Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. ABQJeff

    ABQJeff said, over 1 year ago

    Got that right, Henry!

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    Lord; Obama is making it look that way.

  3. ninety_nine_percent

    ninety_nine_percent said, over 1 year ago

    Henry, it’s funny how you are trying to blame Obama for this disaster. It’s from the Republican party and their inability to compromise. And the GOP is run by the radical rich, so the millionaires are orchestrating this to avoid paying for the $1T war that GW Bush started.

  4. bobwinners

    bobwinners GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It’s called avoiding blame… and casting it. Both sides are doing the same thing and both sides are secretly happy to have raised taxes and cut spending.

  5. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, over 1 year ago

    @ninety_nine_percent

    do you not have a clue or are you joking?

  6. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    News Flash! The rest of the world is tired of lending money to a profligate U.S.A. One in every three dollars the U.S. government spends is borrowed money. That’s not sustainable.

  7. Barc O'Dez

    Barc O'Dez said, over 1 year ago

    @ninety_nine_percent

    I’ll give you part of that, Bush and (most) Repubs aren’t the solution, they’re part of the problem. But there’s enough blame to go around and the sequester was O’s addition to the bill. “Inability to compromise” is laughable however. It’s not called compromise when up until recently it was always one-sided.

  8. Tom

    Tom said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t know why people think the sequester is funny. In my community, workers are having to take one day off a week with no pay due to the sequester. A 20% paycut for the majority of folks is devastating. It will plung our local economy into the dumper.How is that funny?

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    The funding for WIC is being drastically reduced. I don’t see anything particularly gleeful about hungry children. The GOP is the party of comforting the comfortable, and afflicting the afflicted. And to think some of them call themselves Christian!

  10. STLDan

    STLDan said, over 1 year ago

    the ignorant partisan comments on this page show exactly why the Sequestor happened yet look at you all… how sad but then again one party will pay for it, guess which? Less than a year to find out,..

  11. Barc O'Dez

    Barc O'Dez said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    Keep drinking the kool-aid and believing the media. Anytime a federal spending decrease is mentioned it comes out from both sides how all these terrible horrible things are going to happen. Truth is, this isn’t a spending cut, but merely less of an increase. Spending will still increase .5% more than it did last year. On top of the 60% increase over the last 10 years, I don’t find it that tragic. Most corporations have taken spending decreases, many people have taken pay cuts just to keep their jobs. Why can’t the federal government do it too? And they’re not even doing that. They’re simply not taking as much over what they did last year as they had planned. Lastly, it’s ridiculous that these people come out and say how this park or that military base is going to close because of this when really they just need to better allocate the millions of dollars they do get. But instead they come out and say what could happen in order to scare everyone. That’s what people think are funny.

  12. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 1 year ago

    The leaders and other powerful members of both parties in the House and Senate, and Obama, know that our current way of taxing and spending is not sustainable. They also know that supporting severe spending cuts is political suicide.
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    So now “the sequester” is the bad guy doing their dirty work. And everyone on both sides distances themselves.
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    What a bunch of cowards and opportunists.

  13. Molon Labe

    Molon Labe said, over 1 year ago

    @ninety_nine_percent

    Republican inability to compromise? OH PAH LEEZ!

    Just HOW big of a tax increase did the republicans just give you two months or so ago? According to this http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/01/04/fact-check-obama-fiscal-cliff/1809179/ about 620 Billion dollars. What was promised was that in exchange for this tax increase, spending cuts would take place later.

    You fascists democrats are crying like stuck pigs over a reduction in the rate of growth, not any kind of a REAL decreae. We are borrowing 42 cents of every dollar spent by the federal government. Our debt has gone up by 6 trillion dollars in four years and will go up about 1.5 trillion every year until we start acting like rational people with money.

    The war in Iraq is over. The war in Afghanistan is winding down. So stop telling me about the past spending. What the Eff are you going to cut besides defense? We haven had a budget for more than four years, not since Jan 29th 2009, nine days after the president was inaugurated the first time.

    We need zero based budgeting. We need a freeze on spending at the current levels while we decide what to cut. NOT ONE PENNY MORE.

    We need a reduction in spending, say 10% per year until such time as we are spending less than what we take in. Say spending limited to 98% of the revenue generated the previous year. Use that 2% surplus to pay down the debt.

    The republicans gave you 620 BILLION in tax increases. You are threatening armageddon over 85 Billion in cuts, which is actually only about 42 Billion this year, or about 1.2 percent less than what you planed to spend. And it is STILL an increase over what you spent last year.

    It is long past time to slap you off of the public teat, and tell you to grow up, take some responcibility and act like an effin man. There is so much waste fraud and abuse, duplication of programs and out right stealing from the government that the sequestration should be able to be handled with absolutely NO REDUCTION IN SERVICES.

  14. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 1 year ago

    @Molon Labe

    Theo, it is true that the Democrats have to agree to spending cuts. But they shouldn’t be the ones to SUGGEST them. The GOP ran on a platform of cutting spending and got their butts handed to them. And the new GOP House has not proposed anything new since then. Why? Some news reports suggest that they can’t even get consensus among themselves.
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    So why should the Democrats stick their necks out and take the blame for cuts the Republicans demand?
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    Remember the “Etch-a-Sketch” shake that Romney and Ryan did a few months ago? Both sides had proposed cutting $716 billion from Medicare. Then Romney/Ryan reversed their position and accused Obama of cutting Medicare.
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    Don’t think they would do it again?

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    I’ve written enough on this topic today. I’ll note that two sinkholes DID open up. The rest is a bipartisan fiasco and the people who want to say the other side is responsible are simply ignoring a large body of facts. The degree to which one side is MORE responsible than the other is more nuanced, but no ONE party or ONE branch of gov’t is at fault. They ALL built this.
    And Payne is right to point out that Mr. Obama made it sound as if on March 1st all hell would break loose. He could have given the same message in a more realisitic manner, but his effort to force R’s to take action just made him look alarmist. My wife and neighbor got their furlough notices today. She’s looking forward to it, he’s looking at 50 ships on which work has already stopped. Workers are securing these minesweepers until funding can be regained.
    Minesweepers.
    How many mines does it take to sink an aircraft carrier?
    The sequestor may have a purpose, but the method of ‘funding’ it, makes very little sense.
    Confusedly,
    C.

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