Gary Varvel by Gary Varvel

Gary Varvel

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  1. hanmari

    hanmari said, about 2 years ago

    Yup, ever since our elected representatives in Congress hijacked the funds for these social programs to pretend to balance their budgets, deficits have been popping up all over. Their runaway spending and borrowing is the real problem, and having to pay for obligations that that have stolen all the cash out of will come to haunt them right quick.

  2. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The biggest tap root of all was that tax cut for the rich.

  3. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 2 years ago

    The question for me – as a German – is: do you want to live in a civilized society or do you want to be barbarians? You eliminate SS and MC from the US and your are left with “Lord of the Flies”. It is fascinating to me that a nation that shouted “GO GET THEM!!!” in one voice on 9/12/01 can’t agree to take care of their sick and elderly. What are you, Martians?

  4. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Medicare Part D should have its own branch.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Varvel left out the military beast.

  6. ODon

    ODon said, about 2 years ago

    He left out the military because they are needed to protect us…of course protection is why we have been specifically paying into social security and medicare for a number of years. Hmmm

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Part D should NEGOTIATE PRICES. SS and Medicare taxes may indeed need to be increased, and payouts adjusted to assure “actuarial reality”, but killing the whole crop is stupid. Start taking consideration of the cost of “defense” into the deficit before concluding only social programs carry the blame. (Let’s NOT forget those “tax breaks” either!)

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    People like myself agree the USA is a barbarian country. And a certain small segment, about 25%, want it that way and are doing everything they can to make it closer to their ideal. A corporate Holy American Empire.


    Since they embrace militarism and prisons they would fill them up with slaves and kill the rest. it is a sad time.

  9. sbwinn

    sbwinn said, about 2 years ago

    @indieme

    The tax cut “for the rich” was peanuts. If you think it was anything compared to entitlement spending, you have no concept of the $$$ involved.

  10. sbwinn

    sbwinn said, about 2 years ago

    @flake-67121

    Exactly. When someone takes from another to give to someone else you have a victim, a thief, and a moocher. No good comes of it at all. Let people do good of their own free will. The government makes a horrible charity (and an unconstitutional one at that).

  11. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @sbwinn

    Peanuts? You must be watching too much Fix News. The debt increased more because of those tax cuts than any other spending. Only conservatives believe that bringing home less bacon feeds more mouths.

  12. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 2 years ago

    Social security can be fixed by simply raising the limit on the income, making it it progressive rather than regressive. One stroke, one pen. Only Republicans standing in the way of solvency.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Funny you should mention negotiating part D. The Veteran’s administration managed to negotiate the meds they use. Why couldn’t the Social Security Administration?

    SS is supposed to be a trust fund funded by 12.6% (I think) of gross pay. That includes employer contribution. The government has borrowed it into empty and is having to pay benefits from current income instead of accumulated funds.

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @indieme

    It is peanuts. If you take ALL the wealth of the billionaires and redistribute it evenly to 350 million Americans the amount per person is still peanuts.

  15. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 2 years ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    No worse than that, some of us are republicans.

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