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Ken Catalino

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Deficit spending, you mean like wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, right???

  2. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Eryx

    This has nothing to do with the 1% (that you and I are not a part of) but the reckless spending of BHO and how it is effecting the democratic party. The GOP is saying they know how to do it without effecting the republican party.


    Paints a bad picture on both parties.

  3. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    Get some sleep and TAKE YOUR MEDS!

  4. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 2 years ago

    Unfunded mandates, I.e. public sector pensions, soc. sec., Medicare, etc. (money the govn. has promised to pay out) is far and away the cause of the deficit.
    The problem is the redistribution of wealth by a bloated, unaccountable federal govn.
    The paradigm has shifted, Americas silent majority has been revived and the vocal minority can only whine about it.
    This Nov. will be a landslide for conservatism. Nothing the progressives try will work, everything is backfiring on them. It is amazing to watch. The harder they try, the worse it will get.
    They have jumped the shark and nothing can be done.
    Historic times.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    Think about it this way. I know it is more complicated but…

    Imagine a pool of water or a specific size. It holds “X” gallons.

    Now imagine a long line of 1 gallon buckets.

    One group takes 5 buckets out and pours one back in.

    one group takes 2 buckets out and pours none in.

    one group takes no buckets out and pours three in.

    So you have 7 buckets out and 4 buckets in.

    How long before the pool is empty?

    The point is, as long as you take more than you give at some point you will run out of what ever it is you are taking.

    Public sector workers – while doing a service and being necessary along with being dedicated hard working people – take 100% of there “water” from the pool. Yes, they pour some of it back but the result is a net loss.

    private sector workers take 0% from the pool while bringing along some water they collected from the lake down the road to contribute.

    In order for the pool to not be drained, the private sector workers have to bring more water than the public sector workers take.

    So do you regulate what is taken or do you require more to be brought from the lake?

    The answer for any rational logical person is – of course – BOTH.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 2 years ago

    “Deficits don’t matter.”
    — Dick Cheney

  7. dahawk

    dahawk said, over 2 years ago

    Excellent analogy, Bruce! However, more can be brought from the lake without requiring each person to carry more, just more people carrying.

  8. Breeana

    Breeana said, over 2 years ago

    @Jase99

    Wher’s my white cat?

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    One thing greatly adding to the “tax burden” has been the unrestrained use of contracting, in too many agencies, giving PROFIT at multiple stages in every “government” operation, for the “private sector”. Whether an F-35 for the military, or a D-9 Cat purchased by a government agency, or asphalt to pave a road, “government” DOES provide feed back, and JOBS to the PRIVATE SECTOR in a quite positive, yet deficit producing, manner.


    It’s interesting, for example, that creating a National Park is touted, and courted, by local communities for brining in tourism, and JOBS, but flip a coin, or a day, and they’re complaining about “government”.


    There is a constant complaint about “government regulation”, but last night on the news, an E coli outbreak had every “news” source screaming “Why hasn’t the CDC controlled this horrible outbreak (of 12 cases) and PROTECTED US!”


    Yes, drone on, right wing, drone on!

  10. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 2 years ago

    @narrowminded

    Unfunded mandates, I.e. public sector pensions, soc. sec., Medicare, etc. (money the gov’t. has promised to pay out) is far and away the cause of the deficit.

    I take it you mean the money that workers have contributed through the years and which the gov’t has used as general funds promising to pay back with interest?

    It seems that now the gov’t says, “We’re not going to honor the promises we made and you have lost the money we took from you and invested in your behalf.”

    It’s good to know that you don’t honor promises you make either since you agree with this.

  11. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @narrowminded

    Fact: Biggest cause of the debt was Bush’s tax cuts for the rich, second Part D, third Two wars on the credit card.

  12. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    Raise taxes on the wealthy. Watch the pool start to fill once again.

  13. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    5 billion spent on the pentagon per year is nothing next to 5 trillion spent with nothing to show for it.By the way do you remember September 11,2001?The airliners crashing into the World Trade Center.Would you have protested after Pearl Habor too?If Bill Clinton had done in Osama when he had the chance,like as not, none of the last 11 years of war in Afghanistan would have happened.Do you rember the people jumping off the World Trade Center to get away from the fire?

  14. h w

    h w GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @denis1112

    “If Bill Clinton had done in Osama when he had the chance”


    Your reasoning is faulty.


    “We have to be careful about engaging in what historians call “Whig history,” which is the practice of assuming that historical figures value exactly the same things that we do today. It’s a fancy term for those “why didn’t someone just shoot Hitler in 1930?” questions that one hears in dorm-room bull sessions. The answer, of course, is that no one knew quite how bad Hitler was in 1930. The same is true of bin Laden in 1996."
    did clinton pass on killing osama

  15. h w

    h w GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @skipcarlsen

    “The deficit has MORE THAN DOUBLED under Obama "


    To be accurate, the deficit more than doubled between FY 2008 and FY 2009. Since then it has dropped slightly. Who is responsible for the FY 2009 budget?

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