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Clay Bennett

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  1. ARodney

    ARodney said, 11 months ago

    The National Weather Service is absorbing 8.2% in actual cuts because of the sequester. FEMA has been giving grants for communities in Oklahoma and Arkansas to build “safe rooms,” which were used in Oklahoma (but there wasn’t one in the school where the kids died.) But FEMA is under attack by the GOP for imagined conspiracies, and is suffering budget cuts as well. We are a great country, and have the capacity to detect and warn about storms, but can these capabilities survive Republican stupidity and anti-science bias? Are the lives of children really so much more expendable than tax loopholes for the rich?

  2. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    “Are the lives of children really so much more expendable than tax loopholes for the rich?”
    From the evidence available, from the rich and the political part they own, the answer to your question is “As long as they aren’t our children.”

  3. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, 11 months ago

    one conspiracy is that there will be fema re-education concentration camps for conservatives and right wing people.

  4. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    I like the Sequester. It seems to be the only way to wean the government off it’s insatiable demand for money and control.

  5. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Trusted – I love it. You want the government to have more money but only if it comes from the Rich i.e. somebody else.

    Move to a flat tax and you won’t see the Rich so resentful of increased taxes. If everyone was paying 15% or 38% (like the rich) I’ll just bet there would be demands for the government to think twice about giving Oklahoma money.

  6. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Sequester has NOTHING to do with it.

  7. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Blame the 2010 Democrat Controlled House and Senate and President Obama for this one. In late December 2010, The Democrat Controlled House and Democrat Controlled Senate voted Yes to extend the Bush Tax Cuts for only the Rich, and Obama signed it into law.

    Had the Democrats done their job and simply not allow a vote on extending the Bush Tax cuts, and simply allow them to expire at 00:01 on January 1, 2001, well The Rich would be doing as Obama wants, paying the same IRS Tax Rate they paid when Clinton was President.

    So, President Obama and The Democrats do not care about children as they’re the ones who extended The Bush Tax Cuts for only the Rich.

  8. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Mephistopholes

    Plus he’s not screaming bloody murder over the fact it was The Democrat Controlled House and Senate and President Obama who extended The Bush Tax Cuts for only the Rich in late December 2010.

  9. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Mephistopholes

    Plus he’s not screaming bloody murder over the fact it was The Democrat Controlled House and Senate and President Obama who extended The Bush Tax Cuts for only the Rich in late December 2010.

  10. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @THEVIC IOUSDOUG MARTIG

    Really? Obama has been pointing his finger at Bush 43 and Republicans since He was President Elect.

    Plus Harry Reid was stupid to call for a 60 vote Supermajority for passage of Extended background checks. had Reid allowed a Simple Majority, the Bill would be up for debate in The House Right now.

    Harry Reid refuses to allow the Senate to read and vote on Jobs and Budget Bills passed by the House.

    So, your calling Harry Reid a repugnicant as he’s obstructing bills that would help all US Citizens from being voted on by The Senate

  11. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @THEVIC IOUSDOUG MARTIG

    Thank You for finally seeing Harry Reid is a repugnicant as he’s obstructing the passage of Budget and Jobs Bills Passed by the House with his refusal to allow the Senate to read and vote on Budget and Jobs Bills passed by The House.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 11 months ago

    @vwdualnomand

    You know they will be used against us in the future should the Fascist Plutocrats take control as they are aiming to.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 11 months ago

    @Mephistopholes

    No rich person is paying 38%, their tax lawyers knock it down at least 10% to start.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 11 months ago

    @Tigger

    So you are saying that the Republicans in both houses voted against keeping the tax cuts? No they voted eagerly for it too. So it shows that both parties are for the Plutocrats doesn’t it? So where do we go from here?

  15. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Mephistopholes

    We were paying 36% to the Feds when my husband retired. Plus State income tax.

    We never had anything close to six figures, much less income even approaching what the CEOs and stock holders have.

    Like the deadbeat working 47% you keep ranting about, we paid straight taxes off W2.

    Most of those wealthy non-workers don’t actually pay anywhere near 36%, whatever bracket they fall into. Most of their income is unearmed income, and a substantial portion of it is stashed offshore, where the US economy will never see it. I worked for an accounting firm; we did a good many returns for CEOs and other well off dead beats, and a good many of them were paying lower taxes than I was. The only thing has changed is that the gap is now very much bigger now than it was then.

    The rich are resentful of the idea that they should pay their fair share because they are greedy, plain and simple.

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