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  1. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Truth

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    I thought the budget plan was for everyone involved to grab an ax, blindly hack away, and call it sequester.

  3. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    More like a pruning sheer on a giant Christmas tree. and the poor pitiful poor still get all the presents under the tree.

  4. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    It may seem that way, but in reality the republican plan is to cut taxes for the wealthy that don’t create jobs, but in fact put the middle class and poor out of work and then make sure they don’t have any assistance. Also, cutting Medicare and Social Security in order to use the funds people like you and me paid into it for many years don’t receive any benefit from having done so in order to give the 1% more tax breaks and corporations more tax breaks.

    Most of us are asking for Fair Taxation and that is typically twisted into something else and the r/w starts to scream oh you want excessive taxation on the rich and corporations. No, we want fair taxation for all Americans, not what is going on now.

  5. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    You all live on some different planet.


    The Republicans have gotten “98% of what they wanted”, but flatly refuse to cooperate or compromise on anything else. The idea that this can somehow be pinned on the Democrats is simply insane.

  6. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Gozer, the Republicans have got their spending cuts. The flat refusal to consider raising taxes, though? What is rational about that? The “job creators” have it the best they have had since WWI, and are showing record profits; where are the supposed returns the country should be seeing from this? Is there ever going to be a point where you all admit that this isn’t working?


    It’s a sad fact that the idea that infrastructure requires investment is just not something that the neo-cons seem to grasp any more.

  7. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    A budget “passed” on a majority vote alone is an empty gesture which cannot take effect. In order to genuinely pass, Republican cooperation is needed. Why the “Democrats haven’t passed a budget” has been explained in various places; try checking out the details.

  8. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    “We already have the highest corporate tax rate in the world.”

    No, we don’t. Not even close. The highest marginal corporate tax rate is the United Arab Emirates, at 55% to the US 40%. However, when you look at actual corporate tax burden, the US is even more firmly middle of the pack, since the top marginal rate is levied against a very small number of multinational businesses.


    Your tendency to parrot talking points without fact-checking them does not do you any favors.

  9. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    You are at least right about the middle class catching it in the neck…..


    Anyway, you might want to check out some of the analyses at http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/paying-taxes/index.jhtml

  10. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I’d say the 2 plans in the above panels are turned around. It’s the Republicans who have a band aid solution to a very complex problem in regards to fixing the federal budget. With these across the board sequester budget cuts we’re taking a hatchet approach to reducing the deficit. The results are not going to be good for the patient ie US. Without new tax revenue for the very rich & the closing of tax loopholes these cuts are going to be very deep & painful that could easily kill the recovery & our current stock market boom.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Lynne B

    Well, you certainly have no problem stating your opinion. And I read some of the references you give. Now move into “realville” for a moment.

    Quit defining co-operation as being a one sided affair.
    Each house has rules to go by, but the fact remains that each part of congress and the president are required to submit a budget plan. The House is the keeper of the key to the cash. They have presented a proposal each year. The Senate is the “balance” of the equation because they review, amend and merge the two ideas. The House then must re-approve the amended document or make more adjustments and so on until the “congress” has a budget in place. Both parties are responsible and both parties have failed the people.

    Now why is it do you think that the LAW REQUIRES that the president submit HIS proposal “between the first Monday in January and the first Monday in February” ( Budget and Accounting Act of 1921)? Do you think it just might be to give the congress a clue as to what the administration’s plan for the year is?

    So if you have no clue what the president wants, how can you cobble together a budget that he will sign?

    So instead of blaming those that are being led, try questioning the one who is supposed to LEAD.

    Now on a different note, why is it that we find ourselves in such a position today? Why has the debt increased every year? Not enough revenue or not enough restraint when it come to spending? Oh yeah, it’s both. But you seem to think that it is only revenue. So go ahead and tax the “rich” at 75% with the current tax code in place. How many of the “rich” will be able to manipulate the tax code and STILL not pay more? All of them. You have accomplished NOTHING.

    Here is the real problem. The idea that the country can increase spending every year. Like this:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/proposed-dem-budget-increases-spending-62-over-next-decade_707579.html

    Yeah, plan to spend more than you take in. That’s just such good economic planning.

  12. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, about 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671

    “Yeah, plan to spend more than you take in. That’s just such good economic planning.”
    -
    I hope you’ve never taken out a mortgage or car loan. You know, where you make payments on debt and stuff.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    It occurs to me that this toon is a symbol for the continual back-and-forth that our resident readers post.

    Simplistic, overly complimentary to the side we support, overly critical of the side we don’t. For instance, the first panel shows the Republicans being very careful to only look for the “bad stuff”. Balderdash. There’s bad stuff in a lot of places Republicans won’t even look. How can you reduce spending in social areas but allow the Pentagon to get more and more bloated?

    Democrats don’t do any better, so there isn’t as much contrast here as there seems. But Rs won’t look at the Pentagon, Ds won’t look at social services, and so nothing gets done.

    Regardless, there will be pain and job loss. Reducing spending means someone isn’t going to get paid anymore. This is another key factor: if it’s a choice between creating more job loss (doing something) and none (doing nothing), Congress will predictably do nothing. The president as well; and this is why things have gotten so out of hand, because this deadlock does not break.

    Time to drop the posturing and slogans and for both parties to do the hard work that they are paid so elegantly to do. Neither side is blameless, and calling names and pointing fingers brings us no closer to our goals, and probably helps to take us further from them.

    As always, I recommend we contact our representatives and remind them about the job they have to do, and if they do not, remember that at election time. Don’t pull the lever based on the party; if your representative is a deadbeat, pull the lever for the other guy. Can it get any worse? Doubtful. Even if the new legislator is less valuable, the lesson will be learned that doing nothing will no longer be tolerated. And this is the first lesson that must be learned.

  14. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Good thing Asay didn’t become a doctor as he gets everything backwards.

  15. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    Your favorite talk show host, Ed Schultz is no longer going to be on TV weekdays. He is going to be on for two hours Saturday and two hours Sunday.
    That story yesterday about the bartender who did the 47% video came out and revealed who he is and why the story played out the way it did.

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