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Since: May 12

Houston

#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....

“Vote”

Since: May 12

Houston

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

“Vote”

Since: May 12

Houston

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

Indian Trail, 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

Charlotte, 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

Robbins, 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.

“Vote”

Since: May 12

Houston

#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!

“Vote”

Since: May 12

Houston

#42730 Sep 30, 2013
We should cheer up.Soon, America will be a giant Detroit, people can do what they want, as police will be almost nonexistent.The only way to make cash will be to sell drugs.Detroit today, America tomorrow.
Allen

Robbins, NC

#42731 Sep 30, 2013
State of Denial wrote:
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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.
The American people will do what they have to, to live. Those "Big Wigs" in Washington are the ones who need to be reduced to pintos and rice. They sit on their a$$e$ and do nothing and eat like kings on our money. Do you think they could afford to live the lavish lifestyles they do if the majority of the people weren't working and paying their taxes? What the American people needs to do if the government shuts down is, we need to sit down and boycott. We should all walk off our jobs every last one of us until they get their shit together. Growing up I ate beans and taters twice a day, damn sure wont hurt me to do it again.
TSF

Angier, NC

#42733 Sep 30, 2013
I believe you. But Obamacare didn't cause it. Obamacare hasn't even started . What happened to your sister is called opportunism. Its like when a hurricane hits and OSB plywood goes from $7 to $25 per sheet. Insurance companies are taking advantage of the republican generated panic.
waco1909 wrote:
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.....
TSF

Angier, NC

#42734 Sep 30, 2013
Here is what will actually happen. The US Senate will send the bill back to the House of Representatives. Republikans can then fund the government or shut it down. Republikans started this game. Its your move republikans.
waco1909 wrote:
Looks like the govt.shuts down at midnight.Obama is teaching those nasty republicans a lesson.Oh, and the rest of us as well....

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Since: May 12

Houston

#42735 Sep 30, 2013
Republicans already voted to fund the govt......except for Obamacare.

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Since: May 12

Houston

#42736 Sep 30, 2013
My wife says, shut the govt.down! I say, fund it!
Fed up

Jackson, TN

#42737 Sep 30, 2013
Anyone but Hagen
TSF

Angier, NC

#42738 Sep 30, 2013
True, but they already knew that wouldn't fly. So it was only another republikan circle jerk like they had done 40 times before instead of working on actual problems. Blackmailing the president and the American people really sets an ugly precedent. It isn't about Obamacare or costs or problems with the act. If it were, republikans would have offered alternatives. They didn't. The only objective is governmental administrative dissonance. The idiots are still campaigning against Obama who cannot run again. That is the stupidity of it because they should be selecting and promoting a viable candidate of their own. They don't have one and their ONLY plan is more tax breaks for the rich. So they settle for pissing in the pudding.
waco1909 wrote:
Republicans already voted to fund the govt......except for Obamacare.
Taxpayer

Camden, NC

#42739 Sep 30, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
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My bet is that you will secretly sign up
I already have my family covered and have paid my own way like Americans do.
I do not need a freeloading Communist minded ant-American screwing it up.
Taxpayer

Camden, NC

#42740 Sep 30, 2013
TSF wrote:
True, but they already knew that wouldn't fly. So it was only another republikan circle jerk like they had done 40 times before instead of working on actual problems. Blackmailing the president and the American people really sets an ugly precedent. It isn't about Obamacare or costs or problems with the act. If it were, republikans would have offered alternatives. They didn't. The only objective is governmental administrative dissonance. The idiots are still campaigning against Obama who cannot run again. That is the stupidity of it because they should be selecting and promoting a viable candidate of their own. They don't have one and their ONLY plan is more tax breaks for the rich. So they settle for pissing in the pudding.
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True but, but, but,
Allen

Robbins, NC

#42742 Sep 30, 2013
Rev. Al got Texas's fat boy rep. Blake Farenthold to say that in the event of a government shut down he would forfeit his paycheck. Lmao, it will never happen fat boy needs his doughnuts.
Allen

Robbins, NC

#42743 Sep 30, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
My wife says, shut the govt.down! I say, fund it!
I agree with your wife. Shut it the hell down. The top five states with the most federal employees are "RED" states. Let them cut off their noses to spite their faces. Could be trouble in paradise, for you and the republiCONS. ROFLMAO!
Allen

Robbins, NC

#42744 Sep 30, 2013
Also fat boy Farenthold of Texas stated that federal employees should just consider a shut down of the government as a vacation, and that at some point their pay would be retro active. What about the ones who live from paycheck to paycheck. He don't give a damn, his doughnuts are in the bag.

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