Prickly City by Scott Stantis

Prickly City

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  1. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Because paying a $95 penalty and loading the taxpayers with debt when you take your uninsured broken leg to the ER is so much more fair than having some insurance of your own. This is the Cliven Bundy Economic Theory — it’s not “freeloading” when someone you like is ripping off taxpayers.

  2. j gray

    j gray said, about 1 year ago


    good point. instead, line up and do what the government tells you. And try not to think, What happens when the Government tells me to do something I don’t believe in?

  3. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, about 1 year ago

    You obviously don’t understand how insurance works.

  4. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, about 1 year ago

    We pay for a lot we don’t use through taxes, and don’t complain since we do not mind considering it helps the entire country. I just guess people who don’t are selfish jerks …

  5. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, about 1 year ago


    Why do you think an uninsured person going to the ER cost you money? The government DOES NOT reimburse hospitals for people who do not have insurance. That is a LIE that you keep repeating. The hospitals bill these people. Tax dollars only go to the hospital to cover people already on federal and state welfare type plans. So changing them to obamacare will not change this. All Obamacare is, is a tax on young people who can afford it the least. This way the government has another stream of money coming so they don’t have to be responsible and cut waste from the current amount they take from us.

  6. Mark Jackson

    Mark Jackson GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    This is exactly the way group insurance works through your employer – if you’re lucky enough to still get insurance through your employer. Why isn’t Stantis whining about the unfairness of that?

  7. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, about 1 year ago

    @Mark Jackson

    The unfairness that employers are being forced to pay for everyones insurance when do to the obama economy and new rules and restrictions they may not even be able to afford it for themselfs?

  8. jbmlaw

    jbmlaw said, about 1 year ago

    Leftists require other people to adhere to their preferences, even when they except themselves and their sycophants (maybe that should be psychophants.) It is the leftist way. Decent people believe in individual freedom of choice and personal responsibility.

  9. John Robillard

    John Robillard GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Decent people believe that helping others is the only way. jbmlaw seems to believe in punishing people for choosing the wrong parents. I live in a country with single payer. Everybody has ‘health insurance’. We don’t treat our fellow citizens like dirt.

  10. plausibleDeniabilty

    plausibleDeniabilty said, about 1 year ago


    So health care doesn’t function like other businesses? Businesses pass their uncollected bills to their consumers through increased prices. Remember a few years back when the right’s battle cry was “any taxes on business are passed on to consumers?” It’s the same thing, just not a government-mandated tax. Are you suggesting that folks who pay their hospital bills are NOT subsidizing the uninsured? If that were true, there’d be no private hospitals left in business.

    Glad to see the Republicans are abandoning personal responsibility as a good thing (“it’s too hard. It’ll cost me money”), just as they abandoned the importance of character in the 80s and patriotism when they ran 2 draft dodgers in 2000.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @j gray

    If you have any insurance at all some or all of it is compulsory. So why now? And why would you not be responsible if you have the money? That is after all how insurance works. So you have it if you need it.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Tue Elung-Jensen

    Selfish is the Libertarian/Randian way. Weird how those two got together.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago


    The hospitals either close down their ER’s or just make those who go there owe up to 400% the normal cost.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago


    You have no idea what the “leftist way” is if they came up and kissed you.

  15. trm

    trm said, about 1 year ago


    So sorry the young folks aren’t doing Their Glorious Duty To The Party, as defined by Obama and his fellow collectivists.
    For the young, it’s simple math, a difficult concept for leftists. The young figure (correctly) it’s cheaper to pay a $95 penalty than thousands for health insurance they believe they probably won’t need. And even if they do need it, they can sign up the day they’re injured/sick, because witless Dems set it up so pre-existing conditions aren’t considered.
    The astounding thing is that clueless leftists are actually surprised by this.

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