Less Than Zero

Republicans say Obama’s attempt reform healthcare is too complicated. So they’ve come up with a simple alternative: nothing.

8 thoughts on “Less Than Zero

  1. More proof Rall isn’t willing to stick it to Obama. Now he’s doing cartoons saying it’s better than nothing. Ted won’t call Obama a liar, and now he’s basically saying “well, at least Obama did something!”.

    Can’t wait to see your rates in a few years Ted, when you’re paying 10k in premiums alone. That and the fact that you won’t be able to keep your doctor. Throw in some fat deductibles and co-pays, as well as denied treatments — and you’ll be sad you didn’t get “nothing” instead.

    But hey, Obama didn’t lie or anything.

    • @ex: now it’s like you’re purposely not even paying attention. What more do you want? No one on the left has been harder on Obama over the rollout of the affordable care act than me.

    • Trollin’, trollin’, trollin’
      Though the streams are swollen
      Keep them trolls a-trollin’
      Rawhide!

      (It’s a waste of time to respond to such a troll as this.) 🙁

  2. The subliminal message here is that of Margaret Hilda Thatcher’s infamous dictum «… there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families.» None of my tax money should ever go to anything which might benefit others (save for military or policing purposes, as being killed is a benefit which those who hold these views are quite willing, indeed, even eager to extend to others). This is how empires fall – not so much from external pressures, but from internal corruption both monetary and moral – let us hope that this particular fall doesn’t take all of humanity with it….

    Henri

    • Actually, that’s a bit of oversimplification, don’t you think? In addition to police and the military, taxes provide for fire protection and for highways and bridges, for teachers, for food inspectors, for insurance and bank regulators, for Wall Street….

      Wait a minute. I think I’m off track here, maybe by just a little bit. What were we talking about?

  3. Kelly, Greta, Sean, O’Reilly, etc. – the gang of Fox – have been engaged in a full court press of endless, repetitive savaging of the ACA and its certainty to send the US into ruin. Their message is remarkable for its intensity and consistency, even for the Fox tribe. The absence of alternatives does not even register within the cacophony of negatives; there is no room.

    Ted, your cartoon, in its simplicity, speaks loudly. At the same time, the situation is worse; the right is advocating for less than zero. They would eliminate Medicare and Medicaid if they could. Even as the complaints about the ACA intensify, the current pittance of food aid for the poor is being cut.

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