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Each week we asked you to vote in our Friday lightning round hole -- this -- you overwhelmingly chose that topic Democrats who were concerned about Obama care.
-- we're back with our panel before we take it off let's -- -- hear from sound some sound from some of the key players in this issue.
Small businesses have no idea.
What to do what to expect they don't know what affordability.
Rules are -- don't know what.
-- Palin's reply I just don't know I just see huge train wreck coming you know have discussed this many times and I don't see any result.
I believe that a country -- science.
The only superpower left in the world.
It's not right to we have 5060 -- that we had we don't have -- now.
5060 million people -- no health insurance we have to have a program where health insurance shouldn't go to the people that.
In that same radio interview the senate majority leader Harry Reid a Democrat of course said.
And -- this is implemented properly it is going to be a train -- saying that he agreed with senator Max Baucus are let's talk about it with Donna one.
One service here what do you make of this Democrats and these are the only ones who are sort of saying.
This is an -- -- as well as we planned.
Well as your genuine anxiety and and -- -- the White House is trying to.
Tamp it down this week are trying to say they're making a big effort -- fact finding money to get out information about how people can enroll.
Which are coming up against Shannon is 2014.
Between fourteen is when the mandate really kick sand in terms -- you must have health insurance.
It affects a very small number of people most Americans do have health insurance plans.
But it nonetheless is gonna impact people and the people don't sign up it could have a ripple effect in terms of the system.
Then you also have the issue of premiums is -- gonna drive up the cost of health care.
What about employers with more than fifty employees -- some employers this -- gonna reduce that number in order to satisfy the requirement.
So all these issues still kind of bubbling out there.
But what you hear from Democrats in the White House not only White House officials with people like Steve Israel ahead of the current Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is.
Republicans see this as some kind of silver -- they think this is gonna work for them great and that's when he fourteen campaign.
Don't fall -- that in fact there's a possibility that things could go smoothly.
The critical issue.
Making sure Americans are -- -- of their benefits under the plan.
Right now polls show something close to 40% of Americans aren't even aware that there is such -- thing as the affordable health care and home.
And Donna it's interesting -- some are saying listen the GOP did everything it tried to do everything it could to make this look like a terrible thing wasn't a work.
But it's the actual implementation and rolling out that maybe this thing that changes people's minds about it.
God bless it you know -- When the talking points -- on the marketing sales.
Are gonna have that -- proper teaching a fact and I think it is you know that President Obama basically said as much as that -- -- not affect most people -- gone into place well.
-- what most people aren't feeling it they don't feel like they're benefiting from it.
That seeks that they feel any impact at all from and they think it's bad the fact that there are a lot of people -- gonna benefit benefit from it who don't know anything about it.
Is a sign what -- doesn't speak well of them but it.
Also we've we've become -- Obama -- for awhile now.
But I think that is one of these things Republicans should be a little careful and let events dictate things and let.
Let what I think will be a disaster prove itself in the fullness of time rather than trying to -- and -- it.
You have to pass it to find out -- -- -- Yeah and sometimes it has to be implemented before everybody really understands what it's going to be.
Now one -- since this is lightning round to our next topic to make sure that we get into this and this is actually good news for the White House today and some counts.
That jobs numbers today because 165 jobs under 65000 jobs added unemployment down -- sound like a good thing.
Well it was it -- -- was jobs report was OK but it's based on expectations and look -- it's four years into recovery.
Less than 200000 jobs it's not very good especially since historically the worst recession the better the recovery that hasn't in the case.
There's other good things with the -- -- over 151000.
That's that's quite good but as a kind of bifurcated economy because -- now is is is doing well.
You've got -- -- -- force participation rate which is the lowest since 1979.
And growth which is the key to driving Johnson America.
Is that the lowest since the worst economy for growth since 1920 in since before the Great Depression.
So when John was talking about reality kicking in with with health care I think that's the case with the economy to I think that this is a kind of you know mediocre jobs report for a mediocre economy and that has been the case for most of Obama's term.
And -- -- highlight one of the numbers inside of the numbers today is the youth unemployment rate and adjusted as it a true effective rate the generation opportunity group says unemployment.
For the younger -- sixteen point 1%.
One what do you make of that -- because there -- numbers inside of every report that are going to be positive but that's a group that overwhelmingly supports this president has been a big fan of him.
But they're graduating it's graduation season and and it's 5050 chance about whether they're gonna get a -- -- -- It's not -- inception and I think it's whether or not they get a job it puts them on the path to you know sort of getting a toehold on the middle class life in this country.
And that's just going to be very difficult I think you get two million new comers to the job market every graduation season.
And what we have I think as a -- a backlog of young people who feel like you know I've never had a meaningful job I've been working at a coffee shop for some other place in the living in my mom's basement and I would like to get a real job.
So it's a tremendous source of frustration especially if you look at minority kids.
I think it's their twenty plus percent in terms of that unemployment so these are not good numbers and -- this is the evidence to me of where things really.
Are gonna have a long term effect this recession on the way that we Americans live and on the American dream.
And -- inside the numbers to manufacturing not good.
I don't think there any manufacturing jobs.
And an increase in them.
Give -- this report is good it's sort of like saying it's the best October fest -- Orlando.
You know who I mean isn't this greeting and appreciate their right.
I'm just not in October fest in Orlando.
And so this other politician could say this is the best job report that -- four years.
But that's not saying.
Where we go from here.
Do you feel like there are some green -- there weren't missing some -- No I think that this is kind of -- in the water look we're not lurching toward -- recession that's that's the good news that.
This is just a flat economy and and there's there really aren't signs -- taken the macro sense there's a great deal of encouragement we're just are treading water and that's really not -- enough.
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