Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    Don’t worry, the IRS will have no delay in implimenting your punishment come tax time.
    They are hiring over 16,000 agents to collect your new tax.

  2. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Not now they aren’t…

  3. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    One of Lisa Benson’s better ones, actually. The folks behind the website messed up. I don’t see that it would have made sense to create a system capable of handling the one time load we are seeing, but there should have been a plan to stagger the waves of people signing up.

    We only have… ummm… 170 days or so to get people signed up. Actually, as I type this, the site is down for upgrades. I suspect everything will be straightened out soon.

    Bonus humor for some: the font used for much of the site is called “bitter”.

    http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Bitter

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 1 year ago

    Boehner and the GOP are phony deficit hawks. They voted in lockstep for two large Bush tax cut packages benefiting mostly the wealthy and corporations, two unnecessary wars, a Medicare drug program that was a giveaway to Big Pharma, and a bailout for the crooks on Wall Street who caused the recession. All unpaid for!

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    @Uncle Joe

    " I don’t see that it would have made sense to create a system capable of handling the one time load"


    No one builds a bridge that can handle the maximum traffic that ever wants to cross the river, the cost would be astronomical and the benefit minimal. At peak times, traffic must queue.


    Uncle Joe must have an Ivy League degree. Those top schools teach that computer systems, like bridges, should be built for normal load, not for peaks.


    Sadly, we have mostly state university types running our electric system: If only we had Ivy League types who know that the system should only be able to handle average load (so no A/C in summer—think of the savings in the South; the reason this isn’t outrageously expensive is that electric plants burn more fuel when there’s a heavy load, and less fuel when there’s a lighter load, so the cost of meeting maximum demand isn’t the cost of running at full power 24/7, the way the costs of a 48 lane bridge would be.)


    So it would be ridiculous to have added extra, leased servers to handle the initial load, servers that could be disconnected once the surge was past. This is a fact that only those extremely bright Ivy League designers could see. Those of us with degrees from ESU foolishly believe one could easily have built a system that scaled to handle the initial surge.

  6. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 1 year ago

    For 600 million dollars, originally estimated to cost 90 million, one would hope for a far better product.
    Not inspiring confidence.

  7. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 1 year ago

    Lisa, you live and write in California. You can look out the window of your Castle in Fantasyland and SEE that RoMneyObamaCare is working just fine. WHO are you talking to, I wonder? The bottom line is this: taxpayers pay for the medical care of the uninsured ANYWAY, so it’s best MOST people pay SOMEthing, as opposed to NOTHING, which is has been the RepbuliCon talk radio ‘solution’ for decades. Jeez

  8. Incredulous

    Incredulous said, about 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    What? Better for whom? DIMocrats?

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    I agree with Uncle Joe. A reporter said the administration was expecting around 50k an hour to apply and the sheer numbers of people looking at the site overwhelmed it.
    That may or may not be true. A friend of mine thinks Republicans are spamming the site to make it crash to which I say, prove it. Such suggestions are a symptom of the distrust and divisiveness inflicting our nation.
    Jon Stewart was brilliant when he had Ms. Sebilius on and challenged her…He said….“I’m going to download every movie ever made and you apply for health care and let’s see who gets done first.” He took her to task on many issues, including one raised by Republicans… If businesses have a one year delay, why can’t the rest of people, especially the ones who don’t like what they know of the program? He is also, like many of us who comment on GC, a supporter of a single payer system.
    Seeing how long it’s taking for the gov’t to fix the VA computer mess regarding veteran benefits, I am hesitant to even suggest when this mess might be resolved. But having the gov’t shutdown while needing people to work on the problem can’t be helping.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  10. Ian Rey

    Ian Rey said, about 1 year ago

    Is this a ten day old cartoon? I had no problem getting on the site yesterday. Registered, signed up, got a better self-employed plan with a significantly lowered premium. People who can’t get on and can’t get it done on their own have the option of getting assistance.

    Really, this couldn’t be easier.

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 1 year ago

    Actually, most of the web sites set up by the states are working pretty well. The Feds didn’t realize the irrational behavior of Republicans who didn’t care about bankrupting their hospital systems, so they got a bit over-extended having to cover for the slacker states. Blue states like Oregon and Colorado are doing very well, as are those red states that took on the responsibility of actually governing (like Kentucky).

  12. eugene57

    eugene57 said, about 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    ““Some say” that Republican operatives have hacked into the system and sabotaged it.”
    That is a The Fox News copywrite protected tactic. They could sue.

  13. eugene57

    eugene57 said, about 1 year ago

    @Overtaxed

    You have as much accurate knowledge of history as you do of current events, little to none.
    Unfortunately, there are many who will swallow that swill.

  14. coraryan

    coraryan GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Where did you get idea? Try not complying with the Obama-tax & see what happens to you.

  15. coraryan

    coraryan GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    Try to stay on topic, will you? This is about the train wreck of Obamacare. And you Libs only know how to blame Bush. Well, Obama has been “it” for over 5 years now, this mess belongs to HIM!

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