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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 2 years 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, almost 2 years 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, almost 2 years ago

    Its not one of these people wanting less goverment?

  4. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 2 years 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, almost 2 years ago

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

  6. SavannahJim

    SavannahJim GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years 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. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 2 years 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.

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 2 years ago

    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.

  9. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

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

  10. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 2 years ago

    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.

  11. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years 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.

  12. USN1977

    USN1977 said, almost 2 years 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?

  13. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    Why do you hate this country so much?? If you hate the US Constitution, you basically hate this country!!


    I have thrown this into the faces of the ultra conservatives on these comment sections before (of course all I ever get back is either silence of nasty comments). Factual information IS really hard to deal with, so here goes. This little snippet directly from the US Constitution (no amendments even needed) addresses the US Governments (though our elected Congress) legitimacy in collecting taxes from the citizens of the US (hope I am not being too presumptuous in assuming that you are a legitimate citizen of the USA). Article I, section 8 of the US Constitution states in plain English (again, I hope am assuming that you can read simple English):


    “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;”


    What this simply means is that the US Congress has the full legal right under the US Constitution to tax the citizens of the US ANY amount it wishes, for just about ANY reason it wishes. So in your ignorant post, you evidently have either never bothered to even read the US Constitution, or just wish to ignore those parts of said Constitution that does not agree with your ignorant idiotology (and while that is not a true English word, I meant it in exactly that term).


    Further, governmental spending is also fully covered in this particular part of section 8. Congress, after collecting those perfectly legitimate taxes through the collection arm of the government otherwise referred to as the IRS, is to spend those funds on the common defense (our expensive, but truly excellent military), and pay off (or at least limit) the National Debt. These are specifically called out. But there is also the phrase, “and general welfare of the United States”. And anyone with even a modicum of education about, and a smidgen of compassion for, their fellow American citizens should certainly agree that disaster relief (even up to helping federal funds to rebuild after said disaster) is certainly a large part of the common welfare of our fellow American citizens. And this includes ALL of the states “Blue”, “red” or ANY other color for that matter!!!!!!

  14. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, almost 2 years ago

    @USN1977

    Read the effing constitution for Christ sake! It says we set up the gubbermint, we pay for it via taxes, and that we elect representatives to run it. If the elected officials decide that they will spend that money on disaster relief then so be it. Its not your call. Don’t like it? Then vote for someone who won’t use public funds to help people. Or better yet leave the U.S.! Quit acting like the victim! No one took anything from you.

  15. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for an excellent post, and from what I wrote in my own post just above you can see that I certainly agree with your assessment!!


    One question that comes to mind, are all of these nasty anti American types on this site for real? Or are they just automatic internet trolls paid for by Rupert Murdock and his minions?

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