Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1394707 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

Location hidden

#1006084 Oct 17, 2013
WOW wrote:
Only real dum Dave, Lily, Sonicfilth really knows whats going on in politics,economics, healthcare, but ask them what they are educated in where they went to school how many books they have written the matters that they are experts and you will hear crickets In contrast to Western Europe, Canada, Australia and other industrialized capitalist countries, where health care was sponsored by the state, in the US employer-sponsored insurance became the norm in the years after World War II. The years 1940 to 1960 saw a seven-fold increase in the number of people enrolled in such health plans. By 1958, three-quarters of all Americans had some form of health coverage.
The extension of health coverage by employers was a gain won by the working class in the course of bitter struggles. The fact that it is being gutted is yet another expression of the betrayal of the working class by the trade unions and the transformation of these organizations into de facto arms of the corporations and the government.
Cities and states across the US are considering moving their retirees, and in some cases their active employees, off of city-funded benefits. Neil Bomberg, program director at the National League of Cities, said in an interview with Bloomberg News,“Cities and towns will be looking at ways to reduce those costs, and the exchanges may provide a very viable mechanism.” The state of Washington is considering dumping its entire active workforce onto the Obamacare exchanges.
Bankrupt Stockton, California ended subsidized coverage for its retirees on June 30. The Association of Retired Employees of the City of Stockton estimates that as many as 300 of these retired workers will not purchase coverage through the ACA because they will not qualify for subsidies or will be unable to afford the premiums.
Major companies including IBM, Time Warner, Caterpillar and DuPont have already shifted their retirees off of company-administered health care plans and into privately run health care exchanges. Such exchanges, managed by private companies such as Extend Health, are basically the same as those set up under the ACA—but with a company stipend instead of a government subsidy.
Companies such as Sears Holding Corp. and Darden Restaurants have moved their active employees to these private exchanges. Health consultant Accenture predicts that this private insurance exchange market will undergo an astronomical growth in the not-to-distant future, rising from about 1 million this year to 40 million by 2018. This means that nearly a quarter of the 170 million people presently enrolled in company-sponsored plans will be dumped by their employer onto these private exchanges over the next five years.
The changes being imposed on retirees’ health benefits in Chicago and Detroit serve as a warning that the political establishment is seizing on the economic crisis, and the claims of underfunded and unsecured pension and health care obligations, to implement deep-going changes that threaten to plunge large numbers of workers and retirees into poverty. It is no coincidence that these attacks are being carried out in major cities run by Democrats with long-standing connections to Obama.
Oh, No! The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

Employers who choose a private health exchange specifically designed for large employers that offer group health insurance policies is not a bad thing.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1006085 Oct 17, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>What if you incur a 100,000 medical bill within the first 5 years? You'll be paying for it the rest of your life or declare bankruptcy and the rest of us will be paying for it. You may as well walk around with a loaded gun pressed up against your temple every day.
$100 is not a lot of money for someone with a decent job and a modest lifestyle...

if Homer can't come up with $100K right now, he better stop talking a bout retirement...
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1006086 Oct 17, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Poor old flack, every time he gets caught in one of his lies or obvious irresponsible statements...Which by the way are always slanted to the right. He begins to bend and twist while squirming his way to meke himself feel better about his obvious reasons for doing anything. He is emotionally insecure and it shows daily. Just for your info OBAMA received the most vote in his two elections than has any president in our history. The only sad state I see here is your relentless pursuit of recognition... It aint happening little man.
Here we have an old incontinent fart called ghost constantly banging his gums and keyboard complaining about Flack, America's Veterans and War heroes... God. What a sorry ass life you have there, little man...

It's the culture...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1006087 Oct 17, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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And where would we be without either??? Why only when we get a Democratic president do all of you on the right get brain farts? Where were you when the two dictators Bush-Cheney were costing us trillions with their zillion lies and it's still adding up. Your positions on ever thing are very obvious to all but you it seems. Besides don't all you christians believe that all that happens is your Gods will...Or is it just those things that you approve of?
It's not about whether they're already in place and have become part of the landscape now or not.

It's about the government mismanaging SS and Medicare to the point where it is now unsustainable.

What could possibly make you think Obamacare is going to be any different than the problems with the Post Office and the long waits at the DMV?

Or that the government can manage our health care any better than SS and Medicare?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1006088 Oct 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So tell my why a majority vote is not a majority of votes cast?
You f*cking idiots say the dumbest f*cking sh*t.
Vote:
1
a : a usually formal expression of opinion or will in response to a proposed decision; especially : one given as an indication of approval or disapproval of a proposal, motion, or candidate for office
b : the total number of such expressions of opinion made known at a single time (as at an election)
c : an expression of opinion or preference that resembles a vote
d : ballot 1
Hey moran a,b,and c says nothing about a ballot. Says express an opinion! Their opinion was they'd rather stay home.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1006089 Oct 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Yes, the health care system in this country was a disaster.
That's why there's catastrophic insurance after lowering the costs of health care so that insurance is much more affordable for everyone.
And the massive holes in the safety net repaired so it catches only the truly needy.
There was a much more common sense and practical way to reform health care. The IRS managing it wasn't it.
Harry Reid flat out said Obamacare was the first step to single-payer - total government control.
Is that REALLY what you want - total government control over our health care?
Please answer the question.
With a single payer healthcare system administered by the government and paid for through taxation, that is not attached to employment; insurance companies would be eliminated; the profit making of insurance companies would be eliminated. The Government negotiates the prices of the medications on behalf of the people; prices for surgeries are the same across the board.
There will be no copays, no deductibles, no denial for pre existing conditions. Yes, that is a perfect system, like in Canada.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1006090 Oct 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Who needs a link? You can see him walk off the podium with reporters shouting questions 99.9% of the time.
The other 0.1% is when reporters and Americans are "treated" to a real press conference when he bloviates after answering two or three questions from his adoring lapdogs before time is up.
Of course, no one asks him any hard questions because they might make him mad and he won't grace them with his presence anymore.
The reporters already know whether or not the POTUS will be taking questions__but they ask anyway for on occasion they'll get a reply.

Today, only select reporters were invited.

A person who's dedicated her life to Obama should already know these things__you disappoint me babe.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1006091 Oct 17, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
Only You can decide if you are living in the topix world.
Your credibility has been zilch for a long time but your posts are interesting if repeditive.
Galt is truly in the third person
"Nu as you guys summed up
Think about the DMV. Or any government-run program or department.

That's your sign. Just add Obamacare before waving it.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1006092 Oct 17, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>What if you incur a 100,000 medical bill within the first 5 years? You'll be paying for it the rest of your life or declare bankruptcy and the rest of us will be paying for it. You may as well walk around with a loaded gun pressed up against your temple every day.
Hey Homer try reading that post one more time!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1006093 Oct 17, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Again I ask. Think we can get 38 states to ratify it?
just trying to find out if Demos/Tenzing is really a Libertarian....

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1006094 Oct 17, 2013
Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) was embarrassed on Wednesday’s Your World with Neil Cavuto, using archived video to expose the congressman’s hypocrisy on the debt limit.

"Rangel supported raising the debt limit before today’s deadline, of course, but back in 2004, with Republican George W. Bush in the White House, he sang a different tune."

++++++++++

Azzhole democrats and establishment republicans, aka the smart people, just voted to put us another trillion dollars in debt.

Anyone know why crook and tax cheat Charlie Rangel is still employed?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1006095 Oct 17, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
prices for surgeries are the same across the board.
are all surgeons equally skilled?

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1006096 Oct 17, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> As I said moran they voted to stay home. Which means that almost more people decided to stay home than voted for both candidates. Such has the sad state of affairs this country has fallen to.
2012 turnout 57.5%(voting age population)

You have to go back to 1968 to get a higher turn out.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1006097 Oct 17, 2013
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Residents of the District of Columbia were roused from their sleep by a massive fireworks display over the White House just after midnight, as President Obama declared what he called “a national day of gloating.”

“It would not be productive for this nation, going forward, to crow about our victory over political adversaries,” he said in a nationally televised address.“So let’s get it all out of our systems today.”

Immediately after the President’s speech, loudspeakers outside the White House blasted “We Are the Champions,” and the national day of gloating began.

In addition to a ticker-tape parade, the day’s events will include a screening on the Mall of a clip reel of Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s marathon Senate speech, punctuated by sad trombone sounds.

“Starting tomorrow, my message to the Republicans is,‘Let’s work together for the American people,’&#8201;” said Obama, wearing what appeared to be a beer hat.“But today my message is,‘We won, bitchaz.’&#8201;”
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1006098 Oct 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The reporters already know whether or not the POTUS will be taking questions__but they ask anyway for on occasion they'll get a reply.
Today, only select reporters were invited.
A person who's dedicated her life to Obama should already know these things__you disappoint me babe.
Realtime or Ghost... You commie ghetto retards all the time bent over and punked by No Surprize Carol, someone or something you losers.....

It's the culture...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1006099 Oct 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The reporters already know whether or not the POTUS will be taking questions__but they ask anyway for on occasion they'll get a reply.
Today, only select reporters were invited.
A person who's dedicated her life to Obama should already know these things__you disappoint me babe.
Remember how controlled the press corps was under Bush? Hell, he even planted his own fake reporter from a fake news source, Talon News. Jeff Gannon Guckert. Remember him? He visited the White House 169 times or something.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1006100 Oct 17, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Hey moran a,b,and c says nothing about a ballot. Says express an opinion! Their opinion was they'd rather stay home.


Formal

As in an election.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1006101 Oct 17, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
That makes no friggin sense at all...If she is taking pain pills then there was some kind of treatments. You just keep getting deeper and deeper.
Read it again!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1006102 Oct 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Think about the DMV. Or any government-run program or department.
That's your sign. Just add Obamacare before waving it.
So, does this mean you're moving to Russia now?
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#1006103 Oct 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Who needs a link? You can see him walk off the podium with reporters shouting questions 99.9% of the time.
The other 0.1% is when reporters and Americans are "treated" to a real press conference when he bloviates after answering two or three questions from his adoring lapdogs before time is up.
Of course, no one asks him any hard questions because they might make him mad and he won't grace them with his presence anymore.
You got on my copy & pasting skills, even called me out when I told you about the video of the Democrat Senator , exposing the Republican Speaker, on the house floor for, Republicans changing house rule 22;4 so that, nobody besides the Majority Leader of the house could bring up a privileged vote to immediately reopen the gov't. Then you turn around &, pull this stunt. Hypocrisy in it's truest form, by another novist minded righty. What you got to say about that, since you aren't into answering questions in which you have no answer for!

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