Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1780481 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1101074 Mar 20, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Why don't you research the information yourself from accreditable sources and provide the answers? Tick, tock.
all data on ObamaKKKare is being suppressed by Obama for political reasons....
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1101075 Mar 20, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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Real case scenario, my daughter. She, and her family, had health insurance she was perfectly happy with. She was paying $480. a month,$3500. deductible,$30. co-pay. Her insurance, Blue Cross/Shield, was dropped due to Obamacare coverage mandates. A comparable plan was offered at $1900 a month,$2500,$50 co-pay. The cost had quadrupled.
Checking the cost of a silver Obamacare plan (middle cost) on the Kaiser Obamacare calculator, her cost under Obamacare wil be $13,300. a year after subsidies. The silver has a $2000. deductible. She will be paying $13300. for a plan similar to what she was paying almost $6000. for previously.
She was a real independent woman, not some whiner complaining about birth control pills.
Before we start a war, here's the post I read in disbelief__no link, only a mention of Kaiser Health.

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1101076 Mar 20, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
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That's what happens when you give in to GOP demands, this was Obama's big mistake it gave insurance companies a lic to print money. Had he implemented full national health coverage as it exists almost everywhere in the world. Then a forced tax covers everyone with no option to opt out. This drives the cost of those wanting extra private insurance with competitive costs. That will never happen when you give the entire insurance industry a captive market. It's pretty simple maths, if the health component is 25% of the national budget then increase taxes to cover that 25%. Then its a shared cost for all tax payers.
All those insurance companies who want fit and healthy 20 somethings on their books it's just a pipe dream with this system. It will never happen so premiums just keep going up as population ages and the nation gets fatter.
You're kidding, right? Not one republican voted for it.

Switzerland has an all private system. The government concerns were limited to the poor, like Medicaid here.

The average country with national plans aren't any larger than a state is here. Switzerland only has the population of NYC, just one city. I wouldn't have any problem with states devising there own plans to suit themselves. That leaves room for diverse innovation, not a single way of doing things.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1101077 Mar 20, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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"Cost-sharing" subsidies reduce the deductibles, co-payments, co-insurance and total out-of-pocket spending limits for people with incomes up to 250 percent of the federal poverty level ($58,875 for a family of four in 2013).
"Cost-sharing reductions will be applied automatically for consumers who qualify based on their income, but only if they buy a silver-level plan, considered the benchmark under the law."
"A family of four whose income is between 100 and 150 percent of the federal poverty level ($23,550 to $35,325) will be responsible for paying 6 percent of covered expenses out-of-pocket compared with the 30 percent that a family not getting subsidized coverage would owe in a silver plan."
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/features/insu...
From your link:

" In 2014, the out-of-pocket limits for most plans will be $6,350 for an individual and $12,700 for a family. But people who qualify for cost-sharing subsidies will see their maximum out-of-pocket spending capped at $2,250 or $4,500 for single or family coverage, respectively, if their incomes are less than 200 percent of the poverty level, and $5,200 or $10,400 if their incomes are between 200 and 250 percent of poverty. "

and

"Consumers should keep in mind, though, the cost-sharing subsidies apply to in-network expenses only. That may become an issue in some plans with limited provider networks."
Carol

United States

#1101078 Mar 20, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>You can only be a drunk and a pothead when it's not on company time.

But you can't smoke in your own car on your own time on company grounds. And they won't hire you if you're honest about it.

Problem solved. Ostracizing and hypocritical selective PC social outcasting complete.

At company parties, they drink and snort cocaine and pass around joints until their hearts' content because they showed those nasty smokers they're the only ones who aren't socially acceptable anymore!

We've gone a little crazy if you ask me.
You sound like a disgusting smoker trying to distract from your habit.

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1101079 Mar 20, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Carol slowly killing herself and everyone around her, bottom: she doesn't care.
Do you have a problem with people smoking vapor? Or someone pretending to smoke with a straw?

Exactly where do you draw your self-righteous do-gooder line?

Are you okay with stoned and inebriated drivers? Or just give dirty looks to drivers smoking e-cigarettes?

Just trying to figure out your hypocritical red line.
Carol

United States

#1101080 Mar 20, 2014
flack wrote:
White roofs, streets could curb global warming
Sep 17, 2008 by Lisa Zyga weblog
The idea of painting our roofs and roads white to offset global warming is not new, but a recent study has calculated just how significantly white surfaces could impact greenhouse gas emissions. Last week, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley presented their study at California's annual Climate Change Research Conference in Sacramento.
If the 100 largest cities in the world replaced their dark roofs with white shingles and their asphalt-based roads with concrete or other light-colored material, it could offset 44 metric gigatons (billion tons) of greenhouse gases, the study shows. That amounts to more greenhouse gas than the entire human population emits in one year, according to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times. The strategy could also offset the growth in carbon dioxide emissions, which account for about 75% of greenhouse gases, for the next 10 years.
The reason for white is simple: white reflects the sun´s rays more than black does. The study´s coauthor, LBNL physicist Hashem Akbari, explained that it takes about 10 square meters of white roof to offset 1 metric ton of carbon dioxide. In warm climates, white roofs have the additional benefit of lowering the cost of air conditioning by up to 20% in hot months.
It´s this second reason of reduced cooling costs that prompted the state of California to require in 2005 that flat-roofed commercial buildings have white roofs. In 2009, the state will require that new and retrofitted residential and commercial, with both flat and sloped roofs, be installed with heat-reflective roofing. The requirements are part of California´s energy-efficient building code.
Globally, roofs account for about 25% of the surface of most cities, and pavement accounts for about 35%. Even without cutting industrial pollution from current levels, installing white roofs and pavements could offset more than 10 years of emissions growth, according to the conference data.
Economically, the scientists estimate that white roofs and roads could save billions of dollars per year in reduced carbon dioxide emissions. Besides offsetting global warming and reducing cooling costs, white surfaces offer a third benefit: they could cool a city by a few degrees, which dramatically reduces smog.
The LBNL physicists plan to work with the United Nations to persuade the world´s major tropical and temperate cities to adopt white roofing and pavement strategies.
Akbari, along with coauthors Surabi Menon of LBNL and California Energy Commissioner Arthur Rosenfield, will publish the study, called "Global Cooling: Increasing Worldwide Urban Albedos to Offset CO2," in an upcoming issue of the journal Climate Change.
Anybody else point out your sh it is old?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1101081 Mar 20, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>so how long are the 'subsidies' aka tax payer money, going to go on? I expect they better be saving--they are going to need it to pay for their O'bamacare.
a future Congress and President could end the welfare subsidies without repealing ObamaKKKare, effectively killing the program...
Carol

United States

#1101082 Mar 20, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>One would think with this attitude you would be a big proponent of gay marriage.
She preferred to watch her brother in law lose his mate and have no say in his treatment, care, or death benefits.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1101083 Mar 20, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Why waste MY time? You can go back and search it out just as easily as I can.
I'm not going to waste my time looking for what doesn't exist.
Carol

United States

#1101084 Mar 20, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>The question for you is when did you ever just assume I smoked?

If people who drank wine became the new social outcasts, I'd stick up for them too.

Why aren't you sticking up for people who just want to smoke and are being treated like second-class citizens because they do?

Your halo is askew.
You are a blatant liar about everything not just politics huh.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1101085 Mar 20, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Ergo they are not free, ya dumbass.
Sounds like you are one of the worst abusers.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1101086 Mar 20, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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The question for you is when did you ever just assume I smoked?
If people who drank wine became the new social outcasts, I'd stick up for them too.
Why aren't you sticking up for people who just want to smoke and are being treated like second-class citizens because they do?
Your halo is askew.
Carol I realize talking to you is a real lesson in futility and I would have better results talking to a fire hydrant. So here goes.....Smoking is a proven health hazard and second hand smoke is also proven to be a health hazard. Having designated areas to smoke is not treating anyone as a second rate citizen. By your logic look at all the people that love to shoot guns, that's why we have shooting ranges. Unless you are a redneck and then any bar or school will do, soon the NRA will be promoting that also. Your argument is asinine and doesn't make any sense what so ever.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1101087 Mar 20, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
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Then a forced tax covers everyone with no option to opt out. This drives the cost of those wanting extra private insurance with competitive costs....... Then its a shared cost for all tax payers.
2010....
142,823,000 households filed tax returns....
https://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/...

51 percent of households paid no federal income tax in 2009.

Joint Committee on Taxation,Information on Income Tax Liability for Tax Year 2009, memorandum, April 29, 2011.
Carol

United States

#1101088 Mar 20, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>a future Congress and President could end the welfare subsidies without repealing ObamaKKKare, effectively killing the program...
In your dreams.
Carol

United States

#1101089 Mar 20, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>Do you have a problem with people smoking vapor? Or someone pretending to smoke with a straw?

Exactly where do you draw your self-righteous do-gooder line?

Are you okay with stoned and inebriated drivers? Or just give dirty looks to drivers smoking e-cigarettes?

Just trying to figure out your hypocritical red line.
Translation. Dumb carol is on the e-cigarettes
Carol

United States

#1101090 Mar 20, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>You're kidding, right? Not one republican voted for it.

Switzerland has an all private system. The government concerns were limited to the poor, like Medicaid here.

The average country with national plans aren't any larger than a state is here. Switzerland only has the population of NYC, just one city. I wouldn't have any problem with states devising there own plans to suit themselves. That leaves room for diverse innovation, not a single way of doing things.
Translation. If it wasn't for Obama and the democrats being the ones that instituted it, you'd be okay with it.
Like we could trust the Koch brothers governors to do the right thing.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1101091 Mar 20, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
The question for you is when did you ever just assume I smoked?
If people who drank wine became the new social outcasts, I'd stick up for them too.
Why aren't you sticking up for people who just want to smoke and are being treated like second-class citizens because they do?
Your halo is askew.
You told us you smoked, so I guess you were lying then or lying now. Same old, same old.
Carol

United States

#1101092 Mar 20, 2014
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not going to waste my time looking for what doesn't exist.
Got your paw in your pants?
Carol

United States

#1101093 Mar 20, 2014
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like you are one of the worst abusers.
Sounds like you're an azzhole.

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