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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 6 months ago

    Riiiight, because when the government runs things there are RARELY any problems.
    Just look at the Postal Service, Amtrak and now BarryCare……
    At least with private industry, people can choose to spend their money elsewhere .

  2. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, 6 months ago

    With the government shutdown, caused by redumblicans, we had no one inspecting meat. Like a third world country.

  3. jonesb

    jonesb said, 6 months ago

    In over 70 years I’ve had problems with most things government does, especially the USPS. I saw first hand how government screws up most everything it tries to do when I worked for the federal government for a few years. one third of the federal government employees do the work, the rest are dead weight.

  4. d_johns13

    d_johns13 said, 6 months ago

    Oh; and George “W” didn’t over-spend!!!!???? People sure seem to have very very short memories; which is very convenient and necessary for today’s conservatives…. even here in Canada….

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    “If someone dies from eating this chicken, they will never buy this chicken again. That’s how the market self-regulates!”

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    @jonesb

    The USPS is independent from govt. Except where the Congress made them pay exorbitant fees every year to their pension fund. So much so that the USPS is in trouble despite their profits. No other corporation has that problem.

  7. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @olfart

    Can’t say the same for the PO – though the problems there were generated by the government. I don’t think anyone is paying attention to us, though. I mean, if we are old enough to remember fifty years back, we are truly irrelevant these days. The sooner we oblige by dying off, the happier they’ll be. Then we won’t keep contradicting the rewriting of history.

    The way Medicare is administered supports that view – and Medicare isn’t RomneyCare. My somewhat limited experience with MC would indicate they will resolutely obstruct any care that would actually help you, while aggressively ramming down your throat whatever toxic waste is bloating BigPharma’s coffers this week. ‘Preventative Care’ they call it.

    When the government labels something this way, it is well to be cynical. Remember ‘family support’? How about ‘banking services’?

    Health care in the US has been run by insurance company death panels for decades – it seems that what we have now is a death policy. That is, if you aren’t obscenely rich, the sooner you die from your condition, the better.

    I wouldn’t call it health care, myself.

  8. 1opinion

    1opinion said, 6 months ago

    @ansonia

    “Republicans wanted to delay obamacare, Now Democrats want to delay it .”
    See, compromise. (and I used all your own words) ***snerk, snerk

  9. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, 6 months ago

    Libertarians: It’s over and you lost!
    .
    From 10 Questions in Time Magazine, November 4th. Asked of and answered by Alan Greenspan (who knew Ayn Rand personally and ran the Fed as a Libertine):

    Q. What was the biggest change of mind you’ve had since 2008?
    .
    A. It changed [when Lehman Brothers collapsed] on Sept 15. Most basic economics up to that point {read: What Ayn Rand thought} was based on the presumption that human beings are rational in that they look after their long term self interest. {Translated: The market is self correcting.} My real shock was that what we now call animal spirits {what we used to call fear!} ha a certain consistency about it- in other words, you can demonstrate that fear is a much more potent emotion than euphoria or greed. That changed the whole way I look at the world. I started from scratch, going from equation to equation. I learned more in the last two years that I did in the previous 10.
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    The words in the {brackets} are mine.
    .
    So Alan Greenspan finally grew up! He finally saw that Libertarianism is a fraud in that it ignores actual human behavior in favor of the pretend psychology of the warm, dry well fed. It never occured to Mr. Greenspan that FDR was absolutely right when he said that fear itself was something had to be feared.
    .
    Greenspan’s eye scales have fallen away and he now understands.
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    So what about you? What will it take those of you with the Libertarian/Conservative meme embedded to see the light as Alan Greenspan has?
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    Again, it’s Alan effin Greenspan! Ex Fed Chairman. Big time Republican. Big time Libertarian. Schooled at the knee of Ayn Rand, herself! His entire professional career is put on its ear! He went back and reexamined ALL of his economic theories. This is not some homyon who tosses about willie nillie.
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    You ought to take notice when a man throws a brick through his own glass house.
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    We tried non-regulation in the 19th Century. It was great for a few and a disaster for the many. So we tried regulation. It was great for the few and great for the many. Then we tried deregulation. It has been a disaster for both a majority of the few and for the many. (How many successful family enterprises were destroyed by the likes of Bain Capital and the onslaught of Vulture Capitalists?)
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    The experiment was run, the results are in. Time to rexamine the presuppositions of your political positions.

  10. nerual53

    nerual53 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @ReasonsVentriloquist

    Most excellent sir!

  11. zapcat

    zapcat said, 6 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    there are lies, damn lies and statistics!
    Samuel clemens aka mark twain

  12. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, 6 months ago

    @Rockngolfer

    No inspections were stopped, liar.

  13. markjoseph125

    markjoseph125 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    And 42.7% of people place more confidence in them if they have a decimal point!

  14. markjoseph125

    markjoseph125 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Gore Bane

    Maybe time to rethink your politics?

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    @ReasonsVentriloquist

    The psychopathic among the elitists liked the way things were and want it again. Among the Plutocrats and oligarchs who like that idea of a global plantation while they live it up with the cream of benefits from our technical age. See “The Handmaid’s Tale” for a possible scenario.

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