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Happy Valentines Day…..#GetCovered.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Here’s How The President is spending his Valentines Day……..

 

9:45 AM: The President departs the White House en route Cambridge, Maryland

 

10:40 AM: The President delivers remarks at the House Democratic Issues Conference

 

10:50 AM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

 

12:15 PM: The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Fresno, California

 

5:30 PM: The President arrives Fresno, California

 

6:15 PM: The President takes part in a roundtable with community leaders

 

7:15 PM: The President tours a local farm

 

7:30 PM: The President delivers remarks WATCH LIVE

 

8:35 PM: The President departs Fresno, California

 

9:35 PM: The President arrives Palm Springs, California

 

10:35 PM: The President greets His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

 

10:50 PM: The President holds a bilateral meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan WATCH LIVE

 

11:10 PM: The President holds a working dinner with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

 

 

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ObamaCARES In Video: The ObamaCARES White Board


By Jueseppi B.

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Ted Cruz managed to talk about Obamacare on the Senate floor for 21 hours earlier this week without saying much that was actually true about Obamacare.

 

It was an example of just how much misinformation there is out there about health reform — and we need to fight back with the truth.

 

We put together a beautiful new website that’s full of facts about how Obamacare is working across the country — including in Iowa. Take a look, and share it with your friends and family:

 

This Is ObamaCARES: http://www.thisisobamacare.com

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This Is ObamaCARES

 

Open enrollment in Obamacare’s exchanges begin in less than a week, so it’s never been more important to get the word out about the benefits of health reform.

 

So set the record straight on the misinformation about Obamacare — hold Ted Cruz and his Republican allies accountable.

 

 

Obama Clearly Explains “Obamacare”

 

Published on May 1, 2013

President Obama explaining that most of the Affordable Care Act – aka, Obamacare – has been implemented for people who have insurance through their employers and clarified that the other part of the law to be implemented are the exchanges that will allow individuals to buy insurance in an “exchange” where companies will compete for their business.

 

“I think that any time you’re implementing something big, there’s going to be people who are nervous and anxious about is it going to get done, until it’s actually done.

 

But let’s just step back for a second and make sure the American people understand what it is that we’re doing. The Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — has now been with us for three years. It’s gone through Supreme Court tests. It’s gone through efforts to repeal. A huge chunk of it has already been implemented. And for the 85 to 90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, they’re already experiencing most of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act even if they don’t know it.

 

Their insurance is more secure. Insurance companies can’t drop them for bad reasons. Their kids are able to stay on their health insurance until they’re 26 years old. They’re getting free preventive care.
So there are a whole host of benefits that, for the average American out there, for the 85 to 90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, this thing has already happened. And their only impact is that their insurance is stronger, better, more secure than it was before. Full stop. That’s it. They don’t have to worry about anything else.

 

The implementation issues come in for those who don’t have health insurance — maybe because they have a preexisting condition and the only way they can get health insurance is to go out on the individual market, and they’re paying 50 percent or 100 percent more than those of us who are lucky enough to have group plans; people who are too poor to get health insurance and the employers don’t offer them. Maybe they work for a small business and this small business can’t afford right now to provide health insurance.

 

So all the implementation issues that are coming up are implementation issues related to that small group of people, 10 to 15 percent of Americans — now, it’s still 30 million Americans, but a relatively narrow group — who don’t have health insurance right now, or are on the individual market and are paying exorbitant amounts for coverage that isn’t that great.
And what we’re doing is we’re setting up a pool so that they can all pool together and get a better deal from insurance companies. And those who can’t afford it, we’re going to provide them with some subsidies.

 

That’s it. I mean, that’s what’s left to implement, because the other stuff has been implemented and it’s working fine.
The challenge is that setting up a market-based system, basically an online marketplace where you can go on and sign up and figure out what kind of insurance you can afford and figuring out how to get the subsidies — that’s still a big, complicated piece of business.

 

And when you’re doing it nationwide, relatively fast, and you’ve got half of Congress who is determined to try to block implementation and not adequately funding implementation, and then you’ve got a number of members of — or governors — Republican governors — who know that it’s bad politics for them to try to implement this effectively, and some even who have decided to implement it and then their Republican-controlled state legislatures say, don’t implement, and won’t pass enabling legislation — when you have that kind of situation, that makes it harder.

 

But having said all that, we’ve got a great team in place. We are pushing very hard to make sure that we’re hitting all the deadlines and the benchmarks.”

 

 

 

What Obamacare Means for You

 

The Affordable Care Act means better coverage for those who already have health insurance, and more options for those who don’t.

 

White House White Board: What ObamaCare Means For You

 

Published on Sep 27, 2013

Starting October 1st, you can go tohttp://www.healthcare.gov and use the new Health Insurance Marketplace to see all of the health plans available in your area and sign up for the one that fits your needs and budget. You can also find out if you’re eligible to pay less for private health insurance or whether you qualify for other free or low-cost programs.

 

 

 

The Affordable Care Act: Front Page News

 

Published on Sep 26, 2013

While Ted Cruz railed against Obamacare, threatening to shut down the government, the front pages of papers across the country made clear that Obamacare is making affordable health insurance a reality for Americans nationwide. Yesterday, communities woke up to the news that Obamacare would give Americans more options and lower prices on quality health insurance. Even Ted Cruz’s hometown paper had the headline: “Texans to have array of insurance options.” [Houston Chronicle, 9/25/13]

 

So while Ted Cruz and Washington Republicans threaten to shut down the government and default on our obligations to defend the status quo, a simple fact remains: Obamacare is working and Americans deserve the affordable health care it is providing.

 

 

 

Obama Ridicules GOP Fear Mongering Of Obamacare

 

How the GOP has convinced people that Affordable Health Care is a bad thing is mind-boggling. The plan was CREATED by the GOP years ago! Their base is unbelievably ignorant. The sky is NOT falling, you TeaBagging redneck morons. Just ask a Liberal, otherwise known as an educated person, and we can easily explain how the Affordable Care Act WILL HELP YOU AND TENS OF MILLIONS OF OTHER AMERICANS.

 

 

 

President Obama and President Clinton Talk Health Care Reform

 

Published on Sep 24, 2013

President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clintonmet in New York at the Clinton Global Initiative to discuss the Affordable Care Act’s implementation, the opposition to the law, and the future of health care.

 

 

 

Obama: ‘The affordable care act is here to stay’

 

Published on Sep 26, 2013

Speaking from Largo, Md. Thursday morning, President Barack Obama promoted the benefits of his health care law before new insurance exchanges open for business next week.

 

 

 

October 1st, 2013 Open Enrollment Begins.

 

January 1st, 2014 Coverage Begins.

 

March 31st, 2014 Open Enrollment Closes.

 

Delivering on the Affordable Care Act: Marketplace Premiums Lower than Expected

 

 

State-by-State Monthly Marketplace Premiums

 

A new report shows that the Affordable Care Act will deliver on its promise to make health insurance more affordable and accessible for Americans who need it. Download the full report\

 

Get the Facts Straight on Health Reform

There’s a lot of misinformation out there. For too long, too many hard working Americans paid the price for policies that handed free rein to insurance companies. President Obama’s health reform law gives hard working families the security they deserve. The Affordable Care Act holds insurance companies accountable, lowers health care costs, gives Americans more freedom and control in their health care choices and improves the quality of care.

 

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EVERYTHING You Need To Know About “ObamaCARES”….October 1st Is Open Enrollment.

 

 

The Last Word….TheObamaCrat™ Way: Green Eggs And Ham, Sam I Am.

 

 

Countdown To Affordable Health Care

 

 

Get Covered America

 

 

HOW To Enroll In ObamaCARES On October 1st: The White House Instructional Video

 

 

VITALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION: October 1st Starts ObamaCares. ENROLL For Health Care Coverage.

 

 

THE REAL Reason WHY CongrASS Hates ObamaCARES…..

 

 

October 1st Starts ObamaCares…DO YOU Even Know What ObamaCares IS? Read To Get Informed.

 

 

ObamaCares Is Working

 

 

ObamaCares: What Is It? Read This To Get Educated About ObamaCares. ALL Questions Answered.

 

 

Affordable Health Care Act (ObamaCares)

 

How To Enroll In ObamaCARES October 1st, 2013

 

Published on Sep 19, 2013

On October 1st, Americans will be able to enroll themselves and their families in a health care plan on HealthCare.gov. Annie talks with Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, about the new open-source marketplace for finding plans that fit your needs and budget.

Have you used HealthCare.gov? What are your impressions? Let us know in the comments.

 

 

 

Don Lemons Comes Clean On Republicans And Obamacare

 

Published on Sep 25, 2013

What is taking so many so long to call out Republicans on the evil of their objection to Obamacare. Well, Don Lemon is one of the few from the traditional media that is now speaking up. He did so on Tom Joyner’s show. Will he do it on CNN proper?

 

 

 

President Clinton Defends the Health Care Law (The Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare”) Full Speech

 

Published on Sep 4, 2013

Former President Bill Clinton’s full speech highlighting the benefits of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law that the United States is just months away from rolling out, in an hour-long address at his Clinton Presidential Centre in Little Rock, AR.

 

 

 

The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare

 

Published on Jul 17, 2013

2014 is coming–are you ready for Obamacare? Join the YouToons as they walk through the basic changes in the way Americans will get health coverage and what it will cost starting in 2014, when major parts of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” go into effect.

 

 

 

Health Reform Explained Video: “Health Reform Hits Main Street”

 

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July 18, 2013: UPDATED ANIMATION NOW AVAILABLE. View the newest YouToons video, “The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare”

 

 

 

Health care reform explained in “Health Reform Hits Main Street.”
Confused about how the new health care reform law really works? This short, animated movie — featuring the “YouToons” — explains the problems with the current health care system, the changes that are happening now, and the big changes coming in 2014. Written and produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Narrated by Cokie Roberts, a news commentator for ABC News and NPR and a member of Kaiser’s Board of Trustees. Creative production and animation by Free Range Studios.
Also let the YouToons illustrate how health insurance coverage will work under reform.

 

 

What if I Already Have Health Insurance? | Health Care Reform

 

Published on Jul 2, 2013

The new health care reform law, the “Affordable Care Act” brings a lot of changes. Florida Blue is here to help you understand.

 

 

 

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TheObamaCrat™ Videos Of The Week!


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Well you know we must start off with ObamaCARES videos….

 

First lets start with some Facts & Truth…

 

ALL you have to do, to become educated on The Affordable Health Care Act is R.E.A.D.

 

Put down the gaming controller. Turn off reality TV for an hour.

 

Get informed & educated on ObamaCARES. October 1st, 2013, in just 9 days, open enrollment for ObamaCARES begins.

 

Please don’t believe the negative hype by elected racist politicians WHO ALREADY HAVE GOVERNMENT FUNDED HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.

 

THESE ELECTED GOVERNMENT POLITICIANS WANT TO REPEAL your GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE, BUT KEEP THEIR HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.

 

WAKE UP AMERICAN VOTERS.

 

HOW To Enroll In ObamaCARES On October 1st: The White House Instructional Video

 

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On October 1, Americans will have a new way to find affordable health insurance: the Health Insurance Marketplace.

 

Whether you need coverage or have insurance already and want to look at other options, you’ll be able to use the to see all your options side-by-side, find out if you qualify for lower costs and enroll in a plan that fits your needs and your budgets – all online at healthcare.gov.

 

You can learn more right now about the Marketplace visiting healthcare.gov, or watch this episode of Tech Feed News featuring Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, to find out more about the process of building a straightforward and user-friendly online health care marketplace.

 

 

HOW To Enroll In ObamaCARES

 

Published on Sep 19, 2013

On October 1st, Americans will be able to enroll themselves and their families in a health care plan on HealthCare.gov. Annie talks with Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, about the new open-source marketplace for finding plans that fit your needs and budget.

 

Have you used HealthCare.gov? What are your impressions? Let us know in the comments.

 

 

 

NOW FOR SOME LIES & MISINFORMATION……..

 

FROM Mediaite & The Fifth Column:

 

Generation Opportunity, a Koch Foundation-funded anti-Obamacare group, plans a $750,000 campaign of “Opt Out” ads aimed at convincing college students to forego the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges. (Included: “brand ambassadors” who will distribute Opt Out beer koozies at college football games.) But if their first two ads are any indication, the group’s strategy appears to be to freak the living daylights out of everybody, student or not, within viewing distance of a television.

 

In the first ad, “The Exam: Creepy Uncle Sam”—yes, creepy is the organization’s word—a young woman goes to her OB/GYN for an exam only to have her doctor replaced by a terrifying oversized Uncle Sam, who emerges between the woman’s legs over the sound of discordant circus music. “Don’t let government play doctor,” warns the text:

 

Opt Out – The Exam – Creepy Uncle Sam

 

Published on Sep 18, 2013

Empower yourself by opting out of Obamacare.
Visit http://optout.org for more information

Good news: you are not required to purchase health insurance through an Obamacare exchange! There are cheaper, better options for young people.

 

 

 

Another video features a man told to pull down his pants and lay on an operating table, at which point Creepy Uncle Sam springs up from behind him and slaps on a surgical glove. You can take it from there:

 

Opt Out – The Glove – Creepy Uncle Sam

 

Published on Sep 18, 2013

Empower yourself by opting out of Obamacare.
Visit http://optout.org for more information

Good news: you are not required to purchase health insurance through an Obamacare exchange! There are cheaper, better options for young people.

 

 

 

Chris Wallace Challenges Ted Cruz Over Obamacare Plan (VIDEO)

 

 

 

Enough Already

 

 

 

Chris Matthews & GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold Fight on Obamacare Derails into Shoutfest Over Birtherism

 

Published on Sep 20, 2013

9/20/13 – Chris Matthews tried to engage Texas Republican congressman Blake Farenthold in a debate over defunding Obamacare, but as soon as Farenthold noted Ted Cruz’s presidential aspirations, Matthews dragged the interview off-course to ask if Cruz is qualified, which led to Matthews yelling at Farenthold to just say for the record that President Obama is the legitimately elected leader of the United States.

Matthews said as far as he’s concerned, having an American mother qualifies a person for the presidency, but when Farenthold didn’t reply with a yes or no answer, he asked, “Is this too complicated?” Farenthold answered, “He’s as eligible as Obama is.”

That set Matthews off, scolding Farenthold for just laughing at the questions, and demanding a straight answer on whether Cruz is eligible to be president. Farenthold said yes, but when Matthews asked about whether Obama’s eligibility, Farenthold refused to give a direct answer. Matthews shouted, “Can’t you project an inch mentally? Just an inch?!”

Farenthold refused to say the words “Obama is the legitimately elected president,” saying he wasn’t in Congress to make that determination and that Matthews is just “nit-picking.” Matthews told Farenthold his non-answer just shows how far the GOP has fell into “wacko-bird” territory.

 

 

 

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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner

September 21, 2013 | 19:24 |Public Domain

 

President Obama and the First Lady deliver remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner.

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks at a Memorial for Victims of the Navy Yard Shooting

 

Published on Sep 22, 2013

In his remarks, President Obama says that the victims will endure in the hearts of the American people and in the hearts of the Navy that they helped to keep strong, and the hearts of their coworkers and their friends and their neighbors. September 22, 2013.

 

 

 

Weekly Address: Congress Must Act Now to Pass a Budget and Raise the Debt Ceiling

September 21, 2013 | 5:05 |Public Domain

 

In his weekly address, President Obama says the economy is making progress five years after the worst recession since the Great Depression, but to avoid another crisis, Congress must meet two deadlines in the coming weeks: pass a budget by the end of the month to keep the government open, and raise the debt ceiling so America can pay its bills. Congress should vote to do these now, so that we can keep creating new jobs and expanding opportunity for the middle class.

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks on the Economy

September 20, 2013 | 35:33 |Public Domain

 

At the Ford Kansas City Stamping Plant in Liberty, MO, President Obama highlights the progress we have made since the beginning of the financial crisis five years ago and the work that lies ahead to continue strengthening our economy and deliver a better bargain for the middle class.

 

 

 

West Wing Week 9/20/13 or, “Every Moment of Every Day”

September 20, 2013 | 5:15 |Public Domain

 

This week, the President responded to the shootings at the Navy Yard in DC, invited small business owners to the White House as he spoke on the 5 year anniversary of the financial crisis, addressed the Business Roundtable and the Export Council, sat down for interviews with ABC & Telemundo, welcomed the Amir of Kuwait, newly appointed Foreign Ambassadors, and Youth of the Year winners, and the First Lady spoke on marketing healthier food to children.

 

 

 

VIDEO MENSAJE DE LA CASA BLANCA: El Congreso debe actuar ahora mismo para aprobar un presupuesto y elevar el tope de la deuda

 

 

White House Convening on Food Marketing to Children

 

 

Press Briefing September 19, 2013

 

 

Press Briefing September 18, 2013

 

 

Press Briefing September 17, 2013

 

 

Press Briefing September 16, 2013

 

 

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President Obama Speaks to the Business Roundtable

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An TheObamaCrat™ Wake Up Call Potpourri


 

 

By Jueseppi B.

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How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?

 

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Using the most recent CDC estimates for yearly deaths by guns in the United States, it is likely that as of today, 8/28/2013, roughly 22,581 people have died from guns in the United States, in the 256 days since The Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre.. Compare that number to the number of deaths reported in the news in our interactive below, and you can see how undertold the story of gun violence in America actually is.

 

Number of deaths reported in the news, excluding suicides: 7,616. Seven Thousand Six Hundred & Six dead in the 256 days since The Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre.

 

 

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I reblogged this once before and can’t reblog it a second time, but this is vitally important information in bringing about change in the racist state of Florida…..BOYCOTT!

 

From The Web Site Powell Out Loud, thank you Ms. Theresa “Tess” Powell, Of Powell Out Loud:

 

An economic boycott of Florida based companies will force corporations to use their power and influence to change the laws that set child murder George Zimmerman free and put an end to their corrupt legal system.

 

While protests & vigils are appropriate, they haven’t done much to stop the tide of racially profiled murder victims. We’ve held them following Sean Bell, Oscar Grant, Rodney King with little effect.

 

Here’s a list of Florida based companies you can boycott from any state, that will have a strong economic impact & bring about meaningful change:(It’s so a good idea to tweet them too)

1) Do not buy products or services produced in Florida. Oranges, Tropicana orange juice, Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics, Hertz Rental cars, Perry Ellis International,Tupperware, Sunbeam appliances, Trac Phone Wireless, Cash4Gold, EA Tiburon which owns EA Electronics Video Games

 

2) Don’t patronize restaurants based in Florida. Darden corporation owns Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House, Bloom Brand own Outback Steakhouse, also these franchises Pizza Fusion, Ruth’s Chris Steak House

 

3) Don’t shop at any stores based out of Florida. Office Depot, Stein Mart Clothing, Bijoux Terner Fashions, Peace Love World Apparel ,Badcock Home Furniture, Champs Sports, Tire Kingdom

 

4) Don’t stay at hotels with owner companies based in Florida. Chatham Lodging Trust owns many Residence Inns, Hyatt Hotels, Hampton Inns.

 

5) Don’t use any Florida based web services such as Web.com, Friend finder Networks owns perfectmatch.com, friendfinder.com

 

6) Don’t buy from HSN, the Home Shopping Network.

 

7) Don’t shop at any Florida based grocery stores WinnDixie, Publix Super Markets

 

8) Don’t buy from Florida based online companies – Tiger Direct Computer Supplies, Bankrate.com

 

9)Please plan your vacation & conventions in other states, Skip Disney, Epcot Center, Orlando Studios

 

10) If anyone knows of companies that should be added please leave them in the comments

 

Don’t forget, there are alternatives to all these products, so even if you live in Florida you can still boycott these companies by buying products & services produced by out of state companies. You don’t have to leave the state to boycott.

 

Please don’t be taken by the fear mongering headlines that boycotting will effect the people hurting most in Florida. It’s going after large corporations, not small business owners. If this is done nationwide, the losses these companies will suffer should cause them to take action long before huge layoffs take place.  Peace and Blessings.

 

Thank you Theresa “Tess” Powell, Of Powell Out Loud.

 

 

 

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Starting on October 1, America will take a huge step towards universal health care. That’s the day that 22 million uninsured Americans will be able to start getting affordable health insurance under Obamacare.

 

But now, with just weeks to go, right-wing groups have launched a multi-million-dollar campaign to torpedo Obamacare before it even gets started.

 

Their plan: Mislead young people about how the law works so they get scared and don’t enroll.The problem is that it really could work because if younger, healthier people don’t participate, then costs will skyrocket and Obamacare will fail. Period.

 

It’s disgusting—people could actually die because they don’t get the health insurance they need, and our entire health care system would be thrown into chaos. But these groups are so blinded by hate for Barack Obama that they’ll do anything to make his signature program go up in smoke.

 

To fight back, MoveOn is launching an urgent campaign of our own to debunk right-wing lies and go after Republican politicians and media outlets that spread misinformation.

 

Please visit:

ObamaCare Facts: Obama’s Health Care Reform

 

Get the facts & truthful information On The Affordable health Care Act (ObamaCares)

 

Conservatives are so desperate to stop Obamacare from succeeding that they’re literally telling people to “burn your Obamacare card”—even though these cards don’t even exist.

 

Our plan is to counter their misinformation campaign with a laser-like focus on social media and the websites where young people spend the most time. Young people live on the Internet today, and reaching them online is far cheaper than with traditional TV advertising.

 

Just for starters, we’ll be able to put an ad on the Facebook pages of 18- to 35-year-olds across America, and we’ll also run ads in college newspapers—right as students return to school—explaining the truth about what Obamacare means for young people.

 

We’ve seen these kinds of right-wing scare tactics work before—lies about Social Security have convinced an entire generation of young people that that program won’t be around in the future. And polling shows that awareness about the new program is dangerously low among the young people who need health insurance most.

 

We know from the past that MoveOn can run effective campaigns to debunk lies and misinformation. During the last election, we lampooned Mitt Romney’s lies with truth and humor, and it worked.

 

We’ve reached a critical moment. Summer’s ending. School’s starting. And with just weeks to go, young people are starting to tune in.

 

MoveOn members were integral in passing the Affordable Care Act. We’ve come too far and fought too hard to let right-wing extremists succeed at making sure health care reform fails.

 

Stop the right-wing effort to kill Obamacare before it gets started.

 

 

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Let Freedom Ring |The 50th Anniversary March on Washington

 

Reuters - An address by PresidentBarack Obama and nationwide bell-ringing will cap celebrations on Wednesday marking the 50th anniversary of civil rights leader Martin Luther King’s landmark “I have a dream” speech.

 

Obama will speak during the “Let Freedom Ring and Call to Action” commemoration on the steps of Washington’s Lincoln Memorial, the site of King’s address on August 28, 1963, the White House said.

 

Other speakers include former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. The ceremony will follow an interfaith service at Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, organizers said.

 

The speech by Obama, the first black U.S. president, will come as almost half of Americans say much more needs to be done before the color-blind society that King envisioned is realized.

 

 

President Obama, President Clinton and President Carter to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on Wednesday August 28th

 

Valerie Jarrett
Valerie Jarrett 

August 26, 2013
11:10 AM EDT

 

This Wednesday will mark 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech at the base of the Lincoln Memorial; a moment which served to punctuate a movement that changed America.

 

Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963

 

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I Have a Dream Speech
Martin Luther King’s Address at March on Washington
August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C.

When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

 

 

 

To honor this occasion, President Obama will be joined Wednesday, August 28th, by President Jimmy Carter and President Bill Clinton, members of the King family and other civil rights leaders and luminaries at the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action event at the Lincoln Memorial, to commemorate Dr. King’s soaring speech and the 1963 March on Washington.

 

As we mark this important anniversary, we reflect on what the Civil Rights Movement has meant for the country, and perhaps most importantly, the hard work that lies ahead as we continue to pursue the ideals laid out by Dr. King, and sought by the hundreds of thousands of Americans who marched through our nation’s capital fifty years ago.

 

This event is open to the public. Doors open at 9:00 AM, for an 11:00 AM program start on Wednesday, August 28th at the Lincoln Memorial. Guests arriving after 12:00 PM are not guaranteed admittance.  In order to access the venue, you must enter from the east side of the Reflecting Pool, on 17th street, near the World War II Memorial.

 

For more information on the 50th Anniversary Let Freedom Ring Ceremony and Call to Action Event at the Lincoln Memorial please visit http://officialmlkdream50.com/august-28/.

 

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The Real Difference Between Good (Obama) & Evil (Romney)


 

By Jueseppi B.

 

 

 

 

PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS TO EXPAND AND IMPROVE MEDICARE

 

MITT ROMNEY WOULD END MEDICARE AS WE KNOW IT

 

President Obama believes that our seniors deserve the Medicare they have earned through a lifetime of work. The president strongly opposes turning Medicare into a voucher program. Instead, he’s working to preserve and protect a secure and healthy retirement for seniors, today and in the future.

 

  • “IT’S WRONG TO ASK SENIORS TO PAY MORE FOR MEDICARE JUST SO MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES CAN PAY LESS IN TAXES..”

 

  • Made Medicare more efficient, adding eight years to the life of the current Medicare Trust Fund

 

  • Led the most successful crackdown on health care fraud ever, recovering more than $10.7 billion from scams over the last three years

 

  • 47 million people with Medicare now have access to free preventive services such as mammograms and colonoscopy screenings to detect medical conditions early

 

 

  • The average Medicare beneficiary will save $4,200 over 10 years

 

  • MITT ROMNEY WILL SHIFT THE COSTS ONTO SENIORS THROUGH A VOUCHER PROGRAM THAT WON’T KEEP PACE WITH HEALTH CARE COSTS

 

  • Would end Medicare as we know it, shifting costs onto seniors through vouchers

 

  • The value of the vouchers will grow more slowly than health care costs

 

  • Seniors might have to pay more to stay in traditional Medicare

 

 

  • Repeal Obamacare, including provisions that are extending Medicare solvency by eight years

 

 

Stephanie Cutter: Medicare Whiteboard

 

Stephanie Cutter breaks down how the Romney-Ryan plan will end Medicare as we know it, turning it into a voucher system and making seniors pay up to $6,400 more. She also shares how President Obama is already strengthening Medicare and helping seniors save money.

 

 

 

 

 

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS A PLAN TO OUT-EDUCATE THE WORLD

 

MITT ROMNEY WOULD MAKE DEEP CUTS TO EDUCATION AND LEAVE STUDENTS BEHIND

 

President Obama wants the United States to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. Through student loan reform, tax credits, and spurring states to strengthen K-12 programs, the President is taking us forward. Mitt Romney would cut investments in education to pay for more tax cuts for the wealthy.

 

  • “…A HIGHER EDUCATION CAN’T BE A LUXURY—IT’S AN ECONOMIC IMPERATIVE THAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD BE ABLE TO AFFORD.”

 

  • Doubled funding for Pell Grants so more Americans can afford college

 

  • Capped repayments on federal student loans at 10% of income

 

 

  • Expanded and strengthened Head Start and Early Head Start to reach an additional 64,000 children

 

  • Supporting teachers and public service professionals by forgiving any remaining loan balance after 10 years of service

 

  • Launched Race to the Top, an initiative to spur innovation that has already encouraged 46 states to raise their standards

 

  • “SHOP AROUND, GET A GOOD PRICE… AND DON’T EXPECT THE GOVERNMENT TO FORGIVE THE DEBT THAT YOU TAKE ON.”

 

  • Make spending cuts that could cut Pell Grant funding for 10 million students

 

  • Told concerned students to “shop around” and “borrow money from your parents” to pay for college

 

  • Allow the American Opportunity Tax Credit to expire, increasing taxes on low-income students and families by as much as $10,000 over four years

 

  • Make spending cuts that could send more than 200,000 preschool students back home from Head Start

 

  • Opposes reducing class sizes and says we don’t need more teachers

 

  • Would abandon the bipartisan national commitment to turn around failing schools

 

 

Keeping His Word: Making College Affordable

 

Four years ago Barack Obama promised to make college more affordable. As president he doubled funding for Pell Grants, reduced student loan payments for millions of borrowers, and capped federal loan repayments at 10% of income.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS A PLAN TO CUT THE DEFICIT BY $4 TRILLION

 

MITT ROMNEY WOULD ADD UP TO $5 TRILLION TO THE DEFICIT

 

President Obama has a balanced plan for over $4 trillion in deficit reduction, including $2 trillion in spending cuts signed into law last year. Mitt Romney would give more tax cuts skewed to millionaires, adding as much as $5 trillion to the deficit, while slashing investments in the middle class.

 

  • “WE CAN’T CUT BACK ON THOSE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT FOR US TO GROW.”

 

  • Invest in education, research and technology to grow the economy for the long term

 

  • Cut more than $4 trillion from the deficit while making millionaires pay their fair share in taxes

 

  • Strengthen Medicare and Medicaid by cracking down on fraud while making them more efficient and effective

 

  • Responsibly ended the war in Iraq, is bringing our troops home from Afghanistan, and will use half the savings to reduce the deficit

 

  • A plan that puts our fiscal house in order after inheriting a $1.3 trillion deficit from the previous administration

 

  • CUTS TO TEACHING JOBS, STUDENT LOANS, RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY, MEDICARE, AND SOCIAL SECURITY

 

  • Slash funding for education, research and technology while cutting taxes for millionaires

 

  • Add as much as $5 trillion to the deficit and cut taxes for millionaires by 25%

 

  • End Medicare as we know it, and make deep cuts to Medicaid by repealing Obamacare

 

  • Increase defense spending significantly, raising the deficit by trillions of dollars

 

  • Take us back to the failed policies that created record-breaking debt in the first place

 

 

 

Obama for America TV Ad: “Mosaic”

 

Mitt Romney in 2002: “I’m going to reduce taxes.”

As Governor, Mitt Romney did cut taxes…on millionaires like himself.

But he raised taxes and fees on everyone else: $1.5 billion.

Over a thousand fee hikes:

On health care. On school bus rides. On milk. On driver’s licenses. On nursing homes. On lead poisoning prevention. On meat and poultry inspection. On fishermen and gun owners. On nurses. On electricians. On hospitals. On funeral homes. On mental health services. On hospice care. On elevator repair.

Romney Economics didn’t work then. And won’t work now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS THE WEALTHY TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE

 

MITT ROMNEY WANTS NEW TAX CUTS FOR THE WEALTHY

 

President Obama cut taxes for every American worker and provided 18 tax cuts for small businesses to help them weather the recession. Mitt Romney wants to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, and add his own tax breaks for millionaires on top of it—without saying how he’d pay for it.

 

  • PROTECT THE MIDDLE-CLASS BY MAKING EVERYONE, INCLUDING MILLIONAIRES, PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE.

 

  • Cut taxes by $3,600 for the typical middle class family making $50,000 a year over his term.

 

  • Signed 18 small business tax cuts into law to encourage more hiring

 

  • Eliminate tax breaks for companies that send jobs and profits overseas

 

  • Make sure millionaires aren’t paying lower tax rates than middle class families, but instead pay the same rate as under President Clinton

 

  • Reduce the deficit by more than $4 trillion

 

  • THE MIDDLE CLASS PAYS THE PRICE FOR TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH.

 

  • Raise taxes for at least 18 million working families by ending President Obama’s tax credits

 

  • Cut taxes for corporations by nearly a third at a cost to taxpayers of $1 trillion over a decade

 

  • Eliminate all taxes on foreign profits, giving companies more reasons to move jobs overseas

 

  • Give huge taxes breaks to millionaires, with 40% of the cuts for the top 1%

 

  • Add up to $5 trillion to the deficit

 

 

Obama for America TV Ad: “Two Plans”

 

The choice on taxes.

Mitt Romney’s plan: A twenty five percent tax cut for millionaires, tax breaks for oil companies and corporations that ship jobs overseas, but a tax hike for 18 million working families.

President Obama’s plan: ask the wealthy to pay a little more so the middle class pays less, eliminate oil subsidies and tax breaks for companies that outsource.”

Two plans. Your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS A PLAN TO BRING JOBS BACK TO THE U.S.

 

MITT ROMNEY HAS A PLAN THAT WOULD INCREASE OUTSOURCING

 

President Obama is working to bring jobs back to the U.S. by eliminating tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. Mitt Romney would keep tax incentives for shipping jobs overseas and encourage further outsourcing by eliminating taxes on American companies’ foreign profits.

 

  • “THAT STARTS WITH US CHANGING OUR TAX CODE SO WE STOP GIVING TAX BREAKS TO COMPANIES THAT ARE SHIPPING JOBS OVERSEAS.”

 

  • Eliminate tax breaks for companies that outsource American jobs

 

  • Create tax incentives for businesses bringing jobs back home

 

  • Invest in education and training programs for American workers

 

  • ROMNEY LED INVESTMENTS IN COMPANIES THAT WERE “PIONEERS” IN THE PRACTICE OF SHIPPING U.S. JOBS OVERSEAS

 

  • Protect tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas

 

  • Encourage outsourcing by eliminating taxes on foreign profits

 

  • Cut funding for education and jobs skills training even as he gives deep tax breaks to the rich

 

 

 

Obama For America TV Ad – “Believes”

 

What a president believes matters.

Mitt Romney’s companies were pioneers in outsourcing US jobs to low-wage countries. He supports tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.

President Obama believes in insourcing.

He fought to save the US auto industry, and favors tax cuts for companies that bring jobs home.

Outsourcing versus insourcing. It matters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOMEN’S HEALTH AND BIRTH CONTROL

 

 

As part of the Affordable Care Act, starting August 1st, many insurance plans will be required to fully cover birth control without co-pays or deductibles as part of women’s preventive care. This step will help more women make health care decisions based on what’s best for them—not their insurance company—and could save them hundreds of dollars every year.

 

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that certain religious organizations, including churches, will be exempt from the rules, and other religious organizations will not have to pay for their insurers to cover birth control.

 

Here’s a look at how the new birth control policy will affect women and religious institutions.

 

Support for birth control coverage

  • More than half of all Americans already live in the 28 states that require insurance companies to cover birth control.
  • Most women—including 98 percent of Catholic women—who have had sex have used birth control, according to a study by the Guttmacher Institute.
  • Some religiously-affiliated hospitals and universities already provide birth control coverage to their employees.
  • A majority of Americans support including birth control coverage in health plans at no cost to women.
  • Health care experts like the American Medical Association and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend birth control as a preventive service.

     

Protecting women’s health

  • Under the new provisions in the Affordable Care Act, women will have access to the care and family planning services they need without worrying about the cost.
  • Women using birth control reduce their risk of developing ovarian and endometrial cancers to about half the rate of the rest of the population.

     

Religious employers

  • Churches and other houses of worship are exempt from the new law.
  • Other non-profit organizations, like religiously affiliated hospitals and universities that employ or serve people regardless of their faiths may qualify for a one-year transition period to prepare for the new law.

     

Protecting individual religious beliefs

  • No individual health care provider will be forced to prescribe birth control.
  • No one will be forced to buy or use birth control.
  • Drugs such as RU-486 that cause abortion are not covered by this policy. The President remains committed to maintaining strict limits on federal funding for abortions.

     

Reducing costs

  • While the monthly cost of birth control for women ranges between $30 and $50, insurers and experts agree that the savings would more than offset the costs.
  • It will also save employers money. The National Business Group on Health estimated that employers would pay 15 to 17 percent more not to provide coverage than they would to provide it.

 

  • President Obama has proven that he is a strong advocate for women and a defender of the issues that are important to women and their families.
  • President Obama passed the Affordable Care Act torestore health care as a basic cornerstone of middle-class security in America.
  • From fair pay to education to access to quality health care, the President’s agenda is one that showcases his commitment to ensuring that we provide security to working and middle class families by building an economy where responsibility is rewarded, hard work pays, and everyone plays by the rules.

    A message to Planned Parenthood Supporters from President Obama

     

    President Obama knows how important women’s health is, and he respects the right of every woman to make her own medical decisions. Watch the video to see his special message to Planned Parenthood Action Fund supporters — and then sign our letter thanking him for standing strong for women’s health:
    http://bit.ly/GU7tG4

    Already, 20 million women have received preventive care without a co-pay because of the health care reform law. When the health care reform law is fully implemented, women will no longer be discriminated against by insurance companies, and essential services including cancer screenings, birth control, and HIV testing and counseling will be covered with no co-pays.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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