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romantico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:31 PM
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Just Got Back From My Post Office & Heard They Are Dropping Insurance for their Employees.
Just got back form the Post Office. Overheard one of the girls I have known there for years talk about her insurance. Here is basically what she said.

"Gotta find new insurance. Got dropped from my current Insurance. Gee, thanks Mr. President!"

Now, I did not want to get into it with her so I smiled and just left. However, I took my Mom to get her hair cut this week and sad to say the lady who has cut her hair for years is a rabid foaming at the mouth freeper and my Mom is a Obama supporter,so they never discuss politics. She asked my Mom the other day what she will do when her insurance drops her. My Mom asked what she meant and she said under Obama's plan you'll have zero insurance. Now, my Mom knows this woman is nuts because last month she told my Mom once you hit 70 unless you are rich,you will die. Social Security and medicare won't pay for anything and you will have to just die(no joke she aid this to my Mom who is pushing 70) So, what am I missing here?

Obviously I have 2 freepers living in my town who are repeating something. My Mom is not concerned,just curious plus after leaving the Post Office I must admit, I am curious of a new rumor or death panel lie is being created that I have missed.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:33 PM
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1. There are so many untrue memes being spread that it's
almost impossible to count them. I don't know where that one originated, but I'm sure it's spreading through idiotic email forwarding. Uff da!
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:34 PM
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2. Sounds like more of the ill-informed idiocy that's killing this country slowly.....
..... or perhaps not so slowly anymore.
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:43 PM
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7. Willful ignorance
If she was that concerned, all she'd have had to do was a google search.
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rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:58 PM
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15. Agreed,. I even characterize it as
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 03:58 PM by rock
nurtured ignorance. You can't be that ignorant without trying.

on edit: typo
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:35 PM
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3. I am surprised that neither you or your Mother corrected the misinformation /nt
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romantico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:43 PM
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6. Mom
Mom has said in the past lets not talk politics so she knows better. My Mom overheard her telling another customer this and just let it go. I was on my way out when I heard this and did not want to talk about something I didn't know,which is why I came here. I thought maybe they had half the story right or were confusing it with something. Sometimes,at least for me, it's not worth it. My brother and go at it and I WILL NOT let him get away with any crap he spews about Obama and liberals. Same with a couple co workers. hen it comes to total strangers I see no point getting into a pissing match unless it is something really racist or sick. I am surprised with this postal worker because she seems pretty laid back and I always got the vibe she was rather liberal,which she could be.
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:16 PM
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19. as the Republican party is boiled down to only the stupidest and angriest of people....
I'm not sure there's really much point in trying to correct them, I really don't. Practically by definition, they are not open to facts or logic.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 07:07 AM
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21. You definitely have a point. I just don't know what is the best way to correct these
outrageous misrepresentation that we all encounter


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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:38 PM
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4. Which "Mr. President" was the P.O. lady thanking?
If she's getting dropped by her insurance, it's Mister President BUSH's fault, if anyone's. He was the Don't Let Anything be Regulated President.
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:39 PM
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5. Their deep-seated anxieties are being given form...
by the crazy fabrications of the right wing propagandists. It is a totally emotional reaction based on no logic or fact, which is what makes it so hard to counteract. Even if you put incontrovertible truth in front of them, they will squirm away and shape shift to cling to their "faith."
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NOLALady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:43 PM
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8. Interesting.
We are retired but we still have the Post Office Insurance, APWU. We haven't heard anything about them dropping the coverage. I'll check around to see if any current employees have heard anything about that.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:46 PM
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9. Nope, it's a lie.
The PO is not dropping insurance for employees.
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:46 PM
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10. Don't Postal Workers get covered by the same gov't exchange that covers Senators and Congressmen?
I thought they all got covered. Am I wrong?
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:49 PM
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11. My dear young postal delivery person, an ex-Marine and yet liberal-leaning,
hasn't said anything about HIS medical insurance being cancelled.

Probably a blant lie or rank stupidity at work, would be my guess.
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NOLALady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:52 PM
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12. I just talked to a postal employee.
She has not heard anything about Insurance dropping. She's with NALC.
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:54 PM
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13. Absolutely not true---Union contract
Plus congress would have a say in the matter.
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Sewsojm Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:57 PM
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14. My mailman,
My mailman is a crazed freeper , just today he had to deliver a package to me and the first thing out of his mouth was " What to do you think of this Obama Care Crap, none of us will have health insurance if he gets his way" . Don't waste your time arguing with these Assholes , its not worth it!!
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:58 PM
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16. Maybe she was under her husband's insurance and he got unemployed somehow?
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:59 PM
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17. Oh - so now they WANT a goverment plan!
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 03:59 PM by BlooInBloo
:rofl:
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:09 PM
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18. My dad was a letter carrier for 25 years. They are not losing their health care.
That is a lie.

And seriously, your mom needs to find someone new to do her hair. And I'd tell the lady exactly why she's leaving, too. The lady who cut my hair said that creation needs to be taught in school, not evolution. I told her I'd be taking my substantial business elsewhere.
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Ocracoker16 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:47 PM
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20. Postal workers are not losing their insurance
Don't believe the lies.
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Delphinus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 07:27 AM
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22. I'm pretty sure the Post Office
has a Union contract with their employees - can't imagine we wouldn't be hearing an uproar about this if it were true.
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