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10/4/13 10:22 P

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Well, I would have said "you are right, Obamacare doesn't exist but the Affordable Care Act does and that it has been written into law and upheld by the SC...not sure what YOU are talking about since they are the same thing" and got my food and got up....LOL...I have no problem correcting folks and showing them how dumb they are without being confrontational or anything.... emoticon

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10/4/13 8:44 P

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Sometimes I just don't get it.



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10/3/13 9:22 P

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None of us voted on the Constitution, but I don't think too many people want to repeal it.

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BRIDIE5 Posts: 8,121
10/3/13 4:38 P

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I would have had to tell her that the affordable care act was voted upon in 2010, passed by both the House and Senate, and signed into Law..and that the supreme court upheld it's constitutionality in 2012. It isn't right or wrong that drives my responses where truth and education are concerned What is simply is./.and the ACA is the law of the land..

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10/3/13 3:05 P

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Your colleague sounds like the person I heard say "The AFFORDABLE CARE ACT" is a GREAT IDEA! I just have a PROBLEM WITH "OBAMACARE"!

THAT would be pretty FUNNY, if only it weren't so SAD!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JET150's Photo JET150 Posts: 8,335
10/3/13 12:31 P

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I think I love your friend Marcia...
I understand the keeping quiet, talking about safe things. I have to do that with my husband's family. Although two years ago when Scott Walker started wreaking havoc in Wisconsin it was impossible to keep my mouth shut....
Thank you for teaching. It is not an easy job!

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10/3/13 11:25 A

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I work in a small rural school district and believe it or not most of my colleagues are conservative and live in the same community they teach in and yes, it's 95% white; middle to lower upper working poor and the woman that said it is a teacher's aid which doesn't really mean anything except that she doesn't get paid as much because she doesn't have a teaching certificate but any way, there are a few of us liberals and though I am NOT ashamed of what I stand for I have learned to be somewhat muted because I gotta work with these folks and it seems that when I say something positive about the President (mind you NOT negative comments against conservative politicians or talking heads) I get hammered just as if I personally insulted them.

We have one woman (Marcia) who grew up with family involved in the ALF-CIO unions of the early 70's and she doesn't put up with any crap and her presence is so big wherever she goes no one argues with her because you can and will look stupid by the time she's done with you and made one lady cry because she voted conservative when in her past she had to rely on gov't ass't for food and other public programs. Well Marcia had left the lounge just for a minute when my colleague uttered that statement, I kept quiet and so did the her fellow conservatives in the room and when Marcia walked back in and asked why we were all quiet........lol, you could cut the tension with a knife. No one said a word and then a different topic came up.

I know I need to be more vocal about what I believe in especially here in Pennsylvania where this Gov Corbett is about to put our entire pension on the open market and cost the ta payers millions in lost revenue but at my work I tread lightly, it's bad enough I am Hispanic in an all white community soooooooo.......................

But hey, I LOVE it here, I love the kids!
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10/3/13 10:38 A

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Yeah, I know it sounds elitist and snotty, but the truth hurts. Most of the people I know who vote Republican are ill-informed and not the smartest people I know. They tend , and I know this is just the people I know, to live in a very homogeneous (white, middle-class) world, and are kind of afraid of people who are not exactly like them. Shouldn't we have gotten beyond that by now??
How did you respond?

Edited by: JET150 at: 10/3/2013 (10:38)
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10/3/13 10:32 A

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"Obamacare isn't even a law, why should my taxes pay for something that hasn't even been voted on yet?" said a colleague of mine.

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