Prescott was merely President of the investment house that sold bonds in the U.S. for #$%$ Germany. No way President of the firm had any documented knowledge of what Germans were doing with $ from bond sales.
In your hands the gun is more likely to be used agains you than to shoot a criminal. Individual protection via concealed handgun is more Urban Legend than fact based safety solution.
Headline appearing on stories appearing in several states.
Republican liars have hoodwinked reporters into running propaganda based upon ACA misunderstandings.
Cruz is a typical R snake oil salesman. You wouldn't buy a used car from the Canadian, would you?
CRUZ: The ACA provides no relief to all the hard-working families who are facing skyrocketing health insurance premiums…. President Obama promised the American people “Obamacare” would lower your health insurance premiums. I would venture to say virtually every person across this country has seen exactly the opposite happen, has seen premiums going up and up and up, and everyone who clicks on “Obamacare” and sees the premiums sees the premiums going up and up and up.
This is another article of faith for Tea Party types—that the ACA will skyrocket premiums.
The “rate shock” being described would apply only to people buying insurance on the individual market. People who get their insurance through large employers or are on Medicare or Medicaid (i.e., a vast majority of Americans) won’t see a significant change in premiums because of ACA—job-based health insurance cost for single people rose about 5 percent last year, which is the norm.
For people buying on the individual market, through the ACA exchanges, will premiums go up? The short answer is: for some yes, for some no, and there’s usually a significant reason when premiums do go up: much more coverage is being offered. Cruz is wildly overstating his case by saying “virtually every person across this country” has seen higher premiums.
It’s true the “sticker price” of many individual market plans will increase, but that’s because pre-ACA, many of the plans on the individual market offered very sparse coverage and were allowed to exclude people with pre-existing conditions. Since the law beefs up coverage requirements and outlaws pre-existing condition inclusions, the sticker price goes up.
Everything Ted Cruz says about ACA is either demonstrably false or so exaggerated that any thinking person should understand Cruz is certifiable.
CRUZ: The deal that has been cut provides no relief to all the young people coming out of school who can’t find a job because of “Obamacare.” It provides no relief to all the single parents who have been forced into part-time work, struggling to feed their kids on twenty-nine hours a week.
Obamacare is a job-killer: that is an article of faith among many conservatives. Their claims, and particularly the one Cruz is making here, is centered around the employer mandate, which requires businesses with fifty or more full-time employees, defined as those that work more than thirty hours, to provide health insurance or face a penalty. (Incidentally, this is the mandate Obama delayed for one year.)
The theory is that businesses will slash hours or reduce positions to stay under the limits for providing health insurance. (Never mind criticizing the businesses for screwing over their employees in this fashion—it’s naturally the government’s fault for imposing health coverage requirements.) That’s why Cruz is mentioning young adults and single moms—aside from being highly sought-after voting demographics for the GOP, they are also among those most likely to be searching for jobs that straddle the line between part-time and full-time.
But this isn’t actually happening on any significant scale. If it were, one would have seen the number of workers putting in twenty-six to twenty-nine hours increase in 2013, as businesses prepared for the employer mandate before it was delayed. According to a study from the Center on Economic and Policy Priorities, however, the opposite actually happened: there were slightly fewer twenty-six- to twenty-nine-hour workers in 2013 as the mandate date approached. Despite whatever individual examples Republicans may trot out, no significant amount of people are being forced to work less hours because of
"Explaining Ted Cruz's Behavior"
Does he have a plan that the others can’t see?
Is this man as smart as the devil?
Or is he, to put it in carpenter’s terms,
A guy who’s a bubble off level?
Tip O'Neill said that the Great Prevaricator could tell a good Irish joke. Tipper was oh so tactful!
The sound of one hand clapping is heard again.
What will the House do on its own - shut down the Government for a few more weeks? By definition, "insanity" means repeating the same behavior over 43 times and expecting a different result the next time.
"There are 43 million uninsured Americans – 4 million more than when the current administration took office. George W. Bush will reverse this trend by making health insurance affordable for hard-working, low-income families." [Source: Bush-Cheney 2000 website]"
George "The Loser" bush was so successful at making health Care Affordable that costs Increased 119%....
"August 20, 2009, New York, NY— Nationally, family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance increased 119 percent between 1999 and 2008, and could increase another 94 percent to an average $23,842 per family by 2020 if cost growth continues on its current course, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report."
The debt would never have been an issue if Bush didn't cut taxes on the top 1% and dream up lies to start the Iraq War.
You will bet $10K that a red-blooded American like Phil will move out of America because some nameless fool on the Intertubes challenges Phil's well founded belief that the Affordable Care Act will be an overwhelming success?
Abe Lincoln fostered the 13th and 14th Amendments and the Klanbaggers are doing their best to extinguish rights guaranteed by these parts of the Constitution. Yet the lamestream media allows Klanbaggers to associate themselves with Lincoln and other populists of the 19th Century.
A more accurate description of the Rethugs' juvenile antics is "extremely hypocritical and craven."
Dire consequences of debt default are certain, but some Rethugs don't fear them. Surely most people agree that default will not help anyone.
OTOH, Rethugs fear the "dire consequences' of the Affordable Care Act, which is likely to provide healthier and longer lives for millions of Americans.
Yes the same Klanbaggers who elected Boehner and the other R idiots keeping the Govt shut and refusing to raise the debt limit.
Public Land = national parks, national forests, and national monuments. Many thanks to the Obama Administration for not going along with the Republicans' foolish schemes to convert our national parks, national forests, and national monuments to industrial waste lands.