Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

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  1. George Pierce

    George Pierce said, almost 5 years ago

    “Defies historical evidence?” What’s funny, snarky or clever about an unimaginative bald face lie used to convince people to surrender all economic power to the state?

  2. bdaverin

    bdaverin said, almost 5 years ago

    @George Pierce

    In what reality is “surrendering all economic power to the state” the same as “making sure the government can pay to provide the services we ask it to?”

    The cartoonist, however, mistakes compromise for caving. So I guess you two are companions in delusion.

  3. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    ..more like voodoo economics…

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    If the radicals in the Republican party were correct why did we do so well under Clinton and piss poor under GWB over the same amount of time? Its not even Voo Doo since that is someone’s else religion. But Poppy Bush was right, it was a hinkey deal, but he went right along with it as president too.

  5. Churchlady

    Churchlady GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    @wuzone and @night-Gaunt49, AGREE.

  6. vhammon

    vhammon said, almost 5 years ago

    @George Pierce

    And, what is your historical evidence that cutting taxes improves the economy?

    We’re a democratic republic, and the “State” is our only opportunity to have a voice and some control over our lives.

    We long ago turned over the greatest power in the economy to the private banking sector. By convincing enough shills to argue for even more deregulation and less government power, the wealthy who can create money out of thin air, retain their hold over the nation. They thank you for your support on their way to their private jet.

  7. L S

    L S said, almost 5 years ago

    The second panel made me laugh harder than the actual punchline.

  8. What-D-Hey

    What-D-Hey said, almost 5 years ago

    “making sure the government can pay to provide the services we ask it to” – There is the problem. Most of us never ask the government for anything. That is why we do not want to pay for it. Not funny.

  9. icky mung-mung

    icky mung-mung said, almost 5 years ago

    “There is the problem. Most of us never ask the government for anything. That is why we do not want to pay for it. Not funny.” That’s awesome. I woke up this morning and drove on the Interstate, an Interstate paid for by taxes. Police were busy at work today as well, paid for by taxes—ooh, fire department personnel too. Let’s see, without Social Security millions of Americans would have lost what little they had in the recent market collapse—oh, that stupid government! Yep, we should just hand over our collective power to a vested, powerful few, because Ayn Rand’s beaver makes Libertarians all wet. Private sector is comprised of people, and our government is comprised of people—hmm, can one group really be the savior while the other is the villain, or is reality a bit more nuanced? I wonder…

  10. mercmarc

    mercmarc said, almost 5 years ago

    You may not want or need services now, but when you do and they are not there….. What? Make lemonade?

  11. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, almost 5 years ago

    the problem is that idiots abound in gummint. While it’s impossible to maintain the vast array of idiocy voted into existence by our "representatives, as that debt clock shows, EACH of us owes some $122,000(+) to finance the national debt. First we need to slash defense by roughly 1/3 and see what can be done to get the entitlement programs under control. Farm programs are welfare under a different name

  12. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, almost 5 years ago

    too many say that social security is a problem – remember this – there is a COST to the PERSON of 6% and a COST to the EMPLOYER of 6%. There is also an upper limit on contributions of about $100,000 (yes, it’s more – the exact amount isn’t important) – remove that upper limit and the solvency for SS extends quite a while.
    Right NOW, I hope that there are LOTS of voters who will throw out the REPUGNANT party on their collective ears (and a LOT of recalcitrant DEMS as well)

  13. hugh_jainus

    hugh_jainus said, almost 5 years ago

    Obama. The Detroit Lions of Presidents. End of story.

  14. Anarcissie

    Anarcissie said, almost 5 years ago

    I didn’t ask the government to try to rule the world, or to bail out rich bankers and brokers. That’s where a lot of the money has gone.

  15. Hookbrah

    Hookbrah said, almost 5 years ago

    @Roger:

    “There is the problem. Most of us never ask the government for anything. That is why we do not want to pay for it. Not funny.”

    LOL! That’s the logical and rhetorical equivalent of saying you never asked to be born. Grow up, man. Unless you are living under a rock in the wilderness somewhere and subsisting on forage, you rely on the government plenty (cf. icky mung-mung). Actually, I take that back – without government protections there would be no wilderness for the likes of you to forage in. Don’t want to depend on government services? Move to Somalia where there are none. You’ll be doing everyone a favor.

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