Ted Rall for December 31, 2022

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    Erse IS better  over 1 year ago

    What happens to life expectancy when over a million people die before they normally would have? Go ahead, take your time.

    (Geeze. Innumeracy is so EASY to fix: Just think it through!)

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    GOGOPOWERANGERS  over 1 year ago

    Actually life expectency increases due to better medicine

    No, ted is just wrong

    Did the simple google search and found 80s the life expectency in US was 70

    In 2022 the LE of americans dipped slightly in 2022 but its still 77 which is 7 years over 40 years…

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    KenseidenXL  over 1 year ago

    The GOP is certainly happy about the SS thing, because now they won’t have to pay back the EIGHT TRILLION$ they stole from it to pay for Bush/Trump tax cuts…plus the SEVEN TRILLION$ they stole from the Medicaid trust fund….

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    kenharkins  over 1 year ago

    We are accepting millions of people from countries where prenatal and infant care are rare. Their infant deaths lower the average lifespan when counted in the US statistics.

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    Gen.Flashman  over 1 year ago

    Life expectancy declining??? Not important since it a measure of life expectancy at birth, so if more people are dying in their 40s (such as from COVID) life expectancy will go down AND SS revenue will go down since those who died at 45 will not be paying into SS for an additional 20 years. Has life expectancy for those who make it to 62 changed or gone up?

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    forusingyt  over 1 year ago

    The rich getting social security is like LeBron James getting publicly-subsidized shoe lifts.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member over 1 year ago

    GoComic censors would not allow a true answer to that question.

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    Striped Cat  over 1 year ago

    Maybe it’s because the healthcare system in America is broken.

    Maybe it’s because America pays the most for healthcare but has lower positive outcomes.

    Maybe it’s because even people with insurance don’t get the care they need because they are not sure they can pay for the deductibles and copayments.

    Maybe it’s because Washington legislates to provide for health insurance companies and not its citizens.

    Maybe it’s because the GOP trumps up fears of evil socialism to protect big pharma.

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    leonardonyc  over 1 year ago

    Also the point is about the health of America not SS

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    Diane Lee Premium Member over 1 year ago

    It’s very easy to make Social Security work. At the present time, Social Security taxes are only deducted on the first $200,600 of income. If people making more than that paid the same percentage as those below it, it would save the program for eternity. At the time SS began, the income inequality gap wasn’t such an issue. Now, with 1% of the people having as much wealth as the bottom 90%, all that would be necessary for the entire country to work for everyone is to have that 1% pay their fair share.


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    davidthoms1  over 1 year ago

    The life expectancy for a Russian man is currently 60.7 years. Trump’s GOP wants to follow Russia’s example. Since you can’t start collecting SS before the age of 62, copying Russia would help keep the fund healthy.

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    Valiant1943 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    State’s denying Obama Care for their citizens, no childcare benefits, choosing “freedom” over vaccinations, guns over innocent children’s lives…want more?

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    Radish the wordsmith  over 1 year ago

    Our life span took a drop under republican covid policies. Fortunately they mostly wiped out the ‘red wave’.

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    Radish the wordsmith  over 1 year ago

    GOP’s ‘giddiness about a big red wave’ ended up blowing up in their face

    According to a report from the New York Times, Republicans have only themselves to blame for the midterm election disaster that saw them take over the House by a far slimmer margin than they expected and actually lost a seat in a Senate that seemed ripe for a similar takeover. At issue, the report notes was an over-reliance on sketchy Republican-leaning polls that fed into a popular narrative among conservatives that a “red wave” was coming which, in turn, led candidates to make critical mistakes in the waning days before voters headed to the polls.

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    Màiri  over 1 year ago

    Today is Hogmanay, so please don’t forget First Foot (q.v)

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    mourdac Premium Member over 1 year ago

    In yet another way, the U.S. descends to the status of a “banana republic”.

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    rdublu  over 1 year ago

    We are ALL living on borrowed time

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    jader3rd  over 1 year ago

    It says that we have a political party that has made defying health advice the way that they should “stick it to the man”.

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    jack666 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Well, at least Ted isn’t throwing crap at Ukraine today.

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    Uncle Joe Premium Member over 1 year ago

    A morbid New Year to you too, Ted.

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    Màiri  over 1 year ago


    Raskin says he’ll be surprised if DOJ doesn’t indict Trump. He doesn’t say try or convict him, just indict him.

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    jack666 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    ^^ And you read “conspiracy” into those words?

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    jvscanlan Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Stop shifting blame to where it doesn’t belong.

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    Rich Douglas  over 1 year ago

    It says that a lot of Americans are really stupid about protecting themselves and others from Covid—300 dead per day and counting!

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