More Republicans than Democrats — Is that Right?

Throughout a speech which supported President Barack Obama’s healthcare laws, Bill Clinton expressed a nice piece of polling information pertaining to one of the law’s provisions, younger Americans can be covered by their parents’ health insurance up till the age of 26, with more Republicans following this example.

Clinton was speaking at Little Rock, Arkansas on September 4th 2013 and said that is policy was paramount toObama’s law and should be effective in supporting the health of young Americans.

Clinton significantly used data from the eminent Commonwealth Fund poll which illustrated that large volumes of young people aged 26 and under were already enrolled in their parents’ plans. He used this to his own means of course- promoting the Republican Party as being one that valued personal responsibility and people’s quality of life.

The irony is that young members of the GOP- which generally opposes this law- actually utilise it more often than young Democrats was not lost on the audience who were tittered to this comment.

However, is Clinton actually correct in what he says?

We examined the Commonwealth Study in question and started to analyse it. The fund is 95 years old and attempts to facilitate the promotion of a high quality healthcare system which achieves success and looks after its members well in addition to protecting the more vulnerable groups in society like poorer people, ethnic minorities and those who are uninsured. Although it is impartial, it is supportive of Obama’s law.

The fund commissioned two polls of young Americans, one in November 2011, with the other being carried out in February and March 2013. The survey was unconventional and relied on internet polling rather than a ballot box, sourcing a sample which represents the demographic population accurately. In 2013, 3,530 adults aged from 19 to 29 were invited to take part in the poll, with over half doing so. The margin of sampling error was relatively small, only being 3 percentage points.

So it appears that Clinton was right, with 63 percent of young Republicans, as opposed to 45 percent of young Democrats being enrolled on their parents’ plans.

The vicepresident of the Affordable health insurance for the Commonwealth Fund gave us more information about the survey. 1,001 respondents aged 19 to 25 were sampled, with 28 percent of them being Democrats and 26 percent identified as Republicans.

Clinton only quoted a portion of the sample, thus explaining the higher error. However, the results are still reliable in a statistical sense.

Incidentally, the partisan effect is more evident in 2013 than in 2011 with not much to choose between young republicand and democrats signing up to their parents’ plans.

Overall, it seems that Clinton’s statement was actually true after all.

Did More Republicans Sign Up for Parents Healthcare Plan

Throughout a speech which supported President Barack Obama’s healthcare laws, Bill Clinton expressed a nice piece of polling information pertaining to one of the law’s provisions, younger Americans can be covered by their parents’ health insurance up till the age of 26, with more Republicans following this example.

Clinton was speaking at Little Rock, Arkansas on September 4th 2013 and said that is policy was paramount to Obama’s law and should be effective in supporting the health of young Americans. These youngsters are generally the ones that need to start fulfilling a life of health and exercise to get out from under the terrible obesity statistics.

planThe latest numbers are showing that people under the age of 27 are spending considerably more time finding time to exercise, using treadmills, engaging in elliptical training, running 5K’s and other races, making smarter eating choices. They understand how quickly a lack of activity can play a role gaining weight and this is one of many responsibilities on the plate of this generation that is already struggling with finding jobs.

Clinton significantly used data from the eminent Commonwealth Fund poll which illustrated that large volumes of young people aged 26 and under were already enrolled in their parents’ plans. He used this to his own means of course- promoting the Republican Party as being one that valued personal responsibility and people’s quality of life.

The irony is that young members of the GOP- which generally opposes this law- actually utilise it more often than young Democrats was not lost on the audience who were tittered to this comment.

However, is Clinton actually correct in what he says?

We examined the Commonwealth Study in question and started to analyse it. The fund is 95 years old and attempts to facilitate the promotion of a high quality healthcare system which achieves success and looks after its members well in addition to protecting the more vulnerable groups in society like poorer people, ethnic minorities and those who are uninsured. Although it is impartial, it is supportive of Obama’s law.

The fund commissioned two polls of young Americans, one in November 2011, with the other being carried out in February and March 2013. The survey was unconventional and relied on internet polling rather than a ballot box, sourcing a sample which represents the demographic population accurately. In 2013, 3,530 adults aged from 19 to 29 were invited to take part in the poll, with over half doing so. The margin of sampling error was relatively small, only being 3 percentage points.

So it appears that Clinton was right, with 63 percent of young Republicans, as opposed to 45 percent of young Democrats being enrolled on their parents’ plans.

Ms. Collins, the vice president of the Affordable health insurance for the Commonwealth Fund gave us more information about the survey. 1,001 respondents aged 19 to 25 were sampled, with 28 percent of them being Democrats and 26 percent identified as Republicans.

Clinton only quoted a portion of the sample, thus explaining the higher error. However, the results are still reliable in a statistical sense. Incidentally, the partisan effect is more evident in 2013 than in 2011 with not much to choose between young republic and and democrats signing up to their parents’ plans.

Overall, it seems that Clinton’s statement was actually true after all.

The Carbon County GOP’s Racist Values

Even though it is the Carbon County GOP who claim that their resistance towards the president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, isn’t because of the color of his skin, they have a very seemingly centered focus on this characteristic of his, proving otherwise. These are The same people who have brought in The Montana Legislature, including both Jason Priest and David Howard. The dinner, named Lincoln-Reagan, was advertised in a newsletter, and contained a quote from Lloy Marcus, who made an argument against Obama and all those who have motive to think that the TEA Party movement is racist.

The following passage does a great job at displaying the main attitude contained in the piece:

“America was given what could be called a modern day Trojan Horse. A clean, well-mannered literate African American who became a presidential candidate. According to Harry Reid, Obama chooses when he wants to use common black dialect, and when he doesn’t. Most of White America believed that when voting for the black candidate, they would never have to worry about being called racist. Voting for Obama was considered an act of repentance for thousands of people.”

The clearly non-racist letter continues with:

obama“A white president would definitely not get away with defying the clear, set out laws for all American citizens. We saw it with President Clinton and universal health care, as well as with George Bush and his attempt at social security reform. Both presidents received a loud “no” from the American people and that was the end of the story. On the other hand, because Obama is black, it’s find for him to give the American people the finger because they are willing to overlook it.
President Obama is not hindered by the color of his skin; it actually works in his favor. It would be outrageous to suggest that Obama has benefited, rather than suffered, because of his skin color, as a black man born in the 1960s. This goes against history and everything that has happened in the USA since African-Americans first arrived, and the attitude that have survived until today.”

Carbon County Republicans are trying to get us to believe that USA’s Republican Party, which is also theirparty, is actually in favor of interests of African-Americans in today’s equal and modern times. Their only evidence for this can be clearly seen by looking at how much effort they put in during The Civil War, and it also ends there. The Republicans can also be given credit for the 1960’s Civil Rights movement, which is something that today’s conservatives would not be in favor with. However, to say that Republicans are thinking of the best interests of African-Americans and civil rights in general is ignoring key parts of history and policies that we can see in our contemporary setting.

It’s very clear that in 1964, Democrats became much more focused on civil rights, whereas Republicans transitioned into Reagan Goldwater’s party and its astounding opposition towards any civil rights movement. This is why African-Americans began to vote Democratic with FDR to begin with, shifting from Republican. A simple TEA Party observer would easily put these facts together.

The Carbon County GOP, in a motivation towards a new and special kind of anti-racism movement, will honor now deceased American activist and abolitionist Frederick Douglass at a yearly Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. Douglass was, with no doubt, a very passionate Republican back in 1850s and 1860s. As one who spent his entire life fighting against inhumane segregation, fighting for the right to vote for those affected by slavery (the African-Americans), and arguing against abuse of states rights movements, it would be dishonourable to view him as one who would now vote the same way or attend a GOP gathering in today’s age.

Carbon County Fiscal Cliff Anger

A group of residents from Carbon County including the County commissioner had gathered outside the courthouse annex in Jim Thorpe to protest about the upcoming fiscal cliff that the country is headed for. The protest which was organized by some of the Carbon county officials, involved 15 taxpayers who waved signs at the Route 209 with the aim of urging Carbon County representative Republican Congressman Lou Barletta to go back to Washington and together with his fellow colleagues to vote so as to help the middle class. The rally was themed as “Don’t Drop The Ball on Middle Class Families.”

Aquiles Damiron-Alcantara, a representative of Keystone Progress, expressed his concern saying that they were trying to ensure that middle-class families are not penalized by the lack of action by the Republic Party. Michael Morill, an Executive Director at Keystone Progress, explained how they were angered by the Congress for not making an agreement before the start of the new year.He described lawmakers as selfish for putting the country in a bad state.Morill further explained how the tax rate would go up by $2,200 for the working families; several people will lose several kind of benefits and employment compensation go away if Lou Barletta did nothing.

Morill went further explaining how this is caused by the members of Congress on the Republican side who refused to sign a discharge petition which has been 256px-Map_of_Weissport,_Carbon_County,_Pennsylvania_Highlightedsigned by all Democratic legislators in the Congress. He continued expressing his anger at the cowardice, political craziness and laziness of politicians who put their party’s interest over their country.He explains how such a situation has never happened in this country where the House Speaker and the Minority leader of the Senate refuse for a bill to be voted for, one that determines the country’s future economy destiny. He termed it as outrageous and that Lou Barletta did not deserve to be in congress and that he should get back to Washington and vote for the bill, either way.

Other residents including Terry Whiteman, Jerry Strubinger, Roy Christman, Marjorie Lux, and Charles Cales were in agreement with Morill’s thoughts. Whiteman, a President of the Carbon County Central Labour Council, said that working class needs help and Barletta should help them by working with them together.
Strubinger voiced his concern that America was held captive by the Congress, and they should not hurt the middle class adding that if they can not get the work done, they should resign and go home.

Christman pointed out that Barletta is among the wealthiest that the Republicans are trying to get tax cuts for. Lux a member of the Carbon County Democrats for Change said that the situation has never been worse as it is at the moment. She claims that the government officials have conspired in making the rich richer and the poor poorer. Cales said that they were at the rally to ensure that Social Security and Medicare issues are fixed correctly for the future generations.

Cale further argues that the Social Security is not an entitlement, but they worked and earned it.
William O’Gurek, the Carbon County’s Commissioner, who attended the rally, claimed that the Congress is not listening to the people who voted for them. He finishes by saying that Americans told the whole world what they thought during the election based on the agendas presented to them, and Congress should start listening and delivering to the people.