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Are you any more optimistic that the Affordable Care Act will be good for the country than when Obamacare was hurried through Congress?

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Peeweepeterson

Jul-03-13 12:36 AM

WTF are you talking about? The Affordable Care Act IS Obamacare! This is the kind of questions you get from Republican papers. They don't even know what they vote on, they just know that if Obama likes it, then they have to hate it.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.

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socialismsucks

Jul-03-13 6:32 AM

at least carter lived long enough to see a worse president than he was. i wonder if this will hurt the messiah's chance of being added to Mt Rushmore?

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locomotive

Jul-03-13 8:49 AM

"535 Men & Women spending more time campaigning and soliciting election monies from special interest (lobby) groups than running the country..."

They're all politicians, aren't they.

Though this is an interesting deflective technique from holding the current administration responsible for anything, I do think the president can and should be included in Veritas' rant. All one has to do is delete "535 Men & Women" and insert "President Obama."

And yes, I do know President Obama can't be re-elected after this, his second term. But it would be nice for him to know what is going on in his administration, on his watch, instead of giving speeches (and raising money) to castigate any and all who might oppose his policies.

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locomotive

Jul-03-13 8:51 AM

Palo Alto Online 6-6-13

"Tickets are $2,500 per person to attend a 5 p.m. reception in the Palo Alto home of Marci & Mike McCue, and $32,400 per person (the maximum allowed per calendar year) to attend a 6:30 p.m. dinner at the Palo Alto home of Vinod and Neeru Khosla. The maximum donation includes opportunities for discussion and photos, according to the program for the evening.

"'Just as he helped House Democrats recently, the president is back in town to help us hold the Senate,' said event spokesman Wade Randlett in a letter. 'Both events will be at private homes, so will be especially intimate. With key (second-term) issues ranging from immigration reform to climate change to trying again on gun violence prevention, the stakes for holding the Senate (in the November 2014 election) couldn't be higher.'

"Khosla is a venture capitalist noted for his interest in cutting-edge green enterprises...Khosla gave $1 million in 2012 to Priorities USA Action, a political

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locomotive

Jul-03-13 8:51 AM

"Khosla gave $1 million in 2012 to Priorities USA Action, a political action committee that spent $66 million to defeat Republicans, according to Federal Election Commission records and OpenSecrets****, the website of the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics."

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locomotive

Jul-03-13 9:17 AM

"Won't change the fact ACA is a constitutionally recognized federal program..."

In fact, the SCOTUS "constitutionally recognized" ACA as a tax, after President Obama went on record more than once saying it wasn't a tax.

Politicians....

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JKniffin

Jul-03-13 9:34 AM

Peewee, you idiot, nowhere does it say in the question that ACA isn't Obamacare. wow, what are you saying. We all know ACA is obamacare. Get a job and get your own insurance!!!!!

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JKniffin

Jul-03-13 9:35 AM

Sometimes when I read these posts, I really don't feel like I live in Minot. Where did all you Obama lovers come from?? Go back to Minneasota or Illinois or wherever you came from.

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MoneyGrowsOnTrees

Jul-03-13 11:59 AM

leftwing you are very clever with the faux news? I bet you made that up didnt you?

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-03-13 1:05 PM

Yes a law from Obama thats bad... So how dense is the population that backed this bill? Obama screwed up and it will continue to be wittled down to exactly what it should have been in the 1st place.. Should have made insurance companies unable to deny coverage.. End of problem.. Obama had to try to make this Oscar winning movie and it flopped.. dumb and dumber passed it in the dead of the night and now even Democrats realize what a failure Obama and his Obamacare are..

Thats what happens when you get people in office that have nothing between their ears.. they go by looks not by brains.. Obamas never had a brain and Pelosi and Read are dumber then the dumbest.

Whats up Libs??? How come Obama can't uphold up his own laws? How come Obama didnt pass a jobs bill the 1st two years in office???

How about that libs.. Come on whats your "NEWEST" excuse for your Baby boy..

Wow and mid terms coming just a little over a year away.. Republican landslide anyone??????

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rajiihammr

Jul-03-13 7:23 PM

I don't know if it'll be good for the Country, but it'll be good for me. A better policy with lower premium. There is a tax credit coming our way, most people know nothing of it, and I've never heard "The Limpman" mention it. Not unlike his lies about Obama raising income taxes 'til finally, after 3 years, put on the spot and admitting that under Obama most paid less income tax.

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MarkHighwater

Jul-03-13 7:55 PM

Countries with some type of universal health care include...Afghanistan*, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iraq*, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and the United Kingdom....

The U.S is really the only developed country without universal health care.

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MarkHighwater

Jul-03-13 8:07 PM

We can do it America...the healthcare/insurance industry are entrenched and enjoy a very powerful in the USA...we got Bin Laden...we can do this too : )

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MarkHighwater

Jul-03-13 8:19 PM

I think BUSH/CHENEY have ruined any chance of a GOP landslide....except in Ward county : )

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minreader

Jul-03-13 10:07 PM

Can anyone please tell me if veritas has been correct/right about anything????? Well I'm waiting...oh veritas and willy I demand you to produce facts on any of your spewed verbage...well we all are waiting

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minreader

Jul-03-13 10:22 PM

Can anyone please tell me if veritas has been correct/right about anything????? Well I'm waiting...oh veritas and willy I demand you to produce facts on any of your spewed verbage...well we all are waiting

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minreader

Jul-03-13 10:23 PM

Can anyone please tell me if veritas has been correct/right about anything????? Well I'm waiting...oh veritas and willy I demand you to produce facts on any of your spewed verbage...well we all are waiting

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minreader

Jul-03-13 10:40 PM

I guess it's true I/we can't fix stupid. Cause stupid is what stupid does...veritas and willy there is no hope and change for you. You both are from the 47 to 54% ter's...sum kinda sad...however I'm still waiting for your facts...no answer huh that's right cause you can't

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locomotive

Jul-03-13 10:46 PM

Pie in the sky or pie in your eye.

That's the Veritas way.

Hope all have a great 4th!

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locomotive

Jul-03-13 10:52 PM

"One is the loneliest number..."

Looks like that's Veritas, singing his song all by himself, strumming a ukelele or beating a drum.

Have fun

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locomotive

Jul-04-13 7:08 AM

That Chang and Eng post, Veritas? Excuse me for what I'm about to say, but what did that post have to do with the price of tea in China?

Back to topic...the Affordable Care Act is turning out not to be so affordable or caring, with politicians of all sorts backing away from it as fast and far as possible.

I believe the former Sens. Dorgan & Conrad got this one right. They voted for ACA, discovered quickly (or knew beforehand) it was a stinker, and got out of DC before the chickens came home to roost on it.

Y'know, Rep. Pelosi's comment "we have to pass it before we know what's in it" is going to become part of the American lexicon. What it'll mean is "me approve this? are you dreaming?"

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-04-13 9:58 AM

Funny how the Dems who CLAIM to hate the rich and support the poor are now going to let the rich delay Obama care..

Funny ain't it?

Seems the Dems are looking for votes again.. So they have to ****tt on people and make the little guy now suffer to help the Dems get money from Companies and Unions for their 2014 run..

Talk about Mobs.. Obama and his Mafia need to be run out just like Morsi..

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locomotive

Jul-04-13 10:53 AM

Veritas, President Truman was a liberal Democrat. No surprises in the quotes from his SOTU address.

"...most of our people cannot afford to pay for the care they need.

I have often and strongly urged that this condition demands a national health program...."

Same song, new decade.

"There are numerous reasons why they all have opted out, but the main one is the positioning of the Republican base drifting to the extreme right!"

Horse feathers, or if you prefer it, cow pie. A majority of North Dakotans were against ACA's passage at the time it was being debated and voted upon.

The Big 3 saw the handwriting on the wall, the Senators jumped ship, and Rep. Pomeroy was defeated in his re-election bid by--of all people that Dems/libs love to hate--Rick Berg.

Now President Obama has declared that certain provisions of ACA won't be implemented on businesses until 2015, which is after the 2014 mid-term elections. Veeerrry convenient.

Politicians...

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-04-13 1:43 PM

Garr I don't suppose you can supply the facts to that poll?

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-04-13 2:55 PM

willgarr Jul-04-13 2:34 PM Agree | Disagree

I got that poll from the same place me and Obama get our poll results. wwwdot pulledoutofmyazzdotcom

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