Rob Rogers by Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    It’s a lot easier to be popular when you just promise a never-ending supply of freebies. Sometimes the adults have to tell the kids that there’s no such thing as a free lunch.
    We will eventually be getting the bill for all those handouts.
    Just wait until the employer mandate of the “ACA” kicks in next year. Bend over, middle class!
    This explains Barry’s 38% approval rating. (Plus a whole bunch of other reasons too long to list).

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 3 years ago

    Duh, maybe you should stop using your Tea Set for a voting machine, Mister Elephant.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    “(Plus a whole bunch of other reasons too long to list).”

    Go ahead and list them anyway.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    D-Squared, you do realize:

    Oil subsidies are 90% or so the government funding such things as Superfund clean up of enviromental sites, funding R & D for stuff the oil industry would otherwise not bother with like cleaner fuels, and for things like speciality products for the military. They aren’t welfare.
    The single biggest farm subsidy is ETHANOL one of Obama’s favorite Greentard projects. You know, the one where you use a gallon of oil to produce a pint of alcohol…
    As opposed to tax breaks for unions and other Democrat friendly groups?
    Koch Bros welfare? … Huh?! Ever watch NOVA on PBS… or are shows that are actually educational boring for you? The Koch Foundation is a major contributor to that show on… PBS…!
    Seems the government is getting welfare from them.

  5. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    It does not matter who you blame, you keep paying the price. The ethanol support made sense when there was a gas crisis, now it increases food prices and accomplishes little. The conservatives are unhappy with negotiations with Iran, they would rather have another trillion dollar war and several thousands of casualties. The tea party would like to cancel medicare, social security and the ACA. Maybe it is their plan to help the middle class. We need congress people who actually do something and make the country better, not the jerks we seem to love.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    I do support renewable energy: Nuclear with breeder technology using thorium along with a move to hydrogen for portable fuel. Natural gas is the bridge energy source from what we have now to mass nuclear.
    Solar and wind are a bad and very expensive joke. They have been around now for nearly 50 years and still make up only a miniscule fraction of total energy production. The meer fact that the government has to be so heavily involved subsidizing these segiments of the energy industry should give you pause to want to continue to invest in them.
    The people who are “…thick headed as a brick.” are those who think solar and wind will actually work and be cost effective. It is they that don’t comprehend reality well.
    They cannot accept that you cannot bend the laws of thermodynamics, chemistry, and physics to their desires. Instead, we will continue to get scams like Solyndria because the government is relatively easy to scam.

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 3 years ago


    I actually went out and Googled the energy situation in the US (something that should be done by all sides of the continuing energy argument), and you are generally correct. One site that had figures up to at least 2012 was:

    and the percent figures were:

    Coal 37%Natural Gas 30%Nuclear 19%Hydropower 7%Other Renewable 5%Biomass 1.42%Geothermal 0.41%Solar 0.11%Wind 3.46%Petroleum 1%Other Gases < 1%

    So from this you are indeed correct. But the relative amount of money (federal and private) that is being spent on the “Other Renewable” category is even smaller than their percent of the energy market itself. So to me at least that is not a problem. However, another problem with both wind and solar is the intermittent nature of the energy sources themselves. If research into this particular problem can come up with a better way to store the power generated by these sources, then they should significantly increase their over all percentage. And for powering all of mankind’s energy needs, we will really need all such non polluting sources of energy.

    But, you are still correct, the best over all path would be from natural gas at present, to safe nuclear fission, and eventually either to even safer nuclear fusion, or solar power from space.

    My major objection to both coal and petroleum being used to generate large amounts of our energy needs is that such materials are far too precious to just burn up into the atmosphere (thus polluting the even more precious atmosphere itself). The pollution (not just for Rapid Climate Change gasses) that is generated from these sources will eventually kill humanity off. Not a good prospect for our future generations!!

  8. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, almost 3 years ago

    All you do is not use it.

  9. Quipss

    Quipss said, almost 3 years ago


    Gasp a government providing people with options as to what they want.

    to quote Winston Churchill

    “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried”

    If financial realities don’t allow, then the kickback will reach voters, if it does allow but you dislike the consequences it is a pros vs cons balance

  10. Quipss

    Quipss said, almost 3 years ago


    1. Clean up of environmental sites is legally required wherever you go, China, India, Uzbekistan. As for military justification many disagree with the pointlessly large MIC

    2. Actually no, Green energy finance came to roughly 200 billion, divide over 4 years thats 50 billion, never mind that finance is an asset production which would not equate to 200 billion spent (if the bank loans you 5$ it has not lost 5$, only potential from other loans)

    3. Farm subsidies have existed since the depression, their usage however has been rendered impractical by the swelling of farm sizes.

    4. It is somewhat of a false equivalency to compare non-profit organisations vs international conglomerates working to spread outside of borders

    Koch Bros 5. I personally disagree with arguments on both sides, nobody is perfect and nobody is evil, that said I strongly oppose large injections of money into politics as it tends to have strongly plutocratic tenancies

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