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Harkin Declares America Liberated from ‘Crappy, Junk Policies’
pjmedia.com ^ | November 6, 2013 | Bridget Johnson

Posted on 11/06/2013 7:52:52 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said it’s OK if people are losing “crappy, junk policies” because of Obamacare and pitched for a government-run option in the wake of the problematic start for the exchange.

“When we were debating this way back when and trying to figure out how to do all this, a lot of us on the liberal side said, “Well, OK, we’ll give something to the states. We`ll let the states set up their own exchanges.” Many conservatives wanted to do that. So, we made that agreement. We thought that would be a good idea. So we put it out there. And lo and behold, all these Republican governors who get elected in 2010 and republican legislatures and they dumped it all on the federal government,” Harkin said last night on MSNBC.

“We never expected that. Had we known that from the beginning, the architecture of setting up the exchanges would have been a lot different. But then they dumped in our last. If you look — I’m glad you went to Kentucky because Kentucky, Washington, Colorado, Rhode Island, even the District of Columbia where they set up state exchanges, they’re working just fine.”

The chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee said the website failures are just “a mechanical problem.”

“There’s nothing wrong with the Affordable Care Act, there’s nothing wrong with ObamaCare, we have a problem, yes, and I’m upset about it just as everyone else is, but it’s being fixed. It’s a mechanical problem and it’ll be fixed by the end of this month,” Harkin said.

The only problem, he said, is that Obamacare doesn’t go far enough.

“We need a public option out there. We needed a public option in this program. I fought hard for it. But we didn’t get it. And probably from the very beginning, we should set it up as a federal architecture, as a natural architecture, set it up that way,” the senator said, adding that states now just “want to dump it on the federal government.”

Harkin claimed “the farmers and the small businesses in Iowa are going to have the kind of health care coverage that they’ve never been able to get or afford in the past.”

“Yes, they might have been able to afford to get some policy but it didn’t cover anything. And there was a lot of policies out there that were quite frankly crappy, junk policies. Well now, no more of those junk policies. People will have good, solid policies.”

Harkin even predicted “you’re going to see a lot more entrepreneurs starting small businesses and getting into business because now they’ll have health care and health care coverage for their workers which they couldn’t have before.”


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; iowa; obamacare; tomharkin; zerocare

1 posted on 11/06/2013 7:52:52 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Nothing like that Harkin Steak Fry, what with the crotch salute.


2 posted on 11/06/2013 7:55:01 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Holy cow..these idiots actually believe their own bull sh*t..they actually believe that Communism is the answer..Id love to see how long Harkin would last on Communist medicine but he’s exempt


3 posted on 11/06/2013 7:56:06 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Another day, another Democrat lies.

And yet some percentage of America still won’t wake up.


4 posted on 11/06/2013 7:58:57 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“crappy, junk policies”

I thought he was talking about Obamacare, failure to repel invasion, his homo military, failure to budget, abysmal foreign policy, spendthrift overspending (and on and on).
Yeah, I remember Harkin covering for Slick’s lies back at the close of the 20th century. What a POS.


5 posted on 11/06/2013 8:02:32 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
“crappy, junk policies”

That would be policies that don't include substance abuse coverage for the non druggies and non winos. Policies which don't include abortion and sex change coverage for those who appreciate what God has given them. Policies which don't include mental health coverage for sane people. And policies which don't include maternity coverage for men. Have I missed anything?

6 posted on 11/06/2013 8:03:21 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

F U T H.

Many families will have to choose between obamaomarxistcare or food.

Eat lead you arsehole!


7 posted on 11/06/2013 8:04:42 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s perfectly fine to opt out of Obamacare by paying the tax penalty, but you will damn sure not buy a plan we deem substandard.


8 posted on 11/06/2013 8:07:31 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: tumblindice

Obamacare is so good, people are forced to buy it. In a free marketplace it would fail.


9 posted on 11/06/2013 8:08:42 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said it’s OK if people are losing “crappy, junk policies” because of Obamacare and pitched for a government-run option in the wake of the problematic start for the exchange.

What the ever loving f**k does an exempt sitting member of Congress know about “crappy, junk policies” ?

10 posted on 11/06/2013 8:08:53 PM PST by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I could be liberated from my commuter car by a BMW 7 series. But I can’t afford the big beamer. So that makes my little car far more valuable.


11 posted on 11/06/2013 8:09:13 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“crappy junk policies”
Because we’re all too stupid to know what’s best for us


12 posted on 11/06/2013 8:10:07 PM PST by slumber1 (Fortune favors the bold!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And in 12 short months, Iowa ( and by extension the whole country) can say goodbye to that POS known as Tom Harkin.


13 posted on 11/06/2013 8:14:22 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Incredible.

I really thought this was another John Semmens piece.

It's not?

14 posted on 11/06/2013 8:14:48 PM PST by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Tom “Dung Heap” Harkin also believes the Constitution is a ‘Crappy, Junk Policy’.


15 posted on 11/06/2013 8:16:41 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Under the Democrats; the Lincoln Memorial is closed; but the southern border is open)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I won’t be happy until the day America is liberated from crappy, junk politicians.


16 posted on 11/06/2013 8:17:37 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

You’d almost think that Harkin is a bigger fan of the federal government than of the state he’s tasked to represent.


17 posted on 11/06/2013 8:18:18 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Some words from Sen. Harkin:

"Hello you stupid, useless Americans. I'm here from Big Government to tell you what's going to happen. We're implementing this dictatorial, unconstitutional medical plan, and you're going to like it or lump it. We really don't care what you dumb b......ds think about it, or if you were happy with your previous plan. We're going to shove this down your throats. We lied about you not losing your old plan, but we lie about everything anyway. Get used to it. All Power To The Soviets... er I mean All Praise To Obama. Now get lost."

18 posted on 11/06/2013 8:20:25 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Fox News reported tonight that the latest figure is 4.2 million people have lost their insurance. Sure are a lot of Americans who bought “substandard” plans because they’re too stupid to know how to buy insurance. Or so Harkin and 0bama would have us believe.


19 posted on 11/06/2013 8:20:33 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: slumber1

Wait’ll they choose our home, our car, your food, your occupation, how many kids you’ll have and your spouse. Then we’ll be just like China which the Obamunists just adore.


20 posted on 11/06/2013 8:20:47 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Once a dung heap, always a dung heap.


21 posted on 11/06/2013 8:24:02 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: vette6387
And in 12 short months, Iowa ( and by extension the whole country) can say goodbye to that POS known as Tom Harkin.

In 12 short months, the citizenry will be thanking the Democrats for saving them from horrible insurance policies and replacing them with obamacare. The media convinced the electorate to re-elect an absolute pile of sh#t. Convincing them of the virtues of the ACA will be child's play in comparison. Mark my words. A country so overwhelmingly this stupid is doomed.

22 posted on 11/06/2013 8:25:32 PM PST by Right Brother
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Great Tom, Now a lot of people will have to pick between truly affordable health care and a mortgage payment.

Liberal asshat.


23 posted on 11/06/2013 8:30:27 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Liberals just love power..and what better way to have total and complete power then to have the ability to decide who lives and who dies..its the ultimate power trip. They really dont care how bad it looks for them politically or how many policies get canceled, the end justifies the means and for them that means single payer health care..that would be the final nail in America’s coffin


24 posted on 11/06/2013 8:30:29 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: TigersEye

Yes, the public is too stupid to buy the proper insurance o cover mental illness, drunkenness, promiscuity, gender switches, birth control, and blah blah, stuff that the majority do not need.

“Substandard” apparently means “Not subsidizing the lifestyles of others”


25 posted on 11/06/2013 8:36:19 PM PST by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Crappy old insurance policies....that didn't cover abortions.
26 posted on 11/06/2013 8:39:12 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: angry elephant

“Well, gee whiz! These last forty years I had no idea I was getting ripped off by those dirty dog insurance companies.” - Joe American


27 posted on 11/06/2013 8:40:02 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: ZOOKER

I checked twice for a sarcasm tag.


28 posted on 11/06/2013 8:40:24 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
...Harkin said last night on MSNBC.

what a coward

29 posted on 11/06/2013 8:40:26 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said it’s OK if people are losing “crappy, junk policies” THAT THEY ACTUALLY CHOSE AND WANTED, YOU BASTARD!
30 posted on 11/06/2013 8:48:31 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

During the Soviet Revelution the people were liberated from their property and told it was for their own good too.


31 posted on 11/06/2013 8:53:30 PM PST by RginTN
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To: RginTN

the Soviet Revolution


32 posted on 11/06/2013 8:54:31 PM PST by RginTN
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To: Tailgunner Joe

just read the headline and thought Harkin announched his retirement...


33 posted on 11/06/2013 10:09:31 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Tailgunner Joe

But he doesn’t want a damn thing to do with it personally. Oh, how I hope I live to see the day when piano wire is in short supply.


34 posted on 11/06/2013 10:49:12 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The only problem, he said, is that Obamacare doesn’t go far enough

Harkin is insane!!!!

35 posted on 11/06/2013 11:03:00 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

probably from the very beginning, we should set it up as a federal architecture, as a natural architecture, set it up that way,” the senator said, adding that states now just “want to dump it on the federal government.”

Sooo, federal architecture is NATURAL ?
And now he’s complaining about the states wanting the
feds to take responsibility for their own screw up?

commies the lot of them


36 posted on 11/06/2013 11:48:57 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

But the problem is here that that Obama is selling you a Yugo, but at the cost of a Beamer, and saying that because you are paying more it must be a Beamer.


37 posted on 11/07/2013 12:05:10 AM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Now, if we could just get rid of the “crap, junk” politicians.


38 posted on 11/07/2013 12:17:02 AM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obamacare is a crappy junk policy.


39 posted on 11/07/2013 1:06:15 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Right Brother

Pretty much, I’m sorry to say.


40 posted on 11/07/2013 11:52:15 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: vette6387
And in 12 short months, Iowa ( and by extension the whole country) can say goodbye to that POS known as Tom Harkin.

And hello to Senator-elect Bruce Effin' Braley, who will prove to be Dungheap Junior.

Other than maybe actually owning a home in Iowa and visiting the state once in a while, Iowans won't notice any difference.

41 posted on 11/07/2013 12:21:11 PM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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