Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    See? I warned you about country music, but did you listen?

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 3 years ago

    “A new study from the RAND Corporation examines the consequences if 14 states, whose governors have declared their opposition to Medicaid expansion, reject the expansion. The rejectionist states would lose more than $8 billion a year in federal aid, and find themselves on the hook for roughly $1 billion MORE to cover the losses hospitals incur when treating the uninsured.

    “Meanwhile, Medicaid rejectionism will deny health coverage to roughly 3.6 million Americans, with essentially all of the victims living near or below the poverty line. And since past experience shows that Medicaid expansion is associated with significant declines in mortality, this would mean a lot of avoidable deaths: about NINETEEN THOUSAND a year, the study estimated.”
    No one from Mitt “too bad about the hurricane” Romney’s 14% tax bracket of course.

  3. Whatroughbeast

    Whatroughbeast said, over 3 years ago


    Did the “study” factor in what would happen if the rejectionist states simply kept all the money they now send to Washington? Didn’t think so!

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Fire them all and close the IRS. Flat tax, everyone pays.”

    Do you honestly think the same politicians who created the current loop-hole ridden tax code can be trusted to create a new system without protecting their corporate and wealthy donors? Get real. If they were capable of that, they’d be capable of fixing the system we have now. Even if they were, there would still need to be an agency to ensure the money is collected.

  5. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago

    Again with the meme’s. Lay off it. I am more closely-aligned with the TEA party than I am with Republicans, but I still do think a “no tax” is not going to function here. However, I would like us to go back to the original arrangement we had: States collect taxes and then send a stipend to Washington to use.

    The reason the IRS has grown too powerful is because we have let it. We have allowed crony capitalists to insert themselves into the tax-writing process by helping elect government officials for favors. We have had too many special interest groups (not just large corporations, but unions and other groups) have their hands in the pot for too long. I’m all in favor of stripping out the entire tax code, and writing it on one page.

    Flat rate, no exceptions, no exemptions. Only products not subject to sales tax would be on unprocessed food. The state collects the sales/income/property taxes, and then the state sends a percentage of those taxes (based on the will of their people) to Washington. Businesses would pay their taxes to the state in which they are domiciled.

    This way you will protect the national bodies of government from coercion by special interests. If Congress has no direct input in how much money they collect, special interests can’t weasel their way in to get national favors. The tax code is set up to favor the well-connected and punish the rank-and-file individuals. That needs to be fixed. 10th Amendment all the way.

  6. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    Hey, did you know there’s this place where there’s effectively no government? No taxes, no regulation, no police, no laws. It’s called Somalia. Why don’t you go there, instead of trying to bring it here?

  7. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Have you read any news sites from the UK/They have stories quite often about someone dieing because they were denied coverage?”

    It’s when someone in the UK dies due to being denied coverage, it’s news. When someone in the US dies because their insurer denied coverage, it’s business as usual.

    Other than those lucky enough to afford “Cadillac Plans”, trying to get private insurers to pay for anything is a nightmare. “Greatest health care in the world”, my arse!

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Sure… those poor Tea Party groups were horribly persecuted by the IRS. Obama’s bullies forced them to operate as if their 501( c)4 applications were already approved until they were approved. If that’s Obama’s idea of dirty tricks, he really needs to learn from an expert like Karl Rove.

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    “Did the “study” factor in what would happen if the rejectionist states simply kept all the money they now send to Washington?”

    Most of the rejectionist states receive more money from Washington than they send. Those Red State Governors are pretty much saying they hate their working class residents. That’s almost as big of a ‘news’ story as people being refused coverage by their insurance company, so we won’t see that in the ‘liberal’ media!

  10. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago

    Oh, I’m totally in favor of no tax exemptions for anyone, especially corporations. If you can’t make your business fly without tax help, you shouldn’t be in business. But the problem is the reverse has happened: they have made it so complex and convoluted, only large corporations can afford the accountants to sift through the crap in the tax code.

    As to domiciling: A business MUST have a domicile in a state if it’s US-based. But to address foreign businesses, that’s where tariffs and sales tax comes into play.

    But, like I said, if you keep food non-taxed, then those on the lower rungs of the economic ladder will be hurt less. But, you did hit something on the head: you can’t keep everyone happy and uncomplaining.

    I love KISS. It’s a shame everyone in Government has their head so far up their rears that they can’t see anything but crap.

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