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Tom Toles

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  1. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Sadly, I don’t think they are ready. The elephant may prefer to die, rather than achieve the possible.

  2. Barc O'Dez

    Barc O'Dez said, about 3 years ago

    When your party is represented by Boehner, I welcome the implosion. I’m tired of the Republicans being part of the problem but still shouting “We’re better than they are because we’re not quite as bad.” The Republican needs a lot of work and this could very well be the wake-up they need to start focusing on ideology, leadership and marketing.

  3. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    The elephant should be saying let me die with dignity.

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Yeah a bunch of untrained yahoo’s are going to decide people’s fate by allocating resources and they are not death panels, how is that possible.

  5. robinjhislop

    robinjhislop said, about 3 years ago

    Is anyone applying for a tax rebate, for the days the government isn’t working?

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    It’s been just over a week now since Obamacare rolled out. It has been such a resounding success that no one is talking about it anymore. The press has gone silent as has the White House and Democrats.
    A sure sign that it is a complete disaster. I expect in the next few days they will come up with some concocted story about how it is all some ex-felon film maker’s fault it failed by putting a two minute piece on Youtube that slammed it.

  7. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, about 3 years ago

    Since this is yet another ‘toon on Obamacare, let’s yet again ask the righties to answer these five simple questions to show us exactly why they hate Obamacare, and aren’t in fact just doing what Fox News tells them to do without thinking the specifics through:

    1. Why do you want insurance companies to be able to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions?

    2. Why is it bad to require insurance companies to spend at least 80% of insurance premiums on actual health care, as opposed to executive salaries and bonuses?

    3. Why is it bad for dependents to be able to stay on their parents’ policy until age 26, instead of making them get more expensive care at a younger age?

    4. Why do you like lifetime insurance caps?

    5. Why is it better to have millions of people uninsured who then use emergency rooms for routine care, costing far more?

    If past experience is any indicator, the righties will realize how hypocritical they’ll look if they give honest answers to these questions, and once again run away with their tails between their legs like Ansonia, MStevenson58, onguard, jack75287, Gore Bane, wbr, Harleyquinn, mDavis, coraryan, churchillwasright, Enoki et al.

    But we’ll see.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago

    @Anthony 2816


  9. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 3 years ago

    The government shutdown continues apace
    But soon the Tea Party will have to save face
    A financial default can never be arty
    And the people now know it’s de fault of de Party
    The people have spoken: blackmail is a crime
    A damn dirty shame and a waste of our time
    Tea Party insanity? Quite clear to see
    They’re all drinking Koolaid, it seems, and not tea
    And now they are trapped, though lacking in thought
    They’re trying to find a brand-new plot to plot
    Like Christie, who opted for lap band, not trainer
    The Party will blame not themselves, they’ll blame Boehner

  10. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 3 years ago

    @Anthony 2816

    Since they’ll never answer your questions. I’ll say what they won’t say in public.

    There’s a black man (doubt they’re that kind) in the white house and we have to ruin his Presidency.

    You’re welcome cons.

  11. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 3 years ago

    @Anthony 2816

    6. And another worse question, is just why do we allow some 45,000 Americans to die each year because without affordable health insurance they use those emergency rooms only when they are already dying of a condition that would have been easily correctable earlier, if they could have afforded to go to a doctor. Those, that appose affordable health care for Americans, ARE the death panels.
    By the way, that 45,000 is more than those killed on our highways, and by homicides with all weapons combined, but some do not seem to give two hoots in you know whare about those deaths!!

  12. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, about 3 years ago



    Sure, if I could find someone who’ll bet that they’ll answer the five questions. In other words, probably not.

  13. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    @Anthony 2816

    Because anthony:
    1. Pre-existing conditions are a clear indication of future cost to a policy. So, they deny those policies on that rational basis. The alternative is to cost in that payout making them unaffordable. Either way that is rational.
    Ignoring that reality as Obamacare does just drives up costs for everyone.
    2. Because when you set a limit they will move to it. What if you have a very efficent company using only say 10% of their net income on administration now? How smart is it to let them double that to 20% and meet your standard. If you think all an insurance company does is pay out bonuses to executives you, unfortunately, are a fool.
    3. This is nothing but a political ploy to buy votes. It makes zero difference to insurance costs.

    4. That is a choice between you and your insurer. Aside from that putting a cap on payout on a policy keeps costs down as the total potential payout is known. Where it is not known will only drive the policy costs up.
    5. It isn’t particularly “better.” But, it is an inevidabiltiy of a system dependent on health insurance for routine medical care that shouldn’t even exist.
    Do you have insurance on your car for oil changes and tune ups? How about insurance on your house for minor routine upkeep?
    That is what we have in the health insurance industry. It is a direct result of bad policy in WW 2 by FDR placing wage and price controls on industry across the board. Now we are stuck with a bad decision that is bankrupting the nation slowly.
    Bonus answer: The solution is to change the system entirely. Get rid of health insurance fo routine care entirely and go to just a national plan for catastrophic coverage with a minimum deductable of between $5,000 and $10,000.
    Move routine care to pay-as-you-go and make it completely tax free / deductable. Add in a plan to allow people to have tax free medical savings accounts that reward them yearly with being able to withdraw say 10 to 50% of the unused funds as a reward for being healthy.
    That’s a better plan than 2700 pages of law and some 27,000 pages of regulations trying to make it work like Obamacare has.

    So, am I a hypocrite? You want honest answers you got them.

  14. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 3 years ago

    Enoki: Those 2,700 pages are mostly loopholes the Republicans demanded on behalf of their corporate owners. No other country in the overdeveloped world has such a corporate-dominated system (invented by the Heritage Foundation and first enacted by Romney in Massachusetts, now opposed by the party that created it). The rest of the world considers a healthy citizenry to be in the national interest and will provide it for all by whatever means they can – the richer ones as a part of government function, the poorer by Doctors Without Borders, missionaries, or whatever is available. Only in the US are lives a commercial commodity.

  15. Alvin Anderson

    Alvin Anderson said, about 3 years ago

    Uncle Joe (and others) if you all want to die rather than follow the legal program, then by all means. Do yourself in. HOWEVER: You are insisting on taking the rest of us with you only most of us will die first. I won’t say “I can’t believe..” about the continuing outright, extremely absurd lies you keep repeating over and over about this situation. That’s because you are in total DENIAL about what is really going on and that is: 1. The new health care program IS beginning to work. Your shutting down the whole government to stop it isn’t working. 2. The VAST MAJORITY of American’s, even your long time, big money backers have turned on you and are shouting from the rooftops that you are wrong. You are at a 24% approval rating in this country. You are about to lose your backers because you are screwing them, too.
    If you want to commit suicide no one can stop you. Killing the rest of us just is not going to happen.

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