published Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Please Wait

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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nucanuck said...

Finally the GOP has come up with their own health care plan alternative to Obamacare. The head of the RNC suggested that everyone without insurance should get a job with a company that offers insurance coverage.

Now there is a simple way to solve a big problem except...

Oh well, maybe he isn't a deep thinker.

November 12, 2013 at 2:13 a.m.
alprova said...

The GOP have yet another trick up their sleeves, but I'm not sure how well they have thought it out.

John Boehner announced that they were moving forward with "The Keep Your Health Plan Act."

I wonder if they truly believe that Congress is going to successfully demand that insurers do not have the right to cancel pre-ObamaCare policies, and even more to the point, do they honestly believe that Congress has the authority to demand that employers do not have the right to change insurers or plans?

Nope. The intent of the bill is to ALLOW any insurer who has issued a policy before January 1, 2013 and that is in effect on January 1, 2014, to continue to offer such policies.

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr3350

In effect, this bill does nothing to assure anyone that they can keep their current insurance. It's all up to the insurer.

They aren't even touching employer sponsored plans.

According to Govtrack.us, it has about a 10% change of being passed in the House ,and rightfully so, for this is yet another attempt by the Republicans to offer legislation that does nothing at all for the American People.

I hope these clowns keep up the good job of demonstrating why not one of them deserves to be in charge of any branch of the Government.

November 12, 2013 at 2:41 a.m.
joepulitzer said...

AND OF COURSE THERE'S THE SIDE ALKARMA DOES NOT WANT YOU TO SEE: http://catchkevin.com/31-facts/

November 12, 2013 at 6:55 a.m.
degage said...

When the 14 democrat senators up for re-election went to see Obama, they came out saying Obama had told them If he had known the website wasn't ready he would have delayed it. What? another thing his handlers kept from him. Every time something comes up he knows nothing about it. Al keeps saying he can't know everything but it seems he knows nothing. looks like some independents are starting to think they made a mistake twice.

November 12, 2013 at 7:03 a.m.
degage said...

Yep Joe, Al's mediamatters.org, about as far left as you can get.

November 12, 2013 at 7:07 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

I thought Bennett was Obama's stooge. At least a lot of folks here claim he is.

November 12, 2013 at 7:29 a.m.
limric said...

LOL, that's great Clay. I bet it makes its way all over the 'internets'. It deserves to.

But. I have to poke fun at the Neandertals too.

The republican anti-healthcare "The Keep Your Health Plan Act." Website contains:

"Error 404. The requested URL,'Trickle Down', cannot be found"

"Error 404. The requested URL is not hopey changey. "

"Error 404 Tax breaks not found. 'Cache' error."

"Error 404. The site you requested has moved. If your browser does not re-direct you to the CATO website in 5 seconds, click here."

"WARNING! Your anti virus software has detected a worm. The following, 'Cruz Crash Dump Worm' attempting to "take a dump without wiping or flushing" ( he he thanks Alprova) has been...sequestered."

"Error 404. The requested website, 'Orange Boehner Crying' has been compromised and your computer needs to shut down. Force shutdown?"

Blue screen.

November 12, 2013 at 7:31 a.m.
jesse said...

Bennett finally gets one right!!

Even a BLIND HOG roots up an acorn on occasion!!

November 12, 2013 at 7:42 a.m.
anniebelle said...

A new analysis by Avalere Health, an independent consulting firm, concluded that the state-run marketplaces are performing about on par with Medicare Part D, which also saw slow initial enrollment. So as long as the federal website gets fixed and enrollment picks up as expected, there's still time to get on track. Part D had only 10% enrolled by end of November.

November 12, 2013 at 7:42 a.m.
conservative said...

A great visual of STUCK ON STUPID.

November 12, 2013 at 7:44 a.m.
fairmon said...

Sen. Max Baucus, the Democratic Senate Finance Committee Chairman and a key author of the bill, called the problems "unacceptable" "It has been disappointing to see members of the administration say they didn't see the problems coming,"

Wait a minute senator, the president apologized what do you expect? Don't you know people are too ignorant to know what they liked?

November 12, 2013 at 8:19 a.m.
fairmon said...

anniebelle said...

poor fairmon says: "What I don't understand is why you bash the republicans for this behavior when democrats participate just as much, especially in farm subsidies.

ab says...Because, the democratic party is NOT trying to take away the safety net for the underprivileged, it's the repukes calling for less for the poor, our veterans, old people, etc., etc. And the obscenely wealthy use taxpayer dollars like their ATM's, Capice?

I see, since the dems don't want to reduce the freebies it is ok that they participate in giving corporate perks and favors and it is ok they participate in and at times take the lead in picking winners and losers? Why are they not attempting to curtail the ATM behavior regarding tax payer dollars?

November 12, 2013 at 8:37 a.m.
fairmon said...

The only way for a libertarian or other third party to ever be in contention is to get the web site working to allow the full impact of the PPAHCA to be known and for republicans to keep being stupid enabling democrats to win both houses and the white house in 2016 so they can implement more tax increases, increase deficits and debt, increase unemployment, have inflation, and more incentives not to work.

November 12, 2013 at 8:50 a.m.
fairmon said...

anniebelle said...

A new analysis by Avalere Health, So as long as the federal website gets fixed and enrollment picks up as expected, there's still time to get on track. Part D had only 10% enrolled by end of November.

Wasn't part D for Medicare participants only? Were their private policies canceled even if they preferred to keep them?

November 12, 2013 at 8:56 a.m.
alprova said...

Fairmon wrote: "Wasn't part D for Medicare participants only? Were their private policies canceled even if they preferred to keep them?"

Don't worry Fairmon. The Republicans are going to fix that problem this week, for nobody.

"Notwithstanding any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (including any amendment made by such Act or by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010), a health insurance issuer that has in effect health insurance coverage in the individual market as of January 1, 2013, may continue after such date to offer such coverage for sale during 2014 in such market outside of an Exchange established under section 1311 or 1321 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 18031, 18041)."*

How many people does anyone really believe they are going to help with this stupid idea of moving the Grandfathering date up to January 1, 2013?

Previously, the date was March 23, 2010, and it's completely up to the insurance companies to keep or discard policies issued prior to January 1, 2014, and nothing is changed through any provision contained in this totally pathetic bill.

No one gets to CHOOSE to keep their current insurance, if the insurer desires to cancel any policy written before January 1, 2014.

November 12, 2013 at 9:27 a.m.
alprova said...

Oooh...Mr. Bennett, a cartoon with motion in it?

That's a first, isn't it?

November 12, 2013 at 9:36 a.m.
tifosi said...
November 12, 2013 at 9:43 a.m.
caddy said...
November 12, 2013 at 9:54 a.m.
MickeyRat said...

On sale now at your favorite grocery checkout, Today’s issue of OH THE IRONY

*please see important note at bottom of page.

Page 1:

Ken Cuccinelli (a Republican). After being denied victory he felt he deserved, conservatives are suddenly realizing campaign spending is a problem. OH THE IRONY

Page 2:

Businesses are now fleeing the GOP and the Tea Party (people like Canadian Ted Cruz). A big reason for this is the GOP’s mania over debt and deficits to the detriment of the economy and jobs. The Democratic Party is now friendlier to business than Republicans — a position they find themselves in (ironically) by default, as the GOP abandons anything resembling fiscal reality. OH THE IRONY

See more at: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/10/war-between-tea-party-and-its-business-donors/70686/

Page 3: Ratty editorial:

Maybe the Citizens United decision isn’t saving them and their voter suppression schemes aren’t saving them. Such schemes were addressed yesterday (ironically). The only way Republicans have to stop losing elections is to maybe, just maybe, stop trying to tell voters what to think and maybe, just maybe, listen to what voters have to say. They’re not going to like what they hear, but hey, it sucks to be them.

Or an option being promoted by Darrell Issa is legislation allowing Republican gun owners to walk into polling places and force everyone to vote GOP at gunpoint. And I wouldn’t put it passed them, because the other ways they’re trying to rig elections just ain’t working.

OH THE IRONY

*OH THE IRONY is not a part of a nutritious breakfast and cannot be purchased with SNAP cards. Ask your doctor for details.

November 12, 2013 at 10:40 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Single payer is coming. Why not just roll over and enjoy it? Also in the queue, $20 minimum wage, mandatory 10 weeks vacation per year, mandated retirement at 55 (with full bennies), free tuition to all universities and trade schools. (trade schools will not be needed), open borders. All persons eligible for all benefits (must prove in-country for at least 1 week), free tequila for all on Cinco De Mayo, free PBR on July 4th, and lastly, free communion wine on Holiday Day (Dec 25th) Makes sense to me. The Left will be happy and the Right? Rightists will be in re-education camps, so they will be easy to find

November 12, 2013 at 11:07 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Slippery Willie said "So I personally believe, even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got," said Clinton in a recent interview. I suspected all along that Bill was a RACIST, RIGHT WING zealot.

November 12, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.
jesse said...

Anniebelle will beez wantin to HANG Ole Bill now P.T.!!

November 12, 2013 at 11:57 a.m.
limric said...

” Single payer is coming. Why not just roll over and enjoy it?”

For many (like me) it would be welcome. For the likes of you: ‘Bend over and take it’, but you’d enjoy that- and we can’t have that now- can we. To assistance in the transition, the leftists shall appoint Anniebelle as ‘BOATI’ [Bend Over And Take It] – administrator. She has a slight Mengele(ish) streak anyway so she’d be a good fit (so to speak) ;-)

”Free tequila for all!” I’m on that like a bum on a ham sandwich! Woo Hoo.

”Rightists will be in re-education camps, so they will be easy to find.”

That’s a good idea; at least the leftists will know you’re not still skulking around dark alleyways trying to push trickle down. ”Hey kid! Yea you, C’mere! ya want somme Trickle Down? It’s really good sh!t.”

The camps function needs a revision though to just plain ‘education camp.’ Be careful PlainTruth, even though you’ll supplicate yourself to become a Funktionshäftling; the newly appointed camp commandant Rickaroo, will find you. And as revenge for your past trollish deeds he'll send Aprova to met out justice. It's been rumored that his plan is to assign conservative (the camp deacon) as your personal tutor.

Start begging for forgiveness now!

November 12, 2013 at 12:44 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Good to see Limmy still effed-up as ever. how could I say that in a more grandiose way?

November 12, 2013 at 12:48 p.m.
hobo said...

Food, and medicine and doctors and dentists should be free because we paid a tax for all that.

Another thing rent should be free too.

November 12, 2013 at 1:10 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

hobo: In my leftist view (above) all that is attainable. And reasonable.

November 12, 2013 at 1:25 p.m.
AgentX said...

Only the federal government (which is trillions of dollars in debt) is capable of determining what is best for you and your family. If their ideas are so great, why do they so often exempt themselves?

November 12, 2013 at 1:29 p.m.
MickeyRat said...

THAT"S RIGHTEOUS HOBO! You’re right. The rent is Too Damn high!!

Geeze Limeric, that last part about ‘conservative' being PlainTruth’s tutor was a bit harsh!

November 12, 2013 at 1:29 p.m.
hobo said...

We need more people in charge like that guy Mickey Rat.

Poor people pay more than their fair share. Tax on beer is over 60cents a pack and over 60cents for smokes too. I can only afford Seneca right now might have to go ryo since they cut my food stamps.

November 12, 2013 at 2:08 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Hang on Rat. Hang on Hobo. Relief is on the way.

November 12, 2013 at 2:14 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

Clay has a good sense of humor, and he hit the nail on the head. The problem isn't Obamacare, the ACA is an idea a long time coming and desperately needed. The real problem is that bureaucracy works against innovation, especially with software. With the guy the pulled into it from industry hopefully the web site will be up and running soon. "Those who have much do not have too much, those who have little do not have too little." Now who said that??

November 12, 2013 at 5:15 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

IQ: Not good enough. I'm holding out for single payer.

November 12, 2013 at 6:06 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Cali Ins. Comm. says 1 million cancellations to go out. That's a lot of sub standard, catastrophic policies.

November 12, 2013 at 6:10 p.m.
limric said...

Nicely said Inquiringmind,

Kind of ironic that the cranky Republicans through all their efforts - couldn’t shut down the ACA, and the chowder head IT people, through all their efforts - couldn’t start it up.

Champagne at the McConnell mansion!

It wouldn’t surprise me to hear that the IT staff writing code for the ACA are the same that designed the USS Freedom (Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-1). Which is sitting at a Singapore pier - in need of yet more repairs.

"I'm holding out for single payer." Me too.

November 12, 2013 at 6:17 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

MickeyRat said...

On sale now at your favorite grocery checkout, Today’s issue of OH THE IRONY

*please see important note at bottom of page.


*GOP’s election-rigging schemes can’t save them

by Terry Canaan

http://www.bestoftheblogs.com/Home/post/GOP-s-election-rigging-schemes-can-t-save-them

I think you might have forgotten this?

November 12, 2013 at 6:18 p.m.
alprova said...

PT wrote: "IQ: Not good enough. I'm holding out for single payer."

Sir...you have YOUR single payer coverage already. It's called Medicare.

November 12, 2013 at 6:39 p.m.
MickeyRat said...

Why my dear sexy Jt sixy,

I’m merely emulating you and one of your classmates. Someone you vigorously defended… hmm - at the beginning of the month I believe. You should take it as a compliment. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Or if you prefer; The sword cuts both ways, or the old pot & kettle adage?

OH THE IRONY

November 12, 2013 at 6:42 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

limric said...

It wouldn’t surprise me to hear that the IT staff writing code for the ACA are the same that designed the USS Freedom (Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-1). Which is sitting at a Singapore pier - in need of yet more repairs.

Would you hire a general contractor to build your structure that had never done so before? Even if they employed reputable and experienced subs, who would you blame if upon completion there were no entrances? Would you fear that problem may turn out to be the least of your issues and that you may have made a very bad mistake in your selection.

BTW ... I know you have a problem with the LCS-1’s need and operational fitness. However pointing out the need for ongoing repairs to any military system and especially a new one seems to be an exercise in pettiness. The ship is in functioning order and is seaworthy. It needs a new electrical cable for an automatic steering system (fly by wire) but manual steering is functioning. Big Deal?!?

November 12, 2013 at 6:53 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

MickeyRat said...

Why my dear sexy Jt sixy,

Are you a female or just gay?

I’m merely emulating you and one of your classmates. Someone you vigorously defended… hmm - at the beginning of the month I believe. You should take it as a compliment. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Or if you prefer; The sword cuts both ways, or the old pot & kettle adage?

OH THE IRONY

Don’t be so “coy”. If you have something to say then spit it out. I know that all of the above makes perfect sense to your addled mind but the rest of us don’t read or speak “Ratlish”.

November 12, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

tifosi said...

Further evidence that the GOP have lost touch with America.

That is debateable but what is not is America definitely put the touch on most all Republicans.

November 12, 2013 at 7:24 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

nucanuck said...

The head of the RNC suggested that everyone without insurance should get a job with a company that offers insurance coverage.

Link please.

November 12, 2013 at 7:33 p.m.
fairmon said...

alprova said...

Fairmon wrote: "Wasn't part D for Medicare participants only? Were their private policies canceled even if they preferred to keep them?"

Don't worry Fairmon. The Republicans are going to fix that problem this week, for nobody.

alprova I think you knew I was responding to anniebelles attempt to compare the unfunded Medicare part D to the PPAHCA. There is actually no resemblance between the two,

I think you also know I am very anxious to see the act in place as advertised. The republicans are dumber than once thought if they succeed in passing legislation to postpone the loss of insurance those ignorant people thought they liked. I am beginning to think Obama and his clan don't want the site to work and they don't want people to have access to the offered plans. It is like a good news bad news delivery. The good news is your premiums will be lower due to the supplement others are providing....but, the bad news is your deductibles and copay will be a different story, Unless, you are on Medicaid then others will pay for any health care need you have.

message to the administration and both houses....get the damn site working right and quit changing things or it will never be right.

November 12, 2013 at 7:45 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

alprova said...

The GOP have yet another trick up their sleeves, but I'm not sure how well they have thought it out.

John Boehner announced that they were moving forward with "The Keep Your Health Plan Act."

I wonder if they truly believe that Congress is going to successfully demand that insurers do not have the right to cancel pre-ObamaCare policies, and even more to the point, do they honestly believe that Congress has the authority to demand that employers do not have the right to change insurers or plans?

Strawmen? ... Really? No one has made those claims.

“When we passed the Affordable Care Act, we did so with the intention that if you liked your health plan, you could keep it. A promise was made and this legislation will ensure that this promise is kept. I have said repeatedly that the … act isn't perfect, and I am willing to work with anyone who wants to improve it and implement it correctly.” - Mary Landrieu, Democrat Senator Louisiana

Nope. The intent of the bill is to ALLOW any insurer who has issued a policy before January 1, 2013 and that is in effect on January 1, 2014, to continue to offer such policies.

Exactly as advertised

In effect, this bill does nothing to assure anyone that they can keep their current insurance. It's all up to the insurer.

Exactly as advertised ... It allows you to keep you insurance by not allowing the ACA to force your insurer to cancel your policy.

They aren't even touching employer sponsored plans.

Who claimed otherwise?

This is yet another attempt by the Republicans to offer legislation that does nothing at all for the American People.

While Obama is talking a good deal the public sees the Republicans taking action.

I hope these clowns keep up the good job of demonstrating why not one of them deserves to be in charge of any branch of the Government.

It sure looks like Obama hasn’t done anything to help the Fleabagger brand... for sure ... Period!

November 12, 2013 at 7:47 p.m.
fairmon said...

hobo said...

Food, and medicine and doctors and dentists should be free because we paid a tax for all that. Another thing rent should be free too.

hobo....don't forget about gas for the ride and groceries to go along with the free cell phone time. By all means the free rent should include utilities and cable TV. What about abolishing the liability insurance requirement and the government repair and make whole anything damaged by your vehicle.

November 12, 2013 at 7:53 p.m.
limric said...

Jt6,

I am well aware of the current steering problems of the USS Freedom. My issue with the Littoral ship series is not by any means petty. The latest breakdown further justifies my condemnation of the LCS program, the design, construction and deployment. The program is grossly over budget (and I’m being nice) and rife with problems. Just a couple of the expensive examples: It has had to have an entire engine refit and more than once (delaying launching) and on more than one hull, they’ve found hull cracks. AND, according to more than one defense analyst, if it was plying the Persian Gulf and the Iranians decided to launch a few dozen Cigarette missile boats, it would have to immediately withdraw (run away). It would be the first ship to visit the bottom. If the Chinese or the Rooskies start shooting – just say “flood all ballast tanks” cause that’s what it’ll do.

It is as bad as the F-35. Look, I’m a pilot and a sailor. I love this stuff, but…oh wait a minute…they’re built by the same contractor. Well I’ll be darned.

Just outside Salt Lake City is the headquarters of Lockheed Martin, aka The Bingham Canyon Mine. That’s where –in the dark of night - when no one’s looking - the Pentagon is throwing our money.

November 12, 2013 at 8:03 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

alprova said...

How many people does anyone really believe they are going to help with this stupid idea of moving the Grandfathering date up to January 1, 2013?

The total number of people that wanted to keep their policy but are being forced to relinquish them with little hope at present of replacing them.

Previously, the date was March 23, 2010, and it's completely up to the insurance companies to keep or discard policies issued prior to January 1, 2014, and nothing is changed through any provision contained in this totally pathetic bill.

The difference between March 23, 2010 and January 1, 2013 ... you can count the days if you wish.

No one gets to CHOOSE to keep their current insurance, if the insurer desires to cancel any policy written before January 1, 2014.

Who claims different? How many of the policies would have been canceled if not for the ACA? I think that the issuers would have continued to accept premiums from their clients and kept the policies active as long as possible.

November 12, 2013 at 8:19 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

limric said...

Jt6,

I am well aware of the current steering problems of the USS Freedom. My issue with the Littoral ship series is not by any means petty. The latest breakdown further justifies my condemnation of the LCS program, the design, construction and deployment.

I am as well aware of maintenance programs and issues on military weapons systems and especially new ones. To take issue with this cable replacement as an example of the failure of this system is most definitely pettiness.

The program is grossly over budget (and I’m being nice) and rife with problems. Just a couple of the expensive examples: It has had to have an entire engine refit and more than once (delaying launching) and on more than one hull, they’ve found hull cracks.

Here you are making valid points but they are not necessarily the fault of the contractor alone.

AND, according to more than one defense analyst, if it was plying the Persian Gulf and the Iranians decided to launch a few dozen Cigarette missile boats, it would have to immediately withdraw (run away). It would be the first ship to visit the bottom. If the Chinese or the Rooskies start shooting – just say “flood all ballast tanks” cause that’s what it’ll do.

This is a strawman in that the ships were not designed as front line attack vessels. They were designed to only a level one survivability standard due to their mission as support vessels or delivery platforms for deployable attack systems.

November 12, 2013 at 8:46 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Jt says "I think that the issuers would have continued to accept premiums from their clients and kept the policies active as long as possible." That doesn't fit alpo's narrative. Remember, the majority of these policies were sub-standard, catastrophic plans

November 12, 2013 at 8:48 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Looks like a The Mesiah is cornered. Big Dems bailing.

November 12, 2013 at 9:04 p.m.
degage said...

democrat defections, now they are finding out they should have read the law before they voted and passed it. I'm afraid Obama didn't read it either and he is just now finding out he was hood winked. But he is so stubborn he can't bring himself to admit it.

November 12, 2013 at 9:09 p.m.
rick1 said...

degage, Obama wasn't hood winked. He knew ObamaCare would be a failure why do you think it was not rolled out until after last years presidential election. Obama is on record saying he is for a single payer system.

Bill Clinton gave the democrats cover when he said earlier today "Even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made" to younger, healthy health insurance beneficiaries "and let 'em keep what they got."

Billy knows the democrats who are up for re-election next year will now use this to distance themselves from ObamaCare and he also knows they will be grateful to Hillary in 2016.

November 12, 2013 at 10:11 p.m.
limric said...

Jt6, A straw man? Oh no it is not!

The LCS design puts them closer to, with the ability to ‘first engage,’ new emerging threats than the blue water fleet. That’s what it was designed for. It is ‘Front Line’ (It has a 2.25in. gun, missiles, a couple of helicopters and possibly a VLS) in its area of deployment. The Iranian scenario is perfectly plausible (if not likely), and the ship would have to withdraw. The Chinese or Russians don’t discriminate between what is or is not, nor would they care if it was, or was not ‘Front Line’ (HEY- that’s not fair!). They would throw a salvo of missiles at it regardless. “flood all ballast tanks.”

”Not necessarily the fault of the contractor alone.” Really? IF you contracted with Ford for 50 new taxi’s for the JT6 taxi service and before you got to put them in service they were found to have chassis cracks, bad engines, egg shaped wheels and a host of other glitches - and instead of $20,000 each they now cost $35,000 each - and after you agreed to the cost increase (pass the increase to your customers?) got your first one and a tie rod (steering) broke, would you like the Ford rep. to say your concerns were petty? Who would you go after.

Obama? Liberals? - Probably.

A much better alternative is a ship built by VT Halter Marine out of Virginia. It’s called the Ambassador MKIII. Half the cost, half the size (1/6 the RCS) and twice the firepower.

Which of course is sold to (with loan guarantees)...wait for it...Egypt.

Nighty night.

November 12, 2013 at 10:30 p.m.

This was done purpose. This was designed to fail. Look at all the fantastic websites out there for large and small businesses and organizations, and all the great web designers out there. Obama has access to people like Bill Gates, and they choose some loser company from Canada? This was designed to fail. Obama is a bold faced liar. His lie about keeping your plan is simply fraud. It's the worse lie ever told by a President because it's personal. What a creep.

November 12, 2013 at 11:19 p.m.
fairmon said...

Getting it right is the only way to know it is wrong and not working.

November 12, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.
yddem said...

Medicare eligibility for all U.S. Citizens - yes, single payer - is the answer. Seniors and disabled are eligible for Medicare. Veterans are eligible for clinics and VA hospitals, but they should be eligible for more. Expand Medicare. If you don't want Medicare - as Romney famously said he did not - make that your choice, but don't prevent others from having the option to choose Medicare. Medicare works.

November 13, 2013 at 1:55 a.m.
yddem said...

feeblewrist thinks a lie about healthcare is the worst lie ever by a President? Where has she been? As much as I detest the deception about the ACA, I think it pales in comparison with the lies by Bush and his cohorts which resulted in the unwarranted attack on Iraq and the resulting hundreds of thousands of deaths and over $1 trillion in costs - and rising, considering the needs of our veterans who are forever scarred by their experiences.

November 13, 2013 at 2:07 a.m.
moonpie said...

Brilliant, Clay.

This is about what I would've expected with this law. Obamacare is such a mishmash of ideas that it is almost unworkable. It is a step in the right direction.

We need a single-payer system. That would simplify things immensely.

November 14, 2013 at 11:23 p.m.
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