Talks on trillion-dollar US budget bi...

Talks on trillion-dollar US budget bill reach crucial stage

There are 23 comments on the Stars and Stripes story from Mar 18, 2018, titled Talks on trillion-dollar US budget bill reach crucial stage. In it, Stars and Stripes reports that:

The U.S. Capitol is seen Dec. 22, 2017, in the early morning in Washington. Top-level Capitol Hill talks on a massive $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill are reaching a critical stage as negotiators confront immigration issues, abortion-related controversies, and a battle over a massive rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary.

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spocko

Oakland, CA

#1 Mar 18, 2018
I see, the party of fiscal responsibility is hard at work :-/
Trump's White House could make decisions based on evidence and real-world facts. Or, they could follow the "intuition" of a dotard and amateur president, who used to sell steaks by mail order, with no background in government or public policy. Unfortunately, it ain’t gonna happen.
anonymous

New York, NY

#4 Mar 18, 2018
Still no different than Obama's Liberal Congress that got shut down after the first new mid-terms.

Say goodbye to the Republican majority in all branches. Say hello to even more partisan lockstep.....and another attempt to elect Hillary in 2020.....Hillary hates being left out when the rams are in rutting season.

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#5 Mar 18, 2018
anonymous wrote:
Still no different than Obama's Liberal Congress that got shut down after the first new mid-terms.

Say goodbye to the Republican majority in all branches. Say hello to even more partisan lockstep.....and another attempt to elect Hillary in 2020.....Hillary hates being left out when the rams are in rutting season.
Don't know about Hillary
but as for Obama's first Congress It may not have been perfect But they got something done about Healthcare , Trump hasn't done a thing but run up the debt, Cut taxes for him and his rich friends and has harnessed the hard working Middle Class with a debt their GREAT, GREAT Grandchildren won't be able to pay off.
have a nice night
Trump Curious

United States

#6 Mar 18, 2018
anonymous wrote:
Still no different than Obama's Liberal Congress that got shut down after the first new mid-terms.

Say goodbye to the Republican majority in all branches. Say hello to even more partisan lockstep.....and another attempt to elect Hillary in 2020.....Hillary hates being left out when the rams are in rutting season.
Naw, Hillary’s done. She’s a dinosaur with too much baggage and a history of losing an unloseable election. Yes there will be a shif in power but it’s coming sooner. Trump and the Republicans by their betrayals are guaranteeing the Democrats will take over after the November elections. They will proceed to impeach Trump. I hope they’ve picked a new leader in the House. Otherwise we’ll have President Pelosi for two years. Ug. That won’t come out well.
Used to be a democrat

United States

#8 Mar 19, 2018
tbird19482 wrote:
<quoted text> Don't know about Hillary
but as for Obama's first Congress It may not have been perfect But they got something done about Healthcare , Trump hasn't done a thing but run up the debt, Cut taxes for him and his rich friends and has harnessed the hard working Middle Class with a debt their GREAT, GREAT Grandchildren won't be able to pay off.
have a nice night
You are a fine example of a clueless poster.
Healthcare has tripled in cost for all that pay for it. If he left it alone, Americans would have been far better off, and able to afford to even have health care, instead of choosing to eat, or pay for health ins.
Obama spent more in 8 years, then every American president did in 250 years, with absolutely nothing to show for it, but 94 million people on public assistance, and a failed healthcare law.
So now wing nuts like you are complaining that the government is spending to much money,
Very funny shit!
john doe

Jacksonville, AR

#9 Mar 19, 2018
Mr. Steven T. Mnuchin is the current federal treasury secretary guy I think...
john doe

Jacksonville, AR

#10 Mar 19, 2018
Dry Out Folks

Peabody, MA

#11 Mar 19, 2018
Used to be a democrat wrote:
<quoted text>

You are a fine example of a clueless poster.
Healthcare has tripled in cost for all that pay for it. If he left it alone, Americans would have been far better off, and able to afford to even have health care, instead of choosing to eat, or pay for health ins.
Obama spent more in 8 years, then every American president did in 250 years, with absolutely nothing to show for it, but 94 million people on public assistance, and a failed healthcare law.
So now wing nuts like you are complaining that the government is spending to much money,
Very funny shit!
Healthcare costs have been rising out of control for many reasons. Unfortunately Romneycare does not solve all of the problems.

It is time to consider a national health care system. As long as hospitals must treat anyone in an emergency situation regardless of the ability to pay, all of the burden is on the hospitals and that is not fair to the hospital.

So then the hospital passes on that expense to those who are insured.

You cannot have a system that mandates emergency care and then tell the hospitals to eat the cost. They will not and they shouldn’t.

Hospitals are not run by volunteers.

So no, the Government is not spending too much money, they are not raising enough money and the priorities are screwed up.

You cannot force a right-to-life agenda and not be prepared to pay the cost.

Protect all life and be ready to fork over the amount of money it takes to protect all life, even the very sick: emotionally, mentally, drug and alcohol addicted and physically.

There are lots of those in red states. You’d think they’d want some proof the POTUS cares. After all, DJT’s brother died from alcoholism. Which is why DJT does not drink.

So why isn’t DJT more concerned about that as a national health issue?

http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article205...
spocko

Oakland, CA

#12 Mar 19, 2018
Used to be a democrat wrote:
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You are a fine example of a clueless poster.
Healthcare has tripled in cost for all that pay for it. If he left it alone, Americans would have been far better off, and able to afford to even have health care, instead of choosing to eat, or pay for health ins.
Obama spent more in 8 years, then every American president did in 250 years, with absolutely nothing to show for it, but 94 million people on public assistance, and a failed healthcare law.
So now wing nuts like you are complaining that the government is spending to much money,
Very funny shit!
That is utterly incorrect, please inform yourself before you make stupid statements, moron!
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#13 Mar 19, 2018
spocko wrote:
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That is utterly incorrect, please inform yourself before you make stupid statements, moron!
So what is "utterly incorrect"? The first statement on healthcare costs as any person who does not receive subsidized healthcare know is absolutely true. My premiums increased $200.00/month and my deductible increased fro $0 to $4,500.00 in spite of the fact that I no longer have any children on my insurance.
The second part about Obama and the deficit is common knowledge and a matter of record. Just search and ye shall find.
So again what is "utterly incorrect"?
Hostis Publicus

Columbus, OH

#17 Mar 19, 2018
anonymous wrote:
Still no different than Obama's Liberal Congress that got shut down after the first new mid-terms.

Say goodbye to the Republican majority in all branches. Say hello to even more partisan lockstep.....and another attempt to elect Hillary in 2020.....Hillary hates being left out when the rams are in rutting season.
Your assessment of current politicians is correct. We have a 'political class' that has lost touch with the common man. Democrats are supposed to be for workers but instead they dance to the tune of their wall street masters. At least the republicans are honest about their contempt for workers and their rights. It reminds me of the political class in the old soviet union. We were better off when the WW2 generation was in charge. They had their political differences but they managed to work together for the benefit of most Americans. Things weren't perfect back then but they were much better than they are now! I hope the Democrats learned a lesson and will get new leadership but given their recent moves but I doubt it. Our government is turning into a kleptocracy.
spocko

Oakland, CA

#18 Mar 20, 2018
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
<quoted text>

So what is "utterly incorrect"? The first statement on healthcare costs as any person who does not receive subsidized healthcare know is absolutely true. My premiums increased $200.00/month and my deductible increased fro $0 to $4,500.00 in spite of the fact that I no longer have any children on my insurance.
The second part about Obama and the deficit is common knowledge and a matter of record. Just search and ye shall find.
So again what is "utterly incorrect"?
And like the moron you are, instead of comparing the product value all you can think of is you hatred of Obama
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#19 Mar 20, 2018
spocko wrote:
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And like the moron you are, instead of comparing the product value all you can think of is you hatred of Obama
Product value? I pay more $200.00 a month more and my deductible went from $0 to $5000.00. That is for "in network" my "out of network" deductible went from $500.00 to $20,000.00. In other words as Obama promised I can "keep my doctor" but my insurance won't cover it.So tell me how that is affordable healthcare? The Obama value is that people are getting free or heavily subsidized
healthcare that I pay for.
Do I hate Obama because he costs me thousands of dollars a year in extra healthcare costs? I wouldn't call it hate but I certainly do not support a political party that would take from the middle class to give to the wealthy and buy votes from the poor. I certainly do not "hate" Obama as much as you hate Trump. I certainly never wished harm on our nation just so I could say "Obama and his supporters were wrong:"
spocko

Oakland, CA

#20 Mar 20, 2018
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
<quoted text>

Product value? I pay more $200.00 a month more and my deductible went from $0 to $5000.00. That is for "in network" my "out of network" deductible went from $500.00 to $20,000.00. In other words as Obama promised I can "keep my doctor" but my insurance won't cover it.So tell me how that is affordable healthcare? The Obama value is that people are getting free or heavily subsidized
healthcare that I pay for.
Do I hate Obama because he costs me thousands of dollars a year in extra healthcare costs? I wouldn't call it hate but I certainly do not support a political party that would take from the middle class to give to the wealthy and buy votes from the poor. I certainly do not "hate" Obama as much as you hate Trump. I certainly never wished harm on our nation just so I could say "Obama and his supporters were wrong:"
You have to decide which set of numbers you want to go with. As for Trump, I would not waste my hate on that pompous ass
Retribution

Philadelphia, PA

#21 Mar 20, 2018
Used to be a democrat wrote:
<quoted text>

You are a fine example of a clueless poster.
Healthcare has tripled in cost for all that pay for it. If he left it alone, Americans would have been far better off, and able to afford to even have health care, instead of choosing to eat, or pay for health ins.
Obama spent more in 8 years, then every American president did in 250 years, with absolutely nothing to show for it, but 94 million people on public assistance, and a failed healthcare law.
So now wing nuts like you are complaining that the government is spending to much money,
Very funny shit!
Actually healthcare costs are in proportion to cost before 2010 given the annual increases over the 15 years prior.

Those who complain about the cost of healthcare never purchased comprehensive health care insurance plans which is the law since 2010
Donald Duck Von Tramp

Billerica, MA

#22 Mar 20, 2018
Retribution wrote:
<quoted text>

Actually healthcare costs are in proportion to cost before 2010 given the annual increases over the 15 years prior.

Those who complain about the cost of healthcare never purchased comprehensive health care insurance plans which is the law since 2010
It's going up exponentially since Tramp and Co. have been sabotaging it.
Retribution

Philadelphia, PA

#23 Mar 20, 2018
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
<quoted text>

Product value? I pay more $200.00 a month more and my deductible went from $0 to $5000.00. That is for "in network" my "out of network" deductible went from $500.00 to $20,000.00. In other words as Obama promised I can "keep my doctor" but my insurance won't cover it.So tell me how that is affordable healthcare? The Obama value is that people are getting free or heavily subsidized
healthcare that I pay for.
Do I hate Obama because he costs me thousands of dollars a year in extra healthcare costs? I wouldn't call it hate but I certainly do not support a political party that would take from the middle class to give to the wealthy and buy votes from the poor. I certainly do not "hate" Obama as much as you hate Trump. I certainly never wished harm on our nation just so I could say "Obama and his supporters were wrong:"
"In other words as Obama promised I can "keep my doctor" but my insurance won't cover it."

So. Why not selecte a company your physician has a relationship with?

"So tell me how that is affordable healthcare?"

As compared to what kind of plan you purchased before comprehensive healthcare was the law?

"The Obama value is that people are getting free or heavily subsidized healthcare that I pay for."

Depending on your dependents salaries up to @$60.000 are eligible for healthcare subsidies or tax credits. So 95% of the US middle class families can qualify for Medicaid or subsidies.

"but I certainly do not support a political party that would take from the middle class to give to the wealthy and buy votes from the poor.'

But you supported the 40% Trump tax cut for American oligarchs and plutocrats, the 35% to 21% tax scam zone which is funded by stealing from the upper middle class and working poor without dependents.
Retribution

Philadelphia, PA

#24 Mar 20, 2018
spocko wrote:
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You have to decide which set of numbers you want to go with. As for Trump, I would not waste my hate on that pompous ass
Typically Republicans despise insurance of any kind. Republicans are least likely to buy life insurance and only buy legally required auto insurance.

Notice the frequency in go fund me pages after untimely deaths or tragic house fires.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#26 Mar 20, 2018
Retribution wrote:
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Actually healthcare costs are in proportion to cost before 2010 given the annual increases over the 15 years prior.

Those who complain about the cost of healthcare never purchased comprehensive health care insurance plans which is the law since 2010
Those who complain about the cost of healthcare are the ones who actually PAY FOR IT!
Donald Duck Von Tramp

Billerica, MA

#27 Mar 20, 2018
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
<quoted text>

Those who complain about the cost of healthcare are the ones who actually PAY FOR IT!
Everybody pays for it!!! Everybody pays!

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