UPDATE: Democrats Reverse 13 Years of Progress for the Middle Class with Just 1 Law

31749939_sIf you grill Democrats on the success of Obamacare, they’ll point to how more people have access to healthcare than ever before.

They’ll cite how many of the people (read, low-income, non middle-class) who have signed up for Obamacare love it.

But what they won’t admit is that it’s one of the most catastrophic pieces of legislation that ever made it out of congress.

With the new legislation in place, the shocking news is that record numbers of middle-class Americans will forgo medical treatment because they can’t afford it.

A Gallup poll has recorded that more middle class families will be opting to put off much needed medical procedures because of the costs incurred.

As the Daily Caller reports:

One in three Americans has put off seeking medical treatment in 2014 due to high costs, according to Gallup — the highest percentage since Gallup began asking the question in 2001.

Thirty-three percent of Americans have delayed medical treatment for themselves or their families because of the costs they’d have to pay, according to the survey. Obamacare, of course, had promised that it would help make health care more affordable for everyone, but the number of people who can’t afford a trip to the doctor has actually risen three points since 2013, before most Obamacare provisions took effect.

The hardest-hit: the middle-class. Americans with an annual household income of between $30,000 and $75,000 began delaying medical care over costs more in 2014, up to 38 percent in 2014 from 33 percent last year; among households that earn above $75,000, 28 percent delayed care this year, compared to just 17 percent last year.

The lowest-income section, some of whom can take part in Medicaid and who are more likely to qualify for significant premium and cost-sharing subsidies on an Obamacare exchange, are less likely to delay care this year. Now, 35 percent of those who earn under $30,000 a year are putting off seeking medical care, down from 43 percent last year.

It’s a remarkable shift: after Obamacare’s redistribution of wealth, the middle class is actually delaying medical care due to high costs at a higher rate than the poorest section of the country, which is highly subsidized by taxpayers.

The growing problem could have serious consequences for the middle-class. Twice as many people (22 percent) have delayed treatment for serious illnesses than than for smaller problems (11 percent).

Part of the problem is an ongoing shift towards higher deductibles and out-of-pocket costs, while health insurance premiums continue to rise all the same. The trend, which existed to some extent before Obamacare, increased in intensity with the onset of the health-care law.

You have to wonder how can this possibly be touted as a success?

The truth is the administration has infuriatingly silenced those who have issues with the legislation.

There is hardly any recourse for Americans either. The only thing they can hope is that Obamacare is repealed and that the free market is able to right the wrongs of socialist incursions.

The new wave of Republicans in office are the best hope we have collectively. We’ll see if they follow through with their promises to repeal Obamacare (cross your fingers).

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  1. mathis1689 says:

    Leave it to the US government. If something can possibly be screwed up they’ll find a way to do it.

    • Sevenmag says:

      I’m baffled by the fact that there are people who continually defend Obamacare. It’s been designed to totally destroy the best healthcare system in the world. There are numerous hospitals that are closing, because they can no longer operate under the thumb of the government. I guess we’ll see how people like it when the cost begins to skyrocket in 2015. I don’t see how the law will get repealed. There are, literally, hundreds of thousands of Americans who will be put on the unemployment lines if it’s dumped. I don’t know what they are, but there has to be some parts of that bill that are useful. The rest of it, needs to be evaluated, and changed or written out. I don’t even pretend to understand any portion of that bill. I do, however, know that it was passed by the use of underhanded procedures, because it wouldn’t have made it any other way. The heaviest impact, this bill will have, is the destruction of our medical research systems. The same systems that discovered a medicine that is highly effective against Ebola. And so it goes.
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      • mathis1689 says:

        People defend Commiecare for 3 reasons.
        1.They think that they’re getting something for nothing. People like this will always defend whatever gives them a free ride.
        2.They think that they’ll make money off of it. Most people worship the almighty dollar rather than Almighty God.
        3.They want control. I remember reading somewhere that the health care system is something like 16% of the economy. To a Communist like Obama that’s an irresistible target. You control whether or not people get medical care and ultimately you control them. And for Komrade Obama and his Communist cronies being God Almighty is their ultimate goal.

        • CTH says:

          You just do not understand that they are smarter than the rest of us, or so they badly mistakenly believe. Those who are stupid and do not recognize it are an extreme danger.

          • Greg Roberts says:

            Unfortunately these folks are much more likely to vote than the ones who are smart enough to understand this

          • meyati says:

            Then get out and vote!

          • Greg Roberts says:

            I do, but there are way too many that don’t. The liberals go wherever they can pick people up and drive them to the polls, telling them how to vote. Don’t get me started on the cemeteries and the folks that vote multiple times. If you vote democrat you don’t have to show id and can vote as many times as there are polling places in your area.

          • meyati says:

            Oh, boy-Do I have a story for you! The Dems tried to keep my son from voting because of this. We all have the same last name. A grandson is an Independent. In this state, a person can only vote for candidates in their registered party in the primaries. I went in and voted and came out to see my son walk up. My son gave his name. They told him that he can’t vote. He asks, “Why?” “You are an Independent.” “No I’m not.” “Your name is Levi” “No, my name is Tom!” It was horrible-they called the police on me for interfering, I kept saying he’s Tom, my son and he’s not an Independent. My son tried to show his voter ID that had his party, driver’s license, his Coast Guard ID, and his VA ID. They were screaming at him-Don’t Show your ID- it’s against the law!. I told the cops that he was my son, and he was not Levi. All of the Dem voters were snickering that we were too stupid to vote. All of the Republicans were saying, “Check his ID. He’s a vet make him happy and check his ID. I told the police that they decided that my son was Levi, an independent voter, and wouldn’t let Tom vote. The police looked at my ID. The head demo came in-walked up told the police to get me out of there. The police said they needed to look at my son’s ID. The police took his IDs, and shoved them in the face of the Dems, and asked them, “What name is that?” “Tom” The cops turned around to my son and said they’d stay with him to make sure that he could vote. My son could hardly stand up and was shaking from this. A cop offered to stand by his booth- and the clerks said that I could go in. My son told them that just because he was a vet, it didn’t mean that he was mentally incompetent, and he didn’t need his “Mommy”. He asked the cop to walk down and just hang- and get his ballot in the box without any trouble. The cop hung around, and was telling them that he served in Afghanistan- and they were horrible to vets-they weren’t civilized people.

            The next day the head of county registrar in Santa Fe called. He was mad that my son showed his ID. I told them that they decided that my son was a relative- and wouldn’t let him vote. The police were the ones that ID my son and made the dumbasses see who he was. I really let loose.

            When Carter was governor, a reporter in Baxley County checked the records, and 5 CSA voters that fought the Yankees in Richmond voted.

            Nothing is wrong with voting, but there should be some form of accountability. When my son goes to vote– He does not feel safe in going by himself, and he worries for days. He makes sure that his phone is charged. He’s not going to argue anymore, as he’ll just dial 911. He marches in with his ID out and says, “I’m Tom D- Look at it or I’m calling the cops.” They look.. Now isn’t that one of the most dumbass stories you every heard- pushing a 50 year-old vet around- denying him the vote and calling the police on his 70 year-old mother, because they can’t tell the difference between Tom and Levi-Levi turned 28 today- so look at the age difference–

          • solo says:

            So you know for a fact the the persons sitting in the polling location were democrats and not registered to another party, or independents? You know that they were motivated by your sons political affiliation and not some error (apparently a stupid error) on their part? I am not questioning the opinions of those who have a legitimate beef with Obamacare, only that your your attempt to place blame on democrats for what seems to be a completely unrelated issue is just stupid.

          • meyati says:

            The law to not look at at any type of ID at a polling place was passed by a Democrat state legislature, and signed by a Democrat governor, and endorsed by Democrat County Clerks. The Republicans all voted against it. Poll worker obey laws, even bad laws.

            They said that my son was his nephew, Levi. In this state Dems vote on the Dem ballot, and Repubs vote on the Republican ballot during the primaries. This was a primary. My grandson is an Independent, and he cannot vote in a Primary. My son is a Democrat, and he wanted to ID himself, so he could vote in the Democrat primary. The people running the polling place kept telling him that his name was “Levi” and Levi is an Independent. My son had military retiree ID, NM driver’s license, and VA ID that had his picture and identified him as TOM. It is a sign of idiocy, that when a person says, “Hey, I’m not Levi. My name is Tom. Here’s my ID, and it shows that I am Tom.” that the poll workers refuse to look, tell him that he’s breaking the law, and the police have to come, so Tom can vote. Why should it take the police to enforce a person’s right to vote?

            On the general elections, we talk we argue. Both of us generally split the ballot. We voted for our Republican ballot, and for the Democrat State Attorney General.

            What would you do, if the poll workers refused to look at your ID, and the Police had to inform them that they were wrong? If they called you Levi, and wouldn’t let you vote, would you cause a ruckus and vote, or would you be a wimp and walk off?

            Libtard … I’m taking my video with me to record this in the future. And you need to quit toking so you can understand the right to prove who you are, and prove that you are not “Levi”

          • solo says:

            Nice how your post concludes with an insult and a presumption. It shows how and why some of us are viewed as we are – stupid and/or uninformed. In the end, it seems that the police concluded that the poll workers were wrong and your son got to vote. The poll workers error was theirs alone. My comment was based upon your incorrect assumption that there is a Federal law prohibiting states from requiring that voters show an id prior to voting. Many states do so require and courts have found these laws to pass constitutional muster. In reality, each STATE (not the Federal government) decides what id a voter is required to show in order to vote and the courts determine if the law is constitutional. Republican STATE legislators generally pass laws which are more stringent regarding ids voters must show while democratic legislators generally pass laws that are less stringent. The left argues that poor people e.g. minorities, have difficulty getting proper id while the right argues that voter id prevents voter fraud. In your case, just the opposite occurred – the poll workers refused to look at your son’s id which (while both stupid and uninformed) has zero to do with the subject of voter id laws – regardless of your political persuasion. You have no idea what I believe and your story, while interesting, serves to show that you need to educate yourself if you want to change things.

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            The law to not look at at any type of ID at a polling place was passed by a Democrat state legislature, and signed by a Democrat governor, and endorsed by Democrat County Clerks. The Republicans all voted against it. Poll worker obey laws, even bad laws.

            They said that my son was his nephew, Levi. In this state Dems vote on the Dem ballot, and Repubs vote on the Republican ballot during the primaries. This was a primary. My grandson is an Independent, and he cannot vote in a Primary. My son is a Democrat, and he wanted to ID himself, so he could vote in the Democrat primary. The people running the polling place kept telling him that his name was “Levi” and Levi is an Independent. My son had military retiree ID, NM driver’s license, and VA ID that had his picture and identified him as TOM. It is a sign of idiocy, that when a person says, “Hey, I’m not Levi. My name is Tom. Here’s my ID, and it shows that I am Tom.” Why should it take the police to enforce a person’s right to vote?
            On the general elections, we talk we argue. Both of us generally split the ballot. We voted for our Republican ballot, and for the Democrat State Attorney General.

            What would you do, if the poll workers refused to look at your ID, and the Police had to inform them that they were wrong? If they called you Levi, and wouldn’t let you vote, would you cause a ruckus and vote, or would you be a wimp and walk off?
            Libtard … I’m taking my video with me to record this in the future.

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            So you know for a fact the the persons sitting in the polling location were democrats and not registered to another party, or independents? You …
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          • meyati says:

            If you knew that states have their own version of voters rights, and I stated this was a state law when I answered you the first time., why are you accusing me of not knowing it was state law? In my answer, I told you that it was a bill signed by the governor, which means that it’s a state law.

            No, the problem did not end there.These people here and in the capitol could not wrap their brains around the fact that they decided that my son was somebody else. The man on the phone in Santa Fe kept screaming that it was illegal for my son to identify himself. I kept telling him that the poll workers would not look for my son’s name, and they would not look at his IDs that showed who my son is. When you have to argue with a state official that calls you up, it’s a state wide problem, not poll workers at one polling site.

          • solo says:

            Yes I agree but that is not a democratic or republican problem. It is simply an uninformed/stupid poll worker. They weren’t requesting his id to confirm that he was eligible to vote. They were refusing to look at his id after they wrongfully concluded that he was someone else. I would be shocked if there was an actual law in place which precluded a poll worker from clearing up an issue such as yours. What if there are 5 “Robert Smiths” in a particular area. They may not be allowed to ask for id to determine eligibility to vote but they could certainly seek to determine which “Robert Smith” the voter was. What state are you in anyhow and what statute/State law are you referring to. I would love to read it. I could be wrong but in this case I doubt it.

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            “If you knew that states have their own version of voters rights, and I stated this was a state law when I answered you the first time., why are you accusing me of not knowing it was state law? In my answer, I told you that it was a bill signed by the governor, which means that it’s a state law. No, the problem did not end there.These people here and in the capitol could not wrap their brains around the fact that they decided that my son was somebody else. The man on the phone in Santa Fe kept screaming that it was illegal for my son to identify himself. I kept telling him that the poll workers would not look for my son’s name, and they would not look at his IDs that showed who my son is. When you have to argue with a state official that calls you up, it’s a state wide problem, not poll workers at one polling site.”

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            If you knew that states have their own version of voters rights, and I stated this was a state law when I answered you the first time., why are you accusing me of not knowing it was state law? In my answer, I told you that it was a bill signed by the governor, which means that it’s a state law.

            No, the problem did not end there.These people here and in the capitol could not wrap their brains around the fact that they decided that my son was somebody else. The man on the phone in Santa Fe kept screaming that it was illegal for my son to identify himself. I kept telli ng him that the poll workers would not look for my son’s name, and they would not look at his IDs that showed who my son is. When you have to argue with a state official that calls you up, it’s a state wide problem, not poll workers at one polling site.

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          • meyati says:

            You still don’t get it. The Democrats don’t want any person to offer to ID themselves. When a person is called by heads of departments in the State capitol, and they tell you that it was wrong to show ID-that in showing ID my son was breaking the law. Republicans are against this stupid mind set and narrow interpretation of the voter ID law. Democrats just think that my son should have walked off without voting.

            I do have the phone number of the county official that oversees the polls. Good. But I resent him telling me that we broke the law, when my son ID(ed) himself, and I was interfering by telling them to look for Tom I voted, but my son, a disabled vet, is scared to vote, because we had the police called on us, and all the poll workers yelling at him. He votes. This last election in November, he asked me to go with him. He said that if I didn’t go, that he’d ask a friend or a VA counselor. He went in with his wallet and ID. They said, put it away. he told them that he would not until they properly looked up his name. He would call Cisco, the police, and the county clerk. He said, “I am not Levi.”

            I was being checked in, and the poll worker said that my son was odd. I saw her name, and I asked her how would she feel, if poll workers decided that she was somebody else, that she could not vote, and then had the police called on you? She said, OMG-that really did happen.

            But as I state- this is a problem throughout the state, and the Republicans are against this happening. They are willing to allow a person to identify himself, if there is a mistake.

            This time, they did thank him for his service to his country. The last time, they told me that I should go in and help him. He was shaken up, but he told them that he didn’t need his “Mommy” to tell him how to vote. He said that he wanted a police officer to go to his poll and stand outside to prevent anyone from bothering him. The police officer did so forth with. If this is not a state problem why was I called from Santa Fe, and have Cisco’s number.

            Obviously, Cisco did tell the poll workers during training to be sensitive and thorough in searching for names of voters.

          • meyati says:

            New Mexico-look it up yourself. Here it would be anybody with the last name of Garcia, Chaves, Think of Maria Garcia I took class later in my life, and we had 19 Marias- 3 were Garcias, and 2 were Chavez. Chaves can also be Chavez–depends what part of the state you are from. Same with Gomes-Gomez

          • gonzales27 says:

            there wil be no voter fraud in the US because holder will have you in the pen if you are white

          • meyati says:

            Solo made a comment of how can one John Doe be differentiated from another John Doe, unless they check the ID? They would not check my son’s ID, and they kept saying that he was his cousin, not him. There are more Chavezes here than any other family. They say that there about 9 thousands Chavezes. Every village has a Chavez Rd. I’ve lived on one. I went with one of my grandson’s girlfriends. They called-Maria. 15 women stood up. They said, “Maria G” 4 sat down. They said the last name- and 8 stayed standing. They said, Maria E G. 2 sat down. They said the full name- and 3 women were still standing- then they asked who is 24 years old? My Maria went in. It wasn’t a matter of fraud, it was matter of each person being able to vote how they want. My son wanted to vote for his party. He did not want to vote for Levi that belongs to another political party. It’s a case of poll workers being idiots.

          • Carol Benson says:

            Solo– why are you so upset about one specific instance that was cerified? Doesn’t it bother you that voter IDs are no longer required in many states? Now we have millions of illegals who just got Obola’s blessing. California is now giving driver’s licenses to illegals. What will stop them from voting? Political Correctness is killing us. Obola never gave a damn about illegals. Dems just want to sign them up to vote. They want to get rid of any political opposition. While you’re busy correcting patriots, we’re losing the war for America.

          • Carol Benson says:

            You can spot a leftist by their elitist attitudes. Voter fraud can & does go on & the ones benefiting from it is usually Democrats. They lecture about voter intimidation but then the New Black Panther party was caught intimidating voters outside a polling place & Eric Holder’s DOJ flatly declared they were not concerned & did nothing.

          • Carol Benson says:

            Instead of spending your energy attacking conservatives why don’t you busy yourself exposing the marxist socialists destroying our country? Not everyone is as educated as you, but the lefties only benefit when we attack one another. There are bigger, meaner enemies of freedom you need to worry about.

          • solo says:

            Its ignorance that prevents honest discussion. Just what is a “Marxist Socialist” anyhow? No such thing exists. Marxism and Socialism are completely different ideologies and mixing them up as if they were one simply confuses issues. Until we acknowledge that we want voter ID laws because it makes left leaning minorities LESS likely to vote and dems do not want voter ID laws because left leaning minorities are MORE likely to vote (for them), we will get nowhere. Any educated person (left or right) will acknowledge that voter fraud is simply a made up problem designed simply to push [your] buttons and piss you off. Its all politics and, frankly, the Koch Brothers are running the show. Also, we need a comprehensive immigration plan – give them work permits to come over to pick our crops and slaughter our food (at Cargill and Tyson for example), while they are hear they pay taxes like the rest of us. Make damn sure that they have drivers licenses (if they plan on driving) otherwise official ID cards along with insurance (so when they hit you your bills are paid). We can keep a tab on people with ID’s this way. When their contract is up, they are required to go home. If the stay in violation of their work permits there will be legal consequences.

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          • Carol Benson says:

            In the last election, hundreds of absentee ballots were found dumped in a trash bin in Colorado. And a Greenpeace volunteer told Project Veritas where to find them, not realizing whom they were talking to. Is that’s not attempted voter fraud, what is?

          • meyati says:

            Agreed. When I was in Georgia, during the Carter administration, a few Civil War vets voted Democrat.

          • Carol Benson says:

            Why have Dems pushed drive by voting & no voter ID? In Washinton state there are no voting booths. You mail your ballot in ! When obama’s ACA “navigators” were on the streets signing people for obamacare, they were also registering people for the Democrat party. The marxist Chicago mob is very skilled at stealing elections…going back to when JFK won.

          • meyati says:

            That’s horrible. about signing up ACA and Democrats at the same same time. No pressure there.

          • Galveston1 says:

            The really sad thing is that so many professing Christians will not bother to vote against evil. They are so uninformed that they haven’t got a clue as to what evil is in our present context. Blame the ministry for that! (And I am a minister of the Gospel)

          • Carol Benson says:

            Chicago, colorado, Washington state are great places for voter fraud. Mayor Daly once said, “vote early & vote often.” In the last elections a volunteer with Project Veritas was observing in Colorado’s elections &a Green Peace volunteer took him to a trash bin & showed a pile of absentee ballots that had been dumped there. Maybe the postman got tired & dumped them–or??? To their credit, Greenpeace got rid of the volunteer but who knows how the Colorado elections might have been tweaked? Washington state voters don’t go to the polls; everything is mail ballot. Reportedly some ballots were found languishing in an election worker’s car…..

          • Carol Benson says:

            I did. I never miss an election. I keep hitting my head on the sidewalk because it feels so good when I stop. We’re like the poor abused dog that licks its torturer’s hands.

          • meyati says:

            I really wish that on the ballot they had a box for:” None of the above are qualified” I’ve signed several petitions for that. Nobody can make somebody run for an office. Then many times you wonder if any person running is sane. Look how we criticize everybody.

          • Carol Benson says:

            I just got off the phone giving my Rep in DC hell. I voted for him twice & said ill stay home in 2016. Hes playing footsie w/liberal Dems. I said Americans really have only one party now. Im royally ticked off. Thanks for replying.

          • meyati says:

            I’m independent. I try to vote for honest people that are willing to work. That seems so hard to find. They don’t read bills. I understand having an aide to read bills- and make it short about what it is. That’s what court clerks do for judges. It just seems like anybody is even doing that.
            I live in a ranching-oil-mining state that has Dems and Repubs in the state gov. We had one border town that went completely rogue and corrupt-t Dem. The Dem state Attorney general winked. Our Dem state auditor talked to the Repub governor. He went down with state police, took their books, and the mayor and council people to court- and they are still in. The town voted for a 19 year old Mexican American, and got a new city council that serves the people.

            If Suzana Martinez runs for President or Vice President- Remember that she’s a Republican Mexican lady that carries her own gun, balanced the state budget, and is the only governor that got these recent illegals out of her state. She was a District Attorney in a border county that’s really rough. She’s law and order, she stopped the state from issuing drivers’ licenses to illegals. She got congress to pass the law where DNA is taken at almost every arrest-before a conviction. She has prevented many future people from being raped, murdered, and she did that as a DA. These old vets that die alone- no families, she often goes in person to their funerals.. She told FEMA and Obama to back off. The states gas was turned off when it was 50 below at night. FEMA said that only special people could light water heaters in over a million homes. They were doing 6 a day. She called Obama was told that FEMA was in control. She called up the NM National Guard-ordered they be taught how to light water heaters, and the national Guard got the state lit up. When the White House objected, she told them that she was the governor. It was her legal right to call up the guard in an emergency and back off. They did, When we see her we sing “O, Suzanna” She’s not scared to go to a forest fire and get covered with ashes either.

          • honey2 says:

            I am 81 years old and have only missed one vote.That time I was face down in a ditch somewhere wondering if I would ever see another dawn.

          • IOptedForConvenience says:

            The election has been certified by Neal Kelley, the Orange County Registrar of Voters, and Senator John Moorlach will be sworn into office tomorrow.

            You are invited to attend his swearing in ceremony
            Sunday, March 22 at 4 p.m.
            at Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope
            1 Hope Drive in Tustin. (CA)

            There will be a small reception following the program. According to Senator-elect Moorlach, “the dress code is Sunday afternoon casual, which means that Reyn Spooner shirts are recommended for the men.” I’m not sure what that means for women. Fortunately, we can usually away with a nice spring dress.

            For those who cannot attend in person, the ceremony will be live streaming at http://ustre.am/1dkC9.

          • Carol Benson says:

            Sadly, those of us who see what is really going on have been betrayed by the very institutions that were supposed to protect us.

          • Carol Benson says:

            We done been Gruberized & sent to the sausage factory.

      • Jason Golff says:

        Those people that you refer to that would be out of jobs. Had other jobd before Obama care and they can find new jobs after Obama care. How many of those jobs you believe employee middle class white people. I venture to say none. So, I don’t give a damn it needs to be repealed and if they hit the street to bad.

        • meyati says:

          They hire immigrants and don’t pay them diddly squat.

      • Francisco Machado says:

        “Hundred of thousands… will be put on unemployment…) – What were these people doing before Obama hired them to mismanage Obamacare?

        • Sevenmag says:

          I don’t know what they were doing, and, quite frankly, I don’t care. The unemployment rate continues to be high, even though the “news” media suggests it’s not. They aren’t counting the numbers of people who have given up looking. It is easy for the government to find workers, given the current status of the available, good jobs. I, too, want Obama care repealed. But it will NEVER happen, because the repercussions, from those who lose their jobs, will be epic. I suggested that the entire thing be reviewed, and those parts of the bill that are rediculous, should be changed or written out. It, really, doesn’t matter if people lose their job, or not. We’ll still be supporting them, whether they work for the government or get on the public dole.
          The underlying, seething rage, against this regime, is rapidly approaching melt down status. If the conservatives, who were just voted into office, don’t make rapid, positive changes in the first few months of 2015, conservative America will retaliate. And it won’t be pretty.

          • Carol Benson says:

            I agree. The “news” media is the P R arm if the socialists. I have to turn to foreign news to balance out the crap we don’t hear about.

        • CTH says:

          They were probably sucking some other government tit.

          • 1goodbob says:

            Many Gov. Program users, Thought thatO’Care was free to them. They ended signing up for Medicaid or just never paid the Obamacare premiums.

          • Carol Benson says:

            Exactly. Obola’s Gruberized statistical gnomes twist their data 6 ways from Sunday. The Census Bureau gave skewed info on jobless rates right before obola got reelected. Everything our government touches turns to manure.

      • David in MA says:

        I still wonder if for the “people without health coverage” would have been a better deal just to income qualify them for Medi Care or Medi Cade and require them to work. Besides this, how many idiots with snotty nosed kids were turned away from TRUE medical need? AND, ever hear of a black or Hispanic being turned away? Not me.

        • joaniet says:

          Exactly! My own sister, long-term unemployed and because of being single/no kids, not handicapped and under 65, had free clinic care and in some cases rec’d better screenings than I did when I went in for my annual physical exam.

        • Carol Benson says:

          Not only all that. How many dead bodies piled up in front of hospitals every month before obolacare? None. Because they HAD to treat the uninsured & had to pass the costs on to regular insured patients. I once sat in the ER & watched as an uninsured patient was brought in by an ambulance ($4000 a trip) & found out the patient was treated for a cold.

      • Chandler says:

        They are what once would of been called a KISS ASS worthless piece of trash!!!!!

      • Hgncpa says:

        What do you mean “if it’s dumped?” ObamaCare has already put millions on the soup kitchen lines, and millions more on part time work instead of the full time work they used to enjoy.
        Guess you missed those facts.

      • John Beavin says:

        The primary purpose of this article is to sell the scam listed right below–it even says that if you are now scared enough, buy into this proposal and you’ll have plenty of money to offset Obamacare. Likewise, the entire article is deceitful. Read it again, and you will see that the problems they cite are all BEFORE Obamacare–not after–they just try to make it look as if that’s true. It isn’t! I know many people who were scared to death of Obamacare–until they got into it, and found they wound up saving money, often pretty substantially. I don’t personally know anyone who has it and is NOT better off with it, and I’d bet that you don’t either–not if you really check out the facts for a change.

        • Sevenmag says:

          I noticed that your post has zero “up votes”. To me, that indicates that most people do not agree with you. I’m wondering if you’re employed by the government. I’m not, in any way, trying to be sarcastic, or to be unkind to you. I never do that to anyone. Even those who have an opposing view, or to those who think it’s displaying a higher level of intelligence, by calling me names.
          I do know some people who have had bad experiences with Obamacare. One is my brother-in-law. He has been fighting HIV for several years. The anti viral drugs he has to take are obscenely expensive. Something in the neighborhood of $2000.00 per month. (He’s not gay. His infection was a result of an accident in a lab.) He lost his job, about a year ago, and, consequently, his health insurance. He applied for Obamacare and was told it would NOT cover those expensive drugs, which, In essence, was a death sentence. Fortunately, the county he lives in will pay for the medicine, for a limited amount of time. After that he has found an organization that will, also, take care of his medication requirements.
          I’m 71, and not involved in Obamacare. I have a supplemental program, that fills in where Medicare won’t cover a situation. My wife, and I, after several months of searching, found a group of doctors who will not take Obamacare. They are highly rated. My wife and I have become involved with them, on a concierge basis. That is, we pay a fixed amount, at certain intervals, whether, or not, we require medical attention. A lot of people are taking this route. This, particular, group of doctors, are, as I stated, at the top of their fields.
          I would, highly, recommend this approach to anyone who is searching for excellent care, and is not the least bit inclined to get involved with Obamacare.
          Join Oathkeepers and the NRA.
          Seven

        • mitch c says:

          Well, you just lost your “bet”. I know many people who have lost great healthcare after being forced into islamacare. They now have no healthcare in reality because islamacare doesnt provide for the services they require. One of these people is a fellow veteran who because of being a small buisness owner now has no VA healthcare nor private healthcare and islamacare wont and doesnt provide the care heneeds.

        • Carol Benson says:

          Wait until the premiums shoot up. That’s because ovomit by fiat moved the deadline until after the midterm elections. Get ready for bigtime sticker shock. Obammycare is one big scam. Since young, healthy people didn’t sign up as expected, but the poor & sick did, taxpayers will now have to completely subsidize everyone. So much for MIT genius Professor Gruber. We’ve all been had. There will be death panels. Even Kathleen Sibelius admitted it. Look at the VA scandal–just the tip of the iceberg. Sone doctors are retiring early–can’t stand the paper work & all the regulations. Soon we’ll be lucky to find a doctor for cash. That’s the marxist Utopia.

      • Carol Benson says:

        Don’t be baffled. The 1960s radicals moved into politics, community organizing, & worst of all, teaching. For half a century they’ve had the bully pulpit & free reign to brainwash American children & they’ve done a thorough job. They have a skewed view of history, the Constitution, & what once was our greatness.

      • Carol Benson says:

        Who knows? Has anyone read the whole thing all the way through? It’s longer & more convoluted than a Russian novel!

        • Sevenmag says:

          You made me laugh, out loud. I’m always happy to see something written by a person who has a sharp, accurate sense of humor. When I read it, I had a flashback to my school days when we were required to read ” War and Peace”‘ and “A Tale of Two Cities”. I’m 71, and I still am not sure what those two novels were about. I think the reason for that was the writers were somewhat less than “focused”. The story lines wandered all over the place. At least that’s how I remembered them. Maybe it was me, and not the books……lol. Thanks for the humor.
          Seven

          • Carol Benson says:

            Thanks! It’s refreshing not
            To be called filthy names! I was an English major in college but I never made it through a single Russian novel!

    • cstrasburger says:

      That’s true……but history clearly shows that the majority of damage and destruction has been perpetrated under democommunist/liberalcommunist regimes/administrations. It’s just a fact.

      That there actually “Americans” that continue to vote for these vermin is astounding…

      • mathis1689 says:

        Vermin is a pretty accurate description of Obama and his Communist cronies. Only fools and other Communists vote for them.

        • Jason Golff says:

          I disagree you are insulting rats they are more like invertebrate slime that you find in swamps.

          • mathis1689 says:

            Agreed. I was just using cstraburgers terminology. Rats are noble and enlightened compared to Obama voters.

          • Carol Benson says:

            Rats don’t deserve being compared to our Fearless Coward Leaders.

        • CYCLOPS12 says:

          People on food stamp and housing love him.

          • mathis1689 says:

            In between those people and all of the dead voters that’s how he got elected in the first place.

          • gonzales27 says:

            and got their free cell phones

        • Carol Benson says:

          I agree. Wait until folks realize their premiums are sky high. The national debt has doubled under Obola & he shows no sign of slowing down. He & his buds are on the gravy train. Blacks are slowly starting to see they’ve been played but white voters don’t want to see he’s using a fascist playbook–& so far has run circles around the gutless congress & the sycophantic media.

          • mathis1689 says:

            Hopefully the new Congress will have some guts and brains but I’m not holding my breath.

          • gonzales27 says:

            blacks never had it so good-lifetime get out of jail card and not much chance of being arrested

      • Edward M Ritzmann Jr says:

        They belong to the “gimme” party.

        • Carol Benson says:

          Obama doesn’t give a rat’s behind about the poor or middle class, & Amnesty was only political to sign up grateful new Democrats, dead or alive. Obamacare, free college, on & on–all to get new Dems & guarantee one-party control forever.

      • patriot 86 says:

        They’re too stupid to go find the truth and too ignorant on how to change things .

    • Freedom says:

      They will also patent the process.

  2. rivahmitch says:

    It’s an obvious success for the Kenyan marxist and its Democommunist acolytes. If you look at Communism in Russia, the destruction of the middle class was paramount to their taking control because the middle class was most likely to feel able to provide for their own future and to resist surrendering it to the government. The middle class has historically been the bedrock of revolutions seeking the individual rights and freedoms to which the Kenyan marxist is most opposed. KTNN!! Semper Fi!

    • Tom Wittlief says:

      Got THAT right! I’ve been telling anybody who’d listen that the U.S. Constitution was worded to give recognition and legal support to the Middle Class. The ones who work and paytaxes are the balance point that the Elitists feed upon to give to the Entitlement crowd, making both “E” s grow, until the “M” between them, crumbles under their weight. The wanna’be royalty tries to make everyone else into obedient, ignorant peasants. Western civilization is doomed to a repeat performance if the spirit behind the Constitution is not defended. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    • Grover Syck says:

      rivvahmitch,
      What plane did you just arrive from?
      Your comment is factually TOTALLY WRONG.

      • rivahmitch says:

        Actually, you syck sob, I suspect I’ve been an American for nearly seven decades. Since you’ve obviously never been one, there’s nothing for us to discuss until, as Michener said “the Crunch comes”.

  3. MegaMouseGW says:

    obozocare should never have been implemented, and now it needs repealed IMMEDIATELY. Worst law ever. Costing the real taxpayers 100x more than they were paying before.

    • jlbusm says:

      Have to wait for appealing it , maybe , we will see if the new congress will, dont count on anything happening with the lame crooks still there!

      • Francisco Machado says:

        And for 2016 the Progressive Republicans will nominate Romney. We know his opinion of universal Health Care. And amnesty. And gun control, for that matter. He’s probably on the Stop Global Warming! bandwagon, too.

        • Galveston1 says:

          Romney running in ’16 = sure win for the Democrat!

          BTW, someone suggested a bumper sticker for Hillary in 2016. CLINTON/FOSTER

  4. dltaylor51 says:

    Getting rid of Obumbled care should be everyone’s goal,if it can be destroyed we have to do it.

    • disqus_xLn56CDAGb says:

      Getting rid of the numbnuts that created it would be at the top of my list too. These brain dead sycophants are just now beginning to run away from the abortion they created.

      • Chandler says:

        Ageree!!!

        • pmbalele says:

          You hate President Obama because his policies created jobs in record numbers, unemployment now 5.5%. These dumb TPs and Repubs have issue why gas prices are now $1.65 a gal-their stocks are losing. TPs and Repubs hate that Obama got rid of Bin Laden, Yemen guy and Benghazi moron. They are also angry why Pope Francis agrees with President Obama as to his economic, political and social policies. I hope TPs and Repubs are not whining about Obamacare for it is working for me. One factor stands out – his ancestral heritage. President Obama is African-American. That is what bothers these stupid extreme Repubs and TPs.

          • Chandler says:

            You never disappoint, everything is all about you as always.
            Well Obama has more surprises for all you libtwats, and you are not going to like it . You may say you do but it is going to hit your pocketbook and life as you never thought . I will be on the outside laughing at your misery.
            You may sing his phrase now, but we will see , we will see.
            No it is not that he is African American it is because he is a Communist/Muslim, Ass Hole dictator.

          • pmbalele says:

            Did you read what I told one TP? Here it is: “I have been told all my life that White people never lie and here you’re lying. GAO has just released a report the insurance rates rose by 10 or less percent compared how they were rising before Obamacare. =25%. People were shopping for insurance. If you a wise shopper you go around getting the best deal (s). Now here you’re a white person lying to your TP friends. And believe it or not they will take your lie as true. Stop lying. We in the Black neighborhood think White people never lie. I don’t want to tell others that you as a white person lied on this site.” I hope you not White. This is because you lie to TPs on this site all the time – and you’re like Pat Robertson who fakes to be man of God but he is a liar and racist. No doubt TP bible is full of lies.

          • Chandler says:

            You are a idiot and not worth the cost of paper to wipe your Ass, let alone communicate with.

          • pmbalele says:

            Do you really mean White people lie? So you’re a liar too. No doubt you wrote that TP bible – distorting the truth about God. You told us Jesus was a White male with blond hair. So all those are lies. No dbout to take advantage of your TP members. They trust you and Tex Cruz.

          • Chandler says:

            Moronic imbecile !!!

          • pmbalele says:

            Thanks. I will take that with grain and sait. That is why you have been thriving on gullible TPs. They pay dues to you.

          • Chandler says:

            As long as you comprehend just 1/4% of common sense and shut the Hell up stupid.

          • pmbalele says:

            Thanks. But the FBI are watching you closely. Do not say I did not warn you.

          • Chandler says:

            Hell you don’t even know who your mother is let alone a FBI agent Idiot.

          • pmbalele says:

            That is the truth. We were also told that Whites do not kill one another nor are they jealous about their wives. Now we are seeing White males killing their wives for insurance. So all this time I thought we Blacks were below. Now I find Whites and Blacks behave exactly the same. I am not born again – regular human being. I will treat all people as humans regardless of their color.

          • Chandler says:

            You sure are not the brightest bulb in the package and that’s a fact.

          • pmbalele says:

            Do you see them on TVs kissing and hugging one another. Would really think they do stuff like that?

          • Chandler says:

            I don’t give a Sh** idiot that seams to be your thing.You seam to be infatuated with that kind of crap, and trash.

          • pmbalele says:

            It’s time for me to tell the truth and nothing but the truth help me God.

          • Chandler says:

            IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • dltaylor51 says:

        We get another chance in 2016 so lets send some more of them to the same unemployment lines that they have created for us.

        • patriot 86 says:

          Sounds good let’s do er.

    • Gmansaid says:

      De-fund it. lol…now what?

    • Chandler says:

      Good morning dltaylore51;
      Glad that you are still posting. Nice post short and to the point.

      • dltaylor51 says:

        Yes Chandler I’m still out there pissing off the libtwerps and commies,looks like you’re not doing so bad yourself.

        • Chandler says:

          Well if they the Libtwats and commies and other special interests weren’t so obnoxious and out of control we could maybe be nicer to them, NOT.

          • dltaylor51 says:

            Being nice to a libturd is hard for me to do,just knowing that they breath the same air as we do causes me much discomfort.

          • Chandler says:

            You know I am the way I am and no lib is going to change me, it is just that simple.

    • Edward M Ritzmann Jr says:

      Your picture of the bald guy, “shades mighty scarce around here”.

    • pmbalele says:

      Obamacare is here to stay. We in the Black communities love it.

      • dltaylor51 says:

        I’m glad you like it,how’s the coverage on knife and gunshot wounds,any good?What about STDs,covered?

  5. Brian Harvill says:

    What a hoot it was reading the latest fear mongering that has come out of the rightwing of politics. The simple facts are that yes there are more enrollees BUT not limited to the lowest class of people, most of whom did NOT qualify for medicaid services. Facts are that the medicaid services are routinely slashed and cutting people off from medicaid, thanks to third party involvement, defined as health insurance. The tealities for the middle-class people are that the unaffordability that caused upwards of 75% of all bankruptcies merely is seeping into their midst. Coupled with the blacklisting of pre-existing condition clauses, favored by and defended by republicans, medical care WAS growing beyond the reach of the middle-class. Now people are being covered who were denied AND costs are starting to fall. This takes time, as does any change in direction, and the tepublicans are trying to make the most before the TRUTH of Obamacare is evident for all to see as working. The inflated tales where they aren’t completely fabricated in the first place, are a lesson in desperation. The right is bent on the destruction of the middle-class and would do ANYTHING to acheive that aim, hence the article above.

    • Sevenmag says:

      I hope you enjoyed the discovery of humor in the article. You’re either a government clone, or dramatically misinformed.

      • Brian Harvill says:

        Neither of those two choices is correct. I am what the right fears most, an individualbwho has researched these matters and knows the truth rather than what passes for their “truth”, fabrications and half-truths held together by irrational fear. Sorry but I escaped from being a lemming, unlike the majority of those here who have swallowed the gambit, hook, line and sinker and are now no more than fish swimming on a line, dancing to the tunes of other people. Do the work yourself, doubt the talk that proceeds from two faced politicians, find the realities and verify with multiple, unaffiliated sources… then return and you will be singing a different tune yourself.

    • don lavrich says:

      where did you get your facts? from the government? typical liberal trash talk. get your facts right than comment. the cost of everyones insurance is increasing in 2015 because of obama care. i know for a fact because my parents who are 85 years old, their highmark plan went up 187.00 a month for both of them. try telling your false facts to people whos insurance premiums are rising in 2015.

      • Brian Harvill says:

        Don-
        Lets talk facts… The reason your parent’s plan is going up is because the insurance companies want to make more money and they can do so by charging more, not because of Obama. The insurance companies know that your parents, as well as others, have no choice in the matter but to pay what is demanded. So lets actually stick to realities rather than melodrama.
        The information on the state of American Healthcare is NOT taken from the government, NOR is it taken from the ranks of the health insurance companies… both of whom have their own pipes top play rather than dealing in facts. The issues concerning the state of American Healthcare come from INDEPENDANT SOURCES. The reality is that for most people, costs are starting to fall across the board.

        • patriot 86 says:

          Wow ‘it’s really great in your alternative reality ‘ too bad the rest of us live IN REALITY every day and obumblercare is NOT working dumbass ‘ MANY have seen their premiums jump by 50 to 70 percent but that’s down from the insurance they liked and that obama promised they could keep right .NOT

          • pmbalele says:

            You’re lying to yourself. Obamacare is causing insurance companies premiums to slow down. I do not know why TPs are so dumb to think we don’t know what they are thinking about.

          • patriot 86 says:

            lOOK AT THE RATES MORON ‘THE AVERAGE RATE HAS RISEN 14 PERCENT WITH SOME GOING UP AS HIGH AS 68 PERCENT ‘ OH YEAH IT’S WORKING EINSTEIN.

          • pmbalele says:

            I can’t believe you are lying to people. I have been told all my life that White people never lie and here you’re lying. GAO has just released a report the insurance rates rose by 10 or less percent compared how they were rising before Obamacare. =25%. People were shopping for insurance. If you a wise shopper you go around getting the best deal (s). Now here you’re a white person lying to your TP friends. And believe it or not they will take your lie as true. Stop lying. We in the Black neighborhood think White people never lie. I don’t want to tell others that you as a white person lied on this site.

          • Brian Harvill says:

            Patriot-
            You might open your eyes to the REAL world rather than the fictions that you are being spoon-fed. The facts do not support your fantasies except in the most superficial means. The facts are that Obamacare is working and will continue to work and the gains continue to accrue while the rough edges are smoothed away and the systems are tweaked, improved, and made functional. It is always amazing that people would expect that the matter of a national system would be created without a hitch. There is NEVER a time when something new is tried without a few problems that need to be corrected. A child doesn’t ride his bike for the first time without falling, let alone for the first time and winning the Tour de France. Time for a little reality. I live in this world and while it certainly isn’t perfect, the matter of health care is better than it ever was. It could be made even better with the complete eradication of insurance manipulation of healthcare. Get rid of the middle man who actually does NOTHING but expects to get paid as if he had actually done something.
            As for the “keeping you health insurance”, that is of course a matter off the employers dumping persons onto the grid or the insurance companies themselves trying to manipulate the system and force people to return to the original position of slave.

        • don lavrich says:

          the fact of it all is that this is distribution of wealth and getting rid of the middle class under the socialist obama regime. sort of like when hitler passed government health care. any time the government controls the health care, it controls you. dont wish for something that you will be sorry for later.

          • Brian Harvill says:

            Don Lavich-
            Your understanding of single payer systems of healthcare is dramatically lacking in real substance. To have a single payer system doesn’t extend government controls any more than what is in place at this very moment. It actually lowers costs, increases the benefits for the patient, and lasts a lot longer than does the pay-to-play model of health insurance. I actually hope and pray that America comes to its senses in this matter since America is at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to healthcare. AND having a single payer system doesn’t impact medical research in the least either. The reality is that we the taxpayers already fund the predominate chunk of medical research in the form of grants and subsidies. Business doesn’t contribute much more than 5% of the costs in R&D on any medical device or medication. From the inception, to the testing, and finally to the release and marketing of any new drug or device, we the taxpayers are the ones footing the bill. That would hardly change in a single payer system.
            As for getting rid of the middle class, that is firmly and irrevocably in the camp of the rightwing extremists. With the removal of corporate taxes and making up the shortfalls with taxing the middle class more or cutting the support systems for the poor AND middle class persons (since it isn’t just those at or below the poverty line that rely on support systems to make ends meet), or be it the stagnation of incomes at the middle class levels, republicans have fought a battle against the middle classes and are striving to return America to the control of feudal lords and ladies. The desire to remove the minimum wage laws, the attempt to remove the taxation of corporations, allowing banks to gamble with the money of hard working people and bailing them out with tax payer money when the banks fail…. it is all part and parcel of the republican agenda.

      • pmbalele says:

        Somebody lied to you. Wake up. Don’t just be swepted by other racists. They are stupid.

    • cstrasburger says:

      Little Briny…..what an uneducated clown you are. We’re you born stupid, or have you been working on it all your life?

      It must be tough going through life a moron. I’m sure mommy is very proud. I’d go so far as to say you are not one that pays taxes….you, so, are the problem.

      • Brian Harvill says:

        cstrasburger-
        Don’t strain too hard or you might blow a gasket. I am sure it took you a long timer to invent so many derogatory statements. problem being that it merely shows your own levels of intelligence and your inability to actually discuss the issues and so you are relegated to attacking me personally. IF you had the ability to think for yourself, you would have been able to refute my statements on the merits, the facts, the evidences. Yet you are merely content to attack me and my ancestry which is simply a sign that I have hit rather too close to the mark for your comfort. Its a vindication of me to be so attacked by the brainless masses.
        As for my taxation, I pay taxes and am a military veteran who has bled for this nation, more than what most of you can say. I have earned my rights while the rest of you are content to accept what my military service, and the service of others, has provided you.
        SO if you are quite done showing that you haven’t got anything to say that matters…. I will move along to someone that actually discusses fact rather than fictions.

        • patriot 86 says:

          You’re a military vet yet you still defend the man who has been trying to destroy your country for the last six years .AMAZING

          • Brian Harvill says:

            Patriot-
            Yes I am a military vet that stands up for the leader of our country, just as I stood up for the last leader of the country and the one before that and so on. The issue is NOT the man but the office and what that office represents. I do not have to like Obama nor agree with everything that Obama does and has done. I in fact do NOT agree with everything that Obama has done yet that is no different that Bush intentionally and knowingly lying to the nation in order to get his personal war or Cheney who wanted war simply to pad his fiscal bottom line. I do not have to like the fact that Clinton and Monika were fro0liking in the Oval Office or the work of Reagan/Bush Sr. who stood by while thousands of Americans died from AIDS and yet they did nothing but laugh and egg on the destructio0n of those they deemed “undesirable”.
            You don’t like the Person and in your attempts to denigrate the man, you are also reviling the office of the President. THAT is the amazing part of this entire thing that you and others care so little for the nation that you would embark on an agenda that destroys the people. Do you REALLY think that what you and others here do actually makes one bit of difference to the president? It does not make a bit of difference in his life, it doesn’t harm his bank accounts, etc… What it DOES do is take the food from the tables of thousands of Americans that need to feed babies. It removes textbooks from the schools and lowers the students ability to succeed. It stops people from moving UP the ladder of success. You have no thought to the consequences of your actions as long as you can denigrate the president, as long as you can feel superior by name-calling…
            REAL Americans respect the office of the president even in their disagreement or disapproval. So your statement about me actually says more about yourself than it ever says about me or my military service. AND while you have been busy trying to denigrate the person, the economy is revived, the jobs are returned, the military forces are stronger, the VA systems are better managed (reducing cost as well as fulfilling the promise that America makes to its veterans). The simple truth of Obama’s presidency is that we are in a better [place that we were in 2008 when people’s bank accounts and savings plans were all but wiped out. When the unemployment rate was upwards of 15-20%, and the world itself was in the throes of an induced depression/recession thanks to the actions of unfettered corporate greed. And now we are looking into the barrel of that gun yet again with the approval of the Republicans to banking interests who have received a green light to once again wheel and deal in toxic assets, leaving the taxpayers on the hook with a guarantee of another bailout if (and when), history repeats itself and we are once again destroyed economically.

          • patriot 86 says:

            I refuse to converse with someone who defends the person that is trying to destroy america ‘and FYI no I don’t have to respect the president if he’s out to destroy the country I love .GOODBYE

          • Brian Harvill says:

            Patriot-
            Running away in a passive aggressive manner is the sure sign that I have truth and you have fiction. Your faked outrage is classic and belongs in the movies as the femme fatale stomps out of the room slamming the door behind her, only to slump in recognition of the truth.
            Be that as it may, hating the presidency destroys the nation itself. It shows that you do not care about the government and would rather live anywhere else as long as you do not have to accept the will of the people. Do not forget that Obama was elected by strong majorities both times. And your OPINIONS on the matter do not equate with the facts as has been recorded. Remove the emotional melodrama and you are left with the unmistakable conclusion that the presidency of Obama has been a net positive for the nation.

          • patriot 86 says:

            Again ‘ your opinion of obama is what it is YOURS ‘I am not the only one who thinks that MF should be deported back to his home country of africa so get off your high horse and see the pile of shit for what he is .

          • Brian Harvill says:

            Patriot-
            First there is no “high-horse” to get off of. And as for deportation. Its hard to deport someone who is a natural citizen, born in Hawaii. That wouldn’t get you that far in your wishes. As for seeing him for what he is, I do exactly that. He is a man that was elected president of the United States of America and who has done great things for the nation and actually pulled the nation out of a deep recession that was created by the republicans. So if there are any that need to look at the matter and see the realities, you have only to look in the mirror.

          • patriot 86 says:

            WOW’That’s all I can say about you ‘I guess you prefer to stay ignorant and blind to what his agenda is .Can only feel pity for you cuz you are truly oblivious to the world around you .Farewell.

    • Jason Golff says:

      Hey Sharpton other anymore lies that you want to spell out today. If you’re not Sharpton then you’re just damn stupid and have no clue what you’re talking about read something as opposed to listening to him on MSNBC nightmare network. Are you just another liberal idiot it anyway; don’t have a brain so don’t bother, commenting

      • Chandler says:

        Nice, as usual we have Democrat plants no matter what they say or what picture they post under. Crap out crap in standard MO.

      • Brian Harvill says:

        Jason-
        Don’t care for Sharpton who serves his own agenda and is nothing more than a Ted Cruz for the left extremists. Don’t listen to MSNBC either since they are to the left what the FAUX news is to the right…. nothing but fabrications and mythologies. Propaganda of any sort is useless in the discussions of truth and fact.
        I think for myself rather than merely accepting whatever takes the fancy of the politicians. Time for you to act as an adult rather than a child.

    • blackhawk132 says:

      The above statement defends my assertion that liberal/democrats are brain dead .

      • Chandler says:

        Yep that is what most on this site would say !!

      • Brian Harvill says:

        Blackhawk- What it REALLY does is show your inability to think for yourself and your willingness to be spoon-fed whatever junk that the politicians want you to think. This is not about liberals, not about democrats (of which I am neither), this is about thinking for yourself and rather than merely accepting things without question, that you actually take a little time and research the issues yourself. You will quickly find that the facades you have bought into are flimsy and are blown away with the slightest bit of research on the relevant matters. Instead of being a patsy who is brain-dead, you can be a person with PERSONAL convictions. I don’t care about having others agree with me, what I care about is people that think for themselves and who do not need to degrade others in order to feel vindicated about their beliefs. That is the only way that the majority of these sites go. degrading anything that is different, anything that calls into question the myths of the propagandists (of either right or left).
        Educate yourself rather than merely being a yes-man for the entirety of your life. It is after all your duty to democracy to actually be educated on the issues rather than merely being a rubber stamp for the status quo.

        • blackhawk132 says:

          YUP That’s what most liberals would say.My convictions are from long ago since Barry Goldwater was destroyed by ONE TV ad that only ran once.
          I’m old now and have had a long time rating the dirty liberals .
          Anyway ; Merry Christmas .

          • Brian Harvill says:

            Blackhawk
            Merry Christmas to you as well. And while you would LOVE to pigeon-hole me and safely compartmentalize me with others, you are due to be disappointed. The fact is that both republicans and democrats are corrupt and have been bought and paid for by corporate interests. AND when the democrats are guilty of stabbing the American citizen in the back, I will be among the first to call them on it. As an independent voter and a person that educates himself on the issues from multiple sources, I am always called a liberal by the conservative camp and called a conservative by those in the liberal camp. Its rather humorous that people are so invested in their mythologies that any slight deviation is met with swift name-calling and pigeon-holing. As if there is absolutely no room for individuality in the country that is supposedly the world champion of individuality.
            As for the matter of character assassination, that is a matter to be laid at the feet of republicans in its origin, the democrats try their best but the true masters of that craft are the republicans. There has always been a certain amount of character assassination in politics, that is just the nature of the game. Yet the matter has taken itself to new heights with the likes of Carl Rove and Dick Cheney.
            But think what you will, believe the propaganda that you are being spoon-fed, I prefer to be an educated voter and to make up my own mind on the issues and decided by the merits of the matter at hand, whatever that may be at any given time.

    • Gmansaid says:

      “We are all born ignorant but on must work diligently to remain stupid.” – Benjamin Franklin
      Brian….dude, dude!

      • Chandler says:

        Very childish even for a Demorat!!!!

      • Brian Harvill says:

        I know, its a lot of hard work avoiding the truth when you find it and making up excuse after excuse to believe the junk that the right is selling. You would think that at some point, a person would get tired of squeezing their eyes shut and taping their ears closed just to avoid reading or hearing the truth. It is no mistake that the truth is often referred to as “inconvenient” because it destroys the work of building our walls to the truth and maintaining our fictions in the face of numerous sources of information.
        Easier by far to find the truth and accept the truth rather than exerting all the energy in degrading others, destroying facts and replacing them with convoluted ways of mythological thinking in order to evade something you do not want to hear.

        • olf says:

          Truth ? You must be speaking of Jesus Christ. He is the way, the truth and the life. Praise God

    • patriot 86 says:

      Man whatever drugs you are on you sure got your moneys worth cuz your head is really f****d up.

  6. Well… I hope you fools who voted for ‘CHANGE’…LIKE it!

    • Bobtrhn says:

      I am willing to bet they don’t like it but they will never admit it.

      • CTH says:

        that is because they were stupid and still are.

        • Bobtrhn says:

          As long as someone else pays for it they don’t care. Just like we are paying for these illegals. They don’t care either. I knew we were in trouble when bummer said he liked the European style of government. Of course he said that after he was elected.

          • mtman2 says:

            With your reply the next step would be the intentional massive influx of Muslims, Sharia and citizen disarmament ~!

          • Bobtrhn says:

            Just watch for it coming to your town soon.

          • Waclaw Jerzy Borken-Hagen says:

            It is already happening. 0bama committed to admitting 12,000
            “Syrian refugees” a year for an undetermined length of time.
            Rest assured, the background checks will most likely be skipped,
            since most of them are terrorists or terrorist collaborators.
            This is a serious National Security threat in large numbers.

          • papawfred says:

            That’s the plan. Have the enemy in the house not in the yard. That way conquering America will be quick and effortless.

          • Carol Benson says:

            Exactly. They’re scattered all over, many running terrorist training camps in rural, less populated areas. Plus all those children & drug cartels crossing our ex-border every day. Some were flown in by the government. No idea where they were shipped off to (California & Texas for sure) , no background checks, no health checks, no record where they went or what they’re doing–including those from muslim countries. We have also list track of 50,000 people on student visas. The Alinsky/marxist playbook is 1. Overwhelm the system, 2. Create chaos, 3. Provide the “solution” for the manufactured crisis. Obumble is itching for martial law to finish off his presidency. Wanna bet there mat not be any 2016 elections?

          • meyati says:

            Actually most western European governments are pretty nice. Lived there, but Obama and his advisors are warped and corrupt. Just look where they came from-Chicago—

          • Peatro Giorgio says:

            Yea if there so nice please move back there other wise your full if crap .

        • papawfred says:

          And you can’t fix stupid.

        • elmcqueen3 says:

          Exactly…Jonathan Gruber ought to know whose stupid and who is not!

        • papawfred says:

          I said it before and i say again on this type of comment : the sad thing about it is, you can’t fix stupid .

      • patriot 86 says:

        Of course not ‘ a stupid democrat won’t admit when they are wrong even when it’s staring them in the face.

        • Judi Millhouse says:

          Nor will any politician, so your point?

    • patriot 86 says:

      Yup they all wanted change they will get it ‘ only not for the better but for the worst.F*****g idiots

    • Navigator7 says:

      The fools that voted for change won’t view any website with Tea Party emblazoned on it.
      Just the words the words Tea Party cause massive brain hemorrhaging for them..

    • Grover Syck says:

      Absolutely love it.
      Now if the teatard retard republican obstructionist would get with the program, we could make some real progress.

    • Carol Benson says:

      We have NO hope & not enough change to buy a cup of coffee. Thanks, all you Obammy lilovers.

  7. don lavrich says:

    its all about distribution of the wealth. case close.

    • Jason Golff says:

      No case not closed is all about turning America into a socialist third world country and that my friend is what it’s all about. Case closed

      • kotoc says:

        Jason, you pretty much hit the nail on the head with that one. Our Muslim President (yes, he admitted to being Muslim in an interview I saw) had the downfall of our once-great nation in mind right from the beginning. Their main objective is to destroy us from within our own system. Terrorists just LOVE Obama… he’s doing a much better job of bringing America to its knees than a few suicide bombers or hijacked airplanes. And Obama has the AUDACITY to apologize to the Muslim countries for the actions and general public opinion of Americans. How dare he?!?!

    • Chandler says:

      Remember that is what Barack Hussein Obama said from the very beginning of his office.

  8. jlbusm says:

    And oblowma and the dummycraps say their for the middle class and the working people? Their out to get every last cent out of them!!

  9. kotoc says:

    I know very little about the Obamacare bill, and what all it contains… most of it is spoken in “Legalese” anyway… but the damn thing is over 1,000 pages long, and I would bet my bottom dollar it isn’t ALL about insurance only! I even read something awhile back that was sent out by someone who claimed to have read it, and found different articles embedded in the bill that pretty much said (and I forget the exact wording) that by signing up for Obamacare, you pretty much give the Federal government power over your banking account(s) if you fail to pay your premium. In other words, they can just TAKE it out of your account… and then some, if they choose. I took it with a grain of salt, since it’s true that you can’t believe EVERYTHING you read, but hell, I wouldn’t put it past those sleazy, money-grubbing bottom dwellers in our current administration.

    • Jason Golff says:

      You may not have read it but it is definitely and the law. They can automatically take what ever they want from any account that you have an order to meet the medical obligations. The other thing that you said about you don’t know much about it and you haven’t read it you could include at least 90% of Congress in that group as well.

      • kotoc says:

        And do you know what ELSE that really pisses me off?? Congress is EXEMPT from the new Obamacare law!! They can make laws that pertain to the working class, but not have to participate, just like they don’t have to pay into Social Security. They automatically have a big $$ “pension” that takes care of them nicely after they retire from Congress. Grrrrrr!!

        • Chandler says:

          Per our forefathers Congress is not allowed to exempt them selves or anyone else from the laws that they pass.

          • kotoc says:

            Chandler… you’re absolutely RIGHT!!! However, the Congress we have today (AND Obama) don’t seem to regard our Constitution as something they must obey in its entirety anymore. They seem to regard it as “a changeable guideline” to suit their selfish purposes. For example, if I’m not mistaken, the necessary qualification to become President is to be a native citizen. Why would Obama go to such great lengths, and spend so much money, to keep his personal records (like a LEGAL birth certificate) away from public record? That’s just for starters…. I could on about how he bypassed Congress regarding amnesty for illegal immigrants, but that would just open up another can of worms.

          • Chandler says:

            I will continue to say that a few cannot stop this madness of the masses of illegals and corrupt politicians, it takes millions to march on Washington DC and demand, not ask for Barack Hussein Obama’s records be released now. For his part in this coverup he must step down and face the consequences.
            Then and only then, when we get that, we push our stupid out of touch Politicians into what they must do to change the direction of our country.
            But the Democrats have there followers by the preferable balls, and they do nothing less than to OBEY there fascist leaders, like the few on our Tea Party site.
            When the legal citizens allowed the special interest groups like the Communist,Socialist,Muslims, Atheist, and Homosexuals to infiltrate our government on all levels from town’s to Cities to Counties to States and of course the Federal level, this is what we get. What I call a dysfunctional radical racist government.

      • John Beavin says:

        That’s a total lie that can easily be checked out on Snopes–except of course, you don’t WANT facts. Perhaps none of you is even aware of it, but your problem with the President is nothing but skin color. You always rush to cry “race card!” but you don’t dare take a close look in your subconscious mind, because, yes, it is very ugly.

    • dltaylor51 says:

      No my friend its was delivered to the floor of congress on the forks of a lift truck and was over 13,500 pages long,remember when Piglosi told her idiots to just pass it and they could read it later?

      • kotoc says:

        HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! I love your name for Nancy.. she certainly deserves it!! ;^D

        • dltaylor51 says:

          That’s the only name i could think of that would pass the scrutiny of the moderators.

      • scott says:

        It’s nice to know all you people on medical are concerned about us in the middle who’s prices were going up more without the ACA.

        • dltaylor51 says:

          I’m in the same boat you’re in.

  10. larry says:

    these stasis lib rial fools what to control then kill you. and if you all cant see it coming drink some more cool aid its the plan

  11. Clydene Cannon says:

    The Republican Party and the Tea Party have sold out to the top 20% who syphon money from the middle class and they want the money from health care now as well as Social Security and other money that sustains the middle class and is rightfully theirs….their tax dollars. By the way, the Tea Party is backed by money from the Koch brothers who want deregulation so that they can continue to feather their pockets by earnings of one million dollars a day or more. Georgia Pacific has been fined repeatedly for polluting our land and air. There are two choices. Return the money back to the middle class in the form of health care for all or let these plutocrats rob the middle class by deregulating big corporations. Some of us tax payers out here know the truth. If you get your money or are backed by these plutocrats you have been duped into paying them off and not getting your fair share. By the way, the Koch Family doesn’t pay taxes or pays a less percentage than the working middle class man or whichever crooked scheme they can swing at the time. Now, you want to repeal the ACA so that you can pay the Kochs back because your indebted to them or are you the Koch brothers. Either is an evil!

    • blackhawk132 says:

      Hey moron. Just where does George Sorass fit into your thinking. ?You better check before you think. The Koch bros donate to many more charities than all Obama supporters. God Bless them .

    • charles johnston says:

      You off your meds again? Spoken like a true communist.

  12. 2poorgrandchildrencom2 says:

    Our DC employees are totally out of control and fully intend to be our masters. Obamacare is only one of their thousands of unconstitutional power grabs. The only solution I see is to visit and support a convention of states http://www.conventionofstates.com.

  13. Jason Golff says:

    The result is exactly what the terrorists known as Obama wanted all along. He wants to destroy the middle class which is mostly blue-collar hard-working white Americans. He counts all his people’s covered now. Nothing really gave a rat’s ass about them either at least he can now Crow that he bes help in the poll black nigger. This guy is just a radical nigger bastard. We know that everything he does is primarily for himself and certainly not for the country and absolutely not for white people. This ass needs to be taken out.

  14. blackhawk132 says:

    How could intelligent Americans still support this waste of human skin ? He is destroying the greatest country in history so far in only 6 short years.
    I hope you numb skulls who voted for him twice are ready for him to go after you.
    History , if there is any , will place the USA in power and economy in place behind most african nations and you will be responsible for our demise.

    • Chandler says:

      Your guess wold be as good as anyone’s I suspect.

    • pete0097 says:

      The problem is that there are a lot of unintellegent Americans that support obama and vote liberal. They have no skin in the game so they will vote for anyone that will give them stuff or at least promise them, which, we intellegent ones don’t believe, but will have to pay for it.

  15. Jacob8 says:

    Still putting out the same bullshit I see.

  16. American says:

    So, there are middle-class people who are paying for the less fortunate to get medical care, but those middle class people have to forego medical treatment themselves because they can’t afford it. What a nightmare. For the Socialist Democrats, however, this is a major success. This needs to be remembered in 2016.

    • Chandler says:

      Yep that is about the jest of things, sad but true.

  17. jebediah123 says:

    WTF?? What’s with these people crying about medical costs (supposedly associated with “Obamacare”)?? When I was still working in the ’80’s and ’90’s I recall medical insurance premiums going up yearly by 12, 14, 18 and even 20%. When I retired in 2006 there were younger guys with family plans paying $400 a month insurance premiums with a $6000 deductible——that’s right, a $6000 deductible. So tell me, what’s so great about the “independent medical system” here in the great U.S. of A.

    • Jason Golff says:

      That is total BS. I used to sell insurance and if the people were on a group plan, they never paid more that 50% of the premiums, if they were on individual plans, then they paid full amount and could be several hundred dollars but max deductible was 5000 without a HSA account that paid the out of pocket expense. know something before opening your mouth.

      • Chandler says:

        Democrat infiltrators never give up they keep the Sh** flowing on the Tea Party site!!!!

  18. shannon853 says:

    it’s biggest success is the destruction of one of the greatest health systems we ever had! it is successful in not only providing more free health care for the welfare class, but illegals as well.

    • apzzyk says:

      Illegals are not eligible for this or any other federal program. Check it out and quit spreading lies.

      • Chandler says:

        No idiot check out the creep you voted into office, he passed his own law, ” ILLEGALLY” that they get everything the legal citizens get. You are the typical Demo-crap, that tells lies instead of the truth because you can. And it fits your agenda.

        • apzzyk says:

          According to John Marshall, the 1st Chief Justice, Congress legislates, the President signs or vetos, and if it becomes law, he enforces, and the Courts decided the meaning of the law and whether it is Constitutional. With the illegals, about 10 years ago, a Republican Congress enacted a law which requires that all people present proof of citizenship before getting any Federal Benefits, and since Federal money is involved in all programs, that means that illegals do not qualify for any. The exceptions being emergency medical treatment and public schooling for the kids. As we saw with the temporary amnesty, which applies to only parents who have been in this country at the time that at least one of their kids – a US citizen, was born, and this can be either legislated out of existence if the required majority in each house of Congress votes for it – which is unlikely – or can be nullified by the next administration – this is well within his powers as the President. You may continue to believe what you want, but being wrong is just being wrong. In this executive order, there was no provision for giving illegals anything except the temporary Amnesty – no food stamps, no medicaide, nada, nothing.

          • Chandler says:

            A president cannot make law, you may continue to spout your crap. But even a illegal that got into office can’t make law only Congress can.

          • apzzyk says:

            If you can’t stand the truth, which you call crap, you may want to check your ears for brown stuff – gives an indication of how full you are.

          • Chandler says:

            No it is you that can’t stand the truth. You are a slime ball and a pile of dung.No one cares what you Demorats have to say.

      • shannon853 says:

        for one obama TOLD them to enroll. ever read? second, check the state of washington, 4000 enrolled there.

  19. babsan says:

    Guess the STUPIDS voting for the FRAUD and his DEMONrats will love all the setbacks

  20. David in MA says:

    I saw this coming and I am not the sharpest tack in the box or the brightest bulb on the tree.

  21. apzzyk says:

    The ACA is a very complex act, and as such, anyone who believed that it was going to be perfect from its outset was a fool. By comparison, the F37 was supposed to fly over 10 years ago, and it too is very complex, and, now, costing more than twice what it was estimated, it is still not operational. This gap in funding, which has hit the middle class the hardest – they are too rich for the subsidy and too poor to be able to afford the full premiums so they are in a ‘doughnut hole’ like the peope on medicare part D were with prescriptions – which is now being closed thanks to Obama – and with a cooperative Congress this would be easy, but with a Congress which is devoted to repeal, this will not happen, and other ‘tweeks’ will also not be made for the same reason.
    It is in the best interests of the GOP to see people become dissatisfied with it, but on the other hand, it has some very popular features – the one which allows the children of people with insurance to stay on their parents longer, the addition of some dental care for people on Medicare as well as some eye care which were not previously covered, are happy with this along with the closing of the Part D doughnut hole for medications.
    Then, this year, the employer’s mandate did not go into effect because of an executive order which the GOP members of the House are suing Obama – at taxpayers expense – which is unlikely to go anywhere since the order expires on Jan 1, and the issue will be moot, and the fact that no one can show that they were harmed by this order.
    In the past, and still, Congress has showed its dislike of ‘Socialized Medicine’ by not funding the VA healthcare system based on need. They are still expecting to buy artificial legs as the price they got the pegs legs for earlier people who needed a replacement.
    As it is there is at least a 10% savings to the government and to the policy buyers that is possible – that is making the ACA a totally single payer system – like the VA, which does accept private insurance for those with less than a 50% service connected disability, or forgive the payments for treatment if the vet cannot afford the co-pay.
    As announced by the President last week, the increase in the cost of medical care for all of the people in the US, was the lowest it had been since he took office. As the alternative taxes to having insurance increase there will be more people, particularly the young and usually healthy, get with the program, and this will lower premiums for those who are in the pool, many with pre-existing conditions.
    This passed election, soon to be senator Cory Gardner, stressed the fact that over 300,000 people in CO had their previous insurance – which did not meet the standards set by the ACA – canceled. However, he failed to mention that this was less than 10% of the population of CO. In the military in a combat situation a 10% casualty rate is totally acceptable and expected.
    The ACA has at least 2 more years to run even with the GOP voting many times for repeal – which they know will be vetoed – a waste of the taxpayers time and money – and the GOP will still have no comprehensive plan which offers the popular features, and eliminates those which are unpopular, at least to a minority.

    • Marion E McKenzie says:

      APZZ Must be some good STUFFyou are smoking….

      • apzzyk says:

        Haven’t smoked pot since about 1972 – too much THC, and I found that I could get to my best point just doing 2nd hand. I also do not do pain killers – even aspirin. I also get all of my care from the VA – but lost the use of one eye in the delay of treatment scandal and have a Federal Tort Claim pending – that is the cost to the taxpayers of saving money. VA healthcare should be taken off budget because Congress has become a death panel by controlling the funding, and some things, like the building of new facilities should be taken from the VA to the Corps of Engineers – that would be the new Denver VAMC.
        Due to several factors, such as when the next pandemic will hit – if it is airborne it needs to be detected asap to reduce casualties and that means getting diagnosed asap, and simply the concentration of the population, have become real public health problems. I was in Boot Camp in the USMC in july, 1957 when the Hong Kong flu hit – everyone was on their backs and some young healthy men died. They guessed wrong about the strain this year so the vaccine is not as effective as usual. Only the govt has the capacity to collect the data (CDC) and with the rapid response necessary only NIH has this capability – hospitals and providers need to be paid, and with a population of over 300 million, what was a personal problem, has now the potential of being a real national problem – like Hurricanes and the recent Pineapple express incidents in CA. I do not see private enterprise, which is in it for the profits or profit potentials, assuming this role.
        I have been smoking tobacco for over 60 years with no real adverse effects, but have known lifelong non smokers who have died from some respiratory disorder – why?

  22. Paulette Metoyer says:

    Not to belabor a point, but once again there was a failure to distinguish between Health CARE and Health INSURANCE.

  23. Lizard says:

    Why let one Muslim screwww America over ??? .. I say kick Obama azzzzout of White house NOW

  24. Chandler says:

    In my opinion this Democratic government is nothing more that communist take over of our country.
    The Democrats ” are not nor have they been the free peoples party for 20 + years”.
    They are the party of ” Divide and Conquer “.
    I believe that it has become a party infiltrated with special interest groups made up of ” Communist,Socialist,Atheist,Muslim and Homosexuals “.
    The Republican party is the party of ” can’t we just all get along ” caving in on every turn, with no back bone. They give up at the first sign of resistance from the Democrats.
    Why the hell would any country in this world, let a Person run for President and let him seal his life history as they did Barack Hussein Obama do.
    Let alone run and supposedly win the President of the United States of America, not once but two times.
    That is criminal no matter who did this.
    It is the fault of the legal citizens for the take over of our country along with the corrupt government for almost 6 years now.
    Our borders are wide open and there is no end in sight on stopping the armies of illegals from around the world to come here illegally and take our country over ????? Are the legal citizens that stupid or cowardly??? To lift a finger or to do anything to preserve there Country there freedoms and laws of the land to include our Constitution??????????????

    Are we so weak that we will allow our country to fall and to become a world country with dictators in charge of our very lives????

  25. Barbara Dauerty says:

    Stop pissing and moaning and tell your representatives to do their jobs! That they have nothing with which to replace the ACA is blatantly obvious to anyone thinking with their grey cells instead of how much THEY will benefit personally or how many points they’ll grab for their political affiliation.

    Think about it. Who benefit from destroying, rather than fixing ObamaCare? Can you say insurance corporations, drug companies, and lawyers?

    Wake up, you guys!

    • Chandler says:

      Guess you are not the brightest bulb in a long line of Christmas lights, most Democrats are not.

  26. Daniel from TN says:

    Welcome to the REAL world ladies and gentleman; the world as it is when ruled by Liberals.

  27. Barbara Dauerty says:

    As a healthcare worker, taxpayer, and retired military member, I like to have a solution before mouthing off about laws and policies. All I see here is bellyaching.

    Can I see/hear/read some solutions, in addition to the criticisms about the way things are? Our founders worked hard to put in place alternatives to the monarchy they were replacing. Perhaps the Canadian Tea Party member can explain why the two percent continues to further benefit at the expense of the middle class, while subsistence livelihoods and poverty multiply.

    How about civil discourse about the problems, suggestions about alternatives, and coming together to agree on a way forward instead of the divide and conquer strategy (which has worked amazingly well for ISIS)? These States, as far as I can see, are no longer United. A Common Good seems to be extinct, and selfishness reigns supreme.

    Kicking the homeless off the streets so our cities can rake in more revenue and allowing murder by law enforcement to go without justice speaks volumes about the state of the country.

    • Chandler says:

      If you do not like what is posted here, then go to another site. People here are not bellyaching they are communicating unlike you and the rest of the infiltrators of Democrats that are so corrupt.
      I’ll give you a solution and that is to get rid of the Democrat Party of Communist,Socialist,Atheist, Homosexual party of Divide and conquer, you know the ones that are destroying our country, along with the week knee Republicans.
      That’s the first order to save a free country. Your solution is to talk them to death?
      Democrats do not care about anything but staying in power for greed and control.
      That is why the illegals are given a pass on not obeying our laws or our boundaries.
      And most of all ignoring our Constitution, laws of the land and Declaration Of Independence.

      • Barbara Dauerty says:

        Chandler, as far as I know, this is still a free country, and I am not alone in having defended the right of ALL Americans, not just you, to their Constitutional right to speak what they believe.
        I am not a Democrat, but I think you have a very jaundiced view of the government. Were not a majority of Republicans just elected to both Houses? So, essentially, the Democrats are out of power. In my mind, the party you think is made up of what you obviously consider only perverted groups (I’m sure there are no gay Tea Party members) in this diverse country is way more willing and able to communicate than fundamentalist bigots who believe only they are pure enough to run the country.
        And, as for the comment about Democrats staying in power for greed and corruption, the shoe fits the Tea Party. Would you even have responded if you didn’t feel threatened by something I said, or is it just intolerance of another point of view that drives your aytempt to censor my words?
        I read the bile spewed from the pens of those in all parties because I wish to understand all sides. That doesn’t mean I agree, but with the deep-seated rejection of any ideas not sanctioned by your party, and unwillingness to even meet non-like thinkers half-way, I fear for our country.
        Last, I would love to know why you hate liberalism so. What happened to make you so bitter?
        B

        • Chandler says:

          Lady and I say that with tong in cheek, you are a idiot. And do not presume to tell me what I think.
          You are nothing more than a mouth peace for the trash in this country,and I see how well your trash has done to a once great country.
          You are not nor have you spent time thinking before you blow smoke up peoples ass.
          Personally I do not give a dam what you have to say. Trash is trash and that is what you are.
          You don’t know what you are talking about, and you are just running your mouth. To bad you are not near as smart as you think you are.
          You sure have a funny way of defending others rights, safe and sound at home.
          You are not worth my time nor am I concerned in how your stupid mind twist the truth and facts.
          You are just another stupid Liberal that has so much to say about everything, with out much common sense.

          • Barbara Dauerty says:

            Well, you are correct AGAIN! I served this country that I love in the Air Force. Part of my service was overseas.
            How have you served OUR country? What kind of work do you do?

            I don’t really expect an answer, but you do interest me.

            Best

            Sent on a Samsung Galaxy S® 5

            ——– Original message ——–

          • Chandler says:

            To start with I spent 20 + years in the United States Marine Corps Spent two terms in Nam and another 20 + years in Law enforcement.
            So now you have the rest of the story, and so do I.
            That is pretty much all you will get from me. I served my country and I will voice my opinion. I do not like slackers or liars or corruption nor cheaters, nor do I like people that make up stories of there life. If you were a Physician Assistant then your time spent over seas was not in combat nor a ground pounder. Let me guess 3 or 4 year hitch.
            And I will not have people telling me I do not know anything that they are smarter than anyone else on this site. I will do or say anything I have to say as long as it is not against the law.

          • Barbara Dauerty says:

            Well, Chandler, my hat’s off to you, sincerely. I value your service, as a fellow patriot.
            I don’t know who’s been lying to you. Not I. Perhaps all the politicians whose baloney gets shoved down our throats. I have the most issue with the 13 years of progress Dems are supposed to have reversed.
            I’m no more a slacker than you; I helped to defend your freedoms, just as you did mine. I didn’t have to kill anyone to do it, but was under the impression that we all had our jobs to do. I did mine well, too.
            I think, in spite of our differences, we believe in the same things and can see what’s wrong in this country, even if we differ on the reasons. I would never try to tell you what you should think or say, and I expect the same consideration from another vet, at least. I would probably not launch a personal attack on someone I don’t know. You know what they say about assuming.

          • Chandler says:

            Well I am not assuming I am getting your information from your posts. Well ” Holier than thou ” You do not know jack shit what is this crap about kicking homeless off the streets and allowing murder by law enforcement, without punishment? Are you really that stupid and naive? People like you are a great part of misconception about law enforcement? Just how many law enforcement did you see killing anyone??????????????
            We are charged with enforcing the law, and saving lives and I have saved plenty in my 20+ years at the risk of my own life.
            But we did not sware that we would just stand there and let someone to kill us or attack us.
            Where is your outrage about the two patroll officers that were shot in the head in New York, or the other two that were beaten? NONE you really are a far left liberal and that is all wraped up in your own twisted beliefs. Crap in Crap out that is all you liberals do.
            I do not respect a stupid idiot that has diarrhea of the mouth to try and make themselves important. You don’t want to make things better for all it is all about being important. Your own post has shown your intentions on this site.

          • Barbara Dauerty says:

            My brother-in-law was a NYC policeman, and I think it’s indefensible that their men were gunned down execution-style. That man is truly sick, and deserves the full force of justice and the law. That might lead into a whole different conversation, but since you are convinced that my thoughts have no merit because they do not reflect yours, I will spare you.

            Chandler, like you I am free to post whatever I like, wherever I want to post it. It’s my right, and I take it as seriously as you. However, I don’t see that an attack against me personally achieves, or even proves anything. Nor does the fact you consider me stupid, twisted, and holier than thou does not make it so. I still appreciate your service to the people of the United States of America, and wish God’s blessings for you.

            So, to you, peace out.

          • Chandler says:

            Maybe you need to read the crap you post before you tell me to peace out crap. It almost explains your ridiculous responses.

          • Barbara Dauerty says:

            You are a very angry individual. I wish you peace. That’s all I meant.
            Bye, Chandler.

      • Barbara Dauerty says:

        P.S. Your “solution” would rid the country of some of her brightest, most productive citizens, as well as lots of tax-paying cheap labor.
        But perhaps you would prefer to pay for private services, like education and roadwork, individually and according to use. And, perhaps you don’t mind paying more taxes so oil and gas industries can continue to profit and pay theor CEOs and lobbyists obscene paychecks.
        I’m just saying, noone is entirely to blame or blameless.

        • Chandler says:

          Oh shut the hell up, you are dumb as a post.

          • Barbara Dauerty says:

            LOVE your “communications”.

            Merry Christmas, anyway!

            Sent on a Samsung Galaxy S® 5

            ——– Original message ——–

    • kotoc says:

      Like you, I am also frustrated and outraged with our current “regime,” and our collective rants with little or no solutions that we can come up with to rein in our current government, and their irresponsible decisions regarding our economy, foreign relations, immigration, etc. We seem to have our hands tied behind our backs, as that our “commander in chief” has the U.S. military that would quickly be called upon to squelch an uprising by the people. Don’t think he wouldn’t resort to that, either… he seems to think that his position gives him unlimited power over the world. I’m not a political genius, or I would have offered a solution to his a-hole-ness a LONG time ago.

  28. TAM44 says:

    Danger exposure to injury or evil; peril; hazard; .
    Enrage to fill with rage; to provoke to frenzy or madness; to anger immoderately.
    Migraine severe headache often accompanied by nausea.
    Obnoxious offensive; objectionable.
    Contradict assert; the contrary of; to deny.
    Rile to anger; to exasperate; to irritate.
    Awry twisted to one side; crooked.
    Threat declaration of determination to harm another; menace.

  29. Dennis B Anderson says:

    Biden did say something like this at a black rally but it wasnt this. He was referring to those damn republicans. Day gunnas putt ya alls backs in de chains.

  30. NRT says:

    I still cannot understand the ignorance of the US voters.
    They elected a team of people who are anti-America. They did it one time and a
    second time and they still do not get it. This government is just establishing relation
    with a nation that is been recruiting other nations to become enemies of the
    United States. The last example of that is Venezuela. This president and his
    team hate this country so bad that they do not care doing things that even a
    child recognizes as wrong. By going straight to Cuba and establishing relation
    with them, the message that this president is giving to Cuba is thanking them
    for their job on helping this administration on recruiting other nation to
    fight against US. Can a message be clearer than this message? However, our
    voters are so ignorant that they cannot see something so clear.

    • mjhiggs says:

      Well, you heard what Gruber said.

      • NRT says:

        The beauty of a democratic system is the fact of letting the
        majority to express themselves with total freedom. However, if the majority is
        completely uninformed, it is not difference from living inside of a dictator system.
        Regardless, of color, race, or gender ignorance is ignorance. These days, race,
        color and gender is one of the biggest excuse from those who feel society must
        treat them different. When I came here to this country over twenty five years
        ago, I came to work and to become a productive citizen of this great nation. I did
        not come with the idea that society owes me anything because of being minority.
        After the excuses were invented, nobody is wrong anymore.

  31. RMCSRET says:

    Do you mean to tell us that just because you have to pay out anywhere
    from Six to Ten Thousand dollars prior to your insurance kicking in you
    would forgo any medical care what so ever? That is just strange.

    • mjhiggs says:

      Yeah, those barely making it from paycheck to paycheck can absorb a jolt of 6K to 10K with no problem at all.

      • RMCSRET says:

        Hey mjhiggs and do you think that the people who support OBAMACARE would
        care that you or anyone else could not afford to pay hundreds of dollars out of
        pocket before your GREAT INSURANCE kicks in?

  32. olf says:

    This is exactly what they were trying to do. The middle class has a target on our back. Communist / dictator / muslim caliphate nations don’t have middle class. Your either the elite ruler class or the bottom serf. There is no middle class, they hate us. They believe we aren’t smart enough, or deserve to have anything. God is on the way. Amen

    • patriot 86 says:

      Let’s hope so friend cuz we need him to sweep the slate clean of all the scumbags dragging our country down into the abyss.

  33. ONLYJB1 says:

    Smoke and mirrors! Disinformation! Propaganda! Lies!
    This is all we have had from this communist backed administration for the last 6 years!
    The last 2 years will be nothing but worse!
    As we watch America go down the drain, what are those people that have any stroke saying or doing to stop this! A B S O L U T E L Y N O T H I N G !

  34. mjhiggs says:

    Obama is taking care of his base of loyal voters, those who don’t work and constantly have their hands out for govt. freebies. He knows that hard working middle class people aren’t going to vote for him or his party.

    • patriot 86 says:

      Damn straight ‘ like I just explained to numb nuts above ‘it’s the low life ‘no job ‘freeloaders who are the benefactors not the working class .

  35. pmbalele says:

    This article was written by a stupid TP operative. Would you believe somebody saying “But what they won’t admit is that it (Obamacare) is one of the most catastrophic pieces of legislation that ever made it out of congress.” And the dumb article quotes polls -I call them stupid polls. These are the same pollster who put Romney 56% ahead of Obama in 2012. Obamacare is working for me and in my neighborhood and Obamacare poll is 99% in favor. The author of this article is thinking about the 50s when Blacks could not be treated in White people hospitals and clinics. This stupid author still thinks Blacks and poor Whites should go to volunteer hospitals and clinics. I believe this author still thinks Blacks as “these people”. How
    callous can you be to think other people as sub-humans because they are Blacks or poor Whites? I recommend the author of this article be fired for he wants the nation devided between Whites and Blacks.

    • mjhiggs says:

      Why should people who are working and who used to have good insurance be penalized by Obamacare while those who don’t work reap the benefit of free Obamacare? What is going to happen when the economy collapses because there are more takers who don’t work than the taxpayers who do work? It’s coming quickly. But as long as you bees glad Obama bees president, you can keep your head in the sand or another orifice. Troll why don’t you stick to the Huff Post or some other left wing brag site.

      • pmbalele says:

        Did you ask why I was on TP site and not HP? The Creator has asked
        me to counsel TPs and extreme Repubs that racism is not worth it. As I have asked other TPs -why y were they picketing in DC in 2010? It was not for tax cuts. President Obama had already cut their tax. I came to know these were few disgruntled stupid TPs – not happy the WH had racial minorities as occupants. These dumb TPs had been raised to believe the WH was for Whites only. Was that not stupid? They thought they would fool us as to their cause. These are same TPs who laugh with us when together. But when they alone with their fathers and mothers they call us “these people.”

        • mjhiggs says:

          Why does everyone assume that Obama is not liked because of his skin color? It is the socialist policies we don’t like. Obama could not have been elected if whites had not voted for him.

          • pmbalele says:

            Yes, I fail to understand why TP and extreme Repub morons have issues with President Obama policies. They hate President Obama’s policies
            created jobs in record numbers, unemployment now 5.5%. These dumb TPs and Repubs have issue why gas prices are now $1.65 a gal-their stocks are losing. TPs and Repubs hate that Obama got rid of Bin Laden, Yemen guy and Benghazi moron. They are also angry why Pope Francis agrees with President Obama as to his economic, political and social policies. I hope TPs and Repubs are not whining about Obamacare for it is working for me. One factor stands out – his ancestral
            heritage. President Obama is African-American. That is what bothers these stupid extreme Repubs and TPs.

          • patriot 86 says:

            THERE YOU GO AGAIN WITH ALL THE BS ‘ SHOW ME WHERE GAS IS 1.68 A GALLON MORON.NOWHERE ‘AVERAGE IS STILL AT 2.45 SO WHERE YOU GOT THAT FROM IS BEYOND ME ‘Im sure obamacare is working for you cuz it was set up to give free healthcare to all the low life scum who are too lazy to get a job and pay for their own you stupid F**K.

          • pmbalele says:

            Where did you get all that money -I guess from hiring illegals or inheting money from your father or you killed your father for his life insurance. After you made money on illegal, now you want them out of your state. Yes, Obamacare is working for me. What a hypocrite you are.

          • patriot 86 says:

            Working for you cuz you get it free while the rest of us working people have to pay for it ‘now who’s the hipoctite.

          • pmbalele says:

            What is wrong with free? You got your job free because you’re White. Many Blacks are unemployed because of racism harbored by you, TPs and CEOs. So tell your stupid TPs leaders to come to terms; Blacks want to work and get paid.

          • patriot 86 says:

            You are a complete imbecile ‘I never got my good paying job cuz I was white ‘I EARNED IT BY WORKING MY ASS OFF AND TAKING COURSES TO KEEP IT unlike you idiots who use the racecard everytime you don’t get the good jobs you are not qualified for in the first place .Stay in school and maybe more blacks would get good jobs .

          • pmbalele says:

            You talking to a Black male with 3 college degrees.

          • patriot 86 says:

            HAHHAAH YEAH RIGHT . From where MORON U’ RACE BAITERS U AND DIPSHIT U.

          • pmbalele says:

            Thanks. Have a wonderful week

          • patriot 86 says:

            TRUTH HURTS DON’T IT .BETTER TAKE THOSE FAKE DEGREES OFF YOUR WALL NOW THAT YOU’VE BEEN FOUND OUT.

          • pmbalele says:

            Most TPs are high school drop-outs,had been abused by their step-parents. That is why we have them in prisons, homeless, drunks and drug addicts. You need to be rehabed. I hope it not you.

          • patriot 86 says:

            hahahaha ‘ a man with 3 degrees and he says I HOPE IT NOT YOU ‘Hilarious

          • olf says:

            I’m sorry you are so misinformed. There is no such thing as white privilege. None of the honest folks think that. Seek the Kingdom of God, He will lead you into all truth. God Bless & Merry Christmas

          • pmbalele says:

            Thanks. You too. Please tell the other people calling the President names to cool it. They are stupid.

  36. Stan Hoffman says:

    Socialism works great until you run out of other peoples money.

  37. Barnlady says:

    I know all the Republicans voters are going to be having a fit to get Obamacare repealed but to do so they will have to have a veto-proof majority in the Senate and I am not sure they do.. Two things would reduce health care costs a lot, first allow insurers to offer their products in all 50 states(this is called competition and it always reduces cost) and second change the legal system.. Limit the amount a person can sue doctors/hospitals.. Lawyers are the only ones that get rich off of these excesses.. You do realize that doctors/hospital pay huge malpractice insurance and guess who they pass the cost on to?? There are better ways to get rid of “BAD/INCOMPETENT” doctors.. Co-ops have done some amazing things with the health care cost.. There are lots of things that could save us a lot of money in health care.. Obamacare will bankrupt us…

  38. jeffrey melton says:

    The liberal idiots planned o’care to insure their re-election by the poor and down trodden.The fact that the middle class has to pay the cost doesn’t bother the dems.

  39. GOProgressivesWIN says:

    Tyrants cannot rule with a strong middle class. Progressives are tyrants. So long, middle class. The rest is collectivist rot.

  40. Ovomit1 says:

    ..the democommies war on the middle class- democraps are dispicable parasites and vermin

  41. djw663 says:

    Huh, imagine that, never saw that coming!

  42. Keep those right wing lies coming, you loons are quite funny in your ignorance

  43. sully4kids says:

    Hopefully they are being neutered

  44. jrogersp says:

    This is a fine howdoya do! It is great that we all have “ACCESS” to healthcare insurance but that is all it is, ACCESS! To bad those millions who have access cannot afford it! There are less people now than ever before who have Medical Insurance and most of them have the equivalent to your basic Medi-Cal which is what you get when on Welfare! The People in the White House who are putting forth these stupid Laws are IDIOTS!

  45. Ibcamn says:

    the people that won’t have a proceedure when needed,then they need to check out the private hospital,a charter hospital if you will!they are like 1/10 the cost and have a excelant staff and are fully epuiped,go on-line to find them,they even have a price list for each”proceedure”,yep even heart sugery is cheaper there or by-pass and transplant surgery!check it out!

  46. Ed Harrison says:

    I hope the fools that believe the lies you are putting out wake up & leave the Tea Party.

  47. BuddyBoy53 says:

    My friend that has life threatening auto immune disorder just got turned down for disability with social security. She can’t sleep at night and is in so much pain she can’t shower at times. The lack of sleep causes confusion. Her jaw is deteriorating and she has gum disease as a result not to mention open leasions that prevent her from actively working. She has no money for medical insurance. The disease is one step away from turning to cancer. She has eczema around her eyes that burn all day long and they came back with a decision that none of this would prevent her from working. What employer would hire her like this?

    She has worked her entire life and at the age of 60 finds herself unable to work.

    We went to the Social Security office to file an appeal and what we found was a room full of Non-English speaking people and the information running on the TV was 90% Spanish. When we got to the window we had a gay agent named Gonzales that was arrogant, condescending and rude. Needless to say we got no help. Now we begin the appeal process with no help. You can get a lawyer but they take a significant amount of what you are owed and will undoubtably need to do this. We truly believe that ths is a case where she is the wrong skin color.

    We have a serious problem in this country where people that don’t need help, are getting it and people that do, are not.

    • Raylan Givens says:

      I’m truly sorry about your friend’s health crisis. That is an awful thing to go through. Unfortunately, the vast majority of applicants for SSA disability are refused the first time and require sometimes multiple appeals. I’m not sure what a clerk’s sexual identity has to do with the problem, though. Your friend is in my prayers.

      • BuddyBoy53 says:

        Sometimes gays resent couples of same sex marriages. I don’t know if it was race or sexual orientation that made home so arrogant and heartless. Maybe he was just an a–hole. Who knows these days by he definitely didn’t treat us like we were human. If he doesn’t like his job he should leave. We didn’t like being there any more than he did but we were nice to him even under dire circumstances. Plenty are getting disability that don’t deserve it. It is just sad when people that are really sick get turned down. I am fighting cancer and a crippling back injury caused by the VA hospital and we are living on one disability check and losing my house. I he $200.00 a month to support my spouse and congress gives themselves a $1,000.00 a month luxury car stipend in the last budget. Bottom line, who are these idiots that determine you can get a job with a crippling dibilitating disease but feel congress making $200,000 a year need a $1,000.00 a month luxury car? The same ones that call Social Security that we paid for “entitlements” that need to be cut.

  48. George says:

    The only way we’ll get rid of O’care is for the next prez to implement what she tried to back in the 90’s. No enlargement of federal spending and power is ever eliminated – it’s only allowed to grow.

  49. tarheel says:

    My insurance went from $950/mo. To $1200/mo. With a $5500 deductible for me and $5500 for my wife. By the time I pay mortgage and health insurance there is nothing left to go to the doctor with, and we will not spend anywhere near $11,000 a yr. for medical. We are not yet retired, both of us are self employed. Essentially I am paying $14,400 a year for health insurance that we do not use.

  50. James Witt says:

    This is the biggest load of crap anyone ever wasted their time typing. Simple minded GOP wants to criticize the Health Care Act but ignores the fact that they refused to have any part in putting it together and possibly making it better…all because of their simple minded efforts to stop Obama from accomplishing anything positive as president…regardless of rather it would be good for the people or not. Like everything else they have done for the last 7 years. They were not out to help the country….only to stop Obama! You suck the biggest load of crap ever piled!

    • Raylan Givens says:

      Not to mention the fact that “Obamacare” was Newt’s idea for a conservative, market-based healthcare reform package 20 years ago.

  51. curriec says:

    To the contrary, millions of poor working Americans haven’t been getting healthcare,
    because their corporately sponsored Republican Governors and legislators
    evidently figured that they could improve their chances of winning in the 2014
    elections by DENYING the poor working American citizens in their state their right
    to vote through enacting state voting-rule changes and absurd “voter ID legislation”
    and by refusing to implement Obamacare (including it’s expansion of Medicaid
    eligibility), so that many of those poor workers in their state would literally
    DIE before the 2014 elections because they couldn’t get the healthcare they
    needed in order to stay alive. In both respects, the Republicans actions have been HIGHLY DISHONEST, POLITICALLY CORRUPT, and MORALLY DEPRAVED!

  52. Judas Iscariot says:

    Interesting article but wrong! I got a notice from United Health Care that said because of the ACA (Affordable Care Act) my rates would remain the same as last years and they are. So who’s lying? I highly doubt it is the insurance company so that only leaves you idiots! Happy New Year and enjoy your two years of trying to undermine all that President Obama has done because he will just veto all that he doesn’t like and you don’t have the votes to over ride him! And once again the American public will catch on to your lies and half truths and the Democrats will regain at least one house of Congress. You will get a president in 2016 and I hope it is Chris Christe and if he isn’t the candidate then my vote goes to HRC if she decides to run.

  53. Hgncpa says:

    What’s the big surprise?
    Gruber said they knew there were no cost controls in the legislation. That would be apparent to anyone, like me, that actually read through it.
    Other things that would be apparent are:
    1. No cancer treatments for anyone over the age of 76.
    2. Illegal aliens would obtain coverage under the community network organizations.
    3. Death panels, or “administrative boards” do exist, and will be determining the level of care you will receive. Nice doctor patient relationship there, eh?
    4. States would reject the legislation, and not set up exchanges, because of the onerous burden of Medicaid costs that would be foisted upon them once federal subsidies ran out.
    And now, the Supreme Court wants to review the law again, based on the language of the law requiring that states set up exchanges, otherwise advance subsidy payments would not be legal to a citizen of states that have not set up an exchange.
    What’s the big deal there, you ask? Poor people who cannot afford the price gouging of the insurance companies would have to cancel their daily trips to McDonalds, their cell phones and trade in their Denali’s to afford the monthly premium up front, and wait for the refund from their tax return, or be smart enough to save the refund from the prior year to pay for the coming year’s premiums.
    Any bets on that last statement coming true.
    Like Gruber said, the American voters are stupid.
    And look at how many of you put your clown back in office.

    • Raylan Givens says:

      Still kicking that “death panel” dead horse? It’s amazing that Sarah Palin (aka Caribou Snookie) still has some influence among low information voters.

  54. Hgncpa says:

    Hey, all you Doctors out there.
    How does it feel to be Grubered?
    Colonscopy sound about right, with a telescope big enough to see Venus, or Uranus?
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    Suckers.
    Thanks for violating your Hippocratic Oath. Hypocrites.

  55. Raylan Givens says:

    Interesting piece – especially i light of the fact that the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) was originally conceived by the conservative Heritage Foundation and promoted by Newt Gingrich 20 years ago as a market-based alternative to Hillary Clinton’s healthcare reform ideas. So what so many people are upset with is a conservative healthcare reform program.

    How ironic.

  56. Raylan Givens says:

    I am curious as to why the ACA is being blamed for higher insurance costs, when it is the insurance companies themselves that are raising the rates. They were jacking them up almost exponentially before the ACA was passed, much less implemented.

    What is clear here is that the conservative, market-based ACA needs to be replaced by a single-payer universal health insurance system – essentially Medicare for all. That will bring down rates and make care available for everybody. As an aside, a large percentage of people who don’t like the ACA don’t like it because it’s not single payer.

    • Jarhead says:

      Rates are soaring because most intelligent folks know how corrupt the FED/GOV is at present. ACA is based only on lies. And a lot of folks find being Self Insured is better, cheaper and gives much faster results.

  57. Galveston1 says:

    Check out the faith-based plans that are not actually insurance, but serve the purpose even better, I’m told. (Medishare for one.)

  58. nigger hater says:

    OBAMA is a worthless piece of ape shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Somebody flush him and his ugly ass primate back down the sewer where they came from……………………………

  59. Dannie Poe says:

    (cross your fingers): Will never happen. Congress is too liberal accross the board to repeal Obamacare. They may tweak it, but not repeal it. Congress and the President will continue to tell us what we should have or need. They have taken the role of controlloing our lives. Our vote has proven to be useless. This was proven to the nation from how we the public voted during midterms. We wanted democracy returned to the people, yet the Republicans funded Obama’s policy without reguard to our votes. Many of the social policies that fall under state responsibilty have been taken over by the Federal Government. The states no longer care about what their citizens want simply because the Federal Government continues to pump funds into the states. Simply said; The states have sold out to the Federal Government for free money. It seems the Constitution has no meaning when it comes to governing at any level. Socialism is being touted throughout our nation. It is true: We are in a Police State. A Federal Police State contolled by our political elite.

  60. John Wheeler says:

    IF this was such a great deal, why did Congress exempt (exclude) themselves from the plan? And why didn’t anyone crucify them in public for doing so?? These are the same imbeciles that don’t know we are a “Republic” and not a “democracy”.

  61. Sherylynne says:

    Bad idea to put a racist hater in the WH.

  62. Grover Syck says:

    The ACA is the best piece of legislation to come out of congress in the past 50 years.
    The republicans cannot stand the fact that it was a republican idea, that they did not act on, but the democrats did.

    It was originate in a republican think tank, and Mittens implemented it in Massachusetts. EVERYONE who has been helped by the ACA, (as well as all of Massachusetts residents) love the program. Many say the next step is a national, government run, single payer system.

    The republicans need to drag their ass out of the19th century into the 21st century.

    The US is the ONLY developed nation that does not have an all inclusive national health care system. As a result, we rank well down the chart on our health care.

  63. Philip Allen says:

    Get Rid of Obamacare and put President Obama in prison where he belongs!

  64. Alleged Comment says:

    We only have ourselves to blame.

    You revere your plot-icians like gods when they are your servants. And if you saw them that way you would go up to them and whip them wouldn’t you for disobeying mandates?

    Instead you bow before them and accept it of ruler ship of servants over their masters. Why don’t you bow forwards before them and take it like a real man then???

    I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth. (Eccl 10:7)

  65. Dons621 says:

    Since Boener has been re-elected things will get WORSE. He Has a lot of money invested in the Pill pushers, so he will not let anything pass that will cut into HIS bottom line. You might Dirty Harry was terrible, the congress just gave Boener the farm and he will laugh all the way to the bank. 3rd Party is our only salvation or Obama will suck the blood from us.

  66. Mrs. Patriot says:

    “Cross my fingers?” Gee, thanks for the advice.

  67. Dave says:

    Middle Class folks will forgo medical treatment thanks to Obola care. Being as most Middle Class folks are white, I’m sure Obola is elated with that news. After all, the quicker he kills off whitey the quicker he can make himself dictator supreme.

  68. RMCSRET says:

    It is not only that folks have to forgo Medical treatment since they cannot afford the costs but then
    they need to turn around and pay for those in the population that say they cannot afford
    healthcare premiums.

  69. john says:
  70. CYCLOPS12 says:

    This is part of the globalist to break the middle class. Then they will go after the guns. This is all planned and the demorats and repukes are in on it.
    WAKE UP.

    • Carol Benson says:

      Cyclops is right. As bad as things are now, ovomit has 2 more years to finish destroying us. Whoever though the Little Man With Big Ears could do so much damage in only 6 years? But he had plenty of help from those who also hate America, including Dinosaur Media. The rest of us were too busy recovering from the 08 recession to follow politicians every day, much less read Gruber’s gigantic Frankenstein’s Monster which Gruber has admitted was deliberately written so no lay person could hope to understand it. Politicians are paid by us to spend all their time dreaming up new & more oppressive legislation & more new taxes to waste our money with. What working family has the time or the means to monitor lawmakers. California passed over 900 new laws just in 2014. Why does any state need hundreds of new laws a year? We ought to pay them NOT to pass laws. We can’t enforce the thousands we already have on the books.

  71. Steven Blankenship says:

    Preposterous! Who wrote this joke?

  72. Jeff S. says:

    I see the bigots are out! Government and congress screwed this up. But you the people had all the time to comment when this policy was being implemented. Truth was the feds paying billions to hospitals and clinics every year because of people not insured. Then lets talk about people with conditions. How many of you minions own a business. Very few of you have the guts to start one. Followers of the blame game instead of being part of the process. So in my case, my dad came to work for me. Worked in the cement field and repertory issues. We could not afford to insure him. No go tell your parents that I could not afford insurance because the insurance companies want 100 times more money for anyone with conditions. Now people are not losing their homes they worked their ass of paying for all their lives. That was not the case for my parents.
    Then lets talk about these monuments the hospital and clinic built adding serious costs to health coverage. Then lets talk about how the Republicans against the government negotiating for prescription drugs to lower the costs by 70% that other countries get for discounts. Then lets talk about all the research our universities do for the drug companies at very little costs. In facilities that you and me paid for!
    While this Affordable Health Care System has issues. Our President indicated from the start this is not perfect and has asked congress to make changes as needed. Has this happened, no! All we see is obstructionists from the Illegal Republican Party vetting stupid people like yourself and trying to blame someone for their problems. This repeated history you continually don’t understand, but want to be a bigot in response to an old system that went up 10-20% per year!
    I hope none of you have any issues with loss of a job or discriminated against when you get older. That is what is happening in the country today. We have serious issues today and listening to the corruption of the so-called conservative legislators is nothing but a lie. These people don’t care about you, it about power and only power. How to get power, lie and take money to perpetrate a lie!
    What is really concerning is that our Government (FCC) wants to eliminate your local broadcasters, brought to you by the Republican Party! Get ready to pay more money for programming folks, even if you are a cord-cutter.
    We need to work together and this is the right step. If was not the President or Congress that require you to have health insurance. It was the insurance companies that required this in a anti-trust militia format. Like price fixing!
    We can make it better if you have the intelligence and desire to make it better!
    Take care my fellow Americans.
    I’m a very conservative person with no illegal party affiliation.

    • Carol Benson says:

      And the people were bald faced lied to about every aspect of ACA. Those of us who did lobby, write Congress, & speak out just wasted our breath. The fix was in years ago. The fault resides with the idiots who wanted yet another free ride & thought obola was the New Messiah. He blew in their ears & whispered sweet nothings. Even Pelosi hadn’t managed to read the full Gruberized mess. Demo-rats voted it in without reading it & railroaded it through as if their butts were on fire.

      • Jeff S. says:

        Carol, if that is true, then why do I know these key facts. It was not hard to listen and find out about these issues. Why, because our President pointed them out as issues he could not defend. Mandatory coverage came from the Republicans and their cronies at the Insurance Companies. Escaladed drug prices is a major problem driving the increase of the ATA up. We all pay for other people meds and the doctors are who are prescribing these over-priced meds.
        The free ride people, pay for them now or later. Your choice, I don’t like it either. Just got off the phone with a political friend. He sponsors/mentors a black child whose mother brings him down living in a black community. The question is why do you stick with failure living in a black community. Segregation is the issue and still an issue with stupid people! The kid is a gifted child! Why segregate yourself and live among stupid people! Most minorities live better and are more successful living among the masses. Stupid people don’t get it and the goes to eating right and taking care of yourself! A responsibility that God gave you!
        My point is, no-one should get a free ride. But like change, the old system did not work and we where and still are paying for the people. Now we are trying to get them to not have a catastrophic event that costs us taxpayers more money than free health care. If you/we cannot except that, then I feel sorry for you.
        As I stated I don’t believe in political parties. In every country political parties is what divides the people. Not unite us for a mutual agreement or understanding. So you comment on the idiot Pelosi. All the politicians from California in my opinion suck and don’t understand today’s society. It is a party to them. From Arnie on down. Sensationalism is all they care about! But the rich old people vote for her, just like the idiots in Ohio vote for Bonner.
        One last comment folks and a push from a John Lennon song. I’m pushing for the elimination of political parties. “Imagine what it would be like if we did this, it’s easy if you try”! Since none of us like congress, why not move to something that will work and get rid of the corruption in the political parties! They are un-constitutional!
        Stay well my friends. Even though I disagree with you, The debate needs to be pressed forward for a better understanding. This comes from “we the people”, not we the Congress! Enrich your understanding with debate not insults. I have a problem with that too. Sorry for being so long with this.

        • Carol Benson says:

          Jeff, we may disagree on some issues but I appreciate your courteous, civil comments. Yes, this is a mixed bag that’s a real mess. Teddy K had pushed it along w/liberals in Congress. Romney pushed it. Billary & Crew pushed it. The insurance companies got on board because they thought they could ride the gravy train. We all were Gruberized, lied to about everything, & the feds wasted millions of dollars on the disastrous rollout. It’s a Ponzi scheme & the
          people who climbed on board were not healthy young adults eager to pay in. The punitive aspects show Obama et al knew there might
          be resistance. They lied, changed mandates, waived some people from having to join, delayed implementing the hardcore segments until after the elections–meaning they had things to hide. Surely you can agree that shoving it through Congress in the dead of night approved only by Democrats, the leviathan bill so long & complex even Pelosi hadn’t read it, was a con job. I’ve lived in a country that had socialized medicine & it stank. There is no competition to drive down costs; there are death panels (Sibelius admitted it to Congress). Look at how badly the VA serves our vets! Some doctors are retiring early because of low reimbursement & long lines of patients plus miles of regulations & paperwork. Now the govt of NSA data collection has access to our most personal, private medical records. Most of the early sign-ups ended up in Medicaid. The bloated, corrupt govt has its tentacles in every nook & cranny of our lives. It may be too late to push back, & that breaks my heart. I agree with much of what you wrote. There IS NO such thing as a free lunch. Someone eventually has to pay the tab. The worst is yet to come.

        • Jeff S. says:

          Carol,
          Unless specific instances, yes there have been cases. But I see this as moving forward. We the people need to make this better and the writes of this plan, these people need to vetted and the taken out and shot!
          They did the same thing in mortgage industry. Over-adjusted the system until it almost went down the toilet. Stupid is what stupid does. This I fault our President for not more oversight on his part. I told him this. I don’t agree with him all the time. But he did some things that he is not proud of, but here it is. Let us move together and make this better. Some issues have been addressed. But to be an obstructive party to get rid of something that only has our future and our best interest is seriously an issue that needs to be addressed. Socialize medicine works for most people who have simple needs. I think the base of the program is good, its the crap that was put in that is for certain interest groups needs to go, like all insurance groups! You may not agree with me, but where I live, Insurance companies get anything they want. They corrupt our fed, state and local politicians because they have the money. I’m not against anyone making money, but we are talking gouging you and me to make more for them. Sorry that’s when I get off the bus!
          Take care.

  73. gonzales27 says:

    well the program is helping full fill one the obama campaign promises to spread it around -it’s working -more lower income groups can now afford it while more middle income groups can’t

  74. WishIWuzACropDuster says:

    This was supposed to make health care more affordable for the low-income crowd, but notice those who have ZERO income CANNOT QUALIFY FOR “AFFORDABLE” HEALTH CARE. I think this is the way it should be for folks who CAN BUT WON’T WORK. For those who are beating the bushes trying every way they can to find a job to no avail, it’s a bad deal.

    Now the news reports that Obamacare sent out the wrong tax information to no telling how many people. It’s been one crappy mess after another. Hopefully when the Republicans get into power they’ll repeal the whole ball of wax. HOPEFULLY THEY’LL DO IT IN A WAY THAT WILL FORCE INSURANCE COMPANIES TO REINSTATE THE INSURANCE PEOPLE HAD AND LIKED BEFORE BEING FORCED TO GET NEW INSURANCE.

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