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TomCat S. (154)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 10:54 am
Most attention surrounding the Obamacare decision has centered on whether the individual mandate is a penalty or a tax. However, the other part of that decision, allowing states to opt out of Medicaid expansion, could prove problematic in 2014, depending on what states in thrall to the Republican Party do.

Kit B. (276)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 12:20 pm

"If your governor says no to the Medicaid expansion, it’s up to you to provide him or her with some some great government benefits… unemployment checks." amen, Brother TomCat. Of course I live in one of those states that will opt out, because "we don't need no stinkin' government" And...Texas has more RED dumbasses than should be allowed by law.

It's one thing to stand up for integrity and another to be obstinate and stupid.

Yvonne White (229)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 1:12 pm
I hope Democrap Illinois Governor Quinn gets the memo!;) So far he's acted more RepubliCON than the RepubliCONs!:(

Carol H. (229)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 3:19 pm
noted, thanks Tom

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 5:16 pm

Dotti L. (85)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 5:48 pm
Greedy One Per Centers~ love it.

David C. (241)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 7:53 pm
Greedy One Percenters is right on.....also Greedy Oil Polluters.....Greedy Old Pigs (although thats an insult to pigs).....I could go on.....

Edith B. (146)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 8:26 pm
Hopefully, we will still have a Democratic governor in Ky when that happens.

Elle B. (84)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 9:53 pm
“Health is a human necessity; health is a human right” ― James Lenhart

Susanne R. (237)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 10:20 pm
I used to think that Rick Scott, like Scott Walker, was behaving like an ass to please his corporate benefactors. But now I'm convinced: he's the genuine article!

I hope the Republican governors who turn down the optional expansion of Medicaid get exactly what they deserve --evicted from the governor's mansion at the next voting opportunity!

Lynn Squance (236)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 10:55 pm
Do I recall correctly that Palin, the guano bimbo, was talking it up about Governors getting tough and opting out? And then there is Allen West from Florida talking about Mr Obama saying he'd "rather having you be his slave" over the healthcare issue.

Where do they get these brain dead morons? These people (and I use the term loosely) have no sense of decency; no compassion at all (I think I have more compassion in the hang nail on my pinky finger!); so sense of social justice.

And what is in the water in Florida that Floridians are stuck with Allen West and Rick Scott? According to the video of Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the House talking to the Ryan budget in 7/2011, West has a whole lot of seniors etc in his redrawn district that rely on Medicaid. I really wonder if he wants a 2nd term in Congress?


John Gregoire (293)
Friday July 6, 2012, 5:56 am
"Guano bimbo" ? LMAO!

John Gregoire (293)
Friday July 6, 2012, 6:02 am
Some of you questionned why the military vote doesn't like Obama. Here's a true story that makes the case and yes, this one was truly GW's doing!

A doctor had his TV on in his office when the news of the military base shootings at Ft. Hood , TX came on. The husband of one of his employees was stationed there.

He called her into his office and as he told her what had happened, she got a text message from her husband saying, "I am okay." Her cell phone rang right after she read the message. It was an ER nurse,” I’m the one who just sent you a text, not your husband.
I thought it would be comforting but I was mistaken in doing so. I am sorry to tell you this, but your husband has been shot 4 times and he is in surgery."

The soldier's wife left Southern Clinic in Dothan , AL and drove all night to Ft.Hood. When she arrived, she found out her husband was out of surgery and would be OK. She rushed to his room and found that he already had two visitors there to comfort him.

He was just waking up and found his wife and the visitors by his side. The nurse took this picture:


What? No news crews and cameras? This is how people with class respond and pay respect to those in uniform.
I sent my cousin in Fayetteville , N.C. (Retired from Special Forces) that picture of Geo. W. visiting the wounded at Ft. Hood . I got this reply:

What is even better is the fact George W. Bush heard about Fort Hood, got in his car without any escort, apparently they did not have time to react, and drove to Fort Hood. He was stopped at the gate and the guard could not believe who he had just stopped. Bush only asks for directions to the hospital then drove on. The gate guard called that "The President is on Fort Hood and driving to the hospital."

The base went bananas looking for Obama. When they found it was Bush, they immediately offered escort. Bush simply told them it was o.k. and to let him visit the wounded and the dependents of the dead.

He stayed at Fort Hood for over six hours, and was finally asked to leave by a message from the White House.

Obama flew in days later and held a "photo opportunity" session in a gym, and did not even go to the hospital.

All this I picked up from two soldiers here who happened to be at Fort Hood when it happened.
This Bush/Obama/Ft.Hood story is something that should be sent to every voter in the US . Those who wanted "change". You certainly got it.

Someone, PLEASE, show me anything that will tell us that Obama has ANY respect for the country he leads! I'm looking for just a little sign of respect.



Susanne R. (237)
Friday July 6, 2012, 8:04 am
John: I don't mean to be a thorn in your side, but I couldn't help myself and checked the facts regarding your post. You might want to read about it yourself: BUSH's FORT HOOD VISIT

Unfortunately, this happens all too often, and a lot of opinions are influenced by these manufactured items. These pieces go viral on the internet and "the information highway" becomes the "misinformation highway." Fortunately, we have sites like Snopes and FactCheck to investigate these items because an error is one thing --but a carefully executed lie is quite another.

paul m. (93)
Friday July 6, 2012, 9:03 am

Noted Tom,,,Thanks ,,,Same in Ireland,,

TomCat S. (154)
Friday July 6, 2012, 9:52 am
Thanks to all. Major kudos to Sue. I messaged the link to John. I'm sure he believed it when he posted it.

Wayne W. (12)
Friday July 6, 2012, 3:40 pm
"Where do they get these brain dead morons?"

Lynn, did you see this?
Top Reagan-Appointed Judge Slams ‘Goofy’ Republican Party

Reagan-appointed Judge Richard Posner is one of the most highly regarded judges in the country. But over the past 10 years, Posner said, “there’s been a real deterioration in conservative thinking. And that has to lead people to re-examine and modify their thinking.”

“I’ve become less conservative since the Republican Party started becoming goofy,” he said.

Mary T. (178)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 12:31 am
Thanks Tom, Noted.

TomCat S. (154)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 7:49 am
Thank you both.

Wayne, they fond them under the outhouse.
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