51% of Voters DISAPPROVE of OBAMA

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New Rasmussen poll has Obama approve/disapproval at 51% DISAPPROVE and only 26% approve of Obama's handling of America.

Get ready for another round of "It's Bush's Fault" media blitzes..

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 28% now say the U.S. health care system is poor.

Additionally, 76% of those with insurance rate their own coverage as good or excellent. Just three percent (3%) rate their own coverage as poor.

"Polling conducted last week showed that a solid plurality of Democrats believe it would be good for workers if they were forced off their private insurance plan and on to a government program.

Republicans and unaffiliated voters disagree." Rasmussen

It's clear what their agenda is.. They (Democrats) WANT YOU DEPENDANT ON GOVERNMENT and a dependable voter once you get hooked and they have the candy..

That's what Drug Dealers do to hook you on drugs.. and don't be fooled.. The Democrats know that and are using the same tactics.

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(The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 28% now say the U.S. health care system is poor.) quoted from above.... Only ultra liberals answer all these 800 number phone calls....Therefore, This pole is tilted worse than a pinball machine....The percentage of Americans that disapprove of Owe-bama are much higher....

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If the health care bill

If the health care bill eliminates pre-existing conditions , dropping insured when sick, lowers cost of premiums , allows affordable coverage for those without insurance - let's see what happens. This week more people are out of work, without their unemployment check, Cobra, etc - because of a disgruntled Republican from Kentucky-Congress is in trouble/ not just Obama.

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Davids mom: disgruntled Republican from Kentucky

Well, I find it very interesting that the Democrats, who still have numerical superiority in the upper house, seem to be paralyzed and cannot use any of their parliamentary tools at their disposal to circumvent Senator Bunning. It seems they're more interested in making the Repubs look bad and gain press at the expense of the people they say they support.

In a couple of days the POTUS, the Vice Perpetrator, Queen Pelosi, Jester Reid, and even tax cheat and rule breaking Rangel will point their fingers at the Repubs. But this is Washington and this how things work. (eyes rolling)

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Cy & Legislative Motions

Senator Reid could have invoked the "Cloture" option to force it to an up or down vote but chose to use the "Rep Bad Guy" option instead. Clearly the partisan choice.

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Gym, and as Walter Cronkite....

would say "and that's the way it is".

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Bunning Folds

Democrats threatened to invoke cloture this afternoon, and sure enough, that grumpy fool Bunning folded. The measure passed the Senate on by a vote of 78-19 tonight.

Bunning is a pariah even among Republicans....he's raised something like 150 thousand dollars towards his 2010 reelection campaign. By contrast, his fellow Kentucky Senator, Mitch McConnell, raised $21 MILLION in 2008.

Reports say Bunning treats his donors almost as badly as he treats unemployed Americans, i.e. with barely concealed contempt.

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Bacon & Bunning

Bunning will NOT have a 2010 campaign--he's not running for reelection.

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The gentleman from Kentucky felt he was making a point - but when his colleagues (Republicans) realized that the Democrats were not going to 'bail' him out of his most unpopular stand by blocking his filibuster - no need to circumvent. He made his point - the Republicans (he thought) would do anything to make the Democrats look bad - and it backfired. No need to call your enemy names if you can honestly point to their deeds as being against the American people. The rest of the nation agreed with their representatives in the Senate - this was an emergency situation. People will be back to work today; those who are out of work will receive their unemployment checks, etc. Americans are tired of both the Republican and Democrat 'game' players. The sad thing is the reality that Americans feel every legislator is 'wrong' but theirs. . . and the Tea Party does not have the financial backing or organization to back a successful candidate (note Texas). The Tea Party and those who think like the gentleman from Kentucky may actually help the Democrats in November. We'll see. No need to call Republicans names - their record for the past 8 years of their leadership speaks for itself.

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Not that hard

I hate it that our government feels that it has to control us instead of serve us. If you don't have to include all the pork for pet projects the health care issue isn't all that hard to solve. Just make Medicare available to any legal citizen that can't get or afford health care on their own. Charge for it on a sliding scale based on that persons income. Illegals or anyone still choosing to be uninsured can go to a free clinic.

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DM & Health Care

No, sen Bunning is not "disgruntled" at all--he just wanted to identify a way to pay for the extension. Dems wouldn't agree, so he slammed on the brakes. They'll approve the extension today. But you're right about one thing: Congress is indeed in trouble--and that means so are we!

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Bunning's craven hypocrisy

One wonders why Sen. Bunning -- nor any of the deficit-fighters who attend tea party rallies, for that matter – never seem to want to identify any way to pay the trillion $$ in ongoing middle east war costs we are charging to our grandkids.

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In trying to read comments from all sectors of our population here in the states, there is an acceptance that our Congress is broken - and politics rather than caring for the welfare of the American people has taken hold. Sad.

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Forum categories

Looks like the idea of grouping topics hasn't exactly caught on yet.

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Forum topic - healthcare?

. . not just Obama.

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Health care

Tomorrow or next day Bunning will relent and a compromise vote will pass a health bill.
All of the BS for the next election will be over on this subject.

We simply can't afford continuous 15-25% increases in health costs any longer every year.

I have Medicare and a BC/BS full coverage plan at appointed groups and in spite of the medicare and BC/BS payments, I still pay $8000 dollars a year for insurance and prescriptions.

A household who is working pays up to $18,000 for theirs! The portion their employer pays is shrinking every month!
Those who buy "cheapos" policies can end up up to $100,000 in debt when they get ill.

How much longer can we stand that?

The feds will simply have to help small businesses furnish their employees adequate health insurance and retirement arrangements.

The games must stop in order for congress to simply be re-elected!

The states haven't paid their share of ANYTHING for many years since locals won't pay the taxes to the state to pay their own way; the feds have had to force the issue in order for out of work people to get unemployment payments, health insurance, roads, schools, etc.

It is time for a change!

Banks are paying 1% on money and charging 6-30%, plus tons of fees. They are helping build NOTHING now---not their purpose! Or, is it?

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So Bonker$,

What's your solution to the 15-25% increase in health care cost? I hope you don't tell me that re-tuning the insurance industry is the solution.

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Stop the fraud!!

I'm amazed that some just ignore what has been discussed as the fraud in our healthcare system - that amounts to billions! Cut the fraud; regulate/monitor the overcharges of hospitals - as well as the insurance industry. Close those Medicare equipment 'rip off businesses' that bill for 'unseen' patients - and then close their doors before the feds can catch them! It would be nice if people could be trusted to do the right thing - but an honest man or women is hard to find these days. Some of the ideas that have been suggested as solutions were offered by Republicans. Listen to the President today - he listened to the Republicans and added more of their suggestions for providing affordable healthcare to American citizens. By the way - the American people pulled themselves up after the fiasco of the late 30's. Are Americans not capable of doing that again? Hoover left this country in a mess - and we recovered. Clinton - with a Republican Congress actually left a surplus. I think we can recover from this mess. . and not leave our grandchildren with a big debt. If the Republicans do regain power - what will they do differently from what they have done before? Cutting taxes will/is happening. (And also with tax cuts comes cuts in services) Oh well, maybe we're just not strong enough to make the sacrifices that our forefathers made after the depression.

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To Cyclist Health care

The health insurance industry simply pay the bills and collect the premiums, raising them every year to pay them!
They did nothing for 50 years to control costs or insure everyone.

They will get the job of providing the administration for different groups under the new plans and will have to compete witheach other.

Costs will be reduced sufficiently to pay for all those with no insurance.
Those individuals who can pay something for their insurance will have to do so. Employers will be required to provide a method to cover their workers and pay part of the cost.

How will costs be reduced?
Competition! Just as all product costs are kept low.
It will reduce some headcounts and some salaries.
More taxes on those making over 500,000 as family or 250,000 as an individual will also help--they won't notice the deduction!

All the detractors can say is they want to raise "your taxes," and that is only as above!
I really don't know what the Teas and the ultras plan is!

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Is that really how you see it?

The reason that the Feds have been paying so much of the bill is by their design. It is a centralization of power that has been occuring throughout our lives. It called mandates. You want federal funds for roads? Do what we say. You want federal funds for schools? Teach what we say. You want federal funds for medical care for old and poor? We decide what the doctors get paid.

Bottom line, everything costs money and since the Fed takes the most, the states bow down to get their citizen's money back home. I don't think that I am that much different from most when I say that I would much rather pay local and state taxes that federal taxes. Cut the federal government back to what the Constitution lays out as its role and your federal taxes drop at least by 50%. If that money sent straight to our county and state, we would better control how it is spent and those spending it would be much more responsive to the citizen.

Here's the rub...rich counties (like Fayette) would have even better schools and even better services that our poorer neighboring counties and Georgia would be an even better place to live than, say MS. It has always been about centralized power and redistribution of wealth. All that this administration has done is make the mistake of not staying in the shadows and the citizens who were in the dark can now clearly see the truth. In the end, this is a good thing. A seed change is at hand.

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Just like his daddy

The president swaggered into town and flashed his 'charisma' to swooning, 'educated' professionals (like his mom). And just like his daddy, the prez will make us all pregnant and then hit the road. We'll be left feeding this ravenous baby for the next generation (at least). Must be a cultural thing, 'cause I don't get it. In my culture, you make a baby, you take care of it...you don't look to the rest of the 'village' to do it for you. Just sayin'.

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The baby we're feeding

. . is the deficit and rotten economy we inherited! We have to make corrections for the future - and that is going to cost money. We're going to have to create jobs and REFORM our health care system. If we don't control the cost of health care NOW - we'll never get out of this mess - and our citizens deserve to be #1 in healthcare. (We're #37 in the world!) WE NEED A FIX! This 'baby' was made by 8 years of an administration that did not 'pay as you go'. . . and turned a surplus into a large deficit. Health care as it is will ruin our economy. Our new 'daddy' is trying hard to fix the mess left by a 'daddy' who didn't pay his child support.

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Assumptions: Right or Wrong?

1. The Republican Party feels that it is important for Obamacare to fail. (His waterloo - as was expressed early this year)

2. The insurance industry has provided Republicans with large sums of money to fight change in the healthcare delivery system for Americans.

3. The Republicans do not fear the lack of their support for reforming healthcare - but do fear that their lack of support for 'jobs' will be damaging to their success at the next election.

4. Republicans and Democrats are more interested in their election status than the status of the American people.

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No more than Big Pharmaceuticals

are funding the Progrssives/Democrats.

1. Check out Democrat Jim Matheson (D ... He refused to back down from comments last week in which he said a White House defeat on health care reform would be President Obama's "Waterloo.") Even Democrats know it...

2. See Topic response.."Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) chairs the Senate Finance Committee and is one of the leading architects in Congress of health care reform. Baucus also leads most members of Congress in the amount of contributions he's received from the health sector, which includes health providers, insurers, and pharmaceutical companies. In fact, according to the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), he received over $1.5 million dollars more than any other Democrat in Congress.
Both sides get paid well DM..

3. What Jobs can the Republicans create..? They have NO POWER... My question here is WHAT JOBS HAVE THE DEMOCRATS CREATED? Government Jobs? Temp Jobs being funded by Stim monies alone? Obama should have been focused on JOBS for the last year instead of trying to take over Healthcare...

4. On this we agree...

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Lindsey

Thanks for your response. I just saw it today. Is there a strategy for finding responses like we used to on the archived blog?

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Just Watching the Show

3. What Jobs can the Republicans create..? They have NO POWER... My question here is WHAT JOBS HAVE THE DEMOCRATS CREATED? Government Jobs? Temp Jobs being funded by Stim monies alone? Obama should have been focused on JOBS for the last year instead of trying to take over Healthcare...

Job bill passed with some Republicans voting for it. . . hmmmmmmm.

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$18 BILLION that most agree will do nothing

to create JOBS.. but will add another $13 BILLION to the DEBT....hmmmmm back at cha..

If you did not know PROGRESSIVES and Moderates float on both sides..