Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1418429 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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forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1027275 Nov 20, 2013
This is how Progressives Roll!!!!!

Nov 20
"Oregon healthcare exchange website never worked, has no subscribers"

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/20/us-...

then we have this:

Oct 17...

"Oregon cuts tally of people lacking health insurance by 10 percent in two weeks"

http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/20...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1027276 Nov 20, 2013
HEALTH CARE
Second wave of health plan cancellations loomsPublished November 20, 2013FoxNews.com Facebook370 Twitter146 LinkedIn1

A new and independent analysis of ObamaCare warns of a ticking time bomb, predicting a second wave of 50 million to 100 million insurance policy cancellations next fall -- right before the mid-term elections.

The next round of cancellations and premium hikes is expected to hit employees, particularly of small businesses. While the administration has tried to downplay the cancellation notices hitting policyholders on the individual market by noting they represent a relatively small fraction of the population, the swath of people who will be affected by the shake-up in employer-sponsored coverage will be much broader.

An analysis by the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, shows the administration anticipates half to two-thirds of small businesses would have policies canceled or be compelled to send workers onto the ObamaCare exchanges. They predict up to 100 million small and large business policies could be cancelled next year.

"The impact I'm mostly worried about is on small young, entrepreneurial firms that will suddenly face much higher health insurance premiums if they want to offer health insurance to their employees," said AEI resident scholar Stan Veuger. "I think for a lot of other businesses ... they can just send their employees to the exchanges or offer them a fixed subsidy every month to buy health insurance themselves."

Under the health care law, businesses with fewer than 50 workers do not have to provide health coverage. But if they do, the policies will still have to meet the benefit standards set by ObamaCare.

As reported by AEI's Scott Gottlieb, some businesses got around this by renewing their policies before the end of 2013. But the relief is temporary, and they are expected to have to offer in-compliance plans for 2015. According to Gottlieb, that means beginning in October 2014 the cancellation notices will start to go out.

Then, businesses will have to either find a new plan -- which could be considerably more expensive -- or send workers onto the ObamaCare exchanges.

For workers, their experience could mirror that of the 5 million or so on the individual market who already received cancellation notices because their plans did not meet new standards under the Affordable Care Act.

President Obama announced last week that insurance companies could offer out-of-compliance plans for another year. But that only means the cancellation notices will resume late next year.

The business community has already been hit with another side effect from ObamaCare. Because the law will require businesses with more than 50 full-time workers to offer health coverage, there are reports that companies are shifting employees to part-time status to avoid hitting the threshold.

Though the administration describes these accounts as anecdotal -- and has already delayed the employer mandate by a year -- studies suggest otherwise.

The International Franchise Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have studied the impact and say the president's health care law has resulted in higher costs and fewer full-time positions.

A survey showed 31 percent of franchise businesses, and 12 percent of non-franchise businesses, have already reduced worker hours. It also showed 27 percent of franchise businesses, and 12 percent of non-franchise businesses, have replaced full-time workers with part-time employees.

Fox News' Mike Emanuel contributed to this report.
WOW

New York, NY

#1027277 Nov 20, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>??????????
I guess you're trying to prove you're a 'regular, normal, typical' reich winger.
Congratulations son. You're doing a damn fine job!
Boy all skin Folk Aint KIN FOLK YOU AINT NO KIN OF MINE foh boy you look like a dunce look at all the Racist nonsense you all have been posting since 2008 and its all lies DONT USE BLACKNESS TO COVER your lack of common sense thats what BIGOTS do
TSM

United States

#1027278 Nov 20, 2013
Obama:'We're Going to have to...Re-market and Re-brand' the Affordable Care Act!!

Liberals/Democrat has attempted to use the same Tactic/Deception with Global Warming to deceive the Public!! The common thread between Obamacare/Global Warming both are based on Misinformation/Lies!! It’s a Liberal Thing!!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1027279 Nov 20, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
But they can predict the temperature...
"Climate Models Vs. Climate Reality: New Study Confirms Computer Simulations Unable To Accurately Predict Precipitation"
http://www.c3headlines.com/2013/11/climate-mo...
All they have to do is add a little bit of Political Correctness to their formulas and things will match perfectly.

Don't ever forget the University of East Anglia email exchanges of PC Climatologists.
dumbdem

Satellite Beach, FL

#1027280 Nov 20, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>You're having a lot of trouble with the space key aren't you son?
Perhaps you can tap into that vacuum between your ears. I'm sure it's more intelligent than you!
obamavacuumyourbrainsoutagainf ckfacedaughterforsure say what?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1027281 Nov 20, 2013
Our intellectual and moral superiors...

"Most of the worlds solar panels are facing the wrong direction"

http://www.pecanstreet.org/2013/11/most-of-th...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1027282 Nov 20, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Yes. Hitler expanded German rights to own guns much more than America.
And that explains how the jews were so well armed and able to defend themselves when Hitler tried to exterminate them in the concentration camps he built and was never able to use.

You have to be the most ignorant person... I've ever met.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1027283 Nov 20, 2013
A California-based solar company backed by several Obama supporters has been receiving millions in federal tax credits while losing $322 million since 2008, raising concerns about the company “becoming the next Solyndra.”
Among SolarCity Corp.’s biggest investors is Elon Musk -- the high-profile donor and fundraiser who co-founded PayPal and whose companies SpaceX and electric-car company Tesla Motors have received at least $846 million in loans and startup money from the Obama administration.
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, warned about SolarCity’s financial standing in a letter Monday to the Treasury Department.
“There is concern that SolarCity might become the next Solyndra a company propped on the back of the taxpayers,” Sessions wrote.
The company fired back Tuesday, specifically against the Solyndra comparison.
“The forces which drove Solyndra into bankruptcy -- steeply declining solar panel price -- are precisely what has driven the success of our business, as those declining prices allow more Americans to go solar, and wrest control of their energy supply away from government-regulated monopoly utilities,” company spokesman Will Craven told FoxNews.com .
Craven also said the company will soon set the record straight on the Sessions allegations now that a Securities and Exchange Commission’s “quiet period” has ended.
Beyond SolarCity reportedly getting millions in tax credits and cash grants through the 2009 stimulus law, Sessions charges SolarCity might have overestimated the “fair market value” of its products to get higher credits -- or in his words “reap financial benefits at the expense of the American taxpayers.”
The Treasury Department’s Office of Inspector General confirmed Tuesday an investigation into the matter, roughly 14 months after SolarCity acknowledged in its initial public offering that the inspector general’s office had issued subpoenas “to a number of significant participants in the rooftop solar energy installation industry, including us.”
In addition to the inspector general investigation, SolarCity subsidiaries Sequoia Pacific Solar and Eiger Lease Co are challenging the federal government in court for imposing tougher guidelines in calculating the market value of solar-energy systems.
SolarCity officials, including fellow Obama donor and Musk’s cousin Lyndon Rive, acknowledged in the IPO document the continuing need for government support, as alternative-energy companies strive to become competitive with coal, oil and other conventional-energy sources.
“Our business currently depends on the availability of rebates, tax credits and other financial incentives,” they wrote.“The expiration, elimination or reduction of these rebates, credits and incentives would adversely impact our business.”
Solyndra, a solar-panel maker touted by Obama, received an estimated $535 million in Energy Department loan guarantees, then went bankrupt in 2011 after repaying only a projected $143 million of the money.
Though the cash-grant program for SolarCity and others has concluded, the tax-credit program purportedly could continue through 2016.
“The financial pressures related to a private company’s survival should not cause the federal government to modify its polices or place additional taxpayer money at risk,” Sessions wrote in his letter to Treasury Secretary Lew in which he also asked when the tax-credit program would end and exactly how much SolarCity has received.
SolarCity last month reported a third-quarter profit after years of losses, including $91.6 million last year.
Musk, the company chairman, has benefited immensely from government credits and funding through his various ventures.
In addition to the $465 million loan Tesla received in 2010 from the Obama administration, which was recently paid off, the company has also received thousands in federal tax credits. Tesla has struggled with profitability and is now under investigation related to vehicle fires.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1027284 Nov 20, 2013
flack wrote:
HEALTH CARE
Second wave of health plan cancellations loomsPublished November 20, 2013FoxNews.com Facebook370 Twitter146 LinkedIn1
A new and independent analysis of ObamaCare warns of a ticking time bomb, predicting a second wave of 50 million to 100 million insurance policy cancellations next fall -- right before the mid-term elections.
The next round of cancellations and premium hikes is expected to hit employees, particularly of small businesses. While the administration has tried to downplay the cancellation notices hitting policyholders on the individual market by noting they represent a relatively small fraction of the population, the swath of people who will be affected by the shake-up in employer-sponsored coverage will be much broader.
An analysis by the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, shows the administration anticipates half to two-thirds of small businesses would have policies canceled or be compelled to send workers onto the ObamaCare exchanges. They predict up to 100 million small and large business policies could be cancelled next year.
"The impact I'm mostly worried about is on small young, entrepreneurial firms that will suddenly face much higher health insurance premiums if they want to offer health insurance to their employees," said AEI resident scholar Stan Veuger. "I think for a lot of other businesses ... they can just send their employees to the exchanges or offer them a fixed subsidy every month to buy health insurance themselves."
Under the health care law, businesses with fewer than 50 workers do not have to provide health coverage. But if they do, the policies will still have to meet the benefit standards set by ObamaCare.
As reported by AEI's Scott Gottlieb, some businesses got around this by renewing their policies before the end of 2013. But the relief is temporary, and they are expected to have to offer in-compliance plans for 2015. According to Gottlieb, that means beginning in October 2014 the cancellation notices will start to go out.
Then, businesses will have to either find a new plan -- which could be considerably more expensive -- or send workers onto the ObamaCare exchanges.
For workers, their experience could mirror that of the 5 million or so on the individual market who already received cancellation notices because their plans did not meet new standards under the Affordable Care Act.
President Obama announced last week that insurance companies could offer out-of-compliance plans for another year. But that only means the cancellation notices will resume late next year.
The business community has already been hit with another side effect from ObamaCare. Because the law will require businesses with more than 50 full-time workers to offer health coverage, there are reports that companies are shifting employees to part-time status to avoid hitting the threshold.
Though the administration describes these accounts as anecdotal -- and has already delayed the employer mandate by a year -- studies suggest otherwise.
The International Franchise Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have studied the impact and say the president's health care law has resulted in higher costs and fewer full-time positions.
A survey showed 31 percent of franchise businesses, and 12 percent of non-franchise businesses, have already reduced worker hours. It also showed 27 percent of franchise businesses, and 12 percent of non-franchise businesses, have replaced full-time workers with part-time employees.
Fox News' Mike Emanuel contributed to this report.
I recall this being predicted when the negotiations for the Cornhusker Kickback and Louisiana Purchase were underway.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1027285 Nov 20, 2013
Why we should not legalize marijuana...

"Illinois union strikes over ‘paltry’ 14.5 percent pay raise"

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1027286 Nov 20, 2013
Because you have to be prepared...

Killer water fowl!!!!!!

"“If a duck bites your nose, there is a code for that,” said Dr. Linda J. Rasmussen, an orthopedic surgeon on Oahu"

http://watchdog.org/116928/new-medical-codes-...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1027287 Nov 20, 2013
ROTFLMAO - at Democrats just before the elections.

Democrats screw more Americans! A large percentage!!!

A new and independent analysis of ObamaCare warns of a ticking time bomb, predicting a second wave of 50 million to 100 million insurance policy cancellations next fall -- right before the mid-term elections.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/20/se...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1027288 Nov 20, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
You are such an idiot.
If you would go to RCP you would find their poll results are within the same range as other polling services.
This from someone who quoted a NJ poll is rich.
We aren't going to play by your nut case rules!
LMAO. You people can dish it out but can never take it.

Republican Mantra: Do as we say. Not as we do.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1027289 Nov 20, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Progressives can now spike the football!
Abortions-YES!
Hearing-NO!
"Multiple individual plans available on the D.C. health-insurance exchange specifically cover elective abortion but not hearing aids, routine foot-care, and routine eye-care."
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/364362/s...
Or dental care for adults or Bariatric surgery or Infertility treatment or Weight loss programs

See the list toward the bottom of the page

https://www.dchealthlink.com/sites/default/fi...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1027290 Nov 20, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Our intellectual and moral superiors...
"Most of the worlds solar panels are facing the wrong direction"
http://www.pecanstreet.org/2013/11/most-of-th...
Do they even care? All this has been is a scam to pay off political supporters.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1027291 Nov 20, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
LMAO. You people can dish it out but can never take it.
Republican Mantra: Do as we say. Not as we do.
WTH are you talking about and tell me why I should I care.

USA phones in her insults.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1027292 Nov 20, 2013
More craziness...

...in fairness...these are from Bush II's time in office...

Medical code for being struck by a drone!!!!

Medical code for accident involving a spacecraft!!!!

http://watchdog.org/116928/new-medical-codes-...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1027293 Nov 20, 2013
the nanny gubby mint on steroids!!!

Medical codes for injury by vacuum!

http://watchdog.org/116928/new-medical-codes-...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1027294 Nov 20, 2013
We are helpless...

Medical code for injury sustained while doing YOGA!!!!!!

http://watchdog.org/116928/new-medical-codes-...

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