Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. Edward White

    Edward White GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Give me a break.

  2. Movingsound

    Movingsound GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Great comic about dems and Repubs.

  3. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 3 years ago

    Are you ignoring the four years of the largest deficits in history? And we are moving into four more of the same.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Would you please stop with the illegal wars falsehood? They were entirely legal.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    The Iraq Resolution or the Iraq War Resolution (formally the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002,

    House voted 296-133 and the Senate voted 77-23 to grant that power to the President.

    Article I, Section 8, Clause 11 of the United States Constitution, sometimes referred to as the War Powers Clause, vests in the Congress the power to declare war.

    So according to the law Kent, the Iraq conflict (not a “declared war” evidently) was voted on and approved by congress so if it was “illegal” then YOUR representative is guilty of the crime.

  6. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 3 years ago

    It was actually the Secret Service that cancelled the WH tours not the POTUS. It being one of the first visible impacts of the sequester. In the coming months those effects are going to snowball everywhere from longer waits at the airports to federal aid to states drying up.

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    @Peabody-Martini

    You are correct but the Talipublicans see the world differently.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @Peabody-Martini

    “It was actually the Secret Service that cancelled the WH tours not the POTUS.”

    The President is the chief executive of Homeland Security ergo chief executive of the Secret Service. There is no way that the Secret Service could stop White House tours without the President’s tacit or explicit approval.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    Thanks for taking the time to post the direct link to the CPC budget summary. I was glad to see that they did include some specific numbers in spreadsheet form at the end. I should have read the heading on the budget summary that I had instead of jumping directly to text. I might have noticed that mine was for 2012. An error I hope not to repeat. I, too, agree with some of the points in it, but I still believe it is more of a wish list than a reality check.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Today’s strip is right on.

  11. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Peabody-Martini

    “It was actually the Secret Service that cancelled the WH tours not the POTUS


    To be honest I don’t even care that much but I would be interested to know your information source other than a partisan media outlet. Typically the secret service isn’t involved in budgetary decisions.

  12. corzak

    corzak said, over 3 years ago

    Regardless of the issue of the ‘legality’ of the Iraq War . . .

    There were no WMDs. There were no ties to al-Qaeda, and no association with 9/11.

    It ended with 4486 Americans killed and 32000+ wounded, as well as a significant “burden on U.S. veterans and their families, showing a deep social cost.” The Iraq war has cost $1.7 trillion with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans, expenses that could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next four decades counting interest.

    In Iraq, the $212 billion reconstruction effort was largely a failure with most of that money spent on security or lost to waste and fraud. The war killed 134,000 Iraqi civilians and may have contributed to the deaths of as many as four times that number.

    For all this, today Iraq is a ‘democracy’, somewhat, and generally pro-Iranian. Oil production is back up to pre-war levels, but most of it going to China and India.

    Iraq war costs

  13. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 3 years ago

    Exactly! Many “conservatives” (and I use that term loosely) constantly remind us that the Democrats have not approved a budget. But it was perfectly OK to not budget for 2 wars.
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    It seems that it is more important to them to put a lie on paper and hand it in on time.
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    And before all the responses pile up, I’d like to point out that one valid definition of a lie is “a deliberate attempt to deceive”. That accurately describe a budget that omits huge expenses that will definitely be incurred.

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    “Just a clarification, the Secret service work under the Treasury Dept, not Homeland Security.”

    I always thought so too, King, but a couple of weeks ago I was looking for something in Wikipedia and ran into the following:

    The United States Secret Service is a United States federal law enforcement agency that is part of the United States Department of Homeland Security…… Until March 1, 2003, the Service was part of the United States Department of the Treasury.

  15. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    It will take many Democratic presidents and congresses decades to fix what that nincompoop-in-chief did to this country.

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