“I agree with you. These knockout game players are simply misunderstood. It's a part of the culture to be protected. It develops leadership skills and enhance executive function dynamics. Not to mention, it's great exercise.”
troothhurtz on Nov 26, 2013 at 00:19:01
“Good one, Kazz.”
sdmcmla on Nov 20, 2013 at 20:52:42
“No, you are not in agreement with anything I said. you are hallucinating, and trying to justify your own rac.ial stereotyping. Carry on.”
“I has a plan that was substandard by your definition. It was fully paid for by my employer. It suited my purposes, and now I don't have it. I will have to spend $740/month to replace it and get no measurable improvement in return. I'm losing on this deal and I am not happy about that. What about that is beyond your capacity to comprehend?”
“My health-care policy was cancelled, and the Obama administration's explanation that policies are being cancelled because they were "substandard" and issued by "bad apple" insurers is absolutely not true.
I had a very comprehensive policy, with a large and solid national health insurer, and the reasons my policy was not "ACA compliant" is because I now have to pay for maternity coverage, general pediatric coverage and pediatric dental coverage.
“Obamacare involves three defining characteristics: increasing minimum requirements (which raises costs), reducing prices paid for services by the government (which reduces supply0) and targeted subsidies to lower what consumers pay ( increases demand). The affect of those techniques are covered in any intro economic class: cost increases of the product combined with shortages based on both artificially increased demand (by those getting subsidies) and reduced supply (by doctor's dropping out of the system.) You can set your watch to it; in 2014 there will be shortages for those looking for doctors through ACA even as many folks face increased prices for insurance that is more than they wanted to buy.”
doc30j on Oct 31, 2013 at 01:53:34
“Hmm! The boogeyman was alive and well in Massachusetts when Mittens health-care law was first proposed too. That's been going strong since 2006”
Nancy Alborell on Oct 31, 2013 at 01:45:01
“You need more math. What percentage of consumers hold policies that don't meet the requirements? What percentage of consumers already hold policies which meet or exceed the requirements? Which prices of what services, in what percentages, are being reduced? What percentage of consumers will qualify for subsidies? What percentage of consumers do not qualify for subsidies? What percent of the insurance market will adjust to remain competitive? What percentage of doctors will suddenly cease to accept existing and new insurance policies on the private market? (Remember, there is NO government market besides Medicare and Medicaid.) Go ahead. I'll be waiting for your answer.”
DoubleDD on Oct 31, 2013 at 01:39:47
“Dems don't get simple math. They think in terms of what they want. They never think of the cost.”
timarina on Oct 31, 2013 at 01:33:09
“Your post is factually incorrect and shows your total lack of knowledge about the ACA.”
“It's a truism in economics that "what you tax, you get less of and what you subsidize, you get more of." We continue to raise taxes on producers (middle class) and we increase subsidies to the welfare recipients. Guess which way our society is headed.”
“It's a chapter taken from Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them.”
awesomepants9000 on Oct 30, 2013 at 12:03:55
“If you're talking about the insurance companies, yes. Obama doesn't control private businesses. They should have made a public option, and none of this would have happened. But remember, we didn't do that because Obama was attempting to woo Republicans to vote for it. This is what you get when you cater to stupid people.”
“Reminds me of the $250,000 tax expiration figure given by the White House for five years which, when the rubber met the road, turned into $400,000. Had Mr. Obama allowed all the tax cuts to expire, for everyone, we would be running a small budget surplus given the level of spending mandated by the sequester. Of course pre-election politics ruled the day, and only about $600,000,000 in new revenues were recovered.”
“There is only one thing smaller than your intellect, and I'm more than sure you don't want to talk about that.”
maryt2054 on Oct 16, 2013 at 23:48:52
“Uh-huh. Are you kidding? The republicans have been gloating and grandstanding for 16 days now, and you don't think they would have been over the moon had the President or the democrats in Congress lost?”
“Those of you who are basking in the glory of Obama’s “victory,” haven’t kept your eye on the pea, or put another way, you didn’t follow the money. By “signing a CR at sequester levels, the President would be endorsing a level of spending that wipes away all the increases he and Congressional Democrats made while they were in charge and returns us to a pre-2008 level of discretionary spending.” Congratulations!”
maninthebooth on Oct 17, 2013 at 00:14:17
“We know that. That was the offer that was on the table the entire time. We aren't illiterate Republicans, for God sake. What we couldn't understand is why that wasn't enough for Republicans. Why did they have to damage our economy and risk our financial standing? Why did they damage their own reputations?
We also know that austerity doesn't help the economy grow. In fact, just the opposite is true. That is something that you tea party Republicans don't know, or are too stubborn and ideological to admit.”
speciallady2003 on Oct 16, 2013 at 23:42:29
“We are actually spending less, we have a lot of debt-interest is killing us-but spending is down by over $250B this year and likely over $450B next year. We need to raise revenue, which has been increasing as tax paid has increased but the wealthy and Corporations paying more of their share, closing loopholes for instance-they do not need entitlements, would go a long way to paying down the debt.”
Anne Mccormick on Oct 16, 2013 at 23:40:37
“Yes, congratulations are definitely in order for President Obama. See he, and the American people, won and your right wing TeaParty obstructionists LOST.”
anothervoice2 on Oct 16, 2013 at 23:39:41
“The cuts in 2014 under sequestration affects the Defense budget.
The Repubs are going to be begging to end sequestration. The Dems better demand revenue in exchange.”
BOBINMO on Oct 16, 2013 at 23:38:49
“He will go afetr sequster in the next round. Stay tuned.”
“"What’s going on is the flow of government lawlessness down from the feds to the cops in the streets. Like children observing and imitating their parents’ unsanctioned, inappropriate, yet repeated behavior, when cops see the use of the military today to pull off government crimes, to shortcut the law and to evade the Constitution, they arm themselves with military-grade hardware and do the same.
In America today, to paraphrase Voltaire, criminals are punished for their crimes, except when they commit them to the sounds of official rejoicing." Janet Napolitano”
“I do watch some and that is why I am tired of officials and their subjectiveness getting in the way and deciding outcomes. Look at the play again, breaking the plane does not constitute out of bounds like it does for a touchdown. By rule, Geno was not out of bounds yet when he was first touched as his foot had not come down.”
“"Senate Democratic leadership tossed aside the rules for moving legislation with regard to the resolution authorizing the use of military force against Syria, …. in the runup to the war vote." Daily Beast"