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Obama To Meet With Health Insurance CEOs

Obama To Meet With Health Insurance CEOs

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 09:35:58 in Politics

“"...the gene pool needs cleaned out."  Nice use of the present tense "genius".  God you people are ignorant!”
This 1 Quote Explains America's Biggest Problem Perfectly

This 1 Quote Explains America's Biggest Problem Perfectly

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 14:55:55 in Business

“The reason for this is the technological advances made in Asia. 10 years ago China could not produce high quality circuit boards. Now they can. In the Boston area there were 10 local board houses, now there is one. Those were "good" paying jobs.

There is nothing you can do about it except impose massive tariffs. I am in ASIC design... one of the highest of the high tech and they are catching up to us fast. It won't be long before we have a Chinese Intel (tm).”

Chudye on Dec 3, 2013 at 15:06:49

“yet the Chinese have to PURCHASE their military planes from Russia. The ONLY reason the Chinese have our business is because of people like the old head of GE who thought (now proven to be bone headed) that it would be cheaper there. Yes, it was cheaper in the short term; but long term results turned this idea upside down. In truth, the Chinese are good at only one thing.....coping what others do.

Another truth, without customers companies cannot survive....even Henry Ford knew this. We no longer have a middle class to support these companies; and thus our population can only afford to buy from China (ie Walmart).”

muck-raker on Dec 3, 2013 at 14:59:57

“and now this on TARIFF, most of the World charges 15-20%,,,,,,,USA is only 3%”
Obama To Meet With Health Insurance CEOs

Obama To Meet With Health Insurance CEOs

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 12:50:28 in Politics

“Speaking of ignorant... what a large portion of these people are buying is catastrophic care. The whole problem is that these people are seeing what the "awesome" Ocare plans cost and having heart attacks.

I have always had employer provided insurance. I also had never been to a doctor until i hit 40. I wish I could have bought my own catastrophic insurance and banked what my employer paid in.

I only needed Health Care when I had a family. Notice I called it Health Care not Health Insurance. Get a clue.”
Obama To Meet With Health Insurance CEOs

Obama To Meet With Health Insurance CEOs

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 12:43:54 in Politics

“"Who wouldn't want to have better coverage??"

Someone who doesn't need better coverage. You may ask who does not need better coverage? Answer a 26 year old professional renting in Boston. A bankruptcy to him/her means nothing as they have no assets.

That kid also does not need the $5M umbrella policy that I have. If I had no assets I would not need it either.

You libbies are so short sighted. All feel good rhetoric.”
Obama To Meet With Health Insurance CEOs

Obama To Meet With Health Insurance CEOs

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 12:39:07 in Politics

“One main point no one is talking about is what happens when the Employer mandate kicks in. That is where employers need to pay $2,000 dollars for each employee if they don't offer adequate (defined by his holiness) health insurance.

I know two business owners who are planning to give employees a substantial raise and drop their health care. I know one business pays 20K per year/ per employee.
You can say "He is greedy ...etc.", but when the gov is saying "our health care plans are great values... come and sign up", and your employer drops your HC then you will see some real numbers of people who cant keep their HC.”

AntiSocialSailor on Nov 15, 2013 at 12:48:26

“Good. Employers who do that are the same employers who provide their employees with whatever junk plans they can buy the cheapest.

Of course, people won't blame their employers for lessening their contributions or dropping plans because they can't buy the same crap they're used to. It'll be all Obama's fault for making them buy a policy that doesn't subject them to financial ruin when they need it.”
Obama To Meet With Health Insurance CEOs

Obama To Meet With Health Insurance CEOs

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 12:32:35 in Politics

“How was your reading comprehension score in 4th grade? A bit low I presume.

The issue of the day is that the insurance companies ARE complying with the law, and cancelling what you are claiming to be "substandard" health insurance policies.

The issue is NOT that the insurance companies are ignoring the law and continuing to provide these substandard HPs.

Wow... I can only shake my head...”

MPHX on Nov 15, 2013 at 12:34:28

“Such big words from a bagger!
Tell ya what, genius, keep your substandard insurance...the gene pool needs cleaned out.”
Everyone In America Is Even More Broke Than You Think

Everyone In America Is Even More Broke Than You Think

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 12:50:34 in Business

“Your attitude is exactly what is wrong with this country. You EXPECT the government to provide you with a job.

Everybody is entitled. You are one of many who expect to be provided for/”

shawn-von-socialist on Nov 7, 2013 at 02:45:25

“let me xplain it- to you

jobs are never coming back
automation and robotification

and Jobs Cost MORE THAN THEY PRODUCE IN TAXES AND EARN IN SALARY COMBINED
services for a job is nearly a "100k"

workfare the most costly welfare program in the history costs tax payers 60 k in services for a min wage job so you are paying 60 k- in taxes for one min wage job that does even pay taxes - and they also gets tax credits back (o=

you could give six people full welfare for the price of one workfare person

but you will never understand the math because you are a con-birdbrain

Conservativism is plain xpensive-the most xpensive way and it will never work~!”

yakmeat on Nov 6, 2013 at 15:36:11

“Or perhaps berrycuda simply expects government to function sufficiently to allow for a working economy, instead of lurching from one manufactured crisis to the next.”
Food Stamp Decrease Set For November :(

Food Stamp Decrease Set For November :(

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 14:12:49 in Politics

“I thought the same thing ; )”
Food Stamp Decrease Set For November :(

Food Stamp Decrease Set For November :(

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 13:53:33 in Politics

“disgusting they are.

Are related to Yoda you are?”
Food Stamp Decrease Set For November :(

Food Stamp Decrease Set For November :(

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 13:20:02 in Politics

“All money taken out the private sector shrinks the economy. PERIOD. You want higher taxes and freebies you will get a smaller GDP.”
Food Stamp Decrease Set For November :(

Food Stamp Decrease Set For November :(

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 13:15:46 in Politics

“If you want to be a simpleton follow your logic... fewer dollars chasing food means lower food prices so they won't even see any net difference.

The lack of any common knowledge of economics on this site is astounding.”
Most Walmart Store Workers Didn't Earn $25,000 Last Year

Most Walmart Store Workers Didn't Earn $25,000 Last Year

Commented Oct 24, 2013 at 14:00:55 in Business

“Collectivist = Communist”

thadian on Oct 25, 2013 at 03:11:24

“Collectivist = Democratic.

Capitalism = Aristocracy.

Republicans: Aristocracy, Orthodoxy, Nationalism. (Same as Russia before Communism).

If you don't want America to accept Communism as the solution to Aristocracy, then use Capitalism to create a Teleological Economy that creates the Greatest Wealth for the Most People. So long as you create inequality, poverty and scarcity while money is only created at the top, Capitalism will always be exposed for its evils.

Socialism/Communism does have a dark side, but not as dark as the darkness of Capitalism. Capitalism allows Aristocracy unlimited rules and total monopolized control. They change the name from Government to Business, but the end result of Capitalism is the same:

Powerless masses living in poverty while just a few claim all the prizes of societies work.”
Eric Cantor Blamed By Virginia Colleagues For Prolonging Government Shutdown

Eric Cantor Blamed By Virginia Colleagues For Prolonging Government Shutdown

Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 13:39:39 in Politics

“"They pointed out that more than 185,000 Virginia residents are federal employees and federal spending represents about one-third of the state's entire economy."

This was written as a positive employment distribution for Virginia. Does anybody see the glaring problem with this statement? Hint: 3 of the top 4 richest counties are in Virginia and Maryland DC proper. Government no longer serves the people... the people now serve the government.”
Banks Stockpile Cash For Government Default They Say Won't Happen

Banks Stockpile Cash For Government Default They Say Won't Happen

Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 15:14:40 in Business

“There are plenty of political points to be made from this debacle, but defaulting on our debt is not one of them. First off it is in the Constitution that we must repay "issued" debt. Two, we bring in much more revenue from tax receipts than needed to service the issued debt.

You can say Granny isn't going to get he SS check, but don't go around spouting that we won't/can't pay our debt.”

Leond on Oct 4, 2013 at 15:51:07

“OK.”
Lincoln Chafee, Independent Rhode Island Governor, To Run As A Democrat

Lincoln Chafee, Independent Rhode Island Governor, To Run As A Democrat

Commented May 29, 2013 at 13:50:02 in Politics

“Thank God... RI is a dump and it is because of liberal policies. Another liberal bastion of Unions, welfare, and spending run amok. RI is not coming back from their political decisions.”

BigDogMom on May 29, 2013 at 13:56:53

“Rhode Island subsidizes, like many Northeastern Blue States, the poor Red Republican States, so don't bite the hand that feeds you.”

gottafly on May 29, 2013 at 13:52:26

“A dump? I think that would be a more appropriate word for states like Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.”

provgrays1 on May 29, 2013 at 13:51:54

“Hank,

RI is a beautiful place but you're right about your assessment otherwise.”

progressiveG on May 29, 2013 at 13:51:07

“I would take that any day over red state minimum wage job creation and entitlement dependency.”
State Governments Do Little To Provide Economic Security, Study Says

State Governments Do Little To Provide Economic Security, Study Says

Commented May 21, 2013 at 12:27:12 in Business

“???”

marilyn 63 on May 21, 2013 at 18:36:50

“You know.”
State Governments Do Little To Provide Economic Security, Study Says

State Governments Do Little To Provide Economic Security, Study Says

Commented May 21, 2013 at 12:12:58 in Business

“"The best way to fight poverty: birth control, sex ed, birth control, sex ed, and more birth control."

Absolutely, nothing correlates better to poverty than out of wedlock births.”

Point Five Pct on May 21, 2013 at 13:02:07

“making bady decisions will usually land you in poverty”
State Governments Do Little To Provide Economic Security, Study Says

State Governments Do Little To Provide Economic Security, Study Says

Commented May 21, 2013 at 12:05:39 in Business

“"We should be cutting funding that encourages this behavior, not increasing it."

It is exactly this positive feedback loop that is perpetuating poverty. It is not a coincidence that poverty among women positively correlates to out of wedlock births.”

jdstelecom on May 22, 2013 at 07:12:42

“I agree that poverty correlates with out of wedlock births. That's exactly why I said the government shouldn't be subsidizing the practice. We should be discouraging the practice, not encouraging. I know this is a tough concept for liberals to swallow, but when a person commits an inappropriate act, he or she has to suffer the consequences of that act otherwise it will be repeated.

Its not society's obligation to lift every person who has done some stupid thing out of poverty. The duty is on the individual not to do those inappropriate things in the first place and if he has done it to overcome it.”
State Governments Do Little To Provide Economic Security, Study Says

State Governments Do Little To Provide Economic Security, Study Says

Commented May 21, 2013 at 11:57:19 in Business

“It is not a safety net any more... it is a hammock.”
State Governments Do Little To Provide Economic Security, Study Says

State Governments Do Little To Provide Economic Security, Study Says

Commented May 21, 2013 at 11:56:35 in Business

“If the left spent half as much effort educating women to NOT have out of wedlock births, instead of supporting and perpetuating out of wedlock births this could be solved in a generation.

In reality the left spends all of its efforts educating women on how to maximize their welfare entitlements.”

WondererofAges on May 21, 2013 at 14:44:08

“Yet the Far Conservative Right wants ONLY "abstinence" to be taught to girls! Many times they outright BAN any other kind of education about preventing pregnancy - and god forbid that condoms or other means of birth control is made affordable & easily available! Obviously you don't live in Texas, where the "welfare" benefits are skimpy and hard to qualify for! Do you know what income limit is for an ADULT to qualify for Medicaid in Texas is? NOT over $2905. total income PER YEAR, plus can own no car, have no savings account, own no home!”
State Governments Do Little To Provide Economic Security, Study Says

State Governments Do Little To Provide Economic Security, Study Says

Commented May 21, 2013 at 11:50:57 in Business

“So true... such a simple equation to never enter poverty. But the left actually propagates this behavior. Unconscionable.”
Oklahoma Senators Jim Inhofe, Tom Coburn, Face Difficult Options On Disaster Relief

Oklahoma Senators Jim Inhofe, Tom Coburn, Face Difficult Options On Disaster Relief

Commented May 21, 2013 at 11:19:33 in Politics

“Read "Squeezed" above... nobody can politicize a disaster like the moon bats can.”
Stephanie Pucheta, 10-Year-Old, On Dad's Deportation: 'Why Do They Have To Be So Cruel?'

Stephanie Pucheta, 10-Year-Old, On Dad's Deportation: 'Why Do They Have To Be So Cruel?'

Commented May 20, 2013 at 16:46:59 in Politics

“No, I was able to discern the difference.  The fact that you don't see a need to have any borders at all is asinine.”

Ericellent on May 21, 2013 at 09:12:16

“I'm discussing the merit. You are discussing nothing at all.”
Stephanie Pucheta, 10-Year-Old, On Dad's Deportation: 'Why Do They Have To Be So Cruel?'

Stephanie Pucheta, 10-Year-Old, On Dad's Deportation: 'Why Do They Have To Be So Cruel?'

Commented May 20, 2013 at 13:20:29 in Politics

“"The two parties to blame are your parents and our U.S. Congress."

Very true. All of Congress are to blame for this travesty.

Great post!”
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