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Nick Anderson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Shows what happens when they don’t get their rabies vaccinations.

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    The Tea Party is demanding that farm price supports be increased.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 1 year ago

    The RepubliCon ‘strategy’ is to deflate and decrease the value of most property, goods, businesses and labor so all of same can be accumulated by a certain minority of cash rich souls. ’Tis buy low, sell high and the devil, or bankruptcy, or poor healthcare, or penury, or hunger, take the hindmost.

    Gingrich named this strategy during the RepubliCon Debates — Social Darwinism — in a rare moment of OB-GYN-GOP truth-telling. Someone — likely surnamed Rove or Koch — took Newt aside. The phrase was immediately dropped and has not been employed publicly since. I’m sure, however, behind closed RepubliCon doors, it’s used with satisfied amusement all the time.

  4. jonesb

    jonesb said, about 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    Most of the middle class would appreciate prices going down. I sure would, the government is interested in keeping inflation going because inflation helps the rich more than anyone else.

  5. Bandusia15

    Bandusia15 said, about 1 year ago

    @onguard

    That is one sick comment.

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Funny, by eliminating the food stamp program from the farm subsidy legislation, the food stamp program will continue on exactly as in years past. no increase but no decrease either. Well, until legislation is drafted, debated, passed and signed that does one or the other for food stamps.

    I support the program. It helps those that can not support themselves. However, there is fraud and waste in all government programs. So get a grip libs, fix the program.

  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, about 1 year ago

    The Koch/Tea Party’s motto is “You make more than the average Somali, so STFU.”

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Adrian Snare

    Yep, waste everywhere.

    I use credit cards – but pay them off every month.

    I own a truck (25MPG) – but live within 2 miles of every shop I use.

    I use a scale to measure out food portions and use 90% of my leftovers.

    I have now and have always used a “budget” to manage my finances.

    When will “government” do any of these things?

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671

    When will government do any of these things? When government is a single family household.

  10. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671

    I like and agree with your comments today, Bruce. They are accurate and both make a lot of common sense.
    I just wanted to let you know something I learned about the food stamp program and those who use them; I recently helped a friend who is a 7-11 franchisee upgrade some networking and security equipment in his store, and noticed a lot of people using food stamps for “junk food”. Since I was hanging around quite a bit (I got free Slurpees) I got to know a few of them and asked them why they did this instead of buying “real” food. I was surprised at the answer. It turns out that, in trying to feed a family of four (or more), if you buy actual groceries for a meal, meaning fresh vegetables, a protein, a starch, and juice or milk, it can cost between $5 to $10 per person. The “junk food”, though much less healthy, can replace a meal at about $2 per person by providing the sugars and carbs to needed to make the kids feel full at the cost of any nutritional value. Hence the other criticism that poor people are overweight – they are actually nutritionally deficient. It’s a tough choice to make for a family, but in New England especially, rent and taxes are disproportionate to lower incomes, meaning that food stamps are the entire food budget for many families, and they need them to last an entire month. That means no fresh foods, only cheap, processed crap.
    This may tie in with the Farm Bill issues – why is fresh food so much more expensive? Why are food stamps not given a discount for vegetables and meat? You are completely right – fix the problem.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Bruce and Fourcrows: some excellent discussion points. Yes,there is waste in government spending, highly orchestrated waste is the province of the lobbyist. What used to be a few is now a mob, hundreds, literally, for every member of Congress. The Republican version of immigration reform for example not only defines what contractors must be used, but specific machines like helicopter models!! That is NOT after analysis or sound judgement, it’s pure lobbying power, millions spent to make billions, over $40 billion in spending in this one bill- 99% of it is WASTE! because the junk, and fence, DON’T WORK! Doubling the number of Border Patrol agents sounds good on the surface, but doesn’t actually work either as “cost benefit”.


    The TEA party view of “no spending” actually is an “us vs. them” argument, as proven by the Agriculture bill, and the immigration legislation. It’s feeding obesity from bad diets, and senseless spending, on “foods” that are bad for us.

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @PAJ

    Did they tell you why you were banned, ZIT?

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @coraryan

    ‘There is a lot of waste in the program. People are using their food stamps to buy cigarettes and beer, for Heaven’s sake. Not what was intended!’
    -
    When I worked in a store, admittedly a while ago, tobacco and alcohol could not be purchased with food stamps. It was a rule strictly enforced by management in every store I knew about.
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    And the people with food stamps knew that and did not even try it, except very rarely and they found out in a hurry.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ansonia

    “When liberals can’t refute a point, they turn to insults and/or name-calling.”

    You and onguard regularly use phrases like “low information voters” and accuse “Dem Libs” of lies & delusion.

    Onguard is actually agreeing with the tune about the Tea Party opposing the GOP establishment, but the GOP would control the House regardless. Are they saving the country through gridlock? Not many think that’s working.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    “Gingrich named this strategy during the RepubliCon Debates — Social Darwinism”

    Gingrich labeled the Ryan Plan as “right-wing social engineering”.

    William Graham Sumner was a Social Darwinist during the Gilded Age. Here’s one of his well known quotes:

    “They are always under the dominion of the superstition of government, and forgetting that a government produces nothing at all, they leave out of sight the first fact to be remembered in all social discussion — that the state cannot get a cent for any man without taking it from some other man, and this latter must be a man who has produced and saved it. This latter is the Forgotten Man.”

    “He works, he votes, generally he prays — but he always pays — yes, above all, he pays.”

    Sumner also wrote:

    It’s either “liberty, inequality, survival of the fittest," or “not-liberty, equality, survival of the unfittest. The former carries society forward and favors all its best members; the latter carries society downwards and favors all its worst members."

    Sounds like a lot of Republicans…

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