Tom Toles by Tom Toles

Tom Toles

Comments (21) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    Do you even begin to think that the Congress which would have to set all that up would ever do so? If you do, then why not also wish for all mankind to live in peace, love, and plenty. Unfortunately, without the intervention of an all loving God, that is not going to happen. And, believe me, I am truly, truly sorry about that!!

  2. richardelguru

    richardelguru GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    As Clark Kent, plus make lobbying for money a serious offense like bribing an official.

  3. Bloggispher

    Bloggispher said, over 2 years ago

    Just waiting for another slick socialist to prove we aren’t racist.

  4. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 2 years ago

    1 minute per candidate or do they all have to share?

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    And Warren Harding….

  6. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    I was going to comment, but Clark Kent and The Trusted Mechanic already expressed my view.

  7. Doh

    Doh said, over 2 years ago

    @MangeyMoose

    Ditto. :)

  8. stpfeffer

    stpfeffer said, over 2 years ago

    Here! Here!

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    That sounds great, but the SCotUS already ruled that money is protected speech. You’d have to amend the Constitution, and that thought scares the #$%^ out of me. God knows what special interests would have their politicians-for-hire write into that amendment.

  10. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    Almost, ALMOST a gold post.
    .
    Chinese donated quite a chunk of cash to the Democrats, which no doubt helped Clinton’s reelection and the Chinese in turn received technology to upgrade their ballistic missile systems
    .
    ref here:
    http://www.nytimes.com/1998/05/18/us/clinton-says-chinese-money-did-not-influence-us-policy.html
    .
    and here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_Cox_Report_controversy

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    I am just sorry that the Plutocrats are wining. This is their world where money is speech and their freedom is important. Ours is not.
    -
    They really don’t like democracy but it helps to keep the game going. They will never lose because they rule the roost, own both parties and those who count. We don’t except as a threat which they want neutralized.
    -
    If we just had a 6 week limit on politicking and anyone running gets the same amount of time in debates and advertisements we would begin to free ourselves from the special interests. At present that could never happen, never.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Citizen’s United was a blatant move by the Plutocrats and their fans, agents, allies etc to show us who is the boss. We still play at democracy. They run it.

  13. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 2 years ago

    A sample amendment: "Corporations are not people, speech is not money, and the source of campaign contributions must be publicly declared prior to any and all elections. "

  14. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, over 2 years ago

    @Godfreydaniel

    I might agree with you, but corporations are taxed.

  15. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 2 years ago

    “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.” — July 4, 1776.

  16. Load the rest of the comments (6).