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John Deering

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  1. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 2 years ago

    Republicans do not want the Canadian experience playing out in the U.S.. Tommy Douglas, father of Canadian Medicare and premier of Saskatchewan, had this quaint idea that people should not be dying because they could not afford treatment. So he introduced a bill in the early 1960s that would create the first universal single payer health care plan in North America. The doctors resisted, and conservatives and representatives from the American Medical Association poured over the border joining their Canadian brethren in stopping “socialized” medicine. But Tommy the fighter refused defeat, and in 1962 universal single payer health care became a reality in Saskatchewan, soon to be followed at the national level.
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    In 2004 Canadians were asked to name “The Greatest Canadian.” The people’s choice was Tommy Douglas, beating out Sir Charles Banting (insulin) and Sir Alexander Graham Bell (telephone). Many Americans do not want a similar story playing out in the U.S. with Obama.

  2. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 2 years ago

    If there is any damage from a shutdown it will be short lived. If there is any damage from Obamacare it will be forever or until we as a country implode.

  3. Kylop

    Kylop said, almost 2 years ago

    @echoraven

    “If there is any damage from a shutdown it will be short lived….”

    “I can’t tell you if the use of force in Iraq today will last five days, five weeks or five months, but it won’t last any longer than that”

    Equally good predictions

  4. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    To the GOP, the ends justify the means. And if the country has to suffer as a result, well, “So be it”, to quote Boehner.

  5. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 2 years ago

    CON-sense.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Just “shut down” the oxygen supply to these specific clowns, and put in a pure CO2 atmosphere, it would be good for them, as it makes things grow, right??

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    As John McCain said, its right wing irrational thinking.

  8. martens is fed up

    martens is fed up said, almost 2 years ago

    The sad part of all this is that the Right Wingers have found the Achilles’ heel of our system of government, but they don’t understand enough about that system to realize that their attempts to “save” it are in fact in line to destroy it.

  9. parkerfields

    parkerfields GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Liberals have to be brain dead. The Republicans passed legislation to keep the nation going. If it is shut down, Obama and the liberals will do it.

  10. parkerfields

    parkerfields GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    Yep. You have to quote a Democrat posing as a Republican. McCain has always been a liberal and has never been a true Republican.

  11. parkerfields

    parkerfields GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @martens is fed up

    You should be looking in a mirror. It is the liberal agenda that is bankrupting the nation (but I guess you think that is a good thing). It is the liberal agenda that is morally bankrupting the country (but I guess you think the corruption and high crime rate is a good thing). The liberal agenda is putting more of the country into poverty than ever before in the history of our country (but I guess you think that is a good thing).

  12. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 2 years ago

    ^bull

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @parkerfields

    ‘Liberals have to be brain dead. The Republicans passed legislation to keep the nation going. If it is shut down, Obama and the liberals will do it.’
    ………………..
    For Republicans/Fox “news” viewers, health care for Americans is not an issue:
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    D: Do you think the American health care system should be improved?
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    R: Well, all I know is that I hate Obamacare, and Obama.
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    D: Yeah, but do you believe more Americans should get health care coverage?
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    R: My health care coverage is just fine. Besides, I already answered. And, you know, the American health care system is the greatest in the world. And anyway, I would never support anything Obama proposes, no matter what it is.
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    D: Yeah, but what about the health care system?
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    R: Did you know that Obama is a socialist, communist fascist who was born in Kenya and is a muslim? And he’s coming to TAKE YOUR GUNS!
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    BTW, parkerfields, is it your belief that Ted Cruz is constitutionally eligible to be president?

  14. martens is fed up

    martens is fed up said, almost 2 years ago

    I am talking about the failure to understand that NONE of us has all the right answers, and so we have to muddle through with compromising and trying ideas that just maybe may work, even if we think to start out that they won’t. The best decisions are not made by single individuals but by groups, the best reasoning comes about by group interactions, and the best information for making decisions again comes by group consultations. This is why I support at least two significant parties (I think our system cannot do with more, unlike the parliamentary systems). The radical of the Right, however, by their intransigence are threatening our economic stability and in fact the world’s economic stability (because we are such a major player in the world economy). I consider this reckless. I also consider that they will destroy the Republican party (which I do not want) and take the rest of us with them. You reasonable Republicans need to get them out of the control tower ASAP>

  15. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 2 years ago

    “So, you say that, in the future, if Obamacare is a total catastrophe, people will still vote Dem and nothing can be done about it and the law can never be repealed? I don’t think this is how humans work”
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    In theory perhaps. The Federal telephone excise tax was in place around 1898 and it looks like sometime in 2006 there was a partial repeal. So the federal government moves very slowly to repeal something that “bleeds” John Q Public.
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    Like most that voted for the ACA, I don’t know most of it but what I do know is 2 things: 1: Smaller companies are exempt, and apparently their costs are increased if they choose to provide, case in point I lost my health care and my wife will lose hers when it becomes law. 2nd. Part is part timers are exempt so companies have an incentive to reduce their full time staff. I think only Starbucks has publicly stated that they will not reduce their full time staff and we don’t know how honest that was.
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    Hopefully you lefty leaning folks are right, otherwise it may be the end of the middle class and there will only be the rich and the poor.

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