August 10th, 2013, 1:39 pm #76
They don't. Obamacare (from a more liberal perspective) is viewed as largely a republican creation, one intended to be a compromise between universal coverage and private insurers.
It might do some good things, but it's still a half assed compromise that was largely written by lobbyists. Is that better than the way things were before it? By some measures, yes. By others perhaps no.
Either way it doesn't address the inherent problems in US healthcare, and that's the real problem with Obamacare imo.
Not that it's Govt over-reach, but that it simply doesn't solve the real problems.
August 10th, 2013, 1:49 pm #77
I agree with the president when he made the obvious statement that no law will fix things up 100%. The Republicans and lobbyists together worked to shoot down healthcare in the mid-90s and spent the time between then and now allowing the big health corporations to have their way on direct costs and insurance premiums. Now there is a lot of complaining about Obamacare. They had the chance to put in place an alternative between 1994 and 2010 and refused to do so.
So be it.Rhetoric is easy. Knowing what you're actually talking about is much harder.
August 10th, 2013, 1:52 pm #78
It's a far grander idea (at $100B per year) to begin the process of changing the healthcare system than borrowing money from our children to give ourselves a tax break today. Or to refuse to raise taxes during a time of war.Rhetoric is easy. Knowing what you're actually talking about is much harder.
August 10th, 2013, 1:53 pm #79
Despite all the cries to repeal/defund Obamacare, I don't see any real solutions given forth that fix the problems in US healthcare.
By all means, if it's terrible law that is unfixable, repeal Obamacare. But if you aren't going to replace it with anything, nothing changes for the better.
And if you only repeal the parts of Obamacare that pay for the parts that you don't like, you end up with an even worse situation. Which seem to be the current Republican party solution.
August 10th, 2013, 1:54 pm #80
Lying is the only way that idiot has hope of getting anything done because he has zero freaking executive experience. This is why you don't put some fool like that in charge.
August 10th, 2013, 1:57 pm #81
I think BOTH parties are guilty of complete failure to lead on difficult issues. It's more about staying in office than doing your job.Rhetoric is easy. Knowing what you're actually talking about is much harder.
August 10th, 2013, 1:58 pm #82
August 10th, 2013, 2:02 pm #83
Obama makes Jimmy Carter and G.W.B., look like Einstein equivalents.Democrats are like squirrels; depend on a bunch of nuts to survive and support their exsistance ...
August 10th, 2013, 2:04 pm #84
August 10th, 2013, 2:07 pm #85
Obama is Brilliant.. he can take a well managed war on terror we were winning and hand us a loss... all the while enraging the other super power on the globe... Obama's a ****ING IDIOT!
August 10th, 2013, 2:09 pm #86
You really think we're headed to war with the Russians? Is that what's on TV news these days?Rhetoric is easy. Knowing what you're actually talking about is much harder.
August 10th, 2013, 2:09 pm #87
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August 10th, 2013, 2:12 pm #90
The management of the war on terror has remained unchanged. There are no losses. There have been terrorist attacks on and off since the turn of the century. There will always be terrorist attacks.
There is no other superpower on the planet. America is it.Rhetoric is easy. Knowing what you're actually talking about is much harder.