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Gary Varvel

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  1. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, over 3 years ago

    Where are o’s big ears on the chicken?

  2. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    About time that the war machine saw some cuts. Gotta trim that budget, don’tcha know. Or are you going to tell me that there’s no waste in the Department of Defense?

  3. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    Is that 3% of the annual spending total, or 3% of the $16 Trillion Economy?
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    the DOD “furloughs” are temporary, not actual “layoffs” and any “lost wages” will undoubtedly be recovered when the new CR is passedfor FY 2013.
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    What a Phony Democrat-Scare-Tactic to achieve another GOP “cave” to Dems’ “spend-spend-spend” policy.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Good God. We are NOT talking about spending less at all. We are talking cutting the deficit. The DEFICIT. That portion of spending that is GREATER THAN the amount of revenue.

    THE DEFICIT!!!!!!!

    Well, there are some legislators that seems to get it. They just returned BIG dollars to the treasury that they managed to save last year using common sense in their office staff and supply budget. Did the same thing the year before. And the one before that….

    Who?

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/21/rand-paul-writes-600k-check-us-treasury/

    Got to read the thing to get the other example. You won’t like him.

  5. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    Obama’s false claim to have already “cut” $2.5 trillion is based on counting the end of the Iraq & Afghanistan wars
    as “cuts”…not ethical accounting…because no funding was ever set up for the next 10 years for wars.
    Other false claims are based on lowering fundings 8 to 10 years in the future….unethical because each year the elected congress/prez decide annual spending.
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    EVERY YEAR THE GOVERNMENT SPENDS MORE and the DEFICITS grow bigger and the DEBT increases…since January 2009 the debt grew $6 trillion and CBO predicts the current $16.5 Trillion will be $20 Trillion in 2020.
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    are you all incompetent in mathematics?
    there have been NO CUTS in spending totals, annually.

  6. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Howie, get a grip. Defense spending was approx. 300 billion in 2000. Now it is 700 billion. Don’t you think we can take a whack at the DOD budget and use it somewhere else? We could even do something radical like pay down the deficit with the money.

  7. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 3 years ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    The Government should spend more every year, this does not come from increasing programs to make them more luxurious but to keep up with

    1. Inflation
    2. Population growth
    3. Demographics ( Medicare and Medicaid)

    Every department wants to cut inefficentcy, just as every company does. The issues of this are

    1. Inefficiency can be hard to spot, or hard to fix.
    2. Unlike private sector, the unfortunate part is that if a department under spends it will see major cuts next year, suffice to say this is detrimental. that said in an effort for politicians to boost image they want low estimates, hence the system will continue

    Additionally Since 2009 the deficit has gone down, not the debt but the deficit

    unless you think 1.4 > 1.3 but we are talking about math

    While funding in the future unfortunately can be used to poison the pot, ( The unethical aspect). It can be important to give long term warning so companies and individuals can adjust

  8. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Quipss

    “if a department under spends it will see major cuts next year, suffice to say this is detrimental.”


    Here’s a radical concept originally from another Libertarian: reward under budget funding and efficiency with bonuses! Oh, just like those evil business people. You want to know who can spot inefficiency in the government in a flash? A government worker!!! We reward inefficiency and redundancy, how about implementing a new attitude instead of accepting the status quo?

  9. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “please tell us how much is being wasted on the failed green energy companies in just four years.”


    I understand where your going with this and to a point I agree. While we are in this economic nightmare I contend we suspend pretty much any NEW technology investments unless there are programs already in existence that have been showing results or promise. I’m very much in favor of looking at funding programs and seeing how many originate on K street and are just sweetheart deals for lobbyists. Cut them alone and you save billions.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Yep. Point being there are no cuts in current spending only in the projected increase. God I wish I could print money….LOL

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Oh…yeah. Hey, we are not in a depression, not even a recession according to Obama and his finance guys. The recession ended in June 2009 and we have been booming ever since. Constant Job growth every month according to their numbers. So, since everything is going gangbusters there should be no problem in stopping the deficit spending.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129990734

    http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/gdp-growth

    So which is it dude? Depression or recovery?

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    OK here are some of your facts. From:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas

    “The primary greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere are water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone.”

    “Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the burning of fossil fuels has contributed to a 40% increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from 280 ppm to 397 ppm”

    “The major non-gas contributor to the Earth’s greenhouse effect, clouds, also absorb and emit infrared radiation and thus have an effect on radiative properties of the greenhouse gases”

    “The contribution of each gas to the greenhouse effect is affected by the characteristics of that gas, its abundance, and any indirect effects it may cause”

    When these gases are ranked by their direct contribution to the greenhouse effect, the most important are:

    Water vapor 36 – 72%
    Carbon dioxide 9 – 26%
    Methane 4 – 9%
    Ozone 3 – 7%

    Of course this is just one factor among many the contribute to temperatures going up. Will reducing the human contribution affect the outcome enough to offset the poverty that energy reduction would cause? Certainly so called “green” technology will not replace fossil fuels at this time. But then there are other ideas out there.

    http://nomorecocktails.com/post/2013/02/20/New-process-for-clean-burning-coal.aspx

    http://www.americanenergyindependence.com/recycleco2.aspx

    http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2008/01/S2P

  13. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    At best the economy is fragile certainly not robust. It wouldn’t take a lot to tip this economy back into a new recession. Be careful where you cut because it could be your job.

  14. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Would you please mail some of that global warming to me here in Massachusetts? Thanx…

  15. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Are you admitting that the Great One has led us into a ’D’epression?

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