Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

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

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 1 year 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. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    Fortunately, Mr Payne’s depiction of the disaster of the IRS being unable to deny tax exempt status to all organisations with the word ‘Tea’ in the name, and the NSA being unable to monitor all our e-mails and phone calls to keep us safe from terrorists can’t happen: those are essential workers!

    The government isn’t shut down, it’s only slimmed down, cutting out useless functions like cancer research and earthquake warnings, which are things no one should be wasting time on when we are far more likely to be killed by terrorists unless the NSA gets more money to protect us more effectively.

    So kill government cancer research and earthquake warnings, sell all those worthless parks and monuments to developers, balance the budget and put what’s left after eliminating all that waste into enlarging the NSA to keep us safe.

  4. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Come April 15th I bet they will be open. Those “Young People” who Obama admits have to sign up for Obamacare are in for a rude awakening. All those extra IRS agents are going to take away that magical tax return under the Obama tax/penalty for not signing up.
    I wonder if they are going to start with anyone who they deme on the “wrong side”

  5. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    Perfect time to close Gitmo! Just imagine what this would save…

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago


  7. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year 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.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year 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.

  9. M Mackenzie

    M Mackenzie said, about 1 year 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.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago


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

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year 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”.

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago


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

  13. coraryan

    coraryan GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago


    OK with me if they close it. But first, line up all the resident terrorists and shoot them!

  14. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, about 1 year ago


    “Rednecks: Oh, goodie; the government has shut down, and that’s a GOOD thing. But it’s all Obama’s fault so it must be a BAD thing.

    All at the same time."


  15. uh-oh

    uh-oh GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago


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