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(The New Republic)   Those who benefit most from Obamacare are the same people who are most against it. This is why we can't have nice things   (tnr.com) divider line 30
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2012-06-23 04:42:20 PM
4 votes:

Tor_Eckman: Wow. You've really lost it, haven't you?


I'm imagining him frantically typing his posts out while two nurses try to force-feed him a pill.
2012-06-23 12:06:23 PM
4 votes:
www.modleft.com
2012-06-23 05:06:57 PM
3 votes:

SouthernFriedYankee: It's just that simple.


It needs to be, otherwise people as dumb as yourself wouldn't be able to be conned into believing it.
2012-06-23 05:04:33 PM
3 votes:

Weaver95: I get that sometimes from random people in the politics tab. i'm sure what you did was the most horrible thing to happen to relcec this year. to him, it was a defining moment that's reorganized his life and goals every since. But to you? it was Tuesday.


I think I created a super-villain. He's going to put on a taffeta cape and half-mask and start murdering people and it's inadvertently my fault.

/my lawyers have advised me to note that I do not in fact take legal responsibility for the Taffeta Terror's killing spree
2012-06-23 04:51:20 PM
3 votes:

relcec: I just want assholes like yourself to actually leave when you say you will.
unfortunately you people rarely have skills necessary to make it the f*ck out of the country.


Here's the part that makes me chuckle. I apparently said something in some post-Walker-election thread that twisted you up so bad you carried the rage around inside you for 17 straight days. Then you saw me post here and thought to yourself "this is my time to strike". You have specific quotes of mine committed to memory. Meanwhile, I have no farking clue who you are.

So is the revenge as sweet as you thought it would be? Is this a dish best served cold?

/I'm living rent-free inside your head and I didn't even know it
//thanks for melting down and letting me know
2012-06-23 05:59:03 PM
2 votes:

SouthernFriedYankee: Do you understand the words you type?


I do. I understand yours, too. I call it "The Liberal's Burden".
2012-06-23 05:55:50 PM
2 votes:

relcec:

I didn't specifically remember you called for the alteration of the constitution for our *safety*, but I knew you probably did because you are at heart an authoritarian, so I searched.


so you're creepy, weird AND not very good with the english language.
2012-06-23 05:07:42 PM
2 votes:

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Weaver95: I get that sometimes from random people in the politics tab. i'm sure what you did was the most horrible thing to happen to relcec this year. to him, it was a defining moment that's reorganized his life and goals every since. But to you? it was Tuesday.

I think I created a super-villain. He's going to put on a taffeta cape and half-mask and start murdering people and it's inadvertently my fault.

/my lawyers have advised me to note that I do not in fact take legal responsibility for the Taffeta Terror's killing spree


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2012-06-23 05:00:13 PM
2 votes:

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Weaver95: what is it with you anyway?

I apparently ruined this guy's life without realizing it in some other thread. This must be what people feel when they go to their highschool reunion and someone they barely spoke to in school breaks down in front of them sobbing about how you made every day of their life a living Hell.


I get that sometimes from random people in the politics tab. i'm sure what you did was the most horrible thing to happen to relcec this year. to him, it was a defining moment that's reorganized his life and goals every since. But to you? it was Tuesday.
2012-06-23 04:14:45 PM
2 votes:

NeverDrunk23: GAT_00: Actually, I saw a quote yesterday that said it best, though this is rough: "Socialism will never succeed in America because the poor view themselves as temporarily impoverished millionaires." It sums up the stupid that is voting Republican nicely.

It also explains why the poor GOPers are so damn adamant against raising taxes on the rich who can EASILY take a tiny hit and still live comfortably: they see themselves as being millionaires any second now. At any point their ship will come in and they will be rich, so they don't want to pay more taxes on their imaginary riches.


The really funny part is that these yahoos are so farking stupid that even if they did win the lottery, they'd blow it all within a year on gold-plated NASCAR beer coolers and high-rise trailers.
2012-06-23 04:03:49 PM
2 votes:

Gyrfalcon: GAT_00: It's called voting Republican. For the vast majority of those who vote that way, they are voting against their own interests.

Actually, I saw a quote yesterday that said it best, though this is rough: "Socialism will never succeed in America because the poor view themselves as temporarily impoverished millionaires." It sums up the stupid that is voting Republican nicely.

Dickinson: Perhaps so, but don't forget that most men with nothing would rather protect the possibility of becoming rich than face the reality of being poor. And that is why they will follow us...

All [singing]: TO THE RIGHT! EVER TO THE RIGHT! NEVER TO THE LEFT! FOREVER TO THE RIGHT!!


There's a guy I work with who used to run his own business, who's having a really, really hard time with the fact that he'll never be a millionaire. He was railing against estate taxes one day, and I asked him if he was eligible for them. I asked if his father was eligible for them. Then I pointed out that, in all likelihood, he would never, ever be in a position where the estate tax would be an issue for him.

I swear, he looked as if he was about to cry. He was incredibly depressed for the rest of the day. Now he avoids me a lot. I don't really mind.
2012-06-23 02:22:11 PM
2 votes:
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2012-06-23 12:34:43 PM
2 votes:

verbal_jizm: voltOhm: taking stuff from one person to give to another is STEALING

It's called living in a society, dipshiat. God you people have the most childish way of looking at things.


Whatever. I want every last cent of my money going towards a $1000 toilet seat, or a second engine of a jet fighter we don't need, not the healthcare of my fellow citizen.

/When you think about it, a strong military is the only healthcare a good American needs.
//I LOVE YOU FREEEDOM!!!
2012-06-23 12:19:05 PM
2 votes:

Doctor Funkenstein: voltOhm: That's because they know that you can't get something for nothing and that taking stuff from one person to give to another is STEALING, even if it's the government that's taking it. Why would anyone be in favor of that?

Farking right. I'm going to build my own highway system!


I have one but a bunch of other jerks keep using it.
2012-06-24 11:10:56 PM
1 votes:
2012-06-24 05:35:36 AM
1 votes:

DrPainMD: verbal_jizm: DrPainMD: verbal_jizm: voltOhm: taking stuff from one person to give to another is STEALING

It's called living in a society, dipshiat. God you people have the most childish way of looking at things.

I'll send a moving van to your house tomorrow to pick up all your stuff and bring it to my house. It's called living in a society.

[www.geoffpinkus.com image 223x243]
You know, we're living in a society.

You can't tell the difference between taxes the money people would use to buy personal property and personal property? As I said, childish.

FTFY
DDDDEEERRRPPPPPP


We get such low quality trolls these days. Back in MY day, trolling meant something. Now, all we get are morons.
2012-06-23 07:52:35 PM
1 votes:

SouthernFriedYankee: LouDobbsAwaaaay: I can tell by the way you've ignored me thus far. You clearly don't have an inferiority complex or anything.

It's good mental excercise, staying on intellectual target in the face of a tidalwave of wharrgarbl. I'm having a lot of fun with you.


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2012-06-23 06:38:39 PM
1 votes:
Actually gonna call BS on this.

The ones who benefit the most imo are those 18-26 year olds who can now get health insurance. Everyone I know under 30 is voting for Obama.

My parents (70s) are against it. But they watch Fox news 24x7. My mom nearly gagged when I pointed out that 5 of her 7 grand kids will lose health insurance if Obamacare is over turned.
2012-06-23 05:38:23 PM
1 votes:

Tor_Eckman: He knew Lieberman would never give him the vote he had to have to pass anything with a public option. He had to make a deal with the lobbyists or there would have been no health care reform bill passed for him to sign at all. As he usually does, he did what he could to get shiat done. It may not have been exactly what he or you or I wanted, but he got it done.


He got done precisely what the lobby allowed him to get done and not a single thing more than that. Ultimately we're still trapped by them, and no progress can be made without their say-so. Who you wish to blame on the House or Senate floor for that seems like a secondary issue to me.
2012-06-23 05:29:39 PM
1 votes:

relcec:
you're a pholibertarian/progressive authoritarian who wants to his personal ideas on the limits of human morality dictating what constitutes illegal behavior for everyone. that's why I have a problem with you....


what's a 'pholibertarian'?

*scratches head*
2012-06-23 05:15:40 PM
1 votes:
There should be opt in taxes. I can opt for my taxes to pay for socialized medicine but not war. If i have a need for healthcare I can access it. If terr'sts end up in Albuquerque I don't get help. And a righty can do the opposite. Sign away all access to any future health assistance to have their taxes not fund it. Its a smart bet for them. In addition to being one break away from being billionaires they're also immune to aging and failing health.
2012-06-23 05:15:21 PM
1 votes:

Tor_Eckman: LouDobbsAwaaaay: SouthernFriedYankee: It's just that simple.

It needs to be, otherwise people as dumb as yourself wouldn't be able to be conned into believing it.

Ouch. That one's going to leave a mark.


Oh God. Did I do it again? Is he going to come barreling into a different thread on July 10 and have a meltdown?
2012-06-23 04:31:19 PM
1 votes:

relcec: X-boxershorts: badhatharry: Granted, not taking benefits offered by the government is a difficult concept for liberals to grasp.

How so? I am not taking advantage of the food stamp program, although while unemployed I believe I could qualify for it. Yet at the same time, I believe it should also be strengthened some. $1.54 a meal is not sufficient, especially in more rural areas of the US where food costs tend to be higher.

where did you get $1.54 from?
http://www.ndhealth.gov/dhs/foodstampcalculator.asp


I qualify for $218/mo in foodstamp benefits. Divided by 30 that's 7 dollars a day for 2 people. Slighly over $1 per meal.

I love you man, you make my arguments so clearly.
2012-06-23 04:07:49 PM
1 votes:
Obvious tag at a townhall meeting screaming about soshulizm?
2012-06-23 04:06:28 PM
1 votes:
It's easy to get people to vote against their interests. Claim a different group is benefiting more than the chosen voting block (or just invent a group from whole cloth and claim they are benefiting more), and watch your little voters push their way to the front of the voting line to take something away from themselves.

If you don't want your citizens to have job safety, tell them some other group is getting better job safety, and you have the chance to take that away from them if you vote on X. Don't want them to have healthcare? Tell them someone else is benefiting from the healthcare law, and voters have the chance to take it away. Repeat as often as you'd like; it's not like the American voter is going to catch on any time soon.
2012-06-23 01:04:44 PM
1 votes:

Weaver95:
the other thing that gets me is the religious angle. Christ made if VERY clear - it is the duty of christians everywhere to help the sick and poor. you wanna be in the silly hat club, you help the sick and poor. Period. No exceptions. But the GOP wants to STOP helping the sick and poor. they want to make it MORE difficult for the sick and poor to have access to affordable medical care. Then the GOP turns around and says that they're 'Christian' and very moral people.

it's almost as if the Republican leadership wants to force Christians to reject Christian morality.


If Jesus Christ showed up today, Republicans and Teabaggers would crucify him again. No way would they tolerate a homeless, unemployed dude who hung out with street people, defended prostitutes, and had the nerve to ask the rich for money to feed the poor.
2012-06-23 12:53:11 PM
1 votes:

Weaver95: not to mention wall street and bank bailouts. see - that's the bit that really floors me. Ok, fine - I get the whole 'not liking government spending' on people thing. But if you're going to say that government shouldn't spend money helping out private citizens and/or organizations than be consistent about it...you can't support government bailouts of wall street and/or bankers either.



OK, I'll try to keep it simple. Bankers and investors are job creators. They create jobs. They're good for America.

Sick people can't work. They create no jobs. They are bad for America. Sick people are lucky we let them keep their citizenship.

And since I have a better chance of becoming a billionaire Wall Street investor than I do of ever needing the health care system, I'm OK with this.

/One cannot see the countless examples of the horrible consequences of Republican Ideology, both intended and unintended, without realizing exactly how incredibly sick these people really are.
2012-06-23 12:28:20 PM
1 votes:

unyon: voltOhm: That's because they know that you can't get something for nothing and that taking stuff from one person to give to another is STEALING, even if it's the government that's taking it. Why would anyone be in favor of that?

A toll both will be erected at the end of your driveway shortly.


You really think he ever leaves his mom's basement?
2012-06-23 12:12:08 PM
1 votes:

voltOhm: That's because they know that you can't get something for nothing and that taking stuff from one person to give to another is STEALING, even if it's the government that's taking it. Why would anyone be in favor of that?


Farking right. I'm going to build my own highway system!
2012-06-23 12:08:18 PM
1 votes:

DarwiOdrade: [www.modleft.com image 500x370]


The hammer and sickle really drive the point home.
 
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