- Hill Democrats start to rebel against Obama on the Affordable Care Act [TIME]
- No sign of progress on congressional budget conference talks [TIME]
- Democrats Romp GOP in Money Race [TIME]
- Euro-Zone Recovery Falters [WSJ]
- “Federal Reserve nominee Janet Yellen will mount a vigorous defense of the bank’s controversial stimulus program during her confirmation hearing on Thursday.” [Hill]
- Congratulations, America. You’re Almost Energy Independent [Politico]
- Farm Bill remains a challenge [Politico]
- Locked in the Cabinet: The Worst Job in Barack Obama’s Washington [Politico]
- Prettier in print
- “John F. Kennedy’s Assassination and the Conspiracy Industry” by David Von Drehle
- “No Nuke Deal? Don’t Just Blame Tehran” by Fareed Zakaria
- “Ads Hide Obamacare Truth: It’s Generational Theft” by Nick Gillespie
- “Typhoon Strikes with Nature’s Hammer” by Bryan Walsh
Since my post of Psycho Paulejb disappeared I am posting it again.
Attention gutless Democrats: Want to win the midterms? Then leave Obamacare alone
And for God's sake, grow a spine.
curt and paulie just reminded me about something...
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Wendy and Leticia! Woohoo!
"Given the ideology of the Republican Party in 1865 and 2013, I guess it is fitting that Springfield, Illinois is looking to sell off the public cemetery where Abraham Lincoln is buried to a private contractor. Of course, it’s outrageous that the resting place of Lincoln could be privatized, but when capital is involved, morals and decency are expendable. Unless one can profit off them."
Amazing ain't it? Did they not learn anything from the shut down?
@Sue_N Yeah, because god forbid someone in their 60's doesnt have prenatal healthcare coverage. That is what you call a substandard plan, right?
@grape_crush "Washington is broken," says the man holding a hammer.
@paulejb Somebody got his fee fees hurt
Most of it, yes.
@La_Randy OT, but I was once driving through a rural area with someone who grew up in suburbia. He was astonished that so many of the graveyards were near churches and couldn't conceive of why anyone would do that. "It just seems wrong."
@La_Randy I must say I'm confused. Are most graveyards public property?
Privatized parks often work better than public ones.
@La_Randy There really is nothing in this country we won't sell, is there?
The infuriating thing is that by the midterms, which are still almost a full year away, neither the website nor policy cancellations will be an issue.
You do realize that they don't design individual plans for every single individual, right? Do you get that? Or is it just easier for you to parrot rightwing talking points than to actually understand how insurance works?
Ooh. I missded it.
25,000 likes. A little steep but you can afford it:)
I don't understand why they keep being fearful over Obamacare? Obama won twice and it was litigated again through the shut down. It's not the thing on most peoples minds. Sure, the snafus sucks but people want healthcare insurance and they clearly thought that the shut down over Obamacare was wrong on every single level.
The bleaters will always bleat. They'll hate what they get, love it but still hate it. See old folks and Medicare. They want government to stay away from it.
And now these bluedog fools are once more making dems look like a bunch of wimps.
This isn't abut Republicans. It is all about Democrats
You don't play no partisan games, no sir.
Now it's going to be a lot more than 5%.
Not really. If the insurance companies touch the group insurance market they'll lose billions.
It's easy to play politics over junk insurances - but screwing over their bread and butters comes with consequences.
Stick to France. You barely know that and that's about the best you can do.
This isn't abut Republicans. It is all about Democrats because they put this in motion and because some of them are running for their lives today.
Now it's going to be a lot more than 5%.
Secondly, there are going to be a lot of people angered because they know they were lied to about keeping their insurance/doctor.
Thirdly, many will be miffed because their rates will rise to cover the unhealthy. when they were told just the opposite would happen.
If this gets up and runs well, I'll be the first to salute Obama. However, it's not happening yet and it's in rough seas because it was oversold
WITH LIES !!!!!!
@collioure @roknsteve @MrObvious @Sue_N The insurance policy cancellation thing is a totally manufactured issue. The problem affects less than 5 percent of the population, and most of those people will be able to find better policies through the exchanges. It's overreaction and laziness on the part of the media and cowardice on the part of the Dems.
It is a terrible idea to let insurance companies continue to sell crap policies, and, frankly, it is telling that the Republican party and wingers like you are in favor of insurance companies being allowed to sell policies that cover nothing.
It is also laughable that Republicans and wingers like you now express such concern about people losing insurance. Where was all this concern before the ACA was passed, when insurance companies were dropping people left and right for the sin of getting sick, when people were getting denied coverage on a regular basis because of pre-existing conditions, or when people were declaring bankruptcy because they or a loved one got sick and insurance didn't cover it?
The GOP doesn't care about that miniscule sliver of the American population. You don't care. You've got yours, so eff them. You just see another club with which to bash Obama.
I am not going to question your competence, but you must live in an alternate universe not to understand that Democrats today are under some pressure because of all these insurance policy cancellations and that they are fearful of losing their seats next November.
The dems got a shellacking in the shut down debacle?
Jesus, for a 'winger you're pretty dense. There's about no poll numbers that support that unless you pull another uninformed faith based opinion out of your @ss.
That 'unless' is of course rhetorical. France deserve you.
@paulejb @curt3rd @Sue_N I hate to break it to you two lovebirds, but if a lesbian has an insurance policy that covers erectile dysfunction treatments, then she is paying for it. Just as my policy pays for prostate cancer treatments.
Seriously, are y'all really this stupid, or do you just play imbeciles on the intertoobz?
Don't know; it was done and over before he had a chance on elaborating on the totalitarian act of democratically snuffing his nonsense.
It was over quicker then the wind ripping leaf's off a tree.
Wait, I think we're all missing something here. Colli basically just proved his own point incorrect.
Claim A) Private is always better than government
Example A) The healthcare website
However, the healthcare website was contracted out to private firms by the government, ergo the website was made by private companies. But he says the website is a failure, which was built by private companies, which are always better.
Does anyone else see the contradiction?
Data, facts, and critical thinking are all still on collioure's 'to do' list.
He just hasn't gotten that far down yet.
I have faith in privatization of numerous govt services. Often provide better services at lower cost.
I don't 'have faith'. I find out and offer a informed opinion. You can't even be bothered to link something you know to be accurate.
That's 'faith' and useless.
Try these for openers. i haven't looked at them.
I think that we should fold that in with the Childhood Inoculation program.