Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 10 months ago

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

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Getting ready for Anaheim.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 10 months 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.

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    “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.”
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    No one from Mitt “too bad about the hurricane” Romney’s 14% tax bracket of course.

  4. Whatroughbeast

    Whatroughbeast said, 10 months ago

    @wmconelly

    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!

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 10 months ago

    @Gore Bane

    “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.

  6. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 10 months ago

    @Jase99

    Proof that the money MUST BE removed from the campaign process…that and we need a better Congress.

  7. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 10 months ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Its the criminals and quasi-criminals that cause high taxed. We must pay the money today to rid ourselves of these people tomorrow..
    Forget “no tax” , a favorite of tea bagging conservatives.

  8. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, 10 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    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.

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Ms. Ima

    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?

  10. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 10 months ago

    @wmconelly

    Did the study say that less then half the people in the country are paying for the other slightly more then half that will be getting free stuff?
    Did the study say anything about the millions of Mexican citizens that are in our emergency rooms daily that never pay squat?
    Did it say anything about billing Mexico/
    Did the study say how many old folks and small children will die because it costs too much?Have you read any news sites from the UK/They have stories quite often about someone dieing because they were denied coverage?Much of it due to incompetence
    because the smartest doctors come over here?

  11. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 10 months ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    Why don’t you go there and turn it into a socialist paradise?No one works ,everyone gets a check and free everything.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @denis1112

    “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!

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months 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.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Whatroughbeast

    “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!

  15. Ionizer

    Ionizer said, 10 months ago

    @Uncle Joe

    " Obama’s bullies forced them to operate as if their 501( c)4 applications were already approved until they were approved. "

    Wrong.

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