Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Over 2/3 of the glass was filled by Republican administrations, tax breaks, and wars. Glub, indeed.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    Riiiiight………
    The debt is high because taxes aren’t high enough and we shouldn’t have gone into Afghanistan after 9/11 to take out the Taliban and Al Queda. Ok got it.

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    We should have gone into Afghanistan and we did.
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    We should have taken out the Taliban and Al Queda, but we did not. Instead, we invaded Iraq.
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    We should have financed the wars and counted them as part of the deficit, but we did not.
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    We should not have cut taxes in the middle of a war. But we did.
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    But you already knew that.

  4. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    It’s cute when your memories are so short that you forget the War Because That Country’s Leader Insulted Dubya’s Daddy. The War to Reclaim Iraqi Oil. The War to Finance Blackwater.
    Yeah, that one.

  5. Dennis Faust

    Dennis Faust said, over 1 year ago

    @sw10mm interesting, what exactly did these awful limbs say that was inaccurate? @braindead08 was dead on accurate as to the facts, why not argue with those facts rather than personal attacks?

  6. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Does it bother you when conservatives fail to take responsibility?

  7. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 1 year ago

    It’s amazing how Obama can spend less than Bush yet look so bad because he decided to fight wars on the books.

  8. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    For the graph-impaired: Bush years got us the mustard colored deficit. Obama years got us the light blue deficit.

    From the Congressional budget office.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @SwimsWithSharks

    Your graph seems to indicate that the Bush administration was terrible at making formal budgets that included borrowing: whereas, the Obama administration was much better at it, Or, maybe the CBO got better at it. (although I don’t remember any formal budgets during this administration). Either way, between the two of them they tripled the debt. That’s fiscally a failure of both administrations

  10. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 1 year ago

    Engineer: use a smaller glass.

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    What a stupid, brain-dead cartoon. Government spending is lower under Obama than under Bush, despite the economic problems.

  12. Zipi

    Zipi said, over 1 year ago

    If only we were so lucky.

  13. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    Debt is the new trickle-down economics. Republicans need a new myth to wrap around their shriveled party now that the old one has been so thoroughly debunked. Both myths serve the same master however.

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    With the trillions received in taxes and the trillions borrowed, if you have a source for your comment, I would be really, really suspicious of that source.

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @Mr. King

    I hate to be the bearer of this news, but if you go to the U. S. Treasury site and look up the debt, you will find that ScottPM’s numbers are correct (with rounding) although I suspect the Obama numbers may include a carryover of part of Bush’s accrued debt.

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