Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    That secret sauce looks like it could be the blood Obama’s out for to tax everyone to death.

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Very good. Now maybe you can find an estimate from a legitimate news source rather than one that’s mired in blatant partisanship.

  3. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 3 years ago


    He should use Salon, MSNBC, or Huffington. Better yet the N.Y. Times.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @narrowminded is certainly partisan, but I don’t think recommending Salon, MSNBC, or Huffington to obtain a non-partisan alternative is workable.

  5. Nancy

    Nancy GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Even on medicare, the premiums deducted (over 100.00) each month plus the taxes on medicare go up each year. Secondary insurance is now running over 100.00 as well. Taxes are owed on retirements so many people over 70 are stil working in order to eat ‘cause they don’t qualify for free stuff like food stamps.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    Don’t forget the 30,000 American lives saved every year. What an expensive travesty THAT will be! Have you noticed in the last year that the Republicans have dropped the idea of “repeal and replace,” and just want “repeal”? In other words, “if you get sick, die in poverty.” And this from the party that purports to have religious values.

  7. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 3 years ago

    How about that, “taxed to death” yet still living. Next thing, ask for some cheese with your whine.

  8. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, over 3 years ago

    You know these are editorial comments and not news articles? All three are written by people with a vested interest in business as usual for the corporate medical industry elite. Yes the current law is in many ways a flawed compromise. It’s a shame that a better bill was blocked by a Republican minority and a few Democrats being influenced by political pressure and the money of corporate America.

  9. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Because Health Insurers NEVER raised their rates until Obamacare happened. They wouldn’t have DARED to double their rates(several times) during a Conservative Republican administration.
    Oh, NO! It’s all Obama’s fault that you can’t get full medical care by taking a chicken over to Dr.Quinn anymore.

  10. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 3 years ago

    Any yet more proof that the Obamanation lies through his teeth and will say anything to get his way. The man is the greatest fool to ever hold the office, bar none. His “burger” makes a Dagwood sandwich look measly.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    “Obama cut Medicare by something like $50 million to help ‘pay’ for Obamacare.”

    This is true. I think it was more like $700 million. The idea was that there was that much waste and fraud, and that removing that would increase available funding for health care. Isn’t this what people have wanted all along?

    Go to the website for HHS and sign up for their weekly newsletter. Each week it shows the amount of money that HHS has recovered/people prosecuted for Medicare fraud. I applaud their efforts.

  12. corzak

    corzak said, over 3 years ago

    “All the commenters here are either on Medicare or soon will be so what are you complaining about?”

    Good question.

  13. corzak

    corzak said, over 3 years ago


    “on medicare, the premiums deducted . . . plus the taxes on medicare . . . Secondary insurance is now running over 100.00 . . .Taxes are owed on retirements so many people over 70 are stil working . . .”

    Those of us under 55 . . . pay taxes, and work, and should expect to work into our 70s, and can reasonably expect to have significantly lower medicare benefits – if any at all.

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    Let’s make the assumption that Lisa and the Republicans get their way: no Obamacare. Go right back to the previous system, since there is no plan to “replace”. Bring back the exclusion for pre-existing conditions, allow insurance to spend unlimited funds on marketing; they don’t need to pay for health care anyway. Allow insurance companies to drop you from the plan when your care becomes too expensive.

    This will also increase unfunded emergency room care, which totaled $39 billion last year. It will also increase costs to our society, since people who don’t have insurance will wait until their conditions become much worse before seeking treatment that they can’t pay for. Remember that treatment that can’t be paid for still is paid for by someone.

    Personally, I’d rather everybody pay to contribute to health care than to have others choose not to purchase coverage and tap my funds when they need help. I would rather pay for a diabetic’s meds than to pay for amputation and dialysis.

    These costs will exist, to a greater or lesser degree, regardless of which plan is in place, or even if there is no plan. It’s just a matter of what column it shows up in during the accounting process.

    Health care costs will go up exponentially regardless, especially with a country that feels as though its individuals have every right to trash their health. As a society that’s getting older, more and more problems will occur, and that’s not counting the additional costs of self-inflicted, avoidable, and unnecessary maladies. But don’t tell us we have to watch our sugar intake. Make pizza sauce a “vegetable” when fed to school children (don’t be surprised when they make improper food choices when they become self-reliant).

    Be careful what you wish for.

    Just as raising the debt ceiling cures the symptom but not the problem, so is Obamacare. More people will get better care sooner, but it will cost more….but not as much more in the long run, because of earlier intervention being available. But it is not the cure. Single payer is the cure.

    None so blind as he who will not see.

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Actually TTM, I occasionally use all of the sites listed (left and right and others like them) as a starting point to find the sources of information in order to find out the whole story. Too often political sites omit data from the source to bolster their political viewpoint (a kind way to say “lie by omission”). They then take that data and make extrapolations that will fit their own and their readership’s predilections even though the whole of the data wouldn’t allow those extrapolations to be made. They also paraphrase in ways as to completely lose the meaning of the original statement. Soundbites, taken out of context, are also unjustly ridiculed and heaped with scorn. To me, it is a turpitude for these sites to lie to their readership in this way.

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