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Jerry Holbert

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    But more of them are angry at the Repubs instead of the Dems.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 12 months ago

    O’s legacy on display.

  3. squirrelchaser

    squirrelchaser said, 12 months ago

    The buck stops where? Oh, Radish says the buck stops at the house.
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    There is legitimate reason for concern, for individuals and for all Americans. For those who already have insurance, do you think this will not affect you? – it will. For it to work healthy people need to sign up to pay for the old and sickly (just like real insurance.)
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    Obama needs to step up and be the President, he needs to address this issue, not just lean back in his chair and declare there will be no compromise.
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    The Buck stops at the president’s desk, he needs to take action.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, 12 months ago

    @squirrelchaser

    The president has always been wiling to compromise on the budget, but the GOP has failed for six months to name a conference committee. They knew that the only way they could get the GOP agenda passed, since they cannot win votes in a democratic system, is to extort it against the will of the American people.

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 12 months ago

    Back in the old days, people argued about nuclear power. Both sides agreed that the radiation would kill lots of people, but the electricity would be too cheap to meter. The advocates said the benefits were so great they outweighed the deaths, the opponents said we could do without limitless free electricity to save those lives. But in reality, a coal-fired electric plant kills more people than a nuclear plant, and electricity from the coal plant costs far less, so it was a battle of wits between unarmed opponents.


    The Republicans shut the government to stop the ACA, saying it would bankrupt the government. In his 1 Oct press conference, Obama pointed out that, while the pandacam was turned off, all the ACA computers were working, because not one cent of government funding was required to run them. Not that the ACA computers were deemed essential, they didn’t use any government money, so they will run even if the US stops ALL government spending. So claiming the ACA will bankrupt the US is clearly a lie.


    But when Obama ordered everyone who was uninsured to go to healthcare.gov, most tried, but no one managed to actually get on. The Obamabots said, ‘You can’t expect it to be perfect the first few months, and it would be unreasonable to build in the capacity to handle more than the number of people turning 26 who don’t have insurance, it would cost far too much to put in a system that could handle the surge.’ Of course, the Ivy League designers know that it’s impossible to scale a system with leased equipment that can be disconnected after the surge. Those of us without Ivy League degrees are so ignorant we think it would not only be feasible, but easy.


    And then, when we finally got on, there was the sticker shock. When I had employer insurance, it was great. I paid a total of $2,200 per year, then my insurance covered 100% of my bills. But when I lost my job, I found that individual policies cost a lot and covered nothing when you read all the fine print.


    The ACA will make insurance affordable, won’t it? That’s its name. But many middle-aged men are finding that the deductibles and co-pays are so high, they can’t afford to pay the full deductible and co-pay if they get a serious illness, and so won’t be able to collect anything from the ACA exchange policies.


    Meanwhile, at that 1 Oct press conference, Obama promised that, with the ACA, anyone could get good insurance for less than $100 a month, and showed some people with serious illnesses who had been unable to see a physician for treatment, but now would be able to afford the best healthcare in the world.


    That’s not what the ACA computer told ME when I finally managed to get on.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, 12 months ago

    @Michael wme

    “But in reality, a coal-fired electric plant kills more people than a nuclear plant,”

    I remember a study published in Scientific American many years ago about that. It was a surprise to me.

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, 12 months ago

    I dunno… Even the San Francisco crowd seems displeased with Obamacare!

  8. mskemple

    mskemple said, 12 months ago

    @squirrelchaser

    Well put and in my opinion true! Obama is the one failing to lead this nation , but you those silly libs , the buck never stops with ANY of them.

  9. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @squirrelchaser

    I can see you’re nuts.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 12 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    Not surprised it isn’t worse; Republicans have MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, NPR, PBS attacking them. The left has FOX & conservative radio. Yes FOX is the most watched but if just one of these outlets would turn conservative, the left would still have the advantage.

  11. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, 12 months ago

    @ARodney

    Liar. The House passed several budget bills Reid blocked them from even being voted on. Your precious Democrats are the extortionists, and all you can do is lie about it.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @cubefarmer

    The House passed several budget bills Reid blocked them from even being voted on.

    The House offered piecemeal bills that did not fund the whole government, only the parts they wanted to fund. That’s not an honest attempt at reaching a compromise.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Michael wme

    When I had employer insurance, it was great. I paid a total of $2,200 per year, then my insurance covered 100% of my bills.

    Your former employer was probably paying a lot more than $2,200 for that coverage. When talking about premiums, it’s important to talk about the whole thing, not just what you saw as your cost.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @squirrelchaser

    For those who already have insurance, do you think this will not affect you? – it will.

    If you are already have insurance from your employer, your premiums are based on the group you are in. The ACA exchange policies are a separate group. That’s the case for the majority of Americans.

    Those of us who have been buying our own insurance may be affected. This is why delaying the individual mandate as the GOP is demanding, is such a bad idea. Since insurers can’t deny coverage for pre-existing conditions, those with immediate health issues are signing up regardless. If the GOP got their way, we would be likely to see higher premiums next year.

    Of course the GOP would turn around & say, “See! It’s not working!”

  15. CUNTHFUNYPAGS

    CUNTHFUNYPAGS said, 12 months ago

    Did you hear the latest government shutdown “joke” about the elderly couple who was ordered and forced to vacate their home that they owned in 24 hours because it was on federal property? Ok, come on all you Obama supporters start laughing…Obama sure cares doesn’t he? That makes me laugh!

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