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The BHO Legacy wrote:
Wegmans cuts health benefits for part-time workers
Et tu, Wegmans?
The Rochester-based grocer that has been continually lauded for providing health insurance to its part-time workers will no longer offer that benefit.
Until recently, the company voluntarily offered health insurance to employees who worked 20 hours per week or more. Companies are required by law to offer health insurance only to full-time employees who work 30 hours or more per week.
Several Wegmans employees confirmed part-time health benefits had been cut and said the company said the decision was related to changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act.
http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/arti...
Now this is TRULY pathetic. Claiming that the ACA forbids employers from offering health insurance to workers who work less than 30 hours/week?

How stupid would you have to be to swallow that line of bullshit?

Just about as stupid as our friend Legacy here.

LMAO!
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Mitch M wrote:
Boehner better get it passed or the Republicans are going to have a brutal 2014.
Women are rising up because of the War on Women, African Americans are rising up because of Voter Suppression backlash, now you want to add Latinos because you won't bring a bipartisan up for a vote in the House?
Keep poking the bear, GOP. You saw how well magical thinking worked for you in 2012.
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GOP War on Latinos

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The BHO Legacy wrote:
Wegmans cuts health benefits for part-time workers
Et tu, Wegmans?
The Rochester-based grocer that has been continually lauded for providing health insurance to its part-time workers will no longer offer that benefit.
Until recently, the company voluntarily offered health insurance to employees who worked 20 hours per week or more. Companies are required by law to offer health insurance only to full-time employees who work 30 hours or more per week.
Several Wegmans employees confirmed part-time health benefits had been cut and said the company said the decision was related to changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act.
http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/arti...
ROFLMAO!!

Oh sweet Jesus! I just clicked the link and look what I found.

Beginning with the sentence IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING the last sentence Legacy chose to post here...

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However, part-time employees may actually benefit from Wegmans’ decision, according to Brian Murphy, a partner at Lawley Benefits Group, an insurance brokerage firm in Buffalo.

“If you have an employee that qualifies for subsidized coverage, they might be better off going with that than a limited part-time benefit,” Murphy said.

That’s because subsidized coverage can have a lower out-of-pocket cost for the insured employee while also providing better benefits than an employer-paid plan.

Under the Affordable Care Act, part-time employees are not eligible for health insurance subsidies if their employer offers insurance.

“It’s a win-win. The employee gets subsidized coverage, and the employer gets to lower costs,” Murphy said.

http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/arti...

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How about that - Obama's legacy in terms of the ACA is "a win-win" for employers AND employees.

LOL!

Legacy - I knew you were a dishonest partisan who has no compunction at all about distorting the facts, but I didn't realize just HOW staggeringly dishonest you are.

Next time, if you're going to deliberately distort what a news article says, don't provide the link. Maybe then you'd have a chance of preserving a SPECK of your credibility.

LMAO!
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When George W Bush left office in January of 2009 his approval rating was 33%..... and his disapproval rate was 67%. His highest rating was 90% a day after 9/11 while showing up at the World Trade Center bombings and taking a photo opt with a NY fire fighter. His lowest approval rating was only 33% in October 2008 when the stock market bled like a stuffed pig, the banks were going under,automakers going under,mortgages under water, foreclosures,losing 800,000 jobs a month !!!.......G W went out in a blaze of glory !

LOL!

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Nancy R wrote:
When George W Bush left office in January of 2009 his approval rating was 33%..... and his disapproval rate was 67%. His highest rating was 90% a day after 9/11 while showing up at the World Trade Center bombings and taking a photo opt with a NY fire fighter. His lowest approval rating was only 33% in October 2008 when the stock market bled like a stuffed pig, the banks were going under,automakers going under,mortgages under water, foreclosures,losing 800,000 jobs a month !!!.......G W went out in a blaze of glory !
LOL!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:George_W_B...
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I'm no fan of bush

but

Has your black messiah done any better?
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After all of the headlines in the past week, we were surprised to see Pelosi’s assertion that the “mandate was not delayed.” Indeed, just minutes before Pelosi made these comments, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), held his own news conference to complain that other elements of the law have not also been delayed.

“The president has delayed Obamacare’s employer mandate, but hasn’t delayed the mandate on individuals or families,” Boehner said.“I think it's unfair and indefensible. If you’re a software company making billions of dollars in profits, you’re exempt from Obamacare next year. But if you’re a 28-year-old struggling to pay off your student loans, you’re not.”

Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said she was “diminishing the impact of the decision,” which he said would result in “no fundamental change to the law.” He noted that the Treasury announcement still encouraged employers to maintain or expand coverage during the 2014 transition period, and that employees could still qualify for premium tax credits and participate in health care exchanges. Moreover, he noted that the vast majority of firms with more than 50 employees — about 96 percent — already offer health-care coverage.

So what’s Boehner talking about when he says a software company making “billions of dollars” is exempt from Obamacare? Don’t firms as big as that already offer health care to employees?

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The BHO Legacy wrote:
Fact check rips Pelosi claim that ObamaCare mandate 'not delayed'
The big news on ObamaCare these past two weeks has been the administration's announcement that it will delay by one year the requirement on businesses to provide health insurance.
Nancy Pelosi, though, had a curious take on the whole thing. Actually, she instructed reporters, "The mandate was not delayed."
The House Democratic leader used some creative reasoning to make her case -- she claimed the administration really only delayed the requirement on businesses to report insurance coverage details.
But The Washington Post fact-checker on Friday shut it down, effectively ruling that Pelosi is trying to "deny reality."
"Yes, reporting requirements were delayed. But there also was a one-year delay of the actual employer mandate. It's right there in the announcement," the Post wrote.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/12/fa...
Newsflash! Nancy Pelosi is NOT Barack Obama.

Pelosi can say stupid shit all the live long day and it doesn't mean A THING about President Obama's legacy.

Can't you find ANYTHING that the actual President has done to create a negative legacy for himself? LOL!
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Can't you find ANYTHING that the actual President has done to create a negative legacy for himself?

LOL!

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In February, the Congressional Budget Office published its latest report on the "estimated impact" of the stimulus.

Although it had originally estimated the stimulus would cost $787 billion, CBO now says it will cost $831 billion.

In the second quarter of 2012, CBO estimates, somewhere between 200,000 to 1.2 million people have jobs they otherwise would not have were it not for the stimulus.

Assuming, optimistically, that the number is 1.2 million, that means each of those jobs cost taxpayers $692,500.

As time goes on, the maximum number of jobs sustained by Obama's stimulus will decline rapidly.

By the first quarter of 2013, it will sustain between 100,000 and 600,000 jobs, says CBO.

If it is 600,000, each of those jobs will have cost taxpayers $1,385,000.

By the fourth quarter of 2013,

the maximum number of jobs it sustains will be 400,000

— at a cost to taxpayers of $2,077,500 per job.

It is true that Obama entered office in the midst of a deep recession.

But, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, that recession ended in June 2009, almost three years ago.

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a proud legacy

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The BHO Legacy wrote:
What Boondoggle? Carney unaware of $34M military HQ troops won't use
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney apparently isn't reading his hometown paper.
The Washington Post carried a fairly explosive story on Wednesday about a $34 million military headquarters in southwestern Afghanistan that probably will never be used by U.S. forces. A scathing inspector general letter was also released Wednesday morning on the war-zone boondoggle.
But asked on Thursday whether President Obama was outraged by the waste, Carney said he hadn't heard anything about it.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/11/wh...
The right constantly shrieks about waste, fraud, and abuse in the social safety net.

But you never hear a PEEP out of them about waste, fraud, and abuse in the military.

...until Obama is President.

I wonder why that is?

LOL!

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The BHO Legacy wrote:
Republicans challenge authority to delay,'ignore' ObamaCare provision
July 08, 2013
House Republicans are escalating their scrutiny of the decision to delay a key part of the health care overhaul, questioning whether the Obama administration even has the authority to "ignore the law" without the approval of Congress.
The administration announced early last week that it was delaying by one year a requirement that large employers offer access to health insurance. Officials described the delay as a common-sense concession to businesses who complained the rules were too onerous, and maintained the Treasury Department was within its right....
"This action raises a lot of questions about whether the Obama administration can simply ignore the law when it's convenient for them," Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., said in a statement.
He said he's asked the Congressional Research Service to "investigate" that issue -- "because I don't think any president has the authority to pick and choose what parts of law to follow."
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/08/re...
*** BREAKING *** BREAKING ****

House Republicans hate Obamacare and will do and say literally anything to undermine it!

IN OTHER NEWS .... water is still wet and the sun is still hot.

LMAO!

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The BHO Legacy wrote:
Krauthammer: Obama’s Health-Care Actions ‘Highly Cynical,’‘Unconstitutional’
July 10, 2013
Appearing on The O’Reilly Factor yesterday evening, Charles Krauthammer lit into President Obama’s delays and revisions in implementing the Affordable Care Act:
“Look, the promise of this president was,‘Obamacare won’t cost a penny.’ Now, you know, anybody who’s got a mind would understand, if you’re going to give health care to 30 million people who haven’t had it, there is no free lunch; but he kept pretending, and they kept putting provisions in the law that would make the CBO create estimates on these provisions that would show that it would pay for itself.”
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/353035/k...
*** BREAKING *** BREAKING ****

Charles Krauthammer, noted rightwing partisan, hates Obamacare and will say literally anything to undermine it!

IN OTHER NEWS .... water is still wet and the sun is still hot.

LMAO!

How do you not understand that criticisms coming from hyper-partisan rightwingers (who have compared Obama to Hitler and Satan) means absolutely NOTHING regarding what the President's actual legacy will be?

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Obama is faulted on leadership
07/09/13
Supporters and critics of President Obama are looking for leadership on many pressing issues from the White House, but many believe they are not getting it.
On Monday, Obama held a Cabinet meeting and spoke about his effort to modernize government databases.
He avoided public remarks on several matters seen as more pressing, such as turmoil in Egypt and the wider Middle East, faltering efforts to reform immigration in the U.S. and the rocky implementation of ObamaCare. Instead the president spoke to a small group of reporters about his efforts to improve databases and make government more efficient.
“We’re working to make huge swaths of your government more transparent and more accountable than ever before,” Obama said at the White House.
Even to the most loyal Obama supporters, the move seemed irrelevant, even odd.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/30...
I have some sad news for you, friend...

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Poll: Most Blame GOP Obstruction For Gridlock, Not Obama’s Lack Of Persuasion

According to the latest survey from Quinnipiac University, 51 percent of voters believe gridlock is mainly a result of the congressional GOP's determination to block any of Obama's initiatives. A mere 35 percent blamed gridlock on Obama's lack of "personal skills to convince leaders of Congress to work together."

Obama has drawn blame from both Republicans and the press for purportedly being too isolated and unwilling to perform the type of cajoling necessary to making a deal in Washington. Chief among those critics has been New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, who blamed Obama for the failure of gun legislation in the Senate because he "doesn’t know how to work the system."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/p...

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The press shrieks about Obama's lack of leadership...

...while the American people see who's really responsible for DC gridlock.

Spin all you want, Legacy, but the rightwing propaganda machine isn't going to determine Obama's legacy.

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Delay and Dismantle
By delaying the employer mandate for a year, the Obama administration has given Republicans an opportunity to advance the day that Obamacare is repealed.
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/353134/...
LOL! Dream on, wingnuts.

Dream on.

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The BHO Legacy wrote:
Health care delay risks Obama legacy
When the history of the 2010 Affordable Care Act is written far in the future, the major conclusion is likely to be: How could the Obama administration have handled it so poorly?
The latest kerfuffle came in the closing hours of an ordinary business day, when the administration quietly posted on its websites the mind-blowing information that big businesses would not be penalized if they don’t meet a key tenet of the plan by 2014, as they have been told for three years.
http://www.courierpress.com/news/2013/jul/09/...
LOL! Careful friend - your desperation is showing.

Listen, everybody knows there's an endless supply of rightwingers and MSM stenographers who say that delaying the employer mandate somehow jeopardizes the success of the ACA.

But even if you cut-n-paste ALL OF THEM here, it won't change the fundamental fact that delaying the employer mandate buys time to get the exchanges up and running and increases the number of Americans who participate in the exchanges.

And anybody who is even marginally educated on the ACA knows that the exchanges are the REAL key to ACA success. This tactical delay increases the odds that the ACA will succeed. No matter how many wingnuts say otherwise.

Keep cutting and pasting that wingnut propaganda, loser. It won't change the facts. LMAO!
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President Barack Obama Facts 2013
1. Passed Health Care Reform

2. Passed the Stimulus

3. Passed Wall Street Reform

4 Ended the War In Iraq

5. Withdrew Troops From Afghanistan

6. Got rid of Osama Bin Laden

7. Rescued the auto industry from collapse saving more than 1 million jobs

8. Recapitalized Banks

9. Repealed "don't ask, don't tell"

10. Ended Gaddafi's 42 year rule

11. Helped to end Mubaraks 30 Year rule

12. Reversed Bush Torture Policies

13. Improved Americas Image

14. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program, Expanded Pell Grant Spending

15. Established historic fuel efficiency standards, which will save families $8.2k at the pump per vehicle.

16. Implemented ObamaCare reforming the health insurance industry and helping to insure tens of millions of Americans including small businesses, children, low-income Americans, students and seniors.

17. 18 tax cuts for small business and supported loans to help 150k small businesses

18. Established a college tax credit which helped 9 million students and families save money for tuition in 2011

19. Cut taxes by $3.6k over his first term for the average middle-class family making over $50k

20. 5.4 million new jobs in the private sector over the past 32 months. That's 32 months of straight Job growth under President Barack Obama.

21. Cut taxes by $3.6k over his first term for the average middle-class family making over $50k

22. Supports marriage equality

23. Supports states rights for marijuana laws. Proceeds of these laws are projected to raise 1.8 billion for Washington healthcare, recovery and education programs.

(From Washington Monthly Article By Paul Glastris, Ryan Cooper, and Siyu Hu March/ April 2012)

These are just some of the things Barack Obama has done for the country since getting sworn into office. If he is reelected in 2012 ObamaCare will be here to stay and there will be a whole other list of Obama Facts. Do your part and get out there and vote. If you support health care reform or any of the other reforms under Obama it's up to you to make your voice heard. Keep checking back for more facts on ObamaCare and more Obama facts
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R Nixon wrote:
President Barack Obama Facts 2013
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If he is reelected in 2012 ObamaCare will be here to stay...
ROFL!
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The world is laughing at you ignorant racial hating tea bags, dumb ass Limbaugh nut juice guzzler, gulp gulp.

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A few weeks ago Dan the Man said there were no coal-fired plants closing, my information was more rightwing BS...not his exact words but close enough. Obama's forced regulations are closing coal-fired plants and 10 of thousands of jobs associated with coal. Many are going into mothball status waiting for Obama to exit his office. These Obama regulations were enacted to drive up coal prices to make solar, wind and ethanol more competitive. Once again his failure cost jobs, business closures, increased energy costs....that we the consumers end up paying. There are thousands of news articles on this subject that Dan the Man is fully aware, but refuses to acknowledge, reason is, facts that show the damage Obama's policies are doing to our country he will not post. Dan the Man... fears the truth!

FirstEnergy to Deactivate Two Coal-Fired Power Plants in Pennsylvania

AKRON – FirstEnergy Corp. has announced that it expects to deactivate two, coal-fired power plants located in Pennsylvania by Oct. 9. The decision is based upon the cost of compliance with current and future environmental regulations in conjunction with the continued low market price for electricity.

The plants scheduled to be deactivated are Hatfield’s Ferry Power Station in Masontown, and Mitchell Power Station in Courtney. The total capacity of these plants is 2,080 megawatts, representing approximately 10 percent of the company’s total generating capacity, but about 30 percent of the estimated $925 million cost to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).

In total, about 380 plant employees and generation related positions are expected to be affected. Eligible employees will receive severance benefits through the FirstEnergy plan or as provided by their collective bargaining agreement.

Following the deactivation of the Hatfield’s Ferry and Mitchell power stations, FirstEnergy will continue to operate one of the nation’s largest, cleanest and most diversified electric generating fleets. The company’s fleet after the deactivations will be comprised of 56 percent coal, 22 percent nuclear, 13 percent renewables and 9 percent gas/oil, and will have a generating capacity of more than 18,000 megawatts.

With the deactivation of these two plants, in addition to the nine plants the company announced for deactivation last year, nearly 100 percent of the power generated by FirstEnergy will come from resources that are either non- or low-emitting, including nuclear, hydro, pumped-storage hydro, natural gas and scrubbed coal units. The company expects to invest approximately $650 million in MATS-related control technology to enhance or modify existing air quality equipment or install new equipment on its remaining facilities. Following these upgrades, FirstEnergy expects to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides by 84 percent, sulfur dioxide by 95 percent and mercury by 91 percent below 1990 levels. In addition, the company expects to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 20 to 30 percent below 1990 levels by 2020.

The plant deactivations are subject to review for reliability impacts, if any, by PJM Interconnection, the regional transmission operator that controls the area where they are located.

FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. Its diverse generating fleet features non-emitting nuclear, scrubbed baseload coal, natural gas, hydro and pumped-storage hydro and other renewables, and currently has a total generating capacity of more than 20,000 megawatts. Visit FirstEnergy on the web at www.firstenergycorp.com , or follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.

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Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
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Newsflash! Nancy Pelosi is NOT Barack Obama.
Pelosi can say stupid shit all the live long day and it doesn't mean A THING about President Obama's legacy.
Can't you find ANYTHING that the actual President has done to create a negative legacy for himself? LOL!
LMAO... now Dan the Man is deserting Pelosi who he defended constantly during Obamacare and more. http://www.hu ffingto...nk3&pLid=343384

Dang he has achieved a lot. More people making less money, more illegal aliens in the country, a growing debt, he has apologized to just about every country on earth, our military is weaker and China's is growing. Other nations leaders won't even talk to him he is considered a joke, he has achieved making us much weaker while destroying our economy, what more could he hope to accomplish? Oh yeah there are still some kids not starving at school because of him and his wife's new lunch program. I think he is secure in a legacy of being the worse president ever.
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All that ignorance from racial hating rogers, no surprise there. Call me that other liberal. I know that pleases you, dumb ass tea bag.

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