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Tom Toles

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Glad to see there’s a few of today’s artists addressing important issues. Many of our regular commentators expressed very good thoughts on this issue and others. My own suggestion for ‘damage control’ involves the use of auditors, accountants, efficiency experts, and others to do a full ‘audit’ of our government, the contracts the government has with business, the way the gov’t is compensated for minerals mined on public lands, entitlements are managed and paid, etc, etc, etc. over a one year period. Professionals with whom I’ve spoken believe hundreds of billions spent on waste, fraud, and abuse could be saved and a few even hypothesize the deficit could be turned into a surplus within 6 years, or less. If so, then a .0001 tax on hypertrading and better regulation of banks that have become too big to fail or to prosecute, would probably help us get out of debt even faster. Then there’s getting Americans into the work force so payroll taxes can be added to the federal coffers. There are solutions to the problems and I am grateful for the GC commentators who provide links and info that show how we got here and how we move forward like a United people.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  2. Kirk Sinclair

    Kirk Sinclair said, over 3 years ago

    “Never” is an awfully big word, onguard, especially when used in relation to something as large as the Federal government. Your use of it represents typical black and white thinking I hear all the time from conservatives, who are either unable or unwilling to see beneath the surface of things. This is exactly how children think, in black and white. I’m certain Obama has cut at least one government expense during his tenure. And no, I’m not going to look it up.

  3. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 3 years ago

    The answer, my friend, is means testing in the wind, the answer’s means testing in the wind. (Oh, and we could get rid of Congressional pensions to start things off with a small but annoying expense!)

  4. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 3 years ago

    I have a suggestion: All republicans resign from politics as of today. Then watch America’s economy soar. Watch rights expand. Watch justice spread.
    …perchance to dream…

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Pres. Obama is thinking like a Republican. Concentrating on cutting the deficit by cutting money spent. Wrong idea, never has worked well. Germany did that 1930-1933, and we saw what happened to them.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Right now the biggest waste of money is in our Empire sized military.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    You are right, he just cut 600,000 govt jobs like any stupid Republican would.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Fanatics like Rand Paul are all for the sequester to take effect. They are cold hearted in what they want. Damn everyone else.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    D had control of house ans Senate two years before and two years after Obama came to power.
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    Really it was two months of Democratic between Kennedy’s illness, and the Republicans obstructing of the Minnesota Senator to get his seat for a year or more after he had won it.

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Obama never had a filibuster proof majority in the Senate, plus there were a lot of DINOs who were almost as bad as Republicans. Google “Blue Dog Democrats.”

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Did your elected Representatives not vote for the Sequester?

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Godfreydaniel

    Congress should have their pay, as well as all their benefits held until a compromise on the sequester is reached.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    He didn’t have it as long as a super majority was needed instead of the simple majority that had been used since the country’s founding. Splitting hairs? Not at all.
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    Sal Alinski was apolitical so anyone can use his ideas. He was for the underdogs.

  14. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 3 years ago

    @Rickapolis

    Excellent thought, except the rich rich and the r/w would not be able to make a bigger profit from that and keep the middle class and poor down. Their actions & lack of action clearly state their goals.

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