“Blah, blah, blah, all that happened in the past means NOTHING, what is going on now is what counts, it is a mess and the democrats OWN it and they will go down for it, say good bye to the senate and perhaps much more. Add the VA, Berghahl, IRS, etc and you get the real picture of the current administration. EVERYONE is tired of the lies and mismanagement. Aren't you?”
thinker43 on Jun 11, 2014 at 18:00:00
“You're the one who brought it up. If you don't like the truth change the subject?
There is no mess. People are coming to realize how much the ACA is helping them and the country and anyone who talks about repealing it now is going to have a hard time keeping their office.
Lies and mismanagement? Please! Where were you with your complaints during the lies and gross mismanagement of the last administration? Are there problems? Of course. There will always be problems, but one can't always be so short-sighted as to blame the current administration for things initiated and/or ignored by a previous one. if you're going to point the finger of blame, you at least need to have the moral integrity to point it in the right direction.
Example: The problems with the VA have been around since Reagan. The IRS "scandal" really isn't one, since investigations have shown that scrutiny of certain PACs actually started during the previous administration and were directed as much toward liberal groups as conservative ones. Somehow a certain group of people just keep ignoring that fact. I see no lies or mismanagement in the Bergdahl situation unless it comes to light that he actually did desert and wasn't tortured, beaten, etc. Even that shouldn't be a condemnation of the administration but of the man. On the trade : those guys were going to have be released soon anyway. Why not get something - rather someone - in return?”
“You lose, the deomcrats put the opt-out option in the ACA when they had complete control, what did they think world happen? You must live with the stupidity of your chosen party, blame them, anyway the financial aspect of accepting the medicaid expansion will break the budgets of those states that accepted it in just a few years, Stay tuned and you will see. However you can not accept any blame as democrats never do, it is always "someone else is responsible. Well, your chickens are coming home to roost.”
thinker43 on Jun 10, 2014 at 06:57:29
“Um....nearly the entire ACA came from the Heritage Foundation blueprint, including the opt-out condition. It's obvious you weren't following that process while it was underway. The Dems foolishly agreed to all that stuff hoping to get some Republicans to vote for the ACA, but I guess Republicans no longer liked what the Heritage Foundation's plan was (which was their answer to Hillary Clinton's healthcare insurance plan back in the day), even though they liked it a lot before the Dems agreed to go along with it.”
“LOL, then why is there any furor? BTW furnish a llink, por favor.”
thinker43 on Jun 9, 2014 at 07:41:42
“The furor is because so many Republican governors don't care about the people who elected them. They'd rather see their constituents go without medical treatment or even die than expand Medicaid, basically because the expansion is connected to the President. Note that virtually all states refusing to expand Medicaid are "red" states.
No, I will not furnish a link. I could give you a link to anything I choose and could easily just pass along what I want you to read. Please do your own work and read several things about this. That's the only way to make an informed opinion.”
“If you believe that, you are beyond help. BTW prepaid from WHAT? Where does the government get their money as they have none of their own, TAX MONEY.”
thinker43 on Jun 8, 2014 at 17:10:35
“You obviously didn't do any fact finding on this. As far as where the government gets its money, some comes from taxes, some is borrowed. However, the cost of the Medicaid expansion in the ACA came from exactly where I said it did. It certainly isn't coming from higher taxes.”
“How does medicaid cover more people without more money from taxes? Think beyond your nose.”
thinker43 on Jun 5, 2014 at 17:05:21
“The initial cost to those states expanding Medicaid comes from the federal government for 3 years and was prepaid by cutting waste of and cutting certain fees of Medicare doctors and hospitals, along with cutting overpayments to Medicare Advantage companies. Think beyond your wallet.”
“If he made his payments he wouldn't have to worry about being sued. It is always the dead beats and dregs of society that want more considerations and slack for their inept life style. It is only getting worse as far as personal responsibillity goes in this country. Even the president picks and chooses which laws he will follow and which he chooses not to, sad.”
LeftRight on Jun 3, 2014 at 07:30:11
“No, it's NOT always the deadbeats. Often, it's people WHO NEVER HAD THAT DEBT IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!!”
“Then work to change the law, but learn it first and you will save yourself a lot of pain.”
isc121 on Jun 2, 2014 at 22:28:18
“Actually not exactly. He is not saying if you don't show up. He is saying if you don't show up and they can prove you were properly served at your current address. Or an attempt was made. Which with growth of cell videos is simple. Send two people. One videos the approach to the home and the slipping under the door if no answer. Also protects against harassment claims. I say under because in a Mail Box they can tape then take it out.”
“Just as much as you are, except I can read and think at the same time and compare what I'm reading to 60 years experience in the real world to arrive at a workable understanding of what I just read. You, not so much.”
tacoman78 on Jun 2, 2014 at 22:16:27
“No he is just part of the 25% of Americans left with any intelligence, like being able to read and comprehend an article.”
“You just failed law 101, if you don't show up to answer, you lose. If it were as you propose, NO ONE would ever show up and automatic continuances would go on forever and nothing would ever happen, obviously you did not think beyond your nose on that issue.”
“LOL, Thievery indeed, you do know that if one pays their bills they do not have to deal with this. I support anything lenders do in order to collect from the dead beats of the world. Pay you bills and live trouble free, it is that easy.”
katiec1963 on Jun 2, 2014 at 21:46:55
“did you know that currency makes up only 3% of our money supply, while private bank credit/debt makes up 97%?
The financial industry has grown from 14% of GDP in 1970 to 40% today?
That there are 1 Quadrillion of derivatives in a 60/70 T world, and it's impossible for this to unwind without a bunch of losers, and a relatively few winners. Will we bail the financial industry out again?
That private debt loads are 270% of GDP?
And the above excludes stock, derivatives and other forms of equities?
And all this debt and fictional capital has been built up in the context of wages stagnating for more than 30 years.
Gosh it would be nice to be as simple minded as you.”
WoodyCPM on Jun 2, 2014 at 20:39:38
“I see. Another one that didn't read the article! Where are they making you guys?! Oh, that's right. America.”
“Getting but still not even close to acceptance, review it again, ACA never and still is not even close to 50% acceptance after 3 or 4 YEARS. Wait for the hugh premium increases next year and get back to me.”
“Those were mostly the ones who had their original policies (you know the ones that if you lliked, you could keep) cancelled by the ACA requirements. There are still tens of millioins without insurance and that will continue, the net may be no increase in total insured in the country. Lets all keep watching and see what the real outcome will be. In the meantime the government is still trying to get it to work and spending millions to try to get people to sign up. Don't you think if it were any good, people would storm the net to sign up? But alas, not.”
“I think none of us relish that thought, however many pay thousands of dollars in health insurance based on that possibility. Those who do not, fall on society to care for them. That is my issue with medicaid, in that the tax payer gets stuck for the bill. I think we may see this somewhat the same, but I have no solution for the issue. Thanks for a good chat.”
“So why should anyone insure themselves against these horrific things if they will be taken care of?”
Laura Hunt 44 on Jun 2, 2014 at 15:22:58
“Well. not many people relish the thought of being hooked to machines forever. Once in awhile someone comes out of such a state, but it is rare. My mother had such a patient when she was a nursing student, the woman was in a vegetative state after a diabetic coma. After 8 years, she woke up, and was coherent enough to communicate with staff.”
“LOL, "protect our planet" China and India emit 10X what we do, control that which you can't and maybe you have something. Otherwise the only thing will be hugh energy increases for the average American. BTW what will replace the energy no longer generated by coal power?”
jerryengelbach on Jun 1, 2014 at 21:54:05
“China's emissions are less than twice those of the U.S.
And China's per capita emissions are only 40% of the per capita emissions of the United States.”
libertyforall6567 on Jun 1, 2014 at 21:40:35
“fox news has made you to dumb to comprehend that with out a planet you can kiss your precious fox news good bye.”
CyberWolf on Jun 1, 2014 at 21:08:36
“i suppose since others are doing it then there's no reason whatsoever that we should do better”
“Is that the tax payers job to keep each and everyone on Medicaid alive who needs life support? That is the unbelievable issue.”
Laura Hunt 44 on Jun 2, 2014 at 00:04:52
“Well, the unfortunate thing is if you lapse into a state like that by illness (say diabetic coma or massive stroke) or accident (think young healthy guy in motorcycle wreck) as long as there is brain function AND you have no directive in place (not many young invincibles do) they cant let you die.”
“As usual you furnish NO link or proof of your assertions. WHO then is "they"? and who did they poll? ALL other polls for years, in your opinion, are not intellectually honest, only the one you rely on, BTW without substantiation. Explain why the sign ups are virtually non exsistant and the government is still "selling" the benefits, if they were legitimate, people would jump at the opportunity, right? But evidently not.”
ftlscott on Jun 2, 2014 at 06:14:23
“The link you posted supports what Rick just told you. As people learn more about the features of the law, they understand it and like it.
There were 8M sign ups just on the exchanges. It's exceeded all expectations. That's incredible given all of the negative advertising.”
“All must support the LAW, but no one has to like it. If it is so great why is the government still spending millions of dollars trying to get peple to sign up? BTW the repeal issue is a strawman isssue as that is long gone and just a lame talking point. BTW you have not cited any study or report that supports you claim. However here is one that supports mine---http://www.rand.org/health/projects/health-reform-opinion.html”
ftlscott on Jun 2, 2014 at 06:12:15
“Of course they have to spend millions of dollars to get people to sign up. They have to counter all of these ridiculous attack ads from the Koch brothers who decided that affordable healthcare is not something they believe it.
You ought to review your links before sending them. It supports the reality - which is that it's getting more popular. Click on the link that shows the opinions changing over time.”
Hooponopono on Jun 1, 2014 at 18:29:50
“There has been only one intellectually honest poll taken of Obamacare. To make sure that people knew what was in it and therefore had a valid opinion, they took the ACA apart and polled each part separately.
The parts got approvals ranging from 64% to 89%, with most parts polling on the high side of the range. The pollster concluded; "When we make sure that people actually know what is in Obamacare.......THEY LOVE IT !!"”
“There hasn't been much if any "good" to back as yet. ACA it totally his and the VA situation is just a snapshot of what is to come if the government gets further involved in healthcare.”
Hooponopono on Jun 1, 2014 at 02:48:47
“ABSOLUTE RUBBISH. I've lived with the fundamentals of the ACA ever since Hawaii implemented them in 1974. These very same fundamentals have given Hawaii the best healthcare system of the 50 states...........BY A HUGE MARGIN !!”
“Who passed it again? Who did NOT vote for it? Who included 161 amendments that they could have elemiated as they had total control and all the votes? Thank the democrats for the whole issue, they are still running from it and it will cost their party the Senate in the next election and maybe even the white house. America has disliked the ACA from day one and still does, look at any poll or report that you want, find a positive one and post it if possible.”
ftlscott on Jun 1, 2014 at 04:40:22
“That's not the case anymore, Joe. Democrats and even hard core republicans are supporting the law. Public opinion polls are already turning against repeal.”
Hooponopono on May 31, 2014 at 20:49:58
“Joe.....GET SERIOUS......We've not seen the GOP support anything Obama is for. They even filibuster their own legislation if Obama backs them. DUH !!!”