Humiliating: Minnesota Democrats can’t answer simple Obamacare question

It’s no secret Obamacare supporters are finding it more and more difficult to defend President Obama’s signature legislation, and the awkward situation that arose at a Minnesota town hall meeting is most likely just a sign of things to come for Democrats this election cycle. During a town hall-style agricultural symposium in Mankato, Minnesota on Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers were left speechless after a citizen asked a very straightforward question.

The question: “I thought the Affordable Care Act would save $2500 per family. What happened?”

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN) had absolutely no idea how to respond, while he third member of the panel, Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN), got himself off the hook by reminding attendees he did not vote for the law.

KECY-TV captured the moment on video. Check out how the incident unfolded below:

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“You’re telling me that you’re finding out how to do the same things you did under the free market system,” Glenn asked exasperatedly. “You’re talking about the same problems, except these problems now are magnified.”

“85% of us were happy with what we had. It can’t be anything close to that now,” Pat added. “And the other thing is: That still doesn’t want the question. We were promised the $2,500 per family savings. What happened to it? Don’t tell me my system wasn’t perfect before. You made me certain promises that aren’t occurring. What happened? They always change the subject.”

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  • Anonymous

    Every Conservative who posts here today, don’t respond to any comment from a Liberal who is defending Obamacare. I’m begging all of you, just say…nothing. They are in pure denial. If you get caught up in a thread with any of them it will just drag you down to their level. The entire law is a joke and a lie, it’s so obvious that it shouldn’t even be humored. All Leftists want is attention, period.

  • John S

    The end result is like buying auto insurance. Its all based on the same risk assessment. The only people who signed up for the ACA that saved money. Was those who qualified for subsides. In fact those that don’t qualify have to subsidize those that can. Its another very ugly Robin Hood ideology that won’t work.

  • Anonymous

    I found the comments by Keith Ellison particularly disturbing. The Left is telling lazy Americans that they are being virtuous if they intentionally don’t work and force someone who does to subsidize their insurance. We are now a Communist state.

  • John S

    Well, sometimes I think its going there. To me its more a dictatorship then Communism. I say that because on one hand we have legalizing pot, but then a call for gun control. National insurance, but then a call to grandfather illegals citizenship. Its really all over the board. Obama just does what he wants. We most certainly have a one party system as of now. That is scary no matter what you call it.

  • John S

    Can you imagine a lefty trying to defend any of this. Got to smoke a lot of weed to make it sound legit. Can’t imagine even the most staunch Liberal having a easy time defending it.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Glenn..these liberals are a true danger to this great land of ours

  • Viet Vet

    What was so funny?Everybody starts laughing,Its sad that people still vote for these azzholes!

  • Anonymous

    What else would you expect from a Muslim like Ellison?

  • Guest

    I am going to have to say that the failure of the Republican party to mount a counter attack; at least disseminating facts about the situation, makes them no less a danger to this land than are the Democrats.

  • Mike Barnes

    “Trust us. We are smarter than you. You just thought you liked your insurance and your doctor. You need government to guide you. But if it needs fixing we will pass single payer and you will love socialism. Some of you need to suffer for the greater good.” That’s what they were thinking but wouldn’t say out loud.

  • Boo2

    You hit it Bruce! What possible excuse do the Repubs have for this to get this far? Unbelievable!

  • rappini pasta

    John S, you’re exactly right, they want to fix it but you can’t fix Stupid.

  • Anonymous

    You are so right. Thanks for the reminder. It is so easy to get exasperated with them playing Emperor’s New Clothes all the time. But we need to keep to the facts and state them clear and respectfully. Thanks!!!

  • Anonymous

    Ah…check the record. Many ideas were offered but never ALLOWED to even get to the floor. There was no open discussion on ideas. Harry Reid and Nancy Pallosi did not ALLOW this. Facts tell the truth.

  • Anonymous

    Amazing isn’t it? Most of them just parrot and do no investigation to fact check. They usually listen to NPR and THINK it is PUBLIC radio. What a shame that we have been so dumbed down.

  • JoeThePimpernel

    “How dare you question our authoritah!”

  • Anonymous

    Disgusting display of dim Democrats.

  • Anonymous

    The speed of the breakdown of civil society in this country is escalating at breathtaking speed.

  • Anonymous

    I never talk to a democrat- “cant fix stupid” and its a waste of my breath.
    They also will find out the hard way that not one soul will help them when the world goes to crap. They have defended many evils for decades and our problems today from presidrnt to financial are because of them.

  • Anonymous

    You are correct! Liberal trolls get paid for each response! The last I read it was 5 cents for a up or down vote’ and 25 cents per response. Once identified as a troll, I never respond!

  • Kaiser

    It’s too bad someone didn’t ask Ellison this question. ” If this is so virtuous, then why don’t ALL of us go on unemployment and let someone else pay for it?
    Of course, who would deliver the food? Gasoline? Medicine? I mean everyone will voluntarily give up their job…for the greater good!

  • Tony Viscardi

    The number who went directly to Medicaid is not being reported due to the fact that it is quite a large percentage of those that have signed up. Wait and see how much they will force the few left of the middle class to fork over to bail their disaster out. Unfortunately, things are going to get far far worse as the implementation of OBAMACARE continues. His name must stay on this legislation so it gets embedded in the history books. Hopefully, those that come after us can read and learn what a terrible president we had and how, with the help of OBAMACARE almost destroyed a once great nation.

  • Anonymous

    Walz was asking for people to point out the weaknesses of the program. Is he a moron or what? Sorry rhetorical question he’s a Democrat isn’t he? The program is the weakness idiot. There I just pointed it out!

  • CrapsDealer

    I’m completely fed up with corrupt, lying liberals. And, there’s no other kind.

  • 300 bowler

    I’m sure Piglosi “you have to passthe bill to know what’s in it” can answer the question. Also the Liar of the year, Hussein O, will add his bull jive.

  • Linexof Brevard

    We got our good news last week.
    Our annual premium was 2952.04.
    As of next month it will be 8762.00
    Our new plan is very comparable.
    Old deductible was 1000.00 each
    New deductible is 1500.00 each
    If we raise the deductible to 5K each our premium savings would be 60 dollars a month. I think we will stick with the higher premium.
    We are lucky, we can afford it, but it’s 5800 dollars we cannot save or spend in our community.
    Two adults over 50.

  • John Burleson

    Bert30 has a very good idea. Ignore idiots. Leave them hanging. Let them live in their ignorance. I’ve always thought “you’re an idiot” was a good response to a liberal loonie. It gives them something else to whine about. The Obama ripoff is concerned with one thing: your wallet followed by your very soul. When a dummycrat won’t answer a question it’s because the only answer is “sure, we’re ripping you off, but you can’t do anything about it and our rules say you can’t hurt us, so ha ha ha….”

    John Burleson who wonders if anybody else has had enough communism..?

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I agree with you on this! Anytime you debate with a libtard or demonrat, they are like dogs that return to it’s vomit. I also call them TROLLS ! If you want to amuse yourself and laugh how stupid they are. Watch the movie” The Hobbit” the scene the elves where about to be eaten by those lame moronic brain giant Trolls.

  • John S

    You know Tony the end result will be the rest picking up the tab for the few. I don’t wish this on them but when this happens the Democrat’s won’t be able to lie there way out. Some insurers say by July they will have a handle on the increases. So far its not looking good. Not enough young healthy people, 25% last I read vs 50% or greater they need. That’s a big discrepancy.

  • william

    I FOR ONE AGREE WITH YOU BERT30 .

  • Linexof Brevard

    He should know better than to ask a question he doesn’t want answered.
    4 closed hospitals in Ga. all stating the ACA reimbursement cuts as the reason
    Everyone that already had insurance paying more now.
    The new part time normal

  • Linexof Brevard

    So true, but the corrupt lying bastar….s are on both sides of the room now.

  • Ruth

    Some people post this.

  • CrapsDealer

    In my opinion…corrupt, lying RINOs fall under the “liberal” category.

  • KyKPH

    The moral of the story for Congress: QUIT FIXING THINGS! You only make it WORSE!!

  • Anonymous

    Congress is controlled by Republicans, they chose to fund Obamacare hoping it would be unpopular and give them more power in the Senate this year. The Congress had the power in their hands to stop this law from implementation, given to them by our separation of powers, they chose not to use that power.

  • Linexof Brevard

    There you go, making sense again.

  • landofaahs

    The democrats never seem to answer a question except with an other question. It is just one of the marks of a liar.

  • souper

    Yeah that’s really funny. The dimwits in the audience are laughing along with the demoncraps. But, I guess we had to pass the bill to see how bad we were screwed. I mean to see what was in the bill. Yeah really funny. You do realize the dems are laughing at us, don’t you?

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t it about time that we start calling Liberals by the name Communist Socialists…that’s how far they have taken themselves and I think we are being too polite by calling them Liberals which is not strong enough. They need to fess up to the fact of what they are and have chosen to become.

  • Boo2

    That’s a keeper Ruth!

  • Anonymous

    And profoundly stupid to boot.

  • Tom

    So you ask progressive liberals in Congress why the Obamacare package ends up being completely different than what they told everyone it would be, all a sincere audience gets in return is laughter, hands up in the air and denial. And these people really expect to be RE-elected? You gotta be kidding.

  • Anonymous

    No, the House ONLY is controlled by Pubbies, not the Senate. Reid bottled up over 30 jobs bills in the last Senate session, and ALL the Obamacare solutions. ALL.

  • Anonymous

    And a dumba$$.

  • Anonymous

    This is all about blind partisdanship. The Democrats have never been more in lockstep with each other, denying the obvious to protect their political hides. This was all about control from the get-go. They could have provided susidies to the poor, but instead they crafted an unworkable mess for everyone. Never trust a socialist or fascist (liberal). It’s like global warming, which has become a religion for the left, similarly all about control.

  • Anonymous

    Here is another perfect example of daily red meat handed to the Republicans to destroy the communist extortionist krats. We have all learned that from Boehner on down there are not one set of political balls from the repub camp. They sit back and let the women on Fox News who any one of them by themselves have more intelligence and guts than all the GOP RINO’s combined.

  • bumpkin

    Dems are going to hold up that dead horse until the thing rots out of their hands. They can never admit mistake and then fix it. They are build around Ego and lie defense.

  • bumpkin

    YEAH! Starve the goofy trolls! (They behave a lot like zombies, you know… feeding on the healthy living people)

  • Anonymous

    Hw could they answer that question without lieing?????????????????????

  • bumpkin

    I TOTALLY agree with you. Its a GOOD thing that I am here in the deep woods… it might save a few liberal necks from my handprints. They make me so irritated I could just choke them. And it takes a LOT of annoyance to set me off. Its just that they do not STOP! They are so enamored of themselves and their stupid ideas that they have to hammer them day after day after day. TOO bad there is no law against lying. Should be a law against lying. They say you cant lie in Court under oath, but its done ALL the time and not one person ever gets nailed for it. And those of us who expose lies are beset by trolls. WE need to being awarding everyone for telling the truth… every time a person tells the truth, no matter the subject, and it can be verified, the person should be rewarded. HOW? YOU decide! Their name on S/He told the truth today website? (somebody please create one!) A count-button for truth-telling? Exposing the truth as the truth then accrediting a person’s name for telling it? It needs rewarded. Like an ‘Angie’s List for honest folk…’

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  • Anonymous

    HARD TO ARGUE WITH A IDIOT….ya just can’t fix stupid…

  • bumpkin

    Top, I really wanted to watch a certain movie last night, r.t the plot interested me. But the language and the nudity was SO vile that I had to turn it off. I just cant participate in promoting that societal filth. And the people who will not participate to help uphold our society are, by their lack of assisting us to thrive (by working and contributing something to our society other than a hungry mouth and a begging hand) are tearing us down.

    Say. what would happen if we ALL change our W4s to show we each have a family of 6 and thus no or little taxes are withheld from our paychecks, then everyone file for an extension or two before filing their taxes? As in starve the perps out? Would it make a difference in what they can do to destroy our society? IRS couldn’t jail everyone for not filing in a timely manner, especially if everyone filed for an extension… or two…. could they? Not saying you shouldn’t file- just asking what difference would it make at this point? (pun intended) When someone tells us “its now the law” Do we have to play simon says just because simon said it? I mean, where is OUR, (yours and mine) obligation to uphold the Constitution instead of upholding Simon? Should we all participate in the destruction of the USA because simon said to do so, by saying ‘its’ now the law? What do you think? And since we are all housing and feeding the liberal worknots, do we each qualify to claim the Earned Income Credit on our taxes?

  • Anonymous

    More SMOKE!! Not even bothering with mirrors.

  • Anonymous

    WOW! How do I get a job as a troll? Sounds like easy money!

  • Anonymous

    Democrats cared more about the LIE, then the people!

  • Anonymous

    Yes, Local stores and restaurants will be the biggest losers. Even $20 a month is a meal at a dinner, forget a movie!

  • Anonymous

    They
    never answered it period. They pointed back to what was in place before that
    needed fixing, and that didn’t happen with Obamacare. One of the major problems
    were frivolous law suits, and nothing what so ever was done to stop or slow them
    down some how. They are what is driving the cost up. Instead they put together
    a flawed government takeover…………and anytime the government takes over it
    is flawed cause they are not capable of running anything except in the red at
    the expense of the taxpayers who are taking it on the chin not only for the cost
    of the insurance but for the costs of other people’s insurance now and all the
    ads and all the exchanges, and all the expenses for a broken web site that has
    been used to make someone friends rich but does not and probably will never work
    right and on and on. How do you make a total disaster sound good???

  • Anonymous

    And hopefully, people will be smart enough to take them all down and out in lock step too!

  • Anonymous

    Sad, isn’t it, and these fools want you to think that people like you are ruining it for everyone else by talking about getting the shaft :)…………..no joke.

  • Anonymous

    It is time to clear the room and put all new folks in…………preferably someone who has actually read the constitution and understands the laws. We have a few of those folks already but we need way more!

  • Jesustheonlyway

    The Democrats are absolutely disgusting!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I was totally never aware of this! No wonder they yammer on about nothing, they’re getting paid?! Who sponsors this payment?

  • ANTHONY CLIFFORD

    That sounds like a job I could do. Liberal tolling is so easy. I just have to say racist Re’pugnant’cans. Wow I just learn I could make bank.

  • Anonymous

    I usually expect a total lack of conscience from a Muslim.

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately, those of us who have dignity and want to continue to work will be slaves to people who hate them.

  • Anonymous

    That’s just it though, we who tell the truth don’t NEED to be rewarded for the good we do. Peace of mind and a good night’s rest (from having a clean conscience) are all the reward that people of God need.

  • Anonymous

    The title is totally wrong and misleading. There was no humiliated democrat anywhere there. They seem to all be very comfortable and joking around and had full support of the people. And the question was fake too and very mild because people’s polices shot up and nobody cares at this moment about saving 2500 of what they had 5 years ago. People are worried about doubling and tripling. It was obvious democrat asking.

  • Anonymous

    I get amused by the links they post that prove nothing. Anecdotal liberal lies from yet another source.

  • ginger

    One cannot defend the indefensible.

  • Anonymous

    The jackboot steps on their neck too. It’s like souls in hell, all they want is company for their misery.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    thanks for the reminder, you are sooooo right

  • ginger

    I have proposed that for three years now…and have done it myself. Just think what an impact if millions of us do this all at once.

  • ginger

    barry loved to call it obamacare until the people started to wake up…now everyone wants to distance themselves from it.

  • ginger

    Watch for the next big bail out…of the insurance industry.

  • ginger

    And these are the same folks who will vote for hillary.

  • Anonymous

    If you want to believe something badly enough, you’ll go to great lengths to defend it. Never underestimate the power of denial.

  • bumpkin

    That’s true, Bert, but I was thinking more on the level of those libs who define everything they do by the attention it gets them for doing it

  • ginger

    That is what I am working for …I vet each candidate for myself and give no money to the GOP establishment.

  • ginger

    That is more than I make a month.

  • Anonymous

    You are so right. My husband and I used to enjoy Sat. breakfast at a local restaurant. Now, it’s been 5 weeks since we’ve been. I imagine the waitress is missing our tip.

  • Anonymous

    Fox News would have been discredited years ago if Liberals were actually right about ANYthing. I don’t know if you ever tune into any shows on MSNBC (I do for amusement from time to time). They only offer supposition. The lies are so obvious, any critical ear anywhere can see right through them. Fox News gets the best ratings because, imagine this, it’s a cable news network that ACTUALLY tells the truth! Fact checking drives Leftists up the wall.

  • Joe Goff

    you cant have change for the sake of change…everyone wanted healthcare..all i ever heard was this will ensure healthcare for millions of people and lower our costs because providers wont charge as much if they know they are going to get paid by everyone…and if that was what would have happened it would have been great..obviously that IS NOT what happened..you don’t fix something by moving it around, you fix it by fixing it…so go EFFIN fix it!!

  • mspatdev

    It is obammycare and I won’t call it anything else. He is the one that had it passed and it became law. But, he has added and taken away things he didn’t like up to the end of October, 2013. When Congress passes a law it is not to be touch or added/deleted in any way.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I’ll admit, there’s a time and a place for debate. It usually works best face to face in a room where you have to see the idiot look on a liar’s face and watch them stammer their way through things.

  • mspatdev

    That is why obammy cannot stand Fox News is because it contradicts everything he doesn’t want the public to keep hearing about. Look at Benghazi, the IRS and all of the other events. He has killed 6 navy seals to keep them quiet. I say go Fox News.

  • mspatdev

    We already are in Socialism. If the single payer health system becomes law then welcome to Communism.

  • Patty

    Your car is a quart low on oil. The Democrat solution to the problem? Crush your car and force you to buy one of theirs which turns out to be a clunker at a jacked up price.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, bumpkin. I share your frustration and outrage.
    I’ve seen a few movies in my time where they’re all the rage, and left feeling diminished as a human being. I decided a long time ago not to put dollars in the pockets of people who make that drivel, I only wish others would adopt a similar stance. I also wish that when certain “entertainment” stories about prurient young women and men are touted in the media that folks would just tune out, not talk about it the next day at the office, and just ignore the people who are so drunk on their own celebrity that they will do absolutely anything to remain in the spotlight.
    Your idea of opting out of the tax structure, while appealing on an emotional level, would be extremely dangerous. Consider not only yourself but your family. We’re not dealing with law-abiding folks in the alphabet soup of federal agencies.

  • mspatdev

    I agree with you. GOP has passed over 40 bills and then it goes to the Senate and reid puts them in his drawers. obammy tells him what bills to send forth. What a disappointment to obammy, reid and pelosi. They will get there just rewards. If you have heard of Karma, it should come around to them.

  • mspatdev

    obammy and his minions have divided this country so much. He has been the head of the word racism. We didn’t have all of this none sense before he was elected. He IS SEEKING TO OVER POWER THE USA ON EVERY THING POSSIBLE. He has done some of it and the rest of us are fighting hard to not let a lot more happen. With the elections coming in November, there will be so much more happening depending on who wins. He will cheat, defraud, get his goons and unions out to destroy the votes except for the demos. Then he will let loose of things to come in the next 14 years. He has said that he will be on the ballot in 2016 and 2020.

  • Anonymous

    The November elections should roust their “denial” We’re coming for you Dems! Your day of reckoning

  • Anonymous

    By saying they want to fix the law, they admit they voted for a broken, failed piece of legislation. They should all lose their jobs for incompetence….

  • mspatdev

    I didn’t want it and I knew this is a socialist/communist healthcare. I knew what obammy could and would do. He is out to destroy the USA and OUR HEALTH CARE. It may have flaws, but it was and is better then obammycare.

  • Sherill Weber

    We should ignore them on any thread instead of getting caught up in an argument, like you said, that brings us down to their level. They never have anything constructive to say. And they always scream out the two cards. The law is a big joke and they are not getting the young people that they need signed up. Wait until the 2nd premiums come out at the end of the year. “Sticker Shock”. Why haven’t the come out and published the true figures of who is actually getting the insurance? Because they don’t have what they verbally are saying they do. That’s why all the advertisements and pushing you see on it. The majority of the people that have signed up are on Medicaid and are getting subsidies. Who’s going to pick that up? Not the government.

  • Anonymous

    He is right “there was no safe harbor before this where everything was peachy keen” but there was also no fine for not getting health care and many families did have healthcare that they liked that they can no longer afford

  • Penny

    I just received a letter from my employer ( Goodyear)saying
    We will be seeing another deduction from our paycheck for the
    Affordable care act on top of what is deducted for my insurance
    WHAT!!!! Goodyear told us that the Obama administration is charging
    Them so their charging us…..I dont have much of a check left
    After all the taxes i pay already, my insurance now im paying for
    Everyone eles also! I pay social security. Now we are getting hit
    Harder with outraigous fees if we dont agree to a welness
    Check….I AM SO SICK OF THIS!!!! How are we going to survive?

  • markymarvin

    Remember this at the polls folks.. “You have to vote for the bill before you find out what is in it”..

  • Anonymous

    Walz is spinning the truth, 85% of Americans were happy with their health care before Obamanation care came along. I would venture to say now that 85% of Americans are dissatisfied with their health care. The ACA, aka Obamanation care, needs to be thrown on the growing pile of stupid liberal ideas. We need to start over to cover the 15% of Americans who didn’t have health care and guess what the GOP has a plan to cover that 15% and leaves the other 85% alone.

  • russellmuscle1

    My favorite one is the new liberal turn around that employer paid insurance is a bad thing. Some how, they have managed to convince some (hopefully few) dim witted individuals that having a job that pays your insurance is keeping you “job locked” and Obamacare will free you from the shackles of having a decent job with benefits….LOL. Well, if that’s the case, I guess a person with a six figure salary and full benefits is really, really job locked…….that’s just evil!!

  • CHANGEIN2014

    The Dems continue to LIE with a straight face! Sickening!

  • Carol Adrian

    my husband just lost his job so we have to get obamacare. we will pay less per month for better coverage. just sayin’.

  • Dennis Montalvo

    I almost never see Liberals play devils advocate when it comes to ACA. Or almost any other topic that has their agenda on it. It’s either your with them or against them. I would love for one to play devil’s advocate on ACA to really feel and believe that they are seeing from both sides of the argument. To show accords as American citizens. It would certainly allow me to trust them more when discussing the topics. But they always put up that wall like it’s them against the world. And they say no after every sentence you say to them. Like a kid trying to block the sun’s rays with his hand. Or like if your playing catch with them, they catch the ball and run away. There are some sick people, you all should have health insurance. Guns are bad, you shouldn’t own any. People are fat, you can’t drink soda. We are falling behind in education, no more gym classes. They paint such a broad stroke to cover small points of their arguments and have the nerve to call conservative crazy.

  • Joel Cairy

    The safe harbor was not peachy Keen ? It is called the “The Free enterprise system” Senator! That is what the inside the beltway guys don’t get.

  • Anonymous

    ya but your going to be broke…oh well, hey but you’ll have medical coverage that you will still have to pay even if you can’t pay rent or heat or food. so happy for you.

  • Larry Simmons

    I love the term “job locked”. Do you think they are ever in a back room somewhere in Washington…talking among themselves….Ok now…We have to figure out how to sell this failing train wreck Obamacare…We need to wrap a turd in a red bow and try to sell it to America…I know it still stinks…but…I know…we’ll call it “job lock”…yeah, that’s brilliant. Who thinks we are this stupid?…no wait, I forgot about Nancy “We have to pass it to see what’s in it ” Pelosi…never mind.

  • Anonymous

    Kind of reminds me of when a gay person comes out and complains about anyone having a problem with it. Nobody knew or cared before.

  • Chase Tyler Anderson

    It’s sad I live in the state of Minnesota with so many Democrips and Libtards….

  • Kathleen LaBonte

    “…not one soul will help them with the world goes to crap.” You have that right, and my file is getting thick of names of people in my home town, and across my State of NH, that already know not to come knocking on my door. I can take ignorance because there is a chance for enlightenment, but I will not and cannot tolerate malice and sinister intent to harm. I might even create a “SHAME ON YOU” bill board that I mount on my lawn, with flashing lights, so no one will be in the dark where I stand. The list will start with all Selectboard, Planning Board, and ZBA members.

  • Leroy Hall

    I checked into insurance through the exchanges and found out that my insurance, for the same coverage I had (cancelled of course) was well above what I was paying, and well above the penalty for not having insurance. I am in my mid 50s and need health insurance, but I cannot afford it now

  • TRYTON77

    <- Body language expert.. Yes they were, Shoulders and heads dropped = humiliation and embarrassment. If they could have they would have crawled under that table and sneaked out the side door.

  • Anonymous

    Well, they’re not paid specifically to troll…

    They tell their social media team to get out there and make sure that the debates stay on message…

  • Paul Jacob

    I’ve had great luck asking progressives one simple question: Name one freedom that is not affected by ‘Obamacare’?

  • Carol Adrian

    actually, we are among the group that can now choose to retire or to work because our health care isn’t dependent on having a job. so way happy for me (us)!

  • Anonymous

    Personally, I don’t see the humor in the Affordable Health Care Act…it is costing millions of jobs, people are losing the insurance they have had for years, and it just keeps getting worse as we “find out what is in it”….what is not in it is health care…This was a bill to get you insured against the constitution (regardless of Roberts’ Opinion)..but it was never about getting you better health care. Personally, I wouldnot have been laughing and who is the guy that did not vote for it…..must have been elected in 2012…cause EVERY DEMORAT VOTED FOR IT IN 2012 . . . REMEMBER THAT WHEN YOU VOTE THIS YEAR.

  • Fisher

    It’s working exactly as intended. Every republican needs to say that. The idea of the ACA was to destroy the private system and pave the way for a 100% single payer system after we have crossed the point of no return.

  • Anonymous

    You are stretching it. They are not ballerinas to have straight back plus slight panic from obvious need to lie creates a sense of unease which does not mean humiliation.

  • Anonymous

    If I were you, I would not show my joy. You are basically saying what everybody knew that some who won’t work will benefit the most. It is a personal or not choice to retire but to stick it into someone’s eye who has to work to support your healthcare is not something to be proud of but I guess you are proud democrat.

  • Anonymous

    This is a liberal dream. What most likely will happen is even more bloated insurance system with more mandates to make sure they get what they need. It will be surviving many years to come. People get used to anything and everything. 3 years ago my health insurance seemed very high to me but now triple of that seems ok. If in 5 y. it will cost 75% of your salary, most people will take it as a norm.
    The country is in debt and cannot recover and nobody would dare to crush it further into a single payer while the “bank” is empty and living off off debt.

  • Matthew Vanberg

    No amount of weed could cause me to agree with or make sense of Obamacare or any of Obama’s ass backwards economics. More lies and no accountability from this joke of an administration.

  • Kaiser

    So true!

  • ken

    im not a dem but you are right.

  • Sense_n_Sensibility

    Wow — wish THAT was true!!! I’d be “upping” but mostly “downing” tea bag terrorist comments ’til the cows come home!!!! Look out untold riches, here I come!!!!

  • Sense_n_Sensibility

    I totally agree… liberal trolling IS so easy … because most conservatives spout such bull$hit it’s like shooting fish in a barrel …. too bad there ISN’T such a profession … I’d be GREAT at it!!!

  • nancy miller

    I will make a prophesy. Obamacare will fall apart and be eliminated. The insurance companies will be told to pick up the slack. Premiums will soar because of all the losses the insurance companies are experiencing now.

  • Sense_n_Sensibility

    Outright lies … or perhaps just the result of ignorance. I fall in the same category (two adults over 50 AND a young person under 26) & our income is over $120K …. our premiums are nowhere NEAR the figures you are espousing — more like $1600/year with $1K deductible NOT including certain “well care” visits like colonoscopies or mammograms (which are FREE to us).
    Sound to me like you’re getting screwed …. voluntarily …. stop being so stubborn & search for better. This ACA thing is here now, it’s been challenged over 40 times & doesn’t seem to be going anywhere — naysaying & complaining about Social Security didn’t help in the 30s & it’s now an “entitlement” most people would howl about it anyone tried to repeal it. The ACA will be the same.

  • Bob Young

    Even though the congressman voted against it, he is still aligned with the miscreant democrat party.

  • Sense_n_Sensibility

    Really? You don’t make more than $730 per month (which is the breakdown of the $8762 annual premium)? Then you have bigger problems than “Obamacare.”

  • Carol Adrian

    my husband and I are 58. we have both worked since we were 14. we saved money, lived modestly, and had no children (which makes it easy to save money!). we did everything the “republican” way and are now jobless because of wall street and bankers greed and recklessness. health care should not be a privilege and an entitlement. and I will not apologize for taking a subsidy to have the freedom of choice every one deserves and now has because of obamacare.

  • LouisD

    85% of Americans were happy with what they already had…. so the question for slave running Democrats is, why did you attempt to fix what wasn’t broken for 85% of America? POWER and SNOOPING ABILITY is the only possible 2900 page answer.

  • Anonymous

    This Gent wants to talk about “fixes” – I thought when its Law its non-adjustable? Furthermore, I thought “questioning” the Obamacare Law was STRICKLY VERBOTEN??
    The way pres. Obama profusely uses that phone & pen/autopen all via executive order(s) to delay, and delay…. and delay the effects of his signature, history-making, perfekt piece of legislation [and breaking the Law itself] that maybe they, THE DEM’s, should have read the bill and looked ahead at potential problems.
    This is why you don’t have people outside the government write bills, blindly accept the 2000 page monstrosities, then vote on something you have absolutely no knowledge of, and just read the Cliff Notes provided you by that outside party to answer questions….. just a thought.
    Hopefully this Albatross will be a teachable moment on both sides of the aisle…. and for the voters!? Time and education will only tell.

  • James Powers

    The libs can deny and deny the truth but it will come out in the wash and I’m not ashamed to put my name on this

  • Anonymous

    I get a fair amount of upticks around here. They don’t pay for truth. The trolls are nickling and diming their souls away. They LOVE attention. I looked into this and I found out that Conservatives are accused of doing this, which is funny because Conservatives usually post in a milder and less convoluted manner.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t encourage the proud mooch.

  • Mango

    “We have to make sure where the weaknesses are, we have to make sure people aren’t being left behind…” blah blah blah…nothing but platitudes and generalities as usual because they all know they’re screwed.

  • chip griffin

    well it is the last of the good times glen. enjoy the last few days. the guys who could have lead a real fight to the war stayed seated and kept counting their money while claiming they fought for us. don’t fight for me any more, i would have rather let the poor fight it out and lock up all those who fought for us. without a stage we can not sing. waiting until it is safe is for losers and look what it got us, glen. i will call you the loser you are and were. you came to the net to speak freely, nope to get all the money, nothing changed.
    sad day america, the truth is our families died along time ago when the women kicked out all the fathers and cried poor me a single mother. nope just single loser. the new man couldn’t fill your dreams, no one could have because they were dreams, none based in reality.
    next we all answer to a real GOD as to our actions, not our crap words. we are believers. that belief don’t change nothing, only our actions do.
    DON’T GET THE SHOT OR MARK OF THE BEAST, DIE FIRST, those of you who are not already dead that is…

  • Anonymous

    I’m a well studied conservative. I’m waiting for the coward repubs to blow the elections in a few months. If they don’t collectively hang BO care around the necks of the krats who voted for it then you will know they are a fraud party all the way. My god, I watched Juan McCain and Romney lose their elections on purpose right before my eyes.

  • Anonymous

    I keep wondering why you white folks let this happen.

  • Fat Lip

    This is on purpose just like the immigration problem .
    Why is it so hard to see its like my dumbass is a genius take shots at me if you will very soon we will see who is having mental difficulties because of sudden change .
    Don’t think i’m sitting here with a smug look please it sucks and to many still allow the hates that governments teach to control who they are but people better get ready to depend on each other all races we are all in this together they will party hardy

  • lkasten

    The law is designed to fail. For weeks, all we heard from the Regime was how we need young people to sign up. Biden says we need $7 million (even though there’s no chance of that happening).

    And then curiously, just days later, Michelle Obama visits Fallon and says, “Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, young people can stay on their parents’ plans until they’re twenty-six…” Whoa, wait a minute… What?

    The basic premise of the law is that young, healthy people must buy into the exchanges for the system to work, but then the very same law gives young people every disincentive to actually doing it!

    It’s not on accident. It’s designed to fail.

  • lkasten

    Allen West was right. There are at least 70 to 80 House Democrats that are communists.

  • Anonymous

    Peterson only voted against Obama Care when his vote was not needed by the Democrats to get it passed. Every time he had the chance to cast a vote that may have made a difference, like defunding Obama Care he voted with the rest of the progressive Democrats. This is a tactic of Peterson. He will cast one vote against when his vote is not needed but will vote for every time his vote could make a difference. Then he stands up all proud of himself and says, It isn’t my fault I voted against it. It is time for him to retire!!! Check his voting record for yourself at Minnesota.gov .

  • Anonymous

    Good question, my insurance literally went up $2500, actually it went up $2100, I have company sponsered/paid insurance and my yearly deductible went from $500 a year up to 3 people totaling $1500 to $1200 deductible a year up to 3 people totaling $3600. Where did this save us (me and my fellow employees) anything. And our company due to its size wasn’t even supposed to be affected until 2016.

  • Jessica Purdy

    My spouse, who had a pre-existing condition and was previously uninsurable, and myself picked up a joint policy for about $139 bucks a month. I was paying about $180 a month before for less coverage for just myself.

    May not be working for everyone, but man is it hard for me to find what I ought be complaining about — not only has the system saved me money, but those pre-existing conditions clauses may literally save my spouse’s life down the road.

  • Jessica Purdy

    Your question is sort of incomprehensible, so I can see where you’d have luck with it!

    Do you just kind of sit smugly after you ask that while they try to figure out what you’re even trying to say, swirling your brandy glass?

    Let’s see, though, let’s see: my freedom of speech and assembly seem unimpacted… fifth amendment freedoms against self-incrimination still intact… didn’t stop me from owning a gun, so that freedom’s still nailed down (and that’s a big one)…

    Really, what on earth are you even driving at?

  • Jessica Purdy

    I don’t understand at what point, exactly, the notion of working until you’re buried in the ground became a Republican virtue.

    Some of us wanna spend time with our families, guys (and yeah, I work full-time and will until I’m at least Carol’s age).

  • Jessica Purdy

    Who hires for that, anyway? I want to enlist with your conspiracy theory company, sounds like easy money.

    Do I need to put my tinfoil hat on to access their website over the darknet?

  • Jessica Purdy

    We are all Americans. So sorry that your world is so locked into which political football team your peers play for (hint: both sides do a lot of bad in politics).

    There’s more to life.

  • landofaahs

    The fact that the leftie did not even consider that a question on Obama death care would come up and have a somewhat answer shows the extreme retardation gripping the left.

  • Josh87

    Sorry Glenn and the rest of the country…. as a Minnesotan I’m truly imbarressed. The only thing that could make me feel worse about this video is if we had Al Frankin in thier too. Trust me I didnt vote for you these idiots but I’m still sorry the the rest of my state or at least enough of them did.

  • landofaahs

    But hey, in the warped democrat mind, they are not responsible for voting for a bad law because their excuse is that they did not read the bill. My God the money the Insurance companies must have promised them must be enormous.

  • landofaahs

    Democrat response: So you want children to die and poor people to starve in order to pay for health care right. Democrats never answer a question directly. The best they can muster is answer a question with another snarky question. It is why I have no respect for them and will allow them to suffer the full measure of their idiocy when the crash comes.

  • landofaahs

    Unicorns, unicorns, unicorns…..

  • landofaahs

    Pot head response: You roll ‘em we smoke ‘em.

  • Joe

    As long as politicians can keep us divided, they can continue to play their games. Both parties SUCK. One just sucks less. Power has become too centralized. The federal government has overstepped. We need to put them back in line with the Constitution. Washington will never fix itself.

    http://WWW.conventionofstates.com
    Article V of the U.S. Constitution gives the People power to change government!
    Get informed.
    Get involved.
    Help save America instead of playing party games.
    United we can, and we must! Washington will never fix itself.

  • Anonymous

    It is called deception.
    Read “Animal Farm” for a great description.

  • Anonymous

    There have been some threads on here, where I was sure you had 2 paid posters, one from each camp, that just kept going at it in a mutual trollfest, weeks after the rest of us have moved on to other topics.

    There are paid people posting. They’re on all day posting furiously like it is their job… and it is… the rest of us? We’ll post and debate for a few hours a day or less, and then go to our jobs, or work on the house, or go out with our friends, or whatever…

    Few of us have the time to put in overtime posting talking point propaganda, but they are indeed out there.

    I wouldn’t say the milder less convoluted posts are from the conservatives… the conservatives are just as bad on other topics. You typically get the milder/less-convoluted postings, from people that just simply know what they’re talking about, instead of constantly paraphrasing talking point nonsense to make their arguments.

    Just so happens that on this topic, the conservatives generally know better what they’re talking about, while the liberals and progressives, are going ape-sht with their inability to wrap their brains around the failure (or success, depending on how you interpret the law) of the pet project they have thrown so much of their support at. They can’t just fold and walk away from the table, they have put way too much into the pot.

  • Anonymous

    Communistas! Traitors!

  • ken.

    the real problem is that the rino establishment are not republicans, they are progressive leftists who infiltrated into the republican party to take over and either control it or destroy it from the inside. they are not weak or stupid they know exactly what they are doing.

  • Anonymous

    The word Democrat is simply a cover for Communist these days.

  • ken.

    actually what they are doing is getting everyone to use up their time arguing with them in completely useless dribble to keep us from focusing on the issues and the solutions to the issues. it’s a game to keep us busy and distracted with them instead of working together to defeat them. they are filling up the conversation with useless crap making it difficult and time consuming to search through hundreds or thousands of posts to find productive conversations. they win every time anyone replies to them so stop feeding the trolls so we can focus on what we are trying to do.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure we the taxpayers are somehow paying them hidden in some democratic jobs program.

  • Anonymous

    …so in the meantime, we are still not going to see the promised $2500 reduction? What about keeping our doctor? As usual, liberals don’t answer the questions.

  • LCM☝✊

    Funny I never disliked my cheaper insurance & broader choices.

  • Anonymous

    Definitely cannot deny my new $4000 deductable and $10000 max for my family. But, yeah i am saving $20 a month on my premiums. Watta farce the whole thing turned out to be.

  • michael capace

    Im not laughing! Its not funny real people are loosing healthcare and everyone laughing at these three responding to this serious question like its a joke made my blood boil.

  • Mit Jae

    I losy my full time job a few years back and and am now low income – I signed up for ObamaCare and its saving me a ton of $$ – cause I’M POOR – That’s who benefits – That’s who its for

  • philmon cluebattingcage

    Don’t tell me the system was a utopia before, they say. Ok, dude … then answer this question. Did you make it better, or worse? Will our $2 Trillion dollars over the next decade to pass a giant swiss-cheese omnibus law with huge swaths of regulations to be determined later by unelected bureaucrats make it better, or worse?

  • Anonymous

    Other Dem response-change the subject: “Well, well Bush did it too.”
    Haven’t heard that puerile excuse since the 4th grade

  • Linda Trousdale

    Get educated Jessica. Ignorance will harm will you much more than it will protect you.

  • Anonymous

    These posts show our biggest problem in the US. We can’t actually have a political discussion. In the past, Democrats and Republicans both realized that each other really wanted the same things for the country, just different approaches to it, so discussions could had at the local coffee shop, bar, etc. Today, both sides “hate”, “want to kill”, “will never speak to” the other side. Everyone on the other side is “stupid” and can’t be saved and should be done away with. People want to believe everything the extremists on both sides say on the radio, TV, etc because that is where they get their information from. Remember, these people are there to make money, nothing more. The more shock they can add, the more people will talk and then watch/listen and the more money they make. No matter what your political point of view, please educate yourself. Read about the issues, read the facts and form your own opinions. Don’t let others form your opinion for you.

  • Anonymous

    typical moron idiots, minnesota quickly gaining on mexifornia , sending the most moronic reps to congress, the gay moslem, the drug abusing retarded never was funny comic, the wrassler (ok he was the governor) and now these three, larry curly and moe, thanks for nothing minnesota

  • Dennis Hinckley

    This will make a great political ad against them when it is their time for re election. We should make it a point to ask this question to all the Democrats up for election and get it on film, then use it in political ads against them.

  • michael

    History shows that when collectivism was tried here it failed ask the Puritans. If you think this is bad, check out the Chinese city so. of Boise ID. This way obama can use them to enforce the UN’s agenda. If you want a reason to save some food, check out Agenda 21 Washington St. waterways at the UN website there IS a food shortage coming!! If you think WA. is not important, see what we produce, like hopps we are #1 in the country anyone like beer?

  • Anonymous

    I thought all Dems voted for the Obamacare bill. Did one slip through the cracks and vote against it or is he lying too?

  • Anonymous

    Yes talking about an issue is great, however if action is NEVER taken to fix the issue the all the talking is just a bunch of hot air.

  • Steven Satak

    Actually, unicorns would have been a step up…

  • Steven Satak

    @Jessica: Tu Quoque is a very common fallacy in which one attempts to defend oneself or another from criticism by turning the critique back against the accuser. You have just done so. Congratulations and welcome to America. Now – find someone to teach you to think logically.

  • Anonymous

    Please explain why so many part time jobs have had their hours slashed to below the magic number of 28, as defined as full time by ObamaCare. Understand, I am not blaming Obamacare for the part time only hiring that has been going on for years and needs to stop, but the hours are now further devastating those supposedly being helped by this farce. Now, not only can millions not afford HealthCare, they also don’t have the income they had and will be further penalized for earning too little.

  • Bozeman

    Patriots: Arm yourself against the mirage of illusions conjured up by today’s liberals and progressives: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • defiant1

    There is nothing to defend in Obamacare and getting into a discussion about this disasterous Marxist grab with a liberal is not possible because they have no defense and they attack when cornered.

  • Charles Hurst

    That’s funny because I can answer the questions. It’s a Marxist policy.

    I’m a bit confused as in the past when I refer to ACA as Marxist the Progressive tells me I have no idea what Marxism even is and how Obamacare isn’t Marxist at all. Of course this is the same Progressive that tells me that illegal isn’t really illegal when applied to a migrant crossing our border without permission. So then again I guess I’ll consider the source.

    Marxist tenets basically believe that we should all throw in our resources for the collective one. And the means of production are to be controlled by the government which always does a fine job when having total control in peoples’ everyday lives. So let’s look at ACA shall we? I just saw a Hulu.com ad about it so now I am fully informed.

    The ad shows a son and a mother. The son says he cannot afford health insurance. The mother insists that now he can. At reduced rates. The son appears to be living with his mother or obviously isn’t that successful since he needs her guidance on the matter in his twenties. She then tells him not only can he afford it but if he can’t then he can get help paying for it. This must be ACA because the first “success” story I heard when ACA was implemented was a guy who had majored in videography in college, made 20K a year in Hollywood and was getting his health insurance for seventy dollars a month. That’s amazing, I thought. Of course people who didn’t major in something that was largely useless for a viable income had to pay much much more and were not subsidized by the government. So I guess the mother had heard of this story and was gleefully relaying it to her son that he too could pay less while others paid more. And better yet with expanded Medicaid many will not pay at all. And when subsidized by the government that means subsidized by the producers’ taxes so it equates to one
    man paying for another according to his need. According to need. Where have
    I heard that before? Let me see—yep there it is, written by Karl Marx. You see, we all work for a common good. I should pay more so someone else pays less or not at all. Redistribution of my income to those who are less successful. And at the same time taking over the means of production. That would be us providers as I was one for thirteen years.

    Right. I have no idea what Marxism is at all. Silly me. I have it all wrong. Taking one’s income and giving it to another in the form of reduced rates for insurance is capitalistic.Forgive me my error.

    If we continue this we will fall. Don’t just believe my fictional prophecies. The problem with the Progressive worldview is it is discounted by a really inconvenient entity. That would be history. But I’m sure this time Mr. Progressive, entitlement programs will reduce poverty. Because history shows it does. Wait a minute, I stand corrected. History doesn’t show that at all. History shows that you are completely wrong Every time. And that it would be a much safer bet to place that chip on my fiction based on actual history, repeated history mind you, than to indulge in academic theory from the university campus for a utopian society that has never existed in the world of mankind to this day.

    Funny how all us successful capitalists get it while the unsuccessful continue to stick their hand out for. . . well, the handout. And that is the difference between the Capitalist and the Marxist.

    Class dismissed Mr. Progressive

    Charles Hurst. Author of THE SECOND FALL. An offbeat story of Armageddon. And creator of THE RUNNINGWOLF EZINE blog.

  • Anonymous

    The reality is if they wanted to help people they would have gotten more medicine on the $4.00 list and made it easier for the people who really need it to get access to free health care instead of this massive overhaul of everyone’s health care. It was just a power grab and they had no interest in helping people who needed it. Instead our local hospice is closing down as a direct result of Obamacare, our free clinic won’t even accept the new “Obamacare” policies and when I went to the website to see if my expensive rescue inhaler was covered by the Obamacare policy I was forced to buy under law I found out that it wasn’t – but my birth control is now completely free. I wish I was exaggerating – they had a large note up at the bottom of the screen telling me this. They didn’t even ask what sex or age I was.

  • WilliamJ

    You realize now employers can (legally) check if you are on oVomitcare AND not hire you? Why hire a freeloader…

  • Anonymous

    The best way to win an argument against an idiot is to let them think they’ve won. You feel sorry for them and want to let them sleep at night.

  • Anonymous

    I just love to talk to people. I used to have a substance abuse problem and now that I’ve sobered up, my friends have mysteriously vanished. I like talking to smart people and just conversing. I have no other goals here. I’d like to think that some people here consider me to be a pen pal of sorts. The fact that people are being paid to bother someone like me on purpose is disturbing.

  • Anonymous

    Americans of all political persuasions have been far too polite with officials from BOTH major parties. The next time officials stonewall at a townhall meeting, it is imperative they be, quickly and firmly, ejected from the meeting. Who works for who?

  • http://disqus.com/KJinAZ/ KJinAZ

    There is no fix for this Communist bill. This is the trap the left wants to use inorder to shame Republicans into offering some type of similar replacement.

  • Anonymous

    And the care the poor will get, and its already happening, isn’t so great…so good luck with that.

  • Guest

    Glenn Beck is a diagnosed schizophrenic so you should not listen to him.

  • David R.H.

    My wife and I told our friends that if Obamass gets reelected we were going to move out of the USA.Well we now live in costa rica and believe me we have no regrets.We are both Independents and never have voted for any Dems.Fox news rules.Good luck to all my conservative buddies that are stuck paying Obamalies tax.

  • Elizabeth Gruber

    Well I lost my terrific insurance, Illinois refused to let me pick a PPO, said it wasn’t available in my county and told me to throw away my Medicare card as their HMO insurance is primary but would not pay while I was in Florida unless I had to go to ER so I drove back to Illinois,. Walmart also said my drug insurance was cancelled so my BP medicine cost $103 out of pocket..I guess they wanted me to stroke out…

  • Conservative Rebel

    You said it, and people need to learn the truth.

  • BlueMN

    Somebody owes me some money, dammit!

  • BlueMN

    Please help Bert30 remain in his ignorance! Do not engage in discussion, people! There, I hope that helps.

  • BlueMN

    You win! Good night.

  • Dan1234

    What specifically is it that you folks don’t like about the bill? Here’s what I do like:
    1. You can’t be denied for pre-existing health conditions. That may not have been a problem for many of you but it could have become a problem at some point in your lives.
    2. You can’t be kicked off the policy for becoming too costly due to illness.
    3. The bill was modeled after Romney’s plan and 2/3 of the population in Mass like his plan.
    4. Nobody says you have to use Obama Care. You can stay with your current plan as I have. I know some people’s insurers have cancelled their plans saying it is due to Obama Care. In my view, that is melodramatics coming from insurers that are angered by the fact that the bill contains a clause that limits the amount of profit they can take and which has actually resulted in them having to send checks to their customers when they went over their profit margin. They could have simply advised those customers that they were changing the policy per the new law instead of cancelling them. If a new price is needed then so be it. The customers always can go elsewhere. That was true before Obama Care and it’s true now. It’s not like things were so much better before Obama Care and everyone had more options. You might have had the option to be uninsured and become a burden to tax payers if you get sick but that shouldn’t be acceptable to my republican friends on this blog.
    5. I like the idea of being able to keep your kids on your plan until they are 26. It gives them time to go through college and get themselves situated in a career.
    6. I like the fact that bankruptcies and foreclosures should go down thus helping the economy for all of us since those things ultimately impact all of us and health care costs have historically been a leading cause of bankruptcy.
    7. I like the idea of accountability. I am a left leaning independent but accountability is a right wing concept that I agree with. That’s why forcing everyone to have insurance rather than requiring tax payers to cover the costs of uninsured emergency room visits seems like a good idea to me. This idea actually originated out of The Heritage Foundation, a republican organization.
    8. I like the idea of holding a vision of something positive and good and then working to make it happen. The original vision here was to try to provide health care for everyone. To find ways to keep the costs from continuing to sky rocket as they had been doing for years before Obama came along and to require everyone to be accountable to the degree to which they are capable.
    I believe it will take some time to work out the kinks in the health care law but I’m hoping people can try to come together to work those kinks out instead of becoming divisive and scrapping the whole plan. I would ask that you be patient and hold a vision of something that works for all of us and then let’s work together to make it happen!

  • Carol Adrian

    which brings me to my biggest problem with republicans. the “can’t win, don’t try” approach to governing. gee, we can’t give everyone Cadillac health coverage so let’s just do absolutely nothing and improve the system for no one.

  • Anonymous

    I suspect the reason that Boehner and the other Establishment Repubs are not pounding the DemocRATS over Obamacare is because their corporate sponsors have an interest in dumping their employee’s health care plans along with the associated costs and forcing them onto the [Un]Affordable Care Act plans. All that cost savings goes to their bottom line. Same thing with Immigration Reform: The Corporate masters who should be in jail for giving jobs to illegal aliens (now “Undocumented Aliens” because it causes confusion) want cheap labor to preserve their profits.

    The key to all of this is campaign money. If We the People got the money out of our politics, we may come to expect that our elected officials would represent us instead of those who give them money. But our politicians like getting money from lobbyists who do their job by writing legislation while they get paid by We the People to go golfing. What better example than Obamacare that had to be read to know what was in it and I bet you could count on one foot the number who did. They didn’t know what was in it because they didn’t write it.

  • Anonymous

    your an idiot…you don’t know what I do or don’t do or even if I’m a republican…fool your defiantly a demonrat because you don’t care that you give up of your freedoms for alittle bit of free stuff or cheap stuff…what a joke.

  • Anonymous

    All democrats who voted for the “affordable care act” which is anything but, need given a one way ticket out of DC never to hold public office again. They didn’t bother to read it, it was passed on malicious lies and deceit, has already damaged many peoples’ health care choices and plans, and those that voted for it want to exempt their elite selves. Time to show them the door starting with the 2014 midterms; then on to 2016 finish the job – tell them “here’s your hat, what’s your hurry.”

  • Anonymous

    Ovomitcare is a pure disaster fron top to bottom and inside out. This is a pure dim-o-crat law. No Republicans, even incouding RINOs, voted for it. It isn’t just the roll out, it is the whole blessed thing. If we manage to get a Republican president in 2016, I hope that the first thing he does after cancelling all of Ovomit’s Executive orders, is to delay all portions of the Ovomitcare law until the year 3000. That in itself would kill the whole thing dead. Then we could worry about repealing the whole rotten thing.

  • Marlene Kelley

    I’m just so sick and tired of all the lies and no accountability. Now that they’ve completely screwed up healthcare in this country–a system that could have been fixed–they just laugh and/or pass the buck when asked a direct question. I’m sick of people not answering direct questions about the promises made.

  • Marlene Kelley

    What does Bush have to do with this discussion?

  • Anonymous

    And this from a stooge that signs in as “Guest”…coward…