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Michael Ramirez

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  1. jonesb

    jonesb said, over 1 year ago

    As much as I dislike Obama, the GOP controlled both the Senate, House of Representatives, and the Presidency and nothing got better, it got worse just like under Obama. I doubt we’ll get a chance to vote for Ron Paul again, but hopefully Gary Johnson will run again.

  2. JoeCoolLives

    JoeCoolLives said, over 1 year ago

    @jonesb

    " I doubt we’ll get a chance to vote for Ron Paul again, but hopefully Gary Johnson will run again…"
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    I agree with everything you said…but you don’t seriously think that these fringe candidates you mentioned would have any chance of actually being elected president against the two major parties, do you?
    I sincerely don’t mean that as a put-down, but recent history shows that third-party candidates have little or no effect on elections. Although it is widely held that Ross Perot MAY have inadvertently put Bill Clinton in the White House in the election of 1992.
    Presently, our electoral system is locked in a two-party mode…and it would literally take a second American Revolution to break the stranglehold that our two-party set-up has on the entire process.
    Americans have shown that, in large part, they vote for the candidate who they believe will give them the most, or take away from them the least…it’ s as rudimentary as that, I’m afraid.

  3. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    It has been said that democracy only works till the populace figures out that they can vote in their own benefits. I hope that saying is wrong.

  4. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @bobwinners

    no, to quote/paraphrase Obama it has been put on the Credit card of China in the name of our children and grandchildren. it is unpatriotic.
    But that is only when a R is in the presidency. Now it is Ok to run up charges say on magic green jobs and failed car Unions. The only thing Obama does not want to spend money on Defense. Kind of sounds like Clinton and we all know hat happened to this county 9-11-01 just a few short months after he left.

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “won’t cost a dime”*
    *to the current tax payer, it will be your children’s dept.

  6. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 1 year ago

    So how do you propose we fix 70,000+ bridges and all the roads that are currently in shambles? Major national construction projects brought us the TVA and Hoover Dam, and can help a LOT with local and national economies.
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    So, of course, the Republicans will be against it because it might end up making Obama look good.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @Kylie2112

    Kylie, I propose that you get your local legislators, your local government to use local taxes to do local projects such as but not limited to bridge repair. Why you can levy millage for property tax or allocated funds from the state fuel taxes or up the DL fee 50 cents and create a “bridge repair” fund.

    As for stimulus? Well what happened last time? Wasn’t it suppose to repair those 70K bridges?

    From a 2011 report by J.F Cogan and J.B Taylor title “Where Did The Stimulus Go?” that tracked both the 2008 and the 2009 stimulus had this to say:

    The “catch phrase”

    “More than $1 trillion in federal-deficit spending did little of nothing to help the economy. Why? Because it was used to pay down debts and reduce borrowing.”

    “Keynesian stimulus packages come in three basic types. (1)” …direct to consumers…" (2) “…government.. purchases goods and services…” (3) “…government sends grants to state and local governments…”

    “In each case, according to Keynesian theories, the increase in purchases will stimulate additional economic activity over and above the initial increase in purchases. The 2008 stimulus was mainly of the first type, while the 2009 stimulus was a mix of all three types.

    The commentary then shows graphs and give explainations of how the money was used. It ends with this summary.

    “To sum up: the federal government borrowed funds that it mainly sent to households and to state and local governments. Only and immaterial amount was used for federal purchases of goods and services. The borrowed funds were mainly used by households and state and local governmentts to reducr their own borrowing.”

    “So there was little if any net stimulus. The irony is that basic economic theory and practical experience predicted this would happen” (emphasis mine)

    So tell me again how doing another stimulus will “create” jobs and “repair” infrastructure? SSDD

    media.hoover.org/ documents/ Where-Did-Stimulus-Go-Commentary-1-2011.pdf

  8. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    This says it all. Politicians garner favor with Babyboomer voters by spending the money their Grandchildren and unborn Greatgrandchildren will earn because those children can’t vote.

    Here’s a thought. Tell those babyboomers that they can’t have everything they want because they aren’t willing to pay for it. Man up and say this is the tax rate you all will have to pay if you want all those free goodies from the government and then you will hear screams of “We earned it” and “We deserve it”.

    Too many non-citizens are voting and I’m not talking about immigrants. I’m talking about people who will gladly take all the goodies they can get from goverment but then turn out their pockets when it comes time to pay taxes or contribute meaningfully to the country.

    We need to bring back the shame associated with being dependent on the government. All those people sitting on the couch collecting unemployment, SSDI, food stamps, they aren’t self sufficient anymore. If the government is taking care of them they shouldn’t be allowed to vote how much money the government gives them. Especially when it’s being taken out of the paychecks of kids who aren’t allowed to vote.

  9. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @jonesb

    “but hopefully Gary Johnson will run again.”


    He was and is my candidate of choice. I wish Jon Huntsman could cross the political divide and dump the republicans. He’s too conservative to be a democrat but he’s a great fit for the Libertarian party.

  10. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @JoeCoolLives

    “but you don’t seriously think that these fringe candidates you mentioned would have any chance of actually being elected president against the two major parties, do you?”


    Yes they can Joe, if enough Americans get off their butts and decided they are sick of the status quo and grow a third party to political prominence. It’s common in many democracies in the world and may not happen overnight but it can happen. We have swallowed the kool-aid to believe that the two party system is the only way.

  11. zippy06

    zippy06 said, over 1 year ago

    @jonesb

    Sorry Vern.
    WE are still in the billgore depression.
    The real losers are people who vote for unwinnable candidates.
    3rd party is not going to win. Ross Perot was the richest person to ever run.
    And he lost.
    But, the US lost even more………

  12. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @jack75287

    It has been said that democracy only works till the populace figures out that they can vote in their own benefits. I hope that saying is wrong.
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    That was fulfilled when the Supreme Court decided that corporations were people.

  13. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 1 year ago

    Obama spoke many lies in the SOTU, but the most idiotic lie was “none of my proposals will add ONE DIME to the deficit”!
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    2/14/13 www.breitbart.com article by William Bigelow, with documentation, on 5 major items the president called for.
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    Green Energy…Obama already spent $7 Billion and those 34 companies are bankrupt or failing.
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    Carbon Emissions…estimated cost, 4% of the GDP which was $13.65 Trillion; 4% would be $546 Billion, just from regulations.
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    Roads & Bridges; 2009 estimate by the Federal Highway administration=$70.9 Billion. (the article doesn’t say this, but we already pay a high federal tax on every gallon of vehicle fuel….a hidden cost on most gas pumps…and the tax is supposed to fund road & bridge upkeep/replacements, but the Feds spend that very large annual revenue total on “other stuff”….
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    The final 2 items are in the article at the url I posted above.
    Obama proposes FAR MORE THAN A DIME for Americans to pay for!

  14. Rodent50

    Rodent50 said, over 1 year ago

    @NebulousRikulau

    “fulfilled when the Supreme Court…”

    Do you get to paid to post nonsense?

    Do you have any clue what the Citizens United ruling was about?

    Do you really want to publicly admit that, yes, progressives want to stifle, censor and stop any speech that they disagree with?

    Oh, wait, forget that last one. You’re side spends all day and all night attacking Fox and AM radio, we already know that you want everyone else confined to the far-left news that you wallow in.

  15. mtretter

    mtretter said, over 1 year ago

    @jonesb

    When was this that GOP had control of all three??

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