Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. hanmari

    hanmari said, over 2 years ago

    I am amazed at how people don’t recognize the unconstitutionality of the individual mandate. If you want to give the government that kind of unlimited power, then you need to do it through a Constitutional amendment, not through a handful of appointees to the Supreme Court who want to legislate from the bench.

  2. Rick

    Rick said, over 2 years ago

    You know that most other civilized countries have healthcare. But here, in the USA, the top 1% refuses to allow the 99% a decent life:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/06/23/us-usa-healthcare-last-idUSTRE65M0SU20100623

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    MIchael, the idea you project was Chaffee and Newt’s, not Dems., get over it, and get it right.

  4. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 2 years ago

    Trout: It doesn’t matter whose idea it was; wrong is wrong. The difference here is that conservatives backed away from it and recognized the problem with it, but liberals took it, ran with it, and pushed it through despite popular opposition.

    Rick: And we’re also the only country with personal income tax levels as low as they are. Or would you rather pay 50% of your income in taxes to the federal government so we can have rationed and sub-standard care, but “free?”

  5. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, over 2 years ago

    “Fine the crud out of you.” What a jerk. If you refuse to buy insurance the penalty is $95 a year. OK, maybe $95 is a lot of money to a third rate amateur cartoonist.

  6. charliekane

    charliekane said, over 2 years ago

    For those who would actually like to learn a little about constitutional law, and our friend, the commerce clause:
    http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/03/how-obamacare-will-be-settled-a-primer-on-the-commerce-clause/254872/

  7. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Rick

    Hmmm. The article cited states that 15% of Americans are without health insurance. I would assume that the 1% you are referring to, hire people and provide health benefits as a provision of their employment. Stop asking the government for freebies, get a job and get the benefits!

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    Here the Supreme Court oral arguments is going well for the right on the radio today. Hope it is true.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    @Eryx

    I am not sure your post is the real story. First it says 24 million will be exempt. Not just those under the poverty line, the article dose not include say union member who are exempt, it mentions certain religious groups but dose not mention whom or what religious groups are exempt. It is clear the Catholic Church feels it is not exempt forcing their insurance careers to pay for abortions something against the Catholic Church’s teachings.


    Also the who it impacts paragraph shows it dose very little for the country:
    “Who it impacts: The Urban Institute estimates that if the mandate were enacted today, it would affect about 26 million Americans who are currently uninsured. About a third of those affected, however, would qualify for Medicaid coverage at little to no cost. Another third would qualify for public subsidies to purchase insurance. That leaves “about 7.3 million people—2 percent of the total population (3 percent of the population under age 65)— who are not offered any financial assistance under the ACA and will be subject to penalties if they do not obtain coverage.””


    Last you have not shown how any one is blindly prejudice.

  10. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 2 years ago

    the cartoonist is totally correct….what Obama and the Democrats and the Liberals on the Supreme Court are up to is the changing of our constitution, bit by bit and Obamacare is quite a BIG bit. If God guides the majority to rule for true Justice, Obamacare will be ruled unconstitutional, and the Dems will have to go back to the drawing board for the next try.

  11. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    We don’t need health insurance, we need health CARE! Medicare for all. The individual mandate was a republicant idea first, so you know how bad it was. The Dims have moved so far right it looks like a liberal idea now.

  12. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 2 years ago

    The ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’ has two parts: first, insurance companies must now cover more than they’ve been covering; and second, people will have to pay the insurance companies more or face a penalty that’s been stated to be $0 or $95 or ‘a lot’, depending on which summary of the PPACA one reads.


    The net could be a big loss for the insurance companies, or a huge windfall, and the law is so complicated, no one can be sure which it will turn out to be (a lot of the law doesn’t go into effect before 2018).


    Every insurance company executive thinks the PPACA will be a massive windfall for the insurance industry, and is supporting it. I’m guessing it will be upheld anywhere from 6-3 to 9-0.


    But, to help their capitalist friends sell newspapers, and to make a buck off in-trade, the justices are suggesting they’re going to overturn the law.


    And the odds that they’ll really go against the insurance CEOs are ?

  13. Heavy B

    Heavy B said, over 2 years ago

    @IrishEddieOHara

    The same CONservatives who scream, wail, and cry about big goverment helping you get health care, have no problem with big goverment when it comes to getting in your bedroom, telling you what you can and can’t do, and with who. Lets just ignore the fact that the same catholic priests who don’t want goverment subsidizing birth control, DO want health care. Going against the CONservative belief.

    And if you would like, I can get into the hypocrisy of the church taking tax payer dollors from the office of faith based initatives from americans (like me) who don’t want to subsidize the church.

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    Anybody interested in starting a campaign to scrap the individual mandate and instead go for a single payer system?

  15. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @jack75287

    “3 percent of the population under age 65, who are not offered any financial assistance under the ACA and will be subject to penalties if they do not obtain coverage.” AGREED. Obama knows that this uncovered group are the rich and the young(rarely need medical care). So, who is the penalty for?? practically no one!!

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