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Romney: Obamacare fiasco "rotting" Obama's second term

There are 669 comments on the CBS News story from Nov 3, 2013, titled Romney: Obamacare fiasco "rotting" Obama's second term. In it, CBS News reports that:

Not so, says the Massachusetts program's architect, former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., who challenged Mr. Obama for the presidency in 2012.

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Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#627 Dec 19, 2013
Welfare would appear booming where you reside, as I stated based on the raw data you live in a basin of poverty in one of the Mid western Communities dependent on Federal Funding to lift those incomes of less than $25,000 from the substandard living conditions of which they reside.

It's not a complex equation to figure out. Just follow the data that's revealed the economic conditions of the Mid West, Appalachia and the Southern States where the wages are the lowest in America.

Though you may oppose what you consider "commie" policies, you, you friends and neighbors would never survive without those commie welfare packages received by 6 in 10 residents of the mooch regions of America supplied by the Liberal Blue State residents.
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text> The economy is slow in every state in this country. Welfare is booming which is why you are living it up. Your simplistic views are not deserving of any discussion particularly when you waste time looking at govt. figures and attempt to correlate with your commie views. I don't live in IN so your attempt to insult me has failed once again. I enjoy watching liberal hypocrites like yourself bash states like IN along with the southern states....which is why I use it as my 'location'.
Why don't you share with the readers what states are thriving in this economy and why. <snicker>
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#628 Dec 19, 2013
Jim Shortz wrote:
<quoted text>
goofstufson, your silly chump occupant resident has solidified himself as the worst president by far bar none - nobody close...he left jhimmi al-carter in the dust
how sad for you drooling liberal chimps
Did you sleep through the presidency of George Bush and the economic and financial collapse of America.

As horrible as you see this President, is exactly how the majority of America sees you, your politics and political leaders. What does it say when America would rather complain about the President rather than vote in and see any candidate from the Republican party replace him?
Blue isnt good

Webster, MA

#629 Dec 19, 2013
Speaking of liberal blue states providing for everyone. MA is in great shape.... Oh wait.... our unemployment % is now higher than the national avg all while our Gov is on a 9 million dollar trip... eh hem... research conference in China. Hmmm... High taxes, higher fees, 2% tax on meals,$9.50 pack of butts, tax rate up 4.1%... less jobs.... yea BLUE STATES ROCK!!!!

“To contract new debts...”

Since: Apr 08

is not the way to pay old ones

#630 Dec 19, 2013
Still didn't answer the question, what specific changes to the tax code in 01 and 03 led to increased outsourcing.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#631 Dec 19, 2013
Hunglo wrote:
Still didn't answer the question, what specific changes to the tax code in 01 and 03 led to increased outsourcing.
The 2002 tax cut addressed significantly reducing the tax burden on new business investments..
The 2003 bill cut taxes on dividends and capital gains and accelerated the schedule for phasing in most of the other tax cuts enacted in 2001.

The 2005 tax cuts indexed the alternative minimum tax for inflation for one year, eliminated the income restrictions on Roth Individual Retirement Accounts in 2010, and extended the reduced rates on dividend and capital gains income.

The 2006 tax cuts made certain aspects of the 2001 tax act permanent, including the raised annual contribution limits to IRAs, tax-free withdrawals from qualified tuition savings accounts, and the savers’ credit.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#632 Dec 19, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
Welfare would appear booming where you reside, as I stated based on the raw data you live in a basin of poverty in one of the Mid western Communities dependent on Federal Funding to lift those incomes of less than $25,000 from the substandard living conditions of which they reside.
It's not a complex equation to figure out. Just follow the data that's revealed the economic conditions of the Mid West, Appalachia and the Southern States where the wages are the lowest in America.
Though you may oppose what you consider "commie" policies, you, you friends and neighbors would never survive without those commie welfare packages received by 6 in 10 residents of the mooch regions of America supplied by the Liberal Blue State residents.
<quoted text>
What data? You have a high number of poor blacks who have been affected by Katrina.....you want to blame Republicans for that? Want to blame Republicans for a hostile business climate which has been caused by this regime? Gary IN is one huge slum and one that I'm sure puts great strain on the entire state considering how much of the budget these slouches take.

You spew nonsense without proof because your bigotry and ignorance can only take you so far. Anyone who defends that lying scumbag in Washington is an even bigger low life idiot who is obviously afraid to lose his grasp on the govt. teat. Talk about a huge loser.....no wonder you have to malign the great states in this nation. The govt. teat is slowly drying up. Soon, you'll have nothing to suck except perhaps oscumma's tiny wang. Make sure you bring your coke with you.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#633 Dec 19, 2013
What's Katrina, or Blacks, and hostile climate to do with the below $25,000 median income in Indiana?

Ha, Business climate, there was no pulse for the business population when this President took over from George Bush, today as have been for the past 4 years, American Corporations in America and abroad have amassed a fortune and have record profits. Today they're sitting on Trillions in cash.

Someone in a State where the median income is below $25.000 annually wouldn't think the economy is expanding or businesses were experiencing record returns. You may start with getting a better job or investigating a career it's doubtful a man can satisfy his family earning below $25,000 a year.
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>What data? You have a high number of poor blacks who have been affected by Katrina.....you want to blame Republicans for that? Want to blame Republicans for a hostile business climate which has been caused by this regime? Gary IN is one huge slum and one that I'm sure puts great strain on the entire state considering how much of the budget these slouches take.
You spew nonsense without proof because your bigotry and ignorance can only take you so far. Anyone who defends that lying scumbag in Washington is an even bigger low life idiot who is obviously afraid to lose his grasp on the govt. teat. Talk about a huge loser.....no wonder you have to malign the great states in this nation. The govt. teat is slowly drying up. Soon, you'll have nothing to suck except perhaps oscumma's tiny wang. Make sure you bring your coke with you.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#634 Dec 19, 2013
You garbage pail Republicans are all similar in that you deny the official records are correct and lay some mythical claim that the agencies what record and format the information are fudging the information about your dependency on Federal Aid and program funding. That is classic denial and a ridiculous assertion.

I noticed you're trying to cast the blame for the economic failures in Indiana on Gary, IN a town of less than 79K in a failed State of 6.5 Million........ that's a hoot. The border area counties with Ohio are pitiful wastelands in Indiana. I don't know much about Gary, IN, but the eastern edge of Indiana is a total economic wasteland.
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>What data? You have a high number of poor blacks who have been affected by Katrina.....you want to blame Republicans for that? Want to blame Republicans for a hostile business climate which has been caused by this regime? Gary IN is one huge slum and one that I'm sure puts great strain on the entire state considering how much of the budget these slouches take.
You spew nonsense without proof because your bigotry and ignorance can only take you so far. Anyone who defends that lying scumbag in Washington is an even bigger low life idiot who is obviously afraid to lose his grasp on the govt. teat. Talk about a huge loser.....no wonder you have to malign the great states in this nation. The govt. teat is slowly drying up. Soon, you'll have nothing to suck except perhaps oscumma's tiny wang. Make sure you bring your coke with you.

“To contract new debts...”

Since: Apr 08

is not the way to pay old ones

#635 Dec 19, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
The 2002 tax cut addressed significantly reducing the tax burden on new business investments..
The 2003 bill cut taxes on dividends and capital gains and accelerated the schedule for phasing in most of the other tax cuts enacted in 2001.
The 2005 tax cuts indexed the alternative minimum tax for inflation for one year, eliminated the income restrictions on Roth Individual Retirement Accounts in 2010, and extended the reduced rates on dividend and capital gains income.
The 2006 tax cuts made certain aspects of the 2001 tax act permanent, including the raised annual contribution limits to IRAs, tax-free withdrawals from qualified tuition savings accounts, and the savers’ credit.
Answer the question
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#637 Dec 20, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
What's Katrina, or Blacks, and hostile climate to do with the below $25,000 median income in Indiana?
Ha, Business climate, there was no pulse for the business population when this President took over from George Bush, today as have been for the past 4 years, American Corporations in America and abroad have amassed a fortune and have record profits. Today they're sitting on Trillions in cash.
Someone in a State where the median income is below $25.000 annually wouldn't think the economy is expanding or businesses were experiencing record returns. You may start with getting a better job or investigating a career it's doubtful a man can satisfy his family earning below $25,000 a year.
<quoted text>
Have you not constantly ranted on about those Republican southern states? No doubt you have the memory of a gnat with ADD so please keep up. Location, demographics, climate, natural resources, industry, etc. have great impact on the wealth of a state or a nation. Look at Detroit and you can easily see how politics, economic change and demographics can lead to the final blow.

Additionally, you continue to babble on about these poorer states but fail to mention how the cost of living and quality of life factors into your inaccurate equation. Apparently, you have a great deal of insecurity about yourself since you are so worried about your superiority over strangers you imagine to have 'less' than you. Incidently, many cities with the highest cost of living happen to be dominated by the Democrats. Not surprising. Having lived in many locations over the years, I can say that every state/city has it's pros and cons. It's really a matter of personal choice and nothing more.

As for IN....Median income of $25,000? This is usually represented as household median income and I don't think I've seen numbers like that for some time now. Better check your sources before you cut and paste any more bs.

I haven't lived in IN for many years but I can say it is a very boring state for the young. It could be why college grads tend to leave the state. Progressive bigots tend to dislike states like IN, MS, AL, LA,TN,KY and so on....which is why I enjoy 'remaining' in IN while I'm on Topix. Not sure what your obsession is about this state although I suspect your deep seeded anxiety about your own successes has a lot to do with it.

I remember reading something about CT as a state with the most income equality......which has been the goal of the liberal elite in Washington. Although you can live somewhat comfortably on $200,000 a year....it would go much further in any number of states. Personal choice, once again.

BTW: those who are earning below $25,000 are govt. reliant and support oscumma's commie scams. The poverty stricken are members of your own party which has increased in population due to its pathetic policies. Big Govt. is for idiots.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#638 Dec 20, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
You garbage pail Republicans are all similar in that you deny the official records are correct and lay some mythical claim that the agencies what record and format the information are fudging the information about your dependency on Federal Aid and program funding. That is classic denial and a ridiculous assertion.
I noticed you're trying to cast the blame for the economic failures in Indiana on Gary, IN a town of less than 79K in a failed State of 6.5 Million........ that's a hoot. The border area counties with Ohio are pitiful wastelands in Indiana. I don't know much about Gary, IN, but the eastern edge of Indiana is a total economic wasteland.
<quoted text>
Wow, you have some serious baggage about IN..... too much coal dust in your brain? It also sounds like you're not getting the welfare aid you need from IN. Too bad and good for IN.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#639 Dec 20, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
What's Katrina, or Blacks, and hostile climate to do with the below $25,000 median income in Indiana?
Ha, Business climate, there was no pulse for the business population when this President took over from George Bush, today as have been for the past 4 years, American Corporations in America and abroad have amassed a fortune and have record profits. Today they're sitting on Trillions in cash.
Someone in a State where the median income is below $25.000 annually wouldn't think the economy is expanding or businesses were experiencing record returns. You may start with getting a better job or investigating a career it's doubtful a man can satisfy his family earning below $25,000 a year.
<quoted text>
Have you not constantly ranted on about those Republican southern states? No doubt you have the memory of a gnat with ADD so please keep up. Location, demographics, climate, natural resources, industry, etc. have great impact on the wealth of a state or a nation. Look at Detroit and you can easily see how politics, economic change and demographics can lead to the final blow.

Additionally, you continue to babble on about these poorer states but fail to mention how the cost of living and quality of life factors into your inaccurate equation. Apparently, you have a great deal of insecurity about yourself since you are so worried about your superiority over strangers you imagine to have 'less' than you. Incidently, many cities with the highest cost of living happen to be dominated by the Democrats. Not surprising. Having lived in many locations over the years, I can say that every state/city has it's pros and cons. It's really a matter of personal choice and nothing more.

As for IN....Median income of $25,000? This is usually represented as household median income and I don't think I've seen numbers like that for some time now. Better check your sources before you cut and paste any more bs.

I haven't lived in IN for many years but I can say it is a very boring state for the young. It could be why college grads tend to leave the state. Progressive bigots tend to dislike states like IN, MS, AL, LA,TN,KY and so on....which is why I enjoy 'remaining' in IN while I'm on Topix. Not sure what your obsession is about this state although I suspect your deep seeded anxiety about your own successes has a lot to do with it.

CT is known to be a state with the most income equality......which has been the goal of the liberal elite in Washington. Although you can live somewhat comfortably on $200,000 a year....it would go much further in any number of states. Personal choice, once again.

BTW: those who are earning below $25,000 are govt. reliant and support oscumma's commie scams. The poverty stricken are members of your own party which has increased in population due to its pathetic policies. Big Govt. is for idiots.

It's kind of sad to see your self hatred coming out in your posts. Get a job, get a life!
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#640 Dec 20, 2013
So you're trying to reason that it's those poorer states like Indiana, or Appalachian region communities and Southerners who pay the majority of the collected income taxes instead of sucking the finances out of the U.S Treasury?

The idea is just absurd. Poor people barely surviving don't pay income taxes. Those are the individuals on the teat in one way or another. I agree Detroit is pitiful, but so are Mid Western States, those States and wastelands littering the South and the Appalachian region has always been locked on a diet of road kill and federal handouts.
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>Have you not constantly ranted on about those Republican southern states? No doubt you have the memory of a gnat with ADD so please keep up. Location, demographics, climate, natural resources, industry, etc. have great impact on the wealth of a state or a nation. Look at Detroit and you can easily see how politics, economic change and demographics can lead to the final blow.
Additionally, you continue to babble on about these poorer states but fail to mention how the cost of living and quality of life factors into your inaccurate equation. Apparently, you have a great deal of insecurity about yourself since you are so worried about your superiority over strangers you imagine to have 'less' than you. Incidently, many cities with the highest cost of living happen to be dominated by the Democrats. Not surprising. Having lived in many locations over the years, I can say that every state/city has it's pros and cons. It's really a matter of personal choice and nothing more.
As for IN....Median income of $25,000? This is usually represented as household median income and I don't think I've seen numbers like that for some time now. Better check your sources before you cut and paste any more bs.
I haven't lived in IN for many years but I can say it is a very boring state for the young. It could be why college grads tend to leave the state. Progressive bigots tend to dislike states like IN, MS, AL, LA,TN,KY and so on....which is why I enjoy 'remaining' in IN while I'm on Topix. Not sure what your obsession is about this state although I suspect your deep seeded anxiety about your own successes has a lot to do with it.
CT is known to be a state with the most income equality......which has been the goal of the liberal elite in Washington. Although you can live somewhat comfortably on $200,000 a year....it would go much further in any number of states. Personal choice, once again.
BTW: those who are earning below $25,000 are govt. reliant and support oscumma's commie scams. The poverty stricken are members of your own party which has increased in population due to its pathetic policies. Big Govt. is for idiots.
It's kind of sad to see your self hatred coming out in your posts. Get a job, get a life!
spoko

Oakland, CA

#641 Dec 20, 2013
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>What data? You have a high number of poor blacks who have been affected by Katrina.....you want to blame Republicans for that? Want to blame Republicans for a hostile business climate which has been caused by this regime? Gary IN is one huge slum and one that I'm sure puts great strain on the entire state considering how much of the budget these slouches take.
You spew nonsense without proof because your bigotry and ignorance can only take you so far. Anyone who defends that lying scumbag in Washington is an even bigger low life idiot who is obviously afraid to lose his grasp on the govt. teat. Talk about a huge loser.....no wonder you have to malign the great states in this nation. The govt. teat is slowly drying up. Soon, you'll have nothing to suck except perhaps oscumma's tiny wang. Make sure you bring your coke with you.
I do not support republicans or democrats! The only reason I find myself supporting liberals and fighting conservatives, is simply because the world is dynamic and moves forward, conservatives are pushing static ideas in a dynamic world. Everyone should be aware of the fact that our two party system is like one party away from fascism, that is what republicans want – a one party system. Everyone should be aware that the most important part of a democratic system is the “opposition!” I welcome the opposition ... it is not the same as obstruction!
Don’t you find it hilarious how right-wingers believe the government should have the right to put you to death, decide who you can marry, decide whether or not you can have an abortion and the right to force you to join the military. Yet these same people keep whining about less Gov’t involvement in our personal lives?
Truth Facts

Chillicothe, OH

#642 Dec 20, 2013
spoko wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not support republicans or democrats! The only reason I find myself supporting liberals and fighting conservatives, is simply because the world is dynamic and moves forward, conservatives are pushing static ideas in a dynamic world. Everyone should be aware of the fact that our two party system is like one party away from fascism, that is what republicans want – a one party system. Everyone should be aware that the most important part of a democratic system is the “opposition!” I welcome the opposition ... it is not the same as obstruction!
Don’t you find it hilarious how right-wingers believe the government should have the right to put you to death, decide who you can marry, decide whether or not you can have an abortion and the right to force you to join the military. Yet these same people keep whining about less Gov’t involvement in our personal lives?
That's ridiculous.Who wants a single party? Dirty harry reid enacted the "nuclear option" with the senate basically having complete demoncrap control of the senate.Last time I checked Califn is ran by demoncraps and has the death penalty,many states now have same sex marriage and in every state a woman can get an abortion.Also no one is forcing anyone to join the military.One thing you did say right,conservatives want less gov. and a less intrusive Gov.Your completely misguided and uninformed.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#643 Dec 20, 2013
Truth Facts wrote:
<quoted text>That's ridiculous.Who wants a single party? Dirty harry reid enacted the "nuclear option" with the senate basically having complete demoncrap control of the senate.Last time I checked Califn is ran by demoncraps and has the death penalty,many states now have same sex marriage and in every state a woman can get an abortion.Also no one is forcing anyone to join the military.One thing you did say right,conservatives want less gov. and a less intrusive Gov.Your completely misguided and uninformed.
single party & Communism is the Goal of the Liberal Democrats & Republicans which is why the Liberals have crossed over into the Republican Party to acheive the goal of Communism and the only thing standing in the way is the US Constitution.
spoko

Oakland, CA

#645 Dec 21, 2013
Truth Facts wrote:
<quoted text>That's ridiculous.Who wants a single party?.
You know it is why are conservatives pushing this?

“To contract new debts...”

Since: Apr 08

is not the way to pay old ones

#646 Dec 21, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
The 2002 tax cut addressed significantly reducing the tax burden on new business investments..
The 2003 bill cut taxes on dividends and capital gains and accelerated the schedule for phasing in most of the other tax cuts enacted in 2001.
The 2005 tax cuts indexed the alternative minimum tax for inflation for one year, eliminated the income restrictions on Roth Individual Retirement Accounts in 2010, and extended the reduced rates on dividend and capital gains income.
The 2006 tax cuts made certain aspects of the 2001 tax act permanent, including the raised annual contribution limits to IRAs, tax-free withdrawals from qualified tuition savings accounts, and the savers’ credit.
Still haven't answered the question, what specific changes to the tax code in 01 and 03 led to increased outsourcing.
Canuck2

Merrimack, NH

#647 Dec 27, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>By making everyone purchase private companies health insurance plans?
Get a freakin' clue!
http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/201...

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#648 Dec 28, 2013
Hunglo wrote:
<quoted text>
Still haven't answered the question, what specific changes to the tax code in 01 and 03 led to increased outsourcing.
why hasn't obama and the congress reverted those changes?

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