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Obama Gets A Second Shot At Getting Health Care Reform Right

Obama Gets A Second Shot At Getting Health Care Reform Right

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 14:45:40 in Politics

“SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO pessimistic. Glad I don't live in your world.”
Obama Gets A Second Shot At Getting Health Care Reform Right

Obama Gets A Second Shot At Getting Health Care Reform Right

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 14:44:54 in Politics

“Yep...you got that right! Thanks for saying it.”
Obama Gets A Second Shot At Getting Health Care Reform Right

Obama Gets A Second Shot At Getting Health Care Reform Right

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 14:44:21 in Politics

“or just plain dumb. Just because the website rollout was ridiculous, doesn't mean healthcare for 40 million uninsured is not good for our economy. You must give up easy on all difficulties you face in life. This was nothing in the big picture.”
Obama Gets A Second Shot At Getting Health Care Reform Right

Obama Gets A Second Shot At Getting Health Care Reform Right

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 14:43:01 in Politics

“Try again. Worked great for me today.”
Obama Gets A Second Shot At Getting Health Care Reform Right

Obama Gets A Second Shot At Getting Health Care Reform Right

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 14:42:05 in Politics

“THIS president is not responsible for the widening of the earnings gap in the United States of America. YOU can thank GW Bush for relaxing taxes on the rich. Eliminating banking/investing regulations that lead the the economic crash in 2008 AND the deficit which we accrued paying for two wars and the Medicare Part D expansion...Bush did all of this WITHOUT funding any of it through Congress. And guns, Bush allowed the assault weapons ban to expire, so Bush is really responsible for Sandy Hook. Great guy that George.

President Obama has been cleaning up Bush's colassel mess. You should get your FACTS straight before pointing fingers at the wrong guy.”
Obama Gets A Second Shot At Getting Health Care Reform Right

Obama Gets A Second Shot At Getting Health Care Reform Right

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 14:37:00 in Politics

“I just sailed through the application process on Healthcare.gov. Yeah!!!!....15-20 minutes tops. BIG HUGE improvements have been made.”

DynOmite4 on Nov 30, 2013 at 14:57:22

“Awesome. How much are you paying for your new and improved health insurance? Are you subsidized? Does it cost 1/2 of your monthly mortgage or rent? Do tell.”

speweth on Nov 30, 2013 at 14:40:56

“too late , the damage is done. or are you blind?”
Ted Cruz Readies Second Attempt To Peg Obamacare Repeal To Budget Deal

Ted Cruz Readies Second Attempt To Peg Obamacare Repeal To Budget Deal

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 15:15:54 in Politics

“Guess what else Cruz and his conservative buddies are rallying against. Teaching evolution in Texas schools!!! Too scary to have a dialogue about SCIENCE.”
Ted Cruz Readies Second Attempt To Peg Obamacare Repeal To Budget Deal

Ted Cruz Readies Second Attempt To Peg Obamacare Repeal To Budget Deal

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 15:14:37 in Politics

“You make a lot of sense.”
GOP Taps Rand Paul To Open Minority Outreach Office

GOP Taps Rand Paul To Open Minority Outreach Office

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 15:11:38 in Politics

“Rand Paul is so clueless and blind to his own racism. Why does the Republican office in Detroit need to be called the African American blah blah blah. Like they are second class citizens, who can't read the paper, understand politics and "get that the Republican party is not inclusive"

Obama saved Detroit when Romney and his pals wanted to allow the auto makers to go belly up. Of course, the citizens of Detroit re-elected Obama with an overwhelming majority. Any sensible person would. Wouldn't they?”
Ted Cruz Readies Second Attempt To Peg Obamacare Repeal To Budget Deal

Ted Cruz Readies Second Attempt To Peg Obamacare Repeal To Budget Deal

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 15:06:25 in Politics

“Texas TAKES more in federal funds than they contribute to the federal tax base! But all their politicians keep talking about is "the takers"....they got a whole state of them!

Hypocrites.”

FLRealist on Nov 22, 2013 at 15:13:05

“Actually, Texas is one of the few red states that doesn't take more federal money than it pays in. That said, Texas is one of the lowest states for health coverage, and who can ignore the fiasco that is the Texas school boards and their fight to get rid or corrupt science and history.”
Obama Backs Senate Filibuster Reform: 'Enough Is Enough'

Obama Backs Senate Filibuster Reform: 'Enough Is Enough'

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 15:13:18 in Politics

“Get rid of the stupid Hastert rule while your at it. That does nothing to protect the minority party.”

visionrider on Nov 21, 2013 at 15:21:31

“Even Hastert has stated that there is no such rule.”
Obama Backs Senate Filibuster Reform: 'Enough Is Enough'

Obama Backs Senate Filibuster Reform: 'Enough Is Enough'

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 15:11:05 in Politics

“I think we should just get rid of the filibuster period.”
Senate Votes For Nuclear Option

Senate Votes For Nuclear Option

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 15:01:50 in Politics

“Finally! Thank you Harry Reid. Now maybe we can get something done that is a simple procedural matter like nominating court justices to fill currently approved open positions. Let's get it done!”

redtail151 on Nov 21, 2013 at 15:04:57

“He better do it now. Everyone in DC sees the Dem senate majority disappearing in a year.”
Senate Democrats Eye Filibuster Reform As GOP Blocks Another Obama Nominee

Senate Democrats Eye Filibuster Reform As GOP Blocks Another Obama Nominee

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 16:50:11 in Politics

“Mine too. I just turned 57.”
Key Senate Democrats Flip, Now Ready For Filibuster Reform Via 'Nuclear Option'

Key Senate Democrats Flip, Now Ready For Filibuster Reform Via 'Nuclear Option'

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 17:15:37 in Politics

“Would someone please grow a set and MAKE A CHANGE. This gridlock is sooooo bad for the country regardless of which political party you affiliate with.”
Senate Democrats Eye Filibuster Reform As GOP Blocks Another Obama Nominee

Senate Democrats Eye Filibuster Reform As GOP Blocks Another Obama Nominee

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 12:53:22 in Politics

“The time for CHANGE is NOW. Enough already. Nothing is getting accomplished that will advance this country as long as the Republicans continue to block every piece of legislation and all nominee's who do not fit their exact profile...rich white and conservative.

We are a country of many people. Compromise is critical to the success of our democracy, where everyone gets a little bit of what they want and no one gets 100% of what they want all the time.”

Jennifer Mead on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:59:56

“You make too much sense. I think that is what I notice the most about the Republicans these days. They feel no need to compromise no matter how outnumbered they are. That is a new thing in my lifetime, I am 58.”
Mitt Romney: Obama 'Dishonest' About Health Care Law

Mitt Romney: Obama 'Dishonest' About Health Care Law

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 18:07:15 in Politics

“Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! How can Romney possibly think he holds the "high ground" on most human beings. He's a snake.”
Senate Conservatives Action Goes On The Air Against Mitch McConnell

Senate Conservatives Action Goes On The Air Against Mitch McConnell

Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 16:28:15 in Politics

“Mitch McConnell behaved like a 'grown up'. Its a sad day when a public official gets punished by his own party FOR DOING HIS JOB....REPRESENTING HIS CONSTITUENTS.”

bluefire66 on Oct 29, 2013 at 16:50:03

“The second week of October both Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell stated that their constituents didn’t want any part of the Affordable Care Act. Kentucky has around 1/2 million uninsured residents. At that time at least 8,500 Kentuckians signed up for ACA.

As of last week approx 45,000 new sign-ups were added to the States Health Care Web sight.

McConnell gets paid for rhetoric.”

Mugzi on Oct 29, 2013 at 16:38:42

“I am by no means a fan of mcconnell, but PAC's have to go! This is where voters need to be informed and vote!!! PAC's can throw as much $ as they want for or against a person, but ultimately it's the voter's common sense and education which wins the day!”

theocrat on Oct 29, 2013 at 16:30:58

“DITCH MITCH!”
McDonald's Tells Worker She Should Sign Up For Food Stamps

McDonald's Tells Worker She Should Sign Up For Food Stamps

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 13:16:55 in Business

“You speak as if it is a shameful to be a cashier. Hard work is hard work.

What is shameful is your lack of insight into a social problem that plagues millions of Americans while corporations like McDonalds and Walmart line their pockets with profits because they SEND their employees to take advantage of government programs, rather than paying them a wage they can LIVE ON at the expense of the American taxpayer.

Open your eyes beyond your little world.”

JASMINE2013 on Oct 26, 2013 at 13:39:14

“I did open my eyes--I never said it was shameful to be a cashier.I think its shameful to be a cashier after 10 years when you have 2 children.Thats not exactly making a good life for them. Every major corporation besides mcdonalds (lowes etc) have advice like that for their lower wage associates.Employees get paid what IT costs to replace them. They have minimal skills which is why they get paid the way they do.There are those of us who started very very low on the wealth scale in life and worked 2 or 3 jobs ,80-90 hour weeks to make a better life for us and our kids. There is no reason today that people who have kids at a young age should not have that mentality today except they feel they are entitled and the world owes them and people ilk you buy into that and enable them. Thats the sad part”
McDonald's Tells Worker She Should Sign Up For Food Stamps

McDonald's Tells Worker She Should Sign Up For Food Stamps

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 13:13:19 in Business

“You are unable to see the big picture in this problem.

This is not about one woman too lazy to improve her life. This is about a corporate system that encourages the use of government programs paid for by the tax payers so they can line their coffers with more profits and bonuses.”

raydelv on Oct 27, 2013 at 00:48:47

“I know McDonalds is a billion dollar company, but most McDonald's are franchises that have a tight profit margin. Franchises have to pay royalties to the parent company. Labor cost are the problems of the franchise owner. This women invested 10 years of her life never got a promotion or raise. It's time to move on to another job, I find it hard to believe that she is 27 years old and doesn't get it. Getting a raise or promotion is not a guaranteed thing. It's a benefit offered by the employer to reward or retain valued employees. Look at Star Bucks, they own all their stores, they don't franchise. Their employees aren't making anything close to what this women is asking for.”
McDonald's Tells Worker She Should Sign Up For Food Stamps

McDonald's Tells Worker She Should Sign Up For Food Stamps

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 13:10:50 in Business

“McDonalds and Walmart should be sent a bill for the entire costs of the benefits their workers receive. The people of this country should not be supporting the business model of McDonalds and Walmart.

AGREED 100% Taken from TXFemmom....this is a form of corporate subsidy!!!!! The Republicans are always talking about the working poor in this country as moochers and losers, when it's really the huge corporations, refusing to pay a living wage that are the true moochers on our social systems.

But because big business has Republicans in their back pockets, we never hear out this...what a shock.

If McDonalds paid all of their workers a living wage of $15.00/hour the cost of a Big Mac would go up ONLY 68 cents. That is a FACT.”
Most Walmart Store Workers Didn't Earn $25,000 Last Year

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

Commented Oct 23, 2013 at 17:26:23 in Business

“And that 1.3M earning less than $25K are using government safety programs to make their lives work. Looks to me like Walmart is the recipient of a "corporate welfare". They save themselves millions by not paying a living wage, while the federal government holds the bag.

Why aren't all the Republicans screaming about this? Oh yeah, there on the side of big business.”

samNH on Oct 23, 2013 at 18:27:36

“Sadly, Walmart isn't the only one. Yet some companies can make profits and treat their employees fairly...like Cosco. In some countries, like Germany, employees make living wages, and CEOs still provide profits for their stock holders. There was a time in America when CEOs were concerned about everyone, stockholders, vendors, and employees, but not today. They care about stock holders, profits and bonuses for themselves.”
Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 18:09:27 in Business

“There are experts who can fix these problems. This is not the end of the world.

Look at all "the glitches" the space program has had over the years. We didn't dismantle NASA because of it. We fixed it. This too will be fixed.

I am sure 16 days of government shutdown didn't help. Less staff to address issues.

Everyone should just calm down and allow the process to unfold.”

Pecavi on Oct 18, 2013 at 18:14:30

“But, don't you know - Nasa's main mission is Muslim Outreach !!”

JHberger on Oct 18, 2013 at 18:14:28

“The web site went live before the shutdown. It's a train wreck. Your excuses are weak.”

the real minority on Oct 18, 2013 at 18:11:29

“I know, It's Bush's fault.”
Government Shutdown Inflicted Widespread Pain, Poll Finds

Government Shutdown Inflicted Widespread Pain, Poll Finds

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 14:58:12 in Politics

“More people see the Republicans for who they truly are since this started. A win with a big price tag.”
John Boehner: 'We Just Didn't Win'

John Boehner: 'We Just Didn't Win'

Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 17:46:41 in Politics

“I hope everyone remembers the disaster the tea party Republicans created for the American people during the 2014 elections and get some moderate grown up Republicans in office so we, as a country can have constructive debate, and move this nation forward, socially, economically, and on the world stage.”
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