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“Smarter Than You”

Since: May 12

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#42710 Sep 29, 2013
Obama says he, and the democrats, hold all the cards.At midnight tomorrow, he may just find that the other guys have some cards, as well.....
State of Florida

Charlotte, NC

#42711 Sep 29, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
Obama says he, and the democrats, hold all the cards.At midnight tomorrow, he may just find that the other guys have some cards, as well.....
Being from Texas, I would have thought that you, of all people, would know a dead horse when you saw one. Anyhow, Give us your prediction on the other guy's cards and the eventual turn out of events.

“Smarter Than You”

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#42712 Sep 29, 2013
My prediction? Danger for the Republican Party.This is not the time or the place, for this battle.IMO, left alone, Obamacare will sink the democrats.Republicans, however will be blamed for this.Far too close to the 2014 elections.Karl Rove is right, I think.He said the Republican Party would be blamed for a govt.shut down.Plus, it's not needed.Obamacare will strangle the democrats, given time.Not to mention, the economy, unfortunately.But, I want to be wrong.If Obamacare were to be a roaring success, we'd all be better off for that.I just don't think that Obamacare can work.
TSF

Angier, NC

#42713 Sep 29, 2013
Republikans made the bet, Obama is just calling their hand. What else could he do ?Just let John Boehner become president ? Its like playing Russian roulette with rounds in every chamber. Everyone loses. Thanks republikans. Shutdown of the government will just cause suffering for working people. No worry for politicians on either side because guess what, congress will pay themselves if the rest of the country rots in hell.
Now the nit wits are calling for default on the debt. That will shut down the economy. That is to be truly feared. Better start stocking up on food if they actually decide to go there.
More likely, republikans will get their government shutdown, and a resolution will be found. Then both sides will declare victory and go back to business as usual accepting "contributions".
waco1909 wrote:
Obama says he, and the democrats, hold all the cards.At midnight tomorrow, he may just find that the other guys have some cards, as well.....
State of Florida

Charlotte, NC

#42714 Sep 29, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
My prediction? Danger for the Republican Party.This is not the time or the place, for this battle.IMO, left alone, Obamacare will sink the democrats.Republicans, however will be blamed for this.Far too close to the 2014 elections.Karl Rove is right, I think.He said the Republican Party would be blamed for a govt.shut down.Plus, it's not needed.Obamacare will strangle the democrats, given time.Not to mention, the economy, unfortunately.But, I want to be wrong.If Obamacare were to be a roaring success, we'd all be better off for that.I just don't think that Obamacare can work.
Other than defunding Obamacare, what has been the Republican plan to fix the health care system and make it more affordable for Americans?
Taxpayer

Edenton, NC

#42715 Sep 29, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
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So you want Obama to use the government to steal from others for you and your sister. Do you people think this money just come out of thin air. I pay for my own insurance you need to do the same. If you made the wrong choices that is on you. If you want to live in a fascist government controlled country then get out.
Just like that stupid woman who back over her 3 year old. Now she want the government to make it mandatory that back up cameras be installed on all cars. Just because she was lazy and stupid to check before she backed up. It is on her not the world. She should known were her 3 year old was. This country is free to succeed or fail it is on you not the others.
That's typical of a government worker. Incompetent grown-up blame the child. Your teaching is fine it's the stupid child. Right.
Allen

Penrose, NC

#42716 Sep 29, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
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Other than defunding Obamacare, what has been the Republican plan to fix the health care system and make it more affordable for Americans?
Hear, hear. There is no plan. Just the other night I watched a Fox News clip. Did not catch the names, but this man said, "Just guess what % of Americans Obamacare has helped." The lady said, "20%." He said, "No, Obamacare has only helped 1% of the American people." WTF? Sign up begins Oct. 1,2013 and Obamacare doesn't even take affect until Jan. 1, 2014. It hasn't helped or hurt anyone yet. Not even Waco's sister. Maybe what has hurt is the panic that the republiCON party has spread through out the nation.
State of Florida

Charlotte, NC

#42717 Sep 29, 2013
Allen wrote:
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Hear, hear. There is no plan. Just the other night I watched a Fox News clip. Did not catch the names, but this man said, "Just guess what % of Americans Obamacare has helped." The lady said, "20%." He said, "No, Obamacare has only helped 1% of the American people." WTF? Sign up begins Oct. 1,2013 and Obamacare doesn't even take affect until Jan. 1, 2014. It hasn't helped or hurt anyone yet. Not even Waco's sister. Maybe what has hurt is the panic that the republiCON party has spread through out the nation.
Obama said that when it is successful is when Republicans will quit using the term 'Obamacare' and will call it something else. Ted Cruz may suggest 'Green eggs and ham'

“Smarter Than You”

Since: May 12

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#42718 Sep 29, 2013
Jeeze people, I want the damn thing to succeed.But the math doesn't add up.

“Smarter Than You”

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#42719 Sep 29, 2013
Can't run this huge deficit, coupled with this expensive health plan.
Taxpayer

Point Harbor, NC

#42720 Sep 30, 2013
Allen wrote:
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Hear, hear. There is no plan. Just the other night I watched a Fox News clip. Did not catch the names, but this man said, "Just guess what % of Americans Obamacare has helped." The lady said, "20%." He said, "No, Obamacare has only helped 1% of the American people." WTF? Sign up begins Oct. 1,2013 and Obamacare doesn't even take affect until Jan. 1, 2014. It hasn't helped or hurt anyone yet. Not even Waco's sister. Maybe what has hurt is the panic that the republiCON party has spread through out the nation.
Yes it has hurt. You people can not see past the end of your nose. The government morons have wasted billons of tax dollars paying people to stand around wasting time on Obama care socialism. Money individual Americans have earn to support their families. Money individual Americans earn by working getting off their a&& and doing work! Only to have their efforts stolen by a government full of Fascist Communist minded thief's.

“Smarter Than You”

Since: May 12

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#42721 Sep 30, 2013
My sister get her notification Friday.In the mail.Insurance premium is now 706.00 a month.....notifications to nursing professionals went out a year ago.I know this, as a friend who runs a nursing facility got hers....she was horrified.....
State of Florida

Charlotte, NC

#42722 Sep 30, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
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Yes it has hurt. You people can not see past the end of your nose. The government morons have wasted billons of tax dollars paying people to stand around wasting time on Obama care socialism. Money individual Americans have earn to support their families. Money individual Americans earn by working getting off their a&& and doing work! Only to have their efforts stolen by a government full of Fascist Communist minded thief's.
My bet is that you will secretly sign up

“Smarter Than You”

Since: May 12

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#42723 Sep 30, 2013
Looks like the govt.shuts down at midnight.Obama is teaching those nasty republicans a lesson.Oh, and the rest of us as well....

“Smarter Than You”

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#42724 Sep 30, 2013
Not to worry, people.There are plenty of cozy bridges to live under..

“Smarter Than You”

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#42725 Sep 30, 2013
I pledge my support to president Obama.....NOT!
JohnHamhock

Matthews, NC

#42726 Sep 30, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
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Other than defunding Obamacare, what has been the Republican plan to fix the health care system and make it more affordable for Americans?
In January of 2007, George W. Bush was entering the final stretch of his two-term presidency. Bush, however, chose not to ride off simply into the sunset. Instead, he put forth a comprehensive plan to reform the private health insurance market. It’s long-forgotten now, because Democrats had just regained control of Congress, and these newly-empowered legislators pronounced the Bush plan “dead on arrival.” In many ways, though, the Bush proposal was impressive and credible. It would have expanded coverage while reducing the deficit. Should it serve as the starting point for replacing Obamacare?

Today, when it comes to health care and entitlements, Bush is best-known for his 2003 Medicare prescription-drug benefit. That plan is widely unloved; conservatives complain that it permanently increased the deficit, while liberals dislike its market-oriented features. But had Bush’s 2007 plan made it into law, it would have unleashed a market-driven revolution in private health insurance, one that would have made insurance cheaper for the people who need it most. Obamacare, as we know it today, would not have been drafted

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/201...

Yesterday, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wisc.) gave a major speech on health reform at the Hoover Institution in Stanford, California. Ryan spoke, of course, of his “Path to Prosperity” plan for Medicare and Medicaid reform. But he also took time to take on America’s third health-care entitlement: the $300 billion-a-year tax subsidy for employer-sponsored health insurance, reform of which provides the opportunity for a market-oriented approach to universal coverage.

“Beyond [Medicare and Medicaid],” said Ryan,“our current tax code provides additional fuel for runway health care inflation. Under current law, employer-sponsored health insurance plans are entirely exempt from taxation, regardless of how much an individual contributes to their policy. This tilts the compensation scale toward benefits, which are tax-free, and away from higher wages, which are taxable. It also provides ways for high-income earners to artificially reduce their tax-able income by purchasing high-cost health coverage – which in turn can fuel the overuse of health services…These structural flaws push affordable coverage out of reach for millions of Americans.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2011/09/28/p...
State of Denial

Mount Holly, NC

#42727 Sep 30, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
Not to worry, people.There are plenty of cozy bridges to live under..
People will learn how far a big bag bean of pinto beans, rice and other cheap but healthy food will go.

I don't want to see anyone go hungry. I would like to see those who have blissfully taken for granted for years that the Food Stamp card would be loaded monthly, and their check for doing nothing would be deposited have to get out and actually work for food.

Didn't kill our forefathers to work for food, won't kill the people of this country.

Please no one whine about the hungry children. This country already has a problem with childhood obesity, so this should help little Johnny figure out that mom driving him through a fast food restaurant isn't what a good meal is.

Meals on wheels will continue for the elderly and should and there's plenty of churches and other organizations that have food pantries stocked with formula for infants.
Allen

Penrose, NC

#42728 Sep 30, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
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Yes it has hurt. You people can not see past the end of your nose. The government morons have wasted billons of tax dollars paying people to stand around wasting time on Obama care socialism. Money individual Americans have earn to support their families. Money individual Americans earn by working getting off their a&& and doing work! Only to have their efforts stolen by a government full of Fascist Communist minded thief's.
Democrats and republicans alike passed Obamacare into law in 2010. Republicans in congress have wasted time and money trying to defund it. And what about the time and money that has been wasted on immigration reform or gun control. Truth is we have an over paid, do nothing, spiteful, racist congress. Congress controls how government money is spent but, I guess you blame the POTUS.

“Smarter Than You”

Since: May 12

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#42729 Sep 30, 2013
Every mayor of Detroit since 1961 has been a liberal democrat.WOW ! That's worked out GREAT! Detroit is a destroyed sewage hole looking for the WORKING PEOPLE to BAIL their sorry asses out.So much for ENTITLEMENT NATION!

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