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Just Facts

United States

#152 Oct 3, 2013
Yes, Reid and The Senate shouldn't be holding that poor little girl's cancer treatment hostage just because he can't get hi own way! We agree!
Just Facts

United States

#153 Oct 3, 2013
Of course Obama leaves and goes out on the road...he's a chikenshit president and has no backbone to lead...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/03/on...
Boehner and Cantor

Fitchburg, MA

#154 Oct 3, 2013
Just Facts wrote:
Yes, Reid and The Senate shouldn't be holding that poor little girl's cancer treatment hostage just because he can't get hi own way! We agree!
This si the stupidest one yet!!

Republicans propose funding Cancer research for children in hopes of generating a talking point to shame Dems with.

The propose that funding, while leaving WIC shut down!!

What a joke, why would Republicans want to cure a child of Cancer only to starve that same child to death if they happen to also need nutritional assistance!!!

It's a stunt, plain and simple, they're playing messaging games now, ZERO real interest in how much this hurts the economy and evryone in it!!
Boehner and Cantor

Fitchburg, MA

#155 Oct 3, 2013
You're all afraid it will work!!!

"Obviously, in a nation as large as the United States, there will be plenty of anecdotal evidence to bolster just about every possible argument, but Sy Mukherjee talked to an Arkansas man yesterday who offered a perspective that ought to terrify Republicans.

Butch Matthews is a 61-year-old former small business owner from Little Rock, Arkansas who used to wake up every morning at 4 A.M. to deliver canned beverages to retailers before retiring in 2010. A lifelong Republican, he was heavily skeptical of the Affordable Care Act when it first passed. "I did not think that Obamacare was going to be a good plan, I did not think that it was going to help me at all," he told ThinkProgress over the phone.

But after doing a little research, Matthews eventually realized how much the law could help him. And on Tuesday, his local Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) provider confirmed that he would be able to buy a far better plan than his current policy while saving at least $13,000 per year through Arkansas' Obamacare marketplace.

Matthews assumed he wouldn't like the Affordable Care Act, but he also didn't like his current plan, the price of which kept climbing while covering fewer costs.

So he got the facts on his own, signed up through an exchange, and is poised to save an enormous amount of money.

Matthews told Mukherjee he would encourage other Obamacare skeptics to "learn more about it before they start talking bad about it." He added, "I still am a very strong Republican, but this ... I'm so happy that this came along....[T]his is going to be a great help for us."

It would appear, then, that Butch Matthews is the Republican Party's worst nightmare.

--

Here's an older white Republican man in a "red" state who assumed the Affordable Care Act would be bad for him and his family. Then he got educated. Then he signed up. Now he's happy.

Why are Republicans furiously fighting to destroy the Affordable Care Act, especially right now? Because will be plenty of folks like Butch Matthews out there who'll have health care security and more money in their pockets as a result of the reform law.

And that's the exact opposite of the Republicans' partisan goals. The key is to kill Obamacare before Americans get to know and like it. People can argue about the merits of a movement predicated on the need for public ignorance, but it's clear that the better the public understands the Affordable Care Act, the worse it will be for the GOP.

Jonathan Cohn added today, "With every day, more and more people are discovering that Obamacare is a source of security -- and a way to get the heath care they have always needed. This is the reality Republicans have always feared. Confronted with the reality of Obamacare, rather than the right's distorted version of it, people will cherish it."
Boehner and Cantor

Fitchburg, MA

#156 Oct 3, 2013
The President just said it best..

You got what you wanted, a Government Shut Down, now, you're trying to find a way out of it!!

You wanted the shut down, you got the shut down you wanted.

Now, you'd like to re-direct that blame with a noise machine marketing campaign!

There is a simple way out, Boehner brings the clean CR to the floor and it passes, that's your way out, period!

Otherwise, you're going to lose this messaging campaign cause everything you try, only you shortbreads actually believe!
Just Facts

United States

#157 Oct 3, 2013
It is interesting that so many agencies in our government can scale back to 10% of their workforce, which is considered essential....hmmm
should make you wonder.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/contingency-pla...

Maybe the Republicans did something even better by waking up everyone to how much waste is happening at the Federal level?

Maybe this might show many people that our government doesn't really have to be as big as the Democrats keep making us believe it needs to be?

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMM..........
Boehner and Cantor

Fitchburg, MA

#158 Oct 3, 2013
Oh yeah, that's just great, grab that bull by the horns tool.

It's nice you don't GAS about anybody else, seems, that kid with Cancer just flew out your brain in seconds!!!!!!

Could it be you really don't GAS about that kid, the same thing you just tried to say Harry Reid was guilty of!!

You're a tool Factless, you'll go in any direction necessary to try and fool the world and get people to believe you've ever even once been genuine!

You're trotting out BS after BS attempts at justification for deliberately hurting this economy, this country and everyone in it.

Let's use your words..

"It is interesting that so many agencies in our government can scale back to 10% of their workforce, which is considered essential....hmmm
should make you wonder."

Yeah, makes me wonder what exaclty you would say if, we were attacked tomorrow and because you were playing this massive "maybe we can do without the Government" game, we got blind sided???

I know, you'd blame Obama, even though you're here arguing the shut down is great!!!!!!
Boehner and Cantor

Fitchburg, MA

#159 Oct 3, 2013
10%, have a look at the actual percentages meathead

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2013/09/politi...

HAlf the civilion workforce of the Department of Defense!

Since you don't seem to be able to read, I'll re-post it for you...

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the shutdown "seriously damages our ability to protect the safety and security of this nation and its citizens. We will have to shuffle people in and out depending on what we believe the concern of the day is...So each day that goes by, the jeopardy increases."

Clapper said the shutdown "is not just a Beltway issue. It affects our capability to support the military, diplomacy and our policy makers. From my standpoint, it's extremely damaging."

He continued: "The danger here is that this will accumulate over time. The damage will be insidious. I've been in the intelligence business for about 50 years. I've never seen anything like this."

General Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency (NSA), added that the shutdown "has impacted us very hard" and "has had a huge impact on morale."

Gen. Alexander told the Senate hearing that 70% of intelligence community civilian employees are furloughed, including over 960 with Ph.D.s, 4,000 computer scientists and 1,000 mathematicians, according to media reports.

Oh yeah, let's have a shut down party while we're vulnerable to attack!!! Great Idea.
Just Facts

United States

#160 Oct 3, 2013
Boehner and Cantor wrote:
Oh yeah, that's just great, grab that bull by the horns tool.
It's nice you don't GAS about anybody else, seems, that kid with Cancer just flew out your brain in seconds!!!!!!
Could it be you really don't GAS about that kid, the same thing you just tried to say Harry Reid was guilty of!!
You're a tool Factless, you'll go in any direction necessary to try and fool the world and get people to believe you've ever even once been genuine!
You're trotting out BS after BS attempts at justification for deliberately hurting this economy, this country and everyone in it.
Let's use your words..
"It is interesting that so many agencies in our government can scale back to 10% of their workforce, which is considered essential....hmmm
should make you wonder."
Yeah, makes me wonder what exaclty you would say if, we were attacked tomorrow and because you were playing this massive "maybe we can do without the Government" game, we got blind sided???
I know, you'd blame Obama, even though you're here arguing the shut down is great!!!!!!
Sonny,

You really need to get a life dude!!! Gawd, you are so easy to fuck with!! It figures you would go look at the actual figures and find a single department that has more than 10%...what a tool you are!

I may not have much more time today to spar with you, so take a deep breath..the air is good. Gotta go work that second job of mine to pay for the new much higher premiums I will have to pay for health insurance because of that dumbass in the Whitehouse.

Have a great day buddy!!!:)
Renee and Jtn

Maynard, MA

#161 Oct 3, 2013
I need my pills and booze,open the government
Hmmmm

Leominster, MA

#162 Oct 3, 2013
Boehner and Cantor wrote:
10%, have a look at the actual percentages meathead
http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2013/09/politi...
HAlf the civilion workforce of the Department of Defense!
Since you don't seem to be able to read, I'll re-post it for you...
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the shutdown "seriously damages our ability to protect the safety and security of this nation and its citizens. We will have to shuffle people in and out depending on what we believe the concern of the day is...So each day that goes by, the jeopardy increases."
Clapper said the shutdown "is not just a Beltway issue. It affects our capability to support the military, diplomacy and our policy makers. From my standpoint, it's extremely damaging."
He continued: "The danger here is that this will accumulate over time. The damage will be insidious. I've been in the intelligence business for about 50 years. I've never seen anything like this."
General Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency (NSA), added that the shutdown "has impacted us very hard" and "has had a huge impact on morale."
Gen. Alexander told the Senate hearing that 70% of intelligence community civilian employees are furloughed, including over 960 with Ph.D.s, 4,000 computer scientists and 1,000 mathematicians, according to media reports.
Oh yeah, let's have a shut down party while we're vulnerable to attack!!! Great Idea.
I don't think I need 960 PHDs, 4,000 computer scientists and 1,000 mathematicians to tell me what I can figure out myself. This country has way to many angry ranting single moms like you. Look at that, I figured that out and I didn't need a board of experts to tell me.
Jtn

Maynard, MA

#163 Oct 3, 2013
Hmmmm wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think I need 960 PHDs, 4,000 computer scientists and 1,000 mathematicians to tell me what I can figure out myself. This country has way to many angry ranting single moms like you. Look at that, I figured that out and I didn't need a board of experts to tell me.
finally someone that knows what they are talking about
Hahahaha

Fitchburg, MA

#164 Oct 3, 2013
Republicans offered to fund the NIH. Democrats said no thanks. So the Democrats hands are dirty now.

What say you, Sonny?
Just Facts

United States

#165 Oct 4, 2013
It will go something like this...

Damn Teabaggers causing the House to hold the whole country hostage. You won't repeal it...aint gonna happen. They shouldn't be allowed to make Democrats think about it again...already a law.....blah blah blah
Boehner and Cantor

Fitchburg, MA

#166 Oct 4, 2013
Hahahaha wrote:
Republicans offered to fund the NIH. Democrats said no thanks. So the Democrats hands are dirty now.
What say you, Sonny?
I would say, it's a cheap stunt. They offered to fund the NIH, while leaving more than 9 Million children to go hungry with out WIC!

That's what I'd say, I'd also say, only an ignorant partisan would ever think that is reasonable.

What about the Department of Defense? They furloughed more than half the workforce, no issues there, compromising National Security doesn't ring any bells???
Boehner and Cantor

Fitchburg, MA

#167 Oct 4, 2013
Just Facts wrote:
<quoted text>
Sonny,
You really need to get a life dude!!! Gawd, you are so easy to fuck with!! It figures you would go look at the actual figures and find a single department that has more than 10%...what a tool you are!
I may not have much more time today to spar with you, so take a deep breath..the air is good. Gotta go work that second job of mine to pay for the new much higher premiums I will have to pay for health insurance because of that dumbass in the Whitehouse.
Have a great day buddy!!!:)
You should workm a second job, it's clear, you could do nothing that would pay well enough on one job!!!

Such as reading!

WHy do you bozo's keep trying the same BS stunts when they've been explained clear as day already, that's called ignorance. I'm sure all your counterparts on BOTH jobs spend all their time fixing your problems!

"This si the stupidest one yet!!

Republicans propose funding Cancer research for children in hopes of generating a talking point to shame Dems with.

The propose that funding, while leaving WIC shut down!!

What a joke, why would Republicans want to cure a child of Cancer only to starve that same child to death if they happen to also need nutritional assistance!!!

It's a stunt, plain and simple, they're playing messaging games now, ZERO real interest in how much this hurts the economy and evryone in it!!
Boehner and Cantor

Fitchburg, MA

#168 Oct 4, 2013
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) isn't the most prominent member of the House Republican caucus, but in recent weeks, he's played a pretty important role in shutting down the government. It was Meadows who initiated a formal letter, endorsed by around 80 of his House GOP colleagues, vowing to oppose any spending measure that failed to gut the Affordable Care Act.

To this extent, Meadows helped identify that most radical contingent of his caucus, and positioned himself as one of its ringleaders.

With this in mind, as Brian Beutler reported yesterday, "it was a big surprise" when Meadows told reporters this week that the government shutdown has nothing to do with Obamacare. "This fight now has become about veterans and about national guard folks that perhaps -- reservists that are not getting paid," the North Carolina Republican said. "That's where the fight is today."

In theory, this is excellent news. Republicans have spent the last several weeks making one demand: take away health care benefits from millions of Americans or the government's lights go out. If one of the far-right congressional ringleaders of this fiasco is arguing, on the record and out loud, that the fight is no longer about health care then the shutdown can end immediately.

This point was not lost on NPR's Tamara Keith, who asked Meadows why the House doesn't just vote on "a full CR if you don't care about Obamacare anymore." If you listen to the audio, there's an awkward silence that lasts about five seconds. Eventually, the congressman says, "Why not vote on, on a full CR?"

Keith replies, "Yeah, sure. Because if you're, if Obamacare isn't the issue to you anymore..." At this point, Meadows tried this explanation:

"Because it, twofold.One is, is, that when you when you start to look, they say 'clean CR?' That it, it translates into into to truly a blank check, and, and so Obamacare is an issue for me and my constituents, but what happens is today is, we gotta figure a way to open it back up and, and with that, in opening it back up, when we start to look at these issues, it, it is critical that we make it, the decisions we, we make to be as least harmful as they possibly can be."

So to review, the reason the House can't vote on the Senate spending bill is an incoherent word salad, filled with lots of words that seem unrelated to one another.

Remember, Mark Meadows isn't some random guy off the street; he's an elected member of Congress who helped write the strategy that House Republicans followed to shut down the government.

To be sure, it was absolutely amazing to hear Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) argue that House Republicans are "not going to be disrespected. We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is."

But Meadows' quote is nearly as ridiculous. You won't hear Democrats repeating it in speeches because gibberish makes for poor rhetoric, but Meadows' response reinforces what many have feared: House Republicans haven't the foggiest idea what they're doing right now.

Indeed, on the government shutdown's fourth day, a few truths have come into sharp focus. Republican members of Congress (1) don't know why the shut down the government; (2) don't know what they hope to get out of the shutdown; and (3) don't know how to end the shutdown.

But if you wouldn't mind blaming Democrats anyway, they'd certainly appreciate it.

This is my favorite...

"So to review, the reason the House can't vote on the Senate spending bill is an incoherent word salad, filled with lots of words that seem unrelated to one another."
Hah

Leominster, MA

#169 Oct 4, 2013
Just Facts

United States

#170 Oct 4, 2013
Boehner and Cantor wrote:
<quoted text>
You should workm a second job, it's clear, you could do nothing that would pay well enough on one job!!!
Such as reading!
WHy do you bozo's keep trying the same BS stunts when they've been explained clear as day already, that's called ignorance. I'm sure all your counterparts on BOTH jobs spend all their time fixing your problems!
"This si the stupidest one yet!!
Republicans propose funding Cancer research for children in hopes of generating a talking point to shame Dems with.
The propose that funding, while leaving WIC shut down!!
What a joke, why would Republicans want to cure a child of Cancer only to starve that same child to death if they happen to also need nutritional assistance!!!
It's a stunt, plain and simple, they're playing messaging games now, ZERO real interest in how much this hurts the economy and evryone in it!!
Yup Okie Dokie,

I definitely should workm a second job...you're such a dumbass and so easy to bait with almost any subject. Love my fulltime and parttime jobs and keeps my mind sharp and based in reality...nothing like you and the pathetic people shown in the videos that are great examples of democrats...me me me and where can I get some of dat free stuff!!
Obamacrats

United States

#171 Oct 4, 2013

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