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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Just well said, Matt. (as usual)

  2. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 4 years ago

    There’s a very simple answer. Change banking laws to the point that banks are either for real banking, or for investments. That way, when the investment bank makes monumental mistakes, they can suffer the consequences without the threat of a global financial meltdown.
    Will Obama do this? Unlikely. Will Romney? When pigs fly, and when Virginia adds a constitutional amendment to prohibit corporations from marrying.

    Vote for me. I’m not Obama, which gives me every qualification the Mitt Romney has. I also have the valuable added advantage of not being Mitt Romney. How can America lose?

  3. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Gee, we had that once. It was called Glass-Steagel!

  4. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, about 4 years ago

    They’ll be at FEMA’s door with the blind man’s cane and the tin cup telling everyone they’re entitled under the law…

  5. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, about 4 years ago

    Ah, yes. We can’t be giving out food stamps disaster relievf and unemployment to the people. Those tax payer dollars are for Banks and Big Business feeding troths, just in case they run short of funds.

  6. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, about 4 years ago

    Mitt thinks that federal aid to disaster areas is ‘immoral’. His word. How many folks in New Jersey or New York do you think are agreeing with that right now?

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 4 years ago

    Maybe you guys should review the whole thing in context.

    KING: What else, Governor Romney? You’ve been a chief executive of a state. I was just in Joplin, Missouri. I’ve been in Mississippi and Louisiana and Tennessee and other communities dealing with whether it’s the tornadoes, the flooding, and worse. FEMA is about to run out of money, and there are some people who say do it on a case-by-case basis and some people who say, you know, maybe we’re learning a lesson here that the states should take on more of this role. How do you deal with something like that?
    ROMNEY: Absolutely. Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that’s the right direction. And if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better.

    Instead of thinking in the federal budget, what we should cut—we should ask ourselves the opposite question. What should we keep? We should take all of what we’re doing at the federal level and say, what are the things we’re doing that we don’t have to do? And those things we’ve got to stop doing, because we’re borrowing $1.6 trillion more this year than we’re taking in. We cannot…

    KING: Including disaster relief, though?

    ROMNEY: We cannot—we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids. It is simply immoral, in my view, for us to continue to rack up larger and larger debts and pass them on to our kids, knowing full well that we’ll all be dead and gone before it’s paid off. It makes no sense at all.

    Talk about twisting someones words. Romney was not talking about only FEMA but ALL federal programs. Is it so important we should borrow from China to do it? Well? Is it?

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Bruce: Let’s reinstate the fees on oil companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico (many haven’t paid a cent since 1995),and on land, and start charging true market value for all natural resources taken from public coffers (lands). That alone would bring in over, well over, a trillion dollars a year in revenue. Range fees, forestry, do away with the 1872 Mining Act and make all “hard rock” minerals leasable instead of giving them away. Recreation fees bring in more from the public lands than ALL timber sales and grazing leases combined, and these non-consumptive uses have been doing it for some time. Now that contracting has also replaced many operations, a greater percentage of those recreation fees have been diverted AWAY FROM the treasury as well.

    states already in bankruptcy are being told by Romney to take on MORE costs, with NO MORE revenue coming in, period. Oh, right, let’s “privatize” everything. Anyone realize that the REAL cost of that gasoline everyone complains about, is set by CORPORATE fiat, not “government”.

    Contracting for “private armies” to do security for State, and yes, even for the military? RIght, paying “Blackwater”(that changes it’s name every few months so Eric Prince won’t be charged with crimes) $300,000 for each employee, plus MORE going to Prince (or other contractors), is yeah, SO much cheaper than $35K a year Marine!!

    “Hellfire” missile, $68,000 a pop, is SOO much cheaper than $8 for a .50 caliber rifle bullet, and now used for exactly the same purpose, even though an anti-armor missile, NOT intended as an “anti-personnel” weapon..

    Yes, there are a lot of potential savings, Bruce, and the biggest, safest, and smartest place to start, BIG TIME, is in “defense”. Yep, we have eleven, yes 11 carrier groups now operating, even though the “righties” keep trying to say only five (maintenance you know, and carriers that have to refuel every 20 years are always off line for fueling, right?).

    Yes, we do need a strong defense, but defense doesn’t require our starting new wars, like Bush did senselessly (not an “attack” on W, just a fact), nor does it mean we need to continue spending more than the next 17 nations, combined.

    btw, yes, China now has a surplus Ukraine aircraft carrier, that the can’t land aircraft on. NOT the biggest threat we face.

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