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Steve Breen

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  1. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    ouch!

  2. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months 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!

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 5 months 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.

    http://truth-out.org/news/item/21726-job-killer-how-media-spin-got-obamacare-wrong-and-why-single-payer-could-cure-its-actual-flaws

    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.

    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. ODon

    ODon said, 5 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Bravo

  5. Stipple

    Stipple said, 5 months ago

    @russ5419

    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.

  6. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, 5 months ago

    @russ5419

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

  7. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @Respectful Troll 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…

    wait wait wait, as always you have many thing going wrong here.
    1st who pays? How do they pay for the Obamacare tin plans. it did NOT save 2,500 per person! That is an out right LIE by Obama. 2nd In order for someone to quit the job they have in order to open a business they to would have to afford Obamacare, and they can not. Many are losing what they were told they could keep. Obamacare is neither more affordable nor easier to get once you do not have a job. and 3rd fumigation reform? really? Now you want to talk about a group that brings a net loss to our economy , taking even more from our economy by getting more free perks like Obamacare and Medicaid?

  8. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    The ACA IS a flawed piece of legislation, and there are many Dems who agree and beg for bipartisan help "
    What world are in? 1st now that it is a proven FAILURE you may still call it Obamacare. 2nd this thing is a Democrat FAILURE from start to finish! The Republican have been saying from day 1 that here is the solution! Work with us to flush this Failure off the BOOK! Here we have solutions! We have more bills then you do! But Reid is being a political Obama lap dog and will not hear any of it!

  9. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 5 months ago

    This law is awful. Now women will be staying home taking care of the children instead of working for the betterment of Big Business. We have to rescind this law and so that we can force women back into the Workplace.

  10. lbalch798

    lbalch798 said, 5 months ago

    @russ5419

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

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months 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”.

  12. Jimathai

    Jimathai GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    what BS… the CBO report did NOT say jobs would be lost… it said some people may leave their jobs… which actually means that 2 million jobs will be freed up…. smh… the bad thing is they KNOW this… but they still put out BS like this toon. The desperation and lack of integrity is just sickening.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 5 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    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.

  14. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @russ5419

    “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.”
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    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.

  15. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @Nantucket19

    “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”
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    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.

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