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Tom Toles

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    And yet Barry just sticks his fingers in his giant ears.

  2. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 3 years ago

    Right. It’s Obama’s fault for not signing a bill that the GOP can’t even pass and put on his desk. The GOP’s refusal to work with the senate for seven months — because they HAD to wait until they could take the economy hostage to avoid talking about revenue — is why America’s international reputation is that of a country controlled by spoiled, stupid, venal ideologues who can’t accept the basic tenets of democracy or economics.

  3. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 3 years ago

    Notice how ConGov is always ready to tell us what he hates or despises. But I can’t remember him ever saying what he likes and admires. He knows what he is against, but doesn’t seem to know what he if for.

    The government spends too much money. Okay. Start there. The ACA is by all measures revenue neutral, repealing it would not change the budget picture. Large reductions in military expenditures would change the situation. Repealing ACA, Medicare and Medicaid all three would create huge savings. And bankrupt or kill a lot of old folks who cannot afford otherwise to pay for their medicine and treatment. Reneging on Social Security promises. Raising revenue would help, but I am sure you’re against that.

    Eliminating the laws that are intended to keep our water, air, and food clean and wholesome? Or require manufacturers to tell the truth about what they sell? Let the buyer beware? That would stimulate local industry as no one would dare buy anything unless it was from a known source. Large companies would work to maintain their reputations. It might not wreck the economy. Pollution would again grow rampant, but we’d get used to that, and the increase of morbidity would reduce the surplus population. But the fact is, that eliminating the EPA, the FDA, etc. would hardly make a dent in the budget.

    So what do you think SHOULD be done? If you were in charge, if your views won elections and your views governed Washington, what would it look like? Stop bitching and start prescribing! Don’t tell us who you would get rid of. Tell us what you would do!

  4. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 3 years ago

    Try the cookie!

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    More like a Democrat delusion than an optical illusion.

  6. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 3 years ago

    Funny that word “entitlements”. Have you ever considered what is means? In the Virginia Declaration of Rights (one of my favorite documents) of 1776, one of the rights mentioned is “that all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion.” That’s correct, folks. Rights = Entitlements = Rights. There is no essential difference is saying that people have too many entitlements and saying they have too many rights. Maybe they do, maybe they don’t. It is correct, however, to remember that the terms mean the same thing.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 3 years ago

    Watching what’s going on in Washington is more disorienting, bizarre and disturbing than anything M. C. Escher could’ve drawn.

  8. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    @Doughfoot

    " The ACA is by all measures revenue neutral, repealing it would not change the budget picture."—————————-
    You’re kidding, right?
    The CBO puts a conservative estimate that BarryCare will cost taxpayers 2.6 TRILLION DOLLARS!

  9. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    @Doughfoot

    Social Security benefits have already been paid for since the government took that from the recipients previous paychecks.
    Medicare is for people too old to work and therefore have no way to pay for it.
    People who are TRULY disabled should always be taken care of, since they too cannot provide for themselves.
    That leaves able-bodied, working age Americans who can and should be providing for themselves.
    But, Barry and the Dems have told these people to jump on the taxpayer gravy train and ride it as long as you can.
    We need to return to a society of self-responsibility which made us the greatest country on earth.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    “The CBO puts a conservative estimate that BarryCare will cost taxpayers 2.6 TRILLION DOLLARS!”

    Now, please put this into perspective. How much money are taxpayers spending for health insurance now? Subtract that number from your total.

    Also, how much money are taxpayers spending for health CARE now? Include emergency room care for people who will not pay for same. Include heroic treatment attempts that would not have been necessary if care had been available and affordable for those patients. Subtract those numbers from your starting point.

    The results are hard to predict, since numbers can easily be maneuvered, but it will be a lot closer to revenue-neutral than you might think. And a society that is more healthy is more productive, purchases more goods, and pays more taxes.

    Don’t like ACA? Change it, or replace it with a better system. Holding one’s breath until one turns blue is not a viable alternative.

  11. brother box

    brother box GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    All this arguing over one simple thing, to many years of tax cuts, too many tax credits to big business, not enough fiscal responsibility, far too many years of blaming the other side.
    now here’s the idea to cut funding social programs, continue escalating defense, NSA, and tax cuts to the wealthiest corporations, allow tax loopholes that allow offshore bank accounts, and increase taxes to the middle class.

  12. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    @Doughfoot

    Let’s look at this for a moment Doughfoot. If rights and entitlements are equivalent and are something that cannot be denied to you then, does someone have a right / entitlement to:
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    A high school education / diploma? How about a college education / degree?
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    Health care for any and all issues one might have in that arena?
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    Employment at a living wage?

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    Per Lewis Black: “Anyone that can convince people who don’t have a pot to piss in that wealthy people need tax breaks is truly a leader.”

    Leaders like that we can do without.

  14. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Thank you for inserting that non-sequitur into the conversation Night-Gaunt.

  15. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    And Mood’s already down graded us for reason that have nothing to do here.

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