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Gary Varvel

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  1. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, over 1 year ago

    Where are o’s big ears on the chicken?

  2. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    About time that the war machine saw some cuts. Gotta trim that budget, don’tcha know. Or are you going to tell me that there’s no waste in the Department of Defense?

  3. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 1 year ago

    Is that 3% of the annual spending total, or 3% of the $16 Trillion Economy?
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    the DOD “furloughs” are temporary, not actual “layoffs” and any “lost wages” will undoubtedly be recovered when the new CR is passedfor FY 2013.
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    What a Phony Democrat-Scare-Tactic to achieve another GOP “cave” to Dems’ “spend-spend-spend” policy.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    That Global Warming theory is costing us all now and will cost much more. Better to spend money to make it less damaging then paying to compensate the damage but you are too ignorant and political to see that.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    The highest waste is in our Military. So much scamming going on and corruption. No oversight.

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Good God. We are NOT talking about spending less at all. We are talking cutting the deficit. The DEFICIT. That portion of spending that is GREATER THAN the amount of revenue.

    THE DEFICIT!!!!!!!

    Well, there are some legislators that seems to get it. They just returned BIG dollars to the treasury that they managed to save last year using common sense in their office staff and supply budget. Did the same thing the year before. And the one before that….

    Who?

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/21/rand-paul-writes-600k-check-us-treasury/

    Got to read the thing to get the other example. You won’t like him.

  7. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 1 year ago

    Obama’s false claim to have already “cut” $2.5 trillion is based on counting the end of the Iraq & Afghanistan wars
    as “cuts”…not ethical accounting…because no funding was ever set up for the next 10 years for wars.
    Other false claims are based on lowering fundings 8 to 10 years in the future….unethical because each year the elected congress/prez decide annual spending.
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    EVERY YEAR THE GOVERNMENT SPENDS MORE and the DEFICITS grow bigger and the DEBT increases…since January 2009 the debt grew $6 trillion and CBO predicts the current $16.5 Trillion will be $20 Trillion in 2020.
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    are you all incompetent in mathematics?
    there have been NO CUTS in spending totals, annually.

  8. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    Howie, get a grip. Defense spending was approx. 300 billion in 2000. Now it is 700 billion. Don’t you think we can take a whack at the DOD budget and use it somewhere else? We could even do something radical like pay down the deficit with the money.

  9. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 1 year ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    The Government should spend more every year, this does not come from increasing programs to make them more luxurious but to keep up with

    1. Inflation
    2. Population growth
    3. Demographics ( Medicare and Medicaid)

    Every department wants to cut inefficentcy, just as every company does. The issues of this are

    1. Inefficiency can be hard to spot, or hard to fix.
    2. Unlike private sector, the unfortunate part is that if a department under spends it will see major cuts next year, suffice to say this is detrimental. that said in an effort for politicians to boost image they want low estimates, hence the system will continue

    Additionally Since 2009 the deficit has gone down, not the debt but the deficit

    unless you think 1.4 > 1.3 but we are talking about math

    While funding in the future unfortunately can be used to poison the pot, ( The unethical aspect). It can be important to give long term warning so companies and individuals can adjust

  10. Molon Labe

    Molon Labe said, over 1 year ago

    How about this for a debt elimination plan?

    What you got last year, you get this year. No increase. Not one dime more.

    Next year you get a 10% cut in spending. An actual 10% reduction in the amount of money you got the previous year, not just a reduction in the rate of growth.

    Repeat the 10% per year reduction every year until spending is at 98% of the revenues generated the previous year.

    At that point freeze the budget and apply the 2% difference to eliminate the debt.

    And how about this for a tax reform plan?

    No loopholes, no deductions, no credits. No mortgage interest credit, no student loan credit, no 401(k), no personal exemption, no standard deduction, no itemized deductions.

    All income, from whatever source is counted. Income, clipping coupons, rent, interest, any and all sources of money.

    The first 20,000 for an individual and 40,000 for a married couple is tax free. Everything over that is taxed at the rate of 1/3rd. This is both progressive and close to a flat tax.

    This rate applies to ALL tax payers. You, me, Exxon, everyone. First 20k tax free, one third over that is taxed.

    You could file your taxes on a post card. As could Exxon.

  11. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Quipss

    “if a department under spends it will see major cuts next year, suffice to say this is detrimental.”


    Here’s a radical concept originally from another Libertarian: reward under budget funding and efficiency with bonuses! Oh, just like those evil business people. You want to know who can spot inefficiency in the government in a flash? A government worker!!! We reward inefficiency and redundancy, how about implementing a new attitude instead of accepting the status quo?

  12. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    “please tell us how much is being wasted on the failed green energy companies in just four years.”


    I understand where your going with this and to a point I agree. While we are in this economic nightmare I contend we suspend pretty much any NEW technology investments unless there are programs already in existence that have been showing results or promise. I’m very much in favor of looking at funding programs and seeing how many originate on K street and are just sweetheart deals for lobbyists. Cut them alone and you save billions.

  13. swr

    swr said, over 1 year ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    not nearly as much as in things like HHS, Education and the EPA.
    And for the record the biggest driver of goverment spending is Social Seurity , Medicare and Medicaid. Almost all of it with barr owed money

  14. swr

    swr said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    The best thing is to do nothing. It has not proven to be an accrate model

  15. swr

    swr said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Not true, if you can find a tax instruction manual from the 90’s you will see a pie chart that shows Military as just over 25% of discretionary spending. But you will also see a chart that show SS, Medicare/caid as 33% of TOTAL goverment spending.

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