And it’s even more amazing that policymakers would force people out of health insurance plans that they like and want to keep.

Legend, whose song “All of Me” is currently the #2 single on iTunes in the U.S., responded to some of his critics:

Well, well…

Update:

Legend doesn’t feel like arguing with the “ObamaHaters” anymore:

“If you don’t want insurance, don’t get it.” Thanks for acknowledging that purchasing health insurance shouldn’t be mandatory, John!

 

  • Informed&Concerned

    Mr. Legend can certainly cancel his policy and sign up on own.

    It would certainly lend credibility to any government programs he chooses to endorse.

    • clr1390

      Obamacare was never intended for people with HEALTHCARE………….Are you people that clueless…….It was like for people with pre existing conditions that insurance companies dropped. it shows how misinformed idiots are that tune into foxlies every day for a dose of bitter lies. The Canadian government protects citizens from lies. Too bad the US does not.

      • Kabong30

        Actually it’s intended to crash the system and move us to single-payer. They just didn’t plan on this thing cartwheeling off in to the field as quickly as it did. It’s really a shame that some Canadians choose to let their government think for them.

      • NRPax

        Before Obamacare, you could get insurance for pre-existing conditions. It’s not our fault that people like you were too lazy to do your own research but we’re still stuck with this abomination.

        • clr1390

          I had great insurance working at UPS. Never paid a dime, for insurance, never paid a dime for a prescription, and now retired with great insurance. We had a Cadillac plan.

          • Bill Corish – Linden, VA

            And I’m guessing you figure the shareholders of UPS actually dug into their bank accounts to come up with the cash to cover 50% of your social security and medicare and all your unemployment and workmans comp. As an employer, I can assure you that none of us pays a red cent of these burdens, health insurance included. Our employees’ labor either produces enough wealth to cover what it costs to employ them, plus whatever profit margin we target, or we let them go.

          • clr1390

            It is called pay now or down the road. We are the only civilized country in the world that lets people get close to death before we treat them at the most expensive cost. There is some reason we pay 10 times more and get 40 times less for the same thing other countries get. It is priceless we pay almost every country foreign aid, and they go out and have great healthcare systems we pay for, while screwing our own citizens. Are you that clueless????? You could get healthcare for pre-existing conditions…I guess if you cold pony up more money than you brought home in a month? No what they did was file bankruptcy and the tax payers picked up the tab. We payed in the long run at a higher cost to society. It is what America is all bout today. It is sad what has happened to this country of Republican idiots who show people the true meaning of death panels to the poor and people they deem useless and mooching…Sounds like Hitler?

          • clr1390

            UPS as of last year was still starting people out at 2 cents more on the hour than the $8.48 cents an hour they paid me in 1978. It was good money in 1978. A dollar an hour raise after 3 months. Now people dream of making 10 bucks an hour. UPS is still making billions in profits. They are a true American company. Slave wages and less benefits and making people work for ever to get them. They also force management to give money to fund their politics.

          • NRPax

            And my brother has one of the most expensive pre-existing conditions, has been supporting himself since he was seventeen and has never had a problem getting health insurance.

          • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

            You benefited from a union contract. Of course, that translates as stealing from your employer, as unions protect the lazy.

      • lillymckim

        “The Canadian government protects citizens from lies”
        Please tell us how they do this?

        • clr1390

          Fox is not allowed to broadcast from Canada. They have rules. If you report news it has to be the truth..Fox has been trying to get into Canada for years. Fact. That is how they protect their citizens.

          • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

            So no Bob Beckel or Kirsten Powers on TV, eh?

          • Face Paw

            Looks like a certain shill never heard of Sun News.

          • Hot_wings

            …about the only honest reporting we have here. Sure as hell ain’t CBC.

          • Kevin Williams

            nice nazi’s you are
            Can’t protect stupid Canadians from themselves
            brainless and clueless eh.

          • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

            Canada protects its citizens through censorship? That’s not how it works in the States.

        • petroniabern

          Glad you noted that, lilly–I wonder how many people would read that line and not realise it’s terrifying. A government that ‘protects’ its citizens from ‘lies’? Sounds like the main mission of a dystopian despotism. In what philosophy of government is that a central tenet, where the body politic must assume that the citizens can’t tell the difference between the truth and a lie? Or does the government realise that its people haven’t been taught HOW to think, rather than what to think? If you believe your gov’t will protect you from lies, you’ll believe anything it tells you, and divest yourself of all responsibility of discernment.

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        Too bad Canadian leftist hacks can’t help themselves from espousing their complete ignorance in the US… but unlike you, we don’t ban political speech that we hate.

        It did dump millions who already had health insurance you clueless dolt, including my brother who not only cannot afford his “new” offered plan, but was already going through treatment for a life altering condition… he lost his doctors, and treatment was set back months, he now has to pay out of pocket for routine costs, because he dosen’t have the SIX GRAND DEDUCTIBLE that Obastardcare demands up front…

        you leftist idiots have no idea how this has screwed people, you call real stories of the son of a b***h in chiefs disasters “lies” while you spout party talking points like a parrot.

        go crawl back in your hole… don’t you have more books to burn?

        The democrats are going to get the reaming in November they richly deserve, and Obama will be even less relevant than he is now,..

        Obama committed criminal fraud, with left wing media assistance, and my mother in law, also screwed by him, will now vote conservative for the first time in her life, because of the stupidity of
        Obamacare, she was a loyal democrat, not any more, she’ll return the same loyalty to them, that they showed her, which is none.

        Every time left wing zealots take power, they crash the system and hurt people, time to throw the scumbag left back out of the Senate,
        and left functional adults repeal this rolling tmrmain wreck of a disgracefull law.

        • clr1390

          Political speech? Most people who watch Fox think it is true. It is not. A fine line between watching political BS lies and then thinking it is the gospel. Or NEWS? it is not like watching Walter Cronkrite.

          • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

            How do you know what “most people” who watch FOX think?

          • Kevin Williams

            You need to seek some free mental health for yourself eh How stupid can you be
            You ready think you know how every person who watches Fox News thinks but you say your protected from Fox News .You are a few bricks short of a full load
            Does your government handler come by every morning and dress you and throw a fresh pair depends on for you.

        • clr1390

          You lie. If he was going through something, he was at the mercy of an insurance company who threw people off once they got sick. HLiee could get a plan better than a 6 grand deductible. If he was that sick and not working he could have got a top of the line plan. if you live in a Republican state, the state screwed you. Everyone I know , got a better plan at a lower cost. Here in Ohio, the only person i found paying more was John Boehner because he smokes and his age.

          • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

            Please feel free to stop carrying the water of the American left anytime.

            If you think it’s making you look cool and better on here, you’re mistaken.

          • petroniabern

            How can you respond to someone with a story of a family member’s loss of insurance with ‘you lie’? How can you tell? You’ve had no exposure to lies, right? Besides that, it is below the belt. My dad is going through his third battle with cancer, but in between bouts, once the Ocare roll-out began, his premium went up by more than 30%. They didn’t ‘throw him off’ when he got sick, but he is now paying more for the same coverage, with the same risks, and the increase was due to the spectre that is Obamacare, not his sarcoma. Well, you can dismiss all this because I’m probably lying.

          • clr1390

            He could change insurance companies. Stories like yours are debunked every day.

          • Kevin Williams

            You really are fucking nuts.seek help

        • clr1390

          Shows how dumb you are. You are equating political speech with reporting the news. The fair and balanced BS fox spews is not news, it is lies that get debunked pretty much everyday. When you report the news, it should be the truth. A political agenda paid for by people with money pushing an agenda should be reported as such to the people who believe they are hearing true news and not one sided. That is the difference. When people watch Jon Stewart, they know he is a comedian. Fox does leave him many stories to debunk with proof.

          • LtColO

            You’re a despicable and contemptible FOOL. You have no idea of these folks personal situations. And, supposing the “off chance” they’re telling the truth, do you realize how HATEFUL and insulting your insistence that they “lie” is? You ought to just shut up now. You’re a disgrace to your family.

          • clr1390

            They lie, The lies have been debunked daily. To the point the look like idiots. Free speech goes both ways. I never get mad at what people writ. i laugh at their stupidity.

      • Barbara

        You fool..Ocare was sold to the American people as coverage for 39 million uninsureds. You need
        to read E. Emanuel’s book. He was the architect for Ocare. He states in the book that healthcare as we know it will not exist in the next few years and it was designed to to collapse the insurance industry. This administration wants a single payer system and that is what E. Emanuel has set up for Obama. Get a clue.

        • Wiki David

          Btw… Obama friend and Harvard professor and an author of ACA just said on TV , “Of those 39-45 million uninsured before ACA, 30 million or so will remain uninsured. But don’t count 20 million of that cuz those are illegals. Yes, we always counted illegals. Another O & Dems lie that they now admit. Remember, chaos is the goal.

          • clr1390

            There would not be so many if Republicans states had not decided to kill the people in their states and let them know what the true meaning of death panels was. Democrats states are moving forward. Putting more jobs in the medical field. Laughing at the poor fools left in states with massive uninsured.

        • clr1390

          Obamacare is Romneycare. Mass. is running with about 95% of its people insured. The old system is a complete failure. Bankrupting Americans. We paid more than ANY other country and got LESS….We Ranked 37 on the world ranking. Our system was a laughing stock. Priced out of the working man many years ago. Sorry Republicans beat the drum for a dead last system. The rest of the world is scratching their heads at the useless idiots in this country.

          • Wiki David

            clr- Do you live under RomneyCare? as usual unfounded info or cherry picking data. (isn’t that how you people like to say that). ” … is running about 95% of it’s people insured”, (cuz that sounds like program data). Insured with junk policies might be more correct. Those “people” are leaving the state. This is funny because you don’t know anyone in Mass. And by funny I mean disgusting.

          • clr1390

            No one left in the state because of Romneycare?????? Please..

          • clr1390

            i have many friends there. Several from New Hampshire who wish they had it so lucky…

          • NRPax

            *snicker* Ah yes; “We’re number 37!” The problem is that the report you cite (I know you have never read it) assigned rankings based on the level of involvement that the government had in health care, not the quality of care that the patients received.

            You’re so cute, I bet you look like Elmo in real life.

      • Enrico Pallazo

        How many people that were uninsured one year ago (before the millions of cancellations due to Obamacare) have enrolled and paid their first premium? That’s the only number that matters and it’s a number that this incompetent administration claims that it hasn’t even attempted to compile. The only lies that I need to be protected from are the ones that come out of the mouths of Comrade Obama and his flunkies.

        • clr1390

          Why, you are not American. Enrico? Does not sound English to me.

      • http://tonygreene113.com tony greene

        You’re wrong.

        • clr1390

          Your’re wrong.

      • Hot_wings

        Yes , we listen and obey to our superiors cause they are smarter,and so frickin’ honest, tax me more please, sir may I have another…… /

        • clr1390

          The tax rate for the wealthy is at all time lows. The middle class and the poor have to pick up the pace. it is what it is. It is why they are living high. Making billions , paying little or no taxes. They are loving that tax code written expecially for them.

  • Humanary Stew

    Legend for sure, in his own mind…

  • Maxx

    John and the President have something in common…they both think they’re legends.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q7KmSsC-odM/TlQFTWmNNKI/AAAAAAAADIc/F13slRNYPDs/s1600/5511821-retro-microphone-against-old-dirty-brick-wall.jpg

    Tap, tap, is this mic on?

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    No one who can afford the skyrocketing premiums has any right to preach to anyone.

    • clr1390

      Skyrocketing premiums are the reason Obamacare started. Healthcare costs have risen faster than inflation for years.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        And now coverage costs even *more* – congrats.

        • clr1390

          It costs less.For the first time in years the cost is slowing down….LOL

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Got that Fool-Aid™ IV running in gallons per minute, eh?

            From the LA Times:

            The outcome — hefty rate hikes or more modest increases — in the
            pivotal state of California could help shape political races nationwide
            and the future of enrollment for President Obama’s signature law.

            WellPoint Inc., parent of California’s leading health insurer in the
            exchange, Anthem Blue Cross, has already predicted “double-digit-plus”
            rate increases on Obamacare policies across much of the country.

            From Ehealth:
            The individual market for health insurance has seen premiums rise by 39 percent since February 2013, eHealth reports.
            Without a subsidy, the average individual premium is now $274 a
            month. Families have been hit even harder with an average increase of 56
            percent over the same period — average premiums are now $663 per
            family, over $426 last year.

            Between 2005 and 2013, average premiums for individual plans
            increased 37 percent and average family premiums were upped 31 percent.
            So they have risen faster under Obamacare than in the previous eight
            years.

  • H50 ✓RAT

    Really getting sick of the canned response; If you cant afford it you can qualify for subsidies.
    Wrong.

    The FB page has absolutely exploded from sticker shock and anger over folks not qualifying for subsidies.

    • clr1390

      Most are too dumb to navigate the exchange. More people are SAVING money with better plans that do not drop them when they get sick. Real; hard to understand.

      • Paulii

        Actually, you are wrong. The majority, over 60%, are paying higher premiums. The data is available if you look beyond cnn and msnbc. There are industry sources exposing the Obamalies. This includes the 6 million lie. The states are seeing between 46%-70% of the 6 million that have paid, and the trend for young and healthy is not “bending the curve”. It is estimated by the insurance industry that 65%+ of Obamacare signups were already insured, and that when the dust settles on this round, less than 2 million for the 48 million previously uninsured will actually be insured. This is what us non-government types call a failure

        • clr1390

          Actually you are wrong. The stats have not been released. Fox reports lies without facts. The program is working. With all the Republicans have done and prayed to tank this program it is still standing. For most people Obamacare will never have anything to do with them. Except their kids get to stay on their healthcare till they are 26. I have many friends who are loving that one.

          • NRPax

            I have many friends who are loving that one.

            So you and your friends are parasites that expect other people to pay your way in life. Noted.

  • Ghee!

    Here is Legend replying to one of his followers – “I want single payer socialized medicine. I look forward to the day when we get there. We will get there eventually.”

    Taken from his timeline today.

    • QueenB

      I just don’t understand why all these single payer lovers who also happen to be millionaires don’t just start some sort of fund for these uninsured people they claim to give a crap about.

      • Ghee!

        my reply to him – “So, it doesn’t matter that we are a democratic republic, U want socialism while living the comforts of capitalism. lol”

        • Ghee!

          He equivocates by adding that we aren’t truly democratic because we socialize things like our police, fire, military, etc. He has truly stepped out of his depth and entered a very revealing zone.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            So he has absolutely no concept of a “public good” vs. a “private commodity.” That certainly explains a lot.

      • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

        As Machiavelli said, if you are going to give away money to win political support, make sure it’s not your own.

        • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Sounds like Mrs. Thatcher was well versed in her Machiavelli.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            “To know thy enemy is to know thyself.” Polonius, King Lear.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        This is straight outta my man Joe Tex’s record, Skinny Legs And All:
        “Won’t SOMEBODY take the girl with the skinny legs?”
        “How ’bout you, Joe? Why don’t YOU take the girl with the skinny legs?”
        “Shee-eeeee, what man wants a girl with skinny legs?”
        “But don’t you worry ’bout a doggone thing a-tall,
        Because some man somewhere will take you, skinny legs and all…”

      • clr1390

        Medicare cost less than 200 a month and covers pretty much everything. It is why seniors are not living in poverty like young people are.

        • QueenB

          Yea….which is exactly why people pay for supplemental insurance. Because medicare covers everything.

    • https://twitter.com/rockinranger81 Ben Bollman

      I don’t get the reasoning of a government who can’t even get a website to work having control over everyone’s health care.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      In reply to Mr. Legend, Seig Heil.

      • Ghee!

        he is going back and forth with me right now, he is a bought and paid soldier for Here Obama.

        • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

          At least he is brave enough to try to defend his non-sense, and honest enough to admit it is socialism, even if he is too foolish to recognize the evil of socialism.

          • Ghee!

            Many of his fans are crushing him right now.

        • Elizabeth

          Ask him when it happens that we have single payer, that means that ALL of us get the exact same level of healthcare. Him, you, me, Obama, Hollywood…..no special treatment for anyone! I’m sure he’ll be down with that!

        • Ken Alan Draper

          Probably a Soros paid troll.

  • WhoDat

    Ah, the hatred of those who have more than you.

    • Ghee!

      Hatred? You really are blinded by your own bigotry aren’t you? This has nothing to do with hate and everything to do with the pornographic lie of obamacare.

      • WhoDat

        He gets his insurance through his Union and he’s disliked? I guess if people are getting insurance from their employers, they should be disliked, too?

        • Ghee!

          Are you capable of staying on point on a conversation without spinning it to suit your claims? Come on man, you keep changing the subject to fit your talking points and its tiresome to try and keep up.

          • WhoDat

            Then, don’t try. Simple.

          • Ghee!

            But, I like puzzles.

          • Ghee!

            You comment to stoke flames and don’t want replies, interesting.

          • Mead

            Perfect case-in-point. You’ve just admitted that you change the subject to fit your talking points and emasculated any further assertions that you’re trying to have a serious convo.

            It’s kinda sad, really. You’re not even trying very hard. It’s almost like you haven’t thought the whole ‘being a troll’ thing through.

          • Humanary Stew

            At least he can be reasonable at times. And he isn’t nearly as annoying as someone like Spiffy, who intentionally ignores the context while debating. And Spiffy actually thinks he is so intelligent to boot.

          • Mead

            Statistically, he can’t help but occasionally say something rational. Otherwise he’d never have been able to learn social interaction in the first place.

            I will say this: he has a decent sense of humor and the ability to not be super-serial all the time. Also the ability to take as well as he dishes. That’s critical. Well, lets just say it’s necessary but not sufficient…

          • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Actually, one time I did acknowledge that WhoDat was indeed a reasonable person. Then a couple days later he practically danced around the forum nude while wearing an asshat.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Okay, so he is occasionally reasonable but generally has no sense of decorum. Depends on whether he is off his meds.

          • WhoDat

            Good times.

          • tops116 ✓Quipper

            “Are you capable of staying on point on a conversation without spinning it to suit your claims? Come on man, you keep changing the subject to fit your talking points and its tiresome to try and keep up.”

            And that, my friends, is how you can tell that WhoDat is a liberal.

        • journogal

          They are, by Democrats. You know, the ones who tell everyone it is unfair because those with insurance from their employers (not sure how much longer, considering the mandate has yet to kick in) “won life’s lottery,” “don’t deserve it,” “are millionaires and billionaires,” “fortunate ones,” or whatever phrases that resonates with the low-in-vos.

          • WhoDat

            It must suck to hate people so much.

          • QueenB

            I’m sure it does. Explains why liberals are so pissed off all the time. Got to put people into the little check boxes and make sure the group think is strong. Liberals get really pissy when things don’t work out that way.

        • tops116 ✓Quipper

          No, he’s disliked for condemning those who oppose a program he doesn’t have to sign up for.

        • QueenB

          If they’re covered through their employer but tout how awesome Obamacare is even though they have not been forced to sign up for it, you know, like YOU, then yes.

          • WhoDat

            You cannot sign up for “Obamacare.”

            The ACA is a set of regulations.

          • QueenB

            Oh, I’m sorry. Was I being too subtle for you? Can’t read between the lines? Too stupid to understand a concept unless it is explained to you in such detail a 5 year old can figure it out? Or maybe it’s just your BS spin machine in high gear again. Shocker.

          • Adam Wood

            I see you got your talking points handed to you yesterday morning.

            #Obamafail is the single biggest Mongolian clusterf#ck of all time. Everyone with one eye and a grain of sense already knows this.

    • QueenB

      Ok, so….you vote for the people who CONSTANTLY complain about “income inequality” and that we have to “spread the wealth”, using other people’s money of course, and now you’re going to come on here and say that WE are the ones that hate those who have more? You are so full of crap, I can hardly stand it. Seriously dude, grow up, get a clue and one day, maybe, you will have some sort of coherent thought process going on in your head, but I won’t hold my breath.

      • WhoDat

        You have no clue who I vote for.

        Calling out your hypocrisy by calling out mine?

        • https://twitter.com/rockinranger81 Ben Bollman

          Well, you ain’t conservative…

          • QueenB

            Oh no. He’s a libertarian who just happens to think government control of as much as possible is a good thing.

          • https://twitter.com/rockinranger81 Ben Bollman

            Exactly, it’s funny how all of a sudden these liberals start calling themselves “libertarians” as Obama’s popularity goes down.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Like the Dominicans who become Puerto Rican when Immigration raids the joint.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Liberals are adept at changing their name (progressive, socialist, environmentalist, fascist, communist, activist, hippie et cetera.)

          • Brooke Dunne

            And yet you’ll be the first to rant about The Establishment and Beltway elitists.

          • https://twitter.com/rockinranger81 Ben Bollman

            And? My views are consistent with what I believe. Are yours? No need to spread your butthurt to other threads.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Sounds more like a Hobbesian than a Libertarian.

          • QueenB

            Why even bother with the fancy terms and go with the simplest, yet most apt: punk.

          • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            That ain’t libertarian.
            Though I suspect there’s a missing /sarc tag. :)

          • WhoDat

            I’d rather stab my own foot.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Funny coincidence, we would rather you would too.

            Okay, not really, but it seemed funny at the time.

          • WhoDat

            Well, at least I’ll have insurance to pay for treatment.

          • QueenB

            Oh, but I thought you already had insurance through your employer and didn’t need to worry about Obamacare.

          • WhoDat

            I do.

            $22 a week with a $3000 deductible.

          • https://twitter.com/rockinranger81 Ben Bollman

            So Obamacare didn’t help you then.

          • Art Faucett

            I was at 122 a month with a 3k deductible. When I got a price on Obamascare , it’s 168 with the subsidy, and a 5000 deductible, and double my previous copay. What a deal..

          • tops116 ✓Quipper

            Why, it’s the definition of “affordable”… y’know, after Team Obama redefined the word.

          • QueenB

            Insurance doesn’t “treat” anything. You are aware of that, right? You will have to pay your deductible first.

          • https://twitter.com/rockinranger81 Ben Bollman

            Yes, insurance twice as expensive as before Obamacare with a $6000 deductible. Lucky you.

          • tops116 ✓Quipper

            Wouldn’t the website have to work before you could get that insurance?

          • https://twitter.com/rockinranger81 Ben Bollman

            I’ll just repost this:

            “Exactly, it’s funny how all of a sudden these liberals start calling themselves “libertarians” as Obama’s popularity goes down.”

          • WhoDat

            That’d make sense if I were a liberal to begin with.

          • https://twitter.com/rockinranger81 Ben Bollman

            Well if you love big government programs like Obamacare then you ain’t a conservative or a libertarian.

          • WhoDat

            There are parts I like, parts I dislike. But it’s the law, there’s little I can do about it and have to live with it.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            That was what Ghandi said . . . “It’s the law, there’s little I can do about it and have to live with it.”

            Wait . . . he didn’t say that.

          • Humanary Stew

            Spoken like the good little sheep you are.

          • https://twitter.com/rockinranger81 Ben Bollman

            You’re still not a conservative or libertarian.

          • WhoDat

            As long as the current conservative movement is against so many social things I believe in, I can’t be a conservative.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            That which you call “social” isn’t, it is anti-social.

          • Humanary Stew

            We don’t want you anyway. You surely wouldn’t do us proud and would only diminish the movement.

          • Electradivine

            So agree, what happened to the Republican Party that was strictly about the military and Wall Street ?

            Conservatives and social issues don’t mix, when the figure that out, they might when the presidency again

          • QueenB

            Oh you special snowflake, where are you going to learn that liberals love them some Wall Street too? At least when they’re making money and the only thing that points to anything good in the economy is Wall Street records.

          • QueenB

            So basically, you’re saying that liberals are so stupid that they would be okey dokey with no capable defense of the country and a totally crappy economy as long as you can have an abortion or marry your girlfriend? Figures.

          • Humanary Stew

            Apparently you have no idea about the founders or history.

            When are progressives and the Democrat Party going to figure out that redistribution of wealth and equal outcomes never works??

            Exactly who has a chance for the Democrats? After eight years of this mess, they have a long uphill path.

          • Brooke Dunne

            Because we all know, no true libertarian would admit there are parts they like.

          • https://twitter.com/rockinranger81 Ben Bollman

            Apparently you and Mike Davis have problems with having principles. Maybe there is a Rational Wiki page for being a spineless jellyfish somewhere in there and I’m sure if there is then you would be the one to find it.

          • Brooke Dunne

            The only problem I have is with an internet bully who thinks he gets to decide who calls themselves what. Why does it bother you so much that some people have different opinions than you do?

          • https://twitter.com/rockinranger81 Ben Bollman

            Oh yeah, I’m the bully here when you and Mike follow me from site to site because you are butthurt about someone having a different opinion than you. Sorry, I’m just pointing out the hypocrisy of people like you who call themselves conservatives then act and side with liberals. At least be honest with yourselves, sorry that the truth hurts.

          • https://twitter.com/rockinranger81 Ben Bollman

            I also find it a bit hypocritical and self-righteous for you to whine about bullying when you go to Breitbart for the purpose of berating Tea Partiers and call them “Teatards”

          • Brooke Dunne

            Odd. I’ve never even used the term Teatard in my comments.

            Sure you’re replying to the right person?

          • Mike

            > “Apparently you and Mike Davis have problems with having principles.”

            lawl

            Principles I respect. Ignorance? Not so much.

          • https://twitter.com/rockinranger81 Ben Bollman

            Willful ignorance like pushing for immigration reform that will destroy the GOP? Like pushing for a debt ceiling raise? Hypocrite much?

          • Mike

            > “Willful ignorance like pushing for immigration reform that will destroy the GOP?”

            Were you ever able to prove that? I was kinda following the conversation, but I forget where it left off.

            To answer your question, yeah, really not into ignorance masquerading as principles.

          • https://twitter.com/rockinranger81 Ben Bollman

            Yawn. Yeah, it was caused by amnesty but whether it was amnesty itself or amnesty coupled with Prop 187 is where the debate rises. One way or another amnesty didn’t work and at the very least contributed to turning California blue which nobody is debating. If you want to remain ignorant to that fact go ahead but go preach your nonsense to someone else who gives a damn.

          • Mike

            Son, I don’t have a dog in that fight. It was just an example. Thanks for the reply all the same.

          • tops116 ✓Quipper

            Yeah, you liked when Obama was popular, you disliked it when he became unpopular.

            “But it’s the law”

            And yet, Obama keeps unilaterally delaying it. Interesting how you have more criticism for those who oppose “the law of the land” than you do for a doofus that can’t even implement his “signature piece of legislation.”

          • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

            DOMA is also a law. Do you defend that one, also?

          • Brooke Dunne

            What relevance does that have, baguette?

          • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

            If WhoDat is going to claim ACA is the law of the land and nothing can be done except comply, then we must all comply with DOMA, which is also the law of the land. This administration, however, decided that they would not enforce DOMA. Why, then, is it so important to comply with the ACA?

            It’s hypocritical and tyrannical to pick one law over another simply because you disagree.

            That said, just because something is law today doesn’t mean we can’t change or abolish that law. Slavery also used to be the law as was when women were unable to vote.

            Question: Why did you call me a type of french bread?

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Question: Why did you call me a type of french bread?

            A snarky feminization of “bagger”, most likely. She thinks (for certain values of the word, anyway) that she’s being clever.

          • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

            Thanks. I looked it up a bit ago and discovered it’s the feminine version of douchebag (assuming she indeed meant the above insult, she should have spelled it “bagette”, not “baguette”). Clever she is not; I won’t even give her a point for trying. She proves once again that if someone can’t argue his/her side effectively, best to resort to insults. It’s so common anymore, I yawn before I finish reading the comment.

          • Brooke Dunne

            “It’s hypocritical and tyrannical to pick one law over another simply because you disagree.”

            pshaw. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

            Before suffrage, quite a few women may not have liked that they weren’t allowed to vote, but that doesn’t mean they could just vote anyway. In your world, were those women being “hypocritical and tyrannical” for not liking the law, but recognizing they had to comply until it was changed?

          • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

            That’s my point, Dear. Yes, they had to comply until it was changed. The hypocrisy and tyranny comes from this administration deciding not to enforce ALL the laws on the books (DOMA being my chosen example) because they don’t like it.

            Those same women also worked hard to get the right to vote; they didn’t sit at home and say, “Well, since it’s the law of the land, we can’t do anything about it.” That’s what many of us here want: To change or abolish the ACA because it’s doing more harm than good. It’s also why we despise the statement “It’s the law”, because it’s a way of saying, “Too bad so sad, we don’t care if you hate it. Shut up, bend over and take it.”

          • Brooke Dunne

            Those same women also worked hard to get the right to vote
            ORLY? You were alive in the 1780s, so you just know that every woman who wanted to vote but couldn’t worked hard to get that right? That is completely freaking amazing, Andra. I would have never guessed by looking at your picture.

            It’s also why we despise the statement “It’s the law”
            Thank goodness you gave me the 411 on what “It’s the law and I have to live with it” means. I didn’t get the secret decoder ring in my box of Coo Coo Puffs. I’ll be sure to avoid that phrase in the future.

          • Humanary Stew

            The term liberal is outdated. The correct term is progressive or statist, which you are based on your posts.

          • journogal

            You are the same person who said that when people were complaining about their cancelled insurance (you know the policies they chose for themselves because they know what is best for them) that government knew what was best for them. You also said when VW voted not to unionize that they obviously weren’t aware of all the greatness unions can do (yep, just look at Detroit.) These aren’t statements of a libertarian.

          • NRPax

            I’m still wondering if he’s ever going to prove his claim that those of us who lost our plans or are paying more “had bad plans.”

          • mike_in_kosovo

            That’d make sense if I were a liberal to begin with.

            Shall I remind you again about “Bow Down!”?

            You espouse every single liberal talking point…quod erat demonstrandum

          • tops116 ✓Quipper

            Well, I’d advise against that because you won’t get much treatment thanks to Obamacare.

          • Jeffrey Rogers

            Be careful with that…..your ObamaCare deductible is probably many thousands higher than what the stitches and tetna shot will cost.

        • QueenB

          Oh please, we’ve read your posts and we all know you worship at the altar of all that is Obama. I don’t know who you think you’re trying to fool kid, but it ain’t working. Must admit, you almost had me fooled a while ago, but now I know better. You’ve proven you’re nothing more than a shill for Obama.

        • Ghee!

          Paulbot?

        • Mead

          Your hypocrisy is well-established. You’re trying hard to be an internet troll, but you’re not particularly good at it.

    • Joshua

      Ha a lefty defending a member of the 1%. Aren’t they the evil ones? Oh that’s right only some of the 1% like the Koch bros are evil. The ones that tow the lefty loony line while hoarding their own fortunes are ok.

      • Perry

        Exactly. It’s not what you do, it’s what you say, according to lefty.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Where’s your “income inequality” rhetoric now, or is that only reserved for those who don’t support the failure known as Obamacare?

    • grais

      Nope. It’s disgust at dumb people who have no idea what’s going on. This clown has his union insurance and he has his Obama koolaid…he doesn’t know a damn thing about what people are going through with this sh!t sammich or why they’re going through it.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Ah, the hatred of those who have more than you.

      You mean like when you talk about how the rich aren’t paying their share of taxes?

      • spaceycakes

        you’re such a lamebrain; you think we disagree with Legend because he has ‘more’ than we do? Duurp

        • mike_in_kosovo

          Mistaken identity – cleared the issue.

          • spaceycakes

            mike–I was actually responding to whodat. I guess I
            DO need to duuurp.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            lol…. no worries, then – I’ll delete.

          • spaceycakes

            whew; that was CLOSE

  • David Johnson

    First celebrity to admit there Union (Protected???) Insurance wasn’t canceled!!

  • Steve__Jacobson

    He’s nothing but a hypocrite.

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    “The new law gives more protection from insurance companies.” – John Legend

    I do not want someone to protect me from my insurance company. I want someone to protect me from the people trying to “protect” me from my insurance company.

  • fireandreamitchell

    who?

    • poopwhoop

      John Legend, it says his name right in the title of the article.

      • Hot_wings

        He’s a legend in name only, because I have never even heard of this nitwit before!

  • ERMERGERD

    Because of the “ACA” we lost our insurance and now pay more for less coverage. I just had surgery, and it’s not going to be covered. Wonder if he’d like to pay for it.

    • QueenB

      If you’re on Twitter, you should ask him that very question.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      Sorry to hear that, speedy recovery.

  • Perry

    @RealPutneySwope The insurance companies already limited people’s choices. The new law gives more protection from insurance companies.

    ————————-

    @johnlegend @RealPutneySwope LOL! The Obama Administration and the insurance companies colluded to force this monstrosity on the people.

    • QueenB

      Maybe someone should tell him Obama took care of the insurance companies by writing a bail out for them into the law.

      • Art Faucett

        I’m sure it’s already in the works, then the gov owns the companies

      • Perry

        You wait and see, as the election nears Dems will blame the “greedy” insurance companies for Obamacare failure. Like clockwork. When they were trying to get this passed Obama was dissing the insurance companies, IN PUBLIC. Behind closed doors they were plotting and laughing together. It’ll happen again this Fall, and the insurance companies will shut their pieholes again. Their profits are through the roof.

      • WhoDat

        It always was a bailout of insurance companies.

        • Humanary Stew

          So then, why support ACA if you don’t like what the insurance companies have been doing? ACA is the same thing only on steroids except for the provision on preexisting conditions. I wouldn’t expect you to see the flaw in the logic though.

          • QueenB

            Because Obama said it is good. If Obama says it is good, WhoDat thinks it is good.

        • Adam Wood

          You mean those insurance companies that the Left howled made TOO MUCH MONEY before? So much so that #Obamafail limits how much profit insurance companies may make?

          • Brooke Dunne

            A little smaller percentage of a much bigger pie.

            It’s all a charade, and how they keep those idiots voting for them.

        • mike_in_kosovo

          It always was a bailout of insurance companies.

          Yup..that’s why they holed up with Obama/Dems while the law was being (deemed) passed, and why Obama just gave them a break on the payout percentage…by Executive Order, of course.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    John Legend in-his-own-mind needs to clam up and let the adults make the important decisions.
    It is irresponsible for any uneducated person to make blanket comments about how good something is, when history tells the opposite is true.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      “It is irresponsible for any uneducated person to make blanket comments about how good something is, when history tells the opposite is true.”

      Yes, but if that happened, Obama and other Democrats would talk far less often. Not a bad thing, mind you; just wanted to point it out.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Y’know, it’s easy to support Obamacare when you don’t have to sign up for it. Just look at Congressional Democrats.

  • ELC

    Wonder whose the bigger fool…Odumbo or John Legend?. Guess this comes out as a tie.

  • HJD

    Are US tax dollars going to any of these shills for ACA? Nothing would surprise me….

  • MrApple

    John Legend = legendary Liberal shill

  • Earl Sullivan

    He is just a lib towing the line for the dems like all the rest of them. put up or shut up is what I say.

  • jaded

    I’ve come to the conclusion that there is something in these shills’ contracts that state they need so many public service hours, and shilling for obamacare suffices. Either that or they get a tax break for doing a PSA.

  • NRPax

    Hey John? How about people actually buy the plans that they want without the government having a say in it? Or are you just so enamored at being on the plantation you’re scared to think for yourself?

    Never mind. I think I already know the answer to that question.

  • Evie1949

    Just more proof that liberals believe “we’re all equal, some more equal than others”. But, I thought that was what the 99% folks were fighting – elitism. Seems they actually embrace it but want to get to be elite without working for it.

    • NRPax

      In their fantasies, they are the ones holding the whip. That’s why it’s OK for people like him to be this way.

  • lillymckim

    The ObamaHaters … yup theres his out. & he’s outta’ here.

  • BoscoBolt

    What are these mindless zombies going to do once obama leaves office and obamacare is repealed?

  • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

    I had to search for his song on youtube, as I’ve not heard of him. I had never heard that song before and it only took 20 seconds to come to the conclusion that I never want to hear any of it again.

    Mr. Legend, your music sucks more than your politics.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    I’ve never even heard of this turd. What kind of douche names himself legend?

  • HomeyTheClown

    Hey Legend in your own mind…. How about all you Hollywood/Music liberals shilling for this crap start a fund for those who’s premiums have now doubled and tripled. Why don’t you folks start throwing in let’s say $10 or $20 million apiece? So many of you with unlimited resources have no idea what it’s like in the real world. Put your money where your mouth is. Then get your other well to do friends to do the same. Get some skin in the game before telling everyone else what’s best for them.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    “Hope you pay for their medical bills too.”

    This will pretty much guarantee we will to a large extent.

  • Jimni27

    Of course he’s in a union! I love how the union idiots think everyone else is going to have the same quality of insurance as them. My best friend, a teacher- was shocked! Shocked, I say! that my sister the nurse has to PAY for her health insurance at the hospital.

  • Conservative Pitbull

    John, did you #bowdown to your master Obama or did you sing him a lullaby when MO wasn’t looking. Pretty creepy to push this crap. America doesn’t want it fool.

  • David Casillas

    Wow, so legendary. I mean, what kind of moron that forcefully promote universal health insurance like Obamacare, when they won’t even sign up themselves? I think the action of this celebrity speak for itself.

  • Enrico Pallazo

    Have any of the “celebrities” who are pimping Obamacare signed up for it? Are they all being paid ( with taxpayer money)? Given ambassadorships? Why do millionaires nag at regular people who hesitate to pay for insurance with monthly premiums that they cannot afford, with high deductibles that they will never be able to pay anyway, for coverages that they don’t want or need?

  • Frank Grayson

    A legend in his own mind.

  • spaceycakes

    you can’t make sense with these sh*tferbrains. They all eventually play the race card

  • Bob Stauskas

    Although liberty offers a history of prosperity, we must always be on watch for despotic designs conjured up as appeals to emotional whims.

  • Belinda Henry

    I have insurance from my work place the issue for me is how long will they offer it as a benefit before they decide its cheaper for them to make me use the crappy insurance you have to buy because of the ACA.