Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1278004 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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Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1006832 Oct 18, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Throwing commonsense at you traitor would be like throwing crack at an addict you moron.
America's sellout grey ghost always coming back for more "BLAMING" others for your addiction to Stupid is as stupid does you idiot...
It's the culture...
Are you on the throwing or receiving end son?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1006833 Oct 18, 2013
SEPTEMBER 8, 2013 · 8:13 PM &#8595;
The unsustainable cost of Obamacare in Illinois.
The state of Illinois would like to thank the other 49 states for their massive, forcibly redistributed financial contribution towards the anticipated cost to cover Illinois’ projected Obamacare implementation and first year operating costs (January 1, 2012-December 31, 2014) of $135 million. Thus far…

$115 million has been received for the Illinois Obamacare exchange “Marketing, Outreach and Information Technology”, of which:

$28 million went to 44 “community groups” in Illinois that will be conducting “outreach” providing “education” and facilitating enrollment in the Illinois Obamacare Exchange through the IPA – In Person Assister – program.

$35 million went to PR firm Fleishman Hillard to market and promote the Illinois Obamacare Exchange. The firm, along with several partners, will lead a massive multimedia outreach and advertising campaign to promote enrollment in the Illinois Obamacare Exchange.

$66.5 million went to a CANADIAN firm known as CGI Technologies and Solutions who will be responsible for setting up and maintaining the Illinois Obamacare Exchange which will also interface with Illinois’ eligibility system for Medicaid. Because you know, we’re adding an estimated 700,000 people onto our already bankrupt Illinois Medicaid program.

This Medicaid expansion will cost the taxpayers of Illinois:

$179,758,409 (that we do not have) in 2017
$227,311,277 (that we do not have) in 2018
$278,731,610 (that we do not have) in 2019
$417,523,899 (that we do not have) in 2020

Whether you use the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates, the Cato Institute estimates or the Congressional Budget Office. The expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare will put a significant new burden on the taxpayer. This is because Obamacare promises 100% matching federal Medicaid dollars for years 2014 through 2016 and 90% for years 2020 onward for states that elect to expand their Medicaid rolls. Even President Obama’s Medicare Actuary Charles Blahous doubts that promise. Most especially since the President’s own submitted budgets, as well as the bipartisan Simpson–Bowles Commission, and the budget resolution passed by the House of Representatives in 2012 already call for trimming Medicaid spending by a minimum of $100 billion.

More to come
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1006834 Oct 18, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
What art contributes to our society...
Selfies in the crapper!
"15th Century Flemish Style Portraits Recreated In Airplane Lavatory"
http://www.boredpanda.org/15th-century-flemis...
Too bad she didn't take a pic of her head stuck in the toilet bowl.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1006835 Oct 18, 2013
Our moral and intellectual superiors!

tweets!

"I been reading up on Marx and he seems like he knows whats up. too bad he was a privileged white male:

http://davidthompson.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8345...
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1006836 Oct 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
What happened to California?
I like both places but at this stage of my life I love the peace and quite life without all the traffic and hustle bustle of the crowds. I have 86 acres along with a very nice house in the Jefferson National Forest with a pond stocked with Blue Gill, Bass and Catfish. I'm not a hunter but I do allow a few people to hunt occasionally. I will be visiting Calif. from time to time as I have my daughter and grand children there. I hope all is well with you. After i'm on here for a week it becomes clear that the Obama haters are total fanatics and kinda scary.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1006837 Oct 18, 2013
Old Medicaid ‘eligibles’ and new Medicaid ‘eligibles’

Whilst the Obama administration touts the fact that Obamacare calls for the aforementioned matching federal funding for those who will be newly eligible for Medicaid in 2014. It is far less vocal about the fact that it only provides the existing or Traditional FMAP percentage match rate for the millions of Americans who were always eligible for Medicaid but either never knew they were or never bothered to enroll. These ‘old eligibles’ will now be required by federal law to maintain ‘minimum essential coverage‘ via Medicaid. Which means the vast majority of them will be enrolling in 2014 in order to avoid problems with the IRS. How much will the Traditional FMAP federal percentage match be in 2014? In states like Illinois and others it will be only 50%.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1006838 Oct 18, 2013
From the They said that file!

“The state is an instrument for coercion … We want to organize violence in the name of the interests of the workers.”

Lenin, 1917

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1006840 Oct 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama was the president.
Obama needed to impress his base before the 2012 elections.
Obama withdrew all troops in Iraq too soon to impress his base before the 2012 elections.
Obama was warned by Iraqi military and American military not to withdraw all troops from Iraq too soon to impress his base before the 2012 elections.
Obama didn't care about the sacrifices of blood and treasure in Iraq and ignored military advise to impress his base before the 2012 elections.
Obama wanted to win the election at all costs in 2012.
History will not be kind to Obama.
geesh, will you please do your homework before spouting off B*llSh!t.

President Bush signed an agreement with Iraq to remove the troops. When President Obama tried to extend their stay (Something I opposed) the Iraqis would only agree on one condition.

THAT AMERICAN TROOPS BE SUBJECT TO IRAQI LAWS AND FACE TRIALS IN THE IRAQI JUSTICE SYSTEM.

Really, is that what you wanted? Our troops to face Iraqi Justice?

Fortunately for us, President Obama is a heck of a lot smarter, more patriotic and cares more for our troops than you do.

He said NO!
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1006841 Oct 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
So you DON'T know the only two requests made by Republicans to avoid the shutdown?
Here they are:
1. Congress abide by the same law as everyone else.
2. Individuals be treated the same as corporations.
You DID know this, right?
And that Democrats refused to talk about these two requests which led them to shutdown the government before doing so?
You are beyond repair. The very sad part is you actually believe that lie.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1006842 Oct 18, 2013
The Obamacare ‘fix’ to Medicaid reimbursement rates to doctors.

Another state budget buster will be the Obamacare ‘fix’ to Medicaid reimbursement levels to doctors. You see the PPACA’s answer to improving Medicaid is to raise the amount the federal government pays to doctors who take MedicAID patients to a level commensurate to what the federal government pays to doctors who take MediCARE patients. Their thought process behind doing so is that more doctors will accept Medicaid under this arrangement because the reimbursement rate will be far higher. There’s only one problem. The federal government only provides funding for this massive increase in Medicaid reimbursement ratios for the first 2 years. Afterward, state tax payers are on the hook for the rest.

This, more than anything else related to Medicaid expansion is a fiscal ticking time bomb for state budgets and one that is not being discussed nearly enough. Furthermore, just wait until hospitals – who are forced to treat emergency patients under EMTALA – start pressuring states for reimbursement of more than $11 billion in annual federal payment cuts for uncompensated care. Hospitals are a powerful lobbying force and they will lobby hard for that money.

The Illinois Policy Institute predicts that 1 in 3 Illinois residents will be Medicaid recipients by 2019. And, on January 30, 2012, the Civic Federation released its “Budget Roadmap” for the coming fiscal year. In it, they highlight the fact that state officials now believe that the Illinois Medicaid program will have between $21 and $23 billion in UNPAID bills by 2017.‘Forward’…. to bankruptcy.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1006843 Oct 18, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Old retarded Surprize, Obviously a pervert we might have known, Surprize is a admitted toe tapper.
If it's ghetto, treason, and traitor... It's pervert, ghost, bent over by and punked by a toe tapper..

It's the culture...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1006844 Oct 18, 2013
Medicaid is a dangerous government welfare program

The worst part about this expensive expansion of Medicaid is that according to multiple studies completed by Johns Hopkins, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Columbia-Cornell, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh, the American Academy of Cardiology and the New England Journal of Medicine, Medicaid patients in bankrupt states like Illinois & California wait twice as long to see a doctor or specialist as those with private health insurance. And, often times they are denied the care they need.

And, Medicaid surgical patients have far worse health outcomes than those with private insurance. In fact, in the largest study of it’s kind (with nearly 1,000,000 participants) the University of Virginia found that Medicaid surgical patients are 97% more like to DIE than surgical patients with private health insurance.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1006845 Oct 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Is that the US Marshall who got busted for snapping photos under womens skirts?
Hah, yeah and that kid pizzed away a real good job with bennies. And a real nice looking girlfriend.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1006846 Oct 18, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Get list semenhole or ill fk u up
Sic him dem.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1006847 Oct 18, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
2%= 35 million people.
Sounds better when you use tea bag percentages.
Want to try that again?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1006848 Oct 18, 2013
For all our reich wing 'fiends'....

"Put Your Hands Together lyrics

O'Jays

Come on, come on
Come on, y'all now

Put your hands together
Na na na na
Put your hands together
Everybody now
Put your hands together
Na na na na

Let us pray
We've got to pray for all
The brothers under thine hand
Pray for all the sisters
That's doing the best she can

Let us pray that tomorrow
There'll be a better
Day to come, yeah

We got to put our forces together
Sing a song so loud, so fair
That the birds in the trees
Hum along with me
Sweet harmony

Then let it thunder
Let it lightning, let it rain
Let it rain, let it rain
Cause we're gonna sing
Glory Hallelujah so the
Whole wide world can hear

Come on, y'all, now
Put your hands together
Put your hands together
Put your hands together
And let us pray

We got to pray for all the people
Who are sleeping in the street
Pray for all the people
Who don't have enough to eat

Let us pray that tomorrow
There'll be a better day to come
Yeah, yeah, yeah

We got to put our forces together
Sing a song so loud, so fair
That the birds in the trees
Hum along with me
Sweet harmony

Then let it thunder
Let it lightning, let it rain
Let it rain, let it rain
Cause we're gonna sing
Glory Hallelujah so the
Whole wide world can hear

Come on, come on
Put your hands together
Put your hands together
Put your hands together
And let us pray

Cause we're gonna sing
Sing Glory, Glory Hallelujah
Right here, right now

I said we're, we're, we're
We'll sing, singing
Glory, Glory Hallelujah

Come on, come on
Come on, come on...

Put your hands together
Put your hands together
Put your hands together..."

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1006849 Oct 18, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> That's not exactly true Homer. There was always going to be an American troop presence there until the Iraqis wouldn't play Obama's game so like the little boy that he is he took his ball and went home.
I see you never let facts enter into you opinions, even recent history.

http://world.time.com/2011/10/21/iraq-not-oba...

President Barack Obama’s announcement on Friday that all 40,000 U.S. troops still in Iraq will leave the country by New Year’s Eve will, inevitably, draw howls of derision from GOP presidential hopefuls — this is, after all, early election season. But the decision to leave Iraq by that date was not actually taken by President Obama — it was taken by President George W. Bush, and by the Iraqi government.

In one of his final acts in office, President Bush in December of 2008 had signed a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the Iraqi government that set the clock ticking on ending the war he’d launched in March of 2003. The SOFA provided a legal basis for the presence of U.S. forces in Iraq after the United Nations Security Council mandate for the occupation mission expired at the end of 2008. But it required that all U.S. forces be gone from Iraq by January 1, 2012, unless the Iraqi government was willing to negotiate a new agreement that would extend their mandate. And as Middle East historian Juan Cole has noted,”Bush had to sign what the [Iraqi] parliament gave him or face the prospect that U.S. troops would have to leave by 31 December, 2008, something that would have been interpreted as a defeat… Bush and his generals clearly expected, however, that over time Washington would be able to wriggle out of the treaty and would find a way to keep a division or so in Iraq past that deadline.”

Read more: http://world.time.com/2011/10/21/iraq-not-oba...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sgt-john-bruhns...

The Status of Forces Agreement between the governments of Iraq and the United States comes with outrageous stipulations that render our troops helpless, subject them to Iraqi military tribunals, halt U.S. military operations, and turn vengeful detainees over to the Iraqis. So what is the point of leaving our troops there as potted plants for the next three years?

Anyone who thinks this SOFA is similar to that of the pacts we have with Germany or Japan is delusional. There will be no safe tours of the Iraqi countryside for our troops on R&R. The Bush Administration, in one of their last attempts to salvage some grain of positive legacy, pushed this "rush job" through so they can say: "look at how far the Iraqis have come, see, we really did liberate them." At the same time a bipartisan majority of Congress sat on their hands with the deer in the headlights look. Knowing it's going to blow up in the Obama Administration's face. You gotta love how politics works.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1006850 Oct 18, 2013
flack wrote:
Old Medicaid ‘eligibles’ and new Medicaid ‘eligibles’
Whilst the Obama administration touts the fact that Obamacare calls for the aforementioned matching federal funding for those who will be newly eligible for Medicaid in 2014. It is far less vocal about the fact that it only provides the existing or Traditional FMAP percentage match rate for the millions of Americans who were always eligible for Medicaid but either never knew they were or never bothered to enroll. These ‘old eligibles’ will now be required by federal law to maintain ‘minimum essential coverage‘ via Medicaid. Which means the vast majority of them will be enrolling in 2014 in order to avoid problems with the IRS. How much will the Traditional FMAP federal percentage match be in 2014? In states like Illinois and others it will be only 50%.
Plagiarism is against topix terms of service Flacko. You should be ashamed of yourself for using the work/words of others to convince total strangers that you operate above Jethro
level.
PDX Dave

Portland, OR

#1006851 Oct 18, 2013
OK I just have to wonder, why so many people are still posting to this thread since it originated in 2008. Yes, Barack Obama was our next president. He was duly elected as the Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America, was then reelected, and is now nearing the end of his last term. And yet everyone is upset because he's "going to be our next president"? Please. just reelect somebody who you're more in love with next time - if it's possible for you to like any president that is!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1006853 Oct 18, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
no one likes paying taxes, most don't realize how much they pay. The government is good ay making it look "transparent". I guarantee, if you had to send the irs a check every month, instead of having it taken out beforehand, there would be a revolt.
Absolutely! withholding should be abolished. Make the stroke that check!

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