Affordable Healthcare is an Obamanation

Over at the liberally liberal of all liberal publications, The New York Times, there’s a business article called: “New Health Law Frustrates Many in Middle Class.”

When I clicked to read the article, NYTs wanted me to sign up for a subscription fee, but I refreshed the screen a few times and it showed me the article for free.

The lead-in said that a family of 4 with $100,000 income would have to pay $1,000/month for health insurance through Obamacare.

Out of curiosity, I went to and varified it. It’s true.

The article reported:

The cheapest insurance plan they can find through the new federal marketplace in New Hampshire will cost their family of four about $1,000 a month, 12 percent of their annual income of around $100,000 and more than they have ever paid before.

Later in the article, it explains that healthcare should not exceed 10% or it becomes too taxing on someone’s income.

Ten percent is too much.

Did you read that.

Ten percent is too much, and the article said that people making $100,000 weren’t able to cover 12%.

In response, the wife in the article said, and I quote:

“That’s an insane amount of money,” she said of their new premium. “How are you supposed to pay that?”

Insanity, dear readers, is paying 12% of one’s income to pay for healthcare.

Do you know what Tina and I pay for our healthcare?

We pay upwards of 25%, closer to 30%, of our annual income for health insurance.

I pay out of pocket for mental health care, because our deductible is over $12,000.

Basically, the woman in the article is saying, “Fuck me sideways. That’s fucking ridiculous that I would have to pay 12% of my income on health insurance. Anybody who pays more must be a fucking idiot.”

Our application is pending review and approval right now. And if the preliminary information is correct, we could save over $250 a month to get better coverage, a $1500 deductible, and many other perks.

$250 a month.

That’s $3,000 a year.

So maybe it’s going to suck for those making $100,000, but it seems heavenly for yours truly. I hope that the $100,000 earners get better rates soon.

But for the past 5 or 6 years, having to pay as much as we do, it’s pretty damn awesome.

Christmas next year could be pretty damn sweet.




Gallup Poll: Less Religion = More Gay Rights

PRINCETON, NJ — Mississippi is the most religious U.S. state, and is one of eight states where Gallup classifies at least half of the residents as “very religious.” At the other end of the spectrum, Vermont and New Hampshire are the least religious states, and are two of the five states — along with Maine, Massachusetts, and Alaska — where less than 30% of all residents are very religious.

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Santorum compares marriage equality to polygamy

Apparently letting two men or two women marry opens up the floodgates to allow three men to marry.

But allowing one man to marry a woman is cool, just as long as the one man and one woman agree on how many extra women and men get into their spouses’ pants.

Makes perfect sense. Especially from an abortion hater whose wife (may have) had an abortion.

Or something.

Taiwan takes teabaggin’ tea party-in’ Michele Obama Bachmann, I mean Michele O’Bachmann. What’s her name?


Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann is a favorite of the GOP’s Tea Party wing.

She is popular for her tax platform. Bachmann often invokes nostalgia for the GOP’s better times. And that makes her popular with some in the Republican establishment.

But it hasn’t been easy going for Bachmann. She placed fifth in a New Hampshire straw poll.

And she flubbed her response to the State of the Union.

Bachmann has signed an anti-gay marriage pledge. And she has refused to answer questions about her effeminate husband and the ‘ex-gay’ therapy he offers to homosexuals.

The media haven’t treated Bachmann kindly. Chris Wallace asked if she was a flake.

Others have tried to make her look crazy. But will this Tea Party firebrand have the last laugh?

Bachmann is looking increasingly desperate, making promises she can’t keep such as $2 per gallon gas.

The spotlight is now on Rick Perry and Bachmann is struggling to get noticed.

The most Bachmann can hope for now is a No 2 spot on the GOP ticket.

Crazy-ass, wild-eyed Bachmann … please run against Obama in 2012. Thank you.

This quote is from a Rolling Stone article:

Bachmann is a religious zealot whose brain is a raging electrical storm of divine visions and paranoid delusions. She believes that the Chinese are plotting to replace the dollar bill, that light bulbs are killing our dogs and cats, and that God personally chose her to become both an IRS attorney who would spend years hounding taxpayers and a raging anti-tax Tea Party crusader against big government. She kicked off her unofficial presidential campaign in New Hampshire, by mistakenly declaring it the birthplace of the American Revolution. “It’s your state that fired the shot that was heard around the world!” she gushed. “You are the state of Lexington and Concord, you started the battle for liberty right here in your backyard.”

And check out crazy-ass Bachmann in this fantastic bit of anachronistic revisionist history clusterfuckery.

Via Cynical C