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Jim Morin

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Republicans are desperate to stop it because they do not want anything in the country to be improved during Obama’s presidency.
    Not health care.
    Not jobs.
    Not the economy.
    Not immigration.
    Hatred for Obama outweighs every issue.

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

    Loud as they are, they are still a minority, and still alienating good Americans with their antics.

  3. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Unfortunately, the GOP has gerrymandered themselves in. They would have to almost literally take a torch to their neighbors’ houses to get voted out.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    ACA may work, but it will never be as good as it could have been had the Republicans and Democrats been able to work together in good faith.
    I hope Braindead is wrong and Rep reluctance has been over the standard party desire to make the other party look bad, because if all of this has ONLY been because of our first black president from day one, when McConnell said the goal was to keep him from being a two term president, then this has much more negative connotations. Pelosi, Boehnor and Reid have also thrown their sticks into the spokes of our gov’t bicycle.
    That said…
    Mr. Obama is no Bill Clinton or Ronald Reagan. He apparently does not know how to reach out beyond his circle of confidants in order to build some sort of consensus and he spends more time on his road show than he does confronting and courting the Congress.
    I want my neighbors, friends, and family to have healthcare insurance. Just as I want those driving on the roadways with me to have car insurance, and for the buildings in which I shop and dine to have business insurance. Things happen.
    I also want hospitals and other medical service/equipment providers to charge what things are actually worth, not what they can get. Rand Paul suggests that since we don’t, or can’t, shop around for medical services – especially in emergencies – we allow ourselves to be charged too much. If actual competition was part of the equation, costs would drop. I agree and we are seeing some prices dropping, especially in states that are conforming to the ACA guidelines.
    But it would be even better and more efficient if our self serving cannibalistic legislature would do their jobs in a civil and respectful manner.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    It irritates me that the Republicans have offered no alternative, but I also haven’t heard of any Democrats asking Republicans what they want. There doesn’t seem to be any dialog and compromise occurring.

  6. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, over 3 years ago

    face it;SOMETHING needs to be done about health care here
    in the US…I see ACA as a first step towards universal (single
    payer)health care like other nations have.

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago


    What is needed is an actual developed database of just what works about ACA, and what is not working. And then a Congress that is actually willing to work together to fix those things that do not work. However, is this Congress (yes, on both sides of the aisle) even willing to discuss actual solutions to any problems that come up?? All I hear from Congress, is either that it will work perfectly (from the Democrats), which is patently impossible, or that it will not work at all from the other side of the aisle (the Republicans) and must be totally repealed, Which is also totally (impossible) and totally incorrect for the tens of millions of Americans that have no health care at all. The only truly constructive thing that we as reasonable Americans can do is to wait and see.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    OK so big business gets a pass for another year (boy can’t have bad stuff happen because of a democrat policy before an election oh no), the Unions want out (going to destroy the 40 hour work week don’cha know) and the people who said they have to pass it before they can see what is in it got an exemption for themselves and their staffers

    Here is a list (as of 7/2012) of companies that have obtained an exemption:


    So, tell me again how everyone thinks this is the best thing since sliced bread.

    Obama …. to big to fail … not matter what he does to the country.

  9. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 3 years ago

    The Republican alternative to Obama Care is Romney Care, which has been working for six years in Massachusetts. Why don’t they take a little credit for that? They floated it as THE alternative to Single Payer back when the Clintons were pushing healthcare.
    Come on then, Repubs? What’sa matter? Don’t you want a little credit for the research, and time, and energy you put into conceiving Romney Care?

    What’sa matter for you?

  10. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 3 years ago

    Come on, Repubs? What’sa matter? Don’t you want a little credit for the research, and time, and energy you put into conceiving Romney Care? The country is GRATEFUL! Come on; step up; receive your justly earned laurels!

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    " i thought with both the house and Senate in his 1st 2 years"

    This point has been brought up often. It has always been wrong. Although the House was majority Democratic for the first two years, and the Senate had plenty of Democrats for straight up-or-down votes, the Republicans filibustered almost every piece of legislation, requiring 60 votes for anything to pass, rather than 51.

    The Democrats never had 60 members in the Senate during that time. First, Norm Coleman wouldn’t accept the fact that Al Franken had beaten him (I might have felt the same way under the circumstances), and demanded recounts, which delayed the seating of the legally-elected Senator for months. Then Ted Kennedy died. So, please stop saying what you should know is incorrect.

    Filibusters should follow the rules as originally written. You have to stand and talk and talk and talk. This way, there are consequences. The idea of saying “I will filibuster” being sufficient is ludicrous. And I will bring up the same issue as I did on plenty of other issues: don’t give the Republicans any tools to use that you wouldn’t want Democrats to use.

    If the Senate becomes majority Republican, do you really think the Dems will allow any straight up-or-down votes to advance a Republican agenda? What’s good for the goose……

  12. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    Fact-free rants from Harley, who is also a climate denier and thus foreign to real-world evidence? Nothing to see here. Obamacare has already brought down health care costs, is working better than projected, and it turns out the Republicans have been using the “kids under 26” provision more than Democrats have.

  13. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    This is not true. The Democrats are willing and have proposed things to improve Obamacare (such as closing the gap that leaves churches unable to use the exchanges). The GOP has made it very clear that any attempt to make the ACA work better is a nonstarter. Even for churches. It has been clear that Republicans hate Obama more than they love America, now apparently they hate Obama more than they love God.

  14. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    What a weird conspiracy theory. UPS can’t “drop” the ACA. It’s a law. They insure their employees, so other than bringing down their insurance costs and giving them refunds when their insurance company overcharges, the ACA doesn’t affect them.

  15. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Real tired of this. People with prior diagnoses would be happy, the uninsured would be happy and Kids that can keep covered by their parents like it.
    Also, the public won’t be paying higher costs because of all the poor going to the emergency rooms for care now.

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