Rush L

West Mifflin, PA

#55909 Jan 31, 2014


While I can understand why they fell for the IRS and Benghazi fictions, to fall for sabotaging a law is different. And this is a law, not an event or a bill. It’s already been debated, vetted, and double vetted.

The nasty contempt with which the media reports on the alleged failures of this law has been stunning. The sneering reports of failure, the craven jumping from one talking point to another as soon as the first collapses with no accountability while declaring themselves to be the arbiters of accountability reveals just how closely the media falls in line with Republican talking points.

All they need is an actor to get a few quotes from and they’re off to round out the edges of their GOP narrative. That is the formula — the GOP slips them a “story” and an anecdotal actor — with the IRS story, the anecdotal actor turned out to have been a group already found guilty of illegally helping Republicans — but the media still ran with them as the example of Tea Party groups being targeted.

Take that formula and apply it to an already confusing change (all big change is confusing, by the way — see Medicare Part D, which wasn’t nearly so big a change). Groups that wanted to help explain the law to the public were threatened by the Republicans not to get involved or they’d be investigated. The media is totally uninterested in investigating this abuse of power, as they sift through ObamaCare crumbs to see if what stray piece of negativity might have been missed.

Not to worry, media, you’ve only to wait for Republicans to craft your next story and hand it to you on a silver platter so you can feed it to the masses as proof that you really didn’t fail us under Bush. You are very, very important people who take pushing back on a law designed to help protect the people from corporate greed very seriously. We know.

We don’t need the media anymore. Why not just go straight to the source and pass out GOP talking points every morning as the news.
Younger ViewersPrefer Fox

Silver Spring, MD

#55912 Jan 31, 2014
Kinky Boots wrote:
Fox News Has One Of The Oldest, Whitest Audiences In Television
Who woulda thought? LMAO!
Rapidly aging viewers and declining ad revenue make the network's future uncertain
Liberals love to criticize Fox News, and when they do, conservatives love to remind them that Fox has more viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined, which is true.
It's an impressive-sounding factoid, until you take into account just how small the entire audience for cable news is. To put it in perspective, Fox News just manages to pull a million viewers during primetime while the lowest-rated network news program, CBS Evening News, has an average nightly audience of 8 million.
And Fox has another problem - their audience is old and only getting older, with the median age of their viewers being 68. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with having one of the oldest audiences in television, except when it comes to advertising, because the target demographic for most ads is between 25 and 54.:
Fox's viewership in that key demographic of 25-54 has been steadily declining while CNN has experienced gains. Unless the trend reverses itself or Fox finds a way to enfranchise younger viewers, their audience will begin to shrink in the upcoming years.
Fox also has one of the whitest audiences in television:
There just aren't enough older white people that can elect a white President!! LMAO!! While losing their base as more and more old people die off their ratings are going down, just like McCain and Romney did.......LOL!
For the time being, the network will do just fine on the money from its unusually high subscription fees. But how it fares in the future will depend on its ability to make its audience look less like a mostly-white retirement community and more like the rest of country.
LOOKY HERE:
http://politix.topix.com/story/10115-fox-news...
Twice as many 25-54 year olds watched Fox News coverage of the SOTU address as either MSNBC or CNN.

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Variety.com , January 29, 2014

Fox News Dominates Cable Ratings for State of the Union Address

It beats combined viewership of MSNBC, CNN; overall tune-in across broadcast, cable down 12% from last year to 33.3 million

Fox News flexed its muscles as the most popular cable news outlet Tuesday night, as its coverage of the State of the Union address out-drew the combined tune-in of rivals CNN and MSNBC. It was also the only one to be up vs. last year’s speech.
...
According to Nielsen estimates for roughly 9:14-10:20 p.m. ET, Fox News Channel averaged 4,718,853 viewers — more than double MSNBC (2,292,169) and CNN (2,081,431).

FNC held a sizable advantage in the key news demo of adults 25-54 as well (1,197,554), with CNN ranking second by this measure (762,450) and MSNBC third (752,054).
Obamacare Criminals

Silver Spring, MD

#55913 Jan 31, 2014
Is it surprising that convicted criminals would flock to work as Obamacare Navigators when none are required to pass background checks?

Obama and the 100% Democrat-passed Obamacare legislation permits convicted criminal access to Americans' most personal financial and health data.

What could go wrong?

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NationalReview.com , January 29, 2014

California’s Obamacare Scandal

At least 43 convicted criminals are working as Obamacare navigators in California, including three individuals with records of significant financial crimes.

Although some of the offenses are decades old, and although convicted criminals account for only 1 percent of the 3,729 certified enrollment counselors in the state, Californians still have good cause to be concerned about their privacy.

Even a single crooked navigator could do significant harm to the public. That’s because when navigators sign consumers up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, they have access to lots of private information, including Social Security numbers, home addresses, and financial data — basically, everything on the wish list of identity thieves and fraudsters. Navigators also are likely to work with a population that is more vulnerable than average.
Toxic Tampon Alert

Baltimore, MD

#55914 Jan 31, 2014
Obamacare Criminals wrote:
Is it surprising that convicted criminals would flock to work as Obamacare Navigators when none are required to pass background checks?
Obama and the 100% Democrat-passed Obamacare legislation permits convicted criminal access to Americans' most personal financial and health data.
What could go wrong?
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NationalReview.com , January 29, 2014
California’s Obamacare Scandal
At least 43 convicted criminals are working as Obamacare navigators in California, including three individuals with records of significant financial crimes.
Although some of the offenses are decades old, and although convicted criminals account for only 1 percent of the 3,729 certified enrollment counselors in the state, Californians still have good cause to be concerned about their privacy.
Even a single crooked navigator could do significant harm to the public. That’s because when navigators sign consumers up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, they have access to lots of private information, including Social Security numbers, home addresses, and financial data — basically, everything on the wish list of identity thieves and fraudsters. Navigators also are likely to work with a population that is more vulnerable than average.
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D Morris

West Mifflin, PA

#55915 Jan 31, 2014
Republican 2016 Hopes Evaporate as David Wildstein Says Christie Knew About Bridgegate :

The house of cards is crashing down around Chris Christie and taking the Republicans best hope for 2016 with them, as David Wildstein is spilling the beans and admitting the governor knew about Bridgegate.

Kate Zernike at the New York Times reported:

In a letter released by his lawyer, the official, David Wildstein, a high school friend of Mr. Christie’s who was appointed with the governor’s blessing at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which controls the bridge, described the order to close the lanes as “the Christie administration’s order” and said “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference” three weeks ago.

http://www.politicususa.com/2014/01/31/republ...

A story you wont hear on FIXED news..........now back to you Bill OReilly on the Benghazi scandal.....our special guest stars tonight will be Sarah Palin, Karl Rove and Glenn Beck, but first a word from our sponsor .......Viagra...
John Lyshiatski

Selinsgrove, PA

#55916 Jan 31, 2014
iM VOTING kERnAL LIppY. hE IS THE oNLY mAN WhO CAN gET iT dONE.

vOtE lIPPy 2016.
D Morris

West Mifflin, PA

#55917 Jan 31, 2014
GOP In Shambles As Poll Finds Americans View Democrats as More Ethical and Honest

Despite spending years attacking the character of President Obama and the Democrats, a new Pew Research Center survey found that the American people trust Democrats more than Republicans 41%-31%.

The Pew Research Center’s annual survey of policy and priorities found that Democrats led Republicans on a wide range of character issues. Democrats had a 25 point lead (52%-27%) on being more willing to work with the other party. Democrats held a 20 point (52%-32%) advantage on the question of who is concerned with the needs of people like me. By a margin of 54%-35%, Republicans were found to be the more extreme party in their positions. Respondents also thought the Republican Party was more influenced by lobbyists than the Democratic Party (47%-30%), but the most telling question was who do people trust to govern ethically and honestly.

By a margin of 41%-31% those surveyed believed that Democrats govern in a more ethical and honest way than Republicans. This question goes to the heart of why Democrats continue to win elections. A majority of voters don’t trust the Republican Party. They don’t think Republicans will be honest with them. Some of these feelings are no doubt left over from the dishonest Bush administration, but much of the distrust comes from the way Republicans have chosen to govern.

http://www.politicususa.com/2014/01/27/gop-sh...

Read it here cause you wont hear this story on FIXED NEWS!
ARGO

Alexander, ND

#55918 Feb 1, 2014
Barry Gingrich n Kimbra Mattern r living the Lititz Lie... in debt up to their eyeballs 2 uneducated pigs who were eating while every1 else was studying... now they get to live the same life educated people live but they do it thru the debt Lie... hey yo how much u owe on that house n those cars ????? eat another plateful n your worries will all go away..... for 20 minutes !!!!
praise the lord

Lenoir, NC

#55920 Feb 3, 2014
Obama was a guaranteed one-termer, but he got himself reelected and Tom Corbet will too.
Uninsured and Obamacare

Scranton, PA

#55921 Feb 3, 2014
The Obama's warned us.

“We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”
— Michelle Obama, May 14, 2008

“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
— Barack Obama, October 30, 2008

Most Americans don't like the 'fundamentally transforming' Obamacare monstrosity--including the uninsured.

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Heritage.org , January 30, 2014

Uninsured Americans' Hardening View of Obamacare

Two new public opinion polls show uninsured Americans—a group considered critical for Obamacare’s success—are hardening their views about the President’s health care law.

The Kaiser Family Foundation’s latest monthly tracker out today reported that 47 percent of Americans who lack health insurance have an unfavorable opinion of Obamacare, outnumbering by 2-to-1 those uninsured Americans who like Obamacare (24 percent). Last month, views from uninsured Americans were more evenly split, with 43 percent opposing Obamacare and 36 percent supporting, the Kaiser poll noted.

While most uninsured Americans (54 percent) said Obamacare hasn’t made much difference for them or their families, 33 percent felt they were worse off, and only 13 percent reported feeling better off from the law.

When asked about their views of Obamacare helping Americans who don’t have insurance, uninsured Americans were even more negative, with 39 percent believing uninsured Americans were worse off, 29 percent saying it would have no impact, and 26 percent believing the uninsured would be helped by Obamacare.
Belarus Code Hackers

Silver Spring, MD

#55927 Feb 4, 2014
Typifying Obama's clueless executive 'leadership' he's paid the hackers to work on his Obamacare website.

Obama's incompetence knows few bounds.

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AmericanThinker.com , February 4, 2014

More Obamacare stupidity: Developers of website linked to Belarus government

Developers linked to the government of Belarus may have placed malicious code inside the healthcare.gov website allowing it to hack into the personal information of consumers.

So how did we find out about this Belarus connection? They told us:
***
"Officials disclosed the software compromise last week after the discovery in early January of statements by Belarusian official Valery Tsepkalo, director of the government-backed High-Technology Park (HTP) in Minsk.
Tsepkalo told a Russian radio station in an interview broadcast last summer that HHS is "one of our clients," and that "we are helping Obama complete his insurance reform."
"Our programmers wrote the program that appears on the monitors in all hospitals and all insurance companies-they will see the full profile of the given patient," Tsepkalo said June 25 on Voice of Russia Radio."
White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said an intelligence report on the Belarusian software was "recalled by the intelligence community shortly after it was issued.""
***

Why recall the report? Obviously, the White House doesn't want the public to know how criminally negligent they've been in hiring hackers to write Obamacare website code.

When was the administration going to get around to telling people who've signed up via healthcare.gov that someone sitting in Belarus was eyeballing their personal information, looking to sell it to ID thieves?
DisabledVet

Canonsburg, PA

#55928 Feb 4, 2014
"One Term Tommy"!'Nuff said!!!
Bullied Barack

Crownsville, MD

#55929 Feb 5, 2014
Barack Hussein Obama considers questions about his lies, deceptions and failures as unfair.

Imagine that.

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Mrc.org , 2/4/2014

Obama Whines to O'Reilly:'Absolutely' Unfair to Ask About ObamaCare, IRS, and Benghazi

During an extended portion of Bill O'Reilly's Super Bowl interview with President Obama aired on Monday's O'Reilly Factor, the Fox News host wondered: "Do you think I've been unfair to you?" Obama replied: "Absolutely, of course you are, Bill."

When O'Reilly demanded evidence, the President cited the preceding interview: "Bill, we just went through an interview in which you asked about health care not working, IRS,'Were we wholly corrupt?', Benghazi. Right? So the list of issues that you talk about." O'Reilly pushed back: "But these are unanswered questions." Obama complained: "But they're defined by you guys in a certain way."
BO STINKS

Louisville, KY

#55930 Feb 5, 2014
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/...

Over 2 million jobs lost due to Obamacare says CBO.

the number of people without insurance coverage will have dropped from 45 million today to 30 million says CBO.

So America loses 2mil jobs at a huge cost so 15 mil can get insurance.

Meanwhile the White House says thats ok because women want to stay home with children and work less.

BO STINKS!!!!
FACTS

West Mifflin, PA

#55931 Feb 5, 2014
No, CBO did not say Obamacare will kill 2 million jobs:

Here we go again. During the 2012 campaign, The Fact Checker had to repeatedly explain that the Congressional Budget Office never said that the Affordable Care Act “killed” 800,000 jobs by 2021. Now, the CBO has released an updated estimate, nearly the triple the size of the earlier one: 2.3 million in 2021.

The Facts

First, this is not about jobs. It’s about workers — and the choices they make.

The CBO’s estimate is mostly the result of an analysis of the impact of the law on the supply of labor. That means how many people choose to participate in the work force. In other words, the nonpartisan agency is examining whether the law increases or decreases incentives for people to work.

One big issue: the health insurance subsidies in the law. That’s a substantial benefit that decreases as people earn more money, so at a certain point, a person has to choose between earning more money or continuing to get the maximum help with health insurance payments. In other words, people might work longer and harder, but actually earn no more, or earn even less, money. That is a disincentive to work.(The same thing happens when people qualify for food stamps or other social services.)

Thus, some people might decide to work part-time, not full time, in order to keep getting health-care subsidies. Thus, they are reducing their supply of labor to the market. Other people near retirement age might decide they no longer need to hold onto their job just because it provides health insurance, and they also leave the work force.

Look at this way: If someone says they decided to leave their job for personal reasons, most people would not say they “lost” their jobs. They simply decided not to work.

"First, this is not about jobs. It’s about workers — and the choices they make.

The CBO’s estimate is mostly the result of an analysis of the impact of the law on the supply of labor. That means how many people choose to participate in the work force. In other words, the nonpartisan agency is examining whether the law increases or decreases incentives for people to work."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-chec... ...

The above is for those who are so willing to jump on the "I Hate Obama" bandwagon that they ignore the facts

LOOKY HERE:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-chec...
bogus barry

West Mifflin, PA

#55932 Feb 5, 2014
BO STINKS wrote:
http://www.washingtontimes.com /news/2014/feb/4/cbo-obamacare -push-2m-workers-out-labor-mar ket/
Over 2 million jobs lost due to Obamacare says CBO.
the number of people without insurance coverage will have dropped from 45 million today to 30 million says CBO.
So America loses 2mil jobs at a huge cost so 15 mil can get insurance.
Meanwhile the White House says thats ok because women want to stay home with children and work less.
BO STINKS!!!!
try reading the article azzwipe LMAO!
BO STINKS

Louisville, KY

#55933 Feb 5, 2014
To sum up this article for all the Obama lap dogs:

Obamacare reduces the workforce of 2 million because the law made Americans choose between working more and making less

AND/ OR

work less and get paid the same through taxpayer subsidies.

Way to help set the bar low for yourselves Libs!!!!! LMAO !!!

The FACT is that Obamacare FORCES workers to make this choice resulting in 2 million less jobs.
FACTS wrote:
No, CBO did not say Obamacare will kill 2 million jobs:
Here we go again. During the 2012 campaign, The Fact Checker had to repeatedly explain that the Congressional Budget Office never said that the Affordable Care Act “killed” 800,000 jobs by 2021. Now, the CBO has released an updated estimate, nearly the triple the size of the earlier one: 2.3 million in 2021.
The Facts
First, this is not about jobs. It’s about workers — and the choices they make.
The CBO’s estimate is mostly the result of an analysis of the impact of the law on the supply of labor. That means how many people choose to participate in the work force. In other words, the nonpartisan agency is examining whether the law increases or decreases incentives for people to work.
One big issue: the health insurance subsidies in the law. That’s a substantial benefit that decreases as people earn more money, so at a certain point, a person has to choose between earning more money or continuing to get the maximum help with health insurance payments. In other words, people might work longer and harder, but actually earn no more, or earn even less, money. That is a disincentive to work.(The same thing happens when people qualify for food stamps or other social services.)
Thus, some people might decide to work part-time, not full time, in order to keep getting health-care subsidies. Thus, they are reducing their supply of labor to the market. Other people near retirement age might decide they no longer need to hold onto their job just because it provides health insurance, and they also leave the work force.
Look at this way: If someone says they decided to leave their job for personal reasons, most people would not say they “lost” their jobs. They simply decided not to work.
"First, this is not about jobs. It’s about workers — and the choices they make.
The CBO’s estimate is mostly the result of an analysis of the impact of the law on the supply of labor. That means how many people choose to participate in the work force. In other words, the nonpartisan agency is examining whether the law increases or decreases incentives for people to work."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-chec... ...
The above is for those who are so willing to jump on the "I Hate Obama" bandwagon that they ignore the facts
LOOKY HERE:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-chec...
BO STINKS

Louisville, KY

#55934 Feb 5, 2014
try reading the article azzwipe LMAO !
bogus barry wrote:
<quoted text> try reading the article azzwipe LMAO!
David Crosby

Erie, PA

#55935 Feb 5, 2014
I would support my mutated step brother Sopper.
A Disincentive to Work

Wilkes Barre, PA

#55937 Feb 5, 2014
Not a single Republican voted for the Obamacare disaster. Not one.

Is this mess what the Democrats imagined?

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FoxNews.com , Feb. 5, 2014

Budget office chief: ObamaCare creates ‘disincentive’ to work

The head of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office delivered a damning assessment Wednesday of the Affordable Care Act, telling lawmakers that ObamaCare creates a "disincentive for people to work," adding fuel to Republican arguments that the law will hurt the economy.

The testimony from CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf comes after his office released a highly controversial report that detailed how millions of workers could cut back their hours or opt out of the job market entirely because of benefits under the health law.

The White House and its Democratic allies accused Republicans, and the media, of mischaracterizing the findings. But Elmendorf backed Republicans' central argument -- fewer people will work because of the law's subsidies.

"The act creates a disincentive for people to work," Elmendorf said, under questioning from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

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