Joel Pett by Joel Pett

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Mr. Pett’s cartoon is exquisite. It almost encompasses nearly every abuse our cannibalistic two party oligarchy commits in their effort to maintain their job security in congress while building up their ‘resume’ for the lobbying and/or corporate jobs they will take after they leave office. Jobs whose pay will be supplemented with the very generous ‘pension’ and healthcare benefits Congress has given itself for even after they leave office.
    The cartoon shows the disrespectful and uncivil bullies these two parties have become as they divide and weaken our nation (as per Geo Washington’s warning).
    Until Americans quit allowing themselves to be distracted by the fear tactics and impossible social issues, we will not be able to elect people who will keep the bridges, power grids, and other important (and costly) matters to which our nation MUST give attention.

  2. colleenvo

    colleenvo said, over 3 years ago

    Amen!! respectful troll.

  3. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 3 years ago

    Climate Change, Global Warming, Nuclear Proliferation, and Overpopulation might be combining to form a Reset Button. Maybe another species will emerge and do better than the primates have done.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Support Term Limits”

    We already have term limits, but we call it voting. The problem is the electorate as a whole doesn’t care enough to pay attention or to get its collective fat @#$ off the sofa long enough to vote. I work with people who are proud of the fact they’ve never in their lives voted. One particular cow-orker can’t even name the current VP, or his predecessor. The reason the government got this dysfunctional is the people stopped caring and stopped voting ages ago.

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    A big problem with an easy solution: Remove ALL private money from politics. Draft rules to fund candidates who meet certain criteria. And make it an act of treason to accept a single private dollar while performing in a political position- heck, file one treason charge for EACH private dollar accepted.
    Yes, easy solution- but unless there’s a groundswell of support unmatched in American history, such a change would have to make its way through the political system… which would be like expecting a crowd of heroin addicts to support tougher drug laws.

  6. al9000

    al9000 said, over 3 years ago

    Talk about not seeing the forest for the trees. Both parties are equally guilty of every offense depicted. Perhaps the Republicans invented the security state, but “our” guy (and his party) are following in their footsteps.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    In places where term limits have been tried, they’ve failed as most predicted they would. The only ones who know how government operates are lobbyists. Everyone else is an amateur. What we REALLY need is to get money out of politics with public funding of elections and ANY contributions to politicians treated as the bribery that it is.

  8. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “democracy” is a bad thing. Mob rules mentality. that is why we are a Nation of rules and laws. We are also a representative republic…
    Ok, so what happens if the representatives for one party skews the rules and laws in their favor, at the behest and manipulation of non-representative masters who also control how the media exposes that information? Said party entrenches their rules and laws for their favor, and not for the good of their constituents.

  9. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    What party pushes Voter ID? Limits early voting? Purges voter rolls? Indulges in political gerrymandering? Pushes changes in state laws to share electoral votes only in those states voting Democratic?
    What party pushes laws created, verbatim, by ALEC? What party is sponsored by the Koch Bros? What party pushes laws against non-existent problems like voter fraud and Sharia law? What party does not permit any kind of co-operation with the opposition, and whose members must obey what their party bosses tell them?
    That would be the Republican Party. And their propaganda organs are proficient at spreading lies and deceit about their actions.

  10. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago

    Corporate money into our political system + SCOTUS decisions about corporate free speech = The best Democratic System money can buy.

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    " The best Democratic System money can buy."

    It’s one dollar, one vote.

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