Why They Hate Obama

Why They Hate Obama

There are 12489 comments on the The Daily Beast story from Aug 8, 2013, titled Why They Hate Obama. In it, The Daily Beast reports that:

As the Virginia Flaggers loft their Confederate flag in opposition to the 'tyranny' of 2013, Jamelle Bouie argues that racial bias plays at least some part in Obama's collapse in the South.

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Since: Aug 11

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#4458 Dec 26, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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Health Care insurance companies in America have never been regulated before ACA. There were no commission to report to for rate increases or dispute resolutions initiated by the consumer. There were no uniform standards of operations and covered services.
State Agencies more so regulate Insurance sales agents and agencies within their borders. Insurers left the state if the commission put forth regulations they deemed a threat to their profits./Which is why all states don't have competition in their market.
That is because of the Demcorats McCarran–Ferguson Act who didnt want competition across state lines to drive the Health Insurance prices down or the Federal Government involved which is a known fact.

What to Do When ObamaCare Unravels

Health insurance should be individual, portable across jobs, states and providers, and lifelong and renewable.

By John H. Cochrane


Dec. 25, 2013 3:51 p.m. ET

The unraveling of the Affordable Care Act presents a historic opportunity for change. Its proponents call it "settled law," but as Prohibition taught us, not even a constitutional amendment is settled law—if it is dysfunctional enough, and if Americans can see a clear alternative.

This fall's website fiasco and policy cancellations are only the beginning. Next spring the individual mandate is likely to unravel when we see how sick the people are who signed up on exchanges, and if our government really is going to penalize voters for not buying health insurance. The employer mandate and "accountable care organizations" will take their turns in the news. There will be scandals. There will be fraud. This will go on for years.

Yet opponents should not sit back and revel in dysfunction. The Affordable Care Act was enacted in response to genuine problems. Without a clear alternative, we will simply patch more, subsidize more, and ignore frauds and scandals, as we do in Medicare and other programs.

There is an alternative. A much freer market in health care and health insurance can work, can deliver high quality, technically innovative care at much lower cost, and solve the pathologies of the pre-existing system.

The U.S. health-care market is dysfunctional. Obscure prices and $500 Band-Aids are legendary. The reason is simple: Health care and health insurance are strongly protected from competition. There are explicit barriers to entry, for example the laws in many states that require a "certificate of need" before one can build a new hospital. Regulatory compliance costs, approvals, nonprofit status, restrictions on foreign doctors and nurses, limits on medical residencies, and many more barriers keep prices up and competitors out. Hospitals whose main clients are uncompetitive insurers and the government cannot innovate and provide efficient cash service

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142...

McCarran–Ferguson Act

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarran%E2%80%9...

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#4459 Dec 27, 2013
benson wrote:
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Keep guessing FOX boys........don't need to race bait, FOX does it everyday.
So this is about FOX? You're definitely white. A dumbed-down version, but definitely white. Blacks who talk like you are more comfortable with a gun in their hand. You're a wimpy, pimply faced metro with someone's dick in your hand.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#4460 Dec 27, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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Health Care insurance companies in America have never been regulated before ACA. There were no commission to report to for rate increases or dispute resolutions initiated by the consumer. There were no uniform standards of operations and covered services.
State Agencies more so regulate Insurance sales agents and agencies within their borders. Insurers left the state if the commission put forth regulations they deemed a threat to their profits./Which is why all states don't have competition in their market.
I would have to disagree with you. I spent ten years in medical services and I can remember it was a nightmare. Our office staff had to have meetings every six months because government changed this or government is doing that. True, a lot of it was because of Medicare and Medicaid, but there was plenty of regulation changes the feds did for private insurance. In fact, it's because of the morass of federal government guidelines that helped increase the cost of medical care in this country.

You are living in the most regulated country in the world. What doesn't have government regulation today? Everything is regulated: refrigerators, cars, busses, trucks, gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, fire hydrants, mattresses, stop signs, television sets, microwave ovens, computers, wood, plastic, everything.

In fact we were talking about this at Christmas. My niece and nephew are adults now and my sister was going to get rid of their childhood toys and furniture. She couldn't give it away today. No organization would take them because of all the federal government regulation on what safe toys and furniture are. Apparently my niece and nephew grew up in a dangerous environment.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#4461 Dec 27, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
So the feign make believe madness during the Romney 2012 campaign that singled that the Republicans was real that time too was not for real?
I'm beginning to understand and see how Romney loss by such a large margin 120 Electoral votes. The Republicans although they professed to be real mad was not real mad.
Not disputing there is an anger about Health Care, but less than 23% of the American population want a repeal of the current law, and 57% of those disgruntled want a public option or single payer system.
You beating a drum singling the disinterest in the new law is dishonest as those people don't agree with your assessment of the present state and condition of the law and don't support your ideas regarding repeal and restoring the previous system.
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It's like I've always said, because of the amount of ignorant voters in this country, our elections are a popularity contest instead of who has the best ideas for the country moving forward.

In spite of Commie Care, there was little chance of anybody beating DumBama. While the country was lagging in job creation, becoming more and more government dependent, going further and further into debt, the country decided to reelect a failure. Why? Because he was a likable person according to polls.

That likability is fading fast--especially among white voters, Hispanics and Independents. "If you like your insurance, you can keep it" is the new version of "Read my lips, no new taxes."

In the 2010 elections, people didn't like the idea of Commie Care. Now they are experiencing it first hand. Now they will feel the nationwide pain this is going to cause. When people finally get fed up with their government, they make drastic changes.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#4462 Dec 27, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
. No one is forced into medicare, Medicare if a premium paid service like any other health care insurance program. You speak a certainty about programs you don't have fundamental knowledge about.
Medicare has to be qualified for and involves a premium fee for participation.
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No one is forced into Medicare? You mean I can go to my employer right now and ask that they stop taking deductions out of my check for Medicare? My employer can tell the government he is not matching my contribution because I'm not contributing anymore?
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#4463 Dec 27, 2013
benson wrote:
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If he is incompetent.......then all those whites advising him are incompetent also.....not only that, it makes those Ivy League schools look like they graduated nothing but incompetents. Watch your mouth boy!!!!!!!!!!
Just because somebody has an education doesn't mean they are smart. Smart is a combination of education and common sense. What good is an education when you don't know how to use it?

That's why I call your President DumBama. I don't care where he went to school, he has common sense zero. You can't teach logic. You either have logic or you don't.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#4464 Dec 27, 2013
benson wrote:
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All those soldiers lost their lives based on lies. You whites lied about communism for personal financial gain.
Nope. Communism is just what it is. Even in their agendas, they stated they will not overtake the US from the outside. We are too strong. They will defeat the US from the inside out which is what's happening today, and you support it.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#4465 Dec 27, 2013
this is why many hate Oblama and his lies:

Obamacare options: High deductible vs.'huge fear'
By Carrie Feibel, Kaiser Health News

Read more: Obamacare options: High deductible vs.'huge fear'- The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/obamacare/ci_247967...
Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse
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Fail
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#4466 Dec 27, 2013
benson wrote:
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I don't depend on spiced up sources for info.....all be told they simply market what ppl. like you want to see to jin up stupid comments.
Our very on American Corps. are buddy buddies with all those communist/socialist countries....why that is/answer that you dingy fool.. I bet even now you've got a decent supply of communist/socialist made products in your house right now. Who the hell do you think you're kidding. Damn commie lover you!!!!!!!!!!
It's one thing to trade goods with Commies and quite another when you pick one to lead our country. Of course you don't depend on news sources. That's how you stay ignorant and living in your own little world. You don't want your little bubble popped no matter what. You are quite content living in the darkness.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#4467 Dec 27, 2013
fingiswold wrote:
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There are NO Communists in any positions of power in this country, idiot. And our votes don't count in OTHER countries, where Communism has been on the way OUT for decades.
Jesus, think or do some research before you post this idiocy.
I'm trying to make it short and sweet for you sheep. But I guess that may be fruitless. Would you like me to copy and paste the US Communist Party agenda with the source? Then tell me there are no Communists leading our country today. Leftists and Communists have nearly the exact same agenda.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#4468 Dec 27, 2013
benson wrote:
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If he is incompetent.......then all those whites advising him are incompetent also.....not only that, it makes those Ivy League schools look like they graduated nothing but incompetents. Watch your mouth boy!!!!!!!!!!
The idiot Ostupida picked them, blame him..........

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#4469 Dec 27, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
. No one is forced into medicare, Medicare if a premium paid service like any other health care insurance program. You speak a certainty about programs you don't have fundamental knowledge about.
Medicare has to be qualified for and involves a premium fee for participation.
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Why would anyone pay their hard earned money into Medicare all their lives and not use it? You wouldn't.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#4470 Dec 27, 2013
benson wrote:
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You white ppl. have already set the stage for the destruction of America....same-sex marriage, legalizing of weed, gays in the pulpit, being a Libertarian,.....the list compiled correctly equals up to whites doing the nasty stuff. Phil Roberstson got it right!!!!!!!!!!
Those are not white people agendas, those are liberal people agendas.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#4471 Dec 27, 2013
Teaman wrote:
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No, one doesn't have to enroll into Medicare. I'm speaking of the tax that earned by me and stolen by the government for something other than running the government.
Participation fee? Aren't you referring to fees paid to a participating doctor?
It's wage taxes, if you didn't have a job and earned you income by any other means you would not have to pay the Medicare tax.

No, Medicare is a premium fee based Health Care insurance plan, it's never been free. And yes I can imagine like my Blue Cross plan there is some physician co payment involved.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#4472 Dec 27, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
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Why would anyone pay their hard earned money into Medicare all their lives and not use it? You wouldn't.
Good question, but in no way is medicare forced on an individual to use once they have the qualifications. Some retired people continue with their plans earned from their employers and bypass participation with medicare.

When I leave, my medical coverage is free for life for me and my spouse, same plan I have now..
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#4473 Dec 27, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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No one is forced into Medicare? You mean I can go to my employer right now and ask that they stop taking deductions out of my check for Medicare? My employer can tell the government he is not matching my contribution because I'm not contributing anymore?
Any one paid wages has to pay the medicare tax.......... period.

upon retirement you aren't forced to participate and pay the premiums for medicare services. Some people have health care plans that provide the same coverage and services once retired.

it's not fruitful to have two comprehensive health care plans, medicare and your employers' plan if it's free in retirement..
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#4474 Dec 27, 2013
iI wouldn't care where you worked, the Health Care Insurance industry in America was never regulated. It's not even close.

States at best regulated patient care in facilities and inspected facilities, but Health Care insurance Companies were left to do as they pleased in the market and if they didn't like the State's regulations they left the state..

Medicare and Medicaid are government programs and often implemented chances that providers who accepted those plans were required to make to stay active and in compliance in the program.

The employer could have denied accepting medicare and medicaid patients and he would have been free to do as he wanted and had only the hoops of the private insurance companies to jump through.
xxxrayted wrote:
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I would have to disagree with you. I spent ten years in medical services and I can remember it was a nightmare. Our office staff had to have meetings every six months because government changed this or government is doing that. True, a lot of it was because of Medicare and Medicaid, but there was plenty of regulation changes the feds did for private insurance. In fact, it's because of the morass of federal government guidelines that helped increase the cost of medical care in this country.
You are living in the most regulated country in the world. What doesn't have government regulation today? Everything is regulated: refrigerators, cars, busses, trucks, gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, fire hydrants, mattresses, stop signs, television sets, microwave ovens, computers, wood, plastic, everything.
In fact we were talking about this at Christmas. My niece and nephew are adults now and my sister was going to get rid of their childhood toys and furniture. She couldn't give it away today. No organization would take them because of all the federal government regulation on what safe toys and furniture are. Apparently my niece and nephew grew up in a dangerous environment.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#4475 Dec 27, 2013
If you're banking on White People falling out of favor with this President you don't have a chance to defeat him.

However, given the state of America when this fella came aboard he's engineered a complete reversal of the climate and economic conditions. He's amazingly done this with the republicans sworn to ensure he fails.

It's not possible to forget the economic collapse and financial failures that the and George Bush engineered.

To this point the GOP has no different ideas for the country but continued stagnation the stagnation america was placed in in 2006 that lasted beyond 2009 and brought a paralyzing economy the type we had not seen in my lifetime.
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>
It's like I've always said, because of the amount of ignorant voters in this country, our elections are a popularity contest instead of who has the best ideas for the country moving forward.
In spite of Commie Care, there was little chance of anybody beating DumBama. While the country was lagging in job creation, becoming more and more government dependent, going further and further into debt, the country decided to reelect a failure. Why? Because he was a likable person according to polls.
That likability is fading fast--especially among white voters, Hispanics and Independents. "If you like your insurance, you can keep it" is the new version of "Read my lips, no new taxes."
In the 2010 elections, people didn't like the idea of Commie Care. Now they are experiencing it first hand. Now they will feel the nationwide pain this is going to cause. When people finally get fed up with their government, they make drastic changes.

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#4476 Dec 27, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
It's wage taxes, if you didn't have a job and earned you income by any other means you would not have to pay the Medicare tax.
No, Medicare is a premium fee based Health Care insurance plan, it's never been free. And yes I can imagine like my Blue Cross plan there is some physician co payment involved.
Under Obamacare, you have to pay a Medicare surtax, no matter how you earned your income.

The premium you speak of is taken out of your social security benefit, as stated before. It isn't difficult to earn the 40 credits needed to collect social security. I don't know of anyone who would turn down the benefits after being forced to pay into the system their entire working life whether they needed it or not.

I don't know of any self employed people who would prefer Medicare over a private plan. It's possible, I suppose.

The point is, money paid into these systems was forcibly taken from you whether you opt out or not. No choice.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#4477 Dec 27, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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I'm trying to make it short and sweet for you sheep. But I guess that may be fruitless. Would you like me to copy and paste the US Communist Party agenda with the source? Then tell me there are no Communists leading our country today. Leftists and Communists have nearly the exact same agenda.
then they are not really communists... you might want to learn what that term really means.

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