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Tony Auth

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  1. ODon

    ODon said, almost 4 years ago

    “…. but I am willing to take that chance to show Obama up.”

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 4 years ago

    That is the one good thing about the sequestration, it will get rid of the republican extremist problem.
    “hurts me more” is so true and so missed by the naysayers.

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Should sequestration happen, you are trying to tell me that the only choice lawmakers have in cutting “deficit” spending is to cut into programs that pay for these essential services? Really?


    you are telling me that in a 3.6 trillion dollar budget, one that is planning to spend over 1 trillion dollars more than projected revenue that the 44 billion dollars that will be required to be cut is going to shut down essential programs first?

    What kind of fools do you assume we are?

    In the proposed budget (one that was unanimously defeated in Congress) sent by the President there is 1.5 trillion dollars in discretionary spending. That is spending that is NOT mandatory and has nothing to do with things such as Social Security, Medicare and the like (entitlements). Spending that can be NOT done with NO consequence to those depicted above. It will be the CHOICE of the President and his cronies if it is decided to layoff in any of the above areas.

    This is not a crisis. It is politics and partisan politics at that.

  4. Iluvnancy

    Iluvnancy said, almost 4 years ago

    I am so tired of the idiots who call Social Security and Medicare “entitlements”. We have paid taxes all our working lives to be able to have these earned benefits. They are only entitlements to the free loaders who get them without having paid up front. Some without having bothered to work and think they are “entitled” to benefits other people paid for. Some who come here from other countries not to work but to freeload. Some who move to states that give benefits whether you have earned them or not from states that are keeping the benefits going to the people who paid their dues during their working lives.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago

    It was Obama’s idea he should be up there. Also when the economy goes south the american people don’t look to congress they look at the President. Although they should look at the congress, it control’s the Purse strings.
    “Section 8.
    The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

    To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

    To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;

    To establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States;

    To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures;

    To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States;

    To establish post offices and post roads;

    To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;

    To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court;

    To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations;

    To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;

    To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years;

    To provide and maintain a navy;

    To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces;

    To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions;

    To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the states respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

    To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings;—And

    To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof".

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago


    But we all get more out of Social Security then we pay in. We live longer now. It is not quite an entitlement but we need to cut back on that one. Knocking up the age to receive Social Security to say 69 or 70 is a good idea.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    No you are just lying. Doing your best to make trouble when there would be none without liberal scare tactics.

    Conservatives said cut spending before.

    Conservatives say sut spending now.

    Or don’t your hear the let the sequester happen mantra?

    You are becoming no more than a liberal tool.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    The county I was living in threatened to cut emergency services (and did slightly) but still managed to come up with a few million to expand the county parks and park services. I thought that their priorities were….interesting.

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago


    Yes, stop and think. WE – who have paid into it all our working lives – are “entitled” to collect from the “trust”. So yes, entitlements.

    That includes social security and medicare. Government programs which collect specific taxes and are suppose to pay specific benefits or entitlements.

    So don’t be sick.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Congress also created the sequester with the Democrats blessing. Quit trying to single out one party when NO legislation can pass with out both parties voting for it.

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago

    I forgot to add if Congress has the power of the budget why is Obama making all these regulations.

  12. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I think it will hurt the elephants in the room. People are not all fooled, only those who choose to be.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    I made my lengthy post on this under Mr. Anderson’s cartoon for today.
    I hope our conservative friends are right and this is just the hard medicine our nation needs.
    It is hard to believe that is the case of these untargeted across the board cuts. There will be costs for which no one has planned, and I fear, consequences.
    But they’ll most likely kick it down the road until closer to the 2014 elections.
    But Mr. Obama is only an accessory to this crime against a nation. Had Repubs and Dems worked in a sincere and bipartisan manner, this could have all been avoided. Obama’s crime is signing the legislation they put on his desk in order to prevent this from happening in 2010.

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Perhaps it is you who has a skewed recollection of the facts. But whatever, the FACT is that it was written, debated, voted on, passed and signed into law and democrats were part of the entire dumb move.

    If it were left up to me, the amount of spending cuts are not large enough. And once I had a budget plan that was geared to NOT spend more than the revenue collected, THEN I would go about building funds.

    We are all being trained by the media and commercialism to want instant gratification. Why wait, here’s a “pay day” loan. Sure every one deserves a house here sign this loan, NO you don’t have to have any part of the costs and for a year you can just pay the interest nothing on the principle. Or buy this 2014 car now you need to trade that 2012 in. So out of style.

    I understand why. Capitalism doesn’t work unless you have a large middle class with discretionary cash to play with. So moving goods is paramount to success and prosperity.

    But nothing works forever unless you vary the velocity ( the applied energy). The are no perpetual motion machines in this universe.

    So do you spend spend spend and burn up all your energy and die or do you slow down and conserve energy for the long haul?

    Yep sacrifice and belt tightening are in the future whether we want it or not.

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    As much as I want to be left alone and not have my boat rocked, I want the system to work for my 5x great grandchildren as well. If that is going to happen the system must reform. It worked well for a long time but let’s tweek it some now and keep adjusting so everyone benefits not just those of us using it now. If that means I have to reduce my retirement income then so be it.

    So no. Nothing is off the table. No spending cut, no tax increase. Quit fighting and really get balanced. No one wants to take away funds from those that can not – through no fault of their own – take care of the basic necessities of life.

    Surely someone somewhere can come up with a way to provide a minimum lifestyle to everyone.

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