Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1657954 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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proudredneck

Peoria, AZ

#919466 Jun 6, 2013
One of the sleaziest jobs in America has to be a paid Federal Snitch spying on U.S. Citizens.
If there is a ‘Top 3 of the Most Putrid Jobs in America’, these scumbag amateur IT flunkies have to top the list.
Imagine setting in a darken room full of other nasty smelly nerds continually watching their computer screens scanning everyday peoples private e-mail accounts, bank statements, access codes, topical searches etc., attempting to find a hint of suspicious activity of someone that might oppose Presidents Obamas policies or be interested in the current Federal Government scandals which are being ignored by the main-stream media.
Someday, somewhere, somebody will publish the names of these traitors to the ‘U.S. Constitution’ and our ‘Bill of Rights’ not to mention ‘Human Decency’, then and only then will these scumbags of society be properly dealt with…that day will happen…hopefully sooner than later.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#919467 Jun 6, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually you have NO clue what you are talking about?
Apparently when it comes to the demographics of Marin County. Everyone please forgive me.
Lincoln

United States

#919468 Jun 6, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, for heaven's sake, Lincoln. Time to break that broken record.
The costs of health care is simply too high. There are very easy and practical solutions to make health care more affordable for everyone. The truly needy will always have access to health care and we will always pay for it. We'd just like to pay a lot less if it's alright with you.
By the way, more people will be uninsured by 2020 under Obamacare.
You revel in any problems faced by the United States and its' people.
Look at your string of hate america post.
Next time we are attacked, God forbid, hope you read your own anti American string of post.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#919469 Jun 6, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>poor people will be dumped into Medicaid if they are not already there and approx 30 million will still be uninsured.
Look Out Below, The Obamacare Chaos Is Coming
The biggest political problem faced by so-called “liberals” and so-called “progressives” in President Obama’s second term is how to prevent voters from holding them politically responsible as the public comes to realize how badly they were lied to during the first Obama term to win passage of Obamacare.
Most supporters of Obamacare embraced it because of a principled belief that everyone should have access to essential healthcare.
But even the establishment, still Democrat dominated, CBO admits that after 10 years of implementation, Obamacare will still leave 30 million uninsured.
Just wait until the broad realization dawns that the harsh reality of Obamacare is that tens of millions will lose their employer provided insurance because of the perverse incentives under the program. Even the establishment CBO admits that at least 7 million, and as many as 20 million, will lose their employer coverage. In February, CBO reported that “in 2019 [5 years after Obamacare is implemented], an estimated 12 million people who would have had an offer of employment-based coverage under prior law will lose their offer under current law [aka ‘Obamacare’].”
But that report is just the early breeze of the coming storm. The Obamacare employer mandate requires all employers of 50 or more full time workers to purchase the expensive insurance for those employees that Kathleen Sebelius (“The Secretary shall determine”) specifies that they must buy. But that mandate is enforced by a penalty of $2,000 per worker, which may be only 10% of the average cost of family coverage under the Sebelius requirements.
Moreover, workers who do not receive employer provided coverage are eligible to purchase their health insurance on the state Exchanges with extensive taxpayer subsidies to help cover the cost. Indeed, in the Exchanges, low and moderate income workers can even get subsidies covering their out-of-pocket expenses. Employers can terminate their employee coverage, give their workers a raise with part of the savings, and let the taxpayers bear the cost of subsidizing their coverage in the Exchanges. Former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin estimated in a study for the American Action Forum that more than 40 million workers would lose their employer coverage due to these perverse incentives. It’s going to be even worse than that, when all of the cost increasing impacts of Obamacare are realized.
So much for President Obama’s oft repeated first term promise that “If you like your health insurance, you can keep it. No one is going to take that away from you.” CONTINUED...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterferrara/2013...
Projectilis Vomitus
Jane Says

Jamaica, NY

#919470 Jun 6, 2013
OBAMACARE CHAOS

Obama campaigned in 2008 on a promise that Obamacare would reduce the cost of health insurance by $2,500 for average families.

But since Obamacare passed, the cost of an average family policy has ALREADY INCREASED BY $3,000.

That reflects the philosophical problem that so many “progressives” have with math, which they are certain is a fascist conspiracy against working people.(Why must 2 +2 always equal 4? That is just fascist authoritarianism. Why can’t we be flexible so it can sometimes equal 3, or 5?)

But this again is just an early breeze from the coming storm.

If you require coverage of more benefits, such as “free” check ups,“free” preventive care,“free” contraceptives,“free” preventive care, and everything Kathleen Sebelius says MUST BE COVERED to satisfy the individual mandate and the employer mandate, then fascist math says that means there must be higher premiums, just so those fascist insurance companies can have enough money to pay all their promised benefits.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#919471 Jun 6, 2013
2008....

The House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a bill overhauling the rules on the government’s wiretapping powers and conferring what amounts to legal immunity to the telephone companies that took part in President Bush’s program of eavesdropping without warrants after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The bill cleared the House by 293 to 129, with near-unanimous support from Republicans and substantial backing from Democrats. It now goes to the Senate, which is expected to pass it next week by a wide margin.

“Our intelligence officials must have the ability to monitor terrorists suspected of plotting to kill Americans and to safeguard our national security,” said Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, the Republican minority leader.“This bill gives it to them.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/21/washington/...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#919472 Jun 6, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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The original Patriot Act was simply to monitor the chat between terrorists to break up another plot.
The Democrats extended the Patriot Act under Obama and now this administration thinks Americans are the enemy confiscating our private information without our knowledge.
Sorry, Homer. Can't blame this overreaching abuse of power on anyone but Obama. He drew the line dividing us up into either his "friends" or his "enemies" category.
Obama's actually managed to make us forget we still have real enemies.
Why did Bush allow the Saudis in Sarasota to leave just before 9/11?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#919473 Jun 6, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
I've always believed this nation and other civilized nations around the world did not do enough to collectively prevent the suffering in Rwanda and Darfur and other places.
Other than Samantha Power being another obedient useful tool for Obama, I don't know enough about her besides her activism against this kind of genocide.
I've done a lot of research and, besides supporting Obama's "blame America first" mentality, nothing else really jumped out at me.
Can you can provide some sites to help me know exactly who she is?
Just type in her name.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#919474 Jun 6, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Next time we are attacked by terrorists
because we did Not collect phone records
we can thank Carol ..
Some of us are in favor of security for the United States
<quoted text>
Imagine the outrage if the Obama administration had done away with this practice.

Rightwingers can be outraged either way depending on Obama's position.
Jane Says

Jamaica, NY

#919475 Jun 6, 2013
OBAMACARE CHAOS

Then there is the benevolent Obamacare regulation called “guaranteed issue.” That requires all insurers to cover everyone who applies, no matter how sick they are when they first apply, without having ever paid any premiums to the insurer before. That concept applied to fire insurance would require fire insurers to cover applicants who waited until their home caught on fire to call for coverage.

That regulatory requirement is then paired under Obamacare with the further compassionate regulation called “community rating,” which requires insurers to charge all applicants the same price, no matter how sick when they first apply, except for sharply restricted variances for age, geographic location, and smoking. Applied to fire insurance, that concept would require the insurer to charge no more for the applicant that calls with his house already on fire than for other applicants.

Naturally, all these regulatory requirements are going to cause health insurance premiums to soar, especially for younger and healthier individuals, who are not going to be happy with Obamacare as a result. The March 22 Investors Business Daily cites Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini as saying that Obamacare “will likely cause premiums to double for some small businesses and individuals.” But he just represents a fascist insurance company trying to protect its rapacious, outrageous, exploitive, 4% profit margin. A study of 5 major cities by Holtz-Eakins’ American Action Forum estimated premiums to climb there under Obamacare by an average of 169%.

Not to worry though. The young and the healthy have a strategy available to them under Obamacare to avoid these costs. They can refuse to buy any insurance until they get sick with some costly illness such as cancer or heart disease (or even just need some costly dental work). Then they can sign up for the full product coverage under Obamacare, taking advantage of the compassionate, benevolent, guaranteed issue and community rating. Until they recover.

The individual mandate, not to mention the employer mandate, was supposed to prevent this. But we discussed the employer mandate above. And individuals as well could just skip the insurance and pay the penalty at a savings of at least 50% to 75% or more. But while Justice Roberts wisely concluded that it is precisely the individual mandate penalty that makes this whole socialist mess constitutional, when our Congressional representatives were put to a vote as to whether the IRS could enforce this penalty by garnishment or seizure, they equally wisely said,“Hell No!”

So millions, including myself, will pursue this strategy next year to avert the costs of Obamacare, which will mean millions more uninsured.

And THAT will mean more costly, sicker and older folks left covered in the insurance pool, which will cause premiums to soar further, which will cause still more individuals and employers to drop coverage, which means still more uninsured, and the chaos of a financial death spiral for private insurers.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#919476 Jun 6, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Next time we are attacked by terrorists
because we did Not collect phone records
we can thank Carol ..
Some of us are in favor of security for the United States
<quoted text>
I thought Obama said that he was turning a new corner on the War on Terror. Apparently not for the best as instead of targeting specific questionable individuals he has created his own "enemy" list of millions of citizens. If O cannot concentrate on terrorism and wastes resources targeting political enemies, yes any attack on the US is undoubtedly lies at hies feet.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#919478 Jun 6, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The IRS collects the taxes.
Money talks.
Obamacare gives control of your medical care decisions to the government.
So, why are the states responsible for setting up Obamacare and not the federal government? Do you really hold so little regard for your state government representatives ?
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#919479 Jun 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
IndependentMoran and AmericanLady; the same person
How many neurotic posts of yours have we seen involving this type of accusations?
Lincoln

United States

#919480 Jun 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
IndependentMoran and AmericanLady; the same person
Hate America sock puppets.
TheIndependentMa jority

Brodhead, KY

#919481 Jun 6, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>
Read: Okay under Bush, not okay under Obama.
You reap what you sow, the Patriot Act was a bad idea.
Not really, it just needs some additions, on penalaizing ahole thugs that ABUSE it.
Jane Says

Jamaica, NY

#919482 Jun 6, 2013
OBAMACARE CHAOS

“Progressives” will cheer this demise of the fascist, private insurance market, which was their goal all along, leaving all health care to be paid for by the “single payer” government. But “liberals” never before cheered monopolies, all of whom are the single payers for their industries, maybe for good reason. Maybe they knew something back then that today’s wise guys don’t. We will see in any event whether the voting public enjoys the ride as much as the “progressives.” And so much again for if you like your health insurance you can keep it, and no one is going to take that away from you.

All of this health insurance cost chaos will just further feed the labor market chaos that is already starting as the darkening cloud of Obamacare approaches.

ALREADY EMPLOYERS ARE REPLACING FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT WITH PART TIME EMPLOYMENT PAYING LOWER WAGES AND NO BENEFITS.

ALREADY SMALL BUSINESSES WITH LESS THAN 50 EMPLOYEES ARE FREEZING HIRING, AND THOSE WITH JUST ABOVE 50 WORKERS HAVE BEGUN LAYOFFS.
Moreover, UNDER THE OBAMACARE LAW, THE EMPLOYER MANDATE DOES NOT REQUIRE EMPLOYERS TO COVER THE FAMILY DEPENDENTS OF THEIR WORKERS. SO THE TREND TOWARDS LOSING THAT COVERAGE IS ALREADY BEGINNING AS WELL.

All of this is preparation to avoid the employer mandate.

But it will mean still MORE UNINSURED. And still more DECLINING INCOMES FOR THE NUDDKE CLASS AND WORKING PEOPLE, which is the mark of Obamanomics,

President Obama’s rhetoric deluding his “progressive” cheerleaders to the contrary notwithstanding.

Soaring health insurance costs, and failing health insurers, will just accelerate this labor market chaos even more.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#919483 Jun 6, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
The democrats extended your so-called "frenzy" and have taken it to even greater heights. They are now confiscating citizen's private emails and phone records and targeting fellow Americans as the "enemy".
I can see your lights are on but is anyone home?
Welcome to the USSA.
TheIndependentMa jority

Brodhead, KY

#919484 Jun 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
IndependentMoran and AmericanLady; the same person
WRONG.

As usual.
Lincoln

United States

#919485 Jun 6, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
I call it as I see it. The only ones I see hating America are the ones you elected.
Your bubble of denial is perfectly intact though.
Our Republic is in very big trouble and you're singing the praises of those who want to bring it crashing down.
So the shame is on you, Lincoln.
So did Quisling as Galt pointed out
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#919486 Jun 6, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
This isn't real, right? This is a joke, correct?
"If you want to add a child or any other family member to your Verizon account, their phone calls...will all be monitored by the United States government at no additional cost."
This has to be a joke. But you got me!
It's real I called Verizon. Homer chose Option 3 but opted out of the other 2 choices. They just need a sample of your DNA.

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