“"When you allow people to be on unemployment insurance for 99 weeks, you're causing them to become part of this perpetual unemployed group in our economy," Paul argued on "Fox News Sunday."
Maybe you can't get a job in two years. Maybe you'll never be able to get a job. What then? Lifetime unemployment is the only answer and the only solution. If you start work at 18 years old, get laid off at 19, and can't get another job until you're 75 years old, you need unemployment. Who can't see that?”
vaygollybum1 on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:03:17
Peppers Dad on Dec 9, 2013 at 15:00:55
“You sort of walked yourself into the histrionics and panic/fear they sell to make sure anything even close to that never happens.
I worked my whole life, sometimes 2-3 jobs to keep things going. When I got the hook, it took 13 months plus help from the governor's office before I finally got 99 weeks. (I was a Federal employee.) My last assistance was for the 2 weeks ending December, 2009. I've lost my house, discharged from Ch. 7 bankruptcy, my kennel's a fond memory, my marriage is over, the kids disappeared, and there are few phone calls I'll accept or mail I will sign for. Every day is desperation. I'd be thrilled with HALF of what I used to get. They can do it. They just won't.”
Hhmmm, what to do when support dwindles..., what to do?
According to a new Gallup compilation, Obama's job approval rating among Hispanic Americans has plunged from 75 percent in December 2012 to 52 percent today -- a drop of 23 percentage points, the sharpest decline among any voter group. Among Americans who make less than $24,000 a year, the president's approval rating has fallen from 64 percent last December to 46 percent today. Among Americans 18 to 29 years of age, it has fallen from 61 percent to 46 percent. Among women, it has fallen from 57 percent to 43 percent.
Repeat the mantra. We will have hope and change, hope and change, hope....”
Because it keeps on getting better and better every day.
(Reuters) - U.S. insurers fear that a surge in enrollments on the revamped government-run healthcare website could create more problems for insurance companies already struggling with error-filled applications for coverage three weeks before a sign-up deadline.
In what could become the next major headache for President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy, a group representing leading U.S. insurers said on Tuesday that technology fixes that will enable millions of people to sign on to HealthCare.gov have not fully addressed faulty data that the site has been sending these companies about their new enrollees.
The problems include enrollment forms with erroneous personal information and duplicate or missing applications. In some cases, consumers who believe they have signed up may not have a file with the insurer.”
kylie on Dec 4, 2013 at 03:09:22
“Hmmmm. The Republicans must have been hands on-website hacking. Now it's FOX out to Continue Crisis phony alerts. What's new-the GOP is trained for seedy gossip-mongering.”
cw4eva on Dec 4, 2013 at 02:51:43
“Precisely the kind of feedback the troubleshooters need to correct problems that could not be predicted by virtualization beforehand. Yes it keeps getting better and better every day.”
“One thing is just about certain. We'll have another Presidential Library nobody needs.”
mustang 6984 on Nov 30, 2013 at 03:34:42
“Well...maybe. So far, none of the things in the other library re: pre-Presidential papers have ever been made available!”
palisadeshomme310 on Nov 30, 2013 at 02:29:41
“They're not that interesting today, but I'm sure that your great grandkids might find it more interesting. I wish we had a thorough record for each president. Imagine the George Washington Library - that would be an incredible thing to see.”
“Where there is no truth, there is no trust. Maybe it's time to give the Republicans another chance. Maybe they learned from Bush..., and now a harsh reality from the guy in charge now. Just keep replacing them until somebody gets it right, like a general in the army. Sooner or later, someone will get the job done right. This guy we currently have sure isn't passing muster.”
Hooponopono on Nov 30, 2013 at 01:59:05
“He will go into the history books among our very greatest presidents. Obamacare is going to be a huge success. There is a train wreck coming alright.....a GOP train wreck.”
“Medicare spokeswoman Julie Bataille said that as of the end of November, approximately 50,000 users will be able to use HealthCare.gov concurrently, which will be the equivalent of more than 800,000 during a day.
The key here isn't the approximate number of users able to use the site concurrently. The proof will be in the pudding, the actual number of users using the site concurrently. Call me a pessimist but I just don't see it. But hey,...I could be wrong, right?”
““Hope the inmates give thanks for this special meal being served in the jails tomorrow," Arpaio's tweet said.
It's not a country club, or a 5 star hotel. They should be happy for the fact they're eating. Don't like the food? Don't do the crime. Maybe Turkey NutraLoaf would prove a viable substitute. Look up Nutraloaf. Nothing like a full menu.”
mynameispaul62 on Nov 27, 2013 at 22:16:02
“when you have a person in your custody you are responsible for that person. if you are incapable - transfer them to another facility.”
Yeah, kind of like being able to keep your existing health care plan commensurate with implementation of the ACA, being able to keep your existing doctor, and being promised every family will experience a $2500 decrease on their health care premium. One falsehood after another.
"I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family's premium by up to $2,500 a year."
So according to the CBO, the vast majority of working families -- who get their insurance through their employer -- would see a slight decrease in premiums. But only in the neighborhood of $100 to $200 a year, nowhere near $2,500 a year.
Arlene Jara Strickland on Nov 25, 2013 at 13:22:39
CA93010 on Nov 25, 2013 at 13:19:36
“"Deficits don't matter"
"We will be greeted as liberators"
"Saddam is supporting Al-Qaeda"
"Heck of a job Brownie"
All at the estimated cost of $6 Trillion and over 5,000 American lives.
And your quibbling about a few hundred dollars over a year, healthcare for millions more people, because your party couldn't win 2 elections? THAT is petty.”
jchal20826 on Nov 25, 2013 at 13:06:49
“Stick to the articles subject line. The ACA is not in this article.”
sillyfrog on Nov 25, 2013 at 13:06:13
“Wow, I thought this was about Rove, Rove.”
drumz on Nov 25, 2013 at 13:04:09
“Politifact is a joke, no wonder you deem them worthy.”
judibluiz on Nov 25, 2013 at 13:01:37
“A slight decrease is better than a 300% increase! Health insurance goes up astronomically every year - right now it's the lowest it's been in 60 years. Personally, I think that is something to cheer about.”
modernman55 on Nov 25, 2013 at 13:01:10
“Not really related to the topic of the article now is it? The ACA didn't cancel peoples plans, the health insurance companies did that. The law said they can't rip people off anymore so they had to cancel the junk plans that did noting more than take money for a card saying you were covered but they really didn't cover anything when it was time to pay up. This article here basically says the IRS was right to target these groups for closer inspection and now the right wing media is looking really silly for freaking out over it.”
“The always hilarious Sarah Silverman is hardly the poster child for reservation and restraint.
Right..., always hilarious. Ever funny. Just the epitome of comedic humor..., if you find mirth in the disgusting, the profane, and the vile. Actually, not funny at all.”
EC001 on Nov 24, 2013 at 14:37:00
“The funniest thing she said was. "What do I know?"”
realitytrumpsbull on Nov 24, 2013 at 09:14:29
“Sometimes, 'comedy' is just a sugar-coated attack. Carlin started turning to the dark side with some of his 'comedy' social commentary, and he started going on some angry rants in the middle, there, and, that's kind of OK, this is America, at the same time, you should also try and find a better way of saying what you have to say, and, only say it once, politely, especially in the mixed audience of mass media.”
“When you're finally able to access affordable health care, or peruse your existing health care plan, they usually have provision for anger management. Take advantage of it. The "first step" to treatment is recognizing the problem.”
“President Barack Obama says a nuclear deal with Iran is an "important first step" toward addressing the world's concerns over the Islamic republic's disputed nuclear program.
We know! The implementation of anything really rests on that critical, important, and vital "first step". Just look at affordable health care, a system dependent on computers that served as a first step for people to access the system, choose a new plan, evaluate existing plans, and decide their best option for the future. Too bad millions are still waiting. Wonder how many first steps we can handle at once?”
jackwallace20 on Nov 24, 2013 at 01:15:46
“If Boehner can do it you can do it too , go to the website .”
mollysmomma on Nov 23, 2013 at 23:44:42
“even boehner got his ACA...it is working.”
jyoung2y on Nov 23, 2013 at 23:39:30
“Why everything the Pres say/DO has to be met with someone being negative instead of being appreciative that he's trying to do all he can without the help of the DO NOTHING CONGRESS.Stop complaining so fuc---- much”
“Yeah, and many of those people actually don't want health insurance or they don't need it..., like those millions of young, healthy adults who might otherwise choose not to have it because they're in their prime and very healthy. Or those people losing their "sub-standard" plans to get new plans that cost more in premiums, deductibles, and co-pays. Get the drift?
So you force them to pay for something they don't need or probably won't use, would otherwise choose not to have, so you can shift their funding to others who you think should have it but can't afford it. It's redistribution of wealth and healthcare is a secondary consideration.
This ACA should collapse, will collapse, as it was ill conceived, passed by the skin of its teeth, fails to have support of the majority population, and is causing more consternation now than people had prior to its implementation. This is what you get when a leader lacks leadership, when the person in charge appoints incompetents to act on his behalf and in his stead, and when he remains so aloof he has no clue between what he's promising and the reality on the ground being delivered. And he'll reap the headache for it. Good luck.”
“Seems to be getting substantially more traction than you'd like to admit. But here is the typical, progressive deflection and evading the issue at hand rather than argue the merits of the facts. When the President's approval rating dips below 40%, it's not just a tale. It's a symptom of a much greater problem. A good part of the problem is the ACA, its flawed implementation, bogus promises, higher costs for those who can pay, and an incompetent government demonstrating it lacks the ability and wherewithal to keep its promises to the people who elected it.”
Scuba49 on Nov 23, 2013 at 07:12:53
“The ACA LAW is here to stay in America; love it or leave it.”
“"You had a bad system, and you're putting a patch on it using the same flawed insurance companies that got us here in the first place," she said.
Sounds plausible. You take a flawed government organization to address the problems of a flawed health care system managed by a conglomeration of flawed insurance companies. Then you institute and install a flawed computer system to compound an already flawed system, thereby making it worse than it was to begin with. Now we have a flawed President backtracking on a flawed signature achievement, overseen by flawed officials, endeavoring a flawed fix to address the problems to preclude an upcoming flawed election in 2014. True,...true.”
JAF54 on Nov 22, 2013 at 20:39:08
“Which brings us to the glaring omission in this "flawed" post....in the richest country in the world tens of millions of it's citizens go without health insurance....talk about "flawed"....”
“The newly formed Islamic Front is the product of the second round of consolidation among major rebel groups in recent months.
Whatever. At the moment, for each side involved, they're both doing just fine. No need to hurry things up either way.”
OzzieTonto on Nov 23, 2013 at 00:28:02
“They are being cut down like chaff before the mower. By Thanksgiving, Aleppo will be liberated, and there will be tens of thousands surrendering, pleading for amnesty and generally lying down. God save the heroic Syrian Arab Army.”