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Steve Breen

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  1. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    It is terrible to besmirch the good name of pork that way.

  2. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 2 years ago

    Why is pork bad? It creates jobs in places where they might not otherwise be. West Virginia and Alaska would be like Haiti and Ethiopia if not for pork.

  3. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    I agree with you 100% on this. Unfortunately, those with “substance” don’t have the financial backing of either of our 2 major political parties. Neither Democrats nor Republicans WANT substance in their candidates, just someone who will promise to vote exactly as they say, regardless of personal beliefs, constituency needs, or common sense.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    @Chillbilly

    “Why is pork bad? It creates jobs in places where they might not otherwise be.”

    $3 billion(?) to GE for jet engines the military didn’t want would keep people employed but to no benefit to the electorate in general.

    $398(?) million for a bridge that benefits only 50 people. There is no industry on the island to justify such an expenditure and the ferry runs every 30 minutes (every 15 minutes in summer).

  5. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 2 years ago

    @Chillbilly

    Leave the coal companies alone and WV will be just fine. Leave oil alone and Alaska will be fine. We don’t need pork when we have $16 trillion in debt now with more to come.

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    The ferry runs every 15 minutes? Just when do you think a bridge makes sense? When the ferries are nose to tail and can be walked across?
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    50 people cannot support a ferry every 15 minutes, somebody is not being forthright, these number are incorrect somewhere.

  7. corjo2

    corjo2 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Stipple

    Some genius put the local airport on the island, passengers have to ferry to the adjacent city.

  8. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 2 years ago

    @corjo2

    Why didn’t the airport builder include a bridge?

  9. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 2 years ago

    Was it because they planned ahead and thought they could import Federal Dollars?


    I’d rather pay for the bridge than the war in Iraq or Afghanistan.


    Send Federal aid to New York and New Jersey, and bring the troops home. They can help rebuild the Sandy damaged areas. Then let’s find other projects here in America that puts Americans to work.

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    If Republicans want to set a fiscal example they should stop adding pork to bills. Otherwise they are just hypocrites, my spending good, your spending bad.

  11. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Mr. King

    Yeah, well what about a dog? Is a dog a filthy animal?

  12. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    @Mr. King

    My sales taxes I think are still helping to pay for a football stadium for the billionaire Glazer family.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    @Stipple

    “The ferry runs every 15 minutes? Just when do you think a bridge makes sense?”

    Summer tourist season, Tongass National Forest. Multiple ferries from Ketchikan to other Alaskan locations. is on the other side of the water from its airport. In other words a $400 million dollar bridge to support tourism in a town of 14,000+ while the state of Alaska pays residents from oil royalties. If Alaska wants that bridge, they should build it themselves from those oil royalties or make it a toll bridge and charge the same amount as the ferry.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    We raised pigs when I was a kid, and served ‘em up in our restaurant, they’re very clean animals, and boars can be really dangerous when they get big, and nasty. Pigs and snakes BOTH get a bad rap in the biible, and it’s why so many women are raised to be afraid of snakes.


    “Pork”, should really just be called fat, like all the defense contractors, and other “no bid” folks living off the “fat of the land”, called taxpayer subsidized frauds and ripoffs. BTW, a huge perecentage of government spending doesn’t go to run “government” but “private” corporate interests, and stockholders. That include such things as agriculture and subsidizing tobacco growers at the same time huge amounts are spent to combat tobacco use, by the same governemnt.

  15. jonesb

    jonesb said, almost 2 years ago

    @Chillbilly

    I sure hope you’re being sarcastic, otherwise you’re an idiot.

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