Candorville by Darrin Bell


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  1. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, over 5 years ago

    If it were a household,. it could get the filth vacuumed out of it instead having the filth handle the broom.

  2. cdward

    cdward said, over 5 years ago

    ^Sigh. As long as we have the system we have, there will always be that filth.

    However, I agree with Lemont on this one. We constantly hear that there’s only one way - cut spending. Of course, the spending I want to cut is not on their agenda, but that’s another story. The option of increasing revenue is viable and vital to getting this country under control. But that would shrink the gap between the richest and the middle class, and that would upset the richest no end.

  3. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Everywhere is freaks and hairies Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity Tax the rich, feed the poor Till there are no rich no more.

    I’d love to change the world But I don’t know what to do So I’ll leave it up to you.

  4. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, over 5 years ago

    You know, the problem with taxing “The Rich” is that they are neither sufficiently wealthy nor sufficiently numerous to resolve our deficit and debt issues.

    We don’t have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem, which is a direct result of generations of the political class purchasing their power from the voters with the voter’s own money.

    You can’t really blame them too much, because it’s been a century now since the voters figured out they could vote themselves “Bread & Circuses”.

    Ultimately it’s us, and I include myself in that. Or at lest my younger self.

    A Republic cannot be placed on “autopilot” by it’s citizenry without degenerating into pure Democracy; which is 3 wolves and a lamb voting on the dinner menu.

    We’re at a point where the only choice we have left is to wait for our economic system to collapse on it’s own; or to guide it in for a soft landing that let’s us have some control over our future.

    Unfortunately, we have reached a point in our political life that we have reduced it to a sort of team sport, where everyone picks the team they like and presses it to win at all cost; all while willfully buying into their own team’s propaganda about what’s “true”. Now we have two sides in Washington, each with their own plan, that favor’s their own team, and neither of which actually solves our problem.

    Here’s what I say is true: Mathematics.

    Numbers themselves cannot lie. They can be used as tools of manipulation, but they cannot in and of themselves lie.

    I challenge each and every one of you to set emotion aside and take the time to look up the numbers. What do we take in, what do we spend and what do we spend it on? Not to mention how much we owe and how much more we are borrowing.

    You may or may not like what you see, and we certainly wont all agree on what to do about it, but until we ALL see the problem for what it truly is, we’re just **ing in the wind.

  5. Habogee

    Habogee said, over 5 years ago

    Still, Lemont has a point. If we would just concentrate on getting the citizenry back to work revenue would go up and then we could concentrate on how it is distributed. This way we would have more tax revenue without raising taxes.

  6. notinksanymore

    notinksanymore GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    The way the tax system is currently set up, nearly half of Americans don’t pay any taxes at all. Some of these people are impoverished an shouldn’t, but many people with no tax liability can easily afford to pay some taxes. Americans expect government services, like roads and schools, but they aren’t willing to give the government any money to pay for them. Can’t get something for nothing folks!

  7. wholescot

    wholescot GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    And with this economy and unemployment, where would those higher paid jobs be???? So easy to say when you are employed in one of those “higher paid jobs”.

  8. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, over 5 years ago

    The Numbers for ^LRN (until your eyes cross; don’t let the big numbers phase you out): Google[federal spending and income] for some 60,400,000;

    Wikipedia:US Federal Budget

    Cong. Budget Office:Treatment of Receipts&Expenditures

    Everybody will have an opinion about this, but look carefully for the backers of any site you land on, to see what their spin is. Some are very sophisticated.

    We have two parties in DC (or two wings of the Money Party) that both depend for their employment on campaign contributions. Those come from only a few sources that can afford to steer the course of legislation, which has succeeded in removing much of the income the country needs.

    The current focus on spending and debt and the annual deficit between income and outlay is getting a lot of play; GEE, I wonder why?

    It may be the “Charlie Sheen/Lindsay Lohan/Madonna/Paris” effect, much like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’s little Somebody Else’s Problem Field Generator, to distract us from the bad news and possible fixes, that we just shouldn’t worry our pretty little heads about.

    What really bothers me is the inclusion of Social Security and Medicare in the trim list. We have paid for this separately, even though it gets ‘borrowed’ for the General Fund and used for everything else. These have been tremendously successful, and with a slight adjustment to the income caps, could be just fine.

  9. SCAATY_423

    SCAATY_423 said, over 5 years ago

    We must be having a really good day. There’s more straight-up truth and common sense in these comments, and less ideological hyperventilating, than I’d ever hoped to see again in a public discussion. Kudos, especially, to LLeRay, LameRandomName, and pbarnrob. If the rest of the country would stop shouting at each other and listen to this kind of reasoning, we might actually stand a chance in hell of saving ourselves.

  10. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 5 years ago

    That sums up my opinion on this.

  11. aprilglaspie

    aprilglaspie said, over 5 years ago

    The current deficit is the result of running two invasion and two occupations without accoubting for any of them, coupled with idiotic and irresponsible cuts in revenue. Furthermore, anybody that call Social Security and Medicare “entitlements” in my presence is going to need nasal cauterization.

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