Joe Heller by Joe Heller

Joe Heller

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    At least the Dems actually created a budget this year.

    It’s usually just spend like a single millionaire with 2 weeks to live.

  2. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 1 year ago


    The debt actually exploded under Reagan and Bush the lesser but why argue facts when you can just make stuff up.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    Math first people do not get elected very often. Every politician that puts party ahead of country is not smart enough to do the math.
    It does not matter which party is put first, the smart thing is putting the country first.
    The toon shows where history will put the party loyalists.

  4. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 1 year ago

    obamas budget should be just to the lft of ryans. both on the far right side.

    Obama, ‘a better republican’.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    It is so rare to see a truly objective cartoon.
    Thank you Mr. Heller for reminding readers of the responsibility both parties have for our predicaments.
    @ Stipple – Thank you. That was well said with objectivity and tone.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago


    I don’t know where you’re getting your information, but you really need to find a source that gives you the whole story. At the rate our current President is going, the government will exceed the amount of debt increase in six years that the two Presidents you mentioned accrued in sixteen. And this has nothing to do with the cartoon so I have to ask myself why I’m writing a response to your post

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    Funny ’toon, but neither of those budgets is funny.

  8. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 1 year ago


    As I said, make stuff up. The annual deficit was 1.6 trillion as of 1-20-2008, I know that the reactionary right love to pretend that history started that day but it didn’t. The current annual debt is half that.

  9. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 1 year ago


    No, the current deficit for fiscal year 2014 is 744 billion, not factoring the effect of the sequester, which might actually increase it. Unlike you, HOWGOZIT and your pal mikefive I only argue in facts, not whatever the present talking points are today on Faux News.

  10. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    All on Daddy’s dime.

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago


    “As I said, make stuff up.”

    Your first comment was about the debt and my correction on your comment was based on numbers from the U. S. Treasury Department’s numbers. Your attempt at declaiming those numbers are too easily refuted and are equally easily verifiable by going to the Treasury site. Although debt can be argued to be based on the fiscal year as opposed to the calendar year, I lean toward using the calendar year for debt because of off budget borrowing during the calendar year and is closer to the actual term of a President.

    Deficit, on the other hand, is irrevocably tied to the budget which is tied to the fiscal year. In your comment referenced to in the introductory quote of this reply, you changed the subject to deficit at a specific point in a year. The number you posted could only be true if expected revenue suffered a shortfall or expenses exceeded expected revenue (or both) at that point in time.
    For all of FY 2008 the deficit was $455 billion and the debt increased 1.01 trillion in that same time frame. (All numbers compliments of the United States Treasury Department or the United States Government Accountability Office) Where your $1.6 trillion number comes from I don’t know. That’s why I recommended a different (more credible?) source of information.

    “The current annual debt is half that.”

    I can’t figure out whether you’re referring to debt or deficit here.

    " I know that the reactionary right love to pretend that history started that day but it didn’t."

    Since I’m using the source numbers that everyone else should use and am posting them almost unchanged (only rounding in some instances) they are being posted without changing history. They are history and any claims otherwise are disingenuous..

  12. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    You clearly do not have a utopian republican salary then. Either that or you are the oppressive “boss.” When your employer refuses to pay a living wage (because it is the right thing to do) then you do not have a sufficient income to just live on, let alone save anything. Glad to see your pay-per-troll gig is so lucrative for you.

  13. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    As Peabody was saying, and was correct, the national debt nearly TRIPLED under reagan. And bush the lesser is george W bush, President Obama’s predecessor, not st. ronnie’s successor. And bush the lesser, or baby bush nearly doubled the national debt in his eight years, Now if you count strictly the numbers then Reagan added more that all the other president’s before him combined. And when you add baby bush’s debt increase and the cost of his legacies then he added as much to our nation’s debt as every other president including President Obama up to this point in time.
    It follows the figures don’t lie, but liars figure. You can twist the numbers anyway you want and you will be technically correct, but Peabody is not wrong. I expect better than this from you mike. I’m not sure why you are refusing to acknowledge facts.

  14. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    Facts are inconvenient for the trolls to acknowledge so their playbook directs them to lie and deny. I’m sorry that you have to take the abuse of their missives.

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @ mikefive – You may want to post the specific page to which you refer. The treasurey numbers should be the most accurate.
    @ dycel, Mechanic, and Peabody – mike’s info usually comes out accurate. If he is basing his numbers on the Treasury’s numbers and USGAO, perhaps you should use the same sources.
    It is my understanding that the wars under Mr. Bush were never part of any budget and that when Mr. Obama came into office, the price of the wars, of overpaying contractors, and many other things related to fighting two wars at one time were suddenly part of the deficit. My information is not based on the level of reading mikefive often demonstrates, so I would enjoy being educated to how wrong I may be.
    I would also like to point out mike has been very objective in his comments about these budgets. He seems to outright disapprove of Mr. Ryan’s budget, and in an earlier post, stated he had not read through Mr. Obama’s budget, but felt that the philosophical differences in the parties would make it impossible for consensus to be realized. Unless I’m missing something he has presented his case in a civil and respectful manner.
    If you can show where he is incorrect, do so. I’ve seen him thank people who pointed his mistakes in the past.
    I don’t think you were calling Mike a troll, or a liar, but a casual reader could easily think you were.
    Respectfully trolling,

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