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Democrats promote positive message on Obamacare and work hours

There are 21 comments on the Reuters story from Feb 9, 2014, titled Democrats promote positive message on Obamacare and work hours. In it, Reuters reports that:

Democrats sought to turn the latest controversy over Obamacare and the economy into a positive political message on Sunday by casting an expected decline in American work hours as a boon to worker freedom and family values.

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Brad

Bolton, CT

#1 Feb 9, 2014
What a sad joke this criminal administration is.

People being forced out of their livelihood are supposed to thank Dear Leader for giving them the opportunity to pursue new goals?

How has Oblamer not been givin the bums rush out of office?
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Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#3 Feb 9, 2014
Brad wrote:
Bradboy, in our country we have elections with this president being voted in TWICE.

As has been said before, WIN AN ELECTION.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#4 Feb 9, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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Bradboy, in our country we have elections with this president being voted in TWICE.
As has been said before, WIN AN ELECTION.
Yes he was voted in twice but he LIED, CHEATED AND LIED SOME MORE WITH IRS KEEPING MONEY FROM THE GOP.

DEMS talk about not having to work 2 jobs to pay for insurance - BS - employers provide insurance but since the hours are going to be cut to 30 hours a week these DEMS are saying the people can stay at home more and do whatever they like HOW ABOUT TRYING TO FEED KIDS, KEEP A ROOF OVER THEIR HEAD, and keeping them clothed? How can you feed kids on 30 hours a week? Pay the gas bill and electric. Obama LIED ON OBAMACARE, IRS and NSA (they are still having problems) and he has done nothing but called it “Phony” and he could care less about the 4 he murdered in Benghazi.
This is the lowest life of Dems that I have seen in all of my years.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#5 Feb 9, 2014
senior citizen wrote:
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Read the report.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#6 Feb 9, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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Bradboy, in our country we have elections with this president being voted in TWICE.
As has been said before, WIN AN ELECTION.
That doesn't give him a pardon for criminal activity and fracturing the constitution 29 times.
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“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

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Paris

#8 Feb 9, 2014
Brad wrote:
What a sad joke this criminal administration is.
People being forced out of their livelihood are supposed to thank Dear Leader for giving them the opportunity to pursue new goals?
How has Oblamer not been givin the bums rush out of office?
AIDS patients in Obamacare limbo as insurers reject checks...If you want your Aids, you can keep it.
Cat74

Downers Grove, IL

#9 Feb 9, 2014
Didn't the President's advisor say it is a good thing if they lose their jobs? It will give them more time to spend with the Children. Such compassion.
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“Here we go!”

Since: Feb 07

Tampa, FL

#12 Feb 10, 2014
So working a job is now... a trap? I wish I had known that 25 years ago!

This is a surreal moment. I can't believe people are buying this crap.
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senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#15 Feb 10, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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Read the report.
You read the reports - there is new information every day - waiting to get Lerner testify under oath. The CBO say's Obamacare will take away job - that is if it ever gets fixed and there is new light on Benghazi. THEN WE HAVE OBAMA CALLING THEM PHONEY. He has taken NO ACTION on any of these problems - at least Christi fired his two people who were involved with the bridge -Obama gave his people a raise.
Cat74

Darien, IL

#16 Feb 10, 2014
Isn't that special? Mommies, and Daddies can now decide if they want to work, and take care of their offspring or not. Why work, when so many Americans want to get up in the morning, shovel a path to their snow covered car, dig the car out, and go to work so those loafers can sleep in, and wait for their freebies to be delivered. America is such a wonderful country. Not a citizen? Not to worry you can get those freebies just for showing you are still breathing. In some instances even the dead got theirs. Why not. If they can vote they should get some rewards. Let's vote some more Democrats into office so we can keep this charade going.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#17 Feb 10, 2014
What, give employees the option of not working
the long hours needed to keep some trash health-insurance
policy in force? Or of even changing jobs?

It's,...it's,....it's....unAme rican!

An employee with choices? It's socialism!
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#18 Feb 10, 2014
Gary wrote:
What, give employees the option of not working
the long hours needed to keep some trash health-insurance
policy in force? Or of even changing jobs?
It's,...it's,....it's....unAme rican!
An employee with choices? It's socialism!
Define trash health insurance then check out what Obama has to offer. You will have to work 3 jobs to pay for this POS. If a man and wife are both working - they both have insurance from their place of employment and their hospitals bills most of the time are PAID IN FULL.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#19 Feb 10, 2014
Gary wrote:
What, give employees the option of not working
the long hours needed to keep some trash health-insurance
policy in force? Or of even changing jobs?
It's,...it's,....it's....unAme rican!
An employee with choices? It's socialism!
Imagine - those folks nearing 65 and holding on to jobs for health insurance can now retire and allow younger folks to take their jobs.

Such heresy!
Such socialism!
Such outrage!
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Gary

Bellingham, WA

#23 Feb 10, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
Didn't the President's advisor say it is a good thing if they lose their jobs? It will give them more time to spend with the Children. Such compassion.
No, he didn't say that.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#24 Feb 10, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
Isn't that special?.
Special is when you folks open your eyes and read with some comprehension skills.
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“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#26 Feb 10, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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Imagine - those folks nearing 65 and holding on to jobs for health insurance can now retire and allow younger folks to take their jobs.
Such heresy!
Such socialism!
Such outrage!
If only that were true. But it isn't.
The fact is that people will need to work longer in order to afford the outrageously high health insurance premiums for older folk. You know that the premiums are based on age. People over 60 are looking at usurious rates.
canser suxs

Faribault, MN

#27 Feb 10, 2014
Obamacare has some problems. But the good of it out weighs the bad.

Its biggest problem is it was not a Universal care type bill. A mandate without making it affordable wont work. Poor people and the working poor need it cheaper.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#28 Feb 10, 2014
Gary wrote:
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No, he didn't say that.
YES HE DID

In a new partisan tussle over election messaging that is likely to color this year's congressional mid-term campaign, Democratic lawmakers said a predicted drop in work hours brought about by Obamacare would mean more family time for mothers, more study opportunities for college students and less job stress for older workers.

"The single mom, who's raising three kids (and) has to keep a job because of healthcare, can now spend some time raising those kids. That's a family value," Democratic Senator Charles Schumer said on NBC's Sunday program, "Meet the Press."

He was responding to a fiscal report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Tuesday that said President Barack Obama's healthcare law would bring about a drop in work hours equal to the loss of 2.5 million full-time workers over the next decade.

The change would occur because some workers, particularly those with lower wages, would limit their hours to avoid losing federal subsidies that Obamacare provides to help pay for health insurance and other healthcare costs, according to CBO.

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senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#29 Feb 10, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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Read the report.
You read it and comprehend it if you can.

In a new partisan tussle over election messaging that is likely to color this year's congressional mid-term campaign, Democratic lawmakers said a predicted drop in work hours brought about by Obamacare would mean more family time for mothers, more study opportunities for college students and less job stress for older workers.

"The single mom, who's raising three kids (and) has to keep a job because of healthcare, can now spend some time raising those kids. That's a family value," Democratic Senator Charles Schumer said on NBC's Sunday program, "Meet the Press."

He was responding to a fiscal report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Tuesday that said President Barack Obama's healthcare law would bring about a drop in work hours equal to the loss of 2.5 million full-time workers over the next decade.

The change would occur because some workers, particularly those with lower wages, would limit their hours to avoid losing federal subsidies that Obamacare provides to help pay for health insurance and other healthcare costs, according to CBO.

Republicans have seized on the CBO report to help support their own messaging campaign for middle-class voters, calling its contents evidence that Obama's signature domestic policy achievement will reduce full-time employment and hurt the economy unless it is repealed.
Brad

Bolton, CT

#30 Feb 10, 2014
Gary wrote:
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No, he didn't say that.
Read the article,buffoon.

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