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Gary Varvel

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  1. libsmasher

    libsmasher said, about 3 years ago

    Truly brainwashed low-information voters will ignore this, and all the other lies and failures. Of course, they’ll still make believe it’s Bush’s fault…

  2. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 3 years ago

    Congress makes the budget.

  3. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, about 3 years ago

    Obama, “Anything that I have said in the past is an oblivious lie made up by Republicans and conservatives in an attempt to discredit me and show me as incompetent.”

  4. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    The first and ninth panel is virtually the same statement. Your Kool-Aid vintage 2006 must really be keeping you buzzed for how fuzzy you see things. It’s amazing how blind you are.

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    Truly disappointing. I wonder how different this would have sounded had Mr. Romney won the election and made good on his promises to cut taxes while significantly boosting military spending.

    Two bad candidates. One of them had to win. Deal with it. We survived 8 years of Dubya; we’ll survive 8 years of Obama.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    All true.

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    De-regulation was in 06.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago


    Be careful he will call you a racist.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Ok then why raise it.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    The need to raise the debt limit signifies a failure of the federal government to get its house in order. It has to happen, if for no other reason than to keep our interest rate from rising due to credit downgrade, which will surely happen if either (or both) the debt limit is not raised or the government is shut down.

    It is well past time for all involved to put aside party politics, posturing, and blame, and do the work that they were elected to do. This has happened way too often and the can is just continually kicked down the road.

    The only way to rein in spending is to examine who’s spending what, determining how much (if any) spending should be cut in that department/agency/etc. If so, the hard part comes: what gets cut, who loses, and what are the consequences to the country at large.

    For instance, Medicaid just reduced payments for an eye exam by about $20 each in Virginia. The upside: costs are lower. The downside: more doctors will refuse to participate, with more needy people ending up in the emergency room as a result. At this time, there is not a single eye surgeon in my area who will see a Medicaid patient, regardless of need. Net savings or loss?

    The biggest surprise(?) is that there are too many people (directly and indirectly) on the government payroll. Some people will have to lose their jobs. In this economy, no one is willing to be the one to cut jobs, even if this will benefit us in the long run. So no one will do anything, because keeping their position is far more important than serving their country. And that means they are not worthy of re-election. Remember that when you decide to throw your bum back in on election day. He/she may be good for your district in terms of pork, but are his/her policies helping the nation, or just your district? And what’s more important to your children and theirs?

  11. Tim Culberson

    Tim Culberson said, about 3 years ago

    “investor class” Sounds like you have no investments and are upset that someone has more than you do.
    We do have to pay out debts, but without borrowing more money other non-essential services have to be cut. Take an economics class and you will understand that money is finite.

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    @Tim Culberson

    Amen brother.

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Sorry it took so long to find this for you. The first comment in 2006 was in March by then Senator Obama.

    But lying for President Obama just because he black, well:

  14. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 3 years ago

    The deficit has dropped 60% since 2009.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    What has really raised our debt ceiling, for decades? Wars.

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