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Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for July 22, 2011

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    pash13  over 9 years ago

    “Defies historical evidence?” What’s funny, snarky or clever about an unimaginative bald face lie used to convince people to surrender all economic power to the state?

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    3hourtour Premium Member over 9 years ago

    ..more like voodoo economics…

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    Lori Egan Premium Member over 9 years ago

    @wuzone and @night-Gaunt49, AGREE.

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    loganswift  over 9 years ago

    The second panel made me laugh harder than the actual punchline.

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    gordrogb Premium Member over 9 years ago

    “making sure the government can pay to provide the services we ask it to” – There is the problem. Most of us never ask the government for anything. That is why we do not want to pay for it. Not funny.

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    ickymungmung  over 9 years ago

    “There is the problem. Most of us never ask the government for anything. That is why we do not want to pay for it. Not funny.” That’s awesome. I woke up this morning and drove on the Interstate, an Interstate paid for by taxes. Police were busy at work today as well, paid for by taxes—ooh, fire department personnel too. Let’s see, without Social Security millions of Americans would have lost what little they had in the recent market collapse—oh, that stupid government! Yep, we should just hand over our collective power to a vested, powerful few, because Ayn Rand’s beaver makes Libertarians all wet. Private sector is comprised of people, and our government is comprised of people—hmm, can one group really be the savior while the other is the villain, or is reality a bit more nuanced? I wonder…

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    mercmarc  over 9 years ago

    You may not want or need services now, but when you do and they are not there….. What? Make lemonade?

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    hugh_jainus  over 9 years ago

    Obama. The Detroit Lions of Presidents. End of story.

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    Anarcissie  over 9 years ago

    I didn’t ask the government to try to rule the world, or to bail out rich bankers and brokers. That’s where a lot of the money has gone.

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    Hookbrah  over 9 years ago

    @Roger:

    “There is the problem. Most of us never ask the government for anything. That is why we do not want to pay for it. Not funny.”

    LOL! That’s the logical and rhetorical equivalent of saying you never asked to be born. Grow up, man. Unless you are living under a rock in the wilderness somewhere and subsisting on forage, you rely on the government plenty (cf. icky mung-mung). Actually, I take that back – without government protections there would be no wilderness for the likes of you to forage in. Don’t want to depend on government services? Move to Somalia where there are none. You’ll be doing everyone a favor.

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    wcssharpe  over 9 years ago

    When congress votes to cut their pay and entitlements – then i’ll know they are serious about the debt problem. Until then, it’s only a play for power.

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    BrianCrook  over 9 years ago

    An excellent strip: Increase revenue by increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans, especially on their bonuses. Spend on education & infra-structure to put Americans to work. Offer incentives to businesses that hire at a faster rate.

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    GESWho  over 9 years ago

    What, no update today 2011.07.29?

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    mercmarc  over 9 years ago

    If Obama is the Detroit Lions of presidents, then W must have been the Raiders. The team that commits the most infractions year after year. The difference is that the Raiders actually pay penalties.

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    dcare  over 9 years ago

    Has anyone ever successfully convinced a member of “the other side” that they were wrong? Why do people keep trying? It’s always a matter of what ones priorities are (i.e. freedom vs. safety), and priorities are typically based on life experience.

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