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Obamacare and part-time jobs

October 2, 2013

Mark Zandi is Moody’s Analytics Chief Economist and manages the firm’s surveys of overall private sector job creation. In 2008, he served as Republican Senator John McCain’s campaign advisor....

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USABorn

Oct-04-13 1:54 AM

We can make it official!!!! while sham is King Bloviator, FortySixand2 can now be called Bloviator Jr. Have you ever seen 2 people anybetter at blowing so much hot air and yet saying nothing?

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FortySixand2

Oct-03-13 6:35 PM

And another! That story is not unlike Clint Murphy’s story. Murphy is a 38 year old Republican operative. He worked for Republican US Senator Paul Coverdell in the 1990s, Republican Casey Cagle in 2006, John McCain in 2008, and Republican Karen Handel’s gubernatorial campaign in 2010. He has come to his senses and simply could not wait for the exchanges to open.

Neither of these guys has given up on their Conservative ideology. They are Republicans. The difference is unlike Right Wing Tea Party Republicans, they are honest and pragmatic. They are willing to let the truth lead. The Tea Party realizes that their credibility is coming to an end for most Americans.

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FortySixand2

Oct-03-13 6:31 PM

A little cut and paste....Republicans racing for Obamacare. Butch Matthews is a 61-year-old former small business owner from Little Rock, Arkansas who used to wake up every morning at 4 A.M. to deliver canned beverages to retailers before retiring in 2010. A lifelong Republican, he was heavily skeptical of the Affordable Care Act when it first passed. “I did not think that Obamacare was going to be a good plan, I did not think that it was going to help me at all,” he told ThinkProgress over the phone.

But after doing a little research, Matthews eventually realized how much the law could help him. And on Tuesday, his local Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) provider confirmed that he would be able to buy a far better plan than his current policy while saving at least $13,000 per year through Arkansas’ Obamacare marketplace.

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FortySixand2

Oct-03-13 11:36 AM

For the crazy Baggers out there, this one says it all, and I quote "We're not going to be disrespected," Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) told The Washington Examiner. "We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is."

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FortySixand2

Oct-03-13 10:44 AM

Late, late breaking news....Bill Maher is on HBO. Perhaps you were confusing him with Jon Stewart or Steven Colbert. I love all 3 of them! I absolutely cracked up when most cons thought Colbert was one of them....in case you never knew, his schtick is mocking caricature of Billo Reilly. Always has.

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CMReeder

Oct-03-13 8:06 AM

"Francine, I don't doubt anything you say and I appreciate your honesty. I also feel you're right, only the future will convince a lot of Obama worshippers that they have been terribly misled."

Sorry but I laughed out loud to this post. Yoiu all have been played by the republicans and the Tea Party and you deserve all the pain that they are dishing out.

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rick424

Oct-03-13 12:36 AM

Hey how about all those stupid people that like ACA but don't like obamacare. Face guys you lost this one.

I see my healthcare went up again. Love the failed big business model, time for health insurance for all. I totally blame the hard line right for this shut down, they really do not have the interest of the common person.

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USABorn

Oct-03-13 12:23 AM

So the government is shut down. Keep it down!!!! While the House Republicans are busy trying to negotiate a solution with the Senate’s My-Way-Or-The-Highway Harry Reid, Obama is playing Chicago-style political games. These are two of the District of Corruption's most high-ranking "corrupticians."

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USABorn

Oct-03-13 12:19 AM

FortySixand2 seems to be making an attempt to take over Sham's position as King Bloviator!

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Capricorn1

Oct-02-13 10:41 PM

Forty, keep it up. You're gaining ground on Shaman on who can be the most obnoxious.

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cheyenne

Oct-02-13 10:04 PM

Late breaking news! FortySixand2 fails at attempts to replace Bill Maher on Comedy Central!

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FortySixand2

Oct-02-13 9:18 PM

Late breaking news! John Boehner seen bolting from The White House masquerading as an orange pumpkin! Why is that guy orange!

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FortySixand2

Oct-02-13 9:13 PM

Upon re-reading Francine's post... wow, narcissist much?

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FortySixand2

Oct-02-13 9:11 PM

Francine lacks any credibility. You throw out alphabet soup and expect us to accept it as truth, even while you refuse to divulge anything further. pffffft! By the way, this ACA is straight from the Heritage Foundation as a counter to the Clinton Healthcare Initiative in the early 90's. So the Democrats take over a decade to cave and pass a Republican think tank health initiative, which cements into place predatory, private, for profit risk pool enablers...and Republicans have a problem with it?!!!! No matter now....its settled law. It will either pass or fail in the long run. Republicans worst fear is that it works.

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Capricorn1

Oct-02-13 8:21 PM

Francine, I don't doubt anything you say and I appreciate your honesty. I also feel you're right, only the future will convince a lot of Obama worshippers that they have been terribly misled.

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gavinf56

Oct-02-13 6:50 PM

So do you then also agree with Zandi's comment less than 1 minute later that the ACA is one of the factors dragging down the economy?

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truthmania

Oct-02-13 6:34 PM

I am the mysterious T Wagner who evidently has caused some major angst. Hopefully, this will clarify matters. I'd been concerned about a lack of evidence for claims that the ACA was a major reason for companies to reduce large numbers of employees to part-time, at least up 'til now. Tim's letter, which he kindly shared, was based on analysis by a respected economist specializing in studies involving the private job sector. It confirmed my suspicions, and expressed pretty much what I would have written myself. What's more, the letter's content was Tim’s summary of background material leading to the concluding quote by Mark Zandi taken from the videotape which served as documentation for the article and for which Zandi was given full credit. I asked Tim if I could submit the bulk of his letter under my signature to my local paper and Tim graciously agreed, fully authorizing me to go ahead. Consequently, my use of his content was not plagiarism as charged any more than his letter was

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FortySixand2

Oct-02-13 6:13 PM

More news just in....Republicans using post-sequestration budget numbers in latest budget proposal. Seen stamping their feat in a fit of rage because Senate Democrats refuse to negotiate something they already negotiated, the sequestration budget numbers!

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FortySixand2

Oct-02-13 6:06 PM

In other news...Disney offers full time to part time staff as Obamacare kicks in. The move giving them access to company paid healthcare. Breaking news!!!....Republican heads seen exploding!

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FortySixand2

Oct-02-13 6:02 PM

Predictable! Beanie Babies Billionaire caught hiding many millions in Swiss accounts(did he get help from Mitt Romney?), avoiding paying $5 million in income taxes. Fines and penalties for giving America the middle finger.....$50 Million Dollars!!!! In other news....Republicans kick poor kids off food stamps. No free meals for you,not on their dime, they say!

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FortySixand2

Oct-02-13 5:53 PM

Hilarious! FAUX News caught altering AP article, changing "shutdown" to "slimdown." Does that surprise anyone?

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MonkeyWrench

Oct-02-13 5:32 PM

"The Senate has refused to pass a budget since 2010."

After four years, the Senate passed a budget bill on March 21 of 2013.(FOX News, March 23, 2013)

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gavinf56

Oct-02-13 4:40 PM

"I give you Sen Elizabeth Warren.." - FortySixand2

No thanks, you can keep her.

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enigma

Oct-02-13 3:06 PM

For those of you who think that Republicans are holding us hostage, let me point out a few things"

The Constitution requires that all spending bills originate in the House. The House has offered a spending bill. The Senate (Democrat controlled) will not negotiate.

The Democrats are holding the country hostage to keep Obamacare just as much as the Republicans are holding the country hostage to get rid of it.

The government is not shut down, it should be but it's not. The administration has closed the things it thinks will outrage people most, much like it did with sequestration.

This is all happening because the Senate has refused to pass a budget since 2010. A budget is required by the Constitution, yet the Democrats led by Harry Reid refuse to do it.

Calling people terrorists because they disagree with you is stupid.

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FortySixand2

Oct-02-13 2:12 PM

I give you Sen Elizabeth Warren..."In a democracy, hostage tactics are the last resort for those who can’t otherwise win their fights through elections, can’t win their fights in Congress, can’t win their fights for the Presidency, and can’t win their fights in Courts," Warren said. "For this right-wing minority, hostage-taking is all they have left – a last gasp of those who cannot cope with the realities of our democracy." The wing nuts can't stand democracy, which is why they stifle the voting rights of minorities. Its why they go after groups such as ACORN.

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