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Mike Lester

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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    Wow, that’s even less than we socialists have to work! See, progress through Progressives! :-)

  2. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Every one gets to work 28 hours a week at 2 different jobs. Thank You Obamacare

  3. Ardvarck

    Ardvarck GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Everything that tea party doesn’t understand is now called Obamacare. Get real.

  4. nusbickel

    nusbickel said, over 1 year ago

    @Ardvarck

    Anyone defending Obamacare doesn’t understand Obamacare. 2014 rates of Affordable Care Act are going to make you sh*t your ardvarck plastic pants.

  5. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, over 1 year ago

    @nusbickel

    Uhh….That has to do with your insurance company, not the Affordable Care Act. You insurance rates have been going up for years BEFORE the law was even written.

  6. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Errrmmmm … more like “Thank you, Papa John.” (I’d pay $0.15 more per pizza if I knew it would cover the workers’ healthcare, but that would require me to eat a Papa John’s pizza.)

  7. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Chillbilly

    um no, the list is long and getting longer. The last unemployment number bare this out.

  8. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ardvarck

    @Harleyquinn
    Everything that tea party doesn’t understand is now called Obamacare. Get real.
    Can not understand the cartoon. I will spell it out. 30 hours a week mean you have to spend a lot of money on an employee that is not worth the minimum wage you are paying the pot head now. SO you cut the hours and hire two employees. The strip has Obama cutting jobs in half and telling us he is growing the job market.

  9. nusbickel

    nusbickel said, over 1 year ago

    @d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    Uhh… insurance company books are wide open and dictated by 80/20 federal gov’t MLR. Time to own this mess that your party created, like a
    good eunuch.

  10. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    @Overtaxed

    Papa John and I share one thing and one thing only in common: we both believe businesses shouldn’t pay for employees’ healthcare.


    I, however, believe in an efficient single-payer system that would relieve employers of ANY health care burden. (Who wants someone who can’t make a good pizza in the healthcare business anyway?)


    Papa John believes in forcing minimum wage workers to spend $10,000 a year in private healthcare.

  11. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Everyone, this is exactly the case. A lot of employers are going to (and already are, in anticipation of the PPACA’s rules) cut staff to work 29 hours per week so they can avoid the predatory law’s burdensome requirements. What most people don’t realize is that franchisees don’t make a ton of money.

    I know the guy who owns all the subways in town, something like 8 or 10 of them. After all the overhead and fees, he clears maybe $150k a year. For owning 8 businesses. And he has more than 50 employees total. So you add in the penalty for not providing health care of those employees, and you’re looking at $100k in fines, minimum. He has 80 employees. That means he will lose $10k a year as a business owner. How long do you honestly think he can stay in business if he’s running a net loss every year?

    So he’s going to do the only thing he can to ensure his business stays afloat: cut the hours to his staff so he doesn’t have to pay the penalty. It’s that, or shed jobs/sell stores. This is the unintended consequence of the PPACA. This is the “I told you so,” moment for so many conservatives who said this law was a bad idea. Because this is just the beginning.

  12. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 1 year ago

    ^I have some passages too. this is from david (the one who slew goliath and later became king david).


    2 Samuel 1:26 – I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.


    1 Samuel 20:41 – [And] as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of [a place] toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times: and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded

    1 Samuel 18:1 – And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

    beautiful, isn’t it?

  13. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 1 year ago

    @Chillbilly

    “I, however, believe in an efficient single-payer system that would relieve employers of ANY health care burden. (Who wants someone who can’t make a good pizza in the healthcare business anyway?)”

    It won’t relieve them of the burden, it will just shift it in the form of predatory tax levels. Someone’s gotta pay for it some how, and health care is no exception. What makes it worse is you have some unelected bureaucrat in Washington dictating when will be allowed and not allowed given your current situation.

    Hope you don’t want to have breast cancer caught before it’s terminal, because they only allow mammograms starting after most women are diagnosed with it. Hope you don’t want that hip replacement at 70 years old, because you’re “too old,” and the return on investment isn’t there. Hope you don’t want that experimental drug treatment to fight your cancer, because it’s experimental.

    All of these are just a few things that go on in countries with socialized medicine. There are some things the PPACA got right, but some that it dicked the dog hard. And having the IPAB and other bureaucratic committees deciding our future is — to put it mildly — dangerous.

  14. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, over 1 year ago

    @nusbickel

    “Uhh… insurance company books are wide open and dictated by 80/20 federal gov’t MLR. Time to own this mess that your party created, like a good eunuch.”


    Re-read my post, and slowly this time since you have a comprehension problem. I said that your health insurance rates have been going up BEFORE the law was written year after year. Why are you blaming the Care Act instead of the people who are raping you raw, like the insurance companies?

  15. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    @Wraithkin

    With the exception of the US, every developed nation and even some undeveloped nations (e.g. Nicaragua where my wife got immediate bureaucracy-free easy access to medical treatment this year for no charge in a remote rural area) provides imperfect, but efficient and relatively easy to manage medical care in exchange for a regressive VAT.


    I have two MDs in my family and they both loathe the PRIVATE bureaucracy which drowns them in paperwork and costs them a small fortune every year—much of which is passed on to patients who often can’t/won’t pay. I guarantee you that if paying a VAT stood between them and their plasma TV, they’d pay it.


    People like that douchebag John Schnatter fought and continue to fight against a single payer system because they aren’t willing to sacrifice a gold-plated toilet seat in one of their mansions in exchange for a VAT based system which EVERYONE must pay into whenever they buy a Chevrolet, a candy bar, a beer or a really horrid pizza.


    Don’t mistake the fact that the US has the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins with the fact that it also has Aetna and Blue Cross and a gazillion private companies that scrape the cream off Medicare. Our system sucks. Doctors (except plastic surgeons and dermatoligists who serve the 1%) HATE it. It makes them sloppy. It makes them perform unnecessary tests and it drowns them in the same kind of sloppy paperwork the banks who gave us the mortgage crisis provided.


    Don’t lecture us about taxes and bureaucracy. The US healthcare system is a government within itself: bloated, pointless, corrupt and “taxed” at rate multiple times higher than anywhere else in the world.

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