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Laney F

New York, NY

#1006143 Oct 17, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I hope he can speak Spanish, too.
It is already like that in ER's and in public schools were taxpayers foot the bill for ELS and many special services that are required for children of illegals.

Since: Nov 11

New York, NY

#1006144 Oct 17, 2013
What will happen to the idiot Democrats when they all enroll in the Obamacare and the government shutsdown?

They will get no care till the government reopenes or they die?

How idiot is to trust in the government as they all do!
NJ raider 1

Brooklyn, NY

#1006145 Oct 17, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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For some reason, Obama's lawyers will say and do anything to avoid having to submit that obviously fraudulent "birth certificate" being shown on the White House website in any case. Now, why would they do that?
Perhaps because they are aware of the fact that knowingly submitting fraudulent evidence will get you bent over in a prison shower?
How about doing what the so-called "birfers" want and submit that document as proof of Obama's eligibility.
If that document is proven legitimate, this case will disappear faster than a male page off Barney Frank's New York hotel balcony.
Suuurre, it'll just disappear! This has been going on since Obama's first inauguration. Headed by you, a self claimed " non birther/conspiracy theorist" hell bent on the blackman's removal from the WH! I'll give you this, you surely possess the American spirit because, beating, after beating, after beating. You continue to comeback like a wimp with heart. Only to be beaten again! By Einstein's understanding, that's the definition of insane!
Laney F

New York, NY

#1006146 Oct 17, 2013
Life in District 14
The ObamaCare Hunger Games

Obamacare would "bring down premiums by $2500 for the typical family," President Obama boasted during the debate over his signature health legislation. While the veracity of that promise is up for debate, it's also important to parse out that when President Obama said "typical family," he also left out who he doesn't mean by "typical family." These are the stories of those left behind by Obamacare.

They won't see their premiums fall. Instead, their insurance will double in price.

Obamacare uses the trident of an individual mandate, community rating and guaranteed issue to push everyone, healthy and sick, into the health insurance system. The way that Americans get insurance if it's not offered by their employer will be through state-based health insurance "exchanges." In those exchanges, insurance companies aren't allowed to price-discriminate between healthy and sick (community rating) and must offer insurance of a minimum benefit level to meet new federally-defined guidelines for insurance. People applying for insurance will also be offered subsidies from the federal government to buy insurance if their income falls below certain levels.

These minimum benefits and subsidy levels have begun to emerge as huge problems for some Americans. The minimum benefit levels tend to increase insurance premiums, as certain bare-bones plans are now outlawed. And the subsidy levels create huge "welfare cliffs" for Americans in certain categories, creating a disincentive to stop working.
Laney F

New York, NY

#1006147 Oct 17, 2013
Life in District 14
The ObamaCare Hunger Games

SFGate reports on the case of Jacqueline Proctor:

She and her husband are in their early 60s. They have been paying $7,200 a year for a bare-bones Kaiser Permanente health plan with a $5,000 per person annual deductible. "Kaiser told us the plan does not comply with Obamacare and the substitute will cost more than twice as much," about $15,000 per year, she says.

This new plan, Kaiser's cheapest offering for 2014, would consume about 25 percent of their after-tax income. The new plan still has a $5,000 deductible but provides coverage for things her current policy does not, such as maternity care, healthy child visits and coverage for dependents up to age 26. Proctor has no use for such coverage, since her son is 30.

SFGate goes on to report that the Proctors' annual household income is $64,000 - about two thousand dollars over the line at which income subsidies phase out. If the Proctors' income was a mere $2000 less, they'd receive more than $14,000 of tax subsidies to purchase insurance. Because they're just over the line, they face an enormous effective tax rate on that extra $2000 of income.

Additionally, as the article points out, there are all those extra provisions that cause insurance to be more expensive. The Proctors' plan covers maternity care when it's unlikely the 60+ couple will need it. It covers offspring up to the age of 26 when their son just turned 30. The way that community-rated insurance works is that means that the Proctors' premiums for coverage that they will assuredly not use is used to subsidize those people who will be using it - maternity care for the younger set, for example, or coverage for those with college-aged progeny.

That's not to say that the Proctors won't benefit from the new minimum coverage levels. It could be the case that while they're forced to effectively subsidize maternity care for younger couples, younger couples will be forced to effectively subsidize, say, prostate screenings for Mr. Proctor.

This is what's key in the fundamental values that drove Obamacare. It's not just a massive reorganization of the way the health system works - it's a redistribution scheme.

Obamacare redistributes wealth from couples like the Proctors, who have lived long, healthy, middle-class lives, to the chronically sick.

A couple who are richer than the Proctors in the same age group - perhaps a couple who have been heavy smokers and are dealing with large health bills because of it - might now have the same insurance bill as the Proctors, but benefit because their usage of the health system is much heavier and their pre-Obamacare premiums were higher.

Deltona, FL

#1006148 Oct 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Obviously, you must have some connections with the DMV and haven't had to take a number and wait two or three hours before you finally hear your number called.
And you must have known some government employees working at the DMV not to be treated like you were just another annoyance to their already annoying day working with such annoying people.
Then again, you DO live in a parallel universe.
But welcome to any ER after January 2014. Hope you have a few connections there too.
So you don't do the appointment thingy at the DMV???

And btw__weren't you on the photo ID bandwagon__claiming how easy it was to get that photo ID?

It took me three trips and about $145 to renew my DL this last time due to e-verify and Rick Scott's desire to double and even
triple certain fees.

I see now that he 's getting close to reelection he's open to reducing those same fees.

Bethlehem, PA

#1006149 Oct 17, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Texas is my home. The only state in the union with the agreement written into the contract with the United States to become part of the constitutional republic to leave at any time we choose.
Are you ready to die for Obama's Marxist agenda?
This bears repeating: Homer is a big proponent of the Texas secession moment.

"Texas, it's like a whole other country." - basic jackwagon

"And it should be" - Homer 2016

"I'll rid this country of red states by the end of my inauguration speech" - Homer 2016
Laney F

New York, NY

#1006150 Oct 17, 2013
A DailyKos diarist found out the same thing: his plan was going to be outlawed by Obamacare and his montly premiums would double:

My wife and I just got our updates from Kaiser telling us what our 2014 rates will be. Her monthly has been $168 this year, mine $150. We have a high deductible. We are generally healthy people who don't go to the doctor often. I barely ever go. The insurance is in case of a major catastrophe.

Well, now, because of Obamacare, my wife's rate is gong to $302 per month and mine is jumping to $284.

I am canceling insurance for us and I am not paying any f***ing penalty. What the hell kind of reform is this?

As the DKos commenters were excited to point out, he probably just wasn't factoring in that he would be getting all sorts of new goodies, like maternity care and coverage for his 26-year-old offspring.

Whoo hooo, but it's "free."

Bethlehem, PA

#1006151 Oct 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>What's your problem with the DMV doll? Or the post office?? How about giving us a couple of good laughs, err examples.
DMV? No problem, a wink and a quick flirt with the fat girl behind the counter, in and out in no time.
NJ raider 1

Brooklyn, NY

#1006152 Oct 17, 2013
Laney F wrote:
<quoted text>I think those greedy, liberal college professors should give up their high salaries and short work weeks in the name of "fairness." Too many can't afford the high cost of a college education.
But in the name of "fairness," we could start with Moochelle. The Obama's extravagant ski vacations and safaris should be divided and made equal for all. And put their kids in a public school.
Sorry, but that's the stupidest shit I've ever heard! Nobody knows your kids so, they're in no more danger in q public school, than they are a private school. Why is it that y'all hate a black family in the WH? All of a sudden, y'all have problems with the perks the president receives now that a black families in office. You don't even try to hide you racism!

El Paso, TX

#1006153 Oct 17, 2013
Emeem wrote:
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The objection to Obamacare isn't about health care either. It's about bringing down Obama. If it wasn't this it'd be something else.
How long did it take to come up with such a Stupid Response? Obama/Obamacare equal destruction next time come up with an Objective argument other than the same Old Liberal argument hes Black!!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1006154 Oct 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Debunked, but facts like that never interrupted your nonsense before.
Nothing was "debunked" about the New York/AF1 photo op besides you falling off the top "bunk".

Deltona, FL

#1006155 Oct 17, 2013
flack wrote:
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Plane stupid: Mayor Bloomberg outraged over military photo-op involving low-flying presidential jet
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Monday's military photo-op involving a low-flying airliner over New York City was:
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Breaking News update: President Barack Obama says it was a mistake for one of his official airplanes to be sent zooming past the New York City skyline for a publicity photo shoot.
Obama said Tuesday: "It was a mistake, as was stated ... and it will not happen again."
Obama commented after reporters asked about the flight as he prepared to meet with FBI Director Robert Mueller at agency headquarters.
On Monday, one of the Boeing 747s used by Obama and an F-16 jet circled the Statue of Liberty at the start of the work day, startling workers in lower Manhattan who feared a nightmarish replay of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The flight was carried out by the Defense Department. The director of the White House military office has apologized for the incident.
Original story below. Check back for more.
Just plane dumb.
A perfect storm of idiocy led to a frightening 9/11 flashback for thousands of New Yorkers Monday when a jumbo jet and an F-16 fighter jet buzzed lower Manhattan without warning.
A "furious" Mayor Bloomberg denounced the dunces who dreamed up the stunt - and the NYPD officials and bureaucrats who never told him about it.
By day's end, an obscure City Hall deputy named Marc Mugnos, who makes $60,000 a year, was taking the fall for not telling Bloomberg that the low-flying planes were coming. He was reprimanded.
But there was plenty of blame to go around.
Louis Caldera, the director of the White House military office who sent Air Force One and the fighter jet on an "aerial photo mission," got slammed by an angry President Obama.
"I approved a mission over New York," Caldera said in a hastily prepared statement. "I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused."
Obama was not on the flight.
Sources said the chief reason for the panic-inducing flight was to create souvenir pictures of Air Force One flying over the Statue of Liberty to be given out - like a presidential tie clip - to family, friends or supporters.
Air Force One has done flyovers of historic sites and monuments like Mount Rushmore and the Golden Gate Bridge for PR glam shots - at taxpayer expense.
Read more:
Military Photo Op? What do you mean by that? You better get with Lois Lame pal because she's telling a hole nutha story.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1006156 Oct 17, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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I know what it'll be like, don't even have to imagine. Just have to look at the last time and expect bigger government, wars and more deficits.
Why did spending increase $300 billion once the teabaggers got control of the pursestrings?
2006 2.66 trillion
2007 (last year of a Republican budget) 2.73 trillion (+0.07)
2008 (first year of a Democrat budget) 2.98 trillion (+0.25)
(That was the last budget the US government ever had)
2009 (first year of Obama and no government budget) 3.52 trillion (+0.54 trillion)
2010 (election year, TEA Party is predicted to clobber RINOs and Democrats, RINOs and Democrats reverse course) 3.46 trillion (-0.09 trillion, almost no change)
2011 (Democrat RINO Boehner wins fight against TEA Party) 3.60 trillion (+0.14 trillion)
2012 (election year, TEA Party forces Democrat RINO Boehner to back them) 3.54 trillion (-0.06 trillion)

The key to understanding is Boehner being a Democrat RINO, and saving RINO skins in an election year.
It's that simple. Non-election years Boehner completely capitualtes to the Democrats.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1006157 Oct 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>So you don't do the appointment thingy at the DMV???
And btw__weren't you on the photo ID bandwagon__claiming how easy it was to get that photo ID?
It took me three trips and about $145 to renew my DL this last time due to e-verify and Rick Scott's desire to double and even
triple certain fees.
I see now that he 's getting close to reelection he's open to reducing those same fees.
Actually, I ended up doing the appointment thingy at the DMV.

You won't be able to make an appointment thingy in clinics and ERs after January 1.

You can renew you DL online. I do it all the time.

Bethlehem, PA

#1006158 Oct 17, 2013
S&P Says Government Shutdown Cost U.S. Economy $24 Billion

This bears repeating -

"Tea Bagging azzholes!" - Homer 2016
NJ raider 1

Brooklyn, NY

#1006159 Oct 17, 2013
Laney F wrote:
<quoted text>But the politically correct pick and chose. They advocate unhealthy lifestyles with promiscuity as a choice--that we should subsidize. Nor will they speak against someone having 10 kids by different daddies while on welfare.
More racist remarks! If that's true, so is the stereotype of white people marrying their high school sweethearts, only to turn around & slaughter their whole family due to the stress. Then plead insanity &, receive a lesser sentence than black folks.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#1006160 Oct 17, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Hey simpleton, Clinton didn't lie us into a war that got millions killed and a couple trillion dollars lost, Besides Bush is a deserter. PERIOD.
What was the lie Ghostie? If there was a lie, the Demorats are complicite also. They believed the intelligence and all that was presented. Certainly Chucky Schummer, Dicky Turbin, and all others of the same ilk, voted for the waaar. Give it up, look whom is now fighting a war, he said he would end. Five+ years and counting.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1006161 Oct 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>That's some real funny chit babe__got any more??? Are you too in a lazy mood?
So you're admitting your a sexist?

Surgeon Generals can't be women?


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1006162 Oct 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Military Photo Op? What do you mean by that? You better get with Lois Lame pal because she's telling a hole nutha story.
Air Force One is maintained and operated by the Presidential Airlift Group, part of the White House Military Office. The Airlift Group was founded in 1944 as the Presidential Pilot Office at the direction of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. For the next 20 years, various propeller driven aircraft served the President. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy became the first President to fly in his own jet aircraft, a modified Boeing 707. Over the years, several other jet aircraft have been used, with the first of the current aircraft being delivered in 1990 during the administration of President George H. W. Bush.

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