@cyou299: Obama is seeking power to insure his legacy as the most liberal President in our nations history. Sadly, his legacy we be judged as being the worst President this nation has ever had.
I spent many years in the Executive Search Businees and placed many CEO's with corporations. Had I been given a "spec" sheet to develop candidates for the position POTUS, based on Obama's background and experience, he would not have even come up on my "radar screen" as a potential candidate. The fact that he is such a "lightweight" in executive skills is evident daily.posted @ Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 13:06
Lee, glad you were able to obtain coverage. The ACA is great for people with pre-existing conditions. The bulk of the act that effects millions of american's is so bad the entire act becomes awful. For every story like Lee, their are probably hundreds of stories that are a nightmare for people. As of this writing, the number is 6 million people have had their policies canceled and that number will continue to rise. Not to mention losing their family doctors or their hospitals. Some of the finest hospitals in this country are not in the Obamacare system. So, if you want to go to Sloan-Kettering for special cancer care, you will be unable to make that choice if you are under Obamacare.
Remember, Obama stated they need 7 million people signed up by the end of March to make his program work. As of this writing, they only have about 400K and the bulk of those that have signed up are people like Lee. Obamacare needs millions of young healthy people to sign up in order for his progrm to work. That is just not going to happen. Ergo, the program will eventually implode.posted @ Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 12:54
Hey you liberals, what is your ceiling on food stamps? 90 billion? 100 Billion? How about no ceiling at all, that way everybody could get food stamps. Also, what is your time limit on unemployment benefits (currently at 99 weeks)? How about 200 weeks? How about no limit, then we can just all sit back and let the fools that want to work support usposted @ Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 21:08
@Logical: I suppose their are no gerrymandered democrat districts. How elese do you get some of the really stupid democrats representing some districts in Georgia? To call Dr. Paul Broun dumb and stupid (after all he is an MD.), clearly shows your ignorance and liberal biases'.
Suggest you change you name from "Logical" to "Out of touch" it would better represent your left wing views. By the way, why not move to Atlanta or Macon, that way you could have representation by some real idiots like John Lewis who has a problem speaking proper english, or the complete idiot that represents Macon.posted @ Friday, December 13, 2013 - 10:13
Need to correct my above post. Obama has catually created an additional 8.2 Trillion dollars in debt. WOW! he has managed to accomplish this feat in just 5 years in office. As a taxpayer all I can say is "my what a guy".posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 10:37
@cyou299: Three Presidents built 10 (actually it was 9) Trillion dollars in debt. Now we have a liberal democrat in control and he has added an additional 7.2 Trillion dollars in debt. It is also projected the debt will rise to 20 Trillion before he leaves office. This means in 8 years in office, he will have created more debt than the 20 years in office of Reagan, Bush 1 and Bush 2.
Quite an accomplishment for Obama. Glad I could help with the facts that you chose to ignore. So who is best at giving away money? The cartoon above clearly illustrates the point.posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 10:31
Marriage quite simply is "commitment" each to the other. Without marriage and just cohabitation, society suffers, not to mention the offspring of this unhealthy union. By the way, I have been married for over 40 years, my wife and I are committed to each other and our children. Like any couple, we have had our arguments but our commitment to each other always see's us through. Without that commitment, it is too easy to just walk away.
This was a great article!posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 06:51
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.
The burdens being heaped on individuals and taxpayers of a state are as a result of this horendus Obamacare law. As of this writing, only about 360,000 have signed up (if they havent paid the premium they are not covered and many have big problems when they go to their Dr. or hospital after Jan. 1st). Obamacare's stated number to make this program viable is 7 million people signed up by March 31st 2014. Their is no way that figure will be reached. At the present time, it appears many of those signing up have pre-existing conditions. Obamacare needs millions of young heathy americans to sign up to make the program work, that is just not going to happen.
Obamacare, I predict, will collapse under it's own structure of substance which is and always was flawed.posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 06:32
@helligater69: Many of those voters today now know they were lied to by their candidate. We will see how they respond this November.posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 14:30
@avenger: Most large corporations do not supply substandard insurance policies. If you define substandard like Obama does as those policies that do not cover maternity, birth control, abortion, etc. then you and I are not on the same page. I came from the corporate world, and corporations would supply different options in insurance coverage that the employee could select from. If I didn't want maternity benefits I would not select maternity benefits and my portion of the insurance premium would be less than young families that wanted that coverage.
You are correct I pay property taxes to help support our schools even though my children are no longer in the schools. I have no problem with supporting our schools. I no longer pay for health insurance for my children because they pay for their own insurance now that they have their own families. But along comes our government and tells me I must pay for insurance benefits for other people. I'm sorry, I think people can secure their own insurance based on their needs. Sadly you along with many other liberals, think america ows these people a living and we should supply them with cradle to grave benefits for life. Well count me out of that mentality. If you want to sit back and have your liberties taken from you by your govenment feel free, as for me I will do everything I can to stop it.posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 11:14
@melquiades: How do you think that jerk Terry McCaulif was elected governor of Virgina? Milllions of outside dollars were poured into his campaign by outside liberal organizations. Weather we like it or not, that is the nature of politics and money in our country on both sides of the aisle.posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 10:07
@avenger: I too am an independent voter, but the democrat party left me years ago. The last democrat I voted for was Sam Nunn for the Senate. I have previously stated their are some good elements of Obamacare and you mentioned some of them. The big problem, their are far more bad elements to the law. Examples: You probably won't be able to keep your current insurance policy or your doctor. Your premiums and deductables are going way up. You will not be given the opportunity to not have insurance coverage for maternity benefits even though you and your wife are over 50 and have no need for that coverage. Your employer (because of increased cost), may choose to discontinue company sponsored health insurance, you will then be subject to the limited selection of the health insurance exchanges.
You may view these as just minor problems with Obamacare but to the millions of americans effected by this, it is a major problem dumped on them by Obama and the democrats. Why do you think Obama's approval rating has fallen to 38%. The american people by the millions are just plain mad at what has been done to them by Obama.posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 09:55
Thanks Obama for the "gift that keeps on giving" namely Obamacare. Republicans rejoice in that gift. No "bandaid" will protect you and the democrats from this horrendous law. The voters will respond in 2014 and 2016.posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 08:47
@cyou299: You are correct in that quote. I have "learned" enough about Obamacare by reading, studying and listening to people who know what they are talking about to "Know" Obamacare is a "dog that will not hunt". Everyday new revelations come out to prove how bad this law is and the burden it has placed on our society.posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 08:39
I am not a lawyer but I have listened to some constitutional lawyers and they all agree that Obama has violated the Constitution on more than one occassion. My question is: How do we hold this man accountable? He is not King Obama, he represents 1/3 of our government and no more. How can he suspend provisions of a law without the approval of the congress? He has no authority to do that. Sadly, he is setting a dangerous precendent that other presidents may follow, be they democrat or republican.posted @ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 20:21
Great try Joe, their is an old saying "you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear" and Obamacare is clearly a sow's ear. Their are some good provisions to Obamacare and I'm sure some people with pre-existing conditions are now able to otain insurance, but the negatives of this legislation far outweigh the positives.
The optimum in Obamacare is the word "affordable". Most of the choices for people with pre-existing conditions will carry a high premium and a high deductable the same is true for people with no pre-existing conditions. Even with a government subsidity to these people, the deductable will be impossible for them to meet. In the mean time, Obamacare has messed up the insurance for millions of amercans. All the PR efforts by democrats and Obama will not solve the substance of the incredidle shortfalls in Obamacare.
This is not about strident political dialogue, it is about a terrible law that will have far reaching negative impact on average americans and many of these americans vote. Pointing out the shortfalls of this law is neither strident nor political. It is incumbent upon our politicans to be truthful with the voters, if you fail to do so you will be held accountable.posted @ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 20:09
@avenger: You liberal democrats in passing Obamacare have signed your own political death warrent. Our political pinata will be full of voters, and many of them will be democrats that were harmed by Obamacare.posted @ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 19:40
I am sure their are some positive stories for "Obamacare" but from what I have seen the negative stories far outweigh the positive. Even on liberal MSNBC they talk about all the negatives. Just look at all the polls, the american people as a majority do not like Obamacare and want it repealed. The ABH needs to understand that a congressman will follow the will of the majority of the voters in his district. I have spoken personally to Paul Broun on this very subject and he tells me that the negative coplaints his office receives far outweigh the positive complaints.
Actually, their are some positive elments to Obamacare, acceptance of people with pre-existing conditions is good, portability accross state lines is good, just to name a few. However, the bulk of the law is just plain awful. What do you say to the millions of people that have had their policies canceled? What do you say to a couple in their 50's being forced to carry maternity insurance or help pay for birth control? How about all those millions that see their premiums spiking, not to mention their deductable increases (from $2,000 to $6,0000 for a friend of mine and his family).
I have a friend of mine who is an executive with a large corporation (thousands of employees), he tells me they plan to drop medical insurance as a benefit and just pay the fine. It is cheaper for them to move in that direction than to pay these huge premium increases from the insurance companies due to the Obamacare mandates. How happy do you think those people will be about Obamacare when they are informed of the corporate decision?
It is sad to see how Obama has increased class warfare. What he is really after is a single payer system (the dream of all liberal democrats). Better known as income redistribution.
I have a brother-in-law who is a family practice doctor. He tells me that Obamacare is a nightmare for his practice. He tells me he will not accept Medicaid patients under this new law. The payment by the state for an office visit by a medicaid patient does not cover the cost of his time or the expense to process the claim in his office. Many of these medicaid patients will be right back where thay started at hospitals for their medical needs because doctors can't afford to treat them.
I am not stupid, I know the only way to repeal Obamacare is to vote in a republican controlled senate in 2014 and a republican President in 2016. (Don't forget Hillary tried to give us Hillarycare back when Bill was President so we know where she stands). After all, that is how we got Obamacare in the first place, a democrat President, democrat house and a democrat senate. Not a single republican vote in either chamber for the law.
Get ready liberals, change is coming and it won't be the kind of "Hope and Change" junk fed to us by Obama.posted @ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 11:33
This guy looks like a smiling Harry Reid. Certainly is appropriate.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 19:06
The next time I'm in Washington of business I must attempt to go by the WH and kiss "King Obama's Ring". The liberal press (NBC,MSNBC, etc.) have perfected that process, they have been doing that for years. Only what they kiss is not his ring.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 19:04
I find it interesting that so many people look at the house of representatives as the congress. They forget the congress has two branches, the house and THE SENATE! Now their lies the "do nothing congress" Harry Reid the democrat majority leader will not even allow some bills passed by the house to even come up for a vote in the senate. The senate has not even put forth a budget for over 3 years yet when the house puts forth a budget Reid and the democrat senate will not even vote on it.
Reid's days are numbered, the 2014 vote to return the senate to control of the republicans will send him into the minority with no control of the seante proceedings. Maybe when that happens, we could finally get a budget passed
and return to fisical responsibility.
This looks like a cartoon that came right out of Pravda Newspapers. (Russian Paper). Sorry all you left wingers, we live in a capitalistic society. We will always have people at the bottom and at the top. I wish I had the money and assets of Bill Gates, (Microsoft), I don't and never will, but I am not mad at Gates because he does. I don't think because he accumulated great wealth that he in any way hindered me from accumulating wealth.
All you need to do is look at Obamacare to get an idea of how great it is to live in a socialist society where government wants to make it "fair" for everybody and by so doing, attempts to transfer wealth to people that didn't earn it.
Those of you that agree with the above cartoon can catch a flight out of Atlanta for Moscow, then you will be happy.posted @ Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 12:41
I agree coach look at the body of work. Did I see improvement in overall performance in the secondary? NO! Did I see improvement in the D-Line at stopping the run? Some but not enough. Did I see the coaching of our DB's improve? NO! DB's in the last game (Tech) were playing too far off the receivers not very aggressive corners.
I lived in the corporate world, and we always told our people "excuses are for non-performance". Well, all we heard all season was how "young we are" that worked early but by the last game of the season, that excuse is worn out. After all, the person to evaluate the defenses performance is CMR, not the DC. If CMR is satisified with the performance then we have a big problem that transcends just the defense.posted @ Monday, December 2, 2013 - 12:08
At the very least Lakatos (DB Coach) needs to go. How in the world can Richt keep him? In the 12th game of the season our db's gave up incredible passing yards and 2 TD's to a team that runs the ball for most games 85% of the time.
Did anyone see any improvement in our DB play between the Clemson and Tech games? I sure didn't. In the 12th game are we still making the excuse that they are just freshman? I would like to think CMR is smart enough to see the same thing. If he dosen't then you can forget about us winning an SEC title or a National title under CMR's leadership.
In corporate America, a CEO makes changes to staff in order to improve the performance of the corporation. Well, CMR is the CEO of our football team he needs to identify weakness in staff and make those changes, otherwise the level of performance will not improve.
By the way, I love Gurley and I love what he brings to our team. Somebody needs to teach him how to pass block, on at least 2 occasions Mason was sacked because Gurlty missed blocks. That is a big problem for our passing game that needs to be fixed.posted @ Monday, December 2, 2013 - 11:35
Hey Durst, you left out a few:
To the democrat party that gave us this nightmare called Obamacare, they will pay a severe price in 2014 and 2016.
To all congressional democrats up for reelection in 2014, suggest you prepare your resumes, you will need them in Jan. of 2015 when you officially leave office. (Except those democrats that represent low infromation voters like John Lewis).
To Obama, may you just stay in the WH and keep your mouth shut because every time you open it your display of being clueless is demonstrated.
To Obama, try to develop a strategy of telling the truth instead a constant stream of lies. On second thought never mind, you have lost all credibility with the American people, even many of your liberal friends.
To Jimmy Carter, finally someone has come along to replace you as the worst President in our nation's history. Be sure to send a thank-you note to Obama.posted @ Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 09:47
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