Chuck Asay by Chuck Asay

Chuck Asay

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  1. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, about 1 year ago

    Actually they just don’t know how to read so they listen to Rush.

  2. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @greyolddave

    NBC News reported when we renew our Health Insurance with our employer in November for 2014, we will see our premiums double beginning January 1, 2014.NBC News reported this is the direct result of the passage of the ACA.

    Many opposed to the ACA stated this would happen, and they were told they were wrong that the ACA would decrease premiums.. How is doubling our premiums a decrease?

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 1 year ago

    Chuck loves his Tea Party metaphor; sees his Tea Party as comprised of salt of the earth, little guys, the real 1776 revolutionaries.
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    I’d urge him follow the money see how many salt of the earth, little guys are actually pulling his Party’s strings and of course who they are. There aren’t many; there ARE a lot of million and billionaires however. But that would assume Chuck is mis or uninformed and doesn’t know what he’s doing. Very likely he knows precisely.
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    What IS he doing? Today’s cartoon metaphor says, ‘Fellow Revolutionaries, it’s time to stop throwing overtaxed British tea in Boston Harbor. Yep, it’s time to take to the woods between Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, and start firing yer flintlock weapons, NOT at British troops or British mercenaries of course, nope. It’s time to start firing at the duly elected government of these United States.’
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    That’s a big jump for a salt of the earth, little guy like me, Chuck. I ain’t makin’ it. In fact I’m here to point out that…
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    “What (people like NRAsay) don’t understand – but FDR did – is that extreme economic hardship inevitably leads to the emergence of extreme political movements, like the kind that emerged in Germany and Italy in the aftermath of the Great Depression, and might well have emerged in America had the (Republicans’ bankruptcy and liquidation) counsel been taken seriously by (Roosevelt).
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    “In the modern era economic brutality inevitably begets political brutality.”
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    So who sponsored – and continues to sponsor – today’s economic brutality? Who wants to shrink, fire, ship overseas and downsize? Conclude for yourselves. I’VE concluded it’s the Tea Party owners, those wealthy pullers of strings who suggest it’s now time to start SHOOTING at a democratically elected government.
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    with a tip of the hat to Matthew Carnicelli

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    Look at any Chuck Asay cartoon and ask yourself if Jesus or the Koch Bros. would be more likely to approve. Unfortunately, Chuck can’t tell the difference between them.

  5. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, about 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    “How is doubling our premiums a decrease?”

    It decreases your wealth.

    And freedom.

    And ability to purchase pitchforks and torches.

  6. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    You talk like the Economic Brutality comes from external forces beyond anyones control. Most of the economic hardship suffered by people today is self inflicted by: Taking on too much debt in good times, failing to save for future hardships, failing to invest in yourself and your future.

    Most of my friends and colleagues are doing quite well because we did the opposite of above. We saved agressively, invested wisely, and prepared for future hardships.

    All your handwaving and conjuring up past political unrest doesn’t scare me into thinking I should gladly hand over my freedom and the fruits of my labor to Obama so that he can appease the masses.

    The Protestant work ethic is a truism. My wife and I started out with very little except our intellect and our willingness to work hard and be self sufficient. Yes we’ve had our trials and setbacks along the way but we didn’t use that as an excuse to condone government mandated theft. We didn’t think we had a right to reach into our neighbors pocket anytime we couldn’t afford what we wanted.

    We have a social safety net in this country so people will take prudent risks and not be afraid to fail. That safety net is now being used as a hammock by a large group of people who think it isn’t fair that the market doesn’t value their current skills. To them Obama is a hero because they convince themselves that the money he is taking from the “Rich” and handing out to them was probably ill obtained anyway. They are weak minded fools and cowards. At least a thief has the testicular fortitude to actually get of his ass and steal from me. Obama’s fans won’t even do that. They have the government do it for them.

    This country is struggling because there are too many grasshoppers and not enough ants. Instead of learning from the Ants the grasshoppers try to convince the ants that it is their moral obligation to take care of them.

  7. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Chillbilly –
    The Koch Brothers are not the closet monster or the boogey man. They are successful business men that have invested some of their time and money in politics.

    I think I would financially support the tea party as well if I watched the anti-wealth, anti-success rehtoric of the democratic party.

    Don’t get me wrong – The republicans have their problems too. They have their anti-women, anti-intelectual rehtoric but at least they celebrate success as a virtue.

    As to WWJD? That is a nonsense question. He wouldn’t have involved himself in this stuff at all. He would wander around the country with 12 of his unemployed friends preaching love and peace to the masses but depending on the kindness of strangers to pay for his bed and board.

    Jesus’ one comment on taxes was to render up to Ceaser what was Ceaser’s. In other words – I don’t concern myself with the laws of men.

    He also didn’t have a family to worry about. I’m not just upset about my taxes being taken to be handed out as largess to the needy masses. I’m concerned about a group of people that soon will try to convince my kids that it is their moral obligation to take care of everyone who doesn’t feel like they got a fair shake in life. I don’t want my kids saddled with the debt created by Obama and his buddies who say that debt doesn’t matter.

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    “BC News reported when we renew our Health Insurance with our employer in November for 2014, we will see our premiums double beginning January 1, 2014.NBC News reported this is the direct result of the passage of the ACA. Many opposed to the ACA stated this would happen, and they were told they were wrong that the ACA would decrease premiums.. How is doubling our premiums a decrease?”

    It’s useless to try to explain anything to you. You’ll just ignore it and continue to post your false assertions ad nauseum as if 10 people hadn’t already pointed out the facts.

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    “Hey, it’s supposed to be ‘free’. Why won’t people believe O’s lies?”

    Because it’s you and the Republican noise machine who are doing the lying. “Obamacare” is a Republican plan that was heartily endorsed by Romney when he instituted it during his term as MA governor.

  10. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 1 year ago

    @Mephistopholes

    I think everyone (notice I didn’t say “both sides” because in fact there are more—many more—than two sides) believes that they are getting screwed. The Koch Brothers think they’re getting screwed. Some poor schmuck who’s been out of work and is pushing retirement age thinks he’s getting screwed. A middle class person thinks she’s getting screwed at tax time.


    This isn’t “anti-wealth, anti-success” rhetoric. People vent when they feel cheated. Even the Koch Brothers.


    Learning to know the difference between who’s really getting screwed and who’s not is what’s at stake here and the tea party can’t tell the difference between a rich wine collector with his name on Lincoln Center and some fat lady waving a flag at a rally in suburban Indianapolis.

  11. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Chillbilly – Why does their economic status matter if they are getting screwed? The government is supposed to treat us all equally. But they based on the tax code on ability to pay so even though I get the same protections as that wine collector – he has to pay a much larger tax to enjoy his freedoms in America and I think that is unfair. Just as unfair is me paying more, probably, then that fat lady waving a flag.

    There is plenty of anti-wealth anti-success rehtoric coming out of the Democratic party: Read: Robert Reiche, Obama talking about the rich not paying their fair share (when they are the only ones paying), etc.

    The Tea party (from my point of view) reprsents freedom: Freedom from burdensom taxes that don’t benefit eveyrone (read hear handouts), Freedom from burdensom regulations (Obama spends an awful lot of time worrying about what guns are in people’s closets), freedom to pursue happiness.

  12. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 1 year ago

    @Mephistopholes

    The government cannot possibly treat a poor person and a rich person equally without redistributing wealth. You’d have to be in the tea party to not understand this extremely simple concept.

  13. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 1 year ago

    How about anyone with just plain common sense.

  14. Katniss Everdeen

    Katniss Everdeen said, about 1 year ago

    @Jeff H

    lol…

  15. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Jase99

    And once again when the truth surfaces around Obama’s lies his sycophants claim that it was actually the Republicans plan. It is useless to point out to you that Obama LIED over and over because you can’t or won’t accept it.

    Romney was in charge of a state. There is a difference, and the concept wasn’t heartily endorsed by Republicans outside of his state.

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