@sid 6.7 - I'm wondering how global population survived before government
started regulating and controlling all those wonderful pieces of life.
Apparently everyone just dehydrated and starved to death, or had to sustain
themselves by eating weeds, and no one owned a firearm and had to walk through
uncharted brush to get anywhere, and had no opportunity to voice an opinion.Wow - praise be to government!
Any web manager will tell you it's nit the number of visits, it's the
number of successful order completions. A store can have a million cars drive by
but that is useless if no one stops and. Us something, and they have to track
the difference between customers in the store and those who purchase something,
or at least try to.
Justmythoughts:Have you ever done any of the following?Had a drink of water in any of the United StatesEaten US
Beef/Chicken/Pork/Fish etc.Eaten US Fruit/Vegetables/Grain/WheatDriven on an American roadPut your money in a US bankTraded stock
on the US Stock ExchangeGotten a loan for a home in the USBen
defended by the US MilitaryHad a local Police Officer assist youSeen
a US made movieBought a US made AutomobilePurchased a US made
firearmBeen free to make completely moronic comments on the KSL web
site?All of the above freedoms brought to you by the US Government.
Keep your "some of these are run by local Government" comments to
yourself because all of the examples are Federally funded.And oh yea
Truth. I'm just wondering if in your utopian world you list above do the
Muslims, Buddhists and other Non-Christian religions represented in this free
country of ours have the same rights as those who believe in Christ? Just curious?
I don't mind the Obama voters getting , but why don't they leave the
rest of us alone with it?
If retail insurance is doubling each year, than I am so thankful I have group
insurance at work. I am so thankful I am not self-employed. I am so thankful I
don't own a business.Writing on the wall, "Layoffs!"
Look at the Humana graphs for Affordable Health Care eligibility subsidies and
max out of pocket. The big black space on the bottom left are families and
singles paying "retail".Now look at the expected price of
retail next year. Yes, it's 100% higher and it's expected to double
each year for four years. So, a family that earns $100,000 and has less than 4
kids at home will pay double each year. When the kids move out...watch out!In Massachusetts a family earning more than $120,00 can expect to pay
$30,000 of their income to "Health Care". No wonder this is
administered by the IRS. Health Care has nothing to do with it.
476,000 transactions over 20 days is less than JetBlue and Alaska Airlines will
@ Mark:The president, and congress can keep their present benefits
while the tax payers reimburse the cost of their Obamacare. Lets change exempt
to waiver. To put the 2013 government shutdown fight over Obamacare
in perspective, overall the budget estimates for Obamacare have ballooned from
the original $850 billion over 10 years to almost $2 trillion and growing. The
head of the Congressional Budget Office originally testified before the House
Budget committee that 800,000 American jobs would be lost due to Obamacare. But
third party estimates claim the Obamacare job loss will affect 940,000 workers,
although both estimates do not take into account how some businesses are
choosing to reduce hours to lower than full-time.In the end,
arguments over Obamacare’s Congress exemption are meaningless if the
Affordable Care Act brings the American economy and the Federal government to
its knees. The real question is, can Congress get the ACA spending under control
or will it become a disaster where the American people are the ultimate losers?
They are using ancient software on a program that has been discussed and
dissected for years.Strong indication here that it's going to
be very, very bad for us all.
worf, nobody is exempt from the ACA. No matter what Sean Hannity says.
What does Obama care? He and his family are exempt from this
Honestly...can any one really say they were surprised that government
couldn't get this right? When has government gotten anything right?
Banderson.You are correct & I try to not be hoodwinked by either
party. I recognize the failure of Republicans-which was grossly exposed during
the Bush administration.I personally feel a good period of
government was when Clinton held the White House & Gingrich was Speaker.
Welfare reform was accomplished under compromise from both parties. Again, I repeat, I am ready to vote out any incumbent, & feel more
inclined to vote for an honest challenger. If America could restart Congress
with a large majority of new representatives & senators who are determined
to solve our country's problems, we may be much better off.
Whew!! My insurer just advised me that my coverage can/ will continue for at
least another year with a $40 premium increase in January. They changed the
name -- it is now "gold". I did check out my options under
ACA (yes, I was one of those lookie-Lous) -- and all were horribly more
expensive -- considering the mix of premiums along with the "gotchas" of
copays and deductibles.
David: Everything you wrote sounds good, but unless you haven't looked at
the size of government the past 50 years, you are seriously naive. The opposite
of everything you listed has happened, despite Republican leadership.
Hopefully, you, along with many others, will open your eyes to the reality that
you, and most likely, many,many others just like you, have been ignored with a
smile. Hopefully, you are seeing beyond the words and are now ready to vote
someone in office that actually performs. P.S. Mike Lee is one of them that
has done exactly as he said he would do. Like him or not, he isn't the
establishment candidate for the Republican kingmen. Democrats, of course, fall
into the same category.
Here's what's wrong with ObamaCare.A rotten dysfunctional
federal website.The pillaging of Medicare in order to pay for
ObamaCare.Turning people into "welfare" recipients with the
subsidies.A one year delay for businesses, but not for the little
people.Insurance companies having to meet each state's complicated
rules.(Instead of being allowed to sell nationally across state lines.)Having to divulge WAY too much information before getting a quote.Millions still being uninsured because of the Medicaid/Medicare
"gap."The failure to provide real time stats on how many policies
are being sold.Exemptions from the law for the selected few: unions,
religious groups, etc.An overly complicated law, that will increase health
care and insurance costs.Being forced, by the Federal government, to buy a
private product or service.(Just because you are alive. What's next?
cars, solar panels)Companies reducing the hours employees work in order to
avoid having to pay for insurance for their employees.Even those who
agree with ObamaCare's goals, would have to admit this isn't the way
they wanted it to work. The K.I.S.S. principle is badly needed.
Sounds like it's a victim of its' own success. And weak supporting
technology. Let's get behind this and make it work.
Obamacare is a failure? Is anything with Obama's name on it not a
@ Beverly,While you do have a valid point. This health care law is
broken and will certainly cause more Americans to become poor. We
need a better plan that can help the sick while promoting economic growth. I hope Republicans and Democrats can come up with something much much
These numbers are very deceptive. I once heard the CEO of a new travel website
complain about customers, who had a "look but not buy" mentality. He
was right. For every hotel I book online, I investigate 20 or 30. For every
flight I book online, I check out 20 or 30 to find the best deal.I
spent a lot of time on my state's ObamaCare website comparing plans. I
just wanted to confirm that my new insurance rate (which is almost doubling on
Jan 1) was in like with other plans on the market. I had to create and account
and drill down pretty deep to get the numbers. But don't count me as one
of the serious visitors. I'll probably never log in again.
Beverly,The Republican Party proposes the following: emphasis on
job creation; controlling inflation; participation in a global economy;
balancing the federal budget; reducing federal debt; entitlement and tax reform,
reducing the size of government to achieve a balanced budget; maintaining
government/state/individual rights as defined and described by the US
Constitution, Amendments, and Bill of Rights; protecting our freedoms with a
strong military and border control; protecting and supporting religious and
inherent freedoms of democracy; helping people become independent and free to
experience the American Dream of growth and happiness.The Republican
Party has many ideas. They also reject many ideas, such as: centralized
government control of the economy, ever expanding size of government, a federal
government with an insatiable appetite for more money, the loss of religious
liberties, the growing dependence of Americans upon government welfare, to name
only a few.
The piece above says "...admonition from a frustrated president...".
Well what do you expect when you put political hacks and election advisors in
charge? Is there any nation on earth which adopted socialism that out performs a
well-run capitalist country? Is there any nation on earth with a history of
printing money at the rate we have under Obama whose economy survives more than
a few years? Does Zimbabwe or 1920's Germany come to mind? A frustrated
president indeed. Obama should have tried running a hamburger joint before
trying the presidency on. But the largest share of the blame lays at the feet of
the ill-informed people who consistently vote Democrat and elect people like
Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.
And obama so loved the poor he created millions more.
Dave Ramsey explained that when the government requires coverage for everyone,
including those with preexisting conditions the insurance companies now cover
many more astronomical medical bills. To make up for paying those bills they
raise premiums on the young and the healthy.Basically this bill is
socialism. Also, the bill is set to insure 10 million more people with no plans
to increase the number of doctors. In a few years meetings with a doctor will be
few and far between. Add to that the thousands of businesses cutting
hours, freezing plans to hire employees, spousal coverage being removed,
existing and potential business owners fear and you have a plan to destroy
capitalism and the American dream!
For the 'entitlement' crowd, signing up for something is a drag,
including the many young people that could care less about health care right
now. I, for one, could not be happier that this failed attempt to rule from
Washington, put together by corrupt and greedy lawmakers, driven by the slave
holding rich and corporate crony capitalists, and a naive, but foolish
generation will bring more chaos. The learning curve is sometimes very
expensive, but in the end, liberty and freedom and obedience to God make for a
So many people with pre-existing conditions will now be able to get health care
without losing their home and die in debt. That's worth a few computer
The Republican Party should learn to give more than lip service to those less
fortunate. Initially opposed to Social Security during the FDR era, opposed to
Medicare, - basically opposed to the poor. Obama care will help many people who
can't afford health insurance. A national health care law is a good idea.
President George Bush tried to get one and fail as did President Clinton.
President Obama got it done. In the years ahead, conservatives will eventually
defend it - as they now defend Social Security. All conservatives do is defend
old Liberal ideas. I wish they would come up with an idea of their own.
Obamacare is so great that congress, unions, and businesses are exempt from it.
The little guy, the guy that pays his own way, is the guy getting screwed.
Imagine what the Democrats would be saying if this Obamacare mess had been
hatched by the GOP?
I wonder how Amazon.com deals with 700 million hits a day without crashing?
I'm sure they didn't spend anywhere near the amount the government
paid for this fiasco. I will NOT be giving them any of my personal information
and would encourage all to avoid this ACA.
king barry is frustrated? i think it is because he hasn't had a vacation in
a month. go barry, go. i actually think the feeling is clueless. just over three
years until this nightmare comes to an end. one recommendation to americans,
next time elect someone that has accomplished more than hanging community
organizing fliers on telephone poles and making is more worthwhile than taking.
@Aggie84Romney said he was going to keep parts of Obamacare in
place. Not sure how much of difference that would have made.
So this is more complicated than they first believed. It is costing much more
than anticipated. They won't achieve the numbers to make it affordable.
They aren't ready for the roll-out. Nearly everyone is frustrated. I have an idea. Why don't we delay it a year?give it
another month and Obama will be announcing a 12 month delay. Just wait and
see.Our emperor has no clothes on!
Americans had a choice to vote in Romney, they didn't. Consequently, live
with what you have voted in Americans.
Anybody who has worked in an IT industry can tell you that when you have a large
team working on a complex system lots of things can go wrong - especially if
there is government bureaucracy involved. If you want it to work keep do not
make it more complicated than it absolutely needs to be. This applied both to
technology and the government.
I am in favor of the ACA, though I have many concerns.However, I
read an interesting analysis of the issues with the web site which said the
problems are a direct result of not allowing people to see the pricing before
creating an account. Deliberate obfuscation on the part of Obama. Yet he is
"Obama's advisers say the president has been frustrated by the flawed
rollout."Well, Americans are frustrated by this flawed
healthcare bill that Obama shoved down our throats against our will.Democrats are going to be a laughing stock for years to come because of this
bill. "We have to pass it to find out what's in it!" Priceless! We
found out what's in it, alright: a whole bunch of junk.