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Clay Bennett

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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    There is something vaugely wrong with portraying Obama in whiteface…

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 1 year ago

    You think OBAMA got flattened? I’m guessing the RepubliCons dropped 3 million votes, nationwide, net, on that expensive and irritating financial charade. And I shall look for the Virginia governor’s and New Jersey senator’s elections to set the trend, both in a matter of days, people, DAYS.

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Enoki

    So, Enoki, do you think the government shutdown is a good thing or a bad thing?
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    Your fellow Fox “news” viewers cannot seem to formulate a response. Can you?

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    @braindead08

    Shutting down portions of it is likely a good thing. The whole hasn’t been shut down starting with exempted services and then extended to other things that the executive branch has decided to continue to operate.
    But, aside from that, on the whole shutting down the government isn’t a good thing. That Obama and Reid as the Democrat leadership chose to pick a unilateral and inflexible postion initially (ie., "There is nothing to negotiate we will accept only a clean bill) while the Republicans wanted certain exceptions made it inevidable. With the continuing resolution a inflexible position is nearly irrelevant as it is a temporary measure until an actual budget is passed.
    The only problem with that is that for almost all of Obama’s tenure in office the government has operated without a budget. This is largely due to the incompetence of Obama on economic matters and to a lesser degree the intrangence of the two parties to come to an agreement on a budget.

  5. Subversive

    Subversive said, about 1 year ago

    You’re either with U.S. or you’re with the tea party

  6. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 1 year ago

    Does anyone miss scott frietas?

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @cjr53

    No.

  8. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @cjr53

    No, ansonia seems to have filled that void somewhat.

  9. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, about 1 year ago

    True, the republicans who run the House, whence come all financial bills, MUST learn to control their spending. Doubt it, though. They have to buy their voters with all that pork.

  10. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, about 1 year ago

    @ansonia

    “The debt ceiling is there to remind us to keep spending under control. "
    Every time I reach my limit on M/C and Visa I just call the bank and say raise my limit. I pay M/C with Visa and Visa with M/C no problem

  11. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 1 year ago

    @arsonia: “Guessing” means guessing, not statistics, and I’m writing here as an angry ex Republican. You want some stats though, there are plenty around. This foul two-week waste of time, money and US prestige was spurred by the ACA, right? Well, the Government Accountability Office found that prices for cardiac implantable medical devices in the United States vary (state to state, extortion business to extortion business) by several thousand dollars. And even the LOWEST-priced devices in the United States are expensive compared with those in other developed countries. According to the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, the US spends about 50 PERCENT more than expected on the top five medical devices, compared with Europe and Japan. McKinsey calculates that this amounts to $26 BILLION in excessive spending each year. Medicare, private health insurers and patients end up paying that money.
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    So what were the RepubliCons clawing after in the hours before their capitulation? Right. To keep the 26 BILLION over-charge in the hands of their few “loyal supporters,” at everyone else’s expense.
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    If the truth gets told (instead of the Fox Rush “News”), my 3 million guess will be low.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Simple fact: the “debt” has continued to increase, in large part due to INTEREST PAYMENTS, many to U.S. BANKS! Another fact: the “DEFICIT” has been coming DOWN since Obama took office, inheriting "W"’s bills the first couple years in fact.

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    and @ansonia
    ‘Give up, no one will ever fall into your trap.’
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    Why is it a trap? Because an honest answer is embarrassing?
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    Enoki, at least, formulated an answer. Despite some hedging and deflecting blame from the TSE Party toward Obama, he stated that it was a bad thing.
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    You and Ansonia, on the other hand, won’t take a position. You both are enthusiastic about expressing hatred of Obama, stating that whatever closes down was Obama’s choice and it was done to hurt people.
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    As if closing a memorial was causing maximum pain for people.
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    Whatever site Rafael Cruz and Sarah Palin showed up at, well, that would have been ‘Obama causing pain for people’.
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    Many Republicans ran on a platform of shutting down the government. Fox “news”, and therefore Fox “news” viewers, cheered them on the whole time.
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    Then, when they succeeded in shutting down the government, it was somehow Obama’s fault. And Obama was causing people pain by closing parts of the government that inconvenienced someone who wanted to visit a park or a monument.
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    And don’t worry. In three months, you’ll have another chance to refuse to answer one more time.

  14. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ansonia

    “Our motto should be what JFK said: “It’s not what your country can do for you, it’s what you can do for your country.” We are doomed if we don’t get back to this.”
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    In the primaries of the last presidential election, Republican Rick Santorum repeated that quote and said it made him sick.

  15. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, about 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    TROUT, in 2009 Obama spent $850 Billion on his (failed) Stimulus, $400 Billion on the second half of TARP and bailed out the auto industry. This is now the baseline/benchmark for Democrats to say Obama has lowered the deficit, as if we were going to spend a Trillion and a Half in emergency stimulus spending each year in perpetuity. Pure nonsense.

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