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Michael Ramirez

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  1. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    “Obamanomics” MUST by necessity be defined at least as much by what his obstructionist opposition has done to his policies as by his own policies. Only a rube could argue that a tyrannical minority hasn’t been holding the reins of this economy on behalf of a handful of extremely wealthy, powerful political investors.

  2. Ken M

    Ken M GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t understand the idea of taking money, by force, from some to give, by virtue of power, to others… thus enslaving both parties. I also don’t understand the States willingness to do things in order to continue to receive Federal Money. Where did that money originate in the first place? My personal experience is that many live below the poverty line because we no longer understand the difference between need and want.

  3. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ken M – Well said!!!!

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    @Ken M

    Some Austrian economists would be pleased with your advocacy of their dogma. However, rational people could easily argue that every transaction is executed with some form of force—including all of those transactions which end up giving YOU money or property.


    Consider that your ability to have what little freedom you think you have (and believe me, it’s a LOT compared to most people) is a result of you taking money by force awarded to you by the laws of the land you seem to scorn.

  5. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @chillbilly – Isn’t it interesting that you assume the only people benefiting from the House repbulicans are the wealthy and the powerful.

    All of us taking care of ourselves and our own are doing quite well and they are looking out for us too. They are stopping Obama from reaching deeper into our pockets to fund the wants and needs of a group of people who refuse to take care of themselves: The long term unemployed, the welfare queens, etc.

    I have to wonder what sort of environment you live in where the only way you think someone can be successful is through the largess of the government? Do you have children? Are you raising them to think that way as well?
    I’m teaching my kids to be self sufficient, to save for the future and preprare themselves to be contributing citizens.

  6. Dypak

    Dypak GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Record, huge corporate profits, that is what Obamnomics has given us. Employers failing to pay a decent wage is why so many live below the poverty line. Nothing to do with Obama. Tell your Congressman to raise the minimum wage. If you really give a damn.

  7. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    @Mephistopholes

    How can you in one phrase condemn “long term unemployed” in the same sentence as “welfare queens” and then presume to tell me you know what I think?


    Or to imply that you are somehow more moral because you have children? (This is a refuge of some of the worst scoundrels.)


    One day, you may be in a position to reject your children because they can’t find a job if you cling to that kind of moral foundation.

  8. Himari Noihara

    Himari Noihara said, over 1 year ago

    These comment sections are like listening to a cab driver on your way to work. If you know so much about how the world works, why aren’t you trying to change it?

  9. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Olfart – Welfare is the government giving you something for nothing.

    To assume the tax credit I get for children is welfare presumes that the government owned the money to begin with and was generously giving it back to me.

    If you want to change the tax code to elminiate deductions: Personal, Home Mortgage, etc. I’ll agree with you as long as you want to go all the way. Elminate them all and I’ll be right there with you.

    But I won’t agree that following the law with respect to the tax code is welfare. Any more then I will agree that using a public park or road is welfare.

    I decry the handouts that go from one person’s pocket to another.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    @Mephistopholes

    Amen brother. I wish some of these guys will look at some of the millionaires that are backing Obama.
    The Kennedys.
    Bloomberg
    Ted Turner
    Most of Hollywood
    Mark Cuban(remember the movie Redacted I still will not go to see a Mavericks game to this day)

    Also on another issue, Obama Care is not fully functioning yet and people are already being denied Chemo Therapy.

  11. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Chillbilly – Having kids doesn’t make me any more or less moral then anyone else.

    Raising them in a loving household to be constructive adults and citizens is a moral undertaking.

    Spending the time to teach them right from wrong is a moral undertaking.

    And how are the long term unemployed any different from Welfare Queens. Let me define long term as I see it: Greater then 2 years. These are people who have had 2 years to get new training and seek out jobs.

    There are jobs out there. They require starting over, learning new skills, and perhaps relocating but that is still a superior option to sitting on the government dole for years.

    To be clear – I don’t claim to be any more Moral then you but I ask the question: What kind of world do you live in where you see the only viable path to success is through government largess?

  12. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Lib’s version of “trickle down economics”?

  13. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 1 year ago

    @Dypak

    Do you know why corporate profits are higher? It’s because they’ve discovered a way to automate a lot of work, thus eliminating the need for more employees. They have found that labor in other countries is cheaper than ours, so they outsource it there. If you want to kill more jobs, go ahead and raise the minimum wage. All it will do is force people out of business, or raise the cost of everything else, hurting those at the bottom of the economic ladder even more.

    So go ahead, raise the minimum wage, and send more people into poverty. Because corporations do not just eat increased costs; they pass them on to their customers. You want to pay more for your food and t-shirts and toothpaste, go for it. Me? I’d rather keep inflation to a minimum, thankyouverymuch.

    @ Olfart:
    Meph has it right. You are under the assumption we are getting money from other people for our kids, when the reality is we are simply getting our own money back. The Child Income Tax Credit only downwardly modifies your Taxable income level, it doesn’t give me money back. The true “redistribution” that has me irritated with the tax code is those at the bottom will use any number of tax “Credits” to bring their income negative, thus they get more in their “tax return” than they ever paid in. That is welfare (aka redistribution of wealth), and those are the welfare queens to which we are referring.

    When I pay close to $20,000 in combined taxes each year, and I get 3k back, I’m totally gaming the system (/sarcasm). You need to get some basic knowledge about how the taxes work in this country, instead of filing a 1040EZ (assuming you even file).

  14. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    @Mephistopholes

    Hey dude, as a small business owner, property owner and citizen of one of the highest taxed places in the US, I’m hardly benefitting from “government largesse” unless you consider that largesse to be protection from crazed economic zealots who think that a “welfare queen” is somehow getting a better deal from the government than David Koch or the offspring of Sam Walton (who would have been any other redneck kids born into a family a few miles away by random chance).


    Still, I don’t mind paying for other peoples’ kids to go to school—even the kids of tea party whackos in red states who survive on the backs of taxpayers in blue states like mine.

  15. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    @Ken M

    You should read the constitution. It’s all in there.

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