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(Huffington Post)   Governors: Suck it up, biatches. Obamacare is here and you ain't getting rid of it   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 13
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2014-02-24 08:53:31 AM
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Of course it is. What will be amusing is how over the next 20 years or so, the Republicans reframe this so "Obamacare" was a disaster mitigated by careful and thoughtful Republican intervention, eventually becoming the "ACA" which everyone knows and loves.
OK, that itself might not be so funny; that's just politics as usual. What will be funny is how the American people actually believe it.
2014-02-24 12:07:33 PM
2 votes:
It won't stop the GOP governors from keeping millions of poor people from getting health care coverage by refusing to expand Medicaid out of sheer, democratic party hating spite.

Sure the federal government picks up almost all of the tab, and sure, it would help a huge number of people in their own states. I still can't find any reasonable explanation for their behavior. They are keeping poor people from getting health care coverage because "fark you, Obama". That makes them nothing but malicious assholes.
2014-02-24 10:33:21 AM
2 votes:

SlothB77: Pants full of macaroni!!: [img.fark.net image 720x278]

i'm guessing this cartoonist has never seen this.

we are all going to pretend the menu labeling rule doesn't exist for this thread, right?



Won't somebody think of the hundreds of thousands of business that had to close down when the FDA demanded they print ingredients and nutritional info on their labels?
2014-02-24 10:27:18 AM
2 votes:

Gary-L: You were saying (trolling)?


Okay.  So, you didn't even read your own links.  That's okay.

Your second link gives two interesting definitions:

Democracya form of government in which the supreme power is retained by the people, but which is usually exercised indirectly through a system of representation and delegated authority periodically renewed.

Hmmm.  That seems familiar.  Let's scroll down...

Republica representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation.

In the modern sense*, all republics are democracies...but, not all democracies are republics.  Examples of democracies that are not republics include the United Kindgdom, Canada, Australia and so forth.

* Before the modern era, the term republic referred only to the structure of government.
2014-02-24 10:24:41 AM
2 votes:

SlothB77: Reading the comments in this thread, it is like everyone else is living in an alternate reality.

"We're just trying to make the best of a bad situation," said Republican Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa, who called the health care law "unaffordable and unsustainable" yet something he has to implement by law. "We're trying to make it work as best we can for the people of Iowa."

Unaffordable and unsustainable.  Yeah, republicans are going to be falling all over themselves to take credit for that.  And Americans are going to fall in love with that program (being dependent on a government program is not the same as liking it.)  And businesses that blame Obamacare for raising their prices are *actually* forced to raise their prices because of Obamacare.  Surprise, surprise, Obamacare makes the costs of doing business higher.  Lots of denial going on in this thread.  I see some people have completely convinced themselves they are in an alternate reality.  When it all comes crashing down, they are going to be in for a shock.


You know who else made "the costs of doing business higher "?  Abraham Lincoln.  Rich southerners hated him too.
2014-02-24 09:40:00 AM
2 votes:

rumpelstiltskin: Of course it is. What will be amusing is how over the next 20 years or so, the Republicans reframe this so "Obamacare" was a disaster mitigated by careful and thoughtful Republican intervention, eventually becoming the "ACA" which everyone knows and loves.
OK, that itself might not be so funny; that's just politics as usual. What will be funny is how the American people actually believe it.


And of course they'll celebrate the pioneering role that the Heritage Foundation and Gov. Romney took in crafting this legislation.
2014-02-24 09:39:43 AM
2 votes:
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2014-02-24 03:39:51 PM
1 votes:

Zeb Hesselgresser: 2.) Look At Your Result:      Uninsured the insured.



never before has a "citation needed" been more apt.
2014-02-24 01:30:08 PM
1 votes:
I'm upset with Obamacare because the mandatory abortion quota and the Sharia Law parts were stripped out in committee.
2014-02-24 10:39:39 AM
1 votes:

SlothB77: Pants full of macaroni!!: [img.fark.net image 720x278]

i'm guessing this cartoonist has never seen this.

we are all going to pretend the menu labeling rule doesn't exist for this thread, right?


Weird that most of the author's complaints seem to revolve around regulations that haven't been created yet.  Also, there's this:

"For example, over 80 percent of McDonald's locations are owned and operated by franchisees. Each of these franchisees will now be tasked with complying with the mandate-paying for new signage, removing profit-generating advertisements to make room for the calorie data, updating menus every time recipies change, and accommodating inspectors. "

This is an interesting complaint, because these are all things that franchisees already have to do.  Plus, what "profit-generating advertisements" are there that fit in the tiny spaces that the calorie data are relegated to?
2014-02-24 10:34:01 AM
1 votes:

eraser8: Examples of democracies that are not republics include the United Kindgdom, Canada, Australia and so forth.


I'm pretty sure the UK, Canada, and Australia have "elected deputies [who] vote on legislation".
2014-02-24 09:49:20 AM
1 votes:

SCUBA_Archer: If these governors don't want to follow the will of the populace, I guess we can find ones that do.  Funny how that works in a Democracy.


Bro, did you even RTFA?
2014-02-24 09:48:40 AM
1 votes:

SCUBA_Archer: If these governors don't want to follow the will of the populace, I guess we can find ones that do.  Funny how that works in a Democracy.


The majority of the populace likes Obamacare, so...who's getting rid of who now?
 
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