Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1658851 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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LCNLin

United States

#987033 Sep 21, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The GOP plan is not much different from the GOP-sponsored Welfare Reform Act signed by Bill Clinton which was very successful in eliminating waste and fraud in the system back then.
This plan only eliminates 4 million dollars yearly in waste and fraud over the next ten years.
The cuts will not affect SNAP recipients who need the assistance but only people who choose to abuse the system.
Hard-working middle-class Americans are paying for these people and stiffer work requirements for certain adults applying for SNAP funds eliminates the temptation for them to sit on their couch and expect the federal taxpayers to feed them.
Surely, even you don't like the idea of certain people just sitting on their couches and expecting you to feed them, do you?
Moronic but typical fox post.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#987034 Sep 21, 2013
killtaker wrote:
For dumazzDave
why does medical care cost more than it did 20 years ago...
"Some health economists peg the current cost of drug development at US$1.3 billion, others at US$1.7 billion."
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2...
So, your solution is less drug R & D.

Great thinking Dumbass.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987035 Sep 21, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Isn't it terrific that Obama has taken the steps necessary to see that the burden of increased care is transferred from the taxpayer to insurance companies? You should be applauding the Affordable Care Act. Taxpayers will no longer be picking up the tab for those hip replacements, pace makers and electric scooters.
"The Affordable Care Act has the potential to reduce insurance cost growth while improving financial protections. If efforts succeed in slowing annual premium growth by 1 percentage point, by 2020 employers and families together would save $2,161 annually for family coverage, compared with projected premiums at
historical rates of increase."
Something had to be done and it took President Obama to make it a reality. Naturally, premiums are going to continue to increase but, under the Affordable Care Act, we will not see the huge leaps that we have experienced in the past.
FACT: "Total premiums for family coverage increased 50 percent across states and employee annual share of premiums increased by 63 percent from 2003 to 2010. If premium trends continue at the rate prior to enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the average premium for family coverage will rise 72 percent by 2020, to nearly $24,000."
http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/Files...
The taxpayers pick up the tab whether we have welfare deadbeats or ObamaKKKare. The only difference is that the bill will be much larger with ObamaKKKare.

Insurance companies are just middlemen, processing claims for a fee, and have no real interest in the services provided or the cost thereof. Many large corporations are self-insured.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987036 Sep 21, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Once again, under the Affordable Care Act, "no health plan can apply a deductible or any cost-sharing for certain preventive health services." That includes you.
In other words, deductibles and copays apply to everything else, including all real reasons anybody would visit a doctor.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#987037 Sep 21, 2013
killtaker wrote:
For dumazzDave
why does medical care cost more than it did 20 years ago...
no 1
"Artificial Eye Lenses (Psuedophakos)
> No. of procedures: 2.582 million
> Total annual expenditure:$8 billion –$10 billion
> Average cost per eye:$3,200-$4,500, depending on lens type
> Major manufacturers: Alcon Laboratories/Novartis, Abbott Laboratories, Bausch & Lomb"
http://247wallst.com/healthcare-economy/2011/...
So
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987038 Sep 21, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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The only reason these Reslugs are here is to feed off of America's economic freedom and opportunity. If there was any place better, they'd move there in a heartbeat. They are nothing but quislings with no true allegiance to the United States of America.
Conservatives are the source of America's economic freedom and opportunity.

Moochers like you, not so much.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#987039 Sep 21, 2013
killtaker wrote:
For DumazzDave,
"Health-Care Costs Are Driven By Technology, Not Presidents"
Just one device...
"...There are 5 million patients in the U.S. with congestive heart failure, and LVADs cost, the participant noted, about $250,000 apiece..."
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-20/heal...
You know you are a dumbass right,

Your buddy Galt claimed increases lately were due to Obamacare.

Perhaps you should direct all of your responses to Galt.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987040 Sep 21, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Unfortunately, Reslugs have been very successful in spreading lies about the Affordable Care Act and the majority of people are easily brainwashed and too ignorant to think for themselves. Their brains have been eroded by too many video games.
The recent creepy anti-Obamacare ad with Uncle Sam wearing a rubber glove as he performs a gynecological exam is even low for Reslugs. You should be ashamed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =6FEUoNkF29oXX
...the truth hurts...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987041 Sep 21, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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The increase in preventative care will cut medical expenses in the long run.
There is absolutely no proof of that.

Just curious why you people keep saying "preventative" instead of the correct "preventive"?
arko

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

#987042 Sep 21, 2013

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#987043 Sep 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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What happens when people accustomed to "free" medical care are required to pay now that they have insurance?
Will welfare pay the deductibles and copays?
If you are on welfare you are likely covered by Medicaid & that will not change.

Galt is showing how uninformed he is.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987044 Sep 21, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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"To put it simply: Covered California is trying to make consumers think they’re getting more for less when, in fact, they’re just getting the same while paying more." - Lanhee Chen, writing in Bloomberg View
Covered California has serious network problems...far too few doctors for the anticipated enrollment.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987045 Sep 21, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> President Obama is forcing Insurance companies to have to compete and they are doing just that-- the Healthcare exchanges will be offering so many more options that all of us are going to be much better off . This October Americans are going to learn the truth about Obamacare...and the right knows it. Update http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/20/1240... via @dailykos
The ObamaKKKare exchanges are the insurance company Dollar Store plans.

Cheap crap at low cost.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987046 Sep 21, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Research has proven over and over again that there are only about 2% of recipients who abuse the system. That is a pittance. Heck, "4 million dollars over ten years" is laughable. One F-35 fighter jet costs $769 million. Reslugs should look to the military if they want to cut costs instead of trying to blame everything on the less fortunate.
Unlike medical care, national defense is authorized by the US Constitution.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#987047 Sep 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The following ObamaKKKare requirements all add to the premium cost:
coverage of pre-existing conditions
coverage of adult slacker children
free wellness checkups
removal of lifetime caps
free birth control
free abortions
anything "free"
Keeping adult children on your policy was never free. I have no copay now for check ups. There are no free abortions under the exchanges. With the Fluke tizzy fit you dipsticks had, insurance companies had offer to include contraception without copay at no extra cost - let me know if you figure out why.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987048 Sep 21, 2013
TSM wrote:
The Liberal Idiot…..Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: GOP Needs to 'Embrace Sanity'(They Have!!) Republicans heard the will of the American People and passed legislation to Fund government and Defund Obamacare now the ball is in Reid/President court whether Government Shutdown!!
The problem is that Obama is unwilling to negotiate at all.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#987049 Sep 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Unlike medical care, national defense is authorized by the US Constitution.
Galt claims it is a Constitutional right to defraud the Country with national defense spending.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987050 Sep 21, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Get involved in a fatal car crash and see what happens. Damnnnnnnnnnnn, Trainman, did you ever leave Mamma's house in all your seven decades? An unarmed dead teenager IS probably cause.
The example given did not involve operation of a motor vehicle.

Given the severity of drunk driving laws, most attorneys advise refusing a blood test if you know you are over the limit, even if that means loss of your license.

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987051 Sep 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Keeping adult children on your policy was never free. I have no copay now for check ups. There are no free abortions under the exchanges. With the Fluke tizzy fit you dipsticks had, insurance companies had offer to include contraception without copay at no extra cost - let me know if you figure out why.
The following ObamaKKKare requirements all add to the premium cost:

coverage of pre-existing conditions
coverage of adult slacker children
free wellness checkups
removal of lifetime caps
free birth control
free abortions
anything "free"
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#987052 Sep 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The example given did not involve operation of a motor vehicle.
Given the severity of drunk driving laws, most attorneys advise refusing a blood test if you know you are over the limit, even if that means loss of your license.
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
You'd have to understand her(his?)personal history. Leospamdra's Father committed suicide by driving his truck purposely into a tree (in order to get away from him/her).

Understandable, right?

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