Obama sharply critical of Republican opponents of healthcare law

Sep 26, 2013 Full story: Reuters 894

President Barack Obama lashed out at Republican opponents of the healthcare law he pioneered on Thursday ahead of a key deadline for enrollment and vowed that he would stop attempts to get the program bogged down in an ongoing budget stalemate.

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senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#790 Oct 12, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Checkout Senior Citizen, one of the most demented souls on Topix....it's incredible, people like that even exist.....
Yep seniors have more time to check things out - have lived longer and went through a lot more than you have. When we were growing up it was known that we were to work for our money and not sit on the couch or go fishing instead of working. The government does NOT OWE YOU A LIVING!

Ben Carson: Obamacare Worst Thing Since Slavery
Friday, 11 Oct 2013 04:34 PM

By Todd Beamon

Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson unleashed his strongest attack yet on Obamacare on Friday, saying that President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement was "the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery."

"It is slavery, in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government," Carson, who retired in May from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, said at a speech at the conservative Values Voter Summit in Washington.

"It was never about healthcare. It was about control.
"That's why, when this administration took office, it didn't matter that the country was going off the cliff economically, all forces were directed toward getting this legislation passed," Carson added, with his comments drawing much applause from the event's 2,000 attendees.

Why did they want to pass it so badly?" before answering with a comment from Vladimir Lenin. "He said that socialized medicine is the keystone to the establishment of a Socialist state. That's the problem."

Carson, who has been mentioned as a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, continued his attacks on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and other policies of the president that began with his comments in February at the National Prayer Breakfast as Obama sat on the dias.

Many of his remarks on Friday drew sustained applause from the audience.

"It is the most valuable thing you have," Carson said, referring to one's health. "Everything else pales into insignificance, compared to your health. And that's the reason why your health should be controlled by you and not the government."

He segued into his Obamacare critique by saying, "It's really time for the people, we the people of America, to stop being afraid of the government and put it in its place.

"Government plays a very important role when, in fact, it believes in the Constitution. That's the problem. When they begin to neglect the Constitution, when they begin to impose their own will."

Hinting at President Obama's decision to delay portions of the healthcare law for big business, Carson continued: "When they look at laws of the land and they say,'OK, I think I'll enforce this one. This one I won't.' When they begin to treat people differently.

"When they say that people in the Executive Branch and in the Legislative Branch don't have to participate in certain programs, but everybody else has to .

"That's not America. That's Russia," Carson said. "How did we allow that to happen in this nation?"
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#791 Oct 12, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep seniors have more time to check things out - have lived longer and went through a lot more than you have. When we were growing up it was known that we were to work for our money and not sit on the couch or go fishing instead of working. The government does NOT OWE YOU A LIVING!
Ben Carson: Obamacare Worst Thing Since Slavery
Friday, 11 Oct 2013 04:34 PM
By Todd Beamon
Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson unleashed his strongest attack yet on Obamacare on Friday, saying that President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement was "the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery."
"It is slavery, in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government," Carson, who retired in May from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, said at a speech at the conservative Values Voter Summit in Washington.
"It was never about healthcare. It was about control.
"That's why, when this administration took office, it didn't matter that the country was going off the cliff economically, all forces were directed toward getting this legislation passed," Carson added, with his comments drawing much applause from the event's 2,000 attendees.
Why did they want to pass it so badly?" before answering with a comment from Vladimir Lenin. "He said that socialized medicine is the keystone to the establishment of a Socialist state. That's the problem."
Carson, who has been mentioned as a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, continued his attacks on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and other policies of the president that began with his comments in February at the National Prayer Breakfast as Obama sat on the dias.
Many of his remarks on Friday drew sustained applause from the audience.
"It is the most valuable thing you have," Carson said, referring to one's health. "Everything else pales into insignificance, compared to your health. And that's the reason why your health should be controlled by you and not the government."
He segued into his Obamacare critique by saying, "It's really time for the people, we the people of America, to stop being afraid of the government and put it in its place.
"Government plays a very important role when, in fact, it believes in the Constitution. That's the problem. When they begin to neglect the Constitution, when they begin to impose their own will."
Hinting at President Obama's decision to delay portions of the healthcare law for big business, Carson continued: "When they look at laws of the land and they say,'OK, I think I'll enforce this one. This one I won't.' When they begin to treat people differently.
"When they say that people in the Executive Branch and in the Legislative Branch don't have to participate in certain programs, but everybody else has to .
"That's not America. That's Russia," Carson said. "How did we allow that to happen in this nation?"
All those old secular books on how we live and how government becomes all powerful, never listened to as generation after generation repeats the same mistakes. The bible, a religious book puts it simply....men become blinded to their desires. What makes it worse is that Americans were coerced into all of this before we became forced into it. Government can do good when kept under control. But there has to be limitations between the public side as it works with the private side minus crony capitalism.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#792 Oct 12, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
<quoted text>Ahh but you can't be too sure... can we Senator Craig....err...i meant... Mr. inbred
Seriously give the GOP damage control team a break...urge Boehner to pass two clean bills.
Urge Harry to call votes on the 56 bills he won't bring to the floor.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#793 Oct 12, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>Why do you believe it's your employers responsibility to carry coverage for your Family's health Care Insurance cost?

It's that your obligation, it's not like your Wife or Kids are a benefit to the employer.

Companies with unions have a choice to keep that money in their pockets, or cover their employees as most employers do, this is a business decision who cares about the human element. Congress doesn't in cutting 4 Million citizens from receiving food stamps, yet cutting noting from the commercial farmers on that same bill that receivers 100 Billion in Farm Subsidies.

A GOP supporters menting the human element is rather odd, that's never been the criteria of their policies in 34 years.
Why do you believe it's the governments. They screw up all they touch.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#794 Oct 12, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Checkout Senior Citizen, one of the most demented souls on Topix....it's incredible, people like that even exist.....
STFU or I'll have him hit you with his cane.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#795 Oct 12, 2013
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> All those old secular books on how we live and how government becomes all powerful, never listened to as generation after generation repeats the same mistakes. The bible, a religious book puts it simply....men become blinded to their desires. What makes it worse is that Americans were coerced into all of this before we became forced into it. Government can do good when kept under control. But there has to be limitations between the public side as it works with the private side minus crony capitalism.
Drivel.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#796 Oct 12, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Drivel.
I love the standard bearers of bull. Saul Alinsky lives! And more guns were bought today. More tomorrow. And more after that. So much hate in you and others. True gems of the elitists that will turn to coal when people have had enough.
ima-Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#797 Oct 12, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep seniors have more time to check things out - have lived longer and went through a lot more than you have. When we were growing up it was known that we were to work for our money and not sit on the couch or go fishing instead of working. The government does NOT OWE YOU A LIVING!
Ben Carson: Obamacare Worst Thing Since Slavery
Friday, 11 Oct 2013 04:34 PM
By Todd Beamon
Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson unleashed his strongest attack yet on Obamacare on Friday, saying that President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement was "the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery."
"It is slavery, in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government," Carson, who retired in May from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, said at a speech at the conservative Values Voter Summit in Washington.
"It was never about healthcare. It was about control.
"That's why, when this administration took office, it didn't matter that the country was going off the cliff economically, all forces were directed toward getting this legislation passed," Carson added, with his comments drawing much applause from the event's 2,000 attendees.
Why did they want to pass it so badly?" before answering with a comment from Vladimir Lenin. "He said that socialized medicine is the keystone to the establishment of a Socialist state. That's the problem."
Carson, who has been mentioned as a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, continued his attacks on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and other policies of the president that began with his comments in February at the National Prayer Breakfast as Obama sat on the dias.
Many of his remarks on Friday drew sustained applause from the audience.
"It is the most valuable thing you have," Carson said, referring to one's health. "Everything else pales into insignificance, compared to your health. And that's the reason why your health should be controlled by you and not the government."
He segued into his Obamacare critique by saying, "It's really time for the people, we the people of America, to stop being afraid of the government and put it in its place.
"Government plays a very important role when, in fact, it believes in the Constitution. That's the problem. When they begin to neglect the Constitution, when they begin to impose their own will."
Hinting at President Obama's decision to delay portions of the healthcare law for big business, Carson continued: "When they look at laws of the land and they say,'OK, I think I'll enforce this one. This one I won't.' When they begin to treat people differently.
"When they say that people in the Executive Branch and in the Legislative Branch don't have to participate in certain programs, but everybody else has to .
"That's not America. That's Russia," Carson said. "How did we allow that to happen in this nation?"
Dr. Carson is a true patriot! Brilliant! the complete opposite of the present regime residing in our WH!
ima-Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#798 Oct 12, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama wanted the people to hurt - well it is about time these people see what a LIAR he is. Everyone listened to his hour long LIES and now he changed his mind. Maybe he will listen to the truckers - I understand they are locking down Washington D.C. for the weekend.
GOOD! maybe then "o" will realize how sick Americans are of his leadership. Even black Americans, our veterans, truckers....these are people we depend on to stock our supermarkets and medical supplies to hospitals, deliver food to the restaurants! and so dissatisfied are some that one even doused himself with gas and set himself on fire at the memorial mall in DC! RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE, for heavens' sake! WHAT GIVES HERE! of course no comment from the dictator, such as "this could've been my son" crap after all the guy was even black! NO WORD FROM AL SHARPTON? J. JACKSON? unbelievable!

“Moderately yours....”

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#799 Oct 12, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Checkout Senior Citizen, one of the most demented souls on Topix....it's incredible, people like that even exist.....
I take it senior citizen is your nominee....

“Moderately yours....”

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#800 Oct 12, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>
Urge Harry to call votes on the 56 bills he won't bring to the floor.
No action is required with surrender imminent

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#801 Oct 12, 2013
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> I love the standard bearers of bull. Saul Alinsky lives! And more guns were bought today. More tomorrow. And more after that. So much hate in you and others. True gems of the elitists that will turn to coal when people have had enough.
Drivel.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#802 Oct 12, 2013
Putin is loving this, watching from his easy chair with a glass of good vodka.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#803 Oct 12, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>
STFU or I'll have him hit you with his cane.
How can you continue to stand for this mutant GOP?.....

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#804 Oct 12, 2013
RayOne wrote:
Putin is loving this, watching from his easy chair with a glass of good vodka.
Your hero, eh?.....

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#805 Oct 12, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Your hero, eh?.....
Just a student of history. May I recombined a novel, it's not about Washington, DC. But, here the plot lines cross.
"I, Claudius"

“Giuliani ROCKS - dont be a PC ”

Since: Mar 09

dweeb..Speak your mind..LOUDLY

#806 Oct 12, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Your hero, eh?.....
HE's Obama's hero....his commie pal who helped him with his Syrian quagmire.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#807 Oct 12, 2013
The 'commie pal" who took his lunch, and is now measuring the bag to carry away his pride along with Mimi & Reid's?
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#809 Oct 13, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>How can you continue to stand for this mutant GOP?.....
Your problem is you can not prove me wrong and it is really bothering you so you go to the typical Dem tactic of NAME CALLING -makes you feel big doesn't it. It really shows your age - just like Obama so childish, calling the GOP terrorists and holding Americans hostage when it is Reid, Pelosi and Obama that refuse to go with any thing the GOP puts forward even after Obama and Boehner agreed on a bill and they thought they had a solution but the Senate did not.
One day you might grow up to think and hold a conversation like an adult.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#810 Oct 13, 2013
RayOne wrote:
Putin is loving this, watching from his easy chair with a glass of good vodka.
You bagger nuts just love Putin the KGB agent. You must be the next UnAmerican frightwing teabagger lined up to polish his knob.

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