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Tom Toles

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  1. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 4 years ago

    Politicians suffer from trench-mouth.

  2. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, over 4 years ago

    Let’s see.
    1. End NAFTA
    2. End tax breaks for companies who send our jobs overseas,
    3. Deport ALL illegals – It is not racist, no matter what liberals and democrats say.
    4. End all H1b visas and send them home. – There are plenty of Americans out of work with the same skills.
    5. Tax heavily any company that does not have 75% of their employees be American citizens.
    6. 75% pay cut for elected officials.

    Yes it can be done and should be done.

  3. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago


    Yes, absolutely a home run…if you’re playing in a Little League game. I agree that corporations need to be brought into line, to be forced to either exhibit some sense of communal responsibility by ACTUALLY creating jobs and keeping them here in this country, OR, to pay huge tax penalties for not doing so. I also think all these Free Trade associations are bad for working families in this country and I think we can do a better job on immigration. Simply saying “deport all illegals” is simplistic and pay cuts for elected officials, well, it’s not only impossible (almost) but it would be a waste of time because it wouldn’t accomplish anything. Their salaries are not a significant part of the economy. Taking the money out of the election process would go a long way toward restoring some sort of Democracy.

  4. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Please feel free to move to a country that doesn’t have some form of controls on healthcare, like Iran or Liberia or Haiti. These countries stand for the same things conservatives here in this country believe.

  5. Ajax 4Hire

    Ajax 4Hire said, over 4 years ago

    How much money does Greece, Spain and Italy think the Germans have? I know it is not enough, it never is.

    Some win the lottery and still go broke. Some will never be rich. Wealth does not come from spending, it is created, it is made; Like the commercial says, “We make our money the old fashion way, we EARN it.”

    Like Paul says(Thessalonians2 3:14): “Don’t work, don’t eat”’ even the poor can work, I know I did.

  6. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 4 years ago

    Because the USA has such a low debt ?
    Because Germany which has more social programs than Spain must be the pariah feeding off of Spain’s wealth. There is a difference between financial responsibility and economic orientation. To put it into real life perspective if one buys a house in an area to expensive for there means they will go into the red very fast. If somebody buys a bunch of prostitutes and drugs it is still possible for them not to go into debt so long as they moderate to their means.

    The lesson is that the way you spend your money will have some impact on debt however the main impact is simply financial restraint to the point where you can self sustain

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago


    I don’t disagree entirely with your list, but it does need some tweaking.

    I agree with bowing out of NAFTA along with the WTO.

    Ending taxbreaks for companies who send jobs overseas should be extended to ending most corporate tax breaks.

    Rather than modeling a war on illegal immigration on the perennial failure that is the war on drugs, the government needs to go after the companies who hire the illegals. As long as there is a demand for illegal workers, there will be a supply. End the demand and the supply will dry up. This should be done through massive fines rather than through taxes.

    A massive pay cut for elected officials will likely lead to more corruption and favoritism for those who donate to campaigns. Instead, I want to see publicly only funded elections and a return to the style of election debates used by the League of Women Voters.

  8. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 4 years ago

    Stop thinking about Governments, Parties, Policies, Them v Us. Countries are made up of people who work, play; get rich, become poor. We are ALL human, we suffer, we SURVIVE. Some of the most upper class people (in the UK anyway) have very little money and are just as “down to earth” as the poor people.

    We’re all conceived and born in the same way. Politics comes and goes. People live if they(we)’re allowed to.

    I await your “buts” and “ifs” and general objections.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Zoid: you DO realize everything you are AGAINST, Mitt Romney and the Republicans are FOR, right? Just as a minor example, "W"’s salary was DOUBLED from what Clinton got,($200K went to $400K) and Congressional Republicans have voted for EVERY increase in THEIR pay, even while they froze Civil Service pay! Repeatedly!

    Yep, Europe DOES have problems, and we might look to Greenspan’s influence on what CAUSED the problems!

  10. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 4 years ago

    “I’m happy with what we have.”

    How odd. Every one of the comments I have read from you suggest you are very UNhappy with every that we have, from our laws, to our congress, to our president, to the opinions and values of most of our fellow Americans.

  11. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 4 years ago

    I might note that Spain was doing just fine until we brought on a banking and financial crisis that brought them down. Until then, their debt situation was better than ours. Europe’s woes have been brought on by (1) Adopting a single currency and then rejecting the central banking authority to make it work. (Imagine each of the fifty states being able to print as many US dollars as it likes, without any control from Washington.) And (2) Admitting countries like Greece into the monetary union before they were fiscally prepared for it. It has little to do with each nation’s policies vis-a-vis things like social programs. Italy and Spain provide fewer services to their citizens than France or Germany do, yet France and Germany are both much better off.

  12. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 4 years ago

    What do conservative commentors mean when they use the work “socialism”?

    According to Merriam-Webster:
    Definitions of SOCIALISM
    : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.
    a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state.
    : a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.

    Now I don’t see much similarity between any of these definitions and the state of affairs we see in most of Europe, or in any of the “liberal” policies advocated by Democrats and other who are castigated by the Right.

    So, what do you folks on the right think “Socialism” means, or is?

  13. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 4 years ago

    Ajax: Yeah, I remember that argument. It was used to preserve Jim Crow back when I was in (an all white) college. Turns out it was previously used to support slavery, and before that feudalism. Good to see even the Reich-wing believes in some recycling. I never knew they had it in them.

  14. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    “That’s a British helmet and mustache. Was that intentional? They have been very quiet on the whole issue…”

    The helmet’s British, but the mustache could be anybody’s (it actually looks more like Toles’s standard German to me). It’s probably just because that’s what the cartoon’s American audience thinks of when they think “WWI helmet”; or at least the only other that would be comparable would be the German helmet, which would more accurately reflect the current situation but would create bad associations (again for American readers).

  15. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 4 years ago

    “They have been very quiet on the whole issue…”
    You mean you aren’t getting reports of Cameron’s wise counsel on the whole thing? Whew, that’s a relief. I thought he has been sticking in his oar quite a bit.

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