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Romney Plan for Pre-Existing Conditions Draws Dem Fire

Mitt Romney this week has been highlighting his opposition to Obamacare, telling voters and donors of his eagerness to see the U.S. Supreme Court strike the law down and a willingness to do the deed from the White House if the court does not.

"You know, regardless of what they do, it's going to be up to the next president to either repeal and replace Obamacare or to replace Obamacare," Romney told a crowd in Orlando on Tuesday.



Asked to clarify his position on Wednesday, Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul confirmed that the former governor does not support the across-the-board consumer protections for pre-existing conditions as written into Democrats' health care law.

"Governor Romney supports reforms to protect those with pre-existing conditions from being denied access to a health plan while they have continuous coverage," she said first in a statement to the Huffington Post later obtained by ABC News.

As for Americans with pre-existing conditions who may not have had continuous insurance coverage or spent a period of time without, Saul said Romney "supports reforms that empower states to make high risk pools more accessible by using cost reducing methods like risk adjustment and reinsurance," but suggested there would be no guarantees.


Sounds like Romney is for death panels.


Read article here: http://news.yahoo.com/romney-plan-pre-existing-conditions-draws-dem-fire-100132950--abc-news-politics.html

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jun 14, 2012, 09:20 AM (1 replies)

States with the fastest growing economies

In 2011, the U.S. economy grew for the second straight year, although at a slower pace than in 2010. According to figures released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. GDP increased 1.5 percent — less than half the 3.1 percent growth in the previous year. Still, this shows the economy is moving in the right direction.



Manufacturing, contributed to nearly a third of total growth.

In 2011, the real GDP of 11 states grew by at least a 2 percent. While some of these states, such as North Dakota, Utah, Texas and Alaska, showed economic strength throughout the recession — a trend that continues today — in other states, such as California and Michigan, this is a reversal of shrinking economies and hard times during the recession. In the case of states like California and Michigan, this increase should be considered in light of the hardships these economies have faced in the past few years.

In most of these 11 states, sector growth was similar to the nation as a whole, with the driving forces behind their growth coming from manufacturing. Six had at least 20 percent of their total growth come from durable goods manufacturing. In Michigan, over 58 percent of the state’s economic expansion came from durable goods manufacturing. In Oregon, it was 85 percent for total manufacturing.

In other states, such as Alaska, North Dakota and West Virginia, it was natural resource mining that contributed most to GDP growth. Some regional economies expanded the industries in which they specialize. In Washington, 42.5 percent of total GDP growth came from the information sector. Washington has the largest share of its total employment in that industry of any state. In Connecticut, where 8.3 percent of all jobs are in financial services, the second-largest proportion in the U.S., the insurance and finance industries accounted for 30 percent of the state’s total economic expansion.



http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/12/12129392-states-with-the-fastest-growing-economies?lite
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jun 12, 2012, 08:50 AM (0 replies)

Mr. Magic Pants - referring to Mittens Romney by a Cleveland DJ this AM.

I was on my way to work this AM listening to a local Classic Rock station when the DJ talked about the President coming to Cleveland later this week. When he was done telling where the President was going to be and when, he asked if that meant that Mr Magic Pants would be coming to Cleveland too.



That was my morning chuckle.
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jun 12, 2012, 08:45 AM (1 replies)

Both my cars broke down 3 hours apart, what are the chances?

My daughter was out with her friends in her mothers car when it quit. She called me and I hurried to her location to help her, get a tow truck and haul her friends home. This happened at 11 PM. By 2 AM I had the car at the shop and her friends home, I was on the way home in my car when something went pop under the hood and it died. I called the tow truck again (no group discounts). I got home just in time to take a shower and be at work by 6:30.

That is how I needed my vacation, so much for stress relief.

Still waiting to see if either car can be repaired, pretty sure the one can't. So here I sit, now car and my wife is being a pain about replacing the dead one.

She thinks we should do whatever it takes to fix a 12 year old car with 190,000 miles on it. Yes the stress here is so thick, you could cut it with a knife.

Any body have experience leasing a car?


UPDATE ON ONE OF THE CARS:

My wifes car will be fixed today, it was a fuel pump failure. NO engine damage Whew!

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jun 6, 2012, 05:27 PM (18 replies)
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