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Mansplaining Congressman Tells CNN Host: 'You're Beautiful,' But 'You're Part of the Problem' (TEXT and VIDEO)

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"The debt ceiling fight is coming up," Costello noted. "Obamacare hurts the country worse than not raising the debt ceiling? Because that's not what a bunch of Wall Street bankers told the president yesterday."

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JL A (281)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 10:43 am
Just another example of don't let the facts or evidence get in the way of what you want to say...I sure miss Walter Cronkite and Huntley and Brinkley who cared about facts and evidence and viewed sharing those as their job.

Susanne R (234)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 10:54 pm
I find it interesting and ironic that Rep.Todd Rokita (R-IN) said:

“One way we don’t help the children of tomorrow is by putting $2 trillion more on their plate.”

First of all, he has no way of knowing what the Affordable Care Act will cost down the road. And if he's so concerned about what's on children's plates, why are nutritional programs for children and their families like WIC and SNAP being defunded by the Republicans? This man is a hypocrite.

Vicky P (476)
Friday October 4, 2013, 6:17 pm
what an ass

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 12:33 am
Right Vicky. He's an ass!

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 4:02 am
Unless I am missing something, doesn't the cost of Obamacare have something to do with the debt limit? And didn't they know these two issues would both move to forefront months ago, but did nothing?

Louise D (44)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 4:12 am
Clearly evidence that there are people in Congress who have more teeth than brain cells. Given that virtually every other developed country has their own Affordable Care Act without the partisan theatre that has ocurred in America points to Republicans to be either unbelievably corrupt, unbelievably stupid or both. Give the man a boot to the head regularly he needs it.

TOM T (246)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 7:13 am

Jason R (67)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 9:17 am
Odd. Carol Costello is a huge, CNN, republican shill. I refuse to watch her program.

Yes, JL A , I too miss real journalists in mainstream news. The right has given every one of them the boot to alternative. That's where I go.

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 1:03 pm
Costello began her Thursday interview with the Indiana Republican by asking him why he insisted on keeping his congressional salary while over 800,000 government workers had been furloughed. Rokita said that it would be “sending the wrong message” to give up his pay while he was fighting to end “one of the most insidious laws ever developed by man.” Stupidity!!!
Thanks Carrie.

Sherry D (47)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 1:11 pm
Cruel and Unusual Politics:

The words most frequently used to describe House Republicans these days are CRAZY and STUPID. And it’s not just the Liberal columnists and Democratic politicians who are questioning the GOP’s basic sanity and I.Q. No less than the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal characterized the latest scheme to defund ObamaCare by threatening an imminent government shut down as inept and a Kamikaze mission. Karl Rove called it ill-conceived and North Carolina’s Richard Burr castigated it as the dumbest idea he had ever heard of, which says quite a lot coming from a senator who introduced a ridiculous bill to abolish the EPA.

The name calling makes for good t.v., and the GOP crack up no doubt thrills many a progressive. All the Senate Democrats and several Republicans are opposed to this latest Tea Party hostage taking plot, so the chances it will succeed in gutting ObamaCare are nonexistent. Now that the government is shut down the rest of the GOP will realize the futility of this gambit and the damage it will do to their electoral odds. But all of this attention to congressional procedures and electoral point scoring misses something quite profound about what the GOP has proposed in the past few months: a chilly cruel vision of a society in which tens of millions struggle to survive in abject misery while the richest of the rich get richer. Call it Elysium in the real world,2013.

Indeed, the day before the House voted to defund the Affordable Care Act, it passed a farm bill that would cut $40 million from the Federal food stamp program which helps to feed 48 million Americans, 3 million of whom would immediately lose their benefits if the GOP get it’s way. Conservatives like Paul Ryan berated the program for lulling able bodied Americans into a culture of independency. The program, however, provides on the average just $4.45 a day, and most of it’s beneficiaries are children, the elderly and the disabled. The GOP demanded that food stamp recipients find jobs or participate in job-training programs. But it’s the same House republicans who have failed to pass a single jobs bill, while also voting to cut job training programs. The message, then, to the 17 million Americans who struggle to find enough food to eat is quite simple-time to starve.

Likewise,if the Affordable Care Act were to be scrapped, the GOP has no solution for Americans who lack affordable coverage or have pre-existing conditions. Once again, the implicit message is that people should simply submit to the vicissitudes of the free market-the society should just let our uninsured die. And the recent campaign to persuade young Americans not to enroll in ObamaCare, while deriding for it’s clownish execution , has a dark intent: actively encouraging young people not to seek health care.

Republicans may very well, not succeed in enacting these miserable policies, but they are winning the larger debate: The Democratic counter offer to the GOP food stamp proposal was a modest $4.5 billion reduction. There has been zero discussion of the serious need to expand benefits. Similarly, Democrats have failed to mount a credible challenge to the crippling sequester cuts. In short, the debate in Washington still accepts the false framework that government is spending too much, with Democrats relegated to doing damage control. With the GOP threatening a debt ceiling breach, it’s time for more Democrats to join the progressive Caucus, supporting it’s powerful case for an active government that fights for ordinary Americans.

The Nation Magazine- October 2013

Roger G (154)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 6:27 pm
noted, thanks
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