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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 2 years ago

    Could have left of “mental” or even easier just substituted Obamacare instead…

  2. sbdaddy

    sbdaddy said, almost 2 years ago

    this was before the aca

  3. Varnes

    Varnes said, almost 2 years ago

    ansonia, you should have paid attention in civics class….In a democracy, you are the government. If you have a problem with the government, you are the problem….Or YOU have problems with your neighbors. Anybody who blames the “Gumint” for anything is as lazy as a free loading unwashed hippy….

  4. 282Mikado

    282Mikado said, almost 2 years ago


    Nice point, except we do not live in a democracy. Ours is a representative government and the representatives that have been elected for nearly the past century continually move us further and further from anything that has to do with democracy. This administration has been especially lethal to the individual voice.

  5. denis1112

    denis1112 said, almost 2 years ago

    Thanks to the ACLU mental hospitals mostly went out of business in the 70’s.

  6. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 2 years ago


    True. Still good. Debt Free: Funny.

  7. Ken Warren

    Ken Warren said, almost 2 years ago

    Health care corporations, like all corporations are out to make a profit, they cut their costs wherever and whenever they can.

    They tell you what doctors you can use, what treatments and medicine the doctors can use, and can (and will) drop you if you become expensive.

    They also can,and do raise their rates whenever they want.

    The simple, sad, fact is that U.S. health care is among the most expensive in the World, and is far from the best.

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago


    Thanks to the ACLU mental hospitals mostly went out of business in the 70’s.

    The ACLU did support patients’ rights groups who felt the system of locking people in sanitariums was wrong. The idea was that many people in institutions could be productive members of society, given the right support. Outpatient mental health programs can work, but most are underfunded.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    As Governor in California, Reagan scrapped the mental health system, and closed down facilities like Norwalk State Mental Institution, throwing folks out on the street, period. And things went downhill in many places, then nationally, based on his premis.

    The ACA, and other laws (hated by the right) could help, with many medical conditions, including bankruptcies as a result of the current “system”.

    IF we were a true democracy, McConnell would have nothing to say but, “We are the minority, and will support this nation.” If you want a vision of ABUSE of the majority, go over what Republican House committees keep coming up with, let alone the “issa idiocies”.

  10. phdtogo

    phdtogo said, almost 2 years ago

    Meanwhile, in Canada a village is desperately seeking their _ _ _ _ _

  11. 282Mikado

    282Mikado said, almost 2 years ago

    What part of representative government do you not understand? America has never been a democracy. We vote our elected officials into 4 or 6 year positions and they are supposed to effectively represent the wishes of those that voted them in.

    Unfortunately most all of those representatives are more concerned about following the power and money than listening to their constituents so we are where we are.

    Sadly there are fewer and fewer people that even have the desire to hold these politicians accountable. As long as each person is getting what he or she wants they blind themselves to all else.

    We have an increasing number of people with their hand out for either financial assistance or a nod to their amorality. Once one has their hand out, common sense typically stops at the fingertips.

  12. 282Mikado

    282Mikado said, almost 2 years ago

    “Obama wants to replace our Republic Government with a Democracy Government.”

    The last thing Obama wants is a democracy. There was nothing democratic, or even representative, in the way he rammed Obamacare down our throat.

  13. martens is fed up

    martens is fed up said, almost 2 years ago


    I don’t think you are exactly correct about the role of an elected official in the US. I’m sure Doughfoot could write an excellent post on what the founders’ intentions were, much better than I can, but I can point out to you that our elected representatives are representing a diverse, pluralistic society. You may live in the same state/congressional district as I, but I am certain that you would have a very different set of priorities for the government than I do. So which of us should the rep represent? Or, given what one hopes is better information than we have, as the man in the street, what should the rep decide on difficult questions of state and governance? BTW, you do realize that knowing how to work as a legislator is not an inborn instinct but is a skill that must be learned, don’t you? That said, I would agree with the fact that big money has much too big an impact on elected officials. However, there have been many attempts by decent people to put the brakes on uncontrolled influence on elections to no avail. In fact, the Citizens’ United decision by the Supreme Court has greatly increased the role of money to the detriment of all of us.

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