President Barack Obama is facing fresh attacks for his pledge that Americans who like their current healthcare plans can keep them under Obamacare, as reports pile up of thousands of Americans facing cancellation notices. Accusations that the pledge was misleading are potentially a deeper threat to Obama than the website glitches that have plagued Healthcare.gov since its October 1 launch and allowed only a trickle of people to sign up on new federal insurance exchanges. Obama has downplayed the problems with the website, saying it´s like a cash register not working, and has stressed that the underlying product of the
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Hey folks, check out the first "reader comment" . . . The 0bamaton Cyber-Warrior plants almost always get the first post . . Hmmmmm, wonder how that happens? She´s currently in the process of getting her ass kicked by real posters....funny stuff ! She better call the cavalry .
FTA: ´´Accusations that the pledge was misleading are...´´
Stinkin´ media just won´t give up on their Messiah, will they? ´´MISLEADING´´???
They´ve ADMITTED they knew it was a lie. Use the word, you corrupt leftwing pigs. He LIED! Pretent he´s a Republican and use the truthful words you would on anyone with an R after their name: HE LIED! LIED LIED LIED LIED!
Please, please, please DON´T delay Obamacare. This rolling disaster is finally the silver bullet we´ve been hoping for to kill off these blood-sucking communists. The more people find out how bad their own costs are going to be, the greater the drubbing of the Democrats in 2014. Leave it alone. Let them find out how horrible a trap they´ve been put into by the Democrats.
Boggles the mind that the media still tries to white wash this disaster. Just for a moment imagine that this was a Republican plan...let that sink in and then imagine the media´s response. Think they would be parsing words? Heck no! The only thing good about this rollout is that people are waking up to the truth that Obama LIES and there is pain that comes from believing him. Sometimes we must learn the hard way. Pray that enough people see Obama and the democrat party for what they are, liars who can´t be trusted.
Nice try Reuters! I noticed yesterday that EVERYONE is shouting that OBAMA is to blame for this mess. Obama lied. Well...what about the DEMOCRAT CONGRESS who passed OBAMACARE? There is where the blame should rest. But, now that there is an election looming, the MEDIA is suddenly trying to take away blame from the DEMOCRATS who passed this Bill in the dead of night, and give it to Obama who doesn´t face another election. DO NOT let them get away with this! Place that blame on every single Democrat who voted for this Bill and USE that blame when they come up for re-election in 2014!
The silver lining in this is that the people complaining and losing their insurance or experiencing rate hikes with higher deductibles voted for Obama not once but twice. The Obama voting idiots had to get hit in their wallets for their eyes to open up when they all voted for the Obama scheme. Wait until the IRS steals their refunds after they file their taxes. Some people have to learn the hard way and I could have told them all that Obama was a communist fraud in 2007!
Dear obama and press , we know where that flaming bag of excrement called obamacare came from and who lit it in congress. You knew and you can try to stomp it out but you´ll just get the stuff all over you. We´re not buying it.
It´s till a Reuters article--note how it implies that the only people getting their policies cancelled are those who bought it on the individual market--even tho employers across the country are having to dump their employees´ coverage because the insurance doesn´t comply with Obamacare. Note also how it only refers to "mental health care" and "preventative care" when it addresses the new stuff all policies have to cover--again, no word about such garbage as requiring everyone, male, female, 80-years or 3 years old, to have maternity coverage, contraceptive coverage, sex-change operation coverage, etc, etc. They just can´t help it, they are hopeless shills for the dems.
#15, I truly want to keep Obama breathing so that ultimately he knows that he and his Saul Alinsky ideas have been rejected by Americans.
When Obama is rejected, I want the world to see that America is still a "shining city on a hill" and that we, as a nation, reject anything that extinguishes that light. The longer Obama is in office, more voters are beginning to "see the light" and to contrast our current despair to the past when we weren´t shackled by our government.
We fought a war in 1776 against an oppressive government on foreign shores. I pray every day for a George Washington to emerge and to lead us in battle (real or figuratively) against a regime much, much worse than King George III of England.
Obamacare completely undermines the HIPPA regulations. That point never seems to be discussed.Contrary to the HIPPA regs for providers to give out health care information other than to the Insurance Carrier that will be reimbursing the treatment/condition. Patient must sign off for provider to even discuss with immediate family. I darn well know first hand because my wife is on MY plan and they will not allow me to access her account ( not that I have need to ).Now, if I told them I was from the Government, the IRS, the HHS, the FBI, or any other agency, they would have carte blanche into her private matters.
My brother still blames the tea party for everything, says if he loses his pension that it is their fault. Here is my reply to him... You don’t get it. Obama is stealing all our money. He is stealing our pensions to fund this Barrack boondoggle. He is the one hanging us out to dry. Most of the people that are with the tea party are on social security. Look at the pictures. The majority of them are old. Do you have a clue about how he is treating our military and our elderly? My heart breaks that you won’t listen to my warning. I won’t bother trying to warn you anymore. In a very short time it will become so obvious that no matter what the spin and lies are even people like yourself will come to the realization that there is now some very bad people lead by the president in charge of things. I love you. I hope each of us in the way best for us find a happy life.
TEA Party - vindicated. Sarah Palin - vindicated. Joe Wilson - vindicated. And a whole host of other conservatives who knew that Hussein was a lying communist muslim from day one. To put it in scientific terms, we are in the midst of a career-ending event. It feels pretty darn good after five years of this miserable amateur dictator.
America is under attack from this Wannabe Kommie Dicktater... an utter fraud, pro-communist, pro-Muslim... and completely un-American... with a transparently Hate-AmeriKa agenda.
What took everyone else so long?
It´s what I´ve been calling... America´s prolonged psychotic episode. With media presstitutes as the enablers and co-dependents... of that lying lunatic living in the Spite Hutt these days with a Cookie Wookiee... who protects her Oreo husband.
We must rid ourselves of them all... ASAP,,, in order to survive this.
Go Ted Cruz and Mike Lee... Modern Day Heroes. Please save our American constitution!
The fact that Obama lies is not actually news. Did the media report that today is Wednesday? Issue a bulletin when something he says is verifiable. That would be news to me. But in their defense they just want to make sure we all have enough health insurance. I guess there must be thousands of 40-50 year old men who require maternity care \s.
I am beginning to think that Rush is really an Establishment guy. He was saying that Karl Rove was saying something to the effect that Sebelius´ testimony would go nowhere -just a dog and pony show, etc. (I pretty much don´t listen to Rush v much anymore because I already know what he´s telling me from Lucianne.)
Of course, it will go nowhere if the information does not move out of the hearing room!!!!! Ignorance is still not bliss even when about this horrible Obamacare.
I thought her testimony was very, very enlightening. Great questions from our Republicans - even when their time was cut to two minutes. Started watching about ten thirty or so, and don´t remember all, but it is so important for everyone who got a notice that their healthcare plans "fail to include essential benefits required by law" could have lost their healthcare plan for a very simple reason, as we heard today, that a 31 year old, healthy, single male did not have a healthcare plan that includes maternity benfits - one size fits all. Guess a 65 years old woman loses her plan, similarly, because her plan did not include coverage for birth control pills. And in order for the 31 year old and 65 year old to retain their plans their cost has to be increased to cover those who need maternity care and birth control pills. Obamacare is such a bloody sham, and everyone who watched Sebelius´ testimony today should be letting everyone know about her uninformed or dishonest answers to questions.
0bama lied, Sebelius lied, they all lied. Every single "must read" today focuses on this disaster. Sigh.
Folks, this isn´t going to hurt them. They do NOT care that this has been a debacle. So why do we keep acting as if they would care?
The "failure" of the 0bamacare launch is actually their success. It was designed to fail. They want single payer. That is their goal. And this is how they expect to achieve it. When are we going to comprehend this?
Indeed, #3. But, when looking at the bigger picture, the attacks are not being aimed at just at Obie. We have to remember that Obie is the current symbol of modern-day progressivism. By extension ObieCare is a symbol of progressivism and has been a work in progress for almost a century. If the citizenry rises up big time and ObieCare (progressive style) is soon wiped out, so is modern-day progressivism for a good long while.
I hope there is a way and I hope someone has the guts to find that way to cancel out very thing about this Obamacare and go back to what we had before all this started. Then, maybe someone with some knowledge of what they are doing, can fix this. I realize that the people who can´t afford health care are going to the emergeny room with a ingrown toenail or a flu bug and it is costing the hospitals big time, so there has to be a way to fix that.....but don´t ruin the whole country to make that happen.
The victim in an early morning shooting in Walker County has been identified as Ronald Westbrook, a 72-year-old Alzheimer´s patient. Westbrook was shot outside the home of Joe Hendricks on Cottage Crest Court about 4 am. Westbrook lived about two-and-a-half miles from where he was shot and had apparently wandered away from home. Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said Hendricks has not been charged. However he said the investigation continues and did not rule out the possibility of charges in the future. The sheriff said Hendricks heard a suspicious sound outside the house and called 911.
The sister of a U.S. marine stabbed to death by a British man in Thailand said she hopes ´someone kills him slowly and painfully in prison´ as the killer was today jailed for 25 years. Lee Aldhouse, 30, from Birmingham, known as ´Pitbull´ in Muay Thai kickboxing circles, pleaded guilty to the murder of 23-year-old Dashawn Longfellow in an attempt to avoid execution or life in jail. (Snip) Aldhouse admitted murdering Mr Longfellow, a decorated veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, after a fight in a bar in the seaside resort of Rawai, on southern tip of the island
George Zimmerman was arrested Monday after he cocked and pointed a shotgun at his girlfriend, shattered a glass-top table then pushed her out of the house and barricaded himself inside after she ordered him to move out, according to the Seminole County Sheriff´s Office. He surrendered peacefully a few minutes later and was hauled off to jail, where he was being held without bail on domestic violence and aggravated assault charges. It was the second time in three months that the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer, who was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was handcuffed after being accused of domestic
A Georgia restaurant owner has been ordered to remove the patriotic flags flying above his eatery, Fox 5 Atlanta reported. Darren Miller, owner of CJ’s Hot Dogs in McDonough, was cited on Friday by a code enforcement officer for flying flags above his restaurant that honor the military.The restaurant, Fox 5 reports, is dedicated to police officers, firefighters and those serving in the military and Miller says it’s his right to pay tribute to each group -- both inside and outside his restaurant. Three months ago, Miller put up the American flag, the Georgia state flag and banners for every
During an interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl for “This Week,” Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker — while offering praise for his GOP colleagues — dismissed Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan as the ideal 2016 Republican presidential nominee. “I think it’s got to be an outsider. I think both the presidential and the vice presidential nominee should either be a former or current governor, people who have done successful things in their states, who have taken on big reforms, who are ready to move America forward,” Walker responded when asked by Karl to
Moscow - A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on landing in the Russian city of Kazan on Sunday, killing all 50 people on board, the Emergencies Ministry said. The flight from Moscow´s Domodedovo airport was making a second attempt to land and exploded when it hit the runway, killing all 44 passengers and six crew on board. The flight was operated by the regional Tatarstan airline, a ministry spokeswoman said. Firefighters extinguished a fire at the scene. The airport in Kazan, the capital of the largely-Muslim region of Tatarstan, was closed, according to reports.
US Secretary of State John Kerry is to visit Israel on Friday to discuss the Iranian nuclear talks and peace with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Speaking to his ministers, Netanyahu said he would also discuss the Iran talks with French President Francois Hollande, who arrives in Israel later on Sunday, as well as with Russian President Vladimir Putin when he travels to meet him in Moscow on Wednesday. "We will also do that with the American Secretary of State of State John Kerry, who arrives here on Friday," the Israeli premier said, quoted by his office after
Arab and African foreign ministers met in Kuwait on Sunday hoping to accelerate a strategy to bolster economic cooperation, investment and trade ahead of a summit this week. The Third Africa Arab Summit on Tuesday and Wednesday will be the first meeting of its kind since 2010, when leaders met in Libya prior to the Arab Spring uprisings that toppled longstanding dictatorships there and elsewhere in North Africa and the Middle East. The one-day meeting will adopt the agenda for the summit, where leaders are expected to approve a raft of new measures to upgrade economic ties between the two
French President Francois Hollande swore that his country would stand firm in opposing a deal on Iran´s nuclear program that left the Islamic Republic with the option of producing atomic weapons. Hollande, welcomed at Ben-Gurion Airport on Sunday afternoon with full pomp and ceremony and a great deal of warmth by President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, said France will not surrender to nuclear proliferation and that Paris will stand by its demands – and continue with sanctions – until Iran gives up on a nuclear weapons. Iran, he said, "is a threat to Israel, to the region,
The Mossad is working with Saudi officials on contingency plans for a potential attack on Iran in the event that Tehran´s nuclear program is not sufficiently curbed in the deal that may be concluded between Iran and world powers in Geneva this week, The Sunday Times reported. Both Jerusalem and Riyadh have expressed displeasure at the deal being formulated between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers that they see as doing little to stop Tehran´s progress toward a nuclear weapon. According to the Times, Riyadh has already given its consent for Israel to use Saudi airspace for a
Israel is working on coordinating plans for a possible military strike with Saudi Arabia, with Riyadh prepared to provide tactical support to Jerusalem, a British newspaper reported early Sunday. The two countries have both united in worry that the West may come to terms with Iran, easing sanctions and allowing the Islamic Republic to continue its nuclear program. According to the Sunday Times, Riyadh has agreed to let Israel use its airspace in a military strike on Iran and cooperate over the use of rescue helicopters, tanker planes and drones. “The Saudis are furious and are willing to give Israel
Business and labor are uniting behind legislation that will repeal one of ObamaCare´s much-maligned taxes. A bill introduced by Reps. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) and Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) would end the Affordable Care Act´s (ACA) reinsurance fee. The reinsurance program will tax health plans from 2014 to 2016 and use the funds to help stabilize the individual market as sick patients come on board. (Snip) The reinsurance fee will generate about $25 billion in revenue over three years. In 2014, the program will charge health plans $63 per person on each plan — the plan’s holder along with his or her
President Obama will cast growing income inequality and a decline in economic mobility as a “fundamental threat to the American dream” during a speech Wednesday in Washington. The speech will serve as an early preview for next year’s State of the Union address, according to a White House official, who said Obama would focus much of his energy over the next three years on the issue. “The decisions we make over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where, if you work hard, you can get ahead,” the official said.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
Bill Clinton, the cliché goes, was the first black president, no matter his skin color. That being the case, Barack Obama is not the first black president, or the first African-American president, if you prefer, but the first hippie president. Clinton’s southern background and lifestyle were indeed more typically black, just as Obama’s was more typically hippie. And we’re not just talking about the “Choom gang” here, scarfing “Maui Wowie” on the sands of Oahu. We’re talking about all of it, the whole multi-culti-missing-white-mother-vanished-Kenyan-father-anti-imperialist-America-is-always-the-enemy-and-don’t-you-forget-it-nine-yards. And like most hippie culture as I knew and experienced it, it wasn’t about “peace and love.” Not
During a presentation at the White House in which President Barack Obama touted the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, the president declared that his signature health care reform law was not going to be repealed. This assertion led his administration members, his staff, and audience members to rise from their seats and give the president a standing ovation. Obama said that ACA opponents’ alternative to the health care reform law is to champion repeal and going back to the health care delivery system status quo ante. He specifically cited Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who he said was asked directly for
A woman has revealed how difficult it is to eat healthily and stay full when living off an average food stamp budget. Melinda Moulton, from Huntington, Vermont, was one of 200 people to take part in the 3Squares Challenge, which saw her living for a week on just $36 worth of food, or around $1.71 a meal. Opting to try and eat as healthily as possible, Ms Moulton resorted to cheap foods like yogurt for breakfast, two handfuls of peanuts for lunch and lentil stew for dinner, all of which left her unsatisfied.´I don´t know how people do it,´ said
Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways. Here’s the statement from Martin Bashir, via email: After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon
[Video] President Obama on Wednesday declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of “all” of the White House’s efforts “for the rest of my presidency.” In a sweeping address that touched on raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and ending tax breaks for the wealthy, Obama warned that the American economy has become “profoundly unequal,” declaring economic mobility the “challenge of our time.” “The combined trends of increasing inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe,” he said in an hour-long
Nineteen people stood behind President Obama on stage in the Executive Office Building Tuesday as the president kicked off a new campaign to promote Obamacare. One of those people, a young Florida woman named Monica Weeks, introduced Obama after telling the story of being struck with Crohn´s Disease at age 19 and receiving expensive treatments for several years that were covered by her parents´ health care plan — because Obamacare allowed her to remain on that plan until age 26. Now, Weeks said, she has coverage through a job. "The Affordable Care Act gives young adults who are just starting
MSNBC has announced that Chris Matthews, Barack Obama´s most excitable fan, will be interviewing the President on Thursday´s Hardball. Fawning over the liberal politician is incredibly common among journalists, but Matthews has taken it to a whole new level. According to the network host, Obama is a "perfect," "cool," brilliant figure who is comparable to Jesus, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. The verbose Matthews has no filter when it comes to the Democrat, even once bizarrely blurting out that an Obama speech made him "forget" that the commander in chief "was black." To prepare you for the likely love-fest
Continued global warming poses a risk of rapid, drastic changes in some human and natural systems, a scientific panel warned Tuesday, citing the possible collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass extinction of plant and animal life and the threat of immense dead zones in the ocean. At the same time, some worst-case fears about climate change that have entered the popular imagination can be ruled out as unlikely, at least over the next century, the panel found. These include a sudden belch of methane from the ocean or the Arctic that would fry the planet, as
Nobody could accuse the press of ignoring the fiasco-on-a-server that is HealthCare.gov. The Obamacare website’s woes are dominating coverage on the network news, the cable talk shows, the blogs and, of course, high-octane websites like POLITICO. But did the press do a good job of covering the Affordable Care Act before the health care exchanges went online—sort of—on Oct. 1? Were we adequately warned of the troubles that were to come? And now that HealthCare.gov’s problems are headline news, is the coverage of it any better? Sure, one can find a few examples of one news outlet or another warning of impending
MSNBC´s Chris Matthews will interview President Barack Obama this Thursday, the network announced Tuesday. The interview is part of Matthews´ "Hardball College Tour," and will take place at American University in Washington, D.C. According to a news release from MSNBC, Matthews, along with university students, will "discuss a variety of topics with the president including voter suppression, healthcare, the decline of confidence in the government and the overall political dysfunction in Washington." On Monday our colleagues Carrie Budoff Brown and Jonathan Allen reported that the White House is launching a coordinated campaign to return attention to why the Affordable Care Act