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Mike Luckovich

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  1. ODon

    ODon said, over 3 years ago

    Encouraging train wrecks is not the type of job creation we need to be focusing on.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    The cartoon and Masterkrain reflect my own thoughts.
    While I understand conservative concerns about this presidency, those concerns have always existed when the ‘opposition’ became POTUS. However, every Presidency is an experiment to try something different. In most cases of our history, the party not in power reluctantly went along with those ideas knowing that if they failed, they had a chance to make changes 4 to 8 years later. This is the first presidency since Lincoln to face such a high degree of noncooperation and obstructionism.
    Our Republic has become an oligarchy of two cannibalistic parties willing to make citizens and the people of other nations suffer financially rather than cooperate to create longsighted and compromised legislation that could make our nation powerful in its ideals as well as its armaments.

  3. Dale Netherton

    Dale Netherton said, over 3 years ago

    Government run health care was tried in Russia and the country collapsed. Wake up .

  4. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 3 years ago

    DaSharkie: USA, the only country in the world that does not believe a healthy citizenry is in the national interest.

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    You know, it’s clear that the ACA has a host of problems. And if the Republicans were offering any sort of alternative or solution, I might actually support them.
    But it’s clear that the Republicans are pursuing one goal: Make Obama fail on every front. They’ve become insurgents, using guerilla tactics to strike out at the “enemy” without care as to collateral damage to their own people or interests, because their only desire is to defeat the enemy utterly and gain complete power.

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    Just as a technical comment, it’s interesting to see a number of cartoonists put this comment into an image — I’ve seen three that I can think of. The first a few days ago showed a train not yet out of the station, while a Republican shouted “It’s a trainwreck”. The second I think was yesterday, with a Republican diverting the train onto a siding where it would crash. And this one today shows a Republican removing part of the track. Have there been more?

  7. Patrick Hewitt

    Patrick Hewitt said, over 3 years ago

    Does anybody remember that the idea for obamacare was a republican/conservative idea in the first place. Romney thought it was such a good idea that Massachusetts has it today. These ideas and programs came from republican conservatives.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Train wreak with us, train wreak without us.

    And before any of you count it off because it is from HotAir it is a CBS poll.

  9. Nancy

    Nancy GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    yes, but the plan now has more caveats than “Carter has pills”
    Making people pay a fine is still cheaper. If I were middle-aged without insurance, I would let them take me to jail. Shelter, food, health care, all free. I could sleep, read, maybe help clean. Then when I would be 62 I would also get Social security. After all other prisoners still get their money.
    Actually, I’m 72, on SS, and having to continue work because my IRA lost 52%, My SS, mandatory withdrawal and retirement all get taxed. My secondary health insurance is now up from 79 to 102 per month and I have trouble finding a doc who will take medicare. just for prevention. I don’t take any medication so I am considered healthy!
    On the other side, a legal Haitian, not a US citizen is having her 14th child, gets welfare and food stamps and works at a grocery store. She loves America!

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    @Dale Netherton

    “Government run health care was tried in Russia and the country collapsed. Wake up .”

    Clean running water was tried in the Roman Empire. The Empire collapsed.

    False equivalency.

  11. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 3 years ago

    In states with a GOP governor, yes.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    “We have to pass it to see what’s in it” .. Never heard of such nonsense…”

    Then you haven’t been paying attention. The only thing different about this instance is that it was actually put into words. Do you think that anyone (except the authors) read the PATRIOT act? How about all the legislation that is written by “think tanks” and lobbyists that are dropped into the hopper by sponsors to busy cashing checks to read them? While I agree that no one should obligate taxpayers to anything without knowing what it is, we have to acknowledge that this has been going on far longer than we would like to admit. The only fix is to vote out incumbents. To return them to Congress is to reward their idiotic behavior.

  13. wbr

    wbr said, over 3 years ago

    obamacare has already passed and it is being delayed by bho

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    CMS bases much of its “pay for performance” and reimbursements on bad medicine.”

    True, to a point. When I was fresh out of school, when dirt was new, we had a type of “pay for performance”. You charged a fee for the service you provided. If patients agreed that your services were a good value, your practice grew. If you charged more than your skill level or your patient’s level of ability to pay, your practice suffered. That’s “Pay for Performance”.

    CMS is more “no pay for no performance”. If you go for surgery, the surgery is successful, but you contracted an infection as a result of something stupid done during surgery, CMS used to pay the costs for treating the infection. No more. If that infection should have been prevented, it’s the hospital’s responsibility to treat the patient without CMS involvement.

    But there is no reward for good performance, and therein lies much of the problem with our current system, Obamacare or no. Look at it this way: A patient has been to another doctor six times, yet the problem persists. In desperation, the patient comes to me for a second opinion. I diagnose properly and solve the problem in one visit. The doctor whose treatments were unsuccessful gets paid for six visits. I get paid for one. See a problem here?

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Conservatives” have been against government supported, not “run”, health care systems since Roosevelt; Theodore!

    Yep, New Zealand, Japan, Sweden, Norway, and those other countries with lower infant mortality rates (for just one measure) than the U.S. have really “failed” .

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