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Work in tv/film production - Unionista UPM for the DGA - Mother - Music Lover - Graduate of The New School economics/film - Born & raised in Williamsburg Brooklyn 1981 - living in Manhattan.

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I heard on NPR this morning that those health policies being cancelled only make up 5%

Of the already insured population, and they also said that of those 5%, about half of them will actually wind up paying less for insurance if they re-enroll in Obamacare. They said that around 80% of the population is already covered by employer, Medicare, or Medicaid, and only about 5% have these sub par insurance policies that they purchase privately on their own out of pocket. Amazing how the rest of the media would have you believe this is a National disaster when the truth is Obamacare is on the verge of being a huge success. Sorry, Republicans: the ACA gets at least as much time to work as the Iraq War took.

Since the MSM won't do its job, lets hear about #Obamacare from ACTUAL recipients.

CBS News’ Misleading Obamacare Report: Woman’s Plan Paid $50 Per Service, Doesn’t Cover Hospital

Not content with a website that performs like a Yugo with sugar in its gas tank, the mainstream media has continued to broadcast misleading, deliberately incomplete, and one-sided reports on the effects of the Affordable Care Act on consumers. The latest champion of the form is CBS News’ Jan Crawford, whose report on 56 year-old Dianne Barrett of Florida has become a North Star for those seeking to undercut the health care law by claiming that her premium increased tenfold under Obamacare, without disclosing that what Ms. Barrett was paying $54 a month for barely qualifies as insurance.

On CBS This Morning, Crawford reported that 56-year-old Dianne Barrett received a letter last month “from Blue Cross Blue Shield, informing her that as of January 2014, she would lose her current plan. She pays $54 a month. The new plan she’s being offered would run $591 a month, ten times more than what she currently pays.”

“What I have right now is what I’m happy with,” Barrett says in the report, “and I just want to know why I can’t keep what I have. Why do I have to be forced into something else.”

There are very good answers to her questions, answers which Crawford, either deliberately or through ignorance, failed to report, answers which are available to anyone with a passing familiarity with health insurance.

The rest: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cbs-news-misleading-obamacare-report-womans-plan-paid-50-per-service-doesnt-cover-hospitalization/

Koch Brothers Bribe College Students With Beer To Get Them To Ignore Obamacare

A conservative group called Generation Opportunity, funded by the Koch Brothers, thinks if they can ply college kids with beer they can convince them not to sign up for Obamcare. Good old conservative values in action.

Lured by free beer, gift cards and the chance to win an iPad, 100 students heard a pitch from the young staffers of a group named Generation Opportunity: Obamacare is a bad deal, and you should opt out.

With enrollment in the insurance marketplaces under way, and tens of millions of taxpayer dollars being spent on a public-awareness campaign, critics are aiming a provocative counter-effort at a critical population: millennials, age 18 to 29, who may not feel the need or have the money for insurance.


Generation Opportunity, which formed in 2011 and gets funding in part from the conservative Koch brothers, is about to embark on a tour of 20 college towns nationally, including a Nov. 9 stop at the University of Miami. The pitch is that you shouldn’t feel compelled by the government to buy insurance, and that it may be cheaper outside the marketplaces.

The rest: http://www.alan.com/2013/10/17/koch-brothers-bribe-college-students-with-beer-to-get-them-to-ignore-obamacare/

Guess what the Republicans RIDICULOUS first offer for budget talks is.

Get this.

They are offering defense sequester relief in exchange for cuts to Social Security.

They. Are. Effing. INSANE.

Luckily, we have a Senate majority leader who has already stated that is a no go.

The rest: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/17/1248389/-Reid-Social-Security-cuts-for-defense-sequester-relief-would-be-a-stupid-trade#

Republicans are delusional about US spending and deficits

Contrary to the widely repeated stories of out-of-control deficits and spending, deficits have plunged in the last four years falling from 10.1% of GDP in 2009 to just 4% of GDP in 2013. The Congressional Budget Office projects the deficit to be just 3.4% of GDP in 2014. The latest projections show the debt-to-GDP ratio falling for the rest of the decade.

In other words, the story of out-of-control debts and deficits is just plain wrong. Less polite people would call it a lie, but it stands at the center of the public debate because the media consider it rude to point out a truth that would embarrass so many important politicians. The idea that we face a longer term deficit problem of enormous proportions has little better grounding in reality. First, it is worth noting that we have not had a constant upward path of spending as is widely asserted in Washington, and widely believed around the country, due to the incompetence of budget reporters.

During the Reagan presidency spending averaged more than 22% of GDP, peaking at 23.5% in 1985. This year it is projected to be 21.6% of GDP. The latest CBO projections show spending rising back to Reagan era levels towards the end of the 10-year budget window.

Over a longer term, spending is projected to rise further due to projections of rising health care costs and a growing interest burden, which is the result of a growing debt. The deficit fear mongers like to hype these projections of large deficits decades in the future to advance their agenda of cutting Social Security and Medicare.

The rest: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/shutdown-republicans-government-spending-delusions

The Charade of MONSTERS

The other day I decided to flip over to CSpan to see what kind of warped bizarre tactic the Republican Party would try using to even remotely defend their hostage taking of America and our citizens, and their justification of furloughing 800,000 workers who live paycheck to paycheck trying to put nutritious food on their family's table and pay bills. Not to mention the millions of others who will be negatively impacted by this Republican-induced Govt. shutdown.

What I was greeted with was the most horrifying, sickening, and ghastly site I have ever witnessed on this usually mundane and melancholy news channel; a female GOP rep fake crying over the defunding of children's cancer research. A defunding that THEY perpetuated, a defunding months in the making, and a defunding that can easily be resolved. Yet in her heart (or lack thereof) of hearts, she believed that by standing on the House floor, acting out a charade of fake compassion, it may somehow make her decision to cut these kids funding in the first place allow her and her only to sleep better at night, certainly not the parents of these children. It was an amazing (although completely transparent) spectacle of cognitive dissonance. Projection of the highest sort. Like a FOX news tactic, she believed if she kept perpetuating this lie over and over again that it's not her or the Republican Party causing these hardships for millions, maybe she would even start believing her own lies.

This fake crying made my rage-o-meter hit DefCon1. First, because it was so disingenuous that only a complete moron would fall for this fake compassion. Second, because there ARE millions of morons who WILL fall for this fake compassion. And third, because this lady is fucking with ACTUAL lives, real people and children who will suffer because she thought it would be a great idea to defund the Govt., then turn around and put on a charade so she can make sound bites and video clips for future campaign ads and elections just in order to try and keep her own Govt. job, Govt. paycheck, and Govt. healthcare benefits.

And how do I know it's all a charade? How do I know it's fake compassion? Because this is a Republican Party who have proven time and time again that they are heartless soulless MONSTERS.

This from a party that cheers executing inmates.

This from a party that boo's gay soldiers in a war zone.

This from a party that cheers cutting food-aid to children and struggling families, veterans, seniors, and the disabled.

This from a party that viciously stands against expanding healthcare to millions.

This from a party that votes against helping those effected by natural disasters.

This from a party that votes to keep wages low, crush unions, and outsource jobs.

This from a party that openly treats others as second class citizens, denies equality, and despises the working class.

This from a party that proudly cuts funding for education, early education, and school lunch programs.

This from a party that hyper-actively sends kids to war in foreign countries while cutting their benefits upon their return.

This from a party that watched 26 children get massacred in under 6 minutes and STILL took the NRA's side.

And now THIS from a party that cuts children's cancer research because of its own warped and delusional ideological reasons.

At every turn the Republican Party ALWAYS puts party over country. Their own best interests over our country's best interests. The ONLY things Republicans love is hate, greed, power, and control.

EVERYTHING else is just a charade.

Did you know that...?

Dinosaurs were aboard the Ark (obviously), and that it took Noah 120 yrs to build it?



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