO--Gayle said she sounded like 'old' white noise. LOL.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#995189 Oct 4, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so you nutjobs have been making excuses for Bush.
loving the honesty.
If congress is responsible for obama's govt shut down, then Majority leaders Pelosi and Reid were responsible in 2007--2009 losing 750,000 jobs per month, creating the worst recession in 80 years you ignorant idiot...

Excuses for who sonicmoron??

sonicmoron always bent over and punked by No Surprize obama, someone or something all the time looking like a total idiot...

It's the culture..
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#995190 Oct 4, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's your EXACT post again moron.
Where is your reference to the Republican congress?
You are so knee slapping stupid you bend yourself over!
Its the culture.
The Hells kitchen chef's Pelosi and Reid cooked-up and produced nothing but poison, since 2007 losing 750,000 jobs per month, the worst recession in 80 years, a Housing Collapse, a near financial meltdown, tripling the debt, two quagmire wars Clinton started that Kerry and Clinton democRats voted for before they were against you ignorant idiot...

AND... Hair Balls for brains Hairy Reid is still cooking-up more poison and hate for America when W was and left office, something, an overdose of poison even a sellout obama still can't recover from today you complete idiot...

The Shutdown on obamas watch... DemoRATs own it...

It's the culture...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#995191 Oct 4, 2013
OBAMA ADVISERS wrote:
Pelosi's major achievement has been the passage on Nov. 7, 2009, of the "Affordable Health Care for America Act" H.R. 3962, costing $1.1 trillion. It just barely passed 215-210, as 39 Democrats deserted her leadership. Pelosi is a strong supporter of abortion but to get the 215 votes she had to give in to Catholic leaders nationally and abortion opponents in her own caucus and allow them to impose tight restrictions of the Stupak Amendment that bar any insurance plan that is purchased with government subsidies from covering abortions. As a result numerous liberals denounced the bill even as they voted for it.
NOW THERE YOU HAVE IT BULLSHIT IN!!!!!!!!
BULLSHIT OUT!!!!!!!
Pelosi has been married 50 years, how old is that broad? 85? she can't even put her lipstick on properly. If a woman can't put her lipstick on properly she should not be allowed to control any aspect of anyone's life-she can't control her own lips. LOL.
EXPERT

Redding, CA

#995192 Oct 4, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so you're an expert in what? as we can see, not Bush.
Everything!

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#995193 Oct 4, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>The Hells kitchen chef's Pelosi and Reid cooked-up and produced nothing but poison, since 2007 losing 750,000 jobs per month, the worst recession in 80 years, a Housing Collapse, a near financial meltdown, tripling the debt, two quagmire wars Clinton started that Kerry and Clinton democRats voted for before they were against you ignorant idiot...
AND... Hair Balls for brains Hairy Reid is still cooking-up more poison and hate for America when W was and left office, something, an overdose of poison even a sellout obama still can't recover from today you complete idiot...
The Shutdown on obamas watch... DemoRATs own it...
It's the culture...
Still no mention of the current terrorist Republican congress.
Are you aware they exist?
More denial from the Topix moron.

Its the culture.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#995194 Oct 4, 2013
(CNN)-- I met a woman named Yvonne in Greenville, South Carolina, where the CNN Express was reporting on the rollout of Obamacare. Yvonne had a big smile and was very excited -- you couldn't miss her.

I first noticed her standing in line, waiting patiently to ask a few questions about health care. Most of the questions I had been asked up until that time revolved around the logistics of signing up, whether they could pick a particular doctor and how much all this was going to cost.

Yvonne, who didn't give her last name, started by telling me that she had been able to get off Medicaid in the past year. Before that, she had been living in her car, intermittently staying with friends. Now she has a place to live, and she's excited about the prospect of finally being able to get private health care insurance for the first time in her life.

Yvonne, 35, told me she works part-time as a hairstylist assistant. She said she makes $9 an hour, which at 20 hours a week works out to about $9,360 a year. She is still impoverished, but considers herself lucky because she's never had a major illness.
Human impact of Obamacare
Obamacare rollout: Day 3
Rocky start to Obamacare
Obamacare: Who's in and who's out?

As we spoke about South Carolina's sign-up process, I realized I was explaining some unwelcome news: Yvonne is not eligible for any assistance toward buying health insurance.

Let me try to explain: In a state that has chosen not to expand Medicaid, Yvonne is in the staggering position of now making too much money to qualify for Medicaid, and too little to obtain subsidies through the Affordable Care Act.

This wasn't how it was supposed to go down for Yvonne and others like her all over the country. When you imagine the people likely to benefit the most from the Affordable Care Act, you probably think of someone just like her.

By obtaining a real job with enough income, Yvonne has disqualified herself from her state's Medicaid program. But in order to qualify for subsidies in South Carolina, she needs to get above the poverty line, and she is not quite there. Yvonne and an estimated 7 million others now find themselves in a coverage gap.

The tax subsidies available through the health exchanges were intended to make private insurance coverage affordable for those between the poverty line and four times as much -- people who now shoulder the responsibility, by law, of purchasing their own coverage.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#995195 Oct 4, 2013
Last year, in its landmark ruling that left most of the ACA in place, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Medicaid expansion is optional for states. South Carolina, and 25 other states, turned it down. As a result, a big swath of the uninsured will stay that way when new coverage options kick in January 1.

I asked Kentucky Senate hopeful Matt Bevin, a Republican, who was against the expansion in his state, about this. Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has been a proponent of the law, and Kentucky has expanded Medicaid to cover anyone making up to 138% of the poverty line. When I described Yvonne's situation to Bevin, he was sympathetic but immediately replied, "Where is the money going to come from?"

His is a common sentiment among leaders of states that have refused Medicaid dollars from the federal government. For the time being, the money comes from the federal government. In the states that accepted Medicaid expansion, the federal government will pick up 100% of the tab for four years. For the next three years, it will pay for slightly less. Beyond 2020 it will cover 90% of the cost.

The man who oversees the health insurance expansion in Maryland, Dr Joshua Sharfstein, was stunned that so many states turned the money down. According to the analysis in Maryland, the economic benefits of Medicaid expansion would be in the billions.

As I walked with him, I asked if he could give a single reason -- medically or financially -- for a state not to accept the Medicaid dollars. He thought about it for a moment, and said "none."

"This is just politics," he added.

Yvonne doesn't have many options. She can't get subsidies, Medicaid or health insurance. One small solace is that she won't be forced to pay any tax penalty for not having insurance.

"Oh well, I guess that is good," Yvonne replied when I told her.

She had worked so hard to come off Medicaid, but asked me at the end of the day for a list of states where she might move to get back on the Medicaid program once again.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#995196 Oct 4, 2013
EXPERT wrote:
<quoted text>
Everything!
i think i blew that up already.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#995197 Oct 4, 2013
The website of New York state's newly launched health insurance exchange received almost 30 million visits between Tuesday and Wednesday.

The website has experienced technical difficulties since the exchanged opened for business on Tuesday. Officials have blamed the problems on the unexpectedly high level of traffic. In a statement on Wednesday, Donna Frescatore, executive director of NY State of Health, said her agency's website had received more traffic than any other state's.

"NY is one of only a few states that opened its website to the public to begin accepting applications on October 1 and has experienced the highest level of activity of any state," Frescatore said. "Today, like all other states, New York’s website is experiencing significant levels of activity, which is causing some users to experience difficulty entering the site and delays in application processing. In response to these issues, our technicians have doubled the site’s capacity and are working around the clock to troubleshoot emerging problems and ensure users have a better experience going forward. It is expected that 1.1 million New Yorkers will obtain health insurance through NY State of Health by 2016.”

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/new-yor...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#995198 Oct 4, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
Still no mention of the current terrorist Republican congress.
Are you aware they exist?
More denial from the Topix moron.
Its the culture.
If you understand the 3/5th's rule that applies to ghetto Patrick you'll understand your need for affirmative action and test score credits...

If you can't answer or disprove the argument Patrick, You can always scream Fox or call people names....

Blame those that created the recession you ignorant idiot.... yet liberals still blame Congress today for all the woes of obama....

It's the culture...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#995199 Oct 4, 2013
The Republican Hardliners Aren't Conservatives, They're Radicals

The legislators driving the direction of the GOP aren't interested in smart, limited government. They're aiming to eviscerate even the parts that work well.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995200 Oct 4, 2013
proof the ...obama administration...er...world... is a stage...

“Surprise: Media’s Obamacare health insurance exchange poster boy is OFA volunteer”— that’s Organizing for Action, spun-off from the Obama presidential campaign"

http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2013/10/03/astr...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#995201 Oct 4, 2013
The G.O.P.’s Emergency-Room Politics

John Boehner and Ted Cruz and the House’s “suicide caucus”—willing to bring down the economy to derail Obamacare—appear to be making bizarre choices. Some in their own party think so.(Grover Norquist on Cruz:“He pushed House Republicans into traffic and wandered away.”) But their behavior should actually be quite familiar to anyone who has had the frustration of dealing with an insurance company. They are treating Obamacare—a law passed by Congress, affirmed by the Supreme Court, and whose namesake was reëlected President—as a claim that they can avoid paying if they just come up with the right disingenuous angle. They are doing the same thing with their basic legislative responsibilities; they are the little men in the distant office, sending out letter after letter: deny, deny, deny. Obamacare might at least make that type rarer in the health-care system. When are we going to remake our politics?

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/closere...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995202 Oct 4, 2013
in a Liberal's mind 175 is better than 44...

"Hederson’s going to pay a $175 premium and he won’t even receive vision or dental insurance. He has contacts, so not having vision insurance is kind of a bum deal.....

Without Obamacare, Henderson could have received health insurance for as little as $44.72 on eHealthInsurance.com , according to Michael F. Cannon of the Cato Institute."

http://washingtonexaminer.com/175-premium-for...
Michelle

New York, NY

#995203 Oct 4, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>If you understand the 3/5th's rule that applies to ghetto Patrick you'll understand your need for affirmative action and test score credits...
If you can't answer or disprove the argument Patrick, You can always scream Fox or call people names....
Blame those that created the recession you ignorant idiot.... yet liberals still blame Congress today for all the woes of obama....
It's the culture...
Here is the perfect storm of affirmative action, a dumbed down public who voted for her and the Democrat's mantra of never let a good crisis go to waste:

http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/10/04/shelia-j...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995204 Oct 4, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The Republican Hardliners Aren't Conservatives, They're Radicals
The legislators driving the direction of the GOP aren't interested in smart, limited government. They're aiming to eviscerate even the parts that work well.
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
No dum-dum...

these are radicals...

{'Eco terrorists’ torch Hummers}

http://www.carmag.co.za/news/eco-terrorists-t...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#995205 Oct 4, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The G.O.P.’s Emergency-Room Politics
John Boehner and Ted Cruz and the House’s “suicide caucus”—willing to bring down the economy to derail Obamacare—appear to be making bizarre choices. Some in their own party think so.(Grover Norquist on Cruz:“He pushed House Republicans into traffic and wandered away.”) But their behavior should actually be quite familiar to anyone who has had the frustration of dealing with an insurance company. They are treating Obamacare—a law passed by Congress, affirmed by the Supreme Court, and whose namesake was reëlected President—as a claim that they can avoid paying if they just come up with the right disingenuous angle. They are doing the same thing with their basic legislative responsibilities; they are the little men in the distant office, sending out letter after letter: deny, deny, deny. Obamacare might at least make that type rarer in the health-care system. When are we going to remake our politics?
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/closere...
Spammer: The act of obnoxiously doing repeated cut-n-paste for attention all day long to disturb others. sonicfiller, a deranged dumbass on a forum, no job, running on complete empty, a moron sonicmoron posting inane crap, fiction or delusional opinion of no relevance for only their deranged amusement 24/7..

Being challenged in life is inevitable, you being a deranged moron and remaining on a big government reservation or existing on a urban preserve is optional you loser.

It's the culture...

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Chicago Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting... (Jan '09) 21 min loose cannon 177,959
Topix Chitown Regulars (Aug '09) 48 min Mister Tonka 98,197
Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel (Jun '08) 1 hr J RULES 69,347
In Chicago's war zones, the tragedy extends bey... 1 hr SMH 3
Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds ... (Dec '08) 1 hr litesong 46,575
IL Who do you support for Governor in Illinois in ... (Oct '10) 1 hr what a loser 4,017
Song Title Game (Dec '11) 2 hr SLY WEST 1,121
•••
•••
•••

Chicago Jobs

•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••
•••

Chicago People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Chicago News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Chicago
•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••