Originally Posted by jragosta
So? What's your point? I don't recall being able to use an iPhone as being one of the Constitutional requirements for holding that office. He was elected by the US populace via the Constitutional rules.
Of course people care about it. They care enough that the issue was already taken to the Supreme Court which decided that it's Constitutional.
You keep forgetting - there is a system for creating laws. The US Congress passed ACA in 2010. It was signed into law. The Supreme Court says it's Constitutional. Congress has the right to repeal it at any time they wish. So what's the problem?
And I love the meme going around that Obama is at fault for the shut down. Under the Constitution, The House has to create spending bills and the budget. They have not done that.
So we have a magazine with an enormous right wing bias making up numbers that look bad for ACA. Big deal.
The only actual number I have is my own case. My insurance premium is dropping 30% under ACA - and I have much better coverage (60% reduction in deductible, elimination of lifetime cap, and a lot of preventative services will be paid at 100% under ACA). So I'm somewhat skeptical of the numbers that someone pulls out of thin air.
Let's see some actual data.
Not sure about you, but I don't claim to know what you think, just as you shouldn't about me.
I was against he structure of this bill/law, but it passed. In the 2012 election cycle, I said to folks it should be a non issue. It is the law and if if sucks? There is always a process to change it. Fact is, no one knows exactly what it is going to look like for them yet. We are starting to get a better idea (though I remain unable to even create an account, so I have no clearer picture than I did on Monday, but I know that will change). In all reality, I won't have that much of a clearer picture until the end of the month when I have all the facts on what my current coverage will be like, what ACA will do for me, and time to compare.
I disagreed with the law as it was written. I disagreed with the "we have to pass it to know what's in it" approach (and do in every law that Congress plays around with). I still disagree with the law, but it is the law if the land, so I will get over it. They beauty if being American is I don't have to agree with every law. I just have to obey them.
A little more about me, since you (and others strongly in support of ACA) seem compelled to paint me into the "right-wing, Faux-news (not clever in any way, just as the MSNBC and Samsung nicknames aren't, by the way) watcher" corner.
I am not left and I am not right. I am in the middle. I agree with both sides at times, depending on the issue. I do not now, ever have, nor ever will, vote for someone because of the (R) or (D) after their name. I educate myself from a multitude of sources and form my own opinions.Spending
- Our politicians have a spending problem. We need to go through and cut programs. No one wants to, so we end up with the battle to raise the debt limit. Enough. When will we actually start cutting? It is always campaign season, so the answer is never. I am fine with the general idea of the entitlement programs. I think they all need a massive overhaul that will be painful. We have allowed too many people to become dependent on these programs that should be, in most instances, not need them long term. We correct these programs, it will help our spending problem. Then
, once we have what is already in place under control, we can begin to discuss new opportunities. (This is another of my issues with ACA).
So that is me. Opposition is not always as clear as "you don't like A so you must be for B"