If people were responsible and self reliant, these discussions on government
help wouldn't exist.
@Jac0mObamacare helped me as a graduate student because it let me
stay on my dad's insurance plan since I'm under 26. My school based
insurance option was entirely unaffected by Obamacare. It really came in handy
considering I'd eventually need surgery and having two health insurances
saved me a couple thousand dollars that I'd have had to pay if I only had
one health insurance (and over 10 thousand dollars if I had none).
xscribe,It's about time the producers get a break. The
consumers have been bleeding out the economic system. Want to keep
the country going? Protect the producers, and quit blaming them for everything.
Don't want to see our people begging in the streets.
Re: xscribe Colorado Springs, CO"I want Romney to win ..... because I
want to see him do all the things he says he can do"Under
Obama's leadership our deficit spend is spiraling out of control at about
the same rate as California's under Democratic Governors Gray Davis and
Jerry Brown. Mitt Romney, unlike Obama, has proven he can balance a check book.
What he did for the Olympic Winter Games in 2002 he can do for the USA.
Probably the main reason why the Democrats advising Obama are afraid of him.Romney's trip to Israel isn't going to help Obama either.
Obamacare hurts NOT helps middle class. I won't even have to tell you
where, but being a grad-student (assuming I am middle-class) at a private
university I HAD the option of teaching 6 credits or 9 credits in a semester.
You are paid by the credits you teach. The more you teach, the more money you
get. Sound enough, work X amount of time/work get paid X amount of money. Fair,
honest, right. Well, under the Obamacare working 9 credits will also give me the
benefit of health care, yay! Oh...Did if forget to mention that the
university is required to provide me with a plan if I teach 9 credits? Costing
them more money and more paperwork for a temporary employee that will move on to
bigger an better things? So what do they do? Obviously NOT hire me for 9
credits, but only 6...which is a significant pay cut. So not only do I NOT get
to have "free" Obamacare, but I will also no longer make enough money to
pay for healthcare on my own...let alone my school and family costs. Thanks for looking out for me Obama!
Romney will give tax cuts and incentives to job producers; i.e., big business,
while the middle class and poor will not get those same tax cuts. Bush tried
this; it didn't work. However, I want Romney to win; not necessarily
because I am for him, but because I want to see him do all the things he says he
can do. And if he cannot, I want to see those the blast our current president
blast Romney with the same fervor.As for the pipeline, if it gets
approves, we will see just how many jobs it produces. We will also see who
benefits from the proceeds of said pipeline: The American people, or big oil.
Remember, oil is sold on the market as a commodity, so don't expect this
pipeline to reduce prices at the pump!
To Mounta(i)nman - The US government did not "give" away houses in any
respect. The US government did what it has been doing for decades by providing
incentives for home ownership. Home ownership is good for local, state, and
federal economies. It was private lending institutions that destroyed the
housing industry. They saw a way to make profit off a market by giving out bad
loans (their own reports indicate the banks knew the loans were bad), rebundling
them as different mortgage-backed securities, deceiving rating agencies to give
these securities a high rating, then selling them wildly on the market. Indeed,
the U.S. Senate's Levin–Coburn Report showed the crisis was the
result of "high risk, complex financial products; undisclosed conflicts of
interest; the failure of regulators, the credit rating agencies, and the market
itself to rein in the excesses of Wall Street." The only mistake made by
the US government was to not regulate the banks more thoroughly. It was astonishing what they did and they're at it again. See
JPMorgan's current losses - they are betting on Europe's future in a
market that has no clearinghouse, no transparency.
Re: Baron Scarpia Logan, UT"Translation: Keep America addicted to oil
and take away people's healthcare."California is a classic
example of the liberal mentality: In Jan. Gov. Jerry Brown projected a budget
deficit of $9 billion for the year. Four short months later he has revised the
projection upward to $16 billion dollars. A billion here and a
billion there and pretty soon you're talking real money. Gov. Brown's
solution? Raise taxes ..... and spend more money.
Excuse me, I meant Medicaid insured individuals -- not Medicare.
Translation: Keep America addicted to oil and take away people's
healthcare. Day two: Teach Americans how to bet against America
and invest in the Caymen Islands to avoid paying taxes.Day three:
Buy another Cadillac for the wife, now that Obama's "bailout" has
So, my point is, Illinois already can't meet its financial obligations --
even after raising personal income taxes from 3% to 5%. Obamacare requires the
state to insure an additional 300,000 individuals. It is a pointless exercise
in futility. Either the state will cut reimbursement rates -- already so low
that almost no physicians accept Medicare insured individuals -- or they will
fall even farther behind on their payouts or both.How can any
thinking person consider this an acceptable, reasonable situation?
I work as office manager of my wife's small private medical practice.
Yesterday I received the following from our Representative Aaron Schock:"In 2012, the Civic Federation, based in Chicago, warned that
Illinois will face a $38.4 billion backlog of unpaid bills if no action is taken
to reform Medicaid. Using the Department of Healthcare and Family Services'
own projections, Medicaid will increase by more than 40% over the next five
years - from $8.6 billion to $12.1 billion. These are unmanageable figures for a
state budget already in trouble."These numbers relate only to
Medicaid. Illinois also pays into insurance funds for its employees. We have
several outstanding bills for Illinois employees or their dependents. The
insurance companies don't pay the claim until the state deposits funds for
it. The worst is the one we sent the claim in August 2011. Talked to the
insurance rep yesterday. He indicated that they are now paying for claims in
July 2011. It will likely be another couple months before we receive payment
($1400) for our August claim.
The policies that put us in the toilet in the first place started with the
federal government meddling in the housing market “giving” everyone
a home to live in even though they had no job, no income, no assets and credit
that never had any intention of servicing their loans via Fanny Mae and Freddy
Mac. With trillions of “free” money available, everyone got a home
which caused an explosion in housing demand and prices went through the roof! At
least until few if any actually paid their subprime loans and that left banks
with trillions in toxic loans and the housing market crashed taking banks owning
worthless paper and our economy with it! Bush, then Obama bailout out the banks
with borrowed money and well, we see the results today! Free money, easy credit
and massive debt are still the problems today and Obama has only made things
Working men and women in American, both union and non-union, wanted the Keystone
XL oil pipeline project. It would provide jobs for Americans who are currently
unemployed and want to get off of welfare. Currently Canada plans to sell their
oil to China.I suppose that if I was on welfare I would probably be
against reducing the working man's taxes. "Government cannot give
anything to anybody that it doesn't first take from somebody else."
In other words, Romney wants to go back to the policies that put the economy in
the toilet in the first place, and reverse the gains that have come through
President Obama's clean-up of Bush's mess. He wants to give another
dose of welfare-for-the-haves-and-have-mores to the detroment of everyone else.