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employee January 16, 2014 at 06:13 pm
Gasp! As I clutch my pearls! You mean to tell me that it is not just "welfare queens"? YouRead More mean to tell me that regular people are being affected? That people of color and immigrants are not the only ones? Fox news didnt mention that.......
Twila Slind January 17, 2014 at 01:45 pm
In my small circle of friends in Gig Harbor I know of at least 5 families and individuals who areRead More homeless and being sheltered by kind citizens. Gig Harbor has a food bank that needs donations because people need food here, and their shelves get very sparse at times. The Back pack for kids program always needs more money and supplies because we have so many hungry children in our community. Yet few citizens seem to know about homelessness or poverty in Gig Harbor, and we have no homeless shelters here that I know of.
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Organizer at PleaseGovern.Org January 2, 2014 at 02:51 pm
Glad you returned to PleaseGovern.Org and found it working, Mr. Richardson. Apologize for theRead More inconvenience.
LVRichardson January 3, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Appreciate your response, although I don't understand it. I didn't indicate your site wasn'tRead More working. I said that other grass-roots organizations already exist to combat government dysfunction, and that those interested in learning more about this might be open to joining both the Tea Party and PleaseGovern. Let the conversations begin.
Organizer at PleaseGovern.Org January 3, 2014 at 02:17 pm
Our apologies, Mr. or Ms. Richardson. We had a problem with some folks in Washington state beingRead More unable to access the site shortly after the Patch article appeared. We responded en masse to those folks. In response to your comment, we are non-partisan. PleaseGovern.Org, however, opposes any political tactic that harms the U.S. economy and American citizens. You asserted that: "The name of this group--PleaseGovern--indicates that it wants more government, not less." The logic of that statement does not follow and is factually incorrect. We have not as of yet taken a position on whether the U.S. government is currently too large or too small. That is an extremely complex topic that would require a great deal of thoughtful economic analysis, which we have not conducted. PleaseGovern.Org was established in large part to educate the public about how politicians and some special interests gain and maintain power by using petty issues to divide the U.S. electorate along ideological lines. It harkens the Liliputians from Gulliver's Travels who went to war over whether the large or small side of a boiled egg should be broken first before eating. We believe that most Americans, when given a choice, believe as we do that there is much more that unites us than divides, and that by working together in defiance of traditional political labels we truly can create a more perfect union. As always, we welcome your ongoing participation in this vital discussion.
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J December 17, 2013 at 08:45 am
I'm not sure how I can achieve Obamacare success when my already $900 per month insurance premiumRead More has gone up in price. At the same time my deductible has gone from $1800 to $6000!
Karen Monson January 7, 2014 at 07:20 am
I agree that we need to have basic health care for everyone, that employers should have to provideRead More health insurance to their employees at a reduced rate, that there should be no pre-existing condition bans, that there should not be spending limits placed on catastrophic illness or injury. I do not believe that we should have to foot the bill for illegal aliens or for people who choose not to work but are able to do so. If the employers are required to provide insurance, which they are now, then the employees are covered. I believe Walmart is required by law to provide insurance now that Obama Care is being implemented, as are all corporations, is that not correct?
Tank Murdoch January 9, 2014 at 08:08 am
Walmart provided insurance well before Obamacare, Anyway with Obamacare we have more cancellationsRead More than enrollments, websites that don't work, rates have increased and vast security problems
employee January 13, 2014 at 06:16 pm
Tank, what part time employees were provided by walmart before the ACA took effect? Most ofRead More walmarts employees are working under 40 hours to circumvent the laws for providing heath care. Enrollments are in the multimillions. Federal websites are working great, every new program has its glitches. State websites, Washington state in particular, are working fine, unless you live in a red state that wants to undermine the ACA. Rates for the poor people that this program was designed for, are a whole lot cheaper and folks are using it. Security online for federal websites have never been an issue with anyone besides Fox News. Do yourself a favor, stop listening to just one news source.
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Karen Monson November 10, 2013 at 07:46 am
Well first off, this is a crazy and skewed report. We would have paid the furloughed employees theRead More same amount of money if the shutdown hadn't occurred at all, so this didn't cost anything in wages. They didn't get MORE because of the shutdown, they were simply paid as usual. In the second half of October jobs GAINED, the shutdown didn't impact jobs in a negative way at all. Last, but not least, it was the Presidents decision to shut down the national parks to make a point, congress tried to pass several bills to allow things to keep running, all were rejected in the Senate EXCEPT for the furlough plan which was also supported by O'Bama. I did not support the shutdown, although I do support some of the reasons for it, it was a waste of time and a stupid move by the Republicans. But this report by the OMB is ridiculous and it is pure politics. They are trying their very best to deflect the heat that the President is taking over the health care mess. The Republicans should have just tried to pass bills to delay the implementation of O'Bama care publicly and waited for the huge failure that was sure to come. I received my cancellation notice 2 weeks ago from Cigna. I now have to pay a higher premium, have higher deductibles and it pays 70% rather than 80%. Thank you, Mr. President.
john schuller November 10, 2013 at 01:25 pm
I noticed the stock market survived this contrived shutdown without noticeable effects. The 17thRead More such shutdown since the mid '70s with similar results. Much to do about nothing ....but politics.
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