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A General Theory of Obamacare Fiction
The New York Times ^ | February 26, 2014 | by Paul Krugman

Posted on 02/26/2014 7:46:56 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Conservatives appear to be really upset that liberals are actually taking on the facts in the anti-Obamacare ads they’ve been running. How dare you question whether the people in these ads are giving an accurate picture — they’re suffering! --SNIP--

So here’s what you need to understand. The Affordable Care Act isn’t magic — it produces losers as well as winners. But it’s not black magic either, turning everyone into a loser. What the Act does is in effect to increase the burden on fortunate people — the healthy and wealthy — to lift some burdens on the less fortunate: people with chronic illnesses or other preexisting conditions, low-income workers.

(Excerpt) Read more at krugman.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; demagogicparty; journalism; memebuilding; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; obamacare; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; paulkrugman; rinocare; socialism; zerocare
I don't recall this Obamacare turd being sold as "it produces losers as well as winners."

Krugman is a POS Obama Marxist waterboy. My hemorrhoid knows more about economics than this vermin.

1 posted on 02/26/2014 7:46:56 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s effing evil.


2 posted on 02/26/2014 7:47:38 PM PST by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So have you yourself signed up for Obamacare Mr Krugman?

why not?


3 posted on 02/26/2014 7:50:02 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Produces LOSERS?

This is theft, naturally supported by the
NEW YORK TIMES.


4 posted on 02/26/2014 7:51:16 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Affordable Winners and Losers Act.

Krugman is a depraved moron.


5 posted on 02/26/2014 7:54:41 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Steal from the rich to give to the poor. Where have we heard this before? I’ll give this to the left. They beat the class warfare card to death and sadly it works.


6 posted on 02/26/2014 7:54:44 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That jumped out at me too. I don’t remember anyone at the Times talking about losers a year ago. The permanently pissed-off Mr. Krugman is a creep and a dope.


7 posted on 02/26/2014 7:56:23 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: jimfree

This is the new media meme coinciding with Hairy Reid’s declaration that everyone is a liar who claims to have been adversely affected by this POS.


8 posted on 02/26/2014 7:56:38 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I saw a liberal pundit on Fox earlier tonight saying that Harry Reid is wrong about the horror stories being false.

Then she gave him a pass and said that democrats are under a lot of pressure over Obamacare.


9 posted on 02/26/2014 8:02:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Shut up, Paul.


10 posted on 02/26/2014 8:02:54 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

Notice that patients are at the bottom of this Obamacare diagram. That is how they are being treated.


11 posted on 02/26/2014 8:06:14 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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12 posted on 02/26/2014 8:07:13 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Actually, what the act does, Mr. Krugman, is to generate an enormous new bureaucracy which is staffed by yet another army of paper-shuffling morons sucking away on the public teat, while generating and consolidating another entire class of Americans beholden to socialism and ready to sell America down the toilet for a handful of nickels.


13 posted on 02/26/2014 8:24:39 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

Well said!


14 posted on 02/26/2014 8:25:57 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
There's nothing that worthless piece of sh!t posted that is inaccurate or mis-characterized.

Except he omitted the most important facts.

The COST of insurance is going up for everyone, substantially, except the welfare cases.

The coverage that will be offered to seniors on Medicare will be substantially restricted by both reimbursement rates and death panels.

Since the insured were ALREADY paying for those without insurance via inflated service rates (hospitals charge you $26 for two aspirin for a reason), the increased revenues are a BONANZA for Healthcare Inc...inclusive of those evil pharmaceutical companies. Obama's Socialist supporters in the healthcare industry are going to get filthy rich. Filthy.

100's of thousands of new government workers will be added to our tax bill.

Millions of new government dependents will be created.

Wash DC gets to control, absolutely, 1/6th of the US economy...with it's attendant pressures, favors, winners and losers.

15 posted on 02/26/2014 8:51:07 PM PST by Mariner
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

ObamaCare? Black magic? Sounds rasssissss.


16 posted on 02/26/2014 8:51:08 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
But it’s not black magic either, turning everyone into a loser...great selling point - not everyone comes out a loser - just that twenty percent or so of the population who had good insurance that they were happy with and now have to buy more expensive insurance beyond what they need or want - yessir, a legacy to be proud of.....
17 posted on 02/26/2014 8:54:52 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Mariner

Thank you. Your first line spared me a post that would’ve needed to be redacted. In fact, your whole post is pitch perfect. Well done!


18 posted on 02/26/2014 9:39:09 PM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
So here’s what you need to understand. The Affordable Care Act isn’t magic — it produces losers as well as winners. But it’s not black magic either, turning everyone into a loser. What the Act does is in effect to increase the burden on fortunate people — the healthy and wealthy — to lift some burdens on the less fortunate: people with chronic illnesses or other preexisting conditions, low-income workers.

Oh, winners and losers Mr. Krugman? That's not exactly what people were told - so they were lied to, period. And even so, this is complete nonsense that this is all that is wrong with it. Millions and millions of families have lost their insurance. It's gone - they aren't "lifting the burdens" on anyone. Less medical facilities available for everyone. Putting more pressure on ERs, not less. Threatening the continued existence of the majority of our emergency services (volunteer fire departments), fewer hours available for work and less jobs available overall and loss of jobs. Could go on and on and on.

Looks like this is the coordinated defense from the big "White House" meeting going between them and their left-wing allies - tell people the numerous, very real, tragedies occurring across the nation either aren't occurring at all, or, are, in fact, "good things."

Really something - this guy gets paid to write complete nonsense like this.

19 posted on 02/26/2014 9:50:24 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
My hemorrhoid knows more about economics than this vermin.

However it must be noted in absolute fairness that Paul Krugman will never have a hemorrhoid. I can state this with absolute 100% accuracy because it is well known that Paul Krugman is a perfect asshole.

However, in all seriousness the fact that the likes of Paul Krugman are attacking individuals in the public about Obama Care is because they know they must attack the "little people" relative to their lies. The "big people" have the money and influence to reply. The wheels are coming off this puppy also known as OBAMA CARE.

20 posted on 02/26/2014 10:38:25 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
What the Act does is in effect to increase the burden on fortunate people — the healthy and wealthy — to lift some burdens on the less fortunate:

Healthcare is now a welfare program

21 posted on 02/26/2014 10:45:13 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Diogenesis

If you like your health insurance, you might be a winner or loser....


22 posted on 02/26/2014 10:47:38 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Krugman. The financial Goebbels of the current occupation.


23 posted on 02/26/2014 10:55:47 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Krudman, this was sold.as.The best thing since sliced bread. It was so good it would save money. And now there are losers? Who? Working people? People who pay their own way and barely make it? Those losers? Krudman, you are pathetic!


24 posted on 02/26/2014 10:59:33 PM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obamacare is destroying our healthcare and hurting our economy and employment. There is no defense for it.


25 posted on 02/26/2014 11:09:03 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: Talisker
One of Krugman’s winners is the bureaucracy. They are big winners.
26 posted on 02/26/2014 11:24:49 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Jack Hammer
[Actually, what the act does, Mr. Krugman, is to generate an enormous new bureaucracy which is staffed by yet another army of paper-shuffling morons sucking away on the public teat, while generating and consolidating another entire class of Americans beholden to socialism and ready to sell America down the toilet for a handful of nickels.]

Like Dodd-Frank, the “Stimulus,” the yet-to-be-passed Cap and Trade, ObamaCare is not about the public good. It is about creating more monolithic bureaucracy staffed with partisan union members. The bigger the government grows the more power the Democrats wield. “Affordable health care” is just a manikin in their dingy shop window.

27 posted on 02/26/2014 11:49:13 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Krugman must be spending a lot of time in Colorado these days. He’s either smoking dope, or he is just a dope.


28 posted on 02/27/2014 12:08:20 AM PST by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Aww, look.....little Paul back out preaching to the choir.

Obamacare’s days are numbered....The popularity of it is continually in the toilet.....and that isn’t changing.


29 posted on 02/27/2014 3:22:32 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
So the people that have taken care of themselves and their families are the losers and those that have let their lives run to sh!t are the big winners.

Liberal utopia.

I don't need to see the end of this movie, I know how it turns out.

30 posted on 02/27/2014 4:37:15 AM PST by Pietro
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Where are the customer’s yachts? where are the winners?


31 posted on 02/27/2014 4:39:10 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
What the Act does is in effect to increase the burden on fortunate people

So you ADMIT that 0bamacare is an income redistribution scheme, in public, is that correct, Mr. Krugman? You just said it out loud, for the world to hear.

Somehow liberals always find a way to weasel out of "class warfare" or "redistribution" accusations. Paul Krugman just admitted it right here, in print.

And Who the F$$$ Are YOU, or the Democrat Party, to decide that I should pay more because I'm healthy (for now - if you ever read "Animal Farm", the donkey eventually dies from over work)?

You can guarantee if I was ever able to confront Mr. Krugman face to face, he would insult me for being unwilling to help the poor, being part of the 1%, or whatever other slurs liberals use to change the subject.

32 posted on 02/27/2014 5:36:03 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

You said it well.


33 posted on 02/27/2014 5:55:34 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks Oldeconomybuyer. Party-line shill Paul Krugman:
So here’s what you need to understand. The Affordable Care Act isn’t magic — it produces losers as well as winners. But it’s not black magic either, turning everyone into a loser. What the Act does is in effect to increase the burden on fortunate people — the healthy and wealthy — to lift some burdens on the less fortunate: people with chronic illnesses or other preexisting conditions, low-income workers.

34 posted on 03/01/2014 10:45:18 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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