Get Out The Vote Rally With Sen. Tester
Posted by Barb Cole (+102) 4 years ago
Come greet the Democrat candidates running for state and national office at their Miles City GET OUT THE VOTE RALLY hosted by the Custer County Democrats and Sen. Jon Tester!
THIS FRIDAY, NOV. 4TH, 9:00am, RANGE RIDERS MEMORIAL HALL (Please get there by 8:50) Coffee, rolls & cookies will be served.
Candidates attending:
Gov. Steve Bullock
Denise Juneau - running for U.S. House
Melissa Romano - running for Superintendent of Public Instruction
Jesse Laslovich - running for State Auditor
Monica Lindeen - running for Secretary of State
Larry Jent - running for Attorney General
Steve Muggli - running for Montana House District 38
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Posted by Rob Reukauf (+105) 4 years ago
Perhaps someone attending this rally will ask Senator Testor how self employed folks are supposed to afford the health care premium increases-sometimes up to nearly 100%. After all, his vote in favor is what made this catastrophe into law.
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Posted by GCC (-611) 4 years ago
Well said Rob.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11292) 4 years ago
I love the way an average 22% increase in premiums for people WHO GET THEIR INSURANCE THROUGH THE FEDERAL EXCHANGE has suddenly become 100% increases for everybody. And those people WHO GET INSURANCE THROUGH THE ACA EXCHANGE will also see subsidies increase to make the result negligible.

If you have to lie to win the argument, maybe you need to re-think why you are making the argument in the first place.
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Posted by GCC (-611) 4 years ago
Nobody said ALL premiums were raising by 100%, but some are. Obama is the one who lied to win the argument, Democrats own this disaster.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11292) 4 years ago
Not really. Democrats wanted single payer. Republicans--the Heritage Foundation specifically--created what we now call the Affordable Care Act. The original, of course, was designed to provide even more profits for insurance companies. They would get to reject people for pre-existing conditions and put financial caps on policies. Democrats made the plan somewhat better for people and less profitable for insurance companies.

What should be done is completely eliminating insurance companies from the healthcare system. They exist only to suck profit out of human suffering and do not actually provide any benefit for patients.

Get rid of insurance and then get a real handle on health care costs by finding out what procedures actually cost rather than just numbers each provider makes up. That is what we need to do.
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Posted by GCC (-611) 4 years ago
Not a single Republican voted for Obamacare, Democrats own it.
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Posted by David Schott (+16315) 4 years ago
And what, specifically, were the Republicans doing to address America's cost of healthcare crisis prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act? Not a damn thing.

One of the reasons I could not vote for Mitt Romney was because of his two-faced behavior with regard to Massachusetts' health plan vs. the ACA.
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1908) 4 years ago
That's the really bizarre thing about modern Republicans. The Democrats said, okay, you win, we will go with your plan and the Republicans suddenly didn't know what plan the Democrats were talking about! The Republicans WON and they were so determined not to be seen as working with the other side in any way, they voted against their own plan!

That's what I count as the moment the Republican party died. When rather than declare victory and dance around, they sulked and refused to do a damn thing.
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Posted by Rob Reukauf (+105) 4 years ago
Madam, your slip is showing....
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Posted by MCMT59301 (+182) 4 years ago
We can't get complacent!!!

While we need to get all the Democrats elected, and turnout will really help no matter what, the one I think it will help the most is Denise Juneau.

So we have to get out the vote, we need to get Denise Juneau elected. The only way we get this done is to get everyone out to vote. I think this race is going to be really close, so the more votes we can get her in places like Miles City, the better chances she has.
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Posted by ike eichler (+1228) 4 years ago
I might add that the GET OUT TO VOTE applies to everyone of either party. If your man or woman is not elected and you did not vote, you have nothing to bi+ch about.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16318) 4 years ago
Yawn. As I voted two weeks ago, I have lost interest in the election. My wife was watching Charlie Rose in bed last night, and all I wanted to do was go to sleep.

Now, the 7th game of the World Series is tonight. One team is not going to be a loveable loser anymore. That is what I call excitement!

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Posted by Bridgier (+8919) 4 years ago
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14599) 4 years ago
^^^ THIS ^^^ IS ^^^ SPOT ^^^ ON!

My guess it was intended as sarcasm, but it is spot-on great advice.

Participating in the (s)election process for either one of the jack-wagon choices for President is to do nothing less than validate this broken fukced up system. Why would we do that? It needs to be fixed. We need a rank voting primary system where we can rate the choices from either party. Primaries ought to be open so we can rate the choices from all parties. This choosing between drinking clorox or purex is stupid. I'd rather go back under the Rule of the Queen of England than vote for either of the clowns running for President. The ONLY things keeping me from moving to Canada is the cold weather and my love of green chile.

I consider (and you should also) my vote to be semi-sacred (kinda like sex). Casting it away in a one-night stand for either of these horrible STD-ladened choices is not something I am going to do. I have standards and the illusion of choice being "President-ed" is way below my bar of acceptability.

And this early voting BS... how do we know the results aren't being used to manipulate the process? Think about it. We know other systems have been hacked. We know the Clinton Crime Conglomerate screwed Mr. Sanders out of the nomination. We know the Russians hacked the DNC. How do we know Diebold hasn't been hacked? Why should we have ANY trust early voting data isn't being used by the shadow government to make certain the (s)election goes as they intend? Early voting is like sex the night before the wedding. When you're this close why spoil the fun?

[Edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (11/2/2016 1:18:47 PM)]
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