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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 12 months ago

    Is this sarcasm?
    I don’t think it was a congestion problem when only 6 people nationwide signed up on the Grand Opening Day.
    The problem isn’t too many people trying to sign up or the red herring known as the Tea Party. It’s a simple fact that people don’t want BarryCare!

  2. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 12 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    asked 10 minutes ago “Is this sarcasm?”


    I only see one train line in that cartoon;
    …with Republican R.R. written on the side
    …two trains, 1 crash and several derailed carriages.


    Therefore, I can safely conclude, based on the evidence put before me, visual clues, speech bubble and labels, that
    no, it’s not sarcasm. Not – at – all.

  3. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    The Tea Party is not the cause of the train wreck. The sticker shock is. Dems own this fiasco hook line and sinker!

  4. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 12 months ago

    @PianoGuy24

    mistuned with “The Tea Party is not the cause of the train wreck. The sticker shock is. Dems own this fiasco hook line and sinker!”


    The only train wreck the ’toon’s theme represents is that of a crash twixt Moderate & Tea Party Republicans. Yet, PianoGuy banged on the keys with “Dems own this fiasco” and with "The Tea Party is not the cause…


    You’re right, of course, extreme moderates are the cause. :-|
    (I found that term elsewhere on this forum this past week! )

  5. avarner

    avarner said, 12 months ago

    Clearly, Bush’s fault.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 12 months ago

    Mr. Kallaugher stole Jon Stewart’s analogy. At the Rally for Sanity/Fear, Mr. Stewart became serious in the last fifteen minutes and said Americans are on a six lane highway that narrows to a single lane going through a tunnel. On the other side of that tunnel are the places Americans want to be to be happy and secure. But we are so caught up in our dislikes for the ‘other drivers’, their looks, their bumper stickers, the music we hear them playing… that we refuse to work together in order to keep the traffic moving. Instead of slowly moving toward similar goals, traffic is at a standstill.
    ^
    The tunnel in the case of this cartoon is too narrow and poorly designed for traffic to flow easily even if the drivers were being cooperative, and sadly, the extremist amongst the Rs are providing additional distractions. But they are still safe in most places. With media support, gerrymandering and money from powerful groups, the Republicans are better able to choose their voters than their voters are able to choose moderate candidates.
    ^
    The ACA will be straightened out, and hopefully, the parties will do the necessary adjustments on it to make it the product the nation needs for long term relief from increasing healthcare costs. But before that happens, the Dems will have to become good faith negotiators with Republicans who have set aside their own extremists in favor of advancing the nation and all of its peoples, even the poor ones.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  7. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 12 months ago

    No, but the rwnj want to put anyone in jail that has sex beyond the missionary position, are not married, and only a man and a woman can be married, and other none-of-their-business-personal-done-in-private-not-gonna-hurt-anyone acts.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 12 months ago

    @PianoGuy24

    Quite wrong. The website is not as good as it should be, granted. BUT it was never intended to hold this much traffic.
    The reason it is, is because GOP members in over twenty states decided to forbid implementing the STATE LEVEL healthcare exchanges, forcing people to go to the federal level. Gee, I thought conservatives liked states’ rights. The state sites are working great. The Federal site is overloaded — with people who definitely WANT Obamacare but are having trouble getting it because of GOP politicians in their own states.
    So get it right.

  9. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    How do 6 people drive so many cars?

  10. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    You’re not in any sort of hurry for anything, are you..?

  11. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 12 months ago

    Why Obamacare is a Success……by Wayne Allyn Root

    There are 2 major political parties in America. I’m a member of the naïve, stupid, and cowardly one. I’m a Republican. How stupid is the GOP? They still don’t get it. I told them 5 years ago, 2 books ago, a national bestseller ago (“The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide”), and in hundreds of articles and commentaries, that Obamacare was never meant to help America, or heal the sick, or lower healthcare costs, or lower the debt, or expand the economy.

    The GOP needs to stop calling Obamacare a “trainwreck.” That means it’s a mistake, or accident. That means it’s a gigantic flop, or failure. It’s NOT. This is a brilliant, cynical, and purposeful attempt to damage the U.S. economy, kill jobs, and bring down capitalism. It’s not a failure, it’s Obama’s grand success. It’s not a “trainwreck,” Obamacare is a suicide attack. He wants to hurt us, to bring us to our knees, to capitulate- so we agree under duress to accept big government.

    Obama’s hero and mentor was Saul Alinsky – a radical Marxist intent on destroying capitalism. Alinksky’s stated advice was to call the other guy “a terrorist” to hide your own intensions. To scream that the other guy is “ruining America,” while you are the one actually plotting the destruction of America. To claim again and again…in every sentence of every speech…that you are “saving the middle class,” while you are busy wiping out the middle class.

    The GOP is so stupid they can’t see it. There are no mistakes here. This is a planned purposeful attack. The tell-tale sign isn’t the disastrous start to Obamacare. Or the devastating effect the new taxes are having on the economy. Or the death of full-time jobs. Or the overwhelming debt. Or the dramatic increases in health insurance rates. Or the 70% of doctors now thinking of retiring- bringing on a healthcare crisis of unimaginable proportions. Forget all that.

    The real sign that this is a purposeful attack upon capitalism is how many Obama administration members and Democratic Congressmen are openly calling Tea Party Republicans and anyone who wants to stop Obamacare “terrorists.” There’s the clue. Even the clueless GOP should be able to see that. They are calling the reasonable people…the patriots…the people who believe in the Constitution…the people who believe exactly what the Founding Fathers believed…the people who want to take power away from corrupt politicians who have put America $17 trillion in debt…terrorists?

    That’s because they are Saul Alinsky-ing the GOP. The people trying to purposely hurt America, capitalism and the middle class…are calling the patriots by a terrible name to fool, confuse and distract the public.

    Obamacare is a raving, rollicking, fantastic success. Stop calling it a failure. Here is what it was created to do. It is succeeding on all counts.

    1- Obamacare was intended to bring about the Marxist dream- redistribution of wealth. Rich people, small business owners, and the middle class are being robbed, so that the money can be redistributed to poor people (who vote Democrat). Think about it. If you’re rich or middle class, you now have to pay for your own healthcare costs (at much higher rates) AND 40 million other people’s costs too (through massive tax increases). So you’re stuck paying for both bills. You are left broke. Brilliant.

    2- Obamacare was intended to wipe out the middle class and make them dependent on government. Think about it. Even Obama’s IRS predicts that health insurance for a typical American family by 2016 will be $20,000 per year. But how would middle class Americans pay that bill and have anything left for food or housing or living? People that make $40K, or $50K, or $60K can’t possibly hope to spend $20K on health insurance without becoming homeless. Bingo. That’s how you make middle class people dependent on government. That’s how you make everyone addicted to government checks. Brilliant.

    3- As a bonus, Obamacare is intended to kill every decent paying job in the economy, creating only crummy, crappy part-time jobs. Why? Just to make sure the middle class is trapped, with no way out. Just to make sure no one has the $20,000 per year to pay for health insurance, thereby guaranteeing they become wards of the state. Brilliant.

    4- Obamacare is intended to bankrupt small business, and therefore starve donations to the GOP. Think about it. Do you know a small business owner? I know hundreds of them. Their rates are being doubled, tripled and quadrupled by Obamacare. Guess who writes 75% of the checks to Republican candidates and conservative causes? Small business. Even if a small business owner manages to survive, he or she certainly can’t write a big check to the GOP anymore. Money is the “mother’s milk” of politics. Without donations, a political party ceases to exist. Bingo. That’s the point of Obamacare. Obama is bankrupting his political opposition and drying up donations to the GOP. Brilliant.

    5- Obamacare is intended to make the IRS all-powerful. It adds thousands of new IRS agents. It puts the IRS in charge of overseeing 15% of the U.S. economy. The IRS has the right because of Obamacare to snoop into every aspect of your life, to go into your bank accounts, to fine you, to frighten you, to intimidate you. And Obama and his socialist cabal have access to your deepest medical secrets. By law your doctor has to ask your sexual history. That information is now in the hands of Obama and the IRS to blackmail GOP candidates into either not running, or supporting bigger government, or leaking the info and ruining your campaign. Or have you forgotten the IRS harassed, intimidated and persecuted critics of Obama and conservative groups? Now Obama hands the IRS even more power. Big Brother rules our lives. Brilliant.

    6- Obamacare is intended to unionize 15 million healthcare workers. That produces $15 billion in new union dues. That money goes to fund Democratic candidates and socialist causes- thereby guaranteeing Obama’s friends never lose another election, and Obama’s policies keep ruining capitalism and bankrupting business owners long after he’s out of office.

    Message to the GOP: This isn’t a game. This isn’t tiddly-winks. This is a serious, purposeful attempt to highjack America and destroy capitalism. This isn’t a trainwreck. It’s purposeful suicide. It’s not failing, it’s working exactly according to plan. Obama knows what he’s doing. Stop apologizing and start fighting. John Boehner: you said this isn’t a DAMN Game…..how right you were. You just didn’t know it.

    Oh and one more thing…Conservatives aren’t “terrorists.” We are patriots and saviors. We represent the Constitution and the Founding Fathers. We are the heroes and good guys. Unless you get all this through your thick skulls, America is lost…forever.

  12. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @motivemagus

    Are you REALLY that blind?? There are multiple articles where any Navigators are able to sign ANYone up for Obamacare because once people see the high premiums and deductibles they walk away. Look it up. Open your eyes. Spit out the Kool-Aid!

  13. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @PianoGuy24

    If it was so great then why are the Navigators not covered under the plan they are hocking? Why was not Sibelius just waiting to be one of the 1st to sign up? What a PR move that would have been! See the head lady logging on the 1st day! She is able to afford the Platinum Plan! See she is doing her Fair Share!
    I wonder why Congress turned down the last of the 4 bills passed before the shut down? It asked that they go onto the Obama exchanges.

  14. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    TEA has nothing to do with the failure of healthcare.gov.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Just got my 2014 Group Plan brochure yesterday. There are a number of changes from previous years (been with the plan for over 20 years). It appears a number of those changes will 1. LOWER premium increases compared to previous years. 2. Make the company responsible for more, with changes in copays. 3. For the first time, make “non-formulary” drugs available at a discount from what I currently pay.


    These changes do reflect actions from the ACA, for people who DO already have insurance. It appears those private policies “canceling” folks, are doing it because they don’t comply with the new requirements. Most, but admittedly, not all, changes seem to be improvements.


    Yes, not having the web site properly prepared was a screwup, and Sebelius, and Obama have said so, but the “conservative” side never listens, like when “W” apologized for lying about WMDs and Saddam playing a part in 9/11. Oh, wait a minute, nobody in the “W” administration ever apologized for any of THEIR screwups that killed hundreds of thousands of people, and cost multiple trillions of dollars!

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