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

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1006530 Oct 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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When they had 3-1/2 years to set up that website and over $5oo million to do it and couldn't even get that right, it's a pretty good indication of what's to come. They should have taken the Republicans' offer to delay it for one year for that reason alone. But they apparently wanted a shutdown more than an opportunity to save face.
But we're dealing with a president who doesn't care about anyone or anything but himself.
However, personally, I'm happy Obama and Reid acted like two selfish and spoiled children. The people should find out they were duped about Obamacare sooner than later. The more painful it is, the more they will remember who inflicted the pain.
That's why I tell my liberals friend not to clap too soon. The show hasn't even begun, and it might have a twist at the end.
Tell what high tech company doesn't encounter problems when they roll out a new product, even after spending millions in development. Now imagine the problems when rolling out a product for 300 million people, especially when you have a crowd hell bent of sabotaging that product.

heck, how many times have you read about vehicle recalls
or any product recalls for that matter.
el cid 777

Scranton, PA

#1006531 Oct 18, 2013
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Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1006532 Oct 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
This for the "coal is good" "drill baby drill" crowds.
Proof of the obvious:
Air pollution causes cancer.
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/who-agency-air-...
Not that the idea of changing our climate & killing thousands of people trumps their overall ignorance & party first mentalities.
maybe its their idea on how to solve the growing social security problem of people living longer......

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1006533 Oct 18, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You people can sit here all day foretelling the future but it means absolutely nothing. Employers have NOT been dumping coverage and it is highly unlikely they are going to do so. Dropping insurance for spouses who have access to insurance through their own employer makes sense. Cutting hours for part-time employees (who never had employer health insurance)so they can qualify for the exchange makes sense. What doesn't make sense is screaming "the sky is falling" when an acorn falls on your head.
The debate over the debt ceiling will be played out again in January. Obama and Reid got their way this time. But the vast majority want the deficit under control.

So do you think Obama and Reid will dig in their heels again rather than compromise over a budget and decreasing government spending? Or will they sit down with House Republicans this time and work out a compromise to avoid the debt ceiling crisis repeating itself?

Of course, Democrats will pull the immigration issue out of their sleeve to distract us and blame Republicans again, but I really do think the American people are starting to tire of their power grabbing games and overplaying their hand the next time could backfire. Do you?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1006534 Oct 18, 2013
BAGHDAD First came the fireball, then the screams of the victims. The suicide bombing just outside a Baghdad graveyard knocked Nasser Waleed Ali over and peppered his back with shrapnel.

Ali was one of the lucky ones. At least 51 died in the Oct. 5 attack, many of them Shiite pilgrims walking by on their way to a shrine. No one has claimed responsibility, but there is little doubt al Qaeda's local franchise is to blame. Suicide bombers and car bombs are its calling cards, Shiite civilians among its favorite targets.

Al Qaeda has come roaring back in Iraq since U.S. troops left in late 2011 and now looks stronger than it has in years. The terror group has shown it is capable of carrying out mass-casualty attacks several times a month, driving the death toll in Iraq to the highest level in half a decade. It sees each attack as a way to cultivate an atmosphere of chaos that weakens the Shiite-led government's authority.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1006535 Oct 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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ROTLMAO: quote Realtime. That's all we can do with you at this point. Laugh. Laugh with incredulity at how ignorant you choose to be.
I'm being generous here in using the word "choose".
Perhaps it's not a choice. Perhaps you're just fuggin nuts.
Realtime and any other enemy of the United States is a friend to Obama...

GFY... lily..

The hazards of being a ghetto demokRAT you loser...

It's the culture...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1006536 Oct 18, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell what high tech company doesn't encounter problems when they roll out a new product, even after spending millions in development. Now imagine the problems when rolling out a product for 300 million people, especially when you have a crowd hell bent of sabotaging that product.
heck, how many times have you read about vehicle recalls
or any product recalls for that matter.
Just about any reputable tech company could roll out a website even with an anticipated huge number initially signing on.

Tell me what high tech company couldn't or hasn't done that.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1006537 Oct 18, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell what high tech company doesn't encounter problems when they roll out a new product, even after spending millions in development. Now imagine the problems when rolling out a product for 300 million people, especially when you have a crowd hell bent of sabotaging that product.
heck, how many times have you read about vehicle recalls
or any product recalls for that matter.
You are illiterate of computers and web development you idiot...

Google is more sophisticated then a botched abortion like the obamcare website...

It's the culture...

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1006538 Oct 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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given that almost nobody has been successful in purchasing insurance, what makes you think that volume will decrease?...unless people just give up and say WTF....
one problem with Covered California is that the site won't let you browse for information unless you submit your personal data, not the way folks use websites.....
This isn't just any other website. It is a government website and government websites, IRS for example, ask for personal data before you can access information. This site doesn't work if it doesn't have your data to determine if you are even eligible to apply. It's a leap of faith. I don't think a person who doesn't qualify for a subsidy should buy from the exchange. You can get a better deal off market.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1006539 Oct 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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In spite of the recent fiasco on Capital Hill, the focus is now solely on Obamacare.
Republicans may have disagreed on how best to prevent it, but it will unite them before November 2014.
HEALTHCARE
After saying no to feds on Medicaid expansion, Florida may ask for more money
.
By Tia Mitchell
Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau
TALLAHASSEE -- Months after Florida lawmakers rejected $51 billion from the federal government to expand Medicaid, state officials are prepared to request billions in new federal aid for a different program to improve care for the poor, uninsured and under-insured.
But this cash grab, for whatever reason, has yet to ignite a political furor.
State officials want to grow their Low Income Pool (LIP) program from $1 billion a year to possibly $3 billion a year, said Justin Senior, deputy secretary for Medicaid at the Agency for Health Care Administration. The additional money could be used to help hospitals cover charity care, provide premium support for low-income Floridians or expand current healthcare programs.
“Our feeling at the agency is that there are opportunities here to make the LIP program larger,” Senior recently told lawmakers, who didn’t object.“We have talked with the federal government about that, and the federal government, by and large, they seem generally receptive to the possibility of it.”
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/17/3695586...

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1006540 Oct 18, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
If we keep paying them for their dead cows, there is no incentive to find a solution to THEIR problem.
Remove the words "for their dead cows" and you have what?

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1006541 Oct 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
When they had 3-1/2 years to set up that website and over $5oo million to do it and couldn't even get that right, it's a pretty good indication of what's to come. They should have taken the Republicans' offer to delay it for one year for that reason alone. But they apparently wanted a shutdown more than an opportunity to save face.
But we're dealing with a president who doesn't care about anyone or anything but himself.
However, personally, I'm happy Obama and Reid acted like two selfish and spoiled children. The people should find out they were duped about Obamacare sooner than later. The more painful it is, the more they will remember who inflicted the pain.
That's why I tell my liberals friend not to clap too soon. The show hasn't even begun, and it might have a twist at the end.
Just looking at this logically, if Republicans were so dang sure the ACA is going to be an unmitigated disaster wouldn't they hasten its implementation rather than try to either defund it or delay it.

That way it would fail sooner, and the GOP would be able to scream
I TOLD YOU SO!!!! Especially just before the 2014 elections.

However, if the ACA is beneficial to Americans and actually reduces medical costs then it would be a big success. If it is a success, that would be a disaster for Republicans. Undermining the ACA at all costs, to include ruining the country's credit rating, would be the logical course of action.

So what do you think the motivating factor for delaying/defunding the ACA is?

the GOP, my seat in Congress over the good of the country. Teabaggers, Proudly serving the KOCH brothers and not the country.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1006542 Oct 18, 2013
House Republicans rejected Medicaid expansion largely because it relied on federal funding to reduce the number of uninsured. Now, they may be needed to sign off on how any new dollars are allocated.

“I suppose there is some sense of irony if not hypocrisy there,” Quick said,“that we’ll take money with a different title and tag on it.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/17/3695586...
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1006543 Oct 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Eric Snowden now claims he didn't bring the "secret files" to Russia!!
Take this traitors passport away for life and put his father in jail. These people make me sick. If he was Russian or Chinese and pulled this stunt; he'd be dead by now, along with his entire family.
Soo true lily.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1006544 Oct 18, 2013
flack wrote:
BAGHDAD First came the fireball, then the screams of the victims. The suicide bombing just outside a Baghdad graveyard knocked Nasser Waleed Ali over and peppered his back with shrapnel.
Ali was one of the lucky ones. At least 51 died in the Oct. 5 attack, many of them Shiite pilgrims walking by on their way to a shrine. No one has claimed responsibility, but there is little doubt al Qaeda's local franchise is to blame. Suicide bombers and car bombs are its calling cards, Shiite civilians among its favorite targets.
Al Qaeda has come roaring back in Iraq since U.S. troops left in late 2011 and now looks stronger than it has in years. The terror group has shown it is capable of carrying out mass-casualty attacks several times a month, driving the death toll in Iraq to the highest level in half a decade. It sees each attack as a way to cultivate an atmosphere of chaos that weakens the Shiite-led government's authority.
This is exactly what George H.W. Bush and Brent Scowcroft said would happen to Iraq if we took out Saddam back in '92. Oh that, and that we would be fighting an asymmetrical war just like Nam for a decade.

Do bad President Dumbya didn't heed the word of his real father rather that his imaginary skydaddy father figure

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1006545 Oct 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
the only way the problems will be fixed is to shut down, correct the problems, test the system, and then start up again...
either that, or face continued failure....
Honestly? You think the system wasn't tested before start up? You'd be right back where we are now. Just be patient. The open enrollment period doesn't end until March 31, 2014. Or, you could just pay the $95 fee and come back during the next enrollment period if it's bugging you so much.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1006546 Oct 18, 2013
POLITICS

Trump contribution to Pam Bondi's re-election draws more scrutiny to her fundraising




.



BY MICHAEL VAN SICKLER

Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau


TALLAHASSEE -- For the second time in more than a month, campaign contributions fueling the re-election efforts of Attorney General Pam Bondi are raising questions about the overlap between politics and how Florida’s top law enforcement officer performs her duties.

Bondi apologized last month after she persuaded Gov. Rick Scott to delay an execution so she could host a fundraiser at her South Tampa home that ended up raising $140,000.

Now comes criticism of a $25,000 contribution made by one of Donald Trump’s foundations to a political committee associated with Bondi. The donation came three days after an Attorney General’s office spokeswoman said Bondi was reviewing allegations in a lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general against get-rich-quick seminars associated with Trump.

New York’s Eric Schneiderman filed the lawsuit Aug. 25, alleging that Trump University and its affiliates were “sham for profit colleges” that ripped off 5,000 consumers. He’s seeking $40 million in restitution for the complainants.

“Mr. Trump used his celebrity status and personally appeared in commercials making false promises to convince people to spend tens of thousands of dollars they couldn’t afford for lessons they never got,” Schneiderman said in a statement.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/17/3695585...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1006547 Oct 18, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
No. The problem is with the millions who are still trying to access the site. Eventually the numbers will dwindle and the problems will go away.
they spent more on the exchange websites than is spent on Facebook. Facebook has by far more traffic, runs apps, integrates with other applications and websites, etc, and they don't have the issues. You sheep are amazing.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1006548 Oct 18, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell what high tech company doesn't encounter problems when they roll out a new product, even after spending millions in development. Now imagine the problems when rolling out a product for 300 million people, especially when you have a crowd hell bent of sabotaging that product.
heck, how many times have you read about vehicle recalls
or any product recalls for that matter.
The difference is a "privately owned" high tech company rolling out a major website and a "government-run" high school geek company.

Like pitting Andre the Giant with Andy Kaufmann, a woman wrestler.

The government can't do anything efficiently. They're politicians - not geniuses.

Until some of you get that, you're in for some even bigger and eye-opening surprises.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1006549 Oct 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
wrong...suppose that tens of thousands of people are spending every working hour try to foul up the system with repeated bogus inquiries...if so, the system is irreparably trashed, loaded with bogus applicants....like Obama's Twitter followers....
Well, it's no secret that Republicans are trying to foul up the system but they will get tired and/or the IT company will figure out a way to block repeat IP addresses. It will all work out.

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