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Jim Morin

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  1. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 3 years ago

    Unfortunately it seems that all it takes to get people riled up about social security and welfare kings and queens is a series of myths, and the occasional video, who would have ever thought that 5% of a country with roughly 300,000,000 people, or in other words 15 million people that any one of them would ever exploit a program.

    Then again you can police programs heavily, you get the savings of stopping from somebody "leaching $ 6,000 / year at the mere cost of $40,000 to prevent them.

  2. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 3 years ago

    Holy crap, the Republicans are trashing him for using their idea and making them look bad!

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    I confess I don’t know enough about this specific program to make an educated comment, but having read the Time Magazine article on why healthcare costs so much as well as other similar stories, I find myself suspecting the bag man with the club is avoiding scruitiny by staying in the shadows and out of sight of targeted oversight.
    There is a lot of money being shuffled around and not enough control over the value the people and the gov’t are getting from it.
    Stay healthy folks.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago


    If I had an employee who couldn’t legitimately find at least twice his salary and expenses in waste or fraud in a given year he would be unemployed.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago


    If you’re referencing public health care, it isn’t just a Republican idea (or Democratic). The idea has been floating around out there for so long I doubt that anyone could find the originator of the idea.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Something I found curious while prowling the Treasury Department site was, in averaging the monthly inflation rate for FY 2012, I got 2.5%. When the government came out with a 1.7% COLA I was a little puzzled as to where they found that 1.7% number. Still am for that matter.

  7. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    With his brother “military expenditures” and “corporate welfare” (example-oil subsidies) right behind him.

  8. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    I think it’s fair to consider that how a country treats its most vulnerable (including the elderly) is a good indication of how civilized it is.

    One of the “conservative” posters here suggested that radio station fund drives are a reasonable way for patients in need of transplants to get them e.g.

    How can a nation that claims to be exceptional, or under the guidance of some charitable god like Jesus take from the poor, old and weak while we coddle people like the Walton heirs (whose greatest skill in wealth-gathering was being born into a rich family)?

    I doubt there’s anyone here (myself included) who’s rich enough to fully understand the persecution of the rich, but we all know poor, weak and old people. The rich people I know (and some of them are fabulously rich) don’t talk about politics. They let people like us do it, knowing that there will always be people who crave a golden ticket but will never get it.

    What does it seriously take to make someone who extols the virtues of an economy which disproportionately gives to the wealthy at the expense of the poor, weak and elderly some reasonable perspective? Why do old white and POOR Republicans feel it is better to suffer themselves than to deprive rich people they’ve never met an extra house or yacht?

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago


    Did they count things like food and gas? Did you?

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago


    Just my opinion so don’t get all bent out of shape.

    You ask, " Why do old white and POOR Republicans feel it is better to suffer themselves than to deprive rich people they’ve never met an extra house or yacht?"

    First, I don’t think I am either rich or poor though I am old. I am not “white” but you would call me that if you saw me (I’m medium dark beige with spots).

    So I thought about this question. I think it is the first time I contemplated the idea. “Deprive” someone? (definition: "
    to remove or withhold something from the enjoyment or possession of (a person or persons)")

    So a person works hard for 20 years, amasses a fortune and proceeds to buy a house or two (3/4/5 whatever).

    Should that person be “deprived” of the fruits of his labor? Do you or anyone else have that right?

    And why do we work hard and save and invest? Is it to support our family and try to provide a better life for them? Do you or anyone else have the right to “deprive” that person of that?

    And when government makes laws (like the presidents plan to limit individual retirement savings to 3 million) that will keep a person from this “pursuit of happiness”, how will that effect you?

    Regardless of my successes of failures, this country is founded on the idea that each individual has the right to pursue that happiness, NO, it did NOT say everyone would be successful and make it to the top dog status but you do have that opportunity. To willfully “deprive” anyone of their labor is a crime. To suggest it is just jealousy.

    But then I’m an independent conservative libertarian on the political spectrum so…..

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    The reason that Obama asked for CPI and nothing on Medicare is that CPI is what the GOP asked him to do. The GOP isn’t going to touch Medicare except to pretend that they’re willing to hand it over to Wall Street. If they were in power, their budget would look a lot like Obama’s, but with a whole lot more spending and tax cuts and no deficit reduction. Because that’s what they always have done in the past.

  12. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Almost ANY visit to an emergency room is a minimum of at least $10,000 today. I certainly can not believe that the nurses and doctors are getting paid anywhere near that amount (I would estimate some 5% of that cost at best). So the $10,000 question is (at least in my mind) just who is getting so very greedily rich off of such as Medicare and Medicaid for such exorbitant amounts. And as for an actual operation or any stay in the hospital itself, you are looking at a minimum of at least $50,000 if not far more!

    No reasonable capitalistic American is against people making a reasonable and honest profit, but these prices are absurd at best and pure evil (while depending upon human suffering) at worst. Going after the government sources for the funding of such as Medicare and Medicaid is NOT the answer (even for the taxpayers actually footing the bill). Instead what is needed is to have a national investigation of just who is making these incredibly obscene profits, and then seeing to it that it stops. That is the ONLY Christian, humane and reasonable way to deal with the massive costs of healthcare in this country. And if that results in a more socialist solution as every other industrialized country in the world has done, then so be it!! If it can be done for less that that, also so be it!! But, we the people will either have to do something about this, or our country and perhaps even our very civilization is eventually doomed!!

  13. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 3 years ago


    Nope, Social Security.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Robert Landers: my last trip to the ER (it was a weekend and “problem” came up outside office hours) WAS $345! That is silly, but, considering where my daughter is a nurse, New Zealand, while TAXES are quite “high”, an ER visit costs nothing, because YOU"VE PAID YOUR TAXES!

    The problem the U.S. has is that folks (Right AND Left) don’t want to pay taxes for future support. That is why a small and reasonable increase in SS or medicare payments, to adjust for FUTURE BENEFITS EARNED, to match actuarial tables isn’t crazy. “Privatizing” further these systems however IS crazy! and COSTLY! Yes, PRIVATE doctors and hospitals CAN remain the standard with a “single payer” system, but maybe INSURANCE CoMPANIES will lose some of their power, along with “big pharma” and the “medical industry” that makes the calls on care, not doctors.

  15. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago


    You said here that’s remarkable to me:

    “To willfully ‘deprive’ anyone of their labor is a crime.”

    What’s remarkable about it is that this is essentially the foundation of all leftist, socialist and communist ideology.

    Capitalism is based on taking a portion of someone else’s labor in exchange for providing them with an opportunity to provide that labor.

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