[quote][b]swimdawg68[/b] - Hey Ponsoldt, if you are going to write an article why not report all the facts. The expansion of medicaid coverage financed largly by the federal government is not forever. The feds will only pay the financing for a few years (I think it's 3 years). Once that time expires, the full cost of this medicaid expansion will fall to the states to pay for. Where do you think the states will acquire the money to pay for all these new medicaid patients? From the taxpayers of the state.[/quote]
....this x 100%.... they often come up with this lame story about how the states refusing to expand medicare arent getting that "free" money from the federal govt.... all the while "forgetting" to add in the part where the states that expanded the medicare system with the 'free' federal money will be totally liable for the expanded medicare load in 3 years when the 'free' federal money goes away.posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:53
I find it ironic that the toon blames conservatives for making the rich richer , when today, the libs are printing money as fast as they can tossing it to the banks and inflating the stock market...making the rich richer.posted @ Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 12:50
"But here’s the thing: Why did some of us need Trayvon to be an angel in the first place? Why did they feel such a pressing urgency to magnify — and manufacture — his failings? Why was it so important to them to make him unworthy of sympathy?"
If either side had come out with the truth about trayvon, instead of painting him like a saint or a thug, many of the issues you talk about would have been avoided. The left came out with an angelic picture of a 13 yo trayvon and spouted out how great he was (not wanting to admit to any negatives)...then the conservative side came out slinging around all his negatives to offset the liberal side. I know you admit, after the fact, that Trayvon had issues, but I didnt see either side man up with anything like the truth during the trials.posted @ Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 09:31
[quote][b]theold33[/b] - Just when you think you've heard it all. Best advice. Don't buy off the internet.
...or read before you signposted @ Monday, November 18, 2013 - 09:54
[quote][b]Humbucker bob[/b] -
That intersection is well lit 24/7 [/quote]
and yet if it wasa car with no lights on that he had hit, it would be both at fault or the person he hit at fault.....see any problems with that? This is back a few years guessing 93 or 94 but a dominoes pizza delivery driver rear ended a car at that very same intersection on the taco bell said....driver with no lights was found at fault (my roommate at the time was the pizza driver). There is some kind of disconnect if little bitty bikes dont have to carry at least the same amount of safety equip as a car. Try driving thru downtown with your headlights off in a car and telling the cop that your reflectors were on.....posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 14:09
[quote][b]Humbucker bob[/b] - It's the fault of the driver, not the bicyclist who has every right to be on the road. The driver is required by law to pay attention and if he rear ended the cyclist is totally at fault. [/quote]
Id guess thats correct legally...but would the driver be responsible for hitting a car going down the road with it's lights off? I have no idea if the biker was wearing lights or not, but if not, then the same rules should apply. No lights...no driving/riding on roads.posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 01:04
what's more worrisome to me at this point is down the road when these guys begin to retire having missed out on their most productive retirement producing years.posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 00:59
the problem with healthcare.gov is that you have to sign up for it before you can see the cost (man that sounds familiar for some reason). This new site, healthsherpa.com , allows you to see the cost up front of ea plan and gives a general idea of the subsidy you can expect to receive...before you have to go into the health.gov site and give away all your private info via web portal that hasnt worked well to this point and who knows how well the security on it will pan out.posted @ Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 13:24
Apparently you need to spend some time in "others" and get that attitude of yours adjusted.
exactly...Ive lived in and visited a lot of other countries. I havent seen any country yet that can match the U.S.posted @ Monday, November 11, 2013 - 05:26
[quote][b]swhitney[/b] - @The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald:
The protest is in support of diversity and equal opportunity, and to support members of our community who were on the receiving end of a vicious threat.
Those that don't speak out against discrimination and hate will eventually find themselves suffering a similar fate.
Silence is the same as agreeing with the ignorant bigot who wrote the original post.
first off I agree with you.... secondly tho, I dont know why ppl believe this as an obvious thing but then turn around and say that it doesnt apply to the whole muslim terrorist situation.posted @ Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 23:52
[quote][b]38snubnose[/b] - Get the story right people! "Stand Your Ground" played no part in the Zimmerman case. His claim was simply self defense.
theyre following the 'if I say if enough it becomes true rule'. It's how media rolls.posted @ Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 12:50
[quote][b]Ben Had[/b] -
You shop at Walmart? You're part of the problem, friend.
China appreciates your business.
have to stretch my dollar....I dont get the 'free' 668$ a mnth for groceries.posted @ Friday, November 1, 2013 - 20:33
What is it about "temporary" that SNAP recipients, and others, don't understand?
Seems like once a "temporary" benefit gets started, it becomes "perpetually guaranteed"
thats why the average welfare recipient living in welfare housing length of time is up to 4 years now (or was in 2011).
....just got back from walmart and was amazed at all the fat women with 2 or 3 kids in tow with a wagon train of overflowing crap. Made me wonder how much they freaking get in food stamps ea mnth...looked it up and it is 668$ a mnth for a family of four. Why in the world do they get more for their family of four a mnth than I spend on my non food stamp receiving family of four? And theyre going down a massive 36$ a mnth to 632$ a mnth? boo freaking hoo.posted @ Friday, November 1, 2013 - 11:54
[quote][b]E.J.[/b] - As it is now, you get the care you need anyway and your bill gets paid by others, one way or another. Freeloader! [/quote]
and how is it going to be any different now when the 'unfortunate working poor' that have a free ride for premiums walk into that hospital door like theyre used to and run into that 6k$ deductible....do you think that theyre going to be refused care? Do you think that they can pay that 6k deductible? Who do you think will be paying that deductible?posted @ Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 22:33
It always has been. That's what deductible means. Please clarify how it could be any other way.
My policy didnt work it that way....I paid copays and percentages all the way thru...never had to pay the whole bill at any one time. Now Im getting jack until I pay the full deductible..go in for a sick call.... 55 copay? not so fast thatll be 340$ cost of the visit now... need an xray...cough up that 500$ (those are the last 2 visits I have on hand that I have numbers for). Personally I dont see how this will help any of the 'pitiful unfortunate poor' out there getting a full free ride stipend on their monthly health insurance bill when they cant afford the visit in the first place.
edit: to be more clear..... my policy used to pay 75% of everything (plus copay) until you hit the deductible....then it was 100% of most things and 90% on a few odd things that no one used. New and """"improved"""" policy, you pay the deductible frontloaded with them covering 0% until deductible is satisfied then they will pay 85% of all bills from then on if using the covered physician. And the icing on the cake is I get to pay 290$ more a mnth for this supposed '''improvement''''. Least that's what they keep telling me from DC on the news. News flash...no matter how many times you say it, it doesnt make a lie truth.posted @ Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 22:04
[quote][b]Emperor1972[/b] - @cyou299:
I received a letter informing me that on Jan. 1, my premiums would be going up by 17%. Why? The new requirements under Obamacare. In addition, they're canceling my dental coverage. And I'm one of the "lucky" ones.
I've spoken to DOZENS of people, ALL of whom will either be:
A) paying more
B) seeing a reduction in services
C) a combination of A and B
D) getting their policy canceled altogether
I haven't talked to a single person whose premium/coverage is staying the same, let alone going down by $2500 per year, as promised.
Further, I haven't talked to A SINGLE PERSON who was paying for their healthcare before that is happy with Obamacare now, and the damn thing hasn't even been fully implemented yet.
I'll say it again:
The ONLY people who like Obamacare fall into one of three categories:
1) those that don't have to pay for it
2) those that are too stupid to understand it
3) those that will never, under any circumstances, admit that they foolishly voted for a man that wasn't properly vetted, even though they were repeatedly warned
Which group do you belong to? [/quote]
....same for me.... cost went up 290$ more a mnth and the deductible is frontloaded.posted @ Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:25
[quote][b]Save our Republic[/b] - Get rid of all of the subsidies! If you need the taxpayers to support your farm, then you need to get out of farming, because your business is not profitable!
for the first time ever I agree with something SoR said. Get rid of all subsidies to businesses ( and I mean all businesses including green energy, farms, etc). Also get rid of foodstamps for anything other than the basics....no premade food...get your veggies, milk, cheese like it used to bo make it not a happy place. So what if mik goes to 10$ a gallon...it'll even out eventually as market demands more farmers since there is profit there. The govt is just sitting there blocking or making fake supply/demand.posted @ Monday, October 28, 2013 - 10:23
was just reading thru huffpo for giggles and saw that Obama didnt know anything about this NSA spying....whitehouse knew but he didnt. I think theyre keeping him in a small room in the dark growing shrooms for all the stuff that the whitehouse keeps from him. Good news Obama knows all about it bad news...not so much.posted @ Monday, October 28, 2013 - 10:19
[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - It seems that responsibility of one's actions has turned into who can I blame this one on[/quote]
problem is that ppl are raised with no or few consequences for their actions. Timeout and the like doesnt cut it. There have to be real consequences for your actions at a young age to learn how it works in the real world. The idea that no one really cares how you feel or if your feelings got hurt is totally foreign these days and sadly, we have two or three generations out there now that are semi adults that think everyone should care about their feelings and, if they dont, then the govt should force them to care.posted @ Monday, October 28, 2013 - 04:10
I guess a 24 billion dollar hit to an already weakened economy is pretty good leverage to the GOP, and the fiscal adults in the room.
pfft they already print 89billion a mnth xtra for giggles...why not add 24 billion next mnth....posted @ Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 16:32
[quote][b]RightIswrong[/b] - 5, 4, 3, 2, 1......... Here it comes, "but they didn't take into account for the people that have given up looking for work".
can you think of any other reason you add less than half the jobs needed in a healthy economy to stay at 0 and do better in the unemployment claim column?posted @ Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 11:48
[quote][b]DawgFan1988[/b] - @sweept:
What's he doing now career wise? What did he study at that superb institution of higher learning called Mars Hill College?
I understand he's married.
looks like a bachelors in history after he started out in phys ed and Id guess he is pursuing his options at getting into the pros at this point.
I know it chafes your misery loving hide, but from what I can see is that the whole Richt family is just a good set of ppl. Good parents raised up good kids and hopefully the kids will do the same. If he doesnt make it in the pros (and surprise surprise most players dont) then he will probably end up coaching somewhere or in the ministry maybe?posted @ Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 01:01
[quote][b]grove600[/b] - It can't be $24 billion, the government employees are getting back pay. And you know they'll spend every cent of it. Contracts are going to be paid in full. Everyone is going to be healthy, wealthy and vote for the democrats. [/quote]
not sure why 24billion is such a big deal anyways....when we're printing up 85 billion a mnth in fakey cash.posted @ Friday, October 18, 2013 - 17:41
[quote][b]jo15765[/b] - @DawgFan1988:
Not that I am trying to bash JR at all, but he finished his college career and was trying to get drafted, however to my knowledge he was never picked up by a NFL Team. If you look here at the 2013 Draft Blitz you can see where he ranked
he was invited and attended camp with miami this year but wasnt picked up out of camp...not sure how long he stayed or if any other teams showed interest.posted @ Friday, October 18, 2013 - 14:46
[quote][b]Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass[/b] -
Neither side appears to be able to define "compromise"...
exactly...I love that the one side is saying they wont be forced into a compromise with 'a gun to their heads'..... Ok now the 'gun' is gone, see any compromising happening? They will make a committee just like last time, the committee will come up with some decent compromises, congress will say hell no and voila shutdown in feb (just like the compromises from the 'super committee were ignored by congress the first time around this merry go round).posted @ Friday, October 18, 2013 - 13:33
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