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“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1007699 Oct 20, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Before Obamacare, people who were sick often found themselves without health-care because they didn't have the ability to secure coverage at an affordable price. That is...if insurers didn't reject them altogether.
Employer-based plans are "community rated" - everyone who is covered by the same plan is charged more or less the same price. The high costs of caring for obese workers, for instance, is balanced by the low costs associated with healthy co-workers.
Why do you feel that isn't fair in the exchanges?
Pay for the fat people- a disease that is self inflicted. NO THANK-YOU.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1007700 Oct 20, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You reckon they will ever figure out that The Jerry Springer show is all make believe?
so Jerry's on FOX News?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1007701 Oct 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
85% of all people have health insurance.
It shows how devastating medical conditions can be on one's financial well being.
Low income uninsured likely don't file bankruptcy as thy have nothing to lose.
70% of Americans on at a least one pharma. The beginning of the end.
And now the corrupt O'bama FDA: FDA panels bought by Big Pharma

The FDA and its "experts" don't give a hoot about how well a drug works or how safe it is -- all they REALLY care about is pleasing their Big Pharma bosses so the money, booze and vacations keep flowing.

This isn't some paranoid conspiracy theory. Newly uncovered emails show once and for all that this is EXACTLY how the agency and its "expert panels" operate.

The FDA panel in charge of painkillers has been holding private -- aka SECRET -- meetings in fancy hotels at least once a year, every year, for the past decade... and they didn't meet alone, or with the best and greatest independent medical minds.

No, they partied with their drug industry pals, who PAID up to $35,000 a pop to "collaborate" with them on how to ram their drugs through the approvals process, according to the emails.

Yes, that's what the FDA actually has the nerve to call this: "collaboration."

You and I would call it PAYOLA, because that's what it is -- and the results speak for themselves: After these meetings, Big Pharma hacks were allowed to co-author papers on the "consensus" they bought in these secret meetings.

One example of that "consensus" is that the FDA now allows Big Pharma to pre-select patients for painkiller studies based on who's most likely to respond to the treatment.

The drug industry calls this "enriched enrollment," but scientists -- even objective mainstream scientists -- call this "stacking the deck" and "cheating."

And at the FDA, it's called "business as usual" -- and that's not the only example of the unholy matrimony between the agency and the industry it's supposed to regulate.

Two FDA "experts" who sat on the painkiller panels later went on to big-money jobs as Big Pharma consultants -- and if that's not a classic example of "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours," I don't know what is.

Bottom line here is that the decisions made by these bought-and-paid-for bureaucrats affect you and your family with every drug approval and every health recommendation, and that's why you can't trust a single word you hear from the alphabet soup in Washington.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1007702 Oct 20, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You reckon they will ever figure out that The Jerry Springer show is all make believe?
I'm sure you can relate to the make believe ppart, huh Fake.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1007703 Oct 20, 2013
Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.) detected "a policy of leading from behind, of indecision” in Syria. Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) said Obama's "strategy of leading from behind meant [Moammar] Qaddafi's weapons stockpiles went unsecured.”...

But the last use of the phrase I could find in the Congressional Record was on Oct. 2, at the start of the shutdown, when Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said Obama had been "once again attempting to lead from behind in a crisis."

They aren't saying that now.

Obama got out in front of the shutdown and debt-ceiling standoff. He took a firm position — no negotiating — and he made his case to the country vigorously and repeatedly. Republicans miscalculated, assuming he would again give in. The result was the sort of decisive victory rarely seen in Washington skirmishes.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-m...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1007704 Oct 20, 2013
Captn Morgan wrote:
<quoted text>
First person I've ever seen post who knew the GM bailout was actually for GMAC... a mortgage company.
Now called Ally Bank.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1007705 Oct 20, 2013
...much can happen between now and the midterm elections next year, when Republicans hope to hold the House and gain the Senate — and Democrats intend to hold the Senate and recover the House.

Each respective goal is equally possible depending on the same single significant determinant: whether Ted Cruz stops talking.

While that thought settles in, we pause to note that, right now, the idea that Republicans could convince anyone that they should be allowed to deliver milk, much less hold the nation’s purse strings, seems remote. But things do change quickly around here. With the debt crisis postponed and the government up and running again — faith in the efficiency of which underscores the direness of our political straits — most Americans will settle into the season’s serial holiday distractions and move right along.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/kathle...

the Great White Republican Hope -- forgetfulness.
NJ raider 1

Washington, DC

#1007706 Oct 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Because your buddy claimed Obama raised taxes on the middle class. Try to keep up, Galt.
You can't take anything realtime says seriously. This is the same man that said Taylor Swift has more money than Jay-z. Lol!
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1007707 Oct 20, 2013
J CHRIST KINGS OF KINGS wrote:
<quoted text>
Jesus Christ Was Not A Pacifist
He said to them,'But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one'" (Luke 22:36).
"Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant, cutting off his right ear. Jesus commanded Peter,'Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?'" (John 18:10-11).
Notice that Jesus allowed Peter to have the sword both before and after this incident. The problem was not that defending someone is wrong; the problem was that it was inappropriate at this time since Jesus came to die for the sins of His people (Mark 10:45).
Ecclesiastes 3
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
3 To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to cast away stones,
and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 a time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace.
There is not one single thread of real evidence that he ever existed..NONE. Why must all religions depend on fear and a reward, and why would God have a gender or nationality? There is no such animal, and only the weak minded could possible believe in a mythical sky god.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1007708 Oct 20, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>70% of Americans on at a least one pharma. The beginning of the end.
And now the corrupt O'bama FDA: FDA panels bought by Big Pharma
The FDA and its "experts" don't give a hoot about how well a drug works or how safe it is -- all they REALLY care about is pleasing their Big Pharma bosses so the money, booze and vacations keep flowing.
This isn't some paranoid conspiracy theory. Newly uncovered emails show once and for all that this is EXACTLY how the agency and its "expert panels" operate.
The FDA panel in charge of painkillers has been holding private -- aka SECRET -- meetings in fancy hotels at least once a year, every year, for the past decade... and they didn't meet alone, or with the best and greatest independent medical minds.
No, they partied with their drug industry pals, who PAID up to $35,000 a pop to "collaborate" with them on how to ram their drugs through the approvals process, according to the emails.
Yes, that's what the FDA actually has the nerve to call this: "collaboration."
You and I would call it PAYOLA, because that's what it is -- and the results speak for themselves: After these meetings, Big Pharma hacks were allowed to co-author papers on the "consensus" they bought in these secret meetings.
One example of that "consensus" is that the FDA now allows Big Pharma to pre-select patients for painkiller studies based on who's most likely to respond to the treatment.
The drug industry calls this "enriched enrollment," but scientists -- even objective mainstream scientists -- call this "stacking the deck" and "cheating."
And at the FDA, it's called "business as usual" -- and that's not the only example of the unholy matrimony between the agency and the industry it's supposed to regulate.
Two FDA "experts" who sat on the painkiller panels later went on to big-money jobs as Big Pharma consultants -- and if that's not a classic example of "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours," I don't know what is.
Bottom line here is that the decisions made by these bought-and-paid-for bureaucrats affect you and your family with every drug approval and every health recommendation, and that's why you can't trust a single word you hear from the alphabet soup in Washington.
The problem with too many drugs being prescribed could be cured if we made advertising prescription drugs to the general public illegal.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1007709 Oct 20, 2013
What lies ahead is the GOP’s internal struggle to determine which wing of the party prevails. And which wing prevails likely will determine the balance of power come 2014. Suffice to say, if Cruz’s voice drowns out the so-called establishment voices, Republicans may as well start investing in camels. The desert awaits.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/kathle...

i can just hear them now....Allahu Akbar!
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1007710 Oct 20, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Really, I just got gas the other day and paid $2.92 a gallon. Just think if the Republicans would have paid as much attention to Obama's jobs bill as they did AHC, we would have been much better off now.
Oh my god, you really do think Obama the Socialist is your God.

You idiot, Obama's record in jobs is abysmal at best. He's had 5 years now and it's still at historical highs.

If you look at a graph, it's easily apparent this is the slowest economic/unemployment recovery on record.

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states...

Gas prices are also have been at record highs during this Jive-Ass punks presidency:

http://gasbuddy.com/gb_retail_price_chart.asp...

We are also at a historical low for how the people think the direction of the country is going:

http://www.pollingreport.com/right.htm

You are a blind fool, old gnome. You are a pathetic soul.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1007711 Oct 20, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>You can't take anything realtime says seriously. This is the same man that said Taylor Swift has more money than Jay-z. Lol!
Yea boy theres some real important info...You baggers are desperate for any kind of victory.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1007712 Oct 20, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> And you morans can't connect the fact that Obama was elected with an agenda and a democrat Congress had nothing to do with it. Companies were shedding the deadwood knowing what was coming. Almost 5 years later we are still struggling under the same problem. The good news is things will start improving next year and accelerate once the Clown is out of office.
So you are teling us the Bush recession had nothing to do with it.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1007713 Oct 20, 2013
J CHRIST KINGS OF KINGS wrote:
<quoted text>
Jesus Christ Was Not A Pacifist
He said to them,'But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one'" (Luke 22:36).
"Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant, cutting off his right ear. Jesus commanded Peter,'Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?'" (John 18:10-11).
Notice that Jesus allowed Peter to have the sword both before and after this incident. The problem was not that defending someone is wrong; the problem was that it was inappropriate at this time since Jesus came to die for the sins of His people (Mark 10:45).
Ecclesiastes 3
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
3 To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to cast away stones,
and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 a time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace.
Jesus' mission on earth and his message was definitely to a dying world so that God's love and forgiveness would be made known to every man, woman and child and is ours just for the asking.
NJ raider 1

Washington, DC

#1007714 Oct 20, 2013
J CHRIST KINGS OF KINGS wrote:
<quoted text>
Jesus Christ Was Not A Pacifist
He said to them,'But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one'" (Luke 22:36).
"Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant, cutting off his right ear. Jesus commanded Peter,'Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?'" (John 18:10-11).
Notice that Jesus allowed Peter to have the sword both before and after this incident. The problem was not that defending someone is wrong; the problem was that it was inappropriate at this time since Jesus came to die for the sins of His people (Mark 10:45).
Ecclesiastes 3
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
3 To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to cast away stones,
and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 a time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace.
Old testament! Nothing you've presented shows Jesus not being passive but, the total opposite. He was possible enough to not fight for his own life. How much more passive can one be? A time to this &, a time to that. All old testament covered under the laws of Moses. You don't know you're bible it your God.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1007715 Oct 20, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol, Carol, Carol, Congress was always in compliance with the ACA. The law requires large employers to provide health insurance for their employees and that's exactly what it did through the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program. It was Republican Chuck Grassley who put a wrinkle in it with an amendment requiring members of Congress and their staff to purchase insurance through a Federal exchange. There was no mention of payment in the amendment so the government decided to continue contributing to congressional health plans in the form of subsidies just like many private companies do for their employees. David Vitter R Louisiana wanted to eliminate those subsidies which is both mean spirited and stupid. House and Senate staffers have a lot of knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes and if you piss them off they might get "chatty" to the wrong people. It would also make it more difficult to recruit the kind of talented staffers that members of Congress need to run their offices.
Business was able to present a compelling case for the one year delay on their mandate. There's no such compelling reason to delay the rest of the law.
(Don't this posted the first time.)

While you present a valid argument, the "wrinkle" the OPM "fixed" still provides Congress with taxpayer subsidies many Americans will not receive.

If the ACA were the solution to health care reform, Congress and their staff should have been eager to get on the same exchanges they, themselves, passed for everyone else.

Why should a law they passed onto everyone else put them in a position of having to worry about recruiting talented staffers?

The problem is Democrats are the only ones who wanted this and passed it.

Also, Congress is not a private company or entity. Each Congressperson and their staff work for us and their constituents and taxpayers pay for these subsidies.

Many Americans are being forced out of their current plans and into exchanges that are potentially more expensive with less coverage and do not get the same subsidies.

So no matter how valid your argument may seem on the surface, what's underneath doesn't feel right to many Americans.

Even if they're getting the same coverage they've always had, it's still at the taxpayers' expense and many are paying more for their own coverage.

A "wrinkle" in the ACA to some looks like a major flaw to others.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1007716 Oct 20, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Just how will Obamacare stop that?
Insuring more people. Insuring more pre-existing conditions, the more in need, to get insured. Ending lifetime caps.

JESUS CHRIST IS LORD

Lillington, NC

#1007717 Oct 20, 2013
What is liberal Christian theology?"
Answer: In liberal Christian teaching, which is not Christian at all, man’s reason is stressed and is treated as the final authority. Liberal theologians seek to reconcile Christianity with secular science and modern thinking. In doing so, they treat science as all-knowing and the Bible as fable-laden and false. Genesis’ early chapters are reduced to poetry or fantasy, having a message, but not to be taken literally (in spite of Jesus’ having spoken of those early chapters in literal terms). Mankind is not seen as totally depraved, and thus liberal theologians have an optimistic view of the future of mankind. The social gospel is also emphasized, while the inability of fallen man to fulfill it is denied. Whether a person is saved from his sin and its penalty in hell is no longer the issue; the main thing is how man treats his fellow man.“Love” of our fellow man becomes the defining issue. As a result of this “reasoning” by liberal theologians, the following doctrines are taught by liberal quasi-Christian theologians:
1) The Bible is not “God-breathed” and has errors. Because of this belief, man (the liberal theologians) must determine which teachings are correct and which are not. Belief that the Bible is “inspired”(in that word’s original meaning) by God is only held by simpletons. This directly contradicts 2 Timothy 3:16-17:“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
2) The virgin birth of Christ is a mythological false teaching. This directly contradicts Isaiah 7:14 and Luke 2.
3) Jesus did not rise again from the grave in bodily form. This contradicts the resurrection accounts in all four Gospels and the entire New Testament.
4) Jesus was a good moral teacher, but His followers and their followers have taken liberties with the history of His life (there were no “supernatural” miracles), with the Gospels having been written many years later and merely ascribed to the early disciples in order to give greater weight to their teachings. This contradicts the 2 Timothy passage and the doctrine of the supernatural preservation of the Scriptures by God.
5) Hell is not real. Man is not lost in sin and is not doomed to some future judgment without a relationship with Christ through faith. Man can help himself; no sacrificial death by Christ is necessary since a loving God would not send people to such a place as hell and since man is not born in sin. This contradicts Jesus Himself, who declared Himself to be the Way to God, through His atoning death (John 14:6).
6) Most of the human authors of the Bible are not who they are traditionally believed to be. For instance, they believe that Moses did not write the first five books of the Bible. The book of Daniel had two authors because there is no way that the detailed “prophecies” of the later chapters could have been known ahead of time; they must have been written after the fact. The same thinking is carried over to the New Testament books. These ideas contradict not only the Scriptures but historical documents which verify the existence of all the people whom the liberals deny.
7) The most important thing for man to do is to “love” his neighbor. What is the loving thing to do in any situation is not what the Bible says is good but what the liberal theologians decide is good. This denies the doctrine of total depravity, which states that man is capable to doing nothing good and loving (Jeremiah 17:9) until He has been redeemed by Christ and given a new nature (2 Corinthians 5:17).
theology.html#ixzz2iGsothSp
JESUS CHRIST IS LORD

Lillington, NC

#1007718 Oct 20, 2013
here are many pronouncements of Scripture against those who would deny the deity of Christ (2 Peter 2:1)—which liberal Christianity does. Scripture also denounces those who would preach a different gospel from what was preached by the apostles (Galatians 1:8)—which is what the liberal theologians do in denying the necessity of Christ’s atoning death and preaching a social gospel in its place. The Bible condemns those who call good evil and evil good (Isaiah 5:20)—which some liberal churches do by embracing homosexuality as an alternative lifestyle while the Bible repeatedly condemns its practice.

Scripture speaks against those who would cry “peace, peace” when there is no peace (Jeremiah 6:14)—which liberal theologians do by saying that man can attain peace with God apart from Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and that man need not worry about a future judgment before God. The Word of God speaks of a time when men will have a form of godliness, but deny the power thereof (2 Timothy 3:5)—which is what liberal theology does in that is says that there is some inner goodness in man that does not require a rebirth by the Holy Spirit through faith in Christ. And it speaks against those who would serve idols instead of the one true God (1 Chronicles 16:26)—which liberal Christianity does in that it creates a false god according to its own liking rather than worshiping God as He is described in the whole of the Bible.

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