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Tom Toles

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    The worst ideal of the political suicide set aka Tea Party fundamentalists in charge of the Republican party.

  2. eepatt

    eepatt said, about 1 year ago

    @Debt Free

    You know, MS58, you teapartiers are partly right except for one major thing: The government is NOT the problem. The problem is the corruption of our government by corporations and the wealthy.

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 1 year ago

    @Debt Free

    The Koch Brothers’ funded Tea Party will do their bidding and reduce taxes on the rich and screw the poor. Don’t pretend it is anything more than it is: it’s no new movement. It is the old, mostly white, mostly male, hard core of the old Republican Party with more marketing.

  4. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, about 1 year ago

    @ypoons7666

    “He spent three years on healthcare reform legislation that two out of three Americans do not want…


    I wonder if its because people don’t understand what it is (as is the case) or if its right wingers spreading misinformation (as is also the case).


    ”We are over-regulated, over-taxed, overwhelmed and under- represented as a people"


    Taxes have been the lowest since the great depression, regulations have been so laxed that we had a housing crisis, a financial crisis, and a jobs crisis as a result, and we have privatized the way we set up our elections. Why is it that you guys can’t see what’s happening around you? These have been problems long before Obama took office, yet you guys can’t say anything other than its his fault.

  5. Mark

    Mark said, about 1 year ago

    The reason the government doesn’t work properly is that one of the parties doesn’t want it to work properly. I’ve never understood voting for someone who says they can’t do anything.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    Who is holding up a continuing resolution and the budget over a single program and unwilling to negotiate any postion other than full funding…? Which party refuses to put Obamacare on hold for a year even after that same party handed out waivers to political supporters like party favors?

    I don’t see this being a Republican problem but rather a Democrat one.

  7. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Enoki

    Who is holding up a continuing resolution and the budget over a single program and unwilling to negotiate any postion other than full *de*funding…?

    One chamber of one branch of government has decided to oppose the will of the other chamber, the President & the Supreme court by rolling back a law they hate.

    Giving businesses a year to get ready for the ACA wasn’t a party favor, it was accepting the reality that many small businesses weren’t ready. Conservative partisans like to overlook the fact that anyone who has a job that doesn’t offer them insurance can sign up through the exchanges.

    There are aspects of the ACA that are negotiable, such as allowed plans, amounts of subsidies, getting states off the hook for providing Medicaid spending not funded by the Federal government and much, much more. They have chosen not to go down that road.

    IMO, this is because they know that once it’s in place, it will be as popular & untouchable as Social Security & Medicare.

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I know you can come up with better comments than 5th grade insults.

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Let’s assume for a moment that the Tea Party sincerely believes that the ACA is a threat to the ‘rugged individualism’ that is part of our national DNA. I disagree, but I think of them as misinformed and mislead, not as traitors. I prefer to leave that kind of smear to the Ann Coulters of the world.

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ypoons7666

    It’s just ‘way too easy to pin the blame for the dysfunction of our bloated government on the vague, nebulous an’ unnamed anonymous ‘corporations and the wealthy.’

    Get real. Although they prefer to remain anonymous by hiding behind 501( c)4 entities, it’s pretty obvious that there is a small group of people who have a much bigger voice than most. I’ll even admit that they’re not all conservatives.

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 1 year ago

    @Debt Free

    You lie. The government has gotten a lot smaller since Obama took charge, and it’s been very, very bad for the economy.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ypoons7666

    He spent three years on healthcare reform legislation that two out of three Americans do not want…

    The polls were very clear on this: the majority wanted some kind of health care reform in 2009.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/121664/majority-favors-healthcare-reform-this-year.aspx

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/21/health/policy/21poll.html

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/20/new-poll-77-percent-suppo_n_264375.html

  13. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    @Uncle Joe

    I think Social Security is a waste and Medicare I hope never to be on.

    If I could have invested privately what I’ve been forced to dump into social security I’d have well over a million dollars saved for retirement on that alone. Social Security will return less than 2% on what I’ve invested, probably less. That is a miserable RoR.

    If Social Security were being run as a private fund it would have been run out of business decades ago for its poor deliverly on investment. But, that poor delivery is due largely to it becoming nothing but a ponzi scheme starting with LBJ who raided it to pay for his “Great Society.” That social program failure that brought us the Watts riots and all the other messed up programs of the social welfare state.

    It has failed in Europe and is failing in America. It has left Central and South America in economic doldrums for more than a century. Progressivism does not work and their ideas are failures. History proves it.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Mark

    The reason the government doesn’t work properly is that one of the parties doesn’t want it to work properly. I’ve never understood voting for someone who says they can’t do anything.

    There’s a lot of truth to that. Conservatives have turned the assumption that government can’t do anything, except maybe military defense, right into dogma. This idea was fed by folks who wanted to see tax rates for the wealthy be reduced. If they really wanted lower rates for all, they wouldn’t gripe about the 47% who don’t pay Federal Income Taxes.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Enoki

    I think Social Security is a waste and Medicare I hope never to be on.

    In other words, you are in a comfortable financial situation & want to return anyone who is not, to Gilded Age misery.

    I was not aware that Germany has been declared a failed state. The dirty secret about Europe is that the Germans delayed austerity while forcing it on the Greeks, Spaniards & Italians.

    If you think the crony capitalist dictatorships of South & Central America show a failure of progressivism, well… you’re entitled to your beliefs.

    There are limits to what the social safety net can & should provide. Social Security was not intended to help well off folks like you & me, BTW. Turning it into a national 401k is foolish in the extreme. I’ve seen more than enough people put in a bad spot because of market fluctuations to believe that privatizing Social Security would be good for anyone besides Wall Street.

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