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Nick Anderson

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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Oh, if only we could…!

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 2 years ago

    A good cartoon clarifies while keeping it simple.
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    This is poster quality.

  3. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    What about the ever-increasing debt?

  4. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @ansonia

    “Preserving Domestic Employment” – Except when it can increase corporate profits to allow companies to ship all their work overseas.

    “Eliminating Special Interests” – As long as they are NOT Grover Norquist, or the N.R.A.

    “Downsizing Government” – Except for hiring thousands of under-trained TSA Agents and wanting to put thousands of armed guards in schools

    “Balancing the Budget” – Except for keeping the deficit high by refusing to tax everyone fairly because it might cost you some votes from the 1%

    “Ending Deficit Spending” – As long as you can keep dumping trillions of Dollars into a couple of useless wars started by a Republican president

    “Reducing Personal Income Taxes” – Except on the millions who will find their tax rates going UP

    “Reducing Business Income Taxes” – Unless you run a small business without any overseas connections to hide income

    “Making Political Offices Available to Average Citizens” – As long as they have several Million Dollars to spend on campaigns to have any chance against Political Machines with UNLIMITED funding from Corporations with their own interests in mind

    “Stopping Intrusive Government” – As long as you are NOT Gay, OR a Woman, or don’t mind having the Government tell you what you can do in the privacy of your own bedroom, AND who you can do it with!

    Yes, except for those little minor exceptions, the TEA Party has it together…

  5. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 2 years ago

    @ansonia

    The grass roots Tea Party (which I respected) morphed into the Koch Brothers-Dick Armey-FreedomWorks Party. They no longer stand for the things you listed. I wish they did.

  6. Nancy

    Nancy GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    ansonia,
    Perfect post! It’s not just the Tea Party’s values, it is also the values for those of us who are Independents who use logic and have ethics.

  7. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Nancy

    Yes, it is. I just wish it was still their values…
    As usual, a good basic idea, smaller, more responsive government, with less intrusion has been usurped by special interests, corporate greed, and big Money.

  8. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Nice to see a non-inflammatory post.
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    However… taxes are not optional. It is determined by our representatives. Taxes have been at historic low rates – thanks to the unpaid for Bush tax cuts by the representatives of that time, who also piled on two wars (among other things). We’re talking $5 trillion. And now they don’t want to pay for them. How do you reconcile that?
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    I totally disagree with your “those who are not successful” argument. This is a country, a community, with shared values.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Ansonia: only problem with your list, do you REALLY want the standard of living of say, Yemen, Somalia, Zambia? Oh right, you also want the environmental future and defense of say, Maldieves?

  10. Kingoswald

    Kingoswald GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @masterskrain

    Brilliant!!!!!

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    @masterskrain

    And what you point out is the “establishment” republican party stand. NOT the TEA Party stand.

    Do YOU think the principles listed without your additions are worthy or consideration? OR are you ready to follow the rest of the liberal party down the path of no responsibility, no budget concern and endless debt?

  12. lindz.coop

    lindz.coop GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @masterskrain

    :) You said it so much better than I could have!!

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