Barack Obama, our next President

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Since: Sep 08

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#1002594 Oct 13, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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"State-run marketplaces will not have to verify consumers' claims that they do not receive health insurance from their employer. As Sandhya Somashekhar and I reported Friday, the health law relies partially on the federal government knowing who receives employer-sponsored insurance and who does not. Anyone who receives an affordable offer of health insurance from their employer (less than 9.5 percent of their income) does not qualify for a federal tax credit."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
Yep. That's what I said but thanks for providing a link for those, like Galt, who are confused.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1002595 Oct 13, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Sure lowlife lockstepper, polls are such a waste of time in bagger world. None of the veterans that I know feel that way...And i'm betting I know a hundred times more than your miserable azz does. You and your fellow baggers are whining and crying the blues once again...I love it and so do most real Americans.Stepped in it again huh nutcase?
What'd'ya think about the kids on the hill taking so long to pull their heads outa their megalomaniac azzez to get the recent fallen PATRIOTS their rightful dues?

Loser slackerTics. Shameful.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1002596 Oct 13, 2013
votefromtheroof wrote:
<quoted text> exactly like slavery and segregation did under the democrats. so it must be a good law. right dumf*ck ??
The Civil Rights Act was passed in Congress to f*cking moron. It was not rider to an appropriation bill.

You people are dumber than sh*t.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1002597 Oct 13, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
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Now republicans are no longer taken at their word. Too much deceit and propaganda to answerer for. Gallup poll has reached new record lows for approval and disproval ratings for the republican party. Both of you do yourselves a favor and put down that Tea addiction and seek the Almighty Truth to forgive you of your trespasses. Remember?
White House:….
“In the early hours of September 15, 2008, five years ago last Sunday, Lehman Brothers announced it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Lehman was a giant of the financial system -- the fourth-largest investment bank in the US, a firm that employed thousands of brokers and analysts, with billions in assets that were suddenly worthless -- and its collapse sent shock waves through the global economy.
Suddenly, it was obvious that the next president of the United States would inherit a staggering economic crisis. But the challenge that President Obama was forced to confront didn't just begin in 2008. Even before Lehman Brothers, middle-class security had been slowly eroding for decades as jobs became obsolete or were shipped overseas.
So as we mark this anniversary, we've asked senior staff from across the Obama administration to sit down and talk about the moment when key decisions were made -- the factors they weighed, the results of the actions that President Obama took. What we've put together is a behind-the-scenes look of the decision-making process that you won't find anywhere else.
Check out the story of America's recovery, then share it with your friends.
By the end of 2008, the economy was shrinking by an annual rate of more than 8 percent, our businesses were shedding 800,000 jobs a month, and credit was frozen for families and small businesses. We were in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. On the day that I first began working in the White House in 2009, the auto industry was on the brink of collapse and the President was wrestling with how to help the millions of families in thousands of communities who would have been devastated if the motor companies died.
That's the lens through which President Obama saw his responsibilities, and it's a consistent theme in all the stories we've collected. Every decision he made was meant to stop the economy from spiraling out of control, put people back to work, and reverse the trends that had buffeted middle class for decades. The task was nothing short of monumental -- to clear away the rubble of the crisis and lay down a new foundation for sustained economic growth in the United States.
There's no diminishing the severity of the challenge we've overcome together, and we’ve got a lot more work to do to rebuild an economy where everyone who works hard has a chance to get ahead. But five years after Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, we want to help everyone get the context and see the full picture.
Take a minute to learn more about where we are five years after the start of the financial crisis:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/five-years-later
Hey, Bernie,'splain this:

"UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. It's the Post Office that's always having problems."

If you don't think Obama is clinging to Wall Street as much as past Republicans, you're cuckoo.

"President Barack Obama has received more money from Wall Street than any other politician over the past 20 years, including former President George W. Bush.

"In 2008, Wall Street’s largesse accounted for 20 percent of Obama’s total take, according to Reuters."

http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/10/obama-attac...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/22/usa...
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1002598 Oct 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
When a poll came out this week showing that the government shutdown was putting Republican Mike Coffman in danger of losing his Colorado congressional seat, the lawmaker responded with the serenity of martyrs through the ages.
“Whatever the consequences of doing what’s right,” he told a Denver TV station,“I’m willing to take those consequences.”
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.
Skeptics warned from the start that it was a suicide mission for Republicans to shut down the federal government in a long-shot attempt to defund Obamacare. Now that such dire predictions have come to pass, the lawmakers who engineered the shutdown are getting the conflagration — and the martyrdom — they sought.
Call it the Cruzifiction of the GOP.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-m...
winning by losing. losing your Congressional seat that is.
Fire 'em all!
Start at the top (cause that's where the WASTEFUL buck is SUPPOSED to stop) and then ask the second in command about the rest!

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1002599 Oct 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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We're where we are today because the majority of the budget is spent on these two entitlement programs with no end in sight.
If only the government could manage itself - much less us.
Neither program have not added to the debt.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Pittsboro, NC

#1002600 Oct 13, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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The admin cannot blame a contractor totally for this debacle.
"One highly unusual decision, reached early in the project, proved critical: the Medicare and Medicaid agency assumed the role of project quarterback, responsible for making sure each separately designed database and piece of software worked with the others, instead of assigning that task to a lead contractor.
Some people intimately involved in the project seriously doubted that the agency had the in-house capability to handle such a mammoth technical task of software engineering while simultaneously supervising 55 contractors. An internal government progress report in September 2011 identified a lack of employees “to manage the multiple activities and contractors happening concurrently” as a “major risk” to the whole project.
While some branches of the military have large software engineering departments capable of acting as the so-called system integrator, often on medium-size weapons projects, the rest of the federal government typically does not, said Stan Soloway, the president and chief executive of the Professional Services Council, which represents 350 government contractors. CGI officials have publicly said that while their company created the system’s overall software framework, the Medicare and Medicaid agency was responsible for integrating and testing all the combined components. "
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/us/politics...
AMERICA. America Americunts

"It's broken"

Say what byytch?

BLUE CROSS FOR SALE ON EXCHANGES!

I trust them more than whiner right wing retards.

Come back when your side wins something!

DEMOCRATS WIN.

DEMOCRATS WIN AGAIN!

DEMOCRATS FOREVER!

THE WINNERS MAKE THE RULES.

Learn it. Know it. Choke on it byytch!
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1002601 Oct 13, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Can't you idiots on the right even be honest with yourselves? If you really believe that Obamacare is a train wreck then you would vote for it....Common sense dictates that...What you are really afraid of is that it is going to be a success and the fools once again will be the Republicans just like social security and medicare...You losers are always on the wrong side of the people. Always.
The only tax returns the IRS has any business having their hands in-are the ones making their living off of OTHER peoples tax dollars-the life long fwee riders, living of every givverment program there is PLUS.

Then heck yeah-DO take some of THAT UNearned income BACK.

But leave the pockets of the SELF reliant WORKING class ALONE (theives, shysters and thugs!!)

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1002602 Oct 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Here's the entire quote of Baucus to Sebelius on how HHS was possibly able to educate patients and providers about a new law that was "deeply confusing":
"A lot of people have no idea about all of this. People just don't know a lot about it, and the Kaiser poll pointed that out. I understand you've hired a contractor. I'm just worried that that's gonna be money down the drain because contractors like to make money...I just tell ya, I just see a huge train wreck coming down."
So what if that's what he was talking about? They proved they can't even get the damn thing off the ground last week.
Shouldn't that be enough to tell you what's coming next?
Or do you need it spelled out for you?
"UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. It's the Post Office that's always having problems."
~Barack Obama
He was talking about people not knowing about it. He was not talking about the law itself.

When the public education improved,he was then satisfied.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1002603 Oct 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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No one seems to fully grasp just how crazy the IRS overseeing and managing our health care is.
The IRS historically audits organizations and individuals on both opposing sides as a political tool for those in power.
Do Democrats really believe Republicans will never again have control of Congress and the Presidency?
And will they be just as pleased about the IRS managing THEIR health care under a Republican controlled administration?
It's absolute insanity. Democratic Rockefeller was right...it's "beyond comprehension".
See my previous post on sentiments on that :-).

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1002604 Oct 13, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
The admin cannot blame a contractor totally for this debacle.
"One highly unusual decision, reached early in the project, proved critical: the Medicare and Medicaid agency assumed the role of project quarterback, responsible for making sure each separately designed database and piece of software worked with the others, instead of assigning that task to a lead contractor.
Some people intimately involved in the project seriously doubted that the agency had the in-house capability to handle such a mammoth technical task of software engineering while simultaneously supervising 55 contractors. An internal government progress report in September 2011 identified a lack of employees “to manage the multiple activities and contractors happening concurrently” as a “major risk” to the whole project.
While some branches of the military have large software engineering departments capable of acting as the so-called system integrator, often on medium-size weapons projects, the rest of the federal government typically does not, said Stan Soloway, the president and chief executive of the Professional Services Council, which represents 350 government contractors. CGI officials have publicly said that while their company created the system’s overall software framework, the Medicare and Medicaid agency was responsible for integrating and testing all the combined components. "
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/us/politics...
"UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. It's the Post Office that's always having problems."

If this wasn't a Freudian slip to beat all Freudian slips...

Obama knows big government can't efficiently manage itself or anything else, but his hunger for power and control is stronger than being honest about it. It just slipped out anyway.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1002606 Oct 13, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
The Dems are all about Obamacare being the law of the land, but so's the sequester.
In keeping with the ILLogical lock step mindlessness of empty lemming partisan herd pack Ignorance.

"OPT OUT" states-the NEW US of A.

Idiots.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1002607 Oct 13, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Sounds far more like your auto-biography grampa, unlike you and the obsessed baggers Ghost has more than proven that he has a life and purpose, you however have proven the very opposite. When i'm in my place in the Jefferson national forest with my loved one I couldn't care less about you nut cases. We dine, dance make love and do all of the things that you can't even remember. I can go to any hospital, or doctor in the world if need be. Your misery is way more than obvious. Now drink another cheap beer and expand that waist line some more tubba Bubba.
Your first cousins say they are tired of dining, dancing and getting banged by you. They want you to visit Europe.
FYI: Euthanasia is now legal in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1002608 Oct 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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All state-based exchanges have a one-year exemption from income verification.
CNN Money:

The new rule doesn't fully excuse exchanges from having to verify income, said Judy Solomon, vice president for health policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Exchanges must still check the applicant's income against a federal database, which will include information from his federal tax returns and a record of Social Security benefits.

The exchanges will be looking for disparities between what the applicant says and what's in the database.

If it looks like someone is understating his income by more than 10%, and the exchange doesn't have other sources to quickly check against, the exchange may choose to rely on what the applicant says.

But in those cases, the exchange must also conduct a random sample of similar applicants to make sure the verification process is working.[CNN Money, 7/15/13]
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1002609 Oct 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Tell that to the families of the fallen soldiers after Fisher House, a privately funded veterans' organization, came to the rescue when Obama and Hagel were still pouring over legalize before funding the families to bury these soldiers.
Tell that to the growing number of people whose premiums have doubled and tripled to get the same health care under Obamacare.
Privatization is the BEST thing that works. Government controlled anything is the WORST thing that NEVER works.
"UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. It's the Post Office that's always having problems."
~Presidential candidate Barack Obama
Are you frikkin' kidding me? UPS and FedEx are prime examples of how privatization works!
Obama has no clue what's he's even talking about. Then and now.
Jibberish__congress shut down the government without having a clue as to which departments would be effected and how. Do you actually expect the POTUS to jump through political hoops well into his second term?

The UPS FedX story is irrelevant.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1002610 Oct 13, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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lol, and my diagnosis would be the dreaded fence post syndrome.A common affliction amongst the baggers.
Parasite Baggers don't get that "BALANCE" thing lol.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1002611 Oct 13, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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The Republican eight hour work day-Twelve hours -flock you working class peons-- no breaks, three minutes for lunch, no OT.
The DemoncRat eight hour work day-Seven hours, yewniun half hour (stretched) to an hour lunch ..pretty much perpetual breaks the rest of the time....with occassional moments of productivity, when thumbs are removed from up each others (and own) arses.
The INDEPENDENT, honest wage earning, tax paying Americans FOR America eight hour work day-Eight and half hours, logged half hour lunch, logged two fifteen minutes, paid for eight only, with a FCK YOU partisan, herd pack lemming PEABRAINS, that's ALL you're getting too-- attitude from hell.
T.E.A.!!!
Independent AMERICAN voters FOR America-NOT against it!!
many people work more than 40 hours per week, as much as necessary to get the job done, with no overtime pay....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1002612 Oct 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Magnificent dodging!
The economy, the GDP and unemployment were doing just fine until the housing market collapse. Some Republicans didn't heed Bush's warnings either, but all Democrats resisted any oversight and even expanded the law so that more unqualified buyers could buy more expensive and overpriced homes.
However, the Democrats up for reelection in 2014 will have to say a lot more than what you just did.
still delusional.

must be those 'skewed' polls.

and let's not go down that failed 'it's the Dems fault' road. they only way you can even go there is by ignoring this....

Bush drive for home ownership fueled housing bubble

Lawrence Lindsay, Bush's first chief economic adviser, said there was little impetus to raise alarms about the proliferation of easy credit that was helping Bush meet housing goals.

"No one wanted to stop that bubble," Lindsay said. "It would have conflicted with the president's own policies."

Today, millions of Americans are facing foreclosure, home ownership rates are virtually no higher than when Bush took office, Fannie and Freddie are in a government conservatorship, and the bailout cost to taxpayers could run in the trillions of dollars.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/business/wo...

and this....

The Bush tax cuts have contributed to revenues dropping in 2004 to the lowest level as a share of the economy since 1950, and have been a major contributor to the dramatic shift from large projected budget surpluses to projected deficits as far as the eye can see.

The tax cuts have conferred the most benefits, by far, on the highest-income households — those least in need of additional resources — at a time when income already is exceptionally concentrated at the top of the income spectrum.

The design of these tax cuts was ill-conceived, resulting in significantly less economic stimulus than could have been accomplished for the same budgetary cost. In part because the tax cuts were not as effective as alternative measures would have been, job creation during this recovery has been notably worse than in any other recovery since the end of World War II.

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm...
OBAMA the GENIUS

Pittsboro, NC

#1002613 Oct 13, 2013
Christian billionaires for prosperity?

Tea party imbeciles.

Billionaire: one guy with a

THOUSAND MILLION DOLLARS!

"cut my taxes...whaaah...whaaaaa! "

"Cut food stamps for poor kids"

"Ban gay marriage"

"Take away rights from women"

"Cut my taxes, I am not rich enough"

"I gave Bush a million dollars"

" he cut my taxes, gave me $50 million a year"

"I want my Bush back"

TEA PARTY TRAITORS!

A billionaire crying for gov tax help?

Get real.

These out of touch freaks are done.

Put a fork in your azzzzzz!

Americans for healthcare reform:

WE VOTED FOR OBAMA.

WE VOTED FOR OBAMACARE!

billionaires are doing just fine.

They don't need any government help.

THAT'S WHY WE FLUSHED PALIN AND MITT DOWN THE DRAIN.

LOL

LOL

LOL

HA HA HA HA HA.....

(come back when you win!)
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1002614 Oct 13, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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And where would we be today without both of them....Talk about poverty if you pugs had your way...If Obama had just a little help from the right we would be able to correct a lot of the messes you made.
If he wants help, he needs to lighten up with that Marxist communist grip of nothing but partisan megalomania.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO simple...just do the RIGHT thing for AMERICA-and DELAY and IMPROVE what needs IMPROVED STILL.

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