Matt Davies by Matt Davies

Matt Davies

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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Nailed himself right in the nose! At least he hit something! Not what he was aiming for, maybe, but pretty good for a beginner.

  2. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, over 2 years ago

    Actually, it was the CEOs in the picture who “missed the target” as it were

  3. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 2 years ago

    I still don’t understand why CEOs are so united against a single-payer system. It would take one of their most cumbersome expenses and something that is quite frankly none of their business off their books.

  4. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @meetinthemiddle

    Impossible. He would have had to give them the bow instead of exercising the responsibility for which he campaigned. I just can’t see that happening.

  5. ninety_nine_percent

    ninety_nine_percent said, over 2 years ago

    How do the Republicans convince the middle class that they don’t want health care? You can get some people to believe anything, I guess. “No, no, you don’t want us to save your life!”

  6. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 2 years ago

    ^^As opposed to this country where if he were one of the 30 percent without health insurance, he couldn’t get it at all.

    but at least he wouldn’t have to face a ‘death panel’.

  7. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, over 2 years ago

    @BrassOrchid

    Wasn’t commenting pro or con on the toon’s message – just pointing out what the toon was actually saying.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    Okay, ask someone from Canada. I guess that’s me. I went to my family doctor a week and a half ago (I call in the morning, I see her in the afternoon) because I was maybe feeling a little chest pain, but I wasn’t really sure it was anything, but hey, it’s better to know than not know. And because I’m covered (like everyone else) by the provincial health insurance system, I never have to say “Can I afford this visit to the doctor?” So she gave me a pretty thorough exam, and she said “Well, so far as I can tell, there’s nothing wrong. But you know you’re getting a little older, and it makes sense to check this out.” So she sent me for an echo-cardiogram. The appointment was five days later. (In an emergency, of course, it would have been right away.) So I had the test, and I’m happy to say that everything is just fine. No system is perfect, but I’m happy with the Canadian system. I lived many years in the US, and all my family has lived and died there, and I have a lot of experience with the US system. At its best, the US system is great. At its worst it lets people get sick and die.

  9. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @meetinthemiddle

    One can never know what any work of art says. Even the artist is often surprised at the meanings found in their work. Especially the artist.

  10. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @ninety_nine_percent

    That’s not difficult. The difficulty is in convincing them that they will get something for nothing and it will be better than that for which they pay. Selling that argument requires real talent.

  11. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    @Chillbilly

    because of the taxes that will result. Take a look at the tax rates of other countries with a single payer system and look at ours. We pay FAR less; but not for long…

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    gee Doc you must think we can’t find this stuff:

    http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/fq/txrts-eng.html

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