Obama mocks GOP for 'crazy' Obamacare predictions, says Republicans fear law will succeed

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  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 27, 2013 2:35 p.m.

    @lost in DC
    "I see you could offer no defense of obamacare."

    I wasn't aware I needed to. Besides people are finding that the programs in states that were proactive enough to set them up (Maryland, the Kynect program in Kentucky) are quite appealing to the public (wait til the Kentuckians find out that's their states' Obamacare exchange...) and affordable, particularly with the subsidies that'll be in place for individuals making less than 3x the poverty line, and subsidies to employers to help them better afford it. As for everything else, the people already support it anyway (ending lifetime limits, ending pre-existing condition denials, etc).

  • bandersen Saint George, UT
    Sept. 27, 2013 5:58 a.m.

    The Kingmen and the Kingmen supporters are alive and well in Washington D.C. Anyone that thinks the Republican or Democratic leaders are nothing more than modern day Kingmen, you are either naive or are a supporter of them. The Uniparty, Democrats and Republicans, have supported Socialism for many years while the common man has been saddled with their evil designs. Those who throw their weight behind these leaders,with a few exceptions, either doesn't understand personal liberty or are trying to wield the same power to control men's lives as they do. How sad for them. The Kingmen and Gadiantons are alive and well in our nation's capital.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 26, 2013 4:55 p.m.


    I really wouldn't mind you being right.

    We pick and choice who to believe. Try the Forbes magazine.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 26, 2013 4:33 p.m.

    Obama is for health care?:

    * Our country, doubles the exports of military weapons,--than Russia, and China combined.

    This is destroying, and not health care.

  • bandersen Saint George, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 1:53 p.m.

    I guess its all a matter of your definition of success: Having the taxpayers pay for your healthcare, as well as take away your liberty, or keeping your liberty and being responsible for your own life! The Entitlement generation is alive and well. A sad day for America, but I'm hoping there are enough liberty minded citizens left to steer this ship away from tyranny and socialism. The Kingmen are alive and well in our nation's capital. The common man has been forgotten.

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 1:43 p.m.

    @lost in DC
    "That’s the way to work a bi-partisan deal – mock the other side." I actually completely agree we know this from watching the far right do it for he past 6 years. Of course they have been very clear they want our country fail under this president>

  • ute alumni paradise, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 1:40 p.m.

    all barry can do is mock as he has no plan, no ideas, ( except raising taxes and givng more to takers and less to makers). you can't criticize the C.O. because that means you are racist, yet he can mock everyone. groupies still love the great orator.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 12:47 p.m.

    Obamacare is not part of the FEHB....that is why Pelosi recently complained of the potential problem of hiring good staff! Politicians on Medicare are not forced to use Obamacare and even Obama who stated that he would too be on Obamacare, won't according to the Whitehouse!

    Obamacare is a disaster and he is the one who knows that it will fail! But Obama could care less....this is just a tax increase that he has always wanted.......we will still have 30 million uninsured....and Obamacare will kill the economy!

  • Maudine SLC, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 12:29 p.m.

    Liljenquist argues that the failure of ACA will lead to single-payer/universal health care.

    How does that fit into the predictions of Republicans who are pushing for it to fail faster?

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 12:22 p.m.

    Parkcityaggie....that's double talk.....the Politicians do not have Obamacare and their employees are exempt!

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 12:11 p.m.

    That’s the way to work a bi-partisan deal – mock the other side. But then that’s the best we can expect from BO, continual campaigning and never anything productive

    Afraid it will succeed? Even its author said it is a trainwreck.

    You chastise worf for not reading it – how about nancy and the dems for not reading it before they passed it?

    I see you could offer no defense of obamacare. BO hasn’t double it – yet – but he is on course to do so.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Sept. 26, 2013 12:02 p.m.

    atl is right. Add to that the fact that Obama's first year in office was under the budget set by the previous administration - Bush & co. You recall Bush - the president who came into office following a yearly surplus racked up under Clinton? That surplus lasted about 10 minutes.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 11:24 a.m.

    @Chris B
    "Considering barack has added more to the national debt than all past presidents COMBINED"

    The debt is 16.7 trillion. It was 10.6 trillion the day Bush left.

  • JimInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 11:06 a.m.

    With or Without the ACA, the economy is going to collapse. Implementing the ACA will only cause the collapse to happen sooner. As much as I hate the idea, it might be best to keep the ACA so we do not have to hear Barack, on his continuing campaign speech tour, saying "See! I told you so." After the collapse things can be put right and the ACA repealed. Contrary to its title, the country cannot afford the ACA.

  • ParkCityAggie Park City, Ut
    Sept. 26, 2013 10:30 a.m.


    You comment highlights the fact that many people have not taken the time to study and understand the new Affordable Care Act. For example, the "Government Leaders" (congress, et al) are NOT exempt from it. Just google Affordable Health Care myths, that or just keep listing to right wing radio with the blinders on.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 10:29 a.m.

    Considering barack has added more to the national debt than all past presidents COMBINED, you'll have to forgive me if whenever barack tells us something about the economy my reaction is we should do the exact opposite.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 26, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    If this health care is so good,--Why are our government leaders exempt from it?