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  • #5
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    This is just another example of the GOP putting party before country. After passing ZERO real jobs bills in the last congress and blocking all democratic attempts they voted 33 times to repeal Obamacare. The President's healthcare plan is the law of the land and all of these bills were pure political grandstanding. What else would you expect to start the new congressional session but more of the same from this bunch of clowns?
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    I'm far from a right winger and I say the Obamacare law was and is a massive screwjob on this country. It didn't do a thing to control medical costs or expenses, which is the real problem, anyway.
    What Obamacare did do was lock in a whole new market for insurance companies, allows medical expenses to just keep escalating with the same lack of control there is now. It's a big win-win for insurance companies/ healthcare entities and drowns everyone else.
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    @justapirate You are certainly entitled to your opinion and are also entitled to bang your head against the wall as often as you like because you don't like it. But tell me this. Why is it acceptable for the GOP to waste time passing anti-Obamacare legislation that will surely fail 34 times to date? Especially at a time when there are so many real problems facing the nation. The GOP is playing up to it's supporters like you. Not doing the countries business. According to the write up this has already wasted $48M. Is this acceptable to you?
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    @justapirate I agree. A single-payer health system like they have in Canada would have made much more sense, to me. I still hope we'll see it.
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    @PNWest First off, I am far from a GOP supporter.The GOP platform deserves as much derision as the Dem platform. I'm far more interested in an American platform and those two parties can't comprehend that idea.
    So, insurance costs are escalating and medical costs are escalating and you think we should just throw them all the bucks they want? That's what you think is a solution to healthcare costs?
    Back in the good ol' days a couple of years ago I raised all kinds of hell about what was being charged against my insurance.$8,000 for an hour of a doctor's time,$33,000 for 6 hours of out-patient care. I was told, "Don't worry about it. You have insurance". And that was from my insurer. I DO worry about it. That was just wrong.
    $72,000 for two days in the hospital PLUS another $20,000 in medicines and after hospitalizion check-ups.
    You really think that's justifiable in any manner of common sense? Obamacare doesn't stop that and, frankly, has escalated those costs more.
    That was an idea that was worthy of the outhouse.
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    She is the lady who BARELY eked out a victory in MN's most far right district. gerrymandered to be even more far right this last year.
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    She is the brightest bulb in the republican light bulb gactory. The one who got legilation through stopping regulations to end our constitutional right to buy 100 watt bulbs. I'm hoping they nominated her for prez in 2016, with her on the ticket dems could run a block of cheese and win in a landslide...
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    @PoliticalSpice How many Republicans does it take to screw in a lightbulb? None, they'll leave the room in darkness instead and then blame it on Obama.
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    Diane Feinstein, is the epitome of stupid and a fine example of what is with the democrat party. {Introducing assault weapons ban legislation again...that didn't work the last time...} {See how that works...}
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    @RobertJHarsh what point is that? What point is SO important at that you would continue to waste tens of millions of dollars to prove it?
    What I don't understand is the tea baggers are constantly bitching about wasteful govt spending yet the 113th hasn't even been in session for a week and here we have a tea bagger continuing the same waste all in the name of partisan politics and grandstanding.
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    @mtkopf Depends on your definition of waste and who signs the bill to create the waste. Introducing legislation to repeal Obamacare isn't waste...at least from my perspective. :)
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    @RobertJHarsh with all due respect, that is exactly what is wrong with Congress. I respect that you have philosophical differences with obamacare but, its the law of the land. Its way past time to quit playing partisan politics and move on to solve the fiscal mess that we have created. Don't you think a bill revamping welfare would be morebeneficial to our country?
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    Good for her ... glad to see someone is fighting to keep socalism from being accepted as the normal. The only people for this BS are a bunch of parasites who are in debt up to their eyeballs and expect someone else to foot the bill for their mistakes because they chose to piss their money away on foolish things or better yet refuse to work at all! Since when did it become the law of the land for businesses and government to take care of your worthless ass for the rest of your live? Typical liberal BS ... don't pay for the mistakes you make in life ... blame someone else for them and have them foot the bill!
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    @Bullitt Zazziness wouldn't probaly know anything about that because he isn't a small business owner ( like myself )! It's hard enough as it is to stay in business in the current economy without being squeezed even more by a welfare healthcare program!
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    Typical politician. She is the same clown that applied for dual citizenship with Switzerland which pretty damn close to socialist as you can get but rallies against here in the US. I think she dropped her application due to the public becoming aware of it but it does go to say a lot about her political motives vs. her personal gain.
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    Did she actually apply for it or was it given to her when she marriede her husband? i thought the latter was the case and when she realized it, she tried to get it revoked.

    Not a fan of Bachmann in any way, but i do like accurate facts...
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    "Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue. " - Francois de La Rochefoucauld (What a mouthful for a last name!) ;)
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    @woodtick57 I know her eligibility for dual citizenship is because of her husband but just guessing here but I think it would still be up to the individual to apply for that citizenship and given the fact that it is very difficult to obtain Swiss citizenship it seems reasonable to assume that one would need to apply. Again I don't know if this is fact nor do I seem to be to find out if I am right or wrong. Where I in her shoes I would do it in a heartbeat but then again her political philosophy and mine greatly differ.
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    @Buzzfriendly i too checked it out. i had heard during her campaign that it was soley because of her marriage, but it seems she made the request, according to her campaign staff in an old interview, on teh behest of her children who wished to explore thier option of dual citizenship.(they probably wanted the good health care...)

    thanks formaking me check my facts, which were incorrect. it seems her campaign put out two wholly different versions of the story...imagine that!
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    @woodtick57 The only thing I know that is fact is that her eligibility comes from her husband. Everything else I said is from the basis of what seems logical to me and what my gut feelings tell me. I expect she is vague for just that reason.
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    Yeah... because there aren't more pressing issues at hand here... Glad the house has its priorities straight.
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    This is what Bachmann is known for; proposing bills that aren't relevent. She proposed a constitutional amendment to keep the US from going to a world currency, even thought that was never a serious issue by anyone. When asked by Pawlenty in a debate to show what she has accomplished, all she dcould come up with was her light bulb bill, which was a total joke as it tried to stop a ban on incandescent bulbe when there never was a ban on those!!! she is not even aware of the legislation the congress she was a part of passed!
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    Congress needs crap like this to change the story from the crap they're not getting accomplished. It will fail like they all do. This is a distraction and that is Bachman's job. It's all she's good for. Expect many more bills that have a 100 percent guarentee of not passing before being introduced. It's time to put a guillotine in front of the capitol building to remind these clowns the outcome of messing with the masses for to long.
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    If you like socialized medicine, then you can find out who represents you (and vice versa). Besides, everything else congress and our government does seems to make things worse. This morning I heard that interst on our debt was 15% this year. As in $15 for every $100 we were taxed couldn't be spent to support our growing retired population.
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    Why is the interest rate on our debt so high? no other interest rates are tha high except credit card companies...did we put our debt on our Visa? Do we get Flying Miles for that? mayvbe we should use a Discover card and get money back?
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    @woodtick57 - oh you know there this thing called the federal reserve which is privately owned by 12 giants banking companies that print money out of thin air then loan it to our government and charge interest. Which we have to pay back. That sounds alot like stealing....
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    @woodtick57 - sorry, not rate but perrcent of revenues collected. For instance, if you paid $10,000 in taxes this year, $1,500 of that went to for interest on our $16+ trillion loan and the other $8,500 was left to pay for social security, medicare, medicaid, defense, etc.... This will get worse and worse until collapse.
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    @kirbstomp1The Fed does not loan money to the US gov't. Most of the interest the Fed earns from selling the Treasury notes is given back to the US gov't.
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  • #163
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    If Comedy Central casting were asked to come up with the most insane, jaw-dropping-stupid, fatuous imbecile to ever be elected to Congress, they couldn't beat Bachmann.
  • #159
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    I don't think we should EVER STOP TRYING to repeal Obamacare!!! Justice Roberts screwed us over as far as I'm concerned. This thing sucks and it has cost slot of people heavily already. The gift that keeps on giving. We will be paying for this big time for a long time, from our pocketbook and the biggest bitch is going to be , I'm afraid, the quality if care. This truly sucks. I pray to God we do get another chance to dump this beast.
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    This is why a majority of people think this Congress (especially the House) is so dysfunctional. Instead of trying to work on the most serious issues, they waste time on something that has no way of passing the Senate, yet pass the President's veto. Why is she back. She is just as clueless as Pelosi. Can she be recall? Shouldn't she be trying to convert gays or something like that on the government's dime?
  • #151
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    Considering that it will cost us all more, yes they should.

    We pay the Obamacare tax/fee, then we still have to pay for our insurance and any devices and medicines are costing more, there is nothing good for the general population in Obamacare.
  • #148
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    This law is raising the cost of healthcare so much, every effort must be made to repeal it of at least keep the debate going, so people can remember the man who's caused all of the coming distress.
  • #147
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    I don't particularly care for "Obama Care," but it's a start. I'd like to see it repealed in favor of a nationalized health care program like the more successful health programs in much of. Europe.
    Insurance, as well as oil and banking should be non-profits and nationalized. Privately, they are shameless thieves.
  • #143
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    Obama, our liar and chief told us all how Obamacare was going to save 900 billion dollars. Every day they find out new things about this bill that increases costs by trillions. Yet people elected this guy again? Ah the welfare mentality, don't you just hate it?
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