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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Today, another group rose up to voice opposition to the TPP. This time the opposition is based on an unintended consequence of the NAFTA and CAFTA trade deals. While these deals costs jobs and factories in the U.S., they also devastated small farms in northern Mexico, causing a massive forced migration northward. This has resulted in tension in the US over immigrant rights. The proposed TPP could displace an estimated 1.2 million workers in the CAFTA countries and Mexico, resulting in more migration northward.


Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Most Americans say they support each of the two major Supreme Court rulings issued late last week. According to a new CNN/ORC poll, 63% support the Supreme Court's ruling upholding government assistance for lower-income Americans buying health insurance through both state-operated and federally-run health insurance exchanges. Slightly fewer, 59%, say they back the ruling which made same-sex marriages legal in all 50 states. Support for each ruling is sharply divided by party, with most Democrats and independents behind both, and most Republicans opposed to both.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to issue a ruling that could impact the Affordable Care Act, 47 percent of Americans now approve of the health care law, the highest in CBS News and New York Times polling (although support is still short of a majority). For the first time, more Americans now approve than disapprove of the ACA, but by a narrow margin.


Monday, June 15, 2015

WASHINGTON -- The number of adoring supporters who have shown up at presidential campaign events for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is bigger than even the candidate himself expected.

"I am surprised by the size of the crowds. In Keene, New Hampshire, on Saturday, we had close to a thousand people," Sanders told reporters on Thusday at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast in Washington, D.C..

The self-described democratic socialist, who has presented himself as a champion of the working class against the interests of big business and corporate America, has drawn sizable crowds in early primary states. Last month, several thousand people turned out to hear Sanders speak in Minneapolis, Minnesota. And in New Hampshire, the Vermont senator has attracted more interest, at least in sheer numbers, than much of the 2016 Republican presidential field.


Friday, June 12, 2015

**TAA FAILS BY LARGE MARGIN, MAJORITY OF BOTH PARTIES VOTE NO*

FINAL VOTE ON TAA:
NO: 296
YES: 127
NOT VOTING:

CHAOS IN THE CHAMBER!


Comments

For me the worst parts are the major parts. Loose the mandate, that crap is garbage. But do that and the rest falls apart, they need younger people like me to allow for no preexisting conditions and subsidies for others. Do i have a negative opinion, most definitely, my available rates almost doubled for worse coverage. I pay a penalty because even with subsidies i can't afford the price difference. The line at the ER has increased, that is not a good thing."

Your real problem with the law is that now you either buy insurance or have to pay a penalty due to the mandate when you know, good and well, you aren't going to get seriously ill or be seriously injured in the next year. Therefore, why should you be forced to buy health insurance?

Answer: Cuz the rest of us who pay for health insurance are tired of paying extra to take care of a******s who won't take responsibility for themselves and do become seriously ill or do sustain serious injuries and require hospitalization and thousands of dollars worth of healthcare services, drugs, etc. that they can't pay for. If you could post a bond of 5 million dollars or so then I'd say fine, you don't need healthcare insurance, but if you can't you better sign up for Obamacare and relieve the rest of us from the responsibility of taking care of your ass when your "plan" doesn't work out like you think it will. President Obama made it clear that was the purpose of ACA from the very beginning. People without insurance, who didn't think they needed it, were costing the rest of us billions and we are sick of it and the economy just can't sustain it. I'm sorry you don't like the solution that the Democrats adopted from the Republicans but it was a solution that could pass in Congress and it is what we've got now. Also, you say you can't afford the insurance then I have to ask you, how much do you earn? Everyone I know can afford it because of the subsidies or else they earn high wages and don't need them. You want to claim you can't afford the insurance then tell us how much you earn. Otherwise, all your complaints are empty nonsense.

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