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  1. Gresch

    Gresch said, almost 2 years ago

    If there is a lie in his speech… then you must impeach…

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    It is cruel and unusual punishment to even attempt to confuse our ultra conservative, president Obama hating at all costs posters here with facts. On the other hand, it is kind of fun isn’t it?

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    Tea types started with what was either a shutdown that irreparably injured the US (or what Fox called a slimdown that severely injured a tiny minority, inconvenienced a larger minority, and had no observable effect on the majority). This distracted from the ACA problems for 16 days!


    Next, the Tea types spoke of free healthcare for the lazy and Death Panels for the hard-working. Two lies easily refuted for anyone who could read at a 4th-grade level.


    Next the Tea types spoke of a $5,000 penalty for everyone who did not sign up on the ACA website before 15 Dec ‘13, a date when the ACA programmers said would be the earliest when everyone would be able to get on. Again, two outrageous lies, and, again, anyone who can read at a 4th-grade level can easily see that they’re lies.


    Meanwhile, back in early October, the left-wingnut Ted Rall complained that the ACA was a giveaway to insurance companies, that the only plans he could find cost more than a plan he’d had to cancel because he couldn’t afford it, and the plans refused to tell him if his doctor was in-network. It took three weeks before the Tea types discovered these new, improved criticisms not so easily dismissed.


    Only they WERE dismissed. After three weeks of lies, the Obamabot MSM said the Tea types were all still lying. Fox news had three people who repeated Rall’s complaints. All lying. One covered by Medicare, so not affected at all. One covered by Medicaid, so no out-of-pocket expenses at all. And one on an employer-provided healthcare plan not affected by the ACA.


    The New York Times asked for readers to comment. Typical comment: ‘The ACA will save me $1,000 a month.’ Since I never HAD $1,000 a month disposable income to pay for healthcare (and was glad my employer covered my healthcare costs), I wondered, “Who IS this person?”.


    Last Saturday morning, they mentioned the ACA on ‘Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,’ an NPR radio show. One panellist said, ‘I decided to try to log in out of curiosity, since I’m covered by my employer. I got on immediately with no problems, and the ACA plan was cheaper and better than the one I was getting from my employer, so I signed up.’


    For the 90% of Americans not affected, who have no reason to fight the ACA website, the majority believe the Obamabot MSM, while a significant minority believe Foxnews.


    What the TRVTH is, I have no idea.

  4. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 2 years ago

    “All that matters to you is who wrote it.”

    Uh … that is the side who wrote it. You don’t believe Obama wrote it just because the GOP calls it ‘ObamaCare’, did you?

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    “….they were hugely in favor of the plan when the Heritage Foundation introduced it as a counter to the Clinton proposal and excited when Willard got it passed in MA.”

    I would suggest that you read up on the Heritage Foundations stance on mandated health care. I think you will find it was not what you think it was.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 2 years ago

    How many lies can you cram into a single panel cartoon?

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 2 years ago

    Remind me again which President said “you are either with us, or you are with the terrorists”?
    The dividing part went great; the conquering part, maybe not so much.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Once the right wing Obama chose the Republican ACA they immediately disavowed it. And did everything to derail it.
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    What many people don’t yet realize is that so many of the insurance they have is expensive junk. They don’t measure up to what is offered. Remember the US govt will compensate that which you can’t afford so the insurance companies win either way.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    Ironically all that hate and casting of dispersions makes Pres. Obama seem more liberal than he actually is.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    ‘keep your current plan’ was a lie. What part of that don’t low information voters understand?
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    Some people want to keep their current plan even if it is inferior to what is being offered and cheaper.

  11. Kip W

    Kip W said, almost 2 years ago

    Every year, they send us new insurance cards. This is because they’ve changed the plan to maximize shareholder benefits — that is, to give us less actual insurance and to charge us more for it.

    Insurance companies have done this right along. They cancel any plan that seems to pay off and offer in return a plan that’s more profitable for them.

    Only now, it’s a scandal. Now we’re blaming the government for this and other conservative cheapskate ripoffs.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Just a footnote here…we also hate Nancy Pelosi, the Wacko Witch from the West…

    Can I quote you, the next time someone tells me I’m sexist for making fun of Michelle “Be like China” Bachmann?

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Who th’ hell did write it, anyway?

    The original idea was Stuart Butler of the Heritage Foundation. His plan included the mandate, subsidies & the preservation of private insurance companies as the central player in healthcare.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    I would suggest that you read up on the Heritage Foundations stance on mandated health care. I think you will find it was not what you think it was.

    Nonsense. Heritage is trying to run from that proposal, but it is the heart of the ACA. Heritage took down the web page version after people started linking to it. Here are some nuggets:

    “Mandate all households to obtain adequate insurance. Many states now require passengers in automobiles to wear seatbelts for their own protection. Many others require anybody driving a car to have liability insurance. But neither the federal government nor any state requires all households to protect themselves from the potentially catastrophic costs of a serious accident or illness. Under the Heritage plan, there would be such a requirement.”

    “Provide help to those who cannot afford protection. A mandate on households certainly would force those with adequate means to obtain insurance protection, which would end the problem of middle-class “free riders” on society’s sense o f obligation. But of course there are many lower-income households who could not reasonably afford to meet that obligation and yet are not eligible for current direct assistance programs such as Medicaid. Tax Credits. To an extent, the problems of affordability among these families would be dealt with through the system of tax credits outlined above. The Heritage plan also sees these tax credits as refundable – that is, a check would be sent to the family if the total credit exceeded the tax liability."

    “Other analysts are concerned that incentives to encourage individual insurance will mean higher insurance costs for families, since individual insurance to d ay is more costly than group plans. Again, this concern arises from a misconception of the workings of insurance. In the first place, individual insurance today is the exception, and usually the buyer is a person who for some employment or health reason is not part of a group. That makes serving the individual expensive. But if all families were individually insured, the economies of scale would bring costs down to the cost level routinely found in today’s group plans.”

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Ironically all that hate and casting of dispersions makes Pres. Obama seem more liberal than he actually is.

    Fox News promised us Lenin, instead we got Bob Dole.

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