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2012-07-11 04:12:31 PM
President Barack Obama has directed federal officials to offer seasonal firefighters the option of purchasing federal health insurance coverage, White House officials told The Denver Post Tuesday.

On a recent trip to Colorado Springs, the president was apparently moved by the men and women firefighters he met, senior administration officials said in an interview Tuesday. When he returned to Washington, he told his cabinet that he wanted to "find a solution" for the hundreds of workers toiling in dangerous conditions without the option to buy in to federal insurance.


This man's going to win another term.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-07-11 04:21:45 PM
But farkers have assured me that those people don't deserve medical care and that they should stop being lazy and get jobs. Do you mean they were wrong?
 
2012-07-11 04:57:13 PM

vpb: But farkers have assured me that those people don't deserve medical care and that they should stop being lazy and get jobs. Do you mean they were wrong?


I was always told the Free Market would handle this. I guess the Free Market was busying getting handies by congress critters?
 
2012-07-11 06:02:41 PM

vpb: But farkers have assured me that those people don't deserve medical care and that they should stop being lazy and get jobs. Do you mean they were wrong?


I heard we didn't need any more firefighters anyway

/the death panels will surely help thin the herd
 
2012-07-11 06:06:42 PM
B00k it. D0ne.
 
2012-07-11 06:07:10 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: vpb: But farkers have assured me that those people don't deserve medical care and that they should stop being lazy and get jobs. Do you mean they were wrong?

I heard we didn't need any more firefighters anyway

/the death panels will surely help thin the herd


I've already submitted 20 names. That should help thin the herd, even if they only pick a few of them.
 
2012-07-11 06:08:09 PM

Bontesla: President Barack Obama has directed federal officials to offer seasonal firefighters the option of purchasing federal health insurance coverage, White House officials told The Denver Post Tuesday.

On a recent trip to Colorado Springs, the president was apparently moved by the men and women firefighters he met, senior administration officials said in an interview Tuesday. When he returned to Washington, he told his cabinet that he wanted to "find a solution" for the hundreds of workers toiling in dangerous conditions without the option to buy in to federal insurance.

This man's going to win another term.


"He says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers-did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did! It's time for us to cut back on government and help the American people!"

- Mitt Romney

This man is not going to win a first term.
 
2012-07-11 06:10:03 PM
The Republicans had no compunction in going into an abject rage over providing benefits to 9/11 first responders, so I have to assume they will attack this plan like they found it masturbating in their kid's bed.
 
2012-07-11 06:16:05 PM

St_Francis_P: MaudlinMutantMollusk: vpb: But farkers have assured me that those people don't deserve medical care and that they should stop being lazy and get jobs. Do you mean they were wrong?

I heard we didn't need any more firefighters anyway

/the death panels will surely help thin the herd

I've already submitted 20 names. That should help thin the herd, even if they only pick a few of them.


I just went down the phone book and submitted names. If you know any Aaron A Aaronsons, I would give them a heads up.
 
2012-07-11 06:19:45 PM
Good on him. It was a disgrace that these firefighters didn't have any health insurance insurance options in exchagne for their hard work.
 
2012-07-11 06:20:07 PM

kronicfeld: The Republicans had no compunction in going into an abject rage over providing benefits to 9/11 first responders, so I have to assume they will attack this plan like they found it masturbating in their kid's bed.


Now thats a mental image I didn't need.
 
2012-07-11 06:49:54 PM
That bastard!
 
2012-07-11 06:56:02 PM
I'm withholding my outrage until FOX fully infroms me about the outrages I should be outraged at.
 
2012-07-11 07:05:37 PM
My crazy uncle keeps going on about how Congressmen (and women) should have the same health care coverage as the rest of us. He kept on saying it right up until I copy and pasted the part of the ACA that states just that.

Now he's moved onto Obama ushering in the 4th Reich or some such.
 
2012-07-11 07:06:43 PM

Lionel Mandrake: I'm withholding my outrage until FOX fully infroms me about the outrages I should be outraged at.


I heard that every single one of those firefighters has a refrigerator. Clearly they are not poor and can afford their own insurance.
 
2012-07-11 07:18:18 PM

Ed Finnerty: Lionel Mandrake: I'm withholding my outrage until FOX fully infroms me about the outrages I should be outraged at.

I heard that every single one of those firefighters has a refrigerator. Clearly they are not poor and can afford their own insurance.


I bet most of them have big screen TVs.

/where "big screen TV" is defined as TVs larger than 14 inches.
 
2012-07-11 07:23:00 PM

Nadie_AZ: My crazy uncle keeps going on about how Congressmen (and women) should have the same health care coverage as the rest of us. He kept on saying it right up until I copy and pasted the part of the ACA that states just that.

Now he's moved onto Obama ushering in the 4th Reich or some such.


Yeah, there are three or four of my Facebook "friends" who keep farking that particular chicken on a near-daily basis. They don't like it at ALL when I correct them. It's really good evidence of the psychological concept that states that if you prove someone's deeply-held beliefs wrong, they actually strengthen those beliefs.
 
2012-07-11 07:30:57 PM

Ed Finnerty: Lionel Mandrake: I'm withholding my outrage until FOX fully infroms me about the outrages I should be outraged at.

I heard that every single one of those firefighters has a refrigerator. Clearly they are not poor and can afford their own insurance.


When there are no fires, the firefighters are practically on paid vacation. Parasites.
 
2012-07-11 07:48:23 PM

vpb: But farkers have assured me that those people don't deserve medical care and that they should stop being lazy and get jobs. Do you mean they were wrong?


Of course not. Some people just look to the unfortunate and downtrodden, chalk it up to personal moral failings, and walk off with a feeling of smug superiority.
 
2012-07-11 08:15:38 PM
So Obama wants these firefighters, who are risking life and limb in the wildfires, to be able to get health insurance. That son of a biatch. IMPEACH HIM.

How can anyone in good conscience, and this is the part where you tell me Republicans have no conscience, but how can anyone in good conscience want to deny people health insurance? Young, old, white, black, male, female, sick, healthy....doesn't every American deserve quality health insurance?
 
2012-07-11 08:20:35 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: St_Francis_P: MaudlinMutantMollusk: vpb: But farkers have assured me that those people don't deserve medical care and that they should stop being lazy and get jobs. Do you mean they were wrong?

I heard we didn't need any more firefighters anyway

/the death panels will surely help thin the herd

I've already submitted 20 names. That should help thin the herd, even if they only pick a few of them.

I just went down the phone book and submitted names. If you know any Aaron A Aaronsons, I would give them a heads up.


Is there a limit? I ask because I don't want any names I submit to be lost to the Primacy/Recency effect and have been holding off till the list is almost done.
 
2012-07-11 08:28:37 PM

Coco LaFemme: So Obama wants these firefighters, who are risking life and limb in the wildfires, to be able to get health insurance. That son of a biatch. IMPEACH HIM.

How can anyone in good conscience, and this is the part where you tell me Republicans have no conscience, but how can anyone in good conscience want to deny people health insurance? Young, old, white, black, male, female, sick, healthy....doesn't every American deserve quality health insurance?


But it's not in the Constitution. Also: freedom. Plus, socialism. Oh, and state's rights. Big Government, and like such as.
 
2012-07-11 08:52:33 PM

Coco LaFemme: , and this is the part where you tell me Republicans have no conscience, but how can anyone in good conscience want to deny people health insurance? Young, old, white, black, male, female, sick, healthy....doesn't every American deserve quality health insurance?


Of course not, where have you been? Republicans frame it as saying it's not GOVERNMENT'S place to provide health insurance, it's employers. Of course when the employer is the government...

But yah. Every American is not deserving in jack shiat. That is pretty much the Republican platform.
 
2012-07-11 08:58:13 PM
I hope the cities forcing fire fighters to take minimum wage, burn.
 
2012-07-11 09:13:45 PM

Guidette Frankentits: I hope the cities forcing fire fighters to take minimum wage, burn.


Colorado Springs already did
 
2012-07-11 09:16:03 PM

unlikely: Guidette Frankentits: I hope the cities forcing fire fighters to take minimum wage, burn.

Colorado Springs already did


Were they underpaid there?
 
2012-07-11 09:23:41 PM

Bontesla: This man's going to win another term.


Because stupid people will vote for stupid politicians for stupid reasons.

/unions don't provide coverage to their firefighters?
 
2012-07-11 09:26:45 PM

EnviroDude: Bontesla: This man's going to win another term.

Because stupid people will vote for stupid politicians for stupid reasons.


You sound tired.
 
2012-07-11 10:00:42 PM

Guidette Frankentits: I hope the cities forcing fire fighters to take minimum wage, burn.


The fire fighters should be using the power of the free market better. If they don't get paid enough by the city, they let the city burn.

Free market always wins, biatches.
 
2012-07-11 10:04:37 PM

EnviroDude: Bontesla: This man's going to win another term.

Because stupid people will vote for stupid politicians for stupid reasons.

/unions don't provide coverage to their firefighters?


You sound Tired E.Dude
 
2012-07-11 10:04:56 PM

Ambivalence: Good on him. It was a disgrace that these firefighters didn't have any health insurance insurance options in exchagne for their hard work.


Umm... they had options, and pretty on par with most workers:

"Forest Service spokeswoman Julie Anne Overton cited one health care plan that would cost a firefighter $185 a month for individual coverage and $430 month for a family. "

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-57469289/seasonal-firefighters - seek-health-care-coverage/

That's on par with what I pay and I have decent benefits.

You can say they deserve free healthcare if you want, but that's a condition of the employer who is the Federal Government. But to say they had no options is a farking lie.
 
2012-07-11 10:05:56 PM

Coco LaFemme: So Obama wants these firefighters, who are risking life and limb in the wildfires, to be able to get health insurance. That son of a biatch. IMPEACH HIM.

How can anyone in good conscience, and this is the part where you tell me Republicans have no conscience, but how can anyone in good conscience want to deny people health insurance? Young, old, white, black, male, female, sick, healthy....doesn't every American deserve quality health insurance?


Nobody was denying them health insurance. Do liberals even farking research before they spew forth garbage?
 
2012-07-11 10:10:22 PM

EnviroDude: Bontesla: This man's going to win another term.

Because stupid people will vote for stupid politicians for stupid reasons.

/unions don't provide coverage to their firefighters?


President Barack Obama has directed federal officials to offer seasonal firefighters the option of purchasing federal health insurance coverage, White House officials told The Denver Post Tuesday.

On a recent trip to Colorado Springs, the president was apparently moved by the men and women firefighters he met, senior administration officials said in an interview Tuesday. When he returned to Washington, he told his cabinet that he wanted to "find a solution" for the hundreds of workers toiling in dangerous conditions without the option to buy in to federal insurance.

-From the Boobies
THAT YOU QUOTED.
 
2012-07-11 10:11:31 PM
Obama extending federal health care coverage availability to federal employees isn't Obamacare. Forcing them to buy the insurance is Obamacare.
 
2012-07-11 10:15:26 PM

RolandGunner: Obama extending federal health care coverage availability to federal employees isn't Obamacare. Forcing them to buy the insurance is Obamacare.


So if Obama forces America to get health insurance, then we will have 100 percent coverage just like in Massachusetts under Romneycare, right?
 
2012-07-11 10:23:42 PM

YoungSwedishBlonde: RolandGunner: Obama extending federal health care coverage availability to federal employees isn't Obamacare. Forcing them to buy the insurance is Obamacare.

So if Obama forces America to get health insurance, then we will have 100 percent coverage just like in Massachusetts under Romneycare, right?


LIE!

//I think Romneycare only has 98% and better health outcomes.
 
2012-07-11 10:24:56 PM

EnviroDude: Bontesla: This man's going to win another term.

Because stupid people will vote for stupid politicians for stupid reasons.

/unions don't provide coverage to their firefighters?


It's only stupid when the other guy does it.

//which is only definitely true when you look at the tea patriotards elected in 2010.
 
2012-07-11 10:25:48 PM

coeyagi: YoungSwedishBlonde: RolandGunner: Obama extending federal health care coverage availability to federal employees isn't Obamacare. Forcing them to buy the insurance is Obamacare.

So if Obama forces America to get health insurance, then we will have 100 percent coverage just like in Massachusetts under Romneycare, right?

LIE!

//I think Romneycare only has 98% and better health outcomes.


So wait, then if Romneycare doesn't have 100 percent enrollment in health insurance, then what happened to those 2 percent of people? Why aren't they FORCED to get insurance? FORCED FORCED FORCED FORCED, HAVE I FORCED THIS LOADED WORD INTO YOUR HEAD YET FORCED FORCED?
 
2012-07-11 10:29:34 PM

YoungSwedishBlonde: coeyagi: YoungSwedishBlonde: RolandGunner: Obama extending federal health care coverage availability to federal employees isn't Obamacare. Forcing them to buy the insurance is Obamacare.

So if Obama forces America to get health insurance, then we will have 100 percent coverage just like in Massachusetts under Romneycare, right?

LIE!

//I think Romneycare only has 98% and better health outcomes.

So wait, then if Romneycare doesn't have 100 percent enrollment in health insurance, then what happened to those 2 percent of people? Why aren't they FORCED to get insurance? FORCED FORCED FORCED FORCED, HAVE I FORCED THIS LOADED WORD INTO YOUR HEAD YET FORCED FORCED?


They're clinically retarded and think it's better to pay a tax than pay for insurance and at least get something out of it? Just spitballing here.
 
2012-07-11 10:31:14 PM
0bongo again? Yeah, what's up with 9bongo giving health care to thsoe who have none? 1bongodrums wants to take the nonexistant health care away from those firefighters and replace it with something that actually exists; how dare he? How dare mister ½trumpets. Keep π-piano out of my medicare. Is anyone actually voting for e√ -1tuba?
 
2012-07-11 10:31:38 PM

YoungSwedishBlonde: RolandGunner: Obama extending federal health care coverage availability to federal employees isn't Obamacare. Forcing them to buy the insurance is Obamacare.

So if Obama forces America to get health insurance, then we will have 100 percent coverage just like in Massachusetts under Romneycare, right?


It's not bad when Romney did it because State's Rights or some bullshiat like that.
 
2012-07-11 10:38:28 PM

Sim Tree: 0bongo again? Yeah, what's up with 9bongo giving health care to thsoe who have none? 1bongodrums wants to take the nonexistant health care away from those firefighters and replace it with something that actually exists; how dare he? How dare mister ½trumpets. Keep π-piano out of my medicare. Is anyone actually voting for e√ -1tuba?


No, but i'm voting for -b +/- ((b2-4ac)^(1/2))/2a trombone.
 
2012-07-11 10:39:38 PM
Gee, why didn't Romney suggest putting federal firefighters on federal health insurance? Oh, yeah, Romney wants to repeal it.

www.infiniteunknown.net
 
2012-07-11 10:39:59 PM

kronicfeld: The Republicans had no compunction in going into an abject rage over providing benefits to 9/11 first responders, so I have to assume they will attack this plan like they found it masturbating in their kid's bed.


Strong that is!! Decisive! And Vagina...
 
2012-07-11 10:42:59 PM

AirForceVet: Gee, why didn't Romney suggest putting federal firefighters on federal health insurance? Oh, yeah, Romney wants to repeal it.

[www.infiniteunknown.net image 400x267]


Reacting to booing during his NAACP speech he gave earlier today, Romney said tonight:

"Remind them of this, if they want more stuff from government tell them to go vote for the other guy-more free stuff. But don't forget nothing is really free."

To translate:

Healthcare for all = free stuff

Tax breaks for wealthy = job creation
 
2012-07-11 10:47:15 PM
Thank you, Mr. President.

/CDF have fought two fires in the past week within just a few miles of my place in the hills east of Napa -- holy shiat it's dry here
//Sir, we need a single payer system that covers every American
///I mean...every single farking one!
 
2012-07-11 10:48:38 PM

Sim Tree: 0bongo again? Yeah, what's up with 9bongo giving health care to thsoe who have none? 1bongodrums wants to take the nonexistant health care away from those firefighters and replace it with something that actually exists; how dare he? How dare mister ½trumpets. Keep π-piano out of my medicare. Is anyone actually voting for e√ -1tuba?


Okay, that was π times funnier than it should've been.
 
2012-07-11 10:51:15 PM

RolandGunner: Obama extending federal health care coverage availability to federal employees isn't Obamacare. Forcing them to buy the insurance is Obamacare.


So...Obamacare is only things that you don't like.
 
2012-07-11 10:53:08 PM
its 0bama or Ohbummer subby. dont mix them. one of them is retarded.
 
2012-07-11 10:56:07 PM

Lando Lincoln: RolandGunner: Obama extending federal health care coverage availability to federal employees isn't Obamacare. Forcing them to buy the insurance is Obamacare.

So...Obamacare is only things that you don't like.


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