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Quote of the Day

“What Congress is doing right now is important. Unfortunately, right now the debate that's going on in Congress is not meeting the test of helping middle-class families. It's just ... They’re not focused on you. They're focused on politics. They're focused on ... trying to mess with me. They’re not focused on you.”

-- Pres. Barack Obama speaking at a Ford manufacturing plant in Liberty, Missouri, after the House GOP voted once again to defund Obamacare. This is a day after they voted to cut $39 billion from the food stamp program.

The votes on the passage of the budget, tied to defunding Obamacare, was 230-189, and pretty much along party lines—although one Republican, Scott Rigell, Virginia, voted against the defunding. Of the 10 Washington state reps, three of the four Republicans (McMorris Rodgers, Reichert, Hastings) voted in favor of defunding Obamacare; one (Herrera Beutler) didn't vote. The six Dems (McDermott, Kilmer, Larsen, DelBene, Heck and Smith) all voted against.

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Posted at 05:13 PM on Fri. Sep 20, 2013 in category Quote of the Day  


CaseyRiebe wrote:

So what is your view on the Obamacare issue?

Personally, I think we haven't given it enough time to check the results. It has been too short of a time to say whether it is worth it or not. And the fact that the process in order to get this bill passed is to make is a complex as possible, and then people bitch that it's too complex to understand is an absolute lack of common sense within our society today. Thoughts?

Comment posted on Sun. Sep 22, 2013 at 09:13 PM

Erik wrote:

My views on Obamacare? I'm tired of rich white people in power complaining about a health care plan that isn't even in effect yet, and which, from early signs, may be a success.

I tend to listen to Nobel lauretes:

But either way let's see. We've made it this far: let's see.

Comment posted on Tue. Sep 24, 2013 at 06:27 AM

Erik wrote:

The bigger issue, of which this is part and parcel, is the disappearance of the middle class.

Comment posted on Tue. Sep 24, 2013 at 06:29 AM

Reed wrote:

I think more than anything the ACA is emblematic of how screwed up things are now. Blatant lies have legs these days. That was proven in not just the excuses for a war in Iraq, but all excuses that have followed. It has never been more rampant than with Obamacare. “Death Panels” was only the beginning. Now it's Freedom and Government Oppression and Nazis. Yes, Nazis. That there is a vocal and significant minority shamelessly calling someone a hero for dropping that other N-word shows what a disaster this country is right now.

And that's how the middle class gets screwed, per Erik's follow-up comment.

Comment posted on Thu. Sep 26, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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