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Ben Sargent

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  1. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    OK…publicly finance elections…but only 3 months…no outside interests can buy any time…that would leave plenty of dough to pay workers a living wage.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 8 months ago

    Yep. And if a person DOESN’T vote, he or she pays a (nominal) fine. Because if We the People don’t vote, and vote in every election, there’s gonna be NO American democracy.
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    There’ll only be the Fox Rush National Standard Noise — the usual — telling us what, and whom, and how to hate, twenty four seven.

  3. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, 8 months ago

    @masterskrain

    Wellllll now, I wouldn’t say THAT; he’s clibbering Ted Cruz in the polls.
    Okay, bad example

  4. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 8 months ago

    He knows that all he has to do to get a standing ovation is to brag about how many people his state has put to death.

    Who Would Jesus Execute?

  5. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, 8 months ago

    We pay for it. We KNOW we pay for it yet no one gets angry enough to do anything about it. Don’t think the two party’s with allow campaign finance reform? Then we need a third party. A Center focused party that represents us. Not a fringe element.

  6. wbr

    wbr said, 8 months ago

    scream about perry’s pennies but mention bho dollars and you get called a racist

  7. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 8 months ago

    Did I miss Ben Sargent’s criticisms of President Obama’s far more lavish uses of taxpayer money for social events?

  8. Meh~tdology

    Meh~tdology said, 8 months ago

    @TripleAxel

    Yeah, like flying down to Texas to “chop brush” on his ranch!

    Whoops! Wrong President!

  9. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    This is rather curious. We complain when a “rich” candidate uses his/her own money to bankroll their campaign and claim that they are trying to “buy” the election. Then we complain when candidates use tax money and/or donor money to bankroll their campaign. Seems contradictory as no candidate can run for practically any political office without trying to “buy” the election in either case.

  10. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, 8 months ago

    @Rx71Wm29
    The root of the anger revolves around requiring large buckets of money to win or even enter the campaign.
    The Rich can win, because as the 1% they already have the money. Using our tax money to fund outrageous campaigns is an insult especially when they aren’t really representing us any more. They represent the huge private donors. Resetting how campaigns run, how they are funded and who can fund them is the issue and where we should focus the solution.

  11. Meh~tdology

    Meh~tdology said, 8 months ago

    @Rx71Wm29

    There aren’t too many candidates that can “send troops” somewhere to boost their political cache’.
    Governor Good Hair needs to write a big ol’ check to the state of Texas, ’cause nobody believes that BS that his actions are non-political.

  12. wbr

    wbr said, 8 months ago

    right meh there are no swarms of illegal coming into texas

  13. Hiram Bingham

    Hiram Bingham said, 8 months ago

    @wbr

    ^ Bees come in swarms.


    Human beings do not.

  14. Meh~tdology

    Meh~tdology said, 8 months ago

    @wbr

    Yeah, not a soul crossed the border in the last thirteen years of his terms.

  15. wbr

    wbr said, 8 months ago

    sorry hiram even nytimes agree with me http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/13/science/13traff.html?pagewanted=all

    meh ease off the kool aid

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