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Gary Varvel

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 3 years ago

    I’ll say AGAIN that despite what ‘Five House’ Romney says on National TEA VEE, Romney Obama Care has been working fine in Massachusetts since 2006, to everybody’s benefit, not just the insurance companies or the stock holders, the Republicans or the Democrats.

  2. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    Mr. Cuccinelli ran for governor in Virginia. He did not run against his opponent, Mr. McAuliff. He ran against Obamacare… if a governor could do any more about it than he could when he took the individual mandate to the Supreme Court as our Attorney General.

    Mark Sanford ran for Senate from South Carolina, not against his opponent, but against Nancy Pelosi, a non-Senator from California. He won. But that was a couple of years ago, and we have to remember all the other winners South Carolina voters have provided us with over the years….

    Maybe the electorate is wising up.

  3. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 3 years ago

    “…and the foreigners are comparing it to their failed plans.”
    If by “failed” you mean “achieves better results for lower cost”. But yeah, I suppose that’s how you see it when your definition of “success” is “puts money in the pockets of unnecessary, profit-taking CEOs”.

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago


    OK fine, is it raising the cost of insurance, is it workable. The Federal Government is not a State. The States can do things better than the Government. I know the left don’t believe that but it is true.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    Venezuela is falling apart, Europe’s taxes are still higher then ours, and the economy there as a hole is not good. It works because of all the money and revenue that is going into it every year. If you fund something first it will always look great at the cost of everything else.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Yes Monty, it should be a Yugo or a Trabant. Those are the cutting edge of Socialist technology!

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    Europe how many bail outs from Greece, Spain honest where have you been. Those bail outs are from debt. Germany, yes but they have a culture of not buying what you can’t afford. Health care some welfare and if you don’t work the welfare runs out pretty fast without a good reason.

    They have a much smaller pension problem, when a young person turns 18 Mom & Dad goes down to the bank and set up an IRA. How are those reason.

    As for Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, ran the oil industry into the ground, massive unemployment. He cut his country off from us don’t blame anybody else but them.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    Better, but not as good as it should be, we are looking at our second down grade in our credit rating in a year or to if we don’t start paying off our debt.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m still willing to bet the problems with “Obamacare” get straightened out, in less time, and at far less cost, than it took for “victory” and an end to the war in Iraq.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    Ok can anyone say they have signed up for a Obamacare plan yet?

  11. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 3 years ago

    “So tell us, what do YOU think of the American economy as a hole?”

    I hope he doesn’t; his posts give me vertigo. I think the American economy as a hole is way too deep for anyone to pretend otherwise.

    That would be the whole of America …

  12. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 3 years ago

    Yep. The Canadians have given it up to the fascists too. The worst thing my Canadian friends say about Canadian healthcare is that sometimes they wait too long for elective procedures.

    That clearly can’t be allowed to continue. A system this good could corrupt other countries, so it’ll have to go.

    I hope my Canadian friends can squash the trend, but sadly, they seem to have fully succumbed to the NeoCon takeover.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    " Now think what would have happened if the democrats hadn’t propped up the third party guy."

    I wonder if you have proof that Mr. Sarvis was a Democratic stooge.

    Regardless, I have imagined. It gave me nightmares. Mr. Cuccinelli is frightening.

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    The statistic that you cite — health care accounts for 40% of provincial budgets — is meaningless. So what? The percentage could be lowered if the provinces all decided to spend a lot of money on subsidized ice cream in the summer. The question isn’t the percentage, the question is whether or not the costs are reasonable and whether or not the taxpayers are willing to spend the money. Governments in Canada have decided to spend public money on health care, and the public by and large approves. Your source, by the way, is a conservative advocacy group; they assert that the costs are not sustainable, but that’s just because they don’t approve. As it happens, the Canadian health care system is less expensive per capita than the US system, and the outcomes are at least as good and often better. If you’re worried about the costs of health care in the Canadian system, you should be more worried about the cost of health care in the US system.

    “The United States spends much more money on health care than Canada, on both a per-capita basis and as a percentage of GDP. In 2006, per-capita spending for health care in Canada was US$3,678; in the U.S., US$6,714. The U.S. spent 15.3% of GDP on health care in that year; Canada spent 10.0%.”

  15. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 3 years ago

    The people I know are quite happy with the Canadian health care system, particularly those who need major treatment, at which point they are very thankful to live in Canada.
    Incidentally, November 5th I went in for my annual “free” flu shot. My doctor suggested I arrange for a general physical. On the way out I set up an appointment – on November 20th, a fifteen day wait.

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