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Jerry Holbert

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 3 years 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, almost 3 years 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. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years 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, almost 3 years ago

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

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 3 years ago

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

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years 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. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 3 years ago

    @Radish

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

  8. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    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?

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    “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.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    “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.

  11. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years 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!

  12. wbr

    wbr said, almost 3 years 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?

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    Sorry, I cannot agree. Wanting to watch it blow up in Mr. Obama’s face can indeed be schaudenfruede, but why are you willing to hamstring an entire country’s health care just to watch one man fail?

    And waiting for it to blow up and saying “then and only then can it be ‘fixed’” is the same as saying that there is no need to change course until after the Titanic hits the iceberg.

    Don’t like Obamacare? Replace it with something that will actually work. Oh, but it’s so much better to watch with glee as Obama fails and then you can say “I told you so” when everyone ends up in emergency rooms for minor care, at way more cost and way less efficiency than necessary.

    “You can be right, and you can be dead right.”

    “A stitch in time……”

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    Because I feel the need to lead by example. Perhaps those who reply in that way will see a better way to communicate in the future.

    Plus, it helps to teach me patience.

  15. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @denis1112

    ^^
    Got it.
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    MY healthcare is just fine. Those people who don’t get healthcare, well, that’s just their own fault.
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    The American healthcare system is the greatest in the world and needs no improvement.
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    And besides, it’s coming from Obama, who I hate.

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