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  1. believecommonsense

    believecommonsense said, almost 7 years ago

    As long as BozOTUS can make his own rules as he goes

    Care to give an example of “his own rules?” If you’re referring to reconciliation, the Reps practiced that rule much more often than the Dems. 22 times for both parties, 2/3 of them by GOP. (source: Fox news)

  2. believecommonsense

    believecommonsense said, almost 7 years ago

    Myth: Obama and the democrats just cut Medicare payments in half.

    Medicare cuts were mandated by prior legislation that created a complex and controversial formulae for reimbursements almost a decade ago. Most years, Congress passes legislation forestalling cuts created by the formulae. The House passed a bill stopping the cuts, due to begin March 1, the Senate did not pass it because one Rep senator held up a vote and with the ridiculous rules of Senate, no vote could be taken.

    Thus, it was the good old GOP that caused the 21 percent cut that went into effect today.

    Here’s some background on the issue:

  3. believecommonsense

    believecommonsense said, almost 7 years ago

    Unless the Democrats have 60 votes to end the Republican filibusters, they can’t stop, so no, you can’t blame the Democrats for the GOP senators deciding not to pass the bill.

    And by the way, obama didn’t invent any rules. The reconciliation process was “invented” years ago and the Republicans have used it much more than the Dems, and no, they didn’t use it on budget bills. They used it sweeping comprehensive bills that didn’t already receive 60 votes earlier, as this one has.

  4. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, almost 7 years ago

    I don’t know RV. Maybe this public option will lead to single payer. At least I’m hopeful it will.

  5. David

    David GoComics PRO Member said, almost 7 years ago

    This is the kind of mess you get when your good ole gov’mint tries to make chicken salad out of chicken crap.

  6. johnmcfarm

    johnmcfarm said, almost 7 years ago

    Well Reasons…you will get your wish. Cause it will be a cold day in hell before single payer passes. Go to Cuba if you want single payer. Communism is for idiots.

  7. 4uk4ata

    4uk4ata said, almost 7 years ago

    “Go to Cuba if you want single payer”

    Or enroll in the army (VA), or survive long enough to get Medicare, or go to most other developed countries. Seriously, man…

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 7 years ago

    Number 1 welfare recipients= Corporations and “lending” institutions.

    Number 2 welfare recipients= “Farmers and ranchers” especially those corporate mega-farms and ranches- raising corn for fuel, fat-bulking sweeteners, and stock feed: then raising, pigs/chickens/beef in muck pits that threaten the environment and health of the neighbors.

    Yes, we folks have to eat, but it can be done better, and WITHOUT TAXPAYER SUPPORT.

    Those chutes are used to keep the flow of tax dollars to the above recipients.

    (hmm also found out that if you use the”#” sign at start of sentence it really does weird things to the typeface!)

  9. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, almost 7 years ago

    dtroutma- check the Style Guide for (usually useful) hints. -thanks to The Old Wolf, fan of Pibgorn

    And if you don’t like the above ‘socialist’ aspects of your Government, try the ‘free market’ Fire Department, Police Department and Highway Department. You won’t like it.

    You: “My house is on fire!”
    FD: “What’s your policy number?”
    You: “My policy’s in the house, burning up!”
    FD: “Sorry, we can’t help you without a current policy.” (click.)

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