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Steve Benson

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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Raising the Concordia was a piece of cake to the Minions of Ignorance in the Obama administration salvaging Obamacare.

  2. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 3 years ago

    Obamacare is working fine. still has problems, but any state with any sense (except for Oregon, who made the mistake of relying on the private sector to do their web site) is doing great. California, Colorado, and Kentucky are showing what this is going to be like by next year for all of blue-state America, where there will finally be a free market for private health insurance. And red state America will follow suit once they realize that they’re losing their hospitals and businesses.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 years ago

    By 5:30 p.m. EST, December 2nd the ACA website had logged 750,000 daily visitors, just a little short of the 800,000 the refurbished site is supposed to handle. But who are you going to believe? Reuters or Foxy Glen Rush Benson? No point asking, right?

  4. eugene57

    eugene57 said, about 3 years ago

    Zipi you aint.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    The rollout is not the law. The law is not perfect but it is placed on a firm foundation upon which repairs and remodeling can occur. I read where one conservative said, “no one hoped for a failed presidency.”
    That author does not recall the first words out of McConnall’s mouth after the election in 2008 was that he would work to make Obama a one term president.
    Over half of all of the filibusters EVER used in our Congress have occurred against Mr. Obama.
    The Dems set the precedent for filibustering nominees, but the Republicans broke all records for doing so in their effort to keep Mr. Obama from “contaminating” the judiciary third branch of gov’t. They obviously hoped that no judge would be nominated and when/if they won the Presidency in 2016, they would have hundreds of seats they could fill with people who are as conservative, religious, and dogmatic as they are.
    The hole in that ship was caused by Republicans who were willing to see the passengers and crew drown rather than allow this president to reach ANY destination of policy.
    I am very disappointed with our Presidents failures, but I am furious with the Democrats and Republicans in DC and statehouses across the nation who have put party first and American citizens last, well behind donors and extremists in their bases.
    Moderates MUST step up and vote in greater numbers. We MUST attend caucuses where these too often flawed people are being chosen and speak up when we see a fool elevated above the competent and educated choices.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Hmm, propaganda vs facts. The ACA is finally getting straightened out, after a couple months on line, where you have to go to find the real bugs. In another 3-4 months, things should be working well, and people should be saving, and the insurance agencies advertising to get those new customers, will be doing quite well.

    Now about comparison: It’s soooo nice that the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld plan for Afghanistan and Iraq saw an end to combat in three weeks, Iraq and Afghanistan paid all costs, no U.S. Troops were killed or wounded, and not a single disable veteran was created.

    Intersting the Republican war on the PPACA has fired more rounds (and duds) than a decade of their war overseas.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Ansonia, I agree with your first reply. The purpose of the minority has become to make the majority fail in the next election. That was not the original purpose and it does no one honor or pride for them to be so good at it.
    If you are so adamant that every nominee made by the President should be blocked and/or filibustered, then you are too much of an extremist for me to be able to converse with you. The majority of Mr. Obama’s nominees to federal benches were peer reviewed and found to be good choices. And I don’t know how you can objectively criticize the man for failing to get things done when so many of his nominees to other seats are being blocked.
    You will see your side do the same thing when they next have the majority. Mr. Reid’s changing of the rules will turn around and bite him sometime in the future.
    The Obamacare ‘thing’, based on Romney-care, had been discussed by both parties as something needed to bring down rising healthcare costs. Lots of discussion, but no action. Where you see lies, I see a failure to anticipate options people might want. As far as fraud goes, there is so much of that worked into contracts and bills that both parties hands are soaked with blood red ink from their complicity with various companies with whom they will no doubt find employment when they leave office.
    You may find my words disagreeable, but they are based on facts. Four hospitals have closed in one state where medicare has not been expanded under the ACA. Had the expansion occurred, a woman would not have died from burns received in a car accident. Your death panels have begun, and for the lack of a hospital, a death occurred.
    When hospitals are able to turn away people who can’t pay for their ER visit, even more money will be saved.
    Is this your answer, Ansonia? Close hospitals? Reduce services?

  8. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Interesting how the wing-nuts get ever more shrill when it becomes more and more obvious that people want what the ACA is, in fact, delivering.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Ah yes, tigger, NBC again, you have No Basic Concept (on almost anything). Although, it’s interesting that ALL the networks, you know, all those “super libs”, are spending more time talking negatives, than anything positive, on ANYTHING Obama has done, not just the ACA. When they do have to say anything positive, they’re bleeding from the lips they’ve chewed off to avoid that, and immediately follow up with something negative.

    NBC did used to be a little more even-handed, but in recent months, the corporate dudes have started taking over the teleprompter, more and more.

  10. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    So the Walmart site crashed on Cyber Monday. I guess that means they should close all the stores and declare the entire chain a failure.

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Tigger, please don’t add to the confusion. What Mr. Obama said is that he will veto any effort to repeal the ACA. He has repeatedly said that if the GOP wishes to have a discussion on what can be done to fix the bill and make it better, he “welcomes that conversation.”

  12. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    You are a very confusing person, NFL. How have I proved Mr. Obama doesn’t want the ACA fixed? As far as believing his words when he says he’s willing to discuss it, I look forward to seeing Republicans respond to his invitation without fearing an attack from their right from the “we don’t negotiate with Obama” faction.
    My credibility is secure as it is based on facts and willing to adjust when more accurate information is presented. A willingness to learn is important if one is to be credible.

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