Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 3 years ago

    I’m sure The O will still read our emails.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 years ago

    “We’re not going to be disrespected. We have to get something out of this (government shut down). And I don’t know what that even is.” So says, Rep. Marlin Stutzman, RepubliCon of Indiana. Great way to run a government of the people by the people and for the people, eh, Mr. Payne?

  3. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago


  4. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I knew there had to be a positive side to the “shutdown.” How I would love to see the regulatory agencies shrink… I was talking to another friend that is a retired accountant and we were discussing a program to audit these various agencies and programs for duplicity, waste, fraud etc. I won’t bore you with the technical details but we figured we could conduct a 24 month intensive audit and the savings to be had would likely balance our budget.

    The assumption I make is from studies done by various committees of congress, the CBO,the agencies themselves, almost always finding literally billions of dollars that could be saved. Why hasn’t this been implemented? Thank you local house representative or senator, lobbyists and special interest groups who scream bloody murder when someone tries to suggest budget cuts that would affect their constituents.

    The Respectful Troll and I have discussed this on numerous occasions, posted on these boards accordingly, and come up with the same conclusion: as long as our elected representatives are only focused on their own benefit we will suffer. In our nations history we have almost always been able to negotiate and compromise for the best interests of our people.

    Enough on my soap box. I am going to change the language on my emails & phone calls to my representatives: sit down together, negotiate and compromise.

    Thanks for letting me share and have a nice weekend.

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    There’s a better way. Maybe the next President can just executive order those agencies to remove 10% of their current regulations by page count or see 10% of their budget returned to the treasury for not complying.
    That will be a good start on getting rid of the duplicate, wasteful, fraudlent, obsolete, and useless regulations they have now.

  6. M Mackenzie

    M Mackenzie said, about 3 years ago

    You’re such a clown Payne. No matter how absurd the behavior of the far right, you find some way to instead skewer the country’s elected president, his cabinet, or anyone else that doesn’t support your extreme views. No wonder you have such a tiny following.

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Not your country remember, you don’t have a dog in the hunt boy.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    @M Mackenzie

    Sounds like he has a good following to me, after all you do:

    “In 1989, Payne was the first editorial cartoonist in the country to make his work available via computer, and he co-founded a Scripps Howard Network to illustrate stories with computer graphics. In 1999, he joined the Detroit News, where he produces cartoons and columns. In addition to his artistic skills, Payne has written articles about economic, consumer, and environmental issues that have appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Reason, Rocky Mountain News, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Detroit News. Payne was a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 and the Mencken Award in 1992. He published his first book, Payne & Ink: The Cartoons and Commentary of Henry Payne, 2000–2001, in 2002 and illustrated two children’s books published by Random House. They are Where did Daddy’s Hair Go? (by Joe O’Connor) in 2006, and Dr. Seuss’s The Ear Book in 2007”.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago


    That’s all fine, except that Payne has no artistic skills.

  10. uh-oh

    uh-oh said, about 3 years ago


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