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Tom Toles

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  1. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Must be a liberal curled up in that cave, they have the hardest time doing anything with out mommy government. And of course you should just crawl right up next to them cus they think you to are just to stupid to do anything with out mommy governments help, I mean it is not like you built it or anything. With out mommy government you can not do it.

  2. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 1 year ago

    …that treasonist elephant.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Its a human skeleton so the people will suffer under this unnecessary shutdown Boehner could end by calling a vote.

  4. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Harley, you never did state whether the shutdown is good or bad. Or maybe you didn’t notice being asked.
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    C’mon, tell us what “us American” believe.

  5. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 1 year ago

    Debt ceiling approaching. Raising the debt ceiling does not authorize a penny in new spending, it authorizes paying debt already incurred. Only two nations have the artificial construct of a “debt ceiling.” Only one nation has ever used the its debt ceiling purposes of blackmail.

    Only the Congress can authorize spending.

    Imagine someone saying,“Though our credit rating is so good that we can borrow more money than we need at very low interest, though we have ample opportunities to raise our income, and though we haven’t been able to agree on any method of reducing our spending, my wife and I HAVE agreed that we can’t afford to be more than so much in debt, therefore we will not be paying any of our bills (except the ones that might be dangerous to leave unpaid) until our creditors agree to cancel some of the debt that we owe, for services we are presently enjoying and goods and services we have already used.”

  6. mskemple

    mskemple said, over 1 year ago

    @ypoons7666

    Nice post – now I can’t get Ike and his MIC speech outa my coffee starved head! So where do we turn now , what can we do to create another age of renewed prosperity? Bake sales!

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    We could only hope they both go extinct!

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @Genome Project

    Genome, thanks for that link. I don’t know how to make automatic links, but the same page has a good graph comparing GDP to mean income:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gdp_versus_household_income.png

  9. corzak

    corzak said, over 1 year ago

    @ypoons7666

    FDR did not pull America out of the Great Depression . . . our active entry into World War II that really put our economy at 100% performance and produced the unprecedented prosperity of the Fifties and Sixties…

    Yes, the war. Massive government spending: over 70% of GDP. Federal government agencies managing the operation of private companies and whole industries. Government direction of production and resource allocation. 94% tax rate on top income bracket. By war’s end, government debt over 100% of GDP.

    That’s what really put our economy at 100% performance and produced the unprecedented prosperity of the Fifties and Sixties…

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    What many posters keep “forgetting” is that many who have their hands in the government till are getting corporate welfare. Billions to oil companies, idiotically low rates for agribusiness to graze their cattle on government land, equally below-market rates for mineral and oil-drilling rights. How about “Star Wars”, which is hundreds of billions for a system that is unlikely to be valuable, and has proven over and over not to work? Or thousands of new tanks being ordered, even though everyone knows they will never be used, only to keep jobs in Ohio? (Would those tanks have been ordered if the plant was in North Dakota? unlikely….)

    Wasteful spending can even include salaries for our worthless members of Congress.

    It is disingenuous and willful ignorance to blame all our problems on people who receive welfare and food stamps. Research the present governor of Florida, whose firm bilked millions from Medicare. That’s a lot of $139/month food stamps, right there.

    Agreed, spending must be controlled, but it is foolish to ignore corporate welfare and only blame those individuals on government assistance.

    It is also time to put to rest the idea that hard work equals financial success. While it is true that financial success rarely comes without hard work (exceptions being in the “entertainment” industry), most people who work very hard get minimal reward.

  11. Kip W

    Kip W said, over 1 year ago

    Who needs the Centers for Disease Control? Or food inspectors? Salmonella’s doing quite well without them!

  12. Kip W

    Kip W said, over 1 year ago

    What possible benefits could there be in an educated work force, safe roads and bridges, and first responders?

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @ypoons7666

    So why must those entitled as in paid for services get robbed of them? Our military machine is 10X larger than any of the highest spending countries combined. Our military is fraught with billions in scams, stolen money, poorly done civilian work etc. That is the place to concentrate.
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    We have been at war since 1950, whatever benefits existed are long gone. It is all a financial drain. End it.

  14. Cygnus X1

    Cygnus X1 said, over 1 year ago

    @mskemple

    WW-IV

  15. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The problem is, the teapublicans think that by martyring all of us, they will each get 72 virgins after they destroy the U.S. government and world economy.

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