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Joe Heller

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Hmm, name a software program, even with extensive beta testing that was flawless when first handed over to the “public user”?

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 3 years ago

    Now that her employer has cut her hours to 29 hrs a week, she can choose her taxpayer funded, government mandated insurance plan.

  3. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, about 3 years ago

    ^if there are parts you don’t like, fix them. don’t shut down the government because you can’t get your way.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    If she works in the service industry, there’s a very good chance her company did that over a decade ago to cut costs.

  5. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, about 3 years ago

    Of course I lost my full time job in the process, but hey, now the IRS agents can fine me for the rest.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    She’ll get health insurance just about the time that program gives her stroke from frustration too if it is anything like other government ones I’ve used.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Michael, that was delightful. Thank you for my first real smile this morning.
    The program needs to have bipartisan repair involving experts in all fields related to healthcare.
    But the media doesn’t make money from peaceful resolutions, and politicians don’t get the donations they want for compromising on behalf of the majority of Americans.
    But I wonder what it would be like if they did.

  8. Bugsy 82

    Bugsy 82 said, about 3 years ago

    The Affordable Care Act was a Republican idea. At the core it is virtually unchanged from the 1989 Heritage Foundation proposal. In 2009 the president wanted a Canadian style single payer system. The Republicans rolled out their 1989 proposal that had worked so well in 2006 in Massachusetts under Mitt Romney. Obama fought that, but eventually said I like that. As soon as he said he liked the Republican plan, they all stepped away from it – within days.

    It is called bigotry. Essentially if the Black guy in the White House says he likes something, it has to be bad. Why do you think a Fox News poll found that 14% of Republicans approved of Obamacare and 22% approved of the Affordable Care Act.

  9. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 3 years ago

    Thanks to the recession, I’m stick in a job that’s far below my education level.
    I was checking out Obamacare-compliant insurance policies a few weeks back, and the cheapest one that was available in my area would still be two weeks’ pay for me in my present situation.
    This is on top of a life insurance policy that also requires me to shell out two weeks’ pay, four times a year. So that’s four months out of the year in which I basically just won’t be getting paid.
    I was trying to save up so that I could relocate to an area where the local economy is healthier, but those insurance premiums are going to make it impossible now.

  10. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 3 years ago

    Florida was one of 45 states and DC that adopted Common Core in 2010.
    Now some kids are being taught to those standards, and some are not.
    The idea was to have a National standard to decide when to promote kids, to rate teachers, and rate schools.
    The republicans threw out the test, because they don’t want a National test.
    So with less than a year to go, they have to come up with a fair test that works.
    Glad I am not in school here.

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    @Bugsy 82

    “The Affordable Care Act was a Republican idea. At the core it is virtually unchanged from the 1989 Heritage Foundation proposal.”

    This is a myth started by who knows and has been perpetuated for some reason. The original Heritage Foundation proposal was for coverage for catastrophic problems, (major medical) not an omnibus health care bill (hospitalization + major medical). The Heritage Foundation later withdrew any support for a health care bill.

  12. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 3 years ago

    The definition of insanity, Dumb(o).

  13. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 3 years ago

    Not a political question, just curious whether you are inflating the deer or deflating the deer.
    Most folks have a reason for usernames and yours has me wondering.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    hmm, the bill IS too long and complex, giving too much from Republicans to their buddies in the health care industry, and yes, should have been done better.

    It is NOT “Obamacare”, it was passed by Congress!

    All the times I’ve been critical of Obama’s actions, or inaction, as not bucking Congress to close Gitmo, or backing off on “single payer” as just two examples, hardly make an “Obamabot”.

    The REAL sheep however, ARE the TEA party drones, with no positive ideas on any action/subject, backing any idiocy their “team” comes up with, despite consequences, even to THEMSELVES!!!

    Threatening to shut down the government has been a REPUBLICAN tactic, every time, and very costly. This time could be worse, but they won’t change their minds, or their diapers.

    Yes, to quote the actual wisdom of Forrest Gump that TEAbaggers can’t summon the intellect to comprehend: “Stupid is as stupid does.” Hopefully, after this latest idiocy, they will all go down with their Cruz ship!

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago


    My copy of the PPACA is 906 pages long and is certified by the Superintendent of Documents, United States Government Printing Office. It is the final act as passed. Working copies (while it was still under consideration) were double spaced and could easily have been 1800 to 2000 pages long. At 2,528,981 bytes with average word length of 5 letters plus 1 space with 1 byte equaling 1 letter we have 2,528,981/6=421,497 words. (There is a possible fallacy in these numbers in that byte count may include document overhead making the word count less than what was calculated)

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