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I do not understand

Why would anyone want to shoot themselves in the foot? Just knowing who put the GOP budget together tells you enough that the budget will not have anything to do with things the Dems want. Resume unemployment insurance, SNAP, you name it. If only the unemployed would vote. That would make a lot of difference. I can imagine that some of those unemployed people in Alabama and Mississippi are Republicans and that when the next election comes around, they will vote Republican without any thought of why they are still unemployed.

My mother is this way. She loves her Medicare and Social Security but is a die hard Faux News fan and will vote Republican without even looking at who is running. It just doesn't matter to her and those in the states that vote right wing.

I would bet

that he gets the nomination for 2016. The far right will not let Jeb Bush get the nomination leaving this guy to take it. Paul is the lesser of two evils . . . . Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, both Tea Partiers.

Plutocracy

This country is out of control. We have a majority of "Supremes" that have overtaken our country and turned it into a gambling casino. So now we can throw unlimited amounts of money into campaigns and buy our congressmen. How is this democratic? There is nothing about this ruling that shows signs of being anything other than a takeover by the elite, meaning the people with money. Since we now know that corporations are people, how much will they throw in? What about Sheldon Adelsen and his ilk? How is this fair to the average voter? I am sorry for my grandchildren and how much this will change their lives for the worse. We are already dumbing down our society for the benefit of the elite few. Now here we are with unlimited funds that will flood the airways before election time. This, hopefully, will sicken the public enough that they will simply turn the channel. But I guess that is a wish for me. Will they? I hope I never see a campaign where everyone running is bought. That hope is weak because the Supremes just ensured it will happen. It makes me want to join a GOTV campaign to show that money can't buy all votes.

Aristocrats versus Plutocrats

Are aristocrats plutocrats? or, Are plutocrats aristocrats?

He's a loser

The senate may have passed a bill to re-start unemployment benefits, but Boehner has the ACE in his hand. He can do nothing and he wins. If his district is overwhelmingly to the right, he has nothing to lose because, like lemmings, they will follow him everywhere. There may be people in his district that are hurt by this, but so what? His re-election is assured. It doesn't matter. He will do nothing. He and the Tea Party ARE the do-nothing congress.

Wall Street

I just wish that our Justice department would work more closely with the New York State Attorney General and start putting some of these banksters behind bars. This is pathetic. Spending less on the streets of LA because the city has to spend more? Invest on Wall Street and you are sure to lose. The system is rigged with high frequency trading and the only ones who win control the switch.

Rummy

Rumsfeld has lost all credibility with the people of this nation. I cannot see where anyone other than far right wingnuts would take what he says into consideration for anything other than lying about going to war.

From Daily Kos:

February 2003, speaking on Iraq:

... it is not knowable if force will be used, but if it is to be used, it is not knowable how long that conflict would last. It could last, you know, six days, six weeks. I doubt six months.

March 2003, on weapons of mass destruction:
We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat.

Nothing surprises me coming out of red states

Why is it that these states want birth control to not be covered by insurance, abortions to not be covered, yet the man involved in this relationship gets his prescription covered for Viagra or Cialis? Does that seem fair? The woman is trying to not get pregnant by what she goes to family planning for while the man takes Viagra so he can last and last and last with his ego boosted to the maximum by maintaining a full and happy erection for hours.

I used to think this country was great, but we have come down so far to pettiness like this to make it a voting issue. The right needs to grow up and get into the world of reality and quit playing games with people's lives.

Affordable Care Act Appeal

I went to the Kaiser Foundation website that you referenced and read the "FAQ" section as well as other parts of the site. I then filled in the info needed to find out what premiums and premium assistance would be for my stepdaughter. According to the website, she should only be paying $1,485 per year for a silver plan. That's about $125/month. Even if she included all the kids (three of them) on the policy, her premium would still be $125/month as her subsidey goes up due to her income being so low.

This is great news. I appreciate your help. I realize that this is only a start but it's something to fight with. We did not have that before today.

I truly thank you.

Affordable Care Act Appeal

I have a problem. No, my stepdaughter has a problem and I want to help her, but I need help in doing so. My son-in-law died at the age of 46, leaving behind my stepdaughter and four kids. She has been on social security since then and worked very little. Last year she made under $1,000. Here's my (her) issue. She has three of the kids on MChip health coverage. The oldest two kids no longer receive a social security survivor benefit and are in college. My stepdaughter has signed up for ACA coverage thru the Maryland exchange and has been told that she does not qualify for government health insurance premium assistance. This is due to the kids being on MChip and her income. Between the family members (four kids and their mother) there is an income of approximately $45,000.

I don't get it. Am I missing something? A mother of four, with three on MChip and she cannot get help with assistance on her ACA premium? This doesn't make sense. She lives hand to mouth. She is hiding nothing and only wants to get herself covered under ACA insurance. She currently pays over $400 per month for a high deductible coverage and needs to get away from that company. But ACA is saying she doesn't qualify for assistance. I cannot see what it would take to get her government assistance for this coverage.

I'm asking with a big PLEASE. I need help so I can giver her help in getting this taken care of.

Thank you.
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