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Jim Morin

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 2 years ago

    Destroy the economy?
    I didn’t hear a single person at the office or at lunch even mention the government shutdown. Which btw was caused by the Democrats once again refusing to pass a budget.
    Maybe some of those 900,000 “non-essential” employees (whatever that means) should take a permanent vacation.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Only the Democratic Senate DID pass a budget. And only 21 Republicans voted to support a filibuster (but then 44 voted against the budget).


    AND the Republican House passed a budget.


    But in the US system, when the two budgets ain’t the same, neither one counts.


    So here we are.

  3. chipscount

    chipscount said, almost 2 years ago

    gov’t does not equal economy

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 2 years ago

    @chipscount

    It does when (1) government-funded projects don’t happen, undermining planned operations, (2) we don’t pay our national debt and we can’t borrow more at the same rates (increasing debt, etc…

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 2 years ago

    Should read Democrat on that hat given the voting in Congress in the last few days.

  6. avarner

    avarner said, almost 2 years ago

    The country is living on borrowed $$. We are taking in about 200 billion a month, and spending much, much more, about 325 billion. Meanwhile, we are paying about 35 billion a month on “debt maintenance.” (Interest only @ avg 2.5 % -2012) If today’s artificially low interest rates go to historic 20 year normals – close 5.75%, about 1/3 of our “income” will be consumed by our “minimum credit card payment.” Massive draconian cuts or bankruptcy will be the only path forward.

    Erskine Bowles forecasts over 1 trillion in yearly interest expense by 2020. (83 billion per month.)

    If an average US family went to a bank with this income and liability statement, percentage wise – they couldn’t get a $100 loan.

    Obviously, we can’t continue this forever. And the modest cuts proposed now, will look like a brush burn, compared to a leg amputation then.

  7. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 2 years ago

    We have to destroy the village in order to destroy it.

  8. ODon

    ODon said, almost 2 years ago

    @ossiningaling

    Good analogy, but how many will remember how well that worked out.

  9. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, almost 2 years ago

    There are two groups of republicans one is the ones that do not want women to become like miley or a cigar holder. And two the ones that want the government taxing us to death and giving out money to the people that sit on their buttts (kind of like England use to do ) And do not see where trying to lower the debt so our great grand children so not have to pay for the pension of government employees

  10. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    That Is why OBAMA shut down the government!
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    It’s fascinating to observe how conservatives like follow twisted premises and ignorance to illogical conclusions. Obama shut down the government? Really? Thanks, I needed a laugh this morning.

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 2 years ago

    He doesn’t care. He’d rejoice to see his “fellow” Americans dying in the streets if he had the opportunity to blame it on the people he hates.

  12. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Russia and China are waiting in the wings to replace the American dollar with their own petrobucks. Thanks Republicans for making America weak and helping your commie friends.

  13. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 2 years ago

    Sucks being wrong.
    I have been raising my children on the premise that this would not happen until 2020 with the actual shooting a bit later.
    .
    Looks to be earlier and I will get to see the beginning after all.
    Life is tough, then you die.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    TEA party folks are wiling to blow their own brains out, unfortunately, they have no target to aim at.


    It was the TEA baggers and Boehner who led to this “shut down”, just a Republicans caused the other costly “shut downs” in the past, their REFUSAL to actually negotiate, claiming “My way or the highway” was their only “negotiation” they would accept. Which: first step should have been to shut down all federal highways, and all roads or power systems supported by federal projects or funding.


    Who after all finds highways or electricity as “necessary”?

  15. piobaire

    piobaire said, almost 2 years ago

    Health care protects our single greatest national resource, the people.

    Many Republicans are claiming Democrats won’t negotiate. Didn’t we get into this mess by designing a health care law that Democrats hoped would be acceptable to Republicans?

    Maybe Democrats should have proposed single payer. It works in much of the civilized world, and better than what we have here now.

    It certainly seems like a simple, straightforward law could be explained to people more easily, too.

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