Scott Stantis by Scott Stantis

Scott Stantis

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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 months ago

    Yet another toon complaining that the premiums paid by those young 18 to 34 years old (and who are a skinny 24% of the 9 million who have signed up for the ACA) will be used to pay for the healthcare of the 1/3 who are 55 to 64. As Obama pointed out, they only expected 7 million to sign up, so more than expected have, in fact, signed up, and those aged 18 to 34 are about 24% of the total population (but 40% of the uninsured).


    (And, when you look at how much those 55 to 64 years old must pay in premiums and prove they’ve paid themselves before the insurance company is liable for anything, I suspect the insurance companies will make a profit on both groups of newly insured.)

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Um, Scott? You’re whining.

  3. Al S.

    Al S. said, 6 months ago

    @TJDestry

    You’re surprised?

  4. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 6 months ago

    Excuse me but I’m a “boomer” (born Feb 1946) and I worked hard and I was against the Vietnam war, ghw bush’s operation desert fart, and cheney/shrubs invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Lets us also not forget saint ronald’s illegal invasion of Granada.

  5. Iandian

    Iandian GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Seems to me that since the Boomers paid for the Millennial’s education, they should contribute to their healthcare.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, 6 months ago

    What are you whining about Stanis? It’s the millinials that helped elect Obama and run up the government debt. Most of the older booomers were smart enough to vote against him. They wanted to keep all the cash they’d accumulated instead of seeing it taxed away….

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 6 months ago

    The millenials, when they reach their late forties, will become legislators and cancel healthcare and pensions for anyone over 70 as a waste of money and time for all of us boomers and Gen Xers who failed to plan ahead for the long term and for all people. Then, after balancing the budget because all of ‘us’ are dead and gone and not a burden on society, they will have the funds to do what we should have, thereby securing their own futures.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  8. Bigmack

    Bigmack GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    While I agree – somewhat – with the premise of the ‘toon, I have to point out that the millennials aren’t very engaged in the political process. They need to be more active to protect their own interests. And they aren’t.

  9. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, 6 months ago

    @Overtaxed

    As a boomer, I resent the bejabbers out of your statement…I worked since I was six and went on service calls with my dad, who was a farm machinery dealer, and later, when we took over my aunt’s ranch in Texas…the only
    reason I’m not working now is because of injuries I got from that same work and from
    Viet Nam and there a lot of boomers in the same situation…you, sir, are a cretin!!

  10. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 6 months ago

    @Clark Kent

    What does being on the Islamic jihadist,communist side or in Saddams case Stalinist, of all those wars have to do with Boomers retiring?

  11. Doug Stegenga

    Doug Stegenga said, 6 months ago

    Whatever, Stantis. Being born in ‘52 and entering the workforce at age 14, I’ve earned/saved the funds being used to pay for my healthcare and my retirement annuities. I’m not, nor are my peers, a bloat living off the labors of following generations.

    We vote the real perpetrators into office, but once they’re there we have no substantial control over what they do. Writing letters, making phone calls… YEAH RIGHT! Big money and a corrupt campaign finance system is where the true responsibility lies.

  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, 6 months ago

    Our law makers passed these “benefit” laws without a means of fully financing them with the intent that said laws would contribute to their being reelected. If the taxes to support these benefits were proposed along with the benefits, their chance of passage would have been very slim. After all, the vox populi is much louder against tax increases than favoring others receiving benefits, and lawmakers are politicians and want to be reelected.

  13. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Bigmack

    The boomers control the ruling parties. You think any politician is going to take on the AARP? However, this isn’t really all that new an issue. It’s just with the boomers retiring, the full weight is coming to bear and a lot of young people these days are under- or un- employed. I think the thinness of the millenials is pretty spot on.

  14. wbr

    wbr said, 6 months ago

    yes n19 medicare is about bankrupt add a bunch more people and bankrupt this year // brilliant

  15. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Michael wme

    http://reason.com/blog/2014/01/21/most-people-signing-up-for-obamacare-alr

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