Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Whatever is politically expedient.

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Too bad you weren’t here from about April to November when he explained the concept of asking the rich to pay their fair share. It’s not particularly complex, but you did have to listen to someone other than Billo and Beck.

  3. perceptor3

    perceptor3 said, about 2 years ago

    Either way, the Dems and the media will spin it so the Republicans come out the villians.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    After the negotiations that led to the extension of the Bush tax cuts in 2010, Boehor leaned against the back of the elevator and with a sigh and a smile said he had gotten 95% of what he wanted. One of those things is the deal that has us facing sequestration.
    Payne conveniently ignores the hand Boehnor played in this matter and his cartoon implies that Obama is two faced on this matter, and in total control of the outcome. It is hypocritical and unhelpful. It also feeds the anger of the conservatives who already believe that Obama is working against the interests of the country in which his children are growing.
    Sadly,
    C.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    A prediction that has no basis (but I will make one up like many others in these forums):

    The Dems and Reps are doing nothing but posturing. Some time ago they went into a (formerly smoke filled) room and decided to staunchly maintain their political positions and just let the tax cuts expire. That way the Dems get their tax increase and keep their constituents happy, and the Reps can keep their constituency happy by claiming that they fought against a tax increase but lost because the Senate has a Democratic majority.

    God help me that I’ve become so cynical about our President and Congress that they would do such a thing for the reasons stated.

  6. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 2 years ago

    Right-wingers like Payne don’t appreciate bipartisanship, maturing of ideas, etc. Not every elected official is frozen in time and space. The 2012 version of Obama is the one who knows what he “gave up” in 2010 and got NOTHING in return for, except maybe his re-election.

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @perceptor3

    No need to spin it.

  8. STLDan

    STLDan said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    The SAME percentage that everyone pays. I sure dont pay 14%…

  9. STLDan

    STLDan said, about 2 years ago

    @TimeWeaver

    Oh right, never show the right wingers the actual facts, that doesn’t mesh with “their message”

  10. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    C: You post: “After the negotiations that led to the extension of the Bush tax cuts in 2010, Boenhor leaned against the back of the elevator and with a sigh and a smile said he had gotten 95% of what he wanted. One of those things is the deal that has us facing sequestration.”

    Very little spending cuts (if at all) were achieved by that meeting. Sequestration was the only significant carryover. As politicians always do, I’m sure Obama just figured, we’ll deal with that later. Obviously it’s a year later and the deficit, debt ceiling and all the ramifications are still there.
    I think Americans in general are tired of all the dog and pony show going on and want their leaders to sit down face to face and hammer this out. I fault Obama for his constant campaigning and seeming disdain to lead on this issue. The other day he said in an interview with Bloomberg that he didn’t think it was necessary for him to sit down with the republicans. They rejected Geihtner’s latest offer so he wasn’t interested. Maybe I’m naive, but crises is resolved by leaders who assert command of an issue and lead the way in resolution of problems. Campaigning and popularity polls don’t accomplish that end…

  11. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Chillbilly

    Not to be argumentative, but the last part of your comment about what Obama “gave up” is not really substantial with follow up data. The supposed deficit reduction, spending reductions etc. never happened. Sequestration was the only part of the deal that really held up in further action. I would say he did pretty well to get re-elected as a consequence of those talks.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_debt-ceiling_crisis

  12. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @ScottPM

    The fair share is paying the same tax rate as the middle class does. That is all.
    The 1% pays taxes at a much lower tax rate. Is it fair that their tax rate is much lower than anyone else’s?

  13. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @gmgodsil

    Before the last election Obama had fulfilled 193 of his campaign promises and a whole lot more.
    Also In 2010 he agreed to keep them to protect the unemployed from losing their un-employment. He didn’t want to agree at all but the GOP took the unemployed and one other group hostage. Like when they held the debt limit hostage.
    If you think of all the times you have heard of people taking hostages it is never the good guys who do it!.

  14. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    that is not true. we want them to pay the same tax rate as everyone else.

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @DrCanuck

    I agree and disagree (say what?). Obama probably made the right choice in 2010, but I’m not so sure about 2012. The economic recovery is still a bit anemic and the AHA expense will soon be landing on businesses and individuals. O is taking a heckava risk by betting on an accelerating recovery pace. I wish him (and us) the best of luck.

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