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  •  Judging from the anecdotes I've hearing about ACA (20+ / 0-)

    ....sign-up stories, it LOOKS like there's gonna be a few million people with a few hundred extra dollars in their pockets in just two months.

    Wonder what that will do to the economy.....

    "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

    by leftykook on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 04:27:22 PM PST

    •  But you see, according to the GOP (6+ / 0-)

      Their anecdotes are the only ones that matter.  The people that want to keep their sham insurance with $10,000/yr deductibles deserve to pay more for less!  

      At least, that's what CNN and other news outlets have been telling me.  It's like they have been beating the Republican war drums on overdrive after they were unfortunately forced to call them out for shutting down the government.

    •  The problem is that no one is reporting all the (1+ / 0-)
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      success stories.  It's all about Obama bashing.  It's all very coordinated.

      "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

      by zenbassoon on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 07:43:24 PM PST

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      •  Ya missed my point.... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...imagine several million folks suddenly get a $250 raise per month for the next year....a real, honest-to-gawd extra cupla hundred bucks to SPEND, it's real, noticable, and utterly immune from spin!

        Dont tell me THAT doesn't completely overshadow any bleating from Sean Hammity!  It doesnt matter at all what they say, money TALKS and bullshit WALKS....

        "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

        by leftykook on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 08:47:58 PM PST

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        •  Unless they equate that savings as savings from (2+ / 0-)
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          the ACA, they won't make the connection.

          "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

          by zenbassoon on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 08:50:21 PM PST

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          •  what are you talking about? (1+ / 0-)
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            Several million people HAVE EXTRA MONEY IN THEIR HANDS.

            They KNOW it's the ACA because they paid $1600 per month in 2013 and they have a new policy that only costs them $1200 a month in 2014, they know damned well it's the ACA!

            "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

            by leftykook on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 09:03:25 PM PST

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          •  ACA=Stimulus (1+ / 0-)
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            Those extra $$ in consumers' hands will be spent on groceries, car repairs, haircuts, meals out etc. It will improve the economy, which will improve average voters' feelings toward the president and dem candidates.

            The linkage may not be realized that explicitly, but just the fact that there are more customers coming in the door will make a difference.

            Medicare for All: the cleanest slogan and the best way forward.

            by furiouschads on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 04:53:53 AM PST

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