Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1024551 Nov 15, 2013
Progressive smart people know how to run a business and we are not allowed to build anything...

"Employment Development Department Mismanagement Costs $53 Million"

http://caltax.org/research/waste_state_agenci...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1024552 Nov 15, 2013
We are better than you so let me drive my company car home!

California!!!!

"IRS Looking at Personal Use of State Cars."

http://caltax.org/research/waste_state_agenci...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1024553 Nov 15, 2013
New York!

Medicaid Fraud!

Starts at the top!

Non-Profits sure do pay well...

"The Committee has also uncovered
excessive salaries being paid to executives of
nonprofit institutions that are nearly completely
financed by Medicaid. A simple analysis conducted by the Committee found that at least 15 of these executives received yearly compensation exceeding $500,000 and at least 100 others received
yearly compensation exceeding $200,000."

http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads...

forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1024554 Nov 15, 2013
Suckling the teat and how many doctors appointments could this have paid for...

"In September 2012, the Committee released a
majority staff report showing that New York State has received an estimated $15 billion windfall over the past two decades from large federal Medicaid over-payments..."

http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1024556 Nov 15, 2013
Poor helpless Americans, crappy ethics, and the gimmedats!

Fraud!!!!

"...David Armor and Sonia Sousa of George Mason University have found that nearly 80 percent of the non-disabled elderly population on Medicaid is above
the poverty line, and about half of this population is
over 200 percent of the poverty line..."

http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1024557 Nov 15, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
No link?
Sorry, try www.kirstenpowers.com and if that one doesn't work www.jeffrense.com

Hope that helped.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1024558 Nov 15, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Nope, Daily Beast.
cite it.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1024559 Nov 15, 2013
Gimmedats come in all shapes and incomes...

"As a long-time employee of the local Medicaid office, I have had the opportunity
to witness the diversion of applicants’ significant resources in order to obtain Medicaid coverage. It is not at all unusual to encounter individuals and couples with resources [beyond exempt resources] exceeding $500,000, some with over $1 million. There is no attempt to hide that this money exists; there is no need. There are various legal means to prevent those funds from being used to pay for the applicant’s nursing home care. Wealthy applicants for Medicaid’s nursing home coverage consider that benefit to be their right, regardless of their ability to pay themselves.
...
[I]ndividuals with resources above and beyond the level prescribed by law should not be allowed to fund their children’s inheritance while the taxpayers fund their nursing home care. I strongly believe that this is not a partisan issue. I also believe in the merits of the Medicaid program, but feel just as deeply that these issues regarding resource diversion need to be addressed."

Examining Abuses of Medicaid Eligibility Rules
:Hearing Before the H. Comm. on Oversight & Gov’t Reform, 112th Cong.(2011)(testimony of Janice Eulau, Assistant Administrator for Medicaid, Suffolk County, New York Department of Social
Services)

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1024560 Nov 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
This is where you and a diminishing numbers of liberals who also think like you miss the boat completely.
No one wants Obama to make choices for us.
His choices cost a lot more and force us to pay for things we neither want or need.
And he can't stop lying to us - about everything.
It's not that hard to understand really.
People who make bad choices never want to pay the piper when confronted with the price of their bad judgment. I would rather Obama make choices for you now than having the tax payer pick up the tab for your medical needs later because you had lousy insurance.

Slackers are far worse than those who desire health insurance but can't afford it. I have absolutely no sympathy for those who purchased lousy insurance AFTER the ACA was passed believing they could circumvent the law. NONE.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1024561 Nov 15, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
direst? Pea brain. You should have consuted your spell checker instead of the dictionary, sh*t-fer-brains.
That's all you've got? LMAO.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1024562 Nov 15, 2013
Progressive Gubbymint in action!

Living like kings!!!

"The Committee has found that federal taxpayers
have subsidized lavish lifestyles for many
executives in organizations that receive almost all of their funding through Medicaid. The Committee’s oversight work in this area was informed by an August 2011 New York Time article that exposed how top executives at the Young Adult Institute (YAI)–
a nonprofit that runs group homes for the developmentally disabled–used Medicaid funds to lease luxury cars,to paytuition bills and living expenses for their children, and to reward themselves with generous compensation packages.
53 In fact, four executives at the YAI(Phillip Levy, Joel Levy, Tom Dern, and Stephen Freeman) each
received compensati on in excess of $1 million in 2008, with money derived almost entirely from Medicaid."

http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads...

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1024563 Nov 15, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes. Every single post you make is. Worthless, just like the poster.
Yep. Your desperation is showing. Not a thought in your head. Just personal attacks and rethug antics. LMAO
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1024564 Nov 15, 2013
It Wasn’t Broke, But Obama Fixed It Anyway

Bending to pressure, Obama announced a patch to health-care reform that will avoid more cancelled plans. But the plans were cancelled for a reason.

Most of the “plans” cancelled by insurers were junk—plans that gave peace of mind to consumers, but wouldn’t help them in the case of an emergency. They shouldn’t have been sold in the first place. And indeed, as Obama noted, part of the reason for health-care reform was that insurers were refusing to cover care for the millions of Americans who purchased these plans. Under the Affordable Care Act, this can no longer happen.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/11...

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1024565 Nov 15, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
obama has had 3 years to make it work, stupid. You are way too desperate for that obamacare money.
Really? You believe coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace began three years ago? Not surprised.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1024566 Nov 15, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
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Millions believed they could keep their insurance policy too!!!!
Yes, there is no accounting for stupidity.

FACT: America ranks 19th in the world when it comes to IQ. Tied with Mongolia.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1024567 Nov 15, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama has thin skin and he's at 39% approval and falling. Hahaha
And just think!!! He has three more years to stick it to you!!!

Since: Feb 11

Nearer than you would like

#1024568 Nov 15, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama has thin skin and he's at 39% approval and falling. Hahaha
While that is an interesting opinion, it doesn't do a thing to bolster your opinion about Mitt Romney.

What was George W. Bush's lowest approval rating? 25%

So, let's recap...your guy lost and you were mad.

Your guy lost again and you are still bitter.

Get over it. You should be used to a disappointing life by now.

Since: Feb 11

Nearer than you would like

#1024570 Nov 15, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
stfu you anti-American pos. You called the system disastrous. Get out of my country, dick.
You have a country?

I am currently stationed in sand land for Uncle Sam. I have earned the right to say that but won't. You see, I recall the Dixie Chicks lead singer exercising her right to free speech and being vilified for it. Fools like you claimed that if she dare speak ill of the President that she should pack her bags and move away.

That advice seems appropriate for you. True patriots realize that attacking the United States from within helps our enemies do the same externally. Traitor.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1024571 Nov 15, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
The US became a dictatorship 5 years ago.
I watched JFK Part II last night and kept thinking about the Magic Negro.
Rahm Jizzbucket Emanuel

Oswego, IL

#1024572 Nov 15, 2013
I thank God everyday that I am not a lying socialist minority chunk of fecal matter!

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