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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years 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 R

    omQ R said, over 2 years 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, over 2 years 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 R

    omQ R said, over 2 years 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, over 2 years ago

    Clearly, Bush’s fault.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years 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, over 2 years 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, over 2 years 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. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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

  10. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years 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!

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years 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!

  12. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Dtroutma

    Once again for your short memory. If there’s going to be an apology for WMD’s, then the Democrats that were all gung-ho for invading Saddam needs to apologize as well.
    ,
    http://www.davidstuff.com/political/wmdquotes.htm
    .
    However, no GOP or Tea Party need apologize for ACA because we didn’t put ONE vote towards it. YOU Dems own it 100%. It’s YOUR fiasco to apologize for!

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    I think you and your source are overstating things, Mr. Churchill. Mr. Obama’s daughters will grow up in this nation and the consequences of the actions described would have our nation bearing little resemblance to what it is now.
    I also fear the tone you set. You fail to recognize the many liberals, Democrats, and independents who are patriots, and have shed blood on foreign soil on behalf of our nation and freedoms. In addition, your words could be taken as a call to arms, to rally people to use violence in order to change direction instead of the ballot box.
    I have frequently defended conservatives from those who have used similar words, though not with the emphasis you use in this specific post. Most Americans, liberal and conservative alike, are moderates. It is the extremists on the fringes who are burning the carpet on which we centrist would stand in peace and bipartisanship.
    Fiery rhetoric can do much damage, the pen is mightier than the sword, please do not pigeonhole all of us who are not conservatives as the enemy.
    We are your neighbors.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  14. martens is REALLY fed up

    martens is REALLY fed up said, over 2 years ago

    What are you thinking to be publicizing this kind of unsubstantiated meanderings of a person who has repeatedly been shown to be wrong? He claimed he knew Obama had never gone to Columbia. After that was debunked, he backed off and claimed that he had gone there but had rotten grades because he was doping. No evidence to support this claim however (and if he had not known Obama at Columbia, it’s hard to see how he could have known how he spent his time there). And then he hinted at the birther issue and backed down to say, no, he was born in the USA but pretended he wasn’t to get financial advantage…which was debunked. So why in the world would any of us give a hoot what this nutcase has to say? And you dared to criticize thinkprogress.org as a source. I think you are compromising your credibility here big time.

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    That single-payer system is just a horror. Canadians hate it:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care_in_Canada

    Canadians strongly support the health system’s public rather than for-profit private basis, and a 2009 poll by Nanos Research found 86.2% of Canadians surveyed supported or strongly supported “public solutions to make our public health care stronger.”910 A Strategic Counsel survey found 91% of Canadians prefer their healthcare system instead of a U.S. style system.1112 Plus 70% of Canadians rated their system as working either “well” or “very well”.13
    A 2009 Harris/Decima poll found 82% of Canadians preferred their healthcare system to the one in the United States, more than ten times as many as the 8% stating a preference for a US-style health care system for Canada14 while a Strategic Counsel survey in 2008 found 91% of Canadians preferring their healthcare system to that of the U.S.1112
    A 2003 Gallup poll found 25% of Americans are either “very” or “somewhat” satisfied with “the availability of affordable healthcare in the nation”, versus 50% of those in the UK and 57% of Canadians. Those “very dissatisfied” made up 44% of Americans, 25% of respondents of Britons, and 17% of Canadians. Regarding quality, 48% of Americans, 52% of Canadians, and 42% of Britons say they are satisfied.13

    2012 saw a record year for number of doctors with 75,142. The gross average salary was $328,000

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