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Rob Rogers

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Luckily there won’t be a bill. There is easily enough money already in the emergency fund.

    Sorry Spendocrats, you’ll have to push your pork somewhere else.

  2. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Disaster relief is pork from your POV? I normally wouldn’t wish misfortune upon anyone. But I can’t help but feel that you are very deserving of learning just how wrong you are.

  3. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 1 year ago

    Its not one of these people wanting less goverment?

  4. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 1 year ago

    there now probably going to an additional riders to OK disaster relief bill. one might be to rebuild the i-5 bridge in WA that collapse yesterday.

  5. AAdoglover

    AAdoglover said, over 1 year ago

    Infrastructure problems have a way to force spending on them. Collapse.

  6. SavannahJim

    SavannahJim GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    You can see when infrastructure collapses. As Society collapses, the withdrawal of support for each other is called Small Government and it is only conspicuous in its absence when it’s their own hometown.

  7. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    And they (far “right”) won’t fund rebuilding the I-5 bridge in Washington state that collapsed yesterday. After all, there is another bridge next to it. Of course that is just a city bridge carrying local traffic. The interstate traffic will just have to detour to the city streets and fight local traffic.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Tue Elung-Jensen

    A lot of the people who claim to be in favor of “small government” believe that government should only benefit them and theirs, because only THEY are “real Americans”. Anything else is pure waste.

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    @rightisright

    It’s not theft. Taxation is in the constitution, and it’s used to do things like build bridges and rebuild destroyed towns. You should read the constitution sometime, though expect to be enraged — it’s diametrically opposed to your “abandon America first” conservative philosophy.

  10. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Nature has a way of turning those who support the “makers” into those who support the “takers”.

  11. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    No, we’re the ones who know history. We’re not like the Tea Party idiots who misunderstand my man John Adams and his compatriots, or the religious right that falsely claims this is a “Judeo-Christian” country and that all the Founders were devout Christians.

  12. Rebel Strike

    Rebel Strike said, over 1 year ago

    Having born and raised under a welfare state, many Americans believe they are entitled to be taken care of by the government, When things go wrong, the first response is, “I have a right to federal money,” which is really nothing more than saying, “I have a right to your money, thanks to the taxing power of the IRS and the welfare function of the federal bureaucracies.”

  13. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I am very sad and sorry about the people who were hit. A tornado touched down just 3 miles from where I live, and I’ve seen what they can do.
    Many of the people who lost everything have now been plunged into poverty.
    Before the tornado many were middle class, but now are not.
    Some would have had lots of insurance, and some folks were poor to begin with.
    The thing is, for most people poverty is one disaster away from going from middle class to what they make have railed at; “worthless, no good, lazy, freeloaders”
    Those folks are seeing the whole poverty thing from a different perspective now.
    Before passing judgement on people, just remember-This could happen to any one.

  14. Rebel Strike

    Rebel Strike said, over 1 year ago

    @Wabbit

    Good example of how misfortune has been overcome: While we all know Hiroshima was ruined by the A-bomb, few Americans know what Hiroshima looks like today; a thriving city. On the other hand, Detriot looks bombed out even though there has never have been any wars of military action in that city! How is it that the people of Hiroshima were able to rebuild their city and make it functional again, whereas Detriot has not. That begs the question, “Which is more devastating, the A-bomb or welfare programs designed to get the votes of those who want to be taken care of?”

    http://antioligarch.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/hiroshima-and-detroit-65-years-later/

  15. USN1977

    USN1977 said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    So if I ran around stealing ladies’ purses and men’s wallets, I would be arrested for theft. But what if at my trial I plea before the judge that I was using that money to get I-5 rebuilt and to aid those affected by the Oklahoma tornado, would I get away scot-free? The judge would likely retort “You are a thief deserving of punishment. Your feelings towards those affected by the tragedies do not give you the right to steal other people’s money to pay for aid. If you felt strongly about the tragedies, you are free to donate your own money or have fundraisers to generate aid, but you cannot force others into it whether they want it or not by grabbing their money without consent.”
    So, if I, as a private citizen, are not allowed to use force to take money from others no matter how altruisitic my goals may be, how does it change when someone wears the Funny Hat of Government?

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