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Sebelius actions should be probed

May 29, 2013

Does President Barack Obama’s administration know no bounds regarding unethical behavior? Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is evidence it does no....

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denver

May-29-13 5:58 AM

As long as the republicans can focus on making up scandals, then they don't have to deal with a jobs bill they've had for eighteen months, ending sequester, unemployment, the economy, or anything else that will help the country, and the working class.

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manydemocrats

May-29-13 7:05 AM

It’s not really about Sebelius asking for donations. It’s about discrediting the president and ginning up fresh outrage over the Affordable Care Act in advance of the 2014 midterm elections. It’s about Republicans doing their best to prevent the president’s healthcare-reform law from succeeding. It’s about promoting a narrative — the Obama administration as incompetent and dishonest.

The president’s steady poll numbers show that, so far, much of America isn’t buying it. Out in these parts, people are more worried about tornadoes than Sebelius’ money raising.

Washington publications report that at least a third of House committees are now preoccupied with investigating some aspect of the administration. It’s so much easier to grill officials than to earnestly seek solutions to the nation’s problems and actually get something done. """THEREIN LIES THE SCANDAL""" --- The Republican Party

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Tiredofit

May-29-13 7:28 AM

This is what hope and change looks like, embarrassed yet?

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manydemocrats

May-29-13 9:30 AM

YES Lets talk about UN-ETHICAL... We are loosing up to 400 BILLION to tax evasion. That's FIVE times MORE than the entire {SNAP} FOOD STAMP program costs to feed 50 MILLION people, {which 70% are CHILDREN}. Think about that the next time you try to blame the struggling mom working PART TIME for a pittance at your local WALMART, which you gladly shop. Or when you attack the IRS EMPLOYEE, that is doing their job to stop the TAX CORRUPTION IN AMERICA... DUH!!!

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manydemocrats

May-29-13 9:46 AM

AGAIN LETS TALK ABOUT UN-ETHICAL... Bad news for Republicans. In spite of their heroic efforts to DESTROY the economy under Obama, American consumer confidence has surged to the highest level since February of 2008. This news comes as Republicans are pushing to impeach Obama. The AP reported Tuesday that “consumer confidence jumped in May to a reading of 76.2, up from 69 in April. That’s the highest level since February 2008, two months after the Great GW BUSH Recession officially began,” according to a report from the Conference Board, a private research group. The hits keep coming for Republicans — home prices are surging, job growth is strengthening and stocks are soaring to record highs. “Americans are more hopeful about the economy than at any other point in five years.” BUT LETS TRY TO DIVERT THEIR ATTENTION TO BENGHAZI, THE AP, THE IRS, AND """NOW""" SEBELIUS SCANDALS.

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Guy007

May-29-13 10:20 AM

The economy has improved for whom? Certainly those of us on Medicare would indeed reject the "theory" that the economy has improved for those like myself on Medicare,with the damnable Affordable Care Act(a misnomer). I certainly was financially better off under Bush's policies. I was/am a responsible American,who was able to live within my meanb,without the use of credit,not one who believes in governmental intervention to help the undeserving poor,who are in that position because of bad choices made in life. Obama policies have unquestionably harmed my age group.

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RANDOM21

May-29-13 11:06 AM

Let the IRS do their job and try to get the 3.5 billion owed in back taxes by Federal employees, including $330,000 owed by members of Obama's own staff.Wonder how much state and local government workers also owe? Maybe some of these agents could work on that.

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manydemocrats

May-29-13 12:40 PM

The numbers are in and after a week of Benghazi, IRS, and AP/DOJ hysteria, the American people are not turning on President Obama–in fact, his numbers are actually improving.

A new CNN poll shows that President Obama’s approval rating is at 53%, up two points from the previous poll. Clearly, the American people are not buying into the false narrative promulgated by the media and the Republican Party, as a majority of respondents believe that the president and his statements on the “scandals” are “mostly true.” The GOP was not so lucky.The poll found that 59 percent of respondents view the GOP unfavorably, a record that has only shown up one other time in the poll’s results since tracking began in 1992. The Republican Party’s net favorability ratings are down 8 points in the past two months. The amount of respondents viewing the GOP favorably fell from 38 percent to 35 percent, while the number of people who view the party unfavorably climbed five points, up from 54 percent in May

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manydemocrats

May-29-13 12:55 PM

DUH GUY, What party do you think wants to eliminate and screw with your social security, medicare, and EVEN VETERANS benefits???? DUH, have you just awakened from a long winter's NAP??? Okay, so 53% approve of the job that the President is doing and 35% approve of Republicans, am I missing something here? Every day I have a group of Reapubs/Teapubs telling me that come next year they are going to control both houses of Congress, I must be missing something. Can you give us any specifics on your medicare rants OR are you just aping what you heard on FOX NEWS??? --- FAIR & BALANCED!!!!

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manydemocrats

May-29-13 1:04 PM

DUH RANDOM, Where do you think the 400 BILLION in missing tax dollars are at? In some "WORKING CLASS" public Debt workers, bank account in the Cayman Islands??? Perhaps it's in the state and local government workers accounts in Switzerland. THESE """WORKING CLASS""" PEOPLE ARE SUCH LAZY CROOKS.....DUH!!!

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neocurmudgeon74

May-29-13 2:29 PM

If you'll put aside the gasoline can & let the fire die down for a moment:

The way it looks to me (& I admit I've merely skimmer the headlines):

(1) For the "Affordable Care Act" to be implemented, a lot of information will need to be put out for people to know what they need to do.

(2) Some Republicans, looking for any opportunity to gum up the process, didn't approve any funds for this public information.

(3) The Secretary, responsible for getting the word out even if there's no money to do it, went to the companies & said, "How about publicizing the law so people can find you to buy your products?"

Creative? Yes. Unethical? Under other circumstances it might be; but under these circumstances it just seems common sense.

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Guy007

May-29-13 2:30 PM

As a retired history professor,most authoritave on what's happening and shall happen in this great country,I shall comment as follows: Bill Clinton,a centrist Democrat was a successful President. Obama,a liberal Democrat, has been a failure. Liberal democrats have indeed destroyed this once great country. They(the liberal Democrats as opposed to centrist Democrats(of which I am affiliated)believe in utopian dreams(socialism). It will not work,as history has proven. Tried and true individualism accompanied with responsibility(the antithesis of liberal democrats) has been historically proven the workable solution,advocated by both Republican and Democratic centrists.The current economic situation can be blamed in part to the ultra liberal and ulra conservative members of Congress. However,most of the financial woes of this country can be placed on the cultural attitude change of dependency(I want mine).

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Ithink

May-29-13 2:42 PM

"Does President Barack Obama’s administration know no bounds regarding unethical behavior?"

The answer is no, they know no bounds. They have squeezed in an unbelievable amount of unethical behavior in 4 years. With more to come.

An administration led by unethical leaders is very predictable. It is unethical.

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jarhead99

May-29-13 3:17 PM

Very nice post Guy and Ithink! There is no boundaries or laws that can govern this administration. They operate however they see fit. The Fast and Furious and other scandals have proven that.

We need a strong American who leads from the front type of mentality in the white house. Someone we can respect and other countries do as well.

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jarhead99

May-29-13 3:39 PM

Our government is big enough, it doesnt need to keep growing as it has been in the ladt few years.

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Suttle

May-29-13 4:11 PM

I think the Republicans just need to get a grip on reality and admit they lost the election. Wall Street keeps the political fires burning so our country will grind to a halt...hurting the middle class and the everyday American...while the stock market is at an all time high with sound of laughter as Mitt's buddies head for the bank. A real scandal is when the White House outted a CIA agent...or lied its way into a trillion dollar war costing thousands of American lives...now that is a scandal.

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AaronS

May-29-13 5:29 PM

If Sebelius is soliciting funds from those she is overseeing than that is a clear violation of the law and should be investigated. I would think that unless your only concern is partisan politics, you would want to see the truth come out.

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manydemocrats

May-29-13 6:16 PM

Aaron the truth is not the issue. It certainly appears that the corrupt right wing is now launching another renewed offensive to try and bring Obama down. They have been doing this same stupid conduct even before he was elected. It failed miserably then and it will again and again... As I have said many times before, The AMERICAN PEOPLE have spoken and most {those with any sense} are fully aware of the political hype and bull. I hope that many of you radicals are ranting rabidly to your friends and family, so that in a few years they will be able to look back and say WHAT MORONS THEY WERE. I recently watched a movie on Birmingham Alabama, 1960's. MY GOD HOW STUPID THOSE PEOPLE WERE....

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AaronS

May-29-13 7:59 PM

People said the same thing about the left in tge early 70's md. They were as full if it then as you are now. You can try and apologise it away as political gamesmanship if you want but if so, you're as wrong as Nixon supporters were. There's simply too much smoke for there to be no fire.

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RANDOM21

May-30-13 11:58 AM

Liberal secrets revealed:The best way to win an argument? Shout louder than everyone else and people will simply assume you're right

Researchers analysed more than a billion tweets from pundits during American sporting events Found that being confident makes you more popular than being right The pundits and amateurs studied made a similar number of correct predictions, yet those who were 'louder' and more confident were seen to be more trustworthy and popular

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LisaTanner

Jun-02-13 11:56 PM

Obama is black, hence he could never be a centrist, even if he wanted to. Obama has reached out to racist Republicans and the covert Republicans like Manchin more than he should have, in my opinion. I love Bill Clinton, but he was not perfect. He has admitted regrets about NAFTA. Why, because the 'undeserving poor,in that position because of bad choices' can not get a decent job to support themselves. West Virginians are hard working, responsible people. Everything of worth in WV has been carried off by coal mine owners, not to mention what the mines have done to our mountains. Some WV's are upset with Obama about coal? Mine owners have rallied their serfs who risk life and limb to stay employed. WV has a working class, with no work. People like Guy are part of a right wing phobia that they may have to buy someones dinner, or help someone get blood pressure medicine. Until we bring decent jobs back into the US, we who can, may need to buy a dinner or two, Guy.

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LisaTanner

Jun-03-13 12:32 AM

For example Guy, Dept of Health and Human Services instituted a food stamp card, instead of the old coupons. Where do you think the telephone number on the back of the card is answered? Charleston? Think again - India. Can WV not afford to pay someone to answer a phone, with some of the money they claim to be saving tax payers by using a card vs mailing coupons? It may be 20 jobs, but it could stabilize 20 WV families. Expanding recycling in Wood County could have employed and stabilized maybe 10 families in our area. City Counsel drug their feet for so long, passing the user fee, and other stupid stuff, the next thing I knew, I read an article that some guy/company from India was buying Schott to open a recycling company. Kudo's, maybe they'll hire some of our 'undeserving poor'. This mess didn't happen like a flood.Solutions don't include the good ole boys in all levels of government scratching each others back and hoping that the 'undeserving poor' will be happy with their scraps

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