Surtt commented on the blog post Labor Health Care Plans May Suffer as Part of Obamacare Implementation
If the administration decides to write the regulations this way it would break one of Obama’s core promises that ‘if you like the insurance you have, you will be able to keep it’ under his signature law.
He already broke that promise when he imposed the “Cadillac Insurance” tax, forcing companies to drop them for cheaper plans.
Surtt commented on the blog post Paul Ryan’s “Warning” About Medicaid is Actually a Threat
Let’s be clear. This is not a warning, this is a threat.
A threat is: do this, or else.
The Republicans are going to cut the subsidy.
It’s a warning.
It is just me, or does it seem that every time a 3d party pops up, it’s the Dems who take the hit?
there is no room to the right of the Republicans, and the Democrats have moved to fill the vacuum .
Where is there any room for a 3rd party other then space calmed by Democrats?
Surtt commented on the diary post Emergency Contraception and Moral Panic: Dissecting the Newest Misinformation Campaign by RH Reality Check.
I wish someone would ask President Obama if he thinks it would be safer for 11-year-olds to become pregnant.
Surtt commented on the diary post Letter to the President: If Social Security Solvency’s Really a Problem Then Why Not Do This? by letsgetitdone.
How about we take that 2.7 trillion in “special” t-note and replace them them with generic t-notes?
Someone here suggested that Obama is not concerned with his legacy.
Obama wants cutting SS to be his legacy, his Nixon goes to China moment.
Occam’s razor: Ben Bernanke will do what ever makes Wall Street the most money.*
*If he does raise interest rates, you can be sure there is a secret meeting to inform the bankers and allow them to short the market.
Surtt commented on the blog post The Stupid Design of the Sequester Might Have Made It Easier for GOP to Embrace
Jon, I am no under the impression obama did not blunder, he knew the sequester would come to pass, and the supposed “libertarians” were salivating at the gills
I have to disagree.
If Obama thought the sequester was going to be enacted, he sure would have included his beloved SS cuts.
Surtt commented on the blog post FBI Makes Odd Sequester Claim Regarding Wall Street Crime
Sequestration will cause current financial crimes investigations to slow as workload is spread among a reduced workforce. In some instances, such delays could affect the timely interviews of witnesses and collection of evidence. The capacity to undertake new major investigations will be constrained.
And who in Washington will be upset?
“This opportunity – to make it to the middle class or beyond no matter where you start out in life – it isn’t bestowed on us from Washington. It comes from a vibrant free economy where people can risk their own money to open a business
The key to overcoming poverty is to have money…
“Jobs” would be too easy, right?
How about “strengthen?”
Surtt commented on the blog post Lindsey Graham Planning To Place Hold On Hagel And Brennan Over Benghazi
what does Graham really want?
For those of us mourning the death of Fringe, the good news is JJ Abrams will be helming the new Star Wars series, which Disney recently purchased the rights to.
Wile I think JJ Abrams is a good/great director, I would have a tough time coming up with a worse choice. Star Trek was an enjoyable movie but it showed little respect for the source material. The last thing the next Star Wars movie needs is to go off in a completely different direction, which i am afraid Abrams will take it.
Surtt commented on the blog post Biden Leaves Options Open for 2016 Run and Why It Matters
At least it means Biden could probably be pursued to lobby Obama against some action if it is seen as too damaging with the base.
The base? You mean Wall Street?
If Biden was seriously considering running I would expect him to start doing some hippie punching to keep the “base” happy.
Surtt commented on the blog post As Weather Forecasters Predict Continued Drought, Goldman Cashes In
Lloyd Blankfein is just doing “doing God’s work.”
Must be helping out with the plague of locusts.
Surtt commented on the blog post Whole Foods CEO Really Doesn’t Understand Swiss Health Care
After receiving a lot of blowback for calling Obamacare “fascism”
According to my understanding of the supreme court ruling.
We are required to send “tax” dollars directly to a for profit company for health insurance.
How is this not fascism?
Surtt commented on the blog post Administration Seems to Hint that They Will Prioritize Bondholders
In order to increase the pressure on House Republicans over the debt ceiling, the Obama administration has begun very publicly talking about all the terrible things that will happen if the limit is reached.
If Obama really wanted to put pressure on the Republicans, he would tell Wall Street they aren’t getting a dime if the government defaults.
The higher the stakes, the more Obama can cave.
In the end, Obama will declare it just to damaging to default and be “forced” to give the Republicans all they want.
Surtt commented on the diary post Ten Reasons Why the Chained CPI Is Terrible Policy by Daniel Marans.
8. Social Security does not contribute to the deficit.
Not to quibble, but this should be number 1. SS is not adding to the deficit and has no effect on the “fiscal cliff.” The only reason it is being thrown into the deal is Wall Street demands a human sacrifice to ensure the rains come… or [...]
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