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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 2 years ago

    @Fairportfan2

    Do you mean the war Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and 80 other Democrats voted for?

  2. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, almost 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    YES, but don’t try to remind them of it

  3. cdward

    cdward said, almost 2 years ago

    Probably mean the war that the administration of the time lied about, giving Congress false information which induced them to vote for it. However, given all that, why would you be pushing for a NEW war?

  4. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    This is a problem the Tea Party must face. They talk about paying less taxes but they aren’t willing to give up: The Imperialism of America, reduced military, reduced Medicare, or Reduced Social Security. Where all the money goes.

    They seem convinced that all the money is going for Foreign Aid (A relatively insignificant portion of the Federal budget) and wasteful spending.

  5. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 2 years ago

    @Mephistopheles

    I think the Tea Party is like other self-interested political factions: give me mine at the expense of theirs.


    Case in point are the Oklahoma Senators Inhofe and Coburn who will ask for disaster relief for horrific tornados which ravaged their state from the federal government, but will expect it to be offset by other spending cuts.


    Should those spending cuts be agricultural subsidies to Oklahoma? Or maybe petrochemical subsidies? How about federal highway funding for Oklahoma’s massive road system?


    I have a feeling they’ll target the poor and desperate in other places. It’s a cruel and pointless philosophy.


    And of course, as you pointed out, they’ll talk about foreign aid as if it were crippling our economy. Essentially, they’ll throw sand in our eyes expecting us to be distracted from the bigger truth about who their masters are.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 2 years ago

    I think Obama should tell the congress that if they want him to intervene in Syria, (A) they have to actually declare war as required by the constitution, and (B) they have to pay for it with an income-tax surcharge based on the cost of the last war. The GOP would instantly become a group of peace-loving hippies, and our soldiers would stay home.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    Here we go again. You talk about the tea party as if it were a third party in our two party system. It is not.

    But be that as it may, perhaps you don’t understand the logic behind smaller government. The PURPOSE of government is to PROTECT the rights of the people as outlined in the constitution. In order to do that, the government must protect the country by securing borders and regulating those that enter. All these other things like commerce, education, the environment, infrastructure, welfare, unemployment and so on should be the responsibility of the various states.

    All foreign aid should be tied to items that would improve the life style of the recipient nation. NO weapons or military assistance period. However other countries (Russia, China) would then be free to militarily overwhelm those we call allies.

    Is that your goal, to see the world run by a government that is based on the Russian or Chinese methods? Remember that the founder of the current system in China said that “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun” and practiced that concept well killing tens of millions of his own people to gain power. And, The political system under Putin was primarily characterized by some elements of Economic liberalism, a lack of transparency in governance, cronyism and pervasive corruption. Hmmmm sounds like Obama has a model and he has become more “flexible”. He can twist things with the best of them.

    I’m glad I am old and on the way out.

  8. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 2 years ago

    @Gore Bane

    Very true. I don’t hear anybody with any influence on the right advocating sending troops to Syria.

    Morin is just doing his job as Pres of the Obama Fan Club. Trying to throw out non-issues to deflect attention away from Barry’s trifecta of scandals.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    @Gore Bane

    " Show me one conservative group that advocates intervention in Syria. If you can’t, then STFU."

    Read John McCain’s article in last week’s TIME magazine. He may not be on the Tea Party’s speed dial, but he is convinced we need to intervene. You’re welcome.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    " All these other things like commerce, education, the environment, infrastructure, welfare, unemployment and so on should be the responsibility of the various states. "

    We tried that with Medicaid, and ended up with a crazy quilt of benefits. This resulted in large numbers of people moving from state to state to get the best benefits for their particular medical issues.

    And let’s not forget how much time and money was spent taking Obamacare to the Supreme Court. Of course, no one will tell us how much, but I think we can all agree it was a truckload.

    Now multiply that by 50. And then multiply that number by every government-sponsored program that would provide differing benefits depending on the state. And don’t forget that West Virginia will sue Ohio for not keeping the air clean because of its desire for industry, and for Virginia to sue West Virginia because blowing tops off mountains in order to mine more cheaply has the effect of damming rivers that run out of state…….

    This would have the effect of guaranteeing the have/have not society, where only the lawyers have money and the rest of us have to wait for the courts to decide what basic services we can have. Don’t forget the unlimited number of appeals.

    I think it’s safe to say that a majority of Americans, regardless of political party, feel as though their tax dollars are poorly spent.

    Not all of us, though, believe that we should spend money only for war, and to hell with anything else, and that’s what I see from the Tea Party. I would prefer not to waste money in the first place, but if we are going to waste it, I’d rather do so helping my fellow Americans than by being able to kill all over the planet.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    “Do you mean the war Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and 80 other Democrats voted for?”

    The fact that those people were either misinformed or made bad judgements (or both) does not excuse the fact that what they voted for was wrong. Anyone who was willing to divorce emotion from reality could have seen that coming, and it was very disappointing to see how few people had that capacity at the time.

  12. Kylop

    Kylop said, almost 2 years ago

    @Mephistopheles

    “This is a problem the Tea Party must face.”

    I agree with you.

    Jim. Nailed it!

  13. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Adrian Snare – I’m sure there are conservative extremeists in the Tea party but I don’t think it’s extreme to expect the government to rule with as few regulations as possible and to be efficient with our tax dollars.

    I also don’t think it’s extreme to chaffe at the idea that my government should be in the business of transferring the fruits of my labor from me to someone else under the concept that I don’t need it and someone else does.

    Like everyone else, I feel I work hard for my money and I don’t support the Robin Hood concept at the government level. I tithe, I give to charities, and I give of my time. I don’t expect to be robbed (under threat of imprisonment) because the government wants to be charitable with my earnings.

  14. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 2 years ago

    Ditto on the conservative wardrums for Syria. I don’t hear them other than from usual GOP warmongers like McCain and Graham.


    Since Syria exports less oil than Taiwan and Belgium, you’re not going to hear of a “security” situation like the one that occured in Iraq to topple their relatively steadfast dictator.

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    @earthworm

    No Adrian, I do not prefer large state governments either. However, a citizen has more control at the local level and more involvement.

    As for doing away with the document that founded the nation. Which part of it do you think is outdated? The way the government is organized? The bill of rights? The amendments?

    And what would you replace it with?

    The constitution is just as applicable today as it was when the ink was wet.

    I never mentioned the word “enemy”. That being said, there are countries in the world that are currently working toward the destruction of this country.

    Does this not fit the definition of “enemy” which is : "a person (nation) who feels hatred for, fosters harmful designs against, or engages in antagonistic activities against another; an adversary or opponent ?

    Yes, foreign aid can be a benefit for both countries. FOOD, medical supplies, farm implements, irrigation equipment, seeds and the training in the use thereof would far better benefit any population more than selling f-16 with a full complement of sidewinders to the dictator.

    Hey opinions are like…….

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