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Offline morrobay

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The lighter side of obamacare
« on: April 03, 2014, 01:43:50 pm »
I knew I liked Jimmy Fallon


If Jimmy Fallon was ever in the tank for President Barack Obama, he doesn’t appear to be anymore.

The host of NBC’s “Tonight Show” continued his comedic assault on Obamacare Tuesday night, mocking Obama’s supposed triumph in signing up 7.1 million Americans on the Obamacare exchanges by the March 31 deadline.

“The White House says it has surpassed its goal for people enrolled in Obamacare. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you make something mandatory and fine people if they don’t do it and then keep extending the deadline for months,” Fallon quipped. “It’s like a Cinderella story. It’s just a beautiful thing. You make everyone do it.”


“If you still haven’t enrolled, you might have to pay a penalty called the ‘Individual Shared Responsibility Payment,’ which is 1 percent of your salary,” he continued. “Then Americans said, ‘Hey, good thing I don’t have a job.’”


Though the White House announced Tuesday that 7.1 million Americans had signed up for insurance through the Obamacare exchanges, it remains unclear how many people have actually paid their first month premium required to actually enroll in their selected insurance policy. It is also unclear how many of those who signed up for an insurance policy through the Obamacare exchanges were previously uninsured.


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/02/jimmy-fallon-mocks-obamas-supposed-7-1-million-obamacare-sign-up-triumph/#ixzz2xqW8s01u
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Re: The lighter side of obamacare
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014, 01:58:43 pm »
Much has been made about new “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon’s supposed liberal inclinations, but Wednesday night he had no problem ripping Obamacare and needling President Obama over his handling of Ukraine.

Fallon’s humorous assault took the form of a fictional phone call between Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Look, don’t you see what you’re doing though? You’re forcing people to accept something that the majority of them don’t even want,” the actor playing Obama tells Putin, referring to Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine.

“Yes,” responds Fallon, playing Putin. “In Russia we have word for this: Obamacare.”

Fallon also needled Obama’s impotent handling of the Ukraine situation more broadly.

“So look, Vlad, just to recap our call, no progress was made here, right?” the Obama character says at the end of the skit.

“None at all,” Fallon’s Putin responds.

“Okay. Take care,” the faux Obama says before hanging up.


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/20/jimmy-fallon-dings-obamacare-as-unpopular-mocks-obamas-feckless-handling-of-ukraine/#ixzz2xqaRdPSt

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