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Arkansas' model Medicaid experiment in jeopardy December 19, 2014 at 3:31 a.m.

Obamacare did NOT do away with catastrophic coverage.
Before Obamacare, insurance companies could market across state lines provided they are licensed to do business in that state.
After Obamacare, insurance companies can market across state lines provided they are licensed to do business in that state.
Nothing prevents an insurance company from doing business in any state as long as they buy licenses in those states. This was true before Obamacare and after Obamacare.
What changed? NOTHING!

"Cross state line marketing" that republicans are pushing would take away states' rights and do away with consumer protection. It is also called "a race to the bottom." Nice.

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Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine October 31, 2014 at 2:08 p.m.

Why should anybody be quarantined when they are NOT sick? I'm certain that this nurse has more knowledge concerning Ebola in her little finger than all the politicians put together. For crying out loud!
What is so hard for people to understand about this disease? More people die from the regular flu and the same people harping on this nurse will send their kids to school and go to work sick. Do you want to start quarantines on all sick people?

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Dwindling Democrats October 27, 2014 at 1:55 p.m.

Fact check:
The tax cuts cost the federal government $1 trillion in lost revenue over 10 years from all taxpayers, according to a December 2010 report by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service. The two-year extension cost an additional $363.5 billion in lost revenue. Other partisan groups have put the figure much higher. Citizens for Tax Justice puts the total at more than $2 trillion over 10 years. The Tax Foundation says that “there is no definitive answer” for how much the Bush tax cuts cost in lost revenue.

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Dwindling Democrats October 26, 2014 at 1:51 p.m.

Whipper: REVENUE
When Bush took office: Projection: 10 - year $5.6 trillion surplus;
Bush ended with a $1.4 trillion deficit; Bush era $8 trillion deficit
Bush 2001 tax cut: Senate 62 yea vote (50 republicans)
Bush 2003 tax cut: Senate 50 yea (1 dem), 50 nay (2 pubs), Cheney tie vote
PAYGO (Pay-as-you-go) Expired 2002. Senate: 50(R), 2 (I), 48(D); House: 222(R), 210(D), 1(I)

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Dwindling Democrats October 25, 2014 at 9:23 p.m.

Whipper: Again, republicans cannot claim to have balanced anything during the Clinton years, when they turned around and repealed everything that made it possible. And once again, you are ignoring the revenue from the tax increase and the revenue from a vibrant economy that was enjoyed during those good ole Clinton years.
You listed expenditures for FY2010 but what about the rescissions to pay for those expendures? Why did you not list the rescissions? And again, where is the revenue from the taxes and from the crashed economy?
Also, what you have listed is funding for prior years of legislation, except for ACA. I'm pretty sure Homeland Security was created by the Bush Administration. The $44 billion is a 7% increase for 20,000 border patrol agents and the Coast Guard. The $44 billion VA is because when somebody starts 2 wars the VA enrollees increase. Or did you not know that? In 2010, the republicans raised it from $44 to $48 billion. The CBO projects it to increase another 45% by 2020.
The only new legislation, is ACA in which is paid for by savings and taxes. In fact, the CBO projects it to decrease the deficit by $1 trillion.
Now, what legislation passed without a majority?

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Dwindling Democrats October 24, 2014 at 4:01 p.m.

What legislation got passed without a super majority and WHAT democrat legislation exploded the deficit? In other words, what are you talking about?

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Dwindling Democrats October 24, 2014 at 4 p.m.

What legislation got passed without a super majority and WHAT democrat legislation exploded the deficit?

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Dwindling Democrats October 24, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

Whipper: Were taxes raised during the Clinton Administration? Was the economy bringing in more revenue from more jobs created during the Clinton Administration? And the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Pay-as-you-go) was sponsored by Leon Panetta (D-Ca).
As soon as the republicans got in-charge, they repealed PAYGO, cut taxes, went on a borrowed spending spree and crashed the economy. This is why republicans can never lead. They do not understand what "It's the economy, stupid", means.

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Dwindling Democrats October 23, 2014 at 9:25 p.m.

Whipper: You are so full of it. Cut the revenue, spend, spend, spend, crash the economy, gut, gut, guts the revenue equals debt as far as the eye can see until the economy is restored. A good economy equals revenue which was enjoyed in the Clinton years.

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Dwindling Democrats October 23, 2014 at 3:43 p.m.

Tiger: The Bush Administration continues to contribute to the national debt. The 2 tax cuts cost over $3 trillion. That loss of revenue continues to contribute to the debt because the cuts were never paid for. The 2 wars cost over $2 trillion. Did the wars suddenly end or suddenly pay for themselves? The wars' cost continues and will continue to continue as we take good care of our veterans for the rest of their lives. The loss of revenue when 9 million jobs were shipped overseas. The cost of unemployment for those victims of the Great Recession. The prescription drug program cost $400 billion and the cost continues because the republicans paid for NO legislation. They kicked the can down the road for the next guy. "Deficits don't matter," Dick Cheney.

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