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Gary Varvel

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  1. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 2 years ago

    He should have gone with the War Shrub approach of be afraid, be very afraid.

  2. druber61

    druber61 said, over 2 years ago

    Contrast with Dubya who couldn’t think of a single mistake or error made during his presidency. You would think Obama would be praised for acknowledging there is more work to be done.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It isn’t just not being able to change EIGHT years of stupidity caused damage, but nearly 30 years of disaster called “Reaganomics”, with the last four year years of contemptible opposition, for a NOT “loyal opposition” in the House majority, and Senate (filibustering) “minority”.

    That is why it’s important, maybe more so, to get rid of those in Congress unwilling to work across aisles, for what is good for those across this nation.

  4. jamnarama

    jamnarama said, over 2 years ago

    FALSE! He’s asking for a ‘continuance’; because he got the economy out of the hole Bush put it in, and he’s got it going in the right direction. No president in 4 years could have fixed everything Bush broke. i.e. 4.1 million jobs added in the last 2+ years, housing prices going back up, more manufacturing output, etc,etc.

  5. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It took the nincompoop 8 years to destroy the country, how about giving Obama 8 years to fix it?

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago


    You are spinning the lie since he said “you didn’t build the roads, the schools, trained the teachers” and you didn’t. No one is “self made” in a vacuum. That is one of Ayn Rand ’s myths.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago


    The reason Gitmo wasn’t closed is that first there was “no plan” to close it, then the money was there and then it wasn’t. Then the politics of obstruction from the GOP got revved up.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago


    Over $2 trillion is that what was put back on the books that GWB took off them. That and Paul Ryan signed on to $6 trillion more so you see where that number came from.

  9. cdward

    cdward said, over 2 years ago

    In contrast to the “Mission Complete” fiasco of the previous administration.

  10. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    A lot of that debt was the result of Bushy’s tax cuts which the Reeps in congress would not let go of and held hostage in exchange for the payroll tax cut.

  11. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    750,000 jobs a month for Bush the Nincompoop. Obama has a lot of catching up to do.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Gitmo should have closed three years ago, moving the prisoners to “super max” prisons if necessary, and yes, the “Bush tax cuts” should have ended in Obama’s first year in office, but Congress (NO, the Dems NEVER HAD TOTAL CONTROL) notably all the Repblicons and “blue dogs” stood in the way on both!

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    ^As opposed to an “advisor” who got us into TWO totally unnecessary wars? Oh, right, the lady with a tanker named after her had noting to do with oil. (I heard they changed the name of the ship, embarrassed?)

  14. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    That’s not how an “incomplete” works, Gary. The Republicans are asking for a do-over — they claim they won’t fail this time the way they did the last time.

    Obama is saying that you can’t clean up the Bushevik mess in just three and a half years. And that’s a sensible claim. The idea that letting them take another crack at enriching themselves will help the rest of us — that’s just stupid. No do-overs for the greedy clowns who got us into this disaster.

  15. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 2 years ago

    TIGGER: Do you never read the links I post? They’re from the Treasury Department, you know: Debt to the Penny

    Bush added $6 Trillion to the debt in his 8 years, not $10 Trillion. Obama has thus far added 4 Trillion through 3 years. By the end of his first term— and bear in mind these are Fiscal Years which run from 10/1 thru 9/30— the debt will be $17 Trillion. He will have added 5 Trillion thru 4 years. That is 5/6 of what Bush added in 8 years in only 4. Close enough for someone to say Obama is adding to the debt nearly twice as fast as Bush. (PS: It doesn’t matter whether Obama wins re-election or not. The debt through 9/30/13 belongs to him.)

    ERYX said “Under Obama ALL of the private sector jobs have been reclaimed.”

    While you are correct that TIGGER’s figures are imaginary, so are yours. We are still 500,000 jobs in the hole since Obama took office. This doesn’t take into account that we (U.S) need to add 160,000 jobs PER MONTH just to keep up with population growth and break even. That is why the Labor Participation Rate is at 30 year lows, and the number of males in the Labor Participation Rate hasn’t been this low since just after WWII.

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

    CNN Fact Check: About the 4.5 Million Jobs

    “The public jobs that were lost because the stimulus was underfunded have not.”

    First of all, it is not the Federal Government’s job to fund State and Local employees.Second of all, Government Employee Unemployment is the lowest (at 5/1%) of any of 17 Job Categories.

    Unemployment Drops to 5.1 Percent—For Government Workers; Lowest Among All Industries

    NIGHT-GAUNT said “Over $2 trillion is that what was put back on the books that GWB took off them.”

    This is incorrect. If you look at the Office of Management and Budget’s “Income and Expense Ledger”, you will find 3 columns, “On Budget”, “Off Budget” and “Total”. Whether you put the cost of the war “on budget” (as Obama supposedly does) or “off budget” (remember the “Special Appropriations” votes Congress had every few months), they both wind up in the “Total” column, and this makes up the year’s deficit (or surplus). Accountants do not simply disregard money spent simply because they were not “On Budget” when they add up the cost of doing business for the year.

    Office of Management and Budget, Summary of Receipts, Outlays, and Surpluses or Deficits, 1789-2017 See pages 21-23

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