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2 years ago  ::  Jun 28, 2012 - 2:58PM #21
Sigmund
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Jun 28, 2012 -- 2:50PM, amcolph wrote:


For being a foreign-born Mau Mau terrorist trained Muslim socialist tyrant, of course.




Oh! {slaps forehead} That's right. I forgot. 

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 28, 2012 - 3:39PM #22
voice-crying
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Here are some of the things that President Obama has accomplished in three and a half years.


History...ah...sweet...History


 



“The first bill signed into law by Obama was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, relaxing the statute of limitations for equal-pay lawsuits.[121] Five days later, he signed the reauthorization of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to cover an additional 4 million uninsured children.[122] In March 2009, Obama reversed a Bush-era policy which had limited funding of embryonic stem cell research and pledged to develop "strict guidelines" on the research.[123]


Obama appointed two women to serve on the Supreme Court in the first two years of his Presidency. Sonia Sotomayor, nominated by Obama on May 26, 2009, to replace retiring Associate Justice David Souter, was confirmed on August 6, 2009,[124] becoming the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice.[125] Elena Kagan, nominated by Obama on May 10, 2010, to replace retiring Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, was confirmed on August 5, 2010, bringing the number of women sitting simultaneously on the Court to three, for the first time in American history.[126]


On September 30, 2009, the Obama administration proposed new regulations on power plants, factories and oil refineries in an attempt to limit greenhouse gas emissions and to curb global warming.[127][128]


On October 8, 2009, Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, a measure that expands the 1969 United States federal hate-crime law to include crimes motivated by a victim's actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.[129][130]


On March 30, 2010, Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, a reconciliation bill which ends the process of the federal government giving subsidies to private banks to give out federally insured loans, increases the Pell Grant scholarship award, and makes changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[131][132]


In a major space policy speech in April 2010, Obama announced a planned change in direction at NASA, the U.S. space agency. He ended plans for a return of human spaceflight to the moon and development of the Ares I rocket, Ares V rocket and Constellation program, in favor of funding Earth science projects, a new rocket type, and research and development for an eventual manned mission to Mars, and ongoing missions to the International Space Station.[133]


On December 22, 2010, Obama signed the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010, fulfilling a key promise made in the 2008 presidential campaign[134][135] to end the Don't ask, don't tell policy of 1993 that had prevented gay and lesbian people from serving openly in the United States Armed Forces.[136]


President Obama's 2011 State of the Union Address focused on themes of education and innovation, stressing the importance of innovation economics to make the United States more competitive globally. He spoke of a five-year freeze in domestic spending, eliminating tax breaks for oil companies and reversing tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, banning congressional earmarks, and reducing healthcare costs. He promised that the United States would have one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015 and would be 80% reliant on "clean" electricity.[137][138]..."


 



June 28th 2012 the SCOTUS led by my hero Chief Justice Roberts declared that the Affordable Health Care Plan is constitutional.



"Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."Proverbs 18:21
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2 years ago  ::  Jun 28, 2012 - 9:11PM #23
Iwantamotto
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I still think the option should be open to have some sort of prepaid discount program, like my mom is on.  The few clinics I've been to have had some sort of discount program.  I would think it'd be a viable alternative to paying hundreds of dollars, particularly for those who rarely go to the doctor.

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 28, 2012 - 9:52PM #24
Girlchristian
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Jun 28, 2012 -- 2:51PM, Nepenthe wrote:


Jun 28, 2012 -- 2:48PM, Sigmund wrote:


Jun 28, 2012 -- 1:57PM, Armwar wrote:


Wow, didn't look at it that way~!  Too bad he will be impeached later this year...if he is re-elected, which I doubt...




What would he be impeached for again?




If it were up to me, it would be the same things that former President Bush should have been impeached for.




Too many cared about those things when done by a Republican but now don't care because they're done by a Democrat.

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 28, 2012 - 10:04PM #25
voice-crying
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Jun 28, 2012 -- 9:11PM, Iwantamotto wrote:


I still think the option should be open to have some sort of prepaid discount program, like my mom is on.  The few clinics I've been to have had some sort of discount program.  I would think it'd be a viable alternative to paying hundreds of dollars, particularly for those who rarely go to the doctor.




I agree! But, I didn't know that there are discount programs in the USA (unless it's for the poor or working poor).


I think that the people who will be affected by the mandate will (only) be those who earn a good living, but have chosen to not buy a policy; they will be taxed for not having [what they can affford]. If I had the money I would take your advise and start a: "prepaid discount' insurance "program" so that those young workers might decide that they would rather get in a discounted program, than to have to pay a tax. Anyone could get sick at any age or have an accident. 


 
"Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."Proverbs 18:21
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2 years ago  ::  Jun 29, 2012 - 2:29PM #26
Fodaoson
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Jun 28, 2012 -- 9:11PM, Iwantamotto wrote:


I still think the option should be open to have some sort of prepaid discount program, like my mom is on.  The few clinics I've been to have had some sort of discount program.  I would think it'd be a viable alternative to paying hundreds of dollars, particularly for those who rarely go to the doctor.




Yea you know the  government should  write every law so that they fit every 380,000,000 individuals this country.  I should not have to pay taxes for FAA since I rarely fly, or to the NTSB since I have never been involved in a plane crash, or a railroad derailment  or a bridge collapse or for any thing I never use.  If I do not use it the Government should not make me have to pay for it. 


and why  worry about health insurance. I was healthy, went to the doctor every  year or so  exercised ,watched  my weight , why have insurance  .One day  in the fall when leaves were turning, pollen in air I felt a little head congestion and momentary breathing hard.  like allergies. Then that evening leaving work as I walked down a flight of stairs I felt a slight chest  pain  but it passed at the bottom of stairs.  When I got home my wife said ” What is wrong you look  look like a ghost . Lets go to the emergency room  and she gave me aspirin and drove me to the ER. . As soon as I walked into the ER the receptionist /nurse called a code and I was immediately treated .  After emergency room treatment I was taken to surgery and  $13,000 and 6 hours later I was still alive with modifications to my heart. Another 10,000, and another surgery and treatments I was back at work and life.   Fortunately I had insurance.


 As for government there is that little phrase in the  constitution   “, promote the general Welfare” 

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 29, 2012 - 4:28PM #27
REteach
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Yes, and my son was just dandy until he started having seizures.  Any idea what an ambulance ride costs, far less a medical evacuation helicopter? Or the trauma patients who are healthy until someone with no liability insurance t-bones them?

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