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  1. Kip W

    Kip W said, almost 3 years ago

    “Give all that you have to the poor.” Not ambiguous at all, but I sure haven’t heard that taken seriously by the Gospel Of Success crowd. All it took for the Pope to be regarded as an irrelevant annoyance by the Republicans was a return to biblical values, instead of the US approach of the last 50 years, where Jesus is taken as a cheerleader for self-reliance and free enterprise.

  2. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 3 years ago

    The issue is not that there should be income equality – that is but a red herring. The issue is that income disparity in the U.S. is the highest it has ever been and growing. Extreme income disparity is harmful to the nation because it reduces overall demand, creates pockets of extreme poverty, produces social unrest and eventual riots, and deprives the nation of its real potential.

  3. goweeder

    goweeder said, almost 3 years ago

    “….. Conservatives give MUCH MORE to charities of all kinds than you selfish, thuggish liberals.”

    ~ And isn’t it lucky that those contributions are TAX EXEMPT"
    One more thing —-PLEASE look up the definition of ‘liberal.’

  4. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 3 years ago

    DaSharkie said, “I worked hard to get where I am, from government cheese on up. You know who did it? I did.”

    Do you see the hypocrisy in that statement? It is very revealing.

  5. goweeder

    goweeder said, almost 3 years ago

    “……That provides some insight to the hard-hearted people who want to make sure average Americans have little left to help anyone when they’re through with ’em….
    Good point.

  6. goweeder

    goweeder said, almost 3 years ago

    “…All liberals seem to know how to viciously bash those they cannot abide (or disagree with)…
    ……dismissive language that suggests they have no rational defense for the liberal positions, so they just sling hate
    …..Their comments are trivialized by the petty, personalized and’ hatefully irrational content…
    PLEASE look up the definition of ‘liberal’

  7. goweeder

    goweeder said, almost 3 years ago


    Spot on! Couldn’t agree with you more.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 3 years ago

    My, quite vicious here today. A few facts:
    1. Conservatives do not give more to charity than liberals. They give to different charities. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/10/21/study-conservatives-and-liberals-are-equally-charitable-but-they-give-to-different-charities/)
    2. Income inequality is a phenomenon long studied by economists. Research shows that for a culture or country to have a lot of economic mobility — that is, a lot of opportunity for its people — it helps to have less income inequality, because desperately poor people can’t move very far and super rich people have undue control over economics to make sure they stay super rich, even at the expense of others. A strong middle class seems to be related to better economic growth and more potential. The US has moved from a place where all economic growth was shared to a place where the rich gain the vast majority of benefit of economic growth, and gaps are increasing. (http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=3629)
    I’m with the Pope on this one.

  9. AlnicoV

    AlnicoV said, almost 3 years ago

    News flash, donating to a mega church that looks like a cross between a shopping mall and basketball arena so that another mega church can be built is hardly what any reasonable person would call charity. Yet that is the majority what makes up the donations you keep harping on.

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    Thanks for shedding light, rather than heat, on the subject.

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “Boy, the FAUX Noise Kool-Aid is flowing here today!”

    Wouldn’t it have been easier & more productive to refute Debt Free’s silly claim?

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    …please put down your socialist Kool-Aid that barry served you, figure out something that you can do and go do it. You’re bothering the rest of us."

    Way to show him how to make a thoughtful, informative post. /sarcasm

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “Everyone of Bush 43’s ‘Stimulus Spending’ failed to inject capital, it increase the national debt, Same with Obama’s Stimulus Spending, zero gain and deeper in Federal debt we go.”

    Bush’s tax cut stimulus & loose credit policies did pump up the economy for a while, but it wasn’t sustainable. Reagan, Bush & even Obama to a degree, have pushed policies that favor putting an ever bigger piece of the economic pie into the hands of a very small number of people.

    While Romney was complaining about the 47% of people who don’t pay income taxes, I was suggesting that maybe the problem could be fixed by paying them enough to qualify for taxes. Wages have been in decline for over 30 years & it’s not a coincidence, IMO. A few very wealthy folks have outsized political influence & they are using it to tilt the table.

    During the 50s & 60s, we had a much flatter income distribution, & the nation thrived.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Tigger: we agree on Fox, but watching it occasionally is the only way to see where some of the extremist right views of “events” comes from.

    No, not all Liberals are “Christian, Jew, or Muslim”, but Buddhism, as one example of alternative “faiths”, is NOT “atheism”.

    Which it’s interesting that Mike works off the statements of a man, which many, if not all “faiths” recognized as sound support of humanity, leads to such vehement, and vile, attacks from the “conservatives” he portrays in the ’toon, proving his point.

    “Wealth” per se, is not “evil”, however, the placement of wealth above human caring, or decency, IS what the Pope was addressing, and he called it right.

  15. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 3 years ago

    ’Income inequality has been around since the dawn of time."

    So has homicide. Extortion. Battery. Rape. Blackmail.

    Are you suggesting that because these things are more or less universal, we should embrace them?

    Let’s not.

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