Tom Toles for December 03, 2018


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    DD Wiz Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Trump legacy: undermine health care, remove consumer and worker safety protections, allow unfettered pollution and climate change and deleterious health consequences, U.S. life expectancy, which has improved steadily for over a century, suddenly declines in the two years of the administration.

    Safety regulations? Environmental and climate safety?

    We don’t need no stinkin’ regulations.

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    Daeder  almost 2 years ago

    I imagine more people have been dying of stress in the last couple years.

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    Kind&Kinder  almost 2 years ago

    Does any sensible person doubt that Trump is the Antichrist (whether in the religious sense or the political?).

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    GreggW Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Toles’s cartoon serves as a snapshot of the Republicans’ future voter strategy when voter suppression is no longer available, assuming that ever happens.

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    wolfiiig  almost 2 years ago

    Eliminate Obamacare and get the support of the funeral industry? Trump’s idea of win-win.

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    I has seen the Enemy!  almost 2 years ago

    The root cause of the drop is because suicide and drug deaths are way up among younger adults.

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    superposition  almost 2 years ago

    One of the factors that are mentioned as a reason that the resident was elected was the promise of better, more affordable healthcare for his supporters with below average longevity. Opioids, stress and poor access to healthcare take their toll and, as we see. yet another promise is broken. It’s easy to understand how the liberals, progressives, and independents feel stress but the resident’s supporters feel stressful too, knowing that they are thought of with anger and fear by the liberals, progressives, and independents.

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    EdMeiller Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    He’s keeping me alive. I don’t intend to die until he is out of office.

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    #Rad-ish  Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    The Republican ‘health care’ plan, be rich or die quick.

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    comixbomix  almost 2 years ago

    T Rump – care??? Preposterous…

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    William Bednar Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Odd that all the names on those burial plots match up with number of votes Trump received during the 2016 Presidential election.

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    magicwalnut Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    People have turned to opioids because the current administration is a pain in the a$$.

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    lookinside  almost 2 years ago

    Stress and depression caused by watching a disaster for nearly two years. I doubt Trump will live until the next national election. He will have a massive coronary or suffocate trying to lead a rally in Orange County.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  almost 2 years ago

    “Well, who cares about them? They’re from some s*ithole country.”

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    rekam Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Love the comment at the lower right.

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    Andylit Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Mothers don’t let your children be addicts.

    This decrease is mostly tied to an enormous spike in young people dying from drug overdoses. Mostly opioids. The number of OD deaths has been increasing for 10 plus years.

    The number of deaths alone is not that large when compared with the total deaths each year. It is the age of those people dying that is skewing the national average. Tens of thousands of people under 30 are dying from the crap on the streets.

    Its not political, at least not as portrayed here. It is a basic refusal by Congress and the nation to attack the root causes. Importation, local manufacture and aggressive education. Add to it the massive over-prescribing of Rx opioids and yes, we have an epidemic.

    But the key, the most important factor, is prevention. We, as a nation, must find a way to prevent, persuade, deter our young people from ever trying that first hit, shot, snort. I don’t know how, but we MUST find a way.

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    Babs Maloney Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    The cost of healthcare in this country is criminal. It’s no wonder people are dying younger. If one can’t afford needed care, they cannot get it.

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    wrkg_onit  almost 2 years ago

    I daresay this cartoon is no exaggeration.

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    #Rad-ish  Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    A study shows the majority of opioid users take it for psychological pain rather than physical pain.

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    Ninjapup  almost 2 years ago

    Probably a lot of extra suicides because of Trump.

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    #Rad-ish  Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    ^Studies show there have been.

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