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She was the featured joke on Saturday Night Live last week. Her rollout of the federal health-care website has been a national catastrophe, stranding millions with no visible sign of insurance next year. And she took responsibility for the debacle before Congress on Wednesday.

There’s no question that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius must go. Otherwise, what amount of failure will be deemed unacceptable?

Similar to the president who appointed her, Sebelius’ “Relax, I got this” persona is a false façade. Her fumbling of this monumental responsibility – a nation’s health – is epic and historical.

Still, while she must accept accountability, she is not the problem.

The problem is the blind, unwarranted faith in big government she and the president share.

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carcraft
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carcraft 10/31/13 - 12:32 pm
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Insurance companies are

Insurance companies are dropping people because THEY ARE REQUIRED TO BECAUSE OF OBAMA CARE! T3, do you know the differance between profit margin and net profits? Say I invest $100 million dollars and make $1 million dollars. If I invest $100,000 and make $10,000 dollars. Who made more investing? Will it would be argued that the $100,000 made more having a profit margin of 10% vs 1%. Invested money is at risk with no guarantee of return.Insurance companes have a return of about 3 to 4%. Oil companies about 8%.

carcraft
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carcraft 10/31/13 - 12:41 pm
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Faithson, if you go to the

Faithson, if you go to the link you will find that they document thier sources. I watched ABC with Stephanopoulos, the fellow who rode the 100 foot wave got more air time than millions of Americans losing their insurance. The story lumped them all together as having poor insurance and the government was going to solve the "problem " they didn't know they had! Sorry but liberals are going to have to learn FOX is a credible source. Find a source that refutes FOX and I might believe you!

harley_52
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harley_52 10/31/13 - 12:42 pm
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"As for the insurance companies....

....As for the insurance companies, I think the word you are looking for is GREED!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWsx1X8PV_A

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 10/31/13 - 01:28 pm
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"any time you use Fox as a
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"any time you use Fox as a source, you do a disservice to your argument, as I would using daily kos...."

Instead of the attack on FOX, why don't you just prove anything about the source incorrect? Any time you discount FOX, just because it is FOX, and don't even bother to read and see that they, in fact, documented THEIR sources, then you do your own argument quite the disservice.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 10/31/13 - 01:22 pm
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A 3 TO 4 % return on your

A 3 TO 4 % return on your investment is not greed...this whole law designed by obumler and the dims was not to supply insurance but to create more dependancy from the masses on the federal govt..it was not thought thru ..it was not read..its a collosal reach by the dims to control more of the people. ..on the road to compltete take-over by the govt of the whole heath care industry..but the left keeps talking about greed..companies profit..our individual saving after taxes...somehow all those who create and work are greedy... and is us who must take care of those who dont.. but to me those who dont work are the very picture of greed as they get more and more for nothing..when we have more people who are welfare than we have full employment we are at the edge of chaos...yet harry and obumler want more and more...who is greedy???????

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faithson 10/31/13 - 02:24 pm
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car

good point about refute, how about 'embellishment', they keep it just 'real' enough that you can't refute it, yet their partisan excesses do them in... for a bunch of us.

harley_52
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harley_52 10/31/13 - 02:26 pm
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I've Found That People Who Complain About "Greed"....

...usually haven't a clue what they're talking about.

I haven't heard a single one of them complain they're making too great a return on their 401(k), 403(b), or their IRA.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 10/31/13 - 02:36 pm
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"good point about refute, how
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"good point about refute, how about 'embellishment', they keep it just 'real' enough that you can't refute it, yet their partisan excesses do them in... for a bunch of us."

Examples? And please show that you know the difference between the news and opinion shows.

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Humble Angela 10/31/13 - 03:04 pm
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Just curious, faithson. Why
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Just curious, faithson. Why does the "partisan exesses" do in FOX for you, but not for the liberal news outlets? Or do they?

carcraft
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carcraft 10/31/13 - 03:34 pm
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Faithson, I showed you where

Faithson, I showed you where Stephanopoulos and ABC created a false impression to further the liberal agenda. He used an individual who had lost her insurance. Then he had another "expert" explain that this was really substandard insurance policy and she was better off with any policy under Obama care. Many of these substandard policies are EXACTLY what makes the most sense for young people (who the person was in news program was ) Now please show me where the link I posted was wrong or slanted. I can clearly refute Stephanopoulos's faulty slanted reporting will you accept ABC over Fox News?

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Bizkit 10/31/13 - 03:46 pm
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The expansion of medicaid to

The expansion of medicaid to include adults and children below the poverty level (138% so a family of 4 under 32K) will get free health insurance. Most of the applications are for medicaid just increasing the cost to all consumers. Subsidies are for a family under 94K but the subsidy isn't that great -so a family of 4 making 45 K would still pay half their health care premium costs. The problem with the Medicaid expansion is it will go to bundled payments system which there is no evidence it helps and research schools like GRU will be hurt by this practice. In the long term physicians will avoid Medicaid patients for poor reimbursements. The quality of health care will decline.

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Bizkit 10/31/13 - 03:49 pm
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I love Obama's retort I

I love Obama's retort I didn't lie to you-the insurance companies are responsible. But that is like setting a fire to a building and saying the fire did it-ignoring the fact you started it.

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Bizkit 10/31/13 - 03:51 pm
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Catastrophic insurance for

Catastrophic insurance for only persons over 30 is just plain unconstitutional and discriminates by age. We need to start a lawsuit so it follow the chain upto the SCOTUS that will say-it is age discrimination.

lovingthesouth72
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lovingthesouth72 10/31/13 - 03:57 pm
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they must think we are stupid

The arrogance and outright lying of this administration to the American people calls for action. (IRS, Bengazi, NSA etc etc etc). This Administration knew that ACA was going to screw millions of Americans, yet "you like your plan, you keep your plan" was how this lie was sold. Only to get votes. When you put political gain over truth and over the benefit of the country and it's citizens, that is when you have sunk to a new low. Yet, this president still gets a pass. Still 42% of people approve of him. All Americans, if they are truly Americans, should be outraged. Pathetic. Logically republicans are angry at him, but if I were a democrat I would be even MORE enraged because he campaigned on a lie, and is not making good of his promise. And is robing our freedoms and stealing our money. If you all have any shred of decency you would speak up America. #carson2016

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teaparty 10/31/13 - 04:05 pm
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lovingthesouth72 said,"They
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lovingthesouth72 said,"They must think we are stupid"
The idiot in the Whitehouse was reelected so it is obvious there are a lot of stupid people in this country.

faithson
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faithson 11/01/13 - 04:02 pm
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blind, unwarranted faith

is that 'really' what most u crazies think this is all about... us sheep going to slaughter. Nahhhhhhhhhhhhhh... there is more to than that.

faithson
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faithson 11/01/13 - 04:09 pm
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if they are truly Americans

ahhhhhh.... now here is the nub of the question we so need to discuss on these boards...... truly:
tru·ly adverb \ˈtrü-lē\
: in an honest manner
: in truth : actually or really
: without question or doubt

an American without a 'question of doubt' IS the problem. it seems that the repub's have accepted the party line 'hook line and sinker', WITHOUT, a question of doubt.

faithson
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faithson 11/01/13 - 05:42 pm
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bottom line..

IS... we will ALL be payin' IN based upon ALL USERS now... one cannot go out and find a policy where 26 yr olds are not covered and pre-existing is NOT in YOUR POOL. Everyone payin' for EVERYONE, including yourself... some call it socialism... some call it FAIR play. WE ALL use, the actuaries are just telling us what our part is.. up or down.

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