Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy

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  1. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 2 years ago

    Love the tshirt!

  2. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I suppose Glenn would also lampoon Paul Revere when he warned us the British are coming. Obama is trying to warn of the fallout from these budget sequester cuts that are coming our way. Prisoners being released early, furloughed workers & longer airport lines are just the beginning. Only until we’re back in a recession will the Republicans be ready to bargain again.

  3. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 2 years ago

    Sorry I disagree, The cuts are only 85 Billion divided by 3.8 trillion, equals 0.02236842105. Or Less than 2 & 1/4 percent.

    If it causes harm is not the president suppose to give leadership to stop that.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    @dapperdan61

    Why wait? That is DHS’s idea.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/02/26/citing-fiscal-crunch-the-government-releases-detained-immigrants/

    “It’s very hard for me to believe that they can’t find cuts elsewhere in their agency,” Boehner (R-Ohio) told CBS News. “I frankly think this is outrageous…I can’t believe that they can’t find the kind of savings they need out of that department short of letting criminals go free.” – CBS News video

    http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/mgmt/dhs-budget-in-brief-fy2013.pdf

    http://www.infowars.com/dhs-buys-7000-full-auto-assault-rifles-calls-them-personal-defense-weapons/

    So I can buy 1 m-15 from armalite for an average price of $1200.00 and 1K rounds of FMJ 5.56×45mm for 379.99
    DHS is to buy 7000 of the weapons = $8,400,000.00 and 1.6 billion rounds = $607,984,000.00 for a total of $616,384,000.000 Napolitano said she had to provide 34,000 beds for detention. Here is the plan.

    http://www.immigrationforum.org/images/uploads/MathofImmigrationDetention.pdf

    I don’t know, I kinda like it. But tell me what the guns and ammo are for?

  5. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 2 years ago

    The US economy has collapsed twice in the past 100 years, and both times it was in the wake of so-called conservative, laissez-faire leadership which allowed the wealthy to amass huge percentages of the nation’s total wealth (see 1929-32 and 2007-9). So that experiment has already been run, and your side lost.

    Economists do not “point out” that redistribution is damaging. Both economic analysis and common sense points out that in a game of Monopoly, once one player controls all the money, the game collapses. And that’s also what 1929 and 2008 showed. That’s what empirical evidence actually shows.

    The time of greatest growth in the US economy was in the 1950s and 60s, when top marginal tax rates were far higher than they are now. More empirical evidence against your faith-based assertions.

    tip of the hat to Evelyn Elwell Uyemura, Torrance, California

  6. dfitler

    dfitler said, almost 2 years ago

    Um – hey – anybody ever wonder why it’s only the DIRE consequences that they come up with? You’d think that really smart politicians (oxymoron?) would be able to find places to take the money from that wouldn’t create such bad consequences. But then I guess if they said, “Hey, we’ll have to raise your taxes if we don’t cut the waste and fraud in government programs”, that we’d all say no to tax increases and yes to cuts in fraud and waste. It’s a much easier sell if you can say that armageddon will ensue if we politicians don’t get our way.

    And, hey, it seems self-evident to me that if this tiny little cut will hurt us all this much, that we should do EVERYTHING we can to get the government OUT of so many things. They are obviously in too many places. Problems at the federal level should NEVER impact at levels like police and firefighters and teachers and airport security. To me, this just proves they are too danged big.

    One other thought – this is not even a 2% cut. The budget is going UP 15% over last year… so this is a reduction in the increase from around 18% to an increase of 15%. I gotta know: if this is really so dire, HOW THE HELL DID WE MAKE IT LAST YEAR???? How did we pay for all that stuff then???

    Sheesh – all we like sheep, have gone astray…

  7. bgarner

    bgarner said, almost 2 years ago

    Yet another ad hominem from the one trick pony catoonist.

  8. wbr

    wbr said, almost 2 years ago

    5 collaspe in 120 years and the biggest collaspes 1929 and 1873 was caused by gov expanding money supply

  9. dfitler

    dfitler said, almost 2 years ago

    @Jimathai
    I think you missed the point. It would be VERY easy, in a 3.6 Trillion dollar budget, to find $85 Billion to cut. The reality is that neither side really WANTS cuts. That’s why they make them so painful. Do you really believe that we just HAVE to take half the cuts from the defense department? Quite frankly, we’d be better off cutting things like the EPA, FDA, DHS, NSA, BATFE, State Department, IRS and the like. Do you REALLY believe we can’t do without most of those folks for a few days?

    One other thought here… if we’re borrowing $800 billion this year to make up the budget shortfall, it seems to me that we’re already up to our eyeballs… What is so special about THIS $85 Billion versus the other $800 Billion we’re borrowing? Why isn’t this sequester about $850+ Billion in borrowing instead?

    Just askin… everybody is so wrapped up in the left versus right discussion that we’re missing that we are ALL being played like a cheap fiddle.

  10. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    @dfitler

    $220 billion is for interest on the money we borrowed.
    If the credit rating of the country is downgraded, interest rates could go up and we would need to borrow even more money to pay more interest.
    So even if you took every penny from every person in the poorest 50%, made them live in cardboard boxes and eat out of dumpsters, we would still have a deficit.

  11. dfitler

    dfitler said, almost 2 years ago

    I guess I righteously give a s##t. I have grandchildren and all I see is a future filled with this kind of petty BS that steals from them. I’m not a real big fan of theft. Now there is talk that they may want to seize… er… nationalize all IRA’s, 401K’s and Pension Plans. Does anyone believe that if they do that, that it will only impact conservatives in a negative way? The government is eyeing that 19 Trillion just sitting there, pre-tax, and salivating over the idea of taking it. I don’t care how you try to play it back to those of us who’ve worked all their lives. What’s being proposed, and what’s happening right now is theft. We are being stolen from. Not just the conservatives, but the liberals as well. If we can get past this idiocy of having to be right even if it means we destroy everything we have, we might be able to give our grandchildren a fighting chance. As it stands right now… I don’t have much hope. All I have is my oath: I solemly swear to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foriegn and domestic and to bear true faith and allegiance to the same. I consider nearly everyone who currently occupies federal elected office complicit in violating that oath (which every federal official has to take). I’m disgusted by the whole lot of them. It truly doesn’t matter if you’re a liberal or a conservative – we are all being hoisted on the petard of political stupidity. Absolutely nothing would make the political elite happier than to have Dems and Repubs fighting over how much more of our money to steal and getting us so frustrated that we, the people, stop paying attention!

    I guess I just don’t have the stomach for apathy. Our grandkiddies deserve better from all of us.

  12. dfitler

    dfitler said, almost 2 years ago

    @RocknGolfer
    I don’t know about you, buddy, but I wish interest rates WOULD go up. Until they do, our ability to save in ANY safe way is gone. I remember teaching my kids about the wonders of compound interest – if they’d just save a little bit each month, someday, they could live off of the interest. Yeah. Don’t know about you, but I can’t get 1% on my money at the bank anymore. If I was a conspiracy theorist, I’d almost say it was intentional – gotta destroy the wealth of the little people…

    By the by, I do agree with you about the national debt. I wasn’t advocating any more debt. My point was simply that I just didn’t see why this little ‘chunk’ is so special. We shouldn’t be borrowing ANY. If we take in $2.9 trillion, we shouldn’t even be able to submit a $3.6 trillion budget. We have to learn to live within that amount. If we can’t at our current size, then shrink. Give the powers back to the states where they belong. Let the states decide if they need those programs or if the people of that state just would prefer to not spend money on those programs. The debt is sucking the life out of our beautiful country… My heart breaks when I think of what we’re wasting.

  13. dfitler

    dfitler said, almost 2 years ago

    @ReasonsVentriloquist
    Interesting point… However, just so you know, I do believe that there may be a wolf -

    The problem I have is understanding why the decision was made to truck the wolf in and stake him out in the middle of the playground. The difference is that in one case, you have no choice – the wolf shows up and spoils your day without your consent. I guess I’m just cynical enough to believe that in this case, the wolf was intentionally carted into the square and poked with sticks until it was all mean and ugly so the people would rise up and ask the same folks that brought the wolf into town to please take more of their money to get rid of wolves. Really, it’s kind of a protection racket: Give us your money and we’ll make sure your house doesn’t burn down (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

    See the difference? This is a wolf we could have avoided.

  14. dfitler

    dfitler said, almost 2 years ago

    @Little Green Men
    Well. I guess some of us find it harder than others to read all those big words, right? Just kidding…

    Just a quick essay on discourse…

    Discourse between thoughful people IS a good thing. The only place I hope for extreme partisanship is in Congress. The fewer laws the better. Those idiots should have to work for every law they saddle us with. Bipartisanship-ness scares the willies out of me. Between folks like you and me, however, the discourse should be full and robust and friendly!

    :)

  15. Pete Rogan

    Pete Rogan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Another asinine disloyal “comic” from a know-nothing running dog of the Ratpublicans. You will get what you deserve, and I hope you’re still conscious when we peel off your skin and dip it in the burning salt. There’s a place for such as you at the end of our knives. Come and get some, traitor-terrorist.

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