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Steve Benson

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  1. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I wasn’t privy to all the arguments, but it seems to me that health care is the classic POLITICAL decision best left to the legislative branch to hammer out thru negotiation and compromise. I wonder if anyone made the case to the court that this should be none of their business.

  2. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    But you see, the Federal Legislature hammered it out through negotiation and compromise.
    If you don’t like the way they compromised, as a number of States didn’t, the only choice is to go to Court.

  3. Svenskabru 2 U

    Svenskabru 2 U said, about 4 years ago

    Benson is apparently running out of fresh lies to dramatize, and this one is a real tribute to his creativity. Good luck with that.

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 4 years ago

    As I posted elsewhere, the idea of healthcare reform was, indeed, an idea that came from a Republican think tank and they oppose it because of wanting to oppose Obama.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 4 years ago

    @Svenskabru 2 U

    Forgetful? It’s Romney’s plan, and it was HAILED by the GOP before Obama reluctantly took it up because no Republican would vote for his (better) plans. LOOK IT UP. STOP LYING.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 4 years ago

    The individual mandate was a Republican counter-offer to a much more sensible, affordable, and effective single-payer plan. That’s why the Heritage Foundation proposed it, and Romney, Gingrich, and all Republicans who gave an opinion on it supported it. Obama gave a heavy sigh and said “okay, if that’s what it takes, let’s do it.” At which point it became a tyrannical liberal idea to take away every shred of freedom. The problem is that the GOP has no other idea, and a single-payer plan would clearly be constitutional (since it’s just Medicare for all). So once Americans realize they’ve been left out to die again by conservatives, single-payer is the only legal alternative. The cons should have stuck with what they proposed.

  7. yohannbiimu

    yohannbiimu said, about 4 years ago

    As usual, Benson doesn’t get it that the justices in the Supreme Court are SUPPOSED to consider the Constitutionality of something, not whether party it came from. One could also say that Obama argued AGAINST the individual mandate when he was campaigning for president against Hillary Clinton (meaning, he’ll say anything in order to get elected). As things stand now, it appears that the individual mandate is toast. Hopefully, the rest of the rot will go down with it.

  8. tiffnme

    tiffnme GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Since when is the president the entirety of the government. We have three branches in the US that make up the central leadership. Using your own arguments, President Obama should be tried for sedition against Congress.

  9. tiffnme

    tiffnme GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @tiffnme

    Which, to make it clear to all, I don’t feel he should be. I just wanted to hopefully let you see that we need to be careful what we ask for…it may be used against us in ways we didn’t ponder.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    While the bill WAS to long, included too much “pork” for “industry”, the only really questionable clause IS the “individual mandate” to force purchase of insurance from PRIVATE COMPANIES, which, as OPPOSED TO, a “single payer” similar to “medicare” non-profit administration of a program by government, does seem unconstitutional under the “commerce clause”.

  11. josefw

    josefw said, about 4 years ago

    @tiffnme

    I was going to say the same thing but add Pelosi and Reed to the list.

  12. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 4 years ago

    @tiffnme

    Inventing laws again?

  13. petergrt

    petergrt said, about 4 years ago

    Has anyone read the 2700 pages of this ‘law’?
    .
    If the accepted legal doctrine that “ignorance of law is no defense”, what can one do . . . . .?

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