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Tom Toles

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  1. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    They also ignore the preamble, which states “support the general welfare…”

  2. ajnotales

    ajnotales said, about 3 years ago

    GOP: Greedy Obstructionist Plutocrats! SOOO tired of this crap!

  3. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Wow, the government has been slimmed down (Not closed mind you) for a week and listen to the harping and moaning about how it isn’t fair.

    I for one have been weary of the Robin Hood Government for years and FINALLY some Republicans are showing some backbone and saying “No More Freebies” No more freebies at someone elses expense.

    I think what the GOP is doing is Heroic. As long as the government is shut down they aren’t creating more laws to either fleece away the fruits of my labor or make it harder for me to make a living. I hope the Government stays shut down for another week or two at least.

    Without the Government operating at full capacity it will be terribly hard for them to issue: SSDI checks, Welfare Checks, Foodstamps, medicare payments, medicaid payments, keep Obama’s golf course open, etc. etc. etc.

    This shut down has been a long time coming and I, for one, am enjoying it.

    The Government wasn’t just put in place so that selfish takers could reach in the pockets of the producers. It was created so that there would be an environment where the Smart, Creative and Hardworking could succeed. That was the path to success in the past. Now everyone looks up on the hill at somebody that is more successful then themselves and says “It’s not fair that he has so much while I have so little. I could watch him and learn how he does it but that would be hard. So instead I’ll use the thuggery of the Federal Government to take it from him because I deserve it.” Those of you who think the government should be redistributing the earnings of other sicken me.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Nobody takes the train so don’t worry about it….

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago


    HAHAHAHAHHA! Is THAT what you think?
    I’m sorry, but your view is totally fanciful at best.
    You do realize that Social Security is money paid in by the people receiving it, don’t you? This shut down means they don’t get the money THEY put away through the Social Security system.
    The GOP isn’t being “heroic” — that’s even more hilarious. They — actually, a small percentage of them — are trying to undermine a duly enacted law that has been passed by both houses and all three branches of government. They are sabotaging the government to force dominance unconstitutionally, and along with it sabotaging our national security, our reputation worldwide, and, if it goes on long enough to scupper the debt limit discussion, our economy as well. It is costing us EXTRA every day the government is shut down.
    If you really think government is so bad, go to Somalia — that will be a paradise to you. No government, no police, no fire department, no roads, no safe water, no electrical system or infrastructure. THAT is the Nirvana you seem to be hoping for.
    Someone as selfish and ignorant as you sickens me. You should read up on the rights and duties of American citizens — because you clearly do not understand them, but want to take advantage of living here.

  6. Obviously_Wrong

    Obviously_Wrong said, about 3 years ago


    “I think what the GOP is doing is Heroic.” We agree! Their precedent will go down in history as a legendary maneuver that turned the tide of the country forever. Who needs compromise when we have brinkmanship and finger-pointing? Who needs to govern when we haven’t finished our character assassination tactics yet? Our domestic economic hitmen aren’t done here yet, they need more time. They deserve medals.

  7. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, about 3 years ago


    Hear! Hear! At last some grain amongst all the chaff ! Thank you MM.

  8. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @motivemagpie – Don’t confuse my contempt for the Robinhood government evisioned by the left for a lack of love for my Country.

    I Love America and the opportuntities it provides. I’m just trying to stop the Democrats from thowing it all away in the name of Socialistic goals like: Fair share, fair pay, equity etc.

    The Federal government has many useful roles to fill in this country: Provide infrastructure, Defense, promote interstate commerce.

    What it shouldn’t be doing is stealing from one group to hand out to political favorites in another group.

    The Republicans are Heros!!!

    Atlas is Shrugging!!!

  9. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Omnius is demonstrating what Ayan Rand predicted in Atlas shrugged. That the only way the liberals can make people do what they want is through violence or threats of violence.

    Men who think, and reason and work will always manage to succeed in a difficult situation. Those who can’t or won’t work and think will rely on violence to take what they think is their entitlement.

    Didn’t take long before the liberals suggested using a gun to eliminate a political problem. I think that is very telling.

  10. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 3 years ago

    Wow, such denial. The legislature IS in session, and taxpayers are completely screwed. The GOP refuses to negotiate (notice that although Boehner has called for negotiations, he has also firmly ruled out making any concessions on anything), because they can no longer win elections. They can only govern by creating crises, and then wailing “give us everything we want, or the country dies!!!” Good on Obama for resisting the urge to match their anti-American hostage-taking tactics with similar demands of his own, and insisting on regular order and negotiations on the budgets proposed by house and senate.

  11. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @ARodney – I don’t see the GOP as being anti-American. In fact I see them standing up to a bullying government that givem free reign would take everything from honest tax paying citizens.

    Obama says he won’t negotiate and you think that’s great. The Republicans say they won’t negotitate and you call that anti-American.

    You seem to have a really biased view of what is right and wrong based on partisanship.

    All of these people got elected by their constituents to represent their point of view. Just because you don’t like the ponit of view of some Americans doesn’t mean they aren’t entitled to representation.

  12. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago


    You seem to have been one of the fortunate ones, Mephistopholes. Except for feeling over taxed and perhaps having gov’t rules keep you from achieving as much as you would have liked, you’ve been able to afford to pay for any health problems effecting those you care about. You’ve not had anyone you know lose their pensions because their company went bankrupt or moved offshore before their retirement benefits would have kicked in; or one of the small business that grew providing goods and services to the employees of a company in whose shadows they grew. You seem not to know anyone who has had to leave their homes because of the actions of corporations for whom fines are just the cost of doing business and whose pockets are deep enough to hire lawyers that keep the voices of those they harm silent.
    How do you feel about the billions in subsidies given to companies that already make huge profits? How do you feel about the companies that moved jobs overseas and exports the products once made in Burlington, NC or parts of Ohio BACK to the USA while getting tax breaks and gov’t support for doing so? Is it right for minerals mined on public lands be done so for a pittance of their actual value in order for the companies to post huge profits? How about Goldman Sachs manipulation of the aluminum market? They are required to move 3000 tons a day from their holding facilities, but according to Forbes and other sources, those tons are moved from one factory to another, effectively shipping nothing while increasing profits while the gov’t and private companies pay even more because of the ‘scarcity’ of aluminum. Is this something the gov’t should ignore as long as profits are made?
    I can continue.
    I do not know you, but you seem to value “Prince Charles and the Sheriff of Nottingham” over Robin Hood’s effort to protect the poor from abuse. Robin Hood is the criminal, even when he uses the system and its laws to balance the playing field. The Smart, Creative, and Hardworking should succeed. However, Smart lobbyists should not be used to commit fraud and abuse the system and prevent innovation while smart people lose their jobs and pensions because of loopholes in the laws. Creative financing nearly drove our nation into a recession while Creative teachers saw their pay cut and creative students lost access to tools that would have made them more competitive in the work force as adults. And Hardworking corporate CEOs AND middle class Americans wonder nearly month to month if Congress is ever going to make the kind of long term plans they need to make real plans about hiring, infrastructure and innovation.
    Our history is full of times when state and federal gov’t acted on behalf of monied interests, whether it was to condemn property in order to all the construction of a business, road, or railway, or in sending troops and police to break up protests over unfair business practices, unsafe working conditions, or civil rights. The use of Social Security money that has depleted that fund redistributed the money paid into that fund by workers who wanted a secure retirement.
    Once more… I can continue.
    You seem to see the problems in our nation as black and white, perhaps even only one of those colors.
    There is abuse by those receiving entitlements but not by the majority of them. There is abuse in corporate and banking world, but not in the majority of them. However, the majority of those in need and the middle class are being punished while the monied folk, including politicians protected from insider trading laws, are too big to fail and too big to jail for failing their clients.
    It’s alright to make money. It is wrong to take ALL of the money. There is little heroism in what is happening, but many are sickened.
    I’ve seen words like yours in the movies my whole life. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It’s a Wonderful Life, Greed…. but they were always the words of the villains who were willing to step on “the little guy” in order to achieve his own wants.
    I do not know you. But the name by which you identify yourself is appropriate. It is the name of one that kills souls and values power and self aggrandizement above love, charity, and compassion. A name that believe the ends justify any means used to attain them, and feels anyone who believe in morals and ethics to be a fool who deserves whatever happens to them. Why is it wrong for a person to envy a person who has so much, when the person who has much is wondering how he can take the rest of what the other person has?
    I do not understand your paradigm, and I do not know you. But I have known people who have used words as you have here.
    But, I do believe in morals, ethics, honor, civility, and compassion. Which I suppose makes me a fool.
    Troll, and Fool

  13. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic – If they are working for minimum wage or just above minimum wage as you suggest – Then I have to ask: What were they doing starting family?

    My wife and I got married in 1990 and started having Children in 1992. But not before we were sure WE could afford to raise those children.

    Over and Over again I hear the liberal media proclaiming the minimum wage has to rise to help people who are raising families.

    They Never should have had a family if they didn’t know how they were going to support that familiy.

    The liberal continue to try to take the onus of responsibility off the citizen and place it squarley on those who are best able to pay. Without the moral hazard of living with your obligations their is no reason to live responsibly.

  14. midas welby

    midas welby said, about 3 years ago

    WE are the problem! US. ALL of us! WE, collectively, have lost the ability to discuss rationally what works best for ALL of us. This may indeed be looked back upon as a watershed moment in American politics. Many have hoped for an end to the two party system that has inexorably created a stranglehold in Washington DC; that time seems to be upon us. Three parties are now staring each other down in a childish, and selfish, “show of force”. The NATION will suffer in many ways, the duly elected “representatives” will lose nothing either way. WE have allowed this to happen by voting the way WE do, listening to the mistruths and blatant lies of men and women who place personal power and financial gain above the well being of their COUNTRY. I am quite aware that my perspective isn’t going to change a thing, so go ahead and disparage to your heart’s content. The louder you bleat, the better you prove my premise!

  15. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 3 years ago

    Mestopholes: Are you advocating involuntary sterilization or perhaps some form of eugenics, or some other form of social Darwinism? You don’t sound like a very nice person, to me.

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