Obama dares Ohio State graduates 'to ...

Obama dares Ohio State graduates 'to be better'

There are 710 comments on the ClickOnDetroit story from May 5, 2013, titled Obama dares Ohio State graduates 'to be better'. In it, ClickOnDetroit reports that:

President Obama told graduates Sunday that "the institutions that give structure to our society have at times betrayed your trust" but called on young people to take a more active role in the political process as part of the solution.

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Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#111 May 6, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
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"Universal health care is a system that provides organized health coverage to ALL citizens of a governed region and is publicly FUNDED THROUGH TAXATION."
http://definitions.uslegal.com/u/universal-he...
Hasn't happened in the U.S.
Like I said, if you say so. What more of a response do you want?

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#112 May 6, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>Benghazi, Larry.
It's going to be your Watergate.
With all you wingnut clowns being so generous with your negative judge-it pounding, I know I'm on the right track. Stay paranoid, my friends.

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#113 May 6, 2013
FKAdukechereader wrote:
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Wow Larry, you're really mad huh?
Go back to fantasizing over the garden hose and try to relax OK.
Wednesday is going to be hard on you so try to watch cartoons it will be easier on your delicate temperament.
And you can resume your special relationship with a doorknob.

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Since: May 11

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#114 May 6, 2013
zoe wrote:
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Name one person in this country who cannot receive health care. You freeloaders might just have to pay for it. Why should we have to pay for you? Don't owe you a penny.
Darling, you don't pay anything for me. I'm quite certain I earn more money than you do. And while I earn more money, I'm more than happy to pay taxes that go toward helping others.

There are many people who cannot receive health care. People who can't afford it. And also realize that I did not just say health care, but ADEQUATE health care. Comprehensive health care. Apparently you've been lucky enough to not know someone whose child was not able to get adequate care because the insurance company dropped them. Good for you. But you're short-sighted views of the world shouldn't impact other people's lives.

Like I said before, I respect your opinion. But just make sure you hold true to your convictions. Do not use take advantage of anything that is discounted or free.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#115 May 6, 2013
obama will be speaking in a few days at Morehouse College in Atlanta, a historically black college...He may refer to that old axiom, "you can Always tell a Morehouse man....but you can't tell him much"

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#116 May 6, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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https://www.google.com/publicdata/explore...
I disagree
And Finland is 90+% white.
You can disagree all you like, that doesn't mean I'm wrong. Finland's economy is doing quite well. And the color of their citizens has nothing to do with it. They are a better society, in my opinion, for taking care of their citizens. For having that god-awful sense of community you all seem to loathe so much.

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#117 May 6, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>If you call Obamacare "something" positive, you're beyond help.
You seem beyond help under any cirumstances.

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Hightstown, NJ

#118 May 6, 2013
zoe wrote:
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I doubt that you actually pay for anything!
I probably pay for your food stamps. I'm quite educated, I have no debt and I'm well compensated. If anyone's a burden on society, I'm sure it's you.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#120 May 6, 2013
obama care plan B....I buy mine, you buy yours...end of plan

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#121 May 6, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
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I can see why some people would see it as a negative thing, but I think universal health care is a positive thing, yes. I've watched my cousin have to deal with any parent's nightmare while her son battled a rare disease, HLH, having to choose between paying her bills to keep her house and business and making sure her son had access to life-saving treatments in great facilities. She's one of the lucky ones - her son survived, but at great sacrifice. I don't think any parent should have to lose everything to save their child's life.
We're obviously in enemy territory. Ain't it fun to know that in the real world, there are lots more of us than there are of them?

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#122 May 6, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
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"The difference between me and you is that I'm not a selfish person. If me paying more taxes means that a child will have access to adequate health care and live a longer life, I'm more than happy to that." (your quote)
Well, let's hope you make a BOATLOAD of money so that you can not only pay for health insurance for your own children and keep a roof over your head AND pay more taxes so that other children will have access to adequate health care.
That requires a very large income!
Those will limited income can only TALK about helping others.
If you indeed are one of the higher income people, it is not necessary to have the government TAX you more. There are plenty of needy charities that help the disadvantaged.
I make a very nice salary, yes. I'm by no means rich, but I make enough to where I'm comfortable and am very happy to pay my share of taxes to help others.

If there are so many charities that help the disadvantaged, why are there still disadvantaged people? Even those who seek the help of charities find that it is enough. Do you really have any concept of how much medical treatment costs? Do you know much it costs to have a bone marrow transplant without insurance? Do you know much it costs to have a child isolated for an entire year in a special room so he will not get sick while recovering from a deadly disease and transplant? I'm quite certain you don't. But if you think charities have enough money to cover all the people who have to deal with these situations, your foothold in reality isn't too strong.

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#123 May 6, 2013
-tip- wrote:
Indeed, by all means, Ms MPNF, send your check.
You have never been prevented from paying for the healthcare of others.
I do. Through taxes. And am happy to do so. I don't revel in dying children.

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#125 May 6, 2013
hilarious wrote:
<quoted text>You really are dumb as dirt but then again.......that is why it's so easy for the media to brainwash your kind.
Finland is a teeny tiny homogeneous country which provides an example of how small populations, segregation and lack of diversity can be an economic advantage.
If you say so. So what you're saying is that America isn't the superpower it claims to be? Hmm, interesting. I'll be happy when corporations no longer receive incentives for shipping jobs overseas, when tax loopholes are closed and the rich are not exempt from paying taxes. Get rid of these issues and our economy would be great again.

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#126 May 6, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>Are you really so dense as to not see that Obama is controlled? Reagan and Clinton were their own men.
You sir, seem to have the brain of a kumquat. If ever a guy was his own man, it's Barack Obama. And he is a good, compassionate human being, unlike you teasnorting bilgerats.
Nuts like you continue to hurt this country, and I must do what I can to neuter you.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#127 May 6, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
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I probably pay for your food stamps. I'm quite educated, I have no debt and I'm well compensated. If anyone's a burden on society, I'm sure it's you.
are you a liberal? My guess is yes, your statements have that 'look down the nose at the little people' flavor. It's hard to disguise, most liberals are proud to announce how brilliant they are, how much better educated, more sophisticated, more in tune with the environment, against the death penalty for convicted killers, huggers, warmers, greenies, enjoy films with subtitles, order properly at Starbucks. go ahead, continue to tell us how ingnert we are, and how brilliant you are.

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#128 May 6, 2013
TonyD2 wrote:
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Turning a record number of full time jobs into part time jobs isn't harming the people?
Blaming the job situation on Obama, instead of that preceding knuckledragger where it belongs, leaves you on shaky debating ground.

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#129 May 6, 2013
Zoe wrote:
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I would rather have a root canal than listen to that clown!
I would gladly do the honors.

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#130 May 6, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
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...If there are so many charities that help the disadvantaged, why are there still disadvantaged people?...
Personal choice/responsibility.

"We may be accustomed to thinking of the uninsured as low-income individuals and struggling families. But the Census Bureau data show that many are relatively affluent. Over 17.5 million -- 38%-- of the uninsured make more than $50,000 a year. And 9.1 million have an annual income of over $75,000 a year.

How can this be? In part, it's because a number of financially comfortable young Americans choose not to purchase health insurance. Known in the healthcare trade as the 'invincibles'-- because they’re so sure they won't get sick -- these young singles would rather keep their money than shell out for expensive monthly insurance premiums because of the many mandates and regulations place on insurers by the states.

This intentional avoidance of health insurance is quite common. According to the Commonwealth Fund, Americans age 19-29 comprise one of the largest and fastest-growing segments of the uninsured population.

Another 14 million of the uninsured are FULLY ELIGIBLE for government assistance through programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP.

How does that break down? A 2008 study by the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute showed that a whopping 70% OF UNINSURED CHILDREN ARE ELIGIBLE for Medicaid, SCHIP, or both programs. And roughly 27% of non-elderly Americans who are eligible for Medicaid haven’t enrolled and simply live their lives without health insurance, according to the Urban Institute.

Is it really fair to say that such individuals don’t have health insurance? Further, if millions of Americans aren't availing themselves of taxpayer-funded coverage, why should we think that an even bigger government healthcare bureaucracy would solve the problem?

Of course, there are people who really do fall through the cracks. These are the chronically uninsured -- the working poor. They are people who struggle to hold down jobs and support their families. They earn less than $50,000 per year but too much to qualify for government help. They simply can’t afford insurance.

There are roughly 8 MILLION of these chronically uninsured. Any attempt to solve the problem of the uninsured should focus on this narrow slice of the 45.7 million person pie."

-- Sally Pipes, President & CEO of the Pacific Research Institute and author of "The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care"

"These data also indicate that not all parents want public coverage for their uninsured children. While this group of parents is clearly a minority, accounting for 22% of all low-income uninsured children, it is unlikely that improvements to enrollment systems or more public information campaigns about the existence of Medicaid and SCHIP will induce them to enroll their children."

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm...

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#132 May 6, 2013
Reality Speaks wrote:
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liberals are devoid of action.
running one's mouth, is all a liberal ever does.
Without liberals, you'd be holding a tin cup, you piece of mulch.

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#134 May 6, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
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Good for you. How many times are you going to reply to the same subject?
I think Zoe gets off on root canals.

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