ACA upheld by Supreme Court

ACA upheld by Supreme Court

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Etch A Sketch

Waltham, MA

#1 Jun 28, 2012
It now appears the SCOTUS will uphold the Affordable Care Act.

Wonder what Romneybot will say now that his own mandate is supported by the highest court.

Here's how much he once liked it...

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Of course, I'm sure he'll hate it now!!!

Fitchburg, MA

#2 Jun 28, 2012
Vote out all Republicans so we can begin to rebuild a strong America! Send them to their tanning booths full time!

We need to build a strong Dem base so that we can pass pro-American jobs bills/anti outsourcing!! Stop the Bush tax cuts immediately.

Pass laws that seriously limit outsourcing. Buy American!!!!

We bought an airless painter machine that is made by GRACO! It has an American sticker on it that states made in America!!

Google has just put out a notebook that is made in America!!! Support America!

Those are Americans that the Republicans want to take health care away from!

Romney, you already took away their jobs and sent them to China, now you want their health care? What is next, gas chambers???????
Etch A Sketch

Waltham, MA

#3 Jun 28, 2012
Who doesn't right now have Healthcare insurance...

"As brutal wildfires spread in Colorado, federal Firefighters, along with state and local first responders, are doing everything they can to deal with the disaster.

But Sarah Kliff noted a detail yesterday: thousands of federal firefighters do not have health insurance.

Of all the jobs where you might want health insurance, firefighting near certainly ranks near the top of the list. Firefighters spend two-week shifts working 18 hour days in dangerous conditions. Some develop breathing problems due to smoke inhalation.

But many federal firefighters are temporary employees, who only work six months out of the year.... Under federal regulations, temporary employees of the Forest Service do not receive benefits. That means no health care and no retirement pension.

"A lot of them are not making a lot," says Bill Dougan, president of the National Federation of Federal Employees. "The only way they can afford insurance is if they have a spouse that might be able to get coverage under an employer. In some places that's not an option."

For what it's worth, the Affordable Care Act would extend health care subsidies to these firefighters -- many of whom make modest salaries between $25,000 and $35,000 a year -- making insurance affordable for them in 2014.

Another possibility are proposals empowering the Forest Service to make some temporary firefighters permanent, expanding their benefits eligibility, but this appears to still be in the talking-about phase.

In the meantime, as we watch the crisis unfold in Colorado, it's worth remembering that many of those fighting the blaze are going without health insurance.

What does Romneybot think about adding Firefighters to the ranks?

Postscript: Incidentally, didn't Mitt Romney and his campaign just spend a week telling voters it's absurd of President Obama to want to hire more firefighters? Given the developments, maybe that wasn't the smartest thing Romney has ever done?

Steve Benen
Etch A Sketch

Waltham, MA

#4 Jun 28, 2012
Que the rightwing hissy fits!!!!!!!

Heritage Foundationcare->Romneycare- >Obamacare...Romney now say's he'd repeal...


Jan Brewer's papers please act that Romney said was a model for the nation...


Fabricated conspiracy theory of walking guns and hoping for outrage to then restrict guns...

All LIES!!!!!!! Proven fabricated BS!

Republicans continuing to block financial regulations while JPMorgan Chase loses 9 Billion while handing out massive bonus' with bailout money!

Why are Republicans always on the wrong side of everything? You'd have to be delusional to support them.

Now watch the hysterical hissy fits all over the news!!

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