Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1418164 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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“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1034177 Dec 3, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Nothing was said about compensation. Just that all employees will lose their coverage in 2015.
All insurance companies are required under ObamaCare to report to the IRS the name, address, identification number and type of policy purchased by every customer along with a determination whether the insurance was “government-approved” for purposes of complying with Obamacare’s individual mandate.
The IRS will receive massive new amounts of personal health information from virtually all Americans. The agency’s ability to manage the health records it already receives has come under scrutiny.
An unnamed healthcare provider in California is suing the IRS and 15 unnamed agents alleging that they improperly seized some 60 million medical records of 10 million Americans including medical records of all California state judges on March 11, 2011.
Of course, these allegations raise concerns about the IRS’s competence to manage the confidential health details of millions of American citizens.
Also, the ACA has at least 500 provisions and more than 40 amend or add provisions to the tax code. This will require hundreds of additional IRS agents and thousands of taxpayers' dollars.
You see the problem...
It's just not true. The IRS is not "receiving personal health information". That claim has been debunked over and over again.

It was nutcase Bachmann who made the claim "So the IRS will have the ability potentially ...to deny health care, to deny access, to delay health care” and conservatives took her crazed statement and ran with it.

Do you really want to hang your hat on someone like Michele Bachmann who claims "We are running out of rich people in this country" or "the president of the United States will be taking a trip over to India that is expected to cost the taxpayers $200 million a day." Think about it.

As far as hiring more agents. I'll give you credit for saying "hundreds" rather than "thousands" as some have claimed. However, it is still a conservative lie put out by the Republicans on the House Ways and Means committee. Nothing more than partisan analysis based on guesswork and false assumptions. Certainly administering the tax credits — may require the hiring of a few more agents but the bulk of hiring will be for clerks, accountants, computer programmers, telephone help line personnel and other support staff. Not "agents". Currently, they represent less than 25 percent of all IRS workers. I don't see that changing. The bottom line is...no one knows how additional IRS personnel will be needed. There really isn't much for them to do. They receive a simple form from the insurance companies, just like a W-2 issued by an employer, and process it. Pretty simple.

And, the California case involving the 2011 IRS raid had nothing to do with accessing health records. They had a warrant for tax records. Rather difficult to determine at the scene exactly what contains tax records and what doesn't. Under HIPAA, organizations are only required to report incidents of data loss IF the risk of compromise is low. Seems conservatives are so stuck on conspiracy theories they no longer have any common sense. It's another House committee witch hunt.



lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1034178 Dec 3, 2013
Last winter, shortly after President Obama won his second term in office, many Republicans rallied behind a pair of election-rigging plans designed to make it virtually impossible for a Democrat to win White House again. Though the two plans differ in important ways, the crux of both plans is to rig the Electoral College by requiring blue states to award a significant portion of their electoral votes to Republican presidential candidates — all while ensuring that red states will award 100 percent of their electoral votes to the Republican as well. Though these election-rigging plans appeared dead after a wave of Republican officials came out against them, one of them has just returned to life in California.

On November 22, a man named Hal Nickle filed a proposed ballot initiative in California which would change the way that state allocates electoral votes to ensure that a large chunk of California’s 55 electors go to the GOP, even though Californians consistently prefer Democratic candidates to Republicans. Rather than allocating all of California’s electoral votes to the winner of the state as a whole, as nearly all states currently award their votes, the election-rigging initiative would allocate the states votes proportionally according to the percentage of votes won by each candidate. Thus, if this plan had been in effect in 2012, Mitt Romney would have received 37.12 percent of California’s electors — adding 20 to his overall total.

The trick behind this proposal is that if would only change the law in California, while leaving red states free to award all of their electors to the Republican:

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/12/03/3...

Further proof that a Republican can't win without stealing.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1034179 Dec 3, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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meltdown begins...
then quit pouring water on yourself.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1034180 Dec 3, 2013
Phil Shifley wrote:
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You should be sending him a Thank You note for the reduction in crime that "stop and frisk" law has created.
The change with it gone will just be an increase in crime nitwit.
Let the cops go stop and frisk the big guys on Wall St. and then get back to me. You know; the ones who sit in their offices and have the coke delivered by Russian call girls.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1034181 Dec 3, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Agree on the new blood, they post the same sh*t day in and day out, followed by attacks on women, attacks on all things intelligent, attacks on Homer...
If your mommy had enough sense to abort your sorry asss you would not be so miserable...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1034182 Dec 3, 2013
Tingly legs are back!!!!

'Obama to Field Questions from MSNBC's Matthews on Thursday'

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/...
LCNLin

United States

#1034183 Dec 3, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Social Security is not welfare you retard.
Has yet to obtain his GED

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1034185 Dec 3, 2013
Dave, you've been surpassed (as impossible as that may have seemed)

Homer is taking being a dumbass to a whole new level.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1034186 Dec 3, 2013
Those evil republicans...

Oregon!!!!

"City Shuts Down 11-Year-Old Selling Mistletoe to Fund Braces"

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/12/02...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1034187 Dec 3, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Seriously? He was not convicted. This is not Afghanistan; locking people up for years for nothing. Sucks to be a poor black kid in NY with Bloombergs stop and frisk laws. Hopefully things will change with the new Mayor DiBlasio.
see homer? Your "humor" is so bad even your fellow libturds don't get it.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1034188 Dec 3, 2013
Homer wrote:
If the Supreme Court had just elected Gore instead of Bush none of this would have happened; no 9/11
No 9/11, huh?

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed first presented the idea for the 9/11 plot to bin Laden in '96.

In December 1998, the Director of CIA Counterterrorist Center reported to Clinton that Al-Qaeda was preparing for attacks in the USA, including the training of personnel to hijack aircraft.

In late '98 or early '99, bin Laden summoned Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to Kandahar and gave approval for Mohammed to go forward with the attack.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1034189 Dec 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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how much do you think they should pay, slavemaster???...
I believe everyone should pay tax according to the established tax brackets on ALL sources of income without benefit of tax loopholes or reduced rates on certain sources of income. The top rate now is 39.6%. Romney paid 14%. I would say that is a fair assessment of the rich not paying their fair share.
Vodka

Satellite Beach, FL

#1034190 Dec 3, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Hi Homer,
I absolutely feel the same way.
inebriated
Vodka

Satellite Beach, FL

#1034191 Dec 3, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Seriously? He was not convicted. This is not Afghanistan; locking people up for years for nothing. Sucks to be a poor black kid in NY with Bloombergs stop and frisk laws. Hopefully things will change with the new Mayor DiBlasio.
lily loves the race card
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1034192 Dec 3, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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It's just not true. The IRS is not "receiving personal health information". That claim has been debunked over and over again.
"debunked" is leftwing codespeak for rejection with no proof...
Ugly Black Dude

New York, NY

#1034193 Dec 3, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Let the cops go stop and frisk the big guys on Wall St. and then get back to me. You know; the ones who sit in their offices and have the coke delivered by Russian call girls.
It's cause we's got ugly fat wives who nothing worthwhile all day. I'll be home by 8:00 get your sorry ass up and cook me dinner for once you useless ho..
Vodka

Satellite Beach, FL

#1034194 Dec 3, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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But, but, but who will clean their houses, cut their grass, raise their children, run their businesses?
Perhaps all workers should go on a one week strike; I mean everyone, across the board. Refuse to go shopping, buy gas, anything. See what happens then. Can they fire the whole country?
And just WHAT would the Obamas do THEN?
Vodka

Satellite Beach, FL

#1034195 Dec 3, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Yo mama
Sorry...leosanus is busy making fake lesson plans
LCNLin

United States

#1034196 Dec 3, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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No 9/11, huh?
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed first presented the idea for the 9/11 plot to bin Laden in '96.
In December 1998, the Director of CIA Counterterrorist Center reported to Clinton that Al-Qaeda was preparing for attacks in the USA, including the training of personnel to hijack aircraft.
In late '98 or early '99, bin Laden summoned Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to Kandahar and gave approval for Mohammed to go forward with the attack.
How did President Bush miss this?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1034197 Dec 3, 2013
Rush Limbaugh is angry at Pope Francis for criticizing the vast income inequality in the world today. Limbaugh thinks that Pope Francis went too far with the “common man” stuff. Well then, I’m guessing that Rush would REALLY hate Jesus Christ. Not to worry, Rush is never going to meet him.

Stuart Varney at Fox Business News also went after the Pope. Varney says that the Pope is criticizing capitalism because “he wants to influence my politics.” Yes, Stuart, I’m sure that’s true. The Pope wants you to be more mindful of the plight of the poor. But I’m sure you’ll be able to fight off any inclinations in that direction. Of course people who believe in predatory capitalism are going to have problems with Pope Francis. He named himself after St. Francis, the patron saint of the poor. After all, he’s not Pope Rand.

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