Comments on: Obama Does Vegas With Katy Perry and Trip to Bellagio http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/obama-does-vegas-with-katy-perry-and-trip-to-bellagio/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:45:44 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Me http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/obama-does-vegas-with-katy-perry-and-trip-to-bellagio/#comment-29240652 Me Sun, 04 Nov 2012 20:08:35 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=821518#comment-29240652 Katy Perry's awesome! And if she supports Obama is for a reason... so i'm with Katy in all the way!....i Will vote For Obama!!!... :) Katy Perry’s awesome! And if she supports Obama is for a reason… so i’m with Katy in all the way!….i Will vote For Obama!!!… :)

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By: John M http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/obama-does-vegas-with-katy-perry-and-trip-to-bellagio/#comment-29070966 John M Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:28:32 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=821518#comment-29070966 Baby you're a sooooocialist..... come on let us spread the worth. Make em go broke... broke... broke... as the debt ceiling hits the sky.. sky.. sky. Baby you’re a sooooocialist….. come on let us spread the worth. Make em go broke… broke… broke… as the debt ceiling hits the sky.. sky.. sky.

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By: Don http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/obama-does-vegas-with-katy-perry-and-trip-to-bellagio/#comment-29050070 Don Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:10:44 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=821518#comment-29050070 The laws of economics dictate that these costs will get passed down to consumers.———-those very same laws say that premiums will be even higher with a smaller risk pool. Posted by: chuckles | October 25, 2012, 3:45 pm 3:45 pm You have no expertise in this area. Gruber is an MIT economist who was the architect of Obamacare and is currently a consultant to several states working through the new law. He is analyzing the regulatory burdens and is seeing the side effects first hand. We'll take his word over yours. The laws of economics dictate that these costs will get passed down to consumers.———-those very same laws say that premiums will be even higher with a smaller risk pool.

Posted by: chuckles | October 25, 2012, 3:45 pm 3:45 pm

You have no expertise in this area. Gruber is an MIT economist who was the architect of Obamacare and is currently a consultant to several states working through the new law. He is analyzing the regulatory burdens and is seeing the side effects first hand. We’ll take his word over yours.

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By: chuckles http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/obama-does-vegas-with-katy-perry-and-trip-to-bellagio/#comment-29048434 chuckles Thu, 25 Oct 2012 19:45:01 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=821518#comment-29048434 The laws of economics dictate that these costs will get passed down to consumers.----------those very same laws say that premiums will be even higher with a smaller risk pool. The laws of economics dictate that these costs will get passed down to consumers.———-those very same laws say that premiums will be even higher with a smaller risk pool.

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By: chuckles http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/obama-does-vegas-with-katy-perry-and-trip-to-bellagio/#comment-29048402 chuckles Thu, 25 Oct 2012 19:43:33 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=821518#comment-29048402 now list all the businesses Bain ran into the ground to make Romney very rich. now list all the businesses Bain ran into the ground to make Romney very rich.

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By: Judy In Disguise http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/obama-does-vegas-with-katy-perry-and-trip-to-bellagio/#comment-29047965 Judy In Disguise Thu, 25 Oct 2012 19:23:10 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=821518#comment-29047965 Whoa! for a second there it looked like the headline read: “Obama does Katy Perry at the Bellagio in Las Vegas” – now THAT would be a good story… Whoa! for a second there it looked like the headline read:

“Obama does Katy Perry at the Bellagio in Las Vegas” – now THAT would be a good story…

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By: Reality Check http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/obama-does-vegas-with-katy-perry-and-trip-to-bellagio/#comment-29045932 Reality Check Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:34:12 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=821518#comment-29045932 and we who pay taxes will foot the bill for you——————-Obamacare expands coverage using private insurance like I have. Romneisa is obviously widespread. Posted by: chuckles | October 25, 2012, 1:11 pm 1:11 pm In 2009, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, Obamacare's architect, once talked about how the bill would reduce the cost of health insurance. He's changed his tune now that Obamacare is law. As states began the process of considering whether or not to set up the insurance exchanges mandated by the new health law, several retained Gruber as a consultant. In at least three cases—Wisconsin in August 2011, Minnesota in November 2011, and Colorado in January 2012—Gruber reported that premiums in the individual market would increase, not decrease, as a result of Obamacare. In Wisconsin, Gruber reported that people purchasing insurance for themselves on the individual market would see, on average, premium increases of 30 percent by 2016, relative to what would have happened in the absence of Obamacare. In Minnesota, the law would increase premiums by 29 percent over the same period. Colorado was the least worst off, with premiums under the law rising by only 19 percent. The biggest drivers of the increase, according to Gruber, are the new insurance regulations (especially the ones forcing upward a plan’s minimum actuarial value and mandating minimum essential benefits), and also the law’s insurance subsidies, which will incentivize “individuals [to choose] richer insurance with their tax credits.” That is to say, Obamacare forces insurers to offer more benefits, requires them to spend more money on health expenses, and subsidizes the consumption of richer insurance packages. The laws of economics dictate that these costs will get passed down to consumers. and we who pay taxes will foot the bill for you——————-Obamacare expands coverage using private insurance like I have. Romneisa is obviously widespread.

Posted by: chuckles | October 25, 2012, 1:11 pm 1:11 pm

In 2009, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, Obamacare’s architect, once talked about how the bill would reduce the cost of health insurance.

He’s changed his tune now that Obamacare is law.

As states began the process of considering whether or not to set up the insurance exchanges mandated by the new health law, several retained Gruber as a consultant. In at least three cases—Wisconsin in August 2011, Minnesota in November 2011, and Colorado in January 2012—Gruber reported that premiums in the individual market would increase, not decrease, as a result of Obamacare.

In Wisconsin, Gruber reported that people purchasing insurance for themselves on the individual market would see, on average, premium increases of 30 percent by 2016, relative to what would have happened in the absence of Obamacare. In Minnesota, the law would increase premiums by 29 percent over the same period. Colorado was the least worst off, with premiums under the law rising by only 19 percent.

The biggest drivers of the increase, according to Gruber, are the new insurance regulations (especially the ones forcing upward a plan’s minimum actuarial value and mandating minimum essential benefits), and also the law’s insurance subsidies, which will incentivize “individuals [to choose] richer insurance with their tax credits.”

That is to say, Obamacare forces insurers to offer more benefits, requires them to spend more money on health expenses, and subsidizes the consumption of richer insurance packages. The laws of economics dictate that these costs will get passed down to consumers.

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By: Reality Check http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/obama-does-vegas-with-katy-perry-and-trip-to-bellagio/#comment-29045720 Reality Check Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:23:04 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=821518#comment-29045720 Obama has no plan for jobs!—————-Romnesia is very contagious. Posted by: chuckles | October 25, 2012, 12:46 pm 12:46 pm The 3.5 million green jobs Obama promised us back in 2009 never materialized. Thousands of jobs have either been created overseas or they were moved overseas as multiple administration-supported, taxpayer-funded green companies failed. So far, 34 companies that were offered federal support from taxpayers are faltering — either having gone bankrupt or laying off workers or heading for bankruptcy. This list includes only those companies that received federal money from the Obama Administration’s Department of Energy and other agencies. The amount of money indicated does not reflect how much was actually received or spent but how much was offered. The amount also does not include other state, local, and federal tax credits and subsidies, which push the amount of money these companies have received from taxpayers even higher. The complete list of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies: 1.Evergreen Solar ($25 million)* 2.SpectraWatt ($500,000)* 3.Solyndra ($535 million)* 4.Beacon Power ($43 million)* 5.Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million) 6.SunPower ($1.2 billion) 7.First Solar ($1.46 billion) 8.Babcock and Brown ($178 million) 9.EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)* 10.Amonix ($5.9 million) 11.Fisker Automotive ($529 million) 12.Abound Solar ($400 million)* 13.A123 Systems ($279 million)* 14.Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)* 15.Johnson Controls ($299 million) 16.Schneider Electric ($86 million) 17.Brightsource ($1.6 billion) 18.ECOtality ($126.2 million) 19.Raser Technologies ($33 million)* 20.Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)* 21.Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)* 22.Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)* 23.Range Fuels ($80 million)* 24.Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)* 25.Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)* 26.Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)* 27.GreenVolts ($500,000) 28.Vestas ($50 million) 29.LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million) 30.Nordic Windpower ($16 million)* 31.Navistar ($39 million) 32.Satcon ($3 million)* 33.Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)* 34.Mascoma Corp. ($100 million) *Denotes companies that have filed for bankruptcy. Obama has no plan for jobs!—————-Romnesia is very contagious.

Posted by: chuckles | October 25, 2012, 12:46 pm 12:46 pm

The 3.5 million green jobs Obama promised us back in 2009 never materialized. Thousands of jobs have either been created overseas or they were moved overseas as multiple administration-supported, taxpayer-funded green companies failed.

So far, 34 companies that were offered federal support from taxpayers are faltering — either having gone bankrupt or laying off workers or heading for bankruptcy. This list includes only those companies that received federal money from the Obama Administration’s Department of Energy and other agencies. The amount of money indicated does not reflect how much was actually received or spent but how much was offered. The amount also does not include other state, local, and federal tax credits and subsidies, which push the amount of money these companies have received from taxpayers even higher.

The complete list of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies:

1.Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
2.SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
3.Solyndra ($535 million)*
4.Beacon Power ($43 million)*
5.Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
6.SunPower ($1.2 billion)
7.First Solar ($1.46 billion)
8.Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
9.EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
10.Amonix ($5.9 million)
11.Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
12.Abound Solar ($400 million)*
13.A123 Systems ($279 million)*
14.Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)*
15.Johnson Controls ($299 million)
16.Schneider Electric ($86 million)
17.Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
18.ECOtality ($126.2 million)
19.Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
20.Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
21.Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
22.Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
23.Range Fuels ($80 million)*
24.Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
25.Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
26.Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
27.GreenVolts ($500,000)
28.Vestas ($50 million)
29.LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
30.Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
31.Navistar ($39 million)
32.Satcon ($3 million)*
33.Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
34.Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)

*Denotes companies that have filed for bankruptcy.

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By: Democrats Against Obama http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/obama-does-vegas-with-katy-perry-and-trip-to-bellagio/#comment-29045653 Democrats Against Obama Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:20:09 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=821518#comment-29045653 Without his lies, Obama is nothing! The Emperor Has No Clothes without all his lies! Without his lies, Obama is nothing!

The Emperor Has No Clothes without all his lies!

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By: chuckles http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/obama-does-vegas-with-katy-perry-and-trip-to-bellagio/#comment-29045603 chuckles Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:17:49 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=821518#comment-29045603 Now we have Romnesia combined with Spamitis... Now we have Romnesia combined with Spamitis…

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