Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1685100 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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Carol

Chicago, IL

#1108233 Apr 1, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
Zucker is the touch of death for news networks.
After nearly destroying MSNBC he was hired by CNN
The first quarter ratings has CNN down by 16%
That is so awesome, hillbilly beitch.
Nostrilis Waxman

Simsbury, CT

#1108234 Apr 1, 2014
Let's see now about of couple issues Democrats lie about:

- We just had the coldest March in a decade

- Obamacare signed up a net gain of 1.5 million people after deducting the people who lost their insurance (Obama never said anything about all the people losing their insurance - misled the USA)

- That leaves 30-40 million still uninsured

- people lost their insurance (Obama lie)

- people lost their doctors (Obama lie)

Conclusion:

- Why would anyone trust a Democrat? They do nothing but mislead and lie.
Nostrilis Waxman

Simsbury, CT

#1108235 Apr 1, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Medicare is for seniors. I am not on Medicare. Talk to Galt.
Then you must be a welfare loser. No wonder you lie and stay here all day as a propaganda mouthpiece for the Anti-American agenda. You are a worthless drain on society. Your life adds no value to anyone.
Nostrilis Waxman

Simsbury, CT

#1108236 Apr 1, 2014
Carol wrote:
<quoted text>
That is so awesome, hillbilly beitch.
Isn't it time for a loser like you to go hang around the street corner and mug some old lady like yourself?

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1108237 Apr 1, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no way the proposed taxes is going to make up the difference. This bill is still going to cost the tax payers money.
To show you how far you are off on this, here is a new proposed bill
H.R. 4118, Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals Fairness Act
This is some of the revenue that would pay for Obamacare
"H.R. 4118 would delay the implementation of certain penalties related to the expansion of health insurance coverage established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Public Law 111-148 and the health care provisions of Public Law 111-152). The legislation would delay for one year the imposition of penalties associated with the requirement that most residents of the United States have health insurance coverage beginning in 2014. In addition, H.R. 4118 would shift by one year the schedule of penalties for people who do not comply with that mandate.
CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimate that enacting H.R. 4118 would reduce federal deficits by roughly $10 billion over the 2014-2019 period and by roughly $9 billion over the 2014-2024 period. Pay-as-you-go procedures apply because enacting the legislation would affect direct spending and revenues."
http://www.cbo.gov/publication/45161
Actually getting rid of the mandate would save us billions.
Go back & read the article to which you linked.

The CBO said you are lying as they said the bill still reduces the deficit.

Quit lying about this.

You have been proven wrong about a dozen times & now you are just being asinine.

Wow 9 billion on ten years. Mostly from insuring fewer people.

Why not save 40 billion & eliminate oil subsidies instead of screwing people out of insurance coverage.
Patrick n Angela

United States

#1108238 Apr 1, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Then you must be a welfare loser. No wonder you lie and stay here all day as a propaganda mouthpiece for the Anti-American agenda. You are a worthless drain on society. Your life adds no value to anyone.
You do seem to hate America ---why do you not return to England?
Nostrilis Waxman

Simsbury, CT

#1108239 Apr 1, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Are you actually that stupid? Just two years ago I was paying $1100+ per month for an average out of group plan for myself (no preexisting) and wife (chronic Bronchitis).
A similar group plan would have cost about $880 per month total__about $440 to $600 total to the enrollee(s) depending on the company. Additionally most companies have "insurance administrators" or similar in HR that take care of much of the paperwork hassle and/or negotiating when necessary while out of group subscribers are on their own. And then there is the pre-tax vs post tax angle.
So in the end__like most posting here you're a moron without a clue.
BTW we're both on MediCare now. Same doctors, same specialist, same choice of hospitals and no__not even a lick of paperwork hassle or negotiating. Got about $10,000 extra to spend or invest each year though.
Boo Hoo! Would you like some cheese with that whine, libtard?

Didn't you prepare to pay for expected expenses you irresponsible Obama voter?

I went to the exchanges and they wanted $20,000 a year for family plans at age 65 from people with moderate incomes.

Welfare leech.
Patrick n Angela

United States

#1108240 Apr 1, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
With the additional cost of the medicaid expansion-the posters point you keep trying to run around
President Obama said Tuesday the fact that more than 7.1 million Americans had signed up for health insurance over the past six months showed “the Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”

“The bottom line is this: the share of Americans with insurance is up, and the growth in the cost of insurance is down,” he said, standing in the Rose Garden with Vice President Biden.“There’s no good reason to go back.”

Clinton-Biden 2016
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1108241 Apr 1, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Then you must be a welfare loser. No wonder you lie and stay here all day as a propaganda mouthpiece for the Anti-American agenda. You are a worthless drain on society. Your life adds no value to anyone.
Did the let you out of your cell from the gulag son?

“Stop Child Soldiers”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1108242 Apr 1, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Liar. Table one is:
"Effects on the Deficit of the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act"
The "Insurance coverage provisions".
Not the entire bill.
LOOK closely at the table-it includes the Dems estimate for revenues. This doesn't cover the costs listed and these are based on estimates not real numbers which will probably be much less

You should have read the notes below the table...

" These numbers exclude effects on the deficit of provisions of the Affordable Care Act that are not related to insurance coverage. They also exclude federal administrative costs subject to appropriation.(CBO has previously estimated that the Internal Revenue Ser
vice would need to spend between $5 billion and $10 billion over the 2010–2019 period to implement the Affordable Care Act and that the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies would also need to spend $5 billion to $10 billion over that period.) In addition, the Affordable Care Act included explicit authorizations for spending on a variety of grant and other programs; that funding is also subject to future appropriation action."

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1108243 Apr 1, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Then you must be a welfare loser. No wonder you lie and stay here all day as a propaganda mouthpiece for the Anti-American agenda. You are a worthless drain on society. Your life adds no value to anyone.
Being my own boss, I get to do what I want. Pay my own way 100%. Pay my taxes without whining about it. I support my country. Heck I booked orders for $20K today of US made products to be exported.

Making money, creating US jobs, bringing foreign cash into the US.

Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1108244 Apr 1, 2014
Boy, this guy sounds like he belongs in medieval times..... money no object....

"Apr 1, 3:56 PM EDT

Atlanta archbishop apologizes for posh residence

By RAY HENRY and RACHEL ZOLL
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP)-- Archbishop Wilton Gregory seems to have gotten the pope's message about modest living.

Days after Pope Francis permanently removed a German bishop for his lavish spending on a new residence, the Atlanta archbishop apologized for building a $2.2 million mansion as his residence. He bowed to criticism from local parishioners and said he'd consider selling the new home in Buckhead, Atlanta's toniest neighborhood.

In letters, emails and a meeting, local Catholics told Gregory the price tag was outlandish, especially in light of Francis' frugality. The Tudor-style mansion, stretching nearly 6,400 square feet, includes two dining rooms and a safe room. The archbishop said the new pope has "set the bar" for church leaders and others, and Gregory said he hadn't looked at the project's cost in terms of his own "integrity and pastoral credibility."

"I failed to consider the impact on the families throughout the archdiocese who, though struggling to pay their mortgages, utilities, tuition and other bills, faithfully respond year after year to my pleas to assist with funding our ministries and services," Gregory wrote late Monday on the website of the archdiocesan newspaper...."
Nostrilis Waxman

Simsbury, CT

#1108245 Apr 1, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
Democrats don't work...
They all have one issue or another (mental, drugs, lazy, poor health habits) so they don't work.

Democrats are a drain on society for sure!
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1108246 Apr 1, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
I'd only be stupid if I believed ANYTHING a stranger tells me on the internet...
The numbers and circumstances are accurate__no reason to dispute them.

Millions were were left out of group and then with expired COBRA after the BushCo inspired financial disaster or due to corporate early outs.

You demonstrate your stupidity on here daily__nothing I post will change that.

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1108247 Apr 1, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
It states it has a deficit of one trillion dollars which may be reduced when other provisions kick in that may reduce "this" federal deficit -taxing those who refused to get insured and other tax collection which is wild dream that this monies can come even close to making up the difference. It is reading too much into it to think this means it would reduce the overall deficit.
How does a trillion dollar deficit make it funded and reduce the overall deficit? A few millions in taxes cannot make up the short-fall
It doesn't say that at all.

I posted the part of that report where the CBO said that the table was only a part of the ACA & that overall, the ACA still deduced the deficit.

Go back & read it. Become better informed & quit making a fool of yourself.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1108248 Apr 1, 2014
Obamacare numbers coming in huge. Here's a guide to GOP excuse-making:

Excuse #1.
"How many have paid?" (Also known as "The statistics are full of deadbeats"): We examined this argument a few days ago. We observed that the concern is probably exaggerated and certainly premature, since many people who enrolled late in the cycle, including those in the March surge, may not have payments due for as much as six weeks after enrollment. Many haven't even received their first monthly premium bill yet.
Figures from states that track this metric, including California and Vermont, show that 85% to 90% of enrollees have paid on time, which secures them the coverage they applied for.

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi...
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1108249 Apr 1, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Boo Hoo! Would you like some cheese with that whine, libtard?
Didn't you prepare to pay for expected expenses you irresponsible Obama voter?
I went to the exchanges and they wanted $20,000 a year for family plans at age 65 from people with moderate incomes.
Welfare leech.
Nice try fkface. How's your life off topix???

ROFLMAO!

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1108250 Apr 1, 2014
Obamacare numbers coming in huge. Here's a guide to GOP excuse-making:

Excuse #2.
"Most of them were already insured": The argument here is that if we've just moved people from one insurance plan to another, we've just been wasting Americans' time and subjecting them to an onerous bureaucratic procedure as well.
The claim is based primarily on a survey in January from McKinsey and Co., which concluded that only 11% of exchange enrollees had been previously uninsured. A McKinsey survey a month later raised that figure to 27%-- still low, compared to expectations.
The major problem with the McKinsey survey is that doesn't say what its hawkers claim. The survey combines on-exchange enrollments and off-exchange enrollments; the latter are likely to heavily skew figures toward the previously insured because those are people merely signing up again with their existing carriers. The goal of the exchange marketplaces, however, is to reach uninsured Americans, and the McKinsey surveys fail to do that.
The few states that do break out their own numbers, moreover, contradict McKinsey. Kentucky says that some 75% of its exchange enrollees were previously uninsured. New York says that about 60% of its exchange enrollees were previously uninsured. That number has been rising over time, raising the prospect that the March surge will include an even higher ratio of uninsured customers; Gaba, who has calculated a time series of New York enrollments based on the state's monthly news releases, calculates that of enrollees in mid-February, at least 92% had been uninsured.

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi...

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1108251 Apr 1, 2014
Obamacare numbers coming in huge. Here's a guide to GOP excuse-making:

Excuse #3.
"'Young invincibles' aren't signing up": This is related to the oft-mentioned threat of a "death spiral" in the insurance market -- if the enrollees are predominantly older and sicker consumers, they'll drive up premiums, which will discourage younger and healthier people from enrolling, which drives up premiums, which discourages, the young, etc., etc.
Federal officials have set an informal target of 40% of enrollments in the 18-34 age range. The latest figures from various states put the enrollment rate at the mid-20% level. But it was always expected that younger people would be among the last to enroll, and reports from the states suggest that's happening.
Even if the statistics remain fixed in the mid-20s, however, the death spiral won't be happening. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that even if the young enrolled at only 50% of expected levels, premiums for 2015 would have to be raised a couple of percentage points. That's nowhere near enough to set off a death spiral.
Moreover, as we explained way back in October, the ACA has a corrective to the death spiral written in. It's called risk adjustment, and it works by paying a subsidy to insurance companies that end up with older or sicker customer bases than they anticipated. The money comes from payments made by carriers that end up with favorable customer profiles. Republicans know this arrangement will keep Obamacare stable. How do we know? Because in a majestically cynical move spearheaded by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., they tried late last year to kill it, calling it an insurance "bailout."

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi...

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1108252 Apr 1, 2014
Obamacare numbers coming in huge. Here's a guide to GOP excuse-making:

Excuse #4.
"More people got cancellations than signed up": The numbers never supported this claim, and the latest estimates make it even more of a fantasy. It's based on the wave of reports late last year of insurance companies canceling old policies that didn't meet ACA standards, which led to hysterical claims that as many as 17 million Americans were being left uninsured.
Rand's figures support earlier estimates that fewer than 1 million people who had health plans in 2013 are now uninsured because of cancellations. Insurance companies that issued the cancellation notices say they've retained "the vast majority" of their old customers, mostly by moving them into new, compliant, plans.

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi...

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