I see that rush didn't move to Costa Rica after he promised to do so if Obama was re-elected. Interesting fact that Costa Rica has a national healthcare system also.
How is lying or insulting, just an opinion of the facts. Still glad you think I am dizzman, thanks for the compliment.
CBO concludes that the bill's effects would increase deficits by $74 billion over the next 10 years, reduce the number of people who would otherwise have employer-subsidized health insurance by 1 million, increase the number who would end up getting insurance through Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) by something between half a million and a million, and therefore result in an increase in the total number of uninsured by half a million or less. The increase in the deficit would mostly come from the cost of increasing those on government-provided health care and reducing the amount the Treasury would collect in penalties that the government would impose on employers who don't provide insurance.
--There are no death panels.
--The law doesn't cut Medicare benefits.
--It doesn't add to the deficit (it reduces it by $109 billion over ten years).
--It's not a government takeover.
--It does not cover abortions or emergency contraceptives that prevent implantation.
--It's not unconstitutional.
--There won't be any IRS goon squads breaking down your door.
--Medical care will not be rationed.
--Most of the provisions in the law are extremely popular, even among Republican voters.
--It's not socialized medicine and most of it, including the mandate, was invented by Republicans in the first place.
--Congress is not "exempt" from Obamacare.
--The law will create jobs, not "kill" 2.5 million of them.
--And, yes, this ridiculous GOP House bill intended to "save workers" will add to the deficit and strip a million workers of their insurance.
Seeing all of the wrongness in one place is actually kind of breathtaking. They haven't been right about anything when it comes to the ACA. Not a damn thing.
During a Republican primary debate in the last presidential election cycle, there was a dispiriting moment in which Tea Party audience members cheered at the idea that a comatose uninsured American -- unable to afford health insurance -- would be left to die.
That infamous outburst, among others, has prompted GOP bigwigs to try to cut back on primary season debates, hoping to limit appearances that might expose the party's baser impulses.
But that mean-spirited and contemptuous attitude toward the sick is alive and well in the Grand Old Party, as its maniacal (and futile) resistance to Obamacare has made clear. Now, one Republican politician is pushing that callousness to new lows: He wants to bar the uninsured from hospital emergency rooms.
I'm glad you think I am dizzyman, but I'm not. However it is humorous that you think so. Regardless this came from Pew Research. I didn't make it up.
A new Pew Research survey finds a demographic trend in the United States that threatens to push the Republican Party into permanent minority status unless it changes quickly.
The survey found that millennials — the generation of adults between the ages of 18 and 33 — vote heavily Democratic and have "liberal views on many political and social issues, ranging from a belief in an activist government to support for same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization."
They are also the most racially diverse generation in American history and it’s a key factor in explaining their political liberalism.
But, as Pew notes, it is not the only factor: "Across a range of political and ideological measures, white millennials, while less liberal than the non-whites of their generation, are more liberal than the whites in older generations."
They are also the only generation in which self-described conservatives do not outnumber self-described liberals.
Meanwhile, the most loyal Republicans are growing older. As time marches on, their numbers are dwindling.
America is renowned for many things that Republicans claim make it exceptional, and to be fair America is exceptional, but in no other area is this country special than its practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which its own behavior does not conform. Republicans have made hypocrisy their own particularly exceptional trait and their response to Russia’s threat of military intervention in Ukraine must certainly be their crowning hypocritical achievement. The only aspect of a majority of Republicans’ sabre rattling and demands President Obama abandon his “diplomacy first” policy that is not purely hypocritical is their apparent lust for war; otherwise they are rank hypocrites for condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin as a thug for defending Russia’s interests.
It was just thirteen years ago that America, under a Republican thug, launched a pre-emptive attack and invasion of a sovereign nation halfway around the globe to protect America’s interests; sadly American forces are still fighting in Afghanistan. Barely two years later, thug George W. Bush and his criminal administration lied to Americans, the United Nations, and the world to launch another pre-emptive invasion into another sovereign nation that the Bush administration claimed was to defend America’s interests as well as ferret out weapons of mass destruction that Bush, Cheney, and neo-con warmongers knew full well were non-existent. In both cases, neither Iraq nor Afghanistan attacked America or threatened its interests in the region or on American soil; a terrorist organization, al Qaeda, planned and carried out the attacks on America on 9/11.
Most Americans favor legalizing marijuana, but most in the GOP do not. Can the party avoid being on the losing side of another culture war?
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Christopher Beach was trying to defend keeping marijuana illegal to a roomful of conservatives, and it was not going well.
When Beach insisted the drug war has not been a complete failure, laughter rippled through the crowd.
When he said governments sometimes have to protect people from themselves, there were groans and boos.
One after another, audience members stood to quibble with his statistics and accuse him of bad faith. As the discussion drew to a close with yet another hostile blast in his direction, Beach mumbled into his microphone, "This is just getting more fun."
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) tweeted that Colbert said “Republicans must embrace Hispanics unless science finds a way for Hispanic women to give birth to old white men.”
Whatever it was that Karl Rove and George Bush did—and there are plenty of possibilities, ranging from Iraq to gays to religion—they massively alienated an entire generation of voters. Sure, they managed to squeak out a couple of presidential victories, but they did it at the cost of losing millions of voters who will probably never fully return. This chart is their legacy in a nutshell.
Well I own 15k that I bought under 4. I sold the rest to cover my costs. I also drive Fords. I still have my high school car a cougar eliminator.
Did you really think that anyone could dramatically change the entire health care system of the United States in a couple of months? What flavor is your cool aide?
Jackson, Is it my fault that the GOP didn't do a thing while the Democrats were forming ACA? I believe they have failed you by not performing.
I would but the GOP clearly lack communication skills. When all you say is no, people tend to stop listening to you. Think of the parable of the boy who cried wolf. The GOP made their bed and now you are mad they have to lie in it.
Please show where I am lying? Everything I have posted here today is true. I think you are just bitter.
Well so far this the best plan. The GOP revision to ACA is even worse. America desperately needed health care reform.