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POSTED: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 3:07pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 4:12pm

Speaking of "Obamacare," this came out today from The Washington Times:

"The IRS paid as much as $13.6 billion in bogus claims for the Earned Income Tax Credit last year, according to a report the agency's internal auditor released Tuesday morning. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said it warned the IRS in 2011 that it was making the erroneous payments, but two years later the agency hasn't fixed the problem. Over the last decade, the IRS could have paid out as much as $132.6 billion in improper payments."

They have never fixed that problem and what about that "Obamacare" website?

Brietbart reports:

"According to the Washington Post, just days before the scheduled launch the "Obamacare" website would crash with only "a few hundred people" on it. "It crashed after a simulation in which just a few hundred people tried to log on simultaneously."

Nevertheless, the site launched. Warnings were ample that the website would have problems.

About a month before the exchange opened, a testing group urged agency officials not to launch it nationwide because it was still riddled with problems, according to an insurance IT executive who was close to the rollout.

One serious problem with the website, was that the agency responsible for working with the 55 contractors involved had not made sure all the "pieces" were working together.

Oh, to be a government contractor or consultant. Nothing has to work, you just have to prove you have good intentions and the the media and uninformed voters will love you.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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The bottom line is, Republicans / t-party are now REGRESSIVES. If you do not know what that is look it up.

Why should anyone have to look-up a seventh grade vocabulary term Don? Did you ?

If Obama were white then, Don would vote Republican


I am a registered repub., the republican party has left me. I am a conservative when it comes to money but do not agree that the government should be in each individuals personal liveslike the repubs do ie...abortion and gays. Personal choice which each individual will have to answer to a much higher power than the American govt. so our govt should not be as the repubs want imposing your religious beliefs on the Nation as a whole. My vote is based on FACTS & repubs of today do not use FACTS

Uh don...

All spending bills must originate in the House, not Senate. That is in the Constitution. But a budget is done in both houses. But don, for how many YEARS as the Senate refused to do anything on the budget with the House? Oh, yea day one of when the Republicans won the house back 3 years ago.

See it's the Democrat Senate that has dragged their feet for years, not the Republican House.

As YOU pointed out deaf, "All spending bills must originate in the House".

So you are saying that it is the republican / t-party controlled house that has taken our national debt to 17 TRILLION dollars and not President Obama? After all, "All spending bills must originate in the House".

Uh deaf, the constitution requires both houses to produce a budget and go to a conference committee to reconcile the differences. Both parties have done the same thing with dragging their feet on the budget IN THE PAST. WE ARE NOW TALKING ABOUT THIS CONGRESS where the republicans have refused 19 times to perform their constitutional duties of assigning committee members to the conference committee in the last 6 months prior to the gop shutdown. Can't relive the past, everyone must progress.

Remember deaf you thought the ACA and ObamaCare were two different laws? You should switch from fox to C-Span and watch the Congress in Action and get the information first would learn a lot.

You do not watch C-SPAN do you deaf?

Not to mention deaf on March 26th, 2013 the senate passed a budget, the house passed a budget and both budgets were in the conference committee. The senate appointed their conference committee members but the house republicans did not and refused request to do so 19 times in the last 6 months.
Had the house assigned their members we would have had a budget and NO NEED FOR A CR IN THE FIRST PLACE.


Democrats CONTROL THE SENATE AND WHITE HOUSE. So 2/3s of the government is DEMOCRAT. And both Reid and Obama refused to do any negotiation or offer alternative ideas (other than just shut up and pass what we want passed.)

And Democrats had 100 percent control for the first 2 years of Obama Administration.

So how you blame the Republicans or Tea-Party (which is not exactly Republican)???

So just add 24 BILLION to that amount I posted above as Democrat caused.

This is why it is the republican/ t-party's fault deaf, the speaker of the house had already negotiated a deal with the senate on the CR and the huose republicans added to the deal a defund the ACA clause and sent it back to the senate who took the cluuse out and sent the already negotiated CR back to the house and the speaker would not let the house vote on it. Republican Speaker would not allow a vote on the house floor on the 1st negotiated CR. Repub fault

The defense contracts I worked on had specific tolerances. The company I worked for produced quality equipment. Defense contractors usually low ball a bid, just to get the contract. Then they make up their profit on spare parts, which usually have a multiplier of 4 or more on price. They also part out manufacturing to companies in as many congressional districts as possible. Then if someone try's to defund the project voters in dozens of districts call and complain, keeping the project alive.

Not to worry, Uncle Sam has everything under control. As long as you fork over your income taxes! A lot of this would stop if everyone had to write a check each month for their taxes instead of never even looking at their paycheck to see how much is "taken" out before they get their measley share.

I'm of the school of thought that the website is for phishing purposes only and was never designed to enroll the masses. There is no real proof that the masses have responded other than what media and the Whitehouse reports, and I have never found either source to report the truth. In short, the website is a gimmick, the IRS will eventually enroll us all.

$132.6 would pay one heck of the military's budget.
Or build 132 Billion dollar air craft carriers.
Or 132000 million dollar aircraft.

But who cares... it's just 'tax payers' money, right?

Why it grows on trees.

And the 24 Billion $ cost of the 16 day republican / t-party shutdown could have paid for 2 years worth of school lunches for every student in public education.

But who cares... it's just 'tax payers' money, right?

Why it grows on trees.

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