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Robert Ariail

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    I thought Barry already got his tax hikes?

    Oh, he wants MORE?

    Shocker!

  2. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I thought the elephant got his entitlement cuts but no, he wanted more.

  3. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Everyone who works pays into Social Security and Medicare!
    It doesn’t add a dime to the debt. and besides,
    Obama Promised! Not to mess with Social Security.
    Why do so many people vote for leaders who have their minds made up to protect the wealthy. So many big Corporations owe taxes, just like the rest of us??
    People are so afraid that a few people will get help who don’t deserve it, when in reality there are so many people who don’t even get enough to eat!
    The government doesn’t supply hearing aides to those that need them. The government doess never paid for abortions! There are too many LIES about free stuff that is non-existant!

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    The cartoon shows my own perception. Mr. Obama in the middle reaching out harder to the right than to the left.
    Everyone will see it in from their own slant.
    The events in Boston yesterday should serve to remind us that when disaster happens, we are not Democrat or Republican, we’re Americans and we’re neighbors.
    My prayers and thoughts are with those who were harmed or had loved ones who were harmed. My niece had walked past the site of the first explosion one hour earlier.
    Gratefully,
    C.

  5. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The Republicans are the party of NO when it comes to tax hikes, but the party of HELL YES when it comes to helping others or stabilizing our infrastructure. Except for the pipeline for overseas shipping of Canadian tar sands oil. And the balance of the “tax hikes” were BUSH’S tax cuts that were supposed to expire. Enough already. Start governing, not obstructing!

  6. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    And by HELL YES I mean CUT THAT!

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    “Send cheney/shrub/rumsfeld to the world court….”

    I’m guessing you actually mean the International Criminal Court. The World Court, formally known as the International Court of Justice, adjudicates disputes between States and is not involved in criminal proceedings.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I see it a little differently, C. I see it as the Democrats and Obama as being in agreement and too far to the left. I also see the Republicans pouting because Obama hasn’t reached far enough to the right of the right. Fervent ideologues have displaced moderate pragmatists in offering solutions to problems and ideologues rarely offer workable solutions to anything.

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    Totally respect that Mike. My Nine Issues upon which I base my votes were the reason I voted FOR Mr. Obama in 2008. They became the reasons I voted AGAINST Mr. Romney in 2012. Mr. Obama moved too far to the right for me in respect to my issues, so I was unable to vote FOR him that time. But as I said in my comment, that’s my perception.
    ^
    Would love to know what your nine issues are. You are one of the best commentators when it comes to research and citations. You raise the level of the debate and set a very good example of a moderate. My “public” email is sanesaint@hotmail.com It’s been good for carrying on the discussion outside of the “sandbox”.
    Thank you, Mike.
    Sincerely Respectful,
    C.

  10. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    He always wants more.

  11. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 3 years ago

    @Radish

    No, they did not touch the entitlements. The democrats went after social security instead.

  12. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 3 years ago

    Give it up. Cheney, Bush and Rumsfeld did not commit warcrimes. You are like most ignorant liberals, chanting the propoganda without knowing what constitutes a war crime. The Taliban and Al-Queda fall under the heading or war criminals.

  13. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 3 years ago

    @zoidknight

    “He always wants more.”

    Really? Who doesn’t want more?

  14. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 3 years ago

    @zoidknight

    Obama went after social security because the GOP said there was no deal until he does. Now they say it’s an appalling attack on seniors. Why is it that the GOP has never proposed any actual entitlement cuts? Can’t take the heat?

  15. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The big money — where conservatives believe cuts could make a real dent in the deficit — is in Social Security and Medicare: In 2011 the two programs alone accounted for some $1.2 trillion, close to 30 percent of the budget. Food stamps, by contrast, came to about $78 billion.
    .
    Although conservatives want big cuts in Social Security and Medicare specifically, Republicans up for election prefer to attack “entitlements” generally, hoping some people will still think of food stamps. It helps that some politicians (even some Democrats) occasionally refer to Medicare and Social Security as the “social safety net,” as if they too were mostly for the poor.
    .
    http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/apr/14/caroline-poplin-the-entitlements-game/

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