Thursday, 9/26/13, Public Square

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by | September 26, 2013 · 6:00 am

15 responses to “Thursday, 9/26/13, Public Square

  1. This is a very good video that addresses many of the lies and exaggerations republicans spread about Obamacare. It’s well done, it’s supported with real facts, figures and data.

    Busting the Obamacare mythology
    Over the last three last years, we have been subjected to a number of fallacies and intentionally misleading information about Obamacare. To debunk those myths, Chris Hayes talks with The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein.

    http://video.msnbc.msn.com/all-in-/53108863#53108863

  2. More facts, figures, data, a chart and info about Obamacare.

    94% of Uninsured Americans Will Have Obamacare Premiums Below What the CBO Projected

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2013/09/25/obamacare_premiums_will_be_cheaper_than_the_cbo_projected.html

  3. This video explains why Kansans will suffer due to the decision Brownback and our republican-dominated legislature (controlled by ALEC and the Koch Brothers) made with regard to expanding Medicaid.

  4. A discussion of hours worked, productivity, pay… Good charts!

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2013/09/working-hours

  5. Ted Cruz Apparently Gets His Health Insurance From Goldman Sachs

    “Senator, you and I are blessed to have the best health insurance in America as members of the United States Senate,” Durbin said. “I’m happy to tell you now I am eligible for it and I am not currently covered under it,” Cruz responded.

    Durbin doesn’t get out enough. Members of Congress are afforded top-notch, well subsidized health plans, but they’re nothing compared with those provided to the people who make the real decisions in the U.S.

    Top Wall Street executives get some of the best health coverage on the planet. Cruz’s wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz, is a regional head of a Goldman Sachs division.

    According to a 2009 New York Times report, top executive officers and managing directors at the bank participate in a health care program that costs Goldman more than $40,000 in premiums for each particpant’s family annually.

    A Cruz representative wasn’t immediately available to comment.

    • Ah…..a Canadian by birth married a Wall Street banker……wow….

      NO wonder this man does not have the common sense God gave a slug to figure out that most Americans do not have the money to buy their gold-Cadillac health plans.

      Oh, excuse me, not BUY their plans – have their Wall Street Fat Cat Bosses BUY the plans….and I wonder if their is a tax credit somewhere for these FAt Cats to keep sucking on that government teat?

      I am sick and tired of all these CONS….

  6. The House GOP’s debt limit bill — obtained by the National Review — isn’t a serious governing document. It’s not even a plausible opening bid. It’s a cry for help.

    In return for a one-year suspension of the debt ceiling, House Republicans are demanding a yearlong delay of Obamacare, Rep. Paul Ryan’s tax reform plan, the Keystone XL pipeline, more offshore oil drilling, more drilling on federally protected lands, rewriting of ash coal regulations, a suspension of the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to regulate carbon emissions, more power over the regulatory process in general, reform of the federal employee retirement program, an overhaul of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations, more power over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s budget, repeal of the Social Services Block Grant, more means-testing in Medicare, repeal of the Public Health trust fund, and more.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/26/wonkbook-the-houses-debt-ceiling-bill-is-wow/

    • Did anyone else see the P.O.S. on Chris Matthews’ show tonight?

      It was some Republican House Republican – Scott Perry – who was rude, crude and downright classless.

      He kept interrupting Chris with all the usual GOP/CON talking points…….and then laughing, smirking and generally showing himself to be a true I-D-I-O-T….

      What has happened to the Republican Party? Are they ALL frickin nuts?

      • rick liebst

        Well I am not nuts…. But did suffer a Anoxic brain injury…..And still can tell when those morons in office are peeing on my leg! You know it is kind of funny? Fox never has put on air any thing I sent them?

      • I saw it, Indy. It was disgraceful, and Matthews, who is NEVER at loss for words, was so stunned by this guy’s idiocy and rudeness he didn’t even know what to say, especially when the guy said Matthews probably hadn’t even read the ACA because Democrats never do. WTF? Matthews was just stunned into silence.

        And these phuckers will probably retain control of the House even after shutting the government down. Because it looks like the shutdown is on unless the Democrats cave, which is always a possibility given their missing spines….

      • RD, that was some mighty powerful writing you posted in the fiction pages today. I think you have a book in you and I encourage you to keep with it. It’s probably painful to relive the whole thing, because that’s what good writing does. It requires you to live what you write, even if you live it in your head. I’m sure Wicked would agree.

        Rick, please keep up that writing as you can. I think it’s good for you, your family, and especially your fans here at Iggy’s place.

        Steven would be so proud of you… as are we ALL!

  7. Pat Roberts conducted a town-hall meeting via telephone this evening. I actually stayed on the line to listen. I don’t have words to adequately describe the kind of sick people I listened to. It’s bad, guys — stay safe, protect yourself to the extent you can. Hang up if Pat Roberts calls! I will next time. No one can be healthy if subjected to that kind of negative input very long.

    • What is ironic is these Tea Party folks profess to HATE long-term poliiticians who have been in office for way too long…

      Excuse me, but exactly how many damn years has Pat Roberts been sucking of the government teat?

      THIS is why I do NOT believe one word that spews from Tea Party folks – are they just a bunch of liars?

  8. Another ironic thing –

    Many of these CONservative Republicans and loud-n-proud Christians – and they are doing their worst to actually stop fellow Americans from being able to buy health insurance.

    I wonder if these folks have ever read their Bible that they love to thump so much?

    Where in the HELL did Jesus ever PREVENT someone from getting health care?

    Did I miss the story where Jesus actually refused to heal a sick person because he was demanding to see their valid health insurance card and/or pay their co-pay first?

    Excuse me…..but these FAKE Christians make me want to V-O-M-I-T…