And now… the REAL Cartoon of the Day!
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“Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured … but not prove they are a citizen.” – Ben Stein
Are you still here, OMG? After the ass-kicking that you received about a week ago, I guess that you’re healed enough to sit at your computer again.
Boring! Second day. Same cartoon. Second time the quote has been thrown out there. Empirical evidence that you have nothing original to say. You merely have talking points.
You need to step your game up Over Matched Guy!
They have to “prove” it when they register to vote. Fathom that!
You know the difference between a public servant and a politician??? The public servant is trying to make things better he has a plan he’s willing to work with others to see this through, he’s willing to compromise and even change his point of view if he’s proven wrong. A politician just wants to be elected and the easiest way to get elected is to tell people to be afraid and once you convince them to be afraid point a finger at who’s to blame.
That’s how I pick candidates these days …does the guy have a workable plan or is he just a fear monger looking for someone to point at.
I think in this election the choice has never been more clear, there is a public servant running for RE-election.
And a politician who is going to have his ass handed to him in a hat come election day.
Joel, I couldn’t have said it better…But, I can’t Hope you put on Tweet!
Truer words were never spoken—well done!
Your cartoon is old hat, as the US had been going down that road since Johnson, maybe Truman. Got any new ones?
Do like your quote.
While I do not like the Affordable Healthcare Act in its entirety, it is the first step to making all taxpayers pay for indigent care, instead of just property owners. Basically, indigent care is another unfunded legislated and Judicially approved program passed on for locals to pay. It’s time for congress to pay for programs with each bill. Talk about balancing the budget legislation. No unfunded programs like No Child Left a Dime.
My solution is to throw out the whole of congress with each election until we find people who don’t lie, cheat, steal, play favorites, screw the citizens, are morally responsible and withterm limits. Please go to the poling station thinking, “Regime Change Now” at all levels.
capn… cartoon may be old, but it’s SPOT ON!!!
Obozocare is a fiscal disaster in the making. It has nothing to do with indigent care, but everything to do with government control over more of our lives at huge cost. It’s just another entitlement program that will bankrupt America. If it was about indigent care, why does it take 2700 pages, 16,000 more IRS agents, and unelected and unconfirmed bureaucrats on the IPAB to oversee it? That’s nonsense. We already had Medicaid for indigent or poor people and CHiP programs for kids. Everyone that wanted some form of coverage could have it if they want. Now, Obozocare has just created a whole new army of bureaucrats with MASSIVE overhead and no interests in efficiency or customer service. The cost estimates have gone from $900 B to $2 TRILLION already, and the monstrosity of the program has not even kicked in yet.
I am with you on the disaster No Child thing. Horrible. And we are in complete agreement on the term limits and need for honesty in government. Fact is that we are already bankrupt, and it’s only getting worse. We are bankrupt fiscally because we have become bankrupt culturally. We now have a near majority of Americans that are net takers of tax money and whom believe it is acceptable to live off the labor of their neighbors. We have business people and individuals that operate their lives under the motto “I’m gonna get mine no matter how I do it.” Politicians are just a sypmtom of our culture.
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ― George Orwell
We are not very far apart on many issues. The fact that Americans refuse to accept responsibility for their own condition and choices is a major part of our problems as a Nation. Furthermore, welfare at personal and corporate levels is killing our bottom line.
Refering your statement on the Affordable Healthcare Act ( AHA), I read this summer that Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta predicts that 1/3 of it’s current unisured patients will pick up insurance via the AHA. This will bring an increase in revenue of $75 Million, a sum that the local area will not have to pay through property taxes. In researching the issue today, Grady’s estimate is now in the $200 M range. As a property owner in the Atlanta area, my taxes should drop. With that said, the county where I live might decide to increase tax rates to absorb that savings. My only recourse is to continue working regime change at all levels of government.
Good luck to you and exercize your right to Vote.
capn… you’re correct. We are not that far apart. I detect a libertarian (small L intended) in you. It doesn’t jive with your support for AHA aka Obozocare, however. But it’s in there. When you look at the example you provided, and realize 2 things you state but gloss over:
1) only 1/3 of uninsured will be covered, implying 2/3 still won’t be
2) Hospital’s revenues are government spending. And the first estimate of $75M has now almost tripled. This is microcosm of the entire program and it’s cost to the nation. Do you understand this?
3) Comparing the low number of uninsured this will help in that one hospital with the costs of helping that small minority of people, it’s easy to see that we don’t need the massive cost overhead of a centralized government control over the system in order to actually offer compensation for uninsured recipients of care.
One other point you make that is right on… if you think a politician, ANY politician, that currentl has his hands in your pocket is going to reduce his take of your earnings, you might be worthy of being committed to an institution. I know that’s not you my friend.
Like I’ve said before, America’s political problems are symptomatic of our culteral problems… the greed of “I’m gonna get mine” ethics from both a business and personal perspective. Get ready for civil strife, my friend, because nothing can change this mindset.
“By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt.” – James Madison
Let lil dink mitt and the republicKKKans scream war it won’t be their problem it will be our son’s and daughter’s our economic dollars! OUR RECOVERY! buyer beware! WE are NOT in the RR PLAN = WAKE UP! Obama 2012.
Found !! Recent picture of the Obozoman at work…
(trolls got nothin’ on this facepalm)
Little Mitty is in this for his buddies the 1% ters, Corporate America, Super Pac buddies (The Koch brothers), Special Interests, Lobbyists. Hopefully there is a big turn out at the poles and if there is Mitty can take a long vacation in the Cayman Islands where he hides all his money. Maybe he can run for president there.
America, think about who we are going to choose to be our next president. An American president is highest position in the world . In the past we have had other presidents that we were not too proud of to be our leader .Please try not to be fanatics; some people do not fit our standard as they need to go back to ther position where they don’t have to expose their lack of knowledge to the rest of the world … I would be ashamed not to be able to answer the most elementary question .For this job incoherence is a no no!
There are some really good things in the AHA, which the rich insurance companies have refused to address until forced by this legislation. Do I think it is perfect? No. Could the Republican Party help with their input, instead of dragging its feet and trying desparately to sabotage the whole program? Yes.
I may be completely wrong, but my thoughts on the subject area as follows:
1) Carrying children on parents’ policies until their mid-20’s,
2) No penalties for pre-existing conditions.
3) While the overall costs of AHA are large, there will be many people paying some of the premiums, instead of local gov’ts picking it all up.
4) The savings in our one little hosptial in Atlanta may be small, but multiply the lower savings value by the top 140 hospitals, those with two major speciality ratings, could easily be $110 Billion over ten years. Granted, that is only 5% of the total figure you quoted, but it does not include the 5815 minor US hospitals.
5) The biggest benefit, in my opinion, is that American producers will be able to compete internationally with Canada, Europe, China, India, Russia and a handfull of other countries with socialized medicine. With AHA, smaller US firms do not have to provide healthcare individually to its employees, thereby reducing costs of production. Hopefully, these savings will be passed along to the consumer and for exports.
Changing the subject. I have been a Federal employee for 33 years. I deploy with the US military and provide support for the same. After my career, I will retire with a pension. Though I will still be paying taxes on my income, will a part of Romney’s 47% ?
Take care and keep those quotes coming, as we are all in need of positive reinforcement.