Obama suggests people cancel cable and cell phones to afford Obamacare

According to President Obama, low-income families may have trouble affording Obamacare premiums because they simply do not know how to spend their own money. Last week, during a town hall meeting for Spanish language media where Obama was promoting enrollment, a viewer challenged the economics of it for low-income Americans now forced to buy health insurance, according to Hot Air.

The president responded that “if you looked at their cable bill, their telephone, their cell phone bill… it may turn out that, it’s just they haven’t prioritized health care.” He added that if a family member gets sick, the father “will wish he had paid that $300 a month.

Not that the father has any choice in the matter, considering the government is forcing him to buy it.

No Sir, it just means they haven’t prioritized spending on the health care you’re shoving down their throats. The hypocrisy never ceases to amaze. While the “era of austerity is supposedly over,” it’s clearly over for the federal government only.

Once again, President Obama finds someone else to blame for the failures of his own policy — which is so unappealing he keeps delaying it piece be piece. Ironically, cell phones are okay if they’re given away “free” at the expense of the hard-working American taxpayer, but not if you want to buy one yourself.

Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative said of Obama’s remarks, “If the president actually believes that a family earning less than $40,000 per year can afford nearly $4,000 in health insurance premiums, then he truly does not understand middle-income families. Americans do not need the President to tell them how to budget their households. People are already cutting back on things like cable television and cell phones, just to compensate for an awful economy. This president promised he would deliver on affordable health care. Instead, premiums are up, out-of-pocket expenses are up, and overall cost of living is up. The president simply doesn’t get it. And his condescending attitude adds insult to injury.”

Once upon a time, families had the choice of using Healthcare Savings Accounts (HSAs) to spend pre-tax money on routine care and smaller emergencies, while using so-called catastrophic insurance to deal with serious illness requiring hospitalizations. But as part of Obamacare, HSAs are now taxed as well. So much for freedom of choice.

Perhaps we should take away Obama’s cell phone (and pen, while we’re at it) so the politicized executive orders will stop.

Obama is trying to convince Americans that the unaffordability of the Affordable Care Act isn’t his fault. It’s the fault of the states (run by those rascally Republicans) that won’t expand Medicaid. And it’s the fault of those selfish, irresponsible folks who’d rather have cable and cell phones.

If you like your iPhone, you can’t keep it. Period.

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Joe
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If you took away his cell phone how would he do selfies during funerals?

David Nighswander
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Absolutely Joe. Of course we are paying for it so it’s not really his phone it’s his work phone. Let’s economize and cut his staff, his cell, and the parties. Oh and tell him to get a Bic. We have to think of the poor.

Joe
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Ok all sarcasm aside. This guy is so out of touch with the middle class. He doesn’t know anything about struggling or giving up anything. He would never survive one vacation costs more than I will probably make in my entire life.

Kathleen Lathrop
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He is out of touch with REALITY, period.

moxie
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Hi IS the definition of a fool!!!!!!!

halevi
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Yes, he is a fool, but I think the word ASS more accurately describes him.

Dennis_K
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That is the problem isn’t it. Some people want the latest in Cell phone/Cable Cars etc. But didn’t spring for the cost of health insurance. Then complained they couldn’t afford it. It’ll be more of the same, except the rest of us will be subsadising something or someone.

Dennis_K
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What do you pay for cable, cars etc. You don’t have to answer that. What I’m talking about is people who mix up what they need vs. what they want. And the fact that so many people that have what the want, now want everyone else to subsidize what they need. I am NOT saying everyone is doing this. But there is enough that do it to draw ire against the system. Nothing is free. Someone has to pay for it. I am not a believer in Obama Care but agree with the President that people need to make choices.
Hard Boiled
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i pay $5/mo for my Virgin Mobile, While Healthcare costs me over $3500/yr for 2 people, thats not including everything i pay cash for medically. the two are not comparable!

GLRLiberty
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Obama does not talk about the poor choices that low income people have made when he is wanting to give them more entitlements. Funny and very telling that he is willing to talk about their poor choices ONLY when it comes to his healthcare plan.

obamatheloserliberalscumbag
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obamatheloserliberalscumbag

Obama needs to be in Prison for what he has done to this Country.

Everything he has done has been while saying he is going to do something else.

The man is a crook.

I can prove he is a Muslim, a racist, a tyrannical dictator and a anti Colonialist by his ACTIONS.

Anyone who takes him at his word is foolish. His actions are screaming his agenda clearly.

Not A Sheeple
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Okay, I’d like to see your proof of all of your claims, especially the Muslim part. I’m no fan of his policies, so entertain me with this proof you claim to have please.

Jeff Benjamin
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I hate to say this, but if a person cannot afford to pay for their health care, perhaps they should be giving up cell phones and cable TV. I agree, ACA is a train wreck, it does not address what was fundamentally flawed with the healthcare system, but even though the president doesn’t really believe this, his words ring true. People should evaluate their finances and pay for those things that are truly important.

AgricolaSiqua
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But it is not the government’s job do mandate those proprieties. We are suppose to have the freedom to set priories, whether they be right or wrong, and face the consequences.

obamatheloserliberalscumbag
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obamatheloserliberalscumbag
Just think about the reality that the Tax Payer was paying for those people who went into Emergency rooms without insurance. Yes a lot of them they were because of medical assistance. A representative would come into your room and work with you to get it if you don’t have insurance. They work it on the sliding scale sometimes if you make money and if you are homeless or don’t work the tax payer gets the bill from the Government. Now, Here is the kicker…. Do you think you will see a dime in less taxes because now supposedly so… Read more »
Pockets006
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Some people rely on those cell phones to earn their living! Not everyone works out of an office or building.

James Dow
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But truly important is objective. I think most kids in their early twenties would say a cell phone is more important. How else could the txt their friends sitting in the same room?

Luke H
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I’m in my early twenties and conduct business (I am a web developer) on my cell phone – it’s important.

DixieAngel_76
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That’s true, but the point is that many people were in fact doing just that until the so-called Affordable Care Act shot the prices into the stratosphere and made buying your own insurance next to impossible.

Jeff Benjamin
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No argument there. The ACA has done more to hurt people’s medical options than anything ever devised. The purpose was not to help people, the purpose was to put insurance companies out of business an make the federal government the only game in town. Do you think it is a coincidence no where near enough people are signing up to make it work? I don’t. Now they will start talking about fixes, which will then go after group plans and businesses in order to bring them into the fold. It is almost diabolical how they are making this happen all… Read more »
Michael Moffatt
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Yes, they probably should but it’s NOT the government’s prerogative to tell people how they spend their own money.

Jeff Benjamin
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I am not one to have the government tell people how to spend their money either, but that is just it. ACA makes it the government’s responsibility to provide healthcare insurance, free to some, discounted to others, for some not so cheaply. My point is that people will pay for a lot of things and leave things like health insurance and the doctor out of the equation all the while loading up the cable, watching that nice new TV, talking on that cool new smart phone. If people would save and spend on the important things, perhaps we would not… Read more »
obamatheloserliberalscumbag
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obamatheloserliberalscumbag
You are dead wrong. Cable is a necessity for some people because it is the ONLY thing they have to unwind after work. Cell phone is just as cheap as having a land line now and sometimes even cheaper. So most people who don’t have a ton of money have these things because they are their only source of entertainment or their only means of communication. Don’t even try to feed me that bull that these people aren’t spending their money on important things or that we wouldn’t have the ACA if people weren’t doing this. That is NONSENSE!! The… Read more »
Jeff Benjamin
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I do agree Obama is killing our Nation and his policies are helping to create this mentality.

Jeff Benjamin
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So crossing between cable, a cell phone or car and life saving services from a doctor, you saying people should choose the former. That is part of the problem!

obamatheloserliberalscumbag
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obamatheloserliberalscumbag
Don’t put words in my mouth. I am saying the Liberals are causing problems in this Country and then pretending they are coming to the aid of the poor. I am also saying that Mental Health is very important to being able to work and maintain a job. Cell phones are a necessity, A CAR is a Necessity. Cable is a cheap form of entertainment for a family. Of course I think its a brainwash box for the left but still that is beside the point. You saying that is part of the problem doesn’t make it part of the… Read more »
Bradford Plummer
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Amen! If you were a woman I’d kiss you!

Jeff Benjamin
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Everyone has a choice on how they spend their money, how they live, etc… Government is not the answer. I am not justifying Obamacare, I am nearly saying that I agree with the comment that people may need to rethink how they spend their money. Priorities. Don’t come to me looking for a hand out if you are spending you money on things like cable, smartphones, etc…. That is the problem, to many people feel they are entitled to these things and seeing this on a conservative site makes me think people are not really believing the principles this site… Read more »
Carol
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They have made it impossible to watch TV without cable or dish. When I grew up all you needed was an antenna or a piece of tin foil.

obamatheloserliberalscumbag
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obamatheloserliberalscumbag
The LIBERALS CREATE EVERY PROBLEM THEY THEN CLAIM TO BE THE ONLY ONES WILLING TO FIX IT!! AND THEN THEY MAKE THE PROBLEM WORSE!!! They are currently trying to make it illegal to feed the homeless people in the inner cities! Do you know why they are doing this? Because the Conservative Christians are the ones who feed the Homeless!! They want people to believe that NO ONE helps the poor and that the Govenrment needs to have them on programs! They want you to think that LIBERAL GOVERNMENT is the only group of people who want to help the… Read more »
porclain
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Horseshit. Everyone has different priorities, thats human nature. We in a supposedly free country should have the choice of what our priorities are. If you wrong and something goes wrong you should be held accountable. We don’t need or want a nanny. its insulting especailly coming from and ingnorant entitled fool. Most of the middle class has already cut back enormously. Wages have been down not just stagnant. Costs are up almost double in some cases. This is simply a plot to destroy the middle class and blame it on the poor. Its all bullshit. The first thing a dictator… Read more »
Jeff Benjamin
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I am not proposing that the government make these choices for people, I am talking about personal responsibility and accountability.

DixieAngel_76
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I have to disagree, Jeff. Our out of control government doesn’t really care about health insurance, it’s all about control. This is just another way to get peoples’ money away from them, and they will use the healthcare system the same way as they have been using the IRS. If that weren’t the case why hire 16,000 IRS agents to collect fines for non-compliance?

Jeff Benjamin
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I agree. It’s all about taking over healthcare. Cradle to grave government dependance!

Jason Haggard
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Yeah and Obama and the rest of the fools in Washington D.C. should prioritize and stop blindly spending on fruitless ventures. They also should stop coming up with new schemes to profiteer from like Obamacare. Lets evaluate the mismanagement in Washington first!!!!!

Jeff Benjamin
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I agree. But if we don’t get our own households in order, how can we ever expect those we elect to do the same thing?

obamatheloserliberalscumbag
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obamatheloserliberalscumbag

People households were just friggin fine until Obama!!!!

Stop pretending people are the problem!! You are starting to show yourself as severely irrational.

AgricolaSiqua
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People are the problem though. Personal debt is at an all time high. The general thought is that debt is good. When the people see no problem with debt, they do care if those they elect are fiscally responsible or not. You can see that in a big way with the debt ceiling debate. Just the fact that we are seriously debating it, as a public, is telling. This senario is true of a lot of things. When the people, as a whole, act or think a certain way, the government will reflect it.
Jeff Benjamin
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In a democracy, the people get the government they deserve.

justapatriot
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We are not a democracy. We are a representative republic. Unfortunately for us, this regime has no respect for our Constitution.

Jeff Benjamin
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You’re right, Alexis de Tocqueville was an idiot, why would he ever say such a thing. The point is that “We the People” elected this government, or allowed it to get elected.

justapatriot
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It seems the electorate voted for Obama. We’ll have new delegates next time.

justapatriot
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Sorry Jeff. The vast majority had our houses in order. My own experience was that I had a policy that would cover catastrophic but only allowed me 4 dr visits a year. Worked for me. I chose it because it fit my budget, and my health needs. But because my basic care was limited, my policy has been cancelled. And because I am 60 the policies available to me are at a minimum triple what I was paying with huge deductibles. Now, not only do I get to pay a huge premium, I have to pay out of pocket for… Read more »
Jeff Benjamin
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Houses weren’t in order. That is why so many people are looking for government handouts. ACA made it worse. A symptom of the underlying problem. No personal accountability.

justapatriot
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A broken record…

Sandy Caruso
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Your condescending attitude is the same as Obama. Perhaps you should walk in someone else’s shoes before telling them how to live. Cell phones or PHONES for that matter are a necessity, that is IF you want a job, are looking for a job, have applied for a job….do I make myself clear?

Jeff Benjamin
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Very few jobs actually require you to have a cell phone, those that do require it as part of the job will usually provide it or a stipend to help pay for it. Old fashioned home telephones suffice for most jobs and cost a whole lot less than that cellie bill, furthermore, a good old fashioned $20 track phone would work too. Priorities people. What is more important, paying your bills or having those really cool gadgets. I am fortunate enough to have a job, but it doesn’t pay for everything I want. I have to make sacrifices all the… Read more »
obamatheloserliberalscumbag
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obamatheloserliberalscumbag
Are you serious? IF you get a Cell phone for FREE or for $100 or $200 dollars even for an iPhone(cost with 2 year contract and 35 or 40 a month) that doesn’t equal enough to pay $500 a month in insurance and then thousands in deductibles and copays!!!! People have cell phones and forgo land lines!!! I suppose if cell phones didn’t exist you would be saying families in America don’t need Landlines so they can pay for Govenrment Enforced Insurance? GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE WITH THAT NONSENSE!!! Quite frankly I believe you are a Liberal here… Read more »
Jeff Benjamin
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Perhaps you are not getting the point I am trying to make. Cell phones are only one example of how people spend money on things, it could be a car that they don’t need, or any number of things. My point is that people spend their money on everything else then look to Uncle Sam to cover their butts when they can’t afford to go to the doctor and complain about the high cost of medical.

obamatheloserliberalscumbag
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obamatheloserliberalscumbag
Oh I get the point fine. Cell phones are mainstream not Jeff. Just as mainstream as having a landline was 30 years ago. My point is that you saying anything to justify Obamas comments is absurd. If you had cases of people complaining about the high medical costs or not being able to afford a doctor then you would have justification. But you would need a lot of cases. Obama did this shat because he is trying to hurt the Country and gain the votes of the ignorant. There were certainly people looking to Uncle same to save their butts… Read more »
Jeff Benjamin
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You are clearly not getting my point, but nice try!

porclain
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Jeff your a condesending ass. Probably a liberal hack. By all means tell us your salary and your priorities that we can’t seem to figure out how to come up with another 700.00 a month plus out of pocket of 6,000 a year. Everywhere you look food up 30%, gas up 40% forget cloths only thing I have been able to afford in the past 5 years is shoes from payless for 19.00. Sorry I had to spend that but mine had holes. You are a smug jerk.

Jeff Benjamin
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I have been accused of worse I suppose. But I am far from a liberal hack. I believe people need to look after their own houses, pay their bills, live within their means. This discussion is not about cell phones, it is about how we have a culture that values stuff over important things. People spend away then look for someone else to come in and pay for their health care. We’ll forgive me for not wanting to give my hard earned money to people looking for a hand out, especially if they have a cell phone, computer, car, cable/… Read more »
Sandy Caruso
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Who said anything about a cool gadget? I’m talking about a basic, cheap cell phone. Where we live and with our line of work they are a necessity not a luxury. And I might add cheaper than a land line. Of course if I was an Obama voter, on welfare, and lazy I could qualify for an Obama cellphone. Made myself VERY clear.

DixieAngel_76
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I’m required to have a cell phone for my job, and I have to pay for it myself.

Jeff Benjamin
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So you are saying that your employer makes you pay for a cell phone for work? Then perhaps you should speak with an accountant and claim it as a business expense. It still does not negate the point I am making about people spending money on things that are not essential instead of paying for those things that are. Of course it is a general statement and I am sure there is a litany of specific examples out there that go against my argument that most companies do not require people to have cell phones. That was hardly the point… Read more »
obamatheloserliberalscumbag
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obamatheloserliberalscumbag

Who the hell are you to justify Obamacare over things people buy?

Do you have ANY statistics to back up this nonsense?

Jeff Benjamin
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First of all, don’t be. Jerk. Second, I am not talking about Obamacare, I am talking about insurance and healthcare. Do I have statistics, no. I am making an anecdotal argue me t based on the fact that many people who claim they can’t afford insurance are driving nice cars, have big vs, nice houses, and smart phones. It isn’t about the ACA, it is about people spending money on stuff and then complaining when they don’t have money to go to the doctor.

obamatheloserliberalscumbag
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obamatheloserliberalscumbag
And guess what Jeff, Did you ever think that maybe those people bought those things BEFORE The Govenrment DUMPED a huge bill on everyone? No one even knew what they would pay a month for this bull$h!t law even in the months after it was released!! They MADE You sign up for it before you knew even in the ballpark of what you would pay for it. I don’t know of anyone who was complaining about not having money to go to the doctor. I lived in the inner city and those people had Medical Assistance. So they didn’t complain!!… Read more »
Jeff Benjamin
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You are telling me that this problem didn’t exist before Obamacare? Where do you think 49 million recipients of government handouts came from. The ACA made it worse because people who did manage their expenses and prioritized did get suckered and hit with a huge unforeseen bill. But rather than see the underlying problem, you would rather resort to name calling and insults, how very liberal of you.

justapatriot
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I too was required to have a cell phone for my job that my employer did not pay for. I was an administrative assistant and could not afford an accountant. Again, get your head out of your behind and realize that not all people are in the same situation.

Jeff Benjamin
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Last time I checked my head was squarely on my shoulders. Thanks though. Again, not the point of my arguement or my point but if your head was out of your behind you could clearly read my original post and perhaps understand what I was talking about. Thanks though for your input.

Twizted Mizter
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Not everyone gets service with tracphone, and paying a regular phone bill with all the fcc fees is not less than 40 bucks a month. For the same amount i can have unlimited calling on us cellular. Perhaps u should pick your fights somewhere else or get your facts straight.

Jeff Benjamin
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I am very happy that you have found an affordable cell phone plan, but that is hardly my point. My facts are clearly straight. There are a lot of people who spend money on things they want rather than things they need.

obamatheloserliberalscumbag
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obamatheloserliberalscumbag

You aren’t speaking facts. You are justifying Obamas nonsense talk.
Lets hear where you get your facts? I bet out of your own head.

How do you know what people spend their money on across this nation that we need the Government forcing us to buy something and then telling us what we do and done need to buy?

You A$$!!! Any justification of Obamas comments means you are ok with the Government dictating to the people!!

That is sad.

Jeff Benjamin
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How many people are n government subsidies again? 49 million? That is right. Tell me again where that money comes from? Exactly. So tell me again how people are responsible and self sufficient. How many of those folks have a car, cell phone, cable? Is it the government’s responsibility to make sure everyone has all these things? Sounding very progressive there

porclain
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I would love to see you attitude when your job gets elimnated. Smug much?

Terri R Magden
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some people are very healthy and have no need to see a doctor but maybe once every few years, but keeping in touch with their elderly parents, or school age children is a MUST, so ure facts are not straight, in that a cell phone is not a need for you, but apparently outrageously priced health is, but for some that is not the case, so what right does an indivual have to tell another, what they feel there priorities are?

Jeff Benjamin
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How did we ever survive before cell phones? Are you serious?

justapatriot
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A cell phone is no longer a luxury for most people.

Aaron
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I have a $50 a month cell phone, was out of work for a year with no unemployment and lived in a cheap studio with my part time employed spouse. We did not have cable or a car or take holidays. I did not have health care because it would have meant not having money for groceries. But, glad to know there’s people out there who believe they know my economic situation and where I spend too much money. I’m close to 40 and would have insurance if I could, but for a year I found health insurance vs starvation… Read more »
Jeff Benjamin
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Clearly you understand the idea of making economic decisions based on your income. I am sorry you were out of work, it is not a joking subject. My point is that even people who work will go out and by all these great things like the latest iPhone, stack up the cable with all the premium channels to watch on that nice 60″ LED HDTV, with the home theater system then complain they don’t have money to pay for their health insurance. That is the point I am trying to make. Please don’t assume I am speaking about people who… Read more »
porclain
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And just who do you think the middle class are these days. Many are down and out and have already lost everything. Get out of your political ferver and go out into the real world for a while. Not just your little bubble.

Jeff Benjamin
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So what, are you looking for a hand out? If people are really down and out then they would not have all these ” necessities.” I don’t care what you say, no one has to have a tv, cable, cell phone. Try going to a country where people in poverty are really in poverty, day-to-day means finding food, not chatting on the internet.

DixieAngel_76
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Jeff, I have one of those inexpensive track phones, and have for several years now. I drive a 20 year old car, and every day I pray it doesn’t fail me. Yeah, I have internet and basic cable TV, because that’s it for me as far as entertainment, AND I use my computer for online studies as well. I live in a very cheap place, my rent is less than $500 a month, and I eat very plain and sensible foods from the local grocery store. I don’t go out to restraunts, don’t smoke or drink and don’t buy a… Read more »
Jeff Benjamin
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You are hardly the case in point in which I was referring, in fact you are the archtype of the person everyone should be and I salute you. If our government would butt out of everyone’s lives, quite implementing these stupid programs that are doomed to fail, it would make it easier on everyone.

justapatriot
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I hope you never have to experience financial hardship, or that you find that everything you’ve done throughout your life to plan for your old age will now fall short because of Obamacare.

Max
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Many people need a cell phone to keep that job to pay for shelter & food!! Most people under 40 k a year have already cut cable. Most people do not have a land line and have gone to a cell phone. Event if they cut the cell phone they would need to cut another 300 on average from there food bill to cover a premium for a family of . Kind a hard to do when the family only spends 400 on food for the month. How are they going to feed them selves oh lets not forget the… Read more »
Jeff Benjamin
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A phone might be nice to have, but not an absolute necessity. Track phones work just as well and cost a whole lot less, but that is not really my point. People spend money on all kinds of foolish things, then when the doctor bill comes, they are like, I don’t have the money for this. What is more important? Shouldn’t those people be saving that money rather than spending it on a smart phone, or a TV or a monthly cable bill. Dirty little secret here, until the ACA was passed, a person could get a medical plan for… Read more »
obamatheloserliberalscumbag
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obamatheloserliberalscumbag

A cell phone or a land line is a necessity today.

Hell a CAR is a necessity today!!

WHY? Because of Government intrusion into our lives for way too long!!!!

We are told that we MUST be hooked into the system.

There is NOTHING free about this Country! You can thank a Democrat for that.

De
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….and Obamacare ( if the web site is working) is not even in effect showing payment, how many are covered, if they even are covered, received a bill showing the real premium each month, and security issues but HHS has said Obamacare premiums will go up again next year.

julie
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We have a land line phone that we pay 30 bucks a month for have no cable. We do have internet since if you have kids in school it is a must since they no longer have text books or written assiments its all online yes we could gomtomthe library but were we live there r 2 computers to use in ours and I have 4 kids plus there is always a wait well by the time my husband and I get off at 5 and pic our kids up dont leave much time for waiting to use a computer… Read more »
vannacanibuyaclue
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When you live in a protected bubble where nothing you do will cause failure, when every meal, every trip, every opportunity is paid for by faceless others, and when you have absolutely no skin in the game you are creating and shoving down the throat of everyone else, it is easy to tell people what they are doing “wrong”.

Obama is an arrogant troll who thinks only of himself.

Jon Weiss
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Maybe we need to make Obama care more affordable be adding more subsidies for everyone, not just the poor, and we can fund these subsidies by cutting the pay of Congress the POTUS and all of their staffs, and they can start learning to live on the U.S. median income of $48,000.00 a year?

obamatheloserliberalscumbag
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obamatheloserliberalscumbag
I specifically recall Obama saying that he was going to have to be the one to do the hard thing because no one else was going to. This was before he was elected. He said this right while he was talking about how irresponsible it was to run our deficit up the way the Government did. He said he was going to have to make cuts and live humbly. Then he gets in office and spend spend spend! Then he puts out talking points for liberals to say that Bush wars caused all the deficits. LOL! Totally BULL since those… Read more »
Jon Weiss
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Indeed a “do as I say, not as I do” President. In plain language, he’s a “Hypocrite”.

ed rosa
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Your not implying that Michelle Obama reduce her staff or (the horror) make her dogs eat from PLASTIC dog bowls?

Dave the Retired Marine MSgt
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Dave the Retired Marine MSgt

At least the dogs are mans best friend. Moochelle, on the other hand, is just a dog. In her case “dog” is a five letter word.

The dogs are just lucky that “The Dear Leader” ☭omrade Øbama♠ hasn’t “Wokked” them.

Regaleonline
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Piers Morgan, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barrack Obama, D. Wasserman Shultz, Chuck Shumer, A Cuomo, Joe Biden, Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, Jesse Jackson
Does anybody see a pattern here? Scares me to death, LoL…

Dave the Retired Marine MSgt
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Dave the Retired Marine MSgt

Actually no pattern visible, just a bunch of low-life, slime ball Marxist pieces of camel dung. But then you knew that, didn’t you?

PineTurtle
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$15,000 a year, $12 phone & $7 netflix-no cable or Dtv, 2000 ford is paid for, less than $4000 in assets. I live a good life, bills are paid, I save money when I want a new fishin’ rod or gun or phone…sometimes for months.
My O-care was gonna cost me $4000 a year when my income was $13,000, but luckily I made $2000 more last year-it’s gonna cost me around $48 a month now…
Idaho opted out of changing Medicare, and I feel bad for those less fortunate than me~they are getting screwed. 🙁

Dan Toppins
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I hope this is a wake up call to the Hispanic, Black, poor communities of America. I highly doubt it is but… You see folks, YOU who voted for him are getting exactly what you deserve! Get educated, vote out Democrats and vote of those who call themselves Republicans but are really Democrats. This is your own fault!!!!

gingerdog
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The obamarxist and demarxists are so out-of-touch with the lives of real, live Americans. We have been making these choices long before obamarxist-care was shoved down our throats.

It seems to me that it is the obamarxist, demarxists, and demarxists-lite (establishment elite repubs) who have no idea how to prioritize spending in order to live within OUR means.

Chris
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Seems Bidden is rubbing off onto Obama.

Dave the Retired Marine MSgt
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Dave the Retired Marine MSgt

Really? I hadn’t noticed him getting any paler. Obama, that is, Biden’s bottle tan does seem to be fading a bit.

JT Staley
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I don’t know Joe is really stupid spent a lot of years getting their

ed rosa
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I’d like to cancel the rest of his term please.

Dave the Retired Marine MSgt
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Dave the Retired Marine MSgt

I would just love to cancel something of his, but it’s not his term. Although the word that describes the action does contain “term”, and rhymes with, …. well you get the idea.

Jen
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I was wondering if he was going to share those words of wisdom with the numerous people who go through my line at the grocery store. Setting down their new iPhone, or Samsung Galaxy along with their new car keys. Carefully sorting through their brand new Michael Kors purse, as to not damage their freshly manicured nails; then flipping through 5 or six credit cards to get their food stamp card so they can pay for the company lunch? I was just wondering about that. (This may sound like an exaggeration, and I really wish it was. Sadly, it is… Read more »
gvmt waste
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Agreed. I counsel people on nutrition for diabetes and heart disease. It makes me want to scream when I hear diet histories from food stamp people. Little Debbie snack cakes, nothing but convenience food, lots of regular soda and bottled water. Seriously if you are that poor, why not drink tap water? I even had one patient buying bottled water for her dog! I try to teach them to make their own oatmeal or popcorn at a fraction of the cost when they complain that they do not get enough food stamp money but they don’t want to do that… Read more »
CMF
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Yea, well what you don’t know is that all those credit cards are maxed out and are in credit collections. She makes $10 an hour, single mother of three. The key you think is to a new car is actually a 1996 Nissan minivan Quest that keeps breaking down; and her freshly manicured nails were done for free by her friend who happens do nails for a living. Oh, and the Michael Kors purse is a knock off bought off the street for $15 and most likely a gift. Explain how you use a food stamp card to buy company… Read more »
sheryl brantley
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Not true for many…seen way too much of it!

Delgore
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Really? You can use an EBT card in so many places now it’s insane and they don’t have to be food related. Mom and pop gas stations and stores take them and ring up the purchase as food. As far as nothing pre-cooked then maybe you should read up on it first.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2011/09/fast-food-chains-getting-into-the-food-stamp-act/

Oh and I have seen the above scenario as well. Yes there are legitimate people on the system but then there are also users and abusers.

sheryl brantley
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Many of them SELL THEM FOR CASH / half of the value of the card…so, yes they ARE SCAMMING the system and the taxpayer…buying alcohol and cigarettes, getting their hair done. ..happens all the time

Pockets006
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I was thinking the same thing, Julie. Maybe her husband made an executive salary until he was laid off. All those credit cards, the 401k and the IRA have been drained. They need the cell phone in case a potential employer actually calls after putting out hundreds of applications and resumes. They lost the house, so have no land line. She is working for minimum wage while the kids are being watched by a friend whose car she is borrowing to shop for those groceries.

rdlynn
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Middle income people end up with no medical insurance if they are faced with extremely high deductibles such as the $4500/family member deductibles that some have quoted.

Humanity4Humans
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What Obama is saying is, You Americans can’t think for yourselves. You’re too stupid so do as I say or pay the fine that grows year by year until it’s thousands of dollars.

Jeffrey Hewitt
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Americans ARE stupid. He’s been elected TWICE and if there were a 3rd term, he’d get elected again. I say let the economy fall. A country boy can survive…

DixieAngel_76
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This might be funny, if it weren’t such a nightmare. I feel as if I’ve awakened in the Twilight Zone.

Teresa Cooper
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$5000 deductible. $600/month premiums. Premiums higher than an auto payment and equal to half of my mortgage. Claims taking 11 months to pay out. Getting harassed by collectors …even when I’m making payments to the medical providers (just not fast enough for them to get all their money)…and now you want me to cancel my cable and cell phone… well I have two words for you and it is not Happy Birthday!

sam
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He is so right..and if dumping cable cell an home phone are not enough, try selling the car , the house, and live on the street…come on workers, grow up and take some healthcare responsibility

SheilaY
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Sell the kids while you’re at it…

Dave the Retired Marine MSgt
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Dave the Retired Marine MSgt

Sold ’em, but I had to repossess them because the family I sold them to couldn’t afford to pay me for them AND provide ObamaCare for them.
Darn, how’s a guy supposed to make an honest buck without government interference?

Ferdinand Marcos 2.0
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We must comply with the decree of the obama.

obamatheloserliberalscumbag
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obamatheloserliberalscumbag
Why do the Republicans allow this to continue? Obama is the biggest National Security threat this Country has ever known! His plan of destruction is delayed so they can get democrats reelected. What is stupid of Liberals is that they keep on pretending like keeping Liberals in office will fix the problem with the REASON why the delays have occurred! Delaying a catastrophe doesn’t make it less of a catastrophe once the delay is over!! It is SUPERIORILY irresponsible to allow Obamacare to stay on as law. The GOP needs to do something about it NOW. NOT after the mid… Read more »
FrankHerbert
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this is just getting to be too rich. if you can’t afford the worthless junk we’re forcing you to buy – cancel your other things. who needs a cell phone anyway?

if you look back in history at the soviet union – their propaganda encouraged similar “sacrifices” for the “public good”

of course, the “elite” who know better than you won’t sacrifice jack squat. does Kim Jong Un?

Teletwang101
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If it wasn’t before, now it’s clear why he executive ordered a lifetime security detail for himself. I hope that’s the 2nd thing the new conservative president cuts.

Dave the Retired Marine MSgt
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Dave the Retired Marine MSgt

Breaking News! Presidents get lifetime Secret Service protection. He did not sign an executive order to establish the program. Carter has it, the Clintons have it, and the Bush’s have it. The new conservative President, if we elect one, will have the same.

mallory k
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I’m not all for Obama care. And I have a very low income.. but I do agree with what he said. If you can afford cable hooray for you so pay fir your health care. I don’t have cable….

AgricolaSiqua
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But it is not for the government (or the public) to decide what this man’s priorities are. That is for him and his wife to decide, whether it be the right or wrong choice. That is freedom.

Teletwang101
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The flaw isn’t with the people blowing their income rather than buy insurance. Its that before, they had a choice.

Warren
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Many low income households have cable/satellite simply because it is cheap compared to taking a family of 5 or so to a movie…

Helen R. Robare
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I live on $825.00 Social Security Disability. I am pretty much housebound. Without cable and internet I would have no idea what was going on in the world, I couldn’t shop for clothing (not that I do much of that anymore). I have no car and see no hope of getting one. I do get Food Stamps of $120 a month and I get Medicaid to help with my Medicare. However, I still have a spend down and I still have copays at the drs/dentists/hospitals/labs etc. I live pretty close to the bone. I don’t know what I would do… Read more »
97E
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I’m with you there, Helen. I get the bare minimum in SSI, $710 a month. I too am housebound, and unable to drive (Medical reasons) or walk very far (working on the walking, though). I get $190 in EBT benefits and full Medicaid (no copays/premiums). I rent a room in a house. A house which the county suddenly says the owner can’t be renting rooms in (?!), so I’m having to budget in some money (of which there’s NONE) to pay for a move. The rent includes satellite TV service & cable internet. I have to provide my own phone… Read more »
Tom Waltner
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It keeps the family together in the house and helps keep the kids off of the street.

maggiedev
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i would like to add a comment to those below who are fussing about purses, cell phone and manicured nails. yes, there is a lot of abuse. i totally agree with that, BUT please do not judge all books by their cover. i went to the store for a sick relative several times. i had manicured nails, a nice but not designer purse, credit cards etc, BUT the card was not mine. the checker did not even look at the name on the card that belonged to my relative. the relative could not go to the store herself as she… Read more »
Barbara
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Unfortunately, the abuses to ALL government programs is so rampant it overshadows those who are truly in need. As for judging, when the rest of us pay for it, we tend to get a little testy to see so many people taking advantage of a system designed to HELP those in need and not ENABLE them to continue wanting that help without any attempt to help themselves.

war vs welfare abuse?
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war vs welfare abuse?

how do you know?you claim to know abuse because you are told its the problem by those who are the problem so untill you are willing to house the legitimate in need and feed them dont ask to cut the so called fat off of social programming miss self righteous and all knowing but cant support the homeless population now can you. try cutting those wageng war on social programming who also spend 18 million per drone waging war on the world. wake up

Nancy
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You are correct, we are not to judge

Kurlee Locks
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Correct–We should not and cannot judge with incomplete information. We should demand the information we need so that we can judge correctly. It is our duty to get the information we need, and then to judge. And, we should be responsible enough to understand the implications of the information we obtain before judging.

Hence, obama never should have been elected, let alone twice, while the information needed to preclude his election was staring us in our hopeful little faces.

Nancy
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From the limited info we had on obama, I would and did not vote for him! My kids work as cashiers at a grocery store. The stories they tell of people with EBT cards should get the whole program shut down or at least revised. Feel bad for those who actually could use the assistance.

drone social programs!
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drone social programs!

bad use of EBT cards kill more than 18 million dollar a piece drones try cutting that abuse!!!!just dont judge so shallow things go for the important things the rest is a distraction on purpose oh lets focus on welfare not worldfare?????lets look in your empty wallets and your home not at what the government is spending on what????social programs are not our cause of debt they are the smallest piece in the pie a miniscule sliver you can barely slice compared to war and weapons!!

Kurlee Locks
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P.S. Ms. Maggie’s circumstance was no doubt an exception and certainly her point is taken and understood. People speaking out have woken up to the _general_ situation, not targeting her or her disabled family member.

Rob Gall
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Hilarious! The guy that runs up trillions dollars of American debt is telling people to spend their money more wisely 😉

Kurlee Locks
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I wish it were just hilarious. But it’s not. It’s criminal–yes, literally.

Charles
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Yeah those people could have prioritized before healthcare was forced on everyone.

williampenn
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Obama’s an equal opportunity punisher. He punishes the rich, and he punishes the poor.

Dave the Retired Marine MSgt
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Dave the Retired Marine MSgt

And .. when nobody is looking he probably “punishes” himself. I would too if I were married to Moochelle!

Anjelic
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Oh, my God, this writing with the president recommendations you cannot imagine what it brings to my memory… the legend of Mao, who wrote a discourse in everything that exists. He lectured people from planting a seed to the right time to go to bed.

Nancy
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He should get rid of the free cell phones then too

Steve Dietrich
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Maybe if the President cut back on vacations and golf outings he could lower the Obamacare premiums.

Desiree Seifert
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Obama can PISS OFF!

Dave the Retired Marine MSgt
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Dave the Retired Marine MSgt

Probably only if “he’s” sitting down.

donald j dixon
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Then why ‘d let them in ……

robertdavidhummel
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The *Obamaghazi-aka-*B. HUSSEIN Obama-aka-*POTUS, ..is LOOKIN for a Whoopin-(cough)-? …* Is POSITIVE PROOF…we just,… CAN’T FIX STUPID,…PERIOD.

Death2Unions
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The egotistical Marxist prick needs to enjoy having a heart attack.

robertdavidhummel
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AND…get Emergency Treatment at a HOSPITAL that won’t take OBAMACARE-aka-ACA,-aka-AHCA. …PERIOD.

Dave the Retired Marine MSgt
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Dave the Retired Marine MSgt

Both you and Death2Unions are being MUCH too nice to “The Dear Leader” ☭omrade Øbama♠

bluecheer
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There are better reasons to cancel Cable TV then this, but Obamacare is right up there though.

jimwilson81
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If we cancel our Cable TV service then we will not be able to hear Obama. 🙂

Paul Singh
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I’m living on my military retirement while going to grad school. I’m supporting two of my siblings and my sister who is going to grad school also who doesn’t have an income, except for what I’m able to provide, doesn’t qualify for the ACA. So now what Mr. President I don’t have a cell phone and don’t have cable, and can’t get my sister qualified for your health care. Priorities…what a jack ass.

BBoyd
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Thank you for your service.

Lorna Bishop
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Oh but wait one minute, is Obummer telling these low income people they have to cancel the free Obama phones. What, of all the nerve! What a bunch of bull. If they qualify they get free phones and texting, and don’t forget when they have used up the 250 minutes they just go and get another free phone. The maddening thing is they do not seem to have to prove they meet the guidelines. Seriously we the tax payers are footing the bill. Obamacare, well I am way below the poverty now that I am working only one part time… Read more »
Grace
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Obama is soooo out of touch with the American people. Sad that he lives in his own reality.

Dave the Retired Marine MSgt
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Dave the Retired Marine MSgt

If he wasn’t President, what with all of his “skills”, he’d probably have to live under a bridge somewhere. Does that make him the ultimate troll?

jimwilson81
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He is a legend in his own mind.

Grace
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sad but so true!

Denise
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Of all the gaul, he spends our tax dollars like a man possessed. How many trillions has he spent? How many lavish family vacations have the Obama’s taken on our dime? And he shamelessly tells Americans that they don’t know how to spend money wisely! Well, I wonder if the cable companies are getting a little nervous? He has bankrupted the coal industry, the healthcare industry, the farmers, so I guess that the Cable and cell phone industries are next. I wonder how in love the Obama fans will be when they have no phones, no TV, no food, no… Read more »
disisdadrum
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“so I guess that the Cable and cell phone industries are next.”
Maybe there’s a bailout down the road for them just like the auto industry eh?

Denise
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Even if they were bailed out, they will have lost all of their customers.

disisdadrum
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Have to have cable in order to get CNN and any liberal in good standing ain’t gonna be without that {^_^}

Denise
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So nothing will change? They will blissfully continue to watch themselves.

Rena
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Which will result in more jobs loss because these companies can’t afford to pay their employees..

Denise
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Exactly! This is the end game! Submission to a Marxist world order with a one world religion. HMMM that’s Islam’s goal as well. Isn’t it curious that every outbreak of violence that are popping up all over the globe seem to have some common elements. In every instance, the ones being targeted for murder and persecution are Jews and Christians.

Kurlee Locks
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I told friends long ago who said they couldnt afford health care that if they made health care a priority they would afford it. (It also was cheaper then.) That was before obama and pelosi rammed the thing through in dead of night without a single republican vote. Fact is, people are now upset because they thought they were going to get _free_ health care, paid for by the rest of us. They refused to listen to those of us who tried to warn them. So now, thanks to them for keeping these ______s in office. We all lose.

disisdadrum
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Healthcare is / always has been free. Everyone has complete control of their healthcare also. Take me for instance, I smoke, I know smoking is bad for my health yet I choose to do so. I know darn good and well if I set down to big ole plate of chitlins dipped in possum fat X3 a week that my arteries are going to get clogged but I do it anyways. I have complete control over these things. What we’re talking about here is not healthcare but medical care, something we don’t have control of. We are being duped by… Read more »
Kurlee Locks
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My note probably should have said “insurance” rather than health care as you know that is what people mean when they say health care. We are not, however, just being duped by terminology. Everyone knows what is meant by the terms.

Yes, your point is taken, I guess, although it is not true that health or medical care, or insurance is free. Someone _is_ paying, whether through taxes or others’ paid insurance.

disisdadrum
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“My note probably should have said “insurance” rather than health care as you know that is what people mean when they say health care.” Er no, your note was fine as stated. Don’t want to confuse the less informed (as in folks that voted for the usurper we presently have in the WH) any more than they already are. “We are not, however, just being duped by terminology. Everyone knows what is meant by the terms.” I disagree, as not everyone knows what is meant by the terms. Take for instance all the less informed voters that voted for the… Read more »
jimwilson81
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You have a good point.

lokiswife
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This makes THREE wakeup calls for young Obama voters who are realizing that (1) NSA is spying on their phone calls and Obama’s not doing anything to stop it (2) the lack of jobs and opportunities and the flow of young people going back to Mom’s house because of no job and no opportunities (3) Obamacare being shoved down their throats with bossy ads to force them into care they don’t want, can’t afford and why should they give up their phones and cable to pay for that? Reality check!

Danielle Waldroup
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I’m sure that “Obama voters” can’t just be classified as “young”. Not all young people are stupid enough to follow the wolf. This is an insult to young people everywhere. The Electoral College is what put him into office. Not the people themselves, and I’m sure that the make-up of the Electoral College isn’t young people, but “wiser” people who are supposed to know better.

there is no vote!!!!
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actually the electorial vote is private they wouldnt know the real count even its a lie!!!!!!!

Jay Star
Guest

He keeps on slapping our faces and we keep saying “Can we have more, Mr. President?

Precioso
Guest

So Oh-bummer admits he is looking at people’s phone, electric, etc. bills. He finally told a truth (the opposite of a lie).

Terra Pennington
Guest

How about canceling the Obama’s vacation for the next three years which should be enough to cover everyone who has sign up for disaster-care. Hell I don’t even remember what a vacation is let alone be able to afford to take one…

Reba
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Hell, I would be happy if they stayed in the United States and spent the money to help our economy.

Terra Pennington
Guest

You got that right. There was a time before Clinton sucked out 75+ million American jobs out of the country when most of what we purchased had a label that said MADE WITH PRIDE IN THE USA. Now all you find in the stores is cheap trash made in other countries this a higher price tag on it. Where is Lee, Levi, and 100’s of other big name companies now?

Reba
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That’s right Terra and what is nice is that American Companies are starting again. You can look up American Made on the internet and I noticed Wal-Mart has American Made Products again. Although it takes time, I look for American Made Products and if I can’t find it, I don’t buy it unless it is something I have to have to use for something. I have this bad habit of letting Store Managers know that if they don’t start carrying American Made Products or more of them, I will not be shopping in their stores. I have also written to… Read more »
Kurlee Locks
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Excellent point–at least put our millions of taxpayer dollars back into our economy!

Helen R. Robare
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How about Obama give up half his salary now, quit taking expensive vacations, let his girls take care of the dogs instead of paying someone a hundred thousand dollars to care for them and when he leaves office gives up his salary completely along with his Cadillac health care? Then if Senators, Congress etc do the same…everyone would be able to have health care and keep their cell phones and cable!

jaswim
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Just when I thought I couldn’t get any madder! As a low wage earner, I take offense to such comments spoken by our President. I looked into Obamacare because I really could use some help and I can tell you it is anything but affordable. As a result I chose to stay with my COBRA insurance. However, I saw my premiums on my COBRA insurance rise and was warned in a letter that would occur because they had to comply with Obamacare, but it was still not as expensive as the ACA plans. Furthermore, I now can only get part… Read more »
CharlaS
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“OUR PRESIDENT” ???? I don’t claim him. He cares nothing for our country except to tear it and our citizens down. NOPE, not my president.

jaswim
Guest

You got a point, not mine either!

97E
Guest

How about repealing Obama himself?

jaswim
Guest

Even Better!

97E
Guest

No, BHO. The ONLY thing that needs cutting is YOUR PRESIDENCY!
Well, that and the PPACA.
Cutting those would do the nation (and world) a world of good!