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Jim Morin

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 5 months ago

    Less government=Better government.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 5 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    Less negativity about government, and better suggestive comments about government = better commentators on this site!!

  3. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, 5 months ago

    So-called conservatives LOVE big government. They cheered as GWB’s administration built up the biggest military-security state in history.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, 5 months ago

    “the biggest military-security state in history.”

    Gary, that is a gross exaggeration.

  5. Random Nick

    Random Nick GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @mikefive
    Pick one bigger. This planet only, please. Timeframe is yours.
    RSVP

  6. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    I agree, the conservatives really like big government as long as it helps them. They could get immediate agreement to scale back a defense industry that maintains a military that is bigger than the next sixteen countries combined. They keep approving programs that the admirals and generals testify that they don’t want. Quarter billion dollar fighters. it is not like the oil industry is falling on hard times with $5 a gallon gas (much more overseas) The oil industry subsidies could go away tomorrow. The 10,000 page tax code could by dramatically reduced if all the special interest tax loop holes were eliminated. Clearly they love their version of big government. It is the part that actually helps the poor and middle class they want to shoot with their AK-47s.

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 5 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    “Less government=Better government.”

    Go tell that to the citizens of Somalia. You don’t have to go to Somalia to tell them. You can just come to my city, where there are a lot of immigrants who came here to escape the government-free utopia you yearn for.

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 5 months ago

    @Gary Kleppe

    No one can truthfully argue that the US military isn’t the most expensive in modern times. However, before you make your assertion, you have to look at the size, scope, and inflation adjusted price of the historic militaries of Rome, China, and other great civilizations of the past.

  9. r2varney

    r2varney said, 5 months ago

    @Jase99

    And.. that went bust because of it.

  10. ferengi19

    ferengi19 said, 5 months ago

    love my country——-fear my government

  11. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, 5 months ago

    You can nitpick what “big” means. I would define “big” (as in “big government”) according to how much effect it can have on people’s lives. Ancient Rome or China weren’t capable of bombing large metropolitan areas to rubble within a matter of hours.

    But if you want to argue that the military machine you support is only the second or third biggest in history, fine. It doesn’t change the fact that it’s big government, and right-wingers love it.

  12. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 5 months ago

    @Gary Kleppe

    The biggest U.S. military would have been built by FDR.The Soviet Union had a much larger military.So does China.Where do you think every Jihad Jerk on the planet gets their AK-47’s from?They have found ammo in Afghanistan with head stamps from every former Eastern Block country in Europe,China,and North Korea.In Iraq during the war there, they have captured ammo rockets, and weapons made in Iran and all the above.The U.S. military was downsized after Desert Storm and even more under Clinton.
    When I was in the service the U.S.Army had 12 divisions,the Marine Corps had 3. The Soviets had 120 divisions.The U.S.Army hasn’t had more then 12-15 active divisions at any one time since WWII.The military is downsizing now in case you haven’t been paying attention.And the war ain’t even close to over.The Democrats are quitting like they have before.Which will only make things worse and drag the crap out for decades to come.
    Do a little research.

  13. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 5 months ago

    @Tigger

    That was during the biggest military conflict in history, much different than today’s troubles.

  14. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 5 months ago

    @Joadtom

    The economy that FDR inherited was in far worse shape than president Obama inherited. Because of this, FDR literally had to push to get the economy going. At that time the military did not need to be number one, the economy needed to be number one. And because of the programs of the New Deal, this countries industrial base was indeed ready for WWII, and became not only the largest economy in the world, but produced more war materials than ALL of the other combatants of WWII put together! That is history, try looking it up.

    I totally agree with the four presidents whose busts are on Mt. Rushmore. But if there was to be room for one more, it would have to be FDR’s! Most historians would agree (and I have read a LOT of history) that FDR was indeed the greatest president of the 20th century, just as Abraham Lincoln was the greatest of the 19th, and George Washington the greatest of the 18th. Although strangely enough, my own personal favorite was FDR’s cousin, Teddy Roosevelt (if for nothing else, along with such true environmentalists as John Muir founded the greatest National Park system the world has ever seen!!

    Everyone, please have a great, safe, sane, and thoroughly enjoyable fourth of July!!!

  15. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 5 months ago

    @Robert Landers

    You have no idea what you’re talking about. On Dec 7, 1941 the Country was still in the Great Depression, thanks to FDR’s policies. Those factories were sitting idle. Most of the New Deal was overturned as un-
    Constitutional, but he did manage to “fundamentally transform” America into a Federal top-down nation.

    FDR’s policies prolonged the Depression, but liberal historians are prone to re-writing history. Other historians see it differently. FDR’s policies didn’t end the Depression. WWII did.

    (BTW, I’m not saying that FDR wasn’t a great President. We haven’t seen a Commander-in Chief of his caliber since. But his domestic policies stunk.)

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