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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:54 PM

GOP-led states start warming up to health care law

Source: AP-Excite

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR

WASHINGTON (AP) - From the South to the heartland, the once-solid wall of Republican resistance to President Barack Obama's health care law is cracking.

Ahead of a federal deadline Friday for states to declare their intentions, Associated Press reporters interviewed governors and state officials around the country.

AP found surprising openness to the overhaul in some cases, continued opposition in others - and a widespread, urgent desire for answers on key unresolved details.

FULL story at link.


Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20121115/DA2IJ7782.html




This June 28, 2012 file photo shows Florida Gov. Rick Scott in Tallahassee, Fla. From the South to the heartland, cracks are appearing in the once-solid wall of Republican resistance to President Barack Obama's health care law. One of the most visible opponents of Obama's overhaul, Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott, now says "if I can get to yes, I want to get to yes." (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

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Reply GOP-led states start warming up to health care law (Original post)
Omaha Steve Nov 2012 OP
mwb970 Nov 2012 #1
lumpy Nov 2012 #3
GETTINGTIRED Nov 2012 #4
Roland99 Nov 2012 #7
Bibliovore Nov 2012 #11
FlaGranny Nov 2012 #2
sakabatou Nov 2012 #5
DCKit Nov 2012 #6
kmlisle Nov 2012 #12
DCKit Nov 2012 #13
Indykatie Nov 2012 #8
ieoeja Nov 2012 #9
Myrina Nov 2012 #10
DCKit Nov 2012 #14

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:56 PM

1. That is one weird-looking guy.

He looks like a giant thumb with a face.

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:01 PM

3. LOL Shame!

n

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:01 PM

4. lol

And rove is a ham...

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:59 PM

7. It's Bat Boy!

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:20 PM

11. Every time I see him I think of Judge Doom from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"


http://cheezburger.com/4637358336

(With apologies to Christopher Lloyd.)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:58 PM

2. Yes, because we Floridians

voted an overwhelming no on his amendment to reject ACA.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:03 PM

5. Assholes

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:09 PM

6. Voldemort is trying to figure out how he can profit from the ACA. Scary. nt

 

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Response to DCKit (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:58 PM

12. He also may be worried about the impeachment petition

I just signed and put on my Facebook page. The Fla constitution allows for removal from office of criminals so this should be easy!

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Response to kmlisle (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:57 PM

13. You kill me.... just when he was about to turn..... on us. nt

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:10 PM

8. Truth is They Have No Choice n/t

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:23 PM

9. They could let the feds do it. But then they would have no control over the exchanges.


Someone is going to have to run these State exchanges. I'm guessing a board of five people with hefty salaries and an out-of-this-world retirement package after a single term. The members will be appointed by the Governor of the State.

And I'm sure we can trust the Governors to appoint the best possible candidates rather than appointing political cronies or big money donors.


Orange. The color of the sky in my world is orange. Just in case you were planning to ask.


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Response to ieoeja (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:27 PM

10. You said it!

And just think, there are going to be outgoing governors and senators and other politicians who need a job back in their home state, and what better way to get on the gravy train than to get appointed to head their state's exchange for a very, very hefty salary?


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Response to ieoeja (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:07 AM

14. An Excellent Point.

 

But not the kind of profit center I think they're looking for.

Where's the big money?

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