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Gary Varvel

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  1. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Al-obamas? You don’t actually believe the birther movement, do you?

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    I would like to think it is Obama, refusing to switch the track so the train can’t get through. Yelling wait until after the midterms wait till after the midterms.

  3. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago

    If this plan isn’t working (not that anyone knows, yet) then get to work and pass one that does work. Here’s my plan — you can have it for free. The Federal Government passes a short list of principles — everyone is covered, the various plans are portable from state to state, and such — and then it’s up to each state to work out its own system within those basic principles. One state might want Romneycare, another might want to try single payer, another might come up with another system, perhaps a mix of public and private. Over time we would find out which systems work best, and those would gradually be adopted more widely.

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Ok; I am going to flag you for that one, there is no reason for that, although Congress does write the laws have you not been listing to the news, Obama is doing everything he can through executive orders and the bureaucracy.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    You pay you are okay. Insurance pool that the corporations agreed they like. Also getting all that tax payer money compensates them for taking in those they would normally ignore like those with pre-existing conditions. As long as the corps make profit they are fine.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    An interesting hypothesis but where is your proof? Obama didn’t even fight for Single Payer or even the Govt option. He was not for it no matter what he said to the contrary. We are still stuck with the worse kind of medical care——-corporate for profit.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    GWB wrote more executive orders than Obama has, does that bother you? Did it then?

  8. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    I don’t know about him, but yes it did bother me. Now please explain how that is any kind of valid defense for Obama doing it? Thanks.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago


    Let’s wait till after eight years shall we. Also let’s look at what some of those executive orders were about. Executive Order 13481 Provide an order of succession in the Justice Department. 13428 Closed the government on Friday Dec 26 2008. Also the most of any one year is 2001 the year the war started you know 9/11.

    While President Obama had executive order 13490 over ethics, it is ironic with all the current scandals. 13492 the disposition of detainees at Guantanamo.

    I know these are not enough to make any informed decision, but I would not be talking.

  10. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    ACA is better at covering the uninsured, at lower cost, than the cruel spite being offered instead by many conservatives!

  11. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    According to a recent analysis by the Associated Press, due to the Supreme Court loophole and conservative states rejecting Medicaid expansion for their low income citizens, nearly 10 to 15 million Americans who should have been rescued from the status of uninsured. Instead, those privately insured citizens will be footing the bill, and costs tend to sore when the uninsured delay care, go to the E.R., and don’t receive preventative(low cost) care. Just don’t tell the ACA-put-down-trolls, that they are saps for big insurance! They haven’t figured it out yet! Nurf! nurf Dr C!

  12. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, about 3 years ago

    Can we please get past the petty name-calling and discuss the real issue of this ‘toon? Yeesh.

    Look at the toon. He delayed the implementation of this “train wreck” (aka the PPACA), specifically the employer mandate portion, is for purely political reasons. They don’t want this monstrosity’s adverse effects coming into play until after the mid-term elections. It has nothing to do with the ability of the businesses to adapt, it’s purely a political maneuver.

    But here’s one point that is problematic. Obama is breaking a law he himself signed into law. The language of the PPACA states these things will take effect, “The months following December 31st, 2013.” That means he is bypassing Congress and making his own rules. Why is no-one calling him on this, except conservatives? How are we supposed to have the individual mandate based on what employees are given by their employers if the employer mandate is delayed? He has created what is, in programming terms, a recursive loop.

    That’s my biggest issue. So liberals on the boards, riddle me this: Why aren’t you calling him out on breaking his own law? Why aren’t you calling him out for delaying the employer mandate, that is supposed to help the uninsured? Why is he being given a pass? C’mon guys, THINK!

  13. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

  14. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 3 years ago

    “0bamacare was designed to collapse of it’s own bureaucratic weight. It was designed to fail so Democrats can enact their real dream of single-payer. That sounds so much better than “socialized medicine.”

    RomeyCare is what we have, what NO ONE wanted, except the GOP.

    Single payer care works – unless, of course you believe that the goverment is going to engage in ‘death panels’ – in fact, I’d rather trust the goverment than the insurance companies, who answer to no one but their stockholders. The government is supposed to answer to us.

    Remember that? You were in school much more recently than I was – maybe they aren’t bothering to tell kids that any more.

    I think you are exactly right about the outcome of implementing RomneyCare nationwide in 2014. But ask yourself this: if that happens, why is it Obama’s fault? If that is the way the employers behave, it is surely not anyone’s fault but the CEOs and the BODs.

    The fact that the previous five or six or more administrations have let corporate industry believe they are above the law doesn’t make that right. It doesn’t make it ‘good for the country’.

    Market driven capitalism is good for the country.

    Government subsidized monopolies are not market driven capitalism. RomneyCare is a gift by government to the insurance industries. It will be good for NO ONE except the insurers.

  15. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 3 years ago

    “The premise of the ACA is great, and noble – but it does NOTHING to reduce the cost of care for the citizenry.”

    Of course it doesn’t. Most of us knew that – we just have no voice in this government at all, any more than we have over the last few decades.

    The ACA is nothing but a gift to the insurance industry, no more, no less. You are right; it is a travesty.

    I don’t hear anyone touting its virtues, though – except the teabaggers who rammed it down our throats.

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