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Phyllis
- 569 days ago - wric.com
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's administration says it can't afford the healthcare costs and have to prepare to comply with the Affordable Care Act.



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Phyllis P. (422)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 8:35 am
RICHMOND, VA—More than 600 part-time employees at the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will soon have their hours cut as the state prepares to enact the Affordable Care Act.

Under the Affordable Care Act, employers would be required to offer health care insurance to employees who work more than 30 hour a week.

As a result, legislation to limit the number of hours worked by the Commonwealth's part-time work force was introduced in January and will be enacted in late April, a memo from the Virginia ABC said.

A Virginia ABC employee contacted 8News about the change, saying he'll soon lose nine to 11 hours of pay each week, when the new policy goes into effect.

He told 8News he currently works around 38-40 hours a week, but under the new policy he'll be unable to work more than 29 hours a week.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's administration says it can't afford the healthcare costs and have to prepare to comply with the Affordable Care Act.

The administration says it estimates if they gave healthcare to all the part-time state employees working 30 hours or more, it cost $110 million.

Stay with 8News for updates.


 

Sue H. (7)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 9:24 am
Governor McDonnell: We can't afford to pay YOUR health care costs! We will have to Cut your JOB.
 

Alicia N. (87)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 10:11 am
sadly noted.
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 11:58 am
More and more people are fighting this farce! It's going to have to take the whole nation to say enough is enough!! Fight back people!
 

Diane O. (149)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 12:27 pm
Large corporations across our country and small business owners are cutting the hours of employees simply because they cannot afford to pay Obamacare costs. The liberals voted for this incompetent clown in 2008 and again in 2012....let the chips fall where they may and falling they are! If we thought Obama's high unemployment numbers were bad wait...just wait....we'll see it go up to 10%. Glad I didn't vote for him. And neither did 47% of Americans. The biased left wing media was like the Pied Piper....and the liberals fell in line behind the "tune."

Governor McDonnell is not the only governor who understands basic math. Everything Obama has touched is now falling apart.

Jimmy Carter redux.
 

Jae A. (323)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 2:14 pm
Workers deserve a good healthcare plan and these employeers need to be shown that fact...less viewing of their programing is a good place to start.

Corporations always start yelling this everytime they have to pay decent,above poverty wages to workers and or for healthcare programs that when it's all said and done.. keep workers healthier/happier [due to decent living wages] so they are more productive on the job etc. WHat needs to be ended are the out of sight..way over paying of CEO's bonuses / salaries... while workers scrape by...barely making it from one pay check to anther. We need to end the rightwings fascist hold over our work force in this nation......... period !

I totally agree with Sur H. !!!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 5:18 pm
Once the revenue from the greedy, stinking rich kicks in, all will be well with the AHCA.

Stars, Jae.

Bob McDonnell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Francis "Bob" McDonnell (born June 15, 1954) is an American politician who has been the 71st Governor of Virginia since January 16, 2010. A former lieutenant colonel in the United States Army...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_McDonnell

He's one of them. They will do anything to destroy our health care.
 

Diane O. (149)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 5:39 pm
Bob McDonnell is one of many republican governors who cut spending equally across the board, brought private sector jobs into their states and have not only a balanced budget today but a surplus. Show me the list of democratic governors who can say the same. Yep, he's "one of them" alright. He's one of the governors who is doing a stellar job for their state. Check out your democratic run states...California, New York, Connecticut, Illinois, Rhode Island, Massachusetts.....not so good, huh?

Enter: Concierge medicine Physicians are now getting smarter....why would they take medicare and medicaid and Obamacare patients at such a reduced cost when they can have patients who can afford their services? Get a clue, Jason. You will see that more and more physicians in our country will not accept medicare and medicaid patients any longer. Obamacare was wrong from the beginning because you had a community organizer at the helm. What does Obama know about healthcare? About as much as Michelle Obama knows about being a dietician. You voted for these clowns.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 8:45 pm
Another reason we need to have Universal Health Care, take the link between the employer and employee. I'm tired of the American workers being held hostage. Many stay with jobs they hate just to keep the medical insurance, a lot of people don't start a business for fear they can't afford health care, many millions have no job so therefore no health care.

Enough is enough, Universal Health Care and be done with it. All these employers who are cutting their workers hours back are only helping to move us into Universal Health Care. As more people are not covered under anything the cry will go out to join the other sane Nations in this world that make sure all it's citizens have medical care. We can keep better control over it, no middle man to jack up the prices, if every other Country can do it then so can we and is way past time.
 

Arild Warud (163)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 2:24 am
If we manage Universal Health Care here in Europe,why can't you in the USA???
 

John S. (301)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 3:09 am
Surprised? This was an expected outcome, but also when the costs keep going up. Maybe they should have read it before voting for it. And in Europe the healthcare system started with basic coverage and has inrease coverage slowly, you cannot start from the point that you cover everything, my medacine is very controlled by the NHS, one wasn't available for 10 years (I could buy it myself, but it was not covered). My wife had something similar, and it's always medacine that cost 20,000 per year.
 

Diane O. (149)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 4:04 am
The United States is a very large country. We have competition among our healthcare providers and this is why we are said to have the best medical care in the world. We are watching medicare, medicaid and welfare expenses going through the roof due to a high influx of immigrants in our country who receive "free" medical care only it's not free. The American taxpayers are funding this "free" healthcare with tax dollars. 47% of Americans pay no taxes at all for different reasons. The largest check our government writes every month goes to entitlements.

Universal Healthcare works in smaller countries but it is not free. In fact, you will find on the internet what these people pay in taxes every year in order to provide "free" healthcare. Nothing is ever free. Someone is paying the bills.

Doctors in the US are opting out of seeing medicaid and medicare patients. We already have a shortage of physicians in our country and those who are practicing medicine are going into "concierge medicine" where their greatly reduced patient load pays an annual fee to assure that they receive the best healthcare.

All of this to say that the US cannot be compared to other countries when it comes to a universal healthcare....one size fits all program.

We'll all watch ObamaCare die on the vine. Companies are shedding jobs and in many cases reducing the number of hours an employee works so that they will not qualify for healthcare. This is due to the mandated penalty tax imposed on our businesses by our government.

We are still a very wealthy country and the majority of Americans can well afford private health insurance. The small percentage of poor people in our country can apply for medicaid. Retiring Americans are facing medicare when, in fact, they can afford to continue to pay for private health insurance. We are at the point where we need reform in both medicare and medicaid.

This isn't an easy process. When big government gets involved in our lives dictating what is "best" for us they create more problems for us. We are looking at massive debt in the US and we need to do something about it now. 16 trillion and pulsing....with no end in sight.
 

Jae A. (323)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 9:20 am

You cannot currently send a star to... Dandelion.... because you have done so within the last week.
 

Jae A. (323)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 9:36 am
Ok...that's the Virginia "Alcoholic Beverage Control " under a Republican ....well geeeze, what more can we expect from a half witt that was elected on a hate plateform to begin with. The man needs to be thrown over board ...replaced by someone who can manage a budget for their state that does right by it's workers instead of the opposite. What a tool this jerk is..........in my opinion. That same ol corporate mindset of ...can't afford the cost so we'll cut employee hours back.....which is why we don't need 'Corporate mindsets' in political office. Small business mindsets that know that by treating employees fairly they grow..and that private contractors cost the starte more than state employees etc States are wasting money on 'privatization' for what state employees use to do and that is something..'high cost buddy deals'... that needs to be stop'd a.s.a.p. The state would be better off if they cut his hours and benifits back me thinketh.
 

Jae A. (323)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 10:06 am
Alcoholic Beverage Control ...oh... :-) ...well then, what else can one expect from a Republican elected on a hate plateform to say/do. He's pushing for privatization of government departments so that the tax payers will have to pay more for the same services that state employees do. Just a way for 'buddy deals' to make a lot of people rich off the tax payers just as no bid contracts did/do in the Iraq and Afgan wars. Paying obsence wages to contractors to do what troops once did for base military pay. This guy needs to be thrown over board,so ta say as he doesn't give a crap about the state or it's workers.

Go back to the end of 1999 and tell us again how things work Diane O. The debt came from eight years of 'buddy deals' via the IRaq / Afan wars and welfare for Corporates soaring during those years.

We are at a point where we need to extend health benifits not reduce them .....We need to stop the Corporate welfare system is what needs to be done not cut and treat workers like those of a third world nation. Think back..pre Bush and see how we,as a nation, survived and grew over the decades...except when a Republican came to power then the debt grew..starting with Reagan. Smaller government vai privitizing via 'buddy deals' with government as a companies primary and more often than not..their only client...just adds extra cost to tax payers and that just doesn't compute budget/accounting wise...that's a fact.
 

Jae A. (323)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 10:13 am
Oooops...double posting of comment. Thought my modem was drifting off it's WiFi signal and didn't post the first one. So retyped the thoughts but not exactly. Anyway...

You cannot currently send a star to Jason because you have done so within the last week.

..but I can give my thumbs down to all that Diane O commented ........ :-) ...as I just don't want a fascist system of government like that the teabager klan and other rightwing extremist have in mind for the nation.
 

Jae A. (323)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 10:16 am
What this all comes back to is that 'they' should have passed 'Single Payer' or 'a Public Option' plan..instead of passing a Romneycare clone one from the get go..
 

Dee C. (214)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 10:26 am
Stars to Jason..Dandelion..Jae..Phyllis..Arild..Alicia..and Sue..

We used to be the greatest country..That has not been the case for a very long time..And now President Obama is working hard to get back to what once made us that great country..Sadly some will stop at nothing to try to bring it down.. because of their own greed and selfishness..and most uncaring ways..
Those are the same people that have ruined this country and brought it down so badly..

Shame on those that truly just don't care..

Thanks Phyllis..
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 10:31 am
They can afford to pay, they just don't want to as it will cut into all the bonuses and perks they get. They don't give a damn about the workers, only the upper crust. How dare they take out their frustrations on those that work there asses off so they can save a buck and fatten their wallets so their asses are protected by those cushy leather chairs they park themselves in all day. May their prostates become as inflamed as their greed.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 10:41 am
"Bob McDonnell is one of many republican governors who cut spending equally across the board, brought private sector jobs into their states and have not only a balanced budget today but a surplus."

On the backs of the poor. Austerity. It's what the greedy and or stupid right believes in.

The WORSE excuse for not being able to do anything good:
"The United States is a very large country."

We have over 300 million people with SS numbers. We have programs that help the people, operating on a 3% overhead. Counting CEO pay, corporations operate on waaaayyy more than 3% More like 85%, it seems.
Government isn't the problem. It never was. People like Reagan ARE the problem. They have their ears on the public stuffed with thousand dollar bills. Their minds on me me me. The opposite of how a society works. A democratic republic, for that matter!
 

Diane O. (149)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 11:44 am
Here's a list of layoffs due to ObamaCare:

February 10 , 2013

The Garden City Village NY - 6 Firefighters?

The Horseheads Schools - Job Cuts Likely





February 9 , 2013

Aultman + Mercy Medical Center - 18

Akron General Health System - 132

E. Kentucky University - Possible Layoffs

Haunch of Venison - 40





February 8 , 2013

The Scooter Store - 150

Keokuk Area Hospital Iowa - Some Layoffs

Dominion mine 36 VA - 90

BAE Systems - 175

Kelly-Moore Paint Company - 20+

ThyssenKrupp AG - Around 2,000

TE Connectivity - 33 More

Yammer - Around 20 Layoffs

Update: DreamWorks - up to 500 Possible

Citigroup W. Sacramento - 181

Milan Army Ammunition Plant - 30

Digital River - Plans some Job Cuts this Year





February 7 , 2013

JC Penney - Plans Layoffs at Texas HQ

Fujitsu - 5,000

Lyon Workspace Prod. - 456 Poss. Layoffs

Port of Bremerton - 5

Windsor Regional hospital ( Canada ) - 34

E. Greenwich PD NJ - 7

Worcester Art Museum - 6

Rolls- Royce ( International ) - up to 250

Barclays NY - 275 in May

Mercury Insurance Group in Latham NY - 65

Hutchinson Technology Inc. - Plans 150

Volunteers of America SD - Some Job Cuts

Axa Wealth ( International ) - 30

Spain's Bankia - 4,500





February 6 , 2013

Amherst Elementary Schools MA - 21

Heinz Idaho Plant - 80

DreamWorks Animation - Layoffs Coming

Hoover in El Paso Texas - 151

Delhaize America - 500

Frontier Airlines - 700

Norfolk Schools - 108

9 Companies in Illinois - 1,200 Layoffs Poss.

Grand Rapids Schools MI - up to 200

Lockheed Martin - IT Buyouts / Layoffs Poss.





February 5 , 2013

Lego ( Demark ) - 380

Dunkirk's Cott Corp - 20

Hino Motors Manu. - Expect Layoffs

City of Beacon NY - Layoffs Possible

Knight Capital Group - 75

Hannaford Maine HQ - 6





February 4 , 2013

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard - Layoffs Coming?

Energizer Holdings in MO - 290

Saks Galleria Dallas Store Closing - 123





February 3 , 2013

Rochester Schools - 24 Possible Layoffs

Defense Job Cuts Could Come to RI





February 2 , 2013

Ovation - 20

The Wet Seal, Inc - 35

MarketWatch - Reports of 9+ Layoffs





February 1 , 2013

HP ( Germany ) - 850

Tellabs - 300+ Layoffs Coming

Stefanini Inc. -107

Harman International Industries - 500

Viking Range Corp - 140

Smith & Nephew Orthopedics - 100





January 31 , 2013

Bentley World Packaging - 97

Sears ( Canada ) - 700

ecomom's Las Vegas - 19

Alps Electric ( International ) - 3,000

The Ferndale Schools MI - 3

Cardinal Health Inc. - 180

Update: Amgen Inc - up to 157

UBS ( Canadian Unit ) - 20

LPL Financial LLC - Job Cuts Coming?

Update: Ottawa Hospital - 290





January 30 , 2013

Update: Daimler Trucks Unit - up to 2,100

Cemex in West Palm Beach FL - 79

NY Thruway Authority - 234

South Pasadena Unified - 32 Layoffs Poss.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene Hospital - 34

Affiliated Computer Services - Some Layoffs

Time Inc - Nearly 500 Layoffs

Ottawa Hospital ( Canada ) - Some Layoffs

KARK, KLRT Television Station - 20+

Vodafone ( International ) - 218

Walt Disney Video Game Division - 50

Time Inc - Layoffs Coming - Check Back

Gerdau Steel - 31

Abbott Laboratories - Some Layoffs





January 29 , 2013

Daimler Trucks - Layoffs Coming

Delgado Community College - 46

Boston Scientific - Up to 1,000

The Kapolei Golf Club - 14

JCPenney - All Receptionist at its Salons

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii - 47

VMware - 900

WPS Wisconsin Health Insurance - 451?

Citigroup - Layoffs in Small Business unit

Marines, Army - Shrinking Force Size under Budgetary Restraints

http://www.dailyjobcuts.com/

So, no need to get your knickers in a twist over Virginia....the bigger picture is across the United States.
 

Diane O. (149)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 11:46 am
As you can see this list includes a few companies in other countries but they have offices in the United States.

 

Diane O. (149)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 11:47 am
Haverty’s Closing Jackson Store in Mississippi

Peschell's Bakery in West Haven Conn.

Eaton Manufacturing Closing in Decatur Ala. - 63 Jobs Lost

The Cask & Cork Bistro Pourhouse in Fresno

Cobham Closing 2 Baltimore MD Locations - 138 Jobs Lost





January 29 , 2013

Hooters Restaurant Location in Roanoke VA
Flextronics plans to shut down its plant in Creedmoor - 157 Jobs Lost

Saks Fifth Avenue store located in Galleria Dallas in Dallas, Texas

Nashua Motor Express, Inc Nashua NH

Walt Disney Co. is closing Junction Point Studios Texas

Olympia Sports in Consumer Square NY?

Closure Systems International Packaging Machinery Inc. in Randolph NY?

Haines Music Store in Selinsgrove PA

The Hess refinery in the Port Reading section of Woodbridge - 170 Layoffs

Krispy Kreme at 720 N. Glenstone Ave in Springfield MO

J&S Market at 1555 Warrenton Road in Fredericksburg VA
 

Diane O. (149)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 12:06 pm
We still have the greatest country in the world. At the moment we have to tolerate an incompetent president who doesn't know how to fix the economy and high unemployment. His ObamaCare mandate will have the unemployment number over 10% before long.

Obama never should've been elected in 2008. The man never had a meaningful job in his entire life. And it shows.
 

Diane O. (149)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 12:31 pm
"on the backs of the poor?" Really? You can't support that statement no matter how long you research because it just isn't true. McDonnell cut spending equally across the board and everyone felt a little pinch. He has done a stellar job in Virginia and everyone knows it. The fact is that many of the red states have stellar governors who could teach this administration a lesson on cutting spending to attain a balanced budget AND a surplus. McDonnell brought many private sector jobs to Virginia as well. But, of course, if you comment without benefit of researching the facts one is certain to fall on their face when asked to prove ludicrous comments.

Take a look at Chicago....and then the entire state of California both in real financial trouble and then tell me they have republican governors.
 

Diane O. (149)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 12:33 pm
27 states have denied participating in ObamaCare. ObamaCare is dead on delivery.
 

Diane O. (149)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 12:34 pm
This has zero to do with bonuses. We are talking about small businesses upward to 500 employees.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 1:32 pm
ANY lay offs are because of the bush depression and the greedy rights obstruction on any recovery. You CAN'T slash taxes on the rich and go to two god damned wars, Diane. Fox makes you refuse to see the truth. Your entire activist life is a lie and your total lack of compassion points out your reptilian ancestors.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (143)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 2:47 pm
I agree with Sue H. & Carol D. comments. Thanks Phyllis.
 

Kit B. (276)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 3:02 pm

Tragic what greed has done to the morality and ethics of business in this country. We have a lot of growing up to do, if we are to recognize the importance of the worker. Cut hours, destroy the morale and pride of the workers. Stupid and short sighted. I think we have seen the reasons for cut-backs and ACA is but another excuse for greed.
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Monday February 11, 2013, 12:10 am
Here is my experience with the rich. When I was doing hair at Loeb's eons ago. There was a manicurist who's husband owned this news, magazine store. They were classified as millionaires. She wore 500 dollars suits to her hobby as a manicurist (she was a bad manicurist). I didn't like her since her & hubby had two older women working for them. One for 16 years, the other for 20 years and they only paid them minimum wage. I question how many small business REALLY can not afford to pay insurance for their employees. Heavens knows they sure don't pay them above minimum wage:(
 

Diane O. (149)
Monday February 11, 2013, 2:06 am
The insurance companies have a "no no" list of professions they will not cover with a healthcare plan. Sad but true. One on the list are hair stylists. So, perhaps when you were working for this person they were unable to get the coverage for their employees. The same use to be true for restaurant servers. These are also considered small businesses and the cost to cover a smaller number of employees is extremely high compared to a large corporation with hundreds of employees whose cost is much smaller per employee due to the high number of participants involved.

There are two other lists of companies across our country who are either closing, downsizing and/or reducing an employee's hours to change their status.

 

Dandelion G. (386)
Monday February 11, 2013, 7:43 am
Again.....if there are "no no" lists of business that the insurers will not cover then I say we go Universal Health Care for there should be no one on a "no no" list when it comes to a basic Human Right, medical care. We don't need this Affordable Health Care, but Universal Health....or call it what you will for a name. Get the "for profit" out of our Health, get it away from the employer so the employer can be concerned with running the business and the employee doesn't have to be beholden upon the employer for their medical coverage.

There are many Countries with a lot better systems to base how we do it on, the Japanese have a good system, Switzerland, the list goes on. Take the good of what other Countries are doing and merge it in with our own. But having the system we have now is not working, is too costly, and still does not cover all citizens. It's time to stop the debate and just go about doing it, most people, if they were honest understand this isn't working anymore. For the most costly health care system in the world we have some of the most dismal statistics of how it's not working in maternal deaths and that are life expetency is decreasing.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday February 11, 2013, 8:37 am
She sure made the point, eh Dandelion? I wonder if she knows she talks in circles.

When I did services to the rich at the high end golf course and that includes Clint Eastwood, Huey Lewis, John Elway...None of the rich bastards tipped me. The only tips I got were from the modest locals. Meanwhile, when they ordered $10,000 bottles of wine, the waitress got her tips TAKEN. Rich people just suck. People that ACT rich suck too.
 

Phyllis P. (422)
Monday February 11, 2013, 9:28 am
Wow...no kidding Jason R? Not even Clint??? OMG. I don't care what any one says. It is a sin and it is a travesty that our corporations and even small businesses, who some do quite well, can get away with cushioning their fat bottoms while earning those BIG INCOMES off the sweat of people they could careless about. Multiple starts to all who have posted, for both sides.
 

Phyllis P. (422)
Monday February 11, 2013, 9:28 am
I meant "stars"
 

Jae A. (323)
Monday February 11, 2013, 10:33 am
What I find amusing is that every thread where the topic revolves around healthcare is that both Diane O and Carol Dreszeen both usually ignore the fact that the GOP/Republicans in Congress had to 'sign' Obama's Romneycare Clone plan before the President could. WHy is that I wonder ?

Of course there are small business owners as well as just really rich folks who treat others/their employees with respect and fair wages and many even benifits..just as there are those who don't.... and the same goes for 'small business owners and their employees....but that' s not the point here. Making sure everyone has some healthcare coverage is. Everyone deserves quality,as well as affordable, if not free healthcare care in America. IF D.C....at tax payers expence.... can bail out banks for their failed business practices then we can make sure all or citizens have addicute / qualtiy / affordable and or free health care.
 

Jae A. (323)
Monday February 11, 2013, 10:37 am
Diane O..you can thank the Romney outsourcing mindset for many of those on that list of yours....and or just failed business practices/lack of competiveness/greed and just plain ol not keeping up with consumer product quality/price and customer services.
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Monday February 11, 2013, 12:44 pm
Diane O, I NEVER worked for these classless beings. THEY owned a newspaper/magazine store. They were store clerks. Tell me again how that is a no no? By way you are NOT telling me anything I do not already know about being a hairdresser. We are the LOWEST paid PROFESSIONALS out there. And since we are on the subject,,, MONEY does NOT buy you class. That woman would go come in every morning, first thing,, take a dump, never flush her toilet nor wash her hands. Peon working for a living here, COMPLAINED about her lack of hygiene.
 

Diane O. (149)
Monday February 11, 2013, 2:47 pm
I must've misread your post. I'll go back and read it again and I agree with you about class....one cannot buy it no matter how much money they have so we totally agree there!

Regarding outsourcing, we need to go back to step one and research why companies would outsource their production. Once you know that then you'll have your answer to the other question or statement.
 

Diane O. (149)
Monday February 11, 2013, 3:00 pm
Actually, there is an "undesirable list" of professions that are on a "no no" list for insurance companies. It's been around for decades....people in high risk professions.

And to Kathy, you are absolutely right about people not being able to buy the "class" distinction. One either has it or they don't. However, "class" means different things to different people. Sorry you had such a bad experience with "that" woman. That had to have been annoying.
 

Nancy C. (798)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 8:24 am
Stars to Dande and Jae...I'm not gonna loose my cool here. I do agree with Kit in that we have a lot of growing to do. Universal Healthcare is an initiative that will save money. But the battle of adolescents$$$ who won't see the proverbial, truthful light is clouding the motion towards the best directions in many venues...
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 9:02 am
When NAFTA was signed, it was under the premise that fair trade would be kept even. When the right regained power, they let it run wild so they could blame the left. Same thing they're doing about the economy. They are the most useless people in america.

Circles again.
 

Diane O. (149)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:51 am
NAFTA made it cheaper for US companies to have goods made in Mexico compliments of Slick Willy. And, you harp on outsourcing? LOL! check out bill clinton, the democratic president who was impeached for lying under oath.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 8:33 pm
So many jobs being cut back in many, many industries.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 6:32 am
Universal Health Care is needed so much!
 

Marian D. (57)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 4:07 pm
I can't wait for the people who voted for Obama to wake up and realize what he is doing to our "land of the free". We are losing our rights, slowly but surely. Can anyone tell me if we will really be microchipped for this so-called healthcare?
 

TomCat S. (286)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:37 am
Governor Ultrasound is merely goose-stepping the party lime. Phyllis, you have a severe troll infestation here,
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 1:15 pm
Noted Thanks Phyllis! So sad!!
 
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