I didn't take "Government class." I was busy studying political science, public administration, and American history in graduate school.
Originally Posted by austrianecon
The reactionary line yer pushing would come as quite a surprise to a great many Americans, including the ones who fought and died to defend our democracy. The funny thing is the way you clowns you "Democrat" as an adjective. You don't want to refer to yer political opponents as "Democratic" because it makes people think of "democratic" — something almost universally regarded as good in the US.
There's no way this can be decided on facts, so I'll just encourage you to keep on saying that this country is not a democracy. That should help to isolate you politically, as a right-wing, anti-American nut.
>>ACA rate hikes in 2016.
In the handful of states where data is available (Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, Oregon, Virginia, Vermont, Washington state and Washington, D.C.), Pearson says the majority of people buying health coverage on exchanges won't face serious sticker shock.
"We have seen that about 6 percent average rate increases are expected for 2016
," Pearson says.
As Avalere looks at the less expensive plans, she says, "We're seeing anywhere from a 5 percent increase for the lowest-cost plan available, to a 1 percent increase for the second-lowest-cost plan available. So we're really looking at very modest increases — very consistent with what we saw from 2014 to 2015
." — "Health Insurance Premiums Will Go Up In 2016, But By How Much?
, June 12, 2015
Originally Posted by ludin
>>in the first year insurance premiums soared 40% on average across the nation. it is why the 2nd year we saw 20-40% increases.
No evidence offered. I'm sure you got those numbers the same way you got the ones for 2016 — by pulling them out of yer ass.
You mean "employment," not "unemployment."
Originally Posted by Conservative
The stimulus was enacted in March 2009. Only a relatively small percentage of the money involved (which was one-third tax cuts) was spent that year. The 138 million figure is from Dec 2009. It's foolish to think that the horrible job losses associated with the Great Recession brought on by big tax cuts for the wealthy and irresponsible deregulation of the financial sector could be ended in less than nine months. In 2010, the situation turned around and we have added 12.6 million private sector jobs in the past five years.
>>that was for shovel ready jobs that wasn't supposed to let unemployment fall.
Another of yer stupid lies.
>>You want to blame Bush for the Obama stimulus that didn't work?
No. Only an idiot would suggest that, which is why yer doing it, I suppose.
>>Now you want to give Obama credit for losing jobs for two years after the stimulus was passed
No, I blame that on the people who caused the Great Recession — people you support.
>>and then creating jobs that only got us back to the level he inherited.
We've moved well past those numbers, by millions of full-time, private-sector jobs. And the high under Bush was the result of the housing bubble. The one that burst and led to the Great Recession.
>>Is it fact or opinion that Obama inherited 142 million working Americans?
Fact. And we now have nearly 149 million. And we've added more every month for more than five years.
>>Please learn how to research BLS.
I help gather the data. I've been doing it and reading the reports for fifteen years. I've told you that perhaps dozens of times. All you do is make an utter fool of yerself.
>>if you are going to give Obama credit for the low unemployment rate then use the same chart used to report those numbers.
If you don't like my numbers and graphs, let's see yers.
>>It really is sad that people like you continue to buy rhetoric and support an incompetent.
Yer a comedy act, albeit a dull and tiresome one.
>>What is it about liberalism that creates people like you who buy what they are told by the left and buy those opinions as fact?
The employment figures are facts. Yer a broken record of reactionary idiocy.