Tom Purcell

"Getting with the program? You imposed a massive overhaul on a health system that the majority of Americans were happy with. You forced the policies to cover things many people don't need or want and you imposed all kinds of new taxes. It would have been cheaper and easier to leave the existing system intact and give subsidies to people of modest means to buy their own policies."

"How selfish you are being. We need everyone in the pool for this thing to work. Sure, people who can pay will pay more to subsidize people who can't pay. So quit your whining and embrace your duty. Become a willing participant in our government's collectivist effort to control everyone's health care - or the IRS will track you down and impose a fine!"

"You still aren't listening. I make $36,000 a year, just like the fellow at the Spanish-speaking town hall. Even if I was willing, I cannot afford to spend 10 percent of my income on ObamaCare!"

Tom Purcell

Tom Purcell, author of "Comical Sense: A Lone Conservative Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!" and "Misadventures of a 1970's Childhood," is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist syndicated nationally by Cagle Cartoons. Visit him on the web at