Gary Varvel by Gary Varvel

Gary Varvel

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  1. libsmasher

    libsmasher said, over 2 years ago

    Well, the millions of dollars unnecessarily wasted on the Hawaiian vacation and outrageously ostentatious ‘birthday party’ are indeed making much of the country focus on income inequality, and rightfully so.

    Now let’s await the paid liberal shill responses (‘Bush did it!’ – no, he didn’t – ‘They all do it!’ – none have spent like this pretend president – ’Let’s redistribute wealth’ – no, please go to a communist country – ’Bush’s fault!’ – sorry, after these many years all but the paid and brainwashed know that the current president owns the miserable state of the country).

  2. Captain Colorado

    Captain Colorado said, over 2 years ago

    Berry and Michelle believe they are the king and queen of America. They live the high life of parties with celebrities and expensive vacations while not actually helping their “peasants”.

  3. MrGromit

    MrGromit said, over 2 years ago

    Some are more equal than others.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    Oh, please. I think Michele Obama is allowed one birthday party per year. As for income distribution — it’s been going on on since 1980, with all of the distribution going upwards to the 1%. I’d settle for a brief slow-down. Raise the minimum wage to where it would be if it had kept up with inflation, and close tax loopholes so that Wall Street tycoons pay the same tax rate as people who work and build things.

  5. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    “…As for income distribution — it’s been going on on since 1980, with all of the distribution going upwards to the 1%. I’d settle for a brief slow-down. Raise the minimum wage to where it would be if it had kept up with inflation, and close tax loopholes so that Wall Street tycoons pay the same tax rate as people who work and build things.”
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    You would think with so many Democrats in office that’s exactly what they would be doing, but not quite. They are like republicans but with higher tax rates for the working class.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    “Oh, please. I think Michele Obama is allowed one birthday party per year. As for income distribution — it’s been going on on since 1980, with all of the distribution going upwards to the 1%. I’d settle for a brief slow-down. Raise the minimum wage to where it would be if it had kept up with inflation, and close tax loopholes so that Wall Street tycoons pay the same tax rate as people who work and build things”.

    She is entitled to her birthday she is not entitled to throw a party on the government dime.

  7. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, over 2 years ago

    I seem to remember in a civics class in college that the president AND his wife are allowed a stipend for entertainment…THEIR choice as to what it consists of

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    Yes he is and we will have more of it than ever if he can manage it!

  9. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Income inequality? Does that even exist? Is it a problem?

  10. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    Silly toon, Jessica Rabbit did not show up, it was Beyonce doing the singing.

  11. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Remember the new uniforms flap over Nixon’s “royal guards”? Nancy’s wardrobe? How much DID it cost Americans to cut that brush in Texas (While Texas oil billionaires, and those in Denver, got sweet crude deals on federal oil leases?)


    Frankly, what indulgences are spent at the White House, are nothing compared to what those folks providing for those “private donations” to such events garner as “rewards”- and yes, it’s been BOTH parties, for a long time. A review of the Harding administration, with comparison to Reagan’s and "W"’s would be appropriate howeveer.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @libsmasher

    When did you take a notice the cost of presidential vacations? You do know that they still work don’t you?

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    Oh, please. I think Michele Obama is allowed one birthday party per year. As for income distribution — it’s been going on on since 1980, with all of the distribution going upwards to the 1%. I’d settle for a brief slow-down. Raise the minimum wage to where it would be if it had kept up with inflation, and close tax loopholes so that Wall Street tycoons pay the same tax rate as people who work and build things.
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    Good call. I’d back it. Also make being a politician costly to the public servant.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @braindead08

    Time to start up that brain you allowed to die.

    http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/25/news/economy/income-inequality/
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    NEW YORK (CNNMoney)
    It’s not just income inequality. It’s lifespan inequality. And education inequality. And declining economic growth.

    It’s a well-established fact that the rich are getting richer, while the poor and middle class are falling behind.

    “The 400 richest people in the United States have more wealth than the bottom 150 million put together,” said Berkeley Professor and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich on a recent CNNMoney panel on inequality.

    Meanwhile, the median wage earner in America took home 9% less last year than in 1999.

    But the rising income gap is manifesting itself in American society in other ways too.
    […]

    Time to open up your mind and stop living up to your own moniker. Use that search engine.

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