#54733 Nov 30, 2013
October 19, 2013, 1:02 pm Lies, Damned Lies, and Fox News
The other day Sean Hannity featured some Real Americans telling tales of how they have been hurt by Obamacare. So Eric Stern, who used to work for Brian Schweitzer, had a bright idea: he actually called Hannity’s guests, to get the details.
Sure enough, the businessman who claimed that Obamacare was driving up his costs, forcing him to lay off workers, only has four employees — meaning that Obamacare has no effect whatsoever on his business. The two families complaining about soaring premiums haven’t actually checked out what’s on offer, and Stern estimates that they would in fact see major savings.
You have to wonder about the mindset of people who go on national TV to complain about how they’re suffering from a program based on nothing but what they think they heard somewhere. You might also wonder about what kind of alleged news show features such people without any check on their bona fides. But then again, consider the network.
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#54734 Nov 30, 2013
Survey: NPR’s listeners best-informed, Fox viewers worst-informed
People who watch no news at all can answer more questions about international current events than people who watch cable news, a survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind finds.
NPR and Sunday morning political talk shows are the most informative news outlets, while exposure to partisan sources, such as Fox News and MSNBC, has a negative impact on people’s current events knowledge.
People who watch MSNBC and CNN exclusively can answer more questions about domestic events than people who watch no news at all. People who only watch Fox did much worse. NPR listeners answered more questions correctly than people in any other category.
The survey of 1185 random people conducted by landline and cell phone in early February follows a similar poll FDU conducted last November, which surveyed only New Jersey residents and returned similar results.
Each respondent was asked four of eight questions, which are at the bottom of this post.“On average, people were able to answer correctly 1.8 of 4 questions about international news, and 1.6 of 5 questions about domestic affairs,” the report says. Here’s the breakdown by viewing habits
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FIXED NEWS..........The most trusted,unbiased, up to the minute news channell//////////HAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!
#54735 Nov 30, 2013
Study Finds Fox News Viewers Least Informed Of All Viewers
Another study has concluded that people who only watch Fox News are less informed than all other news consumers.
Researchers at Fairleigh Dickinson University updated a study they had conducted in late 2011. That study only sampled respondents from New Jersey, where the university is located. This time, the researchers conducted a nationwide poll.
The poll asked questions about international news (Iran, Egypt, Syria and Greece were included) and domestic affairs (Republican primaries, Congress, unemployment and the Keystone XL pipeline.)
The pollsters found that people were usually able to answer 1.8 out of 4 questions on foreign news, and 1.6 of 5 questions on domestic news, and that people who don't watch any news were able to get 1.22 of the questions on domestic policy right.
As the study explained, though, people who watched only Fox News fared worse
The Rush Limbaugh nut juice guzzlers actually believe the Nazi FIXED NEWS station......
#54739 Nov 30, 2013
That's because you're about as dumb as they come. You're small pea size brain can't really understand anything at all
Bush didn't have a healthcare plan....just let them eat pre-existing conditions and ever rising premiums and co-pays, etc.
You're are really too dumb to try to explain anything too let alone something like Obamacare...
Your ignorance keeps you pacified just keep sucking the Fox News pacifier....suck suck suck on that Hannity nipple.....ewwwwey
#54741 Nov 30, 2013
LIBERAL ARGUMENT PLAYBOOK
Use these tactics when debating an informed conservative
1. Ignore facts that hurt your position.....when that doesn't work....
2. Say it's Bush's fault...when that doesn't work.....
3. Call them a racist and than run away!
1. Pick out 2 losers to take on Obama in 2 elections and both get wiped out like shit on a toilet seat.
2. Listen to Fox news and think it's a close presidential race
3. Keep guzzling the Rush Limbaugh Nazi nut juice ..slurp ! slurp !
4. If all else fails try to block Obamacare 43 times and spend over 65 million and still cant repeal it..
#54742 Nov 30, 2013
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945): Healthcare Is a Right
In his 1944 address, FDR announced "...a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all regardless of station, race, or creed." Among these rights he included employment, housing, and good education. He also spoke of "the right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health." Public health had been a major federal effort since Theodore Roosevelt's administration, but with this proposal FDR became the first president to explicitly suggest that medical care itself was a right for each American and should be addressed by the federal government.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961): Establishes the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Dwight Eisenhower continued to advocate for a more comprehensive national plan for healthcare. In his 1956 State of the Union address, he said, "We must aid in cushioning the heavy and rising costs of illness and hospitalization to individuals and families. Provision should be made, by Federal reinsurance or otherwise, to foster extension of voluntary health insurance coverage to many more persons, especially older persons and those in rural areas. Plans should be evolved to improve protection against the costs of prolonged or severe illness. These measures will help reduce the dollar barrier between many Americans and the benefits of modern medical care." Although such efforts failed to materialize over the course of Eisenhower's time in office, he strengthened the US Food and Drug Administration and increased funds for medical research.
Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974): An Unexpected Reformer
Although not known for a stand on healthcare reform, in his 1971 address, Richard Nixon, a Republican, proposed major reforms that are echoed in today's Affordable Care Act, including the following:
• A program to ensure that no American family will be prevented from obtaining basic medical care by inability to pay;
• A major increase in aid to medical schools;
• Incentives to improve the delivery of health services, particularly in low-resource areas;
• Greater use of medical assistants;
• New programs to encourage better preventive medicine;
• Incentives to doctors "to keep people well rather than just to treat them when they are sick"; and
• An additional $100 million to find a cure for cancer.
During his address he asserted, "America has long been the wealthiest nation in the world. Now it is time we became the healthiest nation in the world."
#54743 Nov 30, 2013
George H. W. Bush (1989-1993): Re-Engages the Healthcare Reform Battle
The elder George Bush mentioned healthcare as a problem in 2 of his early speeches, and he tackled the issue in more detail in his last address, which was in 1992. Recognizing the need for reform, he said that there were 2 options: implementing a national healthcare system, which he opposed, or providing insurance security for everyone while preserving choice. To accomplish this, he proposed to make basic health insurance affordable for all low-income persons who were not currently covered by providing a health insurance tax credit of up to $3750 for each family, and to ensure that all Americans had access to basic health insurance even if they changed jobs or developed serious health problems.
Gerald R. Ford (1974-1977): Confronts the Growing Costs of Healthcare
Gerald Ford, who inherited the presidency after Nixon's resignation, wrestled with the problems of illness and individual financial hardship in the face of rising healthcare costs, not only for patients but for the nation as well. In his 1976 address, Ford sought to deal with these issues by proposing "catastrophic health insurance for everybody covered by Medicare." To finance it, he suggested raising fees for short-term care and lowering costs for senior citizens: "[N]obody after reaching age 65 will have to pay more than $500 a year for covered hospital or nursing home care, nor more than $250 for 1 year's doctor bills." But Ford also made clear in his speech that he did not support a national healthcare program, although he suggested that "we combine 16 existing Federal programs, including Medicaid, into a single $10 billion Federal grant. Funds would be divided among States under a new formula which provides a larger share of Federal money to those States that have a larger share of low-income families."
Ronald W. Reagan (1981-1989): Ignores Healthcare Reform and Focuses on Cost
Ronald Reagan raised the issue of healthcare in 3 of his 8 addresses, but only briefly, and mostly focused on cost cutting, without detailing any programs for extending coverage. His 1982 speech urged a need to reduce Medicare and Medicaid costs, with a focus on weeding out fraud. He also said, "I signed a bill to reduce the growth of these programs by $44 billion over the next 3 years while at the same time preserving essential services for the truly needy." In 2 other addresses, Reagan briefly acknowledged the problem of catastrophic illness but without outlining any specific ideas. In his 1983 address, he said he would "submit legislation to provide catastrophic illness insurance coverage for older Americans." And in his 1986 speech, he directed the Secretary of Health and Human Services to recommend how the private sector and government could work together to address the problems of affordable insurance for those threatened with financially catastrophic illness.
George W. Bush (2001-2009): Keeps the Healthcare Debate Alive
George W. Bush may have had his hands full with preventing terrorism and ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but he continued the discussion on healthcare in every presidential address with some very aggressive proposals. In his 2005 address, he urged Congress "to move forward on a comprehensive healthcare agenda with tax credits to help low-income workers buy insurance, a community health center in every poor county, improved information technology, association health plans for small businesses and their employees, expanded health savings accounts, and medical liability reform that will reduce healthcare costs and make sure patients have the doctors and care they need." He expanded on these ideas in later addresses and continued to push for major changes in healthcare.
#54744 Nov 30, 2013
10 Examples Of
President Sean Hannity
Saying Things That Aren't True
Click here for more lies from the Nazi news station!
More lies here:
252 Examples of President Obama’s Lies,
Lawbreaking & Corruption
Every President, every politician, and every human being tells lies and engages in acts of hypocrisy.
But Barack Obama does these things to a far greater degree than anyone else that I have ever known of.
His campaign promises were so much better sounding than anyone else’s
– no lobbyists in his administration,
waiting five days before signing all non-emergency bills so people would have time to read them,
putting health care negotiations on C-SPAN,
reading every bill line by line to make sure money isn’t being wasted,
prosecution of Wall St. criminals,
ending raids against medical marijuana in states where it’s legal,
high levels of transparency.
Obama’s promises of these wonderful things sounded inspiring and sincere.
They sounded so much better than the promises of any other President.
So when Obama broke these promises,
it felt so much worse than when other Presidents broke their promises.
obummer, a five year loser
#54748 Nov 30, 2013
Most Racist State Of The Union
#54749 Dec 1, 2013
Grades K-3: Contractions; you're vs your
"You're small pea size brain"
But [choose one: their, there, they're] about as dumb as they come?
#54752 Dec 1, 2013
In spite of the media’s conspicuous silence on the matter,
it is no secret that Saul Alinsky’s manual for
—Rules for Radicals—
exerted an immeasurable influence over the world’s most well recognized community organizer,
President Barack Obama.
#54753 Dec 1, 2013
I see that you're not disputing the premise...
Stick with one....genius spell check
#54754 Dec 1, 2013
Just wondering why the President of the United States would surround himself with people who are either
or closely related to communists.
left-wing radical bomber - before he became President
communist activist - when he became President
series of real estate scandals, father-in-law a communist - current close confidant to the President
participated in what has been described by some as an “armed” takeover of Columbia University’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) office in 1970.
President Obama’s top political strategist has deep ties to the American Communist Party (CPUSA) and other leftist individuals and organizations.
Is this just bad judgment on the part of the President or is this simply a true manifestation of the President's character?
#54755 Dec 1, 2013
"You're are really too dumb to try to explain anything too let alone something like Obamacare..."
"You're are" "explain anything too"?
You really ARE stupid!
1. You offered insults but no 'premise.' The word 'premise' confuses you. Use a dictionary.
2. A spell checker wouldn't flag [Choose one: your/you're] embarrassing grammatical error. Learn the difference.
#54756 Dec 1, 2013
Nobody can fix the economy.
Nobody can be trusted with their finger on the button.
Vote for Nobody.
#54759 Dec 1, 2013
What's a teabagger ?
A whining fool shouting loudly for liberty but not willing to pay the bill.
After most American workers saw more money in their paycheck due to the lower tax rate, the teabaggers at Fox News railed against high taxes, but did not discuss how much Jesus hated hypocrisy.
#54764 Dec 1, 2013
Clue for you:
The premise is all about your brain...being the size of a pea....
Spell checker finishes contrations automatically...I hope that this does annoy you though...I will definately do it more often...
#54765 Dec 1, 2013
Holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day this year turned out to be just about as popular as turkey and mashed potatoes.
Eager to snag deals, about 45 million shoppers (31.8 percent) shopped on turkey day — an increase of 27 percent, according to the National Retail Federation. About a quarter of shoppers, 25.4 percent, say they were at stores by 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving night.
Shoppers line up for Black Friday deals on Nov. 29 to get into a store on 5th Avenue in New York City.
CARLO ALLEGRI / Reuters
Shoppers line up for Black Friday deals on Nov. 29 to get into a store on 5th Avenue in New York City.
However, Black Friday remained the most popular holiday shopping day as about 92 million Americans, or 65.2 percent, visited retail stores or shopped online, up from nearly 89 million last year. Overall, more than 141 million Americans were expected to shop over the weekend in search of deals, slightly up from 139 million last year.
“Thanksgiving deals and shopping both in stores and online has evolved over the last decade to something that’s much more than a fad," said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. "It’s now become a critical part of the overall weekend."
Major retailers such as Macy's, Kohl's and J.C. Penney broke with tradition and opened their doors on the actual holiday. Because Thanksgiving fell on Nov. 28, the latest possible date, the "official" holiday shopping season — which traditionally has kicked off on Black Friday — is six days shorter than last year.
“The official holiday season this year is so short … retailers had to be really creative as to how they would connect with consumers,” Shay said.
Many shoppers actually have been doing their holiday shopping for months, Shay said. As for whether retailers will open their doors on Thanksgiving next year, he said it's still too early to tell.
Online shopping remains a big part of the holiday weekend, with about 59 million Americans indicating that they purchased items online, according to the NRF. ComScore, an analytics firm whose data is closely watched by Wall Street, said online sales in the U.S. rose a total of 17.3 percent on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Walmart reported that Thanksgiving Day was the highest traffic day in Walmart.com 's history, at nearly 400 million page views.
The NRF survey, conducted Nov. 29-30 by Prosper Insights & Analytics, polled 4,464 consumers and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.5 percent.
Low prices helped keep budgets in check as the average shopper spent an estimated $407.02 from Thursday through Sunday, down from $423.55 in 2012. Total spending is estimated to reach $57.4 billion, a 2.9 percent decline over the $59.1 billion that shoppers spent last year during the holiday weekend.
Among the most popular items purchased were apparel and accessories; electronics, books, CDs and other media; and toys, said Pam Goodfellow, consumer insights director at Prosper Insights and Analytics. Gift card purchases were slightly down, 29.6 percent compared to 32.6 percent in 2012.
“I think gift cards this year might be that perfect last-minute gift,” she said.
About 76 percent of shoppers were also out buying for themselves, down from about 80 percent a year ago, she said. However, most shoppers remain budget conscious.
“I think the general theme for this year is that shoppers are really watching what they spend and trying to have a holiday on a budget,” she said.
Retailers and shoppers now shift their focus to Cyber Monday — and the rest of the holiday shopping season.
“We’re confident there are still plenty of opportunities for the one-day deals that retailers have set aside for Cyber Monday,” Shay said.
#54767 Dec 1, 2013
Shoppers are maxing their charge cards out to buy more useless shit for their friends and family......It's not money they spend, its money being borrowed.
#54769 Dec 1, 2013
you mean during the Clinton administration...we get it...
Hillary Clinton 2016 --the Tea Bag squasher...she's going to send those Tea Baggers packin' back to their log cabins in the woods of Kentucky where they have been known to have engaged in B&D sessions with their overlords...The Koch brothers...
I can hear them now being punished for losing to Hillary in 2016
owwww that hurts, no no not that Mr Koch, please Mr Koch not that..I will do whatever you want because I'm your deviant oddball slave ---hahahaha
this is just a preview of the 2016 race
Hillary Clinton in 2016 ---yeah baby
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