Senate Republicans warn NFL, other le...

Senate Republicans warn NFL, other leagues about Obamacare

There are 12 comments on the Reuters story from Jun 28, 2013, titled Senate Republicans warn NFL, other leagues about Obamacare. In it, Reuters reports that:

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is urging the National Football League and other professional sports leagues not to support President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, calling Obamacare divisive and unpopular.

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sheepleloveroyal ty

Bryn Mawr, PA

#1 Jun 28, 2013
Professional sport leagues should be apolitical or nuetral when it comes to political issues.

If the IRS or Department of Health and Human Services wants to pay for public service announcements and bill the tax payers saying you must buy or have a health INSURANCE plan is onething but to have the NFL give a full fledged sales pitch should not be allowed.

It should be nothing more than a 10 second commercial/psa like a buckle up or dui commercial. No infomercials please-we have to pay for them

As many sheeple fans professional sports have I don't think they'll flock to do things like buy health insurance because the NFL or their favorite player said so. Especially once they see the price tag. Tickets, parking and beer won't be the only thing they will be over charged with.
Kelly

Rochester, NY

#2 Jun 28, 2013
Like every other bill in recent years, The ACA is filled with pork and is basically a democrat only bill. Wonder if Pelosi has ever read it in entirety? At the very least, the bill should be partially scrapped and fixed. And implementation should be put off for a time. There is good in the bill but right now the money is not there to fund it. Sibelius is out trying to get folks on board to help. Donations to run a government healthcare bill makes no sense. Gutting medicare funds to fund ACA doesn't either. Fix it, get rid of the pork or dump it and start over. And get a bipartisan bill. Republicans have to stop fighting among themselves and work with Democrats. Extreme right needs to learn compromise is the only democratic way to run a democracy.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#4 Jun 28, 2013
Obamacare is going to ruin the middleclass.
The middleclass will be paying more so the welfare class can have more.

Obamacare is the demise of America
someone12345

Amery, WI

#5 Jun 28, 2013
think people that don't have a job and money are going to be in so much debt because your fines from obamacare. everyone is screwed with it and NFL is promoting it right now
NFL Thugs

Sayville, NY

#6 Jun 29, 2013
Warn us about guys like Aaron Hernandez too while your at it.
NFL Thugs

Sayville, NY

#7 Jun 29, 2013
And OJ Simpson.
Southern Hoosier

Greenville, SC

#8 Jun 29, 2013
How about they get the victims of NFL violence to endorse Obamacare? They could talk about how they need Obamacare to cover their medical bills.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#9 Jun 29, 2013
The NFL is a start, but the country needs to be educated on obamacare. They need to have mandatory classes in all schools, starting in pre-school, explaining how great it will be. We need to get the churches involved to preach how obamacare will save healthcare and cure the poor. If this is going to work, we need true believers. Come, join Pelosi in praising obamacare.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#10 Jun 29, 2013
This is getting ridiculous. The NFL already has the breast cancer month. War drums applause, and now this. Many people watch to forget their troubles. Now we have bread and circus's with propaganda messages in most of our entertainment and it is very obvious.
TedsLiver

Alameda, CA

#11 Jun 29, 2013
Southern Hoosier wrote:
How about they get the victims of NFL violence to endorse Obamacare? They could talk about how they need Obamacare to cover their medical bills.
The criminal thugs in the NFL (Ray Lewis, Palxico Burris, Aran Hernandez) get better care than Obama care thru their union.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#12 Jun 29, 2013
Mitch McConnell calls Obamacare divisive and unpopular the two words that best describe Mitch McConnell. Enough of his trolling!
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#13 Jun 30, 2013
Mitch McConnell does not speak for the American
people. He speaks for a redneck minority that
doesn't like anything Obama says or does.

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