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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

That damned assurance

What's Mallard raving about today?

Insurance, Students.

Hmmm. I think Mallard believes this is a bad thing.


Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX said...

Dammit, why can't we just hang those college graduates out to dry? Sink or swim, suckers!

It really shows how far-gone they are in their own little world: dimwits like Tinsley think they can just point out something that, to any sane person, is an unambiguously good thing and expect everyone to agree that it's bad bad bad. News flash, Tinsley, you stupid drunk: unlike you, we're not reflexively anti-everything-Black-President-does. Also unlike you, we don't put corporate profits ahead of human life. Hard to believe, I know, but there you have it.

exanonymous said...

They should all know better than to go to college. Stupid brats, competing with hardworking older individuals who have been laid off and now flood the job market willing to take the entry level jobs normally graduates enter at.

Real world my ass. The insurance companies give options that are anything but realistic to the wallets of those who are responsibly employed, recently graduated, and paying off student loans. The quotes they give on insurance websites are not given to any real human beings, and you can add at least another 50% for harmless health issues like hay fever. On top of that, the ones within a decent range from someone earning 9-15$ an hour have 5000$ deductibles, and only cover 80% of costs at best. Your best bet is company coverage, and even those have been tricky, with companies often switching and plans requiring specific, often different doctors, if you can find a job that gives health insurance coverage to individuals on the first day of employment.

This was just attack everything about the health care bill, wasn't it?

Iron Dragon said...

If this is a self reliance argument then it would be better if insurance premiums weren't ridiculously high and entry level positions having such low pay. As it is, this means that people who need healthcare can get it. Besides that, if the person is a hardworking True American haven't they earned the protection of their offspring from a company policy or basic policy for a bit longer?

Tog said...

Let me try and frame the health care reform issue for Batshit in terms he can understand.

Let's look at BP's faulty oil rig, with its history of accidents and breakdowns. If this were a human being, it could never afford insurance under the current system, and its problems would go untreated.

The shores and marine life? Those are your daughters when that human being becomes part of an epidemic.

Do you understand now, Batshit?

dlauthor said...

See? Because the young people who go to school are lazy and don't earn their keep.

Now let me scribble a duck and some talking points and pass out drunk. Where's my check from the syndicate?

Bill the Splut said...

In the real world, allegedly funny comic strips have actual punchlines, or they're dropped by their syndicates. Luckily for uberhack Tinny, he has the assurance of wingnut welfare to keep his drably drawn, utterly humorless, and frequently incomprehensible strip in papers. It's not hypocritical at all!

Does Bruce pay for his insurance, or does Murdoch cover that? The premiums must be high, what with that preexisting condition of cirrhosis.

Sarah said...

Remember what I said about the out-nonsensing?

deepbeep said...

"And after the ceremony, let's go eat some food that we know is safe because of FDA regulations!" Ba-dum, chhh!

"And we can walk freely down the street because we have police to keep our society civil." Heyoooo!

Kip W said...

Tin's jealous because being on his parents' insurance until he was 26 would have seen him through high school.

Frank Stone said...

Yes, Brucie, he'll be able to stay on his parents' insurance until age 26, which is a GOOD thing, because even with his fancy-shmancy smarty-pants college degree, he probably won't be able to find a job that either A) provides health insurance benefits or B) pays enough for him to buy his own insurance. See how that works? >sigh< No, of course you don't.

Also, why is there a scribbly outline of a two-legged lizard perched on the lectern?

rewinn said...

Today's strip should be titled: "Why young people don't want to be Conservatives: Number #234 In A Series".

Do you think Tinshley is a liberal mole? Or is this just the result of the broad version of Poe's Law: "Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humour, it is impossible to create a parody of fundamentalism that someone won't mistake for the real thing."

Kaitlyn said...

He saw through my nefarious plan!

It all started when I was 13...


I started college a year "late" and because I'm so "lazy" due to my chronic illness, I'll have to start a 5th year, which, due to starting late, will come after the traditional drop date.

With the new law, I have one less thing to worry about. (Which is HUGE when I feel like I'm being split in two by the pain.)

I mean, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA pay for me abortions, ye pitiful taxpayers! And I want your watch too!

Kaitlyn said...

And for those who are healthy and finish college "on time"... wow... what a relief.

You can look for a job without grabbing the first one with health insurance.

without finding a Canadian or Brit or Aussie or Kiwi or... to marry for the insurance. Or a rich American with insurance.

We have a teensy safety net, isn't that horrible?

Rootbeer said...

I think there's a valid argument to be made that the coverage-until-26 provision of the HCR law could lead to a decrease in companies offering healthcare benefits to new employees from day one.

Bruce Tinsley has chosen not to present that argument, though, instead positing that kids today are lazy and health insurance is bad. Or something.