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  1. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 6 months ago

    We have been doing this for years….decades…..
    If only the slyster salesman could be eliminated…erased from this picture….
    Now, what should one’s debt limit be ?
    That is subject to debate……but, first, we must learn how to debate……
    Don’t ask me, I’ll just spew out some philosophy…..

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, 6 months ago

    What’s to negotiate? Just spend! It will help the economy!

  3. Steam  Vapor

    Steam Vapor said, 6 months ago

    I got no problem with raising or not raising the debt limit. Doesn’t matter to me at all. Just don’t go holding obamacare hostage. They’re separate.

  4. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 6 months ago

    The House appropriates money to bills. The Senate confirms it. The President signs it. At this point it becomes a law that will cost money. If it’s a good law it includes how it’s cost will be offset (pay as you go). But a lot of laws simply draw from the general fund.

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    This is the moment the money is SPEND, no matter whether there is enough money in that fund or not. So, at the end of the year you have to do one of two things: you either raise TAXES (or generate revenue in other ways) or you LOAN money from investors, international or domestic.

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    If you DON’T do one of those two things you will not be able to pay your bills. And if that happens no one will invest into you anymore. You will be a deadbeat, a pariah, a banana republic.

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    I am German. If even ME, MYSELF AND I can understand these simple facts, then why, oh why, can nobody on Faux News or Drudge, in the GOP or now even Mr. Danziger, a man i revere! How can it be that a politician with a law degree from Yale knows less about your system of governance than some guy from Frankfurt?

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    This has NOTHING to do with getting a new car. The better analogy would be to quickly borrow $100 from your neighbor in order to keep the repo-man from towing away the car YOU’VE BOUGHT MONTHS EARLIER!!!

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    The “debt llimi” is a fairly recent “law”, and used as a blackmail to push all kinds of things through, usually by Republicans when in the minority. They never have problems with wasting ever more money on “defense” projects for junk that doesn’t work, or starting more wars!!


    It isn’t the cost of a car that bothers me, but the cost of buying still more tanks the Army says they don’t want or NEED! And of course, the Air Farce loves to buy airplanes that are less reliable than the Wright Flyer! Our most reliable aircraft remains the B-52, designed and some built in the 1950’s! What does that say about defense contracts that make the government (taxpayers) pay for R & D with open ended “budgets”, rather than corporations putting up THEIR DIME to make a product that works, and only THEN selling it??

  6. lifebyc

    lifebyc said, 6 months ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Well said. It’s not time for “debate.” It’s not time for “compromise.” That’s a Republican smoke screen. They already debated, compromised (can’t admit they lost) and ALREADY PASSED a budget. Now it’s time to pay for it. They’ve eaten dinner, and now want to skip out on the check.

  7. Mad4U

    Mad4U said, 6 months ago

    Clearly, the cartoonist does not understand what the debt limit is. It is to pay for things you already bought. The character should not buy the car if he cannot afford it but if he already bought it he needs to make the payments.

  8. tiredofit

    tiredofit said, 6 months ago

    The problem with this cartoon is the point at which the car is sold. In your cartoon the gentleman has yet to buy the car, and is considering going further into debt to get it.

    But in the real world the Congress has already passed the spending bills, the items and/or services have already been received, and the House GOP is simply refusing to pay what it owes for services rendered/ items received.

    So we’re more at the point where the monthly bill is due and the guy who bought the car refuses to send in the check to pay for it — and the repo dudes are hiding in the corner waiting to take the car back and ruin the entire family’s lives.

  9. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 6 months ago

    No, no, no. The correct analogy is he already bought it and now he needs to borrow more money to pay it off.

  10. Dogger55

    Dogger55 said, 6 months ago

    @pirate227

    Exactly. If you want to control debt, do not use your credit card. The GOP policy is the same as loading up the card and refusing to pay the bill. That only increases your debt, especially when you get hit with fees and interest rate increases.

  11. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    No, No. That’s Bushes clunker that he paid for with a credit card. The bill plus interest keeps coming due every month until it’s paid off.

  12. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 months ago

    No one, not even Danziger, understands what’s going on.


    The US is unique. It is the only nation that has all its debts in its own sovereign currency. Other nations, like Europe, have their debts in Euros, NOT their sovereign currency.


    Those nations that have a sovereign currency find that lenders won’t lend them money in their sovereign currency, which they can devalue, but insist on ‘hard currency’.


    But the US has all its sovereign debt in its own sovereign currency, which it can legally print, and print enough to pay all its sovereign debts, all perfectly legally. And no one can complain.


    Except the Republican House, which is complaining because it’s a Democratic government.


    The US has passed into law that it must spend $4 for every $3.50 it must take in as tax revenue. No problem with that since it can print the money. But it also passed into law that it cannot have a deficit of more than $16.999999 trillion. Which is a contradiction.


    Logicians HATE contradictions. If there’s a contradiction, everything is false.


    But there it is. And no one has a plan except to demand complete capitulation by the other side.


    Under the circumstances, as good a plan as any.

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    It’s good to remember that Republicans invaded Iraq and Afghanistan without paying for it through offsets OR increased revenue.
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    They also voted for the Bush Tax Cuts, which compounded the problem. They followed that with Medicare Part D, again, unpaid for and the Bush stimulus again not paid for, to no one’s surprise.
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    Now, Republicans demand that the country NOT pay for what has been voted into law.
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    Evidently, the Patriotic Republicans really, really want to damage the credit rating of the United States. Again.

  14. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    The car will be obsolete and worthless by the time its paid off.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    ^They just keep sticking their fingers in the socket and flipping the switch, to see if something different happens, just like their attempts to repeal the ACA, 43 and counting?

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