Meanwhile, Japan passes “Secrecy Bill” (aka good bye right to know):
Money quote (courtesy of Deputy Prime Minister Aso Taro):
“Germany’s Weimar Constitution was changed into the Nazi Constitution before anyone knew. It was changed before anyone else noticed. Why don’t we learn from that method?”
High deductible plans and out-of-pocket limits don’t offer true protection for those who get really sick
Per “Bronze” plan deductibles, there’s no protection those who don’t get really sick. Even a minor health problem will confront working families with crushing OOP costs. A lot will just have to forego treatment. Just like they’re doing now. Thanks, Democrats.
No chance for $15/hour. These jobs are already slated for outsourcing to machines. Meet your new waiter:
This stuff was gonna happen even at $7.25/hour. BTW, am I the only one on the left who sees the disconnect between support for mass immigration/amnesty and the desire for higher pay?
kafka commented on the blog post Reluctant Acceptance, Not Popularity, May Be Obamacare’s Best Hope
ACA will be this magical scapegoat upon which every ill in the system is heaped
Correct. ACA means Democrats own the US healthcare system, with all its bloated costs and inequities. It’s the price they pay for not doing real reform.
A Boulder, Colorado couple in their mid 50′s making $61,730 a year would get $4,710 in subsidies to help them afford coverage on the exchange since they make just below 400% of FPL
So they get $4,710 in subsidies to help them “afford” coverage but then have to come up with $6,000 for the deductibles (assuming they get a “bronze” plan. I don’t have words for this nonsense.
Yeah, it’s funny in a sick way. Millions of working families who couldn’t afford insurance now won’t be able to afford the deductibles. But hey, the insurance corps get millions of new premium paying customers so who cares?
kafka commented on the blog post Third Way Returns To Attack Elizabeth Warren And Bill de Blasio
They found their man in Bill Clinton who had no core principles just great instincts for triangulating popular positions and hearing a rhythm in polls
Just wait till Hillary gets the WH. She’ll make Bill look like FDR. And the pathetic thing is she’ll get there with the help of most progressive voters.
kafka commented on the blog post NSA Sent Home Talking Points for Employees to Use in Conversations with Family & Friends During Holidays
Why did the NSdAp need a memo? Don’t they have enough dirt on their employee families & friends to turn them into sock puppets?
No chance for $15/hour. The Kock Brothers/Wall Street crowd will just twist the arms of their Beltway whores even harder to
get more cheap labor
pass immigration “reform”.
“In a desperate attempt to get what the administration considers to be the most important elements just barely working in time, huge sections of the law have been delayed
for at least a yearuntil after the 2014 elections.”
Obama’s own commentary on how popular he thinks the full monty ACA will be.
Well OK then, is there any real difference between a GOPer like Christie and a “Democrat” like
Too late, election’s over. Besides, is there any real difference between a GOPer like Christie and a “Democrat” like McAuliffe?
kafka commented on the diary post NY Times Editorial Board Offers Their Very Serious People Bona Fides by dakine01.
The NYT has long been a DNC/Neoliberal rag. And with Jill Abramson it’s become an Obamabot rag as well. Any nod to progressive ideology is a charade.
soon adopted the worst security-state excesses of the old Soviet Union and used them to defend the new class of zillionaires
Hmm…this reminds me of another large country.
kafka commented on the blog post President Obama Says Kindness Covers All His Political Beliefs
At a speech before some of his richest donors at DreamWorks…..
This is Obama telling his fatcats they’re doing God’s work by bankrolling neoliberal whores like himself, so they can fool themselves into thinking they’re not just selfish arrogant pricks.
kafka commented on the blog post No Line in Front of Best Buy in Affluent DC Suburb
Here’s a video collection of your fellow citizens enjoying Black Friday:
I don’t know what’s more disgusting: the behavior of the rabble fighting to buy crap they don’t need with money they don’t have, or the fatcats out in the Hamptons watching these scenes in their media rooms and laughing their till their sides ache. Honestly I think the 99% and the 1% deserve each other. I’m just disgusted.
kafka commented on the blog post Google Funding Tea Party Group That Helped Shut Down Government
An off-shoot of the Heritage Foundation, Heritage Action was launched in 2010 to run a slash and burn campaign against Obamacare
Hmm…seem to recall Obamacare = Heritage Foundation Plan. Memory must be faulty.
kafka commented on the blog post NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit ‘Radicalizers’
Nixon lives. Or at least the creepy programs he and his team used on people like Daniel Ellsberg. The NSA was also involved in eavesdropping on MLK and other civil rights and antiwar activists.
Yeah, Barack Obama has nothing to do with it.
Just wait until millions of working families purchase the (Barely)Affordable Care Act “Bronze” plans and find out they face $6,000 deductibles. I mean WTF, how many working families can pay $6,000 out of pocket?
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