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Tom Toles

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Blame Obama then, since sequester was HIS idea…

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    It is interesting the number of well, alleged, physicians on the Republican side of he aisle who all say, “Heal thyself”.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 12 months ago

    @dtroutma

    If you look, you can find such physicians on both sides of the aisle. So, a fortiori, you can indeed find them on the Republican side, and those who call you a liar for saying that are in a state now called ‘epistemic closure’: they know what’s right, and will never allow themselves to be confused by a single fact.

  4. Brutatowski

    Brutatowski said, 12 months ago

    What we need to do with the social programs is the exact thing that Obama said he would do is get rid of the fraud. I used to work with a girl who did not feel she was getting enough benefits for her and her child. So she told them she was pregnant, which consists of a urine test. Her solution was to sneak in urine from a pregnant friend.
    Put some affordable bounties on fraud and those who are doing it will at some point find a reason to turn on each other.

  5. ODon

    ODon said, 12 months ago

    @Brutatowski

    A substantial amount of fraud is not of the individual user of services but comes from the provider. Then look what happens to cost of medications and supplies when suppliers actually have to compete to provide.

  6. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Debt Free

    And your doctor is a liar. Healthcare is still paid for by corporate for-profit insurance. It is the insurance that company that controls the reimbursement rate. Well unless you doctor is mad because he can no longer order unnecessary tests just to pad the bill because now he/she will be held accountable for results, not just procedures. Or is your doctor someone like Dr. Seuss?

  7. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @PAJ

    What is amazing (well not really), but not interesting, is your irrational, unilateral hatred of anything Obama. And that includes anything you can or want to rightly or more often wrongly twist into being his fault.

  8. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    OOOH! Now you’re starting trouble. You’re going to get all the self-righteous, reality rejecting partisan dolts going, “nah-ah, we know you are but what are we?” The truth hurts and for the RWNJs it must be excruciating.

  9. old1953

    old1953 said, 12 months ago

    @Debt Free

    Apart from the fact I’m sure you aren’t telling the truth, I’ve not got much to say about it. If you are telling the truth, then you’ve got a fool for a doctor. And building strawmen with drywall is not impressive, in fact it kind of makes you look silly.

  10. old1953

    old1953 said, 12 months ago

    Funny thing, but the most absolute Republican I know lives in a barn. Yes, really, he fixed up 1200 square feet of a metal building and that’s his home. Hasn’t got any money, goes through wives like I go through a box of candy, and he’ll lecture you for days on every Limbaugh talking point.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 12 months ago

    @Debt Free

    Your doctor is either a fool, intentionally misinformed, or has an agenda, as that is not at all what Obamacare is about. The biggest problem with Obamacare is that it is corporate welfare for insurance companies. Insurance companies are in total control of whether we make minimum wage or not (or less). (Reference: Where does a 600-pound gorilla sit?)

    For years, Obamacare haters have tried to portray the program as government health care. The letters to the editor in my hometown newspaper are considerable proof that this intentional subterfuge is working.

    It is not. It directs people to buy insurance from insurance companies. If a lawyer thinks this is a tax, he/she is welcome to do so, but remember that lawyers think that you can bill far more than 24 hours in a day, so make of that what you will.

    Again, private insurers cause me much more headache and are way more arbitrary and unfair than Medicare or Medicaid. Keep in mind that the subcontractors for those government programs, private insurers, have made those programs look far less valuable than they would have been if there were no subcontractors: they save money by reducing payments to doctors and hospitals, but then take the savings and line their own pockets.

    One day this country will wake up to the fact that insurance companies have turned into pimps: someone that regular folks have to go through to be “connected” to a doctor. Maybe we will learn how to find doctors without having to pay someone to introduce them. Dare to dream.

  12. ssejhill

    ssejhill said, 12 months ago

    @onguard

    How is that relevant? The old GM bondholders actually did receive something in the new GM … an equity stake. It’s better than nothing, which is what stockholders received. And in case you don’t find that acceptable you might want to study bankruptcy law and the concept of cram down that is available to the courts to force stakeholders to accept a bankruptcy plan.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 12 months ago

    @coraryan

    While I understand your frustration with those who do not think the way you do, I can tell you that I have met no one in my life who wants to steal money from wage-earners and give it to lazy people, regardless of political stripe.

    I recognize that the road to hell is paved with good intentions; I recommend you do the same. Perhaps one day we will use the energy we waste on this thread to try to convince our “leaders” that good ideas that have gone bad should not be allowed to continue. Although I do communicate frequently with my representatives, I include myself in that category.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    @PianoGuy24

    So Obama did it on his own? No support from both parties, especially the Republicans who wanted it implemented anyway. (Forget that did you?)

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    @onguard

    So you agree that both Clinton & Obama are Conservatives. As I do. the Pox is on both their houses.

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