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Freeing Workers From the Insurance Trap
New York Times, by Editorial Staff

Original Article

Posted By:HogPilot, 2/5/2014 6:56:09 AM

The Congressional Budget Office estimated on Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of full-time workers by 2.5 million over the next decade. That is mostly a good thing, a liberating result of the law. Of course, Republicans immediately tried to brand the findings as “devastating” and stark evidence of President Obama’s health care reform as a failure and a job killer. It is no such thing. (SNIP) The new law will free people, young and old, to pursue careers or retirement without having to worry about health coverage.

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Incredible. Just incredible.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cThree, 2/5/2014 7:00:17 AM     (No. 9719986)

Links to the wrong op-ed.

Try:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/05/opinion/freeing-workers-from-the-insurance-trap.html?rref=opinion&module=Ribbon&version=origin®ion=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&pgtype=article

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 2/5/2014 7:02:47 AM     (No. 9719989)

I can´t believe this. This must have been written by the WH. What alternate universe are they living in?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bazi, 2/5/2014 7:05:13 AM     (No. 9719991)

It´s a jaw dropping alternate universe.

This is the way they think. This is what they believe. This is what we are up against.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: mws50, 2/5/2014 7:10:03 AM     (No. 9719994)

Thanks NYT for providing more proof that you leftards are incredibly stupid. You obviously have no clue how a $3500 deductible on a $350 a month policy could possibly hurt anyone. Lets do a little math. $350 times 12 plus $3500 equals $7700. The first $7700 in medical bills EACH YEAR falls on the young and the old, alike. Now don´t you feel stupid, NYT?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: texascunning, 2/5/2014 7:10:58 AM     (No. 9719995)

Up is down, black is white, and bad is good.

The NYTimes must be having drug-related flashbacks.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LComStaff, 2/5/2014 7:11:21 AM     (No. 9719996)

Staff has corrected link and text.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lilo, 2/5/2014 7:15:52 AM     (No. 9720000)

Incredibly stupid, even from the NYT. Free to pursue their careers? What jobs are they supposed to pursue? How can they pay for the insurance without jobs? OMG. Direct from the pages of Pravda, (sorry Pravda, you´re more credible than the NYT)

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Reply 8 - Posted by: geo11, 2/5/2014 7:21:17 AM     (No. 9720005)

#7 Yes The Pravda Times. They have jumped the shark. Words can´t describe the stupidity of their logic. How does this rag survive another day?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: steveW, 2/5/2014 7:21:45 AM     (No. 9720006)

Next thing you know, Ed Itorialstaff (man he´s been employed at the NYT like forever) will be praising the USSR, al-Qaeda and transgendered unicorns. Oh wait...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hicksvillekid59, 2/5/2014 7:22:20 AM     (No. 9720008)

This is from The Onion.............right?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: guybee, 2/5/2014 7:34:25 AM     (No. 9720028)

Only at the Times is black white and up down. To think 2.5 million people losing their jobs is a good thing because now they have freedom to live their lives without the tyranny of health insurance is an alternative universe.

Again, boycott these people. They will shrivel up and go away.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: uno, 2/5/2014 7:36:11 AM     (No. 9720031)

These people could make Joseph Goebbels slap his forehead and say "I coulda hadda V8" in a Joisy accent!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ho72, 2/5/2014 7:44:10 AM     (No. 9720040)

Wow. The Ministry of Truth has outdone itself this time.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: lala, 2/5/2014 7:49:56 AM     (No. 9720045)

Yes, my friend who has lost his job is just thrilled that he can now pursue his dreams. He´s free to do whatever he likes, as long as it does not require him to pay for anything. Of course, he will lose his house now, and his wife has talked about leaving him, but hooray!! Two more burdens lifted from his shoulders! He´s free, I tell you, free! Oh thank the great and powerful One for his graciousness.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mazeman, 2/5/2014 7:57:20 AM     (No. 9720057)

As a poet, I have been freed to follow my heart.

/S

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Reply 16 - Posted by: wetenschapper, 2/5/2014 7:58:22 AM     (No. 9720059)

#10 echos my reaction, but in my case, it was real. Reading the lead-in, I actually thought this was a parody, and a pretty good one at that - then I noticed the NYT byline. Good grief, those people are not merely deluded, they´re clinically insane.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: nimby, 2/5/2014 7:58:53 AM     (No. 9720061)

This is what Reid said yesterday.

No doubt, the entire piece is a based on WH talking points

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 2/5/2014 8:07:20 AM     (No. 9720073)

Reading that Occupy lawyer Marxist morons seven "myths" about communism a few days back one apparently sincere sentence stuck out. (a real feat in that farcical narcotic induced rant). It was the fundamental belief that true communism would free people to able to pursue whatever they wished, farming in the morning, a fisherman in the afternoon, political analyst after dinner, Dance at night.

I could not help but wonder what kind of person would wake up tomorrow with a desire to pick up my garbage, or pick the lettuce for my salad.

Whenever someone talks about the freedom communism promises by freeing people from slavery to the capitalists 1% ask them if they ever watched Dirty Jobs. Then ask, if the you get paid the same whether you sit in an office, work in a lab, are a Dr or Nurse or simply sit at home honing your "art" whatever that may be, who is going to do all those nasty but absolutely essential jobs? Is the "government" going to force us to do them in shifts?

We are all slaves to our bodies needs, for food shelter and an orderly clean environment. In a capitalist world we get to choose our "master" and change him if we so wish. In socialism our master does all the choosing for us. Effete academic Marxists always see themselves as the ones working in big offices running things "for the people" never as the ones forced to be garbageman or street sweeper.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Raisedright, 2/5/2014 8:12:55 AM     (No. 9720085)

It took me awhile to get my blood pressure back down after reading this astounding piece of garbage. Did the CBO report that the reduction in working hours will be a result of workers voluntarily leaving their jobs? I don´t think so. It seems, however, that the times editorial board should take advantage of the opportunity that Obamacare provides: retire and live a life of leisure knowing that they have access to the best health care that death panels can deny.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: cobieone, 2/5/2014 8:18:18 AM     (No. 9720100)

#15, great post! How tragic for your friend. I went through a lay-off in 2009 that nearly devastated my situation. Thankfully, things are back to normal for me and my family, but we lost our life savings an are starting over. This article is evidence of what we are up against with the Left. This is Pelosi on steroids.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Rinktum, 2/5/2014 8:25:06 AM     (No. 9720109)

#19, had to repost this paragraph.

"We are all slaves to our bodies needs, for food shelter and an orderly clean environment. In a capitalist world we get to choose our "master" and change him if we so wish. In socialism our master does all the choosing for us. Effete academic Marxists always see themselves as the ones working in big offices running things "for the people" never as the ones forced to be garbageman or street sweeper. "

Bravo. Well said!


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Reply 22 - Posted by: Grampy, 2/5/2014 8:26:52 AM     (No. 9720111)

The whole article had the same tone and spin that we hear every day from the socialist left, which is no surprise. The majority of the comments were in the same vein but for a few, which shows we still have a fight ahead. That being said, I would like to see health insurance decoupled from employment just for the freedom of choice aspect.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mulhaven, 2/5/2014 8:27:08 AM     (No. 9720113)

It sounds like a Pelosism to me.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 2/5/2014 8:34:31 AM     (No. 9720119)

And on the same day the New York Observer runs an article that reporting staff at the Times is increasingly unhappy with the lack of quality on the editorial pages.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Dalen, 2/5/2014 8:38:16 AM     (No. 9720123)

I can´t believe the comments from the NYT side of this article are you kidding me where is the money going to come from - somebody is going to have to pay for their subsidies - I thought this joke of a healthcare law was to help people who didn´t have insurance not encourage people to TAKE ADVANTAGE of the system like 47% or is it 49% of Americans are taking advantage of the welfare system now! I wish i could say unbelievable but greed, laziness and a lying media is allowing this to come about! Oh and did I mention a lying president!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: chicodon, 2/5/2014 8:42:28 AM     (No. 9720130)

I happened to watch the White House Daily Briefing yesterday and Obama´s chief economist was waltzed out to discuss the devastating CBO report. What happened was hilarious. This article is basically a dictation of what he said. I laughed all the way through it. Most of the reporters weren´t buying any of it.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 2/5/2014 8:43:49 AM     (No. 9720133)

The Slimes follows Reid over the cliff.

The first major fallacy here is that all the people who lose jobs WANT to stop working and that access to health insurance coverage is the sole reason they are working. For the vast majority of people impacted, that will NOT be true. They are working to keep a roof over their head, buy clothes, and feed themselves.

Second, how are these people who now have no income going to PAY for their health care? Even if subsidies pay the insurance bill there are huge deductibles with such insurance. They would have to come up with thousands of dollars to pay their up front costs. Hard to do when you are not working.

The insanity of the left constantly amazes me. They get handed their talking points and they all start to parrot them. When the points are moronic they sound doubly stupid, once for all saying the same thing and again because it is stupid to begin with.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: fire_mission, 2/5/2014 8:48:50 AM     (No. 9720143)

So this means the NYT should push for the impeachment of Hussein to immediately elevate his status to that of Elder Statesman, free of the stress of a job and the inherent limitations on the number of rounds of golf to be played weekly.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/5/2014 8:51:00 AM     (No. 9720146)

Piglosi, botox brain dead. Reid, corrupted beyond redemption. ValJar/Podesta/Soros more out of touch than I thought possible. Does this trio really believe that the American people will swallow this slop? How stupid can the Wizards of Smart be? Fodder for a criminal trial somewhere in this mess.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: hawgguy, 2/5/2014 9:05:30 AM     (No. 9720170)

I´m convinced, these people don´t get math. They are not evil, just numerically illiterate.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Grambo, 2/5/2014 9:08:03 AM     (No. 9720172)

As John Podhoretz mentions in his article nearby, this notion came from a white house official in a briefing yesterday.

The Times Editorial Page, yet again, is doing stenography duty for the administration.

This editorial, in its knee-pad service to the administration’s talking points, reaffirms the validity of the other nearby article on the frustration of Times staffers with the banality of the Times editorial office.


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Reply 32 - Posted by: Buttercup82, 2/5/2014 9:08:04 AM     (No. 9720173)

The socialist, Europeanization of the USA continues marching forward. The sad thing is half the country will rejoice thinking they don´t have to work anymore.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: southernboy, 2/5/2014 9:27:19 AM     (No. 9720205)

How did that song go?

Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/5/2014 9:33:31 AM     (No. 9720210)

Although, the smartest bunch, Ldotters, don´t yet use the key, Communist propaganda word, "AGITATION"., where all "talking points" (a disguised, cover-up word for,propaganda !), are meant to annoy, irritate, bother, brainwash the peasants, here is a novel new, "living in a fantasy world" form of agitation, by painting an IMPOSSIBLY rosy picture of an absurdity. ......just the same way the NYSlimes describes the Imposter In Chief !
We are the daily victims of Marxist Leninist, old Communist propaganda techniques, best called,
AGITATION !. Time to start using the word daily, and PAST the time to go on the offensive and create our own agitation for freedom (exactly what Mitt didn´t do, and exactly what pure anti Communist Ronald Reagan DID DO ! !)
From Bill Mahr, Piers Morgan, to Schumer, Puglosi, Cuomo, Reid, these agitators are on a daily war path of predictable space and time taking agitation , and we must learn to call it what it actually is! A good offense is the best defense! As long as we petty argue with the agitators and don´t identify and "name call" them as communist driven, lost souls, we are totally ineffective !

Consider that the desperate NYSlimes has made us a gift of their bizarre fantasy.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Clinger, 2/5/2014 9:37:14 AM     (No. 9720214)

We have become such an ignorant society they need not mask their intentions nor parse their words. They can cut and paste right out of Marx, 1984, Animal Farm, Goebbels, Schiklgruber himself and half of our country thinks it´s just wonderful.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: sherlock1, 2/5/2014 9:44:26 AM     (No. 9720224)

Funemployment! Health Winsurance!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: mizzmac, 2/5/2014 9:47:49 AM     (No. 9720229)

No. Not freeing. Mostly freeing people who had and wanted jobs from the jobs they had and wanted. This liberal lie of freedom to be creative is a crock. I´m a writer. I´ve been self-employed for nearly a decade. I´ve paid my individual insurance premiums (and yes, with a pre-existing condition), bought a home, saved, paid my taxes, and given to charity without the help of the government. Bite me.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: little guy, 2/5/2014 9:48:48 AM     (No. 9720232)

Leave it to the New York Slimes to look only on the sunny side and totally ignore the dark!

What this really means is that the shiftless, the lazy, those conniving to get more benefits, those refusing to grow up, the criminally minded, the totally useless, social misfits covered with tattoos and body piercings, etc., are now even more encouraged to quit their meager jobs putting jelly in doughnuts or setting mouse traps at the warehouse or packing boxes at Amazon and just stay home and play on the public dime.

Hello NYT!! Less people working is a burden on everyone else and means less taxes collected --- but more expenses & services paid for by the rest of us. Dopes.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 2/5/2014 10:09:42 AM     (No. 9720262)

The same thing was said by the Obama gang and Hairy Reed. Talk about a coordinated message, and what a lame message at that.

Hate your job? Find a new job!!! Grit your teeth and put up with it.

It has nothing to do with healthcare.

What a bunch of crackpots, and we elected them.

As for the media, they have long lost all credibility, but its still interesting to see what they say, and point and laugh.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 2/5/2014 10:10:35 AM     (No. 9720264)

Free. Work. These are words that greeted people at Auschwitz. Thanks NYT. I hope the lot of you rot in hell.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 2/5/2014 10:10:52 AM     (No. 9720265)

I don´t recall this being one of the selling points when the whole thing was being discussed. How could they overlook such a wonderful aspect of Obamacare?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: kono, 2/5/2014 10:18:49 AM     (No. 9720280)

Ahhhhhh, the Socialist Utopia is finally coming. Let the world rejoice!

/s

#19 expresses a wisdom rapidly being lost in our world. No human effort, no matter how big, has a hope of conquering physical, spiritual, or economic realities of life.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/5/2014 10:24:03 AM     (No. 9720289)

How are all those people who are going to be "free" from having to go to work going to be able to pay for their health care insurance in the future?

Maybe you are going to pay for their healthcare?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/5/2014 10:24:04 AM     (No. 9720290)

HR departments are going to love this spin. Instead of grimly telling people they have lost their jobs, it can be a moment of celebration - saying they have been liberated from the tyranny of employment.
You can now paint rainbow-colored unicorns all day long.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 2/5/2014 10:56:10 AM     (No. 9720343)

Wow, I finally found The Onion! What, this isn´t The Onion??!!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Distorted, 2/5/2014 10:56:32 AM     (No. 9720345)

How many staff did the NYTs "free" to carry on their dreams last year? Good for them.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: RancherJack, 2/5/2014 11:04:09 AM     (No. 9720365)

When the United States was a Free Nation, we were employees.

Now we´re ´Workers´

Doesn´t anyone else notice this ..?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: NotaBene, 2/5/2014 11:22:17 AM     (No. 9720389)

Workers of America unite! Work fewer hours, pay less taxes and receive more ObamaCare subsidies from the productive Americans that still work for a living. We cannot afford all these freeloaders nor their Obamaphones.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: David Key, 2/5/2014 11:27:33 AM     (No. 9720400)

Wow who knew that unemployment and underemployment was a positive. In that light all the people who have gotten free vacations from the O´sters Economy are really happy and grateful to be so free.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 2/5/2014 11:39:39 AM     (No. 9720427)

Free at last?
What fools.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Franz, 2/5/2014 11:55:22 AM     (No. 9720446)

The CBO reported that net total of hours worked will drop about 1.5 to 2.0 percent from 2017 to 2024. It goes on to state that the largest decline will probably occur among lower-wage workers. But, then CBO tries to put lipstick on this pig by claiming that this will be, "almost entirely because workers will choose to supply less labor."

You’ve got to be kidding me! A lower-wage worker will choose to work less hours and make less pay! In most cases, these workers will be forced to work fewer hours as they are transitioned from full to part-time workers when the employer mandate kicks in.

Is there something in the DC drinking water that causes these hallucinations!


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Reply 52 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 2/5/2014 11:59:10 AM     (No. 9720456)

An article I read before this one cited members of the NYT business page complaining that the NYT editorialists know nothing about economics. This editorial is the proof of the pudding. Methinks the Times editorial staff is just a bunch of spoiled, indulgent rich brats blowing through daddy´s money.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Andromeda, 2/5/2014 12:19:35 PM     (No. 9720487)

I remember Pelosi saying something similar when the act was passed. All I could think about was that if a Republican had said people didn´t need to have jobs and could do their own thing, they would have been hounded out of town for being out of touch.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Aria, 2/5/2014 12:37:04 PM     (No. 9720502)

"Freedom´s just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

I´d like to free Obama from his job so he can be free to get high, play more golf, spend more time with Reggie.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Phd, 2/5/2014 12:44:27 PM     (No. 9720518)

I´ll say it again: Liberals don´t know the first thing about economics or human nature. The New York Observer article describes how a NYT business reporter went over to the editorial staff and couldn´t teach them anything about economics. Of course realistic economics only counts in a capatalist society. In a socialist system, like this administration, it doesn´t matter. Everybody keeps demonstrating how the ACA will cost Billions. IT DOESN´T MATTER!

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Reply 56 - Posted by: flutepilot, 2/5/2014 1:02:01 PM     (No. 9720543)

Has anybody looked at the replies to the article? There are more people than you might think who will do just what the article suggests.

I have feared for this country ever since the day after the elections of November, 2008. My fears are, in spite of trying to work against the flow of things, coming true...

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Franz, 2/5/2014 1:34:44 PM     (No. 9720602)

Progressives will give more and more people more and more things – for FREE!

But, that last part is not true. Nothing is for free. Somebody else has to pay for it. There is a real problem with this. You eventually run out of other-peoples-money.


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Reply 58 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 2/5/2014 1:35:59 PM     (No. 9720605)

FTA: The new law will free people, young and old, to pursue careers or retirement without having to worry about health coverage.... It is hard to view this as any kind of disaster.

Seriously? Seriously?? I kept searching for the notation "this is satire" but didn´t find it. Those filthy little Communists who wrote this article wouldn´t write such glib, outrageous lies if they were the ones suffering. Every day we see the bloodbath related to the loss of jobs and they have the nerve to write this tripe. I really am stunned at what I am reading in recent articles and the malevolent forces at work to destroy our beloved nation.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 2/5/2014 1:39:06 PM     (No. 9720610)

FTA: "The new law will free people, young and old, to pursue careers or retirement without having to worry about health coverage. Workers can seek positions they are most qualified for and will no longer need to feel locked into a job they don’t like because they need insurance for themselves or their families."

So how were people able to pursue their dreams before there was medical insurance "health coverage")? How were they able to invent things, paint pictures, discover cures for diseases, etc., etc. without medical insurance?

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Reply 60 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/5/2014 1:45:58 PM     (No. 9720622)

#54 is right...

Nancy Peyote said you´ll be free to be an artist,
because you´ll have health insurance at last.

The delusional, hallucinating witch must have taken a break from
her winery millions and Open Wine and Whine Friday...
just long enough to loan her staffers out to write for...
The Newd Dork Slimez.

Well, without a Wiener hanging around, they´ve got to find something
to do over there to compete with The Wall Street Urinal.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 2/5/2014 1:55:47 PM     (No. 9720645)

King Obama:

"If you don´t like your job, you don´t have to keep your job.

Thank me, Thank me very much."

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Reply 62 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 2/5/2014 1:56:27 PM     (No. 9720647)

The scariest part here is not the article itself, it is the number of people replying and wholeheartedly agreeing with what was said in the article.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: varkdriver, 2/5/2014 2:46:49 PM     (No. 9720730)

Oh, baby. This is straight from Paul "I Won A Nobel Prize" Krugman and Tom "China Is Really Great" Friedman.

Walter Duranty, please call your office...

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Reply 64 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 2/5/2014 3:18:43 PM     (No. 9720779)

Balderdash! For one thing this article is so "stupidly" written. It goes around in circles. It says the same thing in a dozen different ways. I betcha even the loinfo boobs can´t understand what the heck. Of course, the loinfo crowd will see words like being able to fulfill their desire to be an artist. Or getting healthcare even though pre-existing condition. The NYT wrote clap-trap. Disgusting.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: dot66, 2/5/2014 3:23:18 PM     (No. 9720788)

I keep noticing that no one seems to remember that Pelosi is pushing this angle and has been pushing it all along. Is her delight based on the fact that her daughter is an independent film maker? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Pelosi

Where do independent film makers get their insurance? Even if she had an individual policy, has it been canceled? Is her daughter delighted with Obamacare? If so, she soon won´t be.

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Reply 66 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/5/2014 5:21:09 PM     (No. 9720939)

The report said that Obamacare will not increase unemployment or under-employment.

Well, the report is dead wrong. We have the lowest labor participation rate in decades (I believe the last time it was this low was in the time of Jimmy Carter), and I personally know a number of people who are working part-time because they can´t find a full-time job, and their employer refuses to allow them to work more than 29 hours a week.

Nancy Pelosi said something like this years ago, that people would be free to be artists and poets and whatnot because they wouldn´t have to worry about health insurance. Well, if you can´t work to earn the money to pay the staggering premiums and deductibles, I don´t know if poetry is going to pay the bills.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: uno, 2/5/2014 6:35:04 PM     (No. 9721045)

When are we going to finally pick up the phone and call 1-800-BUL-SH!T on these Marxist Communists?

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Reply 68 - Posted by: Hammock, 2/5/2014 9:15:34 PM     (No. 9721185)

Before AHA, to get good medical insurance you had to work for a good large company or the government. This is still true for now.

These AHA-compliant policies are not affordable for great numbers of people. The people who wanted to change jobs are still behind the 8-ball.

Some people who are now eligible for Medicaid may be happy thinking they don´t have to get a real job and can work on their art or be an unpaid political intern, but Medicaid isn´t the healthcare they had imagined and soon will be worse.

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