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  1. faramir 214 commented on Dark Side of the Horse 7 days ago

    LOL. Looks like that tree learned a different lesson from “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein (a favorite of mine since childhood).

  2. faramir 214 commented on Glenn McCoy 9 days ago

    “There‚Äôs no excuse to be uninsured anymore than it is to have no auto insurance.”
    Except if people decide to take public transit and not own/drive a car they aren’t forced to buy auto insurance, and even with high risk pools for auto insurance, many still drive without auto insurance because they can’t afford it.
    Some people didn’t get health insurance through the exchanges because they aren’t too bright or they are lazy, more didn’t do it because they couldn’t afford the premiums even after subsidies. Others didn’t because while they might be able to pay the premiums, they recognized that the high deductibles made the policy worthless to them and it was better to pay the fine. I don’t know of anyone who didn’t sign up because of the president.

  3. faramir 214 commented on Pop Culture Shock Therapy 20 days ago

    42… at least. Seriously, this one made me ill.

  4. faramir 214 commented on Lisa Benson 20 days ago

    The President didn’t propose anything here, he just declared it so instead of the lawful means of going to Congress and having them change the law. If you can’t see the difference now, you will when eventually a president you don’t like tries something similar.
    I will also point out that at this point, pretty much everything that Republicans asked for when the government was shut down last year has been done by the president now that reality has forced him to. Too bad the Democrats wanted to have a shutdown to blame on Republicans instead of doing things that needed to be done in the proper way.

  5. faramir 214 commented on Gary Varvel 24 days ago

    Maybe if more of us had full time jobs so that we could afford the premiums we would. <50% of people age 18-29 are working full time right now. Fewer than one might think aren’t employed full time because we are in school or are homemakers. More and more are because companies are shifting more work to part time or just aren’t hiring at all. Maybe now we will think a little more about who we are voting for instead of thinking how “cool” they are and caring about what celebs think of them. Sadly I have little hope that this country won’t continue to vote for the candidates who promise to give us the most “free” stuff.

  6. faramir 214 commented on Lisa Benson about 1 month ago

    Either 1) You don’t understand your aunt’s situation fully 2) you’re lying or 3) Your aunt should have found a good lawyer. Except in a few rare cases, a company cannot refuse to hire someone because of a health condition such as diabetes and those few cases where it is allowed are because the specifics of the job make it dangerious for the individual and/or others if the diabetic employee has a sudden spike or drop in blood sugar levels.
    My own quality of care has dropped because of the ACA – It has made the costs higher so I have to get cheaper but less effective medicines, I have less money I can set aside to pay for medical expenses pre-tax and so again, I have to get cheaper but less effective medicine. And when my insulin pump finally breaks down after years of faithful service, I will have to pay an addition 10% tax on it ($500+) which means I may not be able to afford as high of a quality of a model as I would have pre-ACA. I know others who are far worse off under the ACA than I am, including several people who have had their hours cut down significantly since their employers can’t afford to give them healthcare or pay the fines under the ACA.

    The ACA has made health care worse and more expensive for millions while improving it for maybe a few hundred thousand (and that number will drop when Obamacare enrollees find out what the high deductibles on the cheaper plans mean for them). Most people recognized that there needed to be some version of healthcare reform, and most people would be willing to pay a little more to help un-insured be able to obtain coverage, but the ACA does just about a bad a job as possible to do this, and it will be interesting in a year to see how many people are still uninsured.

  7. faramir 214 commented on Thatababy 5 months ago

    Hey ThataDad, is there room in there for one more?

  8. faramir 214 commented on Thatababy 5 months ago

    If dad is getting the wet towel, he better be getting the candy and star wars action figure too.

  9. faramir 214 commented on Invisible Bread 5 months ago

    I don’t remember where I first saw this, but today’s strip reminded of it.
    Math Problem:
    Q: Johnny has 23 pieces of bacon. He eats 18 of those pieces. Now what does Johnny have?
    A: Happiness. Johnny has happiness.

  10. faramir 214 commented on Thatababy 6 months ago

    Hilarious in a comic, but creepy in real life. If some guy tries to smell my kids’ feet tonight I’m calling the police ASAP.