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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

That damned Statement

What's Mallard raving about today?

President Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Taxes.

Mallard Fillmore, defender of the filthy Rich. Let them eat cake, eh Mallard?

Oh, by the way, what Hillary Clinton actually said was that the rich are not paying their fair share.


Not THAT Anonymous said...

Admittedly hope and change ARE starting to look eerily familiar. Neoconservatives are screaming that the End is Nigh whether Obama stands up or sits down. Meanwhile progressives, realizing that the unworkable pipe dreams they projected onto Obama are going to go unfulfilled once again, are already stomping their little feet and campaigning to return the White House to Republican rule in 2012 so everyone can suffer with them and their butthurt self-righteousness.

I'm sure the Clinton Years were just Hell on Earth for Tinsley, neoconservatives, and the Anybody But Clinton crowd, but they were a damn sight better than the Bush Aftermath. But we know the progressive sing-song: "I'd rather be smug than happy/employed/alive."

rewinn said...

Clinton was the best Republican president since Eisenhower.

Obama's trying to be another Clinton ... that's part of the problem. He's not Bill and his neocon opposition learned from the Clinton years.

In the 1990s, the GOP made token efforts to get along with Clinton. In return, a lot of conservative dreams were fulfilled, e.g. NAFTA and "Welfare Reform" were enacted. Obama's political opposition have taken a different path: they oppose everything, absolutely everything. In response, he's made the same Clintonesque Triangulation moves, e.g. no health care reform at all, merely health insurance semi-reform. It's better than nothing but not enough.

I cannot agree with "Not THAT Anonymous"'s characterization of "unworkable pipe dreams". The last 30 years tells us that Reaganomics (and the Clinton/NAFTA variation thereof) do not work, except for the aristocracy. The history of every successful developing nation tells us that high marginal tax rates on the rich and tarriffs sufficient to maintain a minimum manufacturing section make for healthy economies ("The Lexus and the Olive Tree" is a lie ... the Lexus is the result of protective ecnomic policies, not world-is-flat flimflam of the billionaire Thomas Friedman).

All that said, I thank Dennish Tishley for reminding us of the Clinton years which, for all its many faults, were characterized by peace and prosperity.

Peace and prosperity: what's so bad about that?

Kip W said...

...whether Obama stands up or sits down. God, talk about summing it all up in a few words. That's brilliant, NTA!

Meanwhile, Bill Clinton engages in a time-honored practice used by both parties: SCANDAL! Hilary points out the obvious: SCANDAL!

(That's what I planned to say, but it seems so inelegant and drawn-out by comparison.)

WV- conver: an interrupted conversation

Rootbeer said...

Man, if the Conservative press continues to attack the Clintons like this, there's NO WAY Bill will get re-elected in 1996.

I'd also get that goiter checked out, if I were him.

dlauthor said...

Once again, Tinshley, put down the cooking sherry and listen up. If you're going to do a week-long repetition of the same talking point with minimal changes (and we know you are), you use "in other news" in the first strip, i.e., Monday's. You don't wait until Tuesday, you sozzled lackwit.

deepbeep said...

Oh my god, who beat up Bill Clinton?! He looks like Frank Mir after Brock Lesnar used his face as a punching bag for 2 rounds.

Ducky is Right said...

LOLOLOL Everyone hated the 90s, AMIRITE?!?!

Frank Stone said...

So "Hillary is busy saying 'the rich' aren't taxed enough", eh, Brucie? What, no "*Fox News"? That IS what you usually do when serving up a "quote" like this, isn't it?

Maybe next, Brucie can tell us how he helped oust the Clintons from the White House by voting for George W. Bush, like Victoria Jackson did.

WV: Cohugg: How Brucie orders quahogs at the bar, e.g., "Gimme a cohugg!"

Bill the Splut said...

The "rich"? Does he mean Clinton wants to tax the poor and middle class? What, should she say "super-uber-zillionaire Scrooge McDuck-like rich"?

I suppose that he has to use scare quotes, as the only people against taxing rich people are the rich people. But Bruce is merely saying what a "sober" person would.

exanonymous said...

Ah, good old Mallard Fillmore, defender of the rich. I'm sure one of these days, they'll let you into their exclusive club.

Just like North Korea.

Kaitlyn said...

I think the modern Republican party wants everyone to think they're rich - and rich in money, so they will be taxed to death. (But even with higher tax rates in the past, the rich still remained rich! WTF man.)

I remember "Joe the Plumber" saying he wasn't rich, but *he could be* so don't tax millionaires, that would be cruel!

That's why "rich" is in scare quotes - Hillary meant the really wealthy itty bitty percent, Ducko means all real Americans who aren't on welfare.

This shit pisses me off - you're voting against your economic interests because... because... well I forgot why. But so wrong.

And what does Bill Clinton have to do with anything? How could he do anything? Isn't he some "ambassador of goodwill" or whatever, making speeches and being more liberal now that he's not president (as usual).

The drunk "jokes" were funny once, but seriously - did he just ignore everything Bush did, unless it was too "liberal"? So we went from the hell of the Clinton administration to terrorists are gonna kill us to Obama's going to kill us?

And I said this on Twitter, but WTF is wrong with America? Are we the only country that thinks debt can be paid for with fairy dust?

Or just the only ones that gives these illogical people a voice?

They screech about "personal responsibility" - "Anyone can get a job!" "Don't have kids if you can't afford them! (but no abortions and/or BC)"

So why can't the government take fiscal responsibility through taxes?

If I were rich during the Bush administration, I'd find out just how much I'd gotten through them and donate it to charities.

But I'm getting really close to socialist. I think. But I'm young, once I enter the job market and the government STEALS from me, then I'll be conservative, just you watch! (as I use the streets and sit in the public park making speeches - while being protected by police)

I just wish that what came out of paychecks that goes to insurance companies went to a NHS or whatever - so you get the same amount out, only you don't have to pay higher and higher copays. And you know that if you lose your job, you won't have to choose between food and medicine.

BTW - if all goes well for me (well not, "well" because I'll still be sick), I'll be getting a pittance from Social Security for disability. It's invisible, and I'm young - so I'm "faking" and "stealing" form you guys. Just a warning!

Oh, I just went off on taxes.

But still WTF with the Bill thing? He doesn't have the power! Wouldn't it be deja vu all over again if it were Obama?

Kaitlyn said...

Ducky Is Right - Have you seen some of the clothing from Clinton's first term?


And the '80s hangover.

Of course we hate the '90s!

WV - You say "cratoto," I say "this comic is a waste of space."

Toots McGee said...

So we went from the hell of the Clinton administration to terrorists are gonna kill us to Obama's going to kill us?

Brilliantly distilled*, Kaitlyn.

*not a drunk joke. (I'm a little bored with 'em myself.)

Kip W said...

So it was Victoria Jackson who voted Clinton out of office after he finished his two four-year terms. Good to know.