“So the states that set up their own exchanges have been able to sign up people fairly well. Oregon has already signed up 56,000 in the last three weeks through their state exchange which cuts the uninsured rate for the state by 10%. The states that are having all the glitches are the ones that refused to set up their own exchanges. These are the red states who don't want their uninsured to afford insurance and don't want Obamacare to work period!! I hope that the feds are able to get something up and working soon to help these people.”
MWinifredR on Oct 18, 2013 at 18:36:10
“The number of people going to a state web site compared to the number of people from over 30 states that have to use the Federal Exchanges makes all the difference in the world as to how well the website performs.”
stuth on Oct 18, 2013 at 18:34:18
“this is a federal program...this is the federal exchange.
“Like many others, I was absolutely horrified by George Bush's response to Katrina. How could you forget the president turning a blind eye to the suffering of his own people. It was the main reason his approval ratings tanked into the twenties and never regained during the rest of his presidency.”
Randy Minnick on Jan 3, 2013 at 01:23:35
“You weren't paying attention. Bush (not my hero by any means and I'm not trying to make him out to be one) drowned the gulf coast in FEMA support. They are still dealing with the over abundance of supplies that were heaped on them. What you missed was that the mainstream media (ever the supports of socialism and ever the haters of America) refused to acknowlege what he did. They never at any time reported to the public what he had done. In fact, they sabotaged the entire matter making him look like he was uncaring. That has since been proven entirely false but again, no one took note. You surely didn't., It's time that we ALL paid attention. We are being played like a banjo by the ignorant and socialist agenda driven media. It will cost us dearly if we do not.”
“Why should the US Taxpayer subsidize Walmart by providing food stamps and other services for their employees? The Walton family has got to be the biggest fraud there is. Their enormous wealth is partly due to screwing the rest of us. The boycott is way overdue. They need to pay a living wage and benefits for their employees. Greed should no longer be rewarded at the expense of others.”
darigi on Dec 13, 2012 at 13:08:29
“So this is an excellent example of it depending on who's ox is being gored. Here we have the Waltons who feel that the taxpayers owe it to them to subsidize their business which pays low enough wages to force their employees to apply for food stamps and healthcare. This is, in their view much worse than an entitlement program, (Social Security), which I have contributed to for 45 years (and still counting). They think they are entitled to this subsidy to their bottom line. They think I am not. WalMart remains a symbol of what has gone wrong with our country in the 40 years since America elected Reagan. The vast majority of the 'Reagan Democrats' were union guys who were in fact, voting for their own demise. But he was such a nice guy......”
lessbs on Dec 13, 2012 at 12:56:22
ProgressMakesSense on Dec 13, 2012 at 12:52:59
“Why should Wal-Mart (or any other company) have to provide health care? They aren't churches passing out charity.”
“Cross off another restaurant I won't ever eat at. Having employees with no basic health care who prepare food for the public doesn't sound like it is worth the risk to eat at. They are a higher priced sub shop. You think they guy could cough up a few dollars to pay for his employees' healthcare. What a grinch!”
“When I saw Paula Broadwell back on the Daily Show, I automatically thought that she was Petraus' wife or girlfriend. Then as the interview went on, it turned out that she had wrote a book about him. Weird.”
“Will people still hide it from the public if it is legal or will it be equal to having a glass of wine or beer?? I guess I am curious if the stigma will go away??”
exxman on Nov 5, 2012 at 21:41:52
“I've been a California resident for the last four years but I don't recall there being that much of a stigma around responsible recreational marijuana use in Washington state, unless that has changed since I left. In fact, at one point I applied for work with a company that required that I take a drug test before being hired. I told my potential boss that I would not pass the test and he told me what to do so that I would pass.As far as public use goes, I don't think that's a good idea. I don't think others should be subjected to pot smoke if they don't want to be any more than they should be subjected to tobacco products.”
“Unfortunately 21 years too late for me. Not cool when you are a mom with kids.”
Deep Thinking Man on Nov 5, 2012 at 19:46:27
“PD...don't know your age...but it's never too late...i'm 62 and i want Cannabis to be legal in all 50 states !!!!!”
googly moogly on Nov 5, 2012 at 19:40:15
“well, i read on this propaganda machine a story about some journalist that collected hash pipes and became a hash addict. he then got sober but when he gets old he is gonna be a hash smoker again. nice way to go out i guess. so he apparently doesn't have any kids.”
InedaName on Nov 5, 2012 at 19:33:10
“Neither is drinking alcohol but that's still legal and causes more deaths than marijuana ever has or ever will.”
exxman on Nov 5, 2012 at 19:32:04
“Actually, taxing and regulating marijuana like alcohol will make it more difficult for kids to get their hands on it. You should be all for it as a mother with children.”
OhioYippieHippie on Nov 5, 2012 at 19:31:14
“Cool? not cool? Ya whiskey and vodka beer and tobacco are so cool for kids especially when they are 18 at college. I would rather my kids use cannabis than drink alcohol or smoke tobacco any day.”
“Vote by mail. Your ballot and voter's pamphlet get mailed to you 20 days before the election. You get to vote in the privacy of your own home. Mail it in or put it in a drop box on election day. No hassle, no headaches and very high voter participation. It's a no brainer folks.”
Kathy Levittown on Nov 5, 2012 at 17:18:58
“"It's a no brainer folks."
I HEAR you..BUT..
Its ALSO is a no brainer that I have voted freely for 40 years and NOW its getting difficult!
In PA, in May they could ASK for an ID..but didnt have to show it..Bill and I REFUSED..and we were berated by an acid tongued old biddy who said we were the only ones who refused..
(we are surrounded by Repubs)..
Same thing tomorrow......AND Bill and I AGAIN will refuse to show ID....Hope I have the same old biddy again..LOL!!
SO! Anyway we can vote is GOOD!
Fred DeSena on Nov 5, 2012 at 17:04:42
“absentee ballots are not always counted”
emto on Nov 5, 2012 at 16:59:15
“I agree with your logic but since I live in a town with less than 8,000 until I am no longer able to make it to the poll I will vote on election day in person. It is such a thrill to me to do so.”
“At some point doesn't our media need to be straight forward with the people and expose a lie when it is a lie? Romney has been lying and switching positions on a daily basis. Where are the journalistic principals of the media. Aren't they supposed to be looking out for the public? Aren't they they watchdog of the government? Our media is a joke and has been for a long time. They don't care if a campaign ad is dishonest. As long as they get their money. If the media was truly honest with the American people, Romney wouldn't have even won the nomination.”
Observer963 on Oct 31, 2012 at 17:32:15
“(Most of the) media is just as sold out as (most of the) politicians. As long as Murdoch type of people get to dictate what goes on in the "media", you are correct, they are a joke.”
Noah Cross on Oct 31, 2012 at 17:29:47
“The GOP is so good at screaming "liberal media" it seems to have made a lot of the media feel a bit gun shy.”
“Better question is why are the red states always the poorest? How have decades of Republican rule done anything to help these state be nothing more than a drain on US Taxpayer? Trickle down economics doesn't work, period.”
“"No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done."
President Obama 9/12/12 - Rose Garden statement re: Benghazi attack
This is the actually statement he made and you are full of it.”
“Romney walked toward Candy and kept looking at her when he questioned Obama's remark about "Act of Terror" the next day in the Rose Garden. He wanted Candy to corroborate his "BS" that Obama never said that. When Candy relayed the truth, he looked absolutely dumbstruck. Sometimes the facts come out and bite you in the A**. It was by far the best moment of the debate.”
bilaton on Oct 17, 2012 at 17:03:24
“But she was wrong and just helping Obama escape his own lie. He just said the words "acts of terror" the next day without reference. That's OK though. It will keep going in the news...”
jbtex on Oct 17, 2012 at 17:01:40
“That's the way I saw it too. He was convinced he had snookered the President. Unfortunately for him, he had no idea what the President said that day, and all his fawning advisers had not brought him up to speed.”
Brian Trubee on Oct 17, 2012 at 16:53:45
“Go back and watch the video of the Rose Garden speech. Words mean things. Obama did not call the attack in Bengazi an act of terror. The video does not lie.”