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Janet Yellen Shames Congress For Austerity, Being Terrible

Janet Yellen Shames Congress For Austerity, Being Terrible

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 21:17:53 in Business

“FittyGIgs

SURE ,but that has always been so........MONEY makes MONEY in Wall STreet if you have enough to INVEST

THOSE who have NO Savings always lose . Millions of people live Paycheck to paycheck so they simply cannot save.
That is why at least the SOCIAL SECURITY and MEDICARE MUST NOT BE CUT for them.”
Janet Yellen Shames Congress For Austerity, Being Terrible

Janet Yellen Shames Congress For Austerity, Being Terrible

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 21:15:10 in Business

“BRAVO to Janet Yellen. Thank You

SHE speaks the truth........GOP has plotted to make OBAMA FAIL at everything since the INAUGURATION Night in a Restaurant in DC with 13 Republicans and Frank LUNTZ the wordsmith who told them what to do.

READ Robert Draper PROLOGUE in his book DO NOT ASK WHAT GOOD WE DO "”
Senate Republicans Block Nina Pillard Nomination To D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals

Senate Republicans Block Nina Pillard Nomination To D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals

Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 21:18:05 in Politics

“themooch

NOT comparable.........in numbers and scope . This is somuch worse. GO learn the facts before claiming anything here”

themooch on Nov 12, 2013 at 21:19:23

“Why don't you supply me some facts? Would be better than ad hominem attack but fair enough.”
Senate Republicans Block Nina Pillard Nomination To D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals

Senate Republicans Block Nina Pillard Nomination To D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals

Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 21:16:10 in Politics

“No morekoolaid
GOPers had plenty of time during the debates in 2009 -10 to amend any thing they wanted..........but they had no better ideas.
WHY ?
OBVIOUS , because the ACA was already a REPUBLICAN IDEA shaped by Heritage Foundation for many years past and implemented by ROMNEYCARE.

It was STUPID of Dems not to go their own version !”
Here's How Larry Summers Could Have Saved Obamacare

Here's How Larry Summers Could Have Saved Obamacare

Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 21:51:11 in Business

“Mr Gongloff

BUT do you forget how the Republicans made fun or MOCKED the idea of TZAR CZAR and accused Obama of that .??

I really truly feel sorry for the Dems/Obama for having so many OBSTRUCTIONS”
Joe Biden Had Nothing Nice To Say About Obama At Virginia Rally

Joe Biden Had Nothing Nice To Say About Obama At Virginia Rally

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 23:46:42 in Politics

“LizM
the Press dismissive of Biden and often make fun of him and derogatory comments which I always found MEAN spirited cheap shots.”

kella on Nov 5, 2013 at 00:57:27

“Honest, self-contained people don't seem to attract crowds.”

LizM on Nov 4, 2013 at 23:48:59

“Not to mention completely off base!”
Joe Biden Had Nothing Nice To Say About Obama At Virginia Rally

Joe Biden Had Nothing Nice To Say About Obama At Virginia Rally

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 22:48:25 in Politics

“Fineman was probably under the influence of that GOSSIPY new book Halperin and Heilmann wrote......forget the name.
Actually,
it was very good that Biden did not mention ANYTHING about Obama.
because Biden understand that there are many Rwingers in VA and since the President was there yesterday..............it would be too much.

remember Obama is not liked by everyone.

faved”

MyGuyO on Nov 5, 2013 at 21:25:26

“I believe so. Mr. Fineman guested on Mr. Chris Matthews show last evening along with Mr. Heilman. Perhaps Mr. Fineman got carried away with all the fluff that was talked about on that segment.”

Hugh-Gee on Nov 5, 2013 at 13:19:00

“He's DEFINITELY under the influence of that silly book. He repeated their contention—that the Admin had considered dumping Biden in '12—as if it were fact (instead of some rumor from a bird cage liner of a book).”

YannosB on Nov 5, 2013 at 05:52:09

“wise view of the matter.”

LizM on Nov 4, 2013 at 23:16:26

“That sounds right. There are precious few journalists, bloggers and the like who understand who Biden is and what he is all about. Personally, I judge them all with respect to their credibility, reliability and trustworthiness, in general, by their take on Biden.”
How Republicans Have Trashed The Economy, In 1 Chart

How Republicans Have Trashed The Economy, In 1 Chart

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 22:00:41 in Business

“mynamesyow

Whenever I hear the name Norquist I am reminded of what he said in 2003
That AMerica would have a PERMANENT REPUBLICAN MAJORITY.

In 2003 at a reunion he made that statement and someone asked him how it was possible , do you mean NO Democrat can ever win ??

Norquist immediately replied : WE Will make it so, that NO DEMOCRAT can GOVERN as a DEMOCRAT.

After hearing /reading that , I understood why BILL CLINTON had to say the ERA of BIG GOV is over, and Nafta kafta and globalization and Repeal of Glass Steagall happened ,and why Bill Clinton has been called :
THE BEST REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT..

as also WHY Obama has been so timid and given in to Austerity and NO Public Option etc etc
So Dems have to start building the base and teaching them to come out to VOTE en MASSE , so we give back Majority to DEMS to give them a BACKBONE.”
How Republicans Have Trashed The Economy, In 1 Chart

How Republicans Have Trashed The Economy, In 1 Chart

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 14:57:39 in Business

“Thank you for this post.

The GOPers love to say this was THE WORST RECOVERY ever .
.and unfortunately NO DEMOCRAT has the presence of mind to counter that line with a simple

BECAUSE this was THE WORST RECESSION In 75 years.

SO it is normal ...........+ PLUS the fact that GOPTers have OBSTRUCTED from Day One”

mynamesyow on Nov 4, 2013 at 15:06:12

“they never like to mention that trying to Resurrect a DOA Economy in a time of rapid globalization and e-commerce and 'outsourcing' is unprecedented and STILL try to plug in old theories championed by the Norquist NeoCons...”
The Truth About Those Canceled Health Plans

The Truth About Those Canceled Health Plans

Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 15:59:15 in Business

“Believe it or not...............I got it .

I basically prefer the European attitude from way back.ie the National Health Care service. which was implemented under Queen who is CONSERVATIVE.....but feels that Health care should be provided to all.

Obviously, prices and copays can be adjusted as population grows and other factors. of tek advances giving too many possibilities to lengthen life etc

I love Medicare although at 80+ we are still working , so paying into it.
I think the DEMS should have Protected it from ABUSE FRAUD and WASTE.

Actually, the ACA big problem with the site is that they overlearned that and have taken several steps of checking with DHS and IRS ......this was extremely stupid and cause most of the difficulties

WHAT they could have done instead is A WARNING that this plan is ONLY for CITIZENS and Those who have IRS accounts ANY false statement will DEPRIVE You for LIFE of the Benefits.

I believe I have said all I need to say on the subject and I still will support it until SOMETHING REALLY BETTER. comes along like Single Payer which is what Medicare is .

This has been a long conversation ......so HUFF Post cannot complain.
All the best”

happysunshine82 on Nov 3, 2013 at 16:28:46

“ACA isn't the website. The ACA is a set of laws - this is what I mean - you don't understand. I was done responding to you.

All the best to you as well - there's no need to repeat yourself.”
The Truth About Those Canceled Health Plans

The Truth About Those Canceled Health Plans

Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 11:26:30 in Business

“LOOK here............the EMPLOYER based system is one reason that led GM to bankruptcy with legacy costs while All other car manufacturers in rest of the world had GOV HEALTH CARE for citizens employees etc.

SMALL biz cannot afford to pay for HEALTH Benefits .

that is amazing that PRO-BIZ politicians of GOP type cannot get that !!! LOL”
The Truth About Those Canceled Health Plans

The Truth About Those Canceled Health Plans

Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 11:22:51 in Business

“I know this”

happysunshine82 on Nov 3, 2013 at 11:31:18

“No, you apparently do not know it, because you're responses do not indicate that you were aware of this. You're using ACA as though it was ONLY about the pools.

Please - I'm not interested in spending 5 more posts setting straight what you do or don't know about this topic. You've veered largely from the original point that was made about REAL single-payer systems, and your only frame of reference is Medicare - which is not the same kind of system.

I'm done explaining and re-explaining and then having you pretend you knew what you didn't know. Just enjoy your Sunday.”
The Truth About Those Canceled Health Plans

The Truth About Those Canceled Health Plans

Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 09:18:06 in Business

“your last 2 CAP statement I know already.
the last one is sad that this ACA does not cover all citizens”

happysunshine82 on Nov 3, 2013 at 11:20:31

“ACA is a larger set of laws - it established the pools of coverage. People who ALREADY have coverage through employment DO NOT NEED these ACA pools.

You don't understand what is being discussed here!!!!!!”
The Truth About Those Canceled Health Plans

The Truth About Those Canceled Health Plans

Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 09:16:51 in Business

“I gave medicare as an example ......

BUT the idea of VOUCHERINZING Medicare is actually further proof of my claim that The RWIng HATES the Safety net programs and want to wipe Kill or fundamentally change them.

Again........I believe in FIX it NOT change it or kill it

As for the increase in charges..........I did not object to them , but wanted to show you that over here it is going up too, because you had mentioned European rates being hiked too.

It would have been better if DEMS could have done either Single Payer or add a Public Option
sorry that is my sincere belief”

happysunshine82 on Nov 3, 2013 at 11:27:54

“You honestly don't understand what the ACA and single-payer is if you are comparing them to Medicare.

You have a right to your belief - but sorry, you're not using good logic here to support why you think single payer is better. You don't understand that ACA is a set of laws that apply to EVERYONE - it is not simply about the pools of coverage that are being discussed right now in the media which were set up only for people who still needed coverage.

My point about single payer and Europe is that it isn't working - and you completely ignored that. It isn't working BECAUSE people are being asked to pay more of their own coverage, and have to buy supplement PRIVATE insurance to get what the need. You completely MISSED that point!!!”
The Truth About Those Canceled Health Plans

The Truth About Those Canceled Health Plans

Commented Nov 2, 2013 at 13:21:26 in Business

“Happysunshine2
CHEATERS are everywhere among companies Doctors and Big Pharma people. and Insurance companies are a middle men whom we do not have to have
in Medicare . costs and overhead is lower
There was many news stories about that.
The END of LIFE costs are crazy and Demography has made things worse too.
I did take into account your well said points , believe me.
you are a thought ful person.
I come from the place where I say LET"S DO everything possible to keep Medicare

you come from the place that the old systemis bad and we have to change

ALSO , I remind you that the CO-pays and premiuns in MEDICARE ALSO have gone up A LOT this year
we are not on Medicare althouth at 80 still working .
I enjoyed our conversation
thank you”

happysunshine82 on Nov 2, 2013 at 18:30:22

“"I come from the place where I say LET"S DO everything possible to keep Medicare

you come from the place that the old systemis bad and we have to change"

You're not even reading these posts correctly- discussing things that weren't even mentioned.

NO ONE IS CALLING TO GET RID OF MEDICARE! AND IT IS NORMAL FOR PREMIUMS TO SLIGHTLY INCREASE - MEDICARE CANNOT CONTINUE TO ASK FOR THE SAME PREMIUMS FOR 10 STRAIGHT YEARS WHEN YOUR SERVICES ARE BEING BILLED AT HIGHER RATES.

THE ACA ****IS NOT***** MEDICARE

AND A SINGLE-PAYER SYSTEM IS ALSO ****NOT**** SIMPLY MEDICARE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE EVERYONE. IT ISN'T.”
The Truth About Those Canceled Health Plans

The Truth About Those Canceled Health Plans

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 21:49:36 in Business

“Contrecoup Thanks

I put myself in their place and think like them. I would not want to pay more either. Unfair is Unfair........fair is fair.
so they should go and really look at the exchanges and compare.....and speak the truth .
Because there have been cases where testimonials were lies. on CNBC and FOX”
The Truth About Those Canceled Health Plans

The Truth About Those Canceled Health Plans

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 21:41:30 in Business

“happysunshine82
Without the abuse , fraud and waste , + End of life cost control
and my B L U Medicare for all .............could be done.
You will see the H . Insurers will not be competitive without a PUBLIC OPTION.
future will show .
As for the European system , and what is happening now.......I have no problem with that . Except that the European ACA will still be much cheaper than ours because over there there is less greed, waste fraud and abuse.”

happysunshine82 on Nov 1, 2013 at 21:52:47

“You don't get it - abuse, fraud, and waste occurs in single payer as well. This is WHY it isn't working for Europe.

Abuse, fraud, and waste is a big deal for us in the US, but having single payer will NOT stop it or somehow shield us from it.

Single payer isn't workable - every economist who LIKES the idea of single payer has admitted that it simply can't work here without major concessions which essentially turn it into something other than single payer!”
The Truth About Those Canceled Health Plans

The Truth About Those Canceled Health Plans

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 21:04:58 in Business

“FIRST you should never say it is ONLY A SMALL SLIVER of population.......Because they are IMPORTANT and 5 million people or more is NOT a small sliver, and not important .
I am a SiNGLE PAYER supporter of ACA .....it is better than nothing and has good provisions and benefits.
But ...........NO one should be HURT by the ACA........which is of course a REPUBLICAN Free MArket private sector Health insurers plan.............so blame them

NOT The DEMOCRATIC preferred SINGLE PAYER PLAN which would be better, and cheaper and SIMPLER”

happysunshine82 on Nov 1, 2013 at 21:16:29

“"NOT The DEMOCRATIC preferred SINGLE PAYER PLAN which would be better, and cheaper and SIMPLER"

Not to mention, impossible to implement - and would send the economy into a large recession rivaling 2008 because of the way insurance and health care have been entrenched together for more than 50+ years.

The ACA is here because people who like single payer cannot get the numbers together to support single payer being a reality for this country.

And FYI - the European nations that are single payer (because they designed their economies that way from Day 1) - are no longer exclusively single payer. They are struggling. Taxes are being raised, people are paying co-pays where they weren't asked for them before, and people who can afford it are being encouraged to buy private supplemental policies to fill in gaps for basic care. They are slowly but surely becoming the ACA themselves!”

Contrecoup on Nov 1, 2013 at 21:07:18

“Thanks for telling it like it is.”
What Obama Really Meant When He Said 'If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep It'

What Obama Really Meant When He Said 'If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep It'

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 10:42:42 in Politics

“Garland Remington

That is what happens when the Dems Implement a REPUBLICAN PLAN of Private sector insurance companies. who will always care for Profits more than anything else
that is their raison d'etre

So....if you want a good solution............ask for SINGLE PAYER plan

or my BL U Medicare for all”
JPMorgan's $13 Billion Deal With DOJ At Risk Of Collapse: WSJ

JPMorgan's $13 Billion Deal With DOJ At Risk Of Collapse: WSJ

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 09:08:57 in Business

“miriamfl

Yes absolutely .I did not mention the rating companies who probably were paid to lie.

They were all in the scheme to create the Housing Bubble.........the people were tools who had to be fooled.”
JPMorgan's $13 Billion Deal With DOJ At Risk Of Collapse: WSJ

JPMorgan's $13 Billion Deal With DOJ At Risk Of Collapse: WSJ

Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 22:10:11 in Business

“miriamfl

I think you put too much blame on WE THE PEOPLE in this particular mortgage issue
BUT

I have been saying LET"S MOVE ON ....

.hoping that the BANKS have learned not to HURT the PEOPLE again”

miriamfl on Oct 29, 2013 at 23:14:24

“Agree, but not just the banks. The rating companies didn't even know what they were approving and the mortgage co knew but also didn't care. Well we know the rest. I hope that buyers learned their lesson and will proceed with care.”
JPMorgan's $13 Billion Deal With DOJ At Risk Of Collapse: WSJ

JPMorgan's $13 Billion Deal With DOJ At Risk Of Collapse: WSJ

Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 21:26:29 in Business

“LIBS understand that 0.7% is nothing much”
Juan Williams Accuses Republicans Of 'Empty Rhetoric' On Obamacare (VIDEO)

Juan Williams Accuses Republicans Of 'Empty Rhetoric' On Obamacare (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 23:46:50 in Media

“Luanne Taylor

well said......but I tell you the Health Insurance comp are up to no good.....already. you will see”

Luanne Taylor on Oct 28, 2013 at 07:50:37

“yes, that is my fear too!”
JPMorgan Reaches $5.1 Billion Mortgage Deal With FHFA

JPMorgan Reaches $5.1 Billion Mortgage Deal With FHFA

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 21:18:47 in Business

“pajmf

you are probably right. or he said something that rubbed the wrong way and was impolitic”
AFL-CIO To Democrats: We'll Work To End Your Career If You Cut Social Security Or Medicare

AFL-CIO To Democrats: We'll Work To End Your Career If You Cut Social Security Or Medicare

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 20:20:28 in Politics

“Zombie SM the electoral process   the  debate system  the $$$$   are  all  against  the 3rd party  BUT  if  you  see  the recent  ads  about NO LABEL  pair  talking  pretty.....one  Republ and one Dem  both RIGHTof center......with money  backing  and other stuff.......You  should  know  that  it  is  RIGGED  3rd party No Label.”
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