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  1. libsmasher

    libsmasher said, 10 months ago

    @Genome Project

    Math doesn’t approve of the budget. Due to not making meaningful cuts, we are guaranteeing a spectacular future economic crash- you do understand that when you’re borrowing money to pay interest that things generally don’t end well, right? Liberals weren’t content with ‘tax and spend’ so they went to ‘borrow and spend.’ And now they point to the stock market bubble as if it means anything. If you think the 0 administration has been bad so far, you ain’t seen nothing’ yet!

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, 10 months ago

    The good news is that for the first time since Obama took office the US government has a budget.
    .
    The bad news is that for the Nth time since this nation was formed the US government has a bloated, wasteful, excessive, and unpayable budget.

  3. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 10 months ago

    It is true, the scary thing is, I have tried to find some sort of list of what non-government groups get money from the government and have come up empty.

    If anybody knows of one, please let me know.

  4. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @libsmasher

    Hey, Smasher. ‘liberals not content with tax and spend’? Um, I’m one of ‘em, and I’d be quite happy with tax and spend….the reason we have to borrow is because the cons refuse to allow those who have way more than they need to be taxed….

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 10 months ago

    @libsmasher

    Borrow-and-spend actually really took off under Mr. Reagan. Liberals had nothing to do with that policy, except to allow Mr. Reagan and both Bushes (GWB was far more willing than his dad) to do this to us. Of course, we were assured that deficits don’t matter.

    There are plenty of problems we can blame on liberals. Borrow and spend is not one of them.

    Although borrow-and-spend is far more dangerous in the long run than tax-and-spend, the problem is spending.

    We could spend less. No one debates that. But, no matter who cuts what, jobs will be lost, and no one wants to be known as a person who increases joblessness.

    Both parties share the blame, Republicans have painted themselves into a corner. By insisting that they are out for smaller government, they are laying the groundwork for cuts in programs/departments/etc. However, by doing so, they will be creating more joblessness. Since power is more important than anything else, and since one of the main sources of power to their base is how badly the democrats have managed the job market, they cannot have their fingerprints on any job-cutting initiative. So they talk big and act small, by cutting benefits for those who are either jobless, or who are in crappy jobs.

    Democrats, on the other hand, have been hammered on the state of the job market since we started hemorrhaging jobs in September 2008. They take the blame while the Republicans continue the “laser-like focus on jobs” that has been going so swimmingly, so they will not take the lead in cutting jobs, either.

    So, the spending continues, we wring our hands, and do nothing. And we accept the lie that even 9% of the population supports our current Congress.

    Vote against incumbents. It’s our only hope. We cannot do worse.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 10 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    And how often have I commented you stated opinion as fact. When you were complaining about someone who’s only sin was disagreeing with you.

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 10 months ago

    @I Play One On TV

    “Borrow-and-spend actually really took off under Mr. Reagan. Liberals had nothing to do with that policy, except to allow Mr. Reagan and both Bushes (GWB was far more willing than his dad) to do this to us. Of course, we were assured that deficits don’t matter”.

    Your are right but did we not start spending the surplus under LBJ and the last was spent in the first few months of the Reagan admin.

    Changing our ways was blocked by Tip O’Neal because we never had a Republican house in those days.

    If we cut back on government jobs could not the private market take up the slack, it is more efficient then government.

  8. Hamstersbane

    Hamstersbane said, 10 months ago

    @magicwalnut

    How is it ANYONE’S business how much money someone has or makes?

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Simple fact “Reaganomics” IS equal to “borrow and spend, then borrow again”, not “budgeting”. It’s interesting that “conservatives” favor MORE spending on things that kill people, destroy the planet’s environment (let alone at home), endanger health programs, and basically screw the middle class, and below, but profit enormously the top 1% and corporate (federally subsidized) profits. Yep, that “pig out” spending is all Democrats fault.

  10. eugene57

    eugene57 said, 10 months ago

    @Nantucket19

    “Borrow and spend started with Bush giving tax cuts while starting two wars.”
    Weeellll, try Reagan cutting taxes and then spending on everything everyone wanted to get what he wanted. Tho he did raise taxes a few times to keep deficit from getting away from him. (but not enough)

  11. eugene57

    eugene57 said, 10 months ago

    @jack75287

    “Your are right but did we not start spending the surplus under LBJ
    There was a police action that was being paid for.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    52% goes to all aspects of the military, 48% goes to everything else.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    Borrow and spend is an easier way of hiding the costs than tax and spend.

  14. libsmasher

    libsmasher said, 10 months ago

    And again, the proof is here for all to see. Even in cartoon comments, we have liberals calling for income redistribution and unanimously blaming past Republican presidents. LOL! The idiot in the White House can do no wrong, somehow, to the Kool-Aid drinkers. How I wish that low-information voters would do some research to see where the economic numbers have gone under the community organizer’s presidency. And I will never understand how certain people believe they have a right to what other people have earned- this used to be called theft, its proper name.

  15. eugene57

    eugene57 said, 10 months ago

    @libsmasher

    You are showing proof of your lack of critical thinking skills and comprehension.

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