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Governor Paid to Obstruct

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Abuse of power, Corruption, GOP Crimes, ObamaCare, RepubliCare, Video )

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TomCat S (129)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:57 am
Republicans learned the hard way. Once people get to experience the good done by such programs as Social Security and Medicare, they become resistant to Republican attempts to take away their benefits to give the money to billionaires. That’s why Big Insurance and their Republican lackeys are so desperate to kill ObamaCare now, before that happens. Here is how they are paying at least one Republican Governor to screw his own people.

Teresa W (782)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 3:04 am
no surprise here

Teresa W (782)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 3:05 am

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Danuta W (1249)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 3:35 am

Frances Darcy (133)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 4:17 am

Lona G (80)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 5:02 am
No doubt, this is just the top of a very large, black iceberg of paid obstructionists. I'm sorry, I just can't get used to it that corrupt politicians almost have come the norm in the US and no one is persecuted for it.

Of course we have our own share of corrupt politicians here, but as soon as they're found out to receive money personally, they end up before a judge and get ousted from their office and nearly always from their party. And all donations to a party above € 1000 (peanuts) have to be made public. Of course we do not have elected mayors, sheriffs, governors... or even senators as their election depends on the number of votes on their party and their place on the party's list. The right, however, is now calling for elections for certain offices such as Major. I wonder why.

Kit B (276)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 6:09 am

Comments getting lost again today.

I would love to see a federal law that holds all politicians accountable for every lie told to the citizens. It should be considered a fraud and people do go to jail for fraud.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 6:10 am

Robert B (60)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 6:57 am
These subhumans are not only corrupt, they are just plain evil.

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 7:28 am
These people have lost all concept of what a true Statesmen was all about. What we have is a mockery and a corruption of our very democracy.

P A (117)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 7:49 am
"Republicans want you covered by RepubliCare, so if you can pay, you get health care. If you can’t you get the RepubliCare Death Benefit." I do so agree TC – but they have a knack of calling vile things cuddly names and people somehow believe the cuddly name – I have often said that if they introduced a euthanasia bill for the old and infirm they would call it 'Cuddle your granny' or somesuch – and people would believe it!

Mike M (40)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 7:55 am
Oh! If the under table, back lot and good old boys payoffs, bribes and extortion was only know you might see what a vile system of government the US has become.

Arielle S (313)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 10:09 am
Doesn't this sound like servants of the people doing the best they can for the people? HA
Having the misfortune to live in GA, I shall take great pleasure in sending this article to the governor's office - I'm quite sure he thinks of his constituents as being too dumb to take notice.... piece of crap that he is.

Chris C (152)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 11:11 am
What a scum this guy is. This is just another reason I would NEVER move to a Red Southern state!

Winn A (179)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 11:32 am
Why am I not surprised?

James Maynard (84)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 1:11 pm
Another blithering fool, cheered on by more fools.

Robert K (31)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 1:13 pm
Show me any honest Republican governor and I'll show you one who just hasn't been caught yet.

Robert K (31)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 1:16 pm
Oh Lona, you're from the Netherlands? My Dutch ancestors came here in the early 1600s. My Irish ones during the potato famine.

You come from a much saner country than mine these days.

Mitchell D (87)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:19 pm
I have pointed out, several times, that it has been well known, that the Republican party was in the pocket of the Insurance industry, for years. who do you think ran that stupid ad that helped kill Pres. Clinton's attempt at overhauling the health care system?
The U.S. is the only developed western country to have a "health for wealth" system (I just now made that phrase up, I believe).
Yes, the Repugs are great at using "Newspeak" euphemism, like Bubba's attempt at passing a "Blue Skies" bill concerning pollution.
Fraud is definitely the word, and i'd love to see a law like that suggested by Kit.

Mitchell D (87)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:24 pm
Dandelion, Arielle, Pat A., you are so right.
Arielle, I would like to hear what sort of response you get.

David C (131)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:49 pm

S J (130)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 5:53 pm
Quality of people seems to depend on quality of education, doesn't it? Quality of politicians should be directed and monitor by people and force them to improve. There should be tougher laws for them too.

Noted, thanks Tomcat

Yvonne White (229)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 8:26 pm
That's just another reason why Insurance Companies should die, so that Universal-Single-payer-Medicare-for-all can save Everyone Money & Lives!

Yvonne White (229)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 8:31 pm
Is Georgia going to recall the grifter Governor or not? Rod Blagojevich got tried twice in IL. just for SAYING he was gonna sell Obama's seat...and this jerk rakes in money to obstruct Obamacare with NO arrest????

Deb E (63)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 8:46 pm
Why am I not totally surprised?

Katie & Bill D (107)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 10:09 pm
We heard a lot of lies and misinterpretation of "Weapons of Destruction too"! THIS WAS VERY SERIOUS ACCUSATION!! LOOK WHAT WE GOT INTO!! THESE PEOPEL SHULD HAVE BEEN HELD ACCOUNTABLE TOO!! Always continuing the LIES! Bet they have No idea what the truth is!! Well the rest of us question things!! Maybe they are lining up the SCUM like Rand Paul for president too?

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 10:25 pm
So many good comments!

@ Arielle, do you know anyone in the news field that could take this out to the people of Georgia? The people need to be able to hear Hudgens say in his own voice and words "Let me tell you what we're doing . . . everything in our power to be an obstructionist. " Too many people will not hear about it from TC's blog (although I wish they would!) but if a news person could get the story out (and ideally attribute the research to TC) more Georgians will hear about it.

What better way to expose this Georgian pit of vipers that don't give a rat's ass about the common folk of Georgia?

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 10:38 pm

"…I learned there that the first step in the scientific process is to identify the problem. The problem is Obamacare. We've got to now determine what we can do to solve that problem. Let me tell you what we're doing . . . everything in our power to be an obstructionist. . . . "

Well, will wonders never cease . . . a Republicanus/Teabagger that pretends to understand the scientific process. I say 'pretends' because he hasn't mastered the concept. He's identified the solution to a healthcare problem . . . Obamacare!

Then there is the other problem he has identified quite well . . . the obstructionism of the Republicanus/Teabaggers. There is only one solution to that problem. Vote the bastards out of office in 2014! . . . and don't let them back in!

TomCat S (129)
Friday September 6, 2013, 1:15 am
Thanks everyone.

Yvonne, there is a legitimate place for insurance companies. I use a local company's Medicare Advantage plan to cover what Medicare doesn't.

Arielle S (313)
Friday September 6, 2013, 8:04 am
This first came out in the Atlanta paper - it did not make it to any of the small local papers I see. I did send the article to the governor's office with a comment and received this rather succinct and impersonal reply: "Thank you very much for making your views known. Your message will be shared with Governor Deal"

Gosh...impressive, isn't it? Gonna call the also impressive insurance commissioner....

The sad thing is that too many people believe the lies - they think the governor is doing just fine.

TomCat S (129)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 2:30 am
That's the really sickening part!
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