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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    Don’t forget that austerity is the wrong thing to do during a Depression but the oligarchs want it and will continue to press for it by hook or by crook. Some commentators here seem to like the idea whether they are wealthy or not.

  2. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 12 months ago

    Restore the 75% tax rates on the rich from the 1960’s.
    Restore the Glass Steagall act with sharp teeth.
    Have universal healthcare like other countries.
    All workers must have union representation.

  3. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Clark Kent

    You may indeed be Superman.
    Bravo.

  4. californicated1

    californicated1 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Don’t forget the shills.

    The GOP could use some bigger shills.

  5. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 12 months ago

    @Clark Kent

    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!!

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    In an interview with The Observer newspaper, French Consumer Affairs Minister Benoit Hamon said it was “time to finish with the politics of austerity in Europe.”

    “Only Merkel, supported by a few northern countries, believes austerity is working … when it’s clear there is no prospect of unemployment rates going down,” the socialist minister added.

    Hamon further stated that a majority of leaders and economists in Europe are against austerity policies, while “the only economy that is resisting, opposing, vetoing is Germany.”
    .
    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/04/28/300772/only-merkel-backs-austerity-in-europe/

  7. Mark

    Mark said, 12 months ago

    @Robert Landers

    I try, but it’s getting harder.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 12 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    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.
    ^
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22223190
    ^
    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!
    Respectfully,
    C.

  9. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 12 months ago

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

  10. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Just ask the Koch Brothers for the bigger shells…

  11. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @onguard

    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?

  12. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @CasualBrowser

    “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.

  13. foofinho

    foofinho said, 12 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    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.

  14. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, 12 months 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.

  15. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, 12 months ago

    @onguard

    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.

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