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Tony Auth

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  1. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago

    A few too many of those “Drink Me” bottles, eh?

  2. Magnaut

    Magnaut GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Don"t woory Obamaqcare will kill the country. a shut down is a good substitute

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    “And, no, the President is NOT going to negotiate,….”

    He reiterated that in a speech today. In a democracy that is beyond arrogance. It is self righteous and smacks of an innate inability or a refusal to lead. It is unfortunate and sad that there is no one in either the House or Senate to take up the slack in a leadership role. Washington, D.C. (using a trite expression) is a ship with no rudder.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Lewis Carroll of course was referencing the mercury contaminated insanity of the “hatters” of his day. Interesting the “TEA party” folks are convinced by their “handlers” that “clean coal”, a major source of mercury contamination, stilll, is “good for them”. Toon only portrays just one component of how nuts these radical folks are. (YEs, when it first started, the TEA party did have some moderately sane folks and rationales, but both are pretty much gone.)

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    My comment was in reference to today’s Presidential speech and MontyForTyrant’s post of “And, no, the President is NOT going to negotiate,….”. It was not specific to the PPACA.

  6. ODon

    ODon said, about 3 years ago

    Your comment was not specific about what the comment was specifically about…curious.

  7. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    what about his government, our government?
    since the tea party hates the government why don’t they just leave? (I know so many people who can’t afford health insurance, and this should make it affordable. Except for where the GOP throws monkey wrenches in the works.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Don’t repeal Obamacare and you’ll kill the nation. Obamacare is and has been shown a disaster. The number of companies dropping coverage, rolling back coverage, reducing employee hours, and scrambling to avoid the worst of Obamacare is astounding.
    UPS dumped coverage for employee families
    Catepillar rolled back their plans to comply giving their employees a worse plan.
    Colleges and universities are cutting non-tenured staff hours to under 30 a week to make them part time and avoid having to give them coverage.
    That is just the tip of a huge iceburg coming.

    Aside from that since Obamacare passed the number of people uninsured has doubled. The cost of health insurance likewise has gone up nearly 50%. It is just a total disaster.

    Yet, we hear the Democrats hell bent on continuing on course to implement this trainwreck simply because they think that no matter how bad it is now somehow it will get better if they keep doing the same thing harder.

  9. ODon

    ODon said, about 3 years ago

    @Enoki

    Employer’s need to have the burden of directly providing healthcare benefits to their employees removed. Rates have soared over the last several years it’s past time to use a new approach.

  10. chipscount

    chipscount said, about 3 years ago

    keep drinking the koolaid. everyone has bought in that we need the government in its present form and size even while it is bankrupting us all. a shutdown is not a bad idea (see sequester which was much ado about nothing). it swould show that life goes on without the gov’ts hand in our pocket and no pol wants that

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    _ It is self righteous and smacks of an innate inability or a refusal to lead. It is unfortunate and sad that there is no one in either the House or Senate to take up the slack in a leadership role._

    Strange… that’s how I felt when Congress passed a resolution allowing Bush to invade Iraq. I was told to, “get over it.”

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @ODon

    Employer’s need to have the burden of directly providing healthcare benefits to their employees removed. Rates have soared over the last several years it’s past time to use a new approach.

    Exactly! Employers were switching to part timers as a way to keep people from gaining benefits long before the ACA. Double digit premium increases were happening long before the ACA, too.

    IMO, single payer would free a lot of potential entrepreneurs to strike out on their own.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    “Get over it” is a quip given by someone who has run out of reason. I hope you told the person that said that to you something similar. There was certainly nothing wrong with how you felt at that time. Many did.

  14. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 3 years ago

    A bunch of folks trying to prevent horses from being replaced by automobiles by blocking legislative efforts to have roads paved. They really don’t get it, that the old health care system has been dying a slow death for years. So each time the system slips another inch into its grave, they blame it on the only effort being made to save it.

    A friend of ours is the divorced mother of an eight year old girl who was diagnosed with a serious form of cancer. As long as she keeps her job as a secretary, she can keep her insurance. The co-pays are piling up, however, and the girl needs constant care. She will soon exhaust all her personal leave and vacation time, and all the additional vacation time which co-workers have donated to to her, having reached the allowable limit for that. If she goes back to work, there will be no one at home to take care of the girl; if she stays by her daughter she will lose her job and her health insurance. In no other industrialized nation would she be faced with the threat of imminent financial ruin because her daughter got sick.

    And yet fools prattle on about the United States having the best health care system in the world.

    Another acquaintance came down with cancer herself. She lost her job when she could no longer work, and she lost her insurance when she lost her job. She could not get other insurance because she had a pre-existing condition. She didn’t want to leave her young daughter penniless by selling everything to pay for a few more treatments. But she’s not complaining! The dead don’t complain.

    Obamacare may lead to higher premiums for some (though it is driving down costs in many cases), but it has already begun to save lives. Some Americans are sick through no fault of their own, people who have worked hard all their lives, and yet who, left to the mercies of the unregulated free market, would be bankrupted or dead or both. The opponents of Obamacare are, however, perfectly happy to let that happen, if stopping it would require them to pay a higher premium for their insurance, or a little more in taxes.

    Think Obamacare is full of bugs and inequities and Rube-Goldberg craziness? So do I! So figure out a way to fix it! Or come up with a better way to prevent the sort of tragedy that befell or is befalling the two women I have written about. Repealing or blocking Obamacare won’t do it. Repealing it will only kill the hundreds or thousand it would save.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    In working with universal design, and disabled access, a key point we make to people who can’t see a reason for compliance with the ADA, as “temporarily able-bodied”, because with one fall, or one run red light or a ski accident, that “able bodied” can become permanently disabled. Likewise with “healthy” individuals, one “bug”, or accident, or undetected genetic disorder, like well Parkinson’s, can turn them suddenly in serious need of medical care, and the need to be insured.


    That’s a rather simple reason for “temporarily healthy” folks to pay reasonable small premiums early on , in the event, which WiILL eventually arise, at some age, that they will need to get back those premiums in the form of medical care. Insurance companies have long worked profitably on this model. So can the ACA, especially if the dumber parts the Republicans injected into that “WE need to finally get SOMETHING going!” bill revised and “cleaned up”! After all , it was only Teddy Roosevelt who first tried to get something passed!

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