Gary Varvel by Gary Varvel

Gary Varvel

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  1. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @SeaFox10

    Um, baby bush beat you to it. But deficits and debt didn’t matter when it was your party doing the partying did they?

  2. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    If only Cheney had been more clear. “Deficits don’t matter… so long as WE’RE in charge!”

  3. vburke

    vburke said, 12 months ago

    @SeaFox10

    Who controls the spending? Oh yeah, it’s the Republican House. There’s fail here and it’s not Obama.

  4. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, 12 months ago

    …let’s get out of the whole area.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 12 months ago

    We carried alot more weight than that during WW1 and WW2 and were stronger from the effort. If Congress had taken their laser focus on jobs and really worked to fix what is broke in the USA, we could do it again.
    Sadly, our own tribes of Republicans and Democrats are quite satisfied in the USA not winning at anything as long as the blame can be deflected and the “other side” doesn’t come out looking good.
    It’s pretty pathetic.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  6. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 12 months ago

    @vburke

    For the first 2 years of Obama the dems controlled the House and the Senate.And that’s when most of the spending took place.Obama spent more in the first couple of years then Bush did in 8.Their are dem controlled government websites with spending information on them and they are not hard to find.
    No spending bills from the Republican House get to the floor of the Democrat controlled Senate unless the dems agree.

  7. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 12 months ago

    Talking about the situation is doing something: it’s putting off the likelihood that Assad the Monster will gas his women and children again anytime soon. And THAT would have been one of the purposes, perhaps THE purpose, of a bombing. So maybe what we’ve gained from Obama’s caution is the most we could’ve gained anyway. That may not be enough for the Hate Barry Crowd, but it looks like significant to me. Just sayin’..

  8. TJ

    TJ said, 12 months ago

    So “hope and change” becomes “Cry HAVOC!”

    It there was ever a time to not do something but just stand there, this is it.

    And, can anyone explain who Bush being a **** is an excuse for Obama to be one?

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    While Varvel does raise a good point here, the “Syria” disc is much too large in proportion to problem and cost. Well, except the “ethical cost” of waging war on a country that has not attacked us.


    Best to let the Russian plan for removing the chemical weapons, and letting the International Criminal Court, that we have NOT ratified to support, handle the internal “issues” in Syria.


    It should be a wake-up call when our “enemies” keep coming up with more rational solutions than ours.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 12 months ago

    Put to much weight on one side…..

  11. Stipple

    Stipple said, 12 months ago

    Its not like the Saudi’s are going to fake another one with the world watching this closely.
    The problem of using chemicals is done, no cruise missiles were necessary.
    .
    Unless deterrence was never the intent?

  12. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @vburke

    “Who controls the spending? Oh yeah, it’s the Republican House. There’s fail here and it’s not Obama.”

    Now they’re going to tell you it’s all the Democrats fault because they controlled the House for the LAST two years of baby bush’ dominion. The difference there is the HoR passed the spending measure AND baby bush signed it. Here the republican controlled HoR can’t even get their budget out of their own house much less get it to President Obama for him to sign or veto. And before anyone says that Reid won’t bring any HoR bills to the floor, READ what you are expecting him to waste the Senate’s time on. Between all the “poison pills,” partisan soggy imaginings and republicans filibustering their own bills, why should Reid bring D.O.A. bills to the floor, then Congress might have to work more than 3 days a week and 9 days a month. The difference is, bush got to sign or veto the bills, because they were what he wanted. President Obama has yet to get a budget to sign. Regardless of whether he “submitted his budget as required by law” or not, it is the HoR that is responsible for initiating all spending bills, period. And you are right vburke, “There’s a fail(ure) here and it’s not Obama.”

  13. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @PAJ

    We’ll give you another day to complete your homework there PAJ, maybe with a little extra time you can get it right. Nothing I said was untrue. Unless you can prove it, with non-biased sources. Just like I am about to do to the LIAR Denis1112.

  14. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @denis1112

    “For the first 2 years of Obama the dems controlled the House and the Senate.And that’s when most of the spending took place.
    You are correct, the deficit has been trending down since the beginning of President Obama’s first term, and the worst of the recession left over from , GASP!, baby bush. And don’t forget that much of htat initial spending was also left over from king george’s regime.
    “Obama spent more in the first couple of years then Bush did in 8.
    LIE!
    “Their (sic) are dem controlled government websites with spending information on them and they are not hard to find.”
    Maybe you should use some of them then. I call you a liar because I have refuted this lie time and again and you RWNJs refuse to learn. I guess it’s just easier to believe the lie than to have to confront the truth. According to one of those evil dem controlled government websites, treasurydirect.gov on the first day of king george’s rule the federal debt, not the deficit, stood at $5.728 trillion. On the last day of baby bush’s regime the debt stood at $10.627 trillion. Of an increase of $4.899 trillion (all figures rounded to the nearest .001). In contrast on the President Obama’s inauguration day the debt stood at $10.627 trillion, on January 20, 2011 (2 year after inauguration) the federal debt stood at $14.056 trillion or an increase of $3.429 trillion. So not only are you wrong but you are a liar, because I have proven this time and again, you don’t even follow your own advice. And these figures don’t account for spending and debt increases caused by the previous admin’s budget or by fiscal years. The newly elected president doesn’t get to set his own spending agenda through his own budget for nearly 8 months after his inauguration. Add to baby bush’s free-spending ways the legacy costs of his policies and wars and you could credibly argue that president george w bush added more to the debt than ALL other presidents combined. And here is another tidbit of trivia for you regarding presidents and spending, it was saint Ronnie raygun who nearly tripled the national debt (increased it by 2.88 times). Does that make your head want to explode? I hope not, but figures don’t lie, and they are NOT kind to the republican’s dream world.

    “No spending bills from the Republican House get to the floor of the Democrat controlled Senate unless the dems agree.”
    Again here you don’t seem to learn the truth. You assert that it is the failings of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that won’t bring any HoR bills to the floor. READ what you are expecting him to waste the Senate’s time on. Between all the “poison pills,” partisan drenched dreams and republicans filibustering their own bills, why should Reid bring D.O.A. bills to the floor? Congress might have to work more than 3 days a week and 9 days a month.

  15. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @russell5419

    “I don’t, and I don’t have to rant on why, that is my business.”
    No really, do tell us…

    Just pokin’ fun. But I agree, I don’t see much public support and I too don’t want this country to get involved.

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