Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 3 years ago

    Don’t you know that big-government liberals are much smarter than all of us, and that they Should decide what’s best for us?

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    No, mandated air bags, seat belts and head restraints. You can’t buy a VW bug anymore — too many people were being killed in them. And paying for coverage that doesn’t cover was pretty stupid to begin with.

  3. uh-oh

    uh-oh said, about 3 years ago

    Emergency room

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Mr. Payne is being a bit unfair. The lady in the cartoon can go to several dealerships in my area where those tinier than VW Bugs Smart Cars are in ample supply. In my own recent SUV hunt, I looked at economy cars and found lots of non electric, high gas mileage vehicles for under 18k, brand new.
    I bought a 2007 Jeep.
    As the tech improves, electric and hybrids will improve as well. Mr. Payne needs some patients, though patience doesn’t sell cartoons.

  5. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, about 3 years ago

    Payne just leading his Painful existence in another universe.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    I’m so glad to see Mr. Payne bring cars back to his ‘toons. It’s been almost a week. Still no bumper sticker, though. Maybe next ’toon.

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago


    Your post is confusing. You seem to be agreeing that air bags, seat belts, and head restraints are a bad thing because government forced them on us. In your next sentence you tell us that you can’t buy a VW bug, because too many people were killed in them. Are you lamenting that we should have every right to buy cars that are unsafe, so we can buy them more cheaply? Do you really think that increased deaths and injury should “take a back seat” to economic considerations? And do you really save money when you add hospital bills and funeral expenses?

    Is your hero Lee Iacocca, who as head of Ford Motor Company decided that it was cheaper to pay survivor’s benefits and hospital bills for those who bought Pintos than it would be to spend $11 per car to keep the gas tank from exploding as a result of a rear-end collision?

    If so, I can’t wait to visit you at Thanksgiving, when you barbecue your turkey indoors. Hey, it’s easier on the heating bill if you don’t keep going outside to check on dinner…..

  8. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 3 years ago


    What coverage didn’t cover what?

  9. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 3 years ago

    If Obama had his way, we would all be driving electric cars. Then we could go no further than 50 miles from home.

  10. HighPriestMikhal

    HighPriestMikhal GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Libs, cons, they’re both just politicians (which is a euphemism for every “four-letter word” in the English language). What happened to moderate secular humanists? Oh, yeah. That’s the only thing dems and reps can agree on: keeping other groups out.

    Methinks I should take serious notes at my Medicare (Obamacare?) orientation on Monday.

  11. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 3 years ago

    What, no bumper sticker?

  12. chip42

    chip42 said, about 3 years ago

    It’s not a car, it a metaphor.

  13. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    The precedent has been set. The Fed Government can tell you what to buy in the commercial market and is imposing Fed standards on the product content. There will be increasing imposition by the Fed’s and a loss of citizen’s freedom of choice. That is the danger of the ACA. It ain’t just the Camel’s nose that just poked inside the tent.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    A good many people cannot buy a used car from anyone, thanks to Obama’s cash for clunkers program. The reduction of supply doubled the price of low-end used cars, of the sort driven by entry level workers.

    You forgot to include the cost of that government mandated insurance. If someone wants to drive his uninsured beater with iffy brakes, who are we to stop him? Well, except when you get rear ended.

    Cash for clunkers did create a temporary spike in used car prices, but that’s no longer the case.

  15. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Because the government knows what’s best for you, don’t you know that.

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