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  •  The ACA already has income verification. This (3+ / 0-)

    sounds like more of a threat of an audit if you choose to apply for ObamaCare. The sick and old will have no choice but to do it. The young and healthy might just decide not to apply because of this.

    •  EXACTLY. (1+ / 0-)
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      The Republicans will scare people to death with this.  It's the same trick as calling people and telling them criminal backgrounds and citizenship status will be checked at the polls.  Even people who aren't criminals or undocumented aliens are afraid to walk into that.

      "If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." - Will Rogers

      by Kentucky DeanDemocrat on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 06:53:17 PM PDT

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      •  How has that worked out for them? (0+ / 0-)

        Last I checked we get record number of people to the polls, lines as far as they eye can see, and an extra 5 Million people voting for Obama over "the other guy" and more people pulling the lever for Democrats in the Senate and House compared to the GOP.

        Why is it so hard for you to realize that at this juncture there is NO WAY that Reed would agree to a measure that puts an undue amount of roadblocks in the way of signing up for the ACA?   I don't mind the self-defeatist line of thinking, but you have to apply a modicum of logic here instead of engaging in hand wringing just for its own sake.  

        •  Thanks for the ad hominems. (0+ / 0-)

          May I return the favor?  Why is it so hard for you to pull your head out of the sand and see what's right in front of your face?  On this very thread there is a person voicing concerns re: what will happen to her if she guesses wrong.  People would generally rather sleep at night than get help if it means worrying about crossing i's and dotting t's to Republican specifications.

          The Republicans routinely threaten and demean people who get any sort of help.  If the Democrats think helping them scare people is a good idea, then they ARE putting up "undue" roadblocks in the way of signing up.  

          "If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." - Will Rogers

          by Kentucky DeanDemocrat on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 05:49:11 AM PDT

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          •  that would be "crossing t's and dotting i's" (0+ / 0-)

            I argue better after I've had coffee.

            "If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." - Will Rogers

            by Kentucky DeanDemocrat on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 05:50:06 AM PDT

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          •  Helping them SCARE people? (0+ / 0-)

            Seriously, what bug is in your bonnet?  There is no evidence of your dubious claim anywhere.

             This thread's author was indeed applying scare tactics without even a smidgen of knowledge of the actual facts.  That deserves to be called out.  This site is better than Freerepublic or Redstate when it comes to using reality vs. running with rumors.    

            In retrospect, how does what WAS included as "income verification" (a lax "requirement" of certification which is already included in the actual law) come even close to comparing to what the author of this diary painted as the meaning of that requirement, in the process trying to scare up "uh oh's" and "how dare they cave in like that" comments?  This was as bad a diary as they come.  Ill informed, seeking to pre-emptively call the deal a major defeat for Democrats based on nothing but a rumor blurb on Politico, trying to rile up people for no logical reason whatsoever, sans any evidence.    Great it worked for you, but diaries need to be better researched and reasoned to pass muster with me on the "Uh oh" front.

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