Matt Davies by Matt Davies

Matt Davies

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 3 years ago

    Take away government; take away competent regulation; stop collecting taxes; stop building roads and bridges; cut back on education at all levels; stymy healthcare for everyone but the rich; Come on; make America a land of opportunity again…

  2. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @wmconelly

    Why, that is a recipe for disaster. The brilliant part of it is that returning America to a land of limited government and individual freedom and opportunity actually would be a disaster to the current power structures and monetary structures. They would be considered illegitimate under an unabridged Constitution.

  3. josefw

    josefw said, over 3 years ago

    @wmconelly

    Do you ever NOT exaggerate?

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    @wmconelly

    You do understand that roads,bridges, and education are all items that traditionally are funded by local/state governments? The feds only contribution to roads and bridges is a gas tax that is collected and divided between the states. They contribute to education ONLY if you abide by whatever silly rule they think up.

    Shouldn’t Mom and Dad be invested in their child? Shouldn’t YOU repair that hole in the street outside your house?

    Or will you wait for the bureaucratic wheels to turn in DC to fund your road? If you do then you will have to wait for Rangle, Reid, Pelosi, Bohner, McConnel and Ryan to get THEIR cut of the pie first.

  5. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Here we go with the “you didn’t build that” rants.

  6. SusanCraig

    SusanCraig said, over 3 years ago

    @wmconelly

    I like your sarcasm…. this is exactly what the Republicans seem to want…. Read Howard Zinn’s A Peoples History of the United states ‘Merika is and has always been of/for and by the money’d few upon the backs of the rest’uvus

  7. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    “You do understand that roads,bridges, and education are all items that traditionally are funded by local/state governments?”

    Much of wm’s comment applies to state & local governments as much as Washington. Nobody wants to pay for what they see as other peoples’ problems.

    Interesting historical footnote:

    A young Lt. Col. Dwight D. Eisenhower was part of a 1919 military convoy that traveled from Washington to San Francisco. Their heavy trucks struggled on the unpaved roads, and 88 bridges had to be rebuilt before the convoy could cross. The trip took 2 months & must have made an impression on Ike, who championed Federal funding of the Interstate Highway System.

  8. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Well, at least they got that one guy who was messing everything up for everybody else. I hope they get that small handful of rogue agents of the IRS who were interfering in the rights of the TEA Party to participate in an election. It’s always just one guy or a small bunch of malcontents who ruin it for everyone, isn’t it? Now everything will be perfect!

  9. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Really? That’s it? The Koch brothers? The Koch brothers are telling people that the government is spending too much money and needs to be fiscally responsible to achieve solvency? Did you just grab the first object that could be wielded as an offensive weapon and start blindly flailing at the wind?

  10. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    Bill Maher suggests that liberals should buy states the way that rich guy bought North Carolina and imposed his laws on NC.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYq4Q313z-8

  11. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    Bruce…do YOU know how to repair/build a road,
    or a bridge or a hydroelectric system? The
    government has the knowledge and the resources for that

  12. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    “…….A young Lt. Col. Dwight D. Eisenhower was part of a 1919 military convoy that traveled from Washington to San Francisco. Their heavy trucks struggled on the unpaved roads, and 88 bridges had to be rebuilt before the convoy could cross. The trip took 2 months & must have made an impression on Ike, who championed Federal funding of the Interstate Highway System…..”
    .
    In the spring of 1945 the Allies under Eisenhower battled their way to Germany’s western border. Eisenhower envisioned months of painful slogging across a shattered countryside. Then his forward commanders reported an amazing discovery; a broad ribbon of highway, the best road system anyone had ever seen, a four-lane highway built in the 1930’s with overpasses, ramped interchanges to avoid intersections; and rest areas every 100 miles or so. Once the troop carriers got on the German Autobahn they moved much faster than anticipated and the war was over in weeks, not months.
    .
    In 1953 President Eisenhower thought of those roads when he rejected a rather timid two-lane highway network across America in favor of the four lane Autobahn model built to a single national standard. Its one of the finest highway networks in the world and nobody seems to care the basic idea was copied from the Nazis. (Eisenhower’s Memoirs)

  13. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Bad Apples. It is a theme common to organizations that present sacrificial offerings to escape responsibility.
    As to other matters, government does not build roads and bridges, aside from the SeaBees, of course. They contract with private parties. Their only role is to manage your money, extracted by taxation, and procure the proper services instead of throwing it down various rat holes.

  14. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Did you mean engineers employed by the government? The government officials we elect are hardly capable of engineering anything except outrage and disappointment at their perpetual failures. It does provide material for future campaigns, though, and gives the people something against which to rally, such as their failure to provide for the common wealth in the matter of infrastructure maintenance while throwing money out the window by the bushel on programs with no real value and of no benefit to the public, leading some to believe that if we only had more government with its hands deeper in our pockets, it would become what it now refuses to be, competent.

  15. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

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

    What’s the equivalent of Coors up there and do you tap the Rockies?

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