Gary Varvel by Gary Varvel

Gary Varvel

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  1. DGF999

    DGF999 said, almost 4 years ago

    Go Sequester!! Cutting a drop from a bucket won’t make any difference. No one is going to lose their job over this, folks.

  2. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, almost 4 years ago

    The govt is hiring like crazy, but people are being released from jail because of the sequester? Yet another no common sense approach from the white house.

  3. Richard Flaskamp

    Richard Flaskamp GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


  4. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 4 years ago

    “… I hear from the left is their jaws hitting the floor in amazement.”
    …and the gulping sounds of swigging that oh so tasty Kool Aid.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Do YOU take a look at the debt you are running up? Does it make you think about your next purchase? Do you say gee I want that flat screen TV but I’ll have to charge it and I already have a 12K balance so I need to get them to raise the limit or open a new card ….maybe I should forego the new expense. Isn’t that a good reason to look at your debt accumulation? Or do you hide your head in the sand, ignore the rising tide of debt, put those statements in the bottom of the file and pretend they don’t exist? If that is true you MUST be a democrat just like Waters and Ellison.Quick! Hide the truth! Maybe it will just go away by itself………LOL

    So would you rather have a 20% pay cut now or be laid off in a year?

    And how many of those shops in the community will close down? Maybe it will only effect the “pole” dancers in that area. Maybe the families will eat out one day less a month now. Maybe they will not go on vacation out of state this year but stay in the local area. OH that’s right vacations don’t count.

  6. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    Bruce, I think you will find this article interesting. It is a Libertarian columnist and he makes some very interesting points about sequestration.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago


    LOL what a great read. Too bad most of those that need a little truth won’t read it.

    I’m writing the speaker.

  8. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 4 years ago

    Excellent cartoon, Varvel!
    As Rush has pointed out all 3 hours today, BY LAW the President is in charge of Sequester cuts, and can change them from “across the board” decisions in each department, to specific choices of lesser priority and hopefully, some of the WASTE AND ABUSE even Obama has talked about!
    what a Hyp-o-crite these Democrats are…even some GOP……fazed and confused by the MEDIA HYPE……have echoed the false claims of a 1.2% cut in the FY 2013 spending plans being able to harm the economy and stop federal, state and local VITAL services! egad.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “Government” jobs, at all levels have gone DOWN in the last four years. Defense contractors are whining very loudly about cuts from “sequester”. While that “3%” sounds minimal, the way sequester works over time equals a 17% cut, OR MORE, in many programs.

    Yes, we need to cut some wasteful programs, most prominently, and expensive, the F-35 “junkmobile”. But, income MUST increase and that 3-4% rise in the maximum tax rate, AND cuts in “deductions” is the real key. Minor modification to Medicare and Social Security will carry them past the 2035 date when the SURPLUS is depleted, and further cuts will be needed due to the impact of “baby boomers”.

    but, the biggest “but” is getting Boehner and his boys and girls off THEIRS, and make THEM do the job the Constitution puts on THE HOUSE, not the Senate, NOR the Executive branch. Gee, who IS the Speaker of the House and majority leader?

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “Sequestration” actually goes back to 85 and the “Gramm Rudmann Hollings Act”, and it’s always been the Republicans out to invoke it to avoid any action as nobody really thinks “across the board” is a smart way to cut, but nobody will cut their sacred cows either.

  11. Thomas Meiskey

    Thomas Meiskey said, almost 4 years ago

    Gary, A-MEN!

  12. Baleine

    Baleine said, almost 4 years ago


    Many government contractors will get cut. The place I’m at is expecting to loose as much as half of the work force.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Prove it. And make sure you tell them to reset the debt clock.

    Just so you know the color red is bad.

    how we look compared to the world.

    Again RED=BAD

    And finally, the chart in the article shows a steady increase in the debt.

    But wait, maybe you are talking about the “deficit” and not the “debt”. The deficit – which has gone down about 300 billion since 2009 – is the amount of money we have to borrow to meet the spending demands of Congress.

  14. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    So, if it’s inconsequential, why are you fighting so hard to make it happen? And if it’s not, why are you insisting that it is?

    Are you purposely lying, or just too dumb to figure out a party line that makes no sense?

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