OBAMACARE GOOD - Republican obstructionists in Congress BAD

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OBAMACARE GOOD - Republican obstructionists in Congress BAD.  Enough said!

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  • Affordable Act GOOD!!!!!  GOP  BAD

  • How appropriate to use such simplistic wording in your headline, although a shorter word for insulting Republicans would have increased reading comprehension of those who actually believe such tripe.

    Obamacare is a bad law.  Republicans, in addition to at least trying to reduce the impact of the bad law, are capable of dealing with mutltiple crises at the same time.

    This country cannot afford to keep borrowing money to pay existing bills while continuing to implement even more programs.

    I hope that is simple enough even for liberals.

  • The Republicans, led by a group of extremists, decided to hold the government hostage.  And it has nothing to do with the debt ceiling or anything remotely connected to it.  No, they shut down the government for only one reason.

    And that reason?  They don’t like Obamacare.  And they don’t want the American people to have a chance to decide for themselves if it’s good, bad, or something in between.  But Obamacare is law.  It was decided at the ballot box and in the courts.  They couldn’t win legally, so they decided to shut down the government instead.  They are trying to nullify a duly-enacted law, using the threat of shutdown and default as leverage to get their way.

    Does the fact that Obamacare is a legal reality matter to them?  No.

    Do the millions of Americans negatively affected by the shutdown matter to them?  No.

    Does the will of the people matter to them?  No.

    Do they care about the ramifications and possible short-term and long-term damage to our country.  No.

    Does America’s image, to both allies and enemies, matter to them?  No.

    All that matters to them is that they get their way.  Strongly reminds me of little kids throwing a temper tantrum.  Or bullies trying to force everyone to do their bidding.  Or terrorists trying to use hostages as leverage.

    I applaud Obama for standing firm.  I hope he continues to do so.  Everyone knows you don’t negotiate with tantrum-throwing kids, bullies, or terrorists.

    The entire nation is being punished because they don’t want Obamacare.  And they have the audacity to blame the president for their actions.

    Actually, that’s not the worst part.  The worst part is that some people agree with these extremists.

  • "ihate, are you REALLY trying to make the case that the country should model our workplace and healthcare benefits packages after what the 535 voting members of Congress receive?  Really?"

    Well, that's what Obama promised.  Instead I got increased premiums with less benefits but way higher deductibles and out of pocket.  My neighbor forced to sign up on kynect got insurance, hurray!  But while the premium is insanely low thanks to the government taking over most of it, he just figured out he still can't go to the doctor because the government forgot to also pay is insanely high deductible, co-pay percentage and out of pocket max.  Yep, you got insurance but can't go to the doctor.

    And until O finally figures out his temper tantrum gets him nowhere other than default, the first in history, ... well, I think that is exactly what he wants.  After all, two terms aren't enough.  You all have no idea what's coming.  Having healthcare will be the least of your worries.

    Poor homo-hetero will scratch his head at what just happened because O moved so fast, he didn't see it coming.  Yep, you are just a pawn in that nice chess game playing along.  You are not a productive member of society anymore. You'll be the first to know what's really going to happen despite your blind support of O.

  • President Obama is playing chess while those clowns are playing checkers.  His hands move so fast that they don't even see them coming...they just feel the impact and wonder, "What the heck was that?" 

  • The Brown Shirts punched themselves out taking over 40 swings at the ACA. They expect O to blink. This time he hasn't. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTn9GeHs11I

  • "A list of what House Republicans are asking for in order to reopen the government:
    A balanced budget amendment
    Approving Keystone XL
    Eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood
    Medicare privatization
    Tax reform, as outlined by Paul Ryan
    The REINS Act, which would require Congress to approve significant federal regulations
    Means-testing Social Security
    Defunding Obamacare
    Allowing employers to eliminate insurance coverage for birth control
    An expansion of off-shore drilling
    Preserving all the Bush tax cuts
    Slashing funding for food stamps
    Protecting mountaintop strip mining
    Stripping the EPA of authority to regulate greenhouse gases
    Loosening regulation on coal ash
    Repealing a tax on medical devices
    Eliminating Social Service Block Grants
    Expanding drilling on federal lands
    Restricting the child tax credit"

    And there is not a single item in that list that deserves passage...they ALL suck!

     

    ihate, are you REALLY trying to make the case that the country should model our workplace and healthcare benefits packages after what the 535 voting members of Congress receive?  Really?

    Are you serious?  When you look at how little the House and Senate actually work, their minimal accomplishments and their generosity to themselves and their families, companies and government as a whole would go bellyup in a heartbeat. Since the House was taken over by Boehner and the Repugs in 2010, they haven't passed a single substantive law...not one!  They have not been able to pass important legislation on minimum wage, immigration reform, or anything else of importance. Instead, they spend their time raising money for themselves, bickering and passing bills to change the names of courthouses and post offices, commending winning sports teams, ceremoniously passing 40 bills to eliminate Obamacare and suggesting that the flag be flown on Father's Day. These are their weighty concerns.

    The fact is that they are paid at least $165,500 a year, and they hardly show up at all. Congress is only in session for 101-103 days, slightly more than two days a week on average. They take every Monday and Friday off!  Nice work, if you can find it.

    NO, it is ludicrous to compare the working conditions of Congress to the rest of us...they are a priviledgedbut very small group.  Run for Congress and win and you too can get these perks. Besides, do you really think that you are important enough to have earned them?

  • Even under the ACA members of Congress get about 70% of their premium paid by TAXPAYERS!  It would be affordable to me if somebody else paid 70% of my premium.

  • A list of what House Republicans are asking for in order to reopen the government:
    A balanced budget amendment
    Approving Keystone XL
    Eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood
    Medicare privatization
    Tax reform, as outlined by Paul Ryan
    The REINS Act, which would require Congress to approve significant federal regulations
    Means-testing Social Security
    Defunding Obamacare
    Allowing employers to eliminate insurance coverage for birth control
    An expansion of off-shore drilling
    Preserving all the Bush tax cuts
    Slashing funding for food stamps
    Protecting mountaintop strip mining
    Stripping the EPA of authority to regulate greenhouse gases
    Loosening regulation on coal ash
    Repealing a tax on medical devices
    Eliminating Social Service Block Grants
    Expanding drilling on federal lands
    Restricting the child tax credit

    A list of what their offering in return:
    To change their diapers, put a passi in it, and do their job

  • Definition of compromise:  You give me X and I'll give you Y

     

    Republican version of compromise:  You give me ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX and I'll take Y & Z!

  • "The government shutdown debate used to be about something specific: Linking the government's funding to Obamacare's defunding. Now it's about something else. But what? 

    “We’re not going to be disrespected,” conservative Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., [told the Washington Examiner]. “We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.”

    And I don’t know what that even is.

    On the one hand, you could say it's just a throwaway line. Representatives say empty, tired things every day. But quotes have a life of their own, and this one is already being hailed online as the perfect embodiment of the GOP's bargaining position: Equal parts resolution and deep confusion. Forty-eight hours into the shutdown negotiations, one Republican stalwart's official position is that he no longer has any idea what he's negotiating for.

    The disrespect sentiment echoes vintage Newt Gingrich, who famously bragged in 1995 to have shut down the government partly because President Clinton forced him to sit in the back of Air Force One on a trip to Yitzhak Rabin’s funeral. “It’s petty,” Gingrich said then, “but I think it’s human.”

    Thursday is day three of the shutdown. Something will end the stalemate. Who knows what that even is."

  • Republican obstructionists?  What about good 'ole Harry "Table that bill" Ried?  You can't modify it or make changes unless you talk about it. 'Nuff sed.

  • Thanks for the link, grackle.  I enjoyed it tremendously.

  • Obamacare good?-----IBM cuts 110,000 retirees from healthcare so much for those 110,000 getting to keep their plan. UPS drops 15,000 spouses from health insurance plan,  so much for them getting to keep their plan, Trader Joes, Home Depot who were providing health care for part time employees are now removing them.  Mall of America cutting employee hours to keep employees from meeting the full time employee health insurance threshold. The list goes on and on and will continue to grow if Obamacare stays alive.  Papa Johns announces price hikes of its product as will other producers. -----my premiums increased while my coverage decreased; hhhmm  I recall Obama saying it will save the average family $2,500 2 days into effect and I am almost $3,000 in the hole  unless my math is wrong thats a loss of $3,000 not a savings of $2,500. Obama: " If you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”  Well Mr . President my plan just got taken away PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!

  • Obamacare bad!!!!!-Democratic support for it BAD, enough said.

  • John Stewart nails it:

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-september-30-2013/jon-stewart-s-rockin--shutdown-eve