the deficit was $10,000,000,000,000 before they noticed it.
[/quote] Its debt not deficit and it has gone up 70% under 1 administration. But somebody else started it so lets ignore it and let some body else deal with it.
obama logic in a nutshell!posted @ Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 11:02
all sides were responsible. All sides had embassy attacks. All sides had scandals. All sides had deficits.
...so why do tea party candidates only recall one side?
What do Reid, Pelosi, and obama recall? Please give me one issue where these clowns took responsibility and did not blame republicans. Just one!!posted @ Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 10:54
@craptastic: The article calls West Virginia red state even though both senators and the governer are democrats! It doesnt look at state history and it doesn't look at red state vs blue state debt.
This article is great 'red meat' for the libtards but not good for much else.posted @ Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 13:13
[quote]b]Duke Briscoe[/b] -
If she wants to go back to the old system of buying cheap insurance that really does not cover all expenses, then that means that she wants to dump those possibly uncovered expenses on others.
[/quote] Like what? birth control or treatment for drug addiction? She should not be forced to pay for coverage she does not need.
The whole other question is why US health care is so expensive, [/quote] Tort reform would bring about real savings but obama and the dems ignored this and other good ideas and crammed this mess down our throats. obamacare is going to cost us trillions and according to the CBO we will never be under 30 million unisured. What a bargain!posted @ Friday, February 7, 2014 - 17:03
Love the way the Repugs are spinning this. Years ago, my orthopedic surgeon and I had a talk about when he was going to retire. His wife was only in her fifties and had Alzheimer's . He said he couldn't retire until she got on Medicare, because she was uninsurable and he couldn't lose the healthcare insurance he had through his practice. He could afford health insurance, he just couldn't get it for an Alzheimer's patient. ACA makes insurance companies cover pre-existing conditions. He worked many years longer than he wanted because of this. There are many sixty year olds who aren't old enough for Medicare, and they work much longer at very hard jobs they no longer love. Now, they can retire, get affordable healthcare. Many a young person has stayed at bad jobs because of the insurance. That is what this report says. This should open up jobs down the line. So it's a win win win situation. Now, Republican hacks, spin it!
My mother has a friend who is a wonderful, hard working person who loves her job. But she has been thru the exchange and cannot afford the options she is eligible for because of high premiums and high deductibles. She would have to quit the job she loves to qualify for a subsidy.
The head of the CBO very clearly stated that obamacare is a dis-incentive to work. To pretend that this will be a positive thing and only affect the behavoir of older workers is ridiculous and not the reality.
Who did you say was doing the spinning??posted @ Friday, February 7, 2014 - 11:52
@Logical: Give me a link to that poll and give me an example of a lie told on fox.
The best example of brain dead followers are people who still support obama (a group that is getting smaller every day).
This is your typical post: too much emotion & not enough LOGIC!!!!posted @ Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 11:25
The majority of Americans do not like this law and even more will dislike it when the employer mandate kicks in. And just today the CBO says that obamacare will lead to 2,000,000 fewer workers.
I am glad, though, that you found someone that is benefitting because that's gonna be like spotting a northern hairy nosed wombat!posted @ Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 17:26
I heard terrorists were responsible for the attack on Benghazi. But that is too simple. Somehow it has to be tied into our next election.
It was a big deal in the last election. The administration that is supposedly transparent did everything it could to delay, deflect blame and shield obama from this fiasco for re-election purposes.posted @ Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 14:22
Jim, is Faux News your only source?
[/quote] Facts are facts no matter where they come from.[/quote]
Karl Rove got Faux News to gin up the controversy in advance of Hillary's run for the Presidency???
What is your source for this? MSNBC?
The left's absolute total obsession with fox is strong evidence that they are doing something right.posted @ Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 14:11
@Logical: Sorry I missed your reply yesterday and i want to help you with your misguided thought process.
1. After the Bush tax cuts in 2003 tax revenues went up and deficits went down every year until 2008. Google the latest Economic Report of the President. It is there clearly in black and white!!
2. What part of obama increased the number of troops don't you understand??
I believe that it is you that is full of it ... full of obsession/hatred and it blinds you from reality. Maybe some therapy might help.posted @ Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 13:05
Maybe there's something wrong with your short term memory because you seem to have forgotten what's happened the last 5 years like ...
74% of casualties in afghanistan have occurred after obama ordered troop increases.
obamacare will cost far more and be much more destructive than medicare part D.
Bush (or any other president) cannot begin to compare with obama's deficit spending.
Come to think of it your longer term memory is not that good either because the Bush tax cuts increased revenue to the treasury and deficits were steadily declining until the home mortgage crisis hit.posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 10:11
I figured that with this cold snap the deniers would come out of the woodwork deriding climate change.
Just as a hot spell brings out the global warming alarmists.
Listen up deniers, you can laugh at Al Gore and liberals now...
[/quote] Al in 2008: "The entire north polar ice cap will be gone in 5 years." ... That is pretty funny!posted @ Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 10:42
[quote][b]Dr Benway[/b] -
The fight for the soul of a party that has no soul. That's entertainment.
It's almost as good as watching the party with no brain run healthcare.posted @ Monday, January 6, 2014 - 09:26
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can’t pay its own bills. ... I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.”
senator barak obama 2006posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 10:24
[quote][b]counter spin[/b] -
I find it very disturbing that the GOP is working so hard to try to make the ACA fail.
It's failing pretty miserably without any help from the Repubs.
After all, it's based on Romney Care so it's really a Republican idea.
The Mass. bill was 70 pages long; The obamacare bill was 2000 pages long and has added over 10,500 pages of regulations to the federal register ... so far! Romneycare was a bi-partisan effort; obamacare was a totally partisan effort. Romneycare does prove that healthcare reform at the state level is much more effective.
The current GOP is clearly more interested in gaining political power rather than doing what's best for the American people.
obamacare has brought 1/6 of the economy under those 10,500 pages of federal regulation so it is the democrats who are centralizing political power!posted @ Monday, November 18, 2013 - 10:30
Poor Towery, still trying to defend Newt Gingrich, and ignoring the 8 years of financial ruin imposed on us by Bush/Cheney. Does he get paid for writing this pablum? Is it published anywhere outside the borders of Georgia?
No one in the history of our Republic has come close to the financial ruin imposed on us by barak obama.posted @ Friday, October 11, 2013 - 09:00
[quote]While the cost of implementing the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” could be well over $10 billion, the taxpayer cost of subsidizing uninsured health costs is usually around $50 billion a year.[/quote]
That sounds like an impressive stat. But that's only implementation. Add the fact that we had to wait 3 years for implementation to get the 10 year total cost under $1 trillion and it's not so impressive. That means going forward we will pay over $100 billion per year and, based how other government programs have performed vs. projections, we will pay way over that amount.
This law is going to cost us dearly!posted @ Friday, October 11, 2013 - 08:52
@tgb: Why do you Republitards keep referring to the Affordable Care act as a bill? It is the law, and if you want to know what is in it, read the damn thing! What is this persistent, recurring whine from the great unread that we don't know what's in it???? Read it! Go to Google and pull it up if you can't trouble your brain to go to Congress' website. Sheeeeeesh, you guys are dumb-- which is why you keep re-electing these bozos.
There's no biger bozo around than barak and I' sure you voted for him which, along with your name calling rants, are a good insight to your intellect and inferiority complex.posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 15:49
@Okra: Amen!posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 15:44
@Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass:
So far, the. U.S. has never defunded a major government program in its totality by shutting down the government. That is not the way laws are repealed or altered. The law of the land is not repealed in a budget reconciliation. It is repealed via amendments that pass both houses of Congress and are signed by the President or vetoed by the President and then are overridden by votes in Congress.
The following is how obamacare was passed: "If you recall, the Democrats in the House weren’t able to pass their version of a Healthcare law. Because all revenue bills have to originate in the House of Representatives, the Senate found a bill that met those qualifications: HR3590, a military housing bill. They took out essentially all of the wording of it, and turned it into the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Obamacare. It gets better. The Senate at that time had 60 Democrats, just enough to pass Obamacare. After the bill passed the Senate though, Democrat Senator Ted Kennedy died. In his place, Massachusetts elected Republican Scott Brown. That meant that, if the House made any changes to the bill, the Senate wouldn’t have the necessary number of votes to pass the corrected bill, since they knew no Republicans would vote for Obamacare. So they made a deal with the Democrat‐controlled House of Representatives: the House would pass the Senate bill without any changes, IF the Senate agreed to pass a separate bill by the House that made changes to the Senate version of Obamacare. This second bill was called the Reconciliation Act of 2010. It made a bunch of detail changes, and added some things. So the House passed PPACA, the Senate bill, as well as their Reconciliation Act. So now PPACA was ready for the President to sign, but the Senate still needed to pass the Reconciliation Act from the House. Confused yet? Now, remember that the Senate only had 59 votes to pass the Reconciliation Act since Republican Scott Brown replaced Democrat Ted Kennedy. In order to pass the Reconciliation Act, therefore, the Democrats in the Senate decided to change the rules. They declared that they could use the “Reconciliation Rule”—this is a different “reconciliation” than the House bill now. This rule was only used for budget item approval, so that budget items could be passed with only 51 votes in the Senate, not the usual 60. This rule was never intended to be used for legislation of the magnitude of Obamacare. So then both of the “Acts” passed both houses of Congress and were then signed by President Obama. All done by Democrats without a single Republican vote in favor of it. To quote Democrat Rep. Alcee Hastings of the House Rules Committee during the bill process: “We’re making up the rules as we go along”. "
I agree that the law of the land should not be repealed via reconciliation but obamacare was PASSED by that method. Also, the president has failed as leader of the executive branch to properly enforce the law. He has delayed a piece that will have unpopular consequences and has passed out waivers to his cronies.
In the end there will be an agreement but I applaud the republicans for casting more attention on this disaster of a law.posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 13:44
Along those lines, what proof do we have that Jesus actually existed, that he wasn't a hoax from the imagination of a writer like J. K. Rowling.
It's really not along those lines. Predicting the future is infinitely more difficult and far less accurate than determining the past.posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:54
The Obama administration has spent nearly seven times the amount of money projected to set up its great website. The original cost was $93 million but the actual cost has been $623 plus million dollars.
This is definitely a sign of things to come. Obamacare will cost far far more than projected and it will work about as good as the website.posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:13
And by the way, Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) (who said about govt shutdown: "It's exactly what we wanted, and we got it") also says the end of the world is cause to rejoice. AKA she's still batshit crazy.
I'm not a big fan of Bachmann but, imo, the craziest, most insane, most dangerous comment uttered by a politician was: "Let's pass it so we can see what's in it".
Unfortunately, it was true.posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:00
@Okra: Setting aside your chauvinistic remarks, I think Ann nailed it. You shouldn't assume she is ignorant of the game. And, yes this is a political game these a$$es are playing. What I don't understand is why the Rethuglicans are not willing to admit they are the instigators. Earlier in the year, Ted (even dumber than Dubya the Dumb) was strutting and blustering about shutting down the government, eliminating government, shrinking government. Now he has accomplished what he and his constituents wanted. Why then, are the Tea Party idiots and the idiots that voted for them trying to deflect the "ownership", pointing fingers at the Dems and President Obama? I don't get it. In their bizarro world, they won! The government has shut down. And please, no comments about how there is no effect. Tell that to people whose jobs and businesses depended on serving areas where massive government furloughs have taken place. They are hardworking people who are screwed because you ARE playing a game with real people as the pawns. Since Cruz and Ryan and "Boner" have won, why are you guys throwing a parade? Why are you trying to disown the consequences of your actions?
All of this is the result of the democrats totally shutting out the republicans then using reconciliation (which has never been used for a bill of this magnitude) to cram this down the American people's throat. Just as Pelosi said, it passed and 3 years later we are still finding out what's in it. And we are getting a preview of the looming disaster with the opening of the exchanges. Putting this in the hands of the federal government is absolute insanity.
Anyway, thanks for your bitter, ill-LOGICAL, name-calling rant. It gave me a chuckle!posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 09:03
"In just a month, public approval of the Republican Party has dropped 10 points, from 38 to 28 percent, according to a Gallup poll conducted in the early days of the government shutdown." http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/2013/1009/Republicans-hit-all-ti...
The American people are getting wise to the TEA/GOP's histrionic *Fear and Loathing* spew. President Obama is not running for re-election in 2014. But about 270 House and Senate pols with (R) after their name are, and this totally unnecessary and totally avoidable governmental shutdown is their legacy.
BREAKING NEWS: obama's approval rating is at an all time low. The American people are realizing the total lack of leadership that comes from our president.posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 08:48
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