Ex cons working for Covered California

Long waits and frustrating computer snags might not be the worst thing about Covered California, our state’s version of Obamacare. Dig this:

At least 43 convicted criminals are working asObamacare navigators in California, including three individuals with records of significant financial crimes.

Although some of the offenses are decades old, and although convicted criminals account for only 1 percent of the 3,729 certified enrollment counselors in the state, Californians still have good cause to be concerned about their privacy.

Even a single crooked navigator could do significant harm to the public. That’s because when navigators sign consumers up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, they have access to lots of private information, including Social Security numbers, home addresses, and financial data — basically, everything on the wish list of identity thieves and fraudsters. Navigators also are likely to work with a population that is more vulnerable than average.

So, you sign up to get health care, and the next thin you know is your bank account is empty and your credit cards are maxed out.

The government insists that these are old charges; that the people hired are rehabilitated.

But suppose a child molester does 30 years in prison, then gets out, with the government insisting he’s “rehabilitated.” Would you hire him as a teacher at an elementary school?

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  1. LetitCollapse
    LetitCollapse 30 January, 2014, 14:44

    Ah, come on. We need to lighten up. The California Supreme Court just ruled that an illegal alien who held jobs in California as an illegal can practice law in California and become a Bar member and be an Officer of the Court. Last I heard he was still in the country illegally. lol. So we’re living in a new enlightened age. So why shouldn’t ex-cons be able to work as ObamaCare navigators in California? When in Rome do as the Romans do. My attitude is starting to change. I don’t care anymore. Live and let live. Let ’em work. And give ’em big fat pensions too. Let ’em join a union too. Someday we may have an ex-con for President. Why not? The academic scholar who graduated with honors that we have in there now won’t even show us his college transcripts. What’s he hiding? So I couldn’t care less if ex-cons work for Covered California. I’m going with the flow from now on.

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  2. Donkey
    Donkey 30 January, 2014, 15:04

    John, the RAGWUS feeders that run the state have decided that we need to imprison the citizens as often as possible for THEIR own good. That being the case, where do these cons go after doing their time? And why is there no redemption after serving a prison term?

    I watched a video of six men beating to death a small homeless man. I have followed the Ashley MacDonald murder since Sunday the 26th of 2006. We already have felons working in government, very violent murdering felons, they just don’t have the state stamp on their computer transcripts. 🙂

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  3. Donkey
    Donkey 30 January, 2014, 15:15

    John wrote: “But suppose a child molester does 30 years in prison, then gets out, with the government insisting he’s “rehabilitated.” Would you hire him as a teacher at an elementary school?”

    This is the type of hypothetical that really is a no brainer John. No one in their right mind would want a convicted child molester that spent that amount of time behind bars working at any job that would expose children to these types.

    I have no problem with anyone with a record working a job that they apply as long as they are qualified and trainable. What bothers me most about this story is that the jobs being provided are nothing but RAGWUS feed that does nothing to increase the wealth of the nation, just more freebies. 🙂

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  4. John Seiler
    John Seiler Author 30 January, 2014, 15:31

    “This is the type of hypothetical that really is a no brainer John. No one in their right mind would want a convicted child molester that spent that amount of time behind bars working at any job that would expose children to these types.”

    Right. And no way I’d want someone convicted of forging checks, even 30 years ago, to be in charge of anything to do with my financial and personal information.

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    • Ted Steele, CEO
      Ted Steele, CEO 30 January, 2014, 19:32

      LOL– Well then John you need to write your legislator about a repeal of PC 1203 et seq — and while you’re at it I guess you’ll want to take a peak at the US and Cal Constitutions……alot of pesky material in those darn things!

      Doom on spital rant dweebs! ™

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      • Rex the Wonder Dog!
        Rex the Wonder Dog! 30 January, 2014, 23:02

        LOL– Well then John you need to write your legislator about a repeal of PC 1203 et seq —
        1203 et seq has not bearing on a professional license teddy. Go home.

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        • Rex the Wonder Dog!
          Rex the Wonder Dog! 30 January, 2014, 23:02

          Has NO bearing…..cant type

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          • Ted Steele, CEO
            Ted Steele, CEO 31 January, 2014, 07:00

            LOL Poor Duncey there’s alot of things you can’t do, like, well, ah, reason well. PC 1203 et seq let’s a ton of former crooks get ALL kinds of jobs— why? Because they’ve paid their debts and been rehabilitated in alot of cases.

            Thanks for playing little buddy!

  5. LetitCollapse
    LetitCollapse 30 January, 2014, 15:49

    Any reasonable man would concur that the US prison system is a travesty. We’ve turned it into a multi-billion dollar industry.

    America has BY FAR the largest PER CAPITA prison population on the entire globe.

    For every 100,000 people the United States has 716 people in jail.

    Let me give you a comparison of other nations: Per every 100,000 people the following countries have _____ in jail:

    Cuba: 510
    Russia: 484
    Ukraine: 311
    South Africa: 289
    Iran: 284
    Columbia: 243
    Poland: 222
    Turkey: 171
    Saudi Arabia: 162
    Spain: 149
    Australia: 130
    Greece: 111
    France: 101
    Germany: 80

    There is something VERY VERY wrong with those numbers. Why would we have nearly 1000% more people PER CAPITA in our prisons than Germany?

    America rewards crime all the time. Even the republicans want to reward illegals who stole our jobs and resources.

    I have NO PROBLEM with these ex-cons working for Covered California.

    If the big elite boys can openly lie to Congress under oath and walk away or take trillions from the taxpayers after blowing up the world’s economy without an consequence – who the heck am I to complain about some ex-con getting a job at Covered California?

    It’s a slippery slope. And it’s darn steep!!!

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 30 January, 2014, 23:24

      Those numbers leave out all that are on parole and probation too LIC. One thing this nation used to stand for was the idea that you could at least receive a second, or third chance at a good life even if it took someone on a path that was longer and harder. The prison industrial complex has changed the old model, making it almost impossible for people to move forward in life. 🙂

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      • Ted Steele, Manager
        Ted Steele, Manager 31 January, 2014, 09:31

        Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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      • LetitCollapse
        LetitCollapse 31 January, 2014, 09:39

        Yes, Donkey. It’s a huge business that a lot of people make very lucrative livings off. A high school educated prison guard makes a huge salary with a nice fat pension and gets to retire at 50 or 55. How stupid is that?

        And we just can’t blame it on the drug laws either. Many of those other nations listed have drug laws too, some stricter than ours. Australia has some very strict drug laws. They have 130 of every 100,000 inhabitants in prison. WE HAVE 716!!!! Go figure.

        We call ourselves the ‘land of freedom’. How the heck could anyone utter those words with a straight face when we TOP THE LIST on the per capita global incarceration rates?

        It’s really embarrassing. The most embarrassing part about it is that most Americans are completely ignorant and don’t even realize this! Naturally, the media doesn’t bring it up since the media is just another arm of the government.

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        • Donkey
          Donkey 31 January, 2014, 14:23

          As usual Chaz Steals has nothing to add, mainly because he couldn’t find a response that he could copy and paste. 🙂

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          • Donkey
            Donkey 31 January, 2014, 14:35

            LIC the “justice system” has changed since we were young. The RAGWUS feeders that run the PS bureaucracies for the police made a decision to make any contact with a citizen an arrest at all costs. They have made fist fights a felony, drug possession a felony, and the always used resisting arrest a felony. We are in the proverbial simmering pot but most of the citizens have no idea they are being cooked!! 🙂

  6. LetitCollapse
    LetitCollapse 30 January, 2014, 17:56

    This is a perfect example of how societies disintegrate and empires fall.

    Take a guy like me. Just a regular average joe citizen. I’ve always been fair minded and in the past felt that someone who kept their nose clean should be given priority for nice jobs, and all the other little perks that the establishment offers in life. Afterall, that’s what builds a civilized population. Rewarding ‘good’ and penalizing ‘bad’. Right?

    But in the last decade or so my attitude changed dramatically. Why? Because I’ve seen so much skullduggery, malfeasance and contempt for civilized behavior at the top of the food chain without any accountability or consequences that I began to wonder why the bottom of the food chain is held to higher standard than the top? Like I said. I’m fair minded.

    It was bad enough under Bush with the lies about Iraq and the massive fraud on Wall Street that brought the world economy to it’s knees literally destroying millions of financial lives. But it’s accelerated under Obama with Fast and Furious, IRS, ObamaCare, NSA domestic spying, huge transfers of wealth to the top 5%, permanent Patriot Act, NDAA, an even more abusive police state, drones killing kids in Pakistan, the illegal attack on Libya, Benghazi, the push to reward foreign criminals who broke into our country and stole our jobs while using our resources, etc…..

    So as a fair minded guy I ponder all this and ask myself “What moral right do I have to protest 43 ex-cons peasants landing jobs at Covered California? The answer, in good conscience, is that I have no moral right at all. I would have had a completely different answer for you 30 years ago.

    This is how empires fall.

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  7. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 31 January, 2014, 08:22

    Teddy….we must stay above the Collapso-ing era on CWD….ride it out…..it appears their meds aren’t mollifying their behaviors….shudder….pity……

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    • Ted Steele, Manager
      Ted Steele, Manager 31 January, 2014, 09:28

      True– They appear to be laboring under a wave of decompensation. They could be off their meds, or under stress due to the comking “end times” ™ and other Beckian Fantasies ™. This may require a recalculation of their microwaive dose. I will alert the NSA and advise them to remotely check their levels and adjust microwaive bomardment of their bunkers if required. We will titrate that for effect based on the legnth and quality of future doom rant posts.

      All Hail The Supreme Leader.

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 31 January, 2014, 10:36

      UU, it is you that has been missing their “meds,” you are repeating yourself at every post, a clear sign!! LOL 🙂

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  8. LetitCollapse
    LetitCollapse 31 January, 2014, 13:03

    I once knew a guy who couldn’t get rid of recurrent and unwanted thoughts in his head. Repeated the same stuff over and over. The doc prescribed 50mg of sertraline. Cleared it right up in a couple weeks. We were able to resume normal conversations. It’s all about brain chemistry. If it’s bad it needs to get fixed.

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  9. Ocsays
    Ocsays 31 January, 2014, 14:01

    LetitCollapse(CalWatchdog), Beezlebub(Voice of OC), OC Observer(LA Times), JustUs(FriendsforFullertonsFuture), Ocobserver(OC Register). Did I miss any AKAs, lil buddy? Your recurrent rantings are so obvious, maybe you should try the sertraline.

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 31 January, 2014, 14:37

      Ocsays, the defender of child killer cops from HB, how goes the misogynist of PS? 🙂

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      • Ted Steele, CEO
        Ted Steele, CEO 1 February, 2014, 09:21

        LMAO— Duncey– you LOVE to call him a misogynist but you appear to be the main supporter out here of the Republican war on women…what gives little buddy? I think OCSAYS has got your number little buddy! Or should I use one of your other names?

        LOLZz

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        • Donkey
          Donkey 1 February, 2014, 17:32

          Chaz Steals my little friend it is the Demonrats that have a war on women from what I see, but you can carry their water my woman hating buddy!! 🙂

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    • LetitCollapse
      LetitCollapse 31 January, 2014, 15:29

      You must be a Ms. Cleo wanna-be. lol. I betcha see little green one-eyed aliens speaking in tongues behind every lamp post too, don’t ya? lol.

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    • Ted Steele, CEO
      Ted Steele, CEO 1 February, 2014, 09:14

      LOL Yes he uses the sock puppet accounts as if he thinks no one can read the cliches and poor writing similarities! I love the troll!!

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  10. LetitCollapse
    LetitCollapse 31 January, 2014, 14:58

    Some guys just can’t take a hint. lol.

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  11. Queeg
    Queeg 31 January, 2014, 16:24

    Ex cons need work too.

    In fact, these should form a union and bargain with their parole masters for a fair opportunity to receive some of that trickle down voodoo economics, or some awesome good old fashioned redistribution to help these folks!

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  12. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 1 February, 2014, 08:44

    Donkey be good…I welcomed you back from your very prolonged and intensive rehab stint……be non confrontational…..you’ll feel better, breathe better, sleep better.

    Pulling for ya Bro!

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    • Ted Steele, CEO
      Ted Steele, CEO 1 February, 2014, 09:23

      UU — I have alerted the NSA to increase the microwaive bombardment of all doomer bunkers! Standby on Tac 2.

      and remember Rule #1—- Good Cardio ™

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  13. Ocsays
    Ocsays 1 February, 2014, 09:42

    Teddy, remember when the third stooge (Rex) appeared, they would call themselves the “three amigos”. Hilarious times!

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  14. LetitCollapse
    LetitCollapse 1 February, 2014, 12:50

    Donkey, these phonies try to pawn themselves off as socially conscious liberal dems – but they ridicule ex-cons looking for a work, castigate an unarmed homeless schizophrenic who was unmercifully battered to death by 6 big armed cops, make fun of people who live in singlewide trailers, and scoff asian minorities who are discriminated against, etc….

    They are a political party of opportunists of their own making and will carry the water for any ideological group that promises to line their pockets with other people’s money.

    If I were a legitimate democrat I would disown them all.

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  15. LetitCollapse
    LetitCollapse 2 February, 2014, 00:26

    Did any of you see this video that took place in Wash DC in June 2010?

    A veteran congressman manhandled and grabbed a young college student engaged in a school project on a public sidewalk. It looked like a clear case of assault and battery. The kid asked him a simple question “Do you fully support the Obama agenda?” and he just lost it. Watch for yourself.

    What do you think would happen to you if you were caught on tape grabbing some kid on a school project who asked you a political question on a public sidewalk in your neighborhood? Think you might go to jail for that?

    No report of this congressman being arrested, prosecuted or jailed for this act.

    This is part of the reason why I couldn’t care less if Covered California hires ex-convicts. In fact, the more the merrier.

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  16. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 2 February, 2014, 20:51

    Donkey could not get a government, probably, due to disrespect for government workers….not a team player in a win win world….pity!

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