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Stuart Carlson

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  1. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I wonder when (or how) the conservative shills on these boards will figure out they’ve been had. Or maybe they’ll just continue to eat up the propaganda that is fed to them by their media masters.

  2. Taxemlike1938

    Taxemlike1938 said, over 2 years ago

    Supreme Court sells out the 99% again. We need to tax the rich like FDR did and all the presidents following, until Reagan’s Trickle Down Bullshit. We need 30 tax brackets from 5% for all income up to $50K, progressively going up to a top marginal rate of 60% for income over $30Million.

  3. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    If any of you republicans out there read any history, Rome and Athens grew into great empires. But, at their peaks, corruption spread throughout their governments and they were overrun by their enemies in short order.

  4. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    We all need to know who is supporting the candidates. That is who they will be working for. They have no choice if they want to stay in office, you have to do the bidding of the person who is paying your way. Just the same as we all do in our jobs. So, before going to vote, look it up on the internet. Open Secrets is a good site, but there are plenty. If the candidate is getting his money from small donors or from unions which are just groups of small donors, he is going to be working for the middle class. If his donations are from corporations or 1%ers, his votes are going to serve to make them richer at the expense of everyone else. The person who is supposed to represent you will actually be working for them, just as you have to do as your boss wants. To work for the middle class would be political suicide.

  5. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    And what makes you think that the anti-incumbents aren’t financed by the rich? You could be voting out the person who is working for the middle class and voting in a person working for the 1%ers.

  6. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Unions are made up of middle class people. Their dues do not go to PACs— I was a union treasurer for a few years, and the PAC money has to be kept separate from dues. It’s audited yearly. So if unions are giving money, it’s from their members who chose to give it through the union to increase the union’s influence.

  7. sukiec

    sukiec said, over 2 years ago

    Reduction of the Middle Class is economically the most destabilizing factor that can occur.

    I like that this plays also on the period in the Ancient Roman Empire (which had a series of different political forms in practice over time) when the number of votes a male citizen had was based upon that citizen’s worth. (At some other points Political Party had a different meaning then since there would be large neighborhood parties thrown by some candidates to get votes.)

  8. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    Chris, every person has one vote, but not every person has a lot of money to make that vote heavier. Please scroll back and look at Jeff Danziger’s ’toon.

  9. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, over 2 years ago

    I see the ruling as an equalizer. I wish it didn’t have to be so, but both sides are guilty or maybe realistic about the costs for gaining political power. Thanks Chris C for clarifying.

  10. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    @Michyle Glen
    Both of you made good points, but do you really expect the electorate to do “research”? Especially when there are new episode of “American Idol” and “The Walking Dead” on?
    One of the things that most frustrates me during every election season is how imbecilic the ads are? I would catch the occasional ad by Democrat Alex Sink how she was planning to bring democrats and republicans together…. blah, blah, blah when anyone who is slightly familiar with politics knows a junior senator will get very little done and in all likelihood she was going to be a “rubber stamp” for the president. I’m sure her opponent’s ads were no better, I never saw them as he didn’t have nearly as much money.

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