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Tom Toles

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  1. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 9 months ago

    Nicely done. Now that Obamacare has been shown to work so effectively that ads against it rely on actors instead of real people, the GOP’s only hope is to destroy it from within and pretend the failure (like everything else) is Obama’s fault.

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 9 months ago

    With an emphasis on repeal, and a strong demphasis on replace.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago


    I posted the links to the articles that reported on this a few days ago, and someone complained that I didn’t give any links. So here is the main one, to Prof Krugman’s column that has lots of links to the evidence.

    (And, as I keep asking, isn’t there anyone who had any problems with the ACA? Prof Krugman’s column says every single complaint was by a paid actor or actress reading a script, and the scripts were, like most scripts, pure fiction. Is everyone who says that’s not what they found when they tried to enrol just a paid actor or actress reading lies from a script? Isn’t there anyone who really had problems? There doesn’t seem to be anyone, according to what Prof Krugman wrote. Which sounds too good to be true, but I have no solid evidence to the contrary. Ted Rall said he was going to mention the horrors he found AFTER he got past the website, but he never did. Were all the problems with the website? Is the actual ACA as great as Obama and Krugman say it is? I can’t find a single bit of solid evidence that it isn’t. But it still sounds too good to be true.)

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, 9 months ago

    @Michael wme

    Maybe some other economist than Paul Krugman who is little more than a shill for the Democrat party, could be asked… Or better yet, somebody who actually knows how to do research that is credible…
    Of course, all those people in newspaper and magazine articles were paid actors too…

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, 9 months ago


    Actually, Obama himself liked the term Obamacare right up until it became obvious that the ACA was a failure and that the term was becoming a pejorative as it was originally intended…

  6. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    “If you like your plan you can keep your plan” If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor" It will save you 2,500 a year" It will only effect 15% of the population, the other 85% you don’t need to worry"
    All LIES! Obama knew they were lies but he had a race to win. Say anything to get relected and then use the pen and phone to make it right…

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, 9 months ago

    Paul Krugman is perfectly capable of doing research, and he has a huge advantage of having been proven correct time and again over the past ten years while the Wall Street Journal editorial board (which is very different from their eonomists) has almost always made predictions that have come up false.

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, 9 months ago

    Obamacare is a huge success for Americans, just not for Republicans. Try to keep your nationality straight.

  9. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 9 months ago


    Sorry your experience with Apple wasn’t as good as mine. I really like my iMac, my iPhone, my iPad, my iPods and my Apple TV. Maybe I didn’t listen to the hyped up ads, etc. I bought them, use them and am very happy with them. Unfortunately, I have a windows pc at work. It’s better than prior versions, but still way behind OSX 7.
    And, I say the PPACA is working. It has helped me. Thank you President Obama.

  10. nordwonder

    nordwonder said, 9 months ago

    Amidst your hollow cries of failure, I have yet to hear one idea for replacement.

  11. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    I know some actual people who have been effected by Obamacare. There’s my aunt. She had a rough time getting a job because she’s diabetic and potential employers didn’t want to deal with the insurance issues involved. Now she has her own insurance and a new job. Then there’s my niece, who can stay on her parent’s plan until she’s 26. Until Obamacare, she didn’t have insurance. Personally, Obamacare is closing the donut hole on my Medicare, which means it will pay for a lot of medication that would have been my problem before Obamacare. And, there’s my brother who was staying on a job he only needed for the insurance because his wife has chronic respiratory problems and if she had gotten really bad it would have wiped out their savings. Now he has Obamacare and he’s retired. Another person who has benefited is the lady who took the job he no longer needed. I don’t personally know of anyone who has had a problem with Obamacare, and those who are featured on TV so far have turned out to either being lying or too stupid to actually check out how it works. So, if you folks who are screaming about how bad Obamacare is have some actual cases of people who have been harmed and offset all of these benefits, put up or shut up.

  12. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago


    Or you could check out Obamacare, stop avoiding the doctor, and see if the new system is better. It probably is, and it doesn’t sound like you have a lot to lose if your wife’s plan is minimal.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, 9 months ago

    So tell me, if the ACA is such a booming success why is it that all the delays and exemptions are being issued?

  14. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, 9 months ago

    Well, so far 0bamacare is working fine for me! The reductions in Medicare required to pay for 0bamacare subsidies have doubled my Medicare Part D co-pays and eliminated my chiropractic maintenance visits. But who needed that expensive arthritis medication and those adjustments to help manage the problem anyway? 0bamacare has finally pushed me to go ahead with that $45,000+ knee replacement that will be totally covered by Medicare and my supplemental insurance. Thanks to 0bamacare, no more expensive prescription co-pays for me.

  15. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 9 months ago

    @Michael wme

    I seem to recall that Slate found someone who actually had a problem with ACA implementation, but it is odd that the GOP has relied entirely on fakes.
    I am skeptical that something has been this universally helpful UNLESS the state of US healthcare is even worse than I thought. Which, actually, could be true.

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