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Stuart Carlson

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  1. benbrilling

    benbrilling GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The finest facts that money can buy.

  2. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Heavens forbid the GOP ever woke up & started doing something about the real problems with the ACA, like people who live in areas without a doctor that accepts their insurance or limited choice in policies.

    For millions, the ACA is a major improvement. After years of futility, the GOP hangs on to the impossible dream of repeal. This time next year, any Congressman who tries to repeal will be about as popular as the ones who want to repeal Medicare & Social Security.

  3. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    The nice thing is, if you “live in areas without a doctor that accepts your insurance,” you can switch policies after finding out which insurance your doctor accepts. That is, unless you made the fatal error of living in a red state, where there’s less choice and competition due to Republican sabotage.

  4. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    This looks a lot like an ad that is running continually in Michigan. The woman in question is an actual cancer (leukemia) patient, but is giving misleading information in this ad which is sponsored by the Koch brothers:

  5. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 2 years ago

    No. Corporations are not people, prove to me they are by having Texas execute one. Super pacs should not be allowed on either side. Funding source should be clearly spelled out, and not some shadow organization. Media used to be required to give equal time to both sides, we need to go back to that. Wasn’t it Colin Powell’s son in charge when the equal time rule was tossed out?
    Nobody is stopping republicans from “doing it”. Again, the republicans are not being stopped from putting on ridiculous, misleading advertisements spewing misinformation and fear.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    ’Toon is spot on.

  7. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I know some actual people who have been effected by Obamacare. There’s my aunt. She had a rough time getting a job because she’s diabetic and potential employers didn’t want to deal with the insurance issues involved. Now she has her own insurance and a new job. Then there’s my niece, who can stay on her parent’s plan until she’s 26. Until Obamacare, she didn’t have insurance. Personally, Obamacare is closing the donut hole on my Medicare, which means it will pay for a lot of medication that would have been my problem before Obamacare. And, there’s my brother who was staying on a job he only needed for the insurance because his wife has chronic respiratory problems and if she had gotten really bad it would have wiped out their savings. Now he has Obamacare and he’s retired. Another person who has benefited is the lady who took the job he no longer needed. I don’t personally know of anyone who has had a problem with Obamacare, and those who are featured on TV so far have turned out to either being lying or too stupid to actually check out how it works. So, if you folks who are screaming about how bad Obamacare is have some actual cases of people who have been harmed and offset all of these benefits, put up or shut up.

  8. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    Just because some lefty says the ads are false, doesn’t mean that the ACA has not harmed more people than it’s helped.
    My family is among those hurt by it.

  9. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, over 2 years ago

    Explain how they are hurt by it. I hear these statements all the time including from the father-in-law and brother-in-law. I ask them to explain the specifics and none are forth coming aside from my brother-in-law losing his medical plan when he was going to lose it already due to redefinition. He failed to mention he’s lost other policies due to renegotiation by his health insurance company prior to the ACA.

  10. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, over 2 years ago

    In the world of politics, lies are used by both Ds and Rs to push agendas. However, I personally know someone who has been hurt by ACA.

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “So the Left is OK with having billionaire like Mr. Soros and Mr. Steyer fund their PACs and their viewpoints, but don’t you DARE let the Republicans do it.”

    Soros spent $2.6 million in the last election cycle. We know this because Soros at least believes his contributions should be public knowledge. The Kochs allegedly spent $60 million in 2012 & have already spent $30 million for 2014.. I say allegedly, because the Kochs don’t want you to know who paid for that ad on TV.

    Tell ya what: let’s get them ALL out of political funding. You’re going to have to convince a few conservative Supreme Court justices that ‘one dollar = one vote’, isn’t good for our nation or in keeping with the Founders’ principles.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    You missed the part where Opensecrets says:

    It’s also important to note that we aren’t including donations to politically active dark money groups, like Americans for Prosperity, a group linked to the Koch brothers,

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I’ve talked about the Koch’s funding for NOVA before. It’s certainly a stark contrast to their funding of candidates who disagree with much of NOVA’s programming on climate change, evolution & the beginnings of our universe. I have no problem with Charles Koch’s donation to the hospital, but I would worry about the hospital administration being influenced by his views. The protest seems as much about a lack of faith in the hospital administrators as it does in the Koch’s politics.

    Bluntly, showering money on a high profile hospital that mainly serves people of wealth & importance (Pete Seeger dies at New York Presbyterian) seems a little self serving. I think that $100 million would have done more good if were spent to bring care to low income Red State people in places that face serious shortages of general practitioners. The same people who foolishly vote for Koch’s candidates.

    Soros has spent over $7 billion on various philanthropic & political groups. The vast bulk of that is outside the US. Soros funds pro-democracy groups in over 60 countries around the world.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “Uncle Joe, if your religion does not preclude the possibility…”

    I’ve seen some of the research that suggests Conservative & Liberal tendencies have a genetic component. I think it’s way too early to suspect it’s a mechanism of evolution.

    The single biggest predictor of whether a child will grow up to be a Liberal or Conservative, is the belief of her parents. One change we have seen in the last 40-50 years, is that people choose to live in places that share their ideology.

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