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Sat May 25, 2013, 11:11 AM

Republicans are just horrible, horrible people

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States’ Policies on Health Care Exclude Some of the Poorest http://nyti.ms/16fCbtR Republicans are pure evil. Just horrible horrible people.


____ Starting next month, the administration and its allies will conduct a nationwide campaign encouraging Americans to take advantage of new high-quality affordable insurance options. But those options will be unavailable to some of the neediest people in states like Texas, Florida, Kansas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia, which are refusing to expand Medicaid.

More than half of all people without health insurance live in states that are not planning to expand Medicaid.

People in those states who have incomes from the poverty level up to four times that amount ($11,490 to $45,960 a year for an individual) can get federal tax credits to subsidize the purchase of private health insurance. But many people below the poverty line will be unable to get tax credits, Medicaid or other help with health insurance.

Sandy Praeger, the insurance commissioner of Kansas, said she would help consumers understand their options. She said, however, that many of “the poorest of the poor” would fall into a gap in which no assistance is available.


read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/25/us/states-policies-on-health-care-exclude-poorest.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0&pagewanted=print

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Reply Republicans are just horrible, horrible people (Original post)
bigtree May 2013 OP
woodsprite May 2013 #1
grilled onions May 2013 #7
Initech May 2013 #14
Arugula Latte May 2013 #18
Skittles May 2013 #23
Grins May 2013 #11
woodsprite May 2013 #20
SummerSnow May 2013 #27
siligut May 2013 #2
bigtree May 2013 #3
siligut May 2013 #4
bigtree May 2013 #6
kairos12 May 2013 #5
OKNancy May 2013 #8
bigtree May 2013 #10
stuntcat May 2013 #9
bigtree May 2013 #12
Initech May 2013 #13
sibelian May 2013 #15
Donald Ian Rankin May 2013 #16
bigtree May 2013 #17
woo me with science May 2013 #24
Zorra May 2013 #25
ErikJ May 2013 #19
Zorra May 2013 #21
olddots May 2013 #22
SummerSnow May 2013 #28
whistler162 May 2013 #26
colsohlibgal May 2013 #29
GreenEyedLefty May 2013 #30

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 11:22 AM

1. This should put the pressure on them to vote for their interests

Instead of the 1%'ers, but unfortunately the asshats in
control of those states will spin it so it sounds like its the dems
fault they couldn't make it better for their constituents.
And some people, those lacking two brain cells to rub together,
will actually believe them -- no matter what audio exists of
their pols throwing them under the bus.

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #1)

Sat May 25, 2013, 12:12 PM

7. The Bible Belt Rules

They know what buzz words to hit those voters with. Words like gays,abortion,birth control they listen to and hear that they must vote to fight Satan's ways. What they don't hear is what hurts them. We need to get them to have more then selective hearing.

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Response to grilled onions (Reply #7)

Sat May 25, 2013, 12:43 PM

14. Yes they do and it's damn scary.

The really scary part? They don't give a rat's ass about helping the poor or things that Jesus actually said and did. They only care about stopping gay marriage (while study after study shows they have the highest divorce rates), being "pro life" (while cheering on wars and executions and end times conspiracy theories), and hating immigrants (while saying "Jesus loves you). Jesus would have hated these hypocritical douchebags.

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Response to grilled onions (Reply #7)

Sat May 25, 2013, 01:54 PM

18. Religion doesn't occur in a vacuum; it has a general negative impact

 

because it legitimizes ignorance and magical thinking. Then many other people suffer because of the staying power of these ancient mythologies.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #18)

Sat May 25, 2013, 03:54 PM

23. essentially, you can make them believe ANYTHING

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #1)

Sat May 25, 2013, 12:31 PM

11. This is a great marketing opportunity for Dems..

...if they have the brains to use it.

Do an ad campaign and mention what is in place RIGHT NOW, how it might get them covered or save them $$ - and how to apply. Then add that usual disclaimer at the end..."Not available in <list the states> because they opted for their own program".

Then watch the fur fly. More fun than a room full of nuns with Tourette's syndrome. (A line I completely heisted from James McParlane's Blog.)

Me? I'd hire the Rude Pundit to create this ad!

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Response to Grins (Reply #11)

Sat May 25, 2013, 03:23 PM

20. I would love to see an ad like that!

But would anyone have the guts to do it - that's the question.

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Response to Grins (Reply #11)

Sat May 25, 2013, 06:00 PM

27. Excellent ad

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 11:28 AM

2. What's new?

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Response to siligut (Reply #2)

Sat May 25, 2013, 11:38 AM

3. nothing to see here?


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Response to bigtree (Reply #3)

Sat May 25, 2013, 11:41 AM

4. Just addressing the subline

That the RW cares nothing about prole suffering and just wants "useless" people to die off is nothing new.

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Response to siligut (Reply #4)

Sat May 25, 2013, 12:10 PM

6. those without 'bootstraps'

. . . for sure.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 11:45 AM

5. Beyond horrible, they are straight out evil

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 12:12 PM

8. I just read another article about this

It will be bad for those who make too much for Medicare but not enough for the exchanges.
I wonder if it would be possible to lower the income level on the exchanges... if it could be done by directive or is it written in the law itself.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #8)

Sat May 25, 2013, 12:27 PM

10. I think HHS might be able to address (or adjust) that in a new rule

. . . problem is, it looks like several states are spending their time countering the ACA and almost no time addressing any of the health care needs of the poor.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 12:12 PM

9. I'm convinced it has a lot to do with end-times mentality

living the fuck-the-future life & voting that way too

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Response to stuntcat (Reply #9)

Sat May 25, 2013, 12:37 PM

12. a lot of really backward thinking is involved in all of that

. . . all coming out of a republican culture of deliberate disinformation designed to attract their new breed of rabid faithful to the polls. it's really all they have left to cover their obvious corporate protection schemes and their total fealty to those wealthy interests. They exist to protect, defend, and enhance their lucrative government enterprises. Their corporate-defending litany of attacks and appeals is adopted word-for-word by their faithful and, almost laughably, has morphed into their party's primary doctrine. Lambs to the slaughter, really, in many of these poorer states.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 12:56 PM

15. Many of them are just plain evil.


They only feel good when someone else feels bad.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 01:23 PM

16. This kind of stupidity is dangerous. Go out and get to know some Republicans. N.T.

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Response to Donald Ian Rankin (Reply #16)

Sat May 25, 2013, 01:47 PM

17. I don't have ONE need to 'get to know' someone who votes republican

Not one.

'Stupid' is believing that there is one.

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Response to Donald Ian Rankin (Reply #16)

Sat May 25, 2013, 04:03 PM

24. This is the sick corporate propaganda that the One Percent constantly feeds us

to rally us into our Red and Blue Teams and ensure that we will never unite to oppose anything they do to us. They want it to be more repulsive to us to stand with a Repblican on *anything,* than to stand for what is right and against what is clearly wrong. This utter dehumanization of half of the electorate is absolutely necessary to them. We cannot be permitted to know that Republicans are also victims of their policies and also human, because we might find our common ground and rise up against what the corporatists are doing to ALL of us.

We are urged to act as apologists for drone murders, indefinite detention, austerity budgets, making the Bush tax cuts permanent, cutting Social Security, corporatizing our schools, and passing the Trans-Pacific Job and Wage Killing Agreement....all because of garbage propaganda like this, that elevates partisanship over principle and recognition of our common humanity.



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Response to Donald Ian Rankin (Reply #16)

Sat May 25, 2013, 05:11 PM

25. No, I've already met enough republicans to last a lifetime...

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 03:10 PM

19. 3 types of Republicans

 

Heard this somewhere recently.

1. The very rich elite Republicans who finance it for selfish tax and business reasons
2. The social conservatives like the evangelical Christians
3. The guys who read Tom Clancy novels.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 03:31 PM

21. A bunch of nasty, slimy friggin' sociopaths is what they act like. They're icky. nt

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 03:40 PM

22. Turd maggots , tape worms and puss boils

 

three things I call republicans , it's not clever but they piss me off so much who cares ?

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Response to olddots (Reply #22)

Sat May 25, 2013, 06:03 PM

28. maggots and tapeworms are highly offended.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 05:14 PM

26. Okay you took the first step....

and admitted your problem.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 07:18 PM

29. Many Of Them Sure Are

Others are just dumb as a box of rocks and/or religious fanatics. Some republicans used to be fairly reasonable, some like Nelson Rockefeller were left of a ton of democrats.

In the end the biggest problem is the ruling class, the Kochs and Wall Street ruling class types.

There was a great pertinent discussion about the right today, on "Up With Steve Kornacki" about their hatred of the left, as in the hate for Obama is maybe magnified because he's black (really half black) but it's not like the right didn't go big time after Clinton, go after LBJ, go after JFK, and go after FDR.

I remember one of my college history professors talking about the pure hatred her dad still had for FDR. Many have seen the "Wanted For Treason" posters of JFK on numerous telephone posts in Dallas when Kennedy made his ill fated trip there. Most of us are old enough to remember the pure hatred for Bill Clinton.

The right thinks any democrat in the White House is a threat to their rule and their sense of what should be, a threat to veer left and maybe start doing something about income inequality, to go all commie in their warped minds.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 07:24 PM

30. Let's just call this what it is: genocide.

I can fathom no other reason to allow the poorest to simply die other than this. And those who vote for these motherfuckers have blood on their hands.

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