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  • bouch84 bouch84 Nov 26, 2013 2:33 PM Flag

    A letter to the President from Fox news. A must read!

    Obama is blaming Fox News for 2/3 of the country disliking Obamacare. Here's Neal Cavuto's explanation and it is great. If you don't understand what is bad about ObamaCare please read his comments and you will understand.
    Mr. President, Fox News isn't what's making Americans sick about your healthcare law. Your healthcare law is. Welcome, everybody, I'm Neil Cavuto. And excuse this departure from form. But I think this is just poor form. So, it's time we set some things straight.

    Mr. President, we at Fox News are not the problem. I hate to break it to you, sir. You are. Your words are. Your promises are. We didn't sell this healthcare law. Sir, you did. Remember this?

    President Barack Obama: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period.

    Mr. President, tell that to tens of thousands of retirees at IBM and Time Warner and dozens of others, who've been dumped from their coverage and told to find their own coverage. Fox News didn't break that news to them, Mr. President. Their companies did.

    Fox News didn't push more of those firms to hire part-time workers. Your healthcare law did. Fox News didn't incentivize fast food restaurants to scale back their benefits. Your healthcare law did. Fox News didn't make doctors want to opt out. Your healthcare law did. Fox News didn't make insurance premiums sky rocket. Your healthcare law did. Just like Fox News didn't grant hundreds of exemptions to companies that needed them. You did. And Fox News didn't delay one key provision after another, including online enrollment for those small business exchanges. You did.

    Just like it wasn't Fox News that said we had to pass this to see what was in this. You did. Or was that Nancy Pelosi? Sometimes I'm confused. But of this I am not. Fox News didn't re-do basic math. Sir, you did. Fox News didn't say you can cover 30 million more Americans and not see a hit in premiums. You did. Fox News didn't say you could throw i

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    • If Fox News said so, you would believe that WMD were found in Iraq and that we were treated as liberators. Idiot..

    • formergop_america_n_decline formergop_america_n_decline Dec 2, 2013 2:26 PM Flag

      10 years from today....the GOP will be bragging that it was their idea.....and they would be right

    • If the GOP don't like it....then tell us what you want to repleace it...hey, you may(i said may) have a better idea

    • Obama Flowers - part one

      Receptionist: Hello, Welcome to ObamaFlowers, My name is Trina. How can I help you?

      Customer: Hello. I received an email from Professional Flowers stating that my flower order has been canceled and I should go to your exchange to reorder it. I tried your website, but it seems like it is not working. So I am calling the 800 number.

      Receptionist: Yes! I am sorry about the website. It should be fixed by the end of November. But I can help you.

      Customer: Thanks, I ordered a "Spring Bouquet" for our anniversary, and wanted it delivered to my wife.

      Receptionist: Interrupting, Sir, "Spring Bouquets" do not meet our minimum standards, I will be happy to provide you with Red Roses.

      Customer: But I have always ordered "Spring Bouquets", done it for years, my wife likes them.

      Receptionist: Roses are better, sir, I am sure your wife will love them.

      Customer: Well, how much are they?

      Receptionist: It depends sir, do you want our Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum package.

      Customer: What's the difference?

      Receptionist: 6, 12,18 or 24 Red Roses.

      Customer: The Silver package may be okay, how much is it?

      Receptionist: It depends sir, what is your monthly income?

      Customer: What does that have to do with anything?

      Receptionist: I need that to determine your government flower subsidy, then I can determine how much your out-of-pocket cost will be. But if your income is below our minimums for a subsidy, then I can refer you to our FlowerAid department.

      Customer: FlowerAid?

      Receptionist: Yes, Flowers are a right. Everyone has a right to flowers. So, if you can't afford them, then the government will supply them free of charge.

      Customer: Who said they were a right?

      Receptionist: Congress passed it, the President signed it and the Supreme Court found it constitutional.

      Customer: Whoa! I don't remember seeing anything in the Constitution regarding flowers as a right.

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      • ObamaFlowers - part two

        Customer: Whoa! I don't remember seeing anything in the Constitution regarding flowers as a right.

        Receptionist: It is not really a “Right in the Constitution,” but ObamaFlowers is Constitutional because the Supreme Court Ruled it a "Tax". Taxes are Constitutional. But we feel it is a right.

        Customer: I don't believe this.

        Receptionist: It's the law of the land sir. Now, we anticipated most people would go for the Silver Package, so what is you monthly income sir?

        Customer: Forget it, I think I will forgo the flowers this year.

        Receptionist: In that case sir, I will still need your monthly income.

        Customer: Why?

        Receptionist: To determine what your 'non-participation' cost would be.

        Customer: WHAT? You can't charge me for NOT buying flowers!

        Receptionist: It's the law of the land, sir, approved by the Supreme Court. It's $9.50 or 1% of your monthly income.

        Customer interrupting: This is ridiculous, I'll pay the $9.50.

        Receptionist: Sir, it is $9.50 or 1% of your monthly income, whichever is greater.

        Customer: ARE YOU KIDDING ME? What a rip-off!

        Receptionist: Actually sir, it is a good deal. Next year it will be 2%.

        Customer: Look, I'm going to call my Congressman to find out what's going on here. This is ridiculous. I'm not going to pay it.

        Receptionist: Sorry to hear that sir. That's why I had the NSA track this call and obtain the make and model of the cell phone you are using.

        Customer: Why does the NSA need to know what kind of CELL PHONE I AM USING?

        Receptionist: So they get your GPS coordinates sir.

        Door Bell rings followed immediately by a loud knock on the door

        Receptionist: That would be the IRS sir. Thanks for calling ObamaFlowers. Have a nice day and God Bless America

    • Fox News didn't say you can cover 30 million more Americans and not see a hit in premiums. You did. Fox News didn't say you could throw in those with pre-existing conditions and not have to pay for it. You did. Fox News didn't all but say you could get something for nothing. You did. Fox News didn't come back years later and say, oh yea, we did raise some taxes. You did.

      Here's where you are right about Fox News, however, Mr. President. We can do math. And did. You cannot. And did not. We said it, and proved it. You didn't. And we're all suffering for it. Take it from the numbers guy at Fox. Numbers don't lie. The number of Americans working part-time are nervous. The number of retirees days away from being dumped on exchanges are anxious. The number of company bosses with any news to pass along on those exchanges, but still clueless. The number of doctors who want out. The number of congressmen now opting out. No, Mr. President, none of those numbers lie.

      But with all due respect sir, I can only conclude you do know; I know, I know you hate us at Fox. But please take a look in a mirror, and fast. You think we're the skunk at your picnic. But that doesn't mean we're the ones that stink. Because that smell isn't coming from the folks reporting on your law. Mr. President, that smell is you.

 
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