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Tom Toles

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    And the exact same response.

  2. Norman L Jones Sr

    Norman L Jones Sr GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    From all the same idiots that we re-elected again

  3. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Norman L Jones Sr

    And again…and again…and again…and again…

  4. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    @Norman L Jones Sr

    It’s not the people – as people – that are the problem. The problem is that “politician” is a profession now, not a thing you do with your heart. You learn what to say and what not, you learn how to get money from the lobbyists, you do what you’re told by them and you make sure you get re-elected. In such a system progress is impossible.

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    But solutions like term-limits, sunshine laws, banning of lobbyists etc. would have to be enacted by the very people that would be hindered by them from plundering the nation. A perfect Catch-22, which is why I’m promoting tyranny, the clean alternative. At least you KNOW that you got a jackboot at your throat when a tyrant is in charge…

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 2 years ago

    I recommend we change from the popular phrase “kicking the can down the road” to “throwing the boomerang”.

  6. californicated1

    californicated1 said, almost 2 years ago

    The only difference is that you will have that punk Eric Swalwell in there instead of Fortney “Pete” Stark for California District 15, but other than that, nothing else really changed.

  7. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 2 years ago

    Well donr, Mr. Tolls!

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    We the People, of the United States of America, in order to form a more perfect union….
    Need to elect honorable, ethical, and intelligent minds to serve as our legislators.
    Sadly, the first dis-qualifier for elected office is wanting the job.
    My compliments to commentators who addressed how politics have become a job rather than an opportunity to create a more perfect union.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  9. Joe

    Joe said, almost 2 years ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    And yet it still beats theocracy. McConnell, odious as he is, beats Morsi. It could be worse!

  10. John Orr

    John Orr said, almost 2 years ago

    I confess myself, disappointed.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    We still have a better chance with Democrats over Republicans but not by much since both of them have been under the control of the Plutocrats—-the invisible Party.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Morty, you can tell from this forum that there’s a sharp divide on what we should expect from government. I’d also say it’s obvious that the conservatives are a little detached from the realities that face the lower end of the working class. They clearly don’t put any value in the idea of listening to or thinking about other opinions.

    Term limits sound like a good idea. We would lose some capable Representatives, but I think it would help remove a lot of the Reps that have been in office far past their expiration dates.

    Campaign finance reform would help even more. I’d like to see a ban on all contributions other than from actual registered voters & no millionaires funding their own campaigns. No PACs, no union or corporate money. Stricter rules on lobbying would be even better.

  13. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 2 years ago

    Morty: Why would term limits help? They are just a device to get rid of the occasional honest one, they can always buy a replacement for their kind.

  14. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Omnius

    You are a little late on your accusations…


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a6YdNmK77k

  15. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, almost 2 years ago

    Here’s an idea – If congress doesn’t balance the budget they cannot run for reelection. None of them.

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