Prickly City by Scott Stantis

Prickly City

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 2 years ago

    That’s pretty much the size of it. The Obamanation wants his socialist “utopia” at any cost, even if it means forcing people to buy policies they neither need nor want at gunpoint. But using the IRS and other government agencies as weapons is nothing new for that worthless piece of human debris.

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Not true. The way premiums went up was that people previously bought “catastrophic coverage” policies that, in fact, wouldn’t cover them in the case of catastrophic illness (often due to caps that made them worthless). Bogus, deceptive ripoff policies were supposed to be outlawed by the ACA but then everyone got upset by “if you like your coverage, you can keep your coverage” so that ripoffs were grandfathered in and the insurance companies could continue to steal from people under the guise of providing them with coverage. So the “premium going up” argument is largely the result of conservative pressure to retain corporate thievery.

  3. Remnant

    Remnant said, over 2 years ago

    @TJDestry

    Wow, TJ, that’s some world class stupid right there. Don’t forget to breathe and blink.

  4. dblasseter74

    dblasseter74 said, over 2 years ago

    Wow, Remnant, what a brilliant argument. Did you study logic in college or something?

  5. uh-oh

    uh-oh said, over 2 years ago

    Our health care system has been a mess for thirty years.

    No way employers should shoulder any health care benefits as an untaxed benefit.

    Keep the free{?} emergency room health service Romney was so proud of.

  6. gsdrescue

    gsdrescue said, over 2 years ago

    @exoticdoc2

    That’s right the young don’t need health insurance. Until they get cancer. Or have a problem pregnancy. Or a drug problem. Or get in a car accident. Or break a bone. Or thousands of other things and can’t pay for any of them. The truth is they need insurance but are less likely to use it. But that truth doesn’t sound as good in a rant does it?

  7. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, over 2 years ago

    @TJDestry

    So what your saying is that everyone except you and obama are too stupid to even know how to take care of themself and are too stupid to know what they are doing with their own money. Every insurance policy they bought was worthless and THANK GOD there are people like you and obama who will magange their money for them. I have managed to have, and to pay for my own insurance for my family for the past 30 years, now thanks to you and obama I realize what and idiot I was and how bad the insurance companies were fooling me all those years into thinking that they actually paid what they said they paid for. Any day now bill collectors are going to show up on my doorstep and demand payment for 30 years of medical coverage that I only thought my insurance company paid for. Thank you for helping me see the light.

  8. Doh

    Doh said, over 2 years ago

    If you live in Massachusetts,vote for Don Berwick for Governor. He supports single payer. Peace.

  9. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Not meaning to pile on, I do object to the characterization of “bogus, deceptive” policies in reference to catastrophic policies that have caps. It’s like the mortgage issue…as a customer / borrower it’s your responsibility to read the terms of the contract you’re entering into. With catastrophic policies it’s not the limits that make it bogus but a refusal to pay according to the terms. You take a cat policy as the best you can get / afford and pray necessity doesn’t take you beyond that. With mortgages, if you don’t read the terms or if you sign without understanding the terms of rate increase, caps, foreclosure, etc., that does not make the contract illegal or unethical. Too many people grabbed mortgages greedily and got sucked in by people greedier and just a little more savvy than they. It doesn’t make it right or good or any better, but to characterize as bogus and deceptive that which needs to carefully understood is to shift responsibility. Now…go ahead and snark.

  10. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 2 years ago

    For the first time in our (the US) history, the Government has the right, approved by the Supreme Court, to force citizens to buy something against their will, for their own “good”. “Good” defined by the Government. This is not the same as car insurance. Those who don’t drive don’t have to buy. The next few decades will be interesting. While you still have a choice, wear the clothing you prefer.

  11. Chirp

    Chirp GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @gsdrescue

    I don’t need pregnancy insurance or pregnancy preventative products of any kind or mental illness insurance for war related acts or illegal drug use therapy insurance or ANY of at least 8 of the 10 mandates that Illegal-in-chief says we MUST purchase. Those words MUST PURCHASE whether we can AFFORD it or not is what caused me NOT to purchase. That lying sack of crap promised when he was running for president that health care would be FREE. Those of us who have lived in this country all our lives know that FREE is impossible. SOMEONE has to pay for it. To bad the young people didn’t understand that. Harry Reid says ours is a nation of laws NOT people. That’s something our Kenyan dictator also doesn’t understand. Maybe we conservatives, who do understand how laws work, can regain control of the House and Senate this year and make the MUCH needed changes BACK to what made this nation great and that ain’t forcing people to buy something they don’t NEED and can’t AFFORD.

  12. JLG

    JLG GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @dzw3030

    Whatever one thinks of the individual mandate, you do know that it was the Republicans’ idea back in 1994, right? And that many of them were on record as supporting it as late as 2008 until they very mysteriously changed their minds? You know that, right?

  13. JLG

    JLG GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Seriously, Carmen?! So you’re “young,” huh?

    I can’t believe Stantis is actually taking that position.

  14. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 2 years ago

    So, when was the first?

  15. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 2 years ago

    @JLG

    I don’t care who first thought of forcing citizens to comply with Government intrusion into personal choice. It is flat wrong. This intrusion is another example of FDG’s {fanatical do gooders} thinking inside the box, ignoring reality.

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