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  1. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, about 1 year ago

    Typical factless cartoon from the halfwits on the Right. A little research shows Federal spending has been flat for the past 4 years. And a little more shows revenue has been increasing, so the deficit is decreasing. What we need is a little intelligence and get to work on reducing the national debt.

  2. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @PlainBill

    And if one does not quit borrowing money to pay interest on the money already borrowed, AND if one does nothing to limit the amount you spend, how do you propose to reduce the debt?

    Is it “intelligent” then to ignore the mounting debt and continue spending more than you make?

    And while I agree with closing loopholes in the tax code, shoot total reform into a fair tax would work for me where NO ONE gets ANY deductions other than the STANDARD ones, raising revenue will not fix the problem. What happened to the first tax increase? It was spent on an “emergency” spending bill over and above the budget. And if you are of the opinion that spending is not the problem then why would I give you the power to borrow more?

    pay me now or pay me later.

  3. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    @PlainBill

    To make your post easier to understand: EVERYTHING is related to the GDP, absolute numbers – as proposed by “Leader” Boehner – don’t matter and never have. A shame the GOP would exclude inflation!

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    And in terms relative to GDP the deficit is not that bad (compared with 1942, the last time you fought a two-front war). Yes, you need to get surplus to pay down the accrued debt, but even that debt is not as bad as Japan’s debt right now, relative to Japan’s GDP.

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    No clue? Start reading the New York Times, Paul Krugman is on there often…

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 1 year ago

    Deficits have been CUT IN HALF since Bush left office, and 2013 is projected to be lower than 2012 (which was lower than 2011). What a dumb cartoon. Deficits are not nearly the problem that joblessness is. And now the GOP is refusing to propose a way to avoid the sequester. Latest estimate is over one million jobs lost. How much do they think they have to punish Americans before they’ll start voting Republican?

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    OH NO you DIDn’t. Deficits have been cut in half. UH-HUH.

    let’s see. Obama said that Bush’s spending deficit of 500 billion in his first campaign was “unpatriotic”. Do you feel the same way?

    And yes. Obama promised to cut the “deficit” in half if he were elected.

    Now how did he do? I went here to compare and feel free to find another numbers place that will dispute my observations. I WILL be interested to see it.

    http://home.adelphi.edu/sbloch/deficits.html

    One chart presented the information this way:

    by fiscal year:
    2011-2012 Obama 1.224 trillion
    2010-2011 Obama 1.228 trillion
    2009-2010 Obama 1.651 trillion
    2008-2009 Bush/Obama 1.885 trillion
    2007-2008 Bush 1.017 trillion
    2006-2007 Bush 500 billion
    2005-2006 Bush 574 billion
    2004-2005 Bush 553 billion
    2003-2004 Bush 595 billion
    2002-2003 Bush 554 billion
    2001-2002 Bush 420 billion
    2000-2001 Clinton/Bush 133 billion

    So what I see is a “trend” for a steady increase in the deficit. Yes, it varies from year to year. Oscillates if you will a small percentage. Over all the trend is up and by all means tell me how these figures equate to Obama “cutting the deficit” in half. Even if you use the combined deficit that you say is all bush’s responsibility he failed. His deficit would have had to be 600 billion or less each year. At the risk of offending some and possibly you, and reminding you that some questions are rhetorical and are simply not meant to suggest any defect in your person, I must ask. Are you really this dense?

    OH and the other thing about jobs lost. I thought Obama had job growth every year and had “saved or created” millions on millions of jobs and the economy is booming so why are you concerned about jobs?

  6. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Actually, the polls show that the majority of Americans are NOT with “Stupid.” They’re just held hostage by the fact that Stupid has enough people in the Senate and House to prevent the legislation most Americans want. And enough hack cartoonists willing to put their brains on “hold” and churn out party-line cartoons.

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