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Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 22:04:50 in Politics

“...and how many of this 29k are actually paying for it, as in, paying more than the subsidies will make up for? Of this 29k how much revenue will this generate? Why did HP leave this important fact out of the story?”
Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 22:02:29 in Politics

“And this law will work....to drive the costs up for everybody who gets to pay double for the plans they used to have...”

AndyI52 on Dec 4, 2013 at 22:09:37

“more insurance companies now in the insurance pools, competion is up, prices are down.. the insurance company monopolies are broken, the market is working great news.... what was that Republican Idea,,, oh yes mandated coverage to keep the prices even lower... great idea .. and tens of millions of those left out are now able to get coverage,.great and good. just like the other modern countries in the world who cover poor and rich at lower costs and better outcomes than America's older system.”
House Rules Have Allowed Random Drug Testing Of Members Since 1997

House Rules Have Allowed Random Drug Testing Of Members Since 1997

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 23:52:50 in Politics

“Shouldn't be random. Should be mandatory for ALL elected offices.”

concerned14534 on Nov 19, 2013 at 23:58:50

“Mandatory would not catch them.... you need random tests at random intervals.”
Liz Cheney's 'Traditional Marriage' Stance Threatens To Ruin Christmas (UPDATE)

Liz Cheney's 'Traditional Marriage' Stance Threatens To Ruin Christmas (UPDATE)

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 23:31:30 in Politics

“Hey girls, let's all get together and buy daddy a vacation to Europe. Gotta pre-plan it 2 months in advance, let the press know, and I'll help pay for it.”
Obama 'Deeply Disappointed' In Senate Republicans For Blocking Judicial Nominees

Obama 'Deeply Disappointed' In Senate Republicans For Blocking Judicial Nominees

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 19:22:00 in Politics

“Better question-How does Obama think working class America feels about Obamacare?

Answer-He doesn't care.”

giftsbasketsetc on Nov 18, 2013 at 19:55:34

“Obama shoukd kniow ot is very clear and all over the news how 55% of Americans do not want Obamacare and the millions of Americans that health care policies have been cancelled due to Obamacare!

Florida Cancer Patient Dropped from Insurance Due to Obamacare
'This came on us like a ton of bricks'

http://freebeacon.com/florida-cancer-patient-dropped-from-insurance-due-to-obamacare/

You Also Can't Keep Your Doctor
I had great cancer doctors and health insurance. My plan was cancelled. Now I worry how long I'll live.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304527504579171710423780446
Nancy Pelosi: Democrats 'Stand Tall' For Obamacare Ahead Of 2014 Elections

Nancy Pelosi: Democrats 'Stand Tall' For Obamacare Ahead Of 2014 Elections

Commented Nov 17, 2013 at 15:39:54 in Politics

“So....it's only those on the right who haven't had their rates jacked up? It's only those on the right who haven't been booted out of their current plans? It's only those on the right have found their advertised rates affordable? Keep your head buried long enough and you may not see the damage this plan is doing and will continue to do.”

KauaiJohnnie on Nov 17, 2013 at 16:56:07

“Well, it isn't clear to me who has had their rates "jacked up". In the cases that have been reported by the media, those complaining about higher rates either had a policy that was worthless, in that it wouldn't really cover your health needs, or had not bothered to find out if they would have qualified for subsidies.

It may very well be that people who own such policies and/or are too lazy to follow through are right wingers. Certainly, the media reports seem to indicate this is the case.

Would you like to provide some information to back up your claims?”

pene on Nov 17, 2013 at 16:42:04

“there is simply no evidence, even faint, much less compelling, that everyone's rates have been "jacked up."  but even if they were, that is not done by this legislation but by the for-profit insurance industry.  and frankly, for righties to complain about what private industry does to harvest wealth is pretty darned unsympathetic.  you guys are the ones who want to privatize everything.  there is a cost, you know.”

ral2ooo on Nov 17, 2013 at 15:52:28

“Oh no people from right, left and in between are starting to realize they have been played. What cannot be argued at this point either the president lied to the people or is so far out of it as to really understanding any of this that it is frightening. Personally I do not think the man is a dummy. I think they are counting on the selective memory of those in the fold.”
17 Million Americans Could Get Obamacare Subsidies: Report

17 Million Americans Could Get Obamacare Subsidies: Report

Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 19:47:20 in Business

“Gouging millions of people with ridiculous rates is not the right direction. The fine print on this hasn't all come to light yet, but as it does you'll see more and more that it's not the great savior of our health care issues. Do I have the answers to solve these problems? No I don't, but that doesn't mean I can see the problems.”

polly6 on Nov 6, 2013 at 13:17:39

“I'll give you one answer......go online ...you can read all 987 pages of the ACA, look up Sec 2794 where the plan forbids a healthcare insurance company from an unjustifiable rate increase. Many companies were charging cheap rates for junk insurance, thats why we rank so low and why we see our healthcare at 18% of the GDP. They profit, you pay, you loose. ACA forbids these policies with so may loopholes to deny your claim.”
17 Million Americans Could Get Obamacare Subsidies: Report

17 Million Americans Could Get Obamacare Subsidies: Report

Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 19:42:04 in Business

“Kyle, you'd likely label me a liberal, but I've NEVER voted based on party. Take note however, you don't hold the monopoly on this sham of a "wonderful program" that's being forced on us. I do have to say, that the whole "left vs right" thing that TOO DAMNED MANY AMERICANS participate in is what they count on. They pit us against each other to keep us from uniting against them while they're screwing us. It's not one or the other side....it's both sides. The sooner we realize that as a country the sooner we can oust those who truly work only for themselves.”
White House, Lawmakers Rejecting Edward Snowden's Plea For Clemency

White House, Lawmakers Rejecting Edward Snowden's Plea For Clemency

Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 19:27:12 in Politics

“Snowden aired some of our dirty laundry and instead of cleaning up the actual messes they're opting to label this truth-speaker a traitor.”
Bill Maher Takes On Minimum Wage: 'That Is Barely Enough To Gas Up The Car You're Living In' (VIDEO)

Bill Maher Takes On Minimum Wage: 'That Is Barely Enough To Gas Up The Car You're Living In' (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 31, 2013 at 15:04:53 in Comedy

“That sounds good in theory, but the reality of it is that there just aren't the jobs out there. Schooling isn't an option for everybody either. At what $90 a credit hour, it's well out of reach for most...especially if you've still got to live while you're in school. You've gotto live somewhere, that means rent, utilities, a car payment or maintenance, food, and any medical issues that may arise.”
Social Security Benefits To Increase By 1.5 Percent

Social Security Benefits To Increase By 1.5 Percent

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 11:42:10 in Politics

“What percentage will CONgress get next year?”

Independents on Oct 30, 2013 at 11:55:06

“you know its all about them in the end...”

JABean on Oct 30, 2013 at 11:50:48

“Bets it won't be 1.5%.”
Alabama Immigration Law Settlement Is Reached

Alabama Immigration Law Settlement Is Reached

Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 21:38:02 in Politics

“Illegal is illegal is illegal. You don't need a law degree to understand the concept. If we're going to basically forgive millions of people who are here ILLEGALLY we should probably let everybody out of prison too. Can't pick and choose which crimes go unpunished, can we?”

k3478 on Oct 29, 2013 at 22:18:11

“My thoughts exactly. If we let them go with the crime of crossing our boarders illegal then all the murderers and rapist in the prisons need to be set free also. So then they can all commit crimes again.”

jon3604 on Oct 29, 2013 at 22:15:30

“Actually immigration law is one of the most complex law books. There are a ton of over lapping laws and knee jerk laws as well. They started in the 1880s when America decided it didn't want to have too many Asians. I think your logic is quite flawed, maybe because of fear. Running through a stop sign is illegal. But after that moment that you run through the stop sign are you still illegal? No, because it was in that moment when you went through the sign that you had committed an illegal act. It is similarly written within the law books. But hey, I believe everything I hear from politicians on tv too, the majority of whom have never touched a law book.
Exodus 23:9”
Canadians Seek Dick Cheney's Arrest For War Crimes During Upcoming Visit

Canadians Seek Dick Cheney's Arrest For War Crimes During Upcoming Visit

Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 19:47:22 in Politics

“He'll have a "last minute" reason for staying in the US.”
Jordan Davis' Shooter Rants About Killing 'Thugs' So They 'May Take The Hint And Change Their Behavior'

Jordan Davis' Shooter Rants About Killing 'Thugs' So They 'May Take The Hint And Change Their Behavior'

Commented Oct 19, 2013 at 14:27:14 in Black Voices

“Perhaps, but what are the chances one of the "kids" in the car had a gun? What are the chances, that if that kid had a gun, it would've been legally obtained? What are the chances that a 17 year old, riding with three of his adolescent buddys had his FOID card and a concealed-carry permit? I don't know anything more about this story than what they've printed here, but we can blame society, the media, tv, and the general reputation of people who hang out in groups like this, with music blaring for incidents like this. I'm not defending this guy, I wasn't there, but I've experienced the violence first-hand. They don't attack when it's one-on-one. They don't act up when it's one-on-one. But put them in a group and they'll have something to prove. They want to show how "bad" they are.”

Karen Hotchkiss on Oct 20, 2013 at 10:43:22

“how about not confronting people who are minding their own business? i have never approached a car to yell at someone for their music. i don't go around starting trouble. mind your own business and there won't be any trouble.”
Jordan Davis' Shooter Rants About Killing 'Thugs' So They 'May Take The Hint And Change Their Behavior'

Jordan Davis' Shooter Rants About Killing 'Thugs' So They 'May Take The Hint And Change Their Behavior'

Commented Oct 19, 2013 at 14:11:19 in Black Voices

“I feel the same way about both. A loud stereo and a loud bike really just screams "Look at me ! ! ! I'm insecure". We have noise laws here in town, but the cops would rather write seat belt tickets.”

Lee Howard on Oct 19, 2013 at 16:49:35

“bradsknn: This is paranoid. You are hearing look at me because this is what is in your head. Nobody can get your ego out of your head.”

ocgame9 on Oct 19, 2013 at 14:26:12

“"but the cops would rather write seat belt tickets." Good! Flying out the car window is more severe than loud noise. ”
John McCain Rips Ted Cruz's Anti-Obamacare Speech, Criticizes Nazi Comparison (VIDEO)

John McCain Rips Ted Cruz's Anti-Obamacare Speech, Criticizes Nazi Comparison (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 16:43:56 in Politics

“I'm no tea bagger, but I'd love to see THIS government shut down and restructured. In case you haven't been paying attention, our current system doesn't work for us, only it's handlers. We outgrew it when our elected few realized they could manipulate and twist wordings into things that would mean profits for them.”
Wendy Chandler, Alabama Mom, Furious Over 'Corporal Punishment Consent Form'

Wendy Chandler, Alabama Mom, Furious Over 'Corporal Punishment Consent Form'

Commented Sep 20, 2013 at 12:19:50 in Parents

“Wrong. Never setting the boundaries for a child tells him/her he/she can do anything and there won't be consequences, other than a talking to. Have you seen the kids of today? Disrespectful, spoiled, little brats. And there's a difference between discipline and abuse. Too bad the touchy-feely-worried-about-juniors-feelings parents don't see it.”

Bluedane on Sep 20, 2013 at 12:40:36

“It's a parents job not a school's! And you can discipline your child without violence!”
Obama: Russia Doesn't Share American 'Values' In Syria

Obama: Russia Doesn't Share American 'Values' In Syria

Commented Sep 15, 2013 at 14:51:44 in Politics

“Because cutting taxes worked so well for W?”
Obama: Russia Doesn't Share American 'Values' In Syria

Obama: Russia Doesn't Share American 'Values' In Syria

Commented Sep 15, 2013 at 14:49:59 in Politics

“"Obama: Russia Doesn't Share American 'Values' In Syria"

Does that mean Russia isn't looking to exploit natural resources, or that they're not trying to distract from government-related scandals?”
Bradley Manning Deserves 60-Year Sentence, Government Argues

Bradley Manning Deserves 60-Year Sentence, Government Argues

Commented Aug 19, 2013 at 21:18:56 in Politics

“Do "Iraq" and "WMD's" ring any bells? Sure hope you're not teaching any of our future leaders.”
Bradley Manning Deserves 60-Year Sentence, Government Argues

Bradley Manning Deserves 60-Year Sentence, Government Argues

Commented Aug 19, 2013 at 19:15:59 in Politics

“George W Bush LIED intentionally to get us into Iraq. Why is he not facing 60 years? Manning alerted the world to the US's misdeeds and instead of being hailed a hero for exposing the corruption he's being punished. If he had kept quiet and waited for "internal investigations" to reveal what he did NOTHING would have ever come to light. How about taking those 700,000 "secrets" and seeing which ones are prosecutable and chasing down THOSE guilty parties?”

treshm on Aug 19, 2013 at 19:30:33

“Cite one lie from President Bush, Dearie. Just one from President Bush.

Thought not.

Now get ready for the new school year.”
Deferred Action Immigration Program In First Year Aids More Than 400,000

Deferred Action Immigration Program In First Year Aids More Than 400,000

Commented Aug 14, 2013 at 06:50:05 in Politics

“A country full of incentives. My ancestors, the ones who weren't already here, jumped through the hoops, played by the rules, learned the language and did what they had to do to ensure I would have my place. I am not lacking compassion, but amnesty is wrong.”

nasknit on Aug 18, 2013 at 02:04:12

“F&F!”

socasusie on Aug 14, 2013 at 07:21:03

“And they either made it or went home-they didn't get money from the government.”

lilrockdiva on Aug 14, 2013 at 07:04:05

“Ok so you are entitled because of what your ancestors did; interesting. I think you and your ancestors may owe a few back payments to the descendants of slaves, indentured Chinese,  and Native Americans.  Are you ready to settle the account...”
Bradley Manning 'Said The Flag Meant Nothing To Him,' Former Supervisor Claims

Bradley Manning 'Said The Flag Meant Nothing To Him,' Former Supervisor Claims

Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 20:40:45 in Politics

“The flag doesn't mean what it's supposed to mean anymore. I was raised to believe that we lived in the greatest country on the planet because things were fair. Our leaders and citizens are SUPPOSED to do what's right over what's profitable. They don't. Our justice system is no longer a justice system...it's a legal system. If you've got the right connections or enough money you can get away with anything. You can buy a politician, you can buy his votes, you can pay to get a law changed or to dissolve our rights. The common people don't stand a chance and allthewhile they play the "keep them distracted" game by throwing things like Trayvon, and Fergie at us so they can keep screwing us and future generations.
As long as we have a political system that pitts us against each other with "right vs left", doesn't punish it's own (unless there's a partisan advantage), has no term limits, and allows bribery..er, lobbying, we will NEVER have any true or fair representation.
I love the idea of what our country was supposed to be, but if it even existed when I was a kid it's long gone now.”

rcau5910 on Jul 19, 2013 at 21:16:46

“Not much has changed acatually. It'she old story of "Money talks and sh-- walks" When we get some honest, and I mean "Honest" men and women (Mostly men I hope) in Gov't, we will prosper in all catagories.. BUT...until the public starts demanding honesty, and rightious thinking, and stops voting as the "ME" generation; we will get nothing but crooks and liars.”
Bush Family Returns To Public Stage

Bush Family Returns To Public Stage

Commented Jul 12, 2013 at 22:46:39 in Politics

“Like NO WMD's in Iraq.”

chuckpullium on Jul 13, 2013 at 10:13:54

“Hey, they're there somewhere. Aren't they?”
Bush Family Returns To Public Stage

Bush Family Returns To Public Stage

Commented Jul 12, 2013 at 22:44:40 in Politics

“Maybe he could secure the borders...or find the WMD's in Iraq....or bring back the 4600 American troops killed in that hunt. What do you think.....or is that too much to ask?”
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