Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    All mandated by Federal Government Regulation from some “Alphabet Soup” agency who KNOWS they are doing good things for you!

  2. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    “Your company’s pension plan guaranteed by the Pension Benefit Corporation -- until the PBGC runs out of money.”

  3. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    This bond backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government, until the next time Congress wants to make a point about a law they don’t like.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    Thanks, Ted. I think it’s called the Game of Life. I used to enjoy watching the “R” pentomino (sp?) once in a while. (Yeah, I needed to get a life)

  5. Ethaniel67

    Ethaniel67 said, about 3 years ago

    Oscar54: You obviously have enough money for an internet connection.

    How dare you keep any of your money while people don’t have healthcare or enough food (by their standards) Or air conditioning.

    The problem with forced taking from one set of people and giving to another set is actually defining when enough is enough. Civil societies actually solved this BEFORE the government got involved.

    Are you sure government involvement in all these items actually made things better? Or does it just make you feel better that you empower a third party to steal from those you may not like to give to causes you feel are justified.

    Be a man and do it yourself if your that committed and see how far you get before you realize its immoral. And if its immoral for you to “rob from the rich to give to the poor” how is it moral for you to justify a third party to do the same?

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago


    A reminder, that you would be wise to remember: not every person or entity depending on government subsidies/benefits is an unfortunate/poor individual/welfare cheat. There are plenty of very wealthy industries who are subsidized to a large extent by the same government. Billions to oil companies and defense contractors in subsidies and tax breaks add up to lots of food stamps. If you want to see the true problems with government largesse, take off your blinders.

  7. decimuscaelius

    decimuscaelius said, about 3 years ago

    Uncertainty, widespread deprivation, and the widening gap between the rich and the toilers are all hallmarks of history’s societies that were heading for revolutionary change.

  8. Ethaniel67

    Ethaniel67 said, about 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    And thus your assumption shows the false paradigm that has been set up. If your against one part of government funding you MUST be for the other parts….

    Maybe you need to take the blinders off and realize there is a growing segment of society that see this crony crapatilist government for what it is.

    Self reliance and morals are dead letters these days. In that type of society, why is the government, which usually reflects and magnifies the culture, necessarily as good as people think it is?

    Need to find a quote I think I saw on here that pretty much says in a moral society, no government is needed, and in an immoral society, government is to be feared.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago


    “And thus your assumption shows the false paradigm that has been set up. If your against one part of government funding you MUST be for the other parts….”

    If I misinterpreted your post, I apologize. What I saw, and what I continue to see in your post, is that you asked Oscar to fund people who need health care or air conditioning. I did not see you talking about suggesting he donate his spare dollars to Exxon/Mobil or ConAgra. Maybe that was to be implied, but I was too thick to see it. Again, I apologize if that is the case.

    I agree that morality and politics are often mutually exclusive. But a society that tells its residents “I have mine, so screw you” is one that will not survive very long.

    I will agree that, if people were honorable, we’d need no regulations, no unions, no oversight. Despite what many posters believe, and despite the fact that many of the most amoral people in this country attend church regularly (evidently not understanding the basic message), we do not have honorable people in charge. So, all is a compromise. All we can hope for is balance, and I do not see that happening, for all the moral posturing and religious superiority that people show.

  10. Ethaniel67

    Ethaniel67 said, about 3 years ago

    You view society as government (your own words) and that only government can make a civil society. I assert that is not only false, but dangerously false and the attempts to make that true only results in totalitarianism.

    The time period you just mentioned created a lot of the moral hazard we are now trapped in. [A big one is the dissolution of the family, where in the past, the eldest were cared for by the youngest, creating the need to raise good children so that you would be cared for]

    While the programs you are touting (given the timeframes) were created for an ideal world, we live in the real world.

    And I love the ‘be like me’. I can put safe wagers not only on the number of hours I have worked per year for my adult life, but also the value I have brought to my coworkers and clients dwarfs whatever you can dream of. I bet if everyone was like me, we’d be in a hell of a lot better place.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    Ethaniel has a right to his opinion, and deserves the ability to say it without being called names. If we disagree, there are many ways to phrase our differences. If we expect people to take our posts seriously and with respect, we must show this same courtesy to others. I respectfully request that posters here (and elsewhere) stick to the subject at hand and cut back on personal attacks.

    Although I appreciate the support, I do not see how anyone can attempt to reason with others by being insulting. That’s like expecting valuable information as a result of torture. Human nature makes these things mutually exclusive.

    Also, the moderators on this site have gotten a little less tolerant. You could find yourself “uninvited”.

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