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Chris Britt

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  1. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    Great message! And what will Mitt do? He says he will secure America’s values in the Middle East and around the world. But then he goes on to say, “he’ll do it with solemnity, without false pride but also firmly and actively”. And just to be sure, he’ll build fifteen new ships per year to reinforce the message. And it will all be done on a balanced budget without tax increases. You cannot trust this man. We’ve heard this before and it ends in collapse and disaster.

  2. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    @Gypsy8

    OK fine. Don;t trust Mitt.

    So tell me Gypsy8, what are Obama’s plans to get the debt paid off? No I’m not talking a bout his last promise to cut the “deficit” in half which he did not do but how does he propose to pay off the 16 trillion dollar debt?

    Right now this country has a revenue of about 2.7 trillion dollars and a “budget” (carried over from 4 years ago so it’s been this way for the entire term) of about 3.8 trillion dollars.

    That means we PLAN to spend 1.6 trillion dollars more than we make EVER YEAR.

    Cuts? well there are 38.5 billion dollars of cuts involved. REALLY?

    Now look at the rest of the world. Can you see any other country that has done this? What are they going through today?

    Again, what is Obama going to do? His plan is to continue on with the same thing he has done for the last 4 years. Running trillion dollar deficits and adding 6 trillion dollars to the debt.

    Talk about a plan that ends in “collapse and disaster”.

  3. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    There are three possible ways to reduce the national debt by eliminating the deficit. In simple terms you might be able to understand:

    1. Cut spending. Unfortunately, many of these programs serve vital needs – most people would agree eliminating the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force would have BAD consequences.

    2. Increase taxes. This has the unfortunate effect of reducing the disposable income of consumers, so the economy slows. (Paradoxically, cutting taxes does not necessarily result in an improved economy, hence the fallacy of the Bush Tax cuts).

    3. Increase the tax base. As the economy grows, more taxes are collected. There are two methods of doing this, both have demonstrated successes. The Clinton administration was able to eliminate deficit spending by a careful application of modest, targeted tax cuts AND the rapid increase in productivity of the digital revolution of the late 1990’s. And the Roosevelt administration was able to do it in the 1930’s by projects such as the CCC, WPA, and a number of other ‘alphabet’ programs that got people to work and able to spend money.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    The emphasis should have been on the “are” not the “you”.

    Have you no insight at all? Please review what what said and try again.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    @PlainBill

    Sure and I understand what you are saying. But you must stop spending more than you take in – however you plan it – and the balanced approach cuts and revenue increase works.

    However, you must start with a plan. A budget is that plan. The current administration has just adopted the budget that existed when they took office and has not addressed the need to lower expenses. Rather, they have maintained the status quo which entails deficit spending at approximately 40%.

    So what would you do? Would you put the 12 million unemployed on the government payroll? What jobs will you have them do? Which small businesses would you put out of business with that approach?

    No matter who is in charge if the debt is addressed honestly we will all have to sacrifice. Including the president. No more trips to spain for the wife and kids on taxpayer funded transportation. LOL

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    The cartoon stands on its own as a truth. It doesn’t matter what the candidates do. What are we going to do to order our elected officials to care for the old who served their country in one regard or another for so long. We also need to care for those who, because of race, poverty, illness, or abuse were unable to serve as much as some feel they should have. If you are only writing in these comment pages, if you never call, email, or send a handwritten letter to your elected officials, you are not participating, and you are not helping that old lady….or man…you will one day become.
    Respectfully, and getting old ;)
    C.

  7. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    You might as well have asked what would Obama AND Romney do to reduce the $16 trillion debt. The answer would be the same for both – ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. The $16 trillion debt will NEVER be paid off, at least not in the traditional way. It will not be paid off, or paid down for a combination of political and economic reasons.
    .
    I give you a hypothetical situation sometime in the future:
    The president calls a state of the union address to present the American people with some unpleasant news and to ask for their support.
    “My fellow Americans, it has come to my attention that the bond market is getting just a bit antsy about our gazillion dollar debt and nobody is willing to buy our cra.. er paper anymore. Furthermore, the Chinese are demanding repayment
    of $2 trillion annually on their loans until the entire debt is retired, saying that we’ve lived too long in our Fools Paradise, and it is time to start paying our way. Now, we all know how anal the Chinese and the bond traders are about these matters, but if we don’t comply, they will dump our cra… er bonds on the open market, where the price will drop to near zero and interest rates will rocket to never before seen levels. Now, those Commie traitors are not going to boss me around, so we’re only going to repay $1 trillion per year until the debt is retired. But to do so will require some rather stringent sacrifices by the military, and the American people in the areas of health care, education, social services, infrastructure, and a few other trivial areas that basically only affects what we eat, drink, and breathe.
    Furthermore blah, blah, blah….. And God bless the troops defending our freedoms, and God bless America.
    .
    Seriously, is any president going to come up with a budget that requires sacrifice by the American voters to retire debt to the Chinese? Not a chance, unless he wants a short political career.
    .
    I have more confidence in Obama taking a more sustainable path, but that’s another story.

  8. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The cartoon is right, our priorities are upside down.

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Rome at its end was a Bread and Circus empires who expended its wealth on wars and self indulgence. Its own armies turned on it long before the ‘barbarians’ came in. We are still a great nation, but we do not have great leaders in our legislatures…national or state..in quantity or quality to set aside the issues on which we disagree in order to fix the things we can agree upon. For instance, a bill that would have given more money to US embassies and consulates worldwide, including the one in Libya, was filibustered in the senate because it was coupled with other legislation the Republicans and some Democrats opposed. Another good argument for a line item veto. That would really make the buck stop at the president’s desk.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  10. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    Old people have the most experience pulling themselves up by their bootstraps.

  11. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 3 years ago

    If not mistaken she can go into a retirement home on medicare. two If they would get all the dead beats off the free ride there would be more left to help the ones that realy need it.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Ok Doc I’ll do the simple one for you.

    Your comment alluding to the US being “like” Nero fiddling while Rome burns. You capitalized the word you directing the comment a Bruce rather than the USA. Had you capitalized are then one could have assumed that the word you was used in the collective and meant the USA in total and that yes indeed the USA is fiddling while the country burns.

    As for the rest of it, you should listen to Romney and not the pundits telling you what he “means”. If you did you could see that his plan is based on a bipartisan effort to reduce spending with all waste and unnecessary programs on the table for reduction or elimination.

    But go ahead a fill your mind with the big bird mantra.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Doc for once quit being obtuse. Read this:

    www.coburn.senate.gov/ public/ 6946d43b-bccf-4579-990e-15a763532b40.html

    http://www.mittromney.com/

    And pay attention at the next debate.

  14. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Would really like to talk to you in a less trollridden comment board my Tyrannical friend.
    Why do we disagree on more things than those on which we do agree?
    Because most of the focus goes to the topics on which we can’t agree because of religious or cultural paradigms. We want to live downstream and downwind from industries without worrying about our water, but instead of the media focuses on abortion and gay marriage.
    We want to drive on safe roads, cross safe bridges, and pass through safe tunnels, but instead of pointing out on a daily basis colored maps where these things are needed, we get colored graphs about poll numbers and debate on swing states. I can continue, but I think I’d be teaching the professor.
    CNN briefly had a ‘town hall’ hour, where people visiting their studio had a chance to ask questions and give opinions. We need more forums in which we can talk about those things we agree upon. More ppl vote on So You Think America’s Got Idols(Couldn’t get voice and x factor in to that) than they do for their elected officials. Election day needs to be a day off. News organizations must give us the NEWS that candidates are lying when they are. But if you call enough repubs liars, they won’t show up on MSNBC and the same with Dems and Fox. As long as media is competing for access instead of holding the accessible and inaccessible to the truth, we are crippled. The modern media news outlet would NEVER allow Edward Murrow to take McCarthy to task as he did. The McCarthy’s of our day, and they exist on both sides of the aisle, are safe from the level of scrutiny that brought down McCarthy and helped bring about Civil Rights.
    I liked Cain too. But I kind of put him in the same boat as Gingrich in that I felt Newt, who I don’t like, wasn’t running for president as much as he was preselling his next book. I didn’t know if Cain REALLY wanted to be president or if he just wanted the advertising.
    As far as bills go- there should be an all encompassing sentence stating what the purpose and intent of the law is to be as a way to pre close loopholes people might want to put in it. This bill is to keep the waterway clean, anything that dirty’s this waterway is against this law.
    I am an idealisic pessimist, and a very cynical optimist and I have the Myer’s Briggs Personality indicator to prove it. ;)
    Take care gentle tyrant.
    C.

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Just how lazy are you Prof? You could do a little work and search for it yourself.

    But being a liberal you are used to having everything handed to you so….

    Which one returned an error? I’ll try to find another avenue.

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