Ken Catalino by Ken Catalino

Ken Catalino

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  1. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, almost 4 years ago

    Progressives love making promises future generations will have to keep. They buy votes with our grandchildrens taxes. Nice gig, if you can get it.

  2. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    And this is where you show your complete ignorance of the actual problem.

    Entitlements? OK we pay into a fund for social security and medicare. It is supposed to be collected and spent on a retirement “supplement” for those age 65 (unless you were born after year “X” and then the age increases incrementally) and medical care for those age 65 and older for which each participant should purchase a supplemental policy to cover what medicare does not. Then we added medicaid for disabilities, and we pay minor children, the disabled and widows.

    The government comes along and “borrows” that cash “trust” fund and replaces it with “treasury bonds” (an IOU and nothing else).

    So it is THAT borrowing that forces social security and medicare to be placed on the budget since in order to pay the “entitlement” of those that “paid into” the fund and had their “trust fund” depleted to run other government programs the government must allocate funds from the general revenue. Got it?

    And no I do NOT care which party did it first or last.

    MEANWHILE, the government has increased the roles of those on food stamps, unemployment and welfare which are NOT entitlements but rather charity since those benefiting from the government largess have paid not one dime into any fund in support of those programs.

    See? You have your definitions wrong.

  3. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, almost 4 years ago

    You notice his finger isn’t even stopping the discretionary spending.

  4. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s called an “entitlement” for good reason – we worked all our lives for it on a contract of good faith. And after the Republicans wrecked the economy from their decade of unfinanced adventures, they want to wreck SS and Medicare? No freaken way!

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 4 years ago

    Not pictured: The twenty-foot-wide gaping hole in the dyke labeled “military spending”.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Most “entitlements” are indeed covered by supplemental taxes. “Defense entitlements” , like to GE, not only don’t call for taxes, they give refunds on taxes, NEVER PAID! Not a bad “gig”. “Black box” defense spending btw, isn’t figured as “discretionary”, because it’s not in the "budget’.

  7. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago

    The Spendocrats would lose their position as mommy and daddy to their feeble followers if they didn’t have that money to dole out.

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The “Means Tested Welfare Spending” report is misleading. TANF, which is the actual welfare program costs about $16 billion a year. Most of what the GOP labels “welfare” is Medicaid, especially CHIP programs & Earned Income Credits for (aka. tax refunds for for lower income people with kids).

    The main goal of the report was to fend off any attempts to cut military spending.

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    Another common conservative lie- unemployment compensation is not charity. You have to have worked & paid unemployment insurance taxes in order to collect.

  10. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Ken balances his home budget not just by turning down the thermostat, cutting back on eating out and canceling his vacation, but also by not paying his mortgage, insurance and car payments.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Really, and when did YOU last pay an unemployment “tax”? That burden is upon the employer and is NOT counted as part of your compensation package but as part of the costs of operation of the business.

    And dude, you have never had to collect have you. Having worked is no guarantee that you will collect.

    Where you fired? why? up “for cause”. No unemployment

    Were you part time? and your hours were cut so you are now looking for another job while still technically employed by the first guy but not getting any hours? Nope, no unemployment for you.

    Did you just get fed up with the BS and walked out the door? Nope no unemployment for you.

    Ah yes. you were laid off. NOW you get that 250 bucks a week.

    Yep. Charity.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    To be fair, Unk, when I was a full time employee of the railroad, there was an insurance policy available for me to purchase that we called “run-off” insurance. There were so many ways to get sideways with the federal regulations and the company rules that you could find your self on the street without pay for months while the feds and the company investigated and sorted out the details and placed blame. That insurance policy would pay up to 80% of your hourly rate depending on the level you chose to buy. So, that would be an insurance policy that I paid for and collected on if and when I was ’suspended".

    Paid into it for 20 years but never collected a single dime.

    Gambling always favors the house.

  13. Paul Harvey

    Paul Harvey said, almost 4 years ago


    Remember, Kerry, Clinton, Reid, Durban all voted to go to war. They were for it before they were against it. They all believed there were WMD’s, and there were, barrels of Rican, and MIG’s buried in the desert.

  14. Paul Harvey

    Paul Harvey said, almost 4 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Earned income credit is a boondoggle. Billions have been given out in fraudulent claims. EIC gives more money than they paid in. Billion of dollars more

  15. Paul Harvey

    Paul Harvey said, almost 4 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    The worker pays nothing in to Unemployment Tax, the employer pay it all. 99 weeks is too long to pay some one.

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