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2014-02-25 10:12:28 AM
I did...

God help me.
 
2014-02-25 10:17:16 AM
Well, if that's why she's quitting, they're probably better off without her.
 
2014-02-25 10:31:19 AM

baka-san: I did...

God help me.


This will help.
 
2014-02-25 10:34:36 AM
Man, people get really pissed when they discover what taxes do. "HOW DARE YOU HELP ANYONE WITH MY TAX DOLLERS YOU SEWSHALLOTS!"
 
2014-02-25 10:35:04 AM
Good.  Open up a spot for someone fresh out of school who needs a job so a young person can get her life started.
 
2014-02-25 10:36:01 AM
That headline works on a great many topics.
 
2014-02-25 10:36:23 AM
Fartbongo is destroying our luxurious carpet of wage slaves. Now upon whom are the rich going to twiddle their toes?
 
2014-02-25 10:36:56 AM
FTFA:
"Instead of eating bonbons on her couch, Willmus plans to start her own business with her teen daughter publishing materials for non-native English speakers and others looking to improve their literacy. She expects to work even more than she does now and hire two or three people.
"I can't afford to go out and buy insurance while trying to start a business," said Willmus, of Colorado Springs, Colo. "Obamacare will allow me to be more comfortable at risking what I own."


I see why businesses are anti-Obamacare....it creates competition for them.

Those comments though: Hurt Butt. So Anger. Much Wow. Need Cream
 
2014-02-25 10:37:23 AM

Secret Agent X23: Well, if that's why she's quitting, they're probably better off without her.


She is still maintaining her field but branching off into starting her own business focusing on improving literacy. The horror.
 
2014-02-25 10:37:47 AM

Secret Agent X23: Well, if that's why she's quitting, they're probably better off without her.


I don't know if her employer is better off but she's better off and society is too, because now someone who needs a job more than she does can get one.
 
2014-02-25 10:38:44 AM

Bareefer Obonghit: Man, people get really pissed when they discover what taxes do. "HOW DARE YOU HELP ANYONE WITH MY TAX DOLLERS YOU SEWSHALLOTS!"


It won't be long before people demand that their taxes only go towards improving and repairing the roads that they personally drive on, for national defenses that only protect their personal property, or for agriculture subsidies for only the food that they eat.
 
2014-02-25 10:39:25 AM

Fart_Machine: Secret Agent X23: Well, if that's why she's quitting, they're probably better off without her.

She is still maintaining her field but branching off into starting her own business focusing on improving literacy. The horror.


yeah but that just means her new boss is going to be a woman
 
2014-02-25 10:39:52 AM

Bareefer Obonghit: Man, people get really pissed when they discover what taxes do. "HOW DARE YOU HELP ANYONE WITH MY TAX DOLLERS YOU SEWSHALLOTS!"


It is call the ten year old rule.  People like to think that they are grown up  but tend to act like ten year olds.  She's getting something I'm not getting and it isn't fair."  When Ma and Pa Teabag get social security or a VA loan that's their due, they earned it.  When the lady across the street quits her job to start her own business it is  communism to give her help with her insurance.  And if the lady across the street looks different thats confirmation of bias.
 
2014-02-25 10:40:19 AM

kidgenius: FTFA:
"Instead of eating bonbons on her couch, Willmus plans to start her own business with her teen daughter publishing materials for non-native English speakers and others looking to improve their literacy. She expects to work even more than she does now and hire two or three people.
"I can't afford to go out and buy insurance while trying to start a business," said Willmus, of Colorado Springs, Colo. "Obamacare will allow me to be more comfortable at risking what I own."

I see why businesses are anti-Obamacare....it creates competition for them.

Those comments though: Hurt Butt. So Anger. Much Wow. Need Cream


So she's going to be a small-business owner and job-creator.  You'd think Republicans should be applauding her.
 
2014-02-25 10:40:38 AM
The article is about people who are no longer tied to their jobs for the health care so they are going off to pursue their dream jobs.  Or a guy who the only reason he could not retire is because he couldn't get affordable health care and now he can.  From the comments:

Ah, its the liberal way. That is how the justify stupidity.

Uh, yeah, yeah this is the liberal way.  What surprises me is that you hate it.
 
2014-02-25 10:42:52 AM
Obamacare freed me to be able to quit my crappy job.
 
2014-02-25 10:45:04 AM
Fantastic. Freedom.
Fantastic. Freedom.
Fantastic. Freedom.
Fantastic. Freedom.
Fantastic. Freedom.
Fantastic. Freedom.
Fantastic. Freedom.
Fantastic. Freedom.
Fantastic. Freedom.  Fantastic. Freedom.
Fantastic. Freedom.  Fantastic. Freedom.

etc
 
2014-02-25 10:45:41 AM

lennavan: The article is about people who are no longer tied to their jobs for the health care so they are going off to pursue their dream jobs.  Or a guy who the only reason he could not retire is because he couldn't get affordable health care and now he can.  From the comments:

Ah, its the liberal way. That is how the justify stupidity.

Uh, yeah, yeah this is the liberal way.  What surprises me is that you hate it.


This.  Been saying it since it was first passed.  This and so much this.

Any teabagger or Republican care to defend the "Tie workers to their employer for all their health care" schtick?
 
2014-02-25 10:45:46 AM

lennavan: The article is about people who are no longer tied to their jobs for the health care so they are going off to pursue their dream jobs.  Or a guy who the only reason he could not retire is because he couldn't get affordable health care and now he can.  From the comments:

Ah, its the liberal way. That is how the justify stupidity.

Uh, yeah, yeah this is the liberal way.  What surprises me is that you hate it.


Stupid is as stupid does.
 
2014-02-25 10:46:14 AM
Old person: I'm retiring early and now a millennial will have a job.

Random CNN Farkwit: BUT WHO WILL TEND TO THE HARVESTZZZ THANKS FARTBONGO
 
2014-02-25 10:47:06 AM
"I'm quitting my job. Thanks, Obamacare!"

Good news, everyone!  It looks like CNN is hiring FARKers to write its headlines.
 
2014-02-25 10:48:09 AM

Secret Agent X23: Well, if that's why she's quitting, they're probably better off without her.


Yeah, we all should be stuck by financial circumstances in positions we loathe just so we can spread our misery to others! Having the freedom to pursue one's happiness is totally lame Commie BS that doesn't appear anywhere in the writings of the Founding Fathers!
 
2014-02-25 10:48:19 AM
Instead of eating bonbons on her couch, Willmus plans to start her own business with her teen daughter publishing materials for non-native English speakers and others looking to improve their literacy. She expects to work even more than she does now and hire two or three people.

"I can't afford to go out and buy insurance while trying to start a business," said Willmus, of Colorado Springs, Colo. "Obamacare will allow me to be more comfortable at risking what I own."


Sooooooo... she's actually planning on starting a business and working more. So. Yeah. Okay.
 
2014-02-25 10:48:53 AM
So now she can afford to actually dare to achieve the American dream, and the idiot commenters are foaming at the mouth? I think I should try selling a gold mine in Antarctica to these people.
 
2014-02-25 10:49:13 AM

wxboy: kidgenius: FTFA:
"Instead of eating bonbons on her couch, Willmus plans to start her own business with her teen daughter publishing materials for non-native English speakers and others looking to improve their literacy. She expects to work even more than she does now and hire two or three people.
"I can't afford to go out and buy insurance while trying to start a business," said Willmus, of Colorado Springs, Colo. "Obamacare will allow me to be more comfortable at risking what I own."

I see why businesses are anti-Obamacare....it creates competition for them.

Those comments though: Hurt Butt. So Anger. Much Wow. Need Cream

So she's going to be a small-business owner and job-creator.  You'd think Republicans should be applauding her.


This is where they've painted themselves into a corner. In 1996, these are the people they would've trotted out in front of a megaphone. But now that they've been opposing Obamacare (which really was their idea in the first place), they have to oppose it on all levels. That's why you'll probably see more GOPers calling it the "ACA" instead of "Obamacare". The latter was intended to be derisive. It was supposed to be a yoke, not a trophy. But now that it's not, they want to take credit back for the thing which they've been in favor of for 20 years. They can say "I hate Obamacare but I lurv the ACA!", all with a straight face. Seeing it happen is actually quite an amazing sight to behold.
 
2014-02-25 10:49:14 AM

A Cave Geek: lennavan: The article is about people who are no longer tied to their jobs for the health care so they are going off to pursue their dream jobs.  Or a guy who the only reason he could not retire is because he couldn't get affordable health care and now he can.  From the comments:

Ah, its the liberal way. That is how the justify stupidity.

Uh, yeah, yeah this is the liberal way.  What surprises me is that you hate it.

This.  Been saying it since it was first passed.  This and so much this.

Any teabagger or Republican care to defend the "Tie workers to their employer for all their health care" schtick?


But you see then we would lose their productive capacity and that's bad for reasons
 
2014-02-25 10:50:30 AM
This is great news for the first two people, but I suspect that thanks to his participation in this article, Craig Mason of Germantown, MD will be leaving his defense industry job sooner than he planned. Hopefully he won't end up as an "I got fired, thanks Obamacare!" follow-up story.
 
2014-02-25 10:50:48 AM

lennavan: The article is about people who are no longer tied to their jobs for the health care so they are going off to pursue their dream jobs.  Or a guy who the only reason he could not retire is because he couldn't get affordable health care and now he can.  From the comments:

Ah, its the liberal way. That is how the justify stupidity.

Uh, yeah, yeah this is the liberal way.  What surprises me is that you hate it.


The best part is how those people retiring or moving into their dream jobs are also allowing younger people to take their places and get a start on their lives.  Somehow it's a bad thing that a younger teacher will be hired to replace the lady that retired.  Somehow her small business being started will be a bad thing.  Somehow that guy leaving his job at the grocery store and allowing a more junior employee to advance will be a bad thing.

It's beginning to seem like they just really REALLY don't want this to reflect positively on Obama or the Democrats.
 
2014-02-25 10:51:29 AM

qorkfiend: A Cave Geek: lennavan: The article is about people who are no longer tied to their jobs for the health care so they are going off to pursue their dream jobs.  Or a guy who the only reason he could not retire is because he couldn't get affordable health care and now he can.  From the comments:

Ah, its the liberal way. That is how the justify stupidity.

Uh, yeah, yeah this is the liberal way.  What surprises me is that you hate it.

This.  Been saying it since it was first passed.  This and so much this.

Any teabagger or Republican care to defend the "Tie workers to their employer for all their health care" schtick?

But you see then we would lose their productive capacity and that's bad for reasons


That's usually all I get.  They never explain how precisely a person quitting their job and starting a business is 'losing productive capacity'.....
 
2014-02-25 10:51:56 AM

wxboy: kidgenius: FTFA:
"Instead of eating bonbons on her couch, Willmus plans to start her own business with her teen daughter publishing materials for non-native English speakers and others looking to improve their literacy. She expects to work even more than she does now and hire two or three people.
"I can't afford to go out and buy insurance while trying to start a business," said Willmus, of Colorado Springs, Colo. "Obamacare will allow me to be more comfortable at risking what I own."

I see why businesses are anti-Obamacare....it creates competition for them.

Those comments though: Hurt Butt. So Anger. Much Wow. Need Cream

So she's going to be a small-business owner and job-creator.  You'd think Republicans should be applauding her.


Especially since all small-business owners vote Republican.  Or so I'm told.  Repeatedly.

/seriously though, if you can start a business and make it succeed, more power to you
 
2014-02-25 10:52:35 AM

apoptotic: This is great news for the first two people, but I suspect that thanks to his participation in this article, Craig Mason of Germantown, MD will be leaving his defense industry job sooner than he planned. Hopefully he won't end up as an "I got fired, thanks Obamacare!" follow-up story.


Apparently, the sequester is helping drive lay-offs in the defense industry.
 
2014-02-25 10:53:18 AM

wxboy: kidgenius: FTFA:
"Instead of eating bonbons on her couch, Willmus plans to start her own business with her teen daughter publishing materials for non-native English speakers and others looking to improve their literacy. She expects to work even more than she does now and hire two or three people.
"I can't afford to go out and buy insurance while trying to start a business," said Willmus, of Colorado Springs, Colo. "Obamacare will allow me to be more comfortable at risking what I own."

I see why businesses are anti-Obamacare....it creates competition for them.

Those comments though: Hurt Butt. So Anger. Much Wow. Need Cream

So she's going to be a small-business owner and job-creator.  You'd think Republicans should be applauding her.


Are you kidding?! She thinks ACA is a good thing.
 
2014-02-25 10:53:46 AM

baka-san: I did...

God help me.




i1.ytimg.com

What can Man do against such reckless Derp?

 
2014-02-25 10:54:59 AM
She expects to work even more than she does now and hire two or three people.

Job creators have immunity on this tab.
 
2014-02-25 10:56:02 AM
As stupid and regurgitated as many of those comments are, at least there are people in there refuting them. I've seen an incredible number of anti-Obamacare articles where the comments section is a non-stop parade of derp and vitriol with thumbs up and attaboys abound.

Also contrast the pile of sites featuring comments sections with one or two negative comments and a professional wresting style pile on of rebuttals, with an abundance of ad-hominem attacks.

I'm looking at you, Fark.
 
2014-02-25 10:57:55 AM

HMS_Blinkin: lennavan: The article is about people who are no longer tied to their jobs for the health care so they are going off to pursue their dream jobs.  Or a guy who the only reason he could not retire is because he couldn't get affordable health care and now he can.  From the comments:

Ah, its the liberal way. That is how the justify stupidity.

Uh, yeah, yeah this is the liberal way.  What surprises me is that you hate it.

The best part is how those people retiring or moving into their dream jobs are also allowing younger people to take their places and get a start on their lives.  Somehow it's a bad thing that a younger teacher will be hired to replace the lady that retired.  Somehow her small business being started will be a bad thing.  Somehow that guy leaving his job at the grocery store and allowing a more junior employee to advance will be a bad thing.

It's beginning to seem like they just really REALLY don't want this to reflect positively on Obama or the Democrats.


It scares the hell out of the Job Creators™ because now they'll actually have to provide training to young people.

I've been in my field (aerospace engineering) for 10 years. Even when I was looking for a job 10 years ago, no one wanted anyone new. They wanted people with 5-10 years experience, minimum. No companies wanted to train you, you had to have experience. In the last 10 years, I've noticed it getting even worse. Entry-level stuff is non-existent and all the major companies are wanting 10-15 years of experience now. If you have less than 8 years, good luck finding much. How you can get the experience without actually working in that field was a question that nobody cares to answer.
 
2014-02-25 10:58:37 AM

Dave and the Mission: As stupid and regurgitated as many of those comments are, at least there are people in there refuting them. I've seen an incredible number of anti-Obamacare articles where the comments section is a non-stop parade of derp and vitriol with thumbs up and attaboys abound.

Also contrast the pile of sites featuring comments sections with one or two negative comments and a professional wresting style pile on of rebuttals, with an abundance of ad-hominem attacks.

I'm looking at you, Fark.


Well, it is CNN, so it's not a complete echo-chamber like Fox.
 
2014-02-25 10:59:32 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: apoptotic: This is great news for the first two people, but I suspect that thanks to his participation in this article, Craig Mason of Germantown, MD will be leaving his defense industry job sooner than he planned. Hopefully he won't end up as an "I got fired, thanks Obamacare!" follow-up story.

Apparently, the sequester is helping drive lay-offs in the defense industry.


Well, yeah, but I was thinking more along the lines of him finding himself being told "We know you told CNN you don't want to be here, so buh-bye".
 
2014-02-25 10:59:40 AM

A Cave Geek: qorkfiend: A Cave Geek: lennavan: The article is about people who are no longer tied to their jobs for the health care so they are going off to pursue their dream jobs.  Or a guy who the only reason he could not retire is because he couldn't get affordable health care and now he can.  From the comments:

Ah, its the liberal way. That is how the justify stupidity.

Uh, yeah, yeah this is the liberal way.  What surprises me is that you hate it.

This.  Been saying it since it was first passed.  This and so much this.

Any teabagger or Republican care to defend the "Tie workers to their employer for all their health care" schtick?

But you see then we would lose their productive capacity and that's bad for reasons

That's usually all I get.  They never explain how precisely a person quitting their job and starting a business is 'losing productive capacity'.....


Because the company she quit will be unable to hire another desperate wage slave [and here is where it gets really ugly] without sometimes offering a little more money.
 
2014-02-25 11:01:11 AM
What the hell are "bonbons," other than a metaphor for laziness?

/They're edible, apparently.
 
2014-02-25 11:01:12 AM
$300 a month is still pretty stiff.

If hospitals and pharmaceutical companies weren't allowed to price gouge then even more people would leave their shiatty jobs, because health insurance would drop to a little over a hundred a month for everyone.
 
2014-02-25 11:02:21 AM

www.mnn.com

THANKS OBAMA

 
2014-02-25 11:03:44 AM
The reportfound that Obamacare could reduce the labor force by the equivalent of 2.5 million workers by2024, as many Americans may opt to work less to retain eligibility for Medicaid or subsidies. That sparked a fresh round of criticism that health reform is hurting the economy.

So wait... the problem with our current economy is that the labor force is too large and there are not enough jobs to go around?  There aren't a lot of jobs out there that offer much more than part-time (26 hours max a week @ minimum wage to $10/hr), so if people are surviving off of those jobs AND can afford healthcare through their own state's or the federal exhanges, isn't this a good thing?  Isn't that what we wanted? Isn't that what we had?  Do we know what we need?
 
2014-02-25 11:04:35 AM

kidgenius: It scares the hell out of the Job Creators™ because now they'll actually have to provide training to young people.

I've been in my field (aerospace engineering) for 10 years. Even when I was looking for a job 10 years ago, no one wanted anyone new. They wanted people with 5-10 years experience, minimum. No companies wanted to train you, you had to have experience. In the last 10 years, I've noticed it getting even worse. Entry-level stuff is non-existent and all the major companies are wanting 10-15 years of experience now. If you have less than 8 years, good luck finding much. How you can get the experience without actually working in that field was a question that nobody cares to answer.


It's not just that.  The health care thing is a BIG deal to the people who have that experience.  I'm in automation engineering (15 years) and I see the same thing.  But at my age, one of the first questions in a negotiation meeting for salary or benefits was always "What's the insurance like?"  Most of us in our mid thirties with a decade or two under our belts have families to worry about.  With the price of health insurance doubling every three years or so, it was getting really scary to lose a job...not for fear of loss of income, but loss of health insurance.  People would put up with a LOT of garbage to avoid losing that insurance, because NO one could afford it on the open market.  COBRA was a joke, and people tolerated poor treatment, bad working conditions, and ridiculous hours....all to save their health insurance.

I guess my point of all this is that up until the ACA, health insurance was just as big a fear of loss as the income that the job provided...Not anymore.
 
2014-02-25 11:05:31 AM

kidgenius: HMS_Blinkin: lennavan: The article is about people who are no longer tied to their jobs for the health care so they are going off to pursue their dream jobs.  Or a guy who the only reason he could not retire is because he couldn't get affordable health care and now he can.  From the comments:

Ah, its the liberal way. That is how the justify stupidity.

Uh, yeah, yeah this is the liberal way.  What surprises me is that you hate it.

The best part is how those people retiring or moving into their dream jobs are also allowing younger people to take their places and get a start on their lives.  Somehow it's a bad thing that a younger teacher will be hired to replace the lady that retired.  Somehow her small business being started will be a bad thing.  Somehow that guy leaving his job at the grocery store and allowing a more junior employee to advance will be a bad thing.

It's beginning to seem like they just really REALLY don't want this to reflect positively on Obama or the Democrats.

It scares the hell out of the Job Creators™ because now they'll actually have to provide training to young people.

I've been in my field (aerospace engineering) for 10 years. Even when I was looking for a job 10 years ago, no one wanted anyone new. They wanted people with 5-10 years experience, minimum. No companies wanted to train you, you had to have experience. In the last 10 years, I've noticed it getting even worse. Entry-level stuff is non-existent and all the major companies are wanting 10-15 years of experience now. If you have less than 8 years, good luck finding much. How you can get the experience without actually working in that field was a question that nobody cares to answer.


I was on the other end of the stick. I sat in engineering courses at ASU--the university that smashed a faster, better cheaper probe into Mars because they used different units--and watched my fellow students cheating every which way. And I thought in 10 years I'm going to be flying on planes, driving on bridges, plugging in appliances designed and manufactured by these people...

I couldn't imagine hiring some of those people straight out of ASU and turning them loose, considering the liability concerns over physical and intellectual property. And I wouldn't have wanted to meet the company that thought those people were good hires.

I guess the model used to be to hire them and break them down completely then build them up. Like the military.
 
2014-02-25 11:05:39 AM

yakmans_dad: A Cave Geek: qorkfiend: A Cave Geek: lennavan: The article is about people who are no longer tied to their jobs for the health care so they are going off to pursue their dream jobs.  Or a guy who the only reason he could not retire is because he couldn't get affordable health care and now he can.  From the comments:

Ah, its the liberal way. That is how the justify stupidity.

Uh, yeah, yeah this is the liberal way.  What surprises me is that you hate it.

This.  Been saying it since it was first passed.  This and so much this.

Any teabagger or Republican care to defend the "Tie workers to their employer for all their health care" schtick?

But you see then we would lose their productive capacity and that's bad for reasons

That's usually all I get.  They never explain how precisely a person quitting their job and starting a business is 'losing productive capacity'.....

Because the company she quit will be unable to hire another desperate wage slave [and here is where it gets really ugly] without sometimes offering a little more money.


Bingo.  Without the insurance to hold over the employee's head, now they actually have to compete for the good workers with  actual salary and working conditions.
 
2014-02-25 11:06:03 AM

api.ning.com


THANKS OBAMA

 
2014-02-25 11:07:07 AM

Semantic Warrior: The reportfound that Obamacare could reduce the labor force by the equivalent of 2.5 million workers by2024, as many Americans may opt to work less to retain eligibility for Medicaid or subsidies. That sparked a fresh round of criticism that health reform is hurting the economy.

So wait... the problem with our current economy is that the labor force is too large and there are not enough jobs to go around?  There aren't a lot of jobs out there that offer much more than part-time (26 hours max a week @ minimum wage to $10/hr), so if people are surviving off of those jobs AND can afford healthcare through their own state's or the federal exhanges, isn't this a good thing?  Isn't that what we wanted? Isn't that what we had?  Do we know what we need?


No, we need to cut taxes for the Job Creators so more jobs will appear like magic!!!
 
2014-02-25 11:07:16 AM
Hopefully people read the part about QUITTING TEACHING TO START A BUSINESS WITH HER DAUGHTER!
 
2014-02-25 11:08:02 AM
My God.....its full of derp

/staying with the 2001 theme
 
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