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. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, over 1 year ago

    @ninety_nine_percent

    do you not have a clue or are you joking?

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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!

  9. 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,..

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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?

  13. 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.

  14. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @tundrasea

    Yet for some strange reason every time the US hold a t-bill sale the rest of the world stumbles over itself to buy them. There must be some reason fo rthe rest of the worlds insanity. Could it possibly be tha teven though the National Debt (of which the most amount is owed to inter governmental federal govement agencies) stands at some $

  15. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @Robert Landers

    (Must have hit a wrong key) stands at some $16.6 trillion, the actual worth of the federal government is some $140 trillion dollars at least. Heck, some 45 percent of all the land area of the USA is owned by the federal government alone. Any banker anywhere in the rest of the world would be more than happy to loan any amount of money against that kind of collateral.

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