If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Talking Points Memo)   Senate GOP: Simmer down, we found a way out of this mess. House GOP: Well, then we'll just issue another counter offer with attacks on Obamacare then. HA   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 95
    More: News, GOP, White House, obamacare, Senate, Boehner, Charlie Dent, David Vitter  
•       •       •

10695 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Oct 2013 at 10:53 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Funniest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

2013-10-15 11:03:42 AM  
24 votes:
The teahadists think they're coolly playing chess instead of what they're really doing: cramming Candyland pieces up their nose and screaming "CHECKMARK" while everyone else in the park rolls their eyes and wonders when the Care Aides are going to intervene with some juice boxes and peanut butter crackers
2013-10-15 10:55:32 AM  
13 votes:
photos.imageevent.com
2013-10-15 10:44:31 AM  
10 votes:

nekom: I want poor people to have better access to health insurance.  I was told that this makes me worse than Hitler.


It makes you double hitler + one Half Stalin or if we convert it to Benghazis its only 3/100ths of a benghazi
2013-10-15 11:21:58 AM  
7 votes:

InmanRoshi: JerseyTim: House GOP members sang "Amazing Grace Derp" together to start their meeting on a debt limit deal this morning.- Chris Moody (@Chris_Moody) October 15, 2013


Amazing Derp, how sweet the sound
That left my brain behind
I once was found, but now am lost
Could see, but now I'm blind
2013-10-15 11:41:46 AM  
5 votes:

netweavr: What election is your post running as a candidate in?


Postmaster General.
2013-10-15 11:11:09 AM  
5 votes:

DoBeDoBeDo: Does this remind anyone else of the "Duck Season, Rabbit Season" Bugs Bunny?


i51.photobucket.com
2013-10-15 11:10:00 AM  
5 votes:

JerseyTim: House GOP members sang "Amazing Grace" together to start their meeting on a debt limit deal this morning.- Chris Moody (@Chris_Moody) October 15, 2013


"Nearer My God, To Thee" might have been more appropriate.
2013-10-15 12:24:50 PM  
4 votes:

DamnYankees: New reports are saying that House GOP is also trying to get contraception ban into this. Again. Dear god.



Kaili Joy Gray @KailiJoy
Counter-offer: Re-open the government and Dems will remove free DIY abortion app from the Obamaphone.
2013-10-15 11:43:52 AM  
4 votes:

HammerMill: Please give me one example of a function that government has taken over and made it better, faster, or cheaper.


I hear seniors like Medicare, but it's a constant struggle to keep Big Government out of it.
2013-10-15 11:27:57 AM  
4 votes:

Mike Chewbacca: Did you just second your own post?


If liberals will vote multiple times for the same candidate in the same election, why can't I?
2013-10-15 11:15:00 AM  
4 votes:

Nadie_AZ: Mike_LowELL: This default would not be happening if you stupid liberals would stop defaulting to a Democrat every time an election comes around.

This is so true.


Seconded.  Completely agree with you.
2013-10-15 11:13:05 AM  
4 votes:

JerseyTim: House GOP members sang "Amazing Grace" together to start their meeting on a debt limit deal this morning.- Chris Moody (@Chris_Moody) October 15, 2013


And not a single wretch was saved that day.
2013-10-15 11:10:22 AM  
4 votes:
This default would not be happening if you stupid liberals would stop defaulting to a Democrat every time an election comes around.
2013-10-15 11:02:51 AM  
4 votes:

Prophet of Loss: How about we start a no Democrats, no GOP movement next election season? Its time to give some other political parties a try.


Yeah I'm sure Libertarian/Green will work out much better. The parties have come to an agreement: 9/11 was an inside job!
2013-10-15 10:39:22 AM  
4 votes:
I want poor people to have better access to health insurance.  I was told that this makes me worse than Hitler.
2013-10-15 11:47:29 AM  
3 votes:

generallyso: netweavr: To be fair, they're rapidly losing every major campaign contributor they have. So the consequence is the death of the Party.

Farkers have been declaring the imminent end of the Republican Party as a viable political organization since the first term of Bush 43.

[i.imgur.com image 402x358]


Rubio?

Yea, all you need is a latino and all the latinos will vote for you, of course...they are really stupid like that.  Proceed, GOP

Have a drink

cdn.theatlanticwire.com
2013-10-15 11:22:13 AM  
3 votes:
The best part was the GOP Congressman saying "we shouldn't give big businesses special treatment" without beshatting his Armani from laughing so hard
2013-10-15 11:17:24 AM  
3 votes:

George Babbitt: DarnoKonrad: George Babbitt: Considering how little the Bronze covers, I can't imagine what the minimum coverage manages...

Bronze is  better coverage than my employer offers.  What are you whining about?

That's embarrassing.



You're the one complaining you can't afford 175 bucks a month.    Being a worthless troll must not pay much eh?
2013-10-15 11:17:02 AM  
3 votes:

Bareefer Obonghit: OKAY, DERP IS COMING OUT




i865.photobucket.com
2013-10-15 11:10:10 AM  
3 votes:

Prophet of Loss: How about we start a no Democrats, no GOP movement next election season? Its time to give some other political parties a try.


i459.photobucket.com
2013-10-15 11:09:09 AM  
3 votes:

JerseyTim: House GOP members sang "Amazing Grace" together to start their meeting on a debt limit deal this morning.- Chris Moody (@Chris_Moody) October 15, 2013


Well, that's what you usually sing at a funeral.
2013-10-15 11:08:19 AM  
3 votes:
OKAY, DERP IS COMING OUT
2013-10-15 11:07:41 AM  
3 votes:
Does this mean the Republicans don't want Uncle Sam to tax my rag on a stick? I've voting GOP next election. A rash-free, tax-free America!
2013-10-15 11:05:19 AM  
3 votes:
Does this remind anyone else of the "Duck Season, Rabbit Season" Bugs Bunny?

Like if they keep it up eventually the Dems will slip and point the gun at themselves?
2013-10-15 11:04:56 AM  
3 votes:

James!: Finally their true goal of delaying the medical device tax reveals itself.  So glad they shut the government down over that shiat.


A tax on Hoverrounds?

This tyranny shall not stand! Er... roll.
2013-10-15 10:28:43 AM  
3 votes:
The US government is not in the business of negotiating with extortionists.

The ACA WAS a compromise. It was voted into law by congress.

The people supported it in not ONE but TWO National Elections where it was a major issue each time.

The Supreme court upheld its legality.

The GOP failed to repeal it 42+ times.

And now the GoP and Its Teahadist wing are going to crash not only our economy, but potentially the world's.

The Adults on the world stage know this, the adults in the US know this. Even the GOP knows this, by how hard they are trying to pin it on the democrat party and the President,

YOU LOST.

YOU GET NOTHING.

ITS RIGHT THERE IN BLACK AND WHITE, CLEAR AS CRYSTAL!

YOU LOSE!

GOOD DAY SIR.

2013-10-15 12:14:36 PM  
2 votes:

QueenMamaBee: Smeggy Smurf: They were elected to keep Fartbongo Death Panels from becoming a reality.  So far, they're doing a good job of it.

I would vote for death panels if only they applied to members of Congress.


There's the compromise everybody has been looking for.  DEATH PANELS FOR CONGRESS!
2013-10-15 12:06:55 PM  
2 votes:

Via Infinito: Infernalist: Via Infinito: Krymson Tyde: Via Infinito: Krymson Tyde: I'm sick to death of these GOP assholes. And I'm stuck here in the fricken south surrounded by them.

If you haven't started plotting your escape yet, you need to get busy. I started working on my escape plan within months of moving here.

My wife and I are seriously discussing moving to her home state of Colorado. We most likely will do that after I get my other "issues" straightened out.

I hate to leave family and friends behind, but I'm absolutely fed up with this shiat.

If you end up leaving first, take me with you. Seriously. I can't wait to move to CO.

Washington state for me.  Once I finish my degree, that is.

Oh no! Are you stuck in the south too? I wonder if there's some kind of support group for blue Farkers stuck in scary red states...


There is, it's called Fark.com.
2013-10-15 11:51:36 AM  
2 votes:

Heliovdrake: make me some tea: So, basically they are going to monkey around with the funding for ACA, turning a fully funded system into a partially funded system. WINNING

They are very worried that the ACA will work, and people will like it.


To expand: Inside the reality bubble, they believe that the sole purpose of any program that benefits any person directly, is to make that person depend on the government, so as to guarantee their big-government (i.e. Democratic) vote.

They also believe that 47% of the country is currently dependent in such a manner.

Therefore, getting more people dependent (through the ACA) will push us over the 50%-moocher tipping point. From there on out, Democratic victory in all elections would be guaranteed, and there would be no way to ever save the country from the resulting tax-and-spend death spiral.

From the outside, the apparent belief that ACA is an existential threat to the very concept of freedom looks stupid. But just borrow a couple of axioms from conservative brains, and it makes perfect sense.
2013-10-15 11:50:31 AM  
2 votes:

Paris1127: House Republicans have backed off from their latest plan.

But House Republicans appear intent to extract at least one concession, depriving members of Congress, the president, vice president and White House political appointees of subsidies when they purchase health insurance under the health care law's new exchanges. Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the majority leader, said any proposal must reflect what he called "our position on fairness" - "no special treatment under the law."


After all of this, and the only concession they are sticking to is screwing over their staffs?  Smart move, really.....
2013-10-15 11:34:13 AM  
2 votes:

stovepipe: karmaceutical: James!: Finally their true goal of delaying the medical device tax reveals itself.  So glad they shut the government down over that shiat.

It is crazy.  This whole damn time, they were fighting for the medical device lobby.

Are these considered medical devices?

[i.imgur.com image 494x743]

If so, it's all starting to make sense to me.


No.
theredshtick.com
It's only a GOP-approved medical device if it includes at least one machine gun.
2013-10-15 11:31:28 AM  
2 votes:

chevyguy68: Just found out that my health care is going from $300 a month to $550, great health care reform you got there, Obama.


Look.  It's a noob.  Point and laugh at the noob.
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-15 11:27:36 AM  
2 votes:
There isn't a corporate dick that Eric Cantor wouldn't suck.
2013-10-15 11:26:46 AM  
2 votes:

George Babbitt: Obama's Reptiloid Master: George Babbitt: Obama's Reptiloid Master: George Babbitt: Obama's Reptiloid Master: George Babbitt: nekom: I want poor people to have better access to health insurance.  I was told that this makes me worse than Hitler.

I can't afford $60 copay to my primary physician and $5000/year deductible all for the cost of $175/month in premiums for Bronze level coverage.

Do you qualify for the tax credit? What about the minimum coverage (there is a cheaper plan than bronze).

Considering how little the Bronze covers, I can't imagine what the minimum coverage manages...

More than NOT HAVING F*CKING INSURANCE I IMAGINE.

For an average youngish healthy male, I never come close to hitting $5000 before coverage would kick in. I had a $1500 deductible a few years back and didn't even reach that amount.

You.. don't get how insurance works, do you?

It would mean more to me if I got a return on my investment when I didn't use it, as I rarely do, as in I haven't had the need for a physician's care for almost two years and that was a phone call to tell them to send in a steroid scrip to my pharmacy for a case of poison ivy, which costs me $4 without insurance.


WAAAH IT'S NOT FAIR I PAY MY PREMIUMS AND DON'T GET SICK.

I PAY MY TAXES BUT DO NOT DRAW SSI YET.

I PAY FOR CAR INSURANCE BUT DON'T GET IN ACCIDENTS.

IT'S ALL ABOUT ME! SOCIETY SHOULD EXIST FOR ME!
2013-10-15 11:20:39 AM  
2 votes:

Mike Chewbacca: Mike_LowELL: Nadie_AZ: Mike_LowELL: This default would not be happening if you stupid liberals would stop defaulting to a Democrat every time an election comes around.

This is so true.

Seconded.  Completely agree with you.

Did you just second your own post?


Forget it, he's rolling.
2013-10-15 11:20:20 AM  
2 votes:

George Babbitt: Mike Chewbacca: George Babbitt: nekom: I want poor people to have better access to health insurance.  I was told that this makes me worse than Hitler.

I can't afford $60 copay to my primary physician and $5000/year deductible all for the cost of $175/month in premiums for Bronze level coverage.

If you can't afford $175 a month for health insurance, then you're living outside your means and you should reevaluate what you're wasting your money on. Health insurance should be a priority over things like that brand new car or the upgraded car with the bells and whistles. You don't need 1000 channels on your TV. You don't need a smart phone. Health insurance should be one of the things you buy no matter what.

Did the NSA give you access to their network and now you know what I can afford and what I spend my money on?


Yep, and you need to stop buying so much midget porn.
2013-10-15 11:16:32 AM  
2 votes:
A journo just asked Boehner if it was worth it.  Boehner looked like he was holding back explosive diarrhea.
2013-10-15 11:13:03 AM  
2 votes:

Nadie_AZ: Jan. 15, 2014 and raise the debt limit until Feb. 7 or 8 of next year.


So we do this all over again in 3 months?

How about NO.


www.sportsbarpokertour.com

Obama


www.lssproducts.com


Tea Tards

2013-10-15 11:07:41 AM  
2 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: They were elected to keep Fartbongo Death Panels from becoming a reality.  So far, they're doing a good job of it.


I would vote for death panels if only they applied to members of Congress.
2013-10-15 11:05:46 AM  
2 votes:

stovepipe: karmaceutical: James!: Finally their true goal of delaying the medical device tax reveals itself.  So glad they shut the government down over that shiat.

It is crazy.  This whole damn time, they were fighting for the medical device lobby.

Are these considered medical devices?

[i.imgur.com image 494x743]

If so, it's all starting to make sense to me.


1% of the time they are medical devices.  99% of the time they are lazy fat fark devices.
2013-10-15 10:59:51 AM  
2 votes:
Teabaggers are dangerous extremists,news at 11:00.
2013-10-15 04:43:18 PM  
1 votes:

fartacus: How cute. Harry Reid still thinks that spending bills originate from the Senate. The Senate and the President are going to have to deal with a bill from the House, or the Senate and/or President will be responsible for missing any real or perceived debt limit deadlines and associated consequences.


Could you cite how the government funding bill is a revenue bill? Or are you really pontificating about the Constitution without actually knowing what it says?
2013-10-15 04:31:57 PM  
1 votes:

Chariset: But remember, folks, the Democrats are the ones prolonging this by refusing to make any concessions.


Despite the fact that the GOP got 98% of what they wanted!
2013-10-15 03:02:16 PM  
1 votes:

TNel: So let's stop trying to fix the issue and it will work itself out?


I suppose it eventually, but how you ask?

img.fark.net
2013-10-15 02:45:57 PM  
1 votes:

Gaseous Anomaly: There was a Western Electric factory there


I don't believe you, there are no factories in Columbus.

/cubiclephobia is a thing
2013-10-15 02:19:58 PM  
1 votes:

TNel: George Babbitt: And by we, I mean you, me and the all the other people that add to that pile of money to make it affordable, for as we know, healthcare is not affordable, because if it was, we wouldn't need the Affordable Care Act. We're being bandied back and forth between the insurance companies and the government while the healthcare industry rakes it in.

So let's use the Republicans plan for healthcare..... could you please let me know what that is because I am failing to find any plan other than Romney's "We have a plan but we won't tell you what it is until you take away the ACA"


That's the joke, the ACA *is* the Republican's plan for healthcare.  You might know it as Romneycare, or the plan floated by the Heritage Foundation during the Clinton Administration.
2013-10-15 01:59:40 PM  
1 votes:
knowmore.washingtonpost.com
2013-10-15 01:32:52 PM  
1 votes:

happydude45: We have a spending problem. At least one former member of congress used to think so.

[i912.photobucket.com image 422x750]


It was a symbolic vote. It still passed because Dems allowed it to pass 52 - 48 rather than the 60 votes needed. Go back and read your history.

They also WERE NOT holding our government and the economic well-being of our nation hostage just because there's a law (that was found to be constitutional by SCotUS) that they don't like. It was only to give them an opportunity to make a statement about certain issues they had.

You may now point and grunt at any words in my comment that have too many syllables for you to understand.
2013-10-15 01:06:12 PM  
1 votes:

George Babbitt: nekom: I want poor people to have better access to health insurance.  I was told that this makes me worse than Hitler.

I can't afford $60 copay to my primary physician and $5000/year deductible all for the cost of $175/month in premiums for Bronze level coverage. WAAAAA Obamacare sucks because I get insurance from my employer. Or, WAAAAAAAA Obamacare sucks because I can totally afford to spend $450 to cover my wife and four kids!


favorited: Thinks $450 to insure a family of 6 is too much
2013-10-15 12:52:03 PM  
1 votes:

The Irresponsible Captain: Just keep working at it, House GOP.

[planetpov.com image 183x125]


Dig UP, stupid!
2013-10-15 12:42:56 PM  
1 votes:

d23: SpectroBoy: HammerMill: Please give me one example of a function that government has taken over and made it better, faster, or cheaper.

There are none.  While in principal the ACA is full of rainbows and sunshine for everyone, in practice it will be is a mess.


Fire departments.  (better, and more of them)
Fighting wars (way better than militias)
Paving the roads.  (cheaper by pooling resources, more roads paved)
Public education. (better, now all kids can get an education. Cheaper than private schol.)

Food inspection.
Mass emergency management and recovery
Centralizing issues of health safety. (CDC, NIH)
Coordinating communications resources (the hated FCC)
Lists of other things that don't make a profit but HAVE to be done.

None of that is roses either, all of it is a mess in practice... but it has to be done.


Yeah, but besides all that, what have the Romans ever done for us?
2013-10-15 12:32:12 PM  
1 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Prophet of Loss: you are a puppet: Prophet of Loss: How about we start a no Democrats, no GOP movement next election season? Its time to give some other political parties a try.

Yeah I'm sure Libertarian/Green will work out much better. The parties have come to an agreement: 9/11 was an inside job!

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why we have no centrist party?

We do have a centrist party. You may have heard of them, they call themselves The Democrats.


I want to put a farking brick through the Overton window.
2013-10-15 12:30:42 PM  
1 votes:

Heliovdrake: Infernalist: bluorangefyre: Can we please bring the House GOP up on treason charges?  Please?

Sedition fits.  Treason doesn't.

The only thing missing from the 'sedition' charges is that Sedition requires that the accused to have used 'force' to keep legislated law from being put into effect.

Force in this kind of case in not exclusively physical.


img.fark.net
2013-10-15 12:25:17 PM  
1 votes:
Staying up all night and working on an Early English Lit take home exam and then reading all the shenanigans currently occurring in DC...

Not a fun mix. I keep waiting for Beowulf to come sailing in to clear out the terror from the great mead hall of Congress.

/Sleep
//Lacking it
///Shazbot!
2013-10-15 12:23:59 PM  
1 votes:

Bloody William: George Babbitt: nekom: I want poor people to have better access to health insurance.  I was told that this makes me worse than Hitler.

I can't afford $60 copay to my primary physician and $5000/year deductible all for the cost of $175/month in premiums for Bronze level coverage.

George Babbitt: We have insurance through my employer.(as stated many times before now).

SO THE PROBLEM HAS SOLVED ITSELF.


He can't possibly really have the same insurance from his employer, no one gets to keep their insurance under Obamacare, they all have to sign up for ObamaInsurance.
2013-10-15 12:23:24 PM  
1 votes:

Infernalist: It should be stated again that Boehner can't even come up with enough votes to offer up a shiatty counter proposal to the Senate deal.

Again: He can't even muster enough votes for a shiatty counter proposal.


At this point, the only way Boehner leaves office with a scrap of dignity is if he takes the Budd Dwyer retirement plan.
2013-10-15 12:16:39 PM  
1 votes:

George Babbitt: Infernalist: George Babbitt: Mike Chewbacca: So you get insurance from your employer but you're oh so concerned about what insurance will cost if you buy it on your own.

And you still can't afford $175/month even though it's subsidized. Again, if you can't afford $175 for health insurance, your priorities are farked up and you need to reevaluate what you spend your money on. Somewhere, you're spending too much money. Seriously, if you don't have a $175 cushion in your monthly budget, you're living beyond your means. Your monthly bills shouldn't equal your monthly income.

They're called kids, four of them, the $175 was for a single person, and the calculator I just looked at said that we would have to shell out about $450/month, and we're still talking the minimum coverage from the ACA here which is lousy. Thank you for the Life 101 lesson on home economics dad. There is more to budgeting than what you need the cushion to be and what you want the cushion to be.

With 4 kids, I think you're within the boundaries for Medicaid enrollment.

So, one moment its "take personal responsibility, don't make us pay for your ER visits for a head cold" and now its go on the public dole and join medicaid?


and for you it's "I can't afford it" "I pay too much for crappy coverage just on myself and my kids and wife aren't covered" but when it's pointed out that you and your family would probably qualify for medicaid it's "I don't want to be on the public dole I'd rather my kids be sick or go bankrupt!"
2013-10-15 12:15:27 PM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: New reports are saying that House GOP is also trying to get contraception ban into this. Again. Dear god.


This is like Political Mad Libs.

"Sir, we refuse to Lift The Debt Ceiling unless we get  A contraception ban!"
2013-10-15 12:13:14 PM  
1 votes:

QueenMamaBee: George Babbitt: Hobodeluxe: George Babbitt: QueenMamaBee: George Babbitt: QueenMamaBee: George Babbitt: nekom: I want poor people to have better access to health insurance.  I was told that this makes me worse than Hitler.

I can't afford $60 copay to my primary physician and $5000/year deductible all for the cost of $175/month in premiums for Bronze level coverage.

Sweet Jesus, that's better than what my employer offers.

God I hate this place.

Maybe it's time for a walk-out at your Golden Arches location.

Ha. I'm a medical biller at a hospital.

Ah, the real source of this national travesty surrounds you daily.

he's trolling you. everyone I know of that works for a hospital gets excellent coverage on the cheap.

I didn't say that his coverage sucks cuz he works for a hospital, I was implying that healthcare costs too much and insurance in general sucks because of the way the healthcare industry sucks.

What part of my user name led you to believe I'm a "he"?

/and my healthcare coverage sucks. I pay $140 out of pocket per month for very crappy coverage and a $5K deductible.


Hey guy, we don't need your anecdotes
2013-10-15 12:12:26 PM  
1 votes:

Obama's Reptiloid Master: KellyX: generallyso: netweavr: To be fair, they're rapidly losing every major campaign contributor they have. So the consequence is the death of the Party.

Farkers have been declaring the imminent end of the Republican Party as a viable political organization since the first term of Bush 43.

[i.imgur.com image 402x358]

Latinos will just flock to Marco Rubio!

/in the words of my Hispanic wife, "pinche Marco Rubio cabron."


Putting those exact words into freetranslation.com brings up: Click Framework Blond asshole.

That made me lol.
2013-10-15 11:55:37 AM  
1 votes:

Paris1127: House Republicans have backed off from their latest plan.


FTA : but acknowledged that "there are a lot of opinions" among his fractious troops

What this means is he backed away from the plan not because he thinks the senate plan is good enough, but because he can't even sell his new house plan to the GOP crazies in the house.  In other words we are all screwed.  I don't think Boehner could get the debt ceiling raised the even with a full repeal of obamacare
2013-10-15 11:42:29 AM  
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: Mike_LowELL: This default would not be happening if you stupid liberals would stop defaulting to a Democrat every time an election comes around.

This is so true.


"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until a majority of voters are brainwashed into voting their wealthy masters largess out of the public treasury."
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-15 11:33:08 AM  
1 votes:

silo123j: Looks like I have to write to Mr. Cantor... AGAIN.


Do you have corporate money to give him?  If not don't bother.
2013-10-15 11:32:48 AM  
1 votes:

GoldSpider: chevyguy68: Just found out that my health care is going from $300 a month to $550, great health care reform you got there, Obama.

I'm sure that's Obama's fault and not your employer or the group insurer they deal with.


Every $250 is an extra abortion at the provider of your choice.
2013-10-15 11:29:58 AM  
1 votes:

George Babbitt: maniacbastard: George Babbitt: Did the NSA give you access to their network and now you know what I can afford and what I spend my money on?

I know that I do not want to spend my money for your lazy cheap ass to have emergency only care when you take your busted stupid ass into the ER.

Act like an adult and farking pay your fair share asshole.

I do have insurance. For how long, IDK, with my employer looking at leaving us to fend for ourselves in the ACA marketplaces. Your assumptions of what I do and what I have are way off base.


So get your tax credit and let the free market take care of you!

Quit being a taker and depending your boss to pay yor premium with your pre-tax income using a group rate he was able to negotiate.
2013-10-15 11:28:28 AM  
1 votes:

impaler: What do the Democrats want? What political item are the asking for in order to hold up the continuing resolution and debt ceiling?


Soshalizum.
2013-10-15 11:26:35 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

No changes to the ACA at all, or else they will do this again.
2013-10-15 11:24:36 AM  
1 votes:

Obama's Reptiloid Master: QueenMamaBee: George Babbitt: QueenMamaBee: George Babbitt: QueenMamaBee: George Babbitt: nekom: I want poor people to have better access to health insurance.  I was told that this makes me worse than Hitler.

I can't afford $60 copay to my primary physician and $5000/year deductible all for the cost of $175/month in premiums for Bronze level coverage.

Sweet Jesus, that's better than what my employer offers.

God I hate this place.

Maybe it's time for a walk-out at your Golden Arches location.

Ha. I'm a medical biller at a hospital.

Ah, the real source of this national travesty surrounds you daily.

Are you referring to medical waste and fraud?  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-07/needless-stents-alleged-at-k e ntucky-hospital-amid-2-year-probe.html

I think he's a troll, your eminence.


You. I like you.
2013-10-15 11:24:09 AM  
1 votes:

HammerMill: Please give me one example of a function that government has taken over and made it better, faster, or cheaper.

There are none.  While in principal the ACA is full of rainbows and sunshine for everyone, in practice it will be is a mess.


This takes an appalling amount of ignorance of American History.

I suggest you read up on where our economy stood and what it looked like before the Federal Reserve was established.   And I'm talking about from reputable source of History and Economics, not a 3 page Paulite pamphlet with lotsa pictures of Eagles and Flags.
2013-10-15 11:23:05 AM  
1 votes:

HammerMill: Please give me one example of a function that government has taken over and made it better, faster, or cheaper.

There are none.  While in principal the ACA is full of rainbows and sunshine for everyone, in practice it will be is a mess.


1) Do everything you can to screw up the government.

2) Campaign on the premise that government is screwed up and we need less of it.

3) Profit.
2013-10-15 11:21:40 AM  
1 votes:

HammerMill: Please give me one example of a function that government has taken over and made it better, faster, or cheaper.

There are none.  While in principal the ACA is full of rainbows and sunshine for everyone, in practice it will be is a mess.


Medicare runs much cheaper than private health insurance. Social security is also very efficient and doesn't run the risk of default like private pension plans (unless congress sabotages it). But you likely won't accept those examples.
2013-10-15 11:20:39 AM  
1 votes:

Mike_LowELL: Nadie_AZ: Mike_LowELL: This default would not be happening if you stupid liberals would stop defaulting to a Democrat every time an election comes around.

This is so true.

Seconded.  Completely agree with you.


THIS
2013-10-15 11:19:18 AM  
1 votes:

Mike Chewbacca: Mike_LowELL: Nadie_AZ: Mike_LowELL: This default would not be happening if you stupid liberals would stop defaulting to a Democrat every time an election comes around.

This is so true.

Seconded.  Completely agree with you.

Did you just second your own post?


He can do that.
2013-10-15 11:19:16 AM  
1 votes:

jayhawk88: JerseyTim: House GOP members sang "Amazing Grace" together to start their meeting on a debt limit deal this morning.- Chris Moody (@Chris_Moody) October 15, 2013

It really is a Holy War now, isn't it?


That's what kills me. If they really think God is on their side, why do they have to resort to such desperate tactics? Can't they just pray the nasty Osamacare away?
2013-10-15 11:18:47 AM  
1 votes:

Mike_LowELL: Nadie_AZ: Mike_LowELL: This default would not be happening if you stupid liberals would stop defaulting to a Democrat every time an election comes around.

This is so true.

Seconded.  Completely agree with you.


Did you just second your own post?
2013-10-15 11:18:40 AM  
1 votes:

generallyso: netweavr: To be fair, they're rapidly losing every major campaign contributor they have. So the consequence is the death of the Party.

Farkers have been declaring the imminent end of the Republican Party as a viable political organization since the first term of Bush 43.

[i.imgur.com image 402x358]


Lol... The fact that Rubio and Bush are put forth as possible Presidents by the GOP is hysterical.
2013-10-15 11:17:06 AM  
1 votes:

George Babbitt: QueenMamaBee: George Babbitt: nekom: I want poor people to have better access to health insurance.  I was told that this makes me worse than Hitler.

I can't afford $60 copay to my primary physician and $5000/year deductible all for the cost of $175/month in premiums for Bronze level coverage.

Sweet Jesus, that's better than what my employer offers.

God I hate this place.

Maybe it's time for a walk-out at your Golden Arches location.


Ha. I'm a medical biller at a hospital.
2013-10-15 11:15:13 AM  
1 votes:
Well, that was a pointless press conference. "We want fairness for all Americans. Now get me away from this microphone".
2013-10-15 11:14:09 AM  
1 votes:

netweavr: To be fair, they're rapidly losing every major campaign contributor they have. So the consequence is the death of the Party.


Farkers have been declaring the imminent end of the Republican Party as a viable political organization since the first term of Bush 43.

i.imgur.com
2013-10-15 11:13:52 AM  
1 votes:

George Babbitt: Obama's Reptiloid Master: George Babbitt: nekom: I want poor people to have better access to health insurance.  I was told that this makes me worse than Hitler.

I can't afford $60 copay to my primary physician and $5000/year deductible all for the cost of $175/month in premiums for Bronze level coverage.

Do you qualify for the tax credit? What about the minimum coverage (there is a cheaper plan than bronze).

Considering how little the Bronze covers, I can't imagine what the minimum coverage manages...


More than NOT HAVING F*CKING INSURANCE I IMAGINE.
2013-10-15 11:11:52 AM  
1 votes:

HammerMill: Please give me one example of a function that government has taken over and made it better, faster, or cheaper.

There are none.  While in principal the ACA is full of rainbows and sunshine for everyone, in practice it will be is a mess.


It is apparent that a lot more happens in this country than you are aware of.

2/10
2013-10-15 11:11:08 AM  
1 votes:

HammerMill: Please give me one example of a function that government has taken over and made it better, faster, or cheaper.


img.photobucket.com
2013-10-15 11:10:00 AM  
1 votes:

Beeblebrox: stovepipe: karmaceutical: James!: Finally their true goal of delaying the medical device tax reveals itself.  So glad they shut the government down over that shiat.

It is crazy.  This whole damn time, they were fighting for the medical device lobby.

Are these considered medical devices?

[i.imgur.com image 494x743]

If so, it's all starting to make sense to me.

1% of the time they are medical devices.  99% of the time they are lazy fat fark devices.


Can you imagine the blow to the economy if the people who had been handing them out for "free" had to pay tax on them?  Worse than the Great Depression and Weimar Republic!
2013-10-15 11:08:59 AM  
1 votes:
No, and Fuc* you.
2013-10-15 11:07:19 AM  
1 votes:

Kit Fister: Stop believing that because people thought the R candidates were worse, it equates to a referendum on ACA.


So you agree, then, that giving the GOP House wasn't a referendum to repeal it either.
2013-10-15 11:07:05 AM  
1 votes:

Zasteva: Prophet of Loss: How about we start a no Democrats, no GOP movement next election season? Its time to give some other political parties a try.

What have the Democrats done to deserve that?


Both sides suck.  The difference is that the Democrats suck like eating a half-pound of sugar every day.  Eventually you will develop diabetes.  The Republicans suck like eating a teaspoon of arsenic.
2013-10-15 11:06:09 AM  
1 votes:
Delaying the individual mandate for a year is in the best interests of the democratic party.. its a shame that they cannot see this.  It avoids the favoritism that the unions are other deep pocket lobbiests are getting and it will allow them to get HealthCare.gov ironed out (which from all reports is a 6-9 month all hands on deck project since it's design is fundamentally flawed.. which will push it past the open enrollment deadline).. if they don't push it out, the democrats are going to catch hell when people have to pay their IRS fines.  Right now the shut down is obscuring most of the healthcare.gov issues... once the shutdown goes away, and media focuses full time on healthcare.gov.. the shiat is going to hit the fan.

As far as the medical devices tax... the entire idea of taxing a single industry to pay for associated ACA costs was stupid from the get-go... whoever got this included in the ACA should be run out of town... it's causing medical device manufacturers to ship their manufacturing overseas so that laber costs are lowered.

Common sense.. both parties need to find some.
2013-10-15 11:06:02 AM  
1 votes:

House GOP members sang "Amazing Grace" together to start their meeting on a debt limit deal this morning.

- Chris Moody (@Chris_Moody) October 15, 2013
2013-10-15 11:02:46 AM  
1 votes:

karmaceutical: James!: Finally their true goal of delaying the medical device tax reveals itself.  So glad they shut the government down over that shiat.

It is crazy.  This whole damn time, they were fighting for the medical device lobby.


Are these considered medical devices?

i.imgur.com

If so, it's all starting to make sense to me.
2013-10-15 10:58:12 AM  
1 votes:
How about we start a no Democrats, no GOP movement next election season? Its time to give some other political parties a try.
2013-10-15 10:57:36 AM  
1 votes:
Heliovdrake:
They are very worried that the ACA will work, and people will like it.

Then they shouldn't have named it Obamacare.  That stands to really backfire on them.
2013-10-15 10:46:23 AM  
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: Jan. 15, 2014 and raise the debt limit until Feb. 7 or 8 of next year.

So we do this all over again in 3 months?

How about NO.


Why not?  The public isn't forgetting about this.  If they want to take us hostage again then please proceed.
2013-10-15 10:36:59 AM  
1 votes:
Points on the board!
2013-10-15 10:25:42 AM  
1 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: ginandbacon: Newsflash? Really?

Aw, cr@p!  That's what I get for using the mouse wheel and not double checking which field had focus on it when I scrolled.  :(  *self chairshot*

Mods, feel free to change that to non-news flash if you want.  My apologies to all.


LOL you're arright mang :)
2013-10-15 10:08:45 AM  
1 votes:
But remember, folks, the Democrats are the ones prolonging this by refusing to make any concessions.
 
Displayed 95 of 95 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report