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What is the Big Deal with Marco Rubio taking a drink of water?

Drue-AFCL 2013/02/14 12:32:25
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  • Tuna bob h. 2013/02/15 17:06:30
    Tuna
    They are NOW, not back then.
  • ~ Veron... ~ Veron... 2013/02/14 16:33:31
    ~ Veronica Arin Ayne~
    Next they will be claiming there was vodka rather than water in that bottle.
  • bob h. ~ Veron... 2013/02/15 16:37:31
    bob h.
    +1
    Nope; Bush and Romney did that.
  • ~ Veron... bob h. 2013/02/15 18:45:49
    ~ Veronica Arin Ayne~
    Wrong, that would be Clinton ...both of them. Romney doesn't drink. Yeah Bush was a drinker but on his worst day he cared moe about this country tha Obama.
  • Hawkeye 2013/02/14 14:55:02
    Nothing
    Hawkeye
    +3
    This surprises anyone?? The left has been doing this to EVERY Republican that strikes abject fear in their hearts for decades if not longer..

    They USED to call it " Borking the Republican"... NOW it's called " Palinizing the Republican ".. ( And Biden was part of BOTH of them )


    They have learned NOT to wait until the adversary has gained popularity and have taken up the practice of trying to destroy such people from the beginning of their careers instead..

    Hell.. if they could send a robot into the past to kill these peoples' mothers before they're born,, they'd do THAT too.. They'd EVEN have a name for such things.. They'd call such robots,, Abortionaters..
  • sundrift Hawkeye 2013/02/14 15:01:10
  • Hawkeye sundrift 2013/02/14 17:39:17
    Hawkeye
    Am I reminding you of Chris Matthews slobbering all over Obama or something??
  • bob h. Hawkeye 2013/02/14 15:30:37
    bob h.
    +4
    Now that's republican. Palin runs for veep; turns out to be a complete loser, and it's the left's fault. Way to go.
  • Hawkeye bob h. 2013/02/14 17:38:05
    Hawkeye
    +1
    Palin is a perfect example of what I'm talking about.. She's not the smartest person on the planet,, I'll grant you that BUT,, She makes Biden look like a chimp with a brain tumor.. Of course.. THAT'S insulting Chimps with brain tumors but what the hell..
  • Tuna Hawkeye 2013/02/14 19:37:00
    Tuna
    This is liar; no worries. He must be a Charley Crist fan; like Al Gore they can't get over Crist losing.
  • Tuna bob h. 2013/02/14 19:38:15
    Tuna
    +1
    No, she turned out to be conservative; McCain a RINO; the republicans are scared of the conservatives.
  • sundrift Hawkeye 2013/02/14 18:04:42
  • ProudPr... Hawkeye 2013/02/14 18:08:30
    ProudProgressive
    +2
    You seem to be getting delusional. No one is afraid of Marco Rubio. And no one has to try to destroy a Republican. They do a great job of it all by themselves. Robert Bork was so extreme that even six Republicans voted against his Supreme Court nomination, and Sarah Palin has established a new record for incompetence that will likely never be matched. She was more responsible for Barack Obama's election as President than any other factor, and her clownish performances since then are the stuff of legend - like prostituting her daughter out to reality shows, playing the victim after her pro-violence rhetoric led to the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, and being such a complete idiot that even Fox had to throw her out.

    On the other hand, the Right Wing has been trying to destroy Barack Obama since the first time they realized he was black and could one day become President. They completely ignore his many successes, blame him for events that took place before he even took office, and have tried (and failed) to create dozens of phony "scandals" - from Fast and Furious to Benghazi and beyond.
  • Hawkeye ProudPr... 2013/02/14 18:19:29
    Hawkeye
    It is YOU on the left that keeps bringing up Obama's race... YOU can't TALK about him withut bringing it up.. The ONLY time I hear a right winger even mention it is when YOU guys accuse them of racism and yet..

    .If there's ANY racism here,, it's DEFINATELY on the left..
  • Hawkeye Hawkeye 2013/02/14 18:21:38
    Hawkeye
    BTW.. Bork NEVER came to a vote.. He dropped out when he decided it wasn't worth the hassle that the left was putting him through..
  • SezMichael Hawkeye 2013/02/15 15:08:36 (edited)
    SezMichael
    +1
    Wrong again. Bork's nomination went the full Senate in October of 1987 and he lost 58 against, 42 in favor. 6 Republicans voted against him. You can blame Bork's loss on the Republicans, not the left. Proof once again that your world view is created from ignorance. there's no fool like an old fool.
  • Callaway 2013/02/14 14:51:32
    Nothing
    Callaway
    +3
    SOP for the media/Administration say it early, say it often make it some silly ass theme for future attacks.
  • Shifting Piece 2013/02/14 14:33:04
    Nothing
    Shifting Piece
    +1
    We need water to live. There's no issue.
  • bob h. Shiftin... 2013/02/14 15:32:25
    bob h.
    +3
    I'm sure he was raised a good Catholic, and gets dry mouth when he lies.
  • ~ Veron... bob h. 2013/02/14 16:38:00 (edited)
    ~ Veronica Arin Ayne~
    Take a good look at the post right below this one! Talk about needing water (or something stronger) when you lie!!!!
  • Don 2013/02/14 14:30:21
    Nothing
    Don
  • ☆ QueenAline 2013/02/14 14:21:47
    Nothing
    ☆ QueenAline
    +4
    the left and the media are SCARED to death of him...it's a way to demonize him....but it isn't working....This man is spot on, and has the right attitude. What IS the big deal? Just goes to show you how shallow the media is.
  • ☆ Queen... ☆ Queen... 2013/02/14 14:25:37
    ☆ QueenAline
    live and learn....next time, he WILL have a podium with water right there...and maybe the teleprompter was going too fast to look away, even for a few seconds......I'm sure there is a speed for those things......
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2013/02/14 14:18:56
    Nothing
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +5
    Racist nitpicks on left making it a big deal because they hate the truths he tells.
  • bob h. Jackie ... 2013/02/14 15:33:24
    bob h.
    +3
    WHAT???
  • C. C. R... bob h. 2013/02/16 04:06:57
    C. C. Rider
    +1
    LMAO one of the biggest racists on here. LOL
  • mich52 Jackie ... 2013/02/14 16:00:08
  • Jackie ... mich52 2013/02/14 18:06:53
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    Nope, solely owned by left - they love it and use it very effectively - but it is all theirs.
  • mich52 Jackie ... 2013/02/14 19:20:37
  • ProudPr... Jackie ... 2013/02/14 18:02:15
    ProudProgressive
    +3
    How is it racist to laugh at him taking a drink of water?

    And WHAT "truths"?
  • Singerar Jackie ... 2013/02/14 18:14:13
    Singerar
    +3
    What truth? Point out the top facts which were true? He couldn't even get the Healthcare issue right.

    He said, “some people are losing the health insurance they were happy with.”
    It's not clear who Rubio thinks is losing their policies, because after all, insurance companies can no longer just drop people from coverage because of pre-existing conditions. This is just not true.

    Then he says: "because Obamacare created expensive requirements for companies with more than 50 employees, now many of these businesses aren’t hiring..."

    The EXPENSIVE requirements are only 2.3 percent higher.
    Yeah, Applebee's and Denny's are "cutting back" on Employee hours (they have NOT cut back on hiring). They DO NOT want to pay for Healthcare. That's just the simple truth.
  • Jackie ... Singerar 2013/02/14 18:18:46
  • Singerar Jackie ... 2013/02/15 07:46:46
    Singerar
    +1
    Proof? Statistics?
  • Jackie ... Singerar 2013/02/15 12:16:03 (edited)
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    This is the only time I will do brain work for you - I do it one time for people on here and then never again. I realize that small bits of rhetoric is the mother's milk of the democrats who know that voters are uninformed and that the republicans actually believe that voters are smart (they are wrong) -- so I do provide a one time attempt at information to those who do not have it.

    1.
    "Affordable Care Act levies a $2,000 fine per worker on employers with 51 workers or more who do not sponsor health insurance.

    Despite the fine, a 2011 McKinsey survey found that 30 percent of employers would "definitely or probably" drop insurance after 2014. Of the firms that said they actually fully understood the health reform law, 50 percent said they would drop their coverage.
    While McKinsey's results are on the high side, other survey by Deloitte and Mercer found that approximately 10 percent to 20 percent of employers surveyed planned on dropping coverage in the next three to five years.
    The Mercer survey also found that 40 percent of companies with fewer than 500 workers and more than 60 percent of companies with more than 5,000 workers expect employees to pay a greater share of their health care in 2013."

    2. USA Today piece is the money quote from Mark Zandi, The One’s go-to “independ...












    This is the only time I will do brain work for you - I do it one time for people on here and then never again. I realize that small bits of rhetoric is the mother's milk of the democrats who know that voters are uninformed and that the republicans actually believe that voters are smart (they are wrong) -- so I do provide a one time attempt at information to those who do not have it.

    1.
    "Affordable Care Act levies a $2,000 fine per worker on employers with 51 workers or more who do not sponsor health insurance.

    Despite the fine, a 2011 McKinsey survey found that 30 percent of employers would "definitely or probably" drop insurance after 2014. Of the firms that said they actually fully understood the health reform law, 50 percent said they would drop their coverage.
    While McKinsey's results are on the high side, other survey by Deloitte and Mercer found that approximately 10 percent to 20 percent of employers surveyed planned on dropping coverage in the next three to five years.
    The Mercer survey also found that 40 percent of companies with fewer than 500 workers and more than 60 percent of companies with more than 5,000 workers expect employees to pay a greater share of their health care in 2013."

    2. USA Today piece is the money quote from Mark Zandi, The One’s go-to “independent” economist:

    "Many businesses plan to bring on more part-time workers next year, trim the hours of full-time employees or curtail hiring because of the new health care law, human resource firms say. Their actions could further dampen job growth, which already is threatened by possible federal budget cutbacks resulting from the tax increases and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff. ”It will have a negative impact on job creation” in 2013, says Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics…The so-called employer mandate to offer health coverage doesn’t take effect until Jan. 1, 2014. But to determine whether employees work enough hours on average to receive benefits, employers must track their schedules for three to 12 months prior to 2014 — meaning many are restructuring payrolls now or will do so early next year.
    How widespread will the fallout be? Very:

    About a quarter of businesses surveyed by consulting firm Mercer don’t offer health coverage to employees who work at least 30 hours a week. Half of them plan to make changes so fewer employees work that many hours. The health care law will particularly affect companies with 40 to 45 workers that plan to expand and hire. Many are holding off so they don’t cross the 50-employee threshold, says Christine Ippolito, principal at Compass Workforce Solutions, a human resource consulting firm in Melville, N.Y. Ernie Canadeo, president of EGC Group, a Melville-based advertising and marketing agency with 45 employees, planned to add 10 next year but now says he may add fewer so he’s not subject to the mandate…Others already over the 50-employee threshold plan to add more part-time workers or cut the hours of full-timers, says Rob Wilson, head of Employco, a human resource outsourcing firm. Many, he says, will hire more temporary workers, whom they won’t have to cover.

    Nearly half of retailers, restaurants and hotels will be affected by the law, according to Mercer. They employ large numbers of part-time and seasonal employees, including many who work about 30 hours a week. Since such low-wage workers are widely available, it often hasn’t been cost-effective or necessary for employers to offer them coverage. Providing them benefits could be costly because employees must pay no more than 9.5% of their wages in insurance premiums, forcing employers to contribute significantly more than they do for higher-wage workers. ”I think you may see employees with fewer hours as a consequence,” says Neil Trautwein, vice president of the National Retail Federation.

    So the law sets an arbitrary cap on the percentage of wages workers are permitted to contribute to their health benefits — the initial intent of which, presumably, was to compel employers to shell out to help cover more employees. But instead of complying with the mandate and spending money they either (a) don’t have or (b) need for other purposes, cash-strapped small business owners are planning to shave hours and provide less work for their employees. That’s not greed; it’s business reality in a stagnant economy. The clumsy and meddlesome heavy hand of Big Government strikes again, hurting many of very the people it set out to “help.” None of this should surprise anyone, of course. Obamacare opponents have long argued that this project would spike spending and debt, deprive Americans of liberty, and destroy jobs. These predictions are being vindicated with each passing day, hence the law’s enduring unpopularity. And as the article notes, many of the most onerous mandates don’t cycle in until 2014, so the pain is just beginning. For what it’s worth, the CBO has estimated that the president’s signature legislative accomplishment will kill 800,000 jobs. "

    3. If you bother to read this CBO report, you will find much more than just the 30 million with no insurance.

    http://www.cbo.gov/sites/defa...
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  • Singerar Jackie ... 2013/02/16 03:24:56
    Singerar
    +2
    Okay - I'm just going to give you ONE example of your "factual" proof here.

    You said: "Companies are on record saying they will cut hours and will not hire - fact"

    THEN you gave me the USA Today piece as reference.

    The HEADLINE of the USA piece says:
    "Health care law MAY mean less hiring in 2013"
    There is no positive proof in that article which is a statistic or fact yet...only assumptions. Just like the assumptions that Jesus is coming soon.


    So what you originally said was NOT a fact. I love it the way you guys only see what you want to instead of posting the actual true.


    There have ALWAYS been MILLIONS without insurance. With the new healthcare - many of those will be covered.

    Yeah - USE that brain.
  • C. C. R... Singerar 2013/02/16 04:07:53
    C. C. Rider
    +2
    LMAO that one loves to change the facts to fit her agenda of pure racism.
  • Singerar C. C. R... 2013/02/16 04:23:24
    Singerar
    +2
    Not to mention the SPIN cycle she is on.

    In THIS case it's HOT and DRY. (just like Marco)

    Marco Rubio water
  • Singerar Jackie ... 2013/02/16 03:26:52
    Singerar
    +2
    Wait, are you of Indian decent...as of American Indian?
  • C. C. R... Singerar 2013/02/16 04:08:34
    C. C. Rider
    +2
    She forgot what she put down. LOL LOL
  • flrdsgns 2013/02/14 14:12:46
    Nothing
    flrdsgns
    +5
    He looked a bit awkward, but so what. I don't much care for Rubio, but making fun of him for grabbing for a bottle of water is just nitpicking.

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