“LMAO!!!!!!! Some surge, 29,000 out of an expected 5 million. Whoop-dee-doo, people signed up for health insurance. Won't a huge number of these people who believe they are getting health insurance be surprised when they start getting huge medical bills because these policies have such large deductibles. After all, nobody explained it to them.”
jimbobre on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:33:42
“The bronze plans have large deductibles. The silver and platninum plans come with less deductibles, but cost more. The young "invincibles" will likely buy bronze plans - they don't often get sick. Older folks and families will buy the other plans.
You guys cry about "choice" but given choice of the ACA, you don't even understand it.”
schill24 on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:25:09
“If it stays like that that is half of a year for complete enrollment, by April without counting the states' numbers.”
IveGotLotsToSay on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:22:58
“Perhaps you may stifle your "LMAO". This number published is the number on the fed exchange website. Many states including the largely populated Calif. have their own websites. So your 5 mill is inaccurate. Its far less than that.”
lisatx on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:22:51
“29K enrollments in just two days is a very large number for any business model. The main difference between different plan options (bronze, silver, gold, platinum) is the $$ for deductible, which is what explained in details on the website. I have faith in human intelligence and ability to read.
It is a shame that something as important as providing our citizens with affordable healthcare is a subject of laughter for some. I wish folks could unite together to make this program work and benefit people, instead of trying to make it fail.”
MontanaMan on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:20:12
“Feeble and growing moreso by the minute.”
intawork on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:19:04
“Those lies, show the fact that you're really choking on the SUCCESS of Obamacare....”
SusanBBB on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:18:43
“What's it like to live in constant fear and loathing?”
“Ummmm....speaking of spewing the party line...do you ever read what you post? THE TRUTH is that very, very few people who support the tea party know anything about the "Koch political machine". This Koch conspiracy theory is all in your mind, maybe you've been snorting a bit too much Koch?”
“After all, why would a good card-carrying liberal ever support such concepts as personal freedoms, personal responsibility, free speech, responsible spending and The Constitution. No wonder you want to dump the tea party. Those beliefs are so....unliberal.”
Sawyer116 on Oct 24, 2013 at 14:13:29
“Did you use your crayon to write down those key phrases as Ruch repeated them, and how many times did you have to rewind and replay before you got them all???”
“Not only is the "audience thirsting for content" not all that large, but also any journalists who try to act like a journalist becomes blacklisted by the politicians. No more white house dinners for you.”
“You truly are an outsider, not just because you are in the UK but also in your knowledge of the issues. ACA did not, will not and never will bring healthcare into the hands of all the people. All it did is raise healthcare costs by 200 to 300% on most families, pushed many people out of their full-time positions into part-time positions and will eventually decimate the economy and further exacerbate the debt. Keep on believing the lies that you do, because you have no interest in knowing the truth.”
Roy Fowler on Oct 18, 2013 at 14:39:27
“I would always expect an American to have a better grasp of their own internal issues than i do. But it would seem that, according to your own TV/Media reports that we get live in Europe, that this was a "hijacked" issue that the GOP used (after they lost yet another Presidential campaign and proved how out of touch with real Americans they still are) and set out to simply spoil, rather than bring solutions to aid Americas crippling debt to the table? I may be wrong, but the "Tea Party" and the extremism of the GOP is certainly the (perceived) impression Europe has; maybe that's why so many of us Europeans prefer Obama?”
Merle Borja on Oct 18, 2013 at 13:00:04
“Well, you sure have a problem with the truth. Sources, Ugly American? I'm waiting.”
“You do realize that gerrymandering is forced upon the states by the supreme court. It is how they decided that minorities can get representation in congress. Of course the flip side of that is if you load up one or 2 districts with minorities then that leave no minorities in the other districts to vote those people out.”
“Why would that surprise you? After all, those people you are counting on are the democratic base and they are too lazy to provide for themselves let alone get out and vote, unless the next democratic candidate can promise to pay them more than that free Obama Money and free phones.”
readingisknowing on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:52:20
“Lib theme song: get the ignorant! Certainly shows how Libs think Shows what they think...the ignorant are a MUST for us. I bet the ignorant loved their importance except they might not consider 'ignorant' a compliment! (maybe)”
Gudrun on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:23:05
“You mean, the free phones that started under Reagan? Those phones?”
“If by lose, you mean the economy recovers and those people willing to work can find jobs and provide for their families themselves. If you mean that people will lose out on their government freebies if the tea party wins then I guess you have a point.”
scvblwxq on Oct 18, 2013 at 13:47:31
“Fifty-thousand plus US factories moved to China. It will be a while before new products are developed and new factories are built to manufacture them no matter what the tea party does or doesn't do.”
Merle Borja on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:54:39
“Actually, this shutdown brought about by the TP has hurt the economy, and you know it.”
beach guy on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:33:55
“Exactly - only what freebies will be lost? to oil and gas, to farmers, to old people, to corrupt contractors, to the vacationing public, to the states, to care for the environment, to large corporations??”
angry in ct on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:30:53
“So cutting everything under the sun, privatizing every social safety net out there, and extortion via government shutdowns and refusal to raise the debt ceiling is how you mow rons expect to help the economy recover?
On Planet Bizarro, perhaps...”
Gudrun on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:21:41
“So, if you kick someone off government aid, a job is just magically created for that person?”
ruburnt on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:13:41
“Exactly...the only loss for the Tea Party is that Obama will now try to blame them...instead of himself for a lousy economy...”
“In actuality, all the GOP wants is good faith negotiations from the president and his crony Harry Reid. The dems have promised that would negotiate in good faith if the GOP would only pass this bill now, and then the dems never follow up with their promise. I know from the liberal point of view that it is an unreasonable demand to request good faith negotiations from the dems, but sometimes you have to go to the extremes and actually require the dems to negotiate in good faith rather than just say they plan to negotiate in good faith.”
“Are you really so clueless as your post implies? There are 2 issues that have been at the forefront of the GOPs complaints for the last 4+ years. The debt and ObamaCare. Each time Obama promises that next time we'll negotiate. Each time he has reneged on that promise. Why should the GOP pass yet another bill so Obama can continue to spend as he will without congressional input? It is about 2 years past due of the GOP taking this route. There are many sayings that apply to this topic "3 strikes and yer out", "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me." etc.....I know of none that apply to 6 or 7 times of someone promising you something and you believe them and give in, only to be denied yet again. The GOP should have done this after the first time Obama backed out of his promise. Worst case, after the second time. Now that we've reached the 7th time it is time to finally hold Obama accountable for his repeated lies.”
“Yep, and 7 times the GOP was promised good faith by Obama and Harry Reid they got nothing. Obama lies to the GOP. He lies to the people. It is about time the GOP called him out. Now that they've gone this far, anything less than forcing Obama to go against his dictatorial leadership style and make Obama negotiate and collaborate will make this whole thing pointless and it will push the GOP into the sidelines as a non-factor for years into the future. We don't need to give dictatorial powers to the presidency, if anything we need fewer powers in that office. The presidents job is to bring the 2 sides of congress to the table and be the man in the middle to get a win-win for both sides. Clinton had those skills in abundance. Unfortunately, Obama doesn't posess even one iota of that ability.”
“It is a case of our president putting his personal politics above the good of the people. He can only accomplish this because the liberal media is willing to spout his propaganda without so much as an inquiry into its validity and there are enough low information voters whose opinion is formed by the 3 or 4 sound bites they hear on the liberal media. They have no intellectual curiosity to find out if the media is full of it or not.
The bottom line is that we have a president willing to inflict pain on the people in order to score political points for himself. It has been obvious that this is the type of person Obama is since his first year to all but his most ardent sheep but this is the most blatant example. Shows what hubris Obama has and how little he is concerned with being called to the carpet by the press. The press is to interested in getting their invitations to presidential dinners than they are to doing their job.”
“Of course this article relies entirely on putting the author's own thought processes upon others. Just because liberals are always looking for ways to get leverage on everyone else must mean that everyone else does also. NOT TRUE. Since liberals have no principles that they aren't willing to surrender to gain more power, they can't possibly understand people who stand for the principle of the matter. The exhorbitant debt ceiling increases we've seen over the last 4 years, the lack of compromise by the president and Senate is what the GOP stance is about. Nothing to do with gaining leverage. Just because that's the liberal playbook doesn't mean it's everyone elses. Taking a stand for what is right is more important than politics, but liberals will never ever understand that because it isn't in their psyche.”
turboe4truth on Oct 9, 2013 at 15:40:35
“by QUOTING the opposition??????/ LOL the worst thing you can do to the GOP is USE THERE OWN WORDS AGAINST THEM.......”
globugg on Oct 9, 2013 at 15:06:57
“Ted Cruz is the one who called the debt ceiling vote "leverage".
And he's wrong. The debt ceiling was raised without a fight 18 times during the GW Bush presidency to pay for: wars, tax cuts for the rich, and the unfunded Medicare prescription program.
Raising the debt ceiling does not raise the debt. We have ALREADY spent the money and need to pay the bills. Year to year spending (the deficit) is down under President Obama.
And Republicans are the only ones who have used the debt ceiling and funding the government as "leverage". If Democrats really wanted to use leverage gained by winning the Presidency and the Senate, they could have said "we won't pass the CR until mandatory background gun checks are law (supported by 90% of Americans)". But they haven't because that's not how the process works.
"Consider these two Ted Cruz statements, alongside one another:
1. "Will the U.S. default on its debt? ... The answer is of course not.”
2. "The debt ceiling historically has been among the best leverage that Congress has to rein in the executive."”
James Tanner222 on Oct 9, 2013 at 14:39:43
“one of the best ways to improve society is to say nothing to people like you who feel they have a valid opinion, but clearly lack education and rather just laugh.”
mdlawyer2 on Oct 9, 2013 at 14:22:26
“The White House Office of Management and Budget, keeps tabs on when the debt ceiling has been raised. Among its historical tables is one labeled "Statutory Limits on Federal debt 1940 - Current" (Table 7.3) The table lists 106 increases to the federal debt limit since 1940.
More specifically, it lists 18 increases to the debt ceiling between February 1981 and September 1987. In other words, there were 18 under President Ronald Reagan, and there were seven increases between January 2001 and January 2009 -- during George W. Bush's presidency. During the reins of King Ron and George, the Republicans hadn't a peep for 25 increases in the debt ceiling, and the Democrats never seriously stood in the way of America paying its bills. The debt ceiling has been raised three times under President Obama, on Feb. 17, 2009, Dec. 28, 2009 and Feb. 12, 2010; each such increase being subjected to a more circus-like process. So what's changed other than the President being an African-American Democrat?”
drkazmd65 on Oct 9, 2013 at 14:14:47
“"Of course this article relies entirely on putting the author's own thought processes upon others."
And lookie there,... you just did the same thing you are accusing your opponents of having done,....
Perhaps you have no principles as well,....
Sincerely,... a moderate who I am sure you would view as a Liberal.”
Oldmanalex on Oct 9, 2013 at 14:09:27
“Kind of full of yourself are you not? But self-righteous prats are almost always stupid, and full of themselves. However, it was really generous of you to come and tell us benighted heathens how much better than us you are. You may recognize my gesture. It used to be called "The Sailor's Farewell".”
“The only fantasy is believing that those who rise to power in governments would be willing to give that power back to the people instead of usurping more and more power for themselves. It nothing to do with a libertarian society not being able to work, it is all about the lust for power by government officials.”
Mugzi on Sep 26, 2013 at 15:31:12
“That's really ironic...given the backer of the baggers is the koch brthrs and their latest ad against healthcare is Uncle Sam doing a gyno test...again, you're funny!!!!”
TryToBeFlexible on Sep 26, 2013 at 14:34:59
“Yet oddly, presidents give up power every time someone else is elected. Hmmm.”
Mercy8 om on Sep 26, 2013 at 14:34:54
“No, it's all about the greedy's lust for money hiding behind the lie that folks are loosing any liberties so that many folks allow them to keep taking everything over and exploiting the ordinary citizen so that they can make more and then even more money.”
its-all-numbers on Sep 26, 2013 at 14:03:39
“True. And that applies to Tea Party elected as well as all others. Look to Texas state government for prime examples.”
“Anyone with any brains should know that today's liberalism is a philosophy of selfishness. Knowing how liberal people are, so many driven by envy and the desire to belittle and destroy those who are successful. You cannot have a society where corporations and the successful are not regulated by a strong central government because the weak, the poor, the little guy would be unable to loot from the producers. They would have to actually put in the effort to make their own successes in life.”
Mugzi on Sep 26, 2013 at 15:12:51
“Line #1 - not true...ACA is a product of Dems for the betterment of Americans - selfless.
Line #1 - not true - Bill and Melissa Gates give away more money than you could possibly see in 10 lifetimes.
Line #3 & 4- not true...corp CEO's income is over 400X the AVERAGE worker, not the lowest paid employee - kind of sounds like corps are sucking the life out of workers
You loose, but that was fun!! ta-ta!!!”
8th wonder on Sep 26, 2013 at 15:11:37
“well, your right about one thing - the've produced a world wide global recknoning of the economy, sucking all the money out of it - stealing billions they are not worthy of nor entitled to. Then we had to bail them out...I had more respect for the tea party when they were pissed off that we bailed them out...the've seem to forgotten about that. When Bush left and Obama took over the entire world was facing financial disaters...now were on a solid road to recovery...and you call them successful? we bailed them out...that's why the producers are so successful...they suceeded off TAX PAYERS you and me...oh how I long for the economy of Bill Clinton when everybody prospered EVERYBODY! NOT JUST A SELECT FEW.”
Mugzi on Sep 26, 2013 at 14:55:07
“Please read Green Eggs and Ham...”
TraceyES on Sep 26, 2013 at 14:52:42
“Yeah, that's why all the wealthiest states are blue states, and most of the nation's red states are the most poverty stricken miserable places in the nation. Time to meet reality outside the bubble!”
cw4eva on Sep 26, 2013 at 14:47:23
“The American Revolution was fought by poor looters seeking to redress the excesses foisted upon them by the producers. 'Tis a fact.”
Mercy8 om on Sep 26, 2013 at 14:28:47
“Oh! You just hate me cause I'm so pretty!!!”
phagent on Sep 26, 2013 at 14:21:49
“Pedestrian comment by someone who is obviously a pedestrian thinker. You're also an utter fool if you believe that everyone has the same opportunities as everyone else.”
Jupitersky on Sep 26, 2013 at 14:12:21
“Nice try but if you're statement is true, why are there so many successful liberals? At the same time the people who benefit most at the government trough are corporations. We spend more on subsidies to Big Oil than we do on food stamps annually. Furthermore there are a large percentage of conservatives on food stamps, welfare and unemployment.
If you're alive in 20 years you'll see what's going on. As the world's problems become more complex, resources become scarce, the planet becomes a polluted mess we'll need to rely on each other more, not less. Conservatism will be turned on it's head as people begin to realize we're all in this together and very much dependent on each other. The government we've established, for the people, by the people, the mechanism we've used for more than 200 years to assure our prosperity will be instrumental in our future.”
WhatTheWhatThe on Sep 26, 2013 at 14:00:44
“Middle class workers produce yet average income is lower.
CEOs tear apart companies - offshore whatever they can, eliminate workers leaving a bigger burden for the rest, and then tell them they are lucky they have jobs. These CEOs are rewarded with 400 times the average worker's salary, when it was only about 40 times 30 years ago.
Hedge fund managers get to claim that their INCOME is from capital investments despite not risking anything of their own. but they still get to limit their tax liability to 15%.
You might want to try looking at the truth rather than taking someone's comments are changing a few words.”