Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1459028 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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#1002045 Oct 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Here is another estimate.
"Seeking insight, Daily Intelligencer tracked down a senior official at the Department of Health and Human Services who, on the condition of anonymity, was willing to give us the skinny on CGI’s Obamacare work — and how much the company was paid for it. The official, who did not have permission to speak to the press, is a contracting specialist at HHS who has managed more than $1 billion in purchases (although did not work directly with CGI).
The answer? All contracts between CGI and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the arm of HHS that is charged with implementing the Affordable Care Act, inked since mid-2010 were for Obamacare IT work. The total value of the contracts meeting that description ( http://usaspending.gov/explore... ) is $515 million.
HEADLINE September 24, 2007:
CGI Federal, Inc.,(CGI) a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc.,(NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A) today announced that it was one of 8 large business IT service providers selected by the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to bid on up to US$4 BILLION in work to be awarded under CMS's Enterprise Systems Development (ESD) IDIQ contract.

To claim that every contract awarded to CGI since 2010 is associated with Obamacare is ridiculous...AND, the $515 million figure doesn't even exist.

CGI Medicare/Medicaid Services contracts since 2004:

November 4, 2004 -$100 million for technical solutions and support for several CMS component areas. Including support for the medicare.gov Web site.

June 29, 2005 -$14.5 million contract to be the prime contractor to develop and support its Payment Reconciliation System (PRS).

February 4, 2008 -$27 million contract to implement CMS’ Provider Enrollment Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) One-Stop-Shop release.

October 7, 2008,$15 million award to maintain and enhance services contracts for Medicare & Medicaid Services over 5 years.

February 2, 2009 -$25 million over five and one half years for the continued development and implementation of the Medicare Appeals System (MAS) to support legislatively mandated appeals processes for traditional Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) and Managed Care (MC).

March 17, 2009 -$135 million five and one half year contract for the Medicare Advantage & Part D (MA & Part D) Maintenance and Enhancement Services contract by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for five and one half years.

In May 2010,$73.2 Million five year Contract to "CONTINUE its modernization, application management, and maintenance efforts on three external websites that provide information to 44 million beneficiaries and millions more healthcare providers and other stakeholders."

The three websites affected —Medicare.gov, cms.hhs.gov , and MyMedicare.gov .

January 12, 2011 -$55 million five-year "task order"
to continue software development and operational support services for the Provider Enrollment Chain Ownership System (PECOS) including Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) registration and attestation functionality.

May 24, 2011 $5.7 million to advance the support FHA’s CONNECT Nationwide Health Information Exchange (NHIE) Gateway Solution.

May 31, 2011 -$44.9 million eight year contract renewal with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare to provide support for preventing, detecting, deterring, and correcting improper payments.

December 1, 2011 -$93.7 million contract to build the U.S. government’s federally-facilitated health insurance exchange The contract has an estimated total contract value of US$93.7 million over a two-year base with three, one-year option periods. The US$55.7 million base contract has been awarded.

http://www.cgi.com/en/search/site/contract%20...
OBAMA the GENIUS

Fayetteville, NC

#1002046 Oct 12, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
If Obama is a "genius", why has Americans’ confidence in the two-party dominated system hit an all-time low, with only 18 percent saying they’re satisfied with the way the nation is being run?
Answer that, you pinhead.
Altering a post is a violation of topix rules.

Typical fright wing morrrron!

Rules?

We shut it down instead.

Can't pass a bill?

Shut it down y'all.

Ummmmmmmmmkay?

You are a turd burglar lowest scum on earth.....in other words a republican.

Own it loser!

YOU LOST!

YOU ARE A LOSER!

HERE ARE TWO PARTIES:

ONE ON EACH HAND!

loser loser loser loser loser loser......

Try winning then come back.

DEMOCRATS KICKED YOUR AZZZZZZZ!

OBAMACARE WON THE ELECTION!

BLUE CROSS BYYTCH!

HA HA HA HA HA LOL......

(WHAT A BURN ON EVERY REPUBLICAN)

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

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#1002047 Oct 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
So local buses are magical and don't require a turn around to get back off the estate?
What don't you understand about "buses do not enter the grounds"? You are being childish.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1002048 Oct 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
On the other hand
If Obama had agree to a one year extension for Obamacare individual mandate, it would be open
Karma and others should just say what they mean - all the GOP has to do is cave and give Obama exactly what he wants. Just like they'd do if the roles were reversed...right? Sure.

If not, Obama takes his ball and goes home. Some things never change, no matter how old we get.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1002049 Oct 12, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
What don't you understand about "buses do not enter the grounds"? You are being childish.
That explains why there is a bus turn around.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

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#1002050 Oct 12, 2013
Obamas Gay Lovein Chicago wrote:
<quoted text>
Why don't you leave her alone pervert!You are an Obama staulker fruitloop!
You are a failure in life!Your HERO is a failure!Obama is a criminal!
Your Obama lover's buddy Rahm Emanuel's State is in chaos!
Funny coming from a member of the political party that chose someone with an arrest record, Darrell Issa, as Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. LMAO

Republicans have no morals or ethics.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1002051 Oct 12, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
HEADLINE September 24, 2007:
CGI Federal, Inc.,(CGI) a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc.,(NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A) today announced that it was one of 8 large business IT service providers selected by the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to bid on up to US$4 BILLION in work to be awarded under CMS's Enterprise Systems Development (ESD) IDIQ contract.
To claim that every contract awarded to CGI since 2010 is associated with Obamacare is ridiculous...AND, the $515 million figure doesn't even exist.
CGI Medicare/Medicaid Services contracts since 2004:
November 4, 2004 -$100 million for technical solutions and support for several CMS component areas. Including support for the medicare.gov Web site.
June 29, 2005 -$14.5 million contract to be the prime contractor to develop and support its Payment Reconciliation System (PRS).
February 4, 2008 -$27 million contract to implement CMS’ Provider Enrollment Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) One-Stop-Shop release.
October 7, 2008,$15 million award to maintain and enhance services contracts for Medicare & Medicaid Services over 5 years.
February 2, 2009 -$25 million over five and one half years for the continued development and implementation of the Medicare Appeals System (MAS) to support legislatively mandated appeals processes for traditional Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) and Managed Care (MC).
March 17, 2009 -$135 million five and one half year contract for the Medicare Advantage & Part D (MA & Part D) Maintenance and Enhancement Services contract by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for five and one half years.
In May 2010,$73.2 Million five year Contract to "CONTINUE its modernization, application management, and maintenance efforts on three external websites that provide information to 44 million beneficiaries and millions more healthcare providers and other stakeholders."
The three websites affected —Medicare.gov, cms.hhs.gov , and MyMedicare.gov .
January 12, 2011 -$55 million five-year "task order"
to continue software development and operational support services for the Provider Enrollment Chain Ownership System (PECOS) including Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) registration and attestation functionality.
May 24, 2011 $5.7 million to advance the support FHA’s CONNECT Nationwide Health Information Exchange (NHIE) Gateway Solution.
May 31, 2011 -$44.9 million eight year contract renewal with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare to provide support for preventing, detecting, deterring, and correcting improper payments.
December 1, 2011 -$93.7 million contract to build the U.S. government’s federally-facilitated health insurance exchange The contract has an estimated total contract value of US$93.7 million over a two-year base with three, one-year option periods. The US$55.7 million base contract has been awarded.
http://www.cgi.com/en/search/site/contract%20...
Yes and the article I quoted noted that most contracts since 2010 are somehow related to Obamacare which your figures confirm.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

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#1002052 Oct 12, 2013
Mile wrote:
<quoted text>
The key word here is 'Affordable' this law is so vast it's impossible to accurately quantify how much it will cost.
It's just irresponsible to allow something so big and expensive a free pass, when debt are at unsustainable levels. Yes, everyone would love 'Affordable' healthcare but at what cost to our children's futures?
SPAM
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1002053 Oct 12, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Karma and others should just say what they mean - all the GOP has to do is cave and give Obama exactly what he wants. Just like they'd do if the roles were reversed...right? Sure.
If not, Obama takes his ball and goes home. Some things never change, no matter how old we get.
The Left definition of compromise is to give them what they want without giving anything to you.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1002054 Oct 12, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
SPAM
Nope

Mile wrote:

" The key word here is 'Affordable' this law is so vast it's impossible to accurately quantify how much it will cost.
It's just irresponsible to allow something so big and expensive a free pass, when debt are at unsustainable levels. Yes, everyone would love 'Affordable' healthcare but at what cost to our children's futures?"
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1002055 Oct 12, 2013
Looks like POTUS and Harry Reid want a default, just as they wanted a shutdown.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#1002056 Oct 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Apparently, his post
"Americans’ confidence in the two-party dominated system has hit an all-time low, with only 18 percent saying they’re satisfied with the way the nation is being run."
Are you an 18%-er? "
No reason to doubt his country of origin.
Hey dummy , Americans are not dissatisfied with the two-party system(they want more participating parties like the Greens and libertarians becoming more involved), but they are disgusted with the tea party controlled GOP trying to force their lame-ass radical agenda to cut the social safety net to shreds and end Obamacare on to the table--which is never going to happen because only 15% of Americans would approve (just a little more than the zero turn-out for the big 'anti-government Truckers and bikers protest that fizzled before it started in Washington D C last week) So, get over it, republicans lost on Obamacare because Americans see big ,good things for them in the opening of the new Obamacare healthcare exchanges,especially as big corporations are continuing to cut permanent jobs, hire more temps, and cut wages and health benefits for the smaller ,permanent labor staff left and retirees. Obamacare was a Godsend to get passed just in the nick of time as the country is transitioning into a Task Rabbit economy of low-pay, few benefits, temporary services laboring force.
TSM

United States

#1002057 Oct 12, 2013
If Republicans are looking at Polls to determine whether to cave in to Liberals demands is Political suicide!! Remember all the Liberal Polling in 2010 was indicating Republicans were going to take a Beating ‘Republicans ‘was on the Wrong side of the Issues!! If my memory serves me Correctly I believe 2010 was Historic’ A Total Wipe Out of Liberals/Democrats!!

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1002058 Oct 12, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Hey dummy , Americans are not dissatisfied with the two-party system(they want more participating parties like the Greens and libertarians becoming more involved)
GALLUP, 10/11/2013 - "Americans’ confidence in the two-party dominated system has hit an all-time low, with only 18 percent saying they’re satisfied with the way the nation is being run."

Since: Sep 10

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#1002059 Oct 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
hands down; she reminds of that other yahoo from TN, imwrong69 or whatever idiotic name she was.
I've often thought they're the same.

Since: Sep 10

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#1002060 Oct 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Apparently, his post
"Americans’ confidence in the two-party dominated system has hit an all-time low, with only 18 percent saying they’re satisfied with the way the nation is being run."
Are you an 18%-er? "
No reason to doubt his country of origin.
No reason to doubt Obama's country of origin.

Yet Repugnants have made a 5 year career of it.

I arrive, you've been here for hours, I leave for awhile, you're still here.

Get a life.

Since: Sep 10

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#1002061 Oct 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
On the other hand
If Obama had agree to a one year extension for Obamacare individual mandate, it would be open
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Karma and others should just say what they mean - all the GOP has to do is cave and give Obama exactly what he wants. Just like they'd do if the roles were reversed...right? Sure.
If not, Obama takes his ball and goes home. Some things never change, no matter how old we get.
Two sockpuppets having a conversation.

At least they understand each other!! Nobody else does.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#1002062 Oct 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope
Mile wrote:
" The key word here is 'Affordable' this law is so vast it's impossible to accurately quantify how much it will cost.
It's just irresponsible to allow something so big and expensive a free pass, when debt are at unsustainable levels. Yes, everyone would love 'Affordable' healthcare but at what cost to our children's futures?"
Weirdly, you're taking the exactly opposite position that Ted Cruz and the republinutz argue that the economy has improved considerably, American government revenue is higher now then its ever been(thanks to republicans conceding to Obama's modest tax hike request on the wealthy ($250,000 and up class) and the across-the-board sequestration cuts in government spending from military to veterans to students, to women health to parks maintenance , etc.) So, Cruz argues that a delay in raising the debt ceiling isn't that crucial because the federal government has enough to cover the interest now. So, which is it? Is the national debt getting 'worse'(which would call for more emergency borrowing (raising the debt ceiling) or is the national debt becoming more manageable under Obama's economic policies of balanced cuts to waste and inefficiency and more spending on domestic national infrastructure and healthcare?

Since: Sep 10

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#1002063 Oct 12, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Karma and others should just say what they mean - all the GOP has to do is cave and give Obama exactly what he wants. Just like they'd do if the roles were reversed...right? Sure.
If not, Obama takes his ball and goes home. Some things never change, no matter how old we get.
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
The Left definition of compromise is to give them what they want without giving anything to you.
These sockpuppets are kindred souls!!

Since: Sep 10

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#1002064 Oct 12, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
GALLUP, 10/11/2013 - "Americans’ confidence in the two-party dominated system has hit an all-time low, with only 18 percent saying they’re satisfied with the way the nation is being run."
You keep repeating that. Does Whatever give the orders, or do you??

You keep trying to avoid the fact that Repugnants have lost the shutdown battle to Obama.

They're desperately looking for a way to surrender that saves face.

I guess I'd do the same if I had supported the losers.

Carry on, whatever puppet.

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