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Bob Gorrell

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  1. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    For those of you who like to read, may I suggest two books?
    AFTERSHOCK: The Next Economy & America’s Future
    by Robert Reich.

    DEBTOR’S PRISON: The Politics of Austerity Versus Possibility by Robert Kuttner.

    You may agree or not agree, but these two books are very interesting to read, especially the second one.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    Citations aren’t used, or used appropriately, on the Gold Rush Glen Standard Fox Noise. I’m much encouraged someone is recommending them here. Noise does not aid or abet good decision making.

  3. wbr

    wbr said, over 2 years ago

    dear g p
    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_voted_to_put_social_security_funds_into_the_general_fund

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    Yes, Genome, LBJ raided social security for his Great Society disasterous social welfare state programs. Now the cash is gone just like Detroit pensions have…

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    The Great Society Welfare Programs were not disastrous (as Republicans keep finding when they propose ending them). It was the Reagan idea of cutting taxes and soaring debt that got us into this pickle. The GOP could get more spending cuts tomorrow if it wanted to, but it has to make a deal, and they would never do anything that responsible.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    Yes, ARod they were and are.
    Let’s see: The War on Poverty. Public housing? Remember the Watts riots? How is public housing doing today?
    How about the Model Cities Program (something Obama has renamed and resurrected). Can you say Detroit? It was on of 20 on the list and all were disasters.
    .
    Head Start? No evidence to date shows any improvement in learning because of it
    .
    Medicare / Medicade? How many billions has gone into this program that now gobbles up about a third of the federal budget.
    .
    National Endowment for the Arts?
    .
    PBS? Why do we need to publically fund TV anymore?
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    Urban Mass Transit act? There’s a bottomless sink hole.
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    Welfare? Clinton and Gingrich ended the endless portion of that to the great effect of reducing government spending and seeing a big employment boom.
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    Basically, LBJ’s Great Society mirrored the disasterous failure of the perpetual welfare state that Europe has and still endures. It created urban blight, more poverty, lower education, and increased unemployment.
    On every level it was a disaster.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    the leaf represents more than the “defense” cuts, and they aren’t even touching the true waste.

  8. jane hay

    jane hay GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I guess this is illustrating the DOD cuts? ‘Cause that’s what it looks like – cutting their budget by 1 percent. Boy, that’s gotta hurt ! Everyone else, 10-20 ….

  9. HopefulAmerican

    HopefulAmerican said, over 2 years ago

    the President’s proposed budget uses OMB estimated numbers for the “future years” to 2024; different from the CBO estimated numbers, and Obama calls the difference “A CUT”….duh.
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    One financial advisor who read all 212 pages analyzed it as “212 pages of deception”……so, SOP.

  10. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    Although I am not against social programs to help out peole temporarily during hard times, I have to agree that many do milk the system. Over decades, I have read in the papers and on TV news in the Boston area about families who have lived, one generation after another on welfare and other public assistance. Yet it seems our state legislators & governor do nothing to change things. It undermines support for those who truly need some temporary support.

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