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Jerry Holbert

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 1 year ago

    The past is littered with the ‘rubble’ of effective government programs: Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, Workers Compensation. It’s not the FAILURE of government programs that gives the GOP the whim-whams; it’s the ever-present threat of success.

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    For Republicans/Fox “news” viewers, health care for Americans is not an issue:
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    D: Do you think the American health care system should be improved?
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    R: Well, all I know is that I hate Obamacare, and Obama.
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    D: Yeah, but do you believe more Americans should get health care coverage?
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    R: My health care coverage is just fine. Besides, I already answered. And, you know, the American health care system is the greatest in the world. And anyway, I would never support anything Obama proposes, no matter what it is.
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    D: Yeah, but what about the health care system?
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    R: Did you know that Obama is a socialist, communist fascist who was born in Kenya and is a muslim? And he’s coming to TAKE YOUR GUNS!

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed Wednesday to push ahead with a bill to defund Obamacare or shut down the government — an effort that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) panned as an “absurd” ploy inspired by tea party “anarchists.”
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    Many mainstream Republicans have repeatedly slammed such an approach as “stupid,” and Boehner himself has tried to avoid linking Obamacare to a potential government shutdown.
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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/18/john-boehner-obamacare-shutdown_n_3948530.html
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    “None of the Republicans are willing to stand up to these anarchists,” Reid told reporters. Of the law known as Obamacare, he added: “They’re obsessed with a bill that passed four years ago, a bill that was declared constitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States. They can’t get over that.”

    Even many Republicans have expressed frustration with the right wing’s fixation on the health-care law, which is intended to make insurance affordable to millions of additional Americans. People are due to begin signing up with new state-run insurance exchanges Oct. 1 and will be eligible for new federal subsidies in 2014.

    Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) and a band of House conservatives are leading the charge to block implementation of the law, along with outside groups such as Heritage Action for America and the Club for Growth.
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/year-end-tax-cuts-have-nearly-doubled-projected-size-of-national-debt-cbo-says/2013/09/17/cda802d2-1f9c-11e3-94a2-6c66b668

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year ago

    Rand Paul also came up with a slip of the tongue yesterday.

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year ago

    Coming soon, for those of you who live in states run by right wing crazies, healthcare.gov

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    When congress shuts down the gov’t, I assure you the offices of the legislators and President will stay on and their paychecks will arrive on time.
    The following articles show that even the “job creators” are anxious of what the consequences will be if a deal isn’t made.
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    http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1924432227001/80-ceos-send-letter-urging-congress-to-reach-budget-deal/
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    http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/news-wire/2013/09/18/ceos-political-uncertainty-one-reason.html
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    Perhaps it will require that factories in red states will have to close before the conservatives in the HoR realize the harm they are doing. To shut down the gov’t over ONE issue, an issue that despite it’s failures is helping Americans, is simply wrong.
    The world is watching and if our Congress does not act, they may decide that the dollar, and the USA, is no longer the standard to which economies should be measured.
    Those who are gleefully saying the gov’t should do it, I suggest, lack an understanding of how the world economy, the national economy, and even national security works, and in not knowing, risk shutting off a switch without knowing the real consequences. Perhaps you just want to shut off a light, but you may be shutting down a nation.
    Please encourage your legislators to work together in a civil, respectful, and bipartisan manner to fix our economy, repair the ACA, and make the long term plans that CEOs say they need in order to make hiring and expansion decisions.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  7. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I think the republicans have made the point about the train wreck and carnage to come if this piece of bubblegummed together trash comes to be. The question now should be do we keep fighting to save us from the mess to come or just let Obama have his “victory” in the one piece of legislation he will put his name on. Then when this malformed still not ready tax/penalty tries and fails miserably, then maybe then those who passed it might get some of the blame for this horror show they have been putting us the USA threw for the last years.

  8. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    : “They’re obsessed with a bill that passed four years ago, a bill that was declared constitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States. They can’t get over that.”
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    I still want to know if that makes it a penalty/tax or a tax/penalty. But i do know that the good people of the IRS will be the collectors of one of the biggest tax hikes in history.

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    Never let things like “common sense” or “consequences” get in the way of a good crusade!

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Ionizer

    You keep living up to your handle.
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    Very original response. Never heard it before. Clever, too. How do you come up with these?
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    BTW, do you believe that Ted Cruz is constitutionally eligible to be president?

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    “The question now should be do we keep fighting to save us from the mess to come or just let Obama have his “victory” in the one piece of legislation he will put his name on.”

    Perfect. Thank you for showing in one sentence the immense fallacy of what’s now going on. There should be a third alternative: “What can either or both Republicans and Democrats do to fix the flaws in the law, or to come up with an even better law?”

    The fact that this particular alternative is not even part of the discussion is the reason the discussion is doomed to failure.

    Thanks. I couldn’t have done it better myself.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    @onguard

    “With ObamaCare you will have a new BBF, the BUREAUCRAT

    And this differs from the current system in what way? The only difference I see is who signs the bureaucrat’s paycheck. Insurance companies are chock full of bureaucrats who could give a rat’s patootie about helping patients regain their health; their only job description is to find ways to keep costs down. The sooner you understand this, the better.

  13. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    Almost anything Obama has proposed, spoken on, or otherwise made delusional would fit in that bubble.

    Obamacare
    Gun Control
    The budget
    “Green” idiocy

    You-name-it, if Obama’s for it and you are not it’s off to the gulag for you!

  14. wbr

    wbr said, about 1 year ago

    the questions are will the senate vote for a bill to keep gov running minus obamacare ? and will bho sign it ? or do they want to shut the gov down?

  15. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Perfect. Thank you for showing in one sentence the immense fallacy of what’s now going on. There should be a third alternative: “What can either or both Republicans and Democrats do to fix the flaws in the law, or to come up with an even better law?”"
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    Sorry I have to point out the left lie. There have always been better ways to do it that the R supported, one was do not break it anymore then it already is. That is What Obamacare does. Those who read it before it was passed told you so. those that have been showing how bad it is are the republicans! How can you “fix” something that is this flawed! Obama’s own “navigators” that were to "help " with the implementation of this are not ready because none still knows how it is to work. And it is put together so complex and infective that those “navigators” that were to hock it were not even covered under it! Then there are all the free passes Obama handing out and Obama himself somehow managed to put off a part of it so it could not effect the 2014 elections! How is that “fixing” it! the thing is such a train wreck there are no tracks to the future and it will wreck on it’s own if not stopped NOW!. So our only chance is to either stop it now or let the carnage fly under Obama’s flag. i am beginning to think Obama needs to take full responsibility when this does blow up! After it blows up now or then it will blow up and then and only then can it be “fixed”!

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