Prickly City by Scott Stantis

Prickly City

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 11 months ago

    Preaching to the choir here Carmen.

  2. randayn

    randayn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    If you really want to take money out of politics, scale back the power of politicians to reward cronies and punish enemies.

  3. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 11 months ago

    @randayn

    OR! Maybe publicly funded elections run by a professional non-partisan board with geographically determined districts and mandatory voting requirements. And by mandatory, all legal age adults would be required to cast a vote and time would be allocated for it.

  4. uh-oh

    uh-oh GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    $= Free Speech. Who knew?

    Maybe we could use some truth in advertising. Silly dream of mine.

  5. jbmlaw

    jbmlaw said, 11 months ago

    Money was never a problem in politics until the politicians started attempting to manage commerce. When left to the free market, money has no interest in politics. Ergo, to draw money to politics, politicians pick economic winners and losers, and spend the taxpayer funds on their friends.

    Given a choice of commerce with no government, or government-managed commerce, I would choose the former. We need only two laws for all commerce: (1) punishing severely [not “preventing”] actual fraud, and (2) punishing severely collusion [which is nothing but “fraud on the marketplace.”]

  6. cheapskate0

    cheapskate0 said, 11 months ago

    Guess this is our warning that, next week, the evil bunnies return.
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    Sigh.
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    At least we had a fun ride this week with (mostly) just Carmen and Winslow.

  7. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, 11 months ago

    @Darsan54

    A “non-partisan” Picked by who? And why would you force everyone to vote? What sense would that be? There are some issues on the ballot that I don’t care about so forcing me to vote would be making me randomly putting down a mark with no thought involved. Or is your non-partisan group going to tell me how to vote as well?

  8. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, 11 months ago

    You want to take money out of campaigns? Don’t limit donations limit the amount spent. City council you may spend $500,000, state rep? 1 million and so on. No group other than the candidate may spend money directly on the election. This would stop unions from buying elections.

  9. Radical-Knight

    Radical-Knight said, 11 months ago

    The federal government should be a non-profit organization and therefore pay elected officials what they’re worth rather than what they can collect in bribes and campaign contributions. Perhaps they could do without a few of those extravagant congressional perks such as $174,000 base salary with 239 days off and a $1.2mil to $3.3mil allowance package; just to name a few.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 11 months ago

    @Darsan54

    It works in other countries. Also limit politicking to 6 weeks. Instead of 2 or more years we have now.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 11 months ago

    @uh-oh

    Also we have the dubious:
    Lying = Free Speech

  12. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, 11 months ago

    Like those skeevy lowlifes in congress trying to vote themselves a pay raise as they are currently attempting.

  13. Jim Kerner

    Jim Kerner GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Sad, but true. I guess you saw this coming.

  14. K M

    K M GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Darsan54

    Mandatory voting. Yeah, that’s as good an idea as mandatory health insurance.

  15. K M

    K M GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    OTOH, I wouldn’t have expected Carmen to have a problem with money in elections. That would have been Winslow’s territory. BTW, has anyone seen a Dem turn down an offer from Soros lately? Like in the last, oh, 15-20 years? I didn’t think so. So lay off the Koch brothers.

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