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Posted 04 April 2014 - 23:16

The last few days now Fox News has been putting down anything that has to do with the Affordable Care Act. From calling Brandy Cooper a tool for helping out Obama's webcam to laughing at the numbers of what people sign up. I just do get it. They must hate poor because the act mostly help poor people who can't get insurance.


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:11

What is 'affordable' to the poor, is costing others a lot more money.

 

 

The idea is to keep down the cost of government, and taking so much from the Haves, and giving to the Have nots.

 

The Deficit spending is rapidly approaching 18 trillion dollars.

 

The taxpayers can not support the millions who are poor and Unemployed.

 

Eventually, the USA is going to go bankrupt, and no one will be getting Assistance.

 

Too many in one Lifeboat ....



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:19

Fox news cater's to a specific audience, so they give them the slant / information they want to here.



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:24

Fox News caters to a specific audience, so they give them the slant / information they want to hear.

And MSNBC caters to the Democrats and liberals. ;)



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:26

And MSNBC caters to the Democrats and liberals. ;)

 

Agree

 

I don't watch Fox or Msnbc, 

 

The problem that's happening different groups want to hear news that sounds good to them, you get your self in a "bubble" and it can distort your perception.

Same reason I don't watch local news, all negative, with random out of context left / right talking points, which slants your view of your local community. 

 

Here's an experiment, check out Aljazeera American (http://america.aljazeera.com/), see the stories in the "News" vs what they have in "Opinion".

Compare there news and opinion articles to Fox / MSNBC "News" stories. 



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:26

What is 'affordable' to the poor, is costing others a lot more money.

 

 

The idea is to keep down the cost of government, and taking so much from the Haves, and giving to the Have nots.

 

The Deficit spending is rapidly approaching 18 trillion dollars.

 

The taxpayers can not support the millions who are poor and Unemployed.

 

Eventually, the USA is going to go bankrupt, and no one will be getting Assistance.

 

Too many in one Lifeboat ....

 

I agree with you, but here's a thought.  How much better off would we be financially if we would stop fighting wars in every cesspool country on the face of the planet and meddling in foreign political affairs?  How many trillions of dollars have we spent in Iraq and Afghanistan alone that would have been better spent minding our own business and just going after Osama bin Laden using Rangers, Special Forces, SEALs, and other "in and out" special operations groups?  We went into those countries, blew entire cities all to hell, executed Saddam when, bad as he might have been, kept people like the Taliban and Al Qaeda from taking over, and then all of a sudden there we were/are, stuck in two endless wars against a faceless enemy who does not wear a uniform with no clearly defined objectives to define "victory".  We're just fighting "terror", an open ended term used to keep us fighting for nothing for as long as the American people will put up with it, because the military industrial complex has taken over.  Our entire economy "depends" on us being at war.  If we're not giving freedom to somebody, we're losing money.



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:30

Because they're stupid and can't seem to buy more money. Idiots.



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:36

Because they're stupid and can't seem to buy more money. Idiots.

 

 

Exactly! Poor people should just stop being poor. Poverty is a lifestyle choice and Fox is exposing that living below the poverty line is an unAmerican choice people make. 

 

It's the same with veterans diagnosed with "PTSD". Cry babies. You've put your life on the line protecting the status quo, you should stop complaining!

 

 

(I shouldn't have to say it, but I am being sarcastic)



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:46

Exactly! Poor people should just stop being poor. Poverty is a lifestyle choice and Fox is exposing that living below the poverty line is an unAmerican choice people make. 

 

It's the same with veterans diagnosed with "PTSD". Cry babies. You've put your life on the line protecting the status quo, you should stop complaining!

 

 

(I should have to say it, but I am being sarcastic)

 

I felt my post was so ridiculous it did not require a sarcasm tag.  



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:48

I felt my post was so ridiculous it did not require a sarcasm tag.  

 

 

I understood your sarcasm, but this is the internet! The most ridiculous ideas are expressed and it is hard to tell whether people are being serious or not. I err on the side of caution and add a sarcasm tag :)



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:58

I agree with you, but here's a thought.  How much better off would we be financially if we would stop fighting wars in every cesspool country on the face of the planet and meddling in foreign political affairs?  How many trillions of dollars have we spent in Iraq and Afghanistan alone that would have been better spent minding our own business ...

I agree 100% -- Bush 1 & 2 got the deficit rolling with Wars, and Obama has shot it thru the roof.

 

We should take care of our own backyard, before nosing in others.



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:03

What is 'affordable' to the poor, is costing others a lot more money.


The idea is to keep down the cost of government, and taking so much from the Haves, and giving to the Have nots.

The Deficit spending is rapidly approaching 18 trillion dollars.

The taxpayers can not support the millions who are poor and Unemployed.

Eventually, the USA is going to go bankrupt, and no one will be getting Assistance.

Too many in one Lifeboat ....

so you prefer to have these "poor" uninsured people without insurance like we were before or prefer them to pay a monthly fee or pay a penalty? Which one is more fiscally affordable for the country?

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:24

Here's my opinion on the wars we fight.  First of all, I'm far from pro-war but I truly feel that there are many international "incidents" (for lack of a better word) that would influence us at home.  I'm not sure what they are because I think they are mostly kept from the general populace.  Burying our head in the sand and making believe nothing is happening beyond our borders could make our situation worse.  The reason I think this is because I see a president like Obama, who obviously knew what people didn't like about Bush and campaigned strongly against it (get out of the middle east, close Guantanamo, etc.).  Then he becomes president and doesn't do those things.  I think that once you are in the position of president and are given the type of information that the president gets then you realize that there may be reasons to do or not to do certain things that we don't understand or agree with.  



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 06:13

Fox News is critical of just about anything related to president Obama, and probably the Affordable Care Act most of all. That would be fine if it were all based around facts and logical reasoning, and some of it is, but a lot of it is based around opinion, misinformation, and half-truths.

 

And MSNBC caters to the Democrats and liberals. ;)

I watch snippets of MSNBC programs every now and then, and I have to say that Ed Schultz, or at least his show, is just awful and painful to watch. I can't stomach commentator shows like that anymore.  



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 06:56

I used to listen to CBS News Radio in the morning at work until one of their commentators said that atheists are the cause of most of the violence in the world.  They lost all my respect with that statement.