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John Deering

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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    What exactly have Congressional Democrats done in the last two years? How much stuff has Harry Reid’s Democrat majority in the Senate done?

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    The Elephants have been doing something all right: Blocking the handing along of any piece of paper with Obama’s name on it. ANY piece of paper. This ex-Republican is planning on making ’em pay in November too, any little way he can.
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    The communal good of the Country first, Elephants, your dull and undereducated RepubliCon ideology a DISTANT second.

  3. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    @Enoki

    Obey and worship Obama?

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    @Enoki

    It’s one thing to do nothing, and that’s reprehensible enough, Democrat or Republican. It’s quite another to announce you PLAN to do nothing.

    No work, no pay. I think you’d think that was fair.

    I am asking my Congressman to forego all pay and all perks, and return to his hometown until and unless he decides to actually do some work for the American people. I recommend you consider doing the same.

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    What counts as “some work for the American people?”

  6. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Enoki

    I would think it would be what we expect them to do now. Though there’s probably quite a bit of disparity in what everyone expects their congressman to do.

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    @Enoki

    Let’s start with immigration reform, a festering problem which will not go away without some kind of planning.
    And how’s that laser-like focus on jobs going?
    Welfare reform? Corporate welfare reform? Closing loopholes in the tax code? Guantanamo? A realistic alternative to Obamacare?

    Take your pick. There are plenty more.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    Didn’t see that announcement. Please provide a credible source. Thanks in advance.

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Okay… What would you like to see on immigration reform? I’d like to see a general crackdown on employers of illegals, a zero tolerance policy towards illegals with arrest and deportation for any and all reason along with a much tighter border control.
    What about you?
    On jobs I would like the government to get the *$@$# out of the way and stop impeding people from getting one.
    Welfare reform? How about means testing? Let’s put a cap on how long you qualify. Add a work requirement.
    Corporate welfare? Outside government research, funding for government desired work (like cleaning up pre-existing pollution sites), and other government work maybe most or all should end.
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    Tax code? Flat tax with your return on an index card.
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    Guantanamo? Meh. The terrorists there are enemy combatants and under the Geneva Convention should be given General Court martials and if found guilty of terrorist acts summarily shot.
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    Obamacare? I put mine up here and elsehwere before. It mostly eliminates the government and insurance industry from the equation.
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    Now, I’m willing to bet your position on those things is radically different from mine. That should be hint why things in Congress move like a Glacier.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    @Enoki

    First, my point was a simple one: Congress should try to grapple with these issues. What you or I want is another thing altogether. Congressional Republicans are announcing their intent to do nothing. This is unacceptable.

    Now, as to what I think (which matters no more and possibly less than what you think):

    Immigration reform? I agree with you. I think a fence is laughable, if it wasn’t for the waste of money. I would also work with Mexican government to try to find a way to make Mexico worth staying in. If Mexicans can be happy in Mexico, perhaps they will stop looking for jobs here.

    Jobs: I agree. However, removing all regulations is not the same thing. I have pointed out my thoughts on sane regulation several times in the past.

    Welfare reform? Absolutely agree. I’m fine to help a person weather tough times. But I have no desire to support that person and that person’s descendants in perpetuity.

    I agree with you regarding corporate welfare.

    Tax code? I prefer abolishing all federal taxes except a national sales tax. This way, if you want to avoid paying taxes, don’t buy anything. No loopholes, no exceptions.Everyone contributes: none of this 47% vs. the 1% vs……..and this would also help to finance…..

    Socialized medicine. I have seen your proposal, and I mostly agree with it. But you know I have some reservations about some parts, which I have posted in the past.

    Guantanamo? “Enemy Combatants” is a term not found in the Geneva conventions. This is a term that Darth Cheney came up with to circumvent the Geneva Conventions. Remember Jack Yoo? The Geneva conventions are “quaint”, therefore ignorable, according to the Justice department at that time.

    Try them. Jail them if they’re guilty. Let them go home if they’re not. Then close the damn place, and make it a monument, along the lines of (but obviously not as heinous as) Nazi concentration camps. Still a shining example of man’s inhumanity to man.

    You didn’t ask, but…..restore the military draft. No exemptions, no deferments: if your name is called, you go. If the children of legislators and presidents could be drafted into the front lines, you’d see far fewer wars declared. It’s easy to send other people’s kids into war. Different when it’s your own kin. Guaranteed.

    So, are we that radically different?

    Most of us are somewhere close to the middle. Very few of us are extremists. And I am willing to bet that, if we two were in the same room, we could hammer out a number of agreements in the time it takes for Reid or McConnell to get to the office.

  11. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    On the Geneva Convention, it specifically applies to “Spies and Sabatours.” The convention applies these terms to those in a declared war zone that are fighting in civilian clothes without clear identification they are a combatant.

  12. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Deering, the object of satire should be that we have a President who won’t enforce the law.

  13. bueller

    bueller said, over 2 years ago

    @sclark55

    Looks like we’ve got our official Czar of Satire,
    folks ! Applications are now closed ! Should you require a ruling on satire propriety, refer all inquiries to sclark55 .

  14. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The Republican Congress has decided they don’t need to tackle any more big issues for the rest of this year. Don’t give me that Harry Reid crap. Boehner is adhering to their years-long strategy of obstruction, and they don’t care .

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