Steve Breen by Steve Breen

Steve Breen

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  1. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Remember the doom and gloom scenarios when Medicare became law? There’s not ONE SENIOR who would give up their Medicare. Give ACA a chance!

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    The majority of news outlets are reporting the ACA will NOT “kill” two million jobs, but will, instead, allow two million workers who were working in order to pay for healthcare/medical issues to quit those jobs.

    One can easily see why business would not want this. Over the recent past, there were more workers than there were jobs and employers could set terms and wages where they wanted. If two million people can return to live solely on their pensions/retirement knowing they can now afford their healthcare, employers will have to actually compete for workers again. This may encourage them to get behind immigration reform though one expects they’ll continue to oppose a raise in the minimum wage. Yet, if they have to compete for workers, they’ll find themselves offering better pay and benefits anyway.

    A search for information on what the CBO report actually said, as opposed to what individuals want it to say, displayed many sites saying the same thing. This was one that appealed to me. Ididn’t watch the video and they have a caveat about the transcript, but the content fell in line with what sites I consider nonbiased reported.

    Conservatives have ignored so many important issues in order to attack the ACA. The laser focus on jobs Mr. Boehnor promised us demanded the Keystone Pipeline and killing the ACA. In order to get these things, they shut down the gov’t. They attacked conservatives that were willing to compromise, like my representative, Scott Rigell, and continue to obstruct ideas that they themselves once proposed, like Mr. Rubio’s dream act.

    Republicans would serve themselves, and the American people, much better were they to put their laser focus back on jobs. infrastructure, and election/tax reform and allow the ACA to stand or fall on its own merits. The ACA IS a flawed piece of legislation, and there are many Dems who agree and beg for bipartisan help to make it better. And there are many good examples of gov’t run healthcare that could easily be improved upon in our own nation were our two tribal parties willing to bury the hatchet in the ground instead of each other. There are many examples of hospitals operating efficiently without price gouging insurance companies, the gov’t, or patients. But congress must be willing to open their relevant committees up to the proper witnesses instead of the campaign donors and lobbyists with whom they too often stack their hearings.


  3. ODon

    ODon said, almost 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll


  4. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 3 years ago

    I have not worked in three years.
    The insurance company dropped me as soon as ACA passed.
    There was a window of opportunity left open before the ACA took effect, the insurance (blue cross) dumped me before the law prevented them from doing so.

    Worst congress ever.

  5. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 3 years ago

    Sounds like you got a bad deal from whatever company you worked for. Too bad Republicans didn’t extend jobless benefits.

  6. lbalch798

    lbalch798 said, almost 3 years ago

    So after thirty years of Reaganomics, it finally trickled down on you?

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The ACA IS “flawed” but is about 70% positives and 30% “failures”. The latter percentage was measures inserted by REPUBLICANS in committee, and were blackmail to get ANYTHING passed for the first time in nearly 100 years of trying, since Teddy Roosevelt.

    Single payer systems ARE an answer to the most pressing problems, and do NOT eliminate “private practice” either providers or insurance companies, but it would restrict unreasonable profit-taking (gouging) that IS the current system being protected by “the right”, and even a few on the “left”.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    While one might think it appropriate that your avatar is Goofy, it’s sad to remember that Goofy always acted with best intentions and kindness.
    Please don’t read my comments. They’re meant for people with open hearts and open minds who want a dialectic exchange of ideas.
    I know Goofy. Goofy is a friend of mine. You sir, are no Goofy.

  9. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “Sad but true, I haven’t worked in four year’s, had to take early retirement at a substantial loss including the monies I would have paid more into my retirement account, plus I lost the extra years I would have paid into my social security. Worst President Ever.”
    According to the other so-called conservatives on these boards, if you’re not working, it’s your own fault. They say that anyone who wants a job can find one.

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “One of two things:
    1) Breen is buying the conservative media spin that the CBO report said that jobs would be cut
    2) Breen knows the above isn’t true and is lying”
    I’ll take door number two. But the important thing for Breen and the other Fox “news” devotees is to express hatred for Obama. The details are unimportant.

  11. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 3 years ago

    When you reach retirement age, don’t you dare take any Social Security checks, don’t you dare take any payments out of any IRA you may have, don’t you dare take any funds out of any employers retirement funds. Otherwise, you’ll be porking out at the public trough paid for by taxpayers. As a taxpayer, I don’t wnt to support you too.

  12. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    It is totally fair for you to consider me a poisonous liar. I assure you, the feeling is mutual. Good bye.
    @ Life Is Good – Why do you ask questions when you have no interest in the answers and no desire to consider the possibility of sources other than your own being correct?
    Good Bye.

  13. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 3 years ago

    “@Adrian Snare
    How would you know .You don’t work or pay taxes.How could you be interested in jobs as long as the checks keep coming from the tax payers every month and you get free medical care.”
    Explain it to denis1112, see his comment to Adrian Snare.
    Most liberals understand the funding source for Social Security. There are many republican posters that don’t

  14. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    This toon is a typical example of what’s come out of the San Diego Union Tribune over the years.

  15. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Don’t blame Breen for getting it so completely wrong — it’s hard to read the CBO report for yourself with your nose pressed between Rush Limbaugh’s cheeks.

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