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Do you think Congress should be allowed to opt its members out of Obamacare?

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socialismsucks

May-01-13 4:53 AM

oblundercare is only for the peasants.our elite need better care to live longer and prosper.

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muleskinner

May-01-13 5:18 AM

All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others

- George Orwell, Animal Farm

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EarlyBird

May-01-13 6:54 AM

ObamaCare states that "affordable insurance" means that you pay no more than 8% of your annual income on insurance.

There are three tiers of plans you or your employer can purchase on the exchange they range from lower quality, but more affordable "Bronze plans", to "Silver plans" to a more expensive plan with better coverage called a "Gold plan". There is also a "Platinum plan" which is the highest quality and cost plan. Lower premium plans will have higher deductibles.

It is not the same level of care for everybody according to this. Terrible ideas in this plan.

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vietnamvet69

May-01-13 9:45 AM

Members of Congress are not under "Obamacare", but as Federal employees they have their health insurance the same as the military. The staff members are not under the Federal plan, so they would be required to purchase health insurance. Also, in case of hospitalization, family members of Congress are not covered under the Federal plan, so they would have to be covered under "Obamacare".

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centerfield

May-01-13 10:47 AM

Oh, my goodness, we need to stop all comments in support of Obamacare as the correct information is on the Drudge report. Boy, does that make it all right. Dusty, you better keep on running and not looking over your shoulder. Billwillnevereverevergetit is gaining on you in the regurgitation of right wing garbage and insane comment section. Billwhatever "knows" all those things he posted because he got them from right wing garbage sources. You hear the same lies for years now and to you it is the truth. Drudge is not a quality source and never has been one. Rumor and innuendo is what you deal with. Oh, and willie is correct on the 40% of repubs comment. I heard it on MSNBC. See, we can quote from sources just like you.

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polidork

May-01-13 11:27 AM

This is another example of republicans getting worked up over a lie that they created. The MDN should be embarrassed for publishing this absurd and erroneous question. Perhaps tomorrow they will ask: "Should GOP lawmakers be allowed to collect a salary from the government when they're really working for the interests of their corporate masters?" Yes or No!

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Missy1

May-01-13 12:15 PM

I heard Obama say in his speech the other day how Obama Care has been working for 3 years now. Have any of you seen that it's working for You? My premiums go up every year and I don't think this year will be any different. My son is trying to get his own insurance for his family now. Does look like those Premiums are any more affordable, since I have to help him pay for it. Mom has decided to stay home with baby. She lost her insurance. I will not give up my Blue Cross- Blue Shield for any of this Junk Obama Care. So now I get to pay for 2 family insurance policies.

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locomotive

May-01-13 7:52 PM

90% say no to Congress opting out of Obamacare.

Common sense has paid a visit on the MDN poll today. Huzzahs!

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Missy1

May-01-13 8:36 PM

I asked one question. If Obama Care has been intact for three years, how has it helped you? What is your reply? Nothing but junk.

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Missy1

May-01-13 9:29 PM

Rajiihammr, I did that Calculator. I don't have an Employer. I work for myself. I have no employees. That Calculator is Stupid.

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Missy1

May-01-13 9:36 PM

It reminds me off, "How much money do you make?" Send it in.

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Missy1

May-02-13 12:59 AM

I have. 25 dollars co pay. etc. etc. not always made 60 k per year. But have paid my own since 1978. Apparently you have not. But you want your share. Imagine that.

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Missy1

May-02-13 1:11 AM

I find People think they are entitled. When they do nothing for those entitlements they think they deserve. Yes I do believe you think Obama is the best thing since slice bread. Me not so much. Have a great night.

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EarlyBird

May-02-13 6:03 AM

raj wrote "Very few people pay 100% of their health ins. cost. It's just too stinking expensive for anyone making less than 60k/year." you are so wrong about this, hardly anybody makes that much money and most jobs these days are part time so the employer doesn't have to pay for insurance for employees. Get your head out of the sand. Why do you think there are 47 million uninsured people in this country?

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locomotive

May-02-13 11:35 AM

"Very few people pay 100% of their health ins. cost. It's just too stinking expensive for anyone making less than 60k/year."

Yep, that's us!

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locomotive

May-02-13 11:43 AM

I followed up on Terry McAuliffe and found one story from a week ago in the NY Times...

"One of the first questions Mr. McAuliffe was asked when he announced his candidacy last year was why GreenTech located its factory in Tunica County, Miss. Mr. McAuliffe said Virginia officials “didn’t want to bid on it.”

"But e-mails and documents obtained by PolitiFact under the Freedom of Information Act show that Virginia economic development officials were interested, though deeply skeptical about the company’s prospects."

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locomotive

May-02-13 11:44 AM

NY Times cont...

"Officials also questioned GreenTech’s plan to attract Chinese investors using a visa program that awards green cards to foreigners who put up $500,000 or more for a start-up business. One development official wrote that she could not “get my head around this being anything other than a visa-for-sale scheme.”

"Mr. McAuliffe shrugged off Virginia’s objections. “We tried,” he said. “It didn’t work out. I’ve been in many entrepreneurial businesses. States make their decisions. Businesses make their decisions.”

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locomotive

May-02-13 11:45 AM

NY Times cont...

"Asked how much of GreenTech’s financing was raised through foreign investors seeking green cards, known as EB-5 visas, he referred the question to GreenTech’s current executives. Marianne McInerney, a vice president, said the EB-5 program was important to “our initial capital strategy” but did not represent the majority of current investments.

"Mr. McAuliffe stepped down as chairman sometime before Dec. 1, though he continued to refer to his role at the company in the present tense, telling a meeting of small business owners in January, “I’m building electric cars now.”

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locomotive

May-02-13 11:46 AM

NY Times cont...

"Mr. McAuliffe said he left GreenTech to run for governor full time and never intended to hide his departure. “If anybody asked me, I said I’m no longer with the company,” he said. “When I made the decision I’m running for governor, I’m all in.”

"Yet the decision not to announce the departure — it was first reported this month by Politico — increased the impression that Mr. McAuliffe was seeking to distance himself from the company, which has struggled to live up to a series of promises.

"When it announced its Mississippi plant, news reports there said the company projected making 150,000 cars. It now says it has orders for 7,000 cars in 2013, a two-seat vehicle the company calls MyCar."

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locomotive

May-02-13 11:48 AM

Terry McAuliffe seems like a typical politician to me.

Whatever it takes to get him where he wants to be...

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locomotive

May-02-13 3:44 PM

willgrr, I agree.

Surely the skies have parted or something...

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centerfield

May-02-13 10:34 PM

Gosh, dusty, I believe you are incorrect. I did not tell veritas to shut up. That is not the truth...Also, I do not ever remember telling you to shut up either. But, I have told you a few things about your sources and your lack of intelligence for using material that is false or misleading. That, I have done. But, shut up... that is so rad.

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