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Do you think Congress should be allowed to opt its members out of Obamacare?

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centerfield

May-02-13 10:34 PM

Gosh, dusty, I believe you are incorrect. I did not tell veritas to shut up. That is not the truth...Also, I do not ever remember telling you to shut up either. But, I have told you a few things about your sources and your lack of intelligence for using material that is false or misleading. That, I have done. But, shut up... that is so rad.

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locomotive

May-02-13 3:44 PM

willgrr, I agree.

Surely the skies have parted or something...

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locomotive

May-02-13 11:48 AM

Terry McAuliffe seems like a typical politician to me.

Whatever it takes to get him where he wants to be...

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locomotive

May-02-13 11:46 AM

NY Times cont...

"Mr. McAuliffe said he left GreenTech to run for governor full time and never intended to hide his departure. “If anybody asked me, I said I’m no longer with the company,” he said. “When I made the decision I’m running for governor, I’m all in.”

"Yet the decision not to announce the departure — it was first reported this month by Politico — increased the impression that Mr. McAuliffe was seeking to distance himself from the company, which has struggled to live up to a series of promises.

"When it announced its Mississippi plant, news reports there said the company projected making 150,000 cars. It now says it has orders for 7,000 cars in 2013, a two-seat vehicle the company calls MyCar."

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locomotive

May-02-13 11:45 AM

NY Times cont...

"Asked how much of GreenTech’s financing was raised through foreign investors seeking green cards, known as EB-5 visas, he referred the question to GreenTech’s current executives. Marianne McInerney, a vice president, said the EB-5 program was important to “our initial capital strategy” but did not represent the majority of current investments.

"Mr. McAuliffe stepped down as chairman sometime before Dec. 1, though he continued to refer to his role at the company in the present tense, telling a meeting of small business owners in January, “I’m building electric cars now.”

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locomotive

May-02-13 11:44 AM

NY Times cont...

"Officials also questioned GreenTech’s plan to attract Chinese investors using a visa program that awards green cards to foreigners who put up $500,000 or more for a start-up business. One development official wrote that she could not “get my head around this being anything other than a visa-for-sale scheme.”

"Mr. McAuliffe shrugged off Virginia’s objections. “We tried,” he said. “It didn’t work out. I’ve been in many entrepreneurial businesses. States make their decisions. Businesses make their decisions.”

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locomotive

May-02-13 11:43 AM

I followed up on Terry McAuliffe and found one story from a week ago in the NY Times...

"One of the first questions Mr. McAuliffe was asked when he announced his candidacy last year was why GreenTech located its factory in Tunica County, Miss. Mr. McAuliffe said Virginia officials “didn’t want to bid on it.”

"But e-mails and documents obtained by PolitiFact under the Freedom of Information Act show that Virginia economic development officials were interested, though deeply skeptical about the company’s prospects."

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locomotive

May-02-13 11:35 AM

"Very few people pay 100% of their health ins. cost. It's just too stinking expensive for anyone making less than 60k/year."

Yep, that's us!

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EarlyBird

May-02-13 6:03 AM

raj wrote "Very few people pay 100% of their health ins. cost. It's just too stinking expensive for anyone making less than 60k/year." you are so wrong about this, hardly anybody makes that much money and most jobs these days are part time so the employer doesn't have to pay for insurance for employees. Get your head out of the sand. Why do you think there are 47 million uninsured people in this country?

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Missy1

May-02-13 1:11 AM

I find People think they are entitled. When they do nothing for those entitlements they think they deserve. Yes I do believe you think Obama is the best thing since slice bread. Me not so much. Have a great night.

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Missy1

May-02-13 12:59 AM

I have. 25 dollars co pay. etc. etc. not always made 60 k per year. But have paid my own since 1978. Apparently you have not. But you want your share. Imagine that.

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rajiihammr

May-01-13 11:10 PM

Very few people pay 100% of their health ins. cost. It's just too stinking expensive for anyone making less than 60k/year. And even at that, a family policy takes a 20% bite. I don't know why you should think that legislators should get a terrible policy or pay 100% of costs.

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billldoesntgetit

May-01-13 10:21 PM

rajjj many of us have been paying 100% of our own medical for years.. If Congress cannot pay they better pack up their bags and go home.

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rajiihammr

May-01-13 10:12 PM

Personally I'll be dumping my Afford-a-Blue policy that pays 61 cents of a $60 chiropractic bill for a much better policy.

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rajiihammr

May-01-13 9:56 PM

Missy---If you are self employed you deduct HC ins. So what's the big whoppers doo?

You're son, just guessing...family of 5/3 kids under 21, $800 policy/$190 his monthly cost. Just ball parking.

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Missy1

May-01-13 9:36 PM

It reminds me off, "How much money do you make?" Send it in.

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Missy1

May-01-13 9:29 PM

Rajiihammr, I did that Calculator. I don't have an Employer. I work for myself. I have no employees. That Calculator is Stupid.

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rajiihammr

May-01-13 9:25 PM

Missy1---It hasn't been in affect for three years. Parts have, but not the major parts.

No payout limits are allowed any longer, pre-existing condition denial isn't allowed...other things, but not the big stuff.

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rajiihammr

May-01-13 9:20 PM

But you see Loco, congressional workers are Federal employees and therefore benefit from their employer paying a portion of HC costs. But large employers are locked out of the exchanges 'til 2017, I guess to let things shack out. So the Federal gov't, the Fed. employees employer, can't pay it share of the employees HC cost so the fed employees will be stuck with 100% of the cost. That's the problem; they want to exclude Federal employees from the amendment that Grassly put in the law so that the gov't can pay the subsidy which they would pay anyway as things are now.

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Missy1

May-01-13 8:36 PM

I asked one question. If Obama Care has been intact for three years, how has it helped you? What is your reply? Nothing but junk.

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locomotive

May-01-13 7:52 PM

90% say no to Congress opting out of Obamacare.

Common sense has paid a visit on the MDN poll today. Huzzahs!

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rajiihammr

May-01-13 2:01 PM

I'm not answering this question, just posting. It's a : "do you still beat your wife" question. Read it over and over and can't figure it out. And there aren't even a lot of words. huh.

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rajiihammr

May-01-13 1:55 PM

Can't even post a dot organization or a ach tee tee pee slash slash.

Hope they don't censor peeee

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rajiihammr

May-01-13 12:47 PM

Polidork---Funny name, good post.

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Missy1

May-01-13 12:15 PM

I heard Obama say in his speech the other day how Obama Care has been working for 3 years now. Have any of you seen that it's working for You? My premiums go up every year and I don't think this year will be any different. My son is trying to get his own insurance for his family now. Does look like those Premiums are any more affordable, since I have to help him pay for it. Mom has decided to stay home with baby. She lost her insurance. I will not give up my Blue Cross- Blue Shield for any of this Junk Obama Care. So now I get to pay for 2 family insurance policies.

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