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Jerry Holbert

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    I haven’t looked at any of the details of the President’s budget, but the cartoon, as a stand alone, does seem to indicate that the Congress is not happy. It’s also humorous in its presentation.

  2. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    When you want to add (over 10 years) 680 billion in new taxes, and cut (again over 10 years) 600 billion in deficit spending then you are just making noise and doing nothing.

    What is it then that has them up n arms?

    The budget outlines a reduction in cost-of-living increases for Social Security beneficiaries and $305 billion in cuts to Medicare over a decade. Well, provided that the right agrees with tax increases.

    The president’s plan reduces the rate of increase for entitlement programs and alters how inflation is measured for Social Security payments, changing to the Chained Consumer Price Index method. Savings? 230 billion over 10 years .

    the president has proposed cuts to Medicare that will save $400 billion over 10 years. It also contains $156 billion in lower Medicare payments to drug companies and higher premiums or co-pays from higher-income recipients

    Obama’s budget calls for more tax revenue through a 28% cap on tax deductions and other write offs, which would largely hit high-income earners. The president is also proposing the so-called “Buffett Rule” that would require households with incomes more than $1 million a year pay at least 30% of their income (after charitable giving) in taxes.

    Shoot, our politicians (and us too) are going apesh.t over cutting 85 billion a year with the sequester. The deficit – what we spend in excess of revenue – is 10 times that. How do you propose to do this budget without dissent?

    Read it for yourself:

  3. De_Faulto

    De_Faulto said, over 3 years ago

    Democrats and Republicans stand together to stop Obama, dang these are weird/historic times, considering that the Dems and GOP can’t stand sitting next to each other for two seconds.

  4. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago


    “When you want to add (over 10 years) 680 billion in new taxes, and cut (again over 10 years) 600 billion in deficit spending then you are just making noise and doing nothing.”

    So when you get a raise at work and then your insurance premiums are lowered, does that mean that your didn’t increase your income? Please tell me how this works I’m intrigued by this new method of mathematics that you are employing.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    It’s interesting that the USSR and Red China, both of which had absolute control of their economies, never had more than five year plans and their plans never really worked out. That our government is trying to plan 10 years in advance when everybody can go in all directions at the same time makes me wonder about the sanity of those in power in Washington.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Love it, both sides waking up.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Mr. Obama put a plan on the table. Now it’s up to the two parties to NEGOTIATE on the specifics. Then they have to actually LEGISLATE. Rather than attack the Pres for not giving them what they want, why don’t they write something on which THEY both can agree. Then it doesn’t matter what the President wants. If they compromise enough and come to an agreement with enough members behind it, they can override any veto give. I would LOVE to see the two parties actually work together for a change, instead of working to make the other party look “worse” for the next election.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    ^No, ONCE AGAIN, Obama puts out a proposed budget, and Boehner and McConnell say “dead on arrival”, but this time so do some Dems. We DO need to adjust the actuarial system, and reduce WASTE and PROFIT-TAKING from corporations that amount to usury against the Treasury!

    Interesting that any time an actual “fix” is proposed, that doesn’t put in a “fix” for corporate profits at outrageous levels by Republicans, it won’t fly.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago


    " ONCE AGAIN" ???


  10. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 3 years ago

    Republicans are furious about Obama proposing to use the chained CPI for Social Security. Because it was their idea, and now they look dumb(er).

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    @d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    What new method?

    Obama budget proposal 3.6 trillion

    Projected revenue during that fiscal year 2.4 trillion

    Deficit….let me say that again. Defict of 1.2 trillion being PLANNED. (oh let ;s see we spent 1.2 trillion too much …where do we get that from jake? Oh we just sell treasury notes to ourself and some to whoever will buy them ….yeah print some more money…. yeah that’ll do the trick.

    So we plan to spend almost a trillion bucks more than we make – yeah the budget for 2013 does say 900 billion deficit. Now, we’re going to make some drastic cuts – another 60 billion a year taken from entitlements – seniors need to die anyway and then we gonna raise taxes of those evil rich guys by getting rid of deductions for ‘em. That’ll net another 60 billion a year. So (tip of tongue sticking out of munth jeeeest a tad) 60 plus sixty hmmm carry the 1 yeah that there’s 120 billion OH LOOK 1.2 trillion it looks just like 120 billion …. almost….. so we just plan on a 900 billion shortfall this year so 900 minus 120 leaves us with another 780 billion added to the debt……math it’s whats for dinner.

    Maybe we can change the numbers some more boys confuse them stupid republicans…….

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