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Tom Toles

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  1. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    The markets remain convinced they’ll somehow manage to avoid the debt ceiling.

    Meanwhile, those same unbiased pollsters who correctly saw that the mainstream polls were all wrong and Romney would win by a landslide have, once again, produced unbiased polls that show that, while the mainstream polls show that an overwhelming majority of voters blame the Republicans, they really blame Obama.

    The Treasury said that the US hit the debt ceiling in May, but they have managed to juggle things to keep the US going; however, they can’t juggle past Thursday. Probably, if the Republicans in the House persist, they’ll announce that they managed to juggle a few more days. Last time, both sides caved before the debt ceiling was reached and we got the sequester, which is working out really well. We can only hope that this time, we get something just as good.

    If the Republicans hold out, and the Treasury does announce that the US has really hit the debt ceiling and can no longer spend 20% more than it’s taking in, the Treasury says the computers are all programmed to pay all bills automatically, and, because of the shutdown, they don’t have the programmers to change that. So things could get VERY interesting (as per the old Chinese curse).

  3. Barc O'Dez

    Barc O'Dez said, over 1 year 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.

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    The elephant should be saying let me die with dignity.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year 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.

  6. robinjhislop

    robinjhislop said, over 1 year ago

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

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year 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.

  8. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @Anthony 2816


  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Uncle Joe

    We have already have seen that fanatics are more than willing to murder and to die for their cause.

  11. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 1 year 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

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    In this case you are the troll in relation to Adrian Snare.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    But the GOP are the death panel enthusiasts. With or without Insurance aid.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    Just start listing real things happening you can point ot that lead you to the conclusion that PPACA is a “failure.”

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Anthony 2816

    I like your questions. Nice, neat and to the point. I would be interested in all of the supporters of non-treatment of people because of the for profit motive to defend their death dealing positions.

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