Rob Rogers by Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Why are we at record high food stamp use anyway? I thought Obama supposedly gave us shovel ready jobs. A remarkable recovery. Why all the need for the stamps then?

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    The number of people on food stamps has Doubled under Barry O so a 3% cut to the program is long overdue.
    Also, the cuts are targeted to those with no dependents and are able-bodied, working age adults.
    What’s the problem!

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    Effects of Typhoon Haiyan=Cut in Food stamps? A rather dim-witted analogy. I like the food stamp program, but I absolutely can’t see why Mr. Rogers would make this kind of comparison. It’s beyond absurd.

  4. jshebester

    jshebester said, almost 3 years ago

    So a 36 dollar cut is the same as a storm wiping out entire villages and killing 10,000 people? That comparison is beyond retarded and it is genuinely disturbing the lows that Rogers is willing to stoop to just to jab at republicans. Shameful.

  5. jeffrey cartwright

    jeffrey cartwright GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    What is Wrong With This Hack?? He Should Be Embarrassed

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Like a massive spending program that was to be “temporary” should be made permanent just because…
    The Stimulus was an abject failure. Maintaining that level of spending on welfare only encourages welfare reciepents to continue to stay on those programs.
    Of course, that IS what Progressive Leftists want; people to get on and stay on government assistance.

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    " Maintaining that level of spending on welfare only encourages welfare reciepents to continue to stay on those programs."

    This is true not only of recipients of food stamps, but also to recipients of corporate welfare. One purchase of thousands of tanks that EVERYONE acknowledges are not needed, and will never be used, would pay for a lot of food stamps….or health care, for that matter. There is waste, fraud, abuse, and dependency at all levels. Wouldn’t it be smart to look for it everywhere it exists, rather than to solely blame individuals?

    If we eliminated all waste in the welfare system, agribusiness and oil subsidies, and useless defense programs, we’d be in the black in no time. You’ll never get to the correct answer if you’re unwilling to ask the correct questions.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 3 years ago

    Yeah, make ‘em starve until they go out and get those jobs that aren’t there! (I guess the Republican “laser-like focus” melted them.) Or they should start businesses themselves! All they have to do is borrow some money from Mitt Romney’s parents!

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    That is a Red Herring argument I Play One. While you are correct that there are government purchases and programs that are just waste, the proposition on the table is that Food Stamp subsidies are being “cut.”
    The increase in this subsidy was part of the Stimulus passed by Democrats back in 2008-09. That was to be a temporary increase as part of the Stimulus package.
    Now the Progressives are decrying that the Republicans won’t make permanent a temporary increase in a program.
    Hint Progressives: It was TEMPORARY!
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    It also can be argued that increases in welfare monies, in whatever form, only encourage people to remain on welfare.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    @Enoki

    “It also can be argued that increases in welfare monies, in whatever form, only encourage people to remain on welfare.”

    We are saying the same thing with different words. Replace “people” with “industries” and “welfare” with “government tax breaks and subsidies”, and we come full circle.

    I do recognize that removing a temporary increase is not a cut; if my post indicates otherwise, I offer an apology; it was not intended that way.

    But as long as we’re on the subject, I also recognize that the removal of a temporary tax cut is not a tax increase. Some people like to be able to agree to the former, but not the latter.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    At this time, there are already thousands of tanks being stored in the Nevada desert. They are brand new, they will never be started. Today’s wars are not fought with tanks, and many parts of the world have terrain that is not tank-friendly. We’ve lost billions in heavy machinery that was not designed for the mud and mountains in the middle east, just because it was cheaper to abandon the stuff rather than try to find a way to retrieve and repair it. The Pentagon has acknowledged that it has as many tanks than it needs, and the Pentagon has never been considered to be conservative in regards to purchases. I have seen interviews with the proponents of the tank purchase. When asked why we need more tanks, the answer is that we might need more tanks. Not good enough for me. You want that many dollars? Come up with a better reason.

    The only reason that those tanks are being built is because the plant is in Ohio, which evidently is the only state that ends up counting for anything in a presidential election. I guarantee you that those tanks would never have been ordered if the plant was in North Dakota.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    But I do agree with you in one respect. There will always be another war. You’d never know there were so many religions preaching peace, and so many people who pretend that they practice their religions’ tenets.

  13. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    In general I agree. But not all industrial / business subsidies are a sort of “welfare.” In some cases the government is paying a business or sector of the economy to do something they otherwise would not do that the government wants done.
    An example of that might be clean up of toxic waste that pre-dates environmental laws and the EPA.
    Tax breaks are another area that is hit and miss. Some are necessary to retain a business that might otherwise leave a state or even the country. This is a case of taking the lessor of two evils. That makes for a complex question as to their worth. Certainly, politicians do give tax breaks and other “perks” to businesses that don’t deserve them. A classic example is professional sports.
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    And you are correct, ending a temporary tax cut (or increase) is not the opposite but simply the end of a program intended to have a specific lenght of operation.

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    @Enoki

    " But not all industrial / business subsidies are a sort of “welfare.” "

    Absolutely true. I submit that the fact that a government program exists does not negate the possibility that there might be value in the program. And we can say the same for welfare: there are some people whose circumstances are truly so unfortunate that they need help, and I imagine even the most hard-hearted could be convinced of this in truly deserving circumstances.

    I think we are agreeing. Every example of government largesse creates waste. That does not mean that the program needs to be cancelled immediately. The GAO constantly finds waste and fraud, and recommends changes, but no one acts on those recommendations.

    I read in an HHS newsletter article recently about how Alabama received over $80 billion in excess funds because it billed the feds incorrectly based on a misinterpretation of Medicaid rules. Bottom line: Alabama agreed to the fact that they misinterpreted. Alabama agreed to the fact that they would better interpret in the future. Alabama disagreed with the concept that it should pay the feds back. Case closed, evidently. “Go, and defraud no more.” Sheesh.

  15. sdut sucks

    sdut sucks said, almost 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Well said!

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