Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

Comments (31) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 1 year ago

    The growth of unfunded entitlements must be curbed somehow. If people want the eligibility age for Social Security raised or benefits cut in some other way, let’s do that. But reducing costs thru reduction to cost of living adjustments is in some respects a less painful change than some others.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Social Security is fully funded until at least 2035.

  3. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    My shipping crate is insulated and has water and electricity and it’s under the 69th street bridge over the RR tracks.
    I don’t drink beer, to me it tastes like vomit.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    The late Johnny Carson’s tip to the elderly: AlpoHelper®!

  5. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, over 1 year ago

    Put those who want a “chained” index in a chain gang and let THEM suffer.

  6. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, over 1 year ago

    @jrmerm

    Decreasing spending goes the wrong way. Every dollar in SS, or for that matter, in payrolls to those of the lower 60% or so, gets spent; if locally, generating some 7X dollars in downstream activity by local businesses.
    Simply raise the cap on SS contributions, either gradually or yank the bandaid off all at once, problem solved (as though there was [thanks, Radish] one.)

  7. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    @Clark Kent

    I always dreamed of fitting out a 40’ container as a roughened mobile home (water tight, anchors all around) and have it shipped to some tropical island. A second container would hold water desalination/purification equipment, solar panels and food for a year. It would be swapped out every 9 month (reserves…) and the living container could be moved to a different island when i get bored. My physical existence would basically end and I would become a free spirit on my satellite-provided Internet…

  8. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    I’m sure there are plenty of people who would gladly trash their government careers to have a stab at looting social security.

  9. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder said, over 1 year ago

    Nicely done Ted.

  10. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Maybe Ted should live in a cardboard box for a year. He’ll change his toon!

  11. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    No, it’s not. The “fund” consist of IOUs which must be paid out of current taxes. Social Security is “funded” in the same sense that I become a “millionaire” by making out an IOU to myself for a million bucks and sticking it in my safe deposit box.

  12. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 1 year ago

    @pbarnrob

    Raising taxes as a solution only works temporarily.

  13. Mhic Dhu Ghaill

    Mhic Dhu Ghaill GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Clark Kent

    Klark Kant, that is the ONLY place you have any taste is in yo mouth .

  14. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 1 year ago

    @jrmerm

    The SS fund has enough money on paper to last through 2035. But the federal gov’t put that money in the general fund, gave SS an IOU, and then spent it on tax cuts, wars, etc. This really ramped up in 1987 (yes, under Reagan), but every President since then continued to do so.

  15. ronald rini

    ronald rini GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    They make it sound like a gift from the goverment. I would liked to see how far state farm or other insurance company would get if they only paid 1000 dollars on a million dollar policy. Get the free loader off the roles and no need to worry

  16. Load the rest of the comments (16).