- Tech Executives to Obama: NSA Spying Revelations Are Hurting Our Business [Washington Post]
- Fed Said to Delay Bank Leverage Cap Until Basel Completed [Bloomberg]
- “Fed officials meeting in Washington on Wednesday face another consequential decision: a close call on whether to start winding down their $85 billion-a-month bond-buying program.At the root of the issue is a long-running debate between Mr. Bernanke and other Fed officials about how much more a central bank can or should do to try to spur an economy that hasn’t been wholly responsive to its efforts.” [Wall Street Journal]
- Budget Deal Offers a Reprieve From Washington Paralysis [NYT]
- “The federal government is set to exhaust its borrowing authority on Feb. 7, though the Treasury Department can use accounting gimmicks to stretch its funds a little further. Without a deal to lift the debt ceiling, the U.S. would eventually run the risk of default. Economists and leaders of both parties believe a debt-limit breach would be far more damaging to the U.S. economy than the partial government shutdown that stunted economic growth this fall.” [TIME]
- Jerry Brown Urged to Run for President, Won’t Rule Out 2016 Bid [LA Times]
- “The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the C.I.A. for an internal study done by the agency that lawmakers believe is broadly critical of the C.I.A.’s detention and interrogation program but was withheld from congressional oversight committees.” [New York Times]
- Obama, Biden, Top U.S. Officials to Stay Away from Sochi Olympics [BuzzFeed]
- Obamacare Bars Illegal Immigrants—and Sticks Hospitals with the Bill [Atlantic]
- Congressman Horse Trades for Humane Society [Politico]
- Surprise Spying Decision Caps the Year of Snowden [Bloomberg]
- Ukraine PM Hails ‘Historic Deal with Russia [Al Jazeera]
Krauthammer: It Took Barbara Walters 5 Years to Realize Obama’s Not the Messiah? It Took Us 1 1/2 Hours
I could write, "Too funny," but it's not funny. We want our Presidents to succeed. Unfortunately Obama is a tragic failure, and our children will pay for his many errors.
I think you're going to need cameras, tripwires and lasers around your likes, @DonQuixotic
So I reversed the flow of the comments (oldest first) and I couldn't see any of those comments anymore.
My guess is it's another bug in the system.
Is LF being hacked?
Nonsensical comments from unknown profiles with dates other than Dec 18, 2013 are being substituted in place of the original posts.
Speaking of Tea Party heroes...
(Has to be seen to be believed.)
Gee, how could anybody have ever guessed that one of the stars of "Duck Dynasty" was an anti-gay bigot? Could the fact that cast members show up on AFA and at Liberty U possibly have been a hint? - See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/right-wing-leftovers-121813#sthash.hiNEWtyj.dpuf
Who elects these clowns?
A tea party-back Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri this week asked that a flag be moved because she did not want to stand near a photo of President Barack Obama during a press conference.
Fox News host comes out in defense of Duck Dynasty Star. Cue the shocked face
This is what the GOP came up with the first time they were exposed for not having an alternative to the ACA-
The Empowering Patients First Act, or H.R. 3400,
Individuals to choose their health insurance (no mandates)
- Deductibility of health insurance premiums regardless of who pays
- Employers to provide flexible health-insurance options to employees
- Health insurance coverage for low-income families (300 percent of the federal poverty level.
- Health insurance for high-risk individuals (pre-existing conditions).
- Sale of health insurance across state lines.
- Expansion of Health Savings Accounts, or HSAs.
- Individual membership association health insurance plan.
- Association Health Insurance Plans.
- Medical liability limitations (Tort reform)
How great is that!? All the benefits of the ACA, completely unburdened by that pesky mandate that pays for the entire thing. How were they going to pay for it one might ask? Well...that's the hard part of the job, so they've put that part off since 2009.
He's not that far off from what I expected....but my interpretation of his actions is far less a statement of failure than you would interpret him as being.
I suspect LiveFyre is hiccuping and spam posts from other threads are being dumped here.
I refreshed, and it was all good.
Noticed that as well, seems someone has been hacked.
True Murrikans don't need functional indoor plumbing.
Where else but Texas.
The clowns who don't want to run for office
Hey, the network fired this boob.
So none bigoted people are anti straight?
Yes, yes, but more importantly...
Is Todd Starnes a hot news babe?
Actually that's a great start!
I love how they keep advocating the sale of insurance across state lines. Like the Health Insurers won't all just flock in mass to the states with the less oversight, and provide even more junk policies than they were pre ACA.
"Medical liability limitations (Tort reform)"
Several states have done this and haven't seen the needle move on their healthcare costs.
Meanwhile, medical equip manufactures, big pharma, and incompetent doctors are very happy to not be held accountable for their mistakes. I'm sure their lobbyists are paying the GOP well for that.
I just did a full restart and reopening of Firefox.
The one I reposted up here is still there.
I think they're after you. Another scurrilous attempt on your likes, I bet.
Who knows? Maybe @Pollopawas right:
It might have been Sacred "longstrike" h.
More than one. One of DQ's posts were replaced. Some of collies. Various profiles are randomly targeted.
@mantisdragon91 @barneydidit Our state insurance people said that if people were allowed to buy across state lines and had a problem with the insurance, they would have to take the complaint to the state where the insurance was based as our state had no legal right to do anything.
I especially like the Healthcare Accounts. Nothing says you care like expecting someone living on Walmart wages (<$20K a year) to be able to sock away a couple of thousand every year out of their savings. They can probably save that by sleeping in their car and saving rent.
One of the principal myths surrounding medical malpractice is its effect on overall health care costs. Medical malpractice is actually a tiny percentage of health care costs, in part because medical malpractice claims are far less frequent than many people believe.
In 2004, the CBO calculated malpractice costs amounted to “less than 2 percent of overall health care spending. Thus, even a reduction of 25 percent to 30 percent in malpractice costs would lower health care costs by only about 0.4 percent to 0.5 percent, and the likely effect on health insurance premiums would be comparably small.”
This is one of the most intense and effective full body exercise moves.
This one seems to be a fake profile.
I'm one with the poffing though. Wish we could earlier when Terry was anklebiting.
Check a ways down thread.
It's the absence of medical malpractice reform, bozo
to the tune of $56 billion a year
Washington State rejected tort reform here. The dire predictions made by the proponents never happened. Even the doctors who were most rabid about it (we had two neurosurgeons) are still here.
And even if it was true about "unnecessary testing" ratcheting up costs (not that collie ever has any data to back up his BS) that still doesn't explain why states that have enacted tort reform haven't seen their healthcare costs drop. If tort reform made a difference, it would have.
It's like everything else the rightwing does: If it doesn't work, keep trying until it still doesn't work.
It's now nearly 2:00am in Collioure, France.
Go to bed.
The need to make a profit by any means results in untold billions of dollars in unnecessary tests.
@MementoMori Americans spent more on dog food in 2012 than was awarded in malpractice suits.