Matt Wuerker by Matt Wuerker

Matt Wuerker

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  1. Cinci Steve

    Cinci Steve GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    4 more years!

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @Cinci Steve

    Heck, the terrorists do not even need to attack our infrastructure, they just need to wait while it falls apart of its own accord!!

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The money is still going to Bush’s wars.

  4. Gary Williams

    Gary Williams GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Bush may have started them but Obama keeps fighting them. He promised four years ago he would end them. Maybe he meant in his second term which I doubt there is too much money being made.

  5. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Gary Williams

    Obama is getting out of both wars. Slower than I would like, but getting out is harder than getting in and Bush did indeed lie to the Congress and the People to get approval for his wars. Then he refused to raise taxes to pay for his wars. America will be “paying the price” for being fooled for a long time.

  6. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 1 year ago

    @Gary Williams

    We’re out of Iraq, and will be out of Afghanistan next year.

  7. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 1 year ago

    @Cinci Steve

    You can thank the Republicans for voting down the infrastructure bills from the past few years.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    No one said we should eliminate the military. We SHOULD eliminate the massive “Pentagon welfare” and the two or three wars we are fighting with primitive peoples who can’t do squat to us. And spend it on our failing infrastructure to rebuild our economy.

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    I really like Mr. Wuerker’s artwork. I also agree with the statement I perceive here. I know people who audit the military and have reason to believe that at least 15 cents of every dollar is totally wasted on fraud, bad legislation, and incompetence. That amount is probably more. There is good reason to believe the same amount of government money is wasted in most services, resources, and poorly drafted/enforced legislation. A major bridge in my area is being closed for 10 days in order to repair and improve it. This needs to be done in thousands of places in our nation. Our infrastructure was once the example for every nation of the world, but now, more and more nations are passing us in the quality and efficiency of their roads, power grids, health care, and even their education systems.
    And a real quick question for my conservative friends here…
    Why is it wrong to give tax credits to companies trying to set up solar, wind, and alternative fuels, but it is also wrong to take away subsidies from oil companies?
    However- any industry receiving federal subsidies shouldn’t be permitted to use those subsidies to help support a political candidate. I do not pay taxes just so that money can be used to elect someone instead of giving good pay and benefits to a person trying to build an industry.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  10. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    After having spent years driving cross-country in a Semi, I have seen hundreds of bridges in need of repairs, interstate highways crumbling, tunnels sagging, and more. There HAS to be a shift of resources to begin to repair, and rebuild our highways. After all, they WERE originally designated “The Dwight D. Eisenhower National and Interstate System of DEFENSE Highways”.

  11. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    The military is a giant money and blood incinerator. Only someone who is sub-intelligent to a Dem Lib could possibly argue that we need more than about 1/4 of the military we already have.

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    I always thought the “Defense” rationale was sort of an excuse — the government didn’t want to admit it was just in the business of building highways, so they cooked up this idea that having a huge highway system would help in case the US was invaded by….by…..maybe Canada?

  13. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 1 year ago

    The Pentagon should be on that map as well. Not all the money the military wastefully spends goes to wars and fighting. Look at all the expensive perks the military provides it’s top generals.

  14. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    Here’s how it came about.
    In the 1930s, Eisenhower was part of a military truck convoy that traveled from coast to coast. It took several weeks, due to bad road conditions, breakdowns, and the like. He devised the plan of major roads that could speed the deployment of troops to either coast for easier deployment to war zones, if another “Great War” were to happen.
    When he became President, he helped get the plan started, so it was named in his honor.

  15. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    My bad…Eisenhower was part of a truck convoy in 1919…had the date wrong…
    and he also based his ideas on the German Autobahn system…
    From the Wikipedia entry…

    The Interstate Highway System gained a champion in President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was influenced by his experiences as a young Army officer crossing the country in the 1919 Army Convoy on the Lincoln Highway, the first road across America. Eisenhower gained an appreciation of the German Autobahn network as a necessary component of a national defense system while he was serving as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II.10 He recognized that the proposed system would also provide key ground transport routes for military supplies and troop deployments in case of an emergency or foreign invasion.

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