Matt Davies by Matt Davies

Matt Davies

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    This cartoon is a death panel.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    Back in the days when English kings were sovereign and could unilaterally proclaim any laws they wanted, they still had to ask Parliament for the money to implement those laws.


    So Charles I had to ask parliament for money, and Cromwell’s parliament only gave him the money for an axe and an axeman.


    So, while the ACA has been passed, the Constitution says only Congress can fund it. A power never before used to stop a law already on the books, but the power is still there, as we can all see.


    For better or worse.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    No! No! No! Davies has it wrong. The House won’t compromise. It’s the President that won’t negotiate. The tea party types need to compromise and the President needs to negotiate.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    Negotiations at scythe point aren’t negotiations.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 1 year ago

    @Debt Free

    “The TEA Party has passed a budget that doesn’t fund ACA. What part of that don’t libs understand?”

    The House Tea Party caucus can’t repeal the law, so they’re refusing to fund it. The Senate is refusing to pass a spending bill unless it includes funding for the law, which was passed by both chambers of Congress, signed by the President, and declared constitutional by the Supreme Court. I think us “libs” are up to speed on the situation.

  6. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    ROTFL!!! Thank you, i needed that…

  7. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    What the hell is wrong with the Teabaggers ? The ACA aka Obamacare is established law upheld by the Supreme Court. I’m sure there are a lot of laws on the books people don’t like but you can’t be shutting down the Government just because you don’t like a certain law. The Democrats can’t give in to threats every time the Teabaggers throw a hissy fit. There are a lot of Republicans ready to end the shutdown but Speaker Boehner refuses to allow a vote. 1 way or another his speakership in the House is through.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    @skipcarlsen

    You’re right Mr. Carlsen,
    Most Americans don’t like Obamacare, but when you ask them about the ACA, you get a different result. One quick, and perhaps facetious example is this link.
    ^
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/jimmy-kimmel-proves-americans-don-understand-difference-obamacare-affordable-care-act-article-1.1474442
    ^
    I would be grateful to see actual numbers that reflect what people think about the ACA rather than Obamacare. I have not found a link where the ACA was not referred to as Obamacare in the questioning.
    As far as technical difficulties go..
    The Veterans Admin. is unable to give Vets their benefits, sometimes for over a year, because the bureaucratic “geniuses” who designed the system used computers that won’t talk to each other.
    Wouldn’t it have been great if the parties had worked all of these details out in the committees responsible and delegated the jobs to competent minds they wanted to see succeed?
    Both parties are sabotaging the other, and the American people, in an effort to become a dominant political power, and neither can be trusted with that much power.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 1 year ago

    @skipcarlsen

    Try again. Most Americans like the provisions of Obamacare:
    Tax credits for small businesses to buy insurance: 88% in favor.
    Closing the Medicare drug benefit doughnut hole: 81% in favor.
    Extension of dependent coverage to offspring up to age 26: 76% in favor.
    Expanding Medicaid: 71% in favor.
    Ban on exclusions for preexisting conditions: 66% in favor.
    Employer mandate: 57% in favor.
    http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-obamacare-20131001,0,4909537.story
    And by the way, it is NOT socialist by any rational standard; it was developed by the conservative Heritage Foundation Foundation, and when implemented by Republican Governor Romney in Massachusetts. it was praised by the GOP specifically because it required an individual mandate (thus forcing people to “take responsibility”) and it worked through the existing insurance companies.
    Socialized medicine is properly defined as the government controlling all aspects of medicine: educating doctors, owning and administering the hospitals, buying and managing medicine. We do NONE of those things. By contrast, the UK does have socialized medicine. It is considerably cheaper per person, covers everyone (as we don’t even with Obamacare), and provides better healthcare than the patchwork we laughably call a healthcare system.

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    I have always been a proponent of one of those obscure things written (I think) in the Federalist (Anti-Federalist?) papers. It mentions that the needs of the minority should always be considered, but the majority should rule. It is time for Mr. Boehner and the other regular Republicans to stop considering the uncompromising position of the tea party Republicans. Although he would lose approximately 25% of his Republican support, good faith negotiations with Democrats could result in essential legislation being passed. After all, where would the tea party types go under these circumstances? It wouldn’t take very many Democrats and all non-tea party Republicans to vote for the legislation to get something passed. This assumes that Democrats also negotiated in good faith. One would think that, with the beating the Tea Party Caucus members took in the last election, the remaining members should consider their seats in the House precarious and be more amenable to compromise.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    @me9970

    The Supreme Court also thinks that corporations are people. Just proves that they don’t have to be right to keep their jobs.

  12. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, about 1 year ago

    Congress passed and the States ratified the 18th Amendment to the constitution. When it didn’t work out, they repealed it. Any law passed by Congress, signed by the President and upheld by the Supreme Court can be also be repealed at any time the majority of the people desire it.

  13. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Northern Redman

    The 18th Amendment Was repealed by the full ratification of the 21st Amendment in December, 1933…Not by the hostile obstinacy of a MINORITY of reactionaries in the HoR.

  14. LumFan

    LumFan said, about 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    Speaker Boehner is still working under the so-called “Hastert Rule”, in which any piece of legislation he brings up in the House of Representatives must have the support of a majority of the majority caucus (Republican in this case). However, former speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL), the rule’s namesake, has said that the rule “never really existed.”
    ^
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10/03/denny-hastert-disses-the-hastert-rule-it-never-really-existed.html

  15. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Jase99

    The law was not declared Constitutional by the Supreme Court. The questionable policy of forcing people to buy insurance was defended on the grounds that it is a tax to support the greater health care costs nationwide. And laws do get repealed and reviewed. We are stupid people. (Not you, of course. You are no mere mortal human. You are of the Golden Progressive People, may their power and fortunes be taken from the stupid and endure in perpetuity.) We make very stupid mistakes, especially when our actions are well-intended but more idealistic than practical and thus doomed to fail in practice. No law is ever safe from review and repeal by people whose exposure to reality has altered their perceptions of their fantasies.

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