Gary Varvel by Gary Varvel

Gary Varvel

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  1. Zipi

    Zipi said, about 2 years ago

    If Congress wants to save millions quickly all they have to do is ground Air Force One. Obama spends nearly 2/3s of his time traveling from vacation to speech and back to vacation again. It costs 180,000 PER HOUR just for Air Force One. People seem to forget that a whole fleet of Air Force aircraft are a part of every trip. His last vacation to Hawaii cost us taxpayers (you know, those 50% that actually pay taxes) over 4 million dollars.

  2. DGF999

    DGF999 said, about 2 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.

  3. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, about 2 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.

  4. Richard Flaskamp

    Richard Flaskamp GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


  5. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 2 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.

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 2 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.

  7. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 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.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 2 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.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago


    So it is Pres. Obama all by his lonesome? It was a bi-partisan effort to bring us down so that the Plutocrats can rule us directly.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago


    Correction we all pay taxes, there are many of them. Even the very poor. Just that 47% don’t have income tax to pay—-they are TOO POOR. Unlike the rich who don’t pay any taxes. What is there reason?

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago


    Cutting jobs will hurt our economy. Do you really not know how it works? Less revenue, less jobs, more people unemployed in a weak recovery from a Depression on going is just right for violence in the streets. Just what the Plutocrats want.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago


    Reality can be fearful. Don’t ignore it.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago


    The CBO shows that since 2009 the debt has been going down not up. Every year falling faster than ever recorded.

  14. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 2 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.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 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?

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