Gary Varvel by Gary Varvel

Gary Varvel

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  1. libsmasher

    libsmasher said, almost 3 years ago

    Ah, corrupt politicians! At least Christie is pretending to care… in an administration with any shame Holder would’ve been unemployed a looooong time ago…

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 3 years ago

    Ah, Varvel: the second of the Rightie Toonists to imply that Christie is STILL better than any old Democrat at any level of the Federal Government, STILL of presidential timber.
    Seems early in the investigation to make that assumption, hey, what’s a Rightie Toonist paid to do? Support the NEXT big RepubliCon road blockage, right? Go thumbs up for another 24 Billion Dollar Government shut down? If you’re in the Glen Gold Rush Fox Army, you don’t read investigations, you march.

  3. snarky39

    snarky39 said, almost 3 years ago

    You’re correct. There is no comparison between the bridge scandal and the IRS scandal. It wasn’t like shutting down the bridge prevented people from voting or expressing their political beliefs. After all, Christie (or his team) only annoyed a few state supporters of his opponent, whereas the IRS sought to silence national opposition.

  4. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I think there’s been a couple, but I agree you have a point. It does seem there is a lot of knee jerk reaction to use Obama as a defense.

    It’s almost as bad as the way some of the left have of throwing ’it’s all Bush’s fault’ around whenever someone criticizes Obama.

    There are dittoheads on both sides. Sorry.

  5. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, almost 3 years ago

    “I.R.S. scandal”? Does G. Varvel mean the I.R.S. looking closely at the sudden and questionable creation of political groups—across the spectrum—because of the Supreme Court’s foolish rulings overturning campaign finance reform?

    That wasn’t a scandal. That was the I.R.S. doing what it is supposed to do: make sure that so-called non-profits follow the rules.

    The scandals—besides the Supremes’ ruling—are that we continue to permit religious institutions to pay no taxes—income or property—and that wealthy people pay no taxes.

  6. Brutatowski

    Brutatowski said, almost 3 years ago


    Actually the problem was that the irs chief, schulman, visited the white house an unprecedented number of times, and then could only explain one visit for an easter egg roll. His wife also worked on the Obama campaign.
    Also, I try to keep up with current events, but I must have missed the supreme court ruling that said the wealthy should pay no taxes. That should be a relief to the top 1% who, according to the government, pay about 40% of all taxes.

  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    BrianCook was referring to the Citizens United ruling, which pretty much gutted any kind of campaign reform, letting anonymous donors (wherever, whatever, or whomever they are) pour unlimited amounts of money into campaigns. The IRS was trying to determine if PACs were actually indulging in political campaigns, against their filing status. And the IRS looked at liberal as well as conservative groups.

  8. Ian Rey

    Ian Rey said, almost 3 years ago

    Christie hasn’t fired the person responsible; he’s still in office.

  9. Crow Nobo, fol de rol de riddle

    Crow Nobo, fol de rol de riddle said, almost 3 years ago

    Get a job.

  10. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, almost 3 years ago


    Bruta, the top 1% have 55% of the wealth.

    Re-read the last paragraph of my previous remark. Many wealthy people pay, in relation to their incomes, little to no taxes.

    Eleven visits in two years is unprecedented?

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