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Tom Toles

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  1. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, over 3 years ago

    You may indeed be Superman.

  2. californicated1

    californicated1 said, over 3 years ago

    Don’t forget the shills.

    The GOP could use some bigger shills.

  3. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    While I am certainly not an ultra conservative or even a conservative, you do understand that none of the things that you are for are going to happen in the current atmosphere in the US government. So it would be better to find some things more towards the middle of the political spectrum that might even stand a chance of happening. The one thing that is at least somewhat more hopeful is that it would seem that many economists now believe that the American economy is going to improve enough that the deficits are going to continue to decrease, and then at least some of these things might become more possible. I know that I will be castigated by some on here for even being that hopeful, but I was born an optimistic American, and I intend to stay that way!!

  4. Mark

    Mark said, over 3 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    I try, but it’s getting harder.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Hello Night Gaunt,

    In 2010, 2 researchers explained how austerity worked. In 2013, a student on assignment to research the research of researchers, discovered the original work might be wrong.
    This supports your comment.
    I’ve always been part of the group that believes you need to spend money to make money. I wish the job creators would do it, but if they won’t, our infrastructure needs enough help that our gov’t should. Every time a gas or oil pipe bursts, or bridge ‘breaks’, or industrial site fails to ‘self regulate’ the US gov’t has to step in and it costs money. Fines and penalties are not deterrents and are often part of the cost of doing business. And the politicians just play their games.
    I do not trust the Dems to stand up to corporate and union donors any more than I do the Republicans. Both sides are playing ‘shell games’ with the American public and work harder to keep themselves in office and Americans divided than they do to fulfill their oaths to their country and those who elected them.
    @ Robert Landers – The founders were optimists, how else could they have dared consider standing up to a “super power” like Britain. There is a strong argument that the best and greatest of our countrymen were optimists. Thank you for another great comment!
    @ Radish – Hope you check out the BBC link, I think you’ll like it too. Keep up the good postings Radical-ish Neighbor!

  6. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 3 years ago

    Man’s proclivity for evil makes government necessary, man’s capacity for good makes government possible.

  7. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser said, over 3 years ago

    Are you saying that taxing the top 10% destroys them? If so, did we destroy them in the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s?

  8. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    “Are you saying that taxing the top 10% destroys them? If so, did we destroy them in the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s?

    It’s a good point you make, but it just bounces off the rock solid heads of these trolls. Their “minds” are made up, Fox has done the thinking for them, and no amount of fact is ever going to change their thinking. We will have to move on into the future without these regressives. I’m just hoping for a mass ejection of republican obstructionists in the 2014 elections and maybe even our President growing a set in the meantime.

  9. foofinho

    foofinho said, over 3 years ago

    It seems that Germany is tired of bailing out the countries that don’t know how to grown their economies or live within their means.

  10. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    The Harvard study that was used to push austerity was flawed.
    A graduate student discovered the problems, and he was on either Colbert or Stewart’s show.

  11. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    The top 10% should pay most of the taxes because they eat away at the country as if it were a trough full of caviar and brandy.

    In NY, even though we do pay high taxes, it’s not 60% unless you’re too dumb to hire an accountant for $250 a year to do your taxes.

    Those who don’t like it here: move to Texassippi.

  12. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago

    Must you sound like a screaming idiot? Those people paid their taxes, just not the federal taxes. They did pay Social Security and Medicare, however.

  13. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 3 years ago

    Respectful Troll: The basic problem is that we have believed their lie that corporations can only be punished by a fine – generally about 5% of what they made from that crime. As a result, it is considered “cost of business”.
    Ships can be arrested – post the notice on the mast and it cannot be moved. Why not with factories or office buildings? Use the courts to determine which executives are responsible and imprison them. The business can keep running much as under Chapter 11 bankruptcy to prevent hardship for innocent employees. Send a few 250 times average salary and perks executives to an ordinary federal prison (not club fed) and the problem will cure itself in a few years.

  14. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago


    Agreed, Hippogriff! In fact, under Citizen’s United and the SCOTUS, Mitt Romney decree that corporations ARE People, arresting them as you suggest should not only be possible but mandatory.
    Instead of taxing the 1%, arrest them, fine them into the poverty their mismanagement and lack of ethical behavior plunged so many others. If police can sell the home, car, and other property of a person found to be in possession of drugs, the justice department should be able to do the same to criminals who are destroying pension funds, lying to regulators, poisoning land and water, etc etc. (Read some of the recent reports on water safety in the USA since Clean Water day last March)
    If corporations are people, let’s arrest them like people.
    Thank you for reminding me of this context. Citizens United has been such an assault on our election system, I forgot it has the possibility of treating corrupt corporations as criminals instead of as just too big to fail/prosecute cartels.
    Thank you, Hippogriff! I’ll be writing to my Senators and congressman later today.
    but still Respectfully,

  15. dairyman23

    dairyman23 said, over 3 years ago

    Top 10% of taxpayers make 45% of all income (2010)

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