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Tom Toles

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  1. SuperGriz

    SuperGriz said, over 5 years ago

    Digging themselves in deeper. Now it they’d just stay there…

  2. Mexícano

    Mexícano said, over 5 years ago

    I’m not sure about you gringos but if I were you I’d push my elected official to create a public option so if you’re mandated to buy insurance you have a cheaper option.

  3. Gladius

    Gladius said, over 5 years ago

    Tooles can do better than this.

  4. cdward

    cdward said, over 5 years ago

    I am pushing for the public option.

  5. W(ar).Crime

    W(ar).Crime said, over 5 years ago

    If that doesn’t work there always the Bible.

  6. David

    David GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Just reading the Constitution would show this healthcare bill to be unConstitutional.

    If it is deemed Constitutional, it just means that the judges again ignored the highest law of the land.

  7. tpenna

    tpenna said, over 5 years ago

    Who’s pointing a gun at anyone, av8tor? Are you just using that expression figuratively, or are you suggesting that people who don’t buy insurance will be thrown in jail at gunpoint?

    I understand your point if the former (though I agree with neither the argument nor the rhetorical device), but the latter is factually untenable.

  8. BOB HASTY

    BOB HASTY GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Hey! Tea Baggers!!!! If you read the law, you would know that it is specifically against the law to punish anyone who refuses to buy health insurance.

    The joke is on you, the pitifully ignorant!!!!

  9. bradwilliams

    bradwilliams GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Bob,

    I have not read the thing. But are you saying that it mandates people have coverage and then prevents itself from enforcing that mandate?

  10. tpenna

    tpenna said, over 5 years ago

    Of course it “punishes” those who don’t comply with the law. But the punishment is purely monetary, namely a fine. No one will serve jail time for failing to purchase health insurance.

  11. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    “Funny, a government mandating that some one buy a product from some one else.”

    • Sounds like … Virginia Driver’s Insurance… or … Massachusetts’ RomneyCare. Or … the Republican alternative to HillaryCare. Republicans love mandating this stuff. It wasn’t in the original Health Care bill this time around. Republicans added it. Thank them.

    @av8tor - The only ones forcing their policies on anyone at the point of a gun are the “Pro-Life” terrorists who use guns, bombs, and death threats to get their way.

  12. tpenna

    tpenna said, over 5 years ago

    av8tor, you lifted that paragraph word for word from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ website.

    For a brief bit of reality, it might be best to turn to the Joint Committee on Taxation’s most recent submission on the topic: “Non-compliance with the personal responsibility requirement to have health coverage is not subject to criminal or civil penalties under the Code and interest does not accrue for failure to pay such assessments in a timely manner” (p. 33).

    So no jail time.

    And harleyquinn, per usual, you’ve misrepresented what I said. I made no suggestion that “as long as they do not jail me, but take my money, they are not denying me anything”. Mine was a specific correction regarding the fallacy that people will serve jail time for failure to pay the fine.

  13. ChukLitl

    ChukLitl GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Under English common law, does the state provide the barber with leaches?

  14. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 5 years ago

    av8tor: The government mandated buying (ironically) guns in 1792. Washington signed it. Catch up. (The NRA loves citing the Militia Act, for some reason.)

  15. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    If you can’t afford healthcare, the state will give you a coverage.

    If you are arrested and can’t afford a lawyer, the State has to give you one.

    Anyone ever went to jail because he didn’t have a lawyer?

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