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Jim Morin

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  1. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    Too bad Republicans are spending all their energies trying stop the Affordable Care Act rather than create jobs, like repairing the nation’s infrastructure for example.

  2. ODon

    ODon said, over 3 years ago

    Yes, business won’t hire because of healthcare so let’s take that burden away from business. Universal healthcare, if you generate income you pay into the plan. Let business thrive.

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago


    What a simple plan. Maybe too simple for some to see the advantage. There is already a government mechanism in place to provide health care for those that qualify. We all pay into it (well, those that “generate income” do) already so the mechanism to fund the program is also already in place. The only thing lacking is the need to produce more revenue to cover one and all. Congress has the ability – by Constitutional law (opening line of section eight says: “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes”) – to raise the “payroll tax” to a percentage that would cover the cost. Currently it is " 6.2% of wages up to an annual wage maximum ($110,100 in 2012) for Social Security and a tax of 1.45% of all wages for Medicare". Remove the cap on SSAN taxes and up the Medicare to 5%.

    Check this out.


    Think it would work?

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    In my generation, assistance was available to students to pay for education. It’s all been mopped up to pay for tax cuts for the rich. It’s a scandal. I like Elizabeth Warren’s bill on this topic, but it’s not as good as simply funding education. (Hint: Obamacare has nothing to do with businesses not hiring. If there were demand for products, people would be hired to create them.)

  5. Cinci Steve

    Cinci Steve GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Where’s O’s Jobs Council?

    Well, these are the next ones to be O’s legacy of 25 year olds living in the parents basement staring at that dumb Hope and Change poster.
    Hopefully these “kids” will wise up soon.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    @Cinci Steve

    “Where’s O’s Jobs Council?”

    Good question. I would submit it’s the same place as Mr. Boehner’s laser-like focus on jobs that he announced in 2009. Like O.J. looking for the “real killers”.

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    Interesting that we are providing criminal “too big to fail/too big to jail” bankers a rate of less than one percent interest, while student loan interest is likely to be allowed to rise to almost seven times that much. What’s more important to our country’s future?

  8. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    It shouldn’t be such high interest rates. I wish they would cancel the debts of people after s, 5 years. How many years people had been told that with a degree they would be set up for a job, a good one.
    Now we know that doesn’t h\old true.
    Fla. got a whiff of fresh green money and instead of decreasing it they voted to raise it much higher.

  9. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago


    As a college education (in most areas of study at least) will almost guarantee a much higher lifetime income. And this in turn will result in individual college students generally paying higher lifetime taxes to the government. Then why not increase government grants like the Pell grants to amounts that would actually pay for such educations?

    The only caveat to this idea would be that through testing such individuals receiving such grants demonstrate the academic ability to complete their education. And if they can not so complete such an education (then upon a court review to see if there are extreme circumstances) those grants could still be converted to low interest governmental loans. I have read that this would then be a similar system as used by the European Union which seems to be a win-win type of system. In that it not only helps deserving students, and thus gives the European Union a generally far higher educated citizenship, but even returns most (if not all) of the money to the taxpayers paying for such a system in the increased taxes such students would then eventually pay!!

    Of course, this would mean cutting out such wonderful “private enterprise” institutions as the large banks, that have already shown such compassion in their dealings with not only students, but the rest of us as well. Oh, the horror if it all!!

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