for you loons to accept the truth? OH, sorry facts and truth make your heads hurt.
Democrats Privately Calling Obama 'Detached,' 'Flat Footed,' 'Incompetent'
10:04 AM, May 25, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
CNN's John King reports that Democrats are privately calling President Obama "detached," "flat footed," and "incompetent."
"Forget for a moment that Republican outrage," said King on his CNN show this morning. "More and more Democrats in key 2014 races are calling for the president to get a spine, they say, and fire his Veterans Affairs secretary. And what more and more Democrats are saying privately is scathing, calling the president and his team detached, flat footed, even incompetent.
"Maggie Haberman," said King turning to a panelist, "that's what strikes me, what democrats are saying privately in the wakes of the healthcare.gov problems, they see a president who doesn't want to take command, doesn't want to act fast. Raising the competence question. Some Democrats, who believe in government, [are saying] this White House doesn't appear to have its hand on the lever."
Haberman of Politico agreed, cited more examples, and added: "All of this adds up to somebody who just doesn't seem at all involved."
Are the deaths due to VA bungling also "phony"? Not one scandal is The Dear Leader responsible for. Weird eh?
He was told of the VA in 2008. He actually campaigned on the VA but he said after the scandal broke he just found out it about through the news (He didn't lie did he? If he did I would be shocked. Wouldn't you?). He said he found out about Fast and Furious, the IRS scandal and now the VA scandal through the news. Thank God he takes a newspaper.
Rob, in typical loony left fashion, you have attempted to change the subject. Reread the post. If you still can't understand it I'll rewrite in using smaller words.
Now address the subject of the post.
BTW, the executive branch is responsible for the administration all government agencies not congress or the judiciary. As the executive he is responsible for the smooth and efficient running of the government not congress or the judiciary. In the evil business world when someone screws up they get fired. That's what real executives do.
Well Rob I guess I should repost using smaller words. Answer the post and be on topic! Is this a phony scandal? Yes or No? Did The Dear Leader lie when he said he found out about this from news outlets? Yes or No. Is The Dear Leader the executive in chief, responsible for administrating all of the government agencies? Yes or No. Are you a brain dead loony left ideologue, like the moron is? Yes or No.
You give the moron a bump for an off topic post. Typical!
Thanks for your off topic post.
I don't believe The Dear Leader knew about the 40 deaths but he knew back in 2008 that the VA was a disaster waiting to happen and he did nothing in 5.5 years to remedy the problem. Why not?
Answer that! I await your obfuscations. I know it's hard but try and stay on topic.
The plan to destroy Russia is simple:
1) Ban their use of coal.
2) Mandate that every Russian go on Putincare modeled on Obamacare.
3) Ban drilling on Russian public lands.
4) Force Russia to comply with EPA and Dodd Frank regulations.
5) Re-define the full-time Russian work week to 40 hours.
6) Raise the Russian minimum wage.
7) Mandate overtime pay for government employees.
8) Demand the Government provide welfare benefits to unqualified citizens and Illegal immigrants.
This plan is proven and has been working in the US since 2009.
A professor at the Auburn University was giving a lecture on Paranormal Studies.
To get a feel for his audience, he asks, 'How many people here believe in ghosts?'
About 90 students raise their hands.
Well, that's a good start. Out of those who believe in ghosts, do any of you think you have seen a ghost?'
About 40 students raise their hands.
That's really good. I'm really glad you take this seriously. Has anyone here ever talked to a ghost?
About 15 students raise their hand.
Has anyone here ever touched a ghost?'
Three students raise their hands.
That's fantastic. Now let me ask you one question further. Have any of you ever made love to a ghost?'
Way in the back, Ahmed raises his hand.
The professor takes off his glasses and says 'Son, all the years I've been giving this lecture, no one has ever claimed to have made love to a ghost.
You've got to come up here and tell us about your experience.'
The Middle Eastern student replied with a nod and a grin, and began to make his way up to the podium.
When he reached the front of the room, the professor asks, 'So, Ahmed, tell us what it's like to have sex with a ghost?'
Ahmed replied, "S:hit, from way back there I thought you said Goats."
Why do the loons on this MB defend the incompetent thug. The Socialists in congress aren't.
It's all fun and games until we discover the secret waiting lists.
| Ben Shapiro |
As the fallout from the Veterans Administration cooking of the books and the related deaths of over three dozen veterans continues, President Obama took to the podium on Wednesday to explain that problems at the VA are nothing new. On Wednesday, President Obama took to the podium to first express his tremendous anger – VA Secretary Eric Shinseki was “mad as hell” but President Obama was “madder than hell,” thus winning the rage sweepstakes – and then explained that the VA’s issues go back years:
[A]ll of us, whether here in Washington or all across the country, have to stay focused on the larger mission, which is upholding our sacred trust to all of our veterans, bringing the VA system into the 21st century, which is not an easy task…. caring for our veterans is not an issue that popped up in recent weeks. Some of the problems with respect to how veterans are able to access the benefits that they've earned, that's not a new issue.
Obama’s statement, however, was remarkably short on actual solutions for the VA. Throwing money at the problem hasn’t fixed it: using 2011 dollars, America spent $88.8 billion on the VA in 2007, and $125.3 billion on the VA in 2012.
And herein lies the problem for the left: the failures at the VA, including its bureaucratic incompetence, its waiting lists, and its deaths, all debunk the notion that a government-run healthcare system will work. It’s a fresh slap in the face to all those commentators who, in pushing Obamacare, endorsed the VA as a model.
There are some pretty big names on that list. Paul Krugman in 2011 wrote of the VA’s “huge success story”:
Multiple surveys have found the VHA providing better care than most Americans receive, even as the agency has held cost increases well below those facing Medicare and private insurers…the VHA is an integrated system, which provides health care as well as paying for it. So it’s free from the perverse incentives created when doctors and hospitals profit from expensive tests and procedures, whether or not those procedures actually make medical sense.
Krugman added, “Yes, this is ‘socialized medicine’…But it works, and suggests what it will take to solve the troubles of US health care more broadly.”
Similarly, Nicholas Kristof of the Times wrote in 2009:
Take the hospital system run by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the largest integrated health system in the United States. It is fully government run, much more “socialized medicine” than is Canadian health care with its private doctors and hospitals. And the system for veterans is by all accounts one of the best-performing and most cost-effectiveelements in the American medical establishment.
Just last year, Uwe Reinhardt of Princeton wrote in the pages of the Times:
Remarkably, Americans of all political stripes have long reserved for our veterans the purest form of socialized medicine, the vast health system operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (generally known as the V.A. health system). If socialized medicine is as bad as so many on this side of the Atlantic claim, why have both political parties ruling this land deemed socialized medicine the best health system for military veterans? Or do they just not care about them?
Or try the RAND Corporation: “If other health care providers followed the V.A.’s lead, it would be a major step toward improving the quality of care across the U.S. health care system.”
Then there’s Voxsplainer Ezra Klein, who wrote in the Washington Post in 2009 that “expanding the Veterans Health Administration to non-veterans” was “one of my favorite ideas.”
Jonathan Golob of The Seattle Stranger has written in the same vein: “Every time I read about a Teabagger ranting about how socialized medicine will destroy this country I think of the VA system. There it is, a huge and vastly important universal healthcare system—government run, single payer and therefore socialist—right here in the brave and privatized United States: The Veterans Affairs hospitals.”
The left has routinely used the VA as a club to wield in favor of socialized medicine. No wonder they’re running scared from the current VA scandal – which, as President Obama rightly notes, has been underway for decades.
You really are a moron if you believe anything Krugman says. He loved the VA and thought it should be the pattern for US socialized medicine.
I found this article from your favorite left wing rag, The Huffington Post.
May 27, 2014
France's Jobless Claims Hit Record High In March
Reuters | By Ingrid Melander
Posted: 04/25/2013 4:55 pm EDT
* More than 3.2 mln jobless, 11.5 pct y/y increase
* Data deals further blow to unpopular government
PARIS, April 25 (Reuters) - More people were out of job in France in March than at any other time in the past, data on Thursday showed, a bleak record that cast new doubt on government promises to reverse the unemployment trend by year-end.
The new 3.225 million record, an 11.5 percent annual increase, is a symbolic blow to Socialist President Francois Hollande, whose approval ratings have sunk to the lowest of any modern French leader in recent months as jobless claims soared.
It is also likely to add to a growing debate in the euro zone about whether the bloc has gone too far in an austerity drive meant to fight its debt crisis, on a day where Spain also announced record-high unemployment.
Battling to make good on his promise to reverse the rise in unemployment by the end of this year, Hollande has launched subsidised youth-job schemes and pushed through a reform to make hiring and firing slightly easier.
Yet the number of registered job seekers in mainland France rose by 1.2 percent in March, marking a 23rd straight monthly rise and reaching the worst level since records began in January 1996, the labour ministry said.
YOU'RE AN IDIOT AND YOU ARE PROUD OF IT! You demonstrate it multiple times everyday.
You got a thumbs down for telling the truth. Loons hate the truth that's why they love The Dear Leader. He never tells the truth.
Well moron, I am waiting another change of subject post from you. Krugman is a rabid loony left ideologue just like you and just like you and The Dear Leader is not above lying to make a point
A thumbs down for posting the truth. Loons hate the truth. That's why they love The Liar in Chief.