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“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33823 Jan 5, 2014
Do you really think vulnerable Democrats up for reelection will vote for a bailout? And who better to slay Obamacare than a Democratic Senate — liberalism repudiating its most "important" creation of the last 50 years.

Want to be even bolder? Attach the anti-bailout bill to the debt ceiling. That and nothing else. Dare the president to stand up and say:“I’m willing to let the country default in order to preserve a massive bailout for insurance companies.”

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33824 Jan 5, 2014
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#33825 Jan 5, 2014
Robert Reich for President, 2016!
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#33826 Jan 5, 2014
Bigdave1 wrote:
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You are correct as most of the news media fails to say why the scientist were there. They were studying the effects of global warming on so called imaginary melting ice that they want us to believe.
Now they have been rescued by the Chinese using a helicopter. The scientist were taken to the Chinese ice breaker but now that ship is frozen in the ice and needs to be rescued. That global warming is somehow causing that ice to freeze thicker and thicker.
I am curious how the news media and the paid off scientists are going to explain that one away. Seems that they will just try to ignore the facts like all liberals do.
This story just keeps on giving and giving. I am laughing my butt off.
Climate and weather are NOT the same thing. How many times can you right-wing zealots be exposed to that information and still not understand it?

Increasing sea ice is in fact part of the model predictions of global warming. How many times can you right-wing zealots be exposed to that information and still not understand it?

All of the incessant and continually repeated arguments against man-made climate change are being funded by a propaganda machine by those with a massive vested interest in continuing to pollute and sell energy at high prices. How many times can you right-wing zealots be exposed to that information and still not understand it?

At some point, what truly becomes laughable is your steadfast determination to ignore reality. When will you actually accept reality? There are no arguments left for you to pursue that haven't been decimated and proven false. Grasping at those straws is pathetic at this stage in the game.

Laughing my butt off at your ignorance.

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33827 Jan 5, 2014
Ten Broken Obamacare Promises

Promise #1:“If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period.”[2]

Reality: Millions of Americans have lost and will lose their coverage due to Obamacare.

Obamacare has significantly disrupted the market for those who buy coverage on their own by imposing new coverage and benefit mandates, causing a reported 4.7 million health insurance cancelations of an existing policy in 32 states.[3]

For those with employer-sponsored insurance in the group market, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that 7 million fewer people will have employment-based insurance by 2018.[4]

Moreover, the Administration itself has admitted that employers would not keep their existing health plans. Federal regulations written in 2010 estimated that 51 percent of small and large employers would lose their “grandfathered status” by 2013—meaning a majority of employers would not keep their existing health plans.[5]

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33828 Jan 5, 2014
Promise #2:“[T]hat means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period.”[6]

Reality: Many Americans might not be able to keep their current doctor without paying extra.

Many plans offered on Obamacare’s exchanges have very limited provider networks, decreasing the chances consumers will be able to keep their current doctor without paying more money.[7] Furthermore, many Americans who purchase coverage on their own have had their existing health plans changed or canceled due to Obamacare, resulting in some people being unable to keep their current doctors without paying additional money to do so.

Due to the significant payment reductions included in Obamacare, seniors with Medicare Advantage plans may be forced to find new doctors. The largest provider of these plans, UnitedHealth, has recently reduced its provider networks in several states

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33829 Jan 5, 2014
Promise #3:“In an Obama administration, we’ll lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year.”[9]

Reality: Premiums for people purchasing coverage in the individual market have significantly increased in a majority of states.

A Heritage analysis shows that, on average, consumers in 42 states will see their premiums in the exchanges increase, many by over 100 percent.[10]

For people with employer-sponsored coverage, costs also continue to increase. For families, premiums from 2009 to 2013 have increased by an average of $2,976.[11]

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33830 Jan 5, 2014
Promise #4:“[F]or the 85 and 90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, this thing’s already happened. And their only impact is that their insurance is stronger, better and more secure than it was before. Full stop. That’s it. They don’t have to worry about anything else.”[12]

Reality: Obamacare imposes certain new benefit mandates on those with employer-sponsored coverage—a majority of Americans.

These mandates increase the cost of coverage. In fact, federal regulations written in 2010 assumed “that the increases in insurance benefits will be directly passed on to the consumer in the form of higher premiums. These assumptions bias the estimates of premium changes upward.”[13]

But higher premiums not only cost people more money; they have other impacts on coverage as well. For instance, as a response to the direct cost increases associated with Obamacare, UPS dropped coverage for spouses of employees if they are offered coverage through their own employers.[14]

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33831 Jan 5, 2014
Promise #5:“Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.”[15]

Reality: Obamacare contains 18 separate tax hikes, fees, and penalties, many of which heavily impact the middle class.

Altogether, Obamacare’s taxes and penalties will accumulate over $770 billion in new revenue over a 10-year period.[16] Among the taxes that will hit the middle class are the individual mandate tax, the medical device tax, and new penalties and limits on health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts.[17]

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33832 Jan 5, 2014
Promise #6:“I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits—either now or in the future.”[18]

Reality: Obamacare’s new spending is unsustainable.

Obamacare was passed into law relying on a wide variety of unrealistic budget projections. A more realistic assessment reveals that it will be a multi-trillion-dollar budget buster. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimated the cost of Obamacare over the long term if certain cost-containment measures were overridden. Under that alternative scenario, which assumes that “historical trends and policy preferences continue,” the GAO found that Obamacare would increase the primary deficit by 0.7 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).[19]

Senator Jeff Sessions (R–AL) and the Senate Budget Committee staff, who commissioned the GAO report, translated the 75-year percentage estimate into today’s dollar amount, which would be $6.2 trillion over the next 75 years.[20]

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33833 Jan 5, 2014
Promise #7:“[W]hatever ideas exist in terms of bending the cost curve and starting to reduce costs for families, businesses, and government, those elements are in this bill.”[21]

Reality: Health spending is still rising and is projected to grow at an average rate of 5.8 percent from 2012 to 2022.[22]

While growth in health spending has been slower recently compared to the past, that is largely due to the sluggish economic recovery. Indeed, Obamacare’s new entitlements will help drive greater health spending in 2014 and beyond.[23]
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#33834 Jan 5, 2014
General Robert E Lee wrote:
Ten Broken Obamacare Promises
Promise #1:“If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period.”[2]
Reality: Millions of Americans have lost and will lose their coverage due to Obamacare.
Obamacare has significantly disrupted the market for those who buy coverage on their own by imposing new coverage and benefit mandates, causing a reported 4.7 million health insurance cancelations of an existing policy in 32 states.[3]
For those with employer-sponsored insurance in the group market, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that 7 million fewer people will have employment-based insurance by 2018.[4]
Moreover, the Administration itself has admitted that employers would not keep their existing health plans. Federal regulations written in 2010 estimated that 51 percent of small and large employers would lose their “grandfathered status” by 2013—meaning a majority of employers would not keep their existing health plans.[5]
So, how does the Republican plan address these issues? In what way does the Republican proposal intend to address the problems American citizens have with the current health-care insurance status-quo?

Oh wait! There ISN"T a Republican plan. You're just griping, not actually solving anything. I see.

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33835 Jan 5, 2014
Promise #8:“I will protect Medicare.”[24]

Reality: Obamacare cuts Medicare spending.

Obamacare makes unprecedented and unrealistic payment reductions to Medicare providers and Medicare Advantage plans in order to finance the new spending in the law. The cuts amount to over $700 billion from 2013 to 2022.[25] If Congress allows these draconian reductions to take place, it will significantly impact seniors’ ability to access care.[26]

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33836 Jan 5, 2014
Promise #9:“I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American.”[27]

Reality: Millions of Americans will remain uninsured.

Despite spending nearly $1.8 trillion in new spending from 2014 to 2023, the law falls far short of universal coverage. Indeed, Obamacare is projected by the CBO to leave 31 million uninsured after a decade of full implementation.[28]

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33837 Jan 5, 2014
Promise #10:“So this law means more choice, more competition, lower costs for millions of Americans.”[29]

Reality: Obamacare has not increased insurer competition or consumer choice.

In the vast majority of states, the number of insurers competing in the state’s exchange is actually less than the number of carriers that previously sold individual market policies in the state.[30] And at the local level, for 35 percent of the nation’s counties, exchange enrollees will have a choice of plans from only two insurers—a duopoly. In 17 percent of counties, consumers will have no choice—a monopoly—as only one carrier is offering coverage in the exchange.[31]
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#33838 Jan 5, 2014
By the way, your post is a direct cut-and-paste from the Heritage Foundation.

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013...

What do we know about the Heritage Foundation? Here is it's funding:

Funding

According to Media Transparency, the Heritage Foundation received $61,944,537 in foundation grants from organizations such as: the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Scaife Foundations, the John M. Olin Foundation, Inc., Castle Rock Foundation, JM Foundation, Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation, the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation, and the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation.
Heritage has received donations from the East Asian nations of South Korea and Taiwan; SourceWatch reports that in 1988 Korean intelligence discovered that Heritage received $2.2 million from the South Korean National Assembly during the 1980's. Although Heritage denies this claim, they do admit to receiving a $400,000 grant from the Korean conglomerate Samsung.
The Korea Foundation, a conduit of the Korean government, has also donated almost $1 million to Heritage in the past three years

Oh - Wait! The KOCH Brothers make an appearance! Not only are they the Koch Charitable Foundation, they ARE the Claude R. Lambe Foundation, amongst others on the list.

You don't even know that you're just a another tool of their personal propaganda machine.

How gullible and sad.

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33839 Jan 5, 2014
ChicknButt wrote:
<quoted text>
So, how does the Republican plan address these issues? In what way does the Republican proposal intend to address the problems American citizens have with the current health-care insurance status-quo?
Oh wait! There ISN"T a Republican plan. You're just griping, not actually solving anything. I see.
Republican Plan = step one, end nobamanocare. Should step one fail, let the democrats kill it on their own.

Now back to the broken promises, why are the promises to the people being broken?

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33840 Jan 5, 2014
ChicknButt wrote:
By the way, your post is a direct cut-and-paste from the Heritage Foundation.
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013...
What do we know about the Heritage Foundation? Here is it's funding:
Funding
According to Media Transparency, the Heritage Foundation received $61,944,537 in foundation grants from organizations such as: the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Scaife Foundations, the John M. Olin Foundation, Inc., Castle Rock Foundation, JM Foundation, Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation, the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation, and the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation.
Heritage has received donations from the East Asian nations of South Korea and Taiwan; SourceWatch reports that in 1988 Korean intelligence discovered that Heritage received $2.2 million from the South Korean National Assembly during the 1980's. Although Heritage denies this claim, they do admit to receiving a $400,000 grant from the Korean conglomerate Samsung.
The Korea Foundation, a conduit of the Korean government, has also donated almost $1 million to Heritage in the past three years
Oh - Wait! The KOCH Brothers make an appearance! Not only are they the Koch Charitable Foundation, they ARE the Claude R. Lambe Foundation, amongst others on the list.
You don't even know that you're just a another tool of their personal propaganda machine.
How gullible and sad.
What is gullible and said is voting for nobama, twice.

Now, the promises posted, were broken, through no fault of The Heritage Foundation or any other source I might use.. Even you should be smart enough to admit that nobamanocare is bad law.

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33841 Jan 5, 2014
ChicknButt wrote:
By the way, your post is a direct cut-and-paste from the Heritage Foundation.
So? That doesn't change the fact of the (at least) 10 broken promises nobama made to the American People. The way he sold this law was nothing more than a bait and switch, and it is sad that so many gullible people fell for it, twice.
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#33842 Jan 5, 2014
I get it.

You don't like Obama.

You have no plan. The republicans have no plan.

Paid, distorted, propaganda agrees with what you want to hear, so you buy into it lock, stock, and barrel. You don't care about addressing what makes sense OR coming up with alternate solutions, you're just ANTI.

Got it. Pathetic.

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