I'd say at this pace we will have a division in Iraq in a very short time!
"According to Kirby, the latest deployment means the number of U.S. forces responsible for providing security support in Baghdad will total approximately 820.
The total number of U.S. troops in Iraq will be more than 1,000."
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PleaseGetAClue Again I applaud you fact filled post, you are the joke here and never ever have any input to any topics. I know that you are tired of my posts against the plethora of mistakes that Obama and his liberal posse has done and I too can understand your frustration that you lifetimes beliefs have been dispelled, but facts are facts, get on with it!
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It's hilarious...pouring through the posts here, TOT blames EVERY problem in the world on Obama, and the funniest part is that he states nothing but made up flat out lies he's found on some wacko websites and HE REALLY BELIEVESS all the nonsense he reads, never checks out a thing before he posts his drivel...and his two followers never did have a clue....just flat out liars...nothing will ever change here
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no laker, the real problem is too much politics and political correctness in warfare. Too many idiots like Kerry who says we have to negotiate with HAMAS when they have already stated that they will not stop until there are no Israelis left. There is no room to negotiate when such an ultimatum is the stated goal.
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I wonder if this Iraq experience will affect the withdrawal plan for Afghanistan or if Mr no plan Obama will cut and run once again?
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I guess we can agree to disagree. IMO,there is no way we should pull the plug on it now, as i said, even many repubs are backing off that. After a couple of years, if the results aren't there, then tweek or start anew...which will be difficult given the make up of our current pathetic congress.
You know laker, you do not have to smell the gas after hearing the release to just know it stinks...
"When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, it required health insurers, hospitals, device makers and pharmaceutical companies to share in the cost because they would get a windfall of new, paying customers.
But with an $8 billion tax on insurers due Sept. 30 — the first time the new tax is being collected — the industry is getting help from an unlikely source: taxpayers.
States and the federal government will spend at least $700 million this year to pay the tax for their Medicaid health plans. The three dozen states that use Medicaid managed-care plans will give those insurers more money to cover the new expense. Many of those states — such as Florida, Louisiana and Tennessee — did not expand Medicaid as the law allows, and in the process turned down billions in new federal dollars."
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The problem tot is Congress is so polarized they can't work together on anything. The scary part is many congressmen who were willing to negotiate/cross party lines have thrown up their hands and resigned. I think your take on Obamacare is wrong...it's too early to judge it, even many in the GOP are now backing off. "He created all of these problems"...your bias is blinding your judgement.
Laker, the plan I propose is deport ALL illegals and secure the border. something that Obama and liberals do not want to even talk about. Amnesty is not an option until the border is secured. Your take on Obamacare is wrong. Even a blind man can see the mistake ridden bill the wasted money and the partisan politics that went into it was nothing but bad. Scrap it and work together for a real reform that helps more than just getting democrat voters. We would not even be discussing any of this if it was not for the MISTAKES made by Obama. He created all of these problems and Iraq and the border crisis's are likely to be combined into one very disastrous mistake. He still has not done a thing that has helped the USA.
We won't know if ACA is the answer until at least 2 more years..to scrap it now and go back to where we were before, which was to a broken sytem costing us billions of $$, would be a mistake that even an increasing # of gop pols don't want to do. Ok, going to ISIS...all you've done is say there's a problem...no kidding, really! Most dems and reps agree that we need to have a strategy with goals and an exit plan...it's being developed and will be presented to Congress. It not only involves Iraq, but will also mean going into Syria. If tot and drugs have an easy plan, please share it with the joint chiefs and top military advisors because they are still pondering it! If you 2 are invited to the Pentagon, let me know, I'd like to capture that on video.
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apparently the boy king Barry forgot to tell his pals at ISIL (he doesn't refer to them as ISIS) that we aren't at war. Ignoring them doesn't make them go away.
I WANT MY COUNTRTY BACK
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FINALLY YOU TALK THE TALK! All you have to do is cut the hate and name calling and poof magically a discussion evolves. As far as the ACA it is a huge mistake that cost taxpayers a fortune and lines up droves of needers to sign up. It is not helping employment it is not a cut to healthcare costs it is not the answer to anything. It is wrong and needs to be redone completely with BIPARTISAN cooperation. Not the one sided liberal knife job that this was!
Now can we go back to Iraq and the Obama failure to have a plan for any action against ISIS? I believe his plan is to let them cross our porous southern border and kill Americans then react with... "I didn't hear about it until I read it in the paper" remarks once again! His words not mine!!
Don't you love it usedto! The "cut and paste kid" strikes again...tot quotes none other than Kevin Glass from Townhall, who takes a small excerpt out of context re the "possibility" that subsidies "might" reduce the incentive for people to work. Even if that prediction materializes, it won't even be a distant second to the main reason for the possible decline in the labor force...and that is the retiring of the baby boomers. I guess Kevin chooses to overlook the positive #'s coming from states who have accepted ACA. And also funny that he doesn't quote CBO re the possibility of stabilizing and declining of ins rates after ACA has been in force after a couple of years. And more irony when tot mentions doing "research"!
You lefties really aught to do some research and study up. Laker you know that there is going to be a test!
HEY LAKER This CBO?
Kevin Glass highlights the CBO’s latest take on this subject:
Over the next few years, CBO expects that the rate of labor force participation will decline about 1/2 percentage point further… the most important of those factors is the ongoing movement of the baby-boom generation into retirement, but federal tax and spending policies will also tend to lower the participation rate. In particular, certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act will tend to reduce labor force participation, with the largest effect stemming from the subsidies that reduce the cost of purchasing health insurance through the exchanges. Because the subsidies decline with rising income (and increase with falling income) and make some people financially better off, they reduce the incentive for some people to work as much as they would without the subsidies.
your problem just came to light usedto, and it is no wonder you misread the facts. You appear to be dyslexic. Either that or there is a serious disconnect between what your eye sees and your brain registers.
right on Laker....as the 3 Stooges are always saying..."Don't let the facts get in the way of how you wish it was." You 3 vote for failure on every issue and then call yourselves patriotic Americans. And I sit here as a moron that hopes you're wrong. Now the 3 of you can jump on me.
Thanks so much tot for the oh so "unbiased" post on ACA, however I think I'll take the advice from the budget office...which is that any accurate evaluation of ACA isn't possible for at least 2 more years. Hmmm, and why are many in the GOP backing away from the strong anti ACA rhetoric???...I wonder if it's because states which have embraced ACA have seen their uninsured rate drop already from 8-10%...with even higher projections for next year. I know you're desperately hoping it will fail, but try looking at other sources aside from what you only want to hear.
you need a comma somewhere
I completely agree with your last sentence! But that is all the rest is what YOU think.
TOT, you assume that all of these people getting insurance from the ACA think like you do. Because you would have less incentive to find work if you received this help doesn't pigeonhole everyone that does get that help into your way of thinking. Because you would have less incentive to get out of that hole doesn't mean that everyone else would. Give at least some credit to your fellow countrymen.I never thought that way until you brought it up. My insurance is bought and paid for. If I had to use the ACA to get insurance, I would work harder to get off it. It's apparent that your thoughts differ from mine.
Affordable Care Act will tend to reduce labor force participation, with the largest effect stemming from the subsidies that reduce the cost of purchasing health insurance through the exchanges. Because the subsidies decline with rising income (and increase with falling income) and make some people financially better off, they reduce the incentive for some people to work as much as they would without the subsidies.
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Another American was killed fighting with ISIS, cant be we are growing terrorists? I also read where Russia has just invaded Ukraine fighting along with the separatists. Nice to see Obama's influence growing all over the world. They love that guy and are becoming peaceful just because of his presidency.
I do not believe that doing the right thing should depend on if anyone else will decide to participate. If you watched 10 cars drive past a serious accident without stopping does that mean that nobody has to? When you see what is right no matter what, you have to do what you can. The USA has the ability far superior to all else to do the right thing here in this situation. That and we created this situation so it should be up to us to rectify our mistake!
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