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pedro

Pageland, SC

#1 Sep 30, 2013
who is gonna sign up tomorrow?
Not I

Greeneville, TN

#2 Sep 30, 2013
Just pay the penalty
Greene Apple

Lincoln, UK

#3 Sep 30, 2013
If you're currently insured through your employer or a retirement system, it doesn't apply....yet.
Interested

Greeneville, TN

#4 Sep 30, 2013
I will but not immediately. Need to research all options.
Jar Head

Corryton, TN

#5 Sep 30, 2013
Bottom line is......if you work and pay your own way in life you are about to get screwed. If you are a deadbeat get in line with your hand out because things are going to be better for you. I think a lot of the people that voted for Obama are going to be shocked and how they are about to get screwed.......maybe you should be more informed before you vote next time.

Since: Jul 13

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#6 Sep 30, 2013
Well, as of midnight, the Republican party used the Obamacare laws going into effect to shut down the government. I know blame lies in both hands, but the Tea Party is taking it out on every one of us.

Since: Jul 13

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#7 Sep 30, 2013
Jar Head wrote:
Bottom line is......if you work and pay your own way in life you are about to get screwed. If you are a deadbeat get in line with your hand out because things are going to be better for you. I think a lot of the people that voted for Obama are going to be shocked and how they are about to get screwed.......maybe you should be more informed before you vote next time.
There is no other way to look at this legislature than what you just said. But, why was it even signed into law to begin with? Careless politicians that are looking out for their own interests.
help

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Oct 1, 2013
im disabled and waiting on disability and i have no income so what do i do.?

Since: Mar 13

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#9 Oct 1, 2013
help wrote:
im disabled and waiting on disability and i have no income so what do i do.?
By the time most Social Security Disability and SSI benefit claimants receive a decision on disability benefits, their financial situation is precarious at best. Most of the time, this is unavoidable, but some situations can be helped by simply knowing a few facts. First, realize from the getgo that you will most likely need to file an appeal before your case can be won, and the appeals process can take up to a year and a half to finish. Second, plan ahead financially at the outset, meaning avoid new debts and obligations and, perhaps, restructure current debts and obligations. Third, consider filing for other benefits that you might be eligible for, such as food stamps or other public assistance.
Greene Apple

Lincoln, UK

#10 Oct 1, 2013
help wrote:
im disabled and waiting on disability and i have no income so what do i do.?
Nothing. You'll still get your entitlement check.

Since: Jul 13

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#11 Oct 1, 2013
help wrote:
im disabled and waiting on disability and i have no income so what do i do.?
If you were asking if you still get a check, yes. If you want help making it until your benefits arrive, check on getting into the EBT program for food.
that crazy Church woman

UK

#12 Oct 1, 2013
Greeneville Goblin wrote:
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If you were asking if you still get a check, yes. If you want help making it until your benefits arrive, check on getting into the EBT program for food.
You'd know I'm sure. Deadbeat.
Booger

Asheville, NC

#13 Oct 1, 2013
Actually, the republican led house passed a balanced budget that was with the responsible fiscal limitations of the country WITHOUT raising the debt ceiling. It eas the democratic led senate that rejected the budget because it didn't have funding in it fir a defunct health care system that still has way too many unanswered questions and that would require America to go even further into debt by raising the debt ceiling.

Contrary to popular propaganda, it was the democrats who initiated the government shut down when they once again rejected a balanced budget that didn't leave "spending money" in it that we don't have. Democrats are like people who run their credit cards to the max then ask for a higher limit without even considering paying the bill down first.
No No

Greeneville, TN

#14 Oct 1, 2013
Booger wrote:
Actually, the republican led house passed a balanced budget that was with the responsible fiscal limitations of the country WITHOUT raising the debt ceiling. It eas the democratic led senate that rejected the budget because it didn't have funding in it fir a defunct health care system that still has way too many unanswered questions and that would require America to go even further into debt by raising the debt ceiling.
Contrary to popular propaganda, it was the democrats who initiated the government shut down when they once again rejected a balanced budget that didn't leave "spending money" in it that we don't have. Democrats are like people who run their credit cards to the max then ask for a higher limit without even considering paying the bill down first.
Don't forget that it was republicans Reagan and Bushes who started this deficit spending spiral we now have. It was Democrats and Kennedy who ran the least deficits in recent history. Check the facts.
No No

Greeneville, TN

#15 Oct 1, 2013
Make that Democrat Clinton and Kennedy who ran the least deficits n recent history..
Just Curious

Greeneville, TN

#16 Oct 1, 2013
Greeneville Goblin wrote:
Well, as of midnight, the Republican party used the Obamacare laws going into effect to shut down the government. I know blame lies in both hands, but the Tea Party is taking it out on every one of us.
First I would like to state that the Tea Party is not taking it out on me. I stand with them 100%. As far as the government shutdown is concerned, while no one seemed to want it, the more I learn about it the more I like it. They are only shutting down "non-essential" services. This means services that are not deemed essential. We are almost 17 trillion dollars in debt. This seems like a smart move, maybe something we should have done years ago!!

Greeneville Goblin, I hope this doesn't come off the wrong way, I don't mean to be rude or condescending. I was just curious about the quoted comment mixed with your comments you made right below it. In the comment right below the one I replied to it sounds as though you are against the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

Here's a cliff-note version of what has happened over the past few days. The House of Representatives (controlled by republicans) passed a bill that would fully fund the government with the exception of Obamacare. The senate (controlled by democrats) then removed the exception and sent it back. The House then sent a bill fully funding government with a 1 year delay on Obamacare's individual mandate (corporations have already been given a one year delay on their mandate.) The senate rejected. Today the senate has refused a request by the house to go to conference to resolve the issue.

Anyway I can completely understand how someone could lay equal blame across all parties (probably the unbiased thing to do.) I could even see if you really loved Obamacare placing the blame on the republicans (the reverse is true if you hate Obamacare.) What I can't understand, is why someone who thinks Obamacare is a big mistake could come to the conclusion that the majority of the blame should land on the Tea Party. My question to you is why are you laying the majority of the blame on the people trying to stop a law, which it sounded like you thought was bad, from taking effect?
good mother

Maryville, TN

#17 Oct 1, 2013
The last time there was a budget standoff in Congress that nearly caused the government to shut down, it was because the Tea Party patriots refused to raise the debt ceiling in order to cover payback of debts already incurred (Afghanistan and Iraq).

Payment of these past debts had nothing to do with funding Obamacare, but the Tea Party patriots thought it would be a great idea to link Obamacare to our debt and have a showdown.

Nevermind that Reagan raised the debt ceiling 18 times during his presidency. Reagan is Republican Jesus, a true American that all Tea Party patriots worship.

But obama, he is a black devil. We will teach him a lesson.

So the Tea Party patriots decided it would be a great idea to default on our war debt, that will show Obama. The US will default on our debts because that is exactly what limited government and fiscal responsibility is all about.

The net result was that the US credit rating goes in the toilet because it looks like Americans are a bunch of nitwits on an elementary school playground.

I wish I could operate my household budget the same way the Tea Party patriots operate. If I don't want to pay for my house or car, I just omit those things from my budget, refuse to pay for them, and shut myself down. And then when the bank tries to foreclose, I blame the bank. Because I am a fiscal conservative and I believe in personal responsibility.

Since: Jul 13

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#18 Oct 1, 2013
Just Curious wrote:
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First I would like to state that the Tea Party is not taking it out on me. I stand with them 100%. As far as the government shutdown is concerned, while no one seemed to want it, the more I learn about it the more I like it. They are only shutting down "non-essential" services. This means services that are not deemed essential. We are almost 17 trillion dollars in debt. This seems like a smart move, maybe something we should have done years ago!!
Greeneville Goblin, I hope this doesn't come off the wrong way, I don't mean to be rude or condescending. I was just curious about the quoted comment mixed with your comments you made right below it. In the comment right below the one I replied to it sounds as though you are against the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
Here's a cliff-note version of what has happened over the past few days. The House of Representatives (controlled by republicans) passed a bill that would fully fund the government with the exception of Obamacare. The senate (controlled by democrats) then removed the exception and sent it back. The House then sent a bill fully funding government with a 1 year delay on Obamacare's individual mandate (corporations have already been given a one year delay on their mandate.) The senate rejected. Today the senate has refused a request by the house to go to conference to resolve the issue.
Anyway I can completely understand how someone could lay equal blame across all parties (probably the unbiased thing to do.) I could even see if you really loved Obamacare placing the blame on the republicans (the reverse is true if you hate Obamacare.) What I can't understand, is why someone who thinks Obamacare is a big mistake could come to the conclusion that the majority of the blame should land on the Tea Party. My question to you is why are you laying the majority of the blame on the people trying to stop a law, which it sounded like you thought was bad, from taking effect?
You aren't being rude in the least. My thoughts on the Republicans and the bill itself could seem confusing. I suppose I lay the blame of this on Republicans, because they have had an abundance of time to pass a federal budget. Instead, they waited until the very last few hours in attempt to PUSH their wishes across the table, with the threat of a shutdown. Obamacare is simply a ploy in the big scheme, I think. Democrats have majority and this is how the Republican party fought back. I do not blame them, but this isn't the way to help the nations citizens.

As far as the government shutdown goes, unless budgets have been passed today, MANY people are in trouble. These "non-essential" workers come from our national parks, space program, food inspectors, and MANY others will be without income due to this. If these were robots, I would agree that they are non-essential. These are living people who have families and the holidays are right around the corner to boot.

I just feel our leaders as a whole have let the nation down. Thank you for the interest and your reply!:)

Since: Jul 13

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#19 Oct 1, 2013
good mother wrote:
I wish I could operate my household budget the same way the Tea Party patriots operate. If I don't want to pay for my house or car, I just omit those things from my budget, refuse to pay for them, and shut myself down. And then when the bank tries to foreclose, I blame the bank. Because I am a fiscal conservative and I believe in personal responsibility.
Nice post, and I couldn't agree more with this last paragraph.

Since: Jul 13

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#20 Oct 1, 2013
that crazy Church woman wrote:
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You'd know I'm sure. Deadbeat.
Deadbeat... lol. Move along you crazy twit. YOU DON'T KNOW ME!?!?! You must be a little upset that I call you out every time you post under different poster names. My advice to you, get mad and get over it cuz ima keep on keepin on.

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