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Gary Varvel

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  1. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 2 days ago

    “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.”
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    “We are becoming so accustomed to millions and billions of dollars that ‘thousands’ has almost passed out of the dictionary.”
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    Both quotations from Everett Dirksen (1896 to 1969)
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    I expect within a few decades we’ll be talking about quadrillions.

  2. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!)

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!) GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    Go ahead, open another 700 military bases, bomb another 7 innocent countries, and spend another $700000000000000000000000 on your military that can’t even beat the Taliban.

  3. Cavan

    Cavan said, 2 days ago

    If we ever get the courage both to exercise our votes and to tax the wealthy, we can pay off the national debt in no more than five years.

    On average, we plodders pay ca. 9.5% sales tax nationwide for such necessities as food, clothing, shelter, etc., but no sales taxes are assessed on the more than $62 TRILLION in equities traded annually on the NYSE, the CBoT, the NASDAQ, etc. If we assessed a 9.5% sales tax on equity trades, we’d pay off the debt in under five years.

    If taxing necessities people need to survive is all right, then surely taxing non-equities is also all right, particularly when it would benefit all society, not merely a small segment. After all, isn’t that what the Founding Fathers implied should be done when the wrote that stirring paragraph that begins “We the People . . .”?

  4. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    @Cavan

    We could fix the world in five minutes
    but they don’t want it fixed.

  5. Kip W

    Kip W said, 2 days ago

    You can tell that we have a Democratic administration, because the GOP cares about deficits and debts and stuff.

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, 2 days ago

    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!)

    “on your military”
    As a citizen of North Dakota it is your military as well.
    Do you vote or just whine and lie about who you are?

  7. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    @Cavan

    Great point. All we have to do is figure out how to get Congress to actually do their jobs.

  8. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    OUCH!!

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 2 days ago

    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!)

    Want us to take the gloves off, play by their rules, use children as human shields come down to your level.
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    You really want that boy!

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 2 days ago

    @Cavan

    The combine wealth of American’s Billionaires is 1.5 trillion how is that again?

  11. superposition

    superposition said, 2 days ago

    We could be like this?
    http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/rich-countries/the-only-5-countries-in-the-world-living-debt-free/?view=all

  12. john spence

    john spence said, 2 days ago

    The modern American right doesn’t care about deficits, and never did. All that talk about debt was just an excuse for attacking Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and food stamps.

  13. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    Heh Cavan – How about Tax Everyone. I’m all for Americans paying for services with todays tax dollars rather then pushing it off on our children.

    But I do not agree that it is the Wealthy that should bear all the burden. I would be in favor of raising taxes on everyone by 5%. If YOU aren’t willing to pay more for the government costs – Why should I have to pay more?

    Grow up!!!!

  14. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    @John Spence – All of those programs should be attacked. You may admire a Robin Hood Government but I find it offensive.

    You think about all the good the government could bring into the lives of those who are dependent on those programs.

    I think about all the good I could have done with those tax dollars for my own family and community. Because they came out of my pocket.

    Out in the midwest we pay taxes too but all the tax dollars seem to flow into the cities and away from our communities.
    That is why I won’t vote for a Sanders or a Clinton.

  15. Griff

    Griff GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    Under “Ike” the top rate was 90%, and the economy was fine. He warned about the Military, Industrial, Congresssional combine wielding undue influence.

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