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Scott Stantis

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  1. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, 11 months ago

    Until next time Obama and Reid want to use him as a hostage.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 11 months ago

    Good ’toon. Makes me think that eligible Americans, like Australians, should be REQUIRED to vote.

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 11 months ago

    @wmconelly

    Actually we need a lot less idiots voting for community organizers as prez.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 11 months ago

    Obama says the Republicans have learned their lesson, and we’ll get a clean CR before January and a clean increase in the debt ceiling before February.


    Others say Boehner had to do the 16 day shutdown to mollify the Tea Party and keep his chair. That’s been done, so no need for a repeat of the brinksmanship.


    Obama and the Democrats know that the Republicans MIGHT delay the CR and give 800,000 Federal workers a paid holiday, a severe hardship to the employees of all businesses that operate on government lands—parks, forests, BLM lands, etc.—and a minor inconvenience to other Americans, but they’d never let the debt ceiling be hit, so the Democrats would call their shutdown bluff. So there’s no point in bluffing. So no more shutdowns.

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    Actually we need a lot less idiots voting for community organizers as prez."

    2nd that! but but democracy.. it does not appear in the Constitution. Just like the “right” to vote for the president does not appear. but that does not stop a “constitutional” scholar like Obama from claiming other wise.

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, 11 months ago

    @Genome Project

    A lawyer who doesn’t like democracy.

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    That’s Ted Cruz’s voice off camera.

  8. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 11 months ago

    CARPE DIEM! DIEM PERIDI! FLUCTAT NEC MERGITUR! Okay, i admit, i really don’t know Latin :-)

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    What i wanted to say is this: where are the politicians RIGHT NOW? Where is that budget commission? Who is on it? Have they met? What have they been talking about? Is there progress? What are the ideas on the table?

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    The answers: crickets – crickets – crickets…

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    This is going to end EXACTLY the same way all these other attempts have ended. There will be “problems” with nominating people, there will be “delays” over procedural questions, there will be “recesses” for some darn holiday or other and then – BANG – it will be Jan. 15 2014 and the government WILL BE IN SHUTDOWN AGAIN!

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    You people, you Americans, you are armed to the teeth, are you not? What do you think of a little demonstration of all these arms? Like, you know, to show this “well regulated militia” thing from the Second Amendment. Call it “Presenting the Arms” like the queen sees every year. A few million people walking past TV cameras showing of their guns and signs reading “DO SOMETHING FOR YOUR MONEY; CONGRESS!!!”. If they don’t “get it” after that they are beyond repair…

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    If you don’t like living in a representative democratic republic, then there’s plenty of countries with dictatorships you can go live in.
    Heck, I’d even chip in for your plane ticket! So long as it’s one-way.

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    If you don’t like living in a representative democratic republic,"
    Try a representative republic that follows the rule of law. yes some are “democratically” elected. Like those in the House. Others were to be appointed by the States to represent the States. Like the Senate. Others were to be elected by a combination of the two, like the presidency. Not mob rule, but each State was to have a vote of the people in one way or the other. up to the State. Then they were to send representatives to vote on behalf of the State. Those who voted are NOT under a mandate to vote the mob rule of what the State wanted. Obligated to vote maybe.
    It was Harry Reid who was not doing his job of protecting the needs and wants of the State during the shut down. He was being Obama’s lap dog! Obama was NOT doing his job! He was more worried about shutting down parks and over looks to protect his legacy then the needs of the Nation as a whole.

  11. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Nathan_Demi

    Since when did Healthcare become a RIGHT that had to be paid for by other people?"

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    - Since the Constitution; you know, the whole “promote the general welfare” thing.

  12. mjpk6269

    mjpk6269 said, 11 months ago

    See ya after the holidays.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    A rational bill would have been for the rest of the fiscal year, and rational legislators would stop sipping the poison tea. If they want to change an existing law, address it directly. Oh, wait, they failed on that 42 times!

  14. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @ReFlex-76

    - Since the Constitution; you know, the whole “promote the general welfare” thing.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Welfare_clause

    Main article: Taxing and Spending Clause
    The United States Constitution contains two references to “the General Welfare”, one occurring in the Preamble and the other in the Taxing and Spending Clause. The U.S. Supreme Court has held the mention of the clause in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution “has never been regarded as the source of any substantive power conferred on the Government of the United States or on any of its Departments.”23
    Moreover, the Supreme Court held the understanding of the General Welfare Clause contained in the Taxing and Spending Clause adheres to the construction given it by Associate Justice Joseph Story in his 1833 Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States.45 Justice Story concluded that the General Welfare Clause is not a grant of general legislative power,46 but a qualification on the taxing power478 which includes within it a federal power to spend federal revenues on matters of general interest to the federal government.4910 The Court described Justice Story’s view as the “Hamiltonian position”,4 as Alexander Hamilton had elaborated his view of the taxing and spending powers in his 1791 Report on Manufactures. Story, however, attributes the position’s initial appearance to Thomas Jefferson, in his Opinion on the Bank of the United States.11
    As such, these clauses in the U.S. Constitution are an atypical use of a general welfare clause, and are not considered grants of a general legislative power to the federal government.12

    Yeh, you are not right again. sorry, thanks for playing.
    But setting up and spending 3 trillion in tax money for a FAIL of a system that not even half of Americans want is not covered.

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, 11 months ago

    @Nathan_Demi

    What’s your theory of where rights come from? One possibility is that there is a set of “natural rights” which are universal and built into “human nature”. One of the best arguments in favor of natural rights theory was written by Leo Strauss — “Natural Rights and HIstory”. Personally, I don’t think his argument, or any argument I’ve seen in favor of natural rights, holds up. My own feeling is that rights are situationally determined, and in part they are established by demand. In most societies throughout history there was no possibility that universal health insurance could have been a right. Now it can be a right, because it’s economically and socially possible, and most technologically advanced societies recognize that it’s a right. When the citizens of the US demand health insurance as a right, then it will be a right.

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