interesting that, while the complaint of this comic might have come
from a watchdog organization of some sort in the 50s, it's very much the
groundwork for the philosophy co-opted by conservative politics of the
80s-00s that almost destroyed this country.
Tacks Payer I'm
in favor of every excess they describe here. They all speak to
individual freedom and benefit of government support: the writing of
books, the creation of jobs, etc. Nothing here is as frivolous and as
wasteful as military spending. The complaint of this comic seems to be
america's cash gives too much to individuals to do esoteric projects.
Why the fuck not. How is AIG and Iraq any less absurd. It's more absurd.
And AIG and military is poison to the planet, whereas these are just
jobs and services. Ra-Ra, Alice.
Guest Yeah, because the DoD never wastes money. In 2009, the US had a bigger military budget than China, France, the
UK, Russia, Japan, Germany, Saudi Arabia, India, Italy, Brazil, South
Korea, Canada, Australia, and Spain combined (source); it's hard to believe that we couldn't afford to cut at least a few corners.
been cutting corners for the last 20 years! No more I say! Who the hell
cares what Wikipedia says? Lump sums of cash don't matter, what matters
is what they get us? The world's most capable military is worth it.
Simone, Atlanta GA I like Humpty-Dumpty as a boss.
He was tired of being pushed of a wall for so many years that he finally said "Fuck it." and started a buisness.
there's a reason people don't put their files in cardboard boxes, it's
because, you know, they have more of a chance of catching on fire than,
say, a file cabinet.
Simone, Atlanta GA I love how this became some sort of debate and everyone had to express their political standing/opinion.
Can't we just make fun of the comic for once when it has to do with the government?
Anyone remember the communist one?
That didn't become some big, huge "let's state our opinion".