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Steve Kelley

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  1. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Was it any more than Cheney’s Halliburton was given in no-bid government contracts or the missing money they “lost” and can’t account for?

  2. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago


    Jase, Dude, you keep coming up with the “reason” that it is OK is because a republican did it. If it is wrong for Cheney then it is wrong for Pelosi. If it’s OK for Pelosi then it’s OK for Cheney. See how that works?

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Yes, the “richest” of the members of congress according to some. Net worth estimated in 2011 at some 54 million – though she has lost a bunch of it, real estate values drop you know – and is estimated in 2012 at 26 million.

    I often wonder how they make sure great advances in personal wealth on a salary of under 175K a year. And then I remember. Congress. Insider information is legal for them. Family members can get easy access to government funds. In other workds doing stuff that would land the “common” person in the hoosgow.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    Congress had a chance to show a change in attitude, but here we are with the Reid & McConnall show co starring Boehnor & Pelosi.

  5. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 4 years ago

    Congress votes to spend the money, then doesn’t want to raise the debt limit to spend what they voted to spend and blames the President. Who’s the psycho in this government? Nancy P? Hello? Hello?

  6. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Respectful Troll


    That’s your second post I’ve seen today with that sign-off. Unfortunately I understand your frustration on both points. My disappointment and frustration with this situation is it just shows how politics abound, our “leaders” have lost touch with the real needs of the people over their desire for re-election. It is party independent, they both are complicit right up to their ears. It seems that everything is in constant “crises mode” and everybody stays at this fever pitch, thus nothing of substance gets resolved for the long term

    Worse yet is the divisiveness I see in our country today. This is worse than Viet Nam and the partisan divide set in place now seems almost too deep to resolve. I hope I’m just being pessimistic and I’m wrong in my assumptions…

  7. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 4 years ago


    The no bid contracts were for services that no other company could provide. That is why it was nobid.

  8. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 4 years ago

    I agree with Bruce, C Downs, mickey and ReasonsVentriloquist, but don’t see how we can combine all of these rational thoughts into a solution that has a chance of success.
    Yes, as large as it is, our debt is seen by many as being reasonably secure
    Yes, our “downgrade” was and still is due to our willingness to pay, not our ability.
    Yes, our politicians live in a bubble where life is good for them, and they don’t need to live with the same concerns that we do (healthcare, retirement, public schools).
    And yes, we are now even more divisive than we were during the Viet Nam era.
    The only way to substantially change things is to elect people to the House and Senate that want to change things. But candidates that truly want to end business as usual are not likely to raise the money necessary to even get on the debate stage with the other candidates, so few of us will ever hear their views. I wish I had an actionable solution.

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “And your post has what to do with the comic?”

    It’s a response to Ima’s comment.

    “Jase, Dude, you keep coming up with the “reason” that it is OK is because a republican did it.”

    I should have been more clear. My comment was in response to Ima’s comment, which in itself is part of the larger phony concern about spending and debt. It’s little more than a political ploy that will go away the moment another Republican is elected into the White House. Republicans acted very concerned about deficit spending during the Clinton administration, but stopped caring for the duration of the Bush Administration. They started “caring” again the moment Obama took office. I wasn’t excusing the Democrats on the basis of “the Republicans did it first,” I was pointing out Ima’s comment and the Republican “concern” about deficit spending as political BS.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago


    So Jase, if that is the case, do you or do you not think that spending is a problem? If so, how do you curtail excessive spending? Can you tell us the first step? I know it. I’ve “been there and done that”. It is NOT “rocket surgery”.


  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    OH MY! I left a criminal politician out of the mix…oh wait…the toon was featuring a specific member of congress.

    But note my aside comment that followed.

    “I often wonder how they make (such) great advances in personal wealth on a salary of under 175K a year. And then I remember. Congress. "

    An “all inclusive” statement that takes in every one of them including Issa Party be damned.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Do you have evidence that Issa is a criminal?

    Wait, I don’t care.

    The very fact that the law requires that a budget be passed each year by congress and the fact that a budget has not been passed in 3 years means that every member of congress is a criminal. Add to that that there is a law that requires new spending come from available funds – no borrowing for new stuff – and congress ignores it or writes exceptions to it, also qualifies every member for criminal status.
    (On February 12, 2010, Obama signed statutory PAYGO rules into law.)

    So why are you defending this woman who used her position to ferry her family around the country free of charge on government transportation? How can you stand up for a representative that would say “we have to pass this bill to find out what is in it”. How can you side with a woman who publicly rebuked a member of the House of Representatives back in December 2010 for 11 violations of ethics rules and then endorses that same person for re-election. A woman who promised the most honest, most open, most ethical congress in history and yet under her leadership two prominent Democrats await ethics trials. Two other party members gave Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarships to relatives. Most importantly, lobbyists, corporations and special interests still have unimpeded ways to buy access to members of Congress.

    No I have no evidence that Nancy Pelosi is a criminal.

  13. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The only nation with a debt ceiling. One more thing to add to the reasons we’re in decline.

  14. wbr

    wbr said, almost 4 years ago

    so tj we are only nation with freedom of press do you consider that a reason too note to bruce the house has passed a budget each year it is senator hairy reid that will not let senate vote on it so just senators that support hairy are criminals

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