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liar alert

Los Angeles, CA

#54262 Nov 20, 2013
Obama:

Republicans Making It Difficult To Fix Obamacare Glitches

CBS:

DEMS FLEEING WHITE HOUSE OVER OBAMACARE

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/11...

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‘This is sabotage, plain and simple’
liar alert

Los Angeles, CA

#54263 Nov 20, 2013
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
Americans Like Obamacare Where They Can Get It
As the Washington press corps reports that the Obama Administration is failing — and threatening to take down with it the entire philosophy of liberalism — a funny thing is happening out there across the country. In a number of states that have working online health-care exchanges, more and more people are signing up for the insurance coverage that is available under the Affordable Care Act.
….. During the first two weeks of November, almost sixty thousand people signed up for private insurance policies or for Medi-Cal in California, the local version of Medicaid. That’s more than twice the figure for all of October.“What we are seeing is incredible momentum,” Peter Lee, the director of Covered California, said at a press conference on Monday.
Similar things are happening in other states across the country …. Connecticut, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Washington are on track to exceed their enrollment targets. Here in New York, too, there are positive signs….
What these states have in common are state-run Web sites that are working pretty well; they are also all controlled by Democrats who are pushing the new reform.
This progress points to something that has been absent in much of the reporting about the troubled rollout of healthcare.gov and the cancellation of individual policies: in places where Americans know about the comprehensive and heavily subsidized health coverage available under the Affordable Care Act and can easily access it, they are doing so in substantial numbers.
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncas...
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KRAUTHAMMER:

Exactly.

And then in the run-up,

there's all these reassurances and we know the president had been briefed himself about that McKinsey study.

So he knew, how much he knew, we are not sure.

But this is a level of incompetence that is indescribable.

And it stands to reason.

We've got a president who never ran anything.

He was never a governor.

He never ran a hot dog stand in his life and he presumed that his team could remake one-sixth of the American committee and this is what happens.

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“What we are seeing is incredible momentum”
D Cheney

West Mifflin, PA

#54264 Nov 20, 2013
Obamacare is working:

Sure, having functioning Web sites for our health-care exchanges makes the job of meeting the enormous demand for affordable coverage much easier, but each of our state Web sites has had its share of technical glitches. As we have demonstrated on a near-daily basis, Web sites can continually be improved to meet consumers’ needs.

The Affordable Care Act has been successful in our states because our political and community leaders grasped the importance of expanding health-care coverage and have avoided the temptation to use health-care reform as a political football.

In Washington, the legislature authorized Medicaid expansion with overwhelmingly bipartisan votes in the House and Senate this summer because legislators understood that it could help create more than 10,000 jobs, save more than $300 million for the state in the first 18 months, and, most important, provide several hundred thousand uninsured Washingtonians with health coverage.

In Kentucky, two independent studies showed that the Bluegrass State couldn’t afford not to expand Medicaid. Expansion offered huge savings in the state budget and is expected to create 17,000 jobs.

Since Howard Stovall opened his sign and graphics business in Lexington, Ky., in 1998, he has paid half the cost of health insurance for his eight employees. With the help of Stovall’s longtime insurance agent and Kentucky’s health exchange, Kynect, Stovall’s employees are saving 5 percent to 40 percent each on new health insurance plans with better benefits. Stovall can afford to provide additional employee benefits, including full disability coverage and part of the cost of vision and dental plans, while still saving the business 50 percent compared with the old plans.

In Connecticut, Anne Masterson was able to reduce her monthly premiums from $965 to $313 for similar coverage, including a $145 tax credit. Masterson is able to use her annual premium savings of $8,000 to pay bills or save for retirement.

Take a peek here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-we...
D Cheney

West Mifflin, PA

#54265 Nov 20, 2013
Obamacare enrollments surging, HealthCare.gov working better

Enrollments are moving at a faster clip than during October in these, despite the fact that some people are confused by the problems the federal site has had, not sure if the sites in their own states are working. Covered California's director said that the state has had to change its marketing to remind people that the state site wasn't the same as the federal site, and was working just fine.
Unfortunately, so far enrollments on the federal site are still lagging. For example, just 2,991 people in Texas were able to complete enrollment in October, fewer than Kentucky, which has a sixth of Texas' population. But there's better news on the federal site front today, as well. HealthCare.gov is now working for 90 percent of users who have tried again to sign up. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated reporters Monday with the news that the site was functioning better, and that it had sent out 275,000 emails to people who had started to create accounts, but couldn't get through the process. CMS says that 90 percent of those people who tried again got all the way through the process. So far in November, 50,000 people have selected a plan in the federal site, up from 27,000 for the entire month of October.

Many people are likely still in window-shopping mode, and enrollments should pick up even more—both on the state sites and the federal site—in the last week or two before the December 15 deadline for insurance to be in place on January 1, and then again in February and March before the final deadline. The Massachusetts experience provides the best model for enrollment patterns, and in the first four months of enrollment just about one-fifth of the uninsured population enrolled.

The people will come. They're not freaked out over what most people perceive as inevitable: a problematic new government program. They're not abandoning support for the program in droves. They're not calling for an end to the program. They're patient enough to give it time to work, even if Republicans and the traditional media are not.

Take a peek here:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/19/1256... #

And now back to Bill OReilly on the Benghazi coverup !
D Cheney

West Mifflin, PA

#54268 Nov 20, 2013
Rep. Trey Radel [ R ] from Florida pleads guilty on charges of cocaine possession

Freshman Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of possession of cocaine, after buying the illegal drug outside a restaurant in Dupont Circle late last month.

According to court documents, the first-term congressman “unlawfully, knowingly and intentionally possessed” a quantity of cocaine. Radel was charged Tuesday, following an indictment by a Superior Court grand jury.

Radel and a friend of his met an undercover agent at a restaurant in Dupont Circle at 10 p.m. on Oct. 29, prosecutors said in court. Radel asked the friend and the agent to go with him to his home. The agent declined. Radel then purchased 3.5 grams of cocaine, estimated to be worth $250, from the agent in his car.

Take a peek here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/rep...

I am not addicted to cocaine-----Trey Radel
Novemver 15 , 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/rep...
D Cheney

West Mifflin, PA

#54269 Nov 20, 2013
Your honor, I apologize for what I’ve done,” Radel told the judge.“I hit a bottom and I realize I need help.”
“I am so sorry to be here,” he said.“I have let my constituents, my country and my family down. I want to come out of this stronger and I intend to do that, to be a better man, a better husband and continuing serving this country.”
If Radel completes probation, he won’t have a conviction on his record, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Radel, 37, was elected last November with 63 percent of the vote. He represents Florida’s 19th Congressional District, which includes Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs and Marco Island.
In a statement issued after he was charged Tuesday, Radel expressed profound regret for his actions and said they stemmed in part from an addiction to alcohol.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/rep...
SmokeFilledBackR oom

Pottstown, PA

#54270 Nov 20, 2013
In 2014 I will NOT be supporting the faux Republican Governor Tom Corbett. He is a con servative.

After a 2.5 BILLION dollar transportation bill was legally defeated by the legislature somehow he leveraged the house(probably in old school smoke filled backroom fashion) to revote on the same bill 3 times in 24 hours.

http://www.abc27.com/story/24000317/corbett-c...

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/2013/11/19/...

Photo ops, votes and incompetence, corruption and/or cover ups of decades of neglect of road neglect.
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Roads need MAINTENANCE, not the occasional redo or extreme make over they need routine maintenance.

Tommy Boy does NOT deserve to be re elected especially since he is faux Republican/political hack out for himself.
Tom C

West Mifflin, PA

#54271 Nov 20, 2013
Governor Tom Corbett raises gasoline tax 5 cents..........passed by house Republicons !!

Drill Baby Drill!
Bobby Teabag

Clearfield, PA

#54275 Nov 20, 2013
According to a CBS News Poll conducted Nov. 15-18, approval of the law has dropped to 31 percent, the lowest number ever recorded by the poll, a decline of 12 points since last month. Sixty-one percent of respondents disapprove of Obamacare, including 46 percent who say they disapprove strongly.

The survey of 1,010 adults also found that Republicans are nearly unanimous in their disapproval of the president's signature healthcare law, and two-thirds of independents agree. Democrats continue to back the law, but their support has dropped by 16 points since last month, from 74 percent in October to 58 percent today.

Just 7 percent of Americans think the Affordable Care Act is working well and should be kept in place as it is.

The problems plaguing the launch of Obamacare are taking a toll on the president's job approval rating. Just 37 percent now approve of the job Obama is doing, according to the poll, and disapproval is at an all-time high of 57 percent.

The results confirm the findings of a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday showing the president's job approval rating at 42 percent, also an all-time low for the poll, and his worst disapproval rating at 55 percent.

The Post poll also found similar levels of opposition to Obamacare, with 57 percent of respondents saying they oppose it, including 46 percent who strongly oppose the healthcare law.
Obama

Clearfield, PA

#54276 Nov 20, 2013
D Cheney wrote:
Your honor, I apologize for what I’ve done,” Radel told the judge.“I hit a bottom and I realize I need help.”
“I am so sorry to be here,” he said.“I have let my constituents, my country and my family down. I want to come out of this stronger and I intend to do that, to be a better man, a better husband and continuing serving this country.”
If Radel completes probation, he won’t have a conviction on his record, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Radel, 37, was elected last November with 63 percent of the vote. He represents Florida’s 19th Congressional District, which includes Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs and Marco Island.
In a statement issued after he was charged Tuesday, Radel expressed profound regret for his actions and said they stemmed in part from an addiction to alcohol.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/rep...
You don't need to apologize. I've done drugs all of my life.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#54277 Nov 20, 2013
Why the Cheneys' gay marriage feud could burn the GOP

The Republican Party acknowledged in its 2012 post-mortem that it had to soften its image and modernize its views to remain viable with a changing electorate. Having a Senate candidate essentially disown her sister and sister-in-law, in public, for being gay is not the best way to convince voters you're truly moving in that direction.

Nor does it reflect well on your party as a whole when that candidate's father — a deeply unpopular former Vice President, no less — has to defend her, essentially tossing another daughter under the bus in the process.(And really, is it ever a good thing, branding-wise, for the GOP to have Dick Cheney going on record about the party platform?)

Rather, voters could easily read Cheney's position as heartless and, quite plainly, politically opportunistic. Scoring political points by knocking your own family members — while at the same time reminding voters that the GOP's official line on gay marriage is increasingly out of step with the majority of America — is not the sort of thing a party desperately in search of a broader base can afford.

http://news.yahoo.com/why-cheneys-gay-marriag...
Condy R

West Mifflin, PA

#54279 Nov 20, 2013
A tea bagger will never again win the white house if they are against abortion,gay rights, hate the blacks , are against immigration,hate latinos and the poor and disabled , love to give tax breaks to the rich..........although they will try to spin the next clown candidate that they have running for president or 'soften' the hate and are against womens rights and womens equal pay.

There are no more old white guys left in the republicon party to win anything. they are in the minority and will never get ahead of the rest of the USA population. the sooner they realize this the better off they will be.
SmokeFilledBackR oom

Pottstown, PA

#54280 Nov 20, 2013
Do NOT get up caught up in single opinion social issues although important they tend not to affect you directly as do the business decision of any administration.

Case and point. The Pennsylvania Transportation bill will raise raise gas taxes, fines, registrations, licenses etc and might even direct your driving closing roads that need some repairs and not a year of replacing.

There is a DNA sample bill pending in which you DNA will be taken in Pennsylvania upon arrest and NOT conviction. The Pennsylvania legislature are "tinkering" with public disclosure and/or right to know laws.

Do NOT get diverted with single national or local issues. Always look at the other news or what else is going on in politics anyway because most bills start as discussions which turn into public out loud thinking and then formalization through the legislative process and finalized with one politicians signature.

In Pennsylvania's case the governor will have the final say on these issues.

Remember:

DO NOT get diverted or distracted.

FOLLOW THE MONEY!

And last but not least remember there are bunch of status quo country club faux Republicans legislating your life with your money and votes.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#54281 Nov 20, 2013
Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

WASHINGTON -- In September, Rep. Trey Radel voted for Republican legislation that would allow states to make food stamp recipients pee in cups to prove they're not on drugs. In October, police busted the Florida Republican on a charge of cocaine possession.

“It’s really interesting it came on the heels of Republicans voting on everyone who had access to food stamps get drug tested," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told BuzzFeed Tuesday. "It’s like, what?”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/19/trey...

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#54282 Nov 20, 2013
Without Massive Republican Opposition, Obamacare Would Be in Better Shape

In this alternate world where conservatives care about governing, Obamacare has its issues, but—with working state exchanges and a full Medicaid expansion—it’s more stable and popular than it is now. Or, put another way, the problems with the law are far more a function of politics than “liberalism” or any other ideological concern.

None of this is to say Republicans should support the law like Democrats. But disagreement doesn’t require the quasi-massive resistance of the last few years. It was—and is—possible for Republicans to oppose key parts of the law, and work for reforms that move the ideological needle in their direction.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/11...

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#54283 Nov 20, 2013
The Obamacare sabotage campaign

From the moment the bill was introduced, Republican leaders in both houses of Congress announced their intention to kill it. Republican troops pressed this cause all the way to the Supreme Court — which upheld the law, but weakened a key part of it by giving states the option to reject an expansion of Medicaid. The GOP faithful then kept up their crusade past the president’s reelection, in a pattern of “massive resistance” not seen since the Southern states’ defiance of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954.

The opposition was strategic from the start: Derail President Barack Obama’s biggest ambition, and derail Obama himself. Party leaders enforced discipline, withholding any support for the new law — which passed with only Democratic votes, thus undermining its acceptance. Partisan divisions also meant that Democrats could not pass legislation smoothing out some rough language in the draft bill that passed the Senate. That left the administration forced to fill far more gaps through regulation than it otherwise would have had to do, because attempts — usually routine — to re-open the bill for small changes could have led to wholesale debate in the Senate all over again.

But the bitter fight over passage was only the beginning of the war to stop Obamacare.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/the-oba...
Say NO to Copy and Paste

Hazleton, PA

#54284 Nov 20, 2013
They gave up on plagiarizing and just copy and paste on this forum now.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#54285 Nov 20, 2013
Say NO to Copy and Paste wrote:
They gave up on plagiarizing and just copy and paste on this forum now.
It's almost like Topix doesn't enforce its terms, isn't it?
only Democratic votes

Los Angeles, CA

#54287 Nov 20, 2013
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
The Obamacare sabotage campaign
From the moment the bill was introduced, Republican leaders in both houses of Congress announced their intention to kill it. Republican troops pressed this cause all the way to the Supreme Court — which upheld the law, but weakened a key part of it by giving states the option to reject an expansion of Medicaid. The GOP faithful then kept up their crusade past the president’s reelection, in a pattern of “massive resistance” not seen since the Southern states’ defiance of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954.
The opposition was strategic from the start: Derail President Barack Obama’s biggest ambition, and derail Obama himself. Party leaders enforced discipline, withholding any support for the new law — which passed with only Democratic votes, thus undermining its acceptance. Partisan divisions also meant that Democrats could not pass legislation smoothing out some rough language in the draft bill that passed the Senate. That left the administration forced to fill far more gaps through regulation than it otherwise would have had to do, because attempts — usually routine — to re-open the bill for small changes could have led to wholesale debate in the Senate all over again.
But the bitter fight over passage was only the beginning of the war to stop Obamacare.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/the-oba...
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CBS:

DEMS FLEEING WHITE HOUSE OVER OBAMACARE

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/11 ...

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‘This is sabotage, plain and simple’
DEMS FLEEING

Los Angeles, CA

#54288 Nov 20, 2013
‘This is sabotage, plain and simple’

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/11...

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