Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy

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  1. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Typical McCoy: exaggerated & backwards. The debt limit is to pay for spending that the House GOP did, in fact, already approve. They are acting like people that refuse to pay the credit card bill when it comes due, with potentially similar results.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 3 years ago

    By imposing the “Hastert” rule, the House Republicans are preventing a full House vote. After the stoppage they claim not voting is undemocratic. They have the right term; they’re applying it hypocritically. Blocking a vote involving their colleagues, the entire House of Representatives, is both suppression and disenfranchisement. It is a form of tyranny by the minority.

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    Barry promised he welfare-healthcare bill would “only” cost taxpayers 900 bIllion the first few years.
    Now the CBO reports that it will cost us 2.6 Trillion.

  4. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Fox News Lies.

    CBO and JCT’s current projection of the budgetary impact of the ACA’s coverage provisions is $1,363 billion over the 2014–2023 period. That amount represents an increase of $40 billion from the February 2013 estimate of $1,323 billion. This does not include the Medicare changes that are supposed to offset the cost of the ACA.

    The truth is that delaying the employer mandates is driving up the cost. Maybe the House GOP should’ve addressed that instead of shutting down the government.

  5. Armitage72

    Armitage72 said, almost 3 years ago

    Trying to reduce government spending by not raising the debt limit is like thinking you can reduce your household spending by refusing to order new checks from your bank.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Obama just wants a credit card with no limit so he can go spending like Paris Hilton on meth at Neiman Markus!

  7. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, almost 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    That’s still $1.3 trillion they didn’t approve and the people didn’t want, completely invalidating your first post. Instead of trimming the $200 billion a year from the budget/deficit in duplicative and wasteful spending (y’know, the stuff Simpson-Bowles found and Obama discarded because it didn’t fit his ideology), we added $130-140 billion a year. That’s a net swing of adding $330 billion a year to our debt, none of which the Republicans have a hand in.

    I’m not saying they are innocent in the concept of running up debt, but to label it their fault, especially these last 5 years? You full of crap. They’re the only ones who have been trying to apply the brakes to federal spending these last 5 years, when all the Democrats want to do is increase spending. Care to address the truth of the matter instead of using the same old bogeyman of the Republicans?

  8. Incredulous

    Incredulous said, almost 3 years ago

    @Armitage72

    Let’s see… if I have only enough cash to meet my current expenses, no checks, and my credit cards are maxed out??? Regardless of my good looks, I won’t be upping my spending. What’s your point?

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    Hope John Boehner sticks it out.

  10. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 3 years ago

    It should be more “I refuse to pay this bill until my neighbor gives me everything I demand”.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    @Incredulous

    “Let’s see… if I have only enough cash to meet my current expenses, no checks, and my credit cards are maxed out??? Regardless of my good looks, I won’t be upping my spending. What’s your point?”

    I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but I agree that if we could stop spending, we could reduce our borrowing. So, it’s just a question of what we choose to reduce spending on. How about the thousands of tanks that we just authorized building, so that they can go out to the Nevada desert with 2000 other brand-new tanks we’ll never use? Do we really need to spend that money, just to employ people in Ohio?
    How about “Star Wars” missile defense “shield”, which has never passed any reliability tests, but consumes hundreds of billions? How about charging the going rate for agribusiness to graze their cattle on federal land, instead of offering it for pennies on the dollar?

    If we want to reduce spending, we certainly can. But until our “representatives” do their jobs, our costs will continue to go up, and we’ll have to raise the debt ceiling.

    When someone gets serious about reducing unnecessary spending, maybe our circumstances will change. I don’t see this happening, though; not from either side.

  12. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    “When someone gets serious about reducing unnecessary spending, maybe our circumstances will change. I don’t see this happening, though; not from either side.”
    .
    BAM! You hit the nail on the head with a sledgehammer.

  13. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 3 years ago

    Uncle Joe said “Typical McCoy: exaggerated & backwards. The debt limit is to pay for spending that the House GOP did, in fact, already approve.”
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    The Debt “ceiling” is the total limit on what Government can borrow…..so they keep raising the limit to allow MORE BORROWING AND SPENDING.
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    To pay approved spending the Treasury and the Mint just print more dollars, thereby stealing from every American saver…from pensions…by nonstop reducing the value of the dollar….monetary inflation.

  14. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    During Bush’s tenure, the debt ceiling was raised 17 times. I’ll be you were pretty upset all 17 times.
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    Or was that not reported on Fox “news”?

  15. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    Amen brother!

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