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.

(CBS News)   Republicans: Laser-like focus on jobs   (cbsnews.com) divider line 113
    More: Dumbass, Republicans, obamacare, John Feehery, ORC International  
•       •       •

2955 clicks; posted to Politics » on 30 Dec 2013 at 10:25 AM (15 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



113 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-12-30 05:04:49 PM

physt: jjorsett: physt: jjorsett: Kibbler: Talk to some vets of the Afghan and Iraq wars.

Felgraf: Operation Irqai Freedom.

Evidently you guys forget that the Democrats voted for both of those wars. They may have later gotten buyer's remorse, but it's too late to revise history and try to say it was only the GOP.

And as long as we're on the subject: yes, the ACA is worse than those wars. Millions of people are losing their coverage and/or losing access to doctors and drugs that they depended on to help manage their health. A significant number of them will suffer and possibly even die as a result. Bad as those wars might be, the men and women fighting them at least signed up voluntarily. The ACA is hurting an order of magnitude more people, people who never volunteered for what's happening to them.

There is just so much derp in that response that it's hard to even know where to begin.  You're really hopeless.

Well, at least thank you for not calling me a troll. It seems to be a common assumption that people who have a different viewpoint are only doing it to get a rise out of others. My opinions may have that effect but  they're sincerely held.

Oh honestly, I WISH you were troll.


Yeah. This is just sad now. I guess I can't do any more than give him a "bless your heart" and a pat on the head when I see his comments in the future.
 
2013-12-30 05:18:13 PM

ManateeGag: Mrbogey: Leftist Farkers: Laser like focus on narrative pushing.

So, John Boehner didn't say that his number one priority would be creating jobs and getting Americans back to work?


Not anymore.
 
2013-12-30 06:28:12 PM

jjorsett: And as long as we're on the subject: yes, the ACA is worse than those wars.


Obamacare is a clusterfark of massive proportions, but come on.
 
2013-12-30 06:29:45 PM
Quoted FTFA "And some Republicans believe taking the threat of a shutdown off the table will help them keep the focus on the fallout from Obamacare."

The only fall out is in their own minds. The self deception is enormous.
 
2013-12-30 07:06:25 PM

jjorsett: Well, at least thank you for not calling me a troll. It seems to be a common assumption that people who have a different viewpoint are only doing it to get a rise out of others. My opinions may have that effect but they're sincerely held.


Calling you a troll means saying "We don't think you're actually that ignorant. We think you are pretending to be that ignorant." Calling you a troll is giving you the benefit of the doubt.

But if you actually believe these things, then we regard you the same way we regard 9/11 Truthers, Birthers, and people who believe the sun orbits the earth. (And no, I'm not making that last group up. I've seen those types on Fark.) So not calling you a troll is not actually a compliment.
 
2013-12-30 07:34:16 PM

jjorsett: A significant number of them will suffer and possibly even die as a result. Bad as those wars might be, the men and women fighting them at least signed up voluntarily. The ACA is hurting an order of magnitude more people, people who never volunteered for what's happening to them.


Unfortunately for them, they all seem to live in Republican led states.
 
2013-12-30 09:26:07 PM

cameroncrazy1984: soporific: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: ikanreed: contrapunctus: [www.usaonlinepokerguide.com image 425x282]
ALL IN.  IT'LL DEFINITELY WORK THIS TIME.

That's actually not a bad hand in texas hold 'em, at least if the first 3 cards give you some hope.

Agreed. The GOP is holding a seven and a YuGiOh card

No, they have two "winning poker hands" cards and are going all-in because they have a pair.

And not even top pair, and that pair is all on the board.


That poker game is more like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmd8nfWM1Ws

More fun: imagine each player as the 2012 GOP candidate of your choice.
 
2013-12-31 02:42:41 AM

jjorsett: physt: jjorsett: Kibbler: Talk to some vets of the Afghan and Iraq wars.

Felgraf: Operation Irqai Freedom.

Evidently you guys forget that the Democrats voted for both of those wars. They may have later gotten buyer's remorse, but it's too late to revise history and try to say it was only the GOP.

And as long as we're on the subject: yes, the ACA is worse than those wars. Millions of people are losing their coverage and/or losing access to doctors and drugs that they depended on to help manage their health. A significant number of them will suffer and possibly even die as a result. Bad as those wars might be, the men and women fighting them at least signed up voluntarily. The ACA is hurting an order of magnitude more people, people who never volunteered for what's happening to them.

There is just so much derp in that response that it's hard to even know where to begin.  You're really hopeless.

Well, at least thank you for not calling me a troll. It seems to be a common assumption that people who have a different viewpoint are only doing it to get a rise out of others. My opinions may have that effect but  they're sincerely held.


Torquemada believed in witches and heretics too. Sincerely.
 
2013-12-31 10:47:40 AM

the_geek: Make no mistake, every young healthy person got screwed by this change. Much like every other facet of life we're footing the bill for baby boomers who lived their life with little to no foresight whatsoever.


On average, premiums are higher than the cost of care in your twenties.  Later in life, those proportions change.   On average, it evens out.

It is true, as you point out, that being healthier does not save money on insurance (unless it's something like smoking that insurers can still raise premiums for).
 
2013-12-31 09:01:05 PM
Did the House of Reps pass another anti-abortion bill?
 
2013-12-31 09:05:46 PM

MFK: Just asking: have the Democrats ever done this sort of thing to any Republican legislation or are we in uncharted waters with this crap?


Normally the Dems fold pretty quickly so it's unlikely they've done anything similar.
 
2013-12-31 09:34:15 PM

somedude210: the_geek: somedude210: So do you want to go back to the old system that cost us astronomical amounts of money or do you want single-payer? What is your alternative to Obamacare. I want to hear it.

Because I'm young and healthy I used to have a fairly inexpensive policy that cost $110/mo.  The other side of "pre-existing conditions can't be used to deny you coverage" is that "living a healthy lifestyle doesn't save you money."  Going on the exchange the CHEAPEST packages are over $100/mo more expensive and have higher deductibles than my old plan.  For me, personally, the old "astronomical amounts of money" system gave me better care for a lower price so that would be better.  Make no mistake, every young healthy person got screwed by this change.  Much like every other facet of life we're footing the bill for baby boomers who lived their life with little to no foresight whatsoever.

Normally I'd agree with you (actually, normally I wouldn't agree with you)

You know why?

4 years ago, in October of '09, I was a pretty healthy person, never got sick outside of a head cold or two a year, didn't drink much, never smoked. One day, I had started to come down with, what I thought at the time, was the flu. It may have been October, but that whole "swine-flu" thing was going on. So I persevered and tried to wait it out. Drank my liquids, tried to sleep, etc. Well, as the week went on, I started to suffer from insomnia as a result of this flu. In the span of 5 days, I had about 7-8 hours of sleep. Then Thursday night, I finally managed to get some decent sleep (thank you, nyquil) and I was emailing my mother about something (nothing much, just like a 3-4 word response). That response took about 20 minutes to type because I was having trouble typing. I figured it was just me being groggy from the nyquil, so I shook it off and went to bed. I woke up in the middle of the night and ran to the bathroom to vomit. I figured that was the end of it (as it normally is) and went back ...


Damn, that's some story.  I hope you're ok now.
 
2013-12-31 09:35:57 PM

mediablitz: Tomahawk513: You're not going to push out monumental, comprehensive health care reform w/o running into a few wrinkles along the way.  They'll get ironed out eventually and all people will remember is what a great shirt they have.  I hope they also remember how hard some people tried to prevent them from getting that shirt.

It took 5 YEARS for Republicans to get Medicare Part D working decently. That whole 5 years was "we need to not place blame, but work together". Hell, it still breaks every year with any changes.

AMAZING how that is glossed over while screaming like little children over the ACA rollout...


You can thank the liberals in the lamestream msm media for burying it.
 
Displayed 13 of 113 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report