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Julius Nolan 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Is this a further example of J-W cost cutting? Are they now out-sourcing their editorials to Fox News? Or is Simons writing them all, just not signing them all?

Amy Varoli Elliott 10 months, 3 weeks ago

He has answered all those questions many of times, I don't know why he even choose to do an interview with a tabloid news station anyways, they were going to cry and complain regardless of what he said to them.

Kendall Simmons 10 months, 3 weeks ago

If Dolph wants to know the answers to those dead horse questions, he can read the transcripts of the innumerable hearings that have been held.

Gerald Kerr 10 months, 3 weeks ago

The President is a liar and we all know it. He runs the most secretive Administration in modern history. He lies with appearant impunity, not artful dodging but bold faced lies: you can keep your plan, you can keep your Doctor, you will save an average of $2500 per year, you can keep your hospital, I'm going to close Guantanamo, health care over all will be less expensive, It will be easier to acess, tne economy is improving, more people are working, inflation is down, people are better off, lies all the way down. The man is a veritable Potemkin village of lies.

Mike Ford 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Can I call total balderdash on faux news induced fibs like the one above? When I was thirteen my father took me to the Landon Lecture series at K State. I heard John Dean speak about that "I'm Not a Crook" Republican President from Yorba Linda, California. You remember his name right? facts do matter to the GOP right? Mr. Dean did time because of this non lying Republican. That GOP amnesia is preventing me from remembering his name. Let's see. I have Obama care, I've made more this year and last year than I ever did during the George W. Bush years of 2000-2008. I lost my health insurance during the Bush years when the premium costs skyrocketed. My wife and I now have BCBS of Kansas insurance and our minor pre existing conditions no longer matter and a visit for my wife to the doctor for pink eye cost $20 two weeks ago due to ACA. We have a $3000 deductible and we are saving a chunk of money with this health insurance. If your do nothing say nothing think nothing Republican Party would climb out of the bubble they'd realize they're the obstruction to getting anything done. I will say publicly you can not blame President Obama for anything because all the childish GOP party does is say no because they've been handled in TWO presidential elections and they are sore losers. I'm laughing as the Fourteenth Amendment is being used to dismantle bigotry in such bigoted places as Utah and Oklahoma. Can one honestly look in the mirror with the claims above?

Steve King 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Please do Mike. It's so full of holes where does one start? I think you have to realize it's blind hate. Facts don't matter.

You do realize the GOP blocked closing Gitmo right? No? Look it before you use false facts to prove your points.

You can keep your Doctor. I did. And it was easy. My insurance went down from $3,200 to $1,200 a month with a lower deductible, better coverage and no subsidy. I decided not to keep my plan. Took me 30 minuets on my computer one night. And I can go to any hospital.

Now if your insurance company was less than honest they could sell a do nothing policy for little money and only when you needed it would you find out how bad it was. And perhaps even purposely write those policies not to conform to the new rules, even with a three year advance notice, so the program they have been lobbying against could be shown to be a bad thing. And since it was only occurring in a small section of the industry you can only assume something was crooked.

And the economy is improving. The stock market has been breaking records left and right in all of 2013. The deficit has been cut in half. Unemployment is dropping and would be much better if the GOP would do what they promised. Create jobs. Don't you remember the 2010 mid term adds? All they said was jobs, jobs, jobs. And we have no jobs bills. Instead they voted 40 times to over turn the ACA. Failing that they took the country to the brink of default and lowered the Country's credit rating for the first time, ever.

How many Senate and House committees have investigated the IRS and Benghazi "scandals" and what have they found? Nothing. Great that the President called Bill and Fox out on their fair and balanced reporting. Remember Trump? He sent two specially trained guys to Hawaii and he was leaking reports they found something? Then he dropped out of the race and you never heard more. But still people believe with out facts. Just more of the same.

So we get Palin, Rick "um" Perry, Bachman, Akin, that "I'm not a witch" nut, the Pizza flipping womanizer, the swim in the nude Senator, the King of Craiglist, and goodness the list just goes on and on.

Richard Heckler 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Fox news is the liar supreme. Need an example? Go one.

How Fox News Recently Got Obama Care Wrong? on live TV. Namely Fox News.

Here is the lie --- "The effects over the next decade will be substantially larger than estimated, nearly three times larger. That adds a trillion dollars to the debt. It sheds 2.3 million jobs."

The truth ---- JUAN GONZÁLEZ: But what about this confusion of the initial reports and the take that they had on the report, and this issue of the two-and-a-half million people who might choose to leave their jobs? Could you talk about that?

MICHAEL HILTZIK: Sure. This is a part of the ACA that the CBO talked about. It said that the equivalent of two-and-a-half million workers, by the year 2025, will—they’ll be cutting their hours or maybe leaving the workforce, many of them voluntarily. And that’s because what the ACA does is it defeats a phenomenon we call "job-lock." And that is that America is unique among developed countries in that if you lose your job, you lose your health coverage.

Well, after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, that’s no longer the case, because you can now get affordable care regardless of pre-existing conditions. You can get it in the public market. You don’t have to worry about being turned down. You don’t have to worry about paying exorbitant premiums. And that means that you don’t have to worry about giving up your job or losing your job or cutting your hours.

So you’re free to spend more time raising your family. You’re free to retire early, maybe before you get your full Social Security and before you’re eligible for Medicare. These are good things, because one thing that we’ve understood about the impact of losing your healthcare is that it forces people to stay in jobs that aren’t dignified, that aren’t the right jobs for them, that aren’t very well-paying, simply so that they have access to healthcare for themselves and their families.

That’s no longer the case with the ACA. http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/6/job_killer_how_media_spin_got

In essence what was noted is that Obama Care will inadvertently open up job positions due to the fact many may well retire knowing that medical insurance is secured without remaining employed until 101 years old. In this vein Obama Care is good for the job market.

Now how in the world could FOX news go live and misconstrue this information?

Richard Heckler 10 months, 3 weeks ago

The right wing has down right disdain for republicans,women,democrats and Green Party thinkers. This ALEC right wing party wants a one party nation …… THEIR PARTY.

Brett McCabe 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Historically, I believe that the Obama presidency is going to be viewed as one of the most productive in modern history. It's surprising, given the fact that House of Republicans is one crazy mess.

It would be nice to finish off his saving the country from depression, ending the Iraq war, reinstating the auto MPG laws and instituting a national health insurance plan with one more major initiative. For that to happen, we just need to turn the house. Imagine what could be accomplished in this country over the next two years if we could win the 2014 elections?

The best place to start would be to get rid of Lynn Jenkins. So sign up, volunteer and donate. Think nationally, act locally.

Mike Ford 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I'm so tired of the birther nonsense that I will give a fact to blow up your nonsense. Barack Obama is part White. I'm Native/White. My grandmother's last name was Blossom. Her ancestors were on the Mayflower. Thomas Blossom was her ancestor on the Mayflower according to Ancestry.com. Barack Obama's ancestor on the Mayflower was Thomas Blossom whose also my ancestor. Search with the heading "Blossoms on the Mayflower" and you will find this bit on Barack's Mayflower ancestry like I did. How American is this? time to stop your nonsense. Fact avoiders can't be trusted.

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